S2: Showbiz Sabado

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S2: Showbiz Sabado
Created by ABS-CBN Corporation
Directed by Arnel Natividad
Presented by Edu Manzano
Alfie Lorenzo
Cristy Fermin
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 30-40 (airs every Saturday)
Running time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN
Original release March 2003 – September 2003
Followed by EK Channel (2004–2005)
Related shows Showbiz Lingo
The Buzz
External links
Website www.imdb.com/title/tt0428159/

S2: Showbiz Sabado is a Philippine showbiz oriented talk show broadcast by ABS-CBN. It was the network's answer to GMA Network's Startalk, which was already established as a Saturday talk show.

History and Format[edit]

In March 2003, Cristy Fermin returned to the ABS-CBN's formidable roster of hosts when she was named main host of the new Saturday gabfest "S2: Showbiz Sabado". To add more noise to the show, her erstwhile nemesis Alfie Lorenzo was named her co-host. It can be recalled that the two had a word war over the loveteam woes of Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual. The warring duo was joined by Edu Manzano (Fermin's former co-host in "Showbiz Lingo Plus") as the show's "neutralizer". "S2" managed to steal "Startalk"'s loyal viewers for a while with its no-nonsense showbiz news and segments that were similar to their competitor. However, the fun stopped in September 2003 when "S2" was axed due to management decision to reformat the Saturday afternoon time slot. Eventually, Fermin was absorbed in "The Buzz" to form a controversial trio with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino, marking her return to the Sunday late afternoon time slot.


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