One of the year’s most highly anticipated reality series is set to make its mark on Asian airwaves as E! presents its first-ever Asian original, It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez. Featuring the Philippines’ most sensational showbiz family, this sizzling six-episode series premieres on Sunday, June 1 at 9pm, exclusively on pop culture powerhouse, E! (Sky Cable and Destiny Channel 57, Cignal Channel 25 and Cablelink Channel 33).


The Gutierrez family may be synonymous with showbiz but it’s not all glitz and glamor for them. Viewers across Asia will get an unfiltered access into the dramatic lives of this one-of-a-kind Filipino family as Ruffa, Richard, Raymond and their parents Eddie and Annabelle live up to their name and show that it really takes GUTZ to be a member of their clan. Whether at home or on a cruise, each family member cannot escape the crazy controversies that surround them as they deal with issues of insecurity, failed attempts on marriage and politics, as well as rumors of pregnancy out of wedlock.


Will a supposedly gossip-free family vacation put rumors to rest? Will the family be forced to deal with issues they feel towards one another? How will the hardworking and protective Annabelle keep her family together amidst all the tension-filled family fights? Catch all these sensational emotions and jaw-dropping moments on the first season of It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez.

Being the global destination for ‘Pop of Culture’ and the renowned leader in entertainment news, the series marks E!’s first foray into original Asian reality programming and continued commitment to shine the spotlight on local Asian personalities and celebrities.


“As the home of the most topical pop culture buzz on celebrities, daily entertainment news and live red carpet coverage, E! is the perfect fit for a no-holds-barred series on the Gutierrez Family,” commented Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Universal Networks International. “We are delighted that they are opening up their lives and that we are able to bring this locally relevant content to our E! audience in the Philippines.”

It takes GUTZ to be a Gutierrez premieres June 1, Sunday at 9 pm on E! (Sky Cable Channel 57 and Cablelink Channel 33).

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