6 September 2010
| Filipino, English|
22 October 2010
| Drama, Musical, Romance, Comedy|
Ruel S. Bayani
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Neil Ryan Sese
Malou de Guzman
"You'll Always be
My Number One"
by Sarah Geronimo
Ruel S. Bayani, Jojo Saguin
Sarah Geronimo, Coco Martin, Sam Milby, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Agot Isidro
Noah, Kokey at Ako, Magkaribal, Rosalka, Kokey
1DOL (stylized as iDOL) is a Filipino musical comedy-drama series that aired on ABS-CBN's primetime block. It featured one of the biggest and brightest stars in Philippine showbiz: Sarah Geronimo, Sam Milby and Coco Martin as the lead characters. The show was cancelled on October 22, 2010, garnering only 35 episodes in total before being replaced by the 2010 remake of the longest-running soap opera of the 90s Mara Clara, topbilled by Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes.
Sarah Geronimo makes her comeback project of the musical drama series after the success of Bituing Walang Ningning (2006) and Pangarap na Bituin (2007).
1DOL was launched during the ABS-CBN Trade Event held August 24, 2010 at the World Trade Center Manila. It is also part of ABS-CBN's celebration for the 60th Year of Pinoy Soap Opera.
On August 21, 2010 to September 4, 2010, ABS-CBN aired in its Saturday primetime block "The Making of 1DOL", a 30-minute special on how the series was conceptualized.
The series premiered on September 6, 2010, simulcasted its pilot episode on three different television channels Studio 23, Cinema One, and ABS-CBN.
1DOL revolves not only in the main characters but a core group of supporters, led by Belinda "Billie/Jean" Suarez (Sarah Geronimo), Fernando "Lando" Lagdameo (Coco Martin) and Vincent "Vince" Serrano (Sam Milby). Lando and Vince have been secretly crushing on the same girl who has two different identities.
Belinda’s on her way to becoming the next singing idol. When her parents Samson and Laura have incurred twenty million pesos worth of debt to a family friend, she was suddenly forced to leave her showbiz life behind. They have no choice but to run for their lives or else they would land in jail with no one to help them out. But in the process, Belinda not only loses her chance to make it big but she also walks away from Vince, her childhood friend whom she secretly loves. When her family moves to a remote province did Belinda meet Lando who instantly falls in love with her.
In every episode of the show, musical numbers are performed by the cast.