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Celebrity Playtime Times Two, Plus PGT Season 5 Premieres

Luis Manzano will be seen every day on ABS-CBN starting this weekend. In addition to ‘Kapamilya Deal or No Deal’ and ‘Celebrity Playtime, he will also host ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’. (Photo credit: ABS-CBN)

The weekend experience on ABS-CBN just got better.

This weekend will mark the return of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ to the small screen. Now on its fifth season, the biggest and grandest reality talent show in the country got a big boost with the addition of Vice Ganda into the team of judges, which also consists of Freddie Garcia, Angel Locsin and Robin Padilla.

The ‘Golden Buzzer’, introduced in the Asian, British and American ‘Got Talent’ franchises, will also make its debut on ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’. The ‘Golden Buzzer’ will determine the performer who deserved to go to the next level and avoid elimination in the process.

Let’s just hope that with the ‘Golden Buzzer’, ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ will not be a one-sided ‘singers’ show’ as they did in past editions. Trying to balance things out will be a big challenge for this season.

Season 5 of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ will be hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, and will air every Saturday after ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’, and Sunday after ‘Rated K’.

Speaking of Luis Manzano, his other weekend show will now be seen twice. Starting this weekend, ‘Celebrity Playtime’ will not only air every Saturday, but also on Sundays as well.

This means that every day on ABS-CBN will have Luis Manzano on the small screen. In addition to ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ and ‘Celebrity Playtime’, Luis also hosts ‘Kapamilya Deal or No Deal’, which airs weekdays.

Sunday episodes of ‘Celebrity Playtime’ will take over the timeslot vacated by ‘Luv U’, which ended last Sunday. Thus, ‘Celebrity Playtime’ will now face two different GMA programs: ‘CelebriTV’ on Saturdays, and ‘Juan Tamad’ on Sundays.

One of ABS-CBN’s top-rated shows, ‘Celebrity Playtime’ now hopes to carry over its success on Saturdays into Sundays. As they usually say, ‘the more, the better’.

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Pilipinas Got Talent Revived

Turns out ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ is not dead after all.

ABS-CBN made that clear when it aired a teaser for the upcoming fifth season of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’. The network announced that there will be auditions for the said program throughout the month of October, with the final rounds scheduled in early November at the ABS-CBN studios.

The decision to revive ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ came following the successful run of its former contestants on fellow franchisee ‘Asia’s Got Talent’. Season 1 contestant Gerphil Flores finished third, while Season 3 contestants El Gamma Penumbra emerged as the winners.

‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ last aired two years ago, when Roel Manlangit emerged as the winner of Season 4. However, despite the success of the show, many viewers were disappointed in the selection process, as each winner of PGT were singers even though the talent on the show came from different fields.

It was also overshadowed by another franchised show in ‘The Voice of the Philippines’, and its sister show ‘The Voice Kids’. Thanks to the success of the two shows, PGT ended up taking a longer break than anyone expected to see.

Now that ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ is about to return, it remains to be seen whether or not they will be able to recapture the success of the previous four seasons. Not only that, they need to address their tendency to choose singers over other talents, despite the premise of the show that encourages people from all fields of talent to try their luck.

The premiere date of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ season 5 will be determined soon.

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