Friday, April 25, 2008


Last February 18, 2008, Sana Maulit Muli (renamed Chances for the world market) was aired in Taiwan (making it the first Filipino series to screen in that country). It was given the 11:00pm (PTS) time slot and the show earned a small following. On March 31, 2008 the show was re-aired (with 10:00am schedule) due to insistent public demand. ABS-CBN (the program producer) also shortened the drama from 73 (20-25 minute episodes) to 25 (45-minute episodes).

Chances never made it to No.1 in that country since I've been checking the ratings in Taiwan and the show Love is No.1 and for idol dramas it was They Kissed Again (the bad schedule didn't help despite viewers request for an earlier time slot). But it doesn't really matter, the important thing is at least one of our shows made it. I think the Taiwanese are requesting PTS to secure the broadcast rights of My Girl - the new show of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. Hopefully, more Filipino shows will air in Taiwan. I'm really surprised at the open mindedness of the Taiwanese people! I thought our shows would not have a chance (pun intended) in that country since our cultures are very different but thanks anyway.

This is the Taiwanese version:

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