Genres: Music, Reality, Reality Competition, Variety
Broadcast on: SABC2



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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC2 06 Feb 2016 03 Sep 2016 Saturdays, 20h00 - 21h00 26

Season 1

Showville is a South African reality competition series based on an international format which travels to small towns in search of variety acts, who compete against each other for a cash prize and the bragging rights of being a big fish in a small pond.

The series brings the glamour and glitz of television to the small, remote and often overlooked dorpies across South Africa, offering ordinary citizens their 15 minutes of fame as they showcase their talents in front of the camera.

Hosted by Rob van Vuuren and Bontle Modiselle, the series travels to small towns for a three-day audition. On Day One, Rob and Bontle host open auditions. Performers of all types are welcome to strut their stuff and share their stories. At the end of the day, the hosts select the four acts they feel will put on the best show for the town. These are The Finalists.

On Day Two, coaches begin their mentorship of each finalist in preparation for the big show, in between juggling their real jobs, their families and their nerves.

Day Three brings the final competition, presented at a well-known town venue in front of a live, local audience. Now it's all up to the performers' fellow citizenry - including friends, family, co-workers and neighbours – to choose the winning performer.

The winner receives R10,000 and a glittering trophy signifying that they are the star of their town.

The Towns

Episode 01: Montagu
Episode 02: Piketberg
Episode 03: Bethulie
Episode 04: Winterton
Episode 05: Sedgefield
Episode 06: Simonstown
Episode 07: Ficksburg
Episode 08: Scottburgh
Episode 09: Riversdale
Episode 10: Bredasdorp
Episode 11: Ladybrand
Episode 12: Howick
Episode 13: Ceres
Episode 14: Albertinia
Episode 15: Reitz
Episode 16: Darling
Episode 17: Ixopo
Episode 18: Gansbaai
Episode 19: Zastron
Episode 20: Eshowe
Episode 21: Ladismith
Episode 22: Caledon
Episode 23: Greytown
Episode 24: Fouriesburg
Episode 25: Oudtshoorn
Episode 26: Dundee

Showville is based on a format by Sony Pictures Television and is produced locally by Okuhle Media and Cooked in Africa Films. The executive producers are Louise McClelland, Wilna van Schalkwyk and Peter Gird. The director is Terry Westby-Nunn.

Season 1 Cast

Host - Himself

Host - Herself


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