Ang TV

Ang TV
Ang TV
Format Comedy
Created by ABS-CBN
Laurenti Dyogi
Boyong Baytion
Johnny Manahan
Starring See cast list
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Running time 30 mins.
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original run October 1992 – January 3, 1997

Ang TV (“The TV” in English) also known as ATV is a "gag-variety" show for kids in the Philippines. The show's format was inspired by its predecessor "Kaluskos Musmos" (a popular Philippine kiddie gag show in the '70s aired over RPN-9) and its foreign counterpart "The Mickey Mouse Club". Prior to 1992, Director Johnny Manahan enlisted a group of multi-talented kids (& pre-teens) to create the first ever gag-variety show for youngsters in the Philippines.

Most of the country's current stars can point their humble beginnings to Ang TV. Popular celebrities like Claudine Barretto, Angelu de Leon, Gio Alvarez, Jolina Magdangal, Rica Peralejo, John Prats, Camille Prats, Paolo Contis, Kaye Abad, Angelica Panganiban, Patrick Garcia, Michael "Mix" Garcia, Mark Vernal, Kevin Vernal, Christopher Roxas, Kenneth Guanio, Alfred Manal, Roselle Nava, Carlo Aquino - to name a few - all jump-started their careers as mainstays of the variety show.



Ang TV (First Season/Year)

(This is only a list of Ang TV "babies" who are still in the business.)



Mid-Season Cast Member Additions

As the show ran, Ang TV added more talents to its roster:

Special Participation By...

  • Joy Viado
  • Winnie Cordero
  • Joji Isla
  • Giselle Sanchez

Ang TV Kids who are still active in showbiz

Ang TV (Reformatted)

After running on-air for two (2) years, Ang TV came back with a new theme song, a new logo, and the network added more talents to the show's list of bright stars.


  • Bodie Cruz (son of Tirso Cruz III and brother of T.J. Cruz)
  • Thou Reyes (formerly known as Joseph Reyes)
  • Marco Ballesteros (formerly from GMA 7's That's Entertainment and now in-active)
  • Maybelyn Dela Cruz
  • Maxene Magalona (daughter of the late Francis Magalona)
  • Kristoffer Peralta


  • Farrah Florer
  • Joymee Lim (in-active)
  • Ericka Fife (formerly from GMA 7's "TGIS")
  • Aida Liza Arenas
  • Jason San Pedro
  • Jane Zaleta (in-active)
  • Ayi "Roxy" Yamzon

Ang TV 2

After a couple more years the Ang TV "fever" continued, with many youngsters still auditioning to be a part of the show.



  • Luigi Alvarez
  • Carol Banawa
  • CJ Tolentino
  • Paulie Yllana
  • Rafael Morales Jr.
  • Earl Casio
  • Albert Lactao
  • Marnie Arcilla
  • Lailani Navarro
  • Aida Liza Arenas
  • Kathleen Hermosa
  • Kristine Hermosa


Ang TV's famous catchphrase was "Nge!" After the punchline of a joke was revealed, the recipient of the joke would say "Nge!"

Other ABS-CBN shows have picked up on this catch-phrase as well (examples: Joey Marquez and Richard Gomez from "Palibhasa Lalake;" The Gwapings: Jomari Yllana, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and Erik Fractuoso; and Jennifer Sevilla, Nannette Inventor, Carmina Villaroel, Nova Villa and Sammy Lagmay from "Abangan Ang Susunod na Kabanata"). Ang TV's theme was "Do Wah Diddy Diddy," which later was incorporated into the show's theme song.

A lot has changed during this era. Most of them are non showbiz personnel already. Some say that other Ang TV casts have started their career in the states. Some Ang TV talents were seen in a call center located in Ortigas and Libis. And some just enjoying their blessings while living a normal life. Yet then again these superstars changed the future of television making their show Legendary.

In homage to Ang TV, Bodie Cruz, as a cast member of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother (Season 2), had to complete a task of beginning each of his sentences with "Esmyuskee," and then ending them with "Nge!" Big Brother also featured some footage of Bodie's stint as an "Ang TV" kid.

"Ang TV, The Album" was released in 1994 through Ivory Music (Formerly Ivory Records). "Ang TV: The Homecoming" followed with a release date in 1996 via Star Records. Due to its popularity in 1996, the franchise released a movie, Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure, via Star Cinema.

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