Showtime returns on air after suspension

UntitledShowtime returns on air today  January 19 after seven days of being suspended byMovie and Television Review and Classification Board(MTRCB).

“ABS-CBN is happy to announce that the talent-variety program Showtime will return on-air starting tomorrow, 19 Jan 2010, following the issuance of a temporary restraining order by the Court of Appeals enjoining the MTRCB from continuing to enforce the preventive suspension order on the show.

“We welcome the CA resolution dated 15 January 2010, which states: ‘For reasons afore-stated, and as prayed for by petitioner, let a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER be issued, as it is hereby issued, effective sixty (60) days from notice hereof, enjoining respondent MTRCB, including any and all persons acting in their behalf and under their command and authority, from continuing to enforce the Preventive Suspension Order dated January 11, 2010 issued against petitioner, pending the resolution of the instant petition.’”

Showtime’s suspension resulted after guest judge Rosanna Roces made a comment about teachers after one member of a group contestant failed to answer her question about National Hero Jose Rizal on its January 7 live episode.

The MTRCB also explained that this incident was already the second violation of the celebrity judge. The show was also warned about Rosanna’s remark about Showtime‘s resident judge Vice Ganda on its January 4 live episode.

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