'Showtime' host Anne Curtis says that she is glad that their show is going back to its original timeslot.
Anne Curtis explained that she was not surprised when she and the Showtime team heard that their program will return to its original timeslot'mdash;which is 10:30 a.m.'mdash;when Happy, Yippee, Yehey premieres this coming Saturday, February 12 at noon. "We knew that from the beginning," explained Anne. The talent-search show was placed in the noontime slot after Pilipinas Win na Win bid goodbye last December 31, 2010.
"They asked Showtime very quickly at the end of last year to be noontime for three hours, so naloka kami," she said. "We took on the challenge given to us, but we were told naman back in December that it will only going to be until February, so it'rsquo;s okay. Fight kami dyan." The Fil-Australian shared that it was challenging for them to keep the show running for three hours every episode in a noontime slot.
Rather than being sad, Anne shared that she feels relieved that Showtime will be in the morning again because it is when their real target audience is available. "Kasi at least you know we'rsquo;re back on the timeslot of young audience kasi if you'rsquo;ve noticed the audience in Showtime, they'rsquo;re all young, they'rsquo;re students. Gusto nila nakakanood muna sila ng Showtime and then they go to school, kaya minsan naka-uniform sila ['lsquo;pag pumupunta ng show]."
She said that when Showtime'rsquo;s timeslot was changed to noontime, many students reacted on Twitter and complained that they could not watch the show anymore because they needed to be in school during the new timeslot.
Anne was also asked for her opinion on Mariel Rodriguez'rsquo;s return to hosting since she will be part of Happy, Yippee, Yehey. The two had a rift last year because Anne got involved in the Toni Gonzaga-Mariel issue. "I think that would be good," began Anne. "They'rsquo;re really pang-noontime and I think it should be given back'hellip; to them. She had a long break she needs to come back na." The actress also stressed that she is on good terms with Mariel but did not elaborate.
Aside from Showtime and her endorsements nowadays, Anne is busy with a new teleserye, titled Green Rose with Jericho Rosales and Jake Cuenca and a movie with Luis Manzano entitled Who'rsquo;s That Girl. "I don'rsquo;t think I could ask for anything more," said Anne on her career. "But if there is something more to happen, then I'rsquo;d happily take it all in. I'rsquo;m just taking everything in day by day [and] no expectations. I just want to be happy, [to have a] positive year. I wanna have a great 2011, and I wish the same for everyone else."