“It’s Showtime” finds its new home in GMA-7’s sister channel!
ABS-CBN’s noontime show, “It’s Showtime” finds a new second home!
Starting July 1, the Kapamilya noontime show will air on GTV, the sister channel of GMA-7. The announcement is made through a statement today, June 20, 2023.
The announcement also mentions that “It’s Showtime” will no longer air in its current second home, TV5, due to “programming movements” in the Kapatid network.
The statement also mentions that they were offered a delayed airing at the 4:30PM slot on TV5 but they decided to “respectfully decline” the offer.
The statement makes no mention of any reason but it is known to many that TV5 is giving its noontime slot to Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon’s new show after they decided to disengage with TAPE Inc. and leave “Eat Bulaga!,” which airs on GMA-7.
Prior to the statement, ABS-CBN and GMA-7’s social media accounts have been posting artcards of the “It’s Showtime” cast with the text saying, “Madlang People, G na G na ba kayo?”
Meanwhile, “It’s Showtime” will continue to air on its main platforms: A2Z Channel 11, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWant TFC.
ABS-CBN’s official statement on “It’s Showtime”
Here is ABS-CBN’s official statement on “It’s Showtime:”
“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 our content partnership.
“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.
“For 14 years, ‘It’s Showtime’ has brought joy and entertainment to our Madlang People here and abroad. We value the meaningful relationship we have built and nurtured with our audience in the noontime slot. It is for this reason that we have respectfully declined the 4:30 pm timeslot offered by TV5 for the show.
“We assure the viewers of ‘It’s Showtime’ that they can continue to watch their favorite noontime show on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC from Monday to Saturday at 12 noon.
“We are also very grateful to GMA’s GTV Channel and happy to announce that “It’s Showtime” has found another home.
“Starting 1 July 2023, ‘It’s Showtime’ will also be aired on GTV from Monday to Saturday at 12 noon. G na G na tayo, Madlang People!
“We are thankful for the loyal support our audiences have provided for ‘It’s Showtime’ and hope they continue to find joy and entertainment on the show as it seeks to find more ways to reach them.”