Is it fair to say that 2015 is the year of the viewer? With the amount of couch potatoes around the country who love a good tv show there is plenty of material for people to enjoy this year. I decided to take a look at some of the most exciting shows to look forward to during 2015 and what they are all about. Whether you binge-watch, PVR or watch religiously every week, you’ll want to watch catch every single one of these shows.
The highly anticipated drama set in the world of a hip hop empire stars Howard Terrence Howard and Tiraji P. Henson an is already showing on DStv in 2015.
The show centers around a hip hop, music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises, and we get a front row seat to the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company.
The hour-long family drama was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Henson looks like she has the juiciest role, dialing it up to 11 as Howard's ex-wife, released from jail after 17 years and looking for a cut of his empire.
The Walking Dead (Season 5)
Rick Grimes and the crew face more gruesome challenges in Part 2 of the The Waking Dead’s Season five.
Lackluster mid-season finale aside, The Walking Dead was at the best it's ever been in the first half of the season, and hopefully it will keep the momentum going for the back half of season five, which sees our heroes recovering from their fatal encounter at the hospital. The trailer makes it look pretty intense and dark.
If you haven’t been following this series, you have been missing out! Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
Game of Thrones (Season 5)
Coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in April
It will adapt material from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, the fourth and fifth novels in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines with a broad ensemble cast. The first narrative arc follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne.
House of Lies (Season 5)
Coming soon to Vuzu Amp channel 114
House of Lies is an American dark comedy created by Matthew Carnahan. The series is based on the book, House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time, written by Martin Kihn, a former consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.
In season 4 Marty is back with a vengeance - ready to grow Kaan & Associates and conquer the consulting world. Revelations of what has occurred since last season begin to explain the 'new normal' at K&A. Marty lays down the law to a pregnant Jeannie on her future with the company, and the pod leaves one client in pursuit of a much bigger payday.
I Love SA - eTV
The show is based on the international show, I Love My Country, which broadcasts in more than 30 countries across Europe. I Love South Africa is fresh, it’s comedic, and insightful. It’s a fantastic game show format that celebrates our democracy in a fun and light way that is truly South African.
The show was busy with auditions during end of February, so keep watching for the new season to air on eTV!
Our Perfect Wedding
Mzansi Magic’s popular wedding show Our Perfect Wedding came back for a fourth season in January 2015. As tradition, every season ushers in many blushing brides and grooms from across the country as well as a brand new presenter. Comedian, actress, mother, and, perhaps most importantly, wife, Tumi Morake has been revealed as the new host of Season 4 of Our Perfect Wedding.
Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) is currently screening season 4 of Our Perfect Wedding on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, at 19:30. Keep watching for season 5 to air!
Idols – (Season 11)
We all know what Idols SA is all about. Music, singing and a lot of talent. Idols season 11 auditions have just finished and will be heading to M-Net again later this year. Make sure you are glued to your seat during July when it airs!
Big Brother Mzansi – From M-Net
Big Brother Msansi returns for another season following the outstanding success of last year’s show which saw beloved spaza shop owner, Mandla Hlatshwayo, walk away with fame, fortune and romance!
If you are wondering what the prize money is, the answer is that it won’t be less than R 1 million, and it could be as high as a mouthwatering R 2 million!
As always, there’s a twist…this year you could either audition as an individual, or with a partner.
Big Brother Mzansi 2 starts on Sunday, 29 March 2015 on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).
Currently showing on eTV on Mondays at 21:00
Umlilo tells the story of Mqobi Simelane (played by Hamilton Dlamini), a man who has two wives. The first wife is Cebisile (played by Gcina Mkhize), his childhood sweetheart with whom he has two daughters. His second wife is Dumile (played by Nokuthula Ledwaba), a young and modern city girl who doesn’t have any children yet. Despite their differences the two women get along until their husband Hamilton introduces them to his third wife-to-be, Khwezi (played by Nomzamo Mbatha), who shakes things up a little in the household.
Ashes to Ashes
Currently showing on eTV on Mondays at 20:00
In Mzansi, funerals can mean big business. From the competition with the casket, the fancy cars and the red carpet to the catering, not forgetting the couture. So far, death has been good to the Namane family who run the popular and prosperous, Namane Funerals. However, their luck is about to run out with the arrival of an estranged family member and a dark secret.
We've already written about the launch and the first episode but it has proven itself to be a top class show thus far.