Tonight with Boy Abunda

Tonight with Boy Abunda is a Philippine late-night talk show broadcast by ABS-CBN, hosted by Boy Abunda. The program premiered on September 28, 2015, and currently airs every weeknights from 10:55 PM to 11:10 PM on the network's Primetime Bida evening block. It also airs worldwide via TFC. The series will return on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z in 2021.

Tonight with Boy Abunda
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Title card
GenreTalk show
Entertainment news
Commentary
Developed byABS-CBN Corporation
Written byMarc Edward Noveloso
Karen Abrenica
Directed byArnel Natividad
Presented byBoy Abunda
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes1,050
Production
Executive producerNancy Yabut
Production locationsStudio 8, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time15-20 minutes
Production companyABS-CBN Entertainment
Release
Original networkABS-CBN (2015–2020)
Kapamilya Channel
A2Z (2021–present)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatMono
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2015 (2015-09-28) –
May 4, 2020 (2020-05-04) (on hiatus due to network sign-off the broadcast)
Chronology
Preceded byAquino & Abunda Tonight
Related showsSNN: Showbiz News Ngayon
The Bottomline with Boy Abunda
Ikaw Na! (segment from Bandila)

It serves as a transitional show after Kris Aquino's departure from their previous show Aquino & Abunda Tonight citing schedule conflicts, political reality and health reasons.[1][2]

FormatEdit

Similar to its predecessor, the show gives a run-down of daily top stories with topics raging from showbiz, lifestyle, homosexuality and politics, with the promise to deliver its segments "from layman's point of view", and with perspectives on how certain issues can affect viewers' daily lives.

HostEdit

Boy Abunda serves as the host.

SegmentsEdit

  • Life Line
  • Hot Seat
  • Fast Talk
  • Golden Mirror
  • 5 in 45
  • T.M.I. The Main Issue
  • The A List
  • The TWBA Test: Tama o Mali
  • 2 Be Honest[3]
  • Sinong Guilty?
  • POPster Quiz
  • Legit or Lie

ProductionEdit

From March 16, 2020, until May 4, 2020, due to the Luzon enhanced community quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, Tonight with Boy Abunda temporarily suspended production of its new episodes and temporarily aired re-runs until the temporary closure of ABS-CBN because of the cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), following the expiration of the network's 25-year franchise granted in 1995.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jimenez, Joyce (September 16, 2015). "Kris Aquino leaving 'Aquino and Abunda Tonight'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Tantuco, Vernise L. (September 16, 2015). "Kris Aquino announces she's leaving 'Aquino & Abunda Tonight'". Rappler. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  3. ^ ""TWBA" celebrates 2nd year with special weeklong "2 Be Honest" episodes". entertainment.abs-cbn.com. November 25, 2017.