Full House Tonight: A Poor Man’s Version of Sunday PinaSaya

Seems like GMA is producing its own ‘Sunday PinaSaya’ for Saturday nights.

Hoping to make good use of their otherwise lethargic Saturday primetime lineup, GMA decided to go all out and unveil a new comedy-musical variety show. The show is called ‘Full House Tonight’, and its lead host is none other than Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Yes, Regine is still with Channel 7 (she also hosts ‘Sarap Diva’ on the same channel) even as her husband Ogie Alcasid moved over to archrival ABS-CBN in order to become a judge on ‘It’s Showtime’ and ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids’. Talk about a divorce of the professional kind.

Anyway, ‘Full House Tonight’ will feature a mix of sketches, improvisational comedy, parody and stand-up comedy with a hint of stage musical performances thrown in for good measure. Of course, there will be some special guests to spice up the show.

In essence, ‘Full House Tonight’ is ‘Sunday PinaSaya’ on a Saturday night, or perhaps more like a Filipino working man’s version of NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’. At worst it could be another ‘Comedy Central Market’ or ‘Comedy Bar’.

‘Full House Tonight’ will also feature Solenn Heussaff, Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix and Joross Gamboa as Regine’s co-hosts. They will be joined by comedians Philip Lazaro, Kim Idol, Terry Gian, Sarah Brakensiek, Tammy Brown, and Nar Cabico.

A daunting task lies ahead for ‘Full House Tonight’ as they begin their run this Saturday. The show will premiere against ‘Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7’, and based on the latter’s strong ratings as it nears its conclusion, there is no doubt that ‘Full House Tonight’ will have its hands full in trying to win this battle.

It will be interesting to see how ‘Full House Tonight’ can reinvigorate GMA’s Sabado Star Power primetime. The show may have an interesting and novel format, but it will be up to the viewers to judge.

‘Full House Tonight’ airs every Saturday night after ‘Magpakailanman’ on GMA.


19 thoughts on “Full House Tonight: A Poor Man’s Version of Sunday PinaSaya

  1. Isa na namang ka-cornyhan. Sunday Pinasaya na puno ng kabadingan (no offense meant). Di yan magugustuhan ng mga tipikal na Juan. Mabuti pa ay mag-Reel Time na lamang.

  2. I am very disappointed with this. They could have followed the format of S.O.P. or Walang Tulugan and give their remaining singers/dancers the exposure they lost after yielding Sunday noontime slot to Sunday PinaSaya. But look, not-so-famous stand-up comedians crowded the show.

    • That’s the problem when GMA poorly trains its talents. The quality of their shows decline because of this. Now they’re scrambling to make shows just to give their underused talents a chance.

      • Yung problema kasi sa GMA bigay lang sila ng project sa talent masabi lang na di sila negligent sa mga talent/s nila.Kahit di suitable sa talent yung project bibigay pa rin nila kaya kung sino yung mas deserving yun yung di nabibigyan

  3. im solid kapuso pero ewan ko ba sa gma bakit kc inilagay ung mga komedyante sa Full House Tonight imbes na ilagay mga singers ng GMA at other talented na kapuso artists na magaling sumayaw dun sa show na FHT, dapat ilagay na kc yung mga kapuso singers and other kapuso artists na magaling sumayaw dun sa Full House Tonight hindi yung mga komedyante na tila halatang pina-priority ng GMA yung mga komedyante kesa sa talented na kapuso singers and other artists na tila naging bahid na ng kabakyaan ang GMA.

    • Problem is, which artists will they go to? There’s just not enough quality in them. It’s been that way since Lilybeth Rasonable took over, and as long as she’s in charge, GMA’s problems will linger.

  4. nakakadisappoint talaga ang GMA akala ko musical variety show talaga tapos ialalgay sa primetime o gabi, binalita noon yan sa isang kapuso page noong 2015 pa tapos sa 2016 pa magstart eh ngayong 2017 na nagstart tapos yun pala comedy variety show ang 4mat parang sun. pinasaya tapos nandun din ang mga komedyante na puro ka-kornihan makukuha doon tapos hahaluan pa ng kalaswaan kc may portion dun sa FHT na malaswa at green minded din na pinangungunahan ni solenn heussaff instead na wholesome musical variety show kung saan nandun ang kapuso singers and other talented kapuso artists na magaling sumayaw, yan pala gus2 ng GMA at Miss Lilybeth Rasonable, si Mam lilybeth Rasonable po ba mahilig po ba yan sa kakornihan kc nung nasa 7 pa si wilma galvante at siya ang head ng ETV ng GMA hindi naman ganyan ha! nung nawala si wilma g. sa GMA at pinalitan ni Lilybeth Rasonable eh puro kakornihan na lang ang ginagawa ni lilybeth rasonable at ng GMA sa variety show nila like Sun. Pinasaya at Full House Tonight.

    • To be honest, I don’t understand the motives of Ms. Rasonable. Either she’s brave or foolish to turn things around. However, as we’ve seen in recent years, her presence seems to destroy GMA instead of growing them. No matter what AGB Nielsen says, GMA can never be successful as long as she’s in charge.

      Full House Tonight is one example of her being brave to experiment. However, her decision to emphasize amateur comedians is questionable and desperate considering GMA’s poor history of talent development. Hence, this show has the potential to fail.

  5. Kung ako sa GMA 7, i-revamp nila maigi ang Full house Tonight, more song numbers portions, more dance number portions, tapos nandun din ang comedy act skits pero medyo konti na lang tapos ilagay nila yung kapuso singers like christian bautista, aicelle santos, maricris garcia, james wright, frencheska farr, rita daniella, denise barbacena, kapuso boybands Top One Project & One Up kahit i-guest nila parati sa FHT tapos alternate din tapos paglumakas na yung show saka ime-mamainstay na nila sa show na FHT tapos i-guest nila yung mga kapuso artists na magaling sumayaw sa show na FHT like mark herras, winwyn marquez, rodjun cruz, etc… every week yon tapos sana ilagay nga nila yung mga ibang young stars ng walang tulugan na wala na silang show o project mula nung tinanggal sa ere ang walang tulugan noong 2016 para meron clang trabaho, exposure at tulong nila at alang ala nila kay kuya germs. tapos i-aga nila yung full house tonight gawin 8:15PM after Magpakailanman hanggang 10:15 PM dalawang oras. kaso ang problema sa GMA hindi nila pinakinggan at hindi nila sinunod yung mga magagandang request / suggestions ng mga tao o viewers sa kanila na sa ikakabuti na nila yon, kung ako sa GMA pakinggan @ sundin nila yung mga magagandang request / suggestions ng mga tao o viewers sa kanila na sa ikakabuti na nila yon.

    • I’d rather have Celebrity Bluff back instead of FHT. The affected performers should just consider leaving GMA and join other record companies because they don’t have any future there. Besides concerts and promotional tours are other ways to effectively connect with the audience. Pwede naman sila maging freelancers, kahit mga appearances sa ABS pwede.

  6. Ito yung mali sa GMA eh kaysa bigyan ng exposure upang makilala yung mga young artists nila binibigay nila sa mga comedians kaya walang nabibuild-up na artista sa kanila.No offense sa mga comedian pero dapat sa Sunday Pinasaya na lang sila inilagay.

    • It really shows na madami talagang kulang ang Artist Center when it comes to talent development. They don’t even have stars-in-waiting at this point, especially child stars that ABS continues to breed through Goin’ Bulilit and other means. Wala talagang future ang GMA at this point when it comes to upcoming stars.

      • No wonder. GMA Artist Center is a mess. Their last resort is to incorporate amateur comedians to the show. As I scan the comments section, nagmistulang Sunday Pinasaya copycat ang Full House Tonight.

        Mukhang walang pag-asa ang mga artista sa GMA nowadays. Mag-freelancer na lang sila o lumipat na lang sa ABS since walang entertainment division ang TV5 nowadays.

        Mukhang himala lang ang kailangan natin para mawala na si Rasonable sa GMA o para maibenta na ni Gozon ang GMA sa isang conglomerate.

      • GMA is trying to make a Pinoy version of Saturday Night Live, kaso ang layo ng agwat. I don’t understand what their true motives were at this point. They simply keep on sinking.

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