Fri 27 May 2016, 12:00
One thing reality TV shows promise their viewers is lots and lots of drama!
Whether it’s a Real Housewives fight that threatens a friendship circle or us crying uncontrollably when our favourite contestant doesn’t score enough votes on American Idol, there’s a reality show for just about everyone in the family.
Not only are cameras invited into family homes (Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Sundays at 20:00 on E!), we get to see them living their best lives and sometimes we also see the struggles of other families, like on My 600 LB Life (Fridays at 20:00 on TLC Entertainment).
From romance and laughter, showcasing talent, planning weddings, hooking up couples, daily struggles or just trying to find your way in life – here are some of the must-watch reality shows on DStv.
Atlanta Exes (Mondays at 19:30 on VUZU)
Follow the lives of a group of women, who used to be romantically involved with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Usher, Ne-Yo and Kevin Hart.
Arranged S2 (from Friday 10 June at 20:00 on Lifetime)
As if finding and keeping love isn’t tricky enough, Arranged sees couples brought together through tradition by their parents.
My 600-lb Life (Fridays at 20:00 on TLC Entertainment)
Dealing with daily struggles, participants face serious health issues after gaining an incredible amount of weight. Faced with challenges and deciding on a way forward to shed the weight, the TV cameras capture all the dramatic and emotional moments of the journey.
Little Women: LA (Wednesdays at 20:00 on Lifetime)
We follow a group of friends living in the City of Angels. Other than having flourishing careers and relationships in common, these friends are also Little People. See how they deal with everyday challenges that come with marriage, parenthood and friendships.
The Bachelor (Fridays at 20:30 on VUZU AMP)
One bachelor, 25 contestants, one true love. On its record 20th season, The Bachelor doesn’t fail to serve drama and tears as The Bachelor searches for his one true love.
Chasing Destiny (Wednesdays at 21:00 on BET)
There’s a group of girls in America who want their destinies to come true, and Kelly Rowland is there to help them. The former Destiny’s Child member wants to put together a girl group that embodies Destiny’s Child and what they stood for – talent and sisterhood. Which contestants will come out tops? Find out on BET.
Single Dad Seeking (from Wednesday 1 June at 20:00 on TLC Entertainment)
Not only are they looking for love, but this group of single fathers are hoping to find someone who will also love their children. While initially only communicating through phone calls and SMS, what will happen when the father’s come face-to-face with their potential new love? Tune in to find out!
EJ and the City (from Saturday 25 June at 18:00 on E!)
#RichKids of Beverly Hills star EJ Johnson has his own reality show coming to E! this June. The breakout star of Rich Kids will also share the spotlight with his sister, Elisa, Samaria Smith (daughter of LL Cool J) and Sanaz Panahi, a real estate development heir.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (Sundays at 20:00 on E!)
Sunday evenings aren’t complete without a visit to Los Angeles and the Kardashian klan. With momager Kris and her daughters, their relationships, friendships, business ventures and starting their own families, there’s never a dull moment with the Kardashian sisters.