Protege Winners Jerick Gonzales and Thea Tolentino to Debut in ‘T.G.I.S.’ Remake

Jerick Gonzales and Thea Tolentino, Protege's grand winners, are set to star in the Kapuso remake of the youth-oriented program "T.G.I.S." Original cast members Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon will join them.

Original T.G.I.S. cast members Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon will reprise their roles as “Joaquin/Wacks” and “Peachy” as the 90s teen-oriented drama series makes a grand comeback this December.

Of course, Bobby and Angelu will have to take the back seat this time as the show introduces its new generation of teen stars consisting of seven new faces, which were taken from the auditions held especially for the series, plus “Protege” grand winners Jerick Gonzales and Thea Tolentino. The cast members will be formally introduced to the public on November 16 in Party Pilipinas.

Unlike the original T.G.I.S., which stood for “Thank God It’s Sabado,” the new one will air every Sunday after Party Pilipinas — there shouldn’t be a problem with the title since “S” could also stand for Sunday. It will be directed by the original directors of the show, Mark Reyes and Dominic Zapata.

The original series ran for four years from 1995 to 1999. Among the original cast members of T.G.I.S are Dingdong Dantes, Antoinette Taus, Sunshine Dizon, Polo Ravales, Anne Curtis, Kim Delos Santos, Onemig Bondoc, Rica Peralejo and Ciara Sotto.

The 2012 version of T.G.I.S. premieres December 16 after Party Pilipinas on GMA-7.

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