Tomorrow, October 23, Saturday, Willie returns to television with his much awaited, highly anticipated show “Willing Willie” on TV5. Everyone is talking about it; everyone is excited; and now it’s finally here. The Kapatid Network’s first daily game show has everything – exciting games, life-changing prizes, catchy music, hi-tech set, sexy dancers, and of course, Willie’s humor, sympathetic hosting style and charisma.
The show airs at 5 to 7 pm on Saturdays and 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays. It will definitely change the Philippine TV landscape as the timeslot used to be lorded over by news programs. But as Willie observes, this is family bonding time, usually over dinner. It is better to spend the evening with laughter and games – than bad news and crime reports.
The tagline of the show is “Tuloy ang saya. Tuloy ang pag-asa.” The “saya” or happiness part will come from the games. “123 Go!” is a game where 50 players from the studio audience battle it out in a multiple choice contest. Questions are answerable by either 1, 2 or 3. “Family Apir” is a funny, highly physical game. Here, a family of 4 must pop 10 balloons in each other’s lap in the shortest possible time. “Spin a Wil” is the finalé game with the mind-blowing prizes. Here, a player can win a brand new car, house and lot, and 1 million pesos – by spinning 3 roletas. If the 3 roletas spell W-I-L, the player wins all the major prizes!
The “pag-asa” or inspirational part comes from the interview segment of “Wiltime Bigtime.” This is the heart and soul of “Willing Willie”. Here, we feature players from all walks of life – basurero, labandera, students, teachers, soldiers, sidewalk vendors, etc. We will laugh with them, cry with them, be inspired by them. And we will all feel positive and hopeful when they play well and win big.
This show is exactly what the public is asking for when they demand for Willie’s return. A game show that is both fun and touching. Hi-tech with big prizes, “pero may puso.” This is “Willing Willie.” Be sure to catch it on October 23, Saturday at 5-7pm and Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 – 8:30 pm.