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Wil Time Bigtime
Format Variety show
Game show
Created by Willie Revillame
Developed by Willie Revillame
Directed by Jojo Jardeleza
Presented by Joe Marasigan
Anne Curtis
Jasmine Curtis
Karylle Padilla
Carlo Marasigan
Opening theme Willing Willie (2010-2011)
Wil Time Bigtime (2011)
Kendeng-Kendeng/A Go-Go Dancing! (2011-2012)
Baile! (2012-2013)
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Tagalog
Filipino
English
Production
Executive producer(s) Rackie Sevilla
Producer(s) Willie Revillame
Location(s) TV5 Studio A (Novaliches, Quezon City)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Production company(s) ABC Development Corporation
Wil Productions, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channel TV5
Picture format SDTV (480i)
Original airing October,23,2010-April,9,2011 Willing Willie
May,14,2011-January,25,2013 Wil-Time-Bigtime
Chronology
Related shows Wowowee (ABS-CBN)
Wowowillie
External links
Website
Wil Time Bigtime (formerly known as Willing Willie from 2010 – 2011) is a former Philippine prime time variety game show broadcast by TV5. The show premiered on October 23, 2010, with its main host Willie Revillame. The show celebrated its first anniversary at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Philippine TV on October 22, 2011.The show ended its run on January,25,2013, and a new show, Wowowillie, was launched as its replacement on January 26, 2013.

Main HostEdit

Co-HostsEdit

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Former co-hostsEdit

FeaturingEdit

  • Anna Feliciano
  • Owen Ercia
  • DJ Coki
  • Bigtime Girls

HistoryEdit

First broadcast under the name Willing Willie, the show was formed as a result of the cancellation of Wowowee and the transfer of Willie Revillame to TV5. Several personalities from Wowowee appearing on Willing Willie include DJ Coki Meneses (disc jockey), Owen Ercia (floor director), Anna Feliciano (choreographer), April "Congratulations" Gustillo, Lovely Abella and some former ASF dancers who comprise the in-house WW.Girls.The show premiered on October 23, 2010 with Willie Revillame as host and Mo Twister as co-host. It was earlier reported that Revillame was courting Sandra Seiffert and Venus Raj as co-hosts, but both declined the offer. Valenzuela City councilor Shalani Soledad accepted the job, eventually appearing on the November 8, 2010 episode.Two WW.Girl members, Aprilyn "Congratulations" Gustillo and Monique "Pak" Natada, were suspended for five days from the show on November 2010 because of a fight over a lipstick.On January 12, 2011, the WW.Girls group was given a three-day suspension for fighting over each other in Twitter.On November 24, 2010, ABS-CBN filed a copyright infringement suit against Willie Revillame, Wil Productions, Inc. and TV5 for allegedly copying Wowowee in Willing Willie. However, hearings on the case, which was filed at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 66 under presiding judge Joselito C. Villarosa, was suspended after the Court of Appeals granted the request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) by TV5.TV5 then filed a petition for certiorari, prohibition and writ of preliminary injunction before the Court of Appeals. ABS-CBN responded by filing a motion seeking to dismiss the petition of the former. On March 10, 2011, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of TV5.On March 12, 2011, Willing Willie featured a segment in which a 6-year old boy performed a 'macho dance' to the tune of Dr. Dre's The Next Episode as his talent. At first, the incident came and went without much clamor. It wasn't until a clip of the show was posted on YouTube that it began eliciting an online furor. On March 25, Benjamin Pimental of the Inquirer wrote, "We have a big problem if it’s OK for most people to let a big shot TV host treat a child like garbage. This was followed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development releasing a statement three days later asserting that this was a clear case of child abuse In a press statement, the DSWD condemned 'the emotional abuse and humiliation bestowed on a six-year-old child contestant.The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is currently pursuing an investigation of the program for violating Section 10 of Republic Act No. 7610, or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board is also conducting hearings on the issue. On April 8, three members of the MTRCB panel inhibited from the case.The decision of the MTRCB is due by the end of May.The issue received condemnation from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, showbiz personalities by the likes of Jim Paredes,Bianca GonzalezLea Salonga, Aiza Seguerra,Leah Navarro (of the Black and White Movement), K Brosas, Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon (of rival program Mara Clara) and Tuesday Vargas, through the social networking site Twitter, columnists of the Philippine Daily Inquirer such as Randy David,Rina Jimenez-David, Michael Tan,and Benjamin Pimentel, as well as militant organizations such as GABRIELA.Mang Inasal, Procter & Gamble, CDO, Cebuana Lhuiller, Nutri-Asia and Unilever pulled out their advertisements from the show on the first week of April after pressures resulting from this controversy.As a result, Revillame announced that the show would be on hiatus starting April 11. He warned that charges would also be filed against those who attacked him on Twitter. He questioned why only Willing Willie was singled out, while other shows such as Showtime and Goin' Bulilit,were not.On April 18, 2011, Revillame stated that he would no longer file charges against the celebrities who attacked him on Twitter.On April 25, 2011, the End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) filed a child abuse case against Revillame, TV5 and its officials, including chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.The DSWD filed a similar suit two days later.The show did not resume on April 25, pending a go-signal from TV5.On April 27, the Philippine Entertainment Portal reported that the show would resume on May 7 with a new format.On May 3, 2011, MTRCB issued a month-long suspension for the show and placed it under probationary status, meaning that the show needs daily permits from the MTRCB before airing after the suspension is lifted. The days that had passed since the show voluntarily went off the air on April 8 were counted.In the process of deliberating the sanctions against Willing Willie, the MTRCB, saying that it was heeding the call for sweeping reforms of the television industry, also brought up the matter of whether the show, and others like it on Philippine television, attracts its audience by offering 'quick fixes' to the audience members' poverty in the form of prize money.In the decision of the board in which it suspended the Willing Willie show,On May 9, 2011, Cristy Fermin reported on Juicy! Express that the show would return with a new title, Wil Time Bigtime, on May 14, occupying the same timeslot.

Studios used by Wiltime Bigtime (formerly Willing Willie)Edit

See alsoEdit

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