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SHOW NEWS Guests who'll be profiled on the new season of BET's Behind the Story include Malusi Gigaba's estranged wife, Norma Mngoma (who'll talk to anyone who'll listen), Sizwe Moeketsi AKA Reason and Zakes Bantwini.
Comments | 23 Sep 2021 16:13
AWARDS 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards to air on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 03h00, with a repeat at 20h00 - four days after the ceremony. It airs with the same set-up in the US, broadcasting on 5 October. Nasty C represents Mzansi with a nod in the Best International Flow category for a third year in a row.
Comments | 23 Sep 2021 12:32
TRAILER Apple TV+ releases first look at new 10-episode Sci-Fi series Invasion, by X-Men producer Simon Kinberg and David Weil (Amazon's Hunters). It's set in multiple continents and follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. First three episodes load globally on Friday 22 October.
1 Comment | 23 Sep 2021 10:37
CASTING Motlatsi Mafatshe, Owen Sejake and Asante Mabuza (who's had one TV role: on Isibaya) join BET sitcom Black Tax for Season 2. Jo-anne Reyneke returns to star as Thuli. Motlatsi plays her potential love interest Nkanyiso, Owen portrays his father Bra Hugo and Asante plays Lulu, Nkanyiso's daughter. Premieres Saturday 9 October at 19h00.
Comments | 23 Sep 2021 10:11
TV BIZ Shugasmakx. Where is he now? Producing Mzansi Magic's new drama series Grootboom & Sons through his production house MECA (Marketing and Entertainment Communications Agency).
Comments | 22 Sep 2021 10:38
TV BIZ DStv suddenly becomes an ISP by launching DStv Internet. Offers 25GB, 110GB and 220GB packages for internet connectivity using a SIM and Wi-Fi router.
Comments | 22 Sep 2021 10:17
REALITY LOW The new season of Survivor (41) premieres in the US on 22 September and South African's behind the times with it as always. It's only provisionally scheduled to air on M-Net in January 2022.
2 Comments | 22 Sep 2021 10:10
CASTING Nay Maps. The country's workingest actor. He has roles on three current shows: Imbewu, Muvhango and Mzansi Magic's new Umkhokha. A family drama also starring Sthandiwe Kgoroge (Generations) and Linda Sokhulu (Isidingo). Premieres Sunday 3 October at 20h00, once Abomama ends.
1 Comment | 21 Sep 2021 16:41
SHOW NEWS All 180 episodes of retro classic Seinfeld load on Netflix on Friday 1 October.
1 Comment | 21 Sep 2021 16:14
CASTING Zandile Msutwana (The Queen, Society) headlines new drama series Grootboom & Sons, set at a family funeral parlour. Central idea: what if the fate of a family business was left in the hands of the wrong sibling? Premieres on 1Magic on Saturday 2 October at 20h00 and Mzansi Magic on Monday 4 October at 20h00.
2 Comments | 21 Sep 2021 16:08
RENEWED! Nurse Mel Monroe gets two more seasons to sort out her love life. Netflix renews Virgin River for Seasons 4 and 5.
Comments | 21 Sep 2021 16:07
CASTING Erfsondes star Jacques Bessenger joins Arendsvlei for Season 4. He plays Nolan, described as "VERY mysterious". Debuts Tuesday 28 September.
2 Comments | 21 Sep 2021 15:05
CHANNEL NEWS Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish novela Dokter Ali to air on eExtra once Stiletto Vendetta 2 ends in October. The whole of Season 1 has loaded on eVOD and now it's starting a run on eExtra. When eVOD launched, eMedia told us the eVOD novelas would only reach TV after a year or so. Clearly that's changed.
Comments | 21 Sep 2021 12:11
AWARDS Anele Mdoda and Nico Panagio to host 2021 Miss South Africa pageant at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on Saturday 16 October. Ceremony airs live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic at 17h00.
Comments | 20 Sep 2021 15:19
REALITY LOW Showmax renews The Real Gold Diggers of Durban for Season 2 and orders Season 1 of The Real Gold Diggers of Lagos. Both premiere in early 2022.
Comments | 20 Sep 2021 15:15
CASTING And the new Pearl Thusi on BET's Behind the Story is... actress and DJ Nomalanga Shozi. She replaces Pearl for the new season. Premieres Saturday 9 October at 18h30.
Comments | 20 Sep 2021 14:31
RIP Actress Winnie Ntshaba, creator of The Royalty Soapie Awards, lost her father the day before the ceremony. See comments for her Instagram post about it >>
1 Comment | 20 Sep 2021 12:09
RENEWED! BET orders new season of celebrity talk show Behind The Story - with a new host. No more Pearl Thusi. So who? To be revealed on Monday 20 September apparently.
Comments | 17 Sep 2021 17:13
CASTING Media personality and stand-up comedian Rian van Heerden to host kykNET's revival of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? titled: Wie word ’n miljoenêr? A 13-episode Season 1 premieres on Wednesday 27 October and Season 2 follows immediately after. Filming underway at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town.
1 Comment | 17 Sep 2021 16:58
RENEWED! Unpacked With Relebogile lands third season on S3. Premieres Monday 20 September at 17h00.
1 Comment | 17 Sep 2021 15:46
SPOILER! And the winner of Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island is...
1 Comment | 17 Sep 2021 00:39
AWARDS Too many delayed broadcasts going on when it comes to local awards. 14th Crown Gospel Music Awards take place on Friday 12 November with a broadcast on SABC2 two weeks later: on Sunday 28 November.
Comments | 16 Sep 2021 12:49
SCHEDULE ALERT! Season 2 of The Morning Show loaded on Apple TV+ on Friday 17 September, available globally including South Africa. See comments for trailer >>
1 Comment | 16 Sep 2021 12:44
CASTING MTV Shuga and Rented Family star Samke Makhoba headlines new 1Magic hospital drama series Wounds. She plays Busisiwe, a new intern at the fictional Healing Hands Hospital who battles her emotional wounds. Co-stars include Buyile Mdladla, Eve Rasimeni, Mbulelo Grootboom and Talitha Ndima. Premieres Friday 8 October at 21h30.
1 Comment | 15 Sep 2021 15:58
ACTOR NEWS Talk about fleeing married life. Skeem Saam's Tbose exited the action on Tuesday (14 September), leaving behind Mapitsi uWeepy. Because why? Cornet Mamabolo's taken a break from the show to focus on his insurance business. No word on how long he'll be gone for.
2 Comments | 15 Sep 2021 10:22
CASTING Rockville star Enhle Mbali and comedian Felix Hlophe to host 5th Royalty Soapie Awards at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre on Saturday 18 September. Ceremony airs on SABC1 on Saturday 2 October at 20h00.
Comments | 14 Sep 2021 16:28
TRAILER Eventually. Netflix releases official trailer for Blood & Water 2 starring angsty teens who spend more time flirting than doing their homework. Loads 24 September.
2 Comments | 13 Sep 2021 15:37
CASTING Nay Maps debuted on Muvhango this week, in the role of Tshireletso - Hulisani's estranged brother.
1 Comment | 13 Sep 2021 15:30
AWARDS The Queen's Gambit led the 73rd Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday 12 September with a total of nine trophies. The Mandalorian and Saturday Night Live followed with seven. The Primetime awards take place this coming weekend and air live on M-Net at 02h00 on Monday 20 September. Rebroadcast: at 21h30.
Comments | 13 Sep 2021 10:07
RIP Skeem Saam actor Letlalo Mankabidi has died. He's played one of the Maputla uncles since Season 6 in 2017. The show announced the news on Twitter on Friday 10 September.
1 Comment | 11 Sep 2021 16:13
TRAILER Final season! See comments for the trailer of Dear White People 4, loading on Netflix on Wednesday 22 September at 10h00 >>
1 Comment | 10 Sep 2021 18:10
HOLY CRAPS! Lifetime puts an exclamation mark on the dangers of making the wrong decision this month with these fliks on Saturdays and Sundays at 19h20: The Wrong Real Estate Agent, The Wrong House Sitter, The Wrong Husband, The Wrong Nanny and The Wrong Patient.
Comments | 10 Sep 2021 18:04
SHOW NEWS Phila Mazibuko debuted on Generations on Thursday 9 September in the guest role of Dingane. Who is he? An ex con who was moved to a psychiatric facility after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now he's free and works in food delivery.
Comments | 10 Sep 2021 17:50
RENEWED! HBO Max orders Season 2 of Gossip Girl reboot, six episodes into the 12-episode Season 1.
Comments | 10 Sep 2021 13:46
REALITY LOW The Bachelor SA's Lee Thompson squeezes out an extra 15 minutes of fame with the release of his book The Truth Behind the Rose. Reveals why he believes he should have ditched Gina in favour of Jozaan. Available on pre-order for 1 October 2021.
1 Comment | 10 Sep 2021 13:28
TV BIZ HBO launches streamer Max in six European countries on 26 October: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra. Bring it on in Africa!
Comments | 09 Sep 2021 15:44
SHOW NEWS Gomora 2 reaches 100 episodes on Friday 10 September.
Comments | 09 Sep 2021 12:05
BEEF AKA releases statement in the midst of The Braai Show premiere stating that he's continuing the fight against producers MakhuduCom, claiming he has a 50% stake in the concept. Releases statement that ends with wishing Season 2 and Cassper well, without mentioning his name. >>
3 Comments | 08 Sep 2021 17:51
CELEBS Nataniël makes TV comeback in new lifestyle show Terwyl ek Wag (While I Wait). It follows the makeover of his ancestral French-Huguenots farmhouse, located between Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Premieres on kykNET on Monday 4 October at 20h00.
Comments | 08 Sep 2021 13:34
CASTING Rami Chuene to host new reality show Away for Repair starring wildlife and troubled people. Friends, couples, parents and siblings try to mend their toxic relationships by tripping through South Africa's national parks. They start in the Mapungubwe National Park and then travel through the Tsitsikamma and Kruger. Premieres on Mzansi Magic on Thursday 7 October at 21h30.
Comments | 08 Sep 2021 13:26
SHOW NEWS Below Deck update: Mediterranean Season 6 will premiere on E! early next year and Below Deck: Sailing Yacht Season 1 starts on Sunday 3 October at 18h10.
Comments | 08 Sep 2021 11:03
SCHEDULE ALERT! Season 7 of The Ultimate Braai Master premieres on on Saturday 25 September at 18h00. Benny Masekwameng and Pete Goffe-Wood return to judge.
1 Comment | 07 Sep 2021 17:21
RIP The Wire and Lovecraft County star Michael K. Williams has died at the age of 54. He was found at his Brooklyn home on Monday (6 September). The cause of his death hasn't been confirmed but according to New York Post, it's a suspected drug overdose. Michael was open about his addiction troubles over the course of his career.
1 Comment | 07 Sep 2021 09:55
CHANNEL NEWS SABC Education (on DTT and TelkomONE) revises channel schedule with new curriculum-support and children’s programming from 14h00 to 18h00, Mondays to Sundays. Catch up episodes of Skeem Saam and Daily Thetha air at 18h00 and 18h30. Evenings feature themed programming from 19h30.
1 Comment | 06 Sep 2021 15:49
TV BIZ DStv follows eVOD's model of streaming soapie episodes before they air on TV, except DStv's doing one episode in advance instead of five. They've launched Early Access for Legacy, Suidooster and The River (1Magic). Viewers can watch episodes a day before they're on TV, via Catch Up or an online Explora. Also: Love Island UK episodes are available a week before they're on TV and full seasons of select series are loading when Episode 1 airs on TV e.g. Hacks, which started on M-Net on 27 August.
Comments | 06 Sep 2021 15:11
GOOD NEWS Did you know? Dawson Creek's iconic theme song "I Don't Want to Wait" hasn't been on the series' DVDs or on the re-runs on Netflix - until now. It was replaced by Jann Arden’s Run Like Mad for years because of rights issues. Now it's back, with a re-recorded version by the song's original songstress Paula Cole. Crazy that it happened in the first place. The song WAS the show.
Comments | 06 Sep 2021 13:38
BREAK-UP Fashionista and former Project Runway SA judge Gert-Johan Coetzee splits from his brand manager husband Vicky Visagie. According to YOU, the divorce is amicable.
Comments | 06 Sep 2021 13:30
BEEF Scandal-riddled Katlego Maboe takes legal action against ex-girlfriend Monique Muller, her brother Seth, Sabrina Walters (founder of Women for Change) and Janet van Eeden (chairperson of the SAFTAs judging panel). According to Netwerk24, he's demanding R1-million in damages from each of them for the domestic violence allegations they made against him.
2 Comments | 03 Sep 2021 16:08
SCHEDULE ALERT! This is Fate returns to Zee World on Monday 13 September at 21h00 for Season 4.
Comments | 31 Aug 2021 14:37
CHANNEL NEWS Two new M-Net Movie channels launch on Friday 24 September: Hollywood's Sexiest (on 111) on Premium; and Lethal Legends (113) on Compact, Compact Plus and Premium. Hollywood's Sexiest features hot Hollywood stars and runs from 16h00 to 24h00, until 10 October. Lethal Legends celebrates action stars of the 80s and 90s, with screenings from 10h00 to 24h00, until 3 October. Movies will also be on Catch-Up until early November.
Comments | 31 Aug 2021 11:59


New on TV today: Sunday 26 September

Khuzani Bo! debuts on SABC1 as ID investigates The Chameleon Killer.

New on TV today: Saturday 25 September

Docuseries uShuni KaMaskandi starts on SABC1 and The Ultimate Braai Master returns to

New on TV today: Friday 24 September

Blood & Water returns to Netflix and Curiosity goes Face to Face: Mandela vs De Klerk.

The Red Room Teasers - October 2021

Selvi breaks the shackles that keep her at home.

New! A Touch of Love Teasers - September 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Glow TV's new series, which switched times with A Love To Die For.

Lingashoni Teasers - October 2021

Prudence throws herself into the line of fire.

New on TV today: Thursday 23 September

There's a Storm Rising on Nat Geo as 12 strangers build The Bridge on M-Net.

The Queen Teasers - October 2021

Harriet and Hector are like magnets.

DiepCity Teasers - October 2021

The brew-off brings sabotage, tension and shocking results.

Suidooster: See who's blowing into town

Bridgette hires a new guy and AB gets a ruthless nurse.


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