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Happy Yipee Yehey Ends, ABS-CBN’s noontime woes continues

Ending weeks of speculation, ABS-CBN announced last January 26 that its noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey (HYY) will be having its final episode on February 4 – or just a week shy of its first anniversary.

As a consolation, network spokesperson Bong Osorio added that the show’s hosts will be given new projects soon. “We also extend our deepest gratitude to our viewers, here in the Philippines and in The Filipino Channel (TFC) markets worldwide, for their support to the program,” Osorio said in a statement given to the Philippine Entertainment Portal.

Hunk actor Matteo Guidicelli is one of the hosts of Happy Yipee Yehey

Like Pilipinas Win na Win before it, HYY suffered from perpetual low ratings. It must be very tough going up against Eat Bulaga, a television show that has aired since 1978. ABS-CBN’s noontime woes began in May 2010, when then-Wowowee host Willie Revillame went on an indefinite leave a day after challenging the ABS-CBN management to fire entertainment writer/TV host Jobert Sucaldito from the network, or else he will resign. Sucaldito earned Revillame’s because of his negative commentaries against Wowowee.

Instead of having Revillame return to hosting Wowowee, the network decided to replace the show altogether with Win na Win. It had a new set of hosts which initially included Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla, and later on, The Hit Makers. The move prompted Revillame to rescind his contract (valid until 2012) with ABS-CBN, triggering a P426 million court battle which remains unresolved to date. Win na Win was canceled by the end of December 2010.

After learning that his buddies John Estrada and Randy Santiago have accepted ABS-CBN’s offer for them to do a noontime show in the network, Revillame railed on national television: “Hindi magre-rate ‘yan! Ako nagsasabi sa ‘yo!” Nearly two years after Revillame’s abrupt departure from the Kapamilya network, ABS-CBN still hasn’t found a worthy replacement to the hugely popular Wowowee. With HYY’s impending exit from the boob tube, it looks like Revillame will have the last laugh.

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15 thoughts on “Happy Yipee Yehey Ends, ABS-CBN’s noontime woes continues”

  1. Joey The Lion says:

    Si Rico J. Puno ang nag papababa ng rating nila. Bakit kasi sinali pa sya sa HYY?… Pili nya siniksik sarili nya sa Wowowie at HYY..napaka corny nya nga sa Win na Win, yung mga double meaning dirty jokes nya…hindi pang noon time. Dapat balik na lang sya sa TV5 yung sa kakera ng kabayo.

  2. Joey The Lion says:

    Si Rico J. Puno ang nag papababa ng rating nila. Bakit kasi sinali pa sya sa HYY?… Pilit nyang siniksik sarili nya sa Wowowie at HYY..napaka corny nya nga sa Win na Win, yung mga double meaning dirty jokes nya…hindi pang noon time. Dapat balik na lang sya sa TV5 yung sa kakera ng kabayo.

  3. chikadorang tsismoso says:

    Looks like Willie Revillame win this round versus the abs-cbn. Well I hope “Showtime” can make it up for their noontime loss.

    1. Soledad says:

      i’m sure “Showtime” can make it!!! iba ang karisma nila hindi pilit kung magpasaya ng madlang people. yun ang maganda sa isang show, may totoong samahan, may totoong damdamin. Go! Showtime!

      1. markpere2010 says:

        To me, Showtime is more enjoyable to watch than HYY and even Win na Win. More power to them!

    2. Anonymous says:

      ang kasi ni wr.

  4. night says:

    go! showtime…

  5. sonny says:

    HYY has lousy programs like Tanging Hininga mo, and guessing game of the woman. If ever ABS?CBN get back to noon time show, use different time not competing with EB. EB’s Pinoy Henyo is so popular among Pinoys all over the world. ABS/CBN shoulld be creative in their show, meaning, the viewers and audience must get involve in the contests not celebrities. Put the people on TV inside/outside with creative contests that can make people get excited.
    Hire new Director and staff with new ideas. Put back Ai Ai de las Alas, John and Randy. These are the original hosts with Willie 5 or 10 years ago. Ai Ai is plus for entertainment noon time show.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      Great suggestions, Sonny. We do not know yet what Channel 2 intends to do in the said timeslot, but I just hope that since they have been beaten badly the past two years, they can come up with something really worth watching.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Thats good idea.I

      2. Anonymous says:

        We suppport chanel 2ir the favorate pf cebuanos.natives and The TFC.dont bieve the other network sp c feoma.

      3. markpere2010 says:

        Thanks sa mga comments. Taga-ABS ka ba? LOL. 🙂

        1. sonny says:

          I watch both GMA and ABS/CBN shows, news and teleserye here in L.A.
          Kailangan maging creative ang ABS when it comes to noontime show. If GMA has Vic Soto, ABS/CBN has Ai Ai. The proof is their recent movie that broke all time record. The staff and mgt of EB are copy cat. They have done during Willie’s time show. It’s not bad, ABS staff should do same thing.
          GOOD LUCK..

  6. Anonymous says:

    Walang kwentang show, dapat lang ihinto

  7. Anonymous says:

    Copy cat ang EB? Kelan ka ba ipinanganaK?

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