Mzansi Magic debuts Abandoned
M-Net-owned South African network Mzansi Magic has launched a new reality show called Abandoned.
The 13-part show helps orphans who were abandoned as toddlers to track down their family members. It also grants those who gave up their children an opportunity to find and reconnect with their offspring.
It is hosted by actor and TV presenter Phumeza Mdabe, who helps the people featured on the show to find those they are looking for.
Nomsa Philiso, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net, said: “As part of our exciting list of brand-new shows in the new year, Mzansi Magic will bring you reality TV that will take you on an emotional roller coaster, one that invites viewers on a journey that will also help them find a place of solace through relatable content.
“Every week, the show will tackle different dynamics and help the abandoned children ask questions like: did my mother or father love me? How do they go to bed knowing that I am out there? Did they ever try to find me? How will my life change when I find them?”
Abandoned airs every Tuesday at 20.00 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.