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Genre Entertainment/Variety show
Created by ABS-CBN
Directed by Bobet Vidanes
Starring Vhong Navarro
Anne Curtis
Vice Ganda
Kim Atienza
Jugs Jugueta
Teddy Corpuz
Country of origin Flag of the Philippines Philippines
Language(s) Filipino and English
No. of episodes 148 (as of April 26, 2010)
Location Quezon City, Metro Manila
Running time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run October 24, 2009 – present
Preceded by Ruffa & Ai
Pilipinas, Game KNB?
External links
Official website

Showtime is a pre-noontime variety show which premiered October 24, 2009, replacing the long-running Philippine game show, Pilipinas, Game KNB?. It is also aired worldwide on The Filipino Channel. This show was ever successful and it led Vice Ganda, their unevictable judge, into great popularity. The show is broadcast from Studio 2 of ABS-CBN Broadcast Centre in Quezon City.



There are three groups, each made up of ten to twenty-five members (with no age limit), performing a single performance, whether it is a song and/or dance number or an acting performance. Before the performance, at least one member of the group is given 20 seconds to make an introduction in any way that reflects the group, but should end with the clause "It's Showtime!" After the performance, the judges, as well as members of the audience, rate the group from 1 to 10. Audience ratings do not count, but can influence the ratings to be given by the judges.

A fourth competition spot is randomly given to one of three groups who did not pass the auditions, but are still worthy to perform in the show. After the group's performance, the judges would give a collective yes or no to the group. If the judges give a yes, the group is considered part of the main contest, with the judges' scores to the group's performance to be included in the calculation for the winner. A no would, of course, mean exclusion of the group from the main contest.

The group with the highest average score from the judges wins and proceeds to the weekly finals. Whoever wins in the weekly finals will get the chance to compete in the monthly finals.

Main Hosts


Five judges will be present for a whole week (Monday to Saturday). They will grade the group performances, 10 being the highest and 1 the lowest. Judge Vice Ganda is the only judge who can present his score right after the performance.

Every week, one or more judges will be voted off. In this portion called Burado o Hurado (lit. "Be Erased or Be a Judge"), the audience and the viewers may evict judge/s through SMS. If a judge gets more than 25% of the total votes, he or she is evicted. Vice Ganda (as a permanent judge) is the only judge who is exempt from all public votes.

Month Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Judge 4 Judge 5
1 Wk. 1 October 24 and 26, 2009 to October 31, 2009 Rico J. Puno Amy Perez Marc Abaya Ayanna Oliva Vice Ganda
Wk. 2 November 2, 2009 to November 7, 2009 Jojo Alejar Amy Perez Randy Santiago Ayanna Oliva
Wk. 3 November 9, 2009 to November 14, 2009 Brod Pete Amy Perez Randy Santiago Ayanna Oliva
Wk. 4 November 16, 2009 to November 21, 2009 Archie Alemania Amy Perez Dimples Romana Ava
2 Wk. 5 November 23, 2009 to November 28, 2009 Jon Avila Amy Perez Dimples Romana Keanna Reeves
Wk. 6 November 30, 2009 to December 5, 2009 Jon Avila Amy Perez Dimples Romana Andrew E.
SPECIAL Wk. 7 December 7, 2009 to December 12, 2009 Nash Aguas Sharlene San Pedro Dimples Romana Andrew E.
2 Wk. 8 December 14, 2009 to December 19, 2009 Billy Crawford Jocelyn Oxlade Dimples Romana Andrew E.
Wk. 9 December 21, 2009 to December 26, 2009 Victor Basa Yayo Aguila Dimples Romana Andrew E.
3 Wk. 10 December 28, 2009 to January 2, 2010 Alfie Lorenzo Manny Castañeda Cornelia "Angge" Lee Jobert Sucaldito
Wk. 11 January 4, 2010 to January 9, 2010 Rosanna Roces Pepe Smith Dimples Romana Andrew E.
Wk. 12 January 11 and 19, 2010 to January 23, 2010 Wyngard Tracy Karla Paula Henry Joy Viado Andrew E.
Wk. 13 January 25, 2010 to January 30, 2010 Kean Cipriano Karla Paula Henry Assunta De Rossi Andrew E.
4 Wk. 14 February 1, 2010 to February 6, 2010 Sheryn Regis Karla Paula Henry Gab Valenciano Andrew E.
Wk. 15 February 8, 2010 to February 13, 2010 Jhong Hilario Karla Paula Henry Candy Pangilinan Andrew E.
Wk. 16 February 15, 2010 to February 20, 2010 Jhong Hilario Precious Lara Quigaman Gladys Reyes Andrew E.
Wk. 17 February 22, 2010 to February 27, 2010 Jhong Hilario Iya Villania Gladys Reyes Jett Pangan
5 Wk. 18 March 1, 2010 to March 6, 2010 Jhong Hilario Rica Peralejo Gladys Reyes Jason Fernandez
Wk. 19 March 9, 2010 to March 13, 2010 Jhong Hilario Bianca Manalo Gladys Reyes Will Devaughn
Wk. 20 March 15, 2010 to March 20, 2010 Jhong Hilario Bianca Manalo Gladys Reyes Jay Justiniani
Wk. 21 March 22, 2010 to March 27, 2010 Jhong Hilario Bianca Manalo Gladys Reyes Christopher Roxas
6 Wk. 22 March 29, 2010 to March 31, 2010 Richard Merk Phoemela Baranda Mocha Jay Durias
Wk. 23 April 5, 2010 to April 10, 2010 Jhong Hilario Carmen Soo Gladys Reyes Uma Khouny
Wk. 24 April 12, 2010 to April 17, 2010 Jhong Hilario Roxanne Guinoo Gladys Reyes Led Sobrepena III
Wk. 25 April 19, 2010 to April 24, 2010 Jhong Hilario Roxanne Guinoo Gladys Reyes Epi Quizon
7 Wk. 26 April 26, 2010 to May 1, 2010 Jhong Hilario Carlene Aguilar Gladys Reyes Bobby Andrews
Wk. 27 May 3, 2010 to May 8, 2010
Wk. 28 May 10, 2010 to May 15, 2010
Wk. 29 May 17, 2010 to May 22, 2010
     Voluntary Eviction
     Forced Eviction
     Special Judges - Evicted at End of Week

Longest Remained Judges

"Burado" Judges



Everyday there are winner/s which will compete in the Weekly Finals, the winner/s in the Weekly Finals will directly be one the finalists for the Monthly Finals. The winner/s in the Monthly Finals will be competing in the Grand Finals which will happen this coming month of May.

Month 1

Group Name Act Description Winning Week Monthly Finals' Result
Takatak Boys Dance Group Week 1 (tie) Lost
D'Shots Dance Group Week 1 (tie) Lost
Dramatista Dance and Drama Group Week 2 (tie) Lost
Pamilyang Bali-baling Buto Acrobat Gymnastics Performers Week 2 (tie) Lost
Lucban Pahiyas Modified Street Dancers Week 3 Lost
Kasibulan Black Light Handmime Performers Week 4 (tie) Won (10 pts.)
Tribong Maharlika Tribal Dancers Week 4 (tie) Lost

Month 2

Group Name Act Description Winning Week Monthly Finals' Result
Perlas ng Silangan Street Dancing Week 5 Won (9.4 pts.)
Danze Unlimited Danza Street Dancing Week 6 Lost
Cea's Angels 1 Week 7 Ineligible
Mortal Combat and the Showgays Comedians and Dance Group Week 8 Won (9.4 pts.)
Peerless Flashback Crew Dance Group Week 9 Lost

Month 3

Group Name Act Description Winning Week Monthly Finals' Result
Kids Breaker Dance Group Week 10 Lost
Original Egyptians Dance Group Week 11 Lost
Beat Guys Dance Group Week 12 Won (9.8 pts.)
Urban Groove Dance Group Week 13 Lost

Month 4

Group Name Act Description Winning Week Monthly Finals' Result
Cebu Taekwondo Team Martial Arts/Dance Group Week 14 Lost
Good Rhymez Crew Rap/Dance Group Week 15 Lost
Extreme Force Dancers Dance Group Week 16 (tie) Lost
Nazty Boys Dance Group Week 16 (tie) Lost
Sensei Dance Group Week 16 (tie) Won (10 pts.)
The Bomb Dance Group Week 17 Lost

Month 5

Group Name Act Description Winning Week Monthly Finals' Result
Alibughaw Interpretative Dance Group Week 18 Lost
Genesis Dancers Dance Group Week 19 Lost
Bakal na Buhawi Sing/Rap Group Week 20 Lost
Savannah Kids Ballroom Dancers Ballroom Group Week 21 Won (10 pts.)

Month 6

Group Name Act Description Winning Week Monthly Finals' Result
Boyz Unlimited Dancers Dance Group Week 22 Lost
Interworld Dancers Dance Group Week 23 Lost
Magnanimous Dancers Dance Group Week 24 Lost
Philippine Islands Assasin Dance Group Week 25 Won (10 pts.)

^Note 1 : Cea's Angels won at the third week but they are ineligible to join the monthly finals because they joined the said show on their kids' edition. (see Week 7 below)

Special Episodes

Week 7 (December 7-12, 2009)

This week was dedicated to the children called "Showtime: Kids Edition". During the week, kid group performers were the ones who would show their talents and also kids were the audience. Nash Aguas and Sharlene San Pedro were the special kid judges that joined the judging panel. No voting of judges for eviction during the week. At the end of the week, a finals was held where the winner here is the Showtime Kids Edition Champion. The kid group "Cea's Angels" won and became Showtime Kids Edition Champion, but they were not eligible to go to the monthly finals with the regular performers.

Week 10 (December 28, 2009-January 2, 2010)

This week had normal contestants and mechanics, although the other four judges are composed of notable talent managers: Alfie Lorenzo, Manny Casteñeda, Cornelia "Angge" Lee and Jobert Sucaldito. They were all evicted at the end of the week.

Week 14 (February 1-6, 2010)

Showtime and its hosts went to Cebu to have live shows for the whole week. Voting for "Hurado o Burado" were suspended for this week as Sheryn Regis and Gab Valenciano both guested as special judges.

Week 22 (March 29-31, 2010)

In observance of the Holy Week, Showtime was not aired on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday. With this, there was a special set of hurados - singers Richard Merk, Mocha and Jay Durias and showbiz host Phoemela Baranda. This week had normal group contestants but there was no weekly finals held during the week. Instead, the weekly finals was held on monday, April 5 during Week 23 and was judged by the new set of hurados of Week 23 as well.


MTRCB suspension

Showtime was suspended by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) for 20 days. This was due to comments uttered by guest judge Rosanna Roces against certain groups, especially on teachers, heard live on January 7, 2010. As a form of self-regulation, ABS-CBN relieved Roces of her jury duty, but suspension was still served against the show effective January 11, 2010, thus returning on February 1. In the meantime, a placeholder show called Magpasikat would take over Showtime's timeslot.<ref>{{{author}}}, MTRCB suspends Showtime for 20 days for Rosanna Roces's statements against teachers, Philippine Entertainment Portal, January 11, 2010.</ref> Magpasikat is basically the same show except the competing groups are composed of celebrities, Vice Ganda is included as a host than as a judge, and a quiz portion for audience members is added.

The suspension period, however, lasted only six days after the Court of Appeals issued a 60-day temporary restraining order against the MTRCB on January 15, 2010. The issuance of the order, and therefore the return of Showtime was announced later in Magpasikat.<ref>{{{author}}}, 'Showtime returns on air tomorrow, Philippine Entertainment Portal, January 18, 2010.</ref> <ref> Showtime will be back on air today retrieved via 1-19-2010 </ref> <ref></ref>

On March 26, 2010, MTRCB ordered a total 1-month suspension of the program because of the incident, including the replacement "Magpasikat." The MTRCB also directed the filing of criminal charges against Florida Tan, ABS-CBN vice-president for programming, and other officers "responsible for the violation." <ref></ref> Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN's Corporate Communications said that the suspension is not yet final and that they are seeking appeal before the Office of the President. <ref></ref>


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