We've seen it in shows such as Supergirl and The Flash, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, CSI, The Queen and The River.
Now we get to see the fun of crossover episodes when Skeem Saam meets 7de Laan this week.
The SABC 2 soapie 7de Laan will broadcast three special episodes featuring two characters from Skeem Saam, Patrick Seleka known as "Kat" and Clement Maosa known as "Kwaito”.
It's fun times in 7de Laan as Kat and Kwaito visit the affluent restaurant in Hillside as part of a production shoot. The 7de Laan characters, Ivy and Blyde played by Nazli George and Blyde Smit, both vie for the director’s attention to be extras.
It was exciting working on the crossover, the actors say.
“It was a wonderful experience working with Clement and Patrick, they are professional in every sense," Nazli say.
“In my 30-year career span in the arts, I find it a refreshing approach for soapies such as ours to allow actors to transition as such. I wouldn’t mind seeing it more frequently,” Nazli adds.
“Working on the 7de Laan set was quite an experience. The actors were welcoming and the crew was also cool. They made me feel free and that helped me to adapt which made me relax," Patrick says.
"It was also amazing to see the actors who used to be on set now being the director. It also showed me that one doesn't need to limit themselves. You can become whatever you want to be other than being just an actor. Combining shows is a great idea as this helps the viewers understand that shows can work together to create a bigger picture or world so to say. I really enjoyed working with the team and I’d appreciate it if I got the opportunity again.”
The cross over episodes will broadcast on 20, 21 and 26 April, 6pm on SABC 2.