What To Expect On SABC3 This Autumn

SABC3 with its dynamic style renovation, and new look and feel continues to bring its viewers pulsating, cheerful and pertinent viewing with a selection of thrilling and exciting dramas and reality shows such as: Take It All, Hair Battle Spectacular, Fashion Show: The Ultimate Collection, Whose Wedding is it Anyway; Survivor, The Mentalist and CSI: Miami.

February 2016 on SABC3 we saw some new and exciting entertainment as well as some new timeslot changes. February not only saw a first for SABC3 but a first for South Africa with the brand new Sci-Fi drama Humans premiering on the channel.
Monday evening’s SABC3 catered for family and the men in the family.  
Tuesdays became our “ladies nights” with female variety shows such as Top Chef, Botched and Dr. 90210.  
Wednesday’s we turned our attention back to the male viewers with back to back action dramas. 
Every Thursday following Top Billing is some tantalizing cooking shows. Save with Jamie kicks off in April with super impressive and surprisingly affordable recipes which promise to keep our female audiences glued to their screens. 
This April is all about comedy. Friday evenings we will have you in stitches with our comedy night which includes the hilarious American comedy television series The Exes followed by back to back local and foreign Stand-up comedy. Saturdays we satisfy our female viewers with the repeats of our weekday reality shows. Saturday nights are movie nights and SABC3 brings you a double bill of movies from 7pm. To end off the week the channel will be giving their male audiences some intriguing car shows and documentaries including Top Gear and Ross Kemp: Extreme Worlds, Doctors without Borders and many more. 

During April to June SABC3 audiences can look forward to some exciting new shows and some new seasons of their favourite programmes.

Kick starting April is the all new Golden Globe Award-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as the hilarious Whitney. April also sees the return of Olivia Pope and her gladiators in The Fixer (Season 3).

Local is always lekker and the popular series, Jam Sandwich continues its musical journey with its innovative fourth season but this time on SABC3. Still on the local front meet Bryan Miles in his ground-breaking new TV show, One Day with Bryan Miles. Returning for the fourth season is the new and improved Man Cave and we see Janez and Siv take on Thailand.

Other popular series coming up include; Hair Battle Spectacular (Season 2), Whose Wedding is it Anyway (Season 7); Our First Home (Season 1) and Charlie’s Angels (Season 2).


  • Brooklyn Nine Nine (Foreign Drama) 1 April @ 20h30. (First Premiere)  

Brooklyn Nine Nine is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective Jake Peralta is gifted enough that he’s never had to work too hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he’s been enabled – if not indulged – throughout his entire career. That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt.

  • o One Day With Bryan Miles (Local Variety) 10 April @ 17h30 (First Premiere)

Meet Bryan Miles - a master of the wicked manipulation of the mind. His ground-breaking new TV show, One Day with Bryan Miles will have South Africans questioning what is possible and what is not. Combining incredible mind control, unbelievable deception and impossible demonstrations, Bryan’s high octane entertainment will leave viewers reeling. Whether he is focusing on the name of someone you merely thought of, or impossibly predicting what you will do next, his award-winning abilities are without compare.

  • o Whitney (Foreign Comedy) 11 April @ 21h30 (First Premiere)

NBC’s Whitney is a hilarious look at modern day love, which centers around Whitney (Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Lately) and Alex (Chris D’Elia, Glory Daze), a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends.

  • Save With Jamie (Foreign Variety) 14 April @ 20h30 (First Premiere)

Jamie Oliver’s back with this optimistic, inventive and super-helpful new food series. He wants to inspire people around the world to eat better and spend less on their weekly food bills by giving us some of his most useful money saving but seriously delicious recipes to date.

  • Ready For This (Foreign Variety) 14 May @ 08h30 (First Premiere)

Six teenagers, all elite within their own field, have come to live at Arcadia House to pursue their dreams. For some it's the opportunity of a lifetime. For others it's a last chance. All are strangers, some a long way from home and the last thing they expect to find is family.

  • Doctors Without Borders (Foreign Documentary) 15 May @ 19h30 (First Premiere)

Doctors, Nurses, Technicians and Project Coordinators from UK, US, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are accompanied in their remarkable jobs on aid missions throughout the world and in their private lives in their homelands. 

  • Our First Home (Foreign Variety) 14 June @ 15h00 (First Premiere)

Our First Home sees three Kiwi families putting everything on the line to help their children onto the property ladder.


  • The Exes S3 (Foreign Comedy) 1 April @ 21h00 (new season)

This American comedy television series revolves around the unlikely trio of Phil (Donald Faison), Haskell (Wayne Knight) and Stuart (David Alan Basche), three roommates and divorcés who have finally found bromance after initially being forced to live together by their divorce attorney and landlord, Holly (Kristen Johnston),  who also happens to be their landlord. Holly avoids her own relationship and commitment issues by becoming immersed in the men's affairs as they put their lives back together and return to the dating scene.

  • Man Cave S4  (Local Variety) 10 April @ 18h00 (new time slot –new season)

The new, improved Man Cave is revealed and punches its way back onto your screens, as Janez and Siv take on Thailand. And Lunga and Siv craft the weapons of their ancestors in the fires of Mikula Forge.

  • Expresso S6 (Local Variety) 13 April @ 06h00 (new season)  

A daily morning lifestyle show celebrating South African heritage and achievements and inspiring the Afrikaans community to live their best life. The show will bring laughter, entertainment and positivity into the SABC3 viewers’ homes and become appointment viewing by delivering the kind of information viewers need in the morning to enhance their day.

  • Top Billing S6 (Local Variety) 14 April @ 19h30 (new season)  

Top Billing is the longest-running entertainment and lifestyle television programme in South Africa. The show is targeted at successful South Africans, proud of their country and their heritage, who aspire to and who do lead the good life via their achievements. The Top Billing brand is synonymous with a lifestyle that encompasses style, quality and discernment.  The show places great emphasis on a quality lifestyle that is in keeping with international trends in fashion, decor, travel and a myriad modern conveniences and luxuries.

  • Jam Sandwich S4  (Local Variety) 16 April @ 18h00 (new season – new channel)

South Africa’s original music collaboration show, Jam Sandwich is back. This, the fourth season will include artists as diverse as Mango Groove, The Soil, Ready D, Jack Parow, Francios van Coke, Emtee, Ringo, Shortstraw, SAI&Ribatone, Sibot, Mandoza, DJ Shimza and a host of others. The 52 artists collaborating in the 26 episodes represent the wide footprint of the South African music industry.

  • Hair Battle Spectacular S2  (Foreign Reality) 19 April @ 15h00 (new season)

Hair Battle Spectacular is a competition reality series that revolves around the outrageous and boldly talented superstars of fantasy hair design


  • Whose Wedding Is it Anyway S7  (Foreign Reality) 13 May @ 15h00 (new season)

Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? is an American reality TV show on the Style Network. Each episode follows two different couples who plan their weddings in different states and sometimes a destination wedding in a foreign country.

  • Charlie’s Angels S2  (Foreign Drama) 19 May @ 12h00 (new season)

At the behest of their reclusive and wealthy boss, Charlie, new partner Kris Munroe joins Sabrina Duncan and Kelly Garrett for a series of challenging and dangerous undercover assignments.

  • Starsky & Hutch S2  (Foreign Drama) 20 May @ 12h00 (new season)

As different and night and day, undercover cops Starsky & Hutch rely on each other in a fight against crime that takes them everywhere from the city's toughest neighbourhoods to the corrupt halls of political power.

  • Afternoon Express S2  (Local Variety) 26 May @ 16h00 (new season)

The Afternoon Express continuous to boast live music performances, competitions and real-time audience interaction via social media. They offer style, personality, creativity and informative entertainment.

  • Save With Jamie S2  (Foreign Variety) 26 May @ 20h30 (new season)

Jamie Oliver’s continuous with this optimistic, inventive and super-helpful food series. He will constantly inspire people around the world to eat better and spend less on their weekly food bills.
  • Ross Kemp: Extreme Worlds S2  (Foreign Documentary) 29 May @ 21h00 (new season)

In Ross Kemp Extreme World, Ross travels to some of the most dangerous, lawless and violent regions on Earth, to show how international organised crime, terrorists and local criminal networks have created alliances that are destroying the lives of millions of people around the world.


  • DR 90210 S2  (Foreign Reality) 14 June @ 22h00 (new season)

We are reacquainted with Dr. Rey, introduced to handsome bachelor Dr. Diamond, and meet female surgeon Dr. Li. as the second season opens; we catch up with Dr. Rey, his family and his staff. Since the premiere of Dr. 90210, Dr. Rey's business has skyrocketed, forcing him to take on two new staff members and contemplate finding a larger office.

For all the intrigue, drama and excitement … Find it on SABC3.

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