Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman

Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman (lit.No Sleeping with the Master Showman) formerly known as Master Showman Presents, is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by German Moreno, along with John Nite, Shermaine Santiago, Jackie Lou Blanco and Shirley Fuentes, it premiered on February 8, 1997. The show concluded on February 13, 2016 with a total of 977 episodes.

Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman
Title card
Also known asMaster Showman Presents
Genre
Directed byBam Salvani
Presented byGerman Moreno
Opening theme"Walang Tulugan"
Ending theme"Walang Tulugan"
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes977
Production
Executive producer(s)Jocelyn Balvino
Production location(s)Studio 6, GMA Network Studios Annex, Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08) 
February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
External links
Website

The show is known for its tagline "Walang Tulugan!".[1] It is the longest running late night variety television show in the Philippines.

History

Early years

The show was originally titled Master Showman Presents. It premiered as a late-night variety talk show similar to GMA Supershow in the late 1970s. It had some elements similar to American talk shows. Master Showman was German Moreno's trademark moniker during his reign as one of television's top TV hosts in the early '80s and '90s, thanks to his hosting stints in GMA Supershow and That's Entertainment.

When GMA Network decided to make a title out of his famous moniker, Moreno introduced the catchphrase/tagline "Walang Tulugan!" (No Sleeping!) during the show. Since then the catchphrase has attracted majority of the viewers.

From live to taped

Master Showman originally aired live from the GMA Broadway Studios at Aurora Blvd. in Quezon City, Philippines. Airing time varies from 11:05 pm at the earliest to 1:05 am at the latest on Saturday night going to Sunday morning. Running time was usually two to three hours, depending on the availability of big-name guests. When the show moved to its present home at GMA Network Center, it had to do away with live broadcast and instead presented taped episodes. The taping usually occurs every other Friday, shooting two episodes from 5 pm to 2 am, depending on the number of guests. The taped episodes now run from one and a half-hour to two hours, ending not later than 3 in the morning.

Re-branding of the show

In 2005, Walang Tulugan was incorporated in the show title. The move was welcomed since through the years, Master Showman has been always identified by the public as the "show na walang tulugan" (the show that does not sleep).

Master Showman's death

German Moreno died on January 8, 2016 due to cardiac arrest. A special live tribute episode was aired at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine in Quezon City on January 9, where his wake is being held.

Nora Aunor, a popular Philippine actress, singer and close friend of Moreno became the temporary main host of the show. In an interview with GMA News, Aunor said that she is willing to continue the advocacy of her close friend and to help establish the careers of young aspirants that wish to join Philippine showbiz.[2]

After more than 19 years of its long-run, Walang Tulugan aired its final episode on February 13, 2016, after a month since Kuya Germs' death.

Cast

German Moreno serves as a host.
Shermaine Santiago serves as a co-host.
Ken Chan serves as a co-host.
Sanya Lopez serves as a co-host.
Co-hosts
Segment hosts
  • Aster Amoyo (Celebrity Talk)
  • Hideaki Torio (Eh Kasi Ewan)
  • John-na Chuchi (Diva Dingdings)
  • Mega Oohlala (Diva Dingdings)
  • Fresh
Groups
Former hosts

Segments

  • Barkadahan
  • Celebrity Talk
  • Diva Dingdings
  • Eh Kasi Ewan
  • Fan Kita
  • John Ka Na Naman
  • LSS: Love Song Para Sa'Yo
  • OPM Greats

Ratings

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the final episode of Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman scored a 3.3% rating.[4]

References

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