LOS ANGELES – If longevity is a key metric of success for a teleserye in the age of a massively narrowing global attention span, count the TV series, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano,” as one of the top examples.
Produced and first aired on September 28, 2015 by leading Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN and distributed globally via its flagship network TFC and the streaming platform iWantTFC, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano, ended its seven-year run only on August 12 this year. It is a series that saw three presidents both in the Philippines (Aquino, Duterte, and presently, Marcos) and in the U.S. (Obama, Trump, and presently, Biden) which is something to wrap one’s head around on the durable appeal of this one-of-a-kind action-drama series. The series also maintained its number one position in the national viewer ratings throughout its run.
To celebrate this historic teleserye that has touched the lives of so many viewers and fans around the world, ABS-CBN Entertainment, Dreamscape Entertainment, iWantTFC and TFC are bringing “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano,” to the U.S. starting October 1 at Sycuan Casino in San Diego, CA, on October 2 at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel in Highland, California, and on October 23 at Farrington High School Auditorium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
For this guaranteed fun and nostalgic tour, joining P/Cpt. Ricardo “Cardo” Dalisay, the main protagonist, played by superstar actor-producer-director Coco Martin, are members of the Task Force Agila: Michael De Mesa, Raymart Santiago, Smuglazz, Bassilyo, Jay Gonzaga, John Medina, Sancho de las Alas, and Marc Solis.
Fresh from the success of the recently concluded ABS-CBN TV series, “The Broken Marriage Vow”, Jodi Sta. Maria is a special guest of the tour, adding great excitement as she and Martin are teaming up for the movie, “Labyu With An Accent”, which will be one of the entries to this year’s annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
High-energy comedian Eric Nicolas, coming off from the amazing “Star Magic 30th Anniversary Beyond The Stars U.S. Tour” as one of the cast members, will be hosting “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano, Pasasalamat Tour.”
“FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano” will go down in TV history as one of the most impactful and memorable Filipino TV series ever, and hero cop Cardo and his Task Force Agila, including the memorable leading ladies and antagonists, will be pop culture icons in the minds of millions for a long time. Capture that magic again live in action by watching “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano Pasasalamat Tour.” (Jeanne Michael Penaranda)