TV5 and ABS-CBN boost primetime TV with new shows Dirty Linen and FPJ’s Batang Quiapo

The groundbreaking collaboration between media giants TV5 and ABS-CBN makes 2023 even more jam-packed and action-filled with the domination of primetime TV by star-studded programs like Dirty Linen and the much-awaited return of Coco Martin in FPJ’s Batang Quiapo, in commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr.’s 18th Death Anniversary.

Dirty Linen, which premiered on TV5 on January 23, stars Janine Gutierrez and Zanjoe Marudo with an all-star ensemble cast led by John Arcilla, Joel Torre, Janice De Belen, Francine Diaz, and Seth Fedelin, under the direction of Onat Diaz and Andoy Ranay. Also gracing the show is Golden Globe nominee Dolly De Leon and Harlem International Film Festival Winner Ruby Ruiz. Dirty Linen follows the story of the Fiero family whose lives are threatened by those who wish to seek justice as a result of their family’s wrongdoing. This gripping story “stained by lies, washed by truth, and handled with care” is sure to captivate Filipino audiences, leaving them wanting for more.

Moreover, TV5 and ABS-CBN have the biggest offerings in line for the fans of the long running TV series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, as the Primetime King Coco Martin returns with the adaptation of Fernando Poe Jr.’s 1986 action-comedy film, Batang Quiapo. In commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr’s 18th Death Anniversary, Coco teams up with Dreamscape Entertainment and FPJ’s daughter, Lovi Poe, for a promising, action-packed, and timeless small screen adaption of the beloved FPJ film.

Joining the cast of FPJ’s Batang Quiapo are Lito Lapid, Christopher De Leon, Susan Africa, John Estrada, Pen Medina, Cherry Pie Picache, Benzon Dalina, Mark Lapid, Ronwaldo Martin, Ping Medina, Mercedes Cabral, Alan Paule, and Tommy Abuel. The show will be headed and directed by Martin and Malu Sevilla, set to air on TV5 this year.

Since the much-lauded collaboration between TV5 and ABS-CBN last year, Kapatid and Kapamilya viewers alike have enjoyed top-notch entertainment on free TV across the country. As TV5 beefs up its lineup with ABS-CBN’s programs, Filipino households will have fun-filled and exciting stories to be enjoyed by the entire family. Alongside much awaited programs like Dirty Linen and FPJ’s Batang Quiapo, viewers can expect even more exciting shows this 2023 as TV5 and ABS-CBN continue their collaboration to bring us more top-quality entertainment.

Catch the debut of ABS-CBN’s Dirty Linen on TV5, Monday to Friday at 9:30pm, and stay tuned for the upcoming premiere of FPJ’s Batang Quiapo, soon on TV5.