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What Friday Nights On TVM Will Look Like Now Xarabank Is Gone

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Goodbye Xarabank, hello Serataron. Friday night on TVM will never be the same again, with a new entertainment show inspired by American late night shows replacing Malta’s most popular talk show.

Lovin Malta spoke to Joseph Zammit, technical manager of the studio house Timecare and executive producer of Serataron, to find out what we can expect.

Fronted by Ronald Briffa, the show will be a lighthearted entertainment show which will interview a mixture of celebrities, up-and-coming stars and people with particular traits and talents who haven’t yet been given much exposure.

The show’s format will be tailored and tweaked according to the guest on the show; for example, you can expect more music on the show if the guest happens to be a singer. Some guests will also be asked to perform challenges.

Ronald Briffa's new show will replace Xarabank, hosted by Peppi Azzopardi (right)

Ronald Briffa's new show will replace Xarabank, hosted by Peppi Azzopardi (right)

While the show is meant to be entertaining, it will avoid slapstick humour or embarrassing the guests.

“We aren’t trying to take the mickey out of people; we’re not going to search for personalities’ worst gaffes and grill them over them,” Zammit said. “We’ll be very sensitive to our guests so as not to hurt them and so as to maintain a certain level of standards. We want guests to look forward to appearing on our show.”

Neither will this be a tabloid talk show of the type that Jeremy Kyle and Jerry Springer have become famous for.

“It’s inspired by American late night shows but with a different Maltese flair,” Zammit said. “I think younger audiences will appreciate it.”

Are you looking forward to this new show?

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