Vietnam Television (VTV) have announced they will cancel the long-running satirical Tao Quan (The Kitchen Gods) comedy this coming Lunar New Year.
According to VTV, the show, which has been broadcasted every Lunar New Year’s Eve over the past 16 years, will be replaced by another programme.
A scene in the Tao Quan (The Kitchen Gods) show
Following the announcement, millions of viewers expressed their disappointment. Artists such as Xuan Bac, Quang Thang, Van Dung and Tu Long who often play major characters in the annual comedy shared their disappointment.
The show is famous for its annual satirical commentary on Vietnamese society throughout the year. It features the Kitchen Gods reporting on the nation’s life to Ngọc Hoàng, the Jade Emporer of Heaven.
Unlike the original legend, there are multiple Táo, that provide humorous reviews of the country’s economic, cultural and social issues. Dtinews