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‘Wowowin’ gets Saturday primetime airing

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‘Wowowin’ gets Saturday primetime airing
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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.

You want to date—and possibly marry— Willie Revillame? Audition now.

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You want to date—and possibly marry— Willie Revillame? Audition now.
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Game show host Willie Revillame just announced that he is now seeking a partner for life in time for his 59th birthday in January.

And he is planning to meet and date her via a new segment of his program “Wowowin”, which he called “Wil you date me?”

Kuya Willie, a comedian who became a household name because of his numerous game shows formerly aired over ABS-CBN and now over GMA, said he has grown tired of being alone.

“Alam niyo sa January, magpi-59 na ako. Matanda na ako, lagi lang akong nag-iisa ‘pag umuuwi. Kumakain mag-isa, breakfast, tanghali, dinner, naliligo mag-isa. Lagi lang mag-isa. Pagod na after nitong show, ako lang mag-isa. Mahirap na lagi ka lang mag-isa sa buhay,” he said in an episode of “Wowowin”.

That was when he announced the new segment “Wil you date me?”

“So ngayon ho, meron kaming bago ditong pakulo. Naghahanap na po ako ng makakasama ko sa buhay…Mag-o-audition kayo, at ‘pag pumasa kayo sa audition, susunduin kita sa iyong tahanan. Kahit taga-Cebu ka, kahit taga-Davao ka, kahit taga-saan ka, pauuwiin kita rito, susunduin kita sa airport. Kahit taga-ibang bansa, basta gusto mong maka-date ako, kasi ang tanong dito, ‘Wil you date me?’”

This is open to women aged between 19 and 40, with no children and previous marriage.

Kuya Willie said those interested can post their stories on the official Facebook page of “Wowowin”, which will take the form of their audition. Those who will pass the audition will be invited to Manila.

“Ako ang susundo sa’yo, kakain tayong dalawa, magkukuwentuhan tayo sa buhay-buhay. Malay mo, ikaw na ang makasama ko habambuhay?”

‘Wowowin’ to welcome bigger live audience with construction of new studio

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‘Wowowin’ to welcome bigger live audience with construction of new studio
Image Credit: @GMAWowowin

Comedian and TV host Willie Revillame announced via video that a new and bigger studio is now being constructed for his “Wowowin” game show in the Kapuso network.

Willie, in the video posted on YouTube, said this will allow “Wowowin” to accommodate a bigger live audience, who are also the contestants in the different games of the show. It often attracts foreign tourists and balikbayans who want to experience firsthand what they are watching in their cable channels abroad. They usually take the front seats.

“Ito po ang regalo natin sa buong mundo, para po sa mga Pilipino, kakababayan natin, mahal nating mga Kapuso, ito po ay ginawa para sa inyo,” Willie said as he ended the video tour of the studio being constructed.

Its completion is being rushed in time for the start of what he promised as a revitalized game show at the end of the month. “Spetember 30 po ang bagong ‘Wowowin’,” Willie said.

The studio, he added, is on a par with world standards: “Pudeng ipanlaban sa buong mudo!” 

He commented that the new studio is bigger, more spacious and more comfortable.

“Wowowin” is being aired from Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. It is under Willie’s WBR Entertainment Productions, Inc., which is a blocktimer on GMA Network.

The program premiered as a Sunday game show on GMA after Willie left rival network ABS-CBN in 2015. Less than a year later, it moved to the primetime afternoon slot of the Kapuso network.

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