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Killing Eve To Premiere With Facebook Watch Party This Week

When the award winning spy-thriller series Killing Eve premieres in South Africa this Wednesday, 6 May, viewers will not only be able to watch it on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131) at 20:45 CAT, but also, in a first for Fox Africa, on Facebook earlier in the evening. At 19:00 CAT, Fox Africa’s official Facebook channel, in conjunction with TV Plus, will be hosting an exclusive watch party for audiences to enjoy the season premiere of Killing Eve, giving South African audiences more opportunity to enjoy the start of this highly anticipated series. TV Plus’s editors and TV experts will be on hand during the watch party to offer exclusive insights, tidbits and commentary as viewers are taken through the internationally acclaimed spy thriller.

Killing Eve stars Golden Globe®, SAG® and Critics’ Choice Award winner Sandra Oh, well known for her leading role in Grey’s Anatomy, and Emmy® and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer. Nominated for the Best Drama Television series at the Golden Globe® Awards two years in a row, the broadcast of season one will lead directly into the second and third seasons of this gripping production.

Based on the novels by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve centers on two distinctly different women. Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.

Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. This series, which combines brutal mischief making and pathos, is filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.

How to tune in:
Facebook: @FoxTVAfrica
DSTV: Channel 125
StarSat: 131 on DTH, 70 on DTT (215 on DTT in Uganda

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Killing Eve To Premiere On Fox This May

The award winning spy-thriller series Killing Eve will premiere on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131), for the first time in South Africa, on Wednesdays at 20:45 CAT from 6 May. Killing Eve stars Golden Globe®, SAG® and Critics’ Choice Award winner Sandra Oh, well known for her leading role in Grey’s Anatomy, and Emmy® and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer. Nominated for the Best Drama Television series at the Golden Globe® Awards two years in a row, the broadcast of season one will lead directly into the second and third seasons of this gripping production.

Based on the novels by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve centers on two distinctly different women. Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.

Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. This series, which combines brutal mischief making and pathos, is filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.

Killing Eve has a strong team behind and in front of camera, including Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris Executive Producing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Lead Writer and Executive Producer, and Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer leading the cast, which was key to the team as Woodward Gentle explains: “It’s incredibly important to us that there are strong women involved both in front and behind the camera, there is a very small proportion of women for shows which have got action in them, so to have this really seen through the point of view of two women was very important.”

This fast-paced series is a character study on two lives, two women and their circumstances, their homes, their wants, their fears and what keeps them from ending it all. It’s just that one happens to be an assassin and the other a spy. “If I’ve done my job right, the audience should feel equally chilled as they are excited by the determination of these woman, their journeys and how drawn they are to one another” explains writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

“Killing Eve combines everything that makes a spy thriller great, with exquisitely crafted plot lines, witty villains, fascinating lead characters, unending intrigue, fast-paced movement, and surprises at every turn. Fox continues to identify and secure bold and premium, previously unseen programming for local viewers. Given that South African audiences have not had the opportunity to watch this riveting series before, we can’t wait to broadcast seasons one, two and three directly after one another so that they can enjoy all of the action of this acclaimed series back to back” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

How to tune in:
DSTV: Channel 125
StarSat: 131 on DTH, 70 on DTT (215 on DTT in Uganda)

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New Seasons Of The Simpsons And America’s Funniest Home Videos Premiere On Fox

Laugh-a-minute family viewing coming to Fox this April

New seasons of both The Simpsons and America’s Funniest Home Videos will premiere on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131) this April. Perfect for family viewing, audiences are in for non-stop laughter and hilarious moments on weekday afternoons with both of these award-winning series, guaranteed to tickle the funny bone.

The longest running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons season twenty-seven will premiere two episodes per weekday, from 6 April at 16:10 and 16:35 CAT. Continuing to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything, The Simpsons has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and its family members – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Maggie – are television icons.

Recently marking its 600th episode, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and, to date, has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine and was dubbed the “Best TV Show Ever” by Vulture in 2016.

This season of The Simpsons sees the family adventures continue as Homer and Marge have a trial separation and Homer begins dating a 20-something (guest voice Lena Dunham) in the season premiere. In subsequent episodes, Selma (Kavner) and Patty (Kavner) agree to quit smoking; Homer loses $5,000 in a poker game and loans Lisa out to repay the debt; and the Simpsons’ home gets robbed. Also, in the “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” episode, Sideshow Bob (guest voice Kelsey Grammer) finally kills Bart; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart and Milhouse (Pamela Hayden) get super-powers from radiation. Additional guest voices this season include Kristen Bell, Nick Kroll, Edward James Olmos, comedian Blake Anderson, magician David Copperfield and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.

The laughs don’t stop there though as one of television’s most iconic viewer-generated productions, America’s Funniest Home Videos, will premiere on weekdays at 17:25 from 20 April. Now hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, this hilarious series has had people in stitches since 1989 and is one of the longest running non-scripted shows in the world. With over 800 episodes having been compiled to date, America’s Funniest Home Videos features home-made videos sent in by viewers. From practical jokes and home improvement plans gone awry, to animal mishaps and just flat-out strange behavior, this hilarious show pulls out all the stops to present everyday people caught on tape in their most embarrassing moments!

“Both The Simpsons and America’s Funniest Home Videos remain timeless in their ability to entertain and we are confident that these two audience favourites back-to-back, for the first time on FOX, will soon become something families can look forward to everyday” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS – Actor and “Dancing with the Stars” Season 19 Champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, is the new host of ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

DSTV: Channel 125
StarSat: 131 on DTH, 70 on DTT (215 on DTT in Uganda)

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Fox Africa Highlights – April 2020

CATCH UPS

EASTER WEEKEND 8-8 CAMPAIGN

BLUE BLOODS S7
Friday 10 April – Saturday 11 April, from 8:00

Frank is put in a difficult position as he pressured to back an investigation into police brutality.

HAWAII FIVE-O S8 CATCH UP
Sunday 12 – Monday 13 April, from 8:00

An elite federalized task force sets out on a mission to wipe out the crime on the sun-drenched beaches of islands of Hawaii.

FREEDOM DAY 8-8 CAMPAIGN

NUMBERS S6 CATCH UP
Monday 27 April, from 8:00

An FBI agent recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles.

CONTINUING SHOWS

EMPIRES S6B
Thursdays at 20:45. From 7 February (ends 27 March)

Repeats on Saturdays at 21:00, Sundays at 22:00, Tuesdays at 23:00

A powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and often dangerous world of hip-hop music, the show revolves around the Lyons and their media company, Empire Entertainment.

THE WALKING DEAD S10B
Mondays at 20:45, from 24 February, (ends 13 April)
[Simulcast Mondays at 03:00]

The Whisperer War looks to be reaching boiling point, but a small wait came first. Tune in to find out what’s coming next!

THE RESIDENT S3
Tuesdays at 20:45. From 21 January (Ends 23 June)

In season 3, Red Rock Mountain Medical has taken over, inserting its own doctors – including new neurosurgeon Dr Barrett Cain (Morris Chestnut – Rosewood) – and nurses into the well-oiled machine that was once Chastain Memorial Hospital, and causing the doctors to fight harder than ever against the corrupting influence of money in healthcare. The hospital is being run like a profit-hungry corporation – reaping huge financial gains, while risking the lives of its patients.

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FOX Activations At Comic Con Africa 2019

FOX fans can look forward to the following activations at Comic Con Africa 2019:

The Walking Dead

Fans of The Walking Dead are invited to look through a peep hole to watch exclusive content from the post-apocalyptic The Walking Dead series, if you dare. Limited edition airbrush tattoos will be given away to participants.

This activation is brought to you by FOX and Showmax.

The Walking Dead S10 premieres on FOX, DSTV 125, Mondays at 03:00 (simulcast with the USA) and at 20:45 CAT, from 7 October 2019. Seasons 1 – 9 can now be binged on Showmax while you prepare for the Whisperers to return.

American Dad and Family Guy

Ever dreamed of being the voice of Roger, Stan or Steve in American Dad, or Stewie, Peter or Meg in Family Guy? Look out for the American Dad and Family Guy sound booths where fans can listen to scripts for scenes in this show. Dub a character with your voice and get a link to share the clip with your recording on social media.

AMERICAN DAD: Join the Smith family for the "In Country…Club" season premiere episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, Sept 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. AMERICAN DAD ™ and © 2009 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

American Dad broadcasts Monday – Friday 16:10 CAT on FOX.
Family Guy broadcasts broadcasts Monday – Friday 17:00 CAT on FOX.

FAMILY GUY: The Griffin Family: (L-R) Brian, Lois, Stewie, Peter, Meg and Chris in FAMILY GUY part of Sunday’s ANIMATION DOMINATION on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2010 TTCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

War of the Worlds

In the passage between the gaming hall and the main hall, fans of the Orson Wells classic will experience the look and feel of the new series indicating what to expect from this much anticipated, upcoming production.

War of the Worlds premieres soon on FOX, starring Elizabeth McGovern, Gabriel Byrne and Lea Drucker.

Comic Con Africa takes place from 21 – 24 September 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng.