Thursday, November 5, 2015

SABC1 programming highlights for November and December 2015 and January 2016 include awards shows; further seasons of some local shows.

SABC1 programming highlights from November and December 2015 and January 2016 include some awards shows that's perpetually badly produced, to further seasons of existing local magazine shows, game shows and comedies, to a sprinkling of international shows.

A second season of Mi Kasi Su Kasi will start on SABC1 on 9 November at 18:00 on SABC1. The youth magazine show is presented by Kabelo "KB" Moremi  and Nicholas Pule Welch and explores township life.

The 3rd season of Nyan Nyan starts on 10 November at 18:00 on SABC1 with presenter Luyanda Potwana. The youth reality series covers stories from "real people" all over South Africa who want to reveal a secret to their partner.

Phola! starts on 11 November at 18:00 on SABC1, a docu-series covering the triumphs and tribulations of young South Africans.

Him, Her & the Guys was constantly moved but is now starting on 11 November at 19:30 on SABC1 as a local sitcom, following a young couple from Durban, Ntombi (Xoli Zondi) and Joe (Siyabonga Radebe).

A new 12th season of the dance show Jika Majika is starting on SABC1 on 13 November at 19:30, with presenters Nkosinathi "Mzambiya" Zwane and Cassandra Steingo.

The 3rd season of the local reality show Kulcha Kwest starts on 15 November at 17:30 on SABC1, going on "cultural journeys" through South Africa and is presented by Siya Mdlalose.

SABC1 plans to broadcast the Crown Gospel Awards on 15 November at 20:00, the South African Sports Awards 2015 on 22 November at 20:00, and the gay community Feather Awards on 27 November at 22:00.

The 2nd season of Sisters with Soul will start on 30 November at 22:00 on SABC1. The local documentary series profiles female musicians and groups like Nancy G; Birdie Mboweni; Zuko Collective; Nkoto Malebye; Lilly Million; Tazna Slater; Asanda Lusaseni and Nonkululeko Khumalo.

The international dating game show Take Me Out is supposed to start on SABC1 on 1 December at 21:00.

Joyous Celebration will celebrate 20 years with a 20th anniversary gospel music special on 19 December at 20:00, and Come Duze will have a New Year's Eve music special on 31 December at 21:30 with South African music performances.

The 2nd season of the edutainment documentary series Ayashisha Amateki starts on SABC1 on 7 January 18:00 and is presented by Prince Menzi Mthethwa.

The 2nd season of the local drama series Dream World is set to start on SABC1 on 8 January at 20:30 and is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Nights Dream".

It follows four young lovers as they face several comedic challenges on the way to true love.

The second season follows the two main couples further, their romantic lives, as well as their individual career and educational ambitions.

The 14th season of Friends Like These will start on SABC1 on 9 January at 18:00 and will reset with a new presenter.

The documentary series Most Dangerous Ways to School is being rebroadcast on SABC1 yet again from 11 January at 22:00. The series shows how children across the world traverse dangerous and fascinating conditions to get to school.

Million Dollar Intern is supposed to start on SABC1 on 26 January at 21:00 as a new reality show - if the SABC pays in time and the tapes arrive in time.

The reality series tracks 6 business people going to work undercover for a week at the bottom of a struggling business.