After 16 long years, ABS-CBN’s showbiz-oriented talk show ‘The Buzz’ will temporarily be going off the air.
The show started on June 13, 1999 and is currently hosted by Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga.
“The world has changed and ang pamamaraan ng news reporting, and that includes showbiz news reporting, ay nabago na rin po. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit pansamantala kami ay mawawala sa ere. We want to take a few steps backward para makita namin ng mas malinaw kung sino kami, nasaan kami, kung sino kayo at kung nasaan na po kayo. Para sa aming pagbabalik ay isang malaking pagbabago ang inyong aabangan,” said Abunda in his announcement on the show on Sunday.
Abunda admitted that a part of him “died today” as they bid goodbye to its audience after 16 years of airing.
“Hindi po ako magkukunwari na okay ako. Hindi po ako magkukunwari na hindi ako nasasaktan. Hindi ako magkukunwari na I am not hurting, that I am not bleeding inside because I am. It’s very painful dahil naging karelasyon po namin kayo for 16 years… we’ve been together for a long time. Pero yung decision po na mawala muna pansamantala sa ere ang ‘The Buzz’ ay isang decision na kailangan at tama,” he said.
ABS-CBN also released a statement on the announcement of the show’s final episode.
No date was announced as to when “The Buzz” will return on air. However, Abunda vowed that they will return and ended his announcement saying: “I will not cry. I will not cry because it is over. Smile because it happened”