Asia’s first reality family series “It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez” is set to unfold worldwide on premier network The Filipino Channel (TFC) on June 6 and in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia via Lifestyle Network this June 29. Dubbed the Royal Family of Philippine Showbusiness, the Gutierrezes come down from their entertainment throne and open their lives to the public in a no-holds-barred 30-minute reality TV show.
The Gutierrezes are composed of 1960’s Matinee Idol Eddie Gutierrez, talent handler and political aspirant Anabelle Rama, former beauty queen and fashion icon Ruffa, twin brothers actor Richard and club owner Raymond, Rocky, Elvis and Ritchie Paul plus their extended families actress – model Sarah Lahbati and sister-in-law Alex and children Lorin, Venice and Zion.
Matinee idol Richard says: “More than anything else we’re very happy that ‘It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierez’ will finally air on TFC. There’s no other platform, there’s no other network that will reach so many Filipinos around the world.”
Highlight of the Gutierrezes’ life travels and travails are the differences in opinions between mother Anabelle and only daughter Ruffa. Sometimes a battle between the siblings ensues as well. But at the end of the day, what the Gutierezes share is that family love is most important.
According to Ruffa, “What they can really relate to is our family values. As a family, we’re very Pinoy. We go through ups and downs and we go through a lot of trials and tribulations.
But after all, isang pamilya talaga kami. Nagmamahalan kami in the end (After all, we’re one family and we love each other in the end). And I think what Pinoys, whether they are in the Philippines or wherever they are in the world, iyon iyong makarelate sila (Filipinos all over the world can relate with us).”
The reality show is directed by Australian Karren Appathurai Wiggins of the famed shows Australia’s Got Talent, Big Brother Australia and Real Housewives of Melbourne.
Follow the crazy, beautiful journey of the Gutierrez family on worldwide on TFC’s IPTV, satellite, cable, mobile platforms and via TFC’s official online service TFC.tv worldwide starting June 6. Catch them also on Lifestyle Network in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia beginning June 29.