Bro. Eddie Villanueva is one of the people who tuned in to the return of It's Showtime on free television on Saturday, October 10.
The founder of Zoe Broadcasting Network, which has been rebranded to A2Z, was seen watching the noontime show during its first live telecast on his channel.
His daughter Jovi Villanueva-Binalla posted a clip on Twitter which showed Bro. Eddie. watching the program alongside his grandson and other members of the family. The Twitter post also showed Vice Ganda giving his message on television.
"@Bro_Eddie is praying for all of you while watching Showtime.. God bless you all kapamilya! @vicegandako @ABSCBN @itsShowtimeNa," Jovi posted.
It's Showtime premiered on A2Z Channel 11 just in time for their 11th anniversary.
"Thank you Lord. Ang saya po namin. We're celebrating kasi ang ganda ng araw na ibinigay Niya sa ating lahat. We are celebrating kasi nakakakita tayo ng rainbow, liwanag, ng dahilan sa pagngiti. Magkakasama tayo sa free TV na naman. Maraming salamat po," Vice Ganda said in his opening message on the program on Saturday.
The comedian and host also extended his gratitude to the people behind A2Z channel and the ABS-CBN executives for making this day happen.
"Zoe maraming, maraming salamat po talaga for making us part of your home. This is our home now. Inaalay natin itong masayang araw na ito sa lahat ng Kapamilya natin sa buong mundo... At inaalay din natin ito sa lahat ng mga bosses natin, sa lahat ng bumubuo ng management " Vice remarked.