|The Weakest Link|
Fintan Coyle and Cathy Dunning|
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (2010-2013)
IBC Entertainment TV (2010-2013)|
|Directed by||Bobet Vidanes|
Richard Yap (IBC: 2010-2013)|
Allan K. (IBC: 2002)
Edu Manzano (IBC: 2001-2002)
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||n/a (airs daily)|
Rowie Valencia (IBC)|
Lorna Feliciano (IBC)
|Running time||60 minutes (with commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Viva Television (2001-2002)|
|Original channel||IBC (2001-2002, 2010-2013)|
Viva TV on IBC|
October 15, 2001 – October 2002
July 19, 2010 – November 21, 2013
January 18, 2016 – present
The Weakest Link is a Philippine game show based on the original British series with the same name, it follows the eight-player primetime format. If the highest amount was banked successfully in all five rounds, the highest amount possible would be 1,000,000 Philippine pesos.
The Weakest Link was broadcast from October 15, 2001 to October 2002 on the government-sequestered IBC, produced by Viva Television, and was hosted by actor Edu Manzano from 2001 to 2002 and comedian Allan K. in 2002. The show returned to IBC from July 19, 2010 to November 21, 2013 with Richard Yap.
About the showEdit
2001-2002: Viva/IBC VersionEdit
Former host were actor Edu Manzano known for his villainy roles and serious acting styles, Manzano made a good and fitting host of the show, contributing to its popularity. He was later replaced by comedian/singer Allan K in 2002. His humorous hosting stint (along with the fire that razed the original studio the show was taped) led its show to its demise on October 2002.
2010-2014: IBC VersionEdit
On July 2010, after an almost 8-year hiatus and along with a follow-up to the success of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?,IBC announced to comeback of The Weakest Link started airing on IBC. Richard Yap known as Sir Chief was also announced to host the show that relaunch on July 19, 2010. The promo is being sponsored by the network in connection to its comeback. The show aired its last episode was aired November 21, 2013.
MTRCB brawl against The Weakest LinkEdit
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board is playing the show, following its July 15, 2013 episode, in which the host Sir Chief isseed threats to the strongest link in connection of studio in wreck fire. They made a weakest link the following day, but they were suspended from the show for 3 days from July 17-19, 2013 destroyed by the police car in IBC studios. In terms of host Sir Chief against Edu Manzano and Allan K.
The MTRCB suspended the show from July 22-August 2, 2013. Richard Yap suspend the game show on July 17 episode before the suspension. IBC is questioning the agency's boomed, declaring weak that it could threat the studios of IBC. In July 22, the timeslot was replay episode of The Weakest Link. On August 2, 2013, 2 weeks into the scheduled 2 month suspension, the Court of Appeals issed a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) to stop the suspension. It is expected to return on air on August 5, 2013.
Awards and recognitionsEdit
USTv Student Choice AwardsEdit
- 9th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Best Game Show Host) - Won (Richard Yap)
- 9th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Best Game Show) - Won
KBP Golden Dove AwardsEdit
- 2012 KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best Game Show) - Won
Anak TV Seal AwardsEdit
- 2012 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Favorite TV Programs) - Won
PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit
- 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Game Show) - Won
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