The King of Talk Boy Abunda is not itching to return to Free TV because of the pandemic, but there were plans.
During the Best Talk virtual press conference, Abunda has switched from a face-to-face interview-centric talk show into a video-sharing platform KUMU. He did it, not because of the pandemic; but also due to ABS-CBN losing its franchise.
Nevertheless, Abunda confirmed that his team is in talks to returning on television.
“Yes, we are in the process of preparing one show,” confirmed the veteran host.
Abunda said that he and his team are brainstorming in doing a talk show since ABS-CBN has created a partnership with A2Z and TV5.
“We are brainstorming, we’ve had meetings. I should be able to do [it] specifically for the various platforms,” he said.
“But I am not in a hurry. I will do my shows when I’m allowed to be able to do,” added Abunda.
Due to the surge of Covid cases in the Philippines, the 65-year-old host said, he’s extra-careful.
“Because I am also careful of exposing myself to the dangers of this pandemic.”
That is why he is not in a rush to doing the physical setup, and he’s willing to wait until it is safe again to work in its usual set-up.
“2020 was a horrible year. I’m looking forward to better years. But I’m willing to wait. Itong pandemic has given me enough time to reset,” admitted Abunda.
Still, the host embraced the different digital platforms when he had the chance to host.
However, he revealed that he wanted to return to television, the platform he’s most comfortable in doing.
“I’m just excited to come back to television, I love television. And I am now embracing the digital platforms. But I am most comfortable with television. Because that’s where I was happiest and that’s where I was trained.”
With his eventual return to free TV, the public is clamoring for a show like The Buzz. Since his talk with Gerald Anderson became such a trend, Abunda said he missed doing that kind of show.
Unfortunately, Abunda does not see it as a possibility because of the emergence of social media. However, he admitted that they were lucky that they ended the show before social media took over.
“I wish we could do something like that again, but admittedly we stopped at the right time because we were pushed to obsolescence by social media,” said Abunda.
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