Its a wrap for Rhythm City the show will air its last episode in July 2020. First it was Isidingo on SABC 3 now Rhythm City, fans of the hit telenovela will be sad to find out that the show is being canceled. It has graced our screens for 13years and yes we have had our problems with the storyline and actors but we loved them either way but its seems the shows journey will come to an end on the 16th of July 2021 at 7:00pm.
We are still confused over the networks move to cancel the show because it is one of the top 10 most watched soapies in Mzansi and its brought in a gross of almost 5.2million this year, so why are they shutting the show down. Apparently it is a strategic move that etv is currently exploring one of which includes looking at a soapies and shows life cycle on the big screen.
However the Managing Director of the network did not give much insight as to why they had chosen Rhythm City in particular but expressed his deepest and most sincerest gratitude to the soapies cast members and the production team of Quizzical Pictures’ he said
“e.tv continues to look forward to fulfilling its mandate of producing exceptional and relevant local content, and the production has successfully achieved its part of the obligation throughout the past 13 years. Rhythm City has secured its place in e.tv’s history books, and a legacy mark has been made. We want to extend our gratitude to the entire production staff, crew, and cast for their incomparable craft.
e.tv would like to unequivocally thank the show’s production team Quizzical Pictures, for their unwavering dedication and passion that has gone into the hard work of producing the multi-award-winning drama.”
“I’m starting to think Telenovelas and Soaps are considered expensive by broadcasters. Why pay writers, actors, make up, catering and a whole lot when you can hire just jub jub and a few camera guys? And get the same ratings”?
“Rhythm city was doing well. The stories were getting better. What’s the reason for this”?
“Netflix and other streaming services are thriving though. We should embrace this change and ride this wave before it’s too late”.
“David Genaro died with it..after that they forced that boring guy Khulekani down our throats. It’s a pitty people will lose their jobs”.
“This so so sad Why can’t they remove Durban gen. Rhythm city is the only multilingual show on the channel”.
“1st Isidingo and now this?? Its clear that The format of Traditional soapies has fallen out of favour with the viewers… people now prefer Telenovelas which also shoots on location … and only lasts for a few seasons”.
We will be sad to see our favorite actors and actress who have graced our screens for so long go but thats just the cycle of life we hope they find new opportunities during these trying times.