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It's Showtime
It's Showtime (logo 2012).jpg
Also known as
  • Showtime (2009–2010, 2010–2012)
  • Magpasikat (2010)
GenreVariety show, comedy talent show
Created byABS-CBN
Developed byABS-CBN
Written by
  • Karla Gacusana
  • Maria Anna Isabel Reyes
  • Rachel Relucio
  • Matthew Salegumba
  • Bebeth Santos
  • Alex Balite
  • Ferdi Aguas
  • Alex Calleja
Directed byBobet Vidanes
Presented by
JudgesVarious
Theme music composerDJ MOD
Bobet Vidanes
Opening theme"Showtime (2012 remix)"
performed by It's Showtime hosts
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of episodes2,845 (as of October 27, 2018)
Production
Executive producer(s)Peter Edward Dizon
Production location(s)Studio 2 (2009–2012; 2018–present) (temporarily)
Studio 3 (2012–2018) (under renovation)
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center
Quezon City, Philippines
Editor(s)Alphonse Dayao
Kerwin de Mesa
Malvin Flores
Running time3 hours and 30 minutes (Weekdays)
4 hours (Saturdays)
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV) (2009–2015)
1080i (HDTV) (2015–present)
Original releaseas Showtime
October 24, 2009 (2009-10-24) – January 28, 2012 (2012-01-28)
as It's Showtime
February 6, 2012 (2012-02-06) – present
Chronology
Preceded byPilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba? (2001–2009)
Happy Yipee Yehey! (2011–2012)
External links
Website

It's Showtime (formerly known as Showtime and Magpasikat) is a Philippine noontime variety show that premiered on October 24, 2009, on ABS-CBN. The show broadcasts from the ABS-CBN Studios at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. The show airs weekdays from 12:15 pm to 3:45 pm, Saturdays from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, with an encore telecast on Jeepney TV every Mondays to Saturdays from 8:15 pm to 11:00 pm starting on June 11.[1] The show also broadcast worldwide through TFC or known as The Filipino Channel and live streaming online on YouTube via its channel Showtime Online Universe.

It's Showtime is the second live entertainment program in the Philippines to be broadcast in high-definition, after ASAP, sports programs and various shows. It's Showtime is also ABS-CBN's longest running daily noontime variety show after overtaking the length of MTB (1998–2005) on its 8th anniversary in 2017.

History[edit]

As Showtime![edit]

On October 24, 2009, Showtime premiered as a morning competition program, airing before the network's noontime shows, and served as the replacement for Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba? following its successful 8-year run. The original cast consisted of Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kim Atienza, Jugs Jugueta, 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 Showtime's competition format was that three groups, each made up of two to twenty-five members (with no age limit), perform a single performance, either a song and/or dance number. After the group's performance, the judges 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 of the group's performance included in the calculation of the winner. A "no" means 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 segment returned, but with 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 gets the chance to compete in the monthly finals. Lastly, all the monthly finalists compete in the season's grand finals.

Aside from the talent competition, Showtime also aired quick, short-term segments that offer cash prizes to the studio audience. On January 1, 2011, the show was moved to the noontime slot temporarily. It returned to its original time slot on February 12, 2011, to give way for Happy Yipee Yehey!. On January 28, 2012, the show aired a special episode to end its two-year competition format as Showtime, and ended with an impartial farewell.[2] On February 6, 2012, it is reformatted as a noontime variety show.[3][4] It's Showtime was also aired previously on Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports and Action) and CgeTV's website during its relaunch week.

As It's Showtime[edit]

Showtime ended its pre-noontime slot run on January 28, 2012, to prepare for a reformat as a noontime variety show which premiered on February 6, 2012, in 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 also 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 to 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 Rhed Bustamante (October 27, 2012) as part of the cast.

Amy Perez and Mariel Rodriguez were added to the show's main hosts on January 2, 2016, after guest co-hosting in December 2015. Coleen Garcia was dropped from the program because of her acting career and was briefly replaced by Joey Marquez. Meanwhile, Eric "Eruption" Tai left the show to focus on his sports career and married life. Jhong Hilario temporarily left the show on March 23, 2016 to run for councilor in Makati City; he reprised his hosting duties on May 10, 2016. On May 13, 2017, the show announced that James Reid and Nadine Lustre were added to the show as co-hosts for a brief period of time. Mariel Rodriguez returned on June 18, 2018 after a two-year-long break.

In October 2018, It's Showtime launched its own YouTube channel Showtime Online Universe.[5] Three digital programs premiered on the channel: And I Thank You with Miss Q and A grand winner Juliana Parizcova Segovia; Hashtag Roadtrip with Hashtag members; and Donna What To Do with Funny One grand winner Donna Cariaga. Showtime Online Universe is also the home to the online show Showtime Online.

Hosts[edit]

Karylle (left) and Anne Curtis (right), with guest co-host Angelica Panganiban

Show segments[edit]

Current segments[edit]

Miss Q and A[edit]

This segment, derived from the "Question and Answer" segments of beauty pageants, is a pageant for women, gays and transwomen. The segment focuses not on the beauty of the candidates but for their wit in answering questions.

Three candidates compete for the crown as Miss Q and A for three rounds. The competition starts as 3 to 4 candidates enter the stage one by one. As the candidates walk on the stage, the hosts gives a short background about the candidates such as educational background, occupation, etc. The candidates are given the chance to introduce themselves and give comedic proverbs which they "believe" in (this is very common to any gay beauty pageants throughout the Philippines). In season 2, the candidate with the best introduction wins P5,000.

In the first round, the candidates must answer trivial questions. The first two or three candidates to answer one question correctly advance to the next round. In season 2, the first two or three candidates with the most number of correct answers will proceed to the next round.

In the second round, the remaining candidates are asked with outrageous questions from a bowl of questions. Example: If there are one thousand grams in a kilogram, how many grams are there in an instagram?). The candidate who gave the "wittiest" answer, according to a panel of judges, will be declared the daily winner and advance to the final round.

In the final round, the daily winner will face the reigning Miss Q and A. In this round, a single, serious question (sometimes about recent events and social issues) are asked to both contenders. The winner will be declared through the average score of the panel of judges. If the winner is the daily winner, she will be the new reigning Miss Q and A. If the reigning Miss Q and A managed to defend the title, an additional crown is added. The longer the reigning Miss Q and A defend the title, the more crowns are added. If the reigning Miss Q and A managed to defend her title 3 times, she will advance to the semi-finals. If she managed to defend 10 times, she will advance to the grand finals without going through the semi-finals and will be added to the Hall of Fame. If the reigning Miss Q and A advances to the Hall of Fame and the grand finals, the crown is now vacant.

When the crown is vacant, four candidates will compete instead of three and the last candidate standing after the three rounds shall be the new Miss Q and A.

On June 30, 2018, Juliana Parizcova Segovia was named as the first "Miss Q and A 2018".[6][7][8][9] While Matrica Mae Centino and Lars Pacheco are 1st and 2nd runner-ups, respectively.

Tawag ng Tanghalan[edit]

Dubbed as "your all-time favorite search for outstanding amateur talents", Tawag ng Tanghalan is an amateur singing competition currently airing its third regular season. This is the second revival of the singing competition, which has aired previously on ABS-CBN in 1953 and 1987 respectively. The competition is open to Filipino contenders from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Singing Mo 'To[edit]

A musical sing-along segment where the person sings an original song at the live music video.

Santa Babies[edit]

Two groups of children showcase their talents and dance to famous Christmas songs.

Tong-Tong-Tong-Tong Papatong-Patong[edit]

Two team leaders select their members through a schoolyard pick. The two teams are then given objects to stack up within 2 minutes. The team with the highest stack wins the game.[10]

Seasonal segments[edit]

It's Showtime Holy Week Special[edit]

Magpasikat[edit]

Magpasikat is an annual talent competition for the It's Showtime hosts held a week before the show's anniversary, October 23. The hosts perform from Monday to Friday, with the awarding of winners on Saturday. The performances are evaluated by a special panel of judges. The first three places receive a cash prize to be donated to a chosen charity.

So far, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz have the most number of wins (5 wins) and the most consecutive wins (3 wins, 2013 to 2015).

Magpasikat
Year 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place Judges Source
2010 Jugs and Teddy N/A
2011 Anne N/A
2012 Anne and Karylle N/A
Jugs and Teddy
Billy and Vhong
2013 Jugs, Teddy and Karylle Vice Ganda and Kuya Kim Vhong, Billy and Coleen N/A
2014 Jugs, Teddy and Billy Vhong and Jhong Anne and Coleen N/A
2015 Jugs, Teddy and Vice Karylle, Jhong and Eric Anne and Kuya Kim N/A
2016 Anne, Amy and Joey

Ryle, Paulo, Dawn, Miho, Maika, Krissha

Vhong and Jhong

Nikko, Jon, Luke, Maris, Jessica, Leyana, Riva

Karylle, Jugs, Teddy and Mariel

Ronnie, Jameson, Loisa, Mikee, Sammie, Devon, Kelley

Vice and Kuya Kim

Zeus, Tom, Chienna, Mica, Nikki, Jane

Billy and Ryan

McCoy, Jimboy, Joanna, Kamille, Barbie, Erin

2017 Vhong

Nikko, Tom, Bugoy, Kid, Erin, Joana

Vice, Jugs and Teddy

Ronnie, Ryle, CK, Luke, Mica, Krissha

Karylle and Jhong

McCoy, Jon, Wilbert, Maru, Dawn, Mikee

Anne, Ryan and Nadine

Jameson, Jimboy, Vitto, Franco, Chienna, Kelley

Billy, Amy and James

Zeus, Paulo, Rayt, Kamille, Maika, Sammie, Jessica

2018 Karylle and Jhong

Ronnie, Jimboy, Rayt, Chienna, Jessica

Vice Ganda and Amy

McCoy, Luke, Wilbert, Krissha, Mikee

Anne and Mariel

Jameson, Ryle, Tom, Kid, Sammie

Vhong and Ryan

Nikko, CK, Paulo, Dawn, Maika

Jugs and Teddy

Zeus, Vitto, Maru, Mica, Joana

[11]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Showtime debuted on its pre-noontime slot on October 24, 2009 with a 14% national TV rating based on Kantar Media Philippines.[12] Its immense popularity ended SiS's dominance on its timeslot.[13] GMA Network replaced SiS with Diz Iz It!, a competition similar to Showtime, but it was cancelled after five months.

The show's first grand finals held on July 24, 2010 received a 35% national TV rating, beating the 8.9% rating of Diz Iz It! and 13.7% of Eat Bulaga![14] The second grand finals held on December 18, 2010 scored a 23.4% national TV rating against Eat Bulaga!'s 17.4%.[15] The third grand finals held on May 14, 2011 delivered a rating of 21.3% versus Eat Bulaga!'s 17%.

It's Showtime debuted on its noontime slot on February 6, 2012 with a 13.6% national rating.[16] The episode received an overall 16.3% rating when the viewership numbers from Studio 23 were added. Initially placing behind Eat Bulaga!, the show's rating peaked to a 20.9% national rating during the final of the "Bida Kapamilya" segment and its third anniversary week-long celebration.[17][18]

The final of the Kalokalike segment garnered a 26.8% national TV rating on June 2, 2013, leaving Eat Bulaga! and Wowowillie with 13.2% and 2.8% ratings, respectively.[19] The final of the segment's second iteration posted a 21.6% national TV rating, once again beating Eat Bulaga!'s 15.8% and Wowowillie's 2.6%.[20]

It's Showtime continued its dominance in the noontime slot with its fourth anniversary week special held from October 21–26, 2013.[21][22]

The program faced heavy competition in 2015, with its 6th anniversary special only scored a 10.2% national TV rating, four times behind its rival.[23][24][25]

It's Showtime quickly regained its prominence on its timeslot when it debuted Tawag ng Tanghalan in 2016. The program garnered a 33.6% national TV rating during the singing competition's first grand finals.[26] Tawag ng Tanghalan continued its winning streak during its second season finale when it posted a national TV rating of 31% against Eat Bulaga!'s 9.5%.[27] It's Showtime topped the ratings game once again during Miss Q and A's grand finals on June 30, 2018 with a national TV rating of 28.4% versus Eat Bulaga!'s 11.1%.[28]

Controversies[edit]

MTRCB suspension[edit]

Showtime was suspended by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) for twenty days. This was due to comments uttered by guest judge Rosanna Roces against certain groups, especially teachers, heard live on January 7, 2010. As a form of self-regulation, ABS-CBN relieved Roces of her jury duty, but a suspension was still served against the show effective January 11, 2010. It returned on February 1. In the meantime, a placeholder show called Magpasikat took over Showtime's timeslot.[29] The show had essentially the same format as with Showtime, except that the competing groups were composed of celebrities.

However, the suspension period lasted for only 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 on Magpasikat.[30][31][32]

On March 26, 2010, MTRCB ordered a total one-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."[33] Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN's Corporate Communications said that the suspension was not yet final and that they were seeking appeal before the Office of the President.[34] However the variety show won the case because the MTRCB had not presented new arguments that would justify a reversal of its previous resolution.[35][36]

"Pastillas Girl" controversy[edit]

"Nasaan Ka Mr. Pastillas?" was a daily reality-dating game serial which drew the ire of netizens and the women's group Gabriela. Because of various complaints from online social networking sites, MTRCB summoned the show's executives to discuss the segment. After a thorough investigation, MTRCB imposed "self-regulation" on It's Showtime because of the segment.

Showtime: The Album[edit]

Showtime: The Album
Cover Album of Showtime The Album.jpg
Compilation album
ReleasedOctober 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)
Recorded2010
GenreSoundtrack
LabelStar Music
ProducerJonathan Manalo (executive)

A self-debut album composed of five music tracks featuring the Showtime hosts.[37][38]

  • "Hari Ng Dance Floor" – Vhong Navarro
  • "Magpasikat" – Teddy Corpuz
  • "Madlang People" – song created by DJ M.O.D.
  • "Showtime Theme" – Showtime cast
  • "We'll Get There" – Anne Curtis

"Showtime Theme" – Showtime cast

Tours[edit]

In 2010, Showtime held live shows from February 1 to 6 in Cebu. Voting for judges was suspended as Sheryn Regis and Gab Valenciano stepped in as special judges. The program also had a special episode featuring highlights from the One Kapamilya Go event at the Great America in Santa Clara, CA which took place on September 12, 2010. The special episode aired on October 7, 2010, exclusively on The Filipino Channel. The special judges consisted of Pooh, Angelica Panganiban, Michael Copon, Gelo of Barangay USA and Vice Ganda.

In 2011, Showtime visited Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

In 2013, the It's Showtime hosts performed in Honolulu, Hawaii for their day-long concert tour.

In 2014, the It's Showtime hosts performed in Canada as a part of the program's fifth anniversary celebration.

In 2015, It's Showtime kicked off its month-long, sixth anniversary celebration at the Araneta Coliseum. The program also toured at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna and Hoops Dome in Cebu.

In 2018, It’s Showtime hosts and performers will having their U.S. Tour was recently held in California last July 28–29.

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated artist/work Result Source
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Cast and crew Won [39]
Best Talent Search Program Host Vhong Navarro, Kim Atienza, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis Nominated
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Program Cast and crew Won
(tied with Talentadong Pinoy)
[40]
Best Talent Search Program Host Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Jugs, Teddy and Vhong Navarro Nominated
2012 8th USTv Student's Choice Awards Best Reality Show Cast and crew Won [41]
34th Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Entertainment Program Cast and crew Nominated [42]
26th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Reality and Game Show Cast and crew Won [43]
Best Reality and Game Show Host Anne Curtis, Teddy, Vice Ganda, Kim Atienza, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, Jhong Hilario, Jugs and Vhong Navarro Won
2013 9th USTv Students' Choice Awards Best Variety Show Cast and crew Won [44]
Best Variety Show Host Anne Curtis Won
27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Variety Show Cast and crew Won [45]
Best Male TV Host Billy Crawford Won
Vhong Navarro Nominated
Vice Ganda Nominated
Best Female TV Host Anne Curtis Won
Karylle Nominated
2014 Yahoo! OMG! Philippines Awards Best Male TV Host Vhong Navarro Won [46]
28th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Variety Show Cast and crew Won [47]
Best Male TV Host Billy Crawford Won
Vice Ganda Nominated
Best Female TV Host Anne Curtis Won
2015 2015 Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Variety Program Cast and crew Nominated [48]
13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Best Variety Show Cast and crew Won [49]
2nd Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards Best Variety Show Cast and crew Won [50]
Best Male TV Host Vice Ganda Won
11th USTv Students' Choice Awards Best Variety Show Cast and crew Won [51]
29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show Cast and crew Nominated [52]
Best Male TV Host Vice Ganda Won
Billy Crawford Nominated
Best Female TV Host Anne Curtis Won
2016 2nd Aral Parangal Awards of the Young Educators’ Council of SOCKSARGEN (YECS) Best TV Variety Show Cast and crew Won [53]
12th USTv Students' Choice Awards Best Variety Show Cast and crew Nominated [54][55]
Best Variety Show Host Anne Curtis Won
2016 Golden Laurel Lyceans’ Choice Media Awards Best Noontime Show Cast and crew Won [56]

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