Sharon Cuneta Returns To Showbiz With Two New TV5 ShowsThe public has not seen Sharon Cuneta for many months now. After her daily talkshow in TV5 was axed without any notice last December, the megastar chose to take a hiatus from the limelight. There were rumors that she felt bitter about losing her TV show.
So what did Cuneta do in all those months? Recently, she was spotted together with her family in the airport. It was revealed that she took a short vacation abroad with her husband, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, and their kids. Pangilinan would go back to private life after he completes his last term as a senator on June 30.
Showbiz reporters who saw the megastar at the airport noted that Cuneta looked refreshed. Some observers also noticed that she was on her usual bubbly mood. Obviously, the short break she took did well on her.
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So what’s next for the megastar? Director Jose Javier Reyes recently confirmed that Cuneta is returning to television through a couple of projects. In his daily showbiz talkshow ‘Ang Latest,’ the celebrity director confirmed that Cuneta is set to do a mini-series for TV5.
Cuneta is currently under an exclusive five-year contract with the Kapatid Network. Reyes revealed that he would be taking the helm as director of the project. He disclosed that he and Cuneta would have discussions soon about the upcoming project. He said he wants to hear what she would say to improve the series.
If the project would push through, it would be her first TV series. It can be recalled that she had consistently rejected offers to do teleserye for her former employer, ABS-CBN. Thus, Reyes assured that Cuneta must have liked the project so much for her to finally accept it.
Aside from the mini-series, Cuneta would also do a weekly show, which is still not finalized if it would be a talk show or a musical. Last year, she did a daily taped talk show in TV5. ‘Sharon: Kasama Mo Kapatid’ aired for several months until it stopped airing in December. According to reports, the show had to be axed because the studio it was using, Delta, had to be renovated to become the new venue of Willie Revillame’s new noontime show ‘Wowowillie.’
Reyes is identified as among Cuneta’s trusted friends in the business. He worked as one of the creative writers for the megastar’s former TV show in ABS-CBN. Reyes is also one of her staunchest defenders in almost all the intrigues that she faced in the recent years.
There are also talks that Cuneta’s planned reunion movie wit ex-husband Gabby Concepcion would finally push through soon. It would be produced by Viva Films. Last year, Cuneta was quoted as saying that she would just try to lose weight before she finally agrees to start filming for the project.
With her return, Cuneta is expected to dismiss rumors that she wants to terminate her contract with TV5. She is also expected to answer the issues that involved her controversial tweets last year.