Friday, September 2, 2011

SNN Bids Goodbye; Boy Abunda to Join Bandila

Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN), ABS-CBN's daily primetime showbiz oriented talk-show, will have its last airing on September 9 as revealed by ABS-CBN executives Bong Osorio and Roxy Liquigan.

The show's hosts Boy Abunda and Bianca Gonzales will be seen on a two separate TV programs - Abunda to join the station's late night news program "Bandila" as one of the anchors, while, Gonzales will be returning as one of the hosts for weekend showbiz talk-show "Entertainment Live!".

The move, according to ABS-CBN insider, has nothing to do with the show's poor ratings but more of a programming move to solidify the primetime block of Kapamilya network and to put the news program in an earlier timeslot.

In an interview with Marie Lozano aired on Bandila last night, September 1, Abunda said, "Hindi naman po natin iniwan ang SNN, may traces pa rin ng SNN dito sa Bandila. Pinagbuklod lamang, pinalawak, pinalakas."

"At ito ay ginagawa natin dahil mas gusto nating ibahagi ang mas maraming balita sa ating mga manonood. It's exciting. Sabay-sabay tayo sa excitement." he added.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN releases an official statement regarding the new lineup of Bandila through its Head of Corporate Communications group Mr. Bong Osorio:

The most trusted programs and personalities have joined forces. The nationalistic news delivery of Bandila will be strengthened and expanded, and will now broadcast in an earlier time slot.

Award-winning and seasoned ABS-CBN news anchors Karen Davila, Julius Babao, and Ces Orena-Drilon will be joined by Boy Abunda starting September 12.

Boy is a cross-over artist who has been honed in news and current affairs with programs like Etcetera, Kontrobersyal, Conversations with Boy Abunda and The Bottomline.

In the SNN tradition, Boy brings with him the hottest and most interesting news stories in Bandila.

Bianca Gonzales will be given another assignment."

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