I hope you all have been doing well! It’s been a minute since I’ve been back blogging on thomasorlina.com but I’ve received a lot of messages over the last several weeks asking me to return, so here I am!
It’s extremely fitting for me to make my comeback on this blog on the one year anniversary of my original YouTube 8-episode show, “Your Time With Thomas.”
This show for the record was inspired by five reality television shows. MTV’s “The Real World,” “The Simple Life,” MTV’s “The Hills," Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and Bravo's "The Real Housewives" franchise.
I can’t believe it’s been 365 days since I released the premiere episode of my show. Seems like only yesterday I was sitting in my room producing all of these ideas and filming with my team around Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
For those of you who have been following my journey, then you know my team and I have come very far and are continuing our quest to take the show to the next level. We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback and I’ve met a lot of powerful people in the entertainment industry who love the show!
Each of the 8-episodes I created were so meaningful and over the course of the last year, I’ve received countless messages from followers and fans around the world letting me know how much they enjoy watching YTWT!
Just to catch you up, in the last 6 months, “Your Time With Thomas” has been featured in multiple magazines, been featured on a live TV interview for NBC, magazine covers, newspapers articles, online articles, aired on television in Houston, Texas for an 8-week run in November 2017, made it to number 9 on the top national stories on MSN.com and this year became an international news story on CNN in the Philippines where I was interviewed on live television.
All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the viewers who are so dedicated to the show and continue to support my journey! It’s your encouragement and belief that I can do this that really keeps me going!
If you want to see fans from the show, be sure to check out my fan show, “Your Time With Thomas: The Shuffle,” that can be found on my YouTube channel.
During the Christmas 2017 holiday, I was approached by the president of a popular Filipino entertainment company titled Manila Up! TV Entertainment to join their new venture into television.
It was really fitting that they contacted me because I was already inspired to make something new. I wanted to create something fresh for my viewers. Rather than jumping into doing a season two right away after season one, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of reality tv and take this time to create a “spin-off” show in between seasons. To make that decision, I created a poll on Instagram story and the majority of my followers wanted to see a spin-off show first before I released a season two, so that’s what I ended up producing.
Once I had my idea together, I signed a deal with Manila Up! TV Entertainment and began our collaboration.
On April 1, 2018, the spin-off show of “Your Time With Thomas” titled “Your Time With Thomas: The Experience,” made its television debut!
The spin-off show that I launched with Manila Up! TV Entertainment on television aired in local markets like KXLA (Los Angeles), ACTV (Las Vegas) and the ACTV-05 the app globally alongside some highly respected talent that I admire.
My segment received a lot of public attention especially with global news outlet, INQUIRER, who wrote an article about the success of it. The article is titled “Fil-Am YouTube star Thomas Orlina creating own brand” and can be found on Google news.
Now that you’re all caught up!
I’m so excited to announce that on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 8 PM PST, I will be airing those same 8-episodes on my YouTube channel, providing you with brand new content for the summer.
Expect a different show than my original show, “Your Time With Thomas.” If you’re looking for quicker content to look at, then this is for you!
My new spin-off show, “Your Time With Thomas: The Experience,” is 8-episodes and about 4 mins in length.
This season you’ll be treated to my very first time visiting the Philippines with my dad. It was such a personal trip that I’m so happy I get to share it with my followers and fans on the internet.
The show takes you on an exotic and breathtaking adventure. We go zip-lining, island hopping and I take you behind the scenes of my live TV interview with global news brand, CNN!
I’ll be posting more frequently on my blog, so let me know what you’d like to hear from me.
We have so much in store for you this summer and some surprises for the remaining of 2018!
The new commercial ad we produced for my new spin-off show “Your Time With Thomas: The Experience” airing on my YouTube channel on July 29, 2018 at 8 PM PST drops next Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 8 PM PST!
Happy summer everyone, you’ll be hearing from me every week the show airs on my YouTube Channel!
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Till next time, find me all over social media by looking up @thomasorlina!
Sending you love and light,