The country is poised to witness a significant turn of events following the resignation of the popular trio, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey De Leon, from TAPE Inc. Despite the challenges they face, the trio has confirmed their commitment to continue the show.
TV5 announced trio TVJ joining TV5 via Twitter on Wednesday by sharing the official statement of Mediaquest Group headed by Jane Bases.
It’s worth noting that TV5 also airs the popular noontime show, It’s Showtime!.
With this deal between TVJ and TV5, the burning question remains: Will Eat Bulaga! take over It’s Showtime’s time slot on the current network?
Christy Fermin also hinted at this issue during an episode of Showbiz Now Na on May 2. She suggested that if TVJ joins the joint station, conflicts in the airing shows’ time slots may arise. According to her sources, TVJ’s show is likely to occupy the noon time slot, while the other show might be moved to a later time, potentially occupying the prime-time block.
These speculations have led to an outpouring of protests on social media from loyal viewers of It’s Showtime, who are opposed to any changes to their beloved show.
#TV5 wag nyo na ilipat ang showtime please ang Ganda na Ng 12 noon habit namin Tapos ililipat nyo Naman,,maganda na ang tvj,,marami na silang napatunayan,,we love showtime forever
— jeoff jeoff (@jierabe92) June 4, 2023
Again mas profitable na Ang ST kesa EB
Iba na Ang panahon
— Lowkey (@RjayReyes16) June 2, 2023
Kung bfore tvp ang showtime di sila mkkpagOT lalo n pag may big event s show. Pull out nlng ang showtime sa tv5 total patapos narin ang contract nila sa tv5 sa june30 (yata). Deserve nila ang noontime
— jaypsgrapes (@jaypsgrapes) June 2, 2023
Hala, bat ganun? Ano na lang ang panunuorin namin sa tanghali? Di naman kami nanunuod ng TVJ eversince. Dapat noontime pa rin ang Showtime.
— LeahBF (@itsleahbf) June 2, 2023
hirap mag timbang ang ST for this financial boost din yung tv5 placement nila eh hopefully they can stay the noontime slot!!!
— 𝕕𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕦𝕒𝕡𝕤 (@andreeey23) June 2, 2023
Mas deserve naman ng Its Showtime sa tanghali. Yotal ung eat bulaga di naman na nila magagamit ang name na yan edi dun sila sa hapon.
— Player0420 (@rinker07) June 2, 2023
bakit kailangan na Showtime ang mag-adjust?
— ma. tere (@itsmariatere) June 2, 2023
it’s showtime the best NOONTIME show 🥰
— AC Soriano (@ItsACsLife) June 3, 2023
Meanwhile, a faction of fans is urging It’s Showtime to depart from TV5 and make a comeback on A2Z and online platforms. On the other hand, there are fans who maintain a neutral stance, suggesting that a later time slot wouldn’t necessarily be detrimental to the show’s success.
Amidst the varied reactions surrounding this matter, neither TV5 nor TVJ has issued an official statement confirming the network transfer.