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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
COOL SABC1 coming-of-age boxing drama JAB now available on Netflix.
1 Comment | 28 Aug 2020 11:31
COOL New five-part SA rugby documentary Chasing the Sun to premiere on M-Net on Sunday, 27 September at 18h00. It follows the story of the team's journey to victory at the 2019 World Cup.
1 Comment | 19 Aug 2020 14:55
COOL Encounters Film Festival to take place online between 20 and 30 August, free of charge on a donation basis. Festival line-up and booking info. on their website: www.encounters.co.za
Comments | 17 Aug 2020 13:31
COOL Back! Survivor creator Mark Burnett reboots hard-core, foot breaking soul tester Eco-Challenge with 66 teams racing in Fiji, hosted by the Bear (Grylls). Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Comments | 17 Aug 2020 12:39
COOL Did you know? If you tap the title tab of these TV News Shorts e.g. Castings, Show News, Cool etc (on the left<<) you can see all the headlines in the category across time.
Comments | 17 Aug 2020 11:55
COOL Actor Jim Belushi lands new reality show on Discovery Channel about his legal cannabis farm in Oregon. Series title: Growing Belushi. South African broadcast unconfirmed but hopefully.
Comments | 01 Aug 2020 13:10
COOL South African celebrity chef Zola Nene (Expresso) to headline the premiere episode of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted 2, filmed in KZN. Zola shares Zulu culinary techniques with Gordon. Premieres on National Geographic on Wednesday, 26 August at 21h00.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 15:33
COOL Family Feud SA goes international in August when it loads on Netflix on Friday, 14 August 2020.
2 Comments | 28 Jul 2020 10:51
COOL Apple gives a series order to South African author Lauren Beukes for her book Shining Girls. Starring: Elisabeth Moss, who also produces along with Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way Productions.
Comments | 24 Jul 2020 16:33
COOL SABC3 to debut a new concept series provisionally titled Insider SA (name might change). It takes viewers through South Africa’s neighbourhoods, meeting the "makers and shakers" who breathe life into their community... insiders who live, work and create in each place. Premiere date: Tuesday, 4 August at 19h30.
Comments | 25 Jun 2020 16:39
COOL Season 5 of Billions to premiere on M-Net on Tuesday, 9 June at 22h00, followed by the eighth and final season of Homeland on Thursday, 11 June at 21h00.
Comments | 28 May 2020 11:30
COOL Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk (who started his career as a writer) launches his own production company Cal-Gold Pictures. Signs a first-look deal with Sony Pictures TV.
Comments | 16 Apr 2020 13:54
COOL Daily exercise classes now available on Superport Blitz (Channel 200), starring Virgin Active instructors. Classes air at 08h00 and 17h00 daily (from 16 April). They cater to any level of fitness apparently, by adjusting each movement. Also available on Catch-Up.
Comments | 15 Apr 2020 16:24
COOL New Jerry Seinfeld comedy special 23 Hours to Kill premieres globally on Netflix on Tuesday, 5 May 2020.
Comments | 14 Apr 2020 10:54
COOL DJ's pH and Shimza host virtual Lockdown parties on Channel O on Fridays and Saturdays at 18h00. They spin the decks until midnight with DJ pals as guests e.g Zinhle, Maphorisa and Fresh. Party tag: #LockdownHouseParty
Comments | 29 Mar 2020 13:48
COOL Showtime releases fifth trailer for Billions 5, complete with sound effect subtitles and a carniverous monster moment - from both Ax and Wendy.
2 Comments | 23 Mar 2020 15:28
COOL The Affair's Maura Tierney (Helen) signed to Showtime's new series Rust - about the rusty, shattered American dream of characters out of a Tennessee Williams/Sam Shepard play.
1 Comment | 06 Mar 2020 16:22
COOL Township boxing flik Knuckle City - co-produced by Mzansi Magic Movies - opens at cinemas this Friday, 28 February 2020.
1 Comment | 28 Feb 2020 17:30
COOL The Child is Here. Disney's released a plush toy of the cutest kid in the world, the mysterious Child on The Mandalorian. Tap the comments box for pics...
3 Comments | 24 Feb 2020 09:55
COOL Springfield comes to life in new Simpsons theme park.
Comments | 16 May 2015 18:03
COOL A thorough listing of recently cancelled and renewed shows across US networks.
Comments | 12 May 2015 14:46
COOL The Strain returns. A trailer.
Comments | 06 May 2015 15:47
COOL Good Wife star Josh Charles (Will) joins Masters of Sex as a businessman who wants to turn sex into a perfume.
Comments | 06 May 2015 15:40
COOL Meet Khaleesi's body double on Game of Thrones.
Comments | 23 Apr 2015 14:18
COOL Behind the scenes pics from Game of Thrones - Seasons 1 - 4.
Comments | 23 Apr 2015 14:08
COOL American TV stations look to drones for future newsgathering.
Comments | 15 Apr 2015 12:23
COOL Inside the real home used on Empire.
Comments | 15 Apr 2015 12:18
COOL Masi Oka to reprise role as Hiro Nakamura on Heroes revival miniseries Heroes Reborn.
Comments | 30 Mar 2015 14:14
COOL Vinnie Chase, Ari Gold and the boys are back in the Entourage movie. See the trailer. (Releases in June).
Comments | 25 Mar 2015 12:24

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