News Shorts - Casting

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 19h30.
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
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's RC replacement House of Zwide.
Comments | 21 Jun 2021 19:57
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
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
CASTING Zolo Nombona (Single Galz, Z'bondiwe) debuted on Isono on Monday 5 April in the role of Zoleka Sigcawu, a high powered modern woman at the top of her field as Head of Production at a sports channel, UltraSport. She dates Makwande (Anga Makubalo) and falls in lurve with him.
Comments | 07 Apr 2021 17:23
CASTING Ariana Grande joins judging panel for Season 21 of The Voice, replacing Nick Jonas. She'll judge alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton. Season premieres in America in our spring this year.
Comments | 06 Apr 2021 16:26
CASTING And the cast for the new 1Magic/Mzansi Magic drama series The Station is: Lerato Mvelase (Isibaya), Sello Maake Ka-Ncube (The River), Siphamandla Dhludhlu (iKhaya), Aubrey Mmakola (iKhaya) and Owen Sejake (Zone 14). See deets below for the scenario and broadcast dates.
Comments | 30 Mar 2021 09:19
CASTING Siyabonga Shibe (Uzalo), Kwezi Ndlovu (Isithembiso), Wiseman Zitha (Giyani), Thuli Phongolo (Generations) and Thabisile Zikhali (The Queen) join the cast of Rockville for Season 5, set in our Covid world. JB (Shona Ferguson) and his wife Lindi (Enhle Mbali) must turn their Hotel Paradiso into a money spinner again as the aftermath of death has dried up their coffers and put many livelihoods on the line as room bookings dwindle.
Comments | 26 Mar 2021 15:22
CASTING Singer/songwriter HLE (Adlib) to host new Mzansi Magic gospel music show VIP Invite. Viewers share personal stories of how popular songs have inspired them. Each episode includes a collab between HLE and guest performer. Premieres Sunday 28 March at 19h00, replacing Our Perfect Wedding which goes on production break.
Comments | 23 Mar 2021 16:14
CASTING Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in new limited series called Tyson, directed and executively produced by Antoine Fuqua (Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation), with Martin Scorsese executively producing too. Series hasn't been picked up by a network yet.
Comments | 23 Mar 2021 12:48
CASTING Anthony Oseyemi (Room 9), Shamilla Miller (Amaza) and Rea Rangaka (The Mayor) star in new South African paranormal series Dead Places. An author haunted by his sister's death as a child returns to South Africa to investigate a series of supernatural occurrences for his new book. Loads on Netflix on 16 April.
1 Comment | 21 Mar 2021 14:18
CASTING Principal photography underway for Disney's live action film Peter Pan & Wendy, based on J. M. Barrie's 1953 novel Peter and Wendy. Stars Jude Law as Captain Hook, Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) as Tinkerbell, Ever Anderson (Black Widow) as Wendy and Alexander Molony (The Reluctant Landlord) as Peter Pan.
Comments | 18 Mar 2021 14:28
CASTING New SABC2 dramedy Ak’siSpaza to premiere on Thursday 8 April at 21h30. Follows a family of oddball employees at a local, family run supermarket. Stars include Welile Nzuza (Scandal!), Sello Sebotsane (Stokvel), Chantal Stanfield (7de Laan), Duane Williams (7de Laan), Meme Ditshego (Ga Re Dumele), Bahle Hadebe (Black Tax) and Mapaseka Koetle (Dintle on Scandal!).
Comments | 16 Mar 2021 13:26
CASTING And the title role in uBettina Wethu, SABC1's version of comedy-drama Ugly Betty, has gone to... actress, MTV VJ and comedian Farieda Metsileng.
Comments | 11 Mar 2021 12:45
CASTING Socialite and reality TV personality Shauwn Mkhize to guest on Uzalo in the role of a wealthy, mystery woman involved in the purchase of Qhabanga's church.
Comments | 02 Mar 2021 10:47
CASTING TV newcomer Mathews Rantsoma debuted on Scandal! on Monday (1 March) in the role of Nhlamulo Maseko, a Forex trader with poetic lingo and the hots for Lindiwe (Nomvelo Makhanya). Things go from steamy to suspicious when Nhlamulo entangles Lindiwe and her mother in what seems to be a run-in with the law. This is Mathews' second role on TV. His first was a guest role on an episode of Gomora in 2020.
Comments | 01 Mar 2021 15:17
CASTING Pabi Moloi joins's The Morning Show as a headline anchor from Monday 1 March (06h00 - 08h30), alongside William Lehong and Nelisiwe Nxumalo. The channel's on a mission to push breakfast because they're launching a new-look Sandton-based studio too, with a kitchen and chat room, separate from the news room.
Comments | 24 Feb 2021 11:56


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.

The Estate on S3 Teasers - October 2021

Chaos at the white wedding!

New on TV today: Wednesday 22 September

Magnum and Blue Bloods return to M-Net as Netflix documents a strange monster.

The River 4 on 1Magic Teasers - October 2021

The Dikanas prepare for a new world order.

Stiletto Vendetta 2 Teasers - October 2021

Series finale! A new character arrives on the scene who leaves Merve surprised.

Elif 2 Teasers - October 2021

The cat is out of the bag re-Zeynep's pregnancy - but will she go through with it?

New on TV today: Tuesday 21 September

HGTV employs the Farmhouse Fixer as cringey I Love a Mama's Boy returns to TLC.


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