Home Town Takeover
HGTV (DStv 177)
Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement
For five years, HGTV stars Ben and Erin Napier of Home Town have been using their heart, creativity, design and building skills to renovate, restore and uplift scores of historic homes and businesses in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi.
Now, in the new six-episode event series Home Town Takeover, it will take every hand and hammer as HGTV takes Ben and Erin's favourite phrase "make something good today" into the stratosphere with the whole-town makeover of Wetumpka, Alabama.
The series will showcase 12 major renovations all over Wetumpka, including restaurants, shops, historic homes, public spaces, a new farmers' market - and even an entire downtown street - with the goal that the impact will ripple through the community for generations to come.
Home Town Takeover will feature celebrity guests who lend their talents to the town's overhaul.
Music megastar Sheryl Crow who will dazzle fans with an intimate main street concert; Eddie Jackson (Food Network host); Randy Fenoli (Say Yes to the Dress); HGTV stars Tamara Day (Bargain Mansions); Steve Ford (Home Again with the Fords); Wendell Holland (Hot Mess House); Dave and Jenny Marrs (Fixer to Fabulous); Ty Pennington (Rock the Block); Jasmine Roth (Help! I Wrecked My House); Mina Starsiak Hawk (Good Bones); and Jon-Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin (Two Steps Home).
After receiving a deluge of 5,000 submissions, representing 2,600 towns from around the country, HGTV selected Wetumpka because, despite hardships, natural disasters and unexpected setbacks, the community's undying spirit and resilience showed that they were ready to kickstart a comeback.
During the premiere, the work will start right away as a colourful mural, painted by local students, signals big changes are on the horizon for Wetumpka.
The Napiers and Marrs will complete a home renovation for a loving foster family while the owner of a struggling fashion boutique will get a fresh design to take her business into the future.
The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals 2
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
With an eye for every budget, three travelers visit vacation rentals around the globe and share their expert tips and tricks in this reality series.
From affordable treehouses to exclusive private islands, from unforgettable igloos to gourmet getaways, this series will showcase incredible properties around the world and the life changing experiences they have to offer.
The second season of this series will showcase more incredible properties around the world and the life changing experiences they have to offer.
Symon's Dinners Cooking Out 2
Food Network (DStv 175)
Food Network star and Iron Chef Michael Symon is back with new episodes of his outdoor cooking series, Symon's Dinners Cooking Out.
After capturing an audience last year when Michael invited fans to cook a nightly dinner with him live on Food Network Kitchen's Facebook page, the show became a hit, with Michael sharing family recipes and stories using pantry-friendly ingredients with step-by-step cooking instructions for viewers at home.
Joined by his wife Liz, social media manager Liv, and frequent appearances by his puppy Norman, Michael returns with 10 self-shot episodes showcasing some of his favourite outdoor dishes and cooking techniques perfect for summer, while demonstrating how simple and fun it is to make amazing meals at home.
Over the course of the season Michael shares tips and tricks for working an everyday backyard grill to create amazing, simple meals to make at home.
These include the ultimate brunch spread of homemade bagels and cream cheese, a ribeye steak and potatoes recipe accompanied by a decadent miso chocolate cake for dessert, and a tutorial for making a pastrami rubbed brisket and rye spaetzle that will have you coming back for more.
From grilled foods to unconventional entrées, Michael's passion for cooking is ever on display as is his desire to help viewers create home-cooked dishes for themselves and their families.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Steak Out": Michael kicks off the summer grilling season with his fire pit steak and potatoes, finishing the steak by throwing it right onto the hot coals.
What pairs well with this hearty, fire-born meal? How about a Miso chocolate cake and a frozen old fashioned cocktail, which Michael's wife, Liz, helps mix up.
In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Bust Out the Stretchy Pants": Michael flexes his grilling muscles once again by showing that any dish made inside can be made just as well outside on the grill.
From a variation on his mother's pasticcio to Greek donuts with honey, Michael whips up a delicious meal, and Liz joins in with a hazelnut frappe that pairs well with dessert.
My Naija Plate
HONEY (DStv 173)
West African food takes centre stage in this upbeat cooking show hosted by food blogger Winifred Nwania.
She explores the most exciting recipes made with ingredients that are simple and accessible, no matter where you are.
From the famous Nigerian jollof rice to plantain and egusi, Winifred goes on a culinary whirlwind.
Get all the thrilling tips and tricks which are the key to West African cuisine.
In the Long Run
Created by and starring Idris Elba and inspired by his own 1980s inner-city London childhood, In the Long Run is a warm-hearted portrait of a West African family making ends meet in Thatcher-era Britain.
Walter and Agnes came to London from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and now live a quiet life with their son Kobna.
But when Walter's brother Valentine comes to stay, his exuberance and lust for life changes everything.
Also starring comedy legend Bill Bailey as Walter's neighbour and workmate Bagpipes, In the Long Run is a story about family, community and what home really means.
Impractical Jokers 6
Comedy Central (DStv 122)
Comedy, Hidden Camera, Prank Show
Hidden camera practical joke reality television series that follows four lifelong friends - Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano - of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras.
Since they were young, the quartet have challenged one another to do ridiculous dares in public.
On the show, to find out who is best under pressure, the guys compete in awkward and outrageous hidden-camera hijinks.
At the end of each episode, the loser must perform what is deemed to be the most-mortifying challenge yet.
In the Season 6 premiere, "Swim Shady": The guys are hit with some bad reception while working behind a desk.
Also, the guys head to the park where they ask strangers for advice on their questionable life choices.
Finally, tonight's big loser is tasked with taking photos of a water aerobics class.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father 5
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
Jovial comic Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father, Michael, take unusual and amusing trips to foreign lands in an attempt to strengthen their bond.
Jack and Michael return with the fifth — and final! — season, and this time it's the greatest journey of all: a tour of their homeland, the United Kingdom.
From a dinner with Gordon Ramsay, piloting a Spitfire and a search for the Loch Ness monster, it's the last epic trip for the father/son duo.