Mzansi Magic To Cut Mediocre Shows
Between The Throne, Papa Penny Ahe and The Herd, one or more of these shows are hanging by a thread after Mzansi Magic signaled its plans to axe mediocre television shows.
This follows news that Isibayi has been chopped off the television channel this week.
Against this backdrop, uncertainty is hovering for most shows on this channel which have not been doing well for long — even worse than Isibaya.
Fans were heartbroken on Monday when it was reported that Isibaya was coming to an end after7 years running on the channel. Mzansi Magic reportedly did not renew their contracts for next season.
Mzansi Magic came through with clarity on the issue surrounding Isibaya canning early this week saying that it will take a bit of time for the show to actually get its fate.
And an announcement was going to be made in due course.
Zoom South Africa was made to believe that many shows running on Mzansi Magic currently and those that were set to renew for next seasons may also face the same fate.
Speaking on the issue, Nomsa Philiso Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net suggested that the review for cancellation was not only exclusive to Isibaya.
“Every year before we recommission the great shows that are broadcast on Mzansi Magic, we conduct a review of all shows, using a variety of metrics as standard practice in the industry, to ensure the decision to renew contracts is well informed.
The review is not exclusive to Isibaya, and an announcement will be made in due course” she said in a statement.
This translates that most poorly performing shows, the likes of The Fergusons’ The Throne, The Herd, Papa Penny Ahe, iGazi, iNgoma, ‘Number Number, Real Housewives Of Johannesburg and many more’s lives are hanging on a thread and maybe cancelled from the channel in any time.
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