The South African version of Australian cooking competition reality show My Kitchen Rules is returning for a third season.
My Kitchen Rules SA is based on the Seven Network series devised and produced by Seven Studios, which debuted on Seven Network in 2010 and is distributed by Banijay Rights.
The third season of the South African adaptation will see five pairs of culinary hopefuls compete in a bid to impress their fellow competitors and celebrity judges, J’Something and David Higgs, with hopes of winning the R1m (US$68,500) grand prize.
According to M-Net, the five teams will battle it out over the next five weeks in the Instant Restaurant phase of the competition. The series is produced by Anton Burggraaf, its first season premiered in South Africa on M-Net in 2017 and in 2019, it won the for Best International Format Show.
My Kitchen Rules SA will air on September 19 at 18.00 on M-Net channel 101.
Pay TV company MultiChoice has received more than 140 nominations across all categories in the 15th edition of the South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs).
The company said the achievement demonstrated its high investment in local content and is a win for the local TV and film production industry.
The TV shows nominated include telenovela Legacy, 1Magic’s The River and Mzansi Magic’s drama Housekeeper.
The KykNET channel secured 50 nominations in the TV Soap, Telenovela, TV Comedy and Feature Film categories; Gomora received five nominations in the Best Telenovela and Most Popular Telenovela categories; 2019 Rugby World Cup documentary Chasing The Sun secured four nominations for Best TV Documentary, Best Directing, Cinematography and Editing.
Showmax originals including Lockdown, Loving Thokoza and Black Tax were also nominated, while TV series Lebo M: Coming Home, Life With Kelly Khumalo and Somizi & Mohale are competing against each other in the category of Best Structured Reality TV Show.
Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment for MultiChoice group, said: “We are excited to once again see most of our shows scoop the bulk of this year’s SAFTA nominations. This is a win for local TV and film and demonstrates MultiChoice Group’s commitment to investing in local content to allow for local stories to be told by Africans.
“The nominations are also a testament to the incredible resilience of all the talent, cast and crew in various productions as our industry navigated the complexities brought on by the global Covid-19 pandemic, which were characterised by production stoppages and a period of uncertainty for many creatives.”
The SAFTAs ceremony will take place on May 22 on Mzansi Magic DStv channel 161 at 19.00.