Wowowee

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Wowowee
Tfc wowowee.jpg
2010 title card
GenreVariety, Comedy
Created byABS-CBN
Willie Revillame
Developed byEdgar "Bobot" Mortiz
Willie Revillame
Directed byJohnny Manahan
Bobet Vidanes
StarringWillie Revillame
and Others
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino, English
Production
Executive producer(s)Cynthia Jordan
Harold Nueva
Production location(s)Studio 3, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Running time3¼ hours
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 5, 2005 (2005-02-05) – July 30, 2010 (2010-07-30)
Chronology
Preceded byMTB Ang Saya Saya (1998-2005)
Followed byPilipinas Win na Win (2010)
Related showsWilling Willie/Wil Time Bigtime (TV5)
Wowowillie (TV5)
Wowowin (GMA Network)
External links
Website

Wowowee was a Philippine noon time variety show that was broadcast by ABS-CBN. The show premiered on February 5, 2005, and aired live on weekdays and Saturdays. The show was also broadcast worldwide through ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel. The show officially ended on July 30, 2010 and was replaced by a new variety show, Pilipinas Win Na Win on July 31.[1][2]

Cast[edit]

Main host[edit]

Co-hosts[edit]

Former co-hosts[edit]

Guest hosts[edit]

Featuring[edit]

  • Wowowee Dancers (Formerly ASF Dancers) (2005–2010)
  • Kembot Girls (2010)
  • ASF Boys (2005–2010)
  • Wowowee Girls (2005)
  • Bentong (2005–2010)
  • Luningning (2008–2010)
  • Mariana del Rio (2008–2009)
  • Priscilla Meirelles (2008–2009)
  • Ariana Barouk (2008–2009)
  • Sandra Seifert (2008–2009)
  • Nina Jose (2008–2009)
  • Owen Ercia (Jimmy Santol)[3] (2005–2010)
  • DJ Coki (2007–2010)
  • DJ Mod (2005-2007;[4] 2010)

Segments[edit]

Cash Motto[edit]

In the Cash Motto segment, a random studio audience member who sent in a motto gets to play a game with winnings up to PHP1,000,000. He/she will have one minute to grab as much cash in the air in a secluded capsule. He/she cannot take peso bills while it is on the tank itself. The contestant is provided a broom to loosen up the money, so more will fly in the air. The amount of money he/she gets is what they keep. If the total amount of money grabbed reaches PHP40,000 or over, the contestant will receive a Wowowee videoke along with the money he/she grabbed. Another random studio audience member is chosen after the segment. This second audience member does not get to play the game, but has to guess how much money the first audience member grabbed. The co-hosts usually give a hint on the range. The contestant has up to three chances to guess how much he/she won. If the contestant gets the amount right, they win whatever the other player won. If they fail to guess, they still win PHP1,000 for being chosen.

Hep, Hep, Hooray[edit]

Twenty (previously ten) random audience members get to play Hep, Hep, Hooray. The game retired at the end of 2009 but quickly returned on January 4, 2010, due to more audience demand than its predecessor, Samson, Lion and Delilah.

In this segment of the show, the audience is prepared to dance to one of Willie Revillame's hit songs. This opening song number is the theme tune for the choosing of the ten random audience members, the audience is warmed up for the public displays of talent, where Willie and his co-hosts will draw from the audience, from different sections including the TFC subscribers to dance the song in an entertaining way.

The objective of the game is to repeat the words "Hep Hep" and "Hooray". A co-host puts the microphone in front of a contestant's face and they are supposed to say "Hep Hep" while clapping their hands together below their waist, then another co-host will put the microphone to another contestant's face and they are to finish the cheer with saying "Hooray" and raising their hands in the air. If a contestant makes a mistake, they are out of the game, but they win PHP1,000 and a gift pack from Rexona as a consolation prize. This is a last person standing game. The one who lasts the longest wins.

Since Cash Bukas, the old bonus round for the game has moved on to Willie of Fortune, new rules were written on its relaunch. The final person standing goes for the final round, where the contestant can duel against one of the three "Amazonas": April, Lovely, and Aiko. During the duel, same rules apply repeating the words "Hep" "Hep" "Hooray". The contestant's goal is to beat the "Amazona" to win the jackpot, which always starts at PHP10,000. Every day the jackpot is not won, another PHP10,000 is added to it. On January 25, 2010, Jana was removed as an Amazona due to losing three times; April replaced her. A new batch of Amazonas were introduced on March 8 of the same year, referred to the hosts as "Amazunas". A new name to "Amazunas" was introduced last April 10: the "Dragon Ladies". Beginning July 5, the "Dragon Ladies" portion was removed, and the last person standing automatically wins P10,000 from Rexona.

On July 26, a new format called the Pair Factor was introduced. The twenty random audience members choose a partner to play with. The rules still mainly stay the same, however, they must both clap with "Hep" "Hep", and raise their hands with "Hooray". There are two groups consisting of five pairs each playing in their own group. The winner of rounds one and two will advance to the final round competing against each other. The last pair standing wins P10,000 from Rexona.

Willie of Fortune[edit]

Six people selected earlier through "themed" auditions compete in pairs in rounds of Willie of Fortune. The in-house keyboardist plays a portion of a song, and the first person to name the song correctly wins one point. If the player can correctly sing the exact lyrics from that portion of the song, they will receive the second point. Two points are required to win the round and get to round two. In this round, the three remaining players go to a knock out question. One song will be played, and whoever can buzz in the correct song title first wins PHP10,000 and advances to the jackpot round, Cash Bukas.

Every Saturday, celebrity teams play against each other. Same gameplay rules used in the weekday version exists. However, the team who gets to five points first wins, and goes straight to the jackpot round, Cash Bukas.

Cash Bukas[edit]

In the Cash Bukas segment, the winner of Willie of Fortune (previously the player is taken from Hep, Hep, Hooray) gets to play for four prizes. 10 trays are available for the player to select, while the player only selects three to play with. Next, the player must choose only one tray. The player is offered increasing amounts of cash until the player takes the offer, or keeps playing to open the tray. The trays offered in the game follows:

  • 1: PHP100,000
  • 1: PHP500,000
  • 1: Grand Pasada Showcase (Sinski Maton)
  • 1: PHP1,000,000
  • 6: Cheap prizes (e.g., sandals, salted egg, noisemakers, etc.)

Tic Tac to Win[edit]

Tic Tac to Win is a game that premiered on January 1, 2010, with a format similar to past "end-games" in the show, including its predecessor, Want More, No More. Beginning on February 6 of the same year, the game played on a recurring basis.

Tumpak o Sablay[edit]

A group of fifty contestants is asked a trivia question that was asked by a random person in the streets, or a celebrity in some cases. The contestants must go to either side of the stage "Tumpak" (Correct) or "Sablay" (Fail) to guess if their answer is right or wrong. Similar to Pera o Bayong, the last person standing on the round gets to play for the jackpot round with PHP10,000 to keep.

Jackpot Round[edit]

Twenty letters (A-T) with prizes in different amounts are presented on a 5x4 board. The winner of the previous round chooses nine letters from the board, and arranges the letters as they desire on a giant tic-tac-toe board. Scattered and hidden in the twenty letters contain:

  • 4: Brand new car
  • 4: House and lot
  • 4: PHP1,000,000

Eight letters contain instant cash for the contestant to keep:

  • 4: PHP10,000
  • 3: PHP25,000
  • 1: PHP50,000

The goal is to make a tic-tac-toe of either the car, house, or PHP1,000,000. If a tic-tac-toe is achieved, it is won to them. If no tic-tac-toe was achieved, he/she still keeps the instant cash that was won on the board.

Discontinued segments[edit]

Discontinued segments
Year Game Name Game Description
2005–2008 "Bigtime" Pera O Bayong "Bigtime" Pera o Bayong was a game that was brought from Magandang Tanghali Bayan. The game first started on February 5, 2005. The game relaunched with "Bigtime" added at the name on October 6, 2008.

A group of 50 people are asked a question with three answer choices labeled A, B, or C. They must stand near the letter they preferred to choose. This is last man standing, so the game is continued until one is left. The final person wins PHP10,000 and goes on to the next half of the game. The final contestant, then makes a choice from 10 "bayongs" (bags), and then the hosts have several bargaining sessions where they offer the contestants a cash offer in exchange for the chosen bayong. If the player stays with the bayong, he or she wins whatever is inside it. The three grand prizes are PHP1,000,000, a house and lot, and the Bigtime Bayong containing PHP1,000,000, a house and lot, and a brand new car.

2005–2008 Bigat 10 Ten random audience members are chosen to play on round three of Willie of Fortune. Willie then chooses one of them (now two at a time) to come up on stage. Willie asks a question and if the contestant answers correctly, the Bigat 10's are eliminated for good. However, if the Bigat 10's answer correctly, the contestant wins PHP3,000 - that is subtracted from the total winnings from the contestant which was rewarded to him/her prior to the game.
2005 Act-U A contestant tried to guess what a celebrity guest was trying to act out. This game is similar to charades.
2005 Call A Cookie A Questune contestant and 2 other randomly selected audience members were asked questions, but the "buzzers" were located above them. If the Questune contestant won, the contestant advanced to the next round and won a prize, and the two audience contestants would get PhP 500. If one of the other contestants won, both won PHP5,000. IF They Guess the correct Answer all in a row The contestant wins PHP500,000 and a cookie monster trophy. This game was later replaced by Isang Talon Walang Sagot.
2005 Sketch on the Rocks A contestant attempted to draw picture of a word selected out of a fishbowl while other contestants attempted to guess what it was, but the paper on the board constantly scrolled up. After 30 seconds, the drawer would move to the "rock board", where the player attempted to write out what the answer was, but the board shook making it more difficult. If the guessers could figure it out, the drawer won the prize that he or she selected beforehand. If the guessers couldn't figure it out after 30 seconds on the "rock board" and after 5 more final seconds, the drawer did not win anything.
2005 Touch Ako The last contestant of Willie of ForTune goes for the last round. 10 TFC subscribers are placed inside a circle with a protective mask and velcro outfit. The goal for the contestant is to eliminate the 10 TFCs in under 60 seconds, using balls provided for the contestant which stick to the velcro, blindfolded. If the ball sticks to any of the TFC's outfit, he/she is eliminated from the pack. The TFCs however can move the circle anywhere on the stage, not off stage obviously. If the contestant eliminates all, he/she wins the showcase he/she has chosen to play for and the jackpot. If not, they lose the showcase.
2005–2006 Doblado Sigurado Played after Bigat 10, Doblado Sigurado offered a chance for the contestant to double their winnings. A box containing 5 chips (each one being black and white) would be passed around the audience, and the contestant would predict how many would come up White and how many would come up Black. If the prediction was right, the contestant's Bigat 10 winnings were doubled. If it wasn't, the player walked away with only PHP10,000. This game was later replaced by Pasalog.
2005–2006 Wow! Wow! Win! sa Wowowee! All the home viewers must do is answer a question correctly, with the provided possible answer containing 5 letters or less. If the home contestant texts in and answers correctly, one random viewer will receive PHP25,000.
2005 Green Cross One of the Pera o Bayong contestants was randomly picked from the group, and won PHP5,000. In one of 3 bags was PHP20,000, and the player had to guess which one contained the prize. If the player picked correctly, he or she would win a total of PhP 25,000. The game was sponsored by Green Cross, a Filipino soap brand. This game has only been played once.
2005 Huli Kaw! This game involves getting random people off the streets to answer a trivial question. If the person answers the question correctly, he/she wins PHP5,000.
2005–2006 Isang Talon, Isang Sagot The 3 Questune contestants left standing advanced to this round, were asked trivia questions. If he/she knew, the contestant jumps to "buzz in". 5 points are required to advance to the Bigat 10 round. The game was later replaced by Sinong Kumanta Ng Kantang 'To?
2006–2008 Sinong Kumanta Ng Kantang To? Three contestants compete to buzz in and answer the artist of the song played. The first to 2 points wins. The game was later replaced by Tanong Ko, Sagutin Mo.
2006–2009 Pasalog In Pasalog, the contestant has a chance of winning different prizes provided by sponsors, including a progressive cash jackpot increasing every show if not won. Dice containing logos and symbols are placed into compartments in beach ball like spheres. The balls are then passed around the audience (or sometimes rolled around the stage if there is not enough time). When the pasalogs are returned, the compartments are opened. If the face of the dice facing up has a symbol or logo, the player wins the corresponding prize. Pasalog was originally played with a similar cube shaped container.

In part of the new set on March 31, 2008, Pasalog changed to three balls.Where in Mariposa at the left side, Milagring at the right side and Luningning at the middle.[5]

Ball One Ball Two Ball Three
3 PHP10,000 & 3 PHP20,000 3 X2 & 3 X5 1 Grand Negosyo, 1 X1, 3 ÷2, 1 X5
2007–2008 Guess the Presyo, Get the Premyo! Sponsored by Mega Sardines, is a game which debuted on the November 19, 2007, episode of Wowowee. Five players picked from the studio audience are assigned numbers and have to attempt to arrange themselves in the correct order to the correct price of the day's prize in 90 seconds or less. The first digit of the price is always given. If the contestants get it right, they win the prize.
2007 Wilyonaryo This game became entangled in one of the larger controversies associated with Wowowee when it debuted in August 2007. The 50 contestants who competed had to predict the result of surveys answered by audience members with remote controls. Some contestants were offered a chance to stay where they were, switch their guess, or walk away with a cash offer before the answer was revealed. After one contestant is left, he/she chooses 12 tablets in any order they'd like. Those tablets are then placed in a horizontal shelf with a chute on the bottom of each of them for the ball to enter. He/she is then given two labels written "P20,000" and is told to place those labels on the top of those tablets on where they think the ball will land on. On a giant pinball machine, the contestant drops a pinball and can bump on random money values of PHP1,000 through PHP5,000. The pinball with eventually land to the end of the chute, where the horizontal shelf containing the tablets are connected. Wherever the ball lands is the tablet one must play with; if that tablet, by the way, was labeled with that "P20,000" sticker, an extra PHP20,000 would be added to one's winnings, so the total winnings build up fast. Then, the gameplay begins to be similar to the jackpot round in Pera o Bayong. Prizes include House & Lot prize, PHP500,000, PHP1 Million and PHP2 Million—the top prize.
2007 iYugYugan Na! Five lucky contestants are chosen from the audience and is brought to center stage. While they show off their mediocre dancing to the song, Willie then randomly chooses any of the 5 to answer a very simple question. If the chosen contestant answers correctly and quickly, s/he is still in the game and awarded an extra PHP500. The lucky contestant is decided and is brought up the stairs and is given two die. Only one side of each of the two die contain that "YUG Jackpot" which it what the contestant MUST get. If only one of the die lands on the jackpot, he/she wins an extra PHP5,000. If both die land on the jackpot, the contestant breaks the bank! If none land on the jackpot however, he/she is awarded an extra PHP10,000 for playing.
2008 Coca-Cola 50 Million Family Panalo: Cash o Bukas? 10 players get to play, 5 on each side. The object of the game is to be the last person standing with a coke cap. Each person starts off with 5 Coca-Cola caps. They are asked questions and players must place the caps on the letter they think its right. For example, a player can put 2 caps on A, 2 caps on B, and 1 cap on C. They bring the platform up so the other players can see what they chose. Then, the correct answer caps are stayed on the platform, while the others fall down. The last person standing with a Coke cap advances to the jackpot round. The final contestant gets to play for the cash prize. There are 26 letters on the board, (A-Z, excluding X). The player must get all 15 Coca-Cola logos to win PHP1,000,000. Along the way, the player can get prizes like a portable DVD player, MP3 player, etc. They must avoid the strikes as much as possible. If the player gets 3 strikes, the game is over, and loses all the money, although they can still have the other prizes with them. However, a player can get the Coke smiley and eliminate a strike with PHP50,000 and year supply of Coca-Cola. However, there is still a chance they will get eliminated. after Then A Winner Thanks To Coke And Eat Bulaga Instead of Wowowee
2009 Eight O'Clock A studio player gets to play for up to PHP200,000. A random member in the audience plays together, and both work together to get the top prize. There is a bunch of chips on the board and decide which to take one by one. Each chip show different prize amounts shown below. 5 chips for a certain prize amount is require to win it. Bonuses are randomly on the board, too. Each player gets the prize unsplit.
2009 Want More, No More This game replaced the former game Bigtime Pera O Bayong.
  • Elimination Round

A group of 50 people are asked a question and then given two choices to answer that question, "Oo" (Yes) or "Hindi" (No). Within a certain amount of time, the contestants must line up behind the sign labelled with their preferred answer. The co-hosts then reveal the correct answer, and those who queued behind the sign labelled with the wrong answer are eliminated; the contestants who chose the correct answer remain in the game. This is a last-person-standing game; the game process continues until one person is left remaining on the stage. The last-remaining contestant receives PHP10,000 then plays the Jackpot Round.

  • Jackpot Round

The contestant, who won the Elimination Round, plays for a chance to win one, two or all of the following major prizes the game has to offer: a Jeep, a House and Lot from Global Asiatique, and PHP1,000,000.

There are 25 "bayongs" on the stage, each labelled with letters from A-Z (excluding X), and each containing a case. Each case contains a logo, which will determine the amount of the contestant's winnings. Five cases display a silhouette of a jeep in a yellow circle, which each adds PHP10,000 to the contestant's winnings and increases the chances of winning the Jeep. Six cases have a silhouette of a house in a green circle which, as well, each adds PHP10,000 to the contestant's earnings and increases the chances of winning the House and Lot. Nine cases contain a bold, black number "2" (before it is labeled as "1" for 1 Million but now it is "2" for 2 Million) in a red circle, which, too, adds PHP10,000 to the contestant's money and increases the chances of winning the million pesos. Contestants who play this round, however, have to be cautious, as there are four cases that contain a large "X" in a red circle that will cripple the contestant's chances of taking home his or her earnings. If the contestant opens three of the cases with the large "X" on it, he or she would lose the game and not be allowed to take home their earnings. There is one special case that bears the "W" used in the logo for Wowowee that, if opened, guarantees that the contestant will take home PHP50,000, even if the contestant chooses three "bayongs" containing the cases with the large "X" on it.

2009 May Regalo May Regalo is the jackpot round for the winner of Knock Out. This segment is very similar to Merrygalo from 2007. There are 16 presents to choose from. The top prize is PHP500,000.

5 circles
5 squares
5 stars
1 Random Grand Negosyo
1 Knorr Real Sarap

  • 1 of each kind: PHP20,000
  • 2 of a kind: PHP50,000
  • 3 circles: PHP100,000
  • 3 squares: PHP250,000
  • 3 stars: PHP500,000

The contestant chooses three boxes, but may change the boxes at any time before opening if requested.

2010 Samson, Lion, and Delilah

This game is similar to the rock-paper-scissors hand game, but instead named after Bible characters Samson and Delilah. As in Hep, Hep, Hooray, ten random players get to play the game. They had to dance to Willie's latest song, "Kembot Na".

  • Samson beats lion.
  • Lion beats Delilah.
  • Delilah beats Samson.

In round one, two players will be fighting each other. Since there are ten contestants, there will be five rounds. Whoever loses is already out of the game, but gets PHP1,000 and a Rexona gift pack. The five remaining contenders face off the celebrity champion, Pokwang.

In round two, the remaining five contestants competes against Pokwang, the celebrity champion. Every time a contestant wins, PHP500 is won for themselves. If a contestant loses against Pokwang, the contestant still wins PHP2,000 and a Rexona gift pack for making it far. The contestants with continuing winning streak will continue until they lose, leaving with their winnings, plus PHP2,000 and a Rexona gift pack. When two contestants are left, a face-off (sudden death) will commence. Winner of the face-off will go against Pokwang for the jackpot of the day. The jackpot is always PHP10,000 plus another PHP10,000 each day the jackpot is not won.

2010 Wil's Balls

Wil's Balls is a simple, new game where a large bingo cage is situated at center stage. It contains bingo balls from A-G, 1-100, in the respective section of the audience. Once a ball is chosen, a number will be called, and the person sitting in the called seat will win P2,500. Since there is Wil's indefinite leave and inactivity of this segment, it is likely to be discontinued.

2010 Cash Mo-Tour On June 19, 2010, the spin-off, Cash Mo-Tour was premiered and introduced in a local barangay at Valenzuela City, and will tour around different barangays. The rules of the game remained same for the spin-off. However beginning July 5 of the same year, an elimination round consisting of fifty people were introduced, including new rules.

Fifty residents gather on center stage. There are three sections: RR, Eric, and Jed (representing the hosts of the segment). Contestants line up to a random host hoping for a chance to stay or leave the game. A beach ball consisting of a cube previously used in Pasalog has sides that say tira (left) and tangal (removed). The host will play a quick game using colored gloves. The hosts with the majority color are safe, while the host's luck with the minority color is left with the cube. If it lands on tira, the contestants on the minority host stay while the others leave. If it lands on tangal, the contestants on the minority leave while the others stay. The last person standing gets to sweep and catch money in the tube as always.

The winning contestant is allowed to get one special offer from the hosts to higher their chances of winning more money. The offers include:

Cash Mo-Catcher The contestant wears a skirt in the tank to help get more money.
Bonus :30 Thirty extra seconds is given to the sixty seconds.
20 Checks Twenty checks of P5,000 are added for an extra P100,000 in the tank.

Special shows[edit]

World tours[edit]

Wowowee had broadcast episodes from other locations in the Philippines, and had also gone on world tours to other countries such as the United States (Atlantic City, San Francisco, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Reno, Chicago, Honolulu, Atlantic City, San Diego, Houston, and Guam), Australia (Sydney), Canada (Winnipeg), and Dubai.[6]

In celebration of TFC's 15th anniversary and Wowowee's 4th anniversary, Wowowee held a grand world tour in 2009. Starting in Dubai, the tour reached Italy, United States (San Francisco, Seattle, Orlando and Las Vegas) and Canada (Toronto).

2006: Alay sa Kapamilya[edit]

Alay sa Kapamilya was a program organized by ABS-CBN as an observation for the PhilSports Arena stampede victims. It preempted Wowowee for six days while the network decided over the fate of the variety show. The shows were a solemn tribute to the victims, featuring performances by ABS-CBN regulars. Eventually, ABS-CBN decided to temporarily cancel the variety show until its return on March 11, 2006.[7]

2006: Honoring Overseas Filipino Workers[edit]

On several occasions, the show has paid tribute to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) serving across the world. On the August 2, 2006, episode, Wowowee with cooperation with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) produced a special edition saluting and featuring female OFW's who returned from Lebanon where a war was present in that country. They were all invited to attend and even participate in the show that day. The contestants during the first half that day were close friends of the OFWs, while an unspecified number of OFW's participated in "The Ultimate Pera O Bayong". All the winnings won in during the show were combined together and evenly distributed to all of the OFWs in the audience, with the grand total of winnings being PHP1,390,000.

2007: Armed Forces of the Philippines join Wowowee[edit]

On September 1, 2007, about 500 soldiers came in full force to the show. Representatives from the major services, AFPWSSUS and Technical Services come to play and have fun during the show and take a crack at the grand prizes in different games.

Highlights of the event were the interviews with the loved ones of Marines who lost their lives in the fight against the Abu Sayaff Group/ MILF rebels in Basilan last July 10 and August 11, 2007. Tearfully, loved ones recounted their last communication with the fallen Marines. Host Willie Revillame also asked each of them for a short message and everybody was moved to tears during the emotion-filled moment. AFP, PIO Chief LTC Bartolome Bacarro held back his tears but could not help it, just like the rest. Emotions rose again when candles were lit for the Marines.[8]

2010: New set and co-hosts[edit]

A new set and a new batch of co-hosts were introduced on April 10, 2010. Joining the four co-hosts already on the show were Carmen Soo, Isabelle Abiera, Jed Montero, and Kelly Misa. The new set consisted of a large LED video wall on the front of the stage with a brand new lighted flooring. Audience seats were moved and had seat numbers that might be used for future games.

The show began with an extravagant opening sequence of Willie Revillame singing and dancing to his hit songs over the past five years. Later, the usual games were played. In Cash Motto, a new format was explained that will begin taking place the 17th of April called Cash Mo-Tour, in which the cash tank will travel around Metro Manila and barangays for lucky people to win big. In Hep, Hep, Hooray, the winner will play against the new name of the "Amazunas", the "Dragon Ladies" for the special jackpot of the day, PHP100,000. It was announced on the week of April 12 that the first stop for the Cash Mo-Tour will be held at Plaza Moriones in Tondo, Manila, but due to technical difficulties, it was announced on April 16 that the premiere would be postponed. Two months later on June 19, the game premiered in Valenzuela City.

Ratings[edit]

During its past 5 years, Wowowee became one of the longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga!'s biggest opponent. According to TNS National TV Ratings, Wowowee was consistent in hitting the 20% mark. It even hits the 30% mark if the show had special occasions. Example of this is the comeback of Willie Revillame on the show after it's 1 month suspension. It rated 32.3%, a 12.1% lead against Eat Bulaga's 20.2%.[9] It also gave Eat Bulaga! a close fight in Mega Manila, Bulaga's bailwick while in Rural Areas, Wowowee was winning via landslide victory against it's rival. However Eat Bulaga later defeated the show in Rural areas due to it's Juan for all, all for Juan Segment.

Cancellation[edit]

On July 27, 2010, ABS-CBN confirmed that Wowowee ended on July 30, 2010, after five years of airing. This is after Revillame demanded ABS-CBN to fire entertainment writer Jobert Sucaldito, over Sucaldito's constant criticisms on Wowowee. Its ending coincided with Eat Bulaga!'s 31st anniversary.[10] It was replaced by Pilipinas Win Na Win effective the following day. The new show is a variety game show hosted by Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla. Former Wowowee co-hosts Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang, and Valerie Concepcion co-host the new show.[1][2][11][12] However, due to poor ratings, Pilipinas Win Na Win was cancelled after five months.

On January 2011, ABS-CBN announced through its Push.com site that a new noontime show, hosted by ex-Magandang Tanghali Bayan hosts Randy Santiago and John Estrada as well as Toni Gonzaga and ex-Wowowee host Mariel Rodriguez, was in the works.[13] The show, entitled Happy Yipee Yehey! premiered on February 12, 2011, a week after what would have been the sixth anniversary of Wowowee.[14]

Willing Willie and Wil Time Bigtime[edit]

After a five-month hiatus, Willie Revillame made his comeback on the TV5 show Willing Willie. Several personalities from Wowowee are also included in the new show's roster of hosts, including Owen Ercia and DJ Coki.

On November 24, 2010, ABS-CBN filed a copyright infringement suit against Willie Revillame, Wil Productions, Inc. and TV5 for allegedly copying Wowowee in Willing Willie.[15] However, hearings on the case, which was filed at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 66 under presiding judge Joselito C. Villarosa, was suspended after the Court of Appeals granted the request for a temporary restraining order by TV5.[16]

TV5 then filed a petition for certiorari, prohibition and writ of preliminary injunction before the Court of Appeals. ABS-CBN responded by filing a motion seeking to dismiss the petition of the former. On March 10, 2011, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of TV5.[17][18]

On May 14, 2011, Willie Revillame's comeback for the primetime variety show Wil Time Bigtime after 9 months, this show has now officially canceled on January 5, 2013.

Wowowillie and Wowowin[edit]

TV5 announced the newest noontime variety show Wowowillie. It premiered on January 26, 2013 but the show was cancelled last October 12, 2013 due to the early retirement from television of Willie Revillame as well as poor ratings of the show.

In March 2015, GMA Network announced the comeback of Willie Revillame to Philippine television and to GMA Network via his newest Sunday afternoon variety show, Wowowin. Wowowin, produced by Revillame's WBR Entertainment Productions, premiered on May 10, 2015 nationwide and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV. The hashtag #Wowowin trended on Twitter nationwide through the night.

In popular culture[edit]

Wowowee was featured in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Nobody, Nobody But... Juan.

Awards[edit]

  • 2005 KBP Golden Dove Awards Best Variety Show - Won
  • Best Variety & Game Show (Star Awards for TV) (2009 & 2010) - Won (which was a combination of Best Game Show and Best Variety Show in one category this year)
  • Best Variety Show (Star Awards for TV) (2008) - Won
    • In 2008, tied with GMA Network's Eat Bulaga. - Won
  • Best Male TV Host (Willie Revillame) (2005 & 2007) - Won
  • Best Female TV Host (Janelle Jamer) (2007) - Won
  • Consumers Award Outstanding Variety Show (2008) - Won
  • Consumers Award Outstanding Male TV Host (2008) - Won
  • PMPC Star Awards Best Female TV Host (Valerie Concepcion) (2008 & 2009) - Won
  • Anak TV Seal Awards (2009) - Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'Wowowee' to go off air; Kris joins new game show | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features
  2. ^ a b ABS-CBN official statement on new noontime show :: ABS-CBN.com
  3. ^ ASIAN JOURNAL a San Diego original. The 1st Asian Journal in Ca,USA. A Filipino American weekly. Online | Digital | Print Editions
  4. ^ DJ M.O.D. [@dj_mod_] (17 January 2011). "@ryllemee yes i started wow 2005 ,i did the pilot episode 2005,then i resigned April 2007" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Watch the new and improved Wowowee!
  6. ^ bigatinworldtour.com
  7. ^ "Willie still in mourning, Alay sa Kapuso this week on Wowowee".
  8. ^ "Soldiers Moved to Tears with WoWoWee Experience".
  9. ^ "Willie Revillame makes a grand comeback on Wowowee".
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  11. ^ Wowowee Cancellation, Wowowee Ending, New show replaces Wowowee | blog.pinoy2.com
  12. ^ Wowowee bids a tearful goodbye retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 07-31-2010
  13. ^ ABS-CBN brews new noontime show with Toni, Mariel | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features
  14. ^ "Twitter".
  15. ^ ABS-CBN files P127-M copyright case vs 'Willing Willie' | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features
  16. ^ PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz
  17. ^ CA thumbs down motion to dismiss 'Willing Willie' case | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features
  18. ^ FIRST READ ON PEP: (Updated) Court of Appeals decides in favor of TV5; preserves "status quo" on airing of Willing Willie | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz

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