2023 Soul Train Awards
BET (DStv 129)
03h00 (live) and 20h00
Celebrating the best in soul music and the iconic television show's anniversary, the Soul Train Awards recognises the best in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop from established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists.
The nominees were selected by a voting academy of music industry insiders, performers and presenters.
Taping from a new location in Los Angeles, California, this year's show will reimagine the traditional award show ceremony into a Soulful Party in Hollywood, celebrating the best in soul music and the iconic legacy brand.
The Soul Train Awards 2023 will feature an exciting lineup of electrifying performances, special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in Black culture and entertainment.
The annual event is committed to showcasing the impact of Soul Train on music and dance, from the '70s to today.
SZA, Usher and Summer Walker lead with nine nominations each; followed by 21 Savage with eight; and Coco Jones and Victoria Monét each having received six nominations.
The Life and Near Death of Kevin Hart
Documentary, Comedy, Special
Kevin Hart came to fame as a stand up comedian and is now a Hollywood box office superstar.
He may always find a way to get us laughing; however he draws his comedy from a tougher part of his life.
Kevin survived a horrific but eye-opening accident that changed his world forever.
He walked out of the darkness and became stronger than ever.
Having such a close call with death and being paralysed, he realised how precious life is.
It's been a transformative time for him being a father of four kids, having hit movies and a burgeoning media empire.
His energy never seems to fade. He has achieved not just through his determination and talent, but through his unique way of looking at the world.
Kevin went from being a shoe salesman in Philadelphia to breaking through the competitive world of show business and becoming one of the highest paid entertainers in the world.
It was a challenging and intricate path to get to where he is today but he chose to see life not as a tragedy, but as a comedy.
Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown
Food Network (DStv 175)
Food, Reality Competition
Food Network is challenging Bobby Flay to face his worst holiday nightmares.
Each episode is supersized to one hour and the Beat Bobby Flay format is expanded to three rounds with a team element - and in Bobby's biggest nightmare, only the toughest chefs are entering the kitchen to take him down.
In the season premiere, "Casserole with the Punches": Bobby welcomes his friend Scott Conant as guest host for a Thanksgiving battle between Tiffani Faison and Jet Tila, where the winner proceeds to round two and cooks against Anne Burrell.
That winner then moves on to battle Bobby - but this time it's a team effort, and Bobby and the winning contender each pick an eliminated chef as their teammate and sous chef.
A blind taste test ultimately determines if Bobby or his competitor takes home the win.
Upcoming episodes feature Giada De Laurentiis, Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Eddie Jackson, Michael Symon, Brooke Williamson and Geoffrey Zakarian.
Dating with My Mates
BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
Reality, Dating Game Show
A ten-part dating series with a new spin on dating where friendship is at its heart.
Dating with my Mates follows a group of four single friends who go out for a three-course dinner with a difference.
With each course, a different potential date joins the mates at their table.
When the plates are cleared, the date also must leave.
If the dates feel a connection, they can return at the end of the meal to ask out one of the mates.
However, the mates are only able to say yes to one date.
In the series premiere: Hannah, Lou, Clare and Shannon are best friends all looking for love - will gym-goer Lewis, rugby player David, or medical student Mike prove to be a match for them?
Johannes Kepler – Storming the Heavens
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Documentary, History, Docu-Drama
During the Renaissance, an era marked by change and renewal, Johannes Kepler entered the scientific scene and revolutionised contemporary thinking on space and time.
Nowadays we associate Kepler with his famous laws of planetary motion.
But the history of his discoveries is a drama of Shakespearian proportions – full of intrigue, passion, depravity and corruption.
His personal biography is almost too tumultuous to be true.
Originally a mathematician, Kepler's discoveries has secured him recognition as the father of modern natural sciences.
Understanding the cosmos – a dream of humanity from time immemorial.
The fact that it has become reality is largely due to a man who, 400 years ago, set out to explore the mysteries of the heavens: Johannes Kepler.
His groundbreaking laws of planetary motion set the stage for modern astronomy, as we know it today.
His successes, however, were hard-won in the shadow of numerous challenges, personal tragedies and entanglements.
Just in time for the 400-year-anniversary of Kepler's 3rd law, we travel back in time to a century of war, chaos and death.
This documentary drama focuses on the biography of this key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution.
With about 80% reenactments, this film also illustrates Kepler's thoughts and views in the form of animations and takes you on an expedition into another world.
The Best Man: The Final Chapters
1Magic (DStv 103)
Based upon the eponymous Universal film franchise, the series catches up with the cast as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface as the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.
Original cast are set to return including Morris Chestnut as Lance Sullivan, Melissa De Sousa as Shelby Taylor, Taye Diggs as Harper Stewart, Regina Hall as Candace Murchison, Terrence Howard as Quentin Spivey, Sanaa Lathan as Robyn Stewart, Nia Long as Jordan Armstrong and Harold Perrineau as Julian Murchison.
Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words
Bruce Springsteen discusses the key moments in his life that have provided the influence for some of the most acclaimed songs of his extensive career.
In intimate conversation Bruce explores his early years growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, recounting the seminal moments that fuelled his relentless drive to become a musician, his years as a bar band king in Asbury Park, the rise of the E Street Band and his eventual ascendancy to the top of Rock's hierarchy.
Bruce's conversation is supported by rare and previously unseen archive footage of Bruce at various stages throughout his life, provided in consultation with archivist Thom Zimny, who has spent 16 years cataloguing the definitive list of photographs, film and audio recordings of Bruce.
Our Perfect Wedding 3
eReality (Openview 108)
Reality television series that gets up close and personal with twelve very unique couples across South Africa.
Their dream is to pull off a perfect wedding but the odds aren't always in their favour.
Who knew the amount of dangers lurking behind every corner, waiting to trip up the unsuspecting bride and her hapless groom?
Will they make it happen their way? Or will it all fall apart in a hurry?
In the Season 3 premiere: Lucky had his fair share of troubles in his first marriage but when he met Phumzile, at a wedding he was attending in Newcastle, it all changed for him.
The two decided not to be in a relationship at first and only remain friends and it was only years later when Lucky couldn't contain his feelings anymore and made his move.
Persuaded by Lucky's love, she had no choice but to give in.
TVSA Show Page: Our Perfect Wedding 3