It was a cancellation that no one saw coming.
The GMA comedy program ‘Sabado-Badoo’ was last seen on July 25. The show, hosted by Sef Cadayona and Betong Sumaya, featured a wide variety of videos that were variously presented in a humorous manner; most of which contained scenes from classic GMA shows.
When it premiered last March 14, ‘Sabado-Badoo’ was supposed to be GMA’s answer to ABS-CBN’s ‘Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan’. But it failed to even make a dent in the national ratings, as viewers find Marc Logan’s presentation style to be even funnier and quirkier than Sef and Betong’s.
‘Sabado-Badoo”s most recent episode came on July 25. After that, however, no further episodes were aired, and instead, ‘Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento’ was moved to an earlier timeslot.
GMA did not officially announce the cancellation; instead they quietly pulled out ‘Sabado-Badoo’ from its Sabado Star Power lineup. Meanwhile, Sef was given a lead role in ‘Juan Tamad’, which began airing on August 23 (this should also explain why Sef left ‘Vampire ang Daddy Ko’ in order to concentrate on this project).
‘Sabado-Badoo’ could have been a good show had GMA chose a more experienced presenter. Too bad they don’t have a match for humor-oriented journalist Marc Logan, who is a regular on TV Patrol’s closing segments and a host on DZMM’s ‘Sakto’ with Amy Perez.
It was an unfortunate ending to a promising show. Let’s just hope that GMA learns from this latest ordeal.
4 thoughts on “The Unexpected and Quiet Cancellation of Sabado-Badoo”
As expected, Marc Logan prevails this time around. Marc Logan is a total package regarding MKML. This shows that GMA’s original programming is no match to the popularity of AlDub.
Walang katapat ang GMA kay Marc Logan. Kahit yung 24 Oras, wala silang presenter na focused sa mga bloopers and other humorous stories.
Bakit kaya hindi nalang ibalik ng GMA ang Bitoys funniest Videos rather than that of Sabadoo Badoo..
Kapag si Marc Logan kasi talaga ang presentor maaaliw ka talaga.. He is undeniable good!
May Pepito Manaloto kasi si Bitoy, kaya hindi pwede.