8 brand-new reality series on DStv

If you love reality TV, you’ll want to get your remote and set reminders for these top shows.

One bachelor goes in search of his true love among 30 women and a new spin on a classic kids’ show. All this and more hits our screens this week.


Running Wild with Bear Grylls S5

Everyone’s favourite extreme survival buff Bear Grylls returns to our screens with a new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls. It’s now found a new home on National Geographic – and as always, there are some exciting new celebrities on board. Cara Delevingne, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Channing Tatum are just a few of the celebrities who are brave enough to tackle the harsh environment alongside Bear in the fifth season of the series.

Wednesday 22 January on National Geographic (181) at 21:00

The Bachelor S24

Having been one of reality TV’s biggest shows, the US version of The Bachelor isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This season we meet Peter Weber the 28-year-old pilot and the latest bachelor ready to find his one true love. Thirty women are vying for his hand, will he find the one he’s looking for?

Friday 17 January on 1Magic (103) at 20:30

Kids Say the Darndest Things With Tiffany Haddish S1

This reboot of the classic kids TV show from the 90s is hosted by comedienne Tiffany Haddish. The show follows the same concept as the original: kids take centre stage as they give their perspective on everyday things.

Friday 17 January on 1Magic (103) at 19:00

MasterChef Junior S7

Host Gordan Ramsay will once again lead 24 aspiring kiddie cooks as they take often complex ingredients to deliver world-class fine-dining cuisine. Christina Tosi and Joe Bastianich return as judges.

Sunday 19 January on M-Net (101) at 17:00


Very Cavallari S3

Known from The Hills fame, Kristin Cavallari returns for the third season of her all-eyes-on- me reality TV series. Kristin continues to balance work and home life and together with her husband Joe Cutler, redefine their marriage and circle of friends.

Sunday 19 January on E! Entertainment (124) at 20:00

Live at the Apollo S15

Your favourite stand-up comedy series is back for season 15. Recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo, this long-running hit showcases the very best of that bunch – pure talents at the peak of their powers. Each instalment features an established comic who treats the crowd to a rip-roaring set, before introducing two more of the most exciting acts around. This series’ line-up includes the inimitable Tom Allen, the fantastic Rosie Jones and the ever-witty Rhys James.

Wednesday 22 January on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00


Crikey! It’s the Irwins

Terri, Bindi and Robert are continuing the legacy of legendary conservationist, Steve Irwin, in the very best way, running the extraordinary Australia Zoo in the jungles of northern Australia. This heart-warming series follows the family's incredible world, caring for over 1 200 animals, overseeing a world-class wildlife hospital and conducting high-octane global conservation expeditions.

Wednesday 22 January on Real Time (155) at 19:05

Lil Rel Howery: Live In Crenshaw

Lil Rel Howery is an actor and comedian who has starred in the smash hit Get Out. But this talented star’s latest stand-up comedy show will have you in stiches as he draws from his personal experiences to bring you the very best in entertainment.

Wednesday 22 January on 1Magic (103) at 20:30

DStv is packed with the best reality TV all on one place.

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