Saturday nights are about to get even better for Mzansi Magic viewers with the premiere of a new game show on the 4th of June.
Hosted by SuperSport’s Thato Moeng and comedian, radio personality Skhumba Hlophe, The Saturday Showdown will see five teams, captained by celebrities, battle it out for a R3.5 million grand prize.
With the atmosphere and competitiveness of an arena game, and the heart and wit of a game’s night with friends, The Saturday Showdown is the boldest and biggest game show to grace screens.
“We’re thrilled to premiere an epic game show like The Saturday Showdown on Mzansi Magic – something to keep our viewers entertained and engaged. It’s the kind of show that will appeal to viewers across age and interest – be they into sports or pop culture. It’s the latest in the hyper-local content strategy that we are putting out, content that is keeping up with viewers’ evolving and eclectic tastes,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
Produced by Red Pepper Pictures, The Saturday Showdown is a fun and games, laugh-a-minute game show that’s also a fierce battle between very competitive teams who are fighting for the life changing prize money. Not forgetting our viewers at home, they also have an opportunity to win R50 000 every week.
So, how will it work exactly? Five teams comprising of three players including a DSTV rewards studio player will face off over 13 episodes.
The teams will go head-to-head in a series of games testing skills, such as shooting hoops, luck (think: big wheel spins), puzzles and pop culture activities (karaoke, anyone?) All this culminates in a face off where the teams go head to head in a game that encapsulates all of the above. Who will emerge victorious?
Tune into The Saturday Showdown every week from 4 June at 18:30, on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161). Welcome to your new favourite game show – who will you be rooting for?