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ABS-CBN moves ‘It’s Showtime’ from TV5 to GTV

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Filipino broadcasting company ABS-CBN has confirmed that its longest-running noontime show, “It’s Showtime,” has been moved from TV5 to GTV (Good Television) Channel, the sister channel of ABS-CBN’s then-rival media network, GMA.

In a statement, ABS-CBN first thanked sister company TV5 for opening doors to “It’s Showtime” when ABS-CBN lost its franchise.

“ABS-CBN would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to TV5 Chairman Manny Pangilinan for his support for ABS-CBN and for bringing ‘It’s Showtime’ to a wider audience through its content partnership,” the statement read.

ABS-CBN confirmed that the shift was because it declined TV5’s offer to move “It’s Showtime” to a delayed telecast to give way to the new Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon(TVJ) noontime show.

“With the new programming movements in TV5, we are sad to announce that ‘It’s Showtime’ will no longer be seen on TV5 beginning 1 July 2023,” ABS-CBN said.

“We value the meaningful relationship we have built and nurtured with our audience in the noontime slot. For this reason, we respectfully declined the 4:30 p.m. timeslot offered by TV5 for the show.”

In the same statement, ABS-CBN announced that it had built bridges with GMA, which agreed to give “It’s Showtime” the noontime slot via its sister channel, GTV Channel.

“We are also very grateful to GMA’s GTV Channel and happy to announce that ‘It’s Showtime’ has found a new home.”

Starting July 1, the renowned noontime show can now be seen on GTV from Monday to Saturday at noon. The show still airs on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC simultaneously.

“It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda mentioned their move to GTV yesterday. In Vice’s intro for the noontime show, June 19, the host mentioned many words starting with the letter G, including “galak na galak,” “gandang ganda,” and “game na game.”

The hosts sang their theme song with: “Gulong ang buhay at umiikot lang.”

“G na ba kayo madlang peeps?” Vice asked their studio audience.

“Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makakarating sa pinaroroonan. Saan ba ang ating paroroonan?” Vice also said.

“Pagsisimula pa lamang ng linggo, kailangan ay G na G na ang lahat!” the comedian added.

“I-claim na nating lahat, tayo ay aabante! Pasugod, diretso lang!” Vice said in an intro spiel at the show’s episode today.

The hosts then stressed that they are not yet Kapuso by repeatedly singing the theme song with the line “Kapamilya forever.” – WhatALife!/Val

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