News Shorts - Renewed!

RENEWED! kykNET crime drama Die Byl returns for Season 5 on Tuesday 16 January 2024 at 20h00. The Wild star Tyrone Keogh and Suidooster stalwart Marcel van Heerden join the show as Captain William Miller, a new profiler who joins the team, and pathologist Dr Anton Fourie. Waldemar Schultz reprises his role as titular character Colonel Piet van der Bijl.
Comments | 30 Nov 2023 15:11
RENEWED! More children (older and younger) to be reunited with their parents in Season 3 of Abandoned. Phumeza Mdabe returns to help those who were left on park benches, commuter stations or at orphanages as they search to reconnect with those who abandoned them - their mothers or fathers. Premieres on Mzansi Magic, Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 20h00.
Comments | 17 Nov 2023 13:29
RENEWED! Small town whodunnit Recipes for Love and Murder has the greenlight for Season 2. 10-episode Season 1 aired on M-Net in 2022, starring Maria Doyle Kennedy as intrepid sleuth and recipe advice columnist Tannie Maria. Filming begins in South Africa in 2024.
Comments | 14 Nov 2023 15:04
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that Generations: The Legacy has the green light for Season 10, which wasn't a given this year considering what's happened to cancelled 7de Laan. Premieres Monday 20 November.
Comments | 08 Nov 2023 11:25
RENEWED! FX renews brilliant comedy-drama The Bear for Season 3, available on Disney+ in South Africa. Seasons 1 and 2 currently streaming. Highly recommended because EVERY SECOND COUNTS.
Comments | 06 Nov 2023 20:12
RENEWED! BET schleb talker Behind the Story returns for Season 6 on 10 November at 19h00. Guests include Dineo Ranaka, Tumisho Masha, Celeste Ntuli, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Mome Mahlangu, Happy Simelane, Phelo Bala and Theo Kgosinkwe. Nomalanga Shozi returns to host and is now presenting two celebrity shows. (See below)
Comments | 23 Oct 2023 16:57
RENEWED! Comedy-drama Entangled returns to 1Magic with a new Sizwe. Sisanda Henna replaces Vuyo Ngcukana who's currently playing Zuko on 1802: Love Defies Time. That's the only thing that's changed because Sizwe remains Entangled with Sharon, reprised by Phuti Khomo. They can't get over each other despite their shenanigans with others. Premieres Thursday 2 November, 20h30.
4 Comments | 10 Oct 2023 18:35
RENEWED! Disney+ orders Season 4 of comedy-drama Only Murders in the Building in the wake of Season 3's finale.
Comments | 06 Oct 2023 11:06
RENEWED! BBC orders second season of property porn reality low Listing Cape Town. Premieres in 2024.
Comments | 02 Oct 2023 15:36
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that Arendsvlei ain't going nowhere. Season 6 premieres on Monday 25 September.
Comments | 15 Sep 2023 11:46
RENEWED! Netflix announces new seasons of Blood & Water (Season 4), Savage Beauty (S2) and Young, Famous & African (S3) for 2023/24, also at MIP Africa (see above).
Comments | 05 Sep 2023 11:29
RENEWED! Shaka iLembe has the green light for Season 2. MultiChoice has announced it in the wake of Sunday's Season 1 finale. Season 2 will pick up the story as Shaka begins his prophesized reign, writing himself into history, accompanied by current and new characters.
Comments | 04 Sep 2023 10:21
RENEWED! TVSA can reveal that uBettina Wethu has the green light for Season 4. It premieres on on Monday 4 September at 20h30. It won't be on SABC1 anymore, meaning the SABC's lost it to
Comments | 28 Aug 2023 10:38
RENEWED! Dark frenemy comedy Am I Being Unreasonable? has the green light for Season 2. Six episode Season 1 currently streaming on BritBox. The moral of the story: if you ask yourself "Am I being unreasonable?" the answer is very likely NO.
Comments | 15 Aug 2023 13:38
RENEWED! More belly laughs and escapism to look forward to. HBO renews The Righteous Gemstones for Season 4.
Comments | 28 Jul 2023 17:14
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm a green light for Season 3 of House of Zwide. Premieres Monday 17 July. But first, Shoki and Nkosi must marry.
Comments | 29 Jun 2023 17:11
RENEWED! Is there another season of Silo beyond the Silo? Yip! Apple TV+ gives the green light for Season 2 of the steampunk sci-fi.
Comments | 14 Jun 2023 18:03
RENEWED! The CW orders 13-episode third season of sports drama All American: Homecoming (on 1Magic) and 10-eps fourth season of Superman & Lois for 2023/24.
Comments | 13 Jun 2023 19:08
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that Afternoon Express has the green light for a new season on S3. It's currently on a production break and returns in July. Music documentary This is Pop airs in its timeslot.
Comments | 07 Jun 2023 17:44
RENEWED! 18 seasons later and Binnelanders lives on. TVSA can confirm that it's been renewed for Season 19. Premieres 5 June.
Comments | 16 May 2023 16:57
RENEWED! FOX green lights new seasons of 9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 5), The Cleaning Lady (S3), Bob's Burgers (S14), Family Guy (S22), Farmer Wants a Wife (S2), Hell's Kitchen (S22), The Masked Singer (S10 - US version), Next Level Chef (S3) and The Simpsons (S35!).
Comments | 15 May 2023 15:33
RENEWED! Missing persons procedural Projek Dina returns to kykNET on Tuesday 9 May at 20h00 for 10-episode Season 3. Each eps features stories inspired by real life South African cases. Team leader Deon Visagie (Tim Theron) is out of the action and hires new character Zander (Laudo Liebenberg) to take charge. Ronel (Chanelle de Jager), Lux (Chumani Pan) and Charlie (Kay Smith) are back. >>
1 Comment | 02 May 2023 15:20
RENEWED! BBC Lifestyle's one-percenter reality low Listing Jozi returns for Season 2 on Wednesday 31 May at 20h00, with the same five real estate agents, and a new one. Produced once again by AlternaTV, the same production house who did Season 1 and Listing Cape Town.
Comments | 18 Apr 2023 10:39
RENEWED! Tom Sellick proves a bad moustache can have staying power. Lands 14th season as Frank Reagan in police procedural Blue Bloods for 2023/24.
Comments | 11 Apr 2023 18:39
RENEWED! Sort of. The Black Door lands another season at but not in it's current form - as a spin-off series, working title: Chapter 2. Current season's been extended for 15 episodes and Chapter 2 follows afterwards.
Comments | 06 Apr 2023 10:49
RENEWED! Speaking of Isifiso (see below) ... Season 2 of the drama-turned-murder series premieres on Mzansi Magic on Monday 10 April at 20h00. Nelisa Mchunu reprises her role as desperate daughter Bazothini who will be betrayed by the person she trusts more than anyone, her husband, Mhlengi (Ntando Mncube). A refresh of the plot in the comments >> PS: It might start on 1Magic sooner. Will keep you posted.
1 Comment | 22 Mar 2023 17:16
RENEWED! Treasure Island teens the Pogues land fourth season of Outer Banks ahead of the Season 3 premiere on Netflix on Thursday 23 February.
Comments | 21 Feb 2023 13:56
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that kykNET & Kie's Suidooster has the green light for Season 9. Premieres Monday 3 April 2023.
Comments | 07 Feb 2023 14:28
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that uBettina Wethu has the green light for Season 3. It'll be back on SABC1 on Monday 13 February at 19h30.
Comments | 18 Jan 2023 13:04
RENEWED! HBO books another vacay at The White Lotus resort with a Season 3 order amidst the Season 2 roll-out. Season 1 was set in Hawaii and Season 2 in Sicily, with different cast except for Jennifer Coolidge as floozy boozy Tanya and her wirey BLM lover Greg, played by Jon Gries. Both seasons currently streaming on Showmax. >>
1 Comment | 28 Nov 2022 15:04
RENEWED! It's been touch and go with 7de Laan's renewal in previous years but TVSA can confirm that it has the green light for 2023, with Season 24. Filming started on 1 November and the new season premieres on 28 December.
2 Comments | 16 Nov 2022 11:45
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that Uzalo as the green light for Season 9, premiering in March 2023. It's the contract for this new season that caused Omuhle Gela to flounce. The production's currently filming the final episodes of Season 8 and filming for Season 9 begins in January after the festive season break.
Comments | 11 Nov 2022 13:30
RENEWED! Hey, what happened to Giyani?? We presumed it had been cancelled after it disappeared 90 episodes into Season 2 in May for an overly long "production break". Turns out it'll be back for a new season in February 2023.
Comments | 09 Nov 2022 13:05
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that there's a green light for Generations: The Legacy Season 9. It premieres on 21 November.
2 Comments | 17 Oct 2022 16:08
RENEWED! BBC Lifestyle orders Season 2 of docu-reality foodie series Homegrown Tastes South Africa. Lorna Maseko returns on a new culinary expedition across South Africa. Rapid Blue to produce again. Filming starts in December for seven weeks and the season premieres in 2023.
Comments | 10 Oct 2022 17:41
RENEWED! Wie word ‘n Miljoener? (Who wants to be a Millionnaire?) lands Season 2 on kykNET, with a January 2023 premiere. Rian van Heerden returns as host.
Comments | 22 Sep 2022 19:38
RENEWED! The River gets the green light for Season 6 on 1Magic. Season 5 ends on 3 February 2023 and Season 6 follows immediately after.
Comments | 22 Sep 2022 19:21
RENEWED! House of the Dragon lands Season 2. According to HBO, it was seen by over 20-million people across linear, On Demand and HBO Max platforms in America, by 26 August.
Comments | 27 Aug 2022 18:10
RENEWED! HBO orders Season 12 of Larry David's improvised comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm. >>
1 Comment | 24 Aug 2022 18:21
RENEWED! Celebrity Game Night gets the green light on E! for Season 4. Anele Mdoda returns to host, with team captains Ayanda Thabethe and Jason Goliath. Production begins in Joziburg in September, season premieres in early 2023.
Comments | 18 Aug 2022 17:32
RENEWED! M-Net drama series Lioness gets the green light for Season 2, with Shannon Esra reprising her role as Samantha Hugo, the roaring mother who'll do anything to save her children. Shannon's been nominated for a 2022 Best Actress in a Drama SAFTA for her performance in Season 1. Season 2 premieres in early 2023.
Comments | 27 Jul 2022 14:53
RENEWED! The Godfather of Harlem lands Season 3 and is currently in production. Forest Whitaker reprises Bumpy Johnson obvs.
Comments | 30 Jun 2022 10:43
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that has renewed House of Zwide for Season 2. Premieres Monday 18 July.
Comments | 29 Jun 2022 13:23
RENEWED! Mzansi Magic's eHostela and aYeYe land new seasons, with a change of genre. Both have been converted to anthology series, featuring new characters and cast for new seasons - same as Unmarried 3 on 1Magic. eHostela 3 premieres Sunday 3 July at 20h00 and aYeYe 2 starts Friday 5 August at 20h00. >>
2 Comments | 15 Jun 2022 11:51
RENEWED! Season 2 of Mzansi Wethu's payback-what-you-owe show Wang'kolota premieres on Saturday 16 July at 20h30. Kagiso Modupe returns to host.
Comments | 15 Jun 2022 11:35
RENEWED! TVSA can confirm that uBettina Wethu returns to SABC1 for Season 2 in August 2022.
Comments | 17 May 2022 11:34
RENEWED! ABC orders new seasons of these shows for 2022/2023: Big Sky, The Conners, Home Economics, A Million Little Things, The Wonder Years, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, Shark Tank and American Idol (urgh). South Africa really needs our own Funniest Home Videos.
Comments | 17 May 2022 11:02
RENEWED! Production underway for Season 2 of period drama The Gilded Age. Hopefully the cast has been for acting lessons since Season 1 because the characters aren't believable. We loved Downton Abbey but really now, you can't keep rehashing the same formula.
Comments | 17 May 2022 10:03
RENEWED! FOX gives more airtime to the emergency services with a green light for Seasons 6 of The Resident and 9-1-1.
Comments | 17 May 2022 09:54
RENEWED! "It's lights out and away they go" for F1 docu-reality series Drive to Survive. It has the green light for seasons 5 and 6.
Comments | 07 May 2022 18:21


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