Riveting reality shows to watch this week


Fun and games, but also plenty of hard work, are the themes in this week’s reality line-up. Set your reminders for these binge-worthy shows.

This week on DStv, reality TV isn’t just about the glitz and glam. Instead, learn something new, be creative or enjoy the heartfelt and hard work of these reality television stars.

Little Women: Atlanta returns to Lifetime (DStv channel 131) for the sixth season of fun, drama, competition and love as the six little women return to Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. Straight after, tune into Little Women: Atlanta Unfiltered, a half-hour after-show where the ladies sit down with Loni Love to discuss off-camera secrets.

TLC (DStv channel 135) and The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176) are both tackling the topic of large families in their own way. On the former, join Spencer and Erica as they bring their 11 kids together into one family after just six weeks of dating in The Blended Bunch. Then, on The Home Channel, twin sisters Heidi and Heather move in together – along with their partners and seven kids – as they start their interior design business in Design Twins.

For laughs and loads of celebrity guests, M-Net (DStv channel 101) is back with more episodes of Ellen’s Game of Games, while CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) brings us an all-new docu-series, Shocking Emergency Calls. Each episode of this dramatic show takes viewers behind the scenes of some of the craziest calls that emergency operators have heard.

Need even more reality television? Take your pick with DStv’s slate of true-to-life shows here.

Little Women: Atlanta Unfiltered

Hosted by comedian, actress and television host Loni Love, this half-hour after-show allows the six leading ladies of Little Women: Atlanta to spill secrets and provide their thoughts on each episode.

Thursday, 6 May on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 21:35

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Little Women Atlanta S6

The feisty little ladies are back for a sixth season! After a monumental year, the little women are met with both tragedy and triumph as they deal with the loss of someone close and the pursuit of their dreams in the hip-hop scene of Atlanta. Throughout it all, they bring fun, drama, competition and love – while dealing with the complexities of living in an average-sized world.

Thursday, 6 May on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 20:05

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The Blended Bunch

Explore the realities of blended families in The Blended Bunch. After the unfortunate loss of their spouses, Spencer and Erica find love again in Utah, United States. After six weeks of dating, they decide to get hitched – to the surprise of their combined 11 – yes, 11! – kids.

Wednesday, 5 May on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 21:00

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Shocking Emergency Calls

In this brand new docu-series, we’re taken behind the scenes of the most dramatic and extraordinary calls that emergency operators have ever heard. From the confessions of cold-blooded killers to victims who were at their most vulnerable, the series uses exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage to bring each encounter back to life.

Saturday, 1 May on CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) at 21:10

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Design Twins S1

The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176) brings a touch of design to a chaotic living arrangement in Design Twins. Sisters Heidi and Heather start Joyful Living, an interior design business aimed at altering the lives of others through creative ideas, inventive solutions, and beautiful design. To get there, the sisters move in together – along with their partners and seven kids! Can they keep the creative juices flowing while juggling the everyday chaos of combining their families?

Monday, 3 May on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 11:30

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Ellen’s Game of Games S4 (Boxset)

The next few episodes of Ellen’s Game of Games are out – and we’re so there! Join host Ellen DeGeneres as she pits contestants against each other in a collection of over-the-top challenges that include obstacles and trivia questions. Ellen is always at the centre of it all, laughing at the unpredictable fun, narrating the madness and making sure everyone has a grand old time.

Saturday, 1 May on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:30

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