Kapamilya Top 5: Highly Anticipated Shelved Teleseryes


Teleseryes usually come and go, some lasted for two months and some finished after 2 years. But some of them were already launched but ended up in the bookshelves. This is KOW-Kapamilyalogy and we are listing down the Top 5 highly anticipated shelved shows. These shows are already in the planning period with some of them having complete casts and even have released teaser trailers.

Runners up for this list are “Mars Ravelo’s Sanlakas” and “Sanlakas Kids”.

Julia Barretto

Dubbed as the “would-be” launching vehicle of Julia Barretto, “Cofradia” ranked 5th in our list. Unveiled in May 2013, this teleserye is based on the Dominador Ad Castillo novel of the same title, which had film adaptations in 1953 and 1973. The story centers on Cofradia, a young woman who is afraid to fall in love because of her dark complexion. With the help of a magic candle, she eventually transforms into a beautiful lady. However due to racism and color discrimination issues, the management has decided to cancel the project as it might risk negatively affecting Barretto’s launching vehicle as a leading lady. This is in contrast to GMA7’s 2011 airing of another TV series with similar story. In July 2013, a press conference was held announcing Barretto would instead star in the lead role of a new, original series titled “Mira Bella”.

dolphymmkFourth on our list is the Pinocchio-inspired fantaserye “Utoy”. The series was launched in 2008 starring Makisig Morales and the late Comedy King Dolphy (Watch teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFt8fwdGKSE). However, this series didn’t push through until Dolphy transferred to TV5 in 2010 and eventually passed away in July 2012. In 2012, another Pinocchio-inspired fantaserye entitled “E-Boy” was shown starring Bugoy Cariño as the title-role. This time, the story revolves around a child robot who was given human characteristics that led him to a journey where he will learn what being human is all about.


It was launched in December 2010 as part of the 1st quarter shows in 2011. Elwood Perez’s “Bagwis” is number 3 in our list. This was supposed to be Jewel Mische’s first major TV project as a Kapamilya opposite Gerald Anderson as the title role, aside from the 2-month long “Wansapanataym Presents Buhawi Jack”. Based on a 1989 movie starring Chuck Perez, it was shelved for undisclosed reason. However, “Bagwis” would still be a good material for a fantaserye in the future. Who do you think now fits the rolenow for winged superhero?

Richard-and-DawnDuring the last quarter of 2013, ABS-CBN announced the reunion project of the perennial loveteam Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta after the success of “Walang Hanggan”. The 2nd on our list, “You’re My Home” was supposed to be a powerhouse teleserye with Shaina Magdayao, Enchong Dee and Iza Calzado set to premiere January 2014. However, it was later announced that the project was shelved. For the meantime, Dawn will be seen in the Kapamilya version of “Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel” while the “CharDawn” fans patiently await for their TV comeback project.


Its teaser trailer was impressive, banking on the stellar cast with quotable lines such as “Hindi ako mayaman. Hindi ako sosyal. Pero maganda ako. Doon pa lang talo ka na.”, “You can never buy class, and breeding is never for sale.” and “They say beauty is power. That makes me the most powerful of all.” (Watch teaser here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8U43cyr0zs) Following the success of the fashionserye “Magkaribal”, “Alta” was announced in the last quarter of 2011 which would star Gretchen Barretto, KC Concepcion, Zanjoe Marudo, Luis Manzano, Diether Ocampo and Angelica Panganiban tackling the lives of people in the high society. In the early 2012, the project was shelved for undisclosed reasons. Gretchen was later included in “Princess And I” although she admits of being disappointed about the cancellation of the teleserye. Until now, ABS-CBN fans are still hoping that this grandiose teleserye will push through in the future and this makes “Alta” the most highly anticipated shelved teleserye of the Kapamilya network.

Do you agree with our Top 5 list? Which shelved teleserye do you think should be included in this list? For suggestions of future Top 5 list, just leave your comments here.



  1. Sana ituloy ang Alta but new cast! it should be Gretchen B., Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, John Lloyd Cruz, Zanjoe Marudo and Luis Manzano! *cross finger* ^_^ and by the way, nice blog. fabulous ! pero sana kulay blue ang layout! haha 😛

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