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SHOW NEWS Oh happy days. NOT. New Mzansi Magic drama Ha Molefi deals with the relationship between a father and son who are grieving their wife and mother. Former Lithapo star TJ Mokhuane stars as queer teen Thabang Molefi who goes on a journey of discovery with his father Ntate after his mother dies. Dingaan Mokebe Khumalo plays Ntate. Premieres Monday 17 June at 20h00.
Comments | 09 Apr 2024 16:45
SHOW NEWS Claire Danes reunites with Homeland showrunner & executive producer Howard Gordon for new Netflix series The Beast In Me. The premise: an author, who has writer's block after her young son's death, finds a new subject for a book when a real estate mogul moves in next door - years after being accused of his wife's disappearance. No premiere date confirmed yet.
Comments | 04 Apr 2024 11:31
SHOW NEWS Mr America McJunior Zondi won Big Brother Mzansi 4 on Sunday (30 March), beating Tshepo "Makheke" Tau by 0.7% of the votes. Finale exits were in the following order: PapaGhost, Mpumi, Zee and Sinaye, Makhekhe, McJunior. Thankfully the trainwreck is over and our sleepless nights of anger and concern about the show can end.
Comments | 02 Apr 2024 10:44
SHOW NEWS Scandal! Season 22 premieres on Friday 29 March, 19 years after its premiere in January, 2005. It began with episodes from Mondays to Thursdays at 20h00 before moving to 19h30 and extended to Fridays on Friday 5 July, 2013.
Comments | 18 Mar 2024 17:23
SHOW NEWS Deal or No Deal celeb spin-off series premieres on SABC1 on Saturday 9 March at 18h00. Schlebs play for charity with the addition of leggy schmodels who manage the money boxes. Same model set-up as when it used to be on M-Net.
1 Comment | 05 Mar 2024 17:38
SHOW NEWS The free-to-air battle heats up as e.tv announces new telenovela Isiphetho - Destiny in Skeem Saam and uBettina Wethu's vacated timeslot at 18h30. Premieres 15 April 2024.
Comments | 04 Mar 2024 21:40
SHOW NEWS Paramount+ renews Frasier revival for Season 2 while there's still no sign of it here. Kelsey Grammer reprises the role as Frasier Crane who returns to Boston for the next phase of his life. Interestingly it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.
2 Comments | 26 Feb 2024 10:39
SHOW NEWS e.tv's Annekan' Die Swa' Kry ain't going nowhere soon. 62 episodes of Season 2 remain (as at 20 February 2024) and Season 3 follows immediately after.
Comments | 20 Feb 2024 15:58
SHOW NEWS Premiere date confirmed for eight-episode Bridgerton 3 on Netflix: Part I loads 16 May 2024 with first four eps, followed by Part 2 on 13 June. Will follow the budding romance between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).
Comments | 12 Dec 2023 16:39
SHOW NEWS Part 2 of Season 6 of The Crown loads on Netflix on 14 December, with final six episodes of the series. No more Dominic West as Charles after that thankfully. Worst. Casting. Ever.
Comments | 05 Dec 2023 17:32
SHOW NEWS Disney+ confirms premiere date for 10-episode Shogun revival as Tuesday 27 February 2024. First two eps load that day, followed by a new one each week.
Comments | 05 Dec 2023 12:42
SHOW NEWS Premiere date confirmed for Season 3 of natural history epic Planet Earth: Monday 19 February 2024 at 20h00, on BBC Earth. David Attenborough returns to present, now age 97. >>
1 Comment | 23 Nov 2023 11:16
SHOW NEWS Team Aniston fans...prepare to be triggered. Mr. and Mrs. Smith the TV series premieres on Prime Video on 2 February 2024. But not with cheaty Brad and Angelina - with Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover and Maya Erskine (Heartbeat) as the lusty spies. No, Donald isn't related to Danny. >>
1 Comment | 22 Nov 2023 15:24
SHOW NEWS Filming resumes on 7de Laan on Thursday 7 September after Danie Odendaal Productions told cast and crew to down tools from Monday because of the SABC's failure to pay the production. An insider tells TVSA that mediation efforts were underway when staff were informed that production was shutting down. This statement just in: "After further engagement with the SABC regarding outstanding payments, Danie Odendaal Productions is pleased to announce that although the full amount owed has not yet been settled, there are now sufficient funds to resume production."
Comments | 06 Sep 2023 17:09
SHOW NEWS Season 4 of uBettina Wethu is off e.tv's schedule, originally dated to premiere on Monday 4 September. Word from a mole is that the season's in production but now the premiere date's up in the air. We'll keep you posted.
Comments | 31 Aug 2023 16:57
SHOW NEWS Star Life does a crosseroo in September when Imlie attends Seerat and Angad's sangeet ceremony on Strings of Love. Imlie's Megha Chakraborty appears on 25 September.
Comments | 25 Aug 2023 12:51
SHOW NEWS Mandoza's son Tumelo Tshabalala makes his acting debut in Nkalakatha: the Life of Mandoza, portraying Mandoza's older brother Tokollo. Says: "Bringing my father's story to the screen was both surreal and humbling. It allowed me to connect with his experiences on a deeper level and share his journey with the world."
Comments | 16 Aug 2023 17:43
SHOW NEWS Aubrey Poo joins Generations: The Legacy and Rapulana Seiphemo and Connie Ferguson to make a comeback as Tau and Karabo, again. Word from production is that the soapie has plans to do meet-and-greets with fans.
Comments | 10 Aug 2023 13:28
SHOW NEWS More leggy shots of Kgomotso Christopher on the way in Season 2 of Fatal Seduction, filmed with Season 1. Loads on Netflix on 4 August with seven more eps. More lies, more secrets. Which are no longer secrets if you've already watched Dark Desire, which it's based on.
Comments | 24 Jul 2023 13:09
SHOW NEWS Five schlebs play for charity on Deal or No Deal in the final week of July. Expresso presenter Zoë Brown, Uzalo actor Simphiwe Majozi, The Funny Chef Lebogang Tlokana, singer/songwriter Holly Rey and oh-so-popular Wiseman Ncube.
Comments | 19 Jul 2023 10:43
SHOW NEWS House of Zwide Season 3 premiered Monday 17 July with surprising autopsy results. Senzo died of natural causes, not foul play. But wait... there's more: compromising photos of the doctor who did the autopsy.
Comments | 17 Jul 2023 15:28
SHOW NEWS Telemundo tells TVSA that Nurses will be back in September after it was yanked because of the anti-homophobic laws in Ugaynda and Cameroon. No clarity on why nor whether they're editing it in any way. Will keep you posted.
Comments | 11 Jul 2023 10:44
SHOW NEWS Season 2 of Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That… premieres on M-Net on Monday 17 July at 21h00. Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte return with a cameo by Kim Cattrall as Samantha in the season finale.
Comments | 04 Jul 2023 16:29
SHOW NEWS Carte Blanche debuted a new set at Stark Studios in Randburg on Sunday 2 July to mark the show's 35th anniversary on air. New field presenters to be introduced, described by the show as "an emerging generation". >>
1 Comment | 03 Jul 2023 12:57
SHOW NEWS Former Idols Karin Kortje, Demi-Lee Moore and Lloyd Cele to guest perform on 47th season of Noot vir Noot, moving from Thursdays to Wednesdays on SABC2. Emo Adams returns as host. Premieres 28 June at 19h00.
Comments | 21 Jun 2023 14:18
SHOW NEWS Did you know? 1Magic's fantasy telenovela 1802: Love Defies Time has 156 episodes. First season ends on 24 April 2024. Should there be a Season 2?
Comments | 14 Jun 2023 15:49
SHOW NEWS First teaser and pics released for The Mandalorian spin-off Star Wars: Ahsoka. Takes place in the same timeframe - after the fall of the Empire - and follows former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. Loads on Disney+ 23 August. >>
1 Comment | 08 Jun 2023 12:17
SHOW NEWS Detective wannabes and amateur sleuths... listen up... ninth and final season of Endeavour loads on BritBox on Thursday 13 July. It's the prequel to the famous detective series Inspector Morse. Set in the 1970s, centred round a young Morse, reprised by Shaun Evans. Three two-hour episodes in the season. >>
1 Comment | 24 May 2023 17:27
SHOW NEWS A white family move to a township after their suburban house is repossessed in new SABC2 Sunday night comedy-drama Onse Kasi. The theme: When the family becomes a part of a community, they learn that across class, race and gender, our similarities outweigh our differences. Premieres 28 May at 19h30.
1 Comment | 24 May 2023 11:21
SHOW NEWS Season 2 of HBO's House of the Dragon now in production at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom. Eight episodes in total.
Comments | 12 Apr 2023 11:57
SHOW NEWS Capetonian and 2016 Idols Golden Ticket winner Micaela Kleinsmith won the first season of the Apple TV / Reese Witherspoon-produced country music show My Kind of Country on Friday 7 April. Her prize: $100,000 from Apple music, with support for her EP Butterfly on the platform. >>
1 Comment | 08 Apr 2023 13:44
SHOW NEWS We told you about it a year ago and now it's happening. The Masked Singer SA premieres on S3 (and possibly SABC1 too) on Saturday 3 June at 18h30. It's plagued by a reality low though: Somizi's on the detective panel. Bah! As if we haven't suffered enough. Will feel like Idols all over again. Also on the panel are comedian Skhumba, J'Something (also overexposed), and socialite influencer Sithelo Shozi. Mpho Popps hosts.
Comments | 06 Apr 2023 10:32
SHOW NEWS MultiChoice sets premiere date and channel for historical epic Shaka iLembe after years of chatter about it. Premieres on Mzansi Magic on Sunday 18 June at 20h00. Stars Isithembiso and Forced Love star Lemogang Tsipa as Shaka. Introduces newcomer Ntando Zondi as Young Shaka. Nomzamo Mbatha executively produces and stars as Shaka's mother Queen Nandi. Filmed in 4K. >>
1 Comment | 03 Apr 2023 17:33
SHOW NEWS KZN-born journalist and aspiring talk show host Khosi Twala won Big Brother Titans on Sunday night in an explosion of reali-joy and newfound friends. The exchange rate of her prize at the time of her win: R1,777,253,01. She can give that 1 cent to runner-up Kanaga Jnr, then she's rounded off nicely and we can call him Mr 1 Cent. Lookout for our column, comin' up Monday.
1 Comment | 02 Apr 2023 22:02
SHOW NEWS Hang onto your wits... what you're about to see is Twilight Zone stuff. SABC1/Viu telenovela uBettina Wethu will be on e.tv from Monday 10 April at 20h30, replacing Isono which ends the Friday before. Starts from Season 2 instead of Season 1. The headline cast changed between those seasons. Season 3 remains on SABC1 and Viu.
Comments | 28 Mar 2023 17:47
SHOW NEWS Uzalo debuts new title card for Season 9. The first title card change since the start. See comments. >>
1 Comment | 07 Mar 2023 12:51
SHOW NEWS The Julia Roberts/Sean Penn political thriller Gaslit premiered on M-Net on Monday 13 February at 20h00. We received news about it too late to publish in TVSA's New Shows and Seasons. Tells the story President Nixon's attorney general John Mitchell and his mouthy wife Martha who were caught up in the Watergate cover-up. New eps air weekly. Also available on Catch Up. >>
1 Comment | 16 Feb 2023 15:54
SHOW NEWS KZN-based drama series Umkhokha returns to Mzansi Magic in March - as a daily telenovela, subtitled "The Curse". Yes-yes ma' TV luvvas, it's got Duma Ndlovu written all over it. He's executively producing through RhythmWorld Productions. It's a prequel to the drama series that explores how and when it all begin. How did the mega-church, Ithempeli Lenkosi, become a deadly battleground? Premieres on 6 March at 20h30, once DiepCity ends
Comments | 09 Feb 2023 17:33
SHOW NEWS Scenario revealed for Season 2 of M-Net crime thriller Reyka. The dark underworld of water in KZN. Reyka will be working in the harbour where she comes across stowaways, smuggling, prostitution and the Lover's Lane Killer - a serial killer who attacks couples. And her abductor Speelman is very much alive. Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen reprise their roles as Reyka and Speelman. Filming starts in Jan.
Comments | 13 Dec 2022 16:10
SHOW NEWS 30-something food besties Abraham Van Zyl and Michelle Theron struck the R1-million jackpot on Sunday 11 December when they won Season 4 of My Kitchen Rules SA by three points. Their menu: Curried Sweet Potato Stack, Leg of Lamb with Corn and Brandy & Coke dessert. >>
1 Comment | 12 Dec 2022 10:11
SHOW NEWS Karlien van Jaarsveld and schmodel Ruan Scheepers won Tropika Island of Treasure All Stars on Saturday (3 December) as Team Tropical. They beat Jonathan Boynton-Lee and his partner fitness coach Lelani Loots (not so fit then); and Brendan Peyper and TV presenter Boitumelo ‘Melo’ Moloto. Karlien and Ruan share the R1-million cash prize and R250,000 in prizes from Suzuki each.
1 Comment | 04 Dec 2022 23:16
SHOW NEWS Images and teaser released for Kings of Jo’Burg 2, which returns without its king Shona Ferguson. The synopsis: With the loss of the king of Joburg Simon Masire, the family adapts to a new king and new enemies in the City Of Gold. Zolisa Xaluva stars as the new king. Premieres on Netflix on 27 January 2023. >>
2 Comments | 02 Dec 2022 16:50
SHOW NEWS Warrant Officer Thapelo Molomo wins Season 18 of Idols, after a showdown against two-time entrant Nozi Sibiya. He takes away R1-million, a "recording contract", a Toyota Starlet, a fashion voucher from Truworths, his live show outfits and R85,000 worth of Yamaha musical equipment. Nozi also wins a "recording contract", R50,000 in a Standard Bank account; a fashion voucher from Truworths, her live show outfits and R30,000 from Spotify. >>
1 Comment | 13 Nov 2022 20:26
SHOW NEWS Lotsa illicit hook-ups in eVODs new 13-episode series Splintered Pieces. Lead character Linda gets lusty with a girl and then has a baby with a guy while dating Paul, who bores her. Stars Moliehi Didie Makobane, Batsile Ramasodi, Petronella Tshuma, Jesse Suntele, Kitty Moepang and Khathu Ramabulana. Loads Thursday 20 October. >>
3 Comments | 19 Oct 2022 17:11
SHOW NEWS The Graham Norton Show's now airing on BritBox first, a week after the UK broadcast. Season 30 premiered on Friday 7 October. Season starts on BBC Brit on Tuesday 1 November at 20h00.
1 Comment | 11 Oct 2022 16:46
SHOW NEWS To renew or not to renew? SABC1 miniseries Side Dish currently under review by the SABC who tell us: "We are in the process of reviewing season 2 so we cannot at this stage ascertain if there will be a season 3." Should there be?
Comments | 08 Aug 2022 16:01
SHOW NEWS The Walking Dead has been off South African TV since FOX went dark last year but now it's back. The final Season 11 premieres on Netflix on Monday 22 August.
Comments | 29 Jul 2022 17:22
SHOW NEWS Time's up for the character of Mmakoena Molefe on The Estate. Dineo Langa will only be on the new Season 3 until the end of September. According to S3, she's leaving "to pursue other on-screen interests."
1 Comment | 20 Jul 2022 14:20
SHOW NEWS The Estate Season 3 has 120 episodes (6 months), with the possibility of an extension.
Comments | 12 Jul 2022 09:57
SHOW NEWS New drama series Isifiso premieres on 1Magic on Saturday 2 July at 20h30 and on Mzansi Magic on 4 July at 20h00. Starring cast includes Nelisa Mchunu, Melusi Yeni, Ntando Mncube and Zinhle Mabena. Nelisa headlines as Bazothini, a woman who lives under the shadow of her sister and could turn murderous from jealousy. Ouch!
2 Comments | 22 Jun 2022 13:59

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