There are many reality shows which are running for a quite long time and still entertain the audience with the same format by just having the slightest changes in it. However, one of those shows is recently shut down which makes its audience quite sad. If we like the format or the narration of the show, we easily get attached to it and it gets tough for us to say goodbye to that. But every good thing comes to an end, similarly, the popular noontime show titled “Eat Bulaga” ended. This show was the longest-running show which has accumulated a huge fan base since its start and the audience is sad after learning this news.
Why is Eat Bulaga Shut down?
There are many people who want to know the reason for its shutdown. According to multiple reports, the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines officially announced on Wednesday, 31st May 2023 that they have separated their ways with Television production company Telvision and Production Exponent (Tape) Inc. The iconic triumvirate of the program of hosts stated on the web that they would be parting their ways and this show was halted just as it was about to go on telecast on its usual timeslot on GMA.
As per an insider, the declaration of this decision was supposed to have been made live on air. Apart from it, the next day, GMA Network issued a statement in which they states that they still have a block time agreement with TAPE until the end of 2024. GMA states in the released statement that “We are quite sad by the unexpected turns of events. Together with all the Filipino fans, we pray for a swift and smooth resolution of their issues.” However, at present it is not known if only TVJ will be leaving the reality show or if some of several co-hosts of the show will be becoming part of it.
It is sad that after 43 years, the host said goodbye to TAPE, “Eat Bulaga” watchers. Last month, Tito claimed that TAPE owned Joey and Vic at least P30 million each for 2022, whilst Vic states that at the start of May, it was a quite big number. Vic states at the time, “But for me and Joey, there is no such thing. There is no such thing. We love “Eat Bulaga” that much.” The reports state that Jalosjos is reportedly claiming to gain complete control of Television and Production Exponents (TAPE), the firm that produces “Eat Bulaga”.
The fans of a popular Philippine TV show are quite shocked after learning about the sudden disappearance of the Airwaces. This show was entertaining the audience for a quite long time and that is why when the fans learn about the shutdown of it they instantly look to know the reason for it. We already share some details of the reason behind the show to get ending and in this blog, as well we will talk about it in a detailed manner so that we get every information about it. One of the longest-running and most popular shows in the Philippines has shared a piece of shocking news.
What Happened To Eat Bulaga?
The show titled “Eat Bulaga!” was telecasted for 44 years but recently, a big change came to the show that several regular watchers learned about it. The announcement of this change was shared on Wednesday, 31st May 2023. According to the announcement, the regular hosts of the show were not able to go live with their program the way they usually did. Eat Bulaga recently declared that they have separated their ways with their production company, TAPE. As per hosts of the show, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and Tito Sotto, the studio did not permit them to record their live show on Wednesday, 31st May 2023.
As a consequence of it, it looks like the show is effectively concluding, at least in the format that watchers were watching for more than 4 decades. On the Youtube channel of the show, the host Tito described the situation through the help of a video. In the video, he states that “We came here today for our usual work but we all were forbidden to telecast live by the new management of the studio.” The video continued further with the hosts who express their gratitude to both their fans and their advertisers for the loyalty and love they had shown to the series over its more than 4 decades on the telecast.
However, at this moment, Tito was not clear about whether the show would continue or not, but he used the video in order to express the gratitude they had been able to make their home at Tape Studios. He stated in the viral video, “If you all recall, 30th July 1979, when we began to Eat Bulaga. 44 years this year. This is the reason we are saying thank you to those who have been our home RPN9 for 9 years, ABS-CBN for 6 years, and of course, GMA for 28 years. We are thanking you very much.”