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FAQs: The Queen and Lingashoni

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04 March 2022
We answers your questions about why Mzansi Magic’s The Queen and 1Magic’s Lingashoni are going to be cancelled.
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FAQs: The Queen and Lingashoni

Is it true that The Queen and Lingashoni are coming to an end?

Yes, M-Net Local Entertainment Channels have announced Mzansi Magic’s The Queen and 1Magic’s Lingashoni, final seasons are ending in 2023.

When will the last episodes of each telenovela be flighted?  

The Queen finale will be aired on Friday 13 January 2023 at 21h00 on Mzansi Magic. Lingashoni’s finale will be aired on 16 March 2023 at 21h30 on 1Magic. 

What will replace both shows once they’re no longer airing?

The M-Net Local Entertainment Channels are dedicated to bringing viewers the freshest local content and will continue to uphold this commitment. 2023 programming is currently under review and new content will be announced in due course.

Why are the shows being cancelled? Is it true that they are being canned because of poor ratings?

M-Net conducts ongoing viewership and landscape reviews to ensure channels remain competitive and attune to changing consumer viewership preferences.

What will happen to the cast and crew when the production ends? Will they all lose their jobs?

M-Net has consulted with both production houses and producers will be managing the impact on cast and crew leading up to 2023.

Will the shows still be available to watch even after they end?

The productions will be on air until January (The Queen) and March (Lingashoni) 2023 and will be available on the DStv Catch Up and Showmax content libraries post their finale episodes.

Should we brace ourselves for more of our favourite local shows ending?

M-Net is committed to delivering best in class channels to viewers and we are constantly guided by viewership and landscape reviews to ensure channel programming is aligned to viewer and subscriber preferences. The M-Net Local Entertainment Channels will maintain their investment in delighting audiences with authentic Mzansi content.

Will you continue to give us more local content in future?

As Africa’s most loved storyteller, the M-Net Local Entertainment Channels are dedicated to bringing viewers the freshest local content and will continue to uphold this commitment. Mzansi audiences can rest assured that the channels will continue to invest in fresh local content to keep them entertained.