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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 9 September 2015.


Ariana Grande wants The Wendy Williams Show to be cancelled.
Oh dear. So trash. The dearly delusional Ariana Grande wants Wendy Williams on BET (DStv 129) to end. As if that will happen. The talker will be back on 14 September for its new season.

Gay the Force be with you.
Star Wars soldier comes out.

Richard E. Grant joins Game of Thrones ...
for a mysterious, unnamed role in the 6th season which will be on M-Net (DStv 101).

Nickelodeon (DStv 305) might put all of its 90s cartoons in one movie.
As part of a "massive, live-action animated crossover film" with all of the 1990s Nickelodeon cartoon characters.

Behind the scenes of the second season of Empire
before it starts on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) on 24 September at 21:00.

Why your DStv and StarSat subscription is to high.
Vox explains the collection of big-ticket channels and the channels of rerun old content that's basically free - and how the aggregate actually means the individual pay-TV subscribers pays less than what you would if you pay for individual channels only.

eNCA (DStv 403) reporter Yusuf Omar doesn't have an interview...
... but is going to New York anyway to try and get an interview with Trevor Noah for the start of The Daily Show on Comedy Central (DStv 122). And want viewers' help.

A petition to have subtitles on South African programming.
The 1,4 million deaf and hard of hearing people in South Africa demands that the SABC, SABC News, eNCA, M-Net, DStv and Carte Blanche add closed captioning (cc) and subtitles to their programming at all times, everyday. It's existed and been available for years in America and South African television is decades behind.

A camerawoman in Hungary caught kicking refugee children!
The disgusting animal from N1TV has a name: Petra László. The trash is filmed kicking two children and tripping a dad who falls while he is carrying his child. The despicable human has been dismissed by N1TV for "unacceptable behaviour".

A late April set visit to Downton Abbey just typed up now for the final 6th season.
Interesting nuggets from behind-the-scenes of the show which will be back on BBC First (DStv 119).

The Walking Dead on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) has to deal with drones on set looking for spoilers.
"It's a compliment," says the show.

BBC looking to win over Game of Thrones viewers with new drama The Last Kingdom.
Downton Abbey creators are working on the new show for BBC - a gritty historical drama featuring massacre, beheading, crucifixion, sexual humiliation and chronicling the birth of England as overwhelmed Anglo-Saxon kings fight against big Danes.