Comedy-drama series Niña Niño, which stars Maja Salvador and Noel Comia Jr., has become a household favorite and is reaching a wider national audience since it premiered in April. The show’s growing following has hit a record-breaking 5.0 percent in TV ratings despite strong competition from other programs in the same time slot.
Marking this showbiz milestone, TV5 introduces Piolo Pascual as the latest addition in the Niña Niño cast playing the role as the indefatigable Mayor of Sitio Sta. Ynez starting Oct. 25.
Pascual comes in as a newly elected official whose domain includes Sitio Sta Ynez, where this quick-witted and down-to-earth drama is being played out. He is playing the role of Mayor Christopher Charles Juarez, a young and ambitious mayor who has his heart set on serving the people of Sitio Sta Ynez in his first term in office.
Cignal TV and TV5 President & CEO, Robert P. Galang underscored the wide public acceptance of Niño and Niña as a measure of how TV5 has hit the right tune in its prime-time programming.
“We are grateful for those viewers who continually anticipate our shows. We wouldn’t be able to achieve such high ratings without their support for Niña Niño and we hope that they will enjoy this great treat we have in store for them,” Galang shared.
With Piolo on board, the show’s writers, John Bedia and Lawrence Nicodemus, are cooking up more ingenious plot lines for a compelling portrayal of Mayor Charles in Niña Niño.
As Mayor Charles, Pascual will have to wrestle with his political clan’s long tradition in local politics and face challenges both as a leader and as a man of conflicting personalities.
Co-produced by Cignal Entertainment and CS Studios and directed by award-winning director Thop Nazareno, Niña Niño airs every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:15 p.m., after Sing Galing and before FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on TV5.