Rhythm City Comes To An End. After 13 years, on air, the popular e.tv drama is getting canned. The channel announced on Friday that they are ending the long-running production. Rhythm City, will sadly air its last episode on 16 July 2021.
#RhythmCity on ETV has been cancelled.The finale episode of the daily drama will air on 16 July 2021. Another local drama will replace the show.
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This year alone, Rhythm City has managed to cast some of the biggest name in the entertainment industry. The likes of Zamani Mbatha, Phila Madlingozi and Mohale Motaung are some of the actors they recently cast. As much as the show has continued to pull in the top 3 on the channel’s highest-rated shows and having a captivating storyline, this did not save it from being cancelled.
The decision to decommission Rhythm City is part of a business strategy, which includes reviewing a show’s on-air life cycle. In keeping with e.tv’s mandate on local productions, Rhythm City will be replaced by another local daily drama, adding to a now increased local offering of 4 daily dramas.