Showtime is a local noon-time variety show airing on ABS-CBN which premiered October 24, 2009, replacing the long-running Philippine game show, Pilipinas, Game KNB?. It currently airs worldwide through The Filipino Channel. This show is successful and high-rated leading Vice Ganda, their unevictable judge, into great popularity. The first season's grand finals was aired on July 24, 2010, Saturday at the Ynares Center, Antipolo City. Showtime's second season premiered on July 26, 2010. Second season's grand finals will be on December 18, indication that second season will end on the same day. Who will be the showtime's thrid season starts 12/20/2010

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There are three groups, each made up of ten to twenty-five members (with no age limit), performing a single performance, whether it is a song and/or dance number or an acting performance. Before the performance, at least one member of the group is given 20 seconds to make an introduction in any way that reflects the group, but should end with the clause "It's Showtime!" After the performance, the judges, as well as members of the audience, rate the group from 1 to 10. Audience ratings do not count, but can influence the ratings to be given by the judges. But during Season 2 a lucky audience aside being a scorer or a rater, he or she will be perform a sample talent (whether singing, dancing, acting among others) until the money come out on the screen (Sample Mo, Premyo Mo), depend how big or small the money amount based of his or her talent.

A fourth competition spot is randomly given to one of three groups who did not pass the auditions, but are still worthy to perform in the show. After the group's performance, the judges would give a collective yes or no to the group. If the judges give a yes, the group is considered part of the main contest, with the judges' scores to the group's performance to be included in the calculation for the winner. A no would, of course, mean exclusion of the group from the main contest. This segment was removed during season 2.

The group with the highest average score from the judges wins and proceeds to the weekly finals. Whoever wins in the weekly finals will get the chance to compete in the monthly finals.

Aside from the group competition, Showtime also showcases performances from local and international celebrities in a talent portion called "Magpasikat!", which basically translates to "Show What You Got". "Magpasikat" was later replaced with "Kantaranta," a segment similar to The Singing Bee. The show's presenters would play a song and then asking random audience members to fill in the missing lyric/s. The audience members who guessed correctly would win P1000 each and move on to the Bonus Round, where they get to play for P5000. This segment was continued during season 2 until it was replaced with "Who U?" segment, a quiz portion wherein 25 random audience members will participate in the game. There will 5 stations composed of 5 members each, vying for the 20,000 pesos cash prize. This segment was continued until it was replaced with the new segment called Sample! Sample! Sample!.

"Sample! Sample! Sample!" wherein contestants got to showcase their talents to the judges and audience. Who ever wins either an individual, dual or group, where they get P20,000 based on the judges scores. if the contestant at least retaining for 3 consecutive day winnings automatically wins P100,000 cash and chance to compete in a grand finals.

Main Casts


"Big trio"

Big trio of nueva ecija perform during showtime season 2
weekly finals August 21, 2010. (video courtesy of abs-cbn)

"Kidz @ Trix"

kidz@trix from davao city, astig! (video courtesy of abs-cbn)

"U-12 Dance Krew"

Infinity Dance Crew of davao city.. Proud to be a Dabawenyo... Pride of Mindanao...

"Mama's Boys"

September 18, 2010. Mama's boys of sta. mesa, manila is
2nd monthly final winners tied with the 89.9 hoodz, perform during
showtime season 2. (video courtesy of ABS-CBN)


"Lal-Lo's Blacklight Performers"

Showtime 101610 - Lal-Lo's Blacklight Performers
"United Nation Month"


"Speed Movers Crew"

speed movers crew @ showtime


"Xtreme 24/7"

xtreme 24/7 @ showtime,nov,17,2010

"Laoag City Gymnastics Group"

First time in the history of SHOWTIME that Standing Ovasion of madlang people
Laoag City Gymnastics Group - Showtime December 3, 2010

"Zero Gravity"

First time in the history of SHOWTIME that Standing Ovasion of madlang people
Laoag City Gymnastics Group - Showtime December 3, 2010