Comedian and TV host Willie Revillame announced that the management of GMA 7 has given his game show “Wowowin” another day of airing, and a primetime slot at that.
In the January 1, 2020 edition of “Wowowin”, Revillame said the program will also be aired on a Saturday to be called “Wowowin Primetime” starting at 7 p.m.
“Madagdagan tayo ng isang araw…Ang tawag dyan ‘Wowowin Primetime’. Yung hindi po nakakapanood ng ‘Wowowin’ sa araw araw, sana naman may isang araw masilayan nyo ang ‘Wowowin’ para mapasaya namin kayo,” Kuya Willie said.
The program currently airs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The show started on May 10, 2015. Willie’s programs used to air on the rival network ABS-CBN, where he gained more prominence, particularly with the “Pera o Bayong” game.
The comedian thanked the GMA 7 family for the trust in extending the show to six days a week. ‘Wowowin’ is known for giving away prizes to game participants coming from all walks of life, including overseas Filipino workers and balikbayans, drivers, housewives, teachers, vendors, garbage collectors, and even politicians. Kuya Willie’s famous quote today is “Bigyan ng jacket”, which he usually says when he likes a contestant or studio audience.
To allow his loyal followers to interact better with him, Revillame said he ordered the construction of a stage that is comparable to those in Las Vegas hotels.
“Itong entablado na ito hindi kami nakalayo sa inyo; lagi kaming malapit sa inyo. Mag-aabot ng mga regalo, pagbibigay ng jacket. Hindi ako nakalayo sa inyo. Ako ang nag-isip ng stage na ito,” he said.