Sony Max

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 Feb 2011
Active until: 31 Oct 2018


Total Blackout

Genre: Game/Quiz Shows
Channel: Sony Max,, SABC3, eReality
Summary: Contestants get plunged into blinding darkness to confront their deepest fears, completing challenges such as identifying things or gathering items.
Starring: Jaleel White

Skin Wars

Genre: Game/Quiz Shows, Reality Competition
Channel: Sony Max
Summary: Ten of America's best body artists move to Hollywood to battle in an all-or-nothing competition to be crowned the best painter of the naked human form.
Starring: Rebecca Romijn, RuPaul

Hip Hop Squares

Genre: Game/Quiz Shows
Channel: Vuzu, Sony Max, Vuzu Amp
Summary: Follows the tic-tac-toe format of the original game show, infusing it with some of the biggest and most charismatic personalities in Hip Hop culture.
Starring: Peter Rosenberg


Genre: Comedy
Channel: Sony Max
Summary: PhoneShop is a British sitcom created, written, produced and directed by Phil Bowker and set in a mobile phone shop in Sutton, London which follows a graduate named Christopher who goes through a one-day trial and a subsequent employment who finds himself tossed into the snakepit of cut-throat sales targets and dog-eat-dog backstabbing.
Starring: Andrew Brooke, Tom Bennett, Emma Fryer


Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Channel: Sony Channel, Sony Max, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: In this thriller, based on characters from the novels, we see where the story of psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter began.
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

Killer Karaoke

Genre: Comedy, Game/Quiz Shows
Channel: Sony Max
Summary: Killer Karaoke is an American television game show based on the British show Sing If You Can and produced by Zodiak USA which features contestants attempting to sing in front of a live studio audience while various attempts are made to disrupt their performances.
Starring: Steve-O, Mark McGrath

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Genre: Comedy, Satire, Mockumentary
Channel: eKasi+, BET International, Sony Max,, eExtra, eReality, BET Africa
Summary: Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comical, fictionalised version of themselves in this comedy spoof billed as the fakest reality show ever.
Starring: Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin

The Moment of Truth

Genre: Game/Quiz Shows
Channel: M-Net Series, Sony Channel, Sony Max
Summary: Game show in which contestants are asked a series of difficult questions about themselves while strapped to a polygraph prior to the show.
Starring: Mark L. Walberg

The Boondocks

Genre: Animation, Comedy
Channel: Sony Channel, Sony Max, Vuzu, M-Net City
Summary: Animated comedy that revolves around a boy named Huey and his gangster-wannabe brother Riley who leave the city to live with their grandfather.
Starring: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough

Fear Factor South Africa

Genre: Reality Competition
Channel:, eKasi+, Sony Max
Summary: A South African version of the show, Fear Factor is a stunt-based show that tests contestants' ability to overcome their fears in extreme challenges.
Starring: Thapelo Mokoena, Lungile Radu


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Netflix has a new Spanglish comedy-drama called Gentefied and survival series Alone returns to eReality.

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Muvhango Teasers - March 2020

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A new season of One Day Leader starts on SABC1 and BBC Lifestyle debuts Grand Designs: The Street.

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Idols SA: How to enter Season 16's new online auditions

If you have internet access, you can enter from anywhere in the country.

New on TV today: Wednesday 19 February

It's thriller night with Jett and Prodigal Son starting on M-Net; and Cold Call on ITV.

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