GMA-7, TAPE Inc. Release Official Statement As “Tahanang Pinakamasaya” Ends Run

GMA Afternoon Prime will start airing 30 minutes earlier beginning March 8

TAPE Inc.’s noontime show, “Tahanang Pinakamasaya,” is officially off the air.

The show aired its official last episode today, March 7, which is a replay of one of its episodes.

Following their last airing on TV, TAPE Inc. released a statement confirming the show’s cancellation.

The full statement reads: “It is with heavy heart that we inform our televiewers that our noontime show ‘Tahanang Pinakamasaya’ on Kapuso network, GMA 7, will no longer be on air effective March 8, 2024.

“TAPE, Inc. extends its profound gratitude to home network GMA 7, for a long and fruitful partnership. GMA 7’s kind consideration and understanding of the company’s unwanted circumstances have been instrumental in helping the company in this transition. Despite our best efforts to save the show, both parties have reached a mutual agreement to finally call off the show.

“To the loyal viewers, esteemed hosts, supportive advertisers, hardworking crew and dedicated employees who have been with us from the beginning — from the longest running noontime show ‘Eat Bulaga’ to the present ‘Tahanang Pinakamasaya’ — our sincerest ‘Thank you’ and optimistic ‘See you again!’

Maraming Salamat. God Bless!”

It was on Saturday, March 2, when a rumor came out that “Tahanang Pinakamasaya” would go off the air, just a few months after it changed its title after TVJ won the copyright infringement case to use “Eat Bulaga!” as the official title of their show on TV5.

Reports then came out that the noontime show is finally going off the air and that it will start airing replays from March 4 until March 7.

Hosts Mavy Legaspi and Chariz Solomon have since aired their goodbyes to their co-hosts and the production team of the show.

“Tahanang Pinakamasaya” is hosted by Isko Moreno, Paolo Contis, Buboy Villar, Betong Sumaya, Cassy Legaspi, Mavy Legaspi, Winwyn Marquez, Glaiza De Castro, Yasser Marta, Michael Sager, Kokoy De Santos, Kimpoy Feliciano, Arra San Agustin, Chariz Solomon, Dasuri Choi, and Alexa Miro.

After the announcement, hosts Michael Sager and Cassy Legaspi uploaded their thank yous and behind-the-scenes photos on the set of “Tahanang Pinakamasaya.”

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GMA-7 releases statement, programming changes

Following TAPE Inc.’s confirmation that “Tahanang Pinakamasaya” has been cancelled, GMA-7 released a statement thanking TAPE Inc. for the long years of partnership.

The statement says, “Due to unavoidable circumstances, TAPE has made the difficult decision to cease the airing of ‘Tahanang Pinakamasaya.’

“GMA Network would like to thank TAPE for its invaluable contribution to noontime programming for the past decades, which Filipinos will surely remember for many years to come.

“The Network will always be grateful to TAPE for its partnership over the past decades.

Maraming salamat, Kapuso.”

With the cancellation of “Tahanang Pinakamasaya,” GMA-7 has made programming changes to its noontime and Afternoon Prime block.

Replacing “Tahanang Pinakamasaya” beginning March 8 is “Lunchtime Movie Hits.”

GMA Afternoon Prime shows are moving 30 minutes earlier with each extending its airing, beginning with “Abot-Kamay Na Pangarap” which will now air for an hour, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Jillian Ward-starrer will be followed by “Lilet Matias: Attorney-At-Law” at 3:00 p.m,., “Makiling” at 3:55 p.m., and “Fast Talk With Boy Abunda” at 4:40 p.m.

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Starting March 9, back-to-back movie blocks will air on GMA-7’s noontime block with “Kapuso Movie Festival” at 11:30 a.m. followed by “Lunchtime Movie Hits” at 1:00 p.m.

“Abot-Kamay Na Pangarap” will remain airing on its original Saturday timeslot at 2:30 p.m.

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Meanwhile, there are no updates yet on what noontime show will permanently replace “Tahanang Pinakamasaya,” but there are rumors that after 29 years of being occupied by a blocktimer, GMA-7 is producing its own noontime show.

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