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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special (alternatively stylized as Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special or Eat Bulaga's Lenten Specials) is an annual drama anthology that replaces the noontime show's regular programming in observance of the solemnity of Holy Week. Standalone episodes of short dramas are shown from Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday, with each episode having a different story, cast, director, and writer.

The special programming features heart-wrenching stories that convey important lessons about life and family as the hosts of the noontime show take a break from their usual funny selves to reveal a much more serious side. The hosts are usually joined by guest actors and well-respected directors of the television and movie industry.

Overview

The noontime show's observance of the Holy Week can actually be traced back in 1980. Eat Bulaga! showed a special presentation of its reenactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ, where it ran its rendition of the 1973 musical drama film Jesus Christ Superstar with Vic Sotto as Jesus and Joey de Leon as Pilate.

In 1981, Eat Bulaga! officially started suspending its regular programming to observe the sanctity and the solemnity of the Holy Week. The show is replaced with short dramas from Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday featuring serious stories that teaches important life lessons about hope, inspiration, family, and love.

The presentation of drama specials has since become a tradition for the noontime show.

After 2007, Eat Bulaga! stopped producing new episodes for its Lenten special anthology, ending the annual tradition after 26 years. Although regular programming remained suspended during Holy Week, previous episodes of the anthology were aired instead from 2008 to 2013.

In 2014, new episodes for Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special were produced once again after a six-year hiatus. This time, the episodes were inspired by true-to-life stories of former winners of Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol. The Lenten offerings have been aired annually since then.

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2006

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2006 aired from 10 April 2006 to 12 April 2006, with a total of three episodes.

Episode Date Cast
"Perfect" 10 April 2006 Vic Sotto, Sherilyn Reyes, Diana Zubiri, Pia Guanio, Aiza Seguerra, Spencer Reyes, and Rochelle Pangilinan
"True Love" 11 April 2006 Toni Rose Gayda, Jimmy Santos, Anjo Yllana, Janno Gibbs, Francis Magalona, Gladys Guevarra, Ruby Rodriguez, Paolo Ballesteros, Teri Onor, Wally Bayola, and Ciara Sotto
"Tahanan" 12 April 2006 Joey De Leon, Keempee De Leon, Michael V., Allan K., Jose Manalo, B.J., Daniel Fernando, and Pen Medina

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2007

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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2007 aired from 2 April 2007 to 4 April 2007, with a total of three episodes.

After this year's edition, Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special went on hiatus and the production of new episodes halted until the anthology's comeback in 2014.

Episode Date Cast
"Sa Iyong Paglaya" 2 April 2007 Vic Sotto, Pia Guanio, Keempee de Leon, BJ Forbes, Jimmy Santos, Jose Manalo, Sugar Mercado, Wally Bayola and Edgar Allan Guzman
"Binhi sa Matabang Lupa" 3 April 2007 Joey de Leon, Oyo Boy Sotto, Allan K., Ciara Sotto, Ruby Rodriguez, Luis Alandy, and Ryan Julio Umengan
"Star" 4 April 2007 Gina Alajar, Francis Magalona, Michael V., Paolo Ballesteros, Julia Clarete, Pauleen Luna, Cindy Kurleto, Alfred Vargas, Toni Rose Gayda, and Mark Fresco

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2014

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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2014 aired from 14 April 2014 to 16 April 2014 with a total of six episodes.

The year marked the comeback of the Lenten special presentation with some changes. Two episodes are now aired each day and are inspired by true-to-life stories of the winners of Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol.

Date Episode Cast
Monday, 30 March 2015 "Biro ng Kapalaran" Keempee De Leon, Jimmy Santos, Nova Villa, and Paolo Ballesteros
"Lukso ng Dugo" Ryzza Mae Dizon, Pia Guanio, Julia Clarette, Ricky Davao, and Aiza Seguerra
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 "Pangako ng Pag-Ibig" Pauleen Luna, Rocco Nacino, Jaclyn Jose, and Anjo Yllana
"Pinagpalang Ama" Jose Manalo, Ryan Agoncillo, Wally Bayola, Pilita Corales, and Joey De Leon
Wednesday, 1 April 2015 "Aruga ng Puso" Marian Rivera, Ruby Rodriguez, Bianca Umali, and Irma Adlawan
"Sukli ng Pagmamahal" Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto, Allan K., Ina Reymundo, and Sef Cadayona


Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2015

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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2014 was the 28th anthology series that aired from 30 March 2014 to 1 April 2014, with six episodes.

The year marked the comeback of the Lenten special presentation with some changes. Two episodes are now aired each day and are inspired by true-to-life stories of the winners of Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol.

Date Episode Cast
Monday, 30 March 2015 "Biro ng Kapalaran" Keempee De Leon, Jimmy Santos, Nova Villa, and Paolo Ballesteros
"Lukso ng Dugo" Ryzza Mae Dizon, Pia Guanio, Julia Clarette, Ricky Davao, and Aiza Seguerra
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 "Pangako ng Pag-Ibig" Pauleen Luna, Rocco Nacino, Jaclyn Jose, and Anjo Yllana
"Pinagpalang Ama" Jose Manalo, Ryan Agoncillo, Wally Bayola, Pilita Corales, and Joey De Leon
Wednesday, 1 April 2015 "Aruga ng Puso" Marian Rivera, Ruby Rodriguez, Bianca Umali, and Irma Adlawan
"Sukli ng Pagmamahal" Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto, Allan K., Ina Reymundo, and Sef Cadayona

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2016

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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2014 was the 28th anthology series that aired from 30 March 2014 to 1 April 2014, with six episodes.

The year marked the comeback of the Lenten special presentation with some changes. Two episodes are now aired each day and are inspired by true-to-life stories of the winners of Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol.

Date Episode Cast
Monday, 21 March 2016 "Dalangin ng Ama" Joey de Leon, Pia Guanio, Ryan Agoncillo, Jimmy Santos, and Anjo Yllana
"Kaputol ng Buhay" Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo, and Maine Mendoza (as Kalyeserye characters)
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 "Walang Kapalit" Allan K., Ruby Rodriguez, Patricia Tumulak, and Kenneth Medrano
"Panata" Vic Sotto, Pauleen Luna, Baste, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Danica Sotto, and Oyo Boy Sotto
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 "God Gave Me You" Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Jake Ejercito, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ciara Sotto, and Michael De Mesa

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2017

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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2017 was the 28th anthology series that aired from 30 March 2014 to 1 April 2014, with six episodes.

Date Episode Cast
Monday, 10 April 2017 "Pagpapatawad" Patricia Tumulak, Taki, Kenneth Medrano, Baste, Lorna Tolentino, Jennica Garcia, JC Tiuseco, and Marc Abaya
"Prinsesa" Maine Mendoza, Wally Bayola, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Anjo Yllana, Tommy Peñaflor, and Joel Palencia
Tuesday, 11 March 2017 "Kapatid" Alden Richards, Ryan Agoncillo, Ruby Rodriguez, Pia Guanio, Jade Lopez, and Jerald Napoles
"Inay" Paolo Ballesteros, Allan K., Ai-Ai delas Alas, and Sinon Loresca
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 "God Bless Our Home" Tito Sotto, Jose Manalo, Jimmy Santos, Miggy Tolentino, Kim Last, Jon Timmons, Jake Ejercito, and Barbie Forteza
"Kaibigan" Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Kim Rodriguez, Bianca Umali, Shyr Valdez, and Jim Pebanco

Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2018

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Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2018 aired from 26 March 2018 to 28 March 2018, with a total of six episodes.

Date Episode Cast
Monday, 26 March 2018 "My Carinderia Girl" Ruby Rodriguez, Kenneth Medrano, Luanne Dy, Pauleen Luna, Kim Last, Tommy Peñaflor, and Sinon Loresca
"Haligi ng Pangarap" Tito Sotto, Joey de Leon, Jon Timmons, Alden Richards, Joel Palencia, Tirso Cruz III, and Perla Bautista
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 "Pamilya" Paolo Ballesteros, Ryan Agoncillo, Baste Granfon, Jake Ejercito, and Ronaldo Valdez
"A Daughter's Love" Ryzza Mae Dizon, Pia Guanio, Julia Gonowon, Nora Aunor, Lui Manansala, Ana Roces
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 "Hating Kapatid" Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Miggy Tolentino, and Buboy Villar
"Taray ni Tatay" Vic Sotto, Allan K., Jimmy Santos, Maine Mendoza, Anjo Yllana, Kendoll, and Rita Avila