It's Showtime (variety show)
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|Also known as||Showtime (2009-2012)|
|Format||Variety show, Musical, Comedy|
|Created by||Bobet Vidanes|
|Written by||Marlet Bagtang
Herman "Isko" Salvador
|Directed by||Bobet Vidanes|
|Presented by||Vhong Navarro
Eric "Eruption" Tai
|Theme music composer||DJ MOD and Bobet Vidanes|
|Opening theme||"Showtime (2012 remix)"
performed by It's Showtime hosts
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, English|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||1,502 (as of July 5, 2014)|
|Executive producer(s)||Mark Rejano|
|Location(s)||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Running time||2 ¼ hours (Monday - Friday at 12:30 - 14:45 PST)
3 hours (Saturday at 12:00 - 15:00 PST)
|Original channel||ABS-CBN (2009–present)
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
|Original run||as Showtime:
(October 24, 2009 – January 28, 2012)
as It's Showtime:
(February 6, 2012 – present)
|Preceded by||Pilipinas, Game KNB (for Showtime)
Happy Yipee Yehey (for It's Showtime)
It's Showtime (formerly known as Showtime) is a Philippine noontime musical variety show broadcast on ABS-CBN. The show is also broadcast worldwide through The Filipino Channel. The show premiered on October 24, 2009 as a morning talent show for over four regular seasons and various special editions. On January 28, 2012, the show aired its final episode with its two-year competition format and ended with an impartial farewell. On January 30, the program revealed a teaser showing its reincarnated look as a reformatted noontime show now entitled It's Showtime, which premiered on February 6, 2012. The show simulcasted on Studio 23 during its relaunch week. It aired live daily on CgeTV's website.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Overview
- 3 Segments
- 4 Competition
- 5 Special episodes
- 6 Ratings
- 7 Showtime: The Album
- 8 Tours
- 9 Controversies
- 10 Awards and nominations
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
- Vice Ganda (2009–present)
- Vhong Navarro (2009–present)
- Anne Curtis (2009–present)
- Billy Crawford (2011–present)
- Karylle (2011–present)
- Kim Atienza (2009–present)
- Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz (2009–present)
- Jhong Hilario (2012–present)
- Ryan Bang (2012–present)
- Coleen Garcia (2012–present)
- Eric "Eruption" Tai (2012–present)
Former and occasional guest co-hosts
- Sarah Geronimo (2014)
- Jessy Mendiola (2014–present)
- Iza Calzado (2014–present)
- Maja Salvador (2014–present)
- Cristine Reyes (2013–present)
- Angel Locsin (2013–present)
- Jericho Rosales (2013)
- Carmina Villaroel-Legazpi (2012)
- Iya Villania (2010-2011)
- Nikki Gil (2010-2011)
- Kim Chiu (2011-2012)
- DJ M.O.D. (2009–present)
- DJ Nick (2009–present)
- Ervin "Dumbo" Plaza (2009–present)
- Jonas (2009–present)
- Showtime Dancers (2009–present)
- XB GenSan (2010–present)
- Joy "Baby Joy" Rendon (2012–2013)
- Rhed "Baby Red" Bustamante (2012-2013)
On October 24, 2009, Showtime premiered as a morning program, airing before the network's noontime shows. The original cast consisted of Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kim Atienza, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz, and Vice Ganda as the permanent judge. During the third season, the show added previously evicted judges – Billy Crawford and Karylle as hosts
In its first four seasons (see below), Showtime had its competition format, wherein three groups, each made up of two to twenty-five members (with no age limit), performing a single performance, whether it is a song and/or dance number oAfter the group's performance, the judges would give a collective yes or no to the group. If the judges give a yes, the group is considered part of the main contest, with the judges' scores to the group's performance to be included in the calculation for the winner. A no would, of course, mean exclusion of the group from the main contest. This segment was removed during season 2. In season 3, during the February 16, 2011 episode, the said segment was returned but no random selection, instead the group automatically performs on stage.
The group with the highest average score from the judges wins and proceeds to the weekly finals. All winners throughout the whole week perform in the weekly finals. Whoever wins in the weekly finals will get the chance to compete in the monthly finals. Lastly, all the monthly finalists compete in a season grand finals.
Aside from the talent competition, Showtime also aired quick and short-termed segments that offer cash prizes to the studio audience. On January 1, 2011, the show was moved temporarily to the noontime slot. It went back to its original timeslot on February 12, 2011 to give way to Happy Yipee Yehey!.
Noontime variety format
Showtime ended their pre-noontime slot run on January 28, 2012 to prepare for their noontime-reformatted show which premiered on February 6, 2012 on its new timeslot, 11:30 am, replacing former noontime program Happy Yipee Yehey!. The show retained all of its hosts, including Vice Ganda, while adding former judges Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, and Coleen Garcia. Eric Tai was added as a new host during the pilot episode. It's Showtime aired new long-term segments, while the competitive format returned once again as one of its segments. The competitive format was used for one final season, season five. To cater the entire family audience, a new competition called Bida Kapamilya was introduced on April 30, 2012 as season six. Throughout the run of Bida Kapamilya, It's Showtime added Joy Rendon (May 19, 2012) and Red Talimban (October 27, 2012) as part of the cast.
Sine Mo 'To
Sine Mo' To is Showtime's first segment. It features a skit that may be parodies of different topics or originally-written stories. A minimum of three audience members are chosen each day to play a role in the skit. At the end of the segment, these audience players will receive a prize in the form of money based on their performance.
Sample Mo, Premyo Mo!
After the audience rates the groups or individual talents, the hosts may randomly choose a person to show off their score and comment to the contestant that has recently performed and his/her "sample" talent (Singing, Dancing, Acting, etc.) Depending on entertainment and other factors, the random five-digit money screen will stop on how much the person wins.
Stars on 45 Volume 2
Stars on 45 Volume 2 is a segment featuring contestants aged 45 and over. Contestants sing two songs of their choice. The first is an old-fashioned song and the second is a more modern song. The winners advance to the weekly finals, and then to the grand finals.
A new segment features a girl who becomes a new transformation to a beautiful woman, she will be won Php 20,000 for the weekly finals.
|Discontinued segments of the It's Showtime series|
|Year||Game/Segment Name||Game/Segment Description|
|2014||Mini Me||Mini Me is a segment for kids aged 9 and below. Each contestant is featured as a mini version of his or her idol celebrity. They are introduced by the hosts while they pose on the left and right side of the stage. Afterwards, they are to perform their chosen talent. The contestants are asked a question to which he or she may relate his or her answer to the audience. The audience rates them as "Good" or "Very Good" by raising placards with these words on either side.|
|2014||Stars on 45||Stars on 45 is a segment featuring contestants aged 45 and over. Contestants sing two songs of their choice. The first is an old-fashioned song and the second is a more modern song. The winners advance to the weekly finals, and then to the grand finals.|
|2013-2014||That's My Tomboy||A talent competition for tomboys, which in this case refers to cross-dressing lesbians. Each contestant introduces herself, then performs a talent, then followed by a question & answer by the hosts. The audience will raise their cards: T-Boom! if the tomboy's performance is impressed or Boom! if it is not. The judges who gets at least two or three T-Boom! marks shall be declared the day's winner, will take home P20,000 and advances to the next round.|
|2012||Pitik Bulag||In Pitik Bulag, two teams of three contestants battle out in a team versus team game. The game starts off with a rock-paper-scissors game to find out the team to start answering the first question. The first team to answer three question correctly will earn ₱30,000.|
|Rock the Clock||In Rock the Clock hosted by Kuya Kim, the winner of Arte Mo! will compete in a fast-paced trivial game to have a chance to win the ₱500,000 jackpot prize. The contestant must first choose one of the offered cash cards, which contain the number of seconds they will have in the game. There are two sixty second cards, two seventy-five second cards, and one ninety second card. Once they choose a cash card, they will face a game board containing fifteen pictures, each symbolizing a topic question. Each question will also have a random peso amount, totaling the board to ₱500,000. Before the game begins, the contestant can reorder their first row's topics to potentially answer the questions faster. Now the game begins and the clock will stop after they finish each row. At the end of the three rows, they will win whatever is in their earnings. Hence, if they answer all questions correctly, they will win ₱500,000.|
|Havey o Waley||This segment features all the hosts and co-hosts wherein they would reveal the object of the day. A random audience member will be given the chance to make a joke relating to the object. The audience would decide whether the joke is "havey o waley" (lit. funny or not) for which they would win a certain prize for participating. The game is only played if there is spare time.|
|Classic Showtime||The talent portion of the show remains from the original Showtime, encouraging auditioned groups to showcase their talents, competing with other groups until they are the last ones standing. This time in the reformat, Vice and Jhong are the resident Hurados, meaning they cannot be evicted. Three celebrity Hurados will complete the judging panel and as usual, would face the public vote for every Saturday. Also new is that the winning group this time will win a grand prize of ₱3,000,000. Two different groups will compete against each other every day, with the winner of the day receiving ₱100,000 for their group and hometown.|
|The Singing V||The Singing V is a singing game that is a light spin-off from the hit Kapamilya game show, The Singing Bee. The winner from the Arte Mo! round will advance to the game and will choose one of the guest judges from Classic Showtime as their back-up. The contestant must consistently finish missing lyrics to a particular song. They have five seconds to finish each "race". There are three races in order to accumulate the ₱100,000 grand prize. If the duo fails to complete the race, they will end the game with half of their banked winnings, a random studio audience would also receive ₱10,000 through a ballot.
|'Yan Ang Showtime||A Special Interest segment where every week, the featured host will have different topics each day ranging from Cooking, Tips and interesting Trivia, and other things to be featured.|
|Dark Dreamer||After the Arte Mo! segment, there will be a person behind a silhouette, showcasing their talent in no more than 5 minutes (on Tuesday). On Saturday, the person behind the silhouette will reveal themselves. The segment is a chance to promote their gigs and venues as well as the chance for talent scouts to recognise their talent.|
|Arte Mo!||There are thirty random contestants that will play in a last-man standing game. A multiple choice question about music, television, movies, etc. with four possible answers will be asked to the contestants. A cast member of the show will act a possible answer. Contestants will line up to the answer they think is correct. The last person standing wins ₱10,000 and advance to Showtime Goodtime jackpot round.|
|Showtime Goodtime||Showtime's newest jackpot round for the winner of Arte Mo! There are eight letters that complete the word "Showtime" with each letter having a corresponding amount. S with ₱20,000, H with ₱35,000, O with ₱50,000, W with ₱75,000, T with ₱100,000, I with ₱150,000, M with ₱250,000 and E with ₱1 million pesos. There are two types of balls one bearing the letters "ITS" while the other has an "X" in it. The contestant needs to get the "ITS" ball through a raffle wheel in order to advance to the next letter, after every letter, the contestant is given an option to proceed with "Showtime" or leave with the cash prize they've earned with "Goodtime" if the contestant keeps proceeding and get two "X" balls, the game is over and they only get what he/she won in Arte Mo!|
|2013||Makina Matibay||a showdown between Makina, composed of an expert who does machine jobs and Mano-Mano, composed of individuals or a group of contestants depending on their number who will do manual jobs for a certain theme object/machine for the week. The challengers will both have 75 seconds to do the job and it will determine who will be the strongest between Men and Machines will be declaring the day's winner. If Mano-Mano wins, they will take home cash prizes, but if Makina wins, the cash prize will increase until the final battle in which the possible amount will take home if it wins on Friday.|
|Bida Kapamilya Celebrity Round||Celebrities and their families, friends or relatives will showcase their talents. Two families battle off in the daily performance, but the winners of the daily performance advance to the Saturday semi-finals to determine who will advance to the Grand Finals. Isabelle Granada and her family won as the 1st Bida Kapamilya Celebrity Round Grand Champion, Duncan and Gem Ramos and their family placed as 2nd place and the girl-group from X Factor Philippines called A.K.A. Jam and their family came in 3rd place.|
|Bida Kapamilya Round 2||Bida Kapamilya is a competitive family talent competition for the battle of the ₱1,000,000 grand finals prize. Two family groups made up of 5 to 25 members battle each other out with their best family talents. The families share their talents in a group performance called "Hataw Kapamilya". Up to ten points are up for grabs, depending on their average performance score. The family with the most points in the end will win and advance to weekly, monthly, and so forth. The winning family in the eliminations will then choose from a fishbowl their celebrity mentors to train themselves for their next competition (Weekly, Monthly, and if wins, in the Grand Finals).|
|Kalokalike Level Up||This is the segment where the semifinalists and wildcard winners are competing against each other into the "Ultimate Kalokalike Showdown."|
|Bida Kids||A special segment where Kid groups will showcase their performance with the three hurados: two kids and one resident hurado, Jhong Hilario. The best kid group in the Grand Finals may win P500,000.|
|Bida Kabarkada||The Top 12 Dance Crews were chosen from different parts of the Philippines for an ultimate dance showdown to be the first Bida Kabarkada Grand Winner..
|Tandang Pananong||Plays on weekdays, this game is composed of two pairs: one grandparent and one eldest child ages from 8 years or younger per team. Before the game proper, grandparents may look at the featured objects found in each question by the hosts and dancers. The main hosts will ask a question first and the eldest child may press the buzzer to answer, after which, the grandparent from the answered team may choose from the boxes containing the exact object answered by the eldest child earlier within 10 seconds. If the exact object is right, they will earn one point, but if it is wrong, no point. The team gets 3 points will win P20,000, while the losing team will take home P5,000.|
|Kalokalike/Kalokalike Face 2||Kalokalike, is an impersonator talent competition in which three contestants compete for their best imitation of a local or foreign personality. Each impersonate is introduced by one by one with an introduction, a monologue and a talent performance. The audience will then raise the Kalokalike card if they are impressed or the Kaloka if they are not. The impersonater with the most Kalokalikes between the three hurados will win P20,000 and will move on to the next round.
Face 1 Contestants
Minor awards were given to the finalists before the announcement of the winners. The recipient of each award receives P20,000.
In "Face 2", the Ultimate Kalokalike was the look alike of Nicki Minaj.
|Pinoy Halo-Halo||This segment is open to Filipinos who are foreign-blooded (Half-Filipino, Half-Foreign) and are ready to share their talents and their stories. Three Judges will judge the performances of Filipino-Foreigners. The performer who gets the most scores from the Judges wins P20,000 and advances to the succeeding rounds (Weekly and eventually, Grand Finals)|
|Jambunganga||An A cappella singing competition where presents A cappella groups ranging from 5-12 members who can do a song without any instruments but only human voices. The best a cappella group will win P50,000 and advances to the succeeding rounds (Weekly, Semi-Finals and eventually, Grand Finals)|
|Discontinued segments of the Showtime series|
|Year||Game Name||Game Description|
|2009||Ang Tanong, Ang Sagot||This is the first segment of Showtime to pick up five audience which question from the phrase word. If the answer is correct he or she win ₱1,000.|
|Magpasikat||Showtime also showcased performances from local and international celebrities in a talent portion.|
|Kantaranta||The show's presenters would play a song and then asking random audience members to fill in the missing lyric/s. The audience members who guessed correctly would win P1000 each and move on to the Bonus Round, where they get to play for ₱5,000.|
|2009–2010||Himigsikan||This musical segment runs every Friday featuring co-host Jugs Jugueta of Itchyworms and Teddy Corpuz of Rocksteddy.|
|2010–2011||I Know U||A quiz portion wherein 25 random audience members will participate in the game. There will 5 stations composed of 5 members each, vying for the ₱20,000 pesos cash prize.|
|Hulihin ang Bituin, Kampihan Kapamilya||This segment was hosted by K Brosas and Pooh and aired in Saturdays and pre-taped in barangays. Fifty contestants battle out in mini-games for ₱100,000. There are six types of mini-games whether it is simply correctly identifying a played song, or taking part in a physical dare. After the cancellation of Pilipinas Win Na Win, this segment was carried over for a few more weeks. The Grand Draw of Hulihin ang Bituin was held January 22, drawn 4 winners of ₱100,000 and 1 winner of ₱1,000,000 from all entries sent nationwide during the promo period.|
|Sample Sample Sample||Sample! Sample! Sample! is a segment wherein contestants can showcase their talents to the judges and audience. Whoever wins either an individual, duo, or group win ₱20,000 based on judges' highest average score and comes back the next day as a defending winner. If the contestants' win streak is at least three days, they automatically win ₱100,000 and a chance to compete in the segment's grand finals. The first grand finals was held on December 25, 2010 and the second grand finals was held on February 5, 2011.|
|2011||Arte Mo!||In the Arte Mo! elimination round, fifty random contestants (ten from a local city and forty from the studio audience) play in a last-man standing game. A multiple choice question about music, television, movies, etc. with four possible answers will be asked to the contestants. A cast member of the show will act a possible answer. Contestants will line up to the answer they think is correct. The last person standing wins ₱10,000 and advances to the I Know U jackpot round for a chance to win ₱200,000. The segment discontinued due to time limitation.|
|Magpasikat: Gig 'Mo To!||This musical segment runs every Saturday featuring unsigned bands performing.|
One of the major concepts of the Showtime series airing throughout the whole run is the competition, in which talent groups compete against each other in a tournament for the grand finals.
Everyday there are winner/s which will compete in the Weekly Finals, the winner/s in the Weekly Finals will directly be one the finalists for the Monthly Finals. The winner/s in the Monthly Finals will compete in the Grand Finals.
This was called the Wildcard Week. The best groups that either did not make it to the monthly finals or was in the monthly finals but lost got another chance to compete again in order to win a slot to the Grand Finals. During the week, the main hosts got to switch roles (except for Vice Ganda who still got to be a judge).
In season one, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, and Kim Atienza got the role of being the judges, Teddy and Jugs got the role of hosts/interviewers, and the longest-staying judge Jhong Hilario got the role of introducing the group contestants. At the Wildcard Finals that was aired on July 23, 2010, the groups XB Gensan and Boyz Unlimited Dancers tied in the competition and became the 10th and 11th finalist to compete in the Grand Finals.
In season two, Vhong Navarro, and Kim Atienza including Jhong Hilario got the role of being the judges, Teddy and Jugs got the role of hosts/interviewers, and ex-judge Bianca Manalo got the role of introducing the group contestants. Anne Curtis returned on the Wednesday episode but she still had her spot as host/interviewer and did not join the judging panel. On the Thursday and Friday episodes respectively, Anne replaced Vhong Navarro as judge since he was absent. At the Wildcard Finals that was aired on December 17, 2010, the group Ground Zero won the competition and became the 10th finalist to compete in the Grand Finals.
In season three, Vice Ganda joined Vhong Navarro in hosting the show while Karylle, Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Jugs and Teddy, and Anne Curtis became the judges. At the Wildcard Finals that was aired on May 13, 2011, the group The Next Level Octomix Dancers and Street Noize tied the competition and became the 11th and 12th finalist to compete in the Grand Finals.
In season four, Vhong, Billy and Vice reprise the role as a host/interviewer while Kim, Karylle, Jugs & Teddy, Anne and Showtime resident choreographers Mel Feliciano, May Francisco and Showtime Dancers will take their spot as a judges. Ex-judge Georgina Wilson took over as a host/interviewer in lieu of Vice Ganda due to his absence for two days. The Wildcard Finals was aired on December 5, 2011. It was the first time that the Wildcard Finals was extended into four different groups in one episode who did not make it in either the daily, weekly or monthly finals. The groups Prime Machine and UDC tied the competition and became the 13th and 14th finalist to compete in the Grand Finals.
This week was dedicated to the children called "Showtime: Kids Edition". During the week, kid group performers were the ones who would show their talents and also kids were the audience. Nash Aguas and Sharlene San Pedro were the special kid judges that joined the judging panel. No voting of judges for eviction during the week. At the end of the week, a finals was held where the winner here is the Showtime Kids Edition Champion. The kid group "Cea's Angels" won and became Showtime Kids Edition Champion, but they were not eligible to go to the monthly finals with the regular performers. But during Season 3 Summer Special, Nash and Sharlene reprises the role as kid judges receptively together with selected Goin Bulilit kids during April 4 to 9 week long kids group competition. In Season 4, Krista Kleiner, Katya Santos and Goin' Bulilit Kids were the special judges that joined the judging panel. No voting of judges for eviction during the week on December 19 to 23 week long kids group competition. At the end of competition the kid group "JPS Dance Crew" won of P200,000 and 2nd Showtime Kids Edition Champion.
Campus Clash Edition
The Campus Clash Edition features group performances of all school levels (Elementary, High School & College/Universities). Jhong Hilario, Gabriel Valenciano, Lauren Young, and Gretchen Fullido were the season's judges. The winning group received P 1 million in cash plus P 500,000 for the school campus. The Campus Clash Edition lasted for only a month, which took place in January 2012.
Grand Sample Finals
This was the Grand Finals of the segment "Sample! Sample! Sample!" of Showtime held at Studio 2 of ABS-CBN. Five contestants called "Grand Sampolistas" performed their talents to the judges and the audience to become Showtime's First Grand Sample Champion. The longest remaining judge Ryan Bang acted as the guest host due to Vice Ganda's absence. The special set of judges for the Grand Sample Finals were former Showtime judges Dimples Romana, Carmen Soo, Bianca Manalo, and Gladys Reyes. At the end of the episode, Grand Sampolista #5 Remiel Galeno from Caloocan emerged as the winner of the competition. He won the grand prize of P100,000 and became the 1st Grand Sample Champion with a final average score of 9.8 pts. On February 5, 2011, the second Grand Finals was held along with the Week 5 weekly finals. The judges of Week 5 (except Vice Ganda) are the ones who made the difficult task of judging the 4 Grand Sampolistas. Grand Sampolista #4 Red & Pink, a duo group from Quezon City emerged as the winner and became the 2nd Grand Sample Champion with a final average score of 10 pts. They won the grand prize of P100,000 and the first ever duo group to win the competition.
All Star Barangayan
Signaling the return of Showtime to its regular timeslot, the main competition of the show showcased various talents from groups of different barangays. The first competition was held on February 12, 2011. The guest hurados were news personalities Ted Failon, Gus Abelgas, Pinky Webb and Karen Davila. The episode also welcomed 2 new co-hosts for the show: singers Billy Crawford and Karylle.
Holy Week Special
In honor of Holy Week, Showtime suspended the daily performances and reflected on the best highlights since the show's launch. Also, the hosts looked back at the previous groups who performed at the show and what they gave back positively in this special time of the year. However, in 2012, It's Showtime continued to air live for the next three days with a special letter sender segment with the usual "Arte Mo" and "Singing V". In 2013, a Drama special was held in place of its usual format, featuring stories of Bida Kapamilya finalists as portrayed by Showtime hosts under the helm of TV Directors. The drama special again in 2014, featuring stories of Stars of 45 finalists as portrayed by Showtime hosts under the helm of TV Directors including the Interviews to the Winners.
Christmas Week Special
This week had contestants that must have a Christmas theme in their performances. This week had special guest judges who will judge the contestants this week. The special set of judges included TV Patrol reporter Marc Logan, Miss Universe 2010's 4th runner-up Maria Venus Raj and Pilipinas Got Talent judges Comedy concert queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas and Philippines' Queen of all Media Kris Aquino. The weekly finals was aired on December 24, 2010, and the all-girl group Ephesians won the competition.
The show will had its month-long Summer Special. Featuring talents of various groups each week, the 1st week will feature All-Girl groups while the audience and Guest Hurados will be All-Boys, the 2nd week will feature All-Boy Groups while the audience and Guest Hurados will be All-Girls and the 3rd week will feature All-Kid groups, guest hurados and audiences, and the next three weeks will be a battle between Boy Groups vs. Girl Groups vs. Kid Groups and the Monthly Finals itself will be on the last week.
During first anniversary, a special episode celebrating Showtime's first anniversary. The contestants consisted of the hosts with ex-hurados and guests. Jugs and Teddy's group with Yeng Constantino, Marc Abaya and Kean Cipriano, Kuya Kim's group with Alessandra De Rossi and Gloc-9, Anne Curtis' group with singers Robert Sena, Led Sobrepena III and Bugoy Drilon, Vhong Navarro's group with Jhong Hilario, Archie Alemania, Izzy Canillo and Bugoy Carino and Vice Ganda's group with beauty queens Precious Lara Quigaman and Miriam Quiambao. The groups were judged by a special set of celebrity hurados namely returning judge Gladys Reyes, Gary Valenciano, Luis Manzano, Arnel Pineda, and the Kimerald loveteam of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. At the end of the episode, the winner of the competition was the group of Jugs and Teddy.
During the second anniversary, the show suspends daily competitions for the hosts to show their hidden talents and became contestants themselves. Two hosts will perform each day and they will be judged by a special set of hurados (Celebrity doctors Manny Calayan and Vicki Belo, Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, "Queen of Fragrances" Joel Cruz and Celebrity fashion designer Liz Uy). In the second anniversary, some of former contestants/groups and judges performing from the previous season to introduce their second anniversary week including showtime's game segments like Kantaranta, Arte Mo! and I know U!. On October 22, Anne Curtis won the competition getting a perfect score of 10 from all the hurados and received P100,000 which she donated to a charity. Billy Crawford and Vice Ganda were the runners-up and received P50,000 each for their chosen charities.
On the Third Anniversary itself, in October 22–27, 2012, it had no competition so far after the Bida Kapamilya finals was held. This time, the hosts will group into pairs, after their solo performances 2 years back. These pairs will show their hidden talents as contestants themselves. There will be one or two pairs to perform each day and it will determined by the special set of hurados (Actress Eula Valdez, Talent manager Alfie Lorenzo and his wife Angge, Actor & Singer Jericho Rosales and Veteran actress Maricel Soriano.) At the end of the week, teams Anne & Karylle, Jugs & Teddy, and Billy & Vhong all had perfect scores having a triple tie, and each won P100,000 prize money to their chosen charity.
Last October 21–26, 2013, the show turned its fourth year anniversary. Once again, the hosts will group into pairs or trios and they will show their hidden talents once more, as contestants. This will be determined by a special set of hurados (Box Office Comedy Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas, TV Hosts Amy Perez and Ruffa Gutierrez and Singers Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez-Seña.) At the end of the week, the 3rd placer goes to Team Billy, Vhong and Coleen; 2nd placer goes to Team Vice and Kuya Kim (Vice performed as a solo in place for his partner Kuya Kim in time to take his rest after his successful recovery at the hospital) and the Grand Champion goes to Team Teddy, Karylle and Jugs. All winning cash prizes, half of the prize will go to the victims of the recent Visayas Earthquake through ABS-CBN's relief arm Sagip Kapamilya while the other half will go to their chosen charity.
Best of Showtime/It's Showtime
It was in 2010 that the show held its first year-end special week. This was hosted by Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kim Atienza, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta and Vice Ganda. This week highlighted the best and funniest scenes and performances of the contestants, judges, and hosts since the start of Showtime.
In 2011, the show held its year-end special week. Like the previous year, the host highlighted the best and funniest scenes and performances of the contestants, judges, and hosts since the start of Showtime combined season 3 & 4 respectively.
In 2012, the show held its year-end special week for only four days after their Christmas special. This year highlights the best and funniest scenes and performances of the contestants, judges, and hosts of It's Showtime for the past 11 months since its debuted on the noontime slot in February of the same year.
In 2013, the show held its year-end special for only 3 days. This year highlights were featured some of the former contestants and various performers in the show.
The Thanksgiving Episode
On January 28, 2012, the day after the finals of the Campus Clash Edition, the show aired a special episode wherein they gave thanks to its loyal viewers through different performances by past contestants and winners. The episode also featured the show's staff and the previous judges and their contributions to the show's success. The episode ended ambiguously with the hosts exiting the stage while entering an arc decorated with words giving thanks to the viewers. The episode caused quite a stir to fans and online users as many speculated that Showtime was cancelled. It was hinted in the show that followed its timeslot, Happy Yipee Yehey!, during a cold opening sketch done by its main hosts that Showtime will only say goodbye for a week while it was HYY saying goodbye forever. This was proven in the following news reports that HYY was indeed cancelled and the relaunched Showtime will replace it under the title It's Showtime.
The Finals Week
This was the first time that instead of the usual format which is after the wildcard finals will be the Grand Finals itself, The show had its Finals Week, which the viewers will get to know the finalists right before the actual Grand Finals. In October 15–19, 2012, 9 finalists for Bida Kapamilya were introduced for the entire week. These family teams are joined by their celebrity mentors to train themselves and to motivate each family teams.
Showtime had been a successful pre-noontime show of ABS-CBN. Showtime hit an all-time high rating during its Season 1 Grand Finals last July 24, 2010. Based on Kantar Media Philippines, it garnered 35% national rating versus 8.9% of Diz Iz It! and 13.7% of Eat Bulaga.
It's Showtime's pilot on ABS-CBN scored a 13.6 household rating. Overall, the pilot scored a 16.3 household rating (the combined It's Showtime pilot telecast on ABS-CBN and Studio 23). The ratings were a little sluggish, rating as low as 9.2% up to a high of 15.8% (grand finals) and consistently lagged within the 10-12 points range (against Eat Bulaga's 17 to the mid-20's range) on its first few months but were a little better than its predecessor Happy Yipee Yehey! according to Kantar Media Philippines.
However, during the Bida Kapamilya Final Week and Anniversary Week respectively, its ratings peaked to 20.9% national household rating beating TAPE's Eat Bulaga, which only got 15% dropped based on Kantar Media's National Urban ratings.
When Be Careful With My Heart was moved to an 11:45AM timeslot, It's Showtime was also moved to a later timeslot of 12:30PM. The variety show's ratings became pretty stable beating Eat Bulaga almost every day. The ratings of It's Showtime and Eat Bulaga fall within the range of 11-15% household ratings every day of the week. Be Careful with My Heart is also attributed to the stable ratings because of its primetime-like ratings and audience (usually rating between 24-27 points, and went as high as 30 points). It's Showtime's performance regained ABS-CBN's foothold in noontime national ratings.
When Kalokalike was introduced to the show, it became one of the trending topics in social media. It's Showtime became consistent in leading national TV ratings beating Eat Bulaga and Wowowillie. The Ultimate Kalokalike Showdown held last June 2, 2013, garnered a whooping 26.8% national rating leaving Eat Bulaga and Wowowillie with 13.2% and 2.8% national ratings respectively. Due to its success, Kalokalike Face 2 was introduced. The Ultimate Showdown, held on September 28, 2013, posted a 21.6% national TV rating beating Eat Bulaga (15.8%) and Wowowillie (2.6%).
After Kalokalike, It's Showtime edged out rivals with a new trend setter segment That's My Tomboy on October 15, 2013. The 4th Anniversary week special of It's Showtime from October 21–26, 2013 also sustained the leadership of the show in noontime and daytime ratings game.
Showtime: The Album
|Showtime: The Album|
|Released||October 15, 2010|
|Producer||Jonathan Manalo (executive)|
- Showtime Theme – Showtime cast
- Magpasikat – Teddy Corpuz
- Madlang People – Song created by DJ M.O.D.
- Hari Ng Dance Floor – Vhong Navarro
- We'll Get There – Anne Curtis
Showtime and its hosts went to Cebu to have live shows from February 1–6, 2010. Voting for "Hurado o Burado" were suspended for this week as Sheryn Regis and Gab Valenciano both guested as special judges.
A special episode featuring the highlights of One Kapamilya Go at Great America in Santa Clara, CA and the special Showtime episode with all the hosts and special hurados. The event originally took place on September 12, 2010, airing a month later October 17, 2010 exclusively on The Filipino Channel. The special hurados consisted of Pooh, Gelo of Barangay USA, Angelica Panganiban, Michael Copon, and Vice Ganda. On December 2, 2011, the show will visit Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
In 2013, It's Showtime hosts performed in Honolulu, Hawaii for their day long concert tour.
Showtime was suspended by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) for 20 days. This was due to comments uttered by guest judge Rosanna Roces against certain groups, especially on teachers, heard live on January 7, 2010. As a form of self-regulation, ABS-CBN relieved Roces of her jury duty, but suspension was still served against the show effective January 11, 2010, thus returning on February 1. In the meantime, a placeholder show called Magpasikat took over Showtime's timeslot. The show had essentially the same format as with Showtime, except that the competing groups were composed of celebrities.
The suspension period, however, lasted only for six days after the Court of Appeals issued a 60-day temporary restraining order against the MTRCB on January 15, 2010. The issuance of the order, and therefore the return of Showtime was announced later in Magpasikat.
On March 26, 2010, MTRCB ordered a total 1-month suspension of the program because of the incident, including the replacement "Magpasikat." The MTRCB also directed the filing of criminal charges against Florida Tan, ABS-CBN vice-president for programming, and other officers "responsible for the violation." Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN's Corporate Communications said that the suspension is not yet final and that they are seeking appeal before the Office of the President. However the said variety show wins the case due to the MTRCB has not presented new arguments that would justify a reversal of its previous resolution.
Awards and nominations
|2010||24th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Talent-Search Program||Cast and crew||Won|
|Best Talent-Search Program Hosts||Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kim Atienza & Vice Ganda||Nominated|
|2011||25th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Talent-Search Program||Cast and crew||Won
(tied with TV5's
|Best Talent-Search Program Hosts||Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Karylle & Jugs and Teddy||Nominated|
|2012||8th USTv Student's Choice Awards||Best Reality Show||Cast and crew||Won|
|34th Catholic Mass Media Awards||Best Entertainment Program||Cast and crew||Nominated|
|26th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Reality & Game Show||Cast and crew||Won|
|Best Reality & Game Show Hosts||Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, Jhong Hilario & Jugs and Teddy||Won|
|2013||9th USTv Student's Choice Awards||Best Variety Show||Cast and crew||Won|
|Best Variety Show Host||Anne Curtis||Won|
|27th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Variety Show||Cast and crew||Won|
|Best Male TV Host||Billy Crawford||Won|
|Best Female TV Host||Anne Curtis||Won|
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