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Showtime: A year full of unforgettable moments

It’s been a year when Showtime was aired in ABS-CBN. I just started watching it since October 26. It was Monday. At first, the show is so entertaining and funny because of Vice Ganda’s punchlines. Singer/actress Karylle posted a Yahoo! blog about the top 10 Showtime moments with the help of her followers. It’s my time to post what’s my top 10 unforgettable moments why I enjoyed watching Showtime.

1. Vice Ganda’s “May Nagtext”

I always laugh when Vice Ganda often gives punchlines as a unevictable hurado. His famous line “May Nagtext” makes me enjoy watching the show. That phrase was followed by Gladys Reyes when she became a hurado and made her own a lot of versions like “May nagtweet“, “May nagplurk”, etc.

2. Vice Ganda vs. Gladys Reyes

These two hurados were always doing the “Agua Bendita” impromptu script — Vice Ganda as Agua and Gladys Reyes as Bendita. It was turned funny by again throwing punchlines with each other.

3. Jhong Hilario’s daily dance moves

Jhong Hilario, a member of the dancegroup Streetboys, always showcases his dance moves and stunts. Before he comments on the first contestant, he will first give a sample performance (and even statement t-shirts) for Showtime’s madlang pipol.

4. Showtime’s 1st Grand Finals

The wildcard group XB GenSan won the first Showtime grand finals. They’re deserving to be a Showtime champion.

5. Vice Ganda started his “Party party

I saw Vice Ganda’s tweets with these words: “PARTY PARTY”. I never though that he started it on the show. I watched Showtime when I don’t have classes and indeed that “Party party” was also fun and make me so hyper!

6. Ryan Bang’s funny comments

Ryan Bang, 2nd Teen Big placer from Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash, is the funniest hurado I’d ever seen. Even though his Filipino is not so good, he makes me laugh because of what he said everytime. He’s my most favorite hurado and, of course, his unique dance moves is so funny!

7. Showtime’s MTCRB suspension

I was so sad when MTRCB suspended Showtime because of Rosanna Roces’s comments regarding teachers. But the alternative show called “Magpasikat” premiered. The concept of “Magpasikat” is the same as Showtime, but its contestants are celebrities. I also enjoyed this show for quite short airing span of time.

8. International artists visit Showtime and showcase their talents

Few international artists visit the show and showcase their talents like Katy Perry. I hope more international artists especially Asian artists will also perform on the show.

9. Anne’s opening shoutout: “Madlang pipol! I wanna hear your beautiful voice”

I always love her opening shoutout to madlang pipol. She dances and says the show’s name at the end, then madlang pipol follows her.

10.  Vice Ganda’s accidental and inspiring performances

I will never forget Vice Ganda’s performances. First he showcased his talent but accidentally when he was performing, he hit his head on the floor. Another performance was on his birthday that he dedicated his performance to his mother. I was so touched and cried at the same time.

Jhong Hilario says goodbye Showtime and hello Mara Clara

“Sample, sample, sample, sample…”

Showtime’s madlang pipol shouts this everytime before hurados (judges) will comment on the first group performer. One of the most memorable hurados is Jhong Hilario. He stayed longest among the celebrities who judged the show. He always get lower than 25% of total audience and text votes. Indeed, the madlang pipol loves him so much.

I watched one Showtime episode when Miriam Quiambao tweeted to her followers about her sample performance with Ryan Bang. I was shocked when Jhong Hilario is already out.

Jhong is part of the dance group Streetboys. He was seen in movies such as Muro AmiBagong Buwan, and Emir. He did roles in ABS-CBN action and fantasy dramas like Rounin and Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. Now he has a new drama project called Mara Clara, a remake starring Kathryn Bernardo. Mara Clara is the longest running drama way back in 90′s starring Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes. Jhong will play the role of Mara’s dad which originally played by the late Eruel Tongco.

I am happy yet sad because even though he is not already Showtime hurado doing “sample” anymore but Mara Clara is a big opportunity for him to show his incredible drama skills as an actor. I wish him good luck in his new project.

Mara Clara will premiere soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Bayani’s show to match up ABS-CBN’s “Showtime”!

Reportedly, GMA-7 was already planned to put Comedian Bayani Agbayani on a  Game Show hosted by him. The show which will occupy the space vacated by “Sis” to compete with ABS-CBN’s controversial talent show, “Showtime”.

Bayani-AgbayaniCurrently, the time slot of “Sis” was replaced with the showing of Pilipino blockbuster movies after it went off to air.
GMA-7 already planned to mixed up Bayani Agbayani with People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao and her mom, Dionisia Pacquiao.
Consequently, changes happens in casting with Bayani Agbayani retains at its host. Former host of “Sis” Carmina VIllaroel and Gelli de Belen will join bayani in the show.

But Bayani Agbayani seems to have no match with Showtime’s hosts Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro and Kim Atienza. And there’s an information that GMA-7 stop plugging the show of Bayani as they feel it’s a suicide on their part to compete the popularity of “Showtime”

Almost two months since “Showtime” replaced Kapamilya shows “Ruffa & Ai”, hosted by Ruffa Gutierrez and Ai Ai Delas Alas and “Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?” by Edu Manzano.
A grapevine divulged that GMA-7 sold its “Sis” time slot to TAPE Inc., the producer of “Eat Bulaga”, thus, TAPE Inc., has now the right to produce any show to compete with “Showtime”.

Recently, “Showtime” became controversial after an episode which guest judge Rosanna Roces spoke about school teachers being a repeater and some defaming words. MTRCB ordered a 20-day suspension on ‘Showtime’, but yesterday, the order was lifted and it began to air again.

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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.

Celebrities’ talents on ‘Magpasikat’

Due to the suspension of the talent-reality show “Showtime” for  20 days, Showtime replaced by “Magpasikat”. Unlike Showtime, this show will showcase the talents of celebrities.

The suspension rooted from the statement of Rosanna Roces pertaining to teachers. She said, they (teachers) are just repeaters.

Evening the same day, “showtime” made a public announcement that was broadcasted by Boy Abunda in his late night show “Showbiz News Ngayon” (SNN) saying the management of the show is suspending Rosanna Roces.

Even though self regulations were imposed, still they received suspension from MTRCB. And since the order is effective immediately, ABS-CBN stopped the airing of the show.

MTRCB suspends Showtime for 20 days

ShowtimeAng Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) ay sinuspende ng 20-araw ang hit na show na “Showtime” dahil sa mga di inaasahang statements ni Ms. Rosanna Roces na sa linggong iyon ay isa sa mga hurado. Binitawan ni Osang ang mga salitang patuon sa mga guro matapos tanungin ang isa sa mga contestant matapos magperform, ang naturang kalahok ay mula sa Calamba,Laguna.

Ang tanong ni Osang ay tungkol kay Jose Rizal, bakit daw ang buong pangalan ni Rizal ay Jose Protacio Rizal samantalang ang ngalan ng knayang ama ay Francisco Mercado at ang kanyang ina ay si Teodora Alonzo?,ani ni Osang. Nang hindi makasagot ang contestant ay sinaad ni Osang ang ganito,

“Murahin mo yung teacher mo, ha! Ako minura ko yung teacher ko nung hindi niya sinagot sa akin ‘yan. Oo, walanghiya ‘yang mga teacher na ‘yan, hindi sinasabi yung totoo sa atin, e! Ikaw taga-roon ka hindi mo alam.

“Pero mga kabataan,” patuloy niya, “huwag kayong makuntento sa itinuturo ng libro at ng teacher. Magtatanong po kayo, hindi masama iyon. Oo, dahil ang mga teachers, they were just repeaters. Itinuturo nila kung ano ang itinuro sa kanila. Hindi na nila itinuturo kung ano ang gustong malaman ng mga bata.

“‘Yan, isang trivia para sa ‘yo. Hanapin mo. I-Wikipedia mo, malalaman mo,” saad niya sa kalahok.

Ngunit sa parehong episode din ay ipinagtanggol ni Vice Ganda,resident judge sa Showtime ang mga guro.

“Bago ang lahat, gusto ko munang magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga naging guro ko nung unang-unang beses pa lang akong nag-aral hanggang sa natapos ako. Kasi napakahuhusay ng mga naging guro ko. At gusto ko lang sabihin na ang mga guro, mga tao rin naman, nagkakamali rin ‘yan, di ba? Kaya huwag nating lahatin. Pero siguro, may mga gurong nagkamali, pero napakarami rin namang mahuhusay lalo na sa Pilipinas.”

Dagdag ni Vice Ganda, “Kahit mga artista, hindi naman lahat napakahusay. Hindi naman lahat ng pulitiko, napakahusay. Meron din namang gurong hindi, pero nakaparami rin namang mahuhusay. At ang laki ng bahagi nila sa buhay natin.”


“In the spirit of self-regulation, ABS-CBN removed Rosanna Roces as a judge in SHOWTIME after she made statements against the teachers in the January 7 live show. But despite this, MTRCB still imposed a 20-day preventive suspension for the program.

“A preventive suspension is issued to stop further violations, if there were any committed, or for the interest or welfare of the public. Thus, the network questions the need for said preventive suspension when Rosanna Roces has already been removed from the program.

“SHOWTIME is a highly entertaining show watched by many Filipinos. It helps promote and showcase the creativity and talent of kapamilyas nationwide, uplifts their spirit and provides opportunities to improve their lives.”

ABS-CBN is planning to make an appeal to lift the suspension. The network was reportedly surprised by the MTRCB’s swift decision because they are set to meet on Thursday, Jan. 14, to talk about the issue.

Habang hindi pa naaayos ang issue hinggil sa suspensyon ng Showtime Live! pansamanatalang mapapanood ang portion ng Showtime na “Magpasikat” kung saan mga showbiz personalities ang kalahok sa programa.

Anne Curtis hosts new ABS-CBN daily program Showtime

Anne Curtis hosts new ABS-CBN daily program <em>Showtime</em>Tuwang-tuwa at excited si Anne Curtis dahil sa dinami-rami ng ABS-CBN talents, siya ang napili ng pamunuan ng Kapamilya network na maging isa sa main hosts ng Showtime. Ito ang ipapalit na show sa magpapaalam nang Pilipinas, Game KNB? ni Edu Manzano, which will have its final telecast tomorrow, October 23, Friday.

Nakausap ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) over the phone ang manager ni Anne na si Veronique del Rosario-Corpus ng Viva Artist Agency kanina, October 22, at ito ang nagsabing masayang-masaya at excited si Anne sa panibagong trabaho ng alaga sa telebisyon bilang host.

Ano nga ba ang Showtime?

“Hindi ko pa puwedeng masabi ang full details coz of confidentiality, pero yung genre niya ay pinaghalong variety and game show,” sagot ni Veronique.