News Shorts - Scary

SCARY SABC sounds alarm about fake, scam videos with clips of SABC journalists claiming to offer an Elon Musk investment "opportunity". Videos use an AI soundtrack to mimic their voices but the lips don't synch up when you look closely. >>
1 Comment | 15 Nov 2023 11:19
SCARY MTV cancels 2023 European Music Awards scheduled for 5 November because of Israel/Gaza war "out of an abundance of caution for the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans, and partners who travel from all corners of the world to bring the show to life." >>
1 Comment | 20 Oct 2023 10:08
SCARY Did you know? Episode 7 of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix is titled Cassandra after the Greek prophetic character who could see the future but was never believed. Same as Dahmer's traumatised neighbour Grace Cleveland, at the centre of the eps.
Comments | 09 Oct 2023 11:38
SCARY SABC News channel now belongs to MultiChoice after SABC signs exclusivity deal with DStv which states that the satcaster has exclusive TV broadcast rights to it - same as the situation with eNCA. SABC News has been yanked from DTT and will be replaced by a different news channel called SABC Lehae. SABC News remains online on SABC+. For how long? >>
1 Comment | 27 Sep 2023 15:29
SCARY CBS Reality goes inside a women's prison with new series Prison Girls: Life Inside. Where? In Western Massachusetts. Who? Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and sisters who are also gang bangers, murderers, drug smugglers and armed robbers. 200 inmates. When? Premieres Thursday 12 October at these times: 09h35, 13h35 and 21h20.
Comments | 22 Sep 2023 17:01
SCARY SOS (Save Our SABC) and other media monitoring groups respond to the SABC's horrific R1-billion loss for the 2021/2022 financial year. "Being without a Board for 6 months means that during this period, the SABC was without strategic leadership, accounting authority and the highest decision-making body." >>
1 Comment | 20 Jul 2023 14:10
SCARY HISTORY debuts new series about weapons through the ages titled Instruments of Death, just in time for spring. 14 September at 20h15. Death for spring. Yay. NOT. Insane and terrifying when you consider what people have done to each other since the start of time. We still can't watch Saving Private Ryan - stopped when that soldier stabby-stabbied the other soldier while looking him in the eyes.
Comments | 10 Jul 2023 12:15
SCARY An obsessive, paranoid friendship develops between a suburban mother stuck in a rut and her newfound kindred spirit in dark comedy Am I Being Unreasonable? Premise: Is their friendship truly therapeutic? Loads on BritBox 6 July. >>
1 Comment | 19 Jun 2023 17:07
SCARY Telemundo's primetime heads for a re-yawn. Every primetime series will be a repeat once Nurses 4 ends in July. The End of Paradise 1 from 18h00 to 20h00, Law of the Heart 1 at 20h00, Operation Pacific 1 at 21h00 and False Identity 1 from 22h00 to 23h00.
Comments | 15 Jun 2023 10:29
SCARY According to Cape Town TV's Station Manager Karen Thorne, 50 - 70% of viewers who watch free-to-air TV will lose their access if the government goes ahead with the planned analogue switch-off on 31 March 2023. See comments for the channel's full statement >>
1 Comment | 22 Mar 2023 13:58
SCARY Eskom CEO André de Ruyter "released from his position with immediate effect" following his explosive eNCA interview with Annika Larsen in which he claims that an unimaginable R1-billion is being stolen from Eskom monthly. See comments for the interview >>
3 Comments | 23 Feb 2023 10:37
SCARY Snakes come out to play on National Geographic this March in Snake Month. Each Sunday from 11h45 to 20h30 so don't be caught with your trousers down between those times. Starring cast: cobras, rattlesnakes, puff adders and black mambas. Keep a lookout in TVSA's New Shows and Seasons for sightings.
Comments | 21 Feb 2023 11:06
SCARY On Sunday 27 November Carte Blanche investigates the vaping craze amongst teenagers who are becoming addicted to nicotine, lured by flavours like bubble gum, toffee apple and berry blaze; and the image of vaping that's being sold.
Comments | 25 Nov 2022 09:51
SCARY Production begins on Season 4 of HBO's anthology series True Detective, three years after Season 3. It's subtitled Night Country and stars Jodie Foster and pro boxer/actress Kali Reis as detectives who must solve a case of eight people who've disappeared during the endless darkness of winter in Alaska.
1 Comment | 09 Nov 2022 14:42
SCARY Netflix releases first tease of Tim Burton series Wednesday, a spin-off to the Addams family movies that follows their death obsessed daughter Wednesday Addams. Described as: "a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday's years as a student at Nevermore Academy. >>
1 Comment | 13 Jun 2022 17:57
SCARY Twisted teens headline modern remake of period drama Dangerous Liaisons. The innocent Célène falls in love with popular surfer Tristan in her new school, and has no idea that she's the object of a cruel bet between Tristan and Instagram queen Vanessa. Loads on Netflix on 8 July.
1 Comment | 17 May 2022 11:00
SCARY Journalist Max du Preez talks to five journalists and a whistle blower in new kykNET series Waarheid met Max (Truth with Max). He interviews those who've written exposés about corruption, underhanded dealings and mobsters in South Africa, starting with Jacques Pauw and his book The President's Keepers. Premieres Sunday 3 April at 20h00.
1 Comment | 24 Mar 2022 14:44
SCARY Russia Today news channel yanked from DStv on Wednesday 2 March. According to MultiChoice it's because: "Sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union have led to the global distributor of the channel ceasing to provide the broadcast feed to all suppliers, including MultiChoice."
Comments | 03 Mar 2022 09:54
SCARY An intruder broke into SABC's Bloem studios at 04h00 on Sunday (16 January) but didn't steal anything. According to the SABC, he vandalised the building near the studios with graffiti that mentioned a bomb and was shot by a security guard after a confrontation. He was injured in the lower part of their body and admitted to Pelonomi hospital. Hawks investigating.
Comments | 17 Jan 2022 10:28
SCARY Lifetime uncovers the wicked, deadly world of cheerleaders in January 2022 with a weekend movie line-up titled Fear the Cheer. Titles include The Wrong Cheer Captain (15 January), Ruthless Renegade (29 January) and A Secret to Keep (30 January). All at 19h20.
Comments | 02 Nov 2021 16:39
SCARY Crypto con artists make off with $3.38 million after pulling the rug on a Squid Game cryptocurrency scam, using the Netflix show as bait. Investors bought crypto coins but couldn't sell them and the scammers ran off with their cash. Tech website Gizmodo rebukes mainstream media for running hyped-up, uncritical headlines that assisted the scammers in pulling off the con.
1 Comment | 02 Nov 2021 15:26
SCARY M. Night Shyamalan's surreal baby psycho-fest Servant returns to Apple TV+ for Season 3 on 21 January 2022. First teaser in the comments >>
1 Comment | 30 Oct 2021 15:34
SCARY On Sunday 24 October Carte Blanche investigated the suspicious deaths of residents at a care home for disabled people in Cullinan. A 29-year-old resident disappeared in June and his badly injured body was found five kilometres from the home. Other families claim they've lost loved ones under suspicious circumstances too.
Comments | 21 Oct 2021 14:33
SCARY Russell Crowe goes Omarosa on M-Net in upcoming Sunday night movie Unhinged: after a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage. Airs on the final Sunday of the month, 31 October at 20h05.
2 Comments | 30 Sep 2021 15:34
SCARY On Sunday 25 July Carte Blanche tracks the dangers, dreams and disappointments of bodybuilders trying to make it big - all while using black market steroids. Debuts 16 August.
Comments | 22 Jul 2021 10:27
SCARY M-Net premieres true crime docu-series Strangers You Know on Sunday 27 June at 20h00. Features eight episodes covering real life South African cases of people who've been murdered by people they knew, with a focus on gender-based violence and femicide. Cases include Anene Booysen, Gill Packham, Palesa Madiba and Anisha and Joey van Niekerk.
Comments | 07 Jun 2021 16:48
SCARY SANEF has called on Somizi to apologise to the Sunday World and City Press journalists that he cyberbullied after they asked him questions as a right to reply. They've also called on the journalists to lay charges of intimidation against him for the death and rape threats they've received as a result of his actions and for MultiChoice to officially distance itself from his comments.
1 Comment | 19 Jan 2021 15:20
SCARY Star Life to premiere supernatural thriller The Evil Eye once A Perfect Lie ends in November. A sinister witch casts her evil eye on an unsuspecting family and the son Ansh must fight an internal battle between good and evil. Gives new meaning to "Don't look at me funny!" Premieres at 22h00 on Saturday, 28 November.
Comments | 28 Oct 2020 15:15
SCARY The family of Tiger King's Don Lewis, who disappeared in a haze of Carol Baskin, have hired a lawyer to try to get her to testify under oath. They're also offering a reward of $100,000 for information on what happened to him.
Comments | 11 Aug 2020 18:27
SCARY Prepare for the toothiest contestant in the history of any reality TV show. EVER. Click the comments box to meet Connor from Love Island UK Season 6>> (If you dare). Premieres Monday, 3 August at 23h00 on M-Net.
2 Comments | 31 Jul 2020 15:29
SCARY Netflix announces 18 September 2020 as release date for the streamer's new psycho-series Ratched, about cuckoo Nurse Ratched from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Sarah Paulson stars, Ryan Murphy executively produces.
1 Comment | 30 Jul 2020 15:54
SCARY Days of Our Lives star Judi Evans (Adrienne) almost loses her legs after contracting COVID in hospital while recovering from a horse-riding accident.
1 Comment | 10 Jun 2020 16:29
SCARY County Sheriff declares that the will of Carole Baskon's husband Don Lewis was forged after he mysteriously "disappeared". This makes Carole even more of a suspect for his murder.
1 Comment | 03 Jun 2020 11:48
SCARY If the world isn't scary enough for ya, there's a new Video on Demand movie service to frazzle your nervous system. offers local and international horror films at R25 per heart pop.
1 Comment | 22 May 2020 11:29
SCARY A trailer for the Netflix documentary series about convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein who was found dead in his prison cell in August, 2019.
1 Comment | 15 May 2020 10:03
SCARY Netflix releases trailer for new sub-titled Polish thriller The Woods. The foreign language makes it scarier.
1 Comment | 13 May 2020 18:12
SCARY CBS orders Silence of the Lambs spin-off titled Clarice - SHOULD have been called Well, Hello Clarice instead - more evocative. Yip, it's about FBI Agent Clarice Starling, starring Pretty Little Liar Rebecca Breeds (Nicole).
1 Comment | 11 May 2020 13:35
SCARY Apple TV greenlights dark comedy series The Shrink Next Door, based on the true story of a psychiatrist to the stars who takes over the life of one of his patients. Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd to star.
1 Comment | 25 Apr 2020 15:13
SCARY In the near future, people who are near death can be "uploaded" into virtual reality environments. This is the scenario of Amazon Prime Video's new series Upload.
1 Comment | 18 Mar 2020 12:18
SCARY Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus while filming a Baz Luhrmann movie in Australia.
Comments | 12 Mar 2020 10:38
SCARY Production on The Amazing Race shuts down amidst Coronavirus fears. CBS tells Variety it's a "precautionary measure".
Comments | 01 Mar 2020 14:58
SCARY Innocent photography or fodder for paedophiles? This week, Carte Blanche investigates how one self-professed photographer is profiting from taking so-called wrestling photographs of children that have now appeared on adult fetish websites. M-Net, Sunday, 19h00.
Comments | 27 Feb 2020 14:55
SCARY Lifetime exposes the insanity of a real life asylum in the movie Escaping The Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story - about a journalist who feigns mental illness to expose terrible conditions at an asylum and ends up losing her own mind. Stars Christina Ricci and Judith Light. Airs Sunday, 22 March at 19h20.
Comments | 26 Feb 2020 14:57
SCARY Dark vans on dark nights can be a scary proposition, as IDx have discovered with their new series Man with a Van, premiering on Saturday 14 March. The show looks at "the dark cases where a seemingly innocuous man with a van has a far more sinister identity."
Comments | 21 Feb 2020 15:38


New on TV today: Tuesday 5 December

Intervention show Uthanda Bani? debuts on Mzansi Magic as Curiosity documents The Balkans in Flames.

WANTED: Singers for new kykNET game show Oppi Noot

The search is on for session singers, karaoke singers, established singers, any singer who can keep a tune.

New on TV today: Monday 4 December

TLC invites you to Survive the Raft and Couples on the Couch chat up S3.

New on TV today: Sunday 3 December

The Crown Gospel Awards bling up SABC2 and Nat Geo airs the doc Bobi Wine: The People's President.

New on TV today: Saturday 2 December

HISTORY documents Footprints of Civilization and Jackie Malton: A Life in Crime begins on ID.

Soapie Digest - December 2023

A Krismas box of all the teasers on TVSA in case you've missed your faves.

New on TV today: Friday 1 December

A new season of The Zoo starts on Real Time and three My Family Xmas Specials drop on BritBox.

Come Dine With Me South Africa 9: Episode 3 recipes

Two cheesecake recipes, cookie dough ice cream, oxtail and tuna steaks. A cookbook by Carolyn, Sakhile, DJ Njabs and Dave. (Includes who won.)

Naagin 6 Teasers - December 2023

Raghu is afraid... scared that Prathana will take his second daughter from him.

Isitha: The Enemy Teasers - December 2023

Chaos before Christmas when Rebs sparks a protest that explodes into the looting of Sokhulu businesses.


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