News Shorts - Reality Low

REALITY LOW Idols renewed for Season 18.
Comments | 21 Nov 2021 21:01
REALITY LOW TLC renews Extreme Sisters, I Love a Mama's Boy and sMOTHERED for new seasons. (Seasons 2, 3 and 4 respectively.)
Comments | 15 Nov 2021 17:20
REALITY LOW Bravo greenlights The Real Gold Diggers of Dubai for a 2022 premiere. It's the first international version of the franchise (outside of America) that will be produced by Bravo themselves instead of by producers who've bought the rights from them e.g. the South African versions.
Comments | 02 Nov 2021 16:43
REALITY LOW Gordon Ramsay scrapes the bottom of the pudding jar with yet another cooking reality show format Next Level Cooking. This time chefs compete on a stage with a three storey kitchen and each kitchen has ingredients that match the storey.
1 Comment | 02 Nov 2021 16:31
REALITY LOW Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer gets promoted from needy contestant to host of The Bachelor Season 26. This despite the fact that his showmance with rosed-up Jessica Bowlin only lasted a few weeks once his season ended. He replaces Chris Harrison - booted after a racism controversy.
1 Comment | 29 Sep 2021 15:19
REALITY LOW The new season of Survivor (41) premieres in the US on 22 September and South African's behind the times with it as always. It's only provisionally scheduled to air on M-Net in January 2022.
3 Comments | 22 Sep 2021 10:10
REALITY LOW Showmax renews The Real Gold Diggers of Durban for Season 2 and orders Season 1 of The Real Gold Diggers of Lagos. Both premiere in early 2022.
Comments | 20 Sep 2021 15:15
REALITY LOW The Bachelor SA's Lee Thompson squeezes out an extra 15 minutes of fame with the release of his book The Truth Behind the Rose. Reveals why he believes he should have ditched Gina in favour of Jozaan. Available on pre-order for 1 October 2021.
1 Comment | 10 Sep 2021 13:28
REALITY LOW BET to debut DJ Zinhle reality show titled Unexpected. Follows her as she navigates life while expecting her second celeb baby. Premieres Saturday 18 September at 19h30.
Comments | 24 Aug 2021 15:23
REALITY LOW HONEY premieres new relationship fixer-upper titled Love Me or Leave Me on Friday 20 August at 22h00. Clinical psychologist Nozibusiso Nyawose counsels four unhappy couples. By the end of the series they must decide if they want to stay together or split.
Comments | 17 Aug 2021 11:54
REALITY LOW Kelly Khumalo, Kurt Darren and Lorcia Cooper to judge on new SABC2 singing reality competition Stand Up South Africa. Family duos bust their singing chops to impress a studio audience and the judges for a R100,000 prize. Dineo Langa hosts. Premieres Sunday 5 September at 18h30.
Comments | 12 Aug 2021 14:35
REALITY LOW MultiChoice commissioning editors accused of granting production deals to friends. According to Sunday World, it happened with The Real Gold Diggers of Johannesburg, produced by the now defunct RHOSA Productions, owned by Sonia Mbele, Pebbles Gqunta and Rebone Sesing.
1 Comment | 11 Aug 2021 15:17
REALITY LOW Local Temptation Island to load on Showmax on 26 August, with new episodes weekly, hosted by Phat Joe. See comments for trailer >>
1 Comment | 26 Jul 2021 18:33
REALITY LOW Yet another singing reality format to torture us with. Alter Ego. Contestants sing as their dream avatars instead of themselves. Debuts in the US in spring. Someone save us from the hell.
Comments | 19 Jul 2021 16:44
REALITY LOW Lebo M's reality show Coming Home to air on Mzansi Magic from Thursday 8 July at 20h00, six months after its premiere on Showmax. Yet another dated reality show on the channel.
Comments | 05 Jul 2021 14:51
REALITY LOW Life with Kelly Khumalo Season 1 starts on Mzansi Magic on Saturday 17 July at 19h30, a year after streaming on Showmax.
Comments | 02 Jul 2021 14:22
REALITY LOW Idols returns for Season 17 on Sunday 11 July at 17h30.
Comments | 28 Jun 2021 11:57
REALITY LOW SABC1 to air a run of the Mzansi Magic reality show Living the Dream with Somizi, starting Saturday 17 July at 18h00 and 18h30 - once The Ranakas 2 ends.
Comments | 17 Jun 2021 12:37
REALITY LOW We presumed they were spiltsville already but apparently not. Love Island SA winners Thimna Shooto and Libho Geza have launched a YouTube channel called Life with Limna. No videos on it yet, only a promise that it's happening on their insta.
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2021 12:54
REALITY LOW SABC2 premieres new reality series in June featuring contestants between the ages of 60 to 80 competing in challenges during lockdown. Gets the reality low tag for its ridiculous name: The Coolest OGs. Yes, it's a slang term for "someone who's incredibly exceptional, authentic, or old-school" but really now... who wants to win the title of OGG?!
1 Comment | 24 May 2021 15:23
REALITY LOW Bravo launches another spin-off, this time it's Top Chef: Amateurs. 30-minute episodes. Two amateur chefs compete head-to-head in Top Chef challenges, assisted by series All Stars. Premieres in the US on 1 July. Local premiere date unconfirmed.
Comments | 24 May 2021 13:32
REALITY LOW Reality Low tag is required but the Cool tag is hovering close by. ABC debuts a new surfing reality competish in August titled The Ultimate Surfer feat. wave buffs from Hawaii and California. No local channel confirmed. Bring on a South African version in our surf-fest waters.
Comments | 10 May 2021 13:28
REALITY LOW Five local real estate agents peddle braggy properties in wealthy areas of Johannesburg in BBC Lifestyle's new Listing Jozi. Premieres Wednesday 16 June at 20h00, once Come Dine With Me SA ends.
Comments | 06 May 2021 16:41
REALITY LOW Two single pastors try to find a wife (one each) in new reality show Pastor Wants A Wife, produced by Our Perfect Wedding's Connect TV. Premiered on Saturday 6 April on 1Magic and premieres on Mzansi Magic on Thursday 8 April at 20h00.
Comments | 06 Apr 2021 17:01
REALITY LOW Season 3 of The Real Gold Diggers of Johannesburg "discontinued" after Christall Kay ends up with a purple eye, allegedly punched by her co-stars Brinnette Seopela and Gugu Khathi while filming at a club in Pretoria. According to Sunday World, Christall's laying charges and seeking legal advice. The moral of the sordid story: don't go to clubs in Pretoria.
1 Comment | 06 Apr 2021 15:12
REALITY LOW Real Housewives' Lisa Vanderpump set to star in Dinner at Lisa's... oops! we mean Overserved. Two to three celebrity guests join Lisa in her garden for a meal made by her each episode. Themes include Diva Tea, Beverly Hills Comfort Food and Ladies who Brunch. On the schlebs list: Gabriel Iglesias, Iggy Azalea, Joel McHale, Vivica A. Fox, Sheryl Underwood and Tori Spelling. Premieres on E! in South Africa on Sunday 21 March at 21h00.
Comments | 09 Feb 2021 15:27
REALITY LOW Sonia Mbele produces reality show called Pastors' Wives for DStv's new channel HONEY. And oh yes, the wives have lotsa money, honey. Series description says: "Expect opulence". It pays to marry a pastor.
Comments | 03 Feb 2021 16:01
REALITY LOW Survivor sletty Jonny Fairplay arrested for larceny, accused of stealing from his gogo - the same one he lied about on Survivor when he said she'd died! According to TMZ, he's accused of stealing her furniture and jewelry and his mother's been accused of taking advantage of her severe dementia.
1 Comment | 23 Dec 2020 15:20
REALITY LOW VIA to debut new dating show called Date, Agteruit (Date, Backwards) where scantily clad couples first meet in bed, then they have a "wedding", then they go away for a weekend and meet each others' family and friends afterwards. Then they go on their first date. Starts Wednesday 20 January at 20h00.
Comments | 09 Dec 2020 11:14
REALITY LOW Actress, schmodel and Head of House Erica disqualified from Big Brother Nigeria after running riot. Her transgressions include: looking through production windows to interact with camera crew, denying her deputy HOH access to the Head of House Lounge and bullying, provoking, goading and disrespecting fellow housemates.
Comments | 07 Sep 2020 09:54
REALITY LOW Surprise-surprise. NOT. The Bachelor SA's Season 2 couple Marc Buckner and Marisia van Wyk are splitsville. Marisia revealed the news on her Instagram with a cryptic poem-type post, surrounded by hashtags including #NotSettling and #KnowYourWorth.
1 Comment | 15 Jul 2020 17:46
REALITY LOW kykNET removes 49-year-old mother contestant Jana le Roux from 24-hour reality show Kwarantyn for uttering the K-word racial slur on Thursday night but leave the rest of her family in the house with a chance of winning R250,000. See the comments for a video of the incident>>
1 Comment | 26 Jun 2020 18:23
REALITY LOW Big Brother 1's Ferdinand Rabie hosts kykNET's 24-hour reality show Kwarantyn. Yes, THAT reality contestant who poo'd in the garden - and won R1-million for it.
Comments | 12 Jun 2020 12:31
REALITY LOW kykNET launches pop-up channel on 149 for new Lockdown reality show Kwarantyn, from Wednesday 10 June at 21h00. Available on Premium and Compact Plus, with daily and weekly highlights shows on kykNET, starting with a premiere on Wednesday at 20h00. Features 24/7 coverage of two families living in quarantine, trying to "out-entertain" each other for viewer votes.
Comments | 05 Jun 2020 16:05
REALITY LOW Big Brother Naija renewed for a 2020 season with online auditions. We presume housemates will be COVID-tested before moving into the house.
Comments | 20 May 2020 18:27
REALITY LOW Netflix copycats Love Island with series Too Hot To Handle and adds a "twist": contestants can't kiss or sex-it-up. Talk about desperate! The trailer is too.
1 Comment | 14 Apr 2020 11:00
REALITY LOW Netflix releases Tiger King aftershow special called The Tiger King And I, hosted by satirist and former host of The Soup Joel Mchale. He interviews main subjects from the series about their reactions to the show.
Comments | 10 Apr 2020 15:26
REALITY LOW Real Housewives of Johannesburg spin-off show Madam and Mercy to premiere on Mzansi Magic on Wednesday, 8 April at 20h00. The mother and daughter duo puff-it-up like marshmallows.
2 Comments | 01 Apr 2020 09:53
REALITY LOW HGTV announces new reality series in which A-listers express their gratitude to people who have had a big impact on their lives by surprising them with heartwarming home renovations. Confirmed celebs include Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy, Viola Davis, Rebel Wilson and Michael Bublé.
1 Comment | 12 Mar 2020 15:40
REALITY LOW TLC's 1000-Lb Sisters debuts on 10 March, which follows Amy and Tammy Slaton - morbidly obese sisters in need of medical weight-loss surgery. Their current business plan of YouTube and Hope clearly isn't working.
Comments | 21 Feb 2020 15:29
REALITY LOW Producers apologise for the fake Rich Kid and admit they knew he was a lie before the episode aired.
Comments | 14 May 2015 16:05
REALITY LOW Diski Divas Nonhle Ndala and Wendy Parker removed from Kaya FM after interview erupts in catfight slapping.
1 Comment | 11 May 2015 00:46
REALITY LOW CBS announces new reality show that subjects poor families to a Sophie's Choice.
Comments | 29 Apr 2015 15:54
REALITY LOW WikiLeaks SONY papers reveal Simon Cowell lobbied to get rid of Howard Stern on America's Got Talent.
Comments | 23 Apr 2015 14:05
REALITY LOW VH1 ready to love a dozen drunk strangers on TV again.
Comments | 15 Apr 2015 12:23
REALITY LOW Kar'trashian "dad" Bruce Jenner to break his silence on his deadly car accident and transition from man to woman.
Comments | 07 Apr 2015 16:00
REALITY LOW Zayn Malik releases solo track a week after ditching One Direction because of "stress".
1 Comment | 31 Mar 2015 14:43
REALITY LOW Survivor 32 cast may be determined by viewer vote.
Comments | 30 Mar 2015 14:22
REALITY LOW Zayn Malik breaks his silence on his One Direction exit.
Comments | 30 Mar 2015 13:53
REALITY LOW Zayn Malik leaves One Direction - group continues as a foursome.
Comments | 26 Mar 2015 08:42


New SABC1 reality show calls for fancy footed dancers

The search is on for solo dancers and crews for Dance Yo Dumo. The prize: R250,000.

New on TV today: Tuesday 7 December

The 47th People's Choice Awards air live on E! and ID profiles Cold Blooded Alaska.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - January 2022

Ayanda realises she’s in the firing line.

New on TV today: Monday 6 December

Secrets of the Zoo: North Carolina debuts on Nat Geo Wild as HISTORY kicks off UFO Mystery Week.

A Love To Die For Teasers - December 2021

Tara discovers that Deep has cheated on her!

New on TV today: Sunday 5 December

Nat Geo goes into the The Hot Zone: Anthrax, as Santa's Baking Blizzard descends on Food Network.

New on TV today: Saturday 4 December

The SA Hip Hop Awards air on SABC1 as M-Net documents Vice President Kamala Harris.

New on TV today: Friday 3 December

The 1st SA Amapiano Music Awards air on SABC1 and Parts Unknown returns to Curiosity.

Come Dine With Me South Africa 7: Episode 4 recipes

Chris, Gina, Kwaku and Ruvin. See their recipes, try them yourself and spice them with erotic seasoning. (Includes who won.)

Ask TVSA: What happened to Dr Phil on Mzansi Magic?

How to deal with the impact of a show suddenly disappearing from TV.


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