“Dapat nga magpasalamat sa amin yung ibang TV shows, di ba? Nabuhay sila, e,” Joey says
Tito Sotto and Joey De Leon relayed the recent network transfer of ABS-CBN’s “It’s Showtime” as a mere “end of contract” as opposed to claims that it was “bumped off” the noontime slot because of TVJ’s new show.
During the TVJ and Dabarkads Media Day on Tuesday, June 21, Tito and Joey were asked about their sentiments over the decision of “It’s Showtime” to transfer from TV5 to GMA’s sister network, GTV.
Tito insists that the phrase “bumped off” does not fit according to the actual issue. He says, “‘Di naman sila na-bump off, e. Natapos na yung kontrata nila. So, in fairness to TV5, walang naba-bump off. Matatapos yung kontrata, yun ang pagkakalaam namin.”
“Una, hindi na-bump off. Mangyayari at mangyayari yan,” Joey seconds, pointing at the impending end of contract between “It’s Showtime” and TV5 effective on July 1, 2023.
More so, Joey then drives the conversation to ABS-CBN’s official statement, even saying that while they both eye the same goal of setting up a record, “It’s Showtime” has a relatively “shorter time” compared to an established 44 years of “Eat Bulaga.”
Joey also claims that their move to cut ties with GMA-7 and their entry to TV5 has shaken up the TV industry—bringing up to the conversation his son Jako, who says that the trio came in like an “earthquake.”
With the recent setup, Joey calls for all the TV shows to offer them the merit that they rightfully deserve. “Dapat nga magpasalamat sa amin yung ibang TV shows, di ba? Nabuhay sila, e,” he says.
“Ang daming nabuhay. Nagkahanapbuhay, alam mo na,” he adds.
TV5 executive speaks up about the issue
On Tuesday, June 21, ABS-CBN substantiated through an official statement that “It’s Showtime” will no longer air on TV5’s noontime slot. Instead, the program will now run under GTV.
TV5 chairman Manny Pangilinan, in return, has publicized his thoughts on the recent development.
“Sure, we have had to make a tough choice between ‘It’s Showtime’ and this particular production item. And it was just a purely business decision that we arrived at,” he shares.
The Kapamilya program was offered an afternoon slot and a delayed telecast to make room for TVJ’s upcoming noontime project. More so, TV5 says, the offer was based on the younger demographics that the program seemed to have an appeal with.
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