In the ever-evolving saga of Eat Bulaga, a new chapter unfolds as Tito Sotto reveals that the original show will soon have a new home. During an interview with Pinky Webb on CNN Philippines’ “The Source,” Sotto confirmed that the announcement regarding the show’s new airing network is imminent. The interview, uploaded on YouTube last Monday, June 5, shed light on the plans of Sotto and his fellow stalwarts, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon.
Although the trio has yet to make a final decision, they have received offers from “at least four or five television stations” eager to bring back the beloved noontime show. Sotto expressed his happiness at the interest shown by these networks, adding that the team will make their decision public by June 7. If all goes according to plan, the new iteration of Eat Bulaga could be on the airwaves by the first week of July.
Sotto also took the opportunity to address the strained relationship between TAPE Inc. and the show’s hosts. He shared his disappointment, stating that despite being on air for almost 44 years, they felt undervalued by TAPE Inc. President Romeo “Jon-Jon” Jalosjos Jr. and Chief Finance Officer Seth Frederick “Bullet” Jalosjos. Sotto emphasized the hurtful nature of the situation, noting that seniors should be respected and not sidelined.
In the midst of this ongoing tug-of-war between the two camps, the new version of Eat Bulaga debuted on June 5. The show now features a lineup of hosts including Paolo Contis, Mavy and Cassy Legaspi, Alexa Miro, Betong Sumaya, and Buboy Villar. However, it’s worth mentioning that some of the flagship segments of the original show, such as “Bawal Judgmental,” “Pinoy Henyo,” and “Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d’Pipol,” were not included in the new version.
The developments surrounding Eat Bulaga have sparked interest and speculation among fans and industry observers alike. As the iconic show seeks its new home, loyal viewers eagerly await the forthcoming announcement. The dynamic trio of Sotto, Sotto, and de Leon holds the key to determining the future direction of the show, weighing offers from multiple networks vying to be its new platform.
Whatever the outcome, it is clear that Eat Bulaga’s legacy remains strong, with its loyal fan base eagerly anticipating the show’s return. The ongoing conflict with TAPE Inc. may have caused some turbulence, but the resilience of the hosts and the enduring popularity of the show itself suggest that brighter days lie ahead. The forthcoming announcement will undoubtedly set the stage for a new chapter in the iconic history of Eat Bulaga, leaving fans excited and hopeful for what lies ahead.