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Sunday, May 30, 2021


It’s been hinted at for years – and now we’re finally getting to see the entire Central Park gang back together. DStv is talking about the cast of Friends, of course! This week sees the epic return of Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Phoebe and Chandler on M-Net (DStv channel 101). Join the gang as they relive some of their favourite scenes, play games and discuss the impact the show had – and is still having – on generations of viewers.

With winter setting in hard and heavy, there are plenty more reasons to stay indoors and tune into your favourite shows. And if you think you’ve seen it all, think again as M-Net (DStv channel 101) has a plethora of new programmes coming your way. First up is Survivor South Africa, which sees a new twist as the concept of Immunity Island is introduced. MasterChef Australia is also back for the 13th season and this time around, the hopeful chefs will be given three immunity pins to be used at any point in the show – including the end! For the little ones, Queen Poppy and Branch are back in another great musical adventure. In Trolls World Tour, they must stop the evil Queen Barb of the rock tribe as she seeks to destroy all musical genres.

Season 5 of Queen Sugar also airs on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) and sees the Bordelon siblings face even greater challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic hits followed by anti-racial protests across the United States. The Bordelons may inhabit a fictitious world, but the real world also has its own set of challenges as a result of the pandemic. In Cornwall with Simon Reeve on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184), the town of Cornwall is just opening up as the United Kingdom lifts lockdown restrictions. With an economy that is dependent on tourism, Reeve investigates the highs and lows of the town and its peoples during this turbulent time.

Here are some highlights of the week ahead. DStv can be right at your side – simply download the DStv app, available on Apple or Android to watch your favourite shows on-the-go!

Trolls World Tour (Family Musical)

June 3 on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19h30

Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and Justin Timberlake (In Time) are back to reprise their roles as Poppy and Branch. In this new adventure, they discover there are six different troll tribes across the land and each one specialises in a specific kind of music – funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb played by Rachel Bloom (The Angry Birds Movie 2) and King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne) set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a dangerous mission to unite the trolls and save their music before they become extinct. The film also features a voice cast of spectacular talent, including James Corden (The Prom), Ron Funches (Trolls Holiday), Kelly Clarkson, Anderson Paak, Sam Rockwell (Charlie’s Angels), George Clinton (Kuso) and Mary J Blige.


Queen Sugar S5

June 3 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 20h30

Much like all the other television shows, Queen Sugar’s 2020 season spotlighted the realities of the pandemic. Unlike those other shows though, the aim behind the series’ fifth season is to act as a time capsule of events that shaped the United States during one of the most turbulent years in the country’s history. With this context as a backdrop, the Bordelon siblings continue to face challenges that will shape their future lives.


MasterChef Australia S13

June 1 on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 18h00

Hopefuls who think they have what it takes to become a MasterChef display their cooking skills to three judges in the 13th season of Australia’s most popular cooking competition. This season, the contestants are given three immunity pins that can be used at any point of the competition – even at the very end. Look out for guests such as Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Clare Smyth, Heston Blumenthal, and many more.


Alvinnn!!!! And the Chipmunks S5

May 31 on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 13h40

When Alvin lands up in detention again, he’s convinced Dave will drive him out to the desert to abandon him. Later, Alvin and Theodore play a game with unexpected consequences.



June 1 on tVN Africa (DStv channel 134) at 22h30

A group of modern-day Robin Hoods team up to serve true justice on the rich and corrupt in South Korea. The team consists of an expert driver, a master hacker and a top fighter who are led by a former prosecutor-turned-conman. Together, they strive for justice – and deal it out in equal parts, too.


Baby Surgeons S1

June 1 on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20h02

This new docu-series takes viewers on a cinematic and emotional journey in an area of medicine many people would not dream of experiencing. Hopeful parents visit doctors only to be shocked when prenatal scans reveal some problems with their unborn child. Follow the pioneering surgeons as they perform remarkable surgeries on babies still in the womb.


The Equalizer S1

June 1 on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 20h30

In this second reboot of the 1980s’ hit series, Queen Latifah returns to screens as Robyn McCall, a former operative for a branch in the US government called ‘The Company’. After becoming disenchanted with her work, she leaves the Company, only to find herself being drawn to help those with nowhere else to turn.


Seasons of the Forest

June 2 on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) at 20h00

The seasonal forest is like no place on earth and this Wildlife Wednesday, we explore its yearly transformations. The seasons are ever-changing and with this change, the forest must adapt in a varied and dynamic way. From flora and fauna to the interwoven behaviours and practices of the animals in these woodlands, this is a fascinating look at nature that very few get to experience.


Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Drama)

June 3 on TNT (DStv channel 137) at 20h00

Luke Hunter (Shameless’ Cameron Monaghan) is your average teenage boy – except he has the gift of premonition. When he sees the death of his best friend and is labelled “The Prophet of Death”, he soon sees his gift as a curse. Also starring Peyton List (Cobra Kai) and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers).


SuperM's As We Wish

June 3 on tVN Africa (DStv channel 134) at 18h45

Nicknamed the ‘Avengers of Kpop’, Supreme represents four of the biggest Kpop groups in the world. In this reality show, they show off their amazing teamwork abilities while ticking off items on their individual bucket lists. Each member’s unique characteristics and irresistible charms will keep viewers entertained and literally rolling on the floor with laughter.


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