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CASTING Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout joins Season 2 of kykNET's dating show Op My Eish! Why? To advise the season's bachelor Francois Jacobs. They star together in a new film called Kaalgat Karel and now Schalk's going to be Francois' wingman on the series. What if the bachelorettes prefer Schalk to Francois? Oops.
Comments | 29 Nov 2021 15:53
CASTING The Real Gold Diggers of Durban star Nonkanyiso "LaConco" Conco to host Season 2 of Mzansi Magic's Ingane Yam. She elbows out Real Diggers of Johannesburg's Lethabo Mathatho who hosted Season 1. Series format remains the same: married people introduce their secret illegitimate children to their spouses.
Comments | 29 Nov 2021 11:11
CASTING Tina Jaxa debuted on Durban Gen on Wednesday 24 November as Dr Nangamso Jack's mother Nomvula. She's a no-nonsense woman who carries the hurt and loss she experienced when she was young. She lost a daughter when Dr Jack was an infant and her husband left her at the same. Now she reveals she has an older sister.
1 Comment | 23 Nov 2021 12:34
CASTING Terence Bridgett debuted on Legacy 2 on Monday 22 November as Gordon's long-lost love Ramon, who left Gordon years ago. He got married and lost his wife two years ago. He has three children and grandchildren and he's back to make amends with Gordon.   
Comments | 22 Nov 2021 16:05
CASTING Lalla Hirayama debuted on Legacy on Tuesday 16 November as Akari Nakamura, the lead character in a computer game. Jokes. She's the owner of a mega global tech company, Quintet Tech. See comments for her character bio >>
1 Comment | 12 Nov 2021 15:59
CASTING Actor Francois Jacobs follows Neels van Jaarsveld. He's looking for love on TV as the bachelor on Season 2 of kykNET's Op my Eish! Has "a sexy soft burr in his voice" apparently.
1 Comment | 09 Nov 2021 18:06
CASTING Sabelo Radebe (Dream World, Lingashoni, not the soccer player) debuted on 7de Laan on Monday 1 November as Fikani's younger troublesome brother Rhulani. He's also Fikani's rescue remedy. He saves him from the rhino poaching ring and Fikani owes him.
1 Comment | 01 Nov 2021 14:27
CASTING Former SABC1 continuity presenter Zandi Nhlapo made her acting debut on Imbewu on Wednesday 13 October in the role of Nompi Khanyeza, Fikile's overcontrolling, strict mother. Her return to Fikile's life will reveal a damning truth.
1 Comment | 14 Oct 2021 15:51
CASTING Tshiamo Molobi switches Rhythm City for Scandal! on Friday 15 October when he debuts as Lebo, Tebello’s older friend from Soweto. Lebo has street smarts - which influences Tebello - and he gets Tebello into massive trouble when he steals his father's gun.
1 Comment | 14 Oct 2021 10:03
CASTING Nico Panagio debuted on Legacy on Wednesday 6 October as Detective Marco Andino, who's going to investigate Felicity in more ways than one. Let's hope he doesn't get blindsided.
Comments | 07 Oct 2021 16:09
CASTING Double-season Idols finalist Nolly Nolz (Noluthando Meje) makes her TV comeback to host new reality show Face-to-Face. Cheating partners get a chance to save their relationships with their long-suffering better halves. Includes input by TV psychologist Vuyo Themba (Abasemzini). Premieres on 1Magic on Saturday 2 October at 19h30 and on Mzansi Magic on Tuesday 5 October at 20h00.
Comments | 01 Oct 2021 15:17
CASTING Top Actor winner Altovise Lawrence (Scandal!) to host S3's new reality show A Cut Above the Rest. Scissor-fingered hairdressers must prove they're the best stylist in town. Premieres on Monday 25 October at 21h00.
1 Comment | 27 Sep 2021 12:00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CASTING Nay Maps debuted on Muvhango this week, in the role of Tshireletso - Hulisani's estranged brother.
1 Comment | 13 Sep 2021 15:30
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
CASTING Sophie Ndaba debuted on House of Zwide on Thursday 19 August as Jo, one of HoZ's top clients who expects to be treated as such. Ona makes the big mistake of implying that Jo won't fit into the dress she's trying on and sparks fly.
Comments | 19 Aug 2021 15:32
CASTING Former Interrogation Room star Pakamisa Zwedala debuted on Legacy on Thursday (12 August) as King Tshabalala, who thinks he's a king because he's loaded with cash. It's dirty money and James (Robert Hobbs) wants in on it.
1 Comment | 12 Aug 2021 13:13
CASTING And the starring cast of eVOD's first local series Is'phindiselo are: Zamani Mbatha, Baby Cele, Lindani Nkosi, Warren Masemola, Robert Mpisi, Siyabonga Sepotokele, Amahle Khumalo, Mamarumo Marokane and Zikhona Bali.
1 Comment | 10 Aug 2021 15:16
CASTING Bontle Modiselle and Lawrence Maleka to host 2021 SAMAs on 31 July. Virtual ceremony airs live on SABC1 at 20h00, preceded by a red carpet build-up on RGB at 19h30.
Comments | 17 Jul 2021 13:52
CASTING Former Isidingo star Kevin Smith (Frank) debuts on Isono this week as Elliot King, an ex MK soldier who is known by alias Kgosi/KGB. A career criminal who started out in small time crime with Mother Mary. He's now a fixer for international clients and baby daddy to?... see comments for the answer >>
2 Comments | 12 Jul 2021 18:01
CASTING Skeem Saam star Cedric Fourie to debut on Durban Gen this Monday 12 July, in the role of unbandaged Mr Glass. Turns out he's a heartthrob doctor who's now fully recovered and hott for Dr Zondo (Fanele Ntuli) who treated him. More on his character in the comments >> Skeem Skaam tells us that Cedric isn't leaving Skeem Saam for the role.
1 Comment | 08 Jul 2021 14:42
CASTING William Fichtner (Prison Break) to play Joe Exotic's reality show producer on Joe Exotic TV series. He replaces Dennis Quaid "who had to exit the project due to a scheduling conflict." As per Deadline.com
Comments | 07 Jul 2021 11:45
CASTING Former Skeem Saam star Oros Mampofu and MTV Base personality Shamiso Mosaka to host local version of reality show Ghosted: Love Gone Missing. The format: distraught people confront a former lover, friend, or family member to uncover the truth of why they ghosted them. Premieres on MTV on Monday 16 August at 21h30.
1 Comment | 30 Jun 2021 12:56
CASTING Camilla Waldman debuted on Legacy this Monday 28 June in the role of Jonno's mother Dimitra who believes he can do no wrong. See comments for more about her character >>
1 Comment | 25 Jun 2021 15:05
CASTING Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes) to portray former British Prime Minister John Major in Season 5 of The Crown.
Comments | 25 Jun 2021 13:14
CASTING Swankie Mafoko joins Isono as Mercy, Gombwa’s new trophy wife who needs a personal trainer. Gombwa hires Gabriel for the job. Then... Mercy turns disgruntled when she feels stuck with a baby that Gombwa and his previous wife adopted.
1 Comment | 22 Jun 2021 16:01
CASTING Vusi Kunene to star in e.tv's RC replacement House of Zwide.
Comments | 21 Jun 2021 19:57
CASTING Warren Masemola, Jamie Bartlett and Kenneth Nkosi to star in new e.tv boxing drama. Name hush-hush but filming underway. Warren's also in another new e.tv series Isiphindiselo but this is a different show.
1 Comment | 10 Jun 2021 10:47
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
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
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
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
CASTING Christopher Walken slums it on TV with Richard E. Grant in new Amazon Prime/BBC drama series The Offenders by Stephan Merchant (The Office). Follows seven strangers forced together for community service in Bristol. They must unite to protect one of their own from Bristol's most dangerous gang.
1 Comment | 24 May 2021 17:00
CASTING Thishiwe Ziqubu and Pierre Malherbe star in Tim Greene's latest lockdown movie The Fury. The scenario: avenging angel Zola captures the man she believes raped her sister and puts on a show-trial streamed live on social media. The public are the judge and jury, and she'll be the executioner if necessary.
1 Comment | 24 May 2021 16:08
CASTING Watch out Dineo! Lerato Zah (Muvhango, Gospel Gold) debuted on Legacy On Thursday as Msizi's wife Thandi. She confronts Dineo about her affair with Msizi and leaves Dineo shook.
1 Comment | 13 May 2021 17:11
CASTING Zola Nombona (Z'bondiwe, Lockdown) debuts on Generations: The Legacy on Friday 4 June as Pamela Khoza, Siyanda's (Kay Sibiya) estranged wife. Also an investigative journalist. Oozes sex appeal, a sharp tongue and wit. But Siyanda ain't laughing.
1 Comment | 13 May 2021 12:01
CASTING E! signs actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) as the channel's new red carpet host as Giuliana exits stage left.
Comments | 11 May 2021 12:59
CASTING Real Gold Diggers of Johannesburg star Lethabo 'Lejoy' Mathatho joins SABC2's current affairs show Leihlo La Sechaba as the new presenter from Monday 10 May (at 20h30).
Comments | 10 May 2021 11:53
CASTING Thandy Matlaila (The Queen, Tshisa) debuted on SABC2's Die Sentrum on Thursday 6 May as Buhle's older, entitled sister Bapsi, who has a drinking problem and an equally drunken boyfriend as her handbag. She worked hard to get Buhle through school and now she wants payback.
Comments | 06 May 2021 15:05
CASTING Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Rosemary's Baby) to play the lead role of Tembi in new Netflix series From Scratch, based on the memoir by Tembi Locke. Follows Tembi to Sicily as she begins piecing together her life after the death of her beloved Sicilian chef husband Saro, played Eugenio Mastrandrea (La Fuggitiva) in the series.
Comments | 13 Apr 2021 13:22
CASTING South African actor Sharlto Copley (Wikus in District 9) signed to Season 2 of Netflix "Groundhog Day" comedy Russian Doll.
Comments | 13 Apr 2021 13:03
CASTING Candice Modiselle (Generations, Impilo: The Scam) debuted on The Queen on Tuesday 13 April, in the role of Mbali Tau.
Comments | 12 Apr 2021 10:25
CASTING Former YOTV presenter and avid farmer Kamo Bombe signed as the new host of SABC2's agricultural show Living Land. She debuts on Saturday 1 May at 13h30.
Comments | 07 Apr 2021 18:14

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