Boy Abunda Goes Solo Starting Tonight

The spotlight every late weeknights now solely falls on Boy Abunda.

Starting tonight, Abunda will be the host of the now-retitled ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’, which will take over the timeslot of its predecessor ‘Aquino & Abunda Tonight. This comes after erstwhile co-host Kris Aquino left the show due to health concerns.

‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’ will carry some of the elements from its predecessor, except that Abunda will be joined by some guest commentators who will analyze some of the hottest stories today. As always, interviews with some of the country’s headliners will highlight the show, with the participation of viewers via social media.

While the transition to Boy Abunda going solo will not be a problem (he’s already used to hosting solo on ‘The Bottomline with Boy Abunda’), there is one problem concerning the title of the show. Some viewers may think that ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’ is related to GMA News TV’s ‘Tonight with Arnold Clavio’, despite its differences in format.

If ABS-CBN were smart enough, they could have promoted Boy Abunda’s new daily solo show as a spin-off to ‘The Bottomline with Boy Abunda’. Perhaps ‘The Daily Bottomline’, ‘Bottomline 15’ or ‘The Bottomline in 15 Minutes’ would have been a more appropriate title, isn’t it?

Or they would just rename it as ‘ 15 Minutes with Boy Abunda’. Either way, ABS-CBN would have been more creative if they created a better program title instead of copy-pasting one that is already used on another network.

As for Kris Aquino, her departure from the show leaves her with just one program in ‘Kris TV’. Perhaps it’s only good for her to do only one show, given the recent health scares that affected her, not to mention other projects not related to television appearances.

All 15 minutes of Boy Abunda on his new show should be interesting. Let’s see how it pays off.

‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’ airs weeknights after ‘Pinoy Big Brother: 737’ on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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8 thoughts on “Boy Abunda Goes Solo Starting Tonight

  1. FYI – Tonight with Boy Abunda will be a transitional show to a new show that is set to air soon. Hinihintay lng ata ang pagtatapos ng PBB, I think Toni will one of the hosts of the show. But this is still unconfirmed I rather have a political based show with commentary.

    • Transitional show lang pala ang bagong show ni Boy Abunda, hence hindi magtatagal ang Tonight With Boy Abunda. Kung political based show ang pinaguusapan, you better watch ANC. May mga political shows doon like Beyond Politics with Lynda Jumilla.

      I would like to have the format of Aquino & Abunda Tonight to stay unchanged with the upcoming show after ng transitional show (Tonight With Boy Abunda). Ito lang ang showbiz talk show ng ABS right now and it’s daily.

  2. Another concept that will reinvented to the show, is the Fast Talk questions, which was also used during his time as segment host of Ikaw Na! on Bandila.

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