The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) TV Network have introduced an exciting revamped schedule.
SABC2 has introduced an exciting revamped schedule, complete with brand new shows, new seasons of some of our viewers’ favourite programmes and slot changes.
“This schedule revamp is a direct response to the evolving television landscape, and in keeping up with the SABC’s audience current needs and expectations. In making these changes the corporation ensured that it remained aligned to its mandate as a public service broadcaster, continuing to entrench its dominance in this competitive environment and meet the set business requirements”, commented Group Executive: Television, Ms Verona Duwarkah.
TV SCHEDULE CHANGES & HIGHLIGHTS:
The channel’s Sotho/Tswana/Sepedi News moves from 19:30 to 18:00.
Mooiloop! returns with the series on Mondays at 19:30. The series also introduces a new host, actress and TV personality Elma Postma known for her role as Dezi Terreblanche on 7de Laan. Mooiloop! is a travel series consisting of a combination of lifestyle and travel elements, shot in a unique reality style format.
An international drama series Person of Interest starts on Monday the 7th of March at 20:00. An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via surveillance that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes including the civilians roles are left a mystery.
SABC2 will also introduce for the first time, sitcom Parys Parys at 19:30 on Tuesdays. Sketched in the picturesque background of the Free State jewel Parys, an ordinary Afrikaans family share their daily trials and challenges with the viewers.
Also on Tuesdays, the channel will repeat season 1 of the much loved Afrikaans drama series Geraamtes In Die Kas. Geraamtes In Die Kas is set in the world of four psychiatrists and psychologists as they balance their chaotic lives with patients, families and careers, while maintaining their own sanity.
The annual The National Teachers Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday the 8th of March at 20:30. The teachers’ scheme is one of the ways in which the Department of Basic Education acknowledges and encourages dedicated and caring teachers in their efforts to develop each learner as a citizen of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.
Motswako moves to 19:30 on Wednesdays followed by Ngula Ya Vutivi/Zwa Maramani on the new time-slot of 20:00. Xitsonga talk show Vusaseki moves to 20:30.
The long running wild-life documentary, 50/50 returns to SABC2 on the 18th of February 2016, introduced in the new time slot of Thursdays at 19:30. Seasoned presenters Ntokozo Mbuli, Bertus Louw and Bonne de Bod will remain as presenters of the new season.
Investigative current affairs programme Leihlo La Setshaba moves to 20:30 on Thursdays.
A documentary Murder She Solved starts on Thursday the 4th of February at 22:30. It tells the true stories of female crime solvers who, against all odds, have solved some of the most daunting murder cases in North America.
The 18th of February sees the much anticipated return of lifestyle programme Pasella at 19:30. As the name indicates Pasella is a bonus to the viewers as it exposes them to the lifestyles of their favourite celebrities, bringing content packed with all that a viewer has come to expect.
Pasella will be followed by season 41 of Noot Vir Noot. Celebrating 25 years on television this year, Noot Vir Noot will be broadcast at 20:00.
International comedy series My Wife And Kids move to Saturdays at 18:30.
The channel also launches a new reality show Showville on Saturday the 6th of February at 19:30. Showville is hosted by Rob Van Vuuren and Bontle Modiselle.The show makes dreams a reality by bringing the glamour and glitz of television to the small, remote and often overlooked dorpies across South Africa. It will offer ordinary citizens their 15 minutes of fame as they showcase their talents in front of the camera.
Also returning in February is season 2 of local comedy Abomzala at 20:30. A sitcom about single women on the other side of 30 trying to find their Mr right.
The Afrikaans investigative news property Fokus returns to SABC2 on Sunday at 18:30.