The reality shows you’ll love this week


Need some inspiration? Or maybe just a little escape? Then look no further than these new reality shows… only on DStv

It’s a fresh week filled with reality tv that will shock and delight you!

Celebrity IOU returns for another heart-warming season. Each episode features home makeovers for a celebrity who has been affected by someone in their life. At the end of each story, Drew and Jonathan surprise the celebrities by revealing that someone they consider their hero helped renovate their home.

In this age of television, it is expected to have spin-offs, and Black Ink Crew: Chicago, is no exception. Returning for an incredible 8th season, you’ll enjoy the staff drama that occurs at a tattoo parlour in the economically challenged south side of Chicago.

Unexpected looks at the many challenging and unexpected situations that arise when teen pregnancy occurs. Viewers will gain an understanding of what it's like to suddenly become a parent at a young age. With 60+ hours of footage and over 150 interviews, each teen couple has opportunity to tell their full story.

With a brand new restaurant fresh on the Tahoe shores, Hell's Kitchen USA is putting the chefs through their toughest challenges ever. Chef Ramsay explains that this season is different from all the others because no matter how exceptional they are there will only be one winner who will be in charge of one of the most luxurious restaurants in its class.

If you’re looking for home décor inspiration with a local touch, then look no further! Design For You is a show dedicated to creating home decor and design inspiration, where we’ll meet some of South Africa’s top interior designers.

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Celebrity IOU S2

This series brings together celebrities and the fans who’ve had a major impact on their lives by surprising them with big, heart-warming home renovations. The star-studded, uplifting series features everyone’s favourite renovation brothers, the Scott Brothers, as they help each celebrity with a special renovation. Giving back has always been an important part of Hollywood’s tradition and team will be uncovering all sorts of surprises including everything from new additions to rebuilds to modernizations for each individual house!

Tuesday, 19 January on HGTV (DStv 177) at 19:45

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Black Ink Crew Chicago S6

Black Ink Crew: Chicago follows the daily operations and staff drama at an African-American owned and operated tattoo shop located in Chicago, Illinois. The series chronicles Rashid “Rash” James, Nick “Big Cox” Cox, Amber “Yung Lace” Lace, and Big Joe as they attempt to keep their shop afloat despite constant conflicts with rude customers, unruly co-workers and an impatient landlord who threatens to shut down the shop.

Tuesday, 19 January on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00

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Unexpected S4

Unexpected is a TLC original series that follows three teen couples as they deal with the unexpected pregnancy. Each couple must figure out how to handle the pregnancy and will be followed until their child's birth. Cameras capture the various stages of each pregnancy and the first few weeks of parenthood. In each story, the couple is entirely unprepared to have a child, and it falls upon their parents or grandparents to help. Everyone has their own ideas for what is best for the young parents and their baby, from where they will live to when (or if) they should get married.

Tuesday, 19 January on TLC (DStv 135) at 21:00

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Hell’s Kitchen USA S19

Gordon Ramsay is back! Prepare yourself for a new season, full of surprises and tips to keep in mind, while whipping up the finest dishes. For the first time ever, Hell's Kitchen is set to take place in Las Vegas, in a brand new restaurant on the lake at beautiful Lake Tahoe. Gordon Ramsay has been keeping busy since last season of Hell's kitchen and he's anxious to recruit a whole new crew of talented chefs. Hell's Kitchen USA will be taking place at an incredible restaurant near the shore of one of most beautiful lakes around the world and it will bring all the drama and excitement that you've always enjoyed watching on TV. Chef Ramsay will work with his team and challenge them in professional cooking contests to

Tuesday 19 January on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

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Design For You S8

Design for you explores the homes of designers and architects from all around South Africa. The goal is to inspire viewers to create their own unique space without having much experience in the field. At the start of each episode, Pilani Bubu takes a tour through a designer’s home. The designer then shares some tips on design features, space planning and more. A short, fun, and informative clip, these episodes aim to encourage viewers to create their own interior spaces with style.

Thursday, 18 January on The Home Channel (DStv 176) at 16:00

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