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COOL 1830s shero Anne Lister returns to M-Net for Season 2 of Gentleman Jack on Tuesday 9 August at 22h30. The season deals with her passionate, conflicted relationships with her lovers Ann Walker and Mariana Lawton, her aging elders, her properties, business and politics.
Comments | 03 Aug 2022 12:40
COOL TV adaptation of Graham Norton's first novel premieres on BritBox on Thursday 11 August. It's titled Holding and described as a darkly comic murder mystery. Stars Conleth Hill (Lord Varys on Game of Thrones) as a comfort-eating village policeman who hides from his community until he's called on to solve a serious crime when the body of a local legend surfaces.>>
1 Comment | 01 Aug 2022 17:29
COOL HBO releases dragon sim in the build-up to House of the Dragon debut on 21 August. Hatch your own dragon and raise him/her/they. It's titled House of the Dragon: DracARys - available in app stores. >>
2 Comments | 26 Jul 2022 10:05
COOL Apple TV+ to create drama series Ferrari, about entrepreneur and racing driver Enzo Ferrari. Inspired by the novel Ferrari Rex by Luca Dal Monte. Produced by Italian filmmakers Lorenzo Mieli and Nicola Giuliano.
1 Comment | 21 Jul 2022 14:26
COOL South African stunt woman Fleur van Eeden to be interviewed on SABC2's revival of DEKATV on Wednesday 20 July at 19h30. TV shows and films she's stunted in include Mad Max: Fury Road, Homeland, The Philanthropist and Black Sails.
Comments | 18 Jul 2022 16:28
COOL Three African scientists awarded the 2022 National Geographic Wayfarer Award that honours groundbreaking exploration of the animal kingdom. They are: deep sea researcher Zoleka Filander (South Africa), lion whisperer Resson Kantai Duff (Kenya) and shark fundi Gibbs Kuguru, also from Kenya.14 people awarded in total from round the world.
1 Comment | 01 Jun 2022 17:14
COOL This quote from Lost in Space 3... by Smith to Robot: "Whatever you've done in the past doesn't matter, only what you do next and right now getting Will to Alpha Centauri is the only thing that matters."
Comments | 20 Apr 2022 16:35
COOL This quote from terrorific series Yellow Jackets... by Natalie to her boyfriend about his questionable perspective on girls: "The 50s called. They want your dumb ass attitude back."
Comments | 19 Apr 2022 18:38
COOL Local production house Rebelintown inks deal with international producer and distributor Banijay for the rights to the format of The Coolest OGs, which aired on SABC2. Deal means international producers can create their own version of the show. It's been renamed Still Got It! and the format remains the same: people aged 60 to 80 compete in a series of fun and unexpected challenges with the help of the Gen Z crowd. A cash prize for the winner.
Comments | 11 Mar 2022 12:52
COOL Thuso Mbedu wins the 2022 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series for her role as Cora in The Underground Railroad. The Spirit Awards are dedicated to independent filmmakers and were held on Sunday 6 March in Santa Monica.
1 Comment | 07 Mar 2022 10:43
COOL Comic Con Africa 2022 to introduce StreetCon element described as a collaboration between urban and pop culture. Will include streetwear, accessories, tattoo artists and street art in a street artist alley. Festival takes place from 22 to 25 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.
Comments | 03 Mar 2022 10:58
COOL New Star Wars spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on 25 May, starring Ewan McGregor who reprises his role as the Jedi Master. The streamer launches in South Africa in winter so we'll see it.
Comments | 14 Feb 2022 17:34
COOL Nat Geo Wild's 2022 Big Cat Month celebrates films by South African filmmaking team Dereck and Beverly Joubert, husband and wife. Line-up features 11 big cat specials, airing on Saturdays and Sundays at 18h00 and 18h45, from 5 February. Includes their first film on cheetahs starring Immani and her four new cubs. Keep a watch on TVSA's New on TV Today for details on each one.
1 Comment | 02 Feb 2022 15:55
COOL Timothy Olyphant revives his role as Raylan Givens for limited series Justified: City Primeval. Action picks up eight years after Justified with Raylan relocated in Miami, balancing life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. A chance encounter sends him to Detroit. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's novel City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit.
1 Comment | 17 Jan 2022 10:52
COOL The world's most terrifying TV game Alan Wake lands sequel. Alan Wake 2. Coming in 2023. We're too scared to watch the trailer. >>
1 Comment | 10 Dec 2021 10:41
COOL KZN Film Commission launched the Audio Description Initiative on Thursday (2 December) to coincide with International Day of People with Disabilities. Audio Description is a form of narration used to describe key visual elements in a media work for blind and visually impaired people. They launched with audio described films that screened at the commission's cinemas.
Comments | 06 Dec 2021 17:29
COOL Tony Kgoroge to star opposite Battlestar Galactica star Maria Doyle Kennedy in new M-Net / AMC Networks TV series Recipes for Love and Murder. Maria plays a small-town recipe advice columnist who investigates the murder of one of her correspondents and Tony plays Khaya Meyer, the local Chief Detective. Directors are David Isaacs (Swartwater, Joe Barber) and Christiaan Olwagen (Kanarie, Poppie Nongena). Principal photography underway. Premieres March 2022.
Comments | 19 Nov 2021 11:38
COOL Thuso Mbedu wins TV Breakout Star Award for her role as Cora on The Underground Railroad at first Hollywood Critics Award ceremony. Event was virtual and streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
1 Comment | 30 Aug 2021 09:40
COOL Netflix to release Michael Schumacher documentary on 15 September, 30 years after his entry into Formula 1. Gives insight into Schumacher as a person through interviews with his wife Corinna, their children Gina and Mick; and his past peers and opponents. It's the only documentary to be endorsed by his family.
Comments | 02 Aug 2021 17:35
COOL Did you see? secretly teased an episode of new series Voƫlvry on Friday 9 July at 17h30, as a filler before the Deur Dik en Dun 3 premiere on Monday. TVSA reader Ponti Miras spotted it and watched. tells us it's starting later this year. See comments for Ponti's review >>
1 Comment | 13 Jul 2021 16:52
COOL Everyone wants one. An inheritance. But what happens when you don't get what's rightfully yours? New series Unefa! solves the problem by hooking-up people with their unclaimed inheritances. Host: Motlatsi Mafatshe. Premieres on 1Magic on Saturday 3 July at 20h30 and Mzansi Magic on Wednesday 7 July at 20h00.
Comments | 23 Jun 2021 12:31
COOL Taraji P. Henson (Empire) to play queen of mean Miss Hannigan in TV production of Annie by NBC. They're staging the play for TV and it's airing live so it's a theatre show but not in-the-flesh. Annie's being cast via open castings across the US.
Comments | 09 Jun 2021 11:05
COOL Shanola Hampton ("V" on Shameless) signs multi-project deal with NBCUniversal to develop and star in TV and streaming series for the platform. First up: a starring role as Monique Wallace in a pilot Dangerous Moms, which she's producing too. Four mothers accidentally kill the queen bee of their school's PTA.
Comments | 07 Jun 2021 12:26
COOL See Thuso Mbedu in her first studio interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week >>
1 Comment | 06 Jun 2021 13:40
COOL Survivor SA Season 8 to air on Australian streamer 10 Play at the same time as its run in South Africa. Premieres on M-Net on Thursday 3 June at 19h30 and loads on 10 Play the same day.
Comments | 31 May 2021 16:34
COOL SuperSport launches the DStv Schools Netball Challenge for 16-to-19-year-olds who play netball at school. The aim: to give up-and-coming female sports stars a platform to shine and be noticed by sporting scouts. Starts in May with local inter-school leagues and ends in August with a national championship playoff.
Comments | 11 May 2021 16:24
COOL Thuso Mbedu to star opposite Viola Davis in historical epic movie The Woman King. It's inspired by true events and tells the story of an all-female military unit in The Kingdom of Dahomey, a powerful African state in the 18th and 19th centuries.
1 Comment | 29 Apr 2021 10:43
COOL Former Shift presenter and celebrity poultry farmer Kamo Bombe to host new season of SABC2's Living Land. The focus: the next gen and their role in agriculture and food security. Why? Apparently the average age of farmers across the world is 50 to 60. Premiered Saturday 1 May at 13h30.
1 Comment | 28 Apr 2021 14:59
COOL Amazon Prime releases first official trailer for The Underground Railroad, starring our Thuso Mbedu in the lead role of Cora Randall. Loads 14 May.
1 Comment | 16 Apr 2021 16:08
COOL People's Weather channel premieres its second original series 400 Frogs on Saturday 20 March at 18h00, to coincide with World Frog Day. Amphibian crusaders set out to release a critically endangered species of frogs into their natural environment.
Comments | 16 Mar 2021 16:37
COOL A first look at Season 3 of the sporting docu-reality series Drive to Survive. Loads on Netflix on Friday 19 March. >>
1 Comment | 09 Mar 2021 12:48
COOL See Thuso Mbedu as lead character Cora Randall in the first trailer for Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad. Loads on Amazon Prime on 14 May. >>
1 Comment | 26 Feb 2021 13:02
COOL Showtime greenlights Ray Donovan feature film, co-written by series star Liev Schreiber and showrunner David Hollander. It picks up where Season 7 left off, with Mickey in the wind and Ray determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage. It also covers the present-day fallout from the Donovan/Sullivan feud with Ray and Mickey's origin story from 30 years ago. Filming takes place in New York later this year.
Comments | 25 Feb 2021 10:00
COOL Season 3 of the F1 docu-reality show Drive to Survive loads on Netflix on Friday 19 March. Covers the 2020 season amidst Covid. A must-see for F1 and reality TV fans.
Comments | 22 Feb 2021 12:24
COOL "Colonel Mustard...In the Conservatory...With the lead pipe." FOX and toy company Hasbro have teamed-up to create an animated series of the iconic board game Cluedo.
Comments | 15 Feb 2021 16:29
COOL FOX signs deal with Community creator Dan Harmon for new animated series set in mythical, ancient Greece. Will premiere in 2022.
Comments | 09 Feb 2021 09:40
COOL Betty White (The Golden Girls, Boston Legal, Hot in Cleveland) turned 99 on Sunday, 17 January.
1 Comment | 18 Jan 2021 15:12
COOL The Trevor Gumbi/Tiffany Barbuzano comedy-drama Sober Companion premieres on Netflix on 28 January. It first debuted on SABC3 in 2018 and follows lead character Trevor as he guides a variety of addicts on the path to rehabilitation, while putting his own sobriety in jeopardy. Cast includes Chris Beasley (Isidingo), actor and musician Kabomo Vilakazi, comedienne Tumi Morake and City Ses'la star Meren Reddy.
Comments | 13 Jan 2021 13:51
COOL Season 8 of Survivor SA: Immunity Island to be set in South Africa for the first time in the history of the franchise. The location: the Eastern Cape Wild Coast. Filming wrapped last week. Nico Panagio returns to host for a June 2021 premiere. See comments for location snaps>>
1 Comment | 21 Dec 2020 13:41
COOL National Geographic to follow NASA's next trip to the moon through print, digital and TV coverage. Codename: The Artemis Programme. Special feature: a woman will step on the moon for the first time. The TV series titled Return to the Moon will film in 4K resolution over four years - from now to launch - with footage from NASA included.
Comments | 10 Dec 2020 11:09
COOL South African cyclist Ashley Mulman Pasio wins first ever eSports World Championships in the womens division, cycling virtually on a training bike attached to the Zwift game platform. Race aired live on SuperSport. See comments for pics of her in the real world and in the game world>>
1 Comment | 09 Dec 2020 18:54
COOL Vikings creator Michael Hirst to executively produce new bubonic plague miniseries for History Channel titled The Plague Year. Tells the story of one of the worst outbreaks of the plague in London in 1665.
Comments | 02 Dec 2020 13:14
COOL M-Net City to air full series binge of HBO's Sopranos, Seasons 1 to 6, weekdays from Monday, 23 November at 22h30.
Comments | 23 Nov 2020 13:11
COOL Amazon Prime Video to stream Coming to America 2 ft. Nomzamo Mbatha in 240 countries and territories from Friday, 5 March 2021.
Comments | 23 Nov 2020 12:36
COOL Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto headlines Disney Junior's new India-inspired animated fairytale Mira, Royal Detective. Freida voices Queen Shanti who hires pint-sized Mira as her detective after Mira solves a mystery that saves the kingdom's prince. Newcomer Leela Ladnier voices Mira. Airs at 18h00 weekdays from Monday, 9 November. See comments for trailer>>
1 Comment | 27 Oct 2020 18:07
COOL Showtime revives Dexter for a 10-episode limited series in 2021, with Michael C. Hall reprising his role as the vigilante serial killer.
Comments | 15 Oct 2020 12:50
COOL Type "Wizard of Oz" into Google, look for the red shoes, click them and see what happens! Then click the tornado. Make sure your sound's turned up.
Comments | 13 Oct 2020 15:54
COOL On Wednesday (14 October) Afternoon Express features a kickboxing demo that can be used to help in life-threatening situations.
Comments | 12 Oct 2020 16:46
COOL Chris Rock headlines new, fourth season of Fargo as Loy Cannon, head of an African American crime syndicate who sends his son to live with the head of the Italian Mafia as part of a peace deal. Yip, he gets a mafia son in return. Other cast includes Timothy Olyphant (Justified). Season premiered on FX this week. Local premiere date unconfirmed.
Comments | 29 Sep 2020 16:09
COOL Illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine flies over Arizona with 52-helium filled balloons. See vid in the comments>>
1 Comment | 03 Sep 2020 12:17


New on TV today: Sunday 14 August

More Coolest OG's do battle on SABC2 and Celebrity Game Face is guilty as charged on E!.

New on TV today: Saturday 13 August

Miss SA 2022 airs live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net, as eReality documents Uncensored Cops.

The taxi bosses of Isibaya in real life

Carte Blanche gets into the back seat of a real life taxi boss and it's just like the TV show. Bullets fly.

Skeem Saam Teasers - September 2022

Kat gets struck by gut wrenching betrayal and there's a battle of the sexes at the Grade 8 debate.

New on TV today: Friday 12 August

True drama Five Days at Memorial releases on Apple TV+ and comedy This Fool loads on Disney+.

Top Shows on TV: July 2022

No high note for Idols despite Somizi's comeback.

uBettina Wethu 2 Teasers - August 2022

Back! Get a taste of the opening episodes of the new season, starring a new cast.

Durban Gen Teasers - September 2022

Dhlomo turns Sne against Phumeza and there's a new superintendent. Who?

New on TV today: Thursday 11 August

Mystery series Holding starts on BritBox and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return to 1Magic.

Die Put 2 Teasers - August 2022

Back! A first look at what to expect when Die Put returns to eExtra once Die Binnekring ends.


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