‘The Buzz’ to take a break after 16 years on air

The entertainment talk show goes off air after 16 years

 Screengrab from ABS-CBN

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN’s Sunday entertainment talk show The Buzz announced that they will be going off the air temporarily, Sunday, April 5.

The news was confirmed by host Boy Abunda on the show.

According to Boy, the men and women behind the show have evolved and that they have agreed to “to stop today and then come back strong and be the best of what we can be.”

“The world has changed and ang pamamaraan ng news reporting, and that includes showbiz news reporting, ay nabago na rin po. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit pansamantala kami ay mawawala sa ere. We want to take a few steps backward para makita namin ng mas malinaw kung sino kami, nasaan kami, kung sino kayo at kung nasaan na po kayo. Para sa aming pagbabalik ay isang malaking pagbabago ang inyong aabangan,” Boy said.

(The world has changed and so the methods of news reporting, and that includes showbiz news reporting. This is the reason why we will be off the air temporarily. We want to take a few steps backward for us to see clearly who we are, where we are, who you the viewers are, and where you are. So that when we return, there is something new you can look forward to.)

According to a statement from the network, it was necessary for the show to take a break for a fresh start.

After more than 15 years of unparalleled credibility as Philippine television’s leading showbiz-oriented talk show, The Buzz takes a break after its April 5,2015 episode. The program recognizes the evolution in showbiz news reporting, and to cope with it, The Buzz deems it a necessary step to reinvent to start anew. Showbiz news will never die. The showbiz talk genre remains.

The statement goes on to thank viewers and fans for supporting the show. 

Although it pains him to say goodbye for the time being, Boy said they will return again. “We will come back individually or as a group—hindi ko po alam. (I don’t know) But the showbiz news talk show genre is not going to die. It’s going to continue. Yun po ang dahilan kung bakit napagkaisahan naming lahat (That is the reason why we all decided) that the best way is to stop today. And then come back strong and be the best of what we can be,” he said.”

The Buzz first aired in 1999 with Boy as host. He was soon joined by Kris Aquino and a number of celebrities who took turns hosting the show including Toni Gonzaga, Ruffa Gutierrez, Janice de Belen, Carmina Villaroel, and Charlene Gonzalez. – Rappler.com