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CHANNEL NEWS M-Net Binge pop-up channel (114) extended to 31 July 2020. Series in the June line-up include Westworld 1 and 2, Entourage 3, 4 and 5 and Watchmen.
Comments | 03 Jun 2020 12:15
SCARY County Sheriff declares that the will of Carole Baskon's husband Don Lewis was forged after he mysteriously "disappeared". This makes Carole even more of a suspect for his murder.
1 Comment | 03 Jun 2020 11:48
D'OH! Tiger King's Carole Baskin wins Joe Exotic's zoo after jailbird Joe fails to pay her $1-million in trademark and copyright claims.
1 Comment | 03 Jun 2020 11:43
MEH Social media influencer Nadia Jaftha and her Joe Public side-kick Trevor Lagerway won the ninth season of Tropika Island of Treasure on Tuesday, 2 June.
1 Comment | 03 Jun 2020 11:04
SHOW NEWS Candice Modiselle and her family take on Jason Goliath and his kin on Family Feud SA this Sunday (7 June 2020).
1 Comment | 02 Jun 2020 15:22
SCHEDULING SABC1 continues its Mzansi short film time-slot on Wednesdays at 19h30 in June with four new youth films: The Turning Son (3 June), Feminine Lotus (10 June), Samson (17 June) and Light Bulb Moment (24 June).
Comments | 01 Jun 2020 10:05
CHANNEL NEWS TV journalist Freek Robinson goes into retirement after 45 years of broadcasting. He leaves eNuus after a decade.
1 Comment | 01 Jun 2020 09:46
GIRL POWER South African tribute singer Belinda Davids takes her Whitney Houston act to the latest season of Britain's Got Talent, earning a standing ovation as the final audition of the audition tour.
2 Comments | 01 Jun 2020 09:37
HOOK-UP Season 2 bachelor Marc Buckner chooses speech therapist Marisia van Wyk in Thursday's finale. And unlike last season's Loser, they say they're still together after the show. As you'll see from the pics, Marisia was in desperate need of a different finale tan!>>
1 Comment | 29 May 2020 08:42
SCHEDULING The delayed second season of Housekeepers will now premiere on Mzansi Magic on Monday, 15 June at 20h00.
1 Comment | 28 May 2020 15:25
SHOW NEWS SABC1 to premiere new doccie series SA Hip Hop Story: Blow Up or Cave feat. the music and lifestyles of Mzansi's hip hop heads. Artists include JOZI, Reason, Shugasmakx, Touchline and Indigo Stella. The host: Zubz The Last Letta. Premieres Monday, 1 June at 21h00.
1 Comment | 28 May 2020 11:52
COOL Season 5 of Billions to premiere on M-Net on Tuesday, 9 June at 22h00, followed by the eighth and final season of Homeland on Thursday, 11 June at 21h00.
Comments | 28 May 2020 11:30
DUH! First the test was positive and now it's negative. uKhozi FM DJ Tshatha Ngobe was diagnosed as COVID-positive BUT isn't.
5 Comments | 27 May 2020 17:44
SHOW NEWS NBC songwriting reality search Songland to premiere on SABC3 on Saturday, 6 June at 19h00. Undiscovered songwriters pitch their original creations to recording artists and a panel of music producers. The winner's song will be recorded and released.
1 Comment | 27 May 2020 12:29
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT South African flik Poppie Nongena to screen on DStv Box Office from 21 June 2020. Both its headline stars, Clementine Mosimane and Anna-Mart van der Merwe won 2020 SAFTAs for their performances: Best Actress and Best Supporting.
Comments | 27 May 2020 11:22
BORING SABC3 to debut new 20-episode daily talk show from Monday, 1 June at 18h00 titled The New Norm, covering "the new normal" created by COVID-19. Topics include health care, finances, education, culture, technology, media consumption, tourism and travel. The host: freelance TV and radio presenter Bliss Yeni.
Comments | 26 May 2020 17:39
COVID-19 The Bachelor SA's Marc Buckner gets lucky this season - no-one can smack him for not choosing them because they have to socially distance in Thursday's finale (28 May). The "Women Tell All" reunion show will happen via Zoom chats instead of in-studio and there's an online pyjama party after.
2 Comments | 26 May 2020 16:04
BEEF Menzi Ngubane's family denounce newspaper and social media reports about Menzi's health as "grossly exaggerated", "inaccurate" and "unverified". See their statement in the comments box>>
1 Comment | 26 May 2020 15:39
GOOD NEWS Family Affairs returned to Star Life on Sunday, 24 May after its break because of coronavirus. It starts with a recap of episodes that aired just before it went on break and new episodes start on Wednesday, 8 June.
Comments | 23 May 2020 14:25
CASTING Ricky Martin to Live La Vida Loca as a guest judge on the new All Stars season of RuPaul.
1 Comment | 22 May 2020 11:39
BORING FOX renews "My-daddy-the-serial-killer" series Prodigal Son for Season 2.
Comments | 22 May 2020 11:33
SCARY If the world isn't scary enough for ya, there's a new Video on Demand movie service to frazzle your nervous system. offers local and international horror films at R25 per heart pop.
1 Comment | 22 May 2020 11:29
COVID-19 NASCAR returns to SuperSport this week after a break of 10 weeks and eight races. Live races are in the early hours.
1 Comment | 21 May 2020 12:30
RENEWED! Bold and the Beautiful renewed for two more seasons: 34 and 35 - for 2021/22. By 2022, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and John McCook (Eric Forrester) will have acted on the show for 35 years. They must have built up a robust fortune in their bank accounts.
Comments | 21 May 2020 12:21
REALITY LOW Big Brother Naija renewed for a 2020 season with online auditions. We presume housemates will be COVID-tested before moving into the house.
Comments | 20 May 2020 18:27
TRAILER Netflix releases first look at Sweet Magnolias, the TV series of the film Steel Magnolias - both based on the Sweet Magnolias novels by Sherryl Woods. Steel Magnolias sounds better than twee Sweet Magnolias.
1 Comment | 20 May 2020 14:28
RENEWED! FOX orders seasons nine and four of family comedy series Last Man Standing and medical drama The Resident for the 2020/2021 season, proving viewers can never get enough of hospitals.
Comments | 20 May 2020 14:23
CASTING Soapie star and farmers' favourite Elma Postma to co-host Via's farming series Landbouweekliks. She replaces Nadia Beukes for Season 10 from Tuesday, 26 May as Nadia leaves to have a baby.
Comments | 20 May 2020 14:07
CELEB BABIES Actor and comedian Thomas Gumede comes out as baby daddy to Zola Nombona's upcoming new arrival by sharing a scan with her name on it. Celeb baby name undisclosed/undecided.
1 Comment | 20 May 2020 13:52
COVID-19 Cape Town-based eNCA news reporters anchor from their homes in the wake of the death of cameraman Lungile Tom.
Comments | 19 May 2020 10:49
TRAGEDY Our Perfect Wedding bride Stella Malebye dies six days after her wedding to David, an electrician who met Stella at a friend's house while fixing their stove.
1 Comment | 19 May 2020 10:47
CANCELLED! SABC Encore and Sundance TV join ITV Choice on DStv's cancelled! list. The channels go dark from 1 June.
4 Comments | 19 May 2020 10:18
COVID-19 American Idol Season 3 winner Just Sam becomes the first Idol to win the show "from home". She initially relocated from New York to Los Angeles for the live stages and when the show started filming remotely for Lockdown, she could choose to stay in LA or move back to Harlem. She chose to stay in LA for the safety of her grandmother in Harlem and completed the series alone in LA.
1 Comment | 18 May 2020 15:23
TV BIZ M-Net series Trackers to premiere on American cable network Cinemax on 5 June. Cinemax is owned by HBO and co-produced the show.
Comments | 18 May 2020 12:28
BORING Desperate times calls for desperate measures. American Idol renewed for another season.
Comments | 18 May 2020 12:22
COVID-19 Newzroom Afrika journalist Athi Mtongana confirms via Twitter that she's tested positive for the virus.
1 Comment | 17 May 2020 18:25
ACTOR NEWS Netflix signs deal with Reese Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine for two romantic comedy series. She'll star in both.
Comments | 15 May 2020 13:18
GIRL POWER Iron Rose set to return to Telemundo, almost three years after Season 1. Season 2 premieres on Monday, 22 June 2020 at 20h00 - once Decisions ends.
Comments | 15 May 2020 13:08
CASTING Jah mon. There's a Rastafarian in town on Generations: The Legacy from tonight - and he's a doctor too: Luyolo, played by former Craz-e presenter and Isipho star Karabo Maseko. He's Lesedi's new lurve interest.
2 Comments | 15 May 2020 10:31
DUH! TV presenter Lerato Kganyago and her investment broker husband Thami Ndala split after a whole two months of marriage. Rumours allege he's a fraudster.
Comments | 15 May 2020 10:12
SHOW NEWS BBC to produce Charles Dickens' Great Expectations into a TV show.
Comments | 15 May 2020 10:06
SCARY A trailer for the Netflix documentary series about convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein who was found dead in his prison cell in August, 2019.
1 Comment | 15 May 2020 10:03
TV BIZ AMC Networks buys the rights to Anne Rice gothic novels to turn into TV shows. 18 titles in total from The Vampire Chronicles Series and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches Series.
Comments | 15 May 2020 09:56
RENEWED! Legal drama The Good Fight renewed for Season 5 in the midst of a reduced Season 4, consisting of 7 episodes instead of 10 because of COVID.
Comments | 15 May 2020 09:52
SHOW NEWS Rapper Nasty C to play the cameo role of a music producer on the new Netflix local original Blood & Water. Loads Wednesday, 20 May.
Comments | 14 May 2020 13:07
CASTING Rosemary Zimu (Isidingo, Shadow) signed to the new season of The Queen as Warona, daughter to Warona, played by Kuli Roberts.
Comments | 14 May 2020 10:07
ACTOR NEWS New Charlize Theron movie The Old Guard on the way to Netflix on 10 July.
2 Comments | 13 May 2020 18:18
SCARY Netflix releases trailer for new sub-titled Polish thriller The Woods. The foreign language makes it scarier.
1 Comment | 13 May 2020 18:12
SCHEDULING A run of the docu-reality series Marry Me Now SA replaces The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2 on Mzansi Magic after it ends. Premieres Thursday, 21 May at 20h00.
1 Comment | 13 May 2020 18:04
TRAGEDY eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom has died from COVID-19. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, 10 May and died on Wednesday, 13th. He was 45. RIP Lungile.
Comments | 13 May 2020 14:35


New on TV today: Thursday 4 June

Harvey Weinstein takes centre stage on IDx and American Soul croons its way back to BET.

Power, wealth and race in the spotlight in SABC2's novela Side by Side

Two episodes air a week as two women stand by side-by-side for freedom and equality.

COVID-19 shuts down The River

A member of the production tested positive on Tuesday (2 June).

Suidooster Teasers - July 2020

Wade is keeping his relationship with Joy top secret!

New on TV today: Wednesday 3 June

Netflix is Spelling the Dream, Ray Donovan returns to and Project Runway glams up on 1Magic.

Road to Destiny Teasers - July 2020

Fernando is told to fire Fernanda but will he?

Shadows from the Past Teasers - July 2020

Oops! Aldonza and Cristobal get married but they may be related.

Secrets at the Hotel Teasers - July 2020

The Gold Knife Killer's identity is made known!

Along Came Love Teasers - July 2020

David goes to work for the competition!

New on TV today: Tuesday 2 June

Medical drama Nurses starts on Universal and CuriosityStream comes Face to Face with global icons.


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