Five must-see reality shows that will entertain and inspire


Discover the complexities of the human condition in this week’s reality line-up

Bigger houses and brain disorders are what’s hot on DStv 

Desus & Mero S2

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero return in this late-night comedy series. Every week they speak off the cuff and chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to the talk show genre by delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics. Featuring a variety of star-studded guest such as John Legend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jordan Peele, Hasan Minhaj and Malcolm Gladwell.

Wednesday 1 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 22:00

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My Broken Brain

Follow patients experiencing life-changing conditions such as epilepsy, motor neuron disease, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as they undergo testing, surgery and treatment in the name of research.

Saturday 27 June on CBS Reality (DStv 132) at 07:50

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Housebound: Trapped Inside

Hosted by forensic psychiatrist Dr Keith Ablow, we learn how agoraphobia sufferers deal with the disorder daily and if they can overcome it and learn to live a normal life.

Sunday 28 June on CBS Reality (DStv132) at 07:50

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Building Paradise Island

An island is purchased, a plan for building paradise is made, and the date to open to the public is set. But with two gigantic lagoons to be excavated and the infrastructure needed to allow the cruise ships to dock, can it be done on time? Before the build can even begin, 50 years of industrial waste needs to be cleared away and the island must be reinforced with rock to prevent erosion.

Friday 26 June on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 19:00


Bargain Mansions S1

For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there’s no such thing as a home that’s too big. This mother of four specialises in restoring the neglected large homes that others are too scared to take on. Watch her bring these big beauties back to life so that new families can move in and love them again. 
Saturday 27 June on HGTV (DStv 177) at 19:50 

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