'Gandang Gabi Vice' to stay on air

Posted at 02/20/2012 11:27 AM | Updated as of 02/20/2012 11:04 PM
Actor-host Vice Ganda. File photo

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN's comedy musical talk show "Gandang Gabi Vice" hosted by actor-host Vice Ganda is not saying goodbye just yet.

On Sunday night, during the supposed grand finale night of the show, Vice Ganda announced that his show will start its second season on February 26.

Vice Ganda said the show was originally supposed to run for 13 weeks only but has been extended to 39 weeks.

"(Naisip) ko lang kapag nawala ang programang ito ang mga nagmamahal sa akin malulungkot at ang mga may galit sa akin matutuwa," he said during the latter part of Sunday's two-hour show, which features guests Sarah Geronimo, Kim Chiu and Iza Calzado.

"Pero ngayon last episode na po ng Season 1 at pinayagan ako ng management ng ABS-CBN... sabi sa akin, 'Huwag kang malungkot at huwag kang umiyak, Season 1 lang naman," he said.

"Babalik ang 'Gandang Gabi Vice' sa Season 2 at ang Season 2 ay magsisimula next Sunday na. Maraming, maraming salamat ABS-CBN," Ganda said to cheers from the studio audience.

According to Vice Ganda, the show was originally scheduled to take a break for three months and will return on May. But plans apparently have changed.

Vice Ganda actually hinted earlier in the show during his interview with Geronimo, whose musical show, "Sarah G. Live" is premiering next Sunday.

He told Geronimo that they should join forces to strengthen the network's Sunday night lineup.