- Willie Revillame invited Johnny Manahan to join Wowowin
- The TV host recalled how he worked with Mr. M on his show Wowowee on ABS-CBN
- Mr. M left ABS-CBN to join TV5; however his show SNL recently got cancelled
Willie Revillame expressed his eagerness to have Johnny Manahan as part of his show “Wowowin.”
On Wowowin, the TV host described Direk Johnny or Mr. M as “one of the pillars in Philippine television.” He went on to praise Mr. M and recalled the times when they worked together on his show Wowowee on ABS-CBN.
He said, “Bago ang lahat, gusto ko lang batiin ang isa sa mga taong nirerespeto ko. One of the pillars, of course, dito sa Philippine television. Naging director ko po sa Wowowee, star-builder, respetado, he’s a dignified man.”
Willie went on to share his hope that he gets to work with Mr. M because he has high respect for him. He added, “Ito ho, sana makasama kita muli, Direk. Napakalaki ng respeto ko sa ’yo.”
He said, “So anyway, Direk, sobrang mahal ka namin. The door is open..Direk I need you, we need you here. Kailangan ko ng isang director na katulad mo para maturuan kami rito. Direk, halika na rito, samahan mo na kami rito, Mr. Johnny Manahan. Mr. M.”
Mr. M, who directed ABS-CBN’s ASAP for 25 years, moved to TV5 to direct the rival show, Sunday Noontime Live. Unfortunately, SNL only lasted for three months. In an unprecedented move, ASAP Natin ‘To even replaced SNL through a simulcast airing on TV5.
Shortly after the cancellation of SNL, Mr. M aired how regretful he is for dragging Piolo Pascual and Maja Salvador to join him on TV5. He said the management promised them that SNL will air for six to nine months.