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Ity and Fancy Cat show to carry on despite initial plans to cancel series

By M. Jodee Writer


Prominent Jamaican comedic duo, Ity & Fancy Cat will bring back their skit-laden show for a fifth season, despite revealing on RETV 5 to 7 Live that they considered cancelling it altogether.

Appearing on the popular RETV program, Alton "Fancy Cat" Hardware confirmed that the Ity & Fancy Cat Show will return for a fifth season in 2012. However, Hardware revealed during an interview with Ramona Samuels that the duo considered shelving the comedy series that’s been in existence since April 2008.

"We neva really plan fi come wid a season five, but cause di people dem a pressure wi..jus mek wi (feel) sorry fi dem," Hardware intimated.

Mass fan feedback and support played a major role in bringing back the highly-acclaimed TVJ program; a program that his comedic partner, Ian "Ity" Ellis insisted will feature a variety of new items.

"Wi wan do some puppetry…Whole leap a ideas and ting. Wi nah change it from being a Jamaican product cause di people dem, a dem mek di show," Ellis said. Meanwhile, Saturday's edition of RETV 5 to 7 Live also featured a tribute to legendary Reggae singer, Bob Andy, who was honored at the Bob Andy Unplugged - Tribute to the Songwriter concert at Jamaica College a day prior. Additionally, a fellow Reggae legend, Half Pint, graced the RETV stage with his classic singles, Substitute Lover and Greetings.

RE TV 5 to 7 Live also caught up with Gully Squad diva, Stacious, who addressed rumors of a heated physical altercation with Alliance Next Generation first lady, Bridgez. Stacious put the speculation to rest; claiming that their argument on the set of their upcoming, Bedroom Riddim Medley video was nothing more and that they've already made up. On the other hand, the Goodaz Clap singjay is promoting her new single, Dance for You, produced by Vietnam Records.

Former Digicel Rising Stars winner, Romain Virgo also made an appearance on the RETV program; revealing his excitement as a part of the recently released, Reggae Gone Country, produced by VP Records. Romain believes that the album not only opened doors for him and Reggae music, but also turned country music fans into Reggae fans simultaneously.
Virgo's sophomore album is expected to be unveiled in 2012.