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GOOD NEWS "When you get into that car... the noise goes away." Drive to Survive Season 6 teaser now out. Follows the drivers and their handbags at the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship. Loads on Netflix 23 February. >>
1 Comment | 13 Feb 2024 16:02
GOOD NEWS Big Brother Mzansi 4 off-air throughout Sunday morning on 11 February because of Stage 6 loadshedding. If only it had lasted longer.
Comments | 12 Feb 2024 15:19
GOOD NEWS Axe is back! See the first trailer with Damian Lewis. >> He's back for the seventh and final season of Billions. Premieres on Showtime and Paramount+ in the US in August, South African date to be confirmed. Hopefully NOT in 2024.
1 Comment | 28 Jun 2023 17:37
GOOD NEWS Season 3 of HBO's hysterical The Righteous Gemstones on the way. The Gemstone children finally get their wish to take control of the Church. What could possibly go wrong? Loads in the US on 18 June and on Showmax on Monday 19 June, starting with the first two episodes, followed by new eps weekly. >>
3 Comments | 11 May 2023 17:35
GOOD NEWS Married and divorced women can now enter the Miss South Africa pageant. Decades late. The bad news: It's still called Miss South Africa, clinging on to the prejudiced stereotypes that label women according to their relationship with men. Which doesn't happen the other way round. NOW is the time for it to change to Ms SA.
Comments | 02 May 2023 18:23
GOOD NEWS Annoying, overrated James Corden doesn't have a talk show anymore. The Late Late Show aired its final episode in the US on Thursday 27 April. According to Corden, he quit the show to spend more time with his family. He's returning to the UK.
Comments | 28 Apr 2023 10:16
GOOD NEWS South Africa's analogue switch-off date has been postponed again. Was supposed to happen on 31 March and didn't. This means that millions of viewers won't lose their access to TV. Yet. According to TimesLIVE, newly appointed communications minister Mondli Gungubele will continue consultations with affected parties (e.g free-to-air broadcasters) before scheduling a new switch-off date.
Comments | 08 Apr 2023 14:06
GOOD NEWS The SABC's Group Executive Merlin Naicker says the pubcaster wants to respond to submitted show proposals within 21 days of receiving them so content creators will get a yay or nay within three weeks. Let's hope they do! He announced this at the SABC's summer content showcase on Wednesday 9 November. See below for more from the showcase.
Comments | 09 Nov 2022 13:26
GOOD NEWS Eventually! National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild have gone HD on DStv, from Wednesday 7 September. INSANE that it's taken years for it to happen. They should have been amongst the first HD channels. Highly disrespectful to the animal kingdom.
Comments | 07 Sep 2022 14:23
GOOD NEWS The Walking Dead ends in October, with the final eight episodes of Season 11. Not that we see it on South African TV anymore but we thought you'd like to know if you're as relieved as us.
Comments | 22 Jul 2022 14:59
GOOD NEWS Eventually! HBO releases official trailer for Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon ahead of its debut on 21 August. >>
1 Comment | 21 Jul 2022 13:46
GOOD NEWS Constitutional Court rules against Communications Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni's decree to switch-off the country's analogue signal on 30 July 2022. Meaning: the Minister has to consult with all stake-holders to set a new date in the future that allows for all viewers to be properly migrated before the switch-off. The appeal was made by eMedia, Media Monitoring Africa and SOS.
Comments | 29 Jun 2022 21:30
GOOD NEWS It's not going to take years for The Estate to return to S3 once Season 2 ends. The SABC has confirmed that it premieres on Monday 20 June instead of the previously announced 1 July. A recap of Seasons 1 and 2 airs in between as well as a repeat of Family Secrets 1 and 2 (see above).
Comments | 11 Apr 2022 12:05
GOOD NEWS A new season of consumer rights watch Speak Out starts on SABC2 on Sunday 10 April at 20h30. Tshepo "Howza" Mosese returns as host. We need more of these shows!
Comments | 31 Mar 2022 10:06
GOOD NEWS Shower Hour returns with new season of Big Brother Mzansi. Premieres on Mzansi Magic on Sunday 23 January, with a 24-hour channel on 198.
Comments | 20 Dec 2021 09:59
GOOD NEWS It's a hlaudi day with thunderstorms for former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng who has to pay back R11.5 million + interest within seven days. The High Court has ruled he has to return the "success bonus" he received from the SABC for brokering the deal with MutliChoice involving the SABC archives. It's been ruled unlawful and invalid. If he doesn't pay, the SABC pension fund has to cough up. They have to use Hlaudi's pension funds to pay.
Comments | 17 Dec 2021 16:00
GOOD NEWS MultiChoice acknowledges inflation (evenually!) and increases the prize money for the new season of Big Brother Mzansi to R2-million. Makes Survivor's R1-million look like small change. Let's hope Survivor SA 9 doubles the dosh too.
Comments | 25 Nov 2021 20:00
GOOD NEWS HBO confirms 9 January 2021 for Season 2 of dark comedy The Righteous Gemstones. Continues the story of the televangelist Gemstone family who live in a greed-fest of lavish luxury funded by their "flock". Season 1 currently streaming on Showmax.
1 Comment | 09 Nov 2021 11:24
GOOD NEWS Idols 16 winner Zama Khumalo receives her most important prize on Friday 12 November with the release of her winners' album. The week before the Season 17 finale on Sunday 21st.
1 Comment | 08 Oct 2021 15:44
GOOD NEWS Dexter revival to air on M-Net within 24 hours of its US premiere on 7 November. The 10-episode Dexter: New Blood starts on M-Net on Monday 8 November at 21h30, set 10 years after the Season 8 finale. Where is he now? Living in the fictional New York town of Iron Lake, using the name Jim Lindsay. Works at a store called Fred’s Fish & Game. Smooches law enforcement.
1 Comment | 29 Sep 2021 17:28
GOOD NEWS New York jury finds R. Kelly GUILTY of sex trafficking. Jury deliberation took nine hours. Sentencing only happening on 4 May. Now he faces more sex-related charges in Illinois and Minnesota.
1 Comment | 28 Sep 2021 11:49
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
GOOD NEWS HBO confirms an October premiere for Succession Season 3.
2 Comments | 23 Aug 2021 16:50
GOOD NEWS Five men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of late Rhythm City star Dumisani Masilela. RIP Dumi.
1 Comment | 04 Aug 2021 14:30
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
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
GOOD NEWS Thriller Prodigal Son cancelled after two seasons. It's always been too similar to Hannibal for our liking.
Comments | 11 May 2021 13:21
GOOD NEWS Filming underway in New York for Succession Season 3. Joining the cast are Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and Adrien Brody (The Pianist). Reports indicate a premiere in the final quarter of 2021, Covid permitting. See comments for the official synopsis>>
1 Comment | 11 May 2021 13:13
GOOD NEWS Tom Cruise does something that isn't highly annoying for once and returns his three Golden Globes in protest against the flailing, disgraced ceremony.
Comments | 11 May 2021 10:03
GOOD NEWS NBC refuses to broadcast 2022 Golden Globes after the Los Angeles Times exposé earlier this year which detailed the ethical problems with the ceremony - the lack of diversity in the HFPA body, who run the awards, and judges accepting payola from producers or studios for their support.
Comments | 11 May 2021 10:01
GOOD NEWS BBC Lifestyle serves-up six new episodes of Come Dine With Me South Africa from Wednesday 5 May at 20h00. Only six episodes of Season 6 aired last year before Covid struck. The new eps were filmed in the first quarter of this year.
Comments | 19 Apr 2021 10:50
GOOD NEWS South Africa's My Octopus Teacher won the 2021 BAFTA for Best Documentary on Sunday 11 April. Next on the hit list: The Oscar.
Comments | 12 Apr 2021 16:14
GOOD NEWS Eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead to air in August 2021. It can't end soon enough! The bad news: it has a ridiculous 24 episodes, taking it into late 2022.
Comments | 06 Apr 2021 16:01
GOOD NEWS Amazon Prime's chuckle-fest The Marvelous Mrs Maisel currently in production in New York for Season 4.
Comments | 10 Mar 2021 10:48
GOOD NEWS LottoStar withdraws as main headline sponsor of the horrific trainwreck otherwise known as Love Island South Africa.
1 Comment | 02 Mar 2021 16:11
GOOD NEWS Seattle's favourite psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane to return for a Frasier reboot after 20 years. Kelsey Grammer reprises his titular role.
Comments | 25 Feb 2021 09:56
GOOD NEWS Survivor 41 starts filming in Fiji soon, after a year's delay because of Covid. This according to Fiji's Minister of Trade and Commerce Faiyaz Koya who tells website FBC News that show crew will start arriving in the next couple of days, staggered because they're coming from various parts of the world.
Comments | 15 Feb 2021 13:19
GOOD NEWS E! orders a second season of their True Hollywood Stories revival. Those to be featured include Brad Pitt, Heghan and Cardi B. Season will also feature the series' iconic theme based episodes covering broader topics e.g. Celebrity Comebacks, Hollywood Mysteries and Trans in Hollywood.
Comments | 13 Nov 2020 16:58
GOOD NEWS and eNCA fined R10,000 by the BCCSA for Gareth Cliff's interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on talk show So What Now? According to TV journalist Thinus Ferreira, the fine comes after a complaint by Media Monitoring Africa who argues the interview spread disinformation and presented no opposing views. The show must also apologise in the first eps of November. See comments for full story>>
1 Comment | 02 Nov 2020 17:08
GOOD NEWS Date confirmed for BBC Lifestyle's switch to HD: Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
Comments | 22 Oct 2020 11:27
GOOD NEWS The Robinsons are back in business. Lost in Space 3 resumes production after COVID shutdown.
Comments | 28 Sep 2020 15:54
GOOD NEWS 26-year-old rapper/singer Olamilekan "Laycon" Agbeleshe gets revenge on his disqualified bully Erica by bagging R225,000 (N85 million) as the winner of Big Brother Naija 5.
Comments | 28 Sep 2020 11:59
GOOD NEWS Trace commits to 50/50 equal gender video airplay for women artists and other women produced content on all their thematic shows on Trace Urban, Africa and Gospel.
Comments | 22 Sep 2020 15:24
GOOD NEWS No-one needs to keep up with the Kar'trashians from next year. Keeping up with the Kardashians cancelled after 14 years. Final Season 20 to end in 2021. E! and Kim announced the news at the same time, with Kim posting on the socialz >>
1 Comment | 09 Sep 2020 09:55
GOOD NEWS The series where contestants ONLY wear 'kinis and G-strings starts soon. Love Island Season 6 - the Brit version that was filmed in Cape Town - airs on M-Net from early August. Premiere date and broadcast format to be confirmed - we presume it's going to be daily.
Comments | 07 Jul 2020 11:29
GOOD NEWS Formula 1 returns to DStv this week, starting with the first practice at the Red Bull Ring in Austria at 10h30 on Friday, 3 July on SuperSport 6 and MAX. The race airs on Sunday, 5 July at 14h00 on SuperSport 1 and 6.
1 Comment | 01 Jul 2020 17:05
GOOD NEWS Showmax removes 9 Leon Schuster films that have blackface characters in a review of racially insensitive content on its platform (as per Netwerk24 report).
Comments | 20 Jun 2020 18:30
GOOD NEWS Theatres and cinemas to re-open, along with restaurants and personal care services as Lockdown Level 3 restrictions ease.
Comments | 17 Jun 2020 20:40
GOOD NEWS Netflix axes its Project Runway knock-off Next in Fashion.
Comments | 10 Jun 2020 16:15
GOOD NEWS Family Affairs returned to Star Life on Sunday, 24 May after its break because of coronavirus. It starts with a recap of episodes that aired just before it went on break and new episodes start on Wednesday, 8 June.
Comments | 23 May 2020 14:25


New on TV today: Saturday 24 February 2024

HGTV is Selling Dubai and true crime shows start on CBS Justice and eExtra.

Inside the world of Muvhango and fame with Zonke Mchunu

The scuttlebutt on what we haven't seen on TV now that Imani's back.

New on TV today: Friday 23 February 2024

Returning shows include Drive to Survive on Netflix, Islands of the Pacific on BBC Earth and QI on BBC Brit.

Imlie Teasers - March 2024

Imlie is shocked when a stranger comes up to her and asks her to work for him as a model.

My Desire Teasers - March 2024

Kaashvi's decision to stay another night in Haridwar with Kabir makes Arjun jealous.

New on TV today: Thursday 22 February 2024

The new Avatar: The Last Airbender drops on Netflix and Fright Club returns to Travel Channel.

Top Shows on TV: January 2024

Sibongile & The Dlaminis propels up DStv's totem pole, lands in 4th spot.

Miss SA finalist Luyanda Zuma leads new Mzansi Magic teen drama Obstruction

A father makes or breaks you when it comes to sporting dreams.

Lost in Love Teasers - March 2024

As Ishaan continues to search for Isha, Surekha tries to turn him against her.

Timeless Love Teasers - March 2024

Jai executes a plan to harm Vidhi's unborn child.


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