Martin Nievera confirms return of late night show

Posted at 02/20/13 1:23 PM

Concert King Martin Nievera. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Singer Martin Nievera is returning to the late-night time slot as he resumes his stint as a talk-show host.

In his official Twitter account, Nievera confirmed the return of his late-night talk show "Martin Late@Night," which is set to air on March 1.

"Your late night will never be the same. You asked for it you got it! “Martin Late@Night”- FRIDAY MARCH 1st. Where else, but on ABS-CBN CH.2," Nievera tweeted.

Apart from singing and doing concerts, Nievera also carved a reputation as a loquacious late-night host with "Martin After Dark," which ran from 1988 to 1997. This was followed by "Martin Late@Night," which aired on ABS-CBN in 1998 and ran until 2002.

Late-night lineup

The announcement of Nievera's new show comes on the heels of the launch of the Kapamilya network's new late night gag show.

On Tuesday, ABS-CBN held a press conference for "Banana Nite” which airs after “Bandila” beginning February 25.

Dubbed as the "daily serving" of weekly gag show “Banana Split”, the new show will feature spoofs and gags , just like in the original “Banana Split” which will still air every Saturday.

“It’s exciting how we’re going from weekly to nightly,” said Angelica Panganiban, one of the main casts of the show. “We’re inviting viewers to watch out for Banana 'Nite.' We have a lot of treats in store, from new segments to new cast members.”

“Banana Nite” will premiere on February 25 and includes Panganiban, John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Gainza, Pooh, Melai Cantiveros, Ryan Bang, and others.