Two brand new sitcoms on SABC1


SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho has commissioned 2 brand new home-grown sitcoms in the 19h30 timeslot to provide a timely boost to the channel’s weekday prime time schedule.

Starting on Monday, 07 August 2017 at 19h30 viewers can look forward to a good dose of humour from a brand new local sitcom series called, Rented Family S1, starring popular funny-man Trevor Gumbi. The lead cast includes, Linda Sebezo, Samkhe Mahoba and Gabriel Mini amongst others. The comedy series is produced for SABC 1 by Robbie Thorpe of Ochre Media and tells a story of Muzi (Gabriel Mini) a self-made township entrepreneur who has his fingers in so many pies. He owns taxis, a Chisa Nyama and the biggest house on the street. His family is made of his wayward son Mzwa (Nkanyiso Shezi), his broke half-brother Zach (Trevor Gumbi) together with his teenage model-C daughter Zanele (Samkhe Makhoba). To complicate matters further, a third parent is added in the mix, Lwazi (Swankie Mafoko) and her child Gates (Siyabonga Mabuza). Together they all form a far-from-ordinary family of outcasts who at first cannot stand each other, but soon come to depend and care for one another.

Thuli Nothulani S1, starting on Wednesday 09 August at 19h30, is a local sitcom about twin siblings who are forced to share a living space after one of them runs into a bout of bad luck. Playboy bachelor, Thulani, is forced to take in his twin sister Thuli and her daughter Mbali after her marriage breaks down. So he agrees to let them stay for a couple of days… or so he thinks. The sitcom’s lead cast includes Wright Ngubeni (Thulani), Tango Ncetezo (Thuli), Slindokuhle Pride Tshabalala (Mbali) and Mthunzi Ntoyi (Zuko).  Thuli Nothulani is produced for SABC 1 by Katleho Ramaphakela of Burnt Onion Productions.

Tune in to SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho this Spring, every Monday and Wednesday at 19h30, for a healthy dollop of authentic home-grown comedy.


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