Malou Choa-Fagar, senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) revealed that SCTV was the first to approach them. Program director Harsiwi Achmad has been watching the show on Youtube before she moved to SCTV. Achmad felt that the program was entertaining and education that can spread positive values and get close with the community. Feeling that it would work well with Indonesian audience, Achmad contacted Marketing Creative Service Advisor, Gerry C. Guzman, a Filipino, who then became a way for the SCTV and Filipino executives to negotiate. Kebon Jeruk, Director of Programs and Production at Studio Penta SCTV, agreed became interested, too, with the program, saying that he wants the program to be as successful as the original program.
The program airs at 4:00PM (Indonesian Time) as an afternoon show, a deviation from the original variety show which premieres at noontime, this was to consider the viewers' prayers time according to Islam. The first season is set for 13 weeks, as a trial period.
Eat Bulaga! Indonesia has so far adapted 3 current and 1 former games or segments from the original program:
- Karaoke Stud (Jagoan Karaoke)
- One For All, All For One (Satu Untuk Semua, Semua Untuk Satu)
- Indonesia Genius (Indonesia Pintar)
- They Also adapted the Bulagaan every saturday