The worldwide popular police procedural is back from Monday, 27th Jan.
The new season opens with an investigation that's as close to home as they come. On the first episode NCIS' own Tony (Michael Weatherly) gets shot!
Don't worry, he survives - but he has no recollection of what's happened. Can he overcome that fairly significant obstacle to help Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Dr. Cranston piece together what happened to him?
Taking place over the course of several months, this unusual season opener includes farewells to some familiar faces, but also the addition of new recurring characters to the NCIS fold.
NCIS Series 9, Universal Channel, DStv Channel 117, 8pm
Sony Entertainment Television (DStv channel 127) has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the brand new talk programme "The Arsenio Hall Show" due to premieré on Monday 18 November at 7pm.
Hosted by comedian and actor Arsenio Hall, The show will feature a mix of comedy, music and celebrity guests, bringing a fresh new perspective to the talk show scene. The show runs Monday to Fridays.
An Emmy Award-winner, the original "The Arsenio Hall Show" broke ground with iconic moments like Bill Clinton playing his saxophone, Michael Jackson's guest appearance with Eddie Murphy and Mariah Carey's television debuts. It ran from 1989 to 1994, introducing "woof, woof" and the "Dog Pound" into the pop culture conscious. A new generation discovered Arsenio when he appeared and won the fifth edition of "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012.
Arsenio began his career in stand-up comedy, and soon caught the eye of television executives who tapped him for guest appearances on shows such as "Solid Gold" and "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," which led to his hosting Fox's "The Late Show" in 1997. In addition to his stand-up and hosting work, Arsenio established a career as an actor in movies such as "Coming to America" and TV shows such as the drama series "Martial Law".
The talk show will feature guests Chris Tucker (premieré night), Ice Cube (19th Nov.), Magic Johnson (20th Nov.), Mark Harmon, Lisa Kudrow, Ice Cube, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, George Lopez and Angela Bassett during the show's first week on air. Musical guests include Nas (20th Nov), Mac Miller, Earth, Wind & Fire and Emblem3, in addition to surprise guests set to pop in during premiere week.
The show's repeats are at 12:15 & 21:50.
There is one thing that Mzansi freshest people love doing at the end of the weekend on Sunday, and that is to Chill out.
That is exactly what a number of Mzansi Soul artists, actors, the media and special guests did when they came together at the exquisite House Higgo boutique guest house in Northcliff on Sunday, 10th Nov.. Just two blocks from Beyers Naude lane (and Mountainview Street), the venue is one of hidden gems in the busy city of Jozi with spectacular views of Cresta, Sandton, Randburg and surrounding suburbs from the side.
A six sleeper and a presidential suite, the 4star guest house "used mainly for events (weddings, functions, business centre and overnight stay)" was a perfect setting for the show that "is an extension of live amp", and will provide talented young musicians with a platform to share their soul music journeys. With picnic baskets freely handed out, plenty of food on offer, drinks flowing, music by Vusi Nova and Moneoa on the lawns of this immaculate venue, attendees were then introduced to the presenters of the show Kedebone Mkhabela (pictured right) and a newest discovery, Kay Sibiya (right). "Chillas" kicks off on 17 November, at 1pm.
"Sunday Chillas" will offer viewers an opportunity to get to know this crop of young musicians - what their method of success is, who they look up to and who they are off camera. The show "is not a talk show about soul celebrities, it's a soul music show that features soul celebrities".
SABC1 Portfolio Marketing Manager: Entertainment Dichaba Phalatse comments, "The show aims to reflect and accentuate the Sunday mood using soul music, and South African soul artists themselves. Our viewers can expect to see artist such as The Muffinz, The Soil, Kabomo, Zonke & many more who will be interviewed on the show. Sundays will never be the same again, because our viewers will now unwind, relax and enjoy a different television experience on Sundays."
Sunday Chillas is an inspirational and insightful show about soul musicians who have broken the limits of the music industry and set their own trends. Artists already shot include Afrotraction, Zonke, The Soil, Maleh, Moneoa, Joel Zuma, Malik, MXO, The Muffinz, Kabomo and Lilly Million.
The show reveals their B-side: Who they are in private. The difficulties they face in their lives and how they use these challenges to create their music. Sunday Chillas is a 48 minute show composed of guest interview, 6 music videos and 3 inserts.
There are three inserts in an Episode: My Hood shows where an artist grew up - their 'Kasi' or 'hood' and how their surrounding influenced their music career. The Breakthrough section profiles young up-and-coming artist/group making the right moves in the industry.
Behind the scenes is "A realist view of the world and business of music", like a behind the scenes of a music video shoots, a concert, a big interview etc and a look at the business world supporting the music industry.
Sunday Chillas is composed of music videos, inserts, soul stars music news and interviews and a fans perspective of the guest. The show will provide guests with a laid-back relaxed atmosphere in which interviews will be conducted.
"I'm the most blessed person under the sun," says Kede Mkhabela, "I get to co-host a show and experience music both of which are my first loves. We are getting to tell more Mzansi stories and connect with fans and viewers alike."
The music show will be presented in 60% IsiZulu, 15% English, IsiXhosa 20% and Sesotho to provide for a wider crossover appeal.