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Ryan Agoncillo Thinks Cancellation Of "Talentadong Pinoy" Sucks

If it is up to TV host Ryan Agoncillo, TV5's "Talentadong Pinoy" would still be running. The decision of the TV5 management to cancel the show, reportedly the only program there that currently rates against its rivals, "sucks."

"That's what I feel, you know, but it's beyond my pay grade to decide what happens to the program. I'm being paid to make sure you have a hell of a show on Sunday and that's what I'm concentrating on."

Agoncillo, the husband of Judy Ann Santos, said he does not agree with the decision to cancel the show because he felt the program made a mark already. It has received awards here and abroad from various bodies, reports indicated.

The TV host said he has been a freelancer since the beginning of this year, and the only reason why he decided to sign a contract with TV5 was because of "Talentadong Pinoy." For him, the cancellation of the show is "an end of an era." It took the show about eight months to gain an audience and followers, but Agoncillo maintained they were able to rate well against their rivals from bigger networks like ABS-CBN and GMA-7.

For now, the TV host is not entertaining any offers from other networks since he's currently concetrating on the final episode of the show, which will air on August 18 (Sunday). He also haven't met any executives from any networks, he added. It is his manager, Noel Ferrer, who will take care of that.

"We're not bowing down to anyone and it's our decision to end the show on our terms. So whatever happens, kung sinuman ang magiging amo namin after this, abangan na lang. "

Because he loves the show and the staff and crew he has been working with for the past five years, Agoncillo admitted it was also their decision to end the show on their terms instead of being handled by someone who doesn't appreciate what the program can do.

His focus for now is to make sure that a good program will be watched on Sunday, where the best of the best of the program will be featured.

Asked if he will be willing to host the show again if ever TV5 decides to extend it, Agoncillo said he couldn't think about that for now. He will decide on his next steps after the show bows down on Sunday, he added.

His wife, Santos, also had a similar situation with ABS-CBN when she decided to prematurely end her comeback teleserye "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" because it will be bumped off to a later timeslot to give way to KathNiel's "Got To Believe." The primetime actress said she wanted to end her show with her head held high.

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