Fans rejoice as ‘Scandal!’ set to air seven episodes a week

Mapaseka Koetle as Dintle Nyathi in ‘Scandal!’. Picture: Instagram.

Mapaseka Koetle as Dintle Nyathi in ‘Scandal!’. Picture: Instagram.

Published Jul 11, 2024


In a groundbreaking move, has decided to broadcast its flagship soap, “Scandal!”, the entire week.

The telenovela, which has been on air since January 2005 and has kept viewers on the edge of their seats, will air episodes on weekends, starting from July 13.

For nearly two decades, the series has captivated audiences with its compelling storytelling and iconic characters, which has, over the years, included award-winning actors such as Jerry Mofokeng, Natasha Sutherland, Kgomotso Christopher, Bongile Mantsai, Joyce Skefu and Sello Maake KaNcube.

The channel promises that viewers can expect even more with the addition of weekend episodes.

Here are some of the exciting new storylines set to unfold:

Paternity and pregnancy drama: Tension escalate as Taps, Mdala and Tlhogi face unexpected twists in their journey to uncover the truth behind paternity test results.

Peer pressure: Tibi finds himself torn between aspirations and financial realities when he joins the Bulldogs. Neo’s well-intentioned efforts lead to unforeseen consequences.

Trouble in paradise: Nhlamulo plans a romantic honeymoon for Vuvu to unwind only to encounter unexpected challenges that threaten to derail their plans.

Family dynamics and secrets revealed: Emotions run high as Tlhogi receives a mysterious threat regarding the paternity test results, amid touching moments with Mdala during a pivotal ultrasound.

Personal growth and challenges: Dintle’s quest for truth takes a dangerous turn as she uncovers a shocking revelation about a new character, placing her in a precarious position that tests her resolve and credibility.

The channel says the expansion of the telenovela promises viewers even more intense drama, complex relationships and unexpected plot twists.

“Audiences can expect each episode to deliver suspense and intrigue, keeping them engaged and on the edge of their seats every single night.”

Fans of the soapie rejoiced over the news on social media.

This included @thato_maboea, who commented on X: “What a time to be alive🙌❤️ Siyabonga Scandal, now we will have something to look forward to ka di weekends. No more waiting for Mondays to see more drama and scandals unfold.”

Another fan wrote: “Came at the right time!!! Thlogi’s pregnancy will stress me I know😩…can’t be wait for TWO days!! I wanna be watching it every day!👏🙌❤️.”

“Well done @etvscandal you have won our hearts and made our weekends bearable,” wrote @jessie_not_jessica.

∎“Scandal!” will air on (DStv channel 194) from Monday to Sunday at 7.30pm, starting from this weekend.