News Shorts - Schedule alert!

SCHEDULE ALERT! kykNET & Kie's 17h30 Turkish novela slot returns on 8 January 2024 with Moederhart (Mother Heart). Four siblings and their mamma face poverty when their father dies. They embark on a journey of survival by working for wealthy people, including a businessman who's smitten with daughter Zeynep.
Comments | 08 Dec 2023 12:27
SCHEDULE ALERT! Shaka iLembe starts a run on Mzansi Wethu from Friday 15 December at 21h30. 12 episodes Nyambose.
Comments | 07 Dec 2023 16:57
SCHEDULE ALERT! Divya-Drishti postponed on Star Life. New premiere date: Sunday 24 December at 22h00. Was supposed to start on 13 November but didn't, with no warning nor word from the channel.
Comments | 28 Nov 2023 11:19
SCHEDULE ALERT! to air BET novela Redemption from Monday 20 November at 20h30, weeknights for the show's 130 episodes. Set at a mega church, run by the mega problematic Zikode family. Stars include Kwanele Mthethwa, Tina Jaxa,Themba Ndaba, Sparky Xulu, S'thandiwe Kgoroge, Yonda Thomas, Pearl Modiadie, Zenzo Ngqobe and Seputla Sebogodi.
Comments | 16 Nov 2023 13:21
SCHEDULE ALERT! kykNET novela Diepe Waters starts a run from Season 1 on kykNET & kie on Tuesday 14 November at 21h00.
Comments | 13 Nov 2023 12:53
SCHEDULE ALERT! M-Net's airing a box set of dark comedy drama Succession every weeknight at 22h00. All four seasons, one episode a night. Started on Monday 6 November but they only told us on the 7th. It was exclusively on Showmax previously. According to Waldimar Pelser, Director for Premium Channels, 22h00 will now be a regular timeslot for global hit shows.
Comments | 06 Nov 2023 17:15
SCHEDULE ALERT! Full Springbok Trophy Tour/Victory Parade airs on SuperSport over four days on Channel 211, starting with Pretoria at 10h00 on Thursday 2 November, followed by Jozi at 13h30 and Soweto at 15h00. Cape Town: Friday 3 November at 11h30, Durbs: Saturday 4 November at 10h00, East London: Sunday 5 November at 10h00.
3 Comments | 02 Nov 2023 12:51
SCHEDULE ALERT! Springbok Trophy Tour through Joziburg to air on SABC2 on Thursday 2 November from 12h00 to 14h00. They'll also be visiting Pretoria, Soweto, Cape Town, Durban and East London but these aren't airing on the channel unfortunately.
1 Comment | 01 Nov 2023 11:10
SCHEDULE ALERT! Mzansi Magic to premiere new courtroom whodunnit titled In the Dock on Sunday 19 November at 20h00, starring Yvonne Chaka Chaka as the judge, ha. Dumisani Mbebe headlines as a politician accused of murdering his wife and each episode follows the trial. Did he or didn't he? >>
1 Comment | 17 Oct 2023 17:10
SCHEDULE ALERT! The early primetime timing mess on the ME channel stops once Legacy ends on 26 October, starting time: 17h30. Australian Survivor 10 premieres the same day at 18h00 and will air from 18h30 to 20h00 thereafter, Mondays to Thursdays. No more 15-to-30 minute sudden time changes round that time. FBI: International 2 will be on at 17h30.
Comments | 16 Oct 2023 16:12
SCHEDULE ALERT! New ninth season of Come Dine with Me South Africa premieres on BBC Lifestyle on Wednesday 15 November at 20h00. The Great South African Bake Off 4 ends on 11 October and The Caribbean: Billionaires' Paradise airs in the timeslot in between.
Comments | 03 Oct 2023 16:08
SCHEDULE ALERT! Roekelose Dade resumes from 18 October at 19h00 after being yanked from with no explanation. It will now be on eExtra. Picks up from Episode 68.
Comments | 19 Sep 2023 11:33
SCHEDULE ALERT! Supernatural thriller Night of Doom premieres on Star Life on Monday 4 September at 22h00 and brings these changes: Imlie moves to 20h30 and shrinks to one episode a night, and My Desire also reduces from two eps to one, remaining in its 20h00 timeslot.
Comments | 31 Aug 2023 14:58
SCHEDULE ALERT! SABC changes broadcast day for Crown Chasers reality low, moving it from Saturdays to Sundays at 16h00 starting 9 July.
Comments | 04 Jul 2023 11:32
SCHEDULE ALERT! Season 9 of Survivor Australia premieres on Me on Monday 19 June at 18h15, subtitled Blood v Water. New and returning players and their loved ones compete against each other. Cast includes two-time American Survivor winner Sandra Diaz-Twine. Aired on M-Net in December.
Comments | 05 Jun 2023 10:45
SCHEDULE ALERT! A heads-up that Timeless Love airs for an hour on Star Life between Thursday 1 June to Sunday 4 June, from 19h30 to 20h30. Only one episode of My Desire will air on these days, at 20h30.
2 Comments | 26 May 2023 11:58
SCHEDULE ALERT! The coronation of Queen Char...oops! we mean King Charles broadcasts live from Westminster Abbey on BBC Lifestyle and Britbox at 08h30 and 10h00 respectively on Saturday 6 May.
Comments | 02 May 2023 14:54
SCHEDULE ALERT! uBettina Wethu 2 starts on on Tuesday 11 April at 20h30 instead of Monday 10 April. The Isono finale's been split into two because it's a longer episode than usual. It now airs on Friday 7 April and Monday 10 April.
Comments | 05 Apr 2023 15:02
SCHEDULE ALERT! The Imbewu Series Finale airs on Friday 14 April, with an ending described like so: "The story goes out with a bang, the Bhengus have their backs to the wall, and Khemisi’s shenanigans will literally have bodies dropping in the family."
Comments | 29 Mar 2023 14:43
SCHEDULE ALERT! 1Magic introduces a last minute miniseries slot at 20h30, featuring four miniseries during April, starting with one titled Pila Pila from Monday 27 March. A new one starts each Monday, running to Thursday. We received the news too late to feature in TVSA's New Shows and Seasons.
Comments | 27 Mar 2023 15:29
SCHEDULE ALERT! Elif Season 3 ends on eExtra on 10 April and Season 4 follows immediately after. There are 250 eps in the season.
Comments | 16 Mar 2023 17:14
SCHEDULE ALERT! A repeat of The Untold Story of Doctor Khumalo airs on 1Magic from 20 March at 20h00, once Lingashoni ends and before the premiere of the channel's new telenovela.
Comments | 10 Mar 2023 11:10
SCHEDULE ALERT! Clarity at last. SABC1 moves uBettina Wethu to 21h00 Mondays to Wednesdays for Season 3. Premieres 6 March. (See below for the exhausting process of getting to this point.)
Comments | 01 Mar 2023 21:00
SCHEDULE ALERT! The Wife returns to Mzansi Magic for Season 2 on Monday 6 March at 21h30. Season premieres on Mzansi Wethu on Monday 27 March, running on from Season 1.
Comments | 28 Feb 2023 15:49
SCHEDULE ALERT! S3 takes a last minute swing at the rights for the Women's T20 final between South African and Australia and hits a six. It's airing on both S3 and SuperSport.
Comments | 26 Feb 2023 15:30
SCHEDULE ALERT! S3 will be airing the first Test cricket match between South Africa and West Indies from Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March, between 10h00 and 18h00. Build up starts at 09h00. They need to air the Women's T20 World Cup final on Sunday 26 February too. Go Proteas! Updated on 26 February: good news they are (see above).
1 Comment | 24 Feb 2023 17:19
SCHEDULE ALERT! Season 3 of uBettina Wethu isn't starting on SABC1 on Monday 13 February anymore :(. It was suddenly pushed out to Monday 6 March, when it will hopefully start but it is the SABC so it could move again. The change was made on the day it was supposed to start, with NO explanation given. Extremely annoying.
Comments | 13 Feb 2023 14:59
SCHEDULE ALERT! 2023 Grammys to repeat on 1Magic on Monday 6 February at 22h00. It isn't listed in the EPG but according to 1Magic, it's happening.
Comments | 06 Feb 2023 11:47
SCHEDULE ALERT! Lost in Love shrinks to one episode a day on Star Life from Monday 6 February to make way for new series Close to My Heart. The premiere primetime episode of Lost in Love airs at 19h00 and Close to My Heart at 19h30.
Comments | 31 Jan 2023 15:39
SCHEDULE ALERT! Department of Basic Education to announce Matric results on SABC1, Thursday 19 January at 18h00.
Comments | 18 Jan 2023 13:12
SCHEDULE ALERT! The Big Brother Titans premiere will air on Mzansi Wethu too, in addition to Mzansi Magic and Channel 198, on Sunday 15 January at 20h00. The premiere of MaCele and MaKhumalo's reality low Ezomshado changes date on Mzansi Wethu to Sunday 22 January at 21h00.
Comments | 14 Jan 2023 12:46
SCHEDULE ALERT! First match of the inaugural SA20 Cricket League (Mzansi's IPL) airs on SuperSport Grandstand and 212 on Tuesday 10 January at 17h25. Build-up starts at 16h30. The contenders are MI Cape Town and the Paarl Royals.
Comments | 10 Jan 2023 10:55
SCHEDULE ALERT! A reminder that Durban Gen and The Black Door resume on on Monday 9 January after their hiatus.
Comments | 05 Jan 2023 15:54
SCHEDULE ALERT! HBO's TV adaptation of the video game The Last of Us airs Express from the US on M-Net at 03h00 on Monday 16 January, with a repeat at 21h00. Pedro Pascal stars as Joel, a hardened apocalypse survivor, hired to smuggle 14-year-old girl Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. Bella Ramsey co-stars as Ellie. Both Bella and Pedro were on Game of Thrones. >>
1 Comment | 03 Jan 2023 13:55
SCHEDULE ALERT!'s The Black Door has gone on hiatus for the festive in a last minute schedule change. It returns on Monday 9 January 2023.
Comments | 20 Dec 2022 11:30
SCHEDULE ALERT! Big Brother Mzansi/Naija crossover season titled Big Brother Titans premieres on Sunday 15 January 2023 at 20h00, on Mzansi Magic and DStv 198. Housemates from both countries compete for R2-million ($100,000). Lawrence Maleka and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to co-host. Will also stream in the UK, New Zealand and approximately 50 other countries via Showmax.
Comments | 15 Dec 2022 14:57
SCHEDULE ALERT! New Tshedza Pictures-produced isiXhosa telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire premieres on Mzansi Magic on Monday 16 January at 21h00, replacing The Queen once it ends.
1 Comment | 06 Dec 2022 17:03
SCHEDULE ALERT! Nurses returns to Telemundo on Monday 17 October at 21h00 for Season 2, once Meet the Family ends.
Comments | 29 Sep 2022 23:33
SCHEDULE ALERT! The auction for South Africa's premiere T20 competition the SA20 airs live on SuperSport 212 at 14h00, with a build-up starting at 13h30. A red carpet build-up? LOL.
2 Comments | 19 Sep 2022 11:06
SCHEDULE ALERT! Survivor SA: Return of the Outcasts ends with an hour-and-a-half series finale on Thursday 25 August at 18h00. It's a pre-recorded affair, filmed on Day 40, on location instead of in studio - a first for our local version.
Comments | 23 Aug 2022 14:39
SCHEDULE ALERT! New series Imlie premieres on Star Life on Tuesday 23 August at 22h00 instead of the previously scheduled Night of Doom.
Comments | 18 Aug 2022 17:27
SCHEDULE ALERT! Amazon Prime to release The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on 1 September/2 September (time zone dependent). The rest of the episodes will follow a weekly, single-episode roll out for a total of eight eps. The finale airs on 14 October.
Comments | 17 Aug 2022 16:26
SCHEDULE ALERT! House of the Dragon premieres on M-Net on Monday 22 August at 03h00. It repeats in Primetime at 21h30. (See trailer below)
Comments | 21 Jul 2022 14:10
SCHEDULE ALERT! Die Put returns to eExtra for Season 2 once Die Binnekring ends in August. Mondays to Friyays at 21h30.
Comments | 21 Jul 2022 13:21
SCHEDULE ALERT! Doodsondes 4 premieres on on 23 August at 17h30, immediately after Droomverlore ends.
Comments | 13 Jul 2022 16:32
SCHEDULE ALERT! Season 2 of uBettina Wethu premieres on SABC1 on Monday 15 August at 19h30, with new eps Mondays to Wednesdays again. Rhythm City actress Kamogelo Molatlhoe replaces Farieda Metsileng as Betty and Lunga Shabalala replaces Zweli Dube as Dingaan. Scandal!'s disappearing Hungani Ndlovu (Romeo) in the cast too. He plays Betty's new love interest Duma. >>
1 Comment | 12 Jul 2022 17:41
SCHEDULE ALERT! Korean drama Twice My Son-In-Law premieres on eExtra on Monday 4 July at 14h30, with an in-law problem you don't want. A woman has her son-in-law marry a woman who later turns out to be her own birth daughter. Hope you can work that one out!
Comments | 01 Jul 2022 10:29
SCHEDULE ALERT! The Estate returns to S3 for Season 3 on Monday 18 July in its usual time of 19h00.
Comments | 30 Jun 2022 10:39
SCHEDULE ALERT! New Afrikaans-dubbed novela Kruispad premieres on eExtra on Sunday 3 July at 19h30, as a weekly Omnibus until 21h50. Centres round a man who gets tested by life and must change his psychological crisis into a meaningful one when he needs a lifesaving operation on the same day that he loses his job.
Comments | 29 Jun 2022 21:10
SCHEDULE ALERT! Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja moves from 17h00 to 17h30 on S3 from Monday 6 June to accommodate a new animal-themed strand starting with Meerkat Manor: Rise Of The Dynasty on Mondays. A different show airs each day. You'll find details on them in TVSA's daily New Shows and Seasons.
Comments | 06 Jun 2022 16:54


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New on TV today: Friday 8 December

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Car chase! Kadir confronts Akif, leading to a high speed rivalry with dire consequences.

New on TV today: Thursday 7 December

Cary Grant biopic Archie drops on BritBox and the final season of The Family Chantel starts on TLC.

Scandal! Teasers - January 2024

Prudence is triggered, Jojo struggles with boundaries and Taps is pushed to make peace with his past.

New on TV today: Wednesday 6 December

TNT documents 100 Years of Warner Bros. and Kyk wie Praat returns to kykNET.

Cennet - The Power of Destiny Teasers - January 2024

A psycho strikes. Kaya keeps Arzu captive and says she will eventually learn to love him.

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