Thursday, September 23, 2010

Willie Revillame Signs Contract with TV-5 / Manny Pangilinan, Gets Sued by ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN recently failed a counterclaim damage suit against their former talent and noon-time host of show Wowowee, Mr. Willie Revillame. Revillame, however, did not appear worried about the half-billion peso counter suit as he simply brushed it off and said that his attorneys would handle it. Rather, Willie would like to remember the good memories about his former bosses.

It is now known that Willie Revillame has signed a three year contract with and is now the newest talent of Manuel 'Manny' (MVP) Pangilinan's budding and aggressive TV-5 media network, where he will host a new primetime game show much like the now defunct Wowowee. The new show will be likely be called 'Willing Willie' and Revillame reportedly has the help of many of his former colleagues who opted to also resign from ABS-CBN and sign as employees of Willie's Wil Productions and TV-5.

TV-5 hopes to utilize Willie Revillame's popularity, especially with OFWs, in order to bolster viewership overseas. They plan on launching a similar offering to ABS-CBN's TFC.

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