It’s Showtime to start airing on GMA Network in April


It’s Showtime will now officially air on GMA Network, replacing the slot of now-defunct noontime program Tahanang Pinakamasaya. 

Starting on April 6, 2024, the Kapamilya noontime show will be available on the Kapuso network’s main channel from Monday to Saturday, at 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Donning red outfits, the It’s Showtime hosts rode on a float from ABS-CBN’s ELJ Communication Center going to GMA Network’s headquarters in Kamuning.

ABS-CBN and GMA executives sealed the monumental collaboration in the contract signing ceremony held at the GMA Studio 7 on Wednesday, March 20, with the presence of It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Kim Chiu, Ogie Alcasid, Karylle, Amy Perez, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Darren, Ryan Bang, Ion Perez, Jackie Gonzaga, MC, Lassy, and Cianne Dominguez.

ABS-CBN’s president and CEO Carlo Katigbak humbly thanked GMA for welcoming and giving It’s Showtime a new home.

“Cory [Vidanes] really wanted us to come here today, to the GMA building, because we wanted to prove to you how special this partnership is to us,” Katigbak said in a speech.

“In our 30 years working in ABS-CBN, we have never walked through your doors, so thank you for this historic occasion,” he added.

Vice Ganda, meanwhile, wholeheartedly expressed his gratitude to the GMA Network for the support they showed since the difficulties they faced following ABS-CBN’s shutdown in 2020.

“Ang laki ng tulong at suportang ibinibigay n’yo sa amin. We have been humble expressing that. Hindi naman lingid sa kaalaman nating lahat kung gaano kasadsad ang isinadsad ng Kapamilya, pero nariyan kayo ‘di para tapakan kami at saktan pa sa mga panahong sadsad na sadsad kami.

“Inialay n’yo ang mga kamay n’yo  sa amin para unti-unti kaming makabangon. Maraming maraming salamat,” he added.

The noontime show teased about the “good news” prior to the show’s episode run on Tuesday, with an emphasis on the letter G. 

Pilipino Star Ngayon first reported about the programming movement last week following Vice Ganda’s “better days are coming” remark. 

It’s Showtime has been airing on A2Z on free TV following ABS-CBN’s shutdown in July 2020 and eventually became available on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.

It also previously aired on TV5 from July 2022 to June 2023 and currently airs on GMA’s GTV channel.

Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart wanders on the internet, hearts Kpop (and ofc her bias), loves everything purple. When she's not writing, she's fighting with her dear cat.