Reality calling! The latest not-to-be-missed real-world shows

Everybody needs a change of pace – and a reality check! DStv’s latest shows provide all that and more

It’s all about new beginnings and second chances this week on reality TV. Enjoy this selection of some great shows starting on DStv

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens

Fans of Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell – rejoice! Awkwafina returns to our screens with this show that is a comfortable meeting of comedy and poignant drama. Loosely based on her own life, Awkwafina plays 20-something Nora who tries to carve out her independence while embracing the struggles of living with her grandmother. Look out for some stellar guest appearance from the likes of Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) and Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show).

Saturday 12 September on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 22:30

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Vegas Chef Prizefight

Eight chefs are vying for the ultimate prize – a chance to be the head chef at a new restaurant in a famous Las Vegas hotel. Each week, they are given the opportunity to showcase their skills as they create innovative menus and run a meal service at a different high-end restaurant on the Strip. But to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, these culinary-trained contestants from across the United States will have to show they’ve got the management skills, leadership styles and temperament to run a US$10-million establishment.

Wednesday, 16 September on Food Network (DStv 175) at 19:55

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Dog Impossible: No Bad Dogs

A heart-warming show where you’ll fall in love with the magical transformations of aggressive dogs to gentle, socialised beasts. Join Matt Beisner, owner of Los Angeles-based dog training facility, Zen Dog, as he works to transform traumatised dogs so they can live in harmony with humans.

Wednesday, 16 September on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182) at 18:48

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Real Housewives of New York S2

With Bethenny Frankel officially gone, who knows what will happen in New York this season? You’ll be glued to your screens as other stars make their abrupt departures from the show, too. But don’t worry, the drama will remain as someone gets an offer she can’t refuse, new faces are greeted with disdain and hot tea is spilt everywhere.

Weekdays from 14 September on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 18:00

Dynamo Beyond Belief

Go behind the smoke and mirrors with Dynamo, a magician extraordinaire who works on amazing feats while dealing with an illness. Despite his new physical limitations, Dynamo decides to press on with his world tour. You’ll be left mesmerised at his creative mind and fortitude as he makes impossible things happen in front of captivated audiences around the world.

Sunday 13 September on Discovery Family (DStv 136) at 15:10

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