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SCANDAL Mangaliso Ngema resigns from his starring role as Caesar Mokwena in Family Secrets. According to the SABC: "Mr. Ngema’s immediate resignation will enable him to attend to a legal matter pending in the courts in relation to the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him." His role is being recast.
Comments | 11 Jun 2021 19:54
EXPOSED! On Sunday (13 June) Carte Blanche investigates claims about a women who offers home based ultrasounds to those who might be pregnant. Clients say she's a scam artist, spotting babies where there are none and scanning the wrong organs.
Comments | 11 Jun 2021 15:16
TRAILER Season 2 of Project Runway knock-off Making the Cut loads on Amazon Prime on 16 July. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return to make it work after things fell apart on Project Runway.
2 Comments | 11 Jun 2021 15:07
TRAILER HBO Max releases official trailer for Gossip Girl revival. The biggest difference between the series then and now? Butt-creepy shorts. Premieres in the US in July. No premiere date confirmed here yet.
1 Comment | 11 Jun 2021 15:01
TEASER It's Durbs-by-the-sea versus da Mudda City on Family Feud SA this Sunday (13 June) when the Abels take on the Abrahams. See team line-ups in the comments >>
1 Comment | 11 Jun 2021 12:57
CHANNEL NEWS DStv launches Moja Love repeats channel Moja 9.9 on Channel 158 for Access viewers. Available from 16 June. New debate show Start Somewhere debuts on the same day, on both channels.
Comments | 11 Jun 2021 12:54
RIP eNCA to broadcast Shaleen Surtie-Richards' funeral live from Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town on Sunday 13 June at 14h30.
Comments | 10 Jun 2021 11:47
CASTING Warren Masemola, Jamie Bartlett and Kenneth Nkosi to star in new boxing drama. Name hush-hush but filming underway. Warren's also in another new series Isiphindiselo but this is a different show.
1 Comment | 10 Jun 2021 10:47
COOL Taraji P. Henson (Empire) to play queen of mean Miss Hannigan in TV production of Annie by NBC. They're staging the play for TV and it's airing live so it's a theatre show but not in-the-flesh. Annie's being cast via open castings across the US.
Comments | 09 Jun 2021 11:05
AWARDS MTV Video Music Awards (Grammys-light) to air live globally, on 12 September in the US and 13 September here.
Comments | 09 Jun 2021 11:02
CASTING Lorraine Moropa (Lithapo) debuted on The Queen on Monday (7 June) as Olerato Matee. Her mother died when she was 16 and now she's on a quest to find her father: Kgosi, reprised by Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, who made his comeback.
Comments | 09 Jun 2021 10:16
GOOD NEWS Godfather of Harlem 2 premiered on 1Magic on 8 June at 21h30. Also on Catch-Up. All our favourite characters return. See TVSA's New on TV today for details.
Comments | 08 Jun 2021 12:08
AWARDS South Africa's Elaine nominated for Viewer’s Choice BET Award in the category Best New International Act. Voting opened at 16h00 on 7 June and closes at 16h00 on 11 June - on BET's website in the Nominees section.
1 Comment | 08 Jun 2021 11:43
CHANNEL NEWS Vuyo Mvoko anchors new accountability show The Watchdog on SABC News aimed at "demanding productive answers from those responsible for managing public affairs." Airs weeknights from 20h00 to 21h00. Will it ask the hard questions? If so, how long will it be allowed to last?
Comments | 08 Jun 2021 10:15
RENEWED! Fan favourite fan-tasy series Shadow & Bone lands eight-episode Season 2 on Netflix.
Comments | 08 Jun 2021 10:09
SCARY M-Net premieres true crime docu-series Strangers You Know on Sunday 27 June at 20h00. Features eight episodes covering real life South African cases of people who've been murdered by people they knew, with a focus on gender-based violence and femicide. Cases include Anene Booysen, Gill Packham, Palesa Madiba and Anisha and Joey van Niekerk.
Comments | 07 Jun 2021 16:48
BAH! SABC1's Family Secrets delivers low blow to Jamie Bartlett by misspelling his name in the opening credits of Season 2. Disrespectful, sloppy and unprofessional. Hopefully he has an agent who cares enough to do something about it!
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2021 13:10
REALITY LOW We presumed they were spiltsville already but apparently not. Love Island SA winners Thimna Shooto and Libho Geza have launched a YouTube channel called Life with Limna. No videos on it yet, only a promise that it's happening on their insta.
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2021 12:54
CASTING Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) narrates Apple TV's documentary special Who Are You, Charlie Brown? It celebrates the origins of the Peanuts characters and their creator Charles M. Schulz. Loads on 25 June.
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2021 12:34
COOL Shanola Hampton ("V" on Shameless) signs multi-project deal with NBCUniversal to develop and star in TV and streaming series for the platform. First up: a starring role as Monique Wallace in a pilot Dangerous Moms, which she's producing too. Four mothers accidentally kill the queen bee of their school's PTA.
Comments | 07 Jun 2021 12:26
CASTING Lucia Mthiyane debuts on Durban Gen this week, as Albertina Cele, MaCele's entitled sister who you DON'T want in your life. She believes she's so special she should be treated as a higher being and judges others the moment she sees them. Bab' Gumede is about to be judged.
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2021 12:01
TRAILER Netflix releases official trailer for new fancy footwork series JIVA!, directed by Hear Me Move director Scottnes L. Smith. Choreographers are Bontle Modiselle (Showville) and Tom London (Soweto's Finest). Loads on 24 June.
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2021 11:29
RIP Legendary actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards (Egoli) has died. Her agent Elysian Management announced the news on Facebook on Monday morning (7 June), stating they'll confirm further details as they become available. She was 66.
2 Comments | 07 Jun 2021 11:15
COOL See Thuso Mbedu in her first studio interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week >>
1 Comment | 06 Jun 2021 13:40
CHANNEL NEWS eReality launches a weekend programming block on Saturday 10 July called eKasi, between 19h00 and 20h00 on Saturdays and Sundays. Titles still to be confirmed. We'll keep you looped.
Comments | 04 Jun 2021 11:36
RENEWED! City on a Hill lands eight-episode third season ahead of its Season 2 premiere on M-Net. Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge will return. Filming starts later this year for a 2022 premiere.
Comments | 03 Jun 2021 12:25
TEASER A vegan with a pet spider, a Deputy Principal and a pageant queen... meet the Family Feud families comin' up this Sunday (6 June). >>
1 Comment | 03 Jun 2021 11:56
SCHEDULE ALERT! All girl smooch-fest heads to S3 in a run of comedy-drama thriller Killing Eve. Starts Thursday 10 June at 21h00.
Comments | 03 Jun 2021 11:46
AWARDS BET awards to include live audience for the first time since COVID. Only vaccinated people will be considered. TVSA gets exclusive access to those chosen so far - see comments>>
1 Comment | 02 Jun 2021 15:51
TRAILER Mary J. Blige documentary My Life loads on Amazon Prime on 25 June, to celebrate her 25 years in the industry. Reveals the inspiration to her 1994 debut album.
1 Comment | 02 Jun 2021 15:29
RENEWED! Skeem Saam Season 10 premieres on Monday 5 July.
Comments | 02 Jun 2021 15:17
GOOD NEWS Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) return to 1990s Boston for Season 2 of City on a Hill. M-Net, 7 June at 22h30.
Comments | 02 Jun 2021 14:44
SHOW NEWS Idols 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa headlines Amazing Voices on Mzansi Magic and Wethu this Sunday (6 June), as mentor for the Top 5 groups who'll perform his songs.
Comments | 02 Jun 2021 14:37
ACTOR NEWS Tshepo "Howza" Mosese resigns from his eight-year role as policeman Lerumo Chabedi on Scandal! According to SowetanLIVE, he's leaving to focus on other projects, with an emphasis on his music.
Comments | 02 Jun 2021 11:02
AWARDS SAMAs introduce new Artist of the Year category. Public can nominate their fave artist for the award by SMSing their name to 45475. SMS's cost R1.50 and each sim card is limited to 50 votes. The criteria: artist must have released a new body of work between the dates 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. Voting lines opened 1 June 2021.
Comments | 01 Jun 2021 17:02
RIP TV chef, author and former model Sonia Cabano (Pampoen Tot Perlemoen) was found dead at her home on Monday 31 May. Her brother Meyer de Waal confirmed the news to Netwerk24. The cause of death is unconfirmed. She leaves behind two children: Guillaume (21) and Sabah (19). She was 57.
1 Comment | 01 Jun 2021 13:22
RIP Veteran actor and musician Macdonald Mathunjwa (Khululeka, Home Affairs) died in the early hours of Tuesday 1 June as a result of COVID-19 complications. His daughter Zanoxolo Mathunjwa announced his death on Twitter. He was 72.
2 Comments | 01 Jun 2021 12:31
COOL Survivor SA Season 8 to air on Australian streamer 10 Play at the same time as its run in South Africa. Premieres on M-Net on Thursday 3 June at 19h30 and loads on 10 Play the same day.
Comments | 31 May 2021 16:34
LOL! HBO Max reboots original Gossip Girl series, set nine years after the original Gossip Girl's website went dark. Follows a new generation of New York private school teens and explores how much social media and New York have changed in the intervening years. Kristen Bell remains narrator. Premieres in the US in July. No local premiere date confirmed yet. See comments for trailer >>
1 Comment | 30 May 2021 14:24
HOOK-UP And the frog who won Qiniso Van Damme's kiss on The Bachelorette SA is... Gareth Ehret. 27. A digital marketer who believes he's sexy. His words from his profile, not ours. He bowled out cricketer Henk "Swazi" Nel in Thursday's finale after the final two were scrutinised by Qiniso's family. Snaps in the comments >>
1 Comment | 27 May 2021 20:52
CHANNEL NEWS The River starts a run from Season 1 on Mzansi Wethu in June, starting Monday 28th at 20h00.
Comments | 27 May 2021 16:42
RIP Veteran South African actor David Butler has succumbed to his battle with lung cancer at the age of 61. View the comments for a link to his huge body of work in television.
2 Comments | 27 May 2021 12:56
LOL! Kelly Clarkson elbows out Ellen. Her talk show takes over Ellen's timeslot on NBC in the US once Ellen's show ends for good.
Comments | 27 May 2021 09:47
TV BIZ Netflix to produce its first Russian series titled Anna K, based on the Tolstoy classic novel Anna Karenina. Described as a "lavish, contemporary retelling."
Comments | 26 May 2021 17:38
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT The LEGO Movie heads to Cartoon Network for the public holiday on 16 June, at 08h25. Follows ordinary LEGO mini-figure Emmet, who gets mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and must save his world. Voice cast includes Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.
Comments | 26 May 2021 17:37
TV BIZ Amazon acquires MGM for $8.45 billion. That's R117 billion! Do you know how many noughts? The price tag's for MGM's catalog consisting of 4000 films and 17,000 TV shows including Fargo, Handmaid's Tale and Vikings.
Comments | 26 May 2021 17:01
RIP Ben Kruger, best known for his role as Oom Okkie in Binnelanders, has died at the age of 64 from complications relating to COVID-19. He was also known for roles in Zero Tolerance and 7de Laan.
2 Comments | 26 May 2021 10:58
CHANNEL NEWS SABC1 premieres new Sunday night drama on 6 June at 19h30: Judas Kiss. About limelight-loving Judas, who turns his construction company into a reality show and betrays his bright architect wife Nandi. Stars Marcus Mabusela, Angela Sithole, Cedric Fourie, Kabelo Moalusi, Hastings Muravha, Andile Masia, Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Hayley Owen Watters.
Comments | 25 May 2021 16:39
CASTING Prolific actress Nandi Nyembe (Zone 14, Isibaya, Rockville, Soul City and many more) joins Isono in the role of lonely, eccentric Prudence - first introduced when Gabriel investigates Mary’s blackmailer. Joining her: Francina Morake as Mma Ramotswe. She's looking for the late Yanga after seeing his classified ad.
Comments | 25 May 2021 15:54
SHOW NEWS Netflix confirms release date for Part 5 of Spanish crime drama Money Heist: Volume 1 on 3 September 2021, and Volume 2 on 3 December.
Comments | 25 May 2021 12:46


New on TV today: Sunday 13 June

For Real: The Story of Reality TV starts on E! and two WWII docs air on HISTORY.

New on TV today: Saturday 12 June

HISTORY reveals Legends of the Pharaohs and The Last O.G. returns to Vuzu.

Elif 2 Teasers - July 2021

Arzu might get out of jail sooner than she thinks. Also, things are getting worse for Veysel.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - July 2021

Loneliness leads to dating apps and hook-ups.

New on TV today: Friday 11 June

SABC2 offers up a Comedy Mixtape and comedy-drama Better Things starts on S3.

Recap - Survivor SA: Immunity Island Episode 2

From a wasted reward to an exploding neck to the role of luck... the latest episode unpacked.

Top Shows on TV: May 2021

The SAFTAs hits a critical low and the Kwaito/John shocker turbo-boosts Skeem Saam by over 700,000 viewers.

Days of Our Lives Teasers - July 2021

An APB causes Ben to have hallucinations while he keeps Ciara at a hideout.

New on TV today: Thursday 10 June

Comedy-drama thriller Killing Eve debuts on S3 and legal drama The Split returns to M-Net.

False Identity 2 Teasers - July 2021

The latest teasers for the new season ahead of its premiere on Monday 21 June.


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