Eat Bulaga! has been providing television entertainment for 3 decades and is tsill counting. Millions of Filipinos grew up with this long-running Philippine noontime variety show since it began airing back in 1979. I've seen almost everything there to see on Eat Bulaga and told myself that nothing will surprise me anymore with this television entertainment show for the mass, until I stumbled on a news about Eat Bulaga! Indonesia.
Eat Bulaga! Indonesia
Official News about the Eat Bulaga! Franchise in Indonesia
Yes, Philippine's undisputed number one noontime variety show got franchised by Surya Citra Televisi a.k.a SCTV Network in Indonesia. Indonesians will now be able to watch Eat Bulaga! Indonesia every Mondays to Saturdays at an afternoon timeslot of 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM starting July 16, 2012 in SCTV. Eat Bulaga! Indonesia will be hosted by Uya Kuya, Aja Farid, Reza No, Ramzi, Narji, Ciripa, Rian Ibram, Rio Indrawan, Steven, Leo Consul, Selena Alexandria, Jenny Tan, Bianca Lizza and Julie Christie. The Indonesian afternoon variety show will also feature its own version of Eat Bulaga's popular segments like Bulagaan (Bolagaan), Juan For All, All For Juan (Satu Untuk Semua, Semua Untuk Satu) and Pinoy Henyo (Indonesia Jenius). "We want this program to be a success like in the Philippines, where it has been running for the past 33 years," said Harsiwi Achmad, Director of Programs and Production at Studio Penta SCTV. "We’re not adapting 100% of the Philippines’ Eat Bulaga but will format in accordance with the state and introduce positive values, environmental campaigns, and sharing with others," said Harsiwi.
News Source: KapanLagi
No thanks to my day job, I am not that updated with a much more live news from Eat Bulaga! that is currently airing on GMA Network. Luckily we have the internet to save me from the hassle. It is not an April Fool's Joke or anything and it has been confirmed by the Eat Bulaga Team themselves. Eat Bulaga! Indonesia is really happening.
Well, Eat Bulaga! didn't get to where it is now (as the longest running undisputed noontime variety show in the Philippines for 33 years) without the support of millions of Filipinos. Eat Bulaga! has endured the test of time, triumphed over its numerous competition, and survived some controversies that its host has gotten themselves into.Eat Bulaga has consistently evolved to the show that it is now. Besides the usual entertainment, Eat Bulaga! has now become a public service program that won the hearts of more Filipinos. The big question is to whether Eat Bulaga! Indonesia will have the same impact as what Eat Bulaga! did here in the Philippines. If all the cards are played right by the television compay and its initial 14 hosts, Indonesians will have something fun, entertaining and good on their television screen every weekdays at 4 PM with Eat Bulaga! Indonesia.