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after 53 years Sabado Gigante is going off the air
"Qué, Qué?” The repeated cry of “why?” over social media was all that could be said in light of the news: Sábado Gigante, the TV variety show that has been an institution in Latin and North American homes for 53 years, is going off the air.
The announcement stunned the show’s millions of fans. After all, Sábado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday) is the longest-running variety show in television history, certified by Guinness World Records. During the show’s 2,600 consecutive weeks on the air, or 16,000 hours of programming, there has never been a single rerun. Fresh episodes have been airing every weekend since the show premiered in Chile in 1962.