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SHOW NEWS SABC1 to air its own Dinner at Somizi's but with beer and boerewors instead of champagne and caviar, with AKA as host. The highly creative name of the show (NOT): The Braai Show with AKA. Yes, AKA braais with famous people so he can wear his sunglasses a lot. At night.
Comments | 26 Oct 2020 09:59
SHOW NEWS Star Trek: Discovery returns to production in the US for Season 4 on Monday, 2 November.
Comments | 19 Oct 2020 09:51
SHOW NEWS Uzalo confirms that Baby Cele and Siyabonga Shibe are exiting the show at the end of Season 6. Production tells TVSA that they're being written out because their character's storylines will come to an end but they won't die. They'll replaced by new characters who arrive in November. Gabisile and Qhabanga will be on air until early February 2021 when Season 7 starts.
Comments | 15 Oct 2020 15:08
SHOW NEWS 10 remain. One must go. Voting for Idols 16 re-opened on Sunday (11 October). Lines close on Tuesday (13 October) at 22h00.
Comments | 12 Oct 2020 09:55
SHOW NEWS And the Idols 16 Top 10 finalists are: Be, Bongi, Brandon, Jooma, Mr Music, Ndoni, Ntokozo, Succedor, Zama and ZanoThando. Voting to start after next Sunday's performances (11 October).
Comments | 04 Oct 2020 22:18
SHOW NEWS SABC3's breakfast show Expresso celebrates its 10th anniversary this Monday (5 October) with a throwback episode of highlight moments.
Comments | 02 Oct 2020 13:27
SHOW NEWS Sello Maake ka-Ncube and Tina Jaxa headline new Mzansi Magic soccer drama Vula Vala, premiering on Sunday 4 October at 20h00. Sello plays Bra Rex, a retired player-turned club owner whose past catches up with him as he tries to revive a struggling soccer outfit.
Comments | 29 Sep 2020 11:58
SHOW NEWS Amazon Prime orders spin-off of The Boys, set at a superhero college controlled by Vought. Described as "an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities."
Comments | 28 Sep 2020 16:21
SHOW NEWS Viewers to decide the fate of Capetonian Whitney Houston impersonator Belinda Davids. She made it to Saturday's semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent but wasn't chosen for the finals by the judges. Now viewers can vote for her to make it. Verdict to be announced at the finals on Saturday, 10 October.
Comments | 28 Sep 2020 11:26
SHOW NEWS Back in production: Come Dine with Me South Africa Season 6, which disappeared because of the COVID shutdown. New episodes to air on BBC Lifestyle in early 2021.
Comments | 22 Sep 2020 18:05
SHOW NEWS New M-Net novela Legacy to be available on the DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets for its first week on air, from 21 to 24 September, between 19h00 and 19h30 - as an ad for the show and Premium obvs.
Comments | 19 Sep 2020 14:07
SHOW NEWS New Erin Brockovich-inspired drama called Rebel in the works at ABC, based on the real life work of activist Erin Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts in the film. Katey Sagal (Shameless) to star as Erin.
Comments | 18 Sep 2020 14:24
SHOW NEWS SABC3 breakfast show Expresso to go behind-the-scenes on SABC2's medical drama Vutha, on Thursday, 17 September.
Comments | 14 Sep 2020 16:08
SHOW NEWS Capetonian Belinda Davids makes the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent 14 with her Whitney Houston tribute act. She's one of 40 semi-finalists who start competing from 5 September.
1 Comment | 03 Sep 2020 12:03
SHOW NEWS 31 wannabes chosen on Idols 16 on Sunday, 30 August after Theatre Week. 31 must now become the Top 16.
Comments | 02 Sep 2020 12:38
SHOW NEWS Power spin-off Power Book II: Ghost to air on 1Magic from Wednesday, 16 September at 19h00. It picks up shortly after the events of Power as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Mary J. Blige to co-star.
Comments | 28 Aug 2020 15:27
SHOW NEWS Netflix orders eight-episode Resident Evil series, based on the game. Supernatural's Andrew Dabb holds the reigns as showrunner.
Comments | 28 Aug 2020 12:12
SHOW NEWS Heading to Uzalo: Umbutho, a brotherhood of many members.
Comments | 27 Aug 2020 18:24
SHOW NEWS Brendon Daniels to reprise his role as Kaptein Krige in two story arcs for Season 3 of Arendsvlei. He was last seen in Season 1.
Comments | 26 Aug 2020 12:57
SHOW NEWS NBCUniversal believe there's still more to be sucked out of Joe Exotic. They've ordered a scripted limited series based on the true story, starring Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon, who also executively produces. The writer: Etan Frankel of Shameless. Role of Joe Exotic not cast yet. See comments for cool article on who should play him>>
1 Comment | 26 Aug 2020 12:09
SHOW NEWS Eventually! The fifth and final season of The Affair to premiere on M-Net on Wednesday, 16 September at 22h00.
Comments | 26 Aug 2020 10:17
SHOW NEWS Teboho Mahlatsi, executive producer and co-creator of Shaka Ilembe, confirms the series is in pre-production. Eventually! We thought it happened last year already. No cast have been confirmed yet despite DStv airing a trailer at the Showcase with stand-in actors who aren't the final cast apparently.
Comments | 21 Aug 2020 11:35
SHOW NEWS confirms October for the premiere of new hospital soapie Durban Gen. Time still to be disclosed but we're hearing 18h30.
Comments | 20 Aug 2020 12:31
SHOW NEWS M-Net teams-up with Freemantle for crime thriller Reyka, set in KwaZulu Natal, created by Rohan Dickson (Isidingo, The Wild). See comments for the storyline>>
1 Comment | 19 Aug 2020 14:20
SHOW NEWS New Tottenham Hotspur series to load on Amazon Prime on 31 August, starring "The Special One" and the team behind-the-scenes in their 2019/2020 season. See comments for the trailer>>
1 Comment | 17 Aug 2020 12:58
SHOW NEWS Season 20 of SABC2's talk show Motswako to premiere on Thursday, 13 August at 20h30. Season 19's Sechaba Gqeba returns as host. Guests in the first episode: Lady Zamar, Bontle Modiselle and Lamiez who explore how music has given women the platform to express their beings.
Comments | 09 Aug 2020 13:57
SHOW NEWS Amy Adams (Sharp Objects, Vice) to star in and executively produce new Netflix limited series Kings of America, about three women who fought Walmart in the biggest class action lawsuit in American history.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 12:57
SHOW NEWS SABC2 to premiere new magazine show Beyond featuring people with disabilities who are breaking through barriers to challenge, conquer and enjoy life. Premieres Saturday, 8 August at 13h00. The host: actor, MC and model Simba Gozo.
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 12:21
SHOW NEWS Talent search Maak My Famous returns to kykNET and kykNET & Kie on Saturday, 8 August at 20h00 (new timeslot) after its Lockdown break. The show was in production at Grand West when COVID-19 struck and had to halt filming. There's no live audience for the remainder of the season and viewers' will vote to eliminate.
Comments | 03 Aug 2020 18:39
SHOW NEWS Oprah and Apple TV+ launch new talk show The Oprah Conversation, described as exploring "impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world". The premiere topic: How to be an antiracist.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 15:07
SHOW NEWS Lucifer 5 to premiere on Netflix on Friday, 21 August 2020. What to expect: Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing.
Comments | 28 Jul 2020 10:55
SHOW NEWS New local drama series Inconceivable to premiere on M-Net on Thursday, 3 September at 20h00, produced by Rous House Productions and starring Anel Alexander and Carine Rous. It asks: how far would you go to protect what you love? Other headliners include Nina Hastie, Refilwe Madumo, Jay Anstey, Sisanda Henna and Langley Kirkwood.
1 Comment | 26 Jul 2020 22:54
SHOW NEWS Trending SA confirmed to return to SABC3 on Monday, 3 August at 18h00.
Comments | 24 Jul 2020 16:36
SHOW NEWS VH1 extends RuPaul franchise with a new docu-series RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue, featuring six queens: Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, Asia O'Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa "Vanjie" Mateo. Series follows them as they prep and perform a Vegas show.
Comments | 23 Jul 2020 13:42
SHOW NEWS Hang onto your eyeballs in case they roll off your face. The premiere date of Idols 16 has been confirmed as Sunday, 2 August at 17h30.
Comments | 15 Jul 2020 14:28
SHOW NEWS Bold and the Beautiful starts airing new episodes in the US on Monday, 20 July after catching-up on filming in the wake of Lockdown.
Comments | 13 Jul 2020 15:32
SHOW NEWS M-Net wisens-up and ditches the bachelor losers from the past two seasons by replacing them with a bachelorette. The Bachelorette South Africa to premiere on M-Net in early 2021. The Bachelorette to be revealed later this week.
Comments | 12 Jul 2020 19:50
SHOW NEWS Afro-soul singer/songwriter Berita to headline SABC2's Afro Café on Friday, 10 July at 19h00.
Comments | 08 Jul 2020 15:42
SHOW NEWS And the name of's new soapie/novela is... Durban Gen. It's produced by Uzalo creators Stained Glass TV and it's set at a fictional KZN hospital.
4 Comments | 08 Jul 2020 14:26
SHOW NEWS 1Magic to pay tribute to Mary Twala in the premiere of Somizi's new cookery reality show Dinner at Somizi's when it premieres on Friday (10 July) at 19h00. His first guest: actress Rami Chuene.
Comments | 06 Jul 2020 18:11
SHOW NEWS The third and final season of Gebroke Harte to premiere on eExtra on Monday, 20 July at 19h00, replacing Doodsondes 2 once it ends.
Comments | 03 Jul 2020 16:29
SHOW NEWS Another schleb cookery show debuts soon: Celebrity Mystery Box. Premieres on 1Magic on Saturday, 4 July at 20h00 and on Mzansi Magic on Wednesday, 8 July at 20h00. Each week two celeb guests compete to create a winning dish from 10 ingredients in a box to win cash for themselves and charity. The judges: Chef Nti and LesDaChef.
Comments | 01 Jul 2020 16:42
SHOW NEWS Thomas Gumede to host new comedy talk show The Lowdown with Thomas Gumede, on 1Magic from Saturday, 4 July at 20h30 and on Mzansi Magic from Thursday, 9 July at 20h00. It features a round-up of humorous social media memes and videos highlighting relationships during Lockdown.
Comments | 30 Jun 2020 18:56
SHOW NEWS New season of Afro Café premieres on SABC2 on Friday, 3 July at 19h00, without a presenter for the first time. Also: episodes change from 48-minutes to 23 and feature two new audience driven inserts: The Fan and The Loyalty Rewards. Premiere studio guest is Amanda Black.
Comments | 30 Jun 2020 09:30
SHOW NEWS Remember the casting call for Miles Apart, Miles Together? Probs not! - it was so long ago. February 2019. It starts on SABC3 on Wednesday, 19 August at 19h30. It reunites people who are living overseas with their loved ones in South Africa.
Comments | 25 Jun 2020 19:02
SHOW NEWS Uzalo producers Stained Glass TV to produce new telenovela/soapie for
Comments | 23 Jun 2020 12:22
SHOW NEWS BET to debut its own local soapie titled Isono. According to network overlords Viacom, it's going to: reveal that everyone is hiding something. Airs Mondays to Fridays at 21h30, from 27 July.
1 Comment | 11 Jun 2020 10:41
SHOW NEWS Candice Modiselle and her family take on Jason Goliath and his kin on Family Feud SA this Sunday (7 June 2020).
1 Comment | 02 Jun 2020 15:22
SHOW NEWS SABC1 to premiere new doccie series SA Hip Hop Story: Blow Up or Cave feat. the music and lifestyles of Mzansi's hip hop heads. Artists include JOZI, Reason, Shugasmakx, Touchline and Indigo Stella. The host: Zubz The Last Letta. Premieres Monday, 1 June at 21h00.
1 Comment | 28 May 2020 11:52
SHOW NEWS NBC songwriting reality search Songland to premiere on SABC3 on Saturday, 6 June at 19h00. Undiscovered songwriters pitch their original creations to recording artists and a panel of music producers. The winner's song will be recorded and released.
1 Comment | 27 May 2020 12:29


Legacy Teasers - November 2020

Stefan spins out of control and puts his family in danger.

Arendsvlei Teasers - November 2020

Something dark is luuuurking in the shadows. Will it affect a new love?

New on TV today: Monday 26 October

Returning series tonight include The Chi on 1Magic and Growing up Hip Hop: Atlanta on Vuzu.

Idols 16: It's not to be for Be

One week you're In and the next you're Out.

New on TV today: Sunday 25 October

Voetspore: Reünie starts on kykNET and Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC Brit.

New on TV today: Saturday 24 October

Miss SA airs live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net - all the deets, all the girls, all the clatter.

Made For Each Other Teasers - November 2020

Prerna seems to be involved in 2 different fires.

Rhythm City Teasers - November 2020

Suffocate starts clearing his name. Also, a love triangle gets complicated.

New on TV today: Friday 23 October

A chess prodigy plays The Queen's Gambit on Netflix and queer comedy Work in Progress starts on M-Net.

Carte Blanche packs a full house this Sunday (25 October)

Agrizzi's crypto escape plan, the Table Mountain killer behind bars and a celebration of true grit. Sunday's eps looks punchy.


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