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April rains mean more time to read, write, make soup and finally cuddle to a good movie on M-Net. The season just got better as you have the chance to get out of the gloom and escape to another reality. We are talking about reality with DStv. We are spoilt for choice, so read on and take your pick!

 

New parents

TLC Entertainment (135) brings you the season premiere of Baby Changes Everything, the brand-new series which follows couples as they try to adjust to parenthood. Will these couples learn to transition from late night parties to sleepless nights? Find out from Monday 18 April at 20:55, only on TLC Entertainment (135).

 

Earthlings

Are you into mother Earth? Do you believe she is alive and kicking? Then there's a show for you. How the Earth Works will attempt to answer questions like: How much threat does the Campi Flegrei super volcano, which is hidden underwater in the bay of Naples, pose to the inhabitants of Europe? What link do the Rocky Mountains have to the atomic bomb? Will the volcanic islands of Hawaii impact the geological future of the West Coast of the USA? This revealing series features Earth as a living, breathing organism as we view its past, present and future. Tune in starting Sunday 17 April 20:20 on Discovery Family (136).

 

Music lovers

Africa’s biggest stars are taking on the American version and are ready for an epic battle! South African TV personality Pearl Thusi and Nigerian star D’Banj come together to host the fresh new Lip Sync Battle Africa, starting on Thursday 14 April at 20:50 CAT on MTV (130)

 

Outdoorsy type

If you are the outdoorsy type, the rain can be a bummer. The BMX legends will do all the dirty work for you as they travel around. This time, the kids are on their once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Zealand. The boys try their skills at downhill biking, whitewater rafting and surfing. Get wings from Red Bull Tip to Tail on Friday 22 April at 21:55 on TRACE Sport Stars (188)

 

Mysterious kind

Hollywood’s celebrities are not prepared for what Tyler Perry has to say when he pays them a visit. Tyler receives messages from those who have passed on and delivers these messages to the celebrities. Watch all the revelations on Hollywood Medium with Tyler Perry, Thursdays at 21:55 only on E!

 

Girls night in

Nothing makes a girls night kick like watching relationship drama that is not yours. Catch vixens Joseline, Mimi, Karlie and Rasheeda straight from Atlanta for the dramatic daily going-ons in their lives and those of their partners in Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Weeknights at 21:00 on MTV Base (322)

 

Foodies for life

We saved the best for last. With this gloomy season, we bet your baking game will be on point! Did you know that Zee World is dishing out mouthwatering shows? Make sure to check them out. Otherwise, tune in to MasterChef, Iron Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen among other fiery and hot shows on Food Network (175) while BBC Lifestyle (174) has Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen, Celebrity MasterChef, Come Dine With Me among other reality shows for the lovers of food.