"It's Showtime" has presented a new segment called ToMiho: A Love Realiserye featuring "Pinoy Big Brother 737" housemates - Big Winner Miho Nishida and 2nd Big Placer Tommy Esguerra - whose love story started inside the PBB House.
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Miho, together with her daughter and mom, went back to live in the famous yellow house upon the invitation of Big Brother as the trio are all from Japan. Tommy, however, was not permitted to go back.
"It's Showtime's" realiserye focuses on the love story of Tommy and Miho. Tommy is seen in the studio being interviewed by the noontime show hosts and communicating to Miho through the monitor, while Miho has some of the show's hosts with her inside the PBB House and communicating to the studio via a monitor as well.
One can say that the set-up is very much like "Eat Bulaga's" #KalyeSerye where Alden Richards is in the studio and Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub is in the barangay.
However, unlike Maine who was launched by "Eat Bulaga!" without any television following (although she was already quite famous on the internet), Tommy and Miho already have a fan base courtesy of their stint on "PBB 737."
The big question is, will ToMiho be able to save "It's Showtime" in the ratings and be the downfall of AlDub?
And it's not only ToMiho that was launched. On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the Kapamilya noontime show introduced the #Hashtags, an 11-member all male group consisting of good-looking young men, including "PBB 737" Teen Big Winner Jimboy Martin and ex-housemates Zeus Collins and Jameson Blake.
And if ToMiho is their answer to AlDub, the #Hashtags will be the counterpart of the Baes of "EB."