SABC1 is adding some new series and some new seasons to existing local shows during May.
(Sadly, as usual, the available photography is actors against in-studio shot, green screens. In low-res, pdf images. Just bear with me, nation!)
New shows on SABC1 during May are:
Six Zero's To My Name, Tuesday 2 May, 22:00
This new documentary series profiles some of South Africa's new black wealth creators, from artists and entertainers to sport stars and business people and will include episodes featuring Bonang Matheba, Teboho Mafodi, Rito Hlungwani, May Mahlangu and Max Lichaba.
A new local reality competition show looking to find a new rappa. Each week four contestants compete having to come up with a hip hop performance and then competing against each. Imagine a cheap version of The Voice South Africa and Lip Sync Battle on MTV Base for the public broadcaster.
Mina Nawe, Sunday, 14 May, 19:30
This new local drama series replaces the crash-test dummies edutainment drama Ingozi on Sunday evenings.
Funeka (Tango Ncetezo) is 29 and wants to get married but when she runs into Sakhile (Solomon Sebothoma), he is married to Dineo (Sibusisiwe Jili) and has two kids. This doesn't stop Funeka as she starts a torrid affair. Other actors include Yonda Thomas, Angela Sithole, Kayise Ngqula, Monica Zulu and Nolwazi Shange.
Further seasons of existing shows on SABC1 during May are:
Single Guyz II, Monday, 8 May, 19:30
The characters from the first season have mysteriously been dumped with a reset of the local show. Don't expect SABC1 or the show to offer any explanation. Suddenly three new guys are living in a Braamfontein flat in Johannesburg together as they learn "life lessons", now with Mazi (Rea Rangaka), Siyanda (Vincent Mahlangu) and Skhindi (Tumelo "Tumi" Matila).
Come Again? III, Wednesday, 10 May, 18:00
Presenter Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo further explores places in South Africa with unusual names as she finds out the stories behind these places.
Thando Thabethe, DJ's Naves and Sphectacula are back looking for the next club DJ in this local reality competition series.