Engaging and easy-to-watch shows on beTV

(The Philippine Star) - April 1, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Starting tomorrow, AXN Beyond becomes Asian audiences’ new entertainment hangout, beTV. Adding a fresh slate of light entertainment programming — engaging and easy-to-watch shows, the channel rebrands to beTV to reflect the broad, general entertainment service it delivers.

As the place to be for the best of light entertainment, beTV is where viewers can swing by and catch up with their favorite new and familiar programs and characters, relax, laugh or just unwind after a long day.

Headlining beTV’s premieres this month will be the hilarious new sitcom Rob, created by and starring Rob Schneider, the unforgettable comedic star of Deuce Bigalow and The Hot Chick, playing out his real-life whirlwind romance and marriage to Mexican TV producer, Patricia Azarcoya Arce.

In Rob, Schneider’s titular character Rob is a successful landscape architect with obsessive-compulsive disorder. After a six-week romance, he marries Maggie (Claudia Bassols, Spain… on the Road Again), a much younger, beautiful and smart Mexican-American translator who is way out of his league.

After eloping to Las Vegas, the couple must break the news to Maggie’s over-protective and judgmental parents, Rosa (Diana Maria Riva, Our Family Wedding) and Fernando (Cheech Marin, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), that they are married. Shocked by the news, the family is skeptical of Maggie’s choice for a husband, except her uncle Hector (Eugenio Derbez, Jack and Jill), the black sheep of the family, who immediately declares himself Rob’s best friend.

A lifelong bachelor who has just become part of a tight-knit, boisterous and large Mexican-American family, Rob now has to contend with the many cultural differences and unhappiness over expectations that he hasn’t met. The in-laws think Rob is unsuitable for Maggie as he is insensitive, short, old and has not provided the dream wedding that they have always wanted for their daughter.

From bungling his silly attempts at conversing with his in-laws, to accidentally wrecking the shrine to Maggie’s late grandfather to disastrous consequences with grandmother, Abuelita (Lupe Ontiveros), Rob does what he can hoping that he will win over Maggie’s family, to live happily ever after with his true love. Rob premieres April 8 and airs every Sunday night at 8:10.

Also debuting is I Get That A Lot, a series of reality specials that sets up Hollywood celebrities in everyday jobs such as waiters and sales staff, with hidden cameras capturing reactions of unsuspecting customers and passers-by. When approached by people who recognize them, the stars deny their real identities and dish out the signature line, “I get that a lot” right till the very end of each segment when the cameras are revealed.

Catch priceless and amusing reactions of the public spotting supermodel Heidi Klum working at a pizza parlor; Paris Hilton as a petrol kiosk service staff; rapper-actor Ice-T selling shoes; Survivor host Jeff Probst working a cash register; musician LeAnn Rimes waiting tables; singer-actress Jessica Simpson as a computer technician; style icon Tim Gunn behind the counter at a fastfood joint; Pamela Anderson selling undergarments at Victoria’s Secret; Jerry Springer serving at an Italian deli; as well as TV host and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart as a craft store employee. I Get That A Lot airs Sunday nights at 9 beginning April 8.

In addition, audiences who have been following Supernatural, to premiere on April 27 at 10:55 p.m., will be able to continue to catch the seventh and latest season of the show. The supernatural-themed action drama series brings back the hunky duo of Jared Padalecki (House of Wax) and Jensen Ackles (Smallville) as demon hunting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester.

 Touched by an Angel Season 6 begins tomorrow, April 2 and airs weekdays thereafter at 5 p.m.

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