- Rhythm City on e.tv has been cancelled.
- The finale episode of the daily drama will air on 16 July 2021.
- Another local drama will replace the show.
e.tv has announced that its long-running daily drama Rhythm City will be coming to an end. The final episode will air on 16 July 2021 at 19:00 on e.tv (DStv 194).
The show captivated viewer for over a decade as it took South African's on the journey of authentic storytelling while simultaneously launching the careers of many unknown faces and some now famously talented musicians.
The series consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most-watched soaps in the country and peaked at almost 5.2 million viewers this year.
The decision to decommission Rhythm City is part of a business strategy, which includes reviewing a show's on-air life cycle reads the official statement from the channel.
"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," said Marlon Davids, Managing Director at e.tv.
The next few months of the show will have a strong focus on finalising prominent plot lines, some of which, like the introduction of Suffocates long lost adoptive son Pule, will take fan favourites back into time, to when it all started.
Another local drama will replace Rhythm City.
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht