The Indonesian television station, MNCTV, will air the first episode of its “It’s Showtime” franchise on March 25.
Jugs Jugueta, a host on “It’s Showtime” Philippines, said so on Instagram. He greeted his followers a good morning in Malay then said he still can’t believe their “humble variety show would one day have an Indonesian franchise!”
“Indonesia is very close to my heart because aside from having pescetarian-friendly mouth-watering food, this is where my wife @andeebanandee lived for nine years!,” the vocal band singer-turned-host continued. “I love the culture, I love the people, and did I mention that I love Indonesian food?!”
He and “It’s Showtime” co-host and director, Teddy Corpuz and Bobet Vidanes, respectively, will fly to Jakarta to join the premiere on March 25.
Prior, MNCTV confirmed the acquisition of the franchise through a Facebook post which showed a lyric video of “It’s Showtime’s” theme song in Bahasa.
The Philippine noontime variety show – which turns 10 next year – is hosted by Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Amy Perez, Mariel Rodriguez, Vhong Navarro, Ryan Bang, Jhong Hilario, and Karylle, among others.
It’s yet to be announced if the Indonesian version will have the same segments as its local counterpart.