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SHOW NEWS Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana teams up with Ugandan personality Sheilah Gashumba for reality show House of Chefs on HONEY. Eight trainee chefs from South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, DRC, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia vie for an internship at Siba’s restaurant and R70,000. Premieres Friday 13 August at 21h00.
Comments | 21 Jul 2021 18:05
SHOW NEWS Did you know? The Lord of the Rings TV series is on the way to Amazon Prime. Set thousands of years before The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, it follows characters who must confront the re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. Loads later this year or in 2022.
2 Comments | 07 Jul 2021 11:35
SHOW NEWS All male gospel group Hush SA won Season 2 of Amazing Voices on Sunday (4 July). Their prize: R1,4-million ($100,000). The six members are childhood friends with a relationship spanning 10 years.
1 Comment | 05 Jul 2021 09:52
SHOW NEWS Prince Kaybee and Zimbabwe's Sha Sha to guest on Sunday's Amazing Voices finale feat. the Top 3 groups. On Mzansi Magic at 17h00, 4 July.
Comments | 02 Jul 2021 15:34
SHOW NEWS Hulu orders 10-episode spin-off to How I Met Your Mother, starring Hilary Duff. Title: How I Met Your Father. Set in the future and now, it centres round Sophie (Hilary) who tells her son the story of how she met his father in 2021.
Comments | 25 Jun 2021 15:00
SHOW NEWS 22-year-old Franzic won Season 6 of SABC1's DJ search 1's and 2's on Sunday (20 June).
1 Comment | 21 Jun 2021 14:23
SHOW NEWS Production on NCIS: Hawai'i begins with a traditional blessing on the beach. The ceremony celebrated "the constant motion of the ocean and how the moving ocean waters, driven by the winds and tides, connects the entire planet."
1 Comment | 18 Jun 2021 12:37
SHOW NEWS New Netflix documentary series Heist tells the stories of three real life heists, committed by ordinary people e.g. an aspiring father who swiped a fortune from the Miami airport... and used TV shows to learn how to get away with it. No premiere date confirmed yet.
1 Comment | 17 Jun 2021 10:47
SHOW NEWS Idols 8 winner Khaya Mthethwa headlines Amazing Voices on Mzansi Magic and Wethu this Sunday (6 June), as mentor for the Top 5 groups who'll perform his songs.
Comments | 02 Jun 2021 14:37
SHOW NEWS Netflix confirms release date for Part 5 of Spanish crime drama Money Heist: Volume 1 on 3 September 2021, and Volume 2 on 3 December.
Comments | 25 May 2021 12:46
SHOW NEWS Production begins on Season 2 of How to Ruin Christmas on Netflix. What does Khaya have to tell Tumi? Does it mean it’s over for them? And what of Succulent? Did he really survive the festive?
Comments | 25 May 2021 12:45
SHOW NEWS And the Genius at the centre of the next season of National Geographic's anthology series is... Martin Luther King Jr. Genius: Aretha premieres in South Africa on 30 June at 21h00, an insulting three months after its debut.
Comments | 24 May 2021 17:04
SHOW NEWS New local fancy footwork series JIVA! confirmed to load on Netflix on 24 June. Stars Noxolo Dlamini (Sarafina, Isibaya) as ambitious Umlazi dancer Ntombi who wants to ditch her dead-end job for a better life. She forms a dance troupe starring Candice Modiselle (The Queen), Sne Mbatha (So You Think Can Dance SA), Stella Dlangalala (The River) and Zazi Kunene (Pinky Pinky).
1 Comment | 24 May 2021 12:26
SHOW NEWS Season 1 of The Evil Eye ends on Star Life on 20 June and Season 2 follows immediately after.
Comments | 20 May 2021 16:48
SHOW NEWS Netflix orders spin-off series to Shondaland's Bridgerton, about the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte. Will also follow the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
Comments | 17 May 2021 12:32
SHOW NEWS Exit alert! It's off with Jack Mabaso's glove on Generations this Wednesday 12 May. Vusi Kunene's making his final appearance after returning for five years. According to the show, he's "taking a break" i.e. the standard drill for an actor's exit from a soapie. How will he ditch the glove? "A long-standing bitter rivalry comes to a bloody head."
Comments | 10 May 2021 13:04
SHOW NEWS It was ripped off 1Magic like a plaster from hairy skin and given to Showmax at the last minute. Now The Real Gold Diggers of Durban makes its DStv debut, but on Mzansi Magic instead. Premiered Sunday 2 May at 19h00. VIP Invite moves to 13h30, with a repeat at 21h30.
Comments | 29 Apr 2021 12:13
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


New on TV today: Sunday 25 July

New local thriller Reyka debuts on M-Net and Billy Buys Brooklyn on Discovery.

New on TV today: Saturday 24 July

World's Most Dangerous Shark? airs on Nat Geo Wild as Curiosity documents the Highway to the Arctic.

A Magical Love Story Teasers - August 2021

One year later, Aman gets into a fight at a club while Roshni's life takes a turn for the worse.

Strange Love Teasers - August 2021

Niranjan sets his study on fire to cause animosity.

An Unusual Tale Teasers - August 2021

Sarika plans to kill Shobha but doesn't succeed - twice.

New on TV today: Friday 23 July

Netflix discusses more of The Movies that Made Us as game show Slim Vang sy Baas starts on VIA.

Survivor SA: Immunity Island Recap - Episode 8

Merge madness splits the mean girls!

As Die Skoen Pas Teasers - August 2021

Defne and Ömer are about to marry but something happens that changes everything.

The Queen: Zandile Msutwana returns as Vuyiswa for Season 6

The season premieres Monday 26 July and the holiday's oves for Hector.

The Queen Teasers - August 2021

Harriet and Hector are consumed by their secret.


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