Fuji TV's long-running program 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end in March

October 22, 2013 @ 4:48 pm
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It was announced that Fuji TV's popular variety show "Waratte Iitomo!" which is hosted by Tamori (a.k.a Morita Kazuyoshi), will be ending its over 30 years run next March. The announcement was made by Tamori himself during the show on October 22nd.

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"Waratte Iitomo!" is a long-running live broadcasting program that begun airing on October 4th 1982. 

Back in 2002, the show celebrated its 5000th broadcast, and it was certified by Guinness World Records for "the highest number aired for a live variety TV show hosted by the same emcee."

According to the public relations department of Fuji TV, they would release further details for the reasons why the show is ending along with their future program scheduling.

During the announcement on the show, Tamori expressed his gratitude.

"Waratte Iitomo!" airs on Fuji TV from Monday to Friday at noon to 1:00 pm.

Source & Image: Cinematoday

Thanks to nao for the tip!


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· Posted October 22, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

Aww, good show, but can see why its ending. Pretty outdated and for all the celebs on it, the ratings cant be that high for something that airs in the afternoon. That and Tamori is old as all hell lol. 

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