Two programs bade goodbye over the weekend in contrasting fashion.
The expected farewell of ‘Sunday All-Stars’ took place last Sunday afternoon. The two-year-old GMA variety show was cancelled after two years on the air, and will be replaced by ‘Sunday PinaSaya’.
Debuting on June 16, 2013, ‘Sunday All-Stars’ originally aired as a reality competition variety show featuring a team of celebrity performers going against three other groups. The winner is judged based on its conceptualization, execution and entertainment value.
However, low ratings and the departures of several performers forced the show to drop the competition format in favor of a straight-up performance show. In addition, ‘Sunday All-Stars’ underwent a series of timeslot changes, eventually settling into the 2:00 p.m. slot in its final months.
With the cancellation of ‘Sunday All-Stars’, GMA is now left without a self-produced noontime variety show. The incoming replacement ‘Sunday PinaSaya’ will be produced by APT Entertainment, a subsidiary of ‘Eat Bulaga”s production outfit TAPE, Inc.
Meanwhile, an unexpected development took place on TV5 last Saturday night. ‘KISPinoy’, a talent show that seeks to crown a new Filipino KPop sensation, was pulled out of TV5’s schedule without warning, and ‘Movie Max 5’ was aired instead.
In a statement given by the producers through ‘KISPinoy”s official Facebook, the reason behind the pullout was due to financial problems that affected blocktimer and producer YU&IQ International. They then stated that the updates regarding the journey of the remaining hopefuls will still be posted on their social media accounts.
Debuting last July 11, ‘KISPinoy’ was hosted by Richard Gutierrez and Jinri Park, and notable judges included Gelli de Belen and Rico Blanco. The talent show aired for only three episodes in total.
What will happen next to TV5’s suddenly vacant 9:00 p.m. slot on Saturdays will still be determined. So wait for further updates on this unfortunate situation.
88 thoughts on “So Long, Sunday All-Stars and KISPinoy”
With Sunday Pinas Saya premiering this Sunday, Wowowin will move to 2 pm followed by Kapuso Movie Festival at 3:15 pm. Later this month, GMA will have another new Sunday show, Juan Tamad, before Alamat, which will also be produced by GMA News like Alamat and To The Top.
This is more than satisfying. Problem though was Willie’s promising of avoiding ASAP, and now that his show is airing much earlier, he now seems conflicted. Oh well.
another entertainment prog produced by News Dept? Hahaha!
A big Brain Drain for ‘The News Authority of the Filipino’ if GMA News will produce more entertainment shows.
Might as well rename it as ‘GMA News and Entertainment Affairs’.
And it’s time for them to trash the old slogan, which is: Walang Kinikilingan, Walang Pinoprotektahan, Walang Kasinungalingan, Serbisyong Totoo Lamang. That’s sounds too ‘redundant’ to use it for GMA News while they have entertainment programs.
Now we should think of a more appropriate slogan for ‘GMA News and Entertainment Affairs’.
as predicted ayan kasi blocktimer pa more
Naku, baka pati mga Korean shows iba-blocktime na nila. Problema ‘to.
Naku, baka pati mga Korean shows iba-blocktime na nila. Problema ‘to.
I would suggest, better not have a slogan for GMA N&EA. Leave it as it is.
Or better name it as just GMA News without the ‘Public Affairs’ name beside it.
It sounds redundant though, since they’re now producing entertainment shows too. Perhaps GNEP (GMA News and Entertainment Productions) may be a better name.
2015 really is a bad year for GMA. Puro kamalasan ang nangyari. Pati ang Peabody Award-winning GMA News, nasama pa sa kamalasan ngayong taon.
Summary: Inutil na ang department ni Rasonable, at bahagi yan ng crisis sa Timog Ave.
Yung News department na lang ang taga-salba.
pero may halong entertainment na ang GMA News. tanggalin na ang longtime slogan ng GMA News since may To The Top naman.
That’s it? KISPinoy only went for 3 weeks due time. Oh no, it was an unsuccesful comeback of Richard Gutierrez in the reality television.
The production company of the show ran into financial problems, hence its early cancellation. This isn’t the first time that a blocktimer pulled out unexpectedly (remember ATC on IBC-13).
yan sunday pinasaya co-produced ng GMA Network at APT Entertainment yon. yan ang nabasa ko sa balita.
Still, it’s not a self-produced program that symbolizes prior GMA Sunday variety shows. Some news outlets even report that APT is a blocktimer to the show.
Poor K-pop fans getting victimized for the second time for crushed dreams in the limelight but sour weeaboos (die-hard anime and J-pop fans), on the other hand, are now celebrating such untimely death.
But SAS’ end on GMA is predictable and we got our wish for axing it but the warnings of replacement is about to begin.
Now we’ll wait and see how SPS fares in the ratings on its debut week. As for KISPinoy viewers, too bad it happened quickly and unexpectedly.
Here is the (no doubt) reason straight from a TV5 official: Naaubusan ang budget ng blocktimer.
Perhaps, napakamahal ng airtime fee for blocktimers pag sa primetime slot, ika nga.
That’s the problem. Masyadong lucrative ang primetime slot since mas marami ang nanonood pag ganitong oras. A blocktimer for a talent show will undoubtedly be pressured, and they buckled.
Gaano pala kalala ang rivalry ng mga tagahanga ng K-Pop at J-Pop?
Facing the music (no pun intended), there are niche J-Pop fans in the country but of course, significant population pa rin ang fans ng K-Pop.
Kahit hindi intended maging popular ang J-Music, there are no harsh relations for listening both, unfortunately, I have harnessed one radical netizen (administering a FB page) who wanted to demolish K-Pop in order to force them to watch new anime and J-pop. ‘Yung tipong sumisigaw, gamit ng kanyang keyboard, na ang K-Pop ay sanhi sa “MALING PAGKILALA SA BAGONG ANIME AT J-POP SA PILIPINAS!” (Note: that’s contrary to my view)
The competition format of SAS is too far-fetched to be even noticed by the international TV markets.
And Wowowin aired yesterday in letterbox format, and was likely taped.
KISPinoy Digital5 exclusive version when? TV5 should have run KISPinoy as a commissioned format from YU&IQ (with YU&IQ having more limited coproduction duties) like ABS-CBN’s local versions of international talent competition and game shows.
@James The title character of ‘Juan Tamad’ will be played by Sef Cayadona. And ye olde KMF returns to the afternoon slot, competing against Kapamilya Mega Blockbusters.
@Gab Richard hosted with his sibilings Raymond and Ruffa the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 pageant yesterday, which was aired on ABS-CBN.
>Poor K-pop fans getting victimized for the second time for crushed dreams in the limelight
Even MYX severely limited the airing of K-Pop music videos in that channel and relegated ‘Pop MYX: The K-Pop Edition’ to online-only.
The producers of KISPinoy didn’t mention an online broadcast. They only mentioned that they’ll post updates through social media. Thus no airing on Digital5.
SAS was never a good concept to begin with. And it showed in the ratings. We’re finally glad to see it go. As for Wowowin, it is currently the only local program of GMA to air in letterbox format; all other local programs remain in the 4:3 format.
Observations in SPS:
Marian Rivera is part of the casting of the newest variety show, she has given work permit from her ob-gyne even she has a fragile pregnancy to do so.
Valeen Montenegro is also part of the cast of SPS, she is also a contract artist with TV5.
Jose & Wally will have different characters in the show, and they will not used the other ones from EB.
Valeen does Happy Truck ng Bayan too, so it appears she’ll jump into two shows airing almost simultaneously. But we’re not sure if SPS will be a taped one since Happy Truck airs live.
And yes, Jose and Wally will be different in this show, for a change. As for Marian baka mga few months lang ang itatagal niya rito before taking a rest.
Valeen Montenegro can do Sunday Pinas Saya because that show is produced by a blocktimer in APT and not by GMA. As for Happy Truck, she is an occasional guest.
As for Wowowin, moving the show to 2 pm will attract more advertisers — hopefully.
Regarding KisPinoy, I feel sorry for Jinri Park because she has no more regular TV show. We can only hear her as a DJ on Monster Radio.
The new SPS should be fun, but as for ratings, we’ll see.
Also, Sunday Pinas Saya will be live. Happy Truck is pre-taped every Saturday.
SPS will be more of comedy skits and games where viewers in the studio audience and on TV can win prizes, like what GMA Supershow used to do. APT promises that the new show will be different from ASAP which is becoming monotonous already with the same types of song and dance numbers being done by Martin, Gary, Zsa Zsa, Sarah, Piolo, Kim and Maja, etc.
That’s more like it. A different approach makes sense.
Let’s hope that approach for SPS works. ASAP is giving the same types of performances every week. Nothing new from Martin, Gary and company.
Also with SPS, a lot of GMA stars like Christian Bautista, Iya Villania and Mark Bautista will not have anymore Sunday show. They should not have left ASAP. ASAP would have been perfect for their talents if ABS did not bring in too many new additions like the reality show winners, as well as JaDine.
They could have been used on Showtime instead if ABS were smart. But too late.
ABS decided to bring in their young stars in ASAP because it felt that more people would watch them on a Sunday.
Times are changing to say the least. That’s why they’re turning it over to a younger group. But still, they should have utilized the others more in different projects.
Well ASAP is still ASAP. And they still use it as a way to promote their shows most especially to their TFC Subscribers.
Only the OFWs will benefit more. Locally though it’s a different story.
Oo naman. But still 20 years is unbelievable achievement. Maybe the ball game will change with TAPE taking over the sunday afternoon slot but i mighg doubt if they can beat an Institution that their predecessors wouldn’t beat. That is 2 cents.
Here’s the latest.
More viewers watched ABS-CBN’s “ASAP 20,” the longest running and outstanding variety show in Asia, last Sunday (August 9) despite the launch of a new show by a rival network. Based on Kantar Media national TV ratings data, “ASAP 20” scored 17.1%, versus GMA’s “Pinasaya’s” 16.1%.
– excerpt from the network’s press release
They won just barely, so there’s nothing to celebrate about. But if SPS keeps that healthy stat coming, it will give ASAP a hard time winning.
ASAP is very legendary. Call it the Sunday counterpart of Eat Bulaga for running so long and defeating every opponent.
As long as Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano remain loyal to ABS-CBN, they will still be part of ASAP and the show will still linger on, whether we like it or not. But let’s give Sunday Pinas Saya a chance to prove its worth.
Also in fairness, because of ASAP, many of its young stars have become recording artists like Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador.
Let ASAP be as it is; only the fans of traditional Sunday noontime shows would appreciate it. Those of the weekday variety would look forward to SPS.
Willie Revillame has just announced through the GMA Network Facebook page that his Wowowin will now be aired at 2 pm starting this Sunday. And it may finally be aired live against the last hour of ASAP.
So he is indeed conflicted. But he has no choice.
No choice talaga si Willie. Pero according to a news item that I heard on DZRH this morning, Willie is still hoping that his show would be aired daily but that’s impossible for now.
Willie is also reportedly selling some of his properties just to keep his show alive.
P50 million kasi ang nalulugi sa pagpapatakbo ng show ito, i doubly galing sa blocktimer fees….
Feeling ko sa mga pitaka ni Willie nangagaling ang mga binabayaran niya.
I’d like to see GMA airing unlimited loads of TV shopping blocks instead.
That is, if these shows fail them again.
I highly doubt that will happen.
Who knows, perhaps it will happen eventually if GMA continues to make questionable decisions.
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#1 na naman daw ang GMA sa Urban Luzon at Mega Manila. Any thoughts about this?
also their afternoon block top the NUTAM ratings in Nielsen.
That’s the only bright spot. However, the same cannot be said for Kantar.
Hanggang Luzon at Metro Manila lang. Eh Visayas at Mindanao hindi nila ma-conquer.
Compare that to ABS.
So sino ang mas llamado?
So, where is the result of AGB Nielsen National Urban TV Ratings for the last month?
They haven’t posted it yet. So much for being latecomers. One thing’s for sure: GMA can only win Luzon, not the entire archipelago.
Sunday PinaSaya looks like the 2nd reiteration of “Diz Iz It” which was produced by TAPE Inc., pero this time ay magiging under APT Entertainment ito. So finally, hindi na masyadong magiging abala ang GMA pagdating sa noontime. When it comes sa line-up ng hosts nila, sana inilagay na rin nila si/sina Paolo Ballesteros, Gladys Guevarra and/or “Yaya Dub”. For Paolo and Gladys, dahil naging better sidekick sila nila Wally and Jose and for Yaya Dub, dahil na rin sa naging successful result ng AlDub series sa EB. In all fairness sa timeslot nila, talagang EB-inspired kasi 12nn-2pm sila.
So finally, may makakatapat na ang not-so live show na Happy Truck ng tv5 thru SPS, despite Valeen’s presence in the latter. The MVP network is known for borrowing and lending such homegrown talents.
For KISPinoy, baka naman kasi masyadong mahal ang blocktime fee sa tv5, lalo na’t on nightly weekend sila. I agree with Sir Ralphierce’s suggestion na i-franchise na lang ng network ang nasabing show. Nagtataka ako kung bakit nila ginawang judge si Gelli de Belen.
Aside from 1D fans, KPop fans found another rival thru those JPop/Anime lovers.
APT doesn’t want to turn SPS into an Eat Bulaga clone. They wanted to forge its own identity. Some of the hosts may have EB roots, but it would be better if they do it a little differently.
And yes, TV5 is known for borrowing some talents. However, most are freelancers.
By the way, Nameless, I didn’t say that KISPinoy needs to franchised. Next time, better be cautious and careful whenever you comment.
Now watching SPS. It’s looks like comedy skits are dominating the show.
The presence of Christian Bautista and Jessica Sanchez is the only significant musical number there, based on what I saw.
Wowowin back on its SD form.
HD broadcasts is still experimental at this point. Only ABS has been grasping this new technology in its teleseryes and sporting events. The rest remain an experiment.
Its like Showtime + EB for me. Kulang nalang ilagay na yun AlDub sa linggo.
Basically speaking though, SPS is more like the second coming of Comedy Bar (remember that show?).
Comedy Bar, but at noontime.
By the way, I learned that Sarah Lahbati’s guesting on ASAP yesterday created more buzz than the pilot episode of Sunday PinaSaya.
Perhaps the ASAP viewers were just curious, hence that.
A story in Abante Tonite revealed that Sarah will appear on ASAP again this Sunday. So this means, she’s now a Kapamilya.
Technically but not in a management standpoint.
Sarah is now managed by Viva which has maintained a good working relationship with ABS. Her It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez is aired worldwide over TFC for ABS viewers. Many Viva specials were aired on ABS like the Mutya ng Pilipinas and the concert of Anne Curtis.
Viva also manages Michelle Madrigal, Arci Munoz and Bela Padilla, who performed with Sarah last Sunday.
I began to fall out of favor from watching “Sunday All Stars” since April last year, when they removed the segment “Kalerkioke” (I like the segment’s background music the most) and transfer it to a later timeslot (1pm, and then 2pm), which many presume it as a “dead” hour.
In October last year, I wrote GMA Network, through a letter, asking them to revive “Kalerkioke” and move “Sunday All Stars” back to the 12nn slot, but until now, I still have to get their reply. And now that “Sunday All Stars” is cancelled, it seems like the GMA management has ignored my letter and dumped it to the trash bin instead.
Who cares? I’ve campaigned for that show to be cancelled and here we are. SAS never worked out and was a disgrace of a show; even SOP, Party Pilipinas and Supershow were more superior. The planning and hype GMA did was so underwhelming, and now they can only watch helplessly, as Tuviera’s group now tries to unload their magic touch on SPS.
Well, I was just saying. I never said this to you at first, but I knew to myself that I’m glad that “Sunday All Stars” is axed. I’m just telling the details of my disgrace for the said show after only its first 9 months of airing.
Ok then. We’re glad it’s over.
“People who cannot maintain their vision fall into mediocrity or failure.”
I wish GMA should’ve learned this saying. XD
hanggang ngayon, hindi pa rin natuto ang GMA sa mga kapalpakan nila. puro pa rin yabang. baka sa susunod, pati GMA News, gagawa na rin ng teleserye.
Exactly. The awful truth that Gozon could not admit.