The TV from around the world on DStv Family this April

News 01 April 2021

DStv Family brings you brilliant series, first this April – from new local shows like Eendag and Lovey Dovey Millionaire, to Ted Danson’s Mr. Mayor, Running With Bear Grylls and 4 new tVN k-dramas

The TV from around the world on DStv Family this April

Whether you’re feeling like a homebody, or you’re longing for a wild adventure or some international flavour, DStv Family has something special lined up for you this April.

There are 11 brand-new dramas and comedies, including addictive new series from India and South Korea, and you can be the first in South Africa to see a brand-new season of animated comedy Bob’s Burgers, the Ted Danson comedy series Mr. Mayor, and sci-fi series Two Sentence Horror Stories.

If you’re suffering from itchy feet, you can join Bear Grylls on a globetrotting adventure. And there are big reality shows filled with dazzling personalities like Survivor and The Masked Singer, too.

There are 5 new dating and romance reality series that are here to steal your heart, including local shows Lovey Dovey Millionaire and Eendag. And our local talk, cooking, gardening and lifestyle change series with the likes of Jo Black, Herman Lensing, Alvin Bruinders and Gerhard Steyn will have you falling in love with your TV all over again.

See what’s coming for grownups and kids, too this holiday and happy day filled April on DStv Family…

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Epic stories in international series

From Korea to India, to the USA, DStv brings you intriguing drama and comedy series, many of which are making their premiere on DStv Family. Be the first to see 4 new K-dramas on tVN (DStv channel 134), a brand-new season of animated comedy Bob’s Burgers, and for the first time ever in South Africa, the Ted Danson comedy series Mr. Mayor, and eerie sci-fi anthology series Two Sentence Horror Stories.

Reality TV with real personality!

Bear Grylls is back with a new season premiere on DStv Family, leading the likes of Terry Crews and Keegan-Michael Key on epic wilderness adventures. There’s the latest season of Survivor, and new seasons of The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Masked Singer. These are big, bold shows filled with exciting personalities.

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Survivalist Bear Grylls is back taking celebrities on crazy wilderness adventures in the most extreme environments in the world. Relying on Bear’s bushcraft skills, they’ll challenge their mental and physical limits, no stunt people, no special angles. We’ll see Anthony Mackie tackle the Italian Dolomites, Terry Crews in the Icelandic Highlands, and Keegan-Michael Key on an Icelandic lava field, Danica Patrick and Danny Trejo in the Moab Desert, Rainn Wilson in Utah in the La Sal Mountains, and Bobby Bones and Caitlin Parker in the Sierra Nevadas.

Watch from Wednesday, 21 April on National Geographic (DStv channel 181) at 21:00

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Survivor: Winners At War S40

As the big daddy of TV reality shows hits its 20th anniversary milestone, 20 winners from past Survivor seasons return to compete. This is 1 of the most fascinating seasons ever for fans, as it digs deeply into how the game is played and won, particularly with regards to how strategy worked in the earlier versus later seasons. Worth coming back to the show for if you’ve dropped it along the way. Cast includes the likes of Ethan Zohn, Rob and Amber Mariano, Parvati Shallow, and Tony Vlachos.

Watch from Wednesday, 28 April on Vuzu (DStv channel 116) at 20:00

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The Real Housewives of Potomac S5

Monique starts off the season all fancy, with her grey parrot, T’Challa, on a leash. Gizelle has the builders in and the cheating ex-husband back, which her kids are finding alarming. Candiace throws a dazzling first wedding anniversary party, and new mama Ashley has gone feral earth mother in her efforts to protect her baby, while Robyn is trying to yell Juan into marrying her. The series will build to a box set, so episodes will stay up on Catch Up during the show’s run.

Watch from Saturday, 3 April on Vuzu (DStv channel 116) at 18:00 (double bill)

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The Masked Singer Season 2 Presenter And Judges

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18 performers in full-body silly costumes perform hit songs from past decades in front of a live audience and a panel of judges including Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Robin Thicke (singer), Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Doll and talent show judge) and Jenny McCarthy (The View). In a sing-off (for example) between a giant frog and a robot, the person inside the costume could be anyone from Beyoncé, to a baseball player. The series will build to a box set, so episodes will stay up on Catch Up during the show’s run.

Watch from Sunday, 25 April on Vuzu (DStv channel 116) at 18:00

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Relationship reality!

If you like a blend of mischief, fun and romance, make yourself at home on DStv Family this April, with 5 new shows that’ll have you saying I Do to a full season. From a brand-new local series with a title to fall in love with – Lovey Dovey Millionaire – to more from the First Dates UK restaurant, the high-speed wedding show Eendag, and the absurd, head-shaking nonsense of The Bachelor In Paradise: Australia’s new season, it’s TV to talk about.

Best shows for homebodies

Whether you love to talk, cook, garden, or you’re looking for inspiration to take charge of your health, DStv Family has a show for you this April. And they’re filled with familiar friends like Jo Black, Herman Lensing, Alvin Bruinders and Gerhard Steyn, and Ellen.

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Gather round, kids

There’s a lot to celebrate this April, from Easter, to Family Day, to Freedom Day and Earth Day, and the kids shows have something for everyone. School holidays are happening… whenever, but it’s always time for some education fun on DStv’s School Of Laughter.

Easter Day Stunt

All the kids’ favourite toons are here with special Easter, egg and rabbit-themed episodes. See Peppa and her friends, including Rebecca Rabbit, speculate about the nature and appearance of the Easter Bunny. SpongeBob finds the sea bunny that’s laying waste to Squidward’s garden simply adorable. And both the chipmunks and the penguins are caring for mysterious eggs.

  • Peppa Pig: S7 (episode 11), S4 (episode 7)
  • Cats: S1 (episode 33)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: S11 (episode 23)
  • Alvinnn!!!! And The Chipmunks: S2 (episode 1)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: S1 (episode 5)
  • Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty: S1 (episode 18)
  • Rabbids Invasion: S3 (episode 19C)

Watch on Sunday, 4 April on Nicktoons (DStv channel 308) from 16:00

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Earth Day Stunts

Special episodes of kids shows focus on environmental issues, activism and the consequences on environmental imbalance. In Winx Club, for example, the fairies take on Tritannus, a triton who has been turned into a powerful monster by pollution, and is terrorising the ocean for his island made of trash. Meanwhile in The Penguins of Madagascar, Marlene’s fur is bleached white when Alice accidentally puts too many chlorine tablets into her habitat.

  • Alvinnn!!!! And The Chipmunks: S1 (episodes 7B, 15A, 18A), S3 (episodes 1A, 11A)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: S7 (episode 34, 44)
  • Cats: S1 (episode 41)
  • Corn & Peg: S1 (episode 5A)
  • Peppa Pig: S1 (episode 10, 12), S2 (episode 7, 12, 21, 39)
  • Winx Club: S5 (episode 14)
  • The Fairly OddParents: S10 (episode 16A&B)
  • Chop Chop Ninja: S1 (episode 1, 17)
  • Regal Academy: S1 (episode 18)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: S3 (episode 3)
  • Rabbids Invasion: S2 (episode 2A), S3 (episode 26B, 26C)

Watch on Thursday, 22 April on Nicktoons (DStv channel 308) from 12:10

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The Great ZooMoo Egg Hunt

Fluffy Bunny helps Junior the little orangutan to solve some head-scratching clues that will lead him to a great prize.

Watch on Sunday, 4 April on ZooMoo (DStv channel 314) at 12:00

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Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

In this animated movie, renowned Victorian-era detective Sherlock Holmes asks his assistant, Jerry the mouse, to help him to find out who’s behind a series of jewel heists that his client, Miss Red, is being blackmailed over. Jerry is meant to work hand-in-hand with Miss Red’s butler, Tom the cat. Unfortunately, though, the 2 are soon distracted by their game of 1-upmanship.

Watch on Friday, 2 April on Boomerang (DStv channel 302) at 09:55

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Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Tom and Jerry elbow their way into this animated musical comedy version of Roald Dahl’s 1964 book (largely based on the 1971 movie version). Charlie becomes 1 of 5 children from around the world to win a golden ticket that allows him into Willy Wonka’s mysterious sweet factory. During the tour, the other children are gradually eliminated until only Charlie is left to inherit the business.

Watch on Monday, 5 April on Boomerang (DStv channel 302) at 09:55

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LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

The Mystery, Inc. gang arrive at the beach for a massive party only to find that Ghost Pirates have ruined the mood and the party is off. But who is really behind the Ghost Pirates? Could it be a greedy local businessman? The local innkeeper’s meanspirited popular kids, or even actual pirates in search of treasure? The gang is determined to dig up the truth.

Watch on Saturday, 3 April on Boomerang (DStv channel 302) at 09:40

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NB! This is just the tip of your viewing iceberg. Check out the DStv Access highlights package to see what else will be coming your way this April. 

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