SABC1 has revamped its 6.30pm entertainment slot which comprises refreshed current programmes as well as exciting new shows. The slot is called SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho Reloaded.
Says the channel’s general manager Ray Nkwe: “The improvement of the schedule is aimed at strengthening our historic bond with our television audiences and ensuring that the brand is taken back to the public in a fresh and more exciting way. We are committed to remaining competitive in the ever-changing television landscape and to ensuring that the brand maintains its position as the torch-bearer and trend-setter. The channel will continue to discover, expose and to create stars from the ranks of Mzansi’s talented and highly-creative youth.’
Among the new shows is Mzansi Insider (Mondays) – a youthful entertainment show providing viewer-generated content with a scoop to what is taking place anywhere in Mzansi. The show will come complete with a new ingenious presenter.
The second season of the entrepreneurial reality show Rize Mzansi (Tuesdays) will show 14 businesses competing to win the ultimate prize of R1m.
Broadcast on Wednesdays as from 1 Sep, Selimathunzi is a variety show that follows the exciting lives of celebrities as well as covering major events around the country. The show promises to be slick and more glamorous. New elements are added to it in the form of a brand new look an feel and new imaging.
Ses’khona (Thursdays) is a proudly South African, SiSwati and Ndebele, youthful spirited lifestyle magazine show. The show embraces and epitomises the hearts and passion of Mzansi’s youth. New elements to the show include the advancing and crossing over to aspects of sophistication, style and glamour whilst luring its audience with the aim and desire to be more of an aspiration.
The lively, participatory youth-oriented variety show, Jam Alley (Fridays) gives teenagers the opportunity to interact with local artists and other celebrities. Participants answer a quiz on the latest trends in the music world and also get the chance to perform to the latest popular songs. The show will soon host a national singing and rapping talent-spotting competition titled, School vs School, targeting Senior School students. Invites to the call-to-entry were issued in July 2010.
Now in its second season, So You Think You Can Dance is currently airing on Saturdays. It will soon reveal to television audiences across Mzansi the Top 16 from the regional auditions held in June of this year. The contestants will battle for the number one position with a R250,000 prize tag.