GMA-7’s Sunday showbiz-oriented talk show Showbiz Central will air its last episode on July 29. As reported, it will be replaced by a new showbiz talk show to be hosted by Regine Velasquez.
Titled HOT T.V., the show will also be hosted by Roderick Paulate plus Showbiz Central’s host Raymond Gutierrez and Jennylyn Mercado.
Now we know SC is not going off air because of Pia Guanio’s maternity leave and Jennylyn’s busy sched. That left us with only one guess, and you’re right if you thought it’s the ratings.
John Lapus, who hosts SC’s Don’t Lie To Me segment which features the use of a polygraph machine, wouldn’t be in the new show.
So the blind item of Cristy Fermin during Ruffa Gutierrez’s last day in Paparazzi was partly true. Cristy said that John would be removed from SC due to the question of loyalty since he’s often seen in other networks.
We also now know that Ruffa was also partly right when she said her brother Raymond wouldn’t be removed from the show. Yes, the show was removed but Raymond (and Jennylyn) stayed in the timeslot.
Would HOT T.V. be able to beat ABS-CBN’s The Buzz in the ratings?
Don’t forget to catch the pilot episode of HOT T.V. on August 5, 2012 only on GMA-7.