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SCHEDULE ALERT! to rebroadcast Friday's (14 August) episode of Imbewu on Sunday (16 August) at 10h50 for those who missed Ngcolosi's take down because of loadshedding. Tap the comments box for deets on the episode>>
1 Comment | 14 Aug 2020 18:06
TV BIZ Netflix to debut a Broadway musical about Princess Diana's life before it opens on Broadway. It was supposed to open in March this year but was wiped out by COVID so it's loading on screen first. Premiere date still to be announced.
Comments | 14 Aug 2020 15:55
CASTING Welsh actor Jonathan Price (Game of Thrones) to play Prince Phillip in Seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown. Who's that? See comments for pic>>
1 Comment | 14 Aug 2020 14:55
TV BIZ Netflix to load South African/Angolan film Santana on Friday, 28 August. It was made in 2015 and was slated to release at Nu Metro in May this year (as Dias Santana) but didn't. It stars Rapulana Seiphemo, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Nompilo Gwala alongside Scottish actor David O'Hara and Angolan actors Paulo Americano and Raul Rosario. See comments for a trailer>>
1 Comment | 14 Aug 2020 14:51
CASTING Musician Sjava signed to Uzalo in the role of hitman Jombigazi, a member of Nkunzi's former alliance. He debuts in November.
Comments | 13 Aug 2020 16:38
CASTING Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout and 7de Laan's Flooze Sorina Erasmus to host new season of SABC2 gameshow Fundis, now in Afrikaans instead of English. Premieres on Thursday, 3 September at 19h00.
Comments | 12 Aug 2020 15:31
SCARY The family of Tiger King's Don Lewis, who disappeared in a haze of Carol Baskin, have hired a lawyer to try to get her to testify under oath. They're also offering a reward of $100,000 for information on what happened to him.
Comments | 11 Aug 2020 18:27
FOR THE NOSTALGIA A reboot of the Will Smith sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the works - but as a drama series. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Peacock, Netflix and HBO Max are among bidders for the series.
Comments | 11 Aug 2020 18:22
SCHEDULE ALERT! The premiere of the new FOX Life novela The Candidate has been postponed. It was scheduled to start on Tuesday, 11 August but it's being rescheduled. Replaced by Along Came Love which extends to double bills until further notice, at 15h50 and 16h40.
Comments | 11 Aug 2020 12:45
RIP Renowned radio broadcaster and TV host Bob Mabena died on Monday, 10 August from cardiac arrest. The news was confirmed by POWER FM 98.7 where he hosted the station's Breakfast Show. Family spokesperson Winston Maimane told eNCA that Bob tested negative for COVID shortly before his death. He was 51.
Comments | 10 Aug 2020 18:01
YOH! Simon Cowell breaks his back after falling off an electric bike while testing it at his home in Malibu.
1 Comment | 09 Aug 2020 14:01
SHOW NEWS Season 20 of SABC2's talk show Motswako to premiere on Thursday, 13 August at 20h30. Season 19's Sechaba Gqeba returns as host. Guests in the first episode: Lady Zamar, Bontle Modiselle and Lamiez who explore how music has given women the platform to express their beings.
Comments | 09 Aug 2020 13:57
BAD NEWS Bold and Beautiful's Courtney Hope has announced she's leaving Bold after three years of playing Sally Spectra. Says it's 'An abrupt ending to a monumental journey,' in her insta-post>>
1 Comment | 06 Aug 2020 18:20
TV BIZ Discovery announces plan to launch new streaming service featuring non-fiction and unscripted shows to make it different from other streamers.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 16:40
YOH! Actress and model Lerato Moloi accuses comedian Mongezi "Tol A$$ Mo" Mahlangu of sexual assault and rape and says she was arrested for speaking out. See her full statement in the comments>>
1 Comment | 06 Aug 2020 16:39
YOH! The NFVF short film on SABC1 on Wednesday, 12 August: Lobola. About a woman who is desperate to marry because of family pressure. She gives a man money to pay for her lobola and he uses it for another woman. Airs at 19h30. Stars: Swankie Mofoko, Solomon Sebothoma, Mathunzi McDonald, Macebo Twala and Gcina Mhkize.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 13:05
SHOW NEWS Amy Adams (Sharp Objects, Vice) to star in and executively produce new Netflix limited series Kings of America, about three women who fought Walmart in the biggest class action lawsuit in American history.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 12:57
FOR THE NOSTALGIA A reboot of the 80s father/daughter sitcom Who's The Boss in development by Sony. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano confirmed their return on social media after Deadline broke the news.
1 Comment | 06 Aug 2020 12:40
MEH BBC First to be discontinued on DStv from 1 September 2020. BBC Brit remains. No major loss - First has very few new shows anyway.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 12:27
SHOW NEWS SABC2 to premiere new magazine show Beyond featuring people with disabilities who are breaking through barriers to challenge, conquer and enjoy life. Premieres Saturday, 8 August at 13h00. The host: actor, MC and model Simba Gozo.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 12:21
TRAGEDY E! Entertainment cancels iconic E! News after 29 years. Also on the chopping block: Pop of the Morning and In the Room. (as first reported by Variety)
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 10:34
RIP Muvhango and Tshisa actor Arthur Mbambo has died. His daughter Mbali confirmed the news on Tuesday, 4 August and Muvhango announced it, tributing Arthur's role as Mnyamane Buthelezi, Thandaza's (Sindi Dlathu) father.
Comments | 05 Aug 2020 09:58
TRAILER Netflix releases first look at new Sarah Paulson/Ryan Murphy cuckoo-series Ratched. Loads on 18 September. Trailer in the comments>>
1 Comment | 04 Aug 2020 19:08
CELEBS Ewan McGregor and his biker buddy Charley Boorman reignite their "Long Way" motorcycle series with a new season on Apple TV+ called Long Way Up. They spend 100 days exploring South and Central America on their Harleys. Loads on Friday, 18 September with new episodes weekly.
Comments | 04 Aug 2020 15:16
SHOW NEWS Talent search Maak My Famous returns to kykNET and kykNET & Kie on Saturday, 8 August at 20h00 (new timeslot) after its Lockdown break. The show was in production at Grand West when COVID-19 struck and had to halt filming. There's no live audience for the remainder of the season and viewers' will vote to eliminate.
Comments | 03 Aug 2020 18:39
CASTING And the new hosts of Trending SA 5 are: media personalities Refiloe Mpakanyane and MaBlerh and sportscaster Elma Smit. Season premieres on SABC3 on Monday, 3 August at 18h00.
Comments | 02 Aug 2020 11:45
BORING American Idol to launch nationwide auditions across 50 states using Zoom for the 2021 season. Every auditionee will audition virtually.
Comments | 01 Aug 2020 13:17
RENEWED! Netflix renews Money Heist (La Casa De Papel) for a fifth and final season of 10 episodes. Production starts on Monday, 3 August 2020.
Comments | 01 Aug 2020 13:12
COOL Actor Jim Belushi lands new reality show on Discovery Channel about his legal cannabis farm in Oregon. Series title: Growing Belushi. South African broadcast unconfirmed but hopefully.
Comments | 01 Aug 2020 13:10
CELEBS Former Imbewu star Fundi Zwane (KaMadonsela) launches perfume range called CAMAGU in the wake of her exit from the show.
Comments | 01 Aug 2020 12:49
SCARY Prepare for the toothiest contestant in the history of any reality TV show. EVER. Click the comments box to meet Connor from Love Island UK Season 6>> (If you dare). Premieres Monday, 3 August at 23h00 on M-Net.
2 Comments | 31 Jul 2020 15:29
SCHEDULE ALERT! The 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards to air on SABC1 on Saturday, 26 September at 20h00. The nominee announcement to air on Wednesday, 26 August between 18h00 and 18h30.
Comments | 31 Jul 2020 15:14
CELEBS Cassper Nyovest to guest judge the Idols 16 premiere auditions on Sunday, 2 August at 17h30.
Comments | 30 Jul 2020 18:08
SCARY Netflix announces 18 September 2020 as release date for the streamer's new psycho-series Ratched, about cuckoo Nurse Ratched from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Sarah Paulson stars, Ryan Murphy executively produces.
1 Comment | 30 Jul 2020 15:54
CHANNEL NEWS Eventually! FOX catches up with the latest season of Killing Eve. Season 3 premieres on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 20h45, following on after Season 2.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 18:32
COOL South African celebrity chef Zola Nene (Expresso) to headline the premiere episode of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted 2, filmed in KZN. Zola shares Zulu culinary techniques with Gordon. Premieres on National Geographic on Wednesday, 26 August at 21h00.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 15:33
SCHEDULE ALERT! 2020 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea to air live on SABC3 and SuperSport3, with a live stream on the SABC's website: Kick-off starts at 18h30 on Saturday, 1 August, with a build-up before.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 15:24
SCHEDULE ALERT! The Way to Paradise 3 premieres on Telemundo on Thursday, 10 September at 22h00, following on immediately after Season 2.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 12:35
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT M-Net to air Beyoncé's visual album Black is King on Saturday, 1 August at 20h00 on these packages: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access. Will also be available on Catch Up on Premium for 30 days. South African actors featured in it include Connie Chiume, Nandi Madida, Nyaniso Dzedze and Warren Masemola.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 12:00
RIP Muvhango star Candy Moloi (Vho-Makhadzi) died on Tuesday, 28 July after a long battle with cancer. She was 67.
1 Comment | 29 Jul 2020 09:34
SCHEDULE ALERT! Lord of the Skies 7 has a new premiere date on Telemundo after its delay. It starts on Monday, 21 September at 23h00.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 15:20
SHOW NEWS Oprah and Apple TV+ launch new talk show The Oprah Conversation, described as exploring "impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world". The premiere topic: How to be an antiracist.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 15:07
RENEWED! Amazon Prime renews twisted superhero series The Boys for Season 3, ahead of its Season 2 premiere on 4 September. Also orders an aftershow, hosted by actress and talk show host Aisha Tyler.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 15:03
AWARDS The Hollywood Press Association announces date for 78th Golden Globe Awards as Sunday, 28 February 2021.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 14:52
CASTING Jo-anne Reyneke to debut on Generations: The Legacy in August, as Refilwe Zungu, Nkaba's stepdaughter who loves alpha males. Her biological father Daniel was a struggle stalwart who died 10 years ago, leaving her a fortune.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 13:08
SHOW NEWS Lucifer 5 to premiere on Netflix on Friday, 21 August 2020. What to expect: Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 10:55
COOL Family Feud SA goes international in August when it loads on Netflix on Friday, 14 August 2020.
2 Comments | 28 Jul 2020 10:51
YOH! Fired Lithapo actor Mangaliso Ngema releases video saying he's innocent of the sexual harassment allegations and that his legal team is advising him. See video in the comments>>
1 Comment | 27 Jul 2020 08:54
SHOW NEWS New local drama series Inconceivable to premiere on M-Net on Thursday, 3 September at 20h00, produced by Rous House Productions and starring Anel Alexander and Carine Rous. It asks: how far would you go to protect what you love? Other headliners include Nina Hastie, Refilwe Madumo, Jay Anstey, Sisanda Henna and Langley Kirkwood.
1 Comment | 26 Jul 2020 22:54
RIP Skeem Saam actor Karabo Mokhubela (Bontle's boyfriend Jazzy T) has died. Skeem Saam announced the news on Sunday, 26 July. No cause of death has been confirmed.
Comments | 26 Jul 2020 13:37


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