Melai Cantiveros, Jhong Hilario, Kaila Estrada, and former “PBB” Housemates star in PIE’s hybrid narrative-reality show

MANILA, Philippines – PIE (Pinoy Interactive Entertainment) Channel continues to beef up its offerings for its fourth month on air as it launches an engaging hybrid narrative-reality show this September 24, 8 pm, with Melai Cantiveros as the host and one of the actors.

In “The Chosen One: Ang Piliserye ng Bayan,” PIE viewers can control the story and determine which character stays alive until the end by voting. Five lucky Philippine-based voters will be selected via randomizer to win P1,000 weekly.

The show’s pilot will feature a campy thriller series called “Soap Opera” that follows Charlie (Kaila Estrada), who signs up for a shady networking group called Astra Nuevo fronted by the strong-willed Miss Jane (Melai). In Astra Nuevo, Charlie meets a group of 10 aspiring entrepreneurs from different walks of life who share her dream of gaining financial freedom. But soon they discover that their ambition could cost them their lives.

Joining Kaila in the hybrid narrative-reality series are former “PBB” housemates Andi Abaya (Rachel), Amanda Zamora (Julie), Dustin Mayores (Jason), Gabb Skribikin (Cheska), Kobie Brown (Peter), Luke Alford (Kiko), Maxine Trinidad (Emma), Rob Blackburn (Joe), Seham Daghlas (Paula), and Zach Guerrero (Mike) who will act as players in the show or the characters that will be voted by viewers.

Every Saturday (8 to 10 pm), “The Chosen One” will air live episodes of “Soap Opera” so Melai, together with ‘chosen mentor’ Jhong Hilario, can dissect and rate each players’ performance in the narrative. It will also reveal the current standing of the players based on the audience votes.

During the show’s primer, Melai shared that viewers will get to see a different side of her in “The Chosen One.” “First time ko na ganitong storya. Kasi ako naman nagho-horror, pero may sundot na comedy. Dito parang may pagka-serious talaga,” she said.

Meanwhile, Jhong said he is grateful to be picked as the ‘chosen mentor’ and shared what he expects to see from the players.

“Siyempre dahil suspense thriller itong piliserye natin, gusto kong matakot sa acting nila. Gusto kong tumayo ‘yung mga balahibo ko dahil alam ko kapag natakot ako, ‘yung mga manonood sa kanila, matatakot din,” Jhong remarked.

Besides “The Chosen One,” PIE also offers viewers new shows and PIE jocks for more excitement. They are Gretchen Fullido, Abby Trinidad, Frances Cabatuando, Mayor TV, Tristan Ramirez (Mon to Sat) Madam Inutz, Migs Bustos, and Nicole Cordovez (Sun) for BRGY PIESILOG; Janine Berdin and Raco Ruiz for PIEBORITO (Mon to Sun); Anji Salvacion, Eris Aragoza, Ralph Malibunas, Sam Bernardo (Mon to Sat), Gello Marquez, Jeremy G, Reign Parani, and Vivoree (Sun) for PIEGALINGAN; Eian Rances, Negi, Sela Guia, Kevin Montillano, Nicki Morena, Ruth Paga, Nonong Ballinan (Mon to Sat) Inah Evans, Kid Yambao, Patsy Reyes, and Jackie Gonzaga (Sundays) for PIENALO; and finally, Aaron Maniego, Karen Bordador, Renee Dominique (Mon to Fri), Elmo Magalona, and Vivoree (Sun) for PIE Night Long.

PIE is the first multiscreen, real-time interactive TV channel in the country. Viewers in the Philippines can participate and win cash prizes every day.

Find the PIE channel by scanning your digibox. Viewers can also watch via its website, YouTube, or via Sky Cable Channel 21. Viewers can also watch PIE live on GLife of the GCash App. The PIE Channel is a project of ABS-CBN, Kroma Entertainment, BEAM, and 917 Ventures. Follow PIE (@iamPIEofficial) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for updates.

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