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How can a chan­nel just move shows around like Top Billing on SABC3? First it went from Satur­day to Sun­day, now the time has changed on Sun­day too – Colleen via Face­book SABC3 has re­vamped its line-up un­til mid De­cem­ber with live T20 cricket cov­er­age. That’s pushed a lot of shows out of sync, but it’s much eas­ier to shift re­al­ity and life­style pro­duc­tions like Top Billing (1996-cur­rent) the sched­ule be­cause it’s not time sen­si­tive, nor does it have a spe­cific sto­ry­line to fol­low. View­ers wouldn’t know the dif­fer­ence between episode 4 and 5 since it’s con­ti­nu­ity-ori­en­tated and does not fol­low a time­line. As for how the chan­nel chooses when to slot Jean­nie D and her co-stars into its new line-up spot, that is a mat­ter of where it will fit length-wise, as well as con­tent­wise. Be­cause Top Billing is all about life­styles, there is no need to cen­sor con­tent, so it’s eas­ier to shift with­out re­ceiv­ing com­plaints from view­ers for air­ing gra­tu­itous vi­o­lence or scenes with an age re­stric­tion. Once the cricket is done, view­ing will re­turn to its reg­u­lar line-up.

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Jade Hub­ner and her Top Billing co-hosts have been shifted on the sched­ule.

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