Willie Revillame's variety-game show Wowowin will be aired on GMA-7 daily starting February 1, 2016.
The deal was formalized earlier today, January 29, when WBR Entertainment signed a co-production agreement with GMA Network Inc. for Willie's Wowowin.
It was previously announced that Wowowin would have its finale episode on January 17 but during the Sunday episode, Willie hinted about having a daily program.
"Sa gabi-gabi ho bago ako matulog, ang tanging dasal ko lamang, sana'y araw-araw na tayong magkasama," said the TV host on that day.
"Araw-araw ko na kayong makapiling, at araw-araw ko na kayong mapasaya at mabigyan ng pag-asa yung mga akala nilang wala nang pag-asa ang buhay.
"Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. Hanggang sa muling pagkikita, salamat."
(Read: Wowowin airs final episode; host Willie Revillame hints at new daily game show)
GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon expressed confidence that Wowowin would be able to maintain the high TV ratings of the program.
"Itinaon talaga natin ito sa umpisa ng taon because we are lining up the programs for this year. Ngayon, daily na from Monday to Friday and I have no doubt na mami-maintain ni Willie ang ratings ng program. Napakasipag at pinapanood ko yung mga shows niya kaya alam ko,” Atty. Gozon was quoted as saying in a release provided by GMA Corporate Communications.
For his part, Willie said that he wants to give hope to viewers of the program.
"Ang bida kasi rito ay yung mga tao. Sila ang nagpe-perform at nagkukwento ng buhay nila. Ang hangarin ng programa ay magbigay pag-asa. Yung success ng programa, hindi lang ito dahil sa akin kundi dahil sa ating lahat kasi tulong-tulong tayo dito. Sabi nga sa Eat Bulaga, hangga’t may bata, may Eat Bulaga. Dito hangga’t may nalulungkot, may Wowowin.”
Meanwhile, GMA First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan said that they are pleased to announce that Willie’s program will air daily.
"Sa totoo lang nung unang pumasok pa lang si Willie sa amin once a week, nakita na namin kung paano siya minahal ng tao and it translated to ratings at talagang ang lakas ng show kaya naisip namin na kung ganito ang reception ng tao at mas maraming napapaligaya, itodo na natin, from Monday to Friday."
Aside from GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, also present at the contract signing were President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan, Vice President for Corporate Communications Angela Javier Cruz, Assistant Vice President for Program Management Mitzi G. Garcia, and Willie’s business partner Atty. Alfonso Reyno Jr.
Willie Revillame's Wowowin to begin airing daily on GMA-7 starting February 1
by posted on January 30, 2016