New seasons of The Herd, Lockdown, Date My Family and Papa Penny out this week

The Herd.
The Herd.

SUN 07.04

The Herd

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8pm


In season 2, Ma’Mngadi’s waning powers force her to confront her past, while Kayise is on a path of accepting her destiny.

Date My Family

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 6pm


Mandla Radebe describes himself as a people’s person and an aspiring entrepreneur. He is looking for a lady who communicates well.

Mrs Mandela

SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 10pm

Winnie Mandela (Sophie Okonedo) fights apartheid while her husband (David Harewood) languishes in prison. Appropriately aired a year after the passing of this South African icon.

Serial Killer

ID (DStv channel 171), 9pm

America’s most horrific serial killers go under the spotlight with a series of documentaries exploring their stories – and how events unfolded.

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste

SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 7.30pm

Following on from the intense and critically acclaimed documentary series The Traffickers, which explored the black market, The Traffickers: Food uncovers the truth behind the global food industry.

Dil Dhadakne Do

SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 2.30pm

The Mehra family embark on a sea cruise to reconnect with each other – and experience hilarious misadventures.

MON 08.04


Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8pm


It is three months since the riot and Deborah has clawed her way back to the top as governor of the prison. Meanwhile, Tyson is back in prison and meaner than ever.

Million Dollar Listings

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 7.55pm


The property agents are back and the market is on fire. When Josh Altman takes on a sexy listing in the Hollywood Hills, he persuades one of his most important clients to take a huge risk.

Parker’s Trail

Discovery (DStv channel 121), 8pm


Deep in the Alaskan wilderness an incredible family was born and raised wild. Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their seven grown children – five boys and two girls – are so far removed from civilisation that they often go six to nine months of the year without seeing an outsider.

TUE 09.04


Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8pm


Mabuyi grew up knowing her mother could have cheated with a man from the Ntuli family, a man who happens to share the same surname as the father of her children.

The Great Food Truck Race

Food Network (DStv channel 175), 7.55pm


Join six family teams as they race to the finish line – and the $50 000 grand prize. Host Tyler Florence is set to put them through their paces at each stop along the way. First up is a hallmark of American culture, theme park food, before things get “berry” interesting as the remaining families are tasked with putting strawberries at the centre of their menus.

WED 10.04

While You Were Out

TLC (DStv channel 135), 8pm


Everyone has a dream project for his or her home, most of which never get done – until now. In each episode, two neighbours send their significant others away on a three-day trip. While they are away, a pair of designers and a crack team of renovators descend on each house and help the homeowners completely makeover a room to surprise their loved one on their return.

Hometown Homicide

ID (DStv channel 171), 9.50pm


Using the urgency and intimacy of local news footage, this powerful series tells the stories of murder investigations that turned small towns and communities upside down.

Papa Penny Ahee

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8pm


Papa Penny Ahee season 3 returns with Gaza Palace upgrades. On the downside Mama Nomi is mourning a loss of a family member and Papa Penny does his best to comfort her.

THU 11.04

uThando Nes’thembu

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8pm


The Mseleku family is back for another exciting season. MaYeni and MaCele prepare for their weddings.

Fashion Startup

SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 7.30pm

Set in New York City’s celebrated fashion district, aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs fight for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors to help grow their budding ventures.

FRI 12.04

Tricks on the Street

Discovery Family (DStv channel 136), 6.30pm


In this fascinating series, street magician, illusionist and mentalist Ryan Tricks uses his mind-blowing abilities to brighten up people’s lives.

SAT 13.04

My Mother’s Split Personalities

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 7.20pm

After her father dies of a heart attack, Julie has returned home after two years of living in estrangement from her mother Gail. But Gail is not herself these days.

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