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CASTING New Nigerian family debuts on BET's Isono this week, played by Anthony Oseyemi (Shooting Stars, Survivor Africa), Christine Osifuye (Fifty: The Series) and Chioma Umeala in her first TV role. Anthony portrays Pastor Abiola who moves to Vosloorus as a stand-in following the previous pastor's suicide. Talk about losing faith! Christine plays his wife, who battles with depression, and Chioma plays their headstrong daughter Ayo.
Comments | 02 Dec 2020 14:33
CASTING Kim Engelbrecht (Isidingo, The Flash) to star opposite British actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) in new M-Net/Freemantle international co-production Reyka. Created and written by former Isidingo head writer Rohan Dickson. Other cast includes Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Hamilton Dlamini, Kenneth Nkosi, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Desmond Dube, Ian Roberts, Fiona Ramsey, Gerald Stein, David Butler and Jessica Hayes. Premieres on M-Net in July 2021.
1 Comment | 01 Dec 2020 15:35
CASTING Rolanda Marais (Binnelanders, High Rollers) to star in new kykNET mystery thriller SLOT about a therapist who uses an illegal drug to access the subconscious minds of her patients to treat them for trauma. Other cast includes Brendon Daniels (Arendsvlei, Vallei van Sluiers), Albert Pretorius (Die Boland Moorde, Fynskrif), Gretha Pietersen (Suidooster, Die Boekklub) and Trudy van Rooy (Sara se Geheim, Die Byl). Premieres Tuesday 12 January at 20h00.
Comments | 27 Nov 2020 17:05
CASTING Shannon Esra (The Queen, Hard Copy, Still Breathing) to star in new M-Net crime drama series Lioness. Premieres January 2021.
Comments | 20 Nov 2020 12:59
CASTING Former Isithembiso star (and Nomzamo's brother) Zamani Mbatha to debut on Rhythm City this Wednesday (18 November) in the role of Suffo's adoptive son Pule Ndlovu. The character was last seen in 2010 and was played by Themba Ntuli.
Comments | 16 Nov 2020 16:25
CASTING Zuluboy (Mxolisi Majozi) to reprise his role as Last Number on Uzalo. The role of his brother Amos has been recast. Bongani Madondo replaces Ernest Msibi.
Comments | 07 Nov 2020 11:57
CASTING Talk show vet Kgomotso Matsunyane to co-host new eight-part SABC2 talker It's a Feminist Thing, produced by the Soul City institute for Social Justice. Her fellow feminists are: Phinah Kodisang, Thando Gumede and Nyiko Shikwambane. Series explores the relationships between women and the destructive impact of patriarchy. Premieres Sunday, 1 November at 18h30.
Comments | 30 Oct 2020 12:54
CASTING Disney alumni and singer/songwriter Demi Lovato to host the E! People's Choice Awards. Ceremony airs live on E! in the early hours of Monday, 16 November: at 04h00. Preceded by a Live From The Red Carpet at 02h00, with a rebroadcast of the ceremony later at 21h30.
Comments | 28 Oct 2020 15:24
CASTING Nimrod Nkosi (Jam Alley, Utatakho, The Queen) to replace Eric Miyeni for seventh season of SABC2's Breaking New Ground. Series shows how the lives of South Africans are transformed through provision of housing, water and sanitation i.e. through service delivery of long overdue basic human rights. Premieres Wednesday, 4 November at 22h00.
Comments | 27 Oct 2020 15:06
CASTING Real Housewives of Joziburg's Lethabo Mathatho to host new Mzansi Magic reality show Ingane Yam. Parents who have secret children out of wedlock introduce them to their spouses and families. Premieres Tuesday, 20 October at 20h00.
Comments | 09 Oct 2020 16:22
CASTING Danica Jones (formerly De La Rey) debuts on Generations: The Legacy in the role of new commune housemate Tamryn.
Comments | 08 Oct 2020 11:06
CASTING Actress and media personality Nomzamo Mbatha to host 2020 Miss South Africa pageant on Saturday, 24 October at 17h00. Broadcast to air live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic.
Comments | 06 Oct 2020 09:40
CASTING Motormouth Phat Joe to host new talk show on 1Magic called Dinner at Phat Joe's. Um... oops, no, it's called Cheeky Palate. Phat Joe dines with five guests where they discuss trending topics of the day e.g. Are men trash? #BlackLivesMatter. Has lobola degenerated? Premieres Friday, 9 October at 19h00, after Dinner at Somizi's ends.
Comments | 02 Oct 2020 18:40
CASTING Bohlokwa Mpiti (Isithembiso,The Herd,Grassroots) joins Rhythm City in the role of Zak, Ziyanda's son. He's in the thick of things in October as he tries to find out about his father, while sparking vibez with Zinhle. Bohlokwa is repped by Trinity Management.
Comments | 29 Sep 2020 15:55
CASTING Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo (Mr Somizi) to play guest role on Rhythm City as Kudzo, the head of sponsorship for a big cell phone company. But is he? According to e.tv, he's a false investor, looking to place his investment on a Kilowatt Festival as part of a play orchestrated by Pearl to avenge daddy Genaro's death.
Comments | 29 Sep 2020 13:12
CASTING Busi Lurayi (City Ses'la, Vutha) and Thando Thabethe (My Perfect Wedding, Housekeepers) to headline three-episode series event on Netflix titled How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding, produced by Burnt Onion (Seriously Single). See comments for storyline and the full cast>>
1 Comment | 28 Sep 2020 15:12
CASTING Comedian Mpho Popps and TV and radio presenter Lerato Kganyago to host 4th Royalty Soapie Awards on Saturday, 26 September. Broadcast to air on SABC1 at 20h00.
Comments | 18 Sep 2020 14:07
CASTING Lifetime signs two celebs and AKA's mom as the channel's movie ambassadors from October to December. Actress Natasha Thahane hosts the October line-up, radio personality and TV presenter Ayanda MVP does November and Lynn "Glammy" Forbes does December.
Comments | 16 Sep 2020 15:48
CASTING SABC2 comedy sci-fi Die Vlieënde Springbokkie to return on Wednesday, 7 October at 19h30, with a fleet of new cast: Bobby van Jaarsveld, Kim Cloete, Mortimer Williams, Mari Molefe, Elzabé Zietsman, Pulane Sekepe, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Casper de Vries and Thabo Malema. They join Season 1's Riaan Cruywagen, Nikolai Mynhardt, Weslee Lauder and Doreen Morris.
Comments | 15 Sep 2020 11:27
CASTING TV presenter and pro wrestler John Cena and comedian/TV presenter Nicole Byer to host revival of obstacle course game show Wipeout. Last seen in 2014.
Comments | 14 Sep 2020 16:15
CASTING Further cast announced for e.tv's new medical soapie Durban Gen. Headlinders include: Zuluboy (Gold Diggers, Uzalo) as paramedic McGyver, Bhekisizwe Mahlawe (Shreds & Dreams) as male nurse Calvin, Lihle Dhlomo (Thula's Vine, Lockdown) as gynaecologist Dr. Precious Dlamini and Zimiphi Biyela (Uzalo, eHostela) as Head Matron.
Comments | 11 Sep 2020 13:35
CASTING Lunathi Mampofu (Ingosi), Sisa Hewana (Isidingo), EmKay Khanyile (Remix), and Don Mosenye (Easy Money) join Unmarried for Season 2.
Comments | 09 Sep 2020 16:53
CASTING Nataniël to host new lifestyle show on kykNET titled Toegang. Described as: Buildings and history. Cooking and quality. Thoughts and hope. Premieres 5 October at 20h30.
Comments | 08 Sep 2020 22:50
CASTING Quinne Brown (7de Laan) and Idols alumni Bianca La Grange to voice characters on VIA's new Afrikaans-dubbed telenovela Die Presidentsvrou. Original Colombian title: The First Lady. Premieres Tuesday, 1 September at 15h00, with repeats at 23h00. Lookout for more in TVSA's New Shows and Seasons section.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 18:04
CASTING And the next headliner of It Takes a Village is... Pearl Modiadie. Season 3 follows her to her hometown of Tembisa where she helps young people mend their family relationships. Premieres on SABC1 on Wednesday, 30 September at 21h00.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 16:18
CASTING Ilse Klink (Isidingo, Fynskrif, Roer Jou Voete, Lockdown, 7de Laan) joins Arendsvlei for Season 3, as Dorothy Galant, Bompie's troublemaking mother.
Comments | 26 Aug 2020 12:13
CASTING Theatre and TV actress Carmen Maarman (Getroud met Rugby, Lui Maar Op, Belinda) signed to kykNET & Kie's Arendsvlei for Season 3, in the role of Natalie. New season premieres Monday, 28 September at 20h00.
Comments | 26 Aug 2020 11:59
CASTING Pearl Shongwe (One Day Leader) joins SABC1's morning youth talk show Daily Thetha to host alongside current presenters Nicolette Mashile and Melody Miya.
Comments | 20 Aug 2020 18:18
CASTING Elizabeth Debicki (mostly known for her movie roles) to play Princess Diana on The Crown. And yes, she does look like her but in a more "royal poser" way. See pic in the comments>> She appears from Season 5.
1 Comment | 17 Aug 2020 12:12
CASTING New trailer released for M-Net's soapie Legacy reveals actor and screenwriter Neil McCarthy as the final headline cast member.
1 Comment | 17 Aug 2020 11:52
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
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
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
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
CASTING Theodore Jantjies (7de Laan) debuted on Getroud met Rugby on Monday, 20 July, in the Season 5 premiere. He plays The Stryders' new coach Jordan James.
Comments | 21 Jul 2020 10:08
CASTING Retired WWE wrestler-turned-actor/writer Bret “The Hitman” Hart to headline a live panel discussion and Q&A session at Comic Con Africa's virtual Comic Con from 24 to 27 September 2020.
Comments | 20 Jul 2020 16:29
CASTING Lee-Ann van Rooi (Sara se Geheim, Die Boekklub) to debut on Suidooster on Tuesday, 28 July in the role of Farah Adjerahn, a widower and entrepreneur who sells natural creams and soaps, which AB agrees to sell in his chemist. Chaos strikes before long.
Comments | 20 Jul 2020 16:19
CASTING Kenneth Nkosi to play guest role of policeman Jaros on The Queen.
Comments | 12 Jul 2020 11:32
CASTING And the latest cast to be announced for M-Net's new novela Legacy are: Siyabonga Thwala (Isibaya,Generations), Leeanda Reddy (Isidingo, Scandal!) and Don Mlangeni Nawa (Isidingo, Uzalo). Their characters Msizi, Nirvana and John are hotshots at the super-wealthy Price family's investment company.
Comments | 10 Jul 2020 17:10
CASTING Watch-out Steffy! Your new love interest is creepy. We doubt he's supposed to be, but he is. Bold and the Beautiful casts Tanner Novlan (Roswell, New Mexico) as Steffy Forrester's new love interest Dr. John ‘Finn’ Finnegan on Season 33. See pic in the comments box>>
1 Comment | 10 Jul 2020 16:38
CASTING The CW casts Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me) as the new Batwoman, making her the first black actress to play the role. This after Ruby Rose quit the show following behind-the-scenes nonsons between her and the producers. Javicia to play Ryan Wilder, a different character from Ruby's Kate Kane, but also Batwoman.
Comments | 10 Jul 2020 16:23
CASTING Zende Forrester to return to Bold and the Beautiful in a new incarnation. Delon de Metz (Zoo) to take over the role from Rome Flynn, who played Zende between 2015 and 2017. No debut date has been confirmed for Delon but he'll appear in Season 33. Season 31 currently airs on Eva on DStv.
Comments | 10 Jul 2020 15:56
CASTING Actress and fitness activist Khabonina "Khabodacious" Qubeka returns to host Season 3 of SABC2's food consciousness show Dijo Le Bophelo. Premieres Saturday, 11 July at 13h30. What you put in is what you get out! - as her pic proves>>
1 Comment | 06 Jul 2020 18:07
CASTING Mum actress Lesley Manville to take over from Helena Bonham Carter as the older Princess Margaret in the fifth and final season of The Crown.
Comments | 02 Jul 2020 18:45
CASTING Kgomotso Christopher to host Toddler Tuesday episodes of SABC2's parenting show Raising Babies. Season 1 host Linda Orfori to cover infants on Mondays and Insta-Daddygrammer Lindo Sithole to present on Wednesdays, focusing on preschoolers. New season starts Monday, 6 July at 09h00.
Comments | 29 Jun 2020 11:23
CASTING Jay Anstey (Isidingo) and Reandi Grey (7de Laan) to play the younger sisters of Mary-Anne Barlow's character Felicity Price on M-Net's new novela Legacy. Jay plays carefree, fun-loving Lexi - the youngest - and Reandi plays solid citizen, middle sister Elisabeth.
Comments | 28 Jun 2020 12:23
CASTING Actor, presenter and recording artist Tshepo "Howza" Mosese to replace Lesley Musina as the host of the new season of SABC2's consumer rights show Speak Out. Season 13 premieres on Sunday, 5 July at 20h30, switching from Thursdays to Sundays.
Comments | 25 Jun 2020 16:45
CASTING Frank Opperman (Arsenaal, Orkney Snork nie!) debuted on Generations: The Legacy on Thursday, 18 June in the role of Oom Swanepoel, Mpho's mentor in the horse racing world.
Comments | 24 Jun 2020 15:24
CASTING Ntando Duma (Rhythm City) signed to The Queen in the role of Mpho Sebata, daughter to Rapulana Seiphemo's character Hector.
Comments | 23 Jun 2020 11:05

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