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New Local And Foreign Shows To Watch On Metro Channel This August

Are you watching on cable, on Youtube, or through iWant? Wherever you are, we got you.


Give your rainy month more sunshine and positivity by tuning in to Metro Channel’s new local and foreign offerings!


We’re bringing back some of your favorite international shows if you missed some of them, including some picks that are perfect to help you get inspired and whip up some magic in your kitchen. Local shows will also be taking the center stage as new shows and award-winning episodes make it into this month’s programming. In fact, if you miss something on Metro Channel, you can catch up or rewatch these episodes through our Youtube channel and iWant!


Here are all the fantastic stuff you’d want to watch from Metro Channel this August—and when and where to find them!




Metro Society Special: Inspiring People

Premieres July 29, August 12, August 26, and September 9, 7:30 p.m.

Regular schedule: Sundays, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Mondays, 8:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Fridays, 2 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.

On-demand streaming available via Metro.style Youtube and iWant


Extraordinary times demand extraordinary actions. And in this time of a pandemic, there are individuals who rose to the call and decided to help out in ways that they can. We’ve seen these people in magazines, in online features, and in the news—but this time, they’re taking a step back from the glitz and glamor of the limelight to extend their help to those who need it the most.


If you missed it, check out the first episode of Metro Society Special: Inspiring People below, featuring Aivee Group’s Dr. Aivee and Dr. Z Teo, public health expert Dr. Susan Mercado, and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.



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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Season 7

Premieres August 1, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Regular schedule: Sundays, 5 a.m.; Mondays, 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 12 mn and 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 a.m.; Thursdays, 7 a.m.and 8 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. and 12nn; and Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.


Anything Anthony Bourdain is usually a huge crowd favorite. But Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations takes everything on a different level: enthralling personalities, thought-provoking narratives, and unexplored places and mysteries—all towards a mission to discover a new cultures through their food.


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Pia’s Postcards Season 2

Premieres Aug 9, Sunday, 7 p.m.

Regular schedule: Sundays, 7 p.m. and 9 a.m.; Mondays, 4:30 a.m.; Tuesdays, 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 12 nn and 9 p.m.; Fridays, 1 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 7 a.m.

On-demand streaming available via Metro.style Youtube and iWant


Are you ready to travel and explore the world with a beauty queen? Pia’s Postcards is a travel show that showcases a place’s rich culture through Pia Wurtzbach’s first-hand experiences. In its second season, Pia takes part in the festivals in and out of the Philippines to dive deeper into the culture of each country. Last month, Pia’s Postcards also won the Best Travel Show and Host at the 18th Gawad Tanglaw. So don’t miss it!


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FoodPrints Season 7

Premieres August 15, Saturday, 12nn

Regular schedule: Mondays, 2 a.m. and 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5 a.m.; Wednesdays, 12 mn and 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 a.m. and 10 p.m.; Fridays, 6 a.m.; and Saturdays, 12 mn, 12nn, and 11 p.m.

On-demand streaming available via Metro.style Youtube and iWant


For seven seasons now, FoodPrints has been delivering the most mouth-watering food and experiences from different places, in and out of the country. Hosted by cookbook author and Casa Daza host, Chef Sandy Daza, FoodPrints Season 7 will bring us to interesting stops at Cagayan de Oro, Japan, Vietnam, Prince Edward Island in Canada, and more!


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Restaurant Start-up

Premieres Aug 17, Monday, 6 p.m.

Regular schedule: Mondays to Fridays, 6 p.m., 10 a.m., and 2 p.m.


Aspiring restaurateurs will battle it out in this intense but exciting show—Restaurant Start-up. Celebrity restaurateurs Joe Bastianich (who you’ll recognize from MasterChef), Tim Love, and Elizabeth Blau appear on the show as judge-investors, and will award $7,500 to an aspiring contestant to turn their concept into a full-on functioning restaurant. If they succeed, the trio will give their investment offer. Great for your own restaurant start-up ideas!


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Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico

Premieres August 22, Saturday, 10 a.m.     

Regular schedule: Sundays, 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.; Mondays, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1 a.m., 11 a.m., and 10 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.


Rick Stein is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television presenter who has run the Stein hotel and several restaurant business in the UK for over 40 years. In 1968, he took a road trip from the Pacific Coast Highway to the Mexican border—and now, he retraces his steps to find great food and company for Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico.



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Secret Lives of the Super Rich Season 3

Premieres August 23, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.    

Regular schedule: Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Mondays, 12 mn and 6 a.m.; Tuesdays, 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5 a.m.; Thursdays, 12 mn and 11 a.m.; and Fridays, 10 p.m.


If you love looking at ultra-lavish dream houses and cars, you’ll enjoy watching the jaw-dropping revelations of this series. Hosted by Robert Frank, Secret Lives of the Super Rich features how the wealthy people live, what they buy, and how they travel. For season 3, it’s a Lamborghini boat, Rihanna’s Los Angeles mansion, a desert estate, a Star Trek mansion, among so many others highlighting the ultimate in living the high life!



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