'Lockdown' Season 2 premiered in October.

South African television is filled with drama, suspense and a whole lot of laughs, usually the latter isn't even apart of the script. From reality dating shows and wedding shows, drama’s a comedy, the local television scene knows how to keep us entertained.

Here is our list of the Top 5 shows of 2017:

Lockdown Season 2

The return of this Mzansi Magic drama also saw the return of a TV legend, Pamela Nomvete. Nomvete returned to our screens to play Deborah Banda, the prisons new governor.

Set in a female prison with inmates that range from famous socialites to gangster, Lockdown stars Lorcia Cooper and Thandek Dawn King and has made a huge impression with fans on social media.  


With more than 8 million viewers every night, Uzalo remains the most popular television show in the country, although it is often in battle with Generations - The Legacy.

Date My Family

Sunday Nights are made for Date My Family! The dating reality in which dates are selected based on your interaction with a prospective dates family members gives us drama every episode.

Our Perfect Wedding

Now if there is one show that has seen a string or presenter changes, its this one. We went from Phumeza Mdabe to Tumi Morake to Jessica Nkosi to Thembisa Mdoda..we could go on., but we won’t. 

What we really enjoy are the unofficial invitations to a stranger's wedding. Watching these couples put their perfect wedding together is always entertaining, it’s not wonder the show has more than a million viewers.

Trending SA

This late night talk show is all about what's trending, as its name suggest. Pabi Moloi, Kuli Roberts, Nina Hastie and Musa Mthombeni make the panel that discuss trending hashtags of the day, sparking conversation with guests who are brought in to delve deeper into issues that are trending on social media.