MANILA — After 16 years, Kapamilya Sunday entertainment talk show The Buzz announced that it will temporarily be going off air starting on Sunday, April 5.
In a statement during the last airing of the show, talk show host Boy Abunda confirmed the announcement and added that the show needed 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.”
Abunda explained that the evolving changes in the way showbiz news is reported have made the people behind the show to agree that they should “stop today and then come back strong” after the break.
“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.)
The show was first aired in 1999 with Abunda, who was later joined by Kris Aquino and a number of other celebrities as host.