kykNET is shaking things up with their new schedule

'Getroud Met Rugby' on kykNET is moving to an earlier time-slot. (Screengrab: YouTube)
'Getroud Met Rugby' on kykNET is moving to an earlier time-slot. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Cape Town – Two years after a dramatic schedule change, kykNET (DStv 144) will be moving its Afrikaans weekday soap Getroud met Rugby back from 21:00 to early prime time at 18:00 from July.

Getroud met Rugby, that turned a decade old since it started as a drama series in April 2009 and morphed into a soap, will move back to 18:00 on kykNET from 1 July.

The Overberg Productions soap filmed at Atlas Studios and following the lives of the fictional Stryders rugby team and surrounding community. From July it will serve as the lead-in for sister-soap Suidooster.

The weekly Prontuit on Mondays with presenter Kabous Meiring will move from 22:00 to 21:00 from 8 July, with KN Verslag in Gesprek with presenter Waldimar Pelser on Wednesdays will move earlier from 21:30 to 21:00 from 3 July.

kykNET will add a new travelogue series, Elders: Japan, with Erns Grundling as the presenter from Tuesday 2 July at 21:00 who previously did Elders: Die Camino.

Lui maar op, Belinda is a new Afrikaans sitcom with Brümilda van Rensburg, Annelisa Weiland and Eric Nobbs part of the cast that will start on Monday 8 July at 20:30.


Brümilda van Rensburg and Annelisa Weiland to star in new kykNet sitcom

Cape Town - A new Afrikaans sitcom with a star-studded cast will make its debut on kykNET on Monday, 8 July at 20:30. The thirteen-episode series is called Lui maar op, Belinda and for the first time ever the doyennes of Afrikaans TV, Brümilda van Rensburg and Annelisa Weiland, will appear together in a series.

Alles Malan is a new drama series with Nadia Valvekens, Ivan Zimmermann, Albert Maritz and Elsabé Daneel in the cast starting on Tuesday 9 July at 20:00.

The food reality show, Kokkedoor will be back for a third season starting on Thursday 18 July at 20:00 with Hetta van Deventer-Teblanche and Nic van Wyk back as the judges, as well as food blogger Sam Woulidge,  joining them. Filmed in Cape Town this time for 13 episodes, the show will kick off with 30 contestants.

*This article was updated on 6 July 2019 to accurately reflect the details of kykNET's schedule change.