TALENT-reality program “Showtime” was seen live Tuesday after the appellate court granted ABS-CBN’s petition to stop the suspension order filed by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) against the show.

“Showtime” received a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals (CA) exactly seven days after the suspension was implemented.

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The announcement was read to the show by ABS-CBN's Corporate Communications Head Bong Osorio.

In the CA resolution dated January 15, 2010, it stated: “For reasons afore-stated, and as prayed for by petitioner, let a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER be issued, as it is hereby issued, effective 60 days from notice hereof, enjoining respondent MTRCB, including any and all persons acting in their behalf and under their command and authority, from continuing to enforce the Preventive Suspension Order dated January 11, 2010 issued against petitioner, pending the resolution of the instant petition."

The talent-reality show was given a 20-day preventive suspension order by the MTRCB Tuesday last week on the statement made by sexy star and then judge Rosanna Roces pertaining to teachers.

On the January 7 episode of the show, Roces made a comment about teachers as

“repeaters,” which earn a lot of buzz not only from the studio audience but also from the viewing public as well.

After its suspension, ABS-CBN management and production staff replaced the show with “Magpasikat,” which is also hosted by Showtime hosts Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Kim Atienza, Teddy of Rocksteddy, and Jugs of Itchyworms.

During their episode Tuesday morning, the live television audience wasn't able to contain their excitement on the return of “Showtime.”

Hosts Kim, Anne, Vhong, Teddy, Jugs, and permanent judge Vice Ganda were also seen very emotional on the progress of the suspension order.

In an interview, Osorio told Sun.Star that the management is very happy with the turn out of their appeal.

“Of course we are very happy because we will bring back a show that is well liked by a lot viewers,” he said.

Osorio added that the talent-reality program really captured the hearts of the Filipino people based on the consistent high rating they've received.

"It made a history in terms of rating on that particular timeslot which is very unusual for a 10:30 a.m. programming," he said.

Osorio added that with the return of the program, “Showtime” followers can expect a better and bigger show. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)