Drop it like it’s not hot

Noth­ing is more an­noy­ing than see­ing your fave show get­ting yanked from the line-up.

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Hi tv­plus. Wasn’t Ar­row sup­posed to start al­ready on SABC3? – LIZETTE SMIT, STRAND

Ar­row was due to start on Tues­day 5 May at 19:30, but now the chan­nel has back­tracked on their de­ci­sion. We’re told by re­li­able sources at SABC3 that the chan­nel only re­alised at a late stage that the se­ries’s 16 age re­stric­tion won’t fit the 19:30 times­lot. “The show is in the wa­ter­shed slot, fam­ily view­ing time, which ends at 20:00,” an in­sider tells us. It’s only af­ter 20:00 that shows with age re­stric­tions of 16 and higher can be aired.

And SABC3 isn’t the only chan­nel fac­ing this prob­lem. M-Net Edge tells us that they had to pull the sec­ond-half of Out­lander’s first sea­son due to ma­ture con­tent. The se­ries was set to re­turn to lo­cal screens on Fri­day 7 May. Out­lander will now be re­placed with the sec­ond sea­son of Reign. At print, SABC3 could not con­firm what show will be air­ing in Ar­row’s place.

Free TV’s miss­ing out on Stephen Amell and

his pals in Ar­row.

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