Cast members look back on ‘T.G.I.S.’ start 25 years ago

Published August 13, 2020, 11:29 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Some of the cast of ‘T.G.I.S.’ in a recent Zoom party (Instagram)

Several members of defunct TV drama series “T.G.I.S.” recently came together virtually to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.

Angelu de Leon wrote on social media: “Happy 25th anniversary, TGIS! Sa mga nagmahal, nagmamahal at bago lang kaming minamahal maraming salamat at ginawa niyo kaming parte ng buhay niyo.”

They thanked their producers GMA Network and Viva Films, as well as GMA Heart of Asia, for airing anew old episodes of the show.

“T.G.I.S.” premiered on Aug. 12, 1995 on GMA Network. It ran till Nov. 27, 1999 with a total of 233 episodes.

The show was directed by Mark A. Reyes. Also in the cast were Bobby Andrews, Onemig Bondoc, Michael Flores, Ciara Sotto, among others. 

Cast of ‘T.G.I.S.’

In 1997, a “TGIS The Movie” was released by Viva Films and GMA Films.

Michael shared a behind-the-scene look of their recent “zoom party reunion.”

“HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY MGA MIGS!! SALAMAT @heartofasia2003 at binuhay niyo ulit ang barkada na nagsimula nang youth oriented show on philippine television since 1995! Sa lahat po ng supporters namin mula noon hanggang ngayon at sa mga kabataan na patuloy na tumatangkilik sa programa namin, MARAMING SALAMAT PO! Mabuhay ang TGIS!” read one of his posts.

Ciara penned an appreciation post, relating how she’s “always walking on sunshine” when they’re together. 

“Happy 25th Anniversary T.G.i.S.!!! Here’s to the old times and the best of new ones… I won’t think it over again, I’ll take you to the top. I try and comprehend you but I’ve got a dyslexic heart! I love you guys so much! I miss you! See you later!!!”

The series’ title is derived from the expression “TGIF” with Friday being replaced by Sabado, the Tagalog term for Saturday.