DStv Family has a warm welcome for you in January 2021

Gameshows to laugh at, party animals on parade, work families and weird families – they’re all on DStv Family to welcome in the new year

You’re in good company with DStv Family this January. We’re still social distancing, but TV is full of faces we know and love, and new people to become obsessed with. It’s viewing to take you away from all your Janu-worries.

There are 3 gameshows to have you in stitches, including The Masked Singer and a show that has Neels van Jaarsveld at his silly best. Herman Lensing, Desus & Mero, and Minki are getting chatty with their friends. And if you miss party days with your friends, there are Real Housewives, Hip Hop royalty, and one polygamous family whose lockdown lives must have been something else when all 8 of them were squished in together! And your favourite shows are back, including The Outpost, NCIS and Chicago PD, along with a brand-new Turkish telenovela to fall in love with.

Here’s everything you need to set a reminder for this month on DStv Family...

Fun and games

If you’ve played that game where you and your friends all draw different parts of the same drawing without looking at what the person before you has drawn, you’ll get the idea behind Neels van Jaarsveld’s new kitchen gameshow. There’s a new season of The Masked Singer, and VIA is bringing us the ultimate twisted dating reality series! What a great way to leave your Janu-worries behind.


Afloskombuis S1

In cooking competition show Afloskombuis, presented by Neels van Jaarsveld (Ben van Wyk in Fynskrif), each week 2 teams compete to prepare a delicious dish. But there’s a catch: the 3 members of each team take turns in the kitchen, and when they tag the next person, they must guess what the previous one planned.  
Watch from Friday 22 January on VIA (DStv 147) at 17:30 

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Date, Agteruit S1

2 strangers, who’re single and looking to mingle, meet for the first time ever in front of the cameras, while they’re scantily clad in bed together. From bed, they go off to their on-screen “wedding”, and then they meet each other’s family and friends for the first time, ending with their “first date”. 
Starts on Wednesday, 20 January in VIA (DStv 147) at 20:00

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The Masked Singer S2

In this reality show, famous people hide their identities with lavish costumes with full head covers as a panel of judges try to guess who they are from a series of clues, as well as through their singing performances. Can you spot Seal, Chris Daughtry, Michelle Williams, Kelly Osbourne or comedian Wayne Brady? 
Starts on Sunday, 17 January on Vuzu (DStv 116 at 18:00

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Real people, real life

2020 left us a bit starved for good company. In January 2021, DStv Family is bringing you all the family you need. We have Alpheus Maseko’s polygamous family, hip hop kids, the Robinson Peetes, two groups of Real Housewives who’re making us yearn for sunshine and wine parties with friends, and even some architects who’re inviting us into their homes. There’s someone for everyone.

Sizzling series

January has a series to suit your mood, from the brand-new season of political scheming in sci-fi series The Outpost, to the intense gangster mysteries of new Turkish telenovela 8th Day, and the emotional overload of South African series Still Breathing. There are also new seasons of cop series like Chicago PD and NCIS, and one last laugh with Modern Family.


Crime time

Looking for something to take you out of the everyday and get your pulse racing? DStv Family has 4 new series that’ll keep you thinking. There are true-crime cases and real-life sensational stories from South Africa, and 3 National Geographic series that take us inside criminal underworlds. Inside North Korea: The Criminal State on Tuesday, 19 January on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 21:00 exposes the dictatorship’s lax attitude to crimes that bring money into the country. Plus, in new series Die Staat Teen, which starts on Wednesday, 20 January on VIA (DStv 147) at 21:00, state prosecutors tell us about the toughest, most shocking or unforgettable cases of their careers.

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For the kids

Vampirina is back and 2 brand-new series have caught our eye for the kids. They’re getting their very own masked Singer-style show, and then there’s an animated series set in Africa, as 365 animals challenge the King of The Beasts to his crown is a daily battle of wit and strength.

And don’t miss Cartoon Network To The Rescue S1, starting on Monday, 18 January on Cartoon Network (DStv 301) at 18:35

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And look out for new episodes of…
  • Masha And The Bear: Masha’s Songs starts on Monday, 18 January, Mondays-Fridays on Boomerang (DStv 302) at 15:30 (with an all-day Marathon starting on Sunday, 31 January at 08:30)
  • My Little Pony: Pony Life starts on Monday, 4 January, weekdays on Boomerang (DStv 302) at 17:00
  • Owl’s Fabulous Feathered Friends starts on Tuesday, 5 January on ZooMoo (DStv 314) at 11:00
  • Piglet's Awesome Australian Adventure starts on Tuesday, 26 January on ZooMoo (DStv 314) at 12:00
  • Dorg Van Dango starts on Saturday, 23 January on NickToons (DStv 308) at 13:45
  • Peppa Pig S7 starts on Monday, 4 January on NickToons (DStv 308) at 13:55
  • Blue’s Clues S5 starts on Monday, 18 January on NickToons (DStv 308) at 09:20
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