kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
Drama series set in Johannesburg which tells the story of four diverse families and their struggle for survival in the big city.
In the first episode, Naomi Fortuin asks her son: "What is a knapsekêrel?" His answer: "It's a guard who holds onto his mission for dear life."
Knapsekêrels tells the story of four families (the Bekker, Zimmerman, Davids and Fortuin families) who get to know each other by chance when a family member of each family gets involved in a race for survival.
When Skalkie gets appointed by the Zimmerman family, he doesn't realise how complicated it will get, especially since Baby Tjoklits and Chilly have other ideas about how the security situation should be handled at the various mansions.
Each character has their own hidden agenda and before they know it, all hell breaks loose.
At the critical point between right and wrong, where love turns into hate and where light and darkness meet – that is where the dangerous underworld of Knapsekêrels can be found.
TVSA Show Page: Knapsekêrels
Take Me Out Mzansi 2
Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
Dating Game Show, Reality
One single boy has to try to impress 30 single girls.
Each girl has a (white) light which she can turn off (red) if she is unimpressed by the boy. His aim is to convince as many girls as possible to keep their lights on so that he can then pick, from the girls remaining, the one that he wishes to take out on a date.
The game starts when the single boy emerges from behind a door while his chosen song is played in the background.
For a full explanation of the gameplay, go here:
TVSA Show Page: Take Me Out Mzansi 2
The Bad Skin Clinic
TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
Bad skin days can happen to everyone; but in some cases, you need to call in the experts.
In this series, consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Dr. Emma Craythorne and her team of experts meet, treat and dramatically transform the lives of those suffering from unusual, extreme and in some cases debilitating skin conditions.
Filmed at their clinic in Harley Street, London, Dr. Emma and her team treat patients with a whole host of skin conditions and complaints; performing both on-the-spot extractions and complex and pioneering procedures.
From giant blackhead and cyst pops to enormous lump and lipoma removals, the clinic is ready for anything.
And, through treatment and transformations, patients are finally relieved from a life dictated by their condition.
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas 2
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Wyatt Cenac, a longtime correspondent for The Daily Show, examines a wide range of social and cultural problems facing Americans in the show, which features documentary-style field reports that serve as the focal point of each episode.
These segments take him around the country, from suburban Minneapolis to downtown Cincinnati to rural Texas, as he investigates systemic issues from his unique perspective.
This season focuses on education in America, investigating teacher pay, student mental health, the school-to-prison pipeline and other pressing topics.
Cenac will visit West Virginia, Oregon, California, Minnesota and other areas around the country to learn how communities navigate issues facing public education.
While education today serves as the season's primary focus, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas will address other issues, including the unionisation of fast-food workers and the potential dangers of facial recognition software.
Other issues include comedic solutions to lighter topics, such as how to get more steps in at the office or how to teach kids practical skills, like filing taxes.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Labor Problems": Wyatt examines why workers at major fast-food chains aren't unionised, contemplates the perfect pair of shoes to wear to a protest, and travels to West Virginia to learn about teachers' strikes.