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SHOW NEWS Production for Season 2 of's Family Feud SA is ON. Steve Harvey's back in Mzansi and currently filming. The new season is produced by Rapid Blue once again. No premiere date confirmed.
Comments | 20 Apr 2021 12:24
SHOW NEWS Thembisa Mdoda steps in as Vuyiswa Maake on The Queen from Monday night (19 April). According to Mzansi Magic, she's temporarily replacing Zandile Msutwana who's in recovery after being injured on set. There's no word from the channel or Zandile's rep Wayne Hutamo about what happened nor when she'll be back.
Comments | 19 Apr 2021 15:46
SHOW NEWS TV talking head Jon Stewart returns with a new show The Problem with Jon Stewart for streamer Apple+, six years after the end of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. New show includes a post-episode podcast to further discuss issues raised in the talker.
Comments | 13 Apr 2021 13:13
SHOW NEWS The 13 guests on the new sixth season of SABC2's Musiek Roulette are: The Voice Season 1 runner-up Gavin Edwards, Jarrad Ricketts, Liezel Pieters, Granville Michaels, Leah, Clinton Viljoen, Bianca le Grange, Lana Crowster, Emil Struwig, Josh Ansley, Robin Pieters, Edith Plaatjies and Samantha Leonard. Premieres 15 April at 19h00.
Comments | 07 Apr 2021 17:57
SHOW NEWS Season 2 of the Netflix fantasy drama The Witcher wraps production after 128 days. Filming took place in 15 locations, with 89 cast members and 1,200 crew members.
Comments | 06 Apr 2021 16:20
SHOW NEWS Transgender reality show Becoming debuts on 1Magic and Mzansi Magic on 3 and 7 April. It follows four trans people who go through the process of gender transition. And tragedy strikes. One of the four, Gina Sokoyi, died while the show was being filmed.
Comments | 29 Mar 2021 13:26
SHOW NEWS New series The Station premieres on 1Magic and Mzansi Magic once Mzali Wami ends and it has a unique scenario. Four petrol station workers unexpectedly inherit the station and think they're suddenly wealthy. But they risk losing it to a man who's determined to destroy it. An explosive situation when you're surrounded by petrol. Premieres 3 April at 20h30 on 1Magic and 5 April at 20h00 on Mzansi Magic.
Comments | 26 Mar 2021 14:54
SHOW NEWS Ferguson Magic's Rockville returns for a new season on Sunday 4 April at 20h00, once eHostela 2 ends. Almost five years after Season 4. Season 5 sees JB (Shona Ferguson) dealing with the impact of Covid on his business.
Comments | 22 Mar 2021 15:23
SHOW NEWS BBC orders new doc Louis Theroux: The Cult of Joe Exotic, a decade on from the pair's first meeting. The new film is set to explore what has happened to Joe in the time since - apart from, you know, rotting in jail over a murder-for-hire plot.
Comments | 17 Mar 2021 13:33
SHOW NEWS SABC3's new Turkish novela The Red Room centres round therapists at a clinic and the people they counsel. All characters are based on real life characters and the series is based on the real experiences of an Istanbul doctor and writer Gülseren Budayicioglu. See broadcast deets below.
Comments | 16 Mar 2021 16:44
SHOW NEWS SABC3 premieres Brazilian telenovela Orphans of a Nation (Órfãos da Terra) on Monday 5 April at 18h30. A love story set in the current context of refugees and immigrants from around the world who've left their countries. Winner of the 2020 Best International Emmy Award. New episodes air Mondays to Wednesdays.
Comments | 04 Mar 2021 10:06
SHOW NEWS The very final episode of Rhythm City, Episode 3660, airs on Friday 16 July 2021.
Comments | 22 Feb 2021 11:35
SHOW NEWS Come Dine with Me South Africa currently in production on Part 2 of Season 6 after being disrupted by Covid. New episodes to air in the second quarter but no comeback date confirmed yet.
Comments | 16 Feb 2021 11:10
SHOW NEWS 20th and final season of Keeping Up with the Kar'trashians premieres on E! in South Africa on Sunday 21 March at 19h05. Premieres in America on 18 March.
Comments | 02 Feb 2021 10:03
SHOW NEWS SABC2's new Afrikaans telenovela Die Sentrum is produced by Penguin Films (Arendsvlei, Stokvel, Home Affairs) and currently filming in Cape Town. Premieres Thursday 8 April at 18h00, with new episodes Thursdays and Fridays.
Comments | 28 Jan 2021 12:54
SHOW NEWS Cynthia Erivo (Holly Gibney in The Outsider) reveals first look of herself as Aretha Franklin in Season 3 of National Geographic's delayed anthology series Genius. >> Premieres March 2021.
1 Comment | 12 Jan 2021 16:10
SHOW NEWS Prepare for botox and boob jobs from KZN in January. The Real Housewives of Durban are heading to 1Magic.
Comments | 26 Dec 2020 14:18
SHOW NEWS Showtime extends eleventh and final season of Shameless with six episode companion series Shameless Hall of Shame. Each eps features new, original scenes, juxtaposed with retrospectives on the characters over 10 seasons e.g. Episode 1 covers Ian and Mickey's relationship from teen fling to adult marriage. No confirm on whether Emmy Rossum will return as Fiona and no premiere date confirmed on M-Net.
Comments | 21 Dec 2020 15:00
SHOW NEWS Nicole Kidman/Hugh Grant thriller The Undoing now available as a Catch Up box set on DStv Now for Premium subscribers. Type the show's name into the search of the DStv app to find it.
Comments | 19 Dec 2020 13:28
SHOW NEWS The first 50 episodes of M-Net's novela Legacy also available on Catch Up.
Comments | 19 Dec 2020 13:28
SHOW NEWS Second season of Shark Tank SA announced by headline sponsor Beryl Group, with a line-up of these Sharks: entrepreneurs Lebo Gunguluza (yaydom), Prashanthi Akaloo and Quinton Van Der Burgh; and UN Global Award Honoree Dr. Jasmine Pega. A fifth Shark still to be announced. Deets of the broadcast channel and platform are sketchy. We'll keep you posted once confirmed.
1 Comment | 07 Dec 2020 15:27
SHOW NEWS Idols alumni Bianca Le Grange and her actor/singer/husband David Johnson (Society, Getroud met Rugby) host an advertiser funded staycation show on SABC3 over the festive. Title: Destination Vacation - a Travel Adventure Trip. Destinations include KZN, Limpopo, Western Cape and North West. Premieres Thursday 24 December at 17h00, with new episodes daily while Afternoon Express has a siesta.
Comments | 02 Dec 2020 16:24
SHOW NEWS A run of local Showmax series The Girl from St. Agnes to air on M-Net Series from Wednesday, 16 December, in weekly double bills from 20h50 to 22h40.
Comments | 23 Nov 2020 12:29
SHOW NEWS Zimbabwean-born Blessing Chitapa won the ninth season of The Voice UK on Saturday (14 November 2020). She was in Team Olly Murs and performed Robbie Williams’ Angels and James Bay’s Hold Back The River in the final. See comments for vids of her performances >>
1 Comment | 15 Nov 2020 12:49
SHOW NEWS And the Afrikaans title for eExtra's new Turkish novela Price of Passion is... Begeertes (Desires). Premieres Monday, 23 November at 20h30, once Vierspel Vuurspel ends. Follows the relationship between kind hearted doctor Asli who has to save her own life by marrying hitman Ferhat.
Comments | 10 Nov 2020 16:38
SHOW NEWS We told you they were on their way and now they've made their presence known. Umbutho on Uzalo. Consists of five members in total: Mageba (played by Mike Mvelase), Sobhuza (Big Zulu), Mandleni (Thokozane Sithole) and Kotini (Herald Khumalo). Nkunzi (Masoja Msiza) is also one of them.
1 Comment | 07 Nov 2020 12:08
SHOW NEWS Sophie Ndaba and Shaleen Surtie-Richards to share their experiences of living with diabetes on new SABC2 talk show Tri.a.logue. They're joined by TV journalist and Checkpoint producer Karyn Maughan and there is no host. Each week three people roundtable a different personal topic e.g. life after prison for women, single dads and living with HIV. Premieres Thursday, 12 November at 20h30.
Comments | 06 Nov 2020 15:06
SHOW NEWS Anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee goes behind-the-cameras to drive the content on the new season of Crime Watch on eNCA. Premieres Monday, 2 November at 21h30 and retains its original format of interviews with crime experts, missing persons reports, updates on arrests etc. Journalist Clement Manyathela replaces Yusuf as host.
Comments | 27 Oct 2020 15:31
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


New on TV today: Friday 23 April

Fantasy epic Shadow and Bone drops on Netflix as Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure starts on BBC Earth.

DStv seeks two presenters for YouTube what-to-watch show

TV lovers... if you're aged between 19 and 24 and want to be a presenter... need we say more?

The Red Room ripped as SABC3 struggles to be S3

There's no point to a new name for the same-old yawn fest. The latest on the 18h30 twilight zone.

As Die Skoen Pas Teasers - May 2021

We meet a young Ömer and find out how it all started.

Stiletto Vendetta Teasers - May 2021

Merve loses it all.

New on TV today: Thursday 22 April

Two reality shows start on kykNET as Netflix reveals Life in Colour with David Attenborough.

Legacy Teasers - May 2021

Petra is pulled deeper into "The Game". Also, Willem has intimacy issues.

Muvhango Teasers - May 2021

Yoh! Tenda beats someone to death.

New on TV today: Wednesday 21 April

Returning shows include Rock the Block on HGTV, Pasella on SABC2 and Undercover Boss on BBC Brit.

Lingashoni Teasers - May 2021

Two forbidden lovers cross a dangerous line.


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