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Is ‘The Buzz’ making a TV comeback?

For several years now, Sunday afternoons have never been the same without the line up of showbiz talk shows on Philippine TV. With the emergence of social media, TV networks decided to shelve showbiz talk shows to keep up with the fast-changing landscape of online media.

But recently, talks about bringing back showbiz-oriented talk shows especially The Buzz are gaining traction following several controversies about famous celebrities.


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Speculations about The Buzz‘s possible comeback started when ABS-CBN executive Roxy Liquigan who used to be The Buzz‘s executive producer tweeted an ABS-CBN article asking for the Sunday showbiz-oriented talk show to return to TV.

The article which was written by Annie Deveraux for ANCX enumerated the heydays of showbiz talk shows in Philippine TV.

It listed how The Buzz became a Sunday TV habit not only for the masa but also for those in the upper-class section of society and how the show became the authority in showbiz news reporting.

For almost 16 years, The Buzz was Philippine TV’s showbiz authority.

The Buzz started airing in June 1999 became the go-to program for people who wanted to get an update on their favorite celebrities. When it ended in April 2015, Sunday afternoon programming has never been the same.

Today, most people are getting the latest scoops on social media which is very dangerous with the proliferation of fake news.

The Buzz had built credibility to break any exclusive showbiz news that was certain to become the trending topic the next day not only online but all the more offline. With the latest controversies going around social media, more netizens are clamoring for the comeback of the most successful showbiz-oriented talk show in the country.

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Written by Ron Mia

A frustrated journalist who finds the realization of that dream through blogging. Writes about politics, entertainment, sports and personal stuffs. The writer behind the blog site NiteWriter.

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