DStv Family shines a light in November

Prepare for bright, fun and funny shows that’ll have you loving life this November on DStv Family

November is a month for saying YES to life on DStv Family. 5 international comedies are coming your way, including new seasons of Black-ish and Grown-ish on Vuzu (DStv 116), plus singing, cooking and baking reality shows for your pleasure. There are also beautifully made documentaries for the whole family. And because we all like a little spice, there are new telenovelas and a brand-new medical drama to fall in love with, too.

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Divine comedy

There are few topics that we can’t laugh about, and we’re not talking about mean laughs. DStv Family’s November comedies put the humanity in humour. While characters are tackling issues as diverse as student debt, sexuality and obesity, immigration politics and even sexual assault, they’re all people first, and looking at life with laughter makes it easier to bare the hard times.

Reality with heart & smarts

From the dazzling talent on show in a new season of The Voice, to Buddy Valastro’s new cake competition and Chef Bertus Basson’s search for an apprentice chef, November on DStv Family celebrates the amazing things people can do. And one of the most amazing things that we can do is to forgive, as Moja Love (DStv 157) will show in 2 moving new series about bringing secrets to light and reuniting families.

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Friends for life(style)

Looking for a bit of good company? This month, whether it’s celebrities throwing hometown reunion parties in the brand-new Terugkeer on VIA (DStv 147), or Kelly Clarkson throwing a TV talkshow ho-down on Vuzu (DStv 116), strangers are about to become friends. But it’s the 3 grannies of Ouma Weet Mos who we’d like to meet most…

Medical Drama

In keeping with DStv Family’s November celebration of the best of humanity, the new medical drama Transplant emphasises the value that immigrants bring to their new countries, and the need to open doors to those in need.


Transplant S1

Syrian doctor Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq) flees his country along with his little sister, Amira (Sirena Gulamgaus), and he tries to make a new home and life in Canada as he uses his battlefront experiences in emergency medicine in Syria to clinch a coveted role as resident in Toronto’s top hospital, York Memorial. Combining an immigrant and refugee story with hospital drama brings something fresh to the mix for fans of the genre, along with great emotional impact.

Starts on Friday, 27 November on Universal (DStv 117) at 20:00

Young and fun

It wouldn’t be DStv Family if we neglected the children. 2 new shows this month embrace the joys of friendship and imagination, whether you’re a colourful little pony, or the weird kid in a new neighbourhood.

My Little Pony: Pony Life S1  starts Monday, 16 November and airs weekdays on Boomerang (DStv 302) at 17:00
My Little Pony: Pony Life S1 starts Monday, 16 November and airs weekdays on Boomerang (DStv 302) at 17:00
Gloria’s House S1 starts Monday, 2 November and airs weekdays on ZooMoo (DStv 314) at 11:30
Gloria’s House S1 starts Monday, 2 November and airs weekdays on ZooMoo (DStv 314) at 11:30

Telenovela tears, tantrums and trysts

3 brand-new telenovelas are coming to the tlnovelas channel (DStv 133) this November. Expect glamour, betrayal, the strange geometry of love triangles, family legacies of pain, and a toy shop-owning playboy who’s about to learn a tough lesson about growing up…

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Quality documentaries

With the world still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Geographic (DStv 181) is spotlighting the latest research in Virus Hunters on Wednesday, 25 November at 21:00.

National Geographic epidemiologist and ecologist Christopher Golden is hunting for patterns that lead to international health issues. He and ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman, who has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic intensively, will travel across continents to meet the scientists on the frontlines of the efforts to halt COVID-19, and those who’re in the field trying to stop the next pandemic before it starts – like wildlife rangers, virus gene trackers and even bat scientists.

And before this episode airs, viewers can see what has happened since the series was shot in Breakthrough: Virus Hunters Update on Wednesday, 18 November on National Geographic (DStv 182) at 21:00. Following up in December, there is a documentary investigating how viruses become epidemics and even pandemics: Going Viral: From Ebola To COVID-19, airing on Wednesday 2 December on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 21:00.

There’s so much more beautifully filmed edutainment coming for DStv Premium viewers, from the return of wildlife photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project, to filmmaker Ron Howard’s celebration of hope and resilience in Rebuilding Paradise, and Tom Jennings’ definitive look at the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II…

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