In 1995, GMA Network set the trend of having soap operas on primetime television by fielding Villa Quintana against the formidable TV Patrol. Prior to this, teleseryes were usually shown in the afternoon. As it managed to snatch the ratings of the news program, ABS-CBN was then forced to move Mara Clara to primetime and the rest is history. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Star)
As Villa Quintana returns, it is interesting to note that they are putting the series in the network's afternoon block. The show stars Elmo Magalona and Janine Gutierrez in the roles originally portrayed by Keempee de Leon and Donna Cruz. The show also stars Roy Alvarez, Maricar De Mesa, Tanya Garcia, Kyla, Marky Lopez, Juancho Trivino and Rita de Guzman. Gina Alajar directs.
Villa Quintana premieres November 4 on GMA Afternoon Prime.