February TV to love with DStv Compact Plus


Shows to put hearts in your eyes, from the brand-new, made over-The Biggest Loser, to true-crime series Love Fraud

Some of our favourite shows are back from break, including prisoner-turned-lawyer drama For Life, The Real Housewives of Orange County, and Growing Up Hip Hop.

Speaking of happy returns, we're excited to see the revival of The Biggest Loser because with a focus on wellness as well as weight loss, the rules have changed.

Where DStv Compact Plus really knocks it out of the park this February, is with factual content, from gorgeous nature documentaries – including a Valentine’s Day special about animal courtship – an intriguing documentary on the cutting edge of genetic engineering, and the sensational and enormously entertaining true-crime series Love Fraud. Get into it!

In a celebration of all the entertainment we love, the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards will air on Saturday, 20 February on MTV Base (DStv 360) at 21:00.


E! Live From The Red Carpet will bring us the fashion moments from the 2021 Golden Globes on Sunday, 28 February on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 00:00 (Monday morning).

And oh, honey! If you’ve lost your heart to African entertainment, you’ll be counting down the days to the launch of DStv’s brand-new pan-African lifestyle channel, Honey (DStv 173). From Friday, 12 February, Honey is bringing you fresh shows from around the African continent focusing on style, fashion, food, wedding, dating and everything set your pulse racing.

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Here are all the shows to fall in love with this February on DStv Compact Plus…


Nature

From animal courtship to comets, mangrove swamps to island environments, February gives us so many reasons to fall in love with the world around us. In My Wild Backyard, Karen Odendaal gives us a tour of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in Zululand. And have you ever seen a giant, coconut-hunting crab?

And don’t miss…
  • Big Cat Month from Sunday, 7 February on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182) at 18:00

History

February leads us on a history chase with Nazis, sunken treasure ships, and a series all about treasure hunters all over the world. And for a real treasure, we have Women Who Made History.

True Crime

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Love Fraud S1

This true-crime documentary mini-series investigates con man Richard Scott Smith who used the internet to prey on lonely women, marrying them and taking them for every penny before vanishing – until these ladies went looking for him… and found each other! From then on, with a bounty hunter on their side, they were determined to turn the tables on this love louse.

Watch from Thursday, 11 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30


And don’t miss…
  • Die Staat Teen S1 from Wednesday, 24 February on VIA (DStv 147) at 21:00
  • Boereverneukers S2 from Wednesday, 24 February on VIA (DStv 147) at 21:30
  • Atlanta Justice S1 from Wednesday, 17 February on ID (DStv 171) at 21:00
  • OJ & Nicole: An American Tragedy from Friday, 5 February on ID (DStv 171) at 21:00
  • Crimes Gone Viral from Saturday, 27 February on ID (DStv 171) at 21:00

Comedy

If you’re looking for a laugh, New Girl star Max Greenfield and Cedric The Entertainer make an unexpectedly sharp comedy duo it their sitcom The Neighborhood, while quick on their feet stand-up comics turn the party in Adam DeVine’s House Party and rant & roast series The Burn With Jeff Ross.

And don’t miss…
  • Tannie Elsie 
    In this kykNET made-for-TV movie, retirement home rebel Aunty Elsie always has a fun scheme for breaking the rules. Ever since her kids dropped her off at the home 10 years back and then just sort of forgot about her, she has had to amuse herself, and she seems to be doing a pretty thorough job of it.  
    Watch on Wednesday, 3 February on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
  • Celebrity Game Night S2 from Sunday, 7 February on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 20:00
  • Grown-ish S3B from Monday, 8 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30
  • Black-ish S7 from Thursday, 25 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:30
  • Superstore S6 from Wednesday, 3 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30

Drama

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For Life S2B

The drama about Aaron Wallace, a man who studied to become a lawyer while he was behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, is back from production break with episode 6, in which COVID-19 strikes Bellmore Prison. Aaron returns to the prison to see how he can help, while Marie must choose between potentially exposing her family to COVID, or leaving her hospital job.

Watch from Tuesday, 2 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30


And don’t miss…

The Walking Dead S10C from Sunday, 28 February on FOX (DStv 125) at 03:00

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Riviera S3 from Wednesday, 24 February on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

The Resident S4 from Tuesday, 2 February on FOX (DStv 125) at 20:45


Reality

Reality is where the real drama is in February, with everything from Real Housewives’ Porsha getting arrested, to threats of a runaway groom in Growing Up Hip Hop. If your own life is drama deficient because you’ve been locked up for nearly a year now, prepare to live dangerously!

Lifestyle

DStv Compact Plus’s big Lifestyle series are inspirational and educational with Bob Harper hosting the revival of weight loss series The Biggest Loser, and LeBron James and Maverick Carter setting aside sports talk to give former US President Barack Obama the floor.

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The Biggest Loser S1

Long-time Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper returns to host this brand-new rebooted series. Say goodbye to temptation challenges – nobody’s waving doughnuts at hungry people anymore. There’s no more voting to send people home, and in an effort to support maintenance of the weight loss, everyone will be given gym membership, access to a nutritionist and a support group after the show.
Watch from Tuesday, 23 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00

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The Shop Special

LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s sports star-focused talkshow has a special guest in this one-off: former US President Barack Obama. They’ll be discussing life in the NBA bubble, and how social justice came into play, the racial climate inside the US around November 2020, and the vital role of fighting back against voter suppression. Barack will also address police brutality and systemic inequality.
Watch on Wednesday, 17 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 21:30

And don’t miss…
  • Desus & Mero S2 is back with new episodes from Monday, 8 February on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 22:30
  • Red My Hare Junior S1 from Tuesday, 9 February on VIA (DStv 147) at 18:30
  • Liewe Antie Mona S1 from Thursday, 25 February on VIA (DStv 147) at 20:00
  • Kaap, Kerrie En Koeksisters S6 from Monday, 15 February on VIA (DStv 147) at 17:00
  • Sê Vir Mamma S3 from Thursday, 25 February on VIA (DStv 147) at 20:30
  • Dinner Date S10 from Monday, 8 February on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 18:00
  • You Are What You Wear S1 from Thursday, 25 February on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00
  • Self-Made Mansions S1 from Monday, 1 February on HGTV (DStv 177) at 19:45
  • South Africa With Gregg Wallace S1 from Wednesday, 24 February on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

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