06:00 Bonisanani: 'S11/E21 - 11/21'. Bonisanani is a modern talk show for the youth with a real-life drama element. Rating: Family.[More]
06:30 Superbook: 'S9/E40'. In 1981, the Christian Broadcasting Network created a children's animated Bible series as part of an outreach to the nation of Japan. Rating: Family.[More]
07:00 Timon And Pumba: 'S4/E10'. The further misadventures of various Lion King characters. Rating: Family.[More]
07:30 Matt Hatter Chronicles: 'S4/E10 - 4/10'. Matt was just an ordinary boy until he stumbled upon the Hatter family secret. Rating: Family.[More]
08:00 YO.TV's Big Breakfast: 'S27/E35 - 27/35'. A live sports, entertainment and games show with four segments: sports results, music videos, cuisine and a competition between two celebrity teams in a variety of games. Rating: Family.[More]
09:00 Imizwilili: 'S18/E20 - 18/20'. We introduce choirs in a fresh and exciting way by showing them in their daily lives and cultural environments. Rating: Family.[More]
10:00 Mzansi Insider: 'S5/E55 - 5/55'. Explore what South African youth read, watch and listen to in popular culture. Rating: Family.[More]
11:00 Generations: The Legacy: 'S27/E71'. Gadaffi tries to sweet-talk Tshidi, but it backfires. The police have found Zach's body. Pam isn't happy when her sister steals her thunder. Rating: 16.[More]
11:30 Generations: The Legacy: 'S27/E72'. Tau tries to make nice with his sister, but she's having none of it. Sphe talks the fire back into Mazwi. Sipho's story manages to ruin the all-important dinner party. Rating: 16.[More]
06:00 The Magic World Of Luna-Belle: 'S3/E5'. A little girl believes she comes from the moon. Every night when she falls asleep, her dreams transport her to a magical land of beautiful creatures. Rating: Family.[More]
06:15 The Magic World Of Luna-Belle: 'S3/E6'. A little girl believes she comes from the moon. Every night when she falls asleep, her dreams transport her to a magical land of beautiful creatures. Rating: Family.[More]
06:30 Inside The Baobab Tree: 'S2/E50 - 2/46'. Enter a world of endless possibilities, the enchanting home of Mandisa and Baby Bab, the bush baby. Every day is a magical adventure filled with intriguing and inspirational fun. Rating: Family.[More]
06:57 Op Pad: 'S19/E81'. A local religious devotional programme in Afrikaans. Rating: Family.[More]
07:00 Morning Live: 'S1/E344'. Join us as we keep the nation informed about breaking news and national issues affecting ordinary South Africans. Rating: Family.[More]
08:30 House Call: Dr Victor Ramathesele discusses medical issues with expert guests, offering free medical advice, tips and uncovering a variety of specific medical issues that are of interest to ordinary South Africans. Rating: Family.[More]
09:30 Beyond Boundaries: We enable athletes with disabilities to showcase their sporting excellence and to inspire and excite the nation. Rating: Family.[More]
10:00 Athletics Alive Magazine: We bring sports fans the latest athletics news and events. Rating: Family.[More]
10:30 Swimming Magazine: 'S2/E36'. We shine the spotlight on swimming. Rating: Family.[More]
11:00 Dtv: 'S20/E36 - Isaac Monchwe'. Dtv features stories that inspire, empower and educate the deaf community, as well as events of interest, in sign language and with subtitles. Rating: Family.[More]
11:30 Naruto: 'S19/E7'. An adolescent ninja searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all. Rating: Family.[More]
06:00 Frankly speaking With JJ Tabane: The new current affairs programme will look at news of the day and preview important upcoming stories through high paced headlines. Rating: 16.[More]
06:30 Sadhana: 'S7/E8'. We explore the vibrancy and colour of Hinduism in South Africa and also travel to exotic destinations abroad to showcase the vastness of the Hindu faith. Rating: 16.[More]
07:00 An Nur - The Light: 'S12/E2'. We cast light on the religion of Islam and highlight the issues, people, places, food, nasheeds and poetry of South Africa. Rating: 16.[More]
07:30 The Magic World Of Luna-Belle: 'S2/E43 - 2/43'. A little girl believes she comes from the moon. Every night when she falls asleep, her dreams transport her to a magical land of beautiful creatures. Rating: 16.[More]
08:00 Xcellerate: 'S2/E10'. Young individuals train and prepare for a sporting event that may change their lives. We see their passion, hopes and fears. Rating: 16.[More]
08:30 I Am A Work Of Art: 'S4/E23'. We encourage excellence through the arts and showcase the talent of children training or trained in the arts. Rating: 16.[More]
09:00 Disney Jonas: 'S1/E9'. The show follows the Jonas Brothers through fun and unusual situations as they try to live ordinary lives. Rating: 16.[More]
09:30 Cricket: SA vs Australia Build Up Rating: 16.[More]
10:00 Cricket: SABC3 brings you the best in general entertainment. Rating: 16.[More]
06:00 2 Hands: 'S1/E7 - Bottle / Bee / Pear'. Young viewers must solve the riddle in order to identify the three mystery objects in the gift box. Rating: Family.[More]
06:05 Cool Catz: 'S13/E342'. Meet the 4 coolest Cats in town, Catnap, Wildcat, Smartycat and Kittycat. They all hang out in the Cool Catz Clubhouse. Join them on their magical journey as they sing, make items, and have loads of fun! Rating: Family.[More]
06:30 Mike The Knight: 'S3/E23 - Mike the Knight and Evie and the Magical Challenge'. When Edward declares that no-one may use Knight Camp but him, Flynn and Shadow, Evie is indignant and decides to overturn this state of affairs using her magic. Rating: Family.[More]
06:45 The Jungle Bunch: To The Rescue: 'S1/E12 - Boiling Show'. Fred is taken to the Roc of the Lynx, by the lynx he has recruited as singers. They want to get rid of him and to become the only singers of the Jungle. Rating: Family.[More]
07:00 Mister Maker Comes To Town: 'S2/E8 - Tyre-Print Picture'. Mister Maker uses an old toy tractor to make a terrific tyre print picture. Rating: Family.[More]
07:30 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: 'S4/E24 - Equestria Games'. Spike is thrilled when he's given the honour of lighting the torch to open the Equestria Games. Rating: Family.[More]
08:00 Sistahood: 'S13/E49'. For girls, by girls. This is an exclusive platform for female expression. Rating: 13.[More]
08:30 Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H: 'S1/E13 - Into the Negative Zone'. Hulk begrudgingly teams up with The Thing to take the fight to the Leader's doorstep. Rating: PG13.[More]
09:00 Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H: 'S1/E14 - Red Rover'. Red Hulk accidentally drops Devil Dinosaur in Dr Doom's backyard. Rating: PG13.[More]
09:30 Scandal! Omnibus: 'S15/E50'. Scandal! dives into the heart of the newsroom at The Voice and into the lives and beds of the investigative reporters, photographers and editors who will go to any lengths to break the story first. Rating: 13.[More]
11:20 Broken Vows: 'S1/E235'. Azania fights to keep her marriage, while Brandon is pushed to the limit by his dead mother's influence, resulting in a life or death situation for Chris. Rating: 13.[More]
11:45 Broken Vows: 'S1/E236'. After Ace confronts Brandon about drugging Chris, threatening to have him thrown in jail for attempted murder, in a panic Brandon makes a desperate call to Chloe. Rating: 13.[More]
06:00 Kerwhizz: 'S1/E29'. This exciting children's game show sees teams answer trivia questions and race on a unique track in a live-action animated quiz game. Rating: PG.[More]
06:30 Kerwhizz: 'S1/E30'. This exciting children's game show sees teams answer trivia questions and race on a unique track in a live-action animated quiz game. Rating: PG.[More]
07:00 Big And Small: 'S1/E29 - Say Cheese'. This colourful animation follows the adventures of two unlikely best friends who teach us that fun comes in all shapes and sizes. Rating: Family.[More]
07:15 Big And Small: 'S1/E30 - Celery Day'. This colourful animation follows the adventures of two unlikely best friends who teach us that fun comes in all shapes and sizes. Rating: Family.[More]
07:30 Maya The Bee: 'S1/E25'. The beloved adventures of a young bee named Maya, who leaves her hive to discover the beauty and mysteries of the outside world. Rating: Family.[More]
07:45 Maya The Bee: 'S1/E26'. The beloved adventures of a young bee named Maya, who leaves her hive to discover the beauty and mysteries of the outside world. Rating: Family.[More]
08:05 Barbie & Her Sisters In A Puppy Chase: Barbie is surrounded by cuteness in this family animation, as she and her sister go on an adventure to save their furry pets. Rating: Family.[More]
09:30 Once Upon A Time: 'S7/E9 - One Little Tear'. Victoria strikes a deal with Weaver in an attempt to free herself from jail and wake Anastasia, but the cost may be too great. This fantasy drama explores a world in which fairy-tale characters exist. Rating: 13.[More]
10:30 Supergirl: 'S3/E9 - Reign'. Supergirl investigates a mysterious symbol popping up all over National City, tracing its origins back to an ancient prophecy. This acclaimed drama follows the adventures of Superman's heroic cousin. Rating: 13.[More]
11:30 Arrow: 'S6/E9 - Irreconcilable Differences'. Quentin Lance is kidnapped by Black Siren and Cayden James, who are looking to trade Lance's life for a weapon of mass destruction. Fantasy drama based on the DC comic book hero. Rating: 13.[More]
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This is a list of TV series that were made and or shown in South Africa since TV’s inception during 1975. It does include foreign-made imports and imports that were dubbed into Afrikaans.
The inclusion of certain items in this list is currently being disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the article's talk page. (March 2009)
- 21 Jump Street (1987–1991) [English] - Canadian police proceduralcrime dramatelevision series starring various teen idols including then unknown Johnny Depp. These heart-throb special agents infiltrate schools and colleges to catch troubled youths and discourage kids from engaging in topical activities such as alcoholism, hate crimes, drug abuse, racism, homophobia, AIDS, abuse, and sexual promiscuity.
- 240-Robert (1979–1981) [English] - The series title is a reference to the call-sign designation for the LASD's search and rescue paramedic teams. Produced in the USA and shown in South Africa. Starring Mark Harmon.
- 3rd Degree (2000) [English] - Local investigative journalism. Produced for e.tv
- 50/50 (1987 onward) [Multi-lingual] - Local environmentalnews and documentaries. Produced for TV3, later SABC2
- 1945 - SABC commissioned Afrikaans series
- 99 Caroline Street - SABC produced local comedy series
- The A-Team 1980s (1985–1990) [English] - American action-adventure television series about a fictional group of ex-Special Forces soldiers who work as mercenaries, usually pro bono publico. Hugely influential on South African school boys who gave spirited renditions of "Howling Mad" Murdock and B. A. Baracus on local playgrounds.
- Adam-12 1980s [English] - a police drama that followed the daily activities of a pair of LAPD patrol officers. The series was produced in the USA from (1968–1975). Starring Martin Milner and Kent McCord
- Adam Strange - Dubbed into Afrikaans from the original ITC British series Strange Report starring Anthony Quayle
- Against the Wind 1980s [English] - Australian television mini-series. It is a historical drama portraying both the British occupation of Ireland and the development of New South Wales and Australia. The series was filmed at Old Sydney Town (near Sydney), and at Warrandyte, Colac and Geelong. Starring Mary Larkin and Jon English
- Agter Elke Man 1980s (1985–1990) [Afrikaans] - Locally produced drama series. Starring Steve Hofmeyr
- Airwolf 1980s [English] - American action-adventure television series concerning a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and her crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme. Starring Jan-Michael Vincent
- Aladdin: The Series 1990s [English] - An animated television series made by Walt Disney Television
- ALF 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the American science fiction sitcom wherein a furry alien crashes on Earth and is adopted by the Tanner family.
- All in the Family 1980s [English] - American sitcom situation comedy. Starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1980s [English] - American animated series.
- Alpha 1999 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the British Space: 1999. Starring Martin Landau.
- Amalia [Afrikaans] - 1990s TV drama series produced in South Africa. Starring Marius Weyers
- Amen - American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions. Stars Sherman Hemsley as Deacon Ernest Frye, of the First Community Church of Philadelphia.
- American Gothic - American horror series created by Shaun Cassidy, revolving around young Caleb Temple (Lucas Black) and the town's corrupt sheriff, Lucas Buck (Gary Cole).
- Angélique, Marquise des Anges 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from a series of 5 French films. Starring Michèle Mercier as Angélique Sancé de Monteloup and Robert Hossein as Joffrey de Peyrac. The films were in turn based on a series of adventure novels by Anne and Serge Golon.
- Anne of Green Gables - red haired Anne, an orphan is adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert
- Animaniacs 1990s [English] - American animated series.
- Ark II 1980s [English] - American live-action science fiction series aimed at children. The series was best-remembered for its titular vehicle: a futuristic six-wheeled combination RV and mobile laboratory.
- Arsène Lupin (1980s) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the French TV series about a gentleman thief named Arsène Lupin. Starring Georges Descrières
- Arende 1990s [Afrikaans] - Arende I, II and III. Historical drama about the Boer struggle during the Boer War with British imperialism, British scorched earth approach to Boer farms and British Boer prisoner of war camps etc. Starring Ian Roberts
- Around the World with Willy Fog 1980s [English] - Children's cartoon created by Spanish studio BRB Internacional.
- Aquila [English] - British children's television show.
- Attie en Joos (1980) Afrikaans Comedy Series about the trial and tribulations of two Johannesburg hobos. Starring Al Debbo and Bill Flynn.
- Automan 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the short-lived American science fiction show. Produced by Glen A. Larson. Starring Chuck Wagner
- Die Avonture van Kuifie 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the French animated series Les Aventures de Tintin
- Anderkant die Grens (1989) - translated from German series (Die Wächter)
- Baasspeurder Faber (1984–1993) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the German Transtel police crime series Der Fahnder. Starring Klaus Wennemann
- Backstage [English] - Locally produced soap opera
- Bagpuss [English] - 1974 UK children's television series, made by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate through their company Smallfilms. The title character is "an old, saggy cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams".
- Bailey's Bird (1979) [English] - Australian TV series filmed in Asia featuring a father and son running a flight charter plane.
- Ballade vir 'n Enkeling (Ballad for an Individual) (1987) [Afrikaans] - drama set in 1985, centring on journalist Jacques Rynhard and his sudden, mysterious disappearance. (SABC1). Starring Gavin van den Berg
- Balke toe 1970s (1976) [Afrikaans] - Boeremusiek variety show
- Bangalory Time 1970s (1976) SABC commissioned children's series, hosted by Janice Honeyman
- Banacek 1970s [English] - American detective series. Starring George Peppard
- Bananaman 1980s [English] - Whimsical British animation. When Eric eats a banana he transforms into an adult superhero.
- Barbapapa 1970s [English] - Animated children's show originally from France.
- Baretta 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the American detective series of the same name. Starring Robert Blake
- Battle of the Planets 1980s [English] - American dub of the original Japanese animated show Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman. Five young people known as G-Force, consisting of Mark, Jason, Princess, Keyop, and Tiny use their ship, the Phoenix, to battle invaders.
- Battlestar Galactica 1980s [English] - American science fiction series, produced in 1978 by Glen A. Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.
- Battlestar Galactica 2000s (2006–2008) [English] - a military science fiction serial drama television series. Often abbreviated as BSG or just Galactica.
- BattleTech: The Animated Series 1990s [English] - An animated television series based on the BattleTech fictional universe. The series takes place in the year 3050 as the Inner Sphere, the central region of settled interstellar space, is suddenly invaded by a powerful human faction identifying itself as the Clans.
- Batman: The Animated Series 1990s (1992–1995) [English] - often shortened Batman: TAS. An American, two-time Emmy Award-winning animated series adaptation of the comic book series starring the famous DC Comics superhero, Batman.
- Baywatch 1990s (1989–1999) - American television series about the lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. Actor of note: David Hasselhoff
- Beauty and the Beast 1980s (1987–1989) - Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale, focusing on the relationship between Vincent, a noble man-beast from a utopian underground community, and Catherine, a savvy assistant District Attorney in New York. Actors of note: Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton and Roy Dotrice
- Beertjie Boot [Afrikaans]
- Ben Brandt 1970s (1977) [Afrikaans] - South African produced cowboy type TV series adapted from photo comic book. Starred Vonk de Ridder as Ben Brandt & Jacques Loots.
- Benson 1980s (1979–1986) - American television sitcom spin-off featuring the wise-cracking yet level-headed black butler from Soap. Actor of note: Robert Guillaume
- Die Beskermers [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the British ITC series The Protectors. Starring Robert Vaughn as Harry Rule and Nyree Dawn Porter as the Contessa di Contini.
- Beste Profesor 1970s (1978–1979) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from The Paper Chase, a series set in Harvard Law School. Actors of note: John Houseman, James Stephens
- Beyond 2000 1980s (1981–1999) - Australian science and technology television series produced by Beyond Television Productions. It began life as Towards 2000.
- The Big Question - British science documentary miniseries
- Biltong and Potroast - Question and answer style game show between South Africans (Biltong) and UK expatriates (Potroast) (1978), hosted by longtime Springbok Radio broadcaster Clark McKay, with comedians including Con Travers, Len Davis, Cyril Green, Noel Glover, Mel Miller and Denis McLean.
- Binnelanders 2000s (2005 onward) [Afrikaans] - South African hospital soap opera
- Big Brother South Africa 2000s - Occasional reality show, airing on MNET and all day via CCTV on DSTV.
- Big City Heat - Commissioned by the SABC. Short-lived series about the lives of two policemen. Based loosely on the long running Springbok Radio series Squad Cars.
- The Big Valley (1965–69) - American family western series, broadcast on SABC on Friday evenings 1979 and again on SABC TV in 1986. Actors of note: Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, Richard Long, Peter Breck, Linda Evans.
- Biker Mice from Mars 1990s (1993–1995) - American animated science fiction series created by Rick Ungar.
- Bionic Six 1980s (1987) - American/Japanese animated superhero television series produced by TMS Entertainment and distributed by Studios USA and MCA Television shown in South Africa.
- Bitten: Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town (2013) - a lifestyle, culinary series starring author and blogger, Sarah Graham. Broadcast on SABC 3 was sold internationally. Distributed by DCD Rights. Golden Horn Winner - 2014 SAFTAs Produced by Okuhle Media
- Black Beauty 1980s [English] - Produced by London Weekend Television for child audiences. Starring William Lucas and Judi Bowker
- Blitspatrollie [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the British police drama The Sweeney.
- The Brady Bunch [English] - American sitcom
- Brakanjan 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the Spanish/Japanese children's cartoon D'Artacan y los tres mosqueperros/Wanwan Sanjushi
- BraveStarr 1980s (1987) - American space western animated television series.
- The Bob Newhart Show 1980s [English] - American sitcom about psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley. Starring Bob Newhart
- Die Boere Orkes Kompetisie 1980s [Afrikaans] - A music competition where bands from across the country competed against each other. The music played was a unique country style called Boeremusiek. Hosted by Dana Niehaus. Winners included the orchestras of Nico van Rensburg, Dirkie Smit and Piet van Heerden.
- Bonanza 1970s [English] - American western series. Starring Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon
- Bonkers 1990s (1993–1995) - American animated television series from the Disney Channel.
- Die Bosveld Hotel 1980s [Afrikaans] Starring Danie Smuts, Zack du Plessis, Christine Basson.
- Die Brandkluis 1970s (1979) [Afrikaans] - Science factional series, commissioned by the SABC, hosted by Marius Wijnbeek
- Bret Maverick [English] - American western television series
- Brimstone 1990s (1999) - American detective TV series featuring a dead police detective, Ezekiel "Zeke" Stone (Peter Horton) whose mission (assigned by the Devil) is to return to Hell 113 spirits who have escaped to Earth.
- Buck Rogers in die 25ste eeu 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the hit American science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Starring Gil Gerard as Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers, a US Air Force pilot who is frozen in space for five centuries due to a freak accident. Upon his revival in the 25th century he joins the Earth Defence Forces and proceeds to topple despots on sovereign planets, romance various women and generally preserve the American way. Also starring Erin Gray as Colonel Wilma Deering
- Call Me Kelly 1970s (1977) [English] - South African-produced show about country living. The theme tune, "Kelly's Song", by Bobby Angel and Hennie Bekker, was released as a single by Teal Records and reached #13 on Springbok's Top 20 in December 1977, spending 7 weeks on the charts.
- Cagney & Lacey 1980s (1982–1986) [English] - American television series about two female police detectives. Actors of note: Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless
- Candid Camera (TV series) 1970s American prank comedy show
- Cannon (TV series) 1970s (1971–1976) [English] - American detective series about Frank Cannon, who had resigned from the LAPD and become a private detective. He charged high fees to his well-to-do clients so that he could work for poorer clients at little or no charge. Actor of note: William Conrad
- The Carol Burnett Show [English] - American musical variety show using sketch comedy and popular guest stars.
- Car Torque - South African-produced motoring show
- Carte Blanche - South African-produced investigative journalism series, (M-Net)
- Captains and the Kings 1970s (1976) [English] - American nine-part miniseries about Joseph Armagh, a poor Irish immigrant who came to the United States in the mid-19th century, and proceeded, through struggle, heartache and hard work, to become one of the richest and most powerful men in the country. Actors of note: Richard Jordan and Perry King
- Cash en Kie [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the original Australian series Cash and Company
- Catch Kandy 1970s [English] - Australian children's program about an orphaned brother and sister who go on the run after apparently killing their malevolent uncle.
- Charlie Jade 2000s (2004–2005) [English] - Canadian/South African science fiction television program about a detective from a parallel universe who finds himself trapped in our universe. The show was filmed mainly in Cape Town. Actor of note: Jeffrey Pierce
- Charlie's Angels 1970s (1976–1981) [English] - American series about three women who work for a private investigation agency, one of the first shows to showcase women in roles traditionally reserved for men. Actors of note: Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Kate Jackson
- Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1990s (1989–1993) - American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters Chip 'n' Dale in a new setting.
- Casimir 1970s (1972–1982) - Dubbed from French children's TV show L'Île aux enfants Casimir
- Chapi Chapo 1970s (1974) - French short stop-motion series featuring two characters with large round hats. Created by Italo Bettiol and Stephano Lonati, with music by François de Roubaix, it premiered in 1974 on the ORTF and ran for 60 5-minute episodes.
- Cheers 1980s (1982–1993) [English] - American situation comedy series that ran for eleven seasons. Actors of note: Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer and Woody Harrelson
- Cheesecake (1981-1982) - SABC-commissioned children's programme.
- CHiPs 1970s (1977–1983) [English] - American television drama series following the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
- Chopper One - American drama series about a police helicopter team, starring Dirk Benedict
- Clangers [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the British stop-motion series.
- Crime Story 1980s (1986–1988) [English] - American crime drama series. Set in the early 1960s, the series pitted two men against each other – Lt. Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) and mobster Ray Luca, (Anthony Denison) – in an obsessive drive to destroy each other. As Luca moved from street crime in Chicago, was "made" in the Chicago Outfit and was sent to Las Vegas to monitor their casinos, Torello followed Luca, as part of a special Organized Crime Strike Force.
- The Coconuts [Multi-lingual] - Local sitcom
- Collage 1980s (1985)
- Columbo 1970s (1971–1978) [English] - American crime drama series, starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show popularized the inverted detective story format: almost every episode began by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator.
- Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future is a 1987–88 Canadian-American science fiction/action television series, merging live action with animation .
- Dallas 1980s (1978–1991) - American prime-time television soap opera. It revolved around the Ewings, a wealthy Texas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries. Dallas was one of the most successful and longest-running shows in American prime-time television history, and was also hugely successful across the world. Actor of note: Larry Hagman
- Dark Angel 2000s (2000–2002) Dark Angel - American biopunk/cyberpunk science fiction television series set in a post-apocalyptic Seattle. Genetically-enhanced super-soldier Max Guevara fights corruption and encounters others like her. Created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee. Actors of note: Jessica Alba and Michael Weatherly
- Darkwing Duck 1990s (1991–1995) - American animated television series produced by the Walt Disney Company. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced by Jim Cummings). It is the first of two spin-offs of Ducktales.
- Dawie die kabouter 1980s (1987) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from David, el Gnomo, a Spanish animated television series based on the children's books Gnomes and The Secret Book of Gnomes, by the Dutch author Wil Huygen and illustrator Rien Poortvliet
- Defenders of the Earth 1980s [English] - American animated series. In the year 2015, the Earth is under constant attack and a host of heroes including Flash Gordon, the Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician are tasked to protect it.
- Denver, the Last Dinosaur 1980s (1988-1990) [English] - American/French cartoon for children originally released in 1988 by World Events Productions. Episodes often focused on issues of conservation, ecology, and friendship.
- Derrick 1980s (1974–1998) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the German series. Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein solve murders in Munich. Actors of note: Horst Tappert and Fritz Wepper
- Dikolong 1990s - a college comedy
- The Dingleys 1970s (1976–1977) [English] - South Africa's first locally produced sitcom. Set in Pietermaritzburg in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal), it centred on a fictional middle class white South African English-speaking family, the Dingleys. The theme song was composed by Duncan Faure and performed by Rabbitt.
- Dino-Riders 1980s (1988) [English] - shown on MNET KTV. A cartoon television series about warring humanoids sent back in time to the age of the dinosaurs.
- Dis My Geheim 1980s [Afrikaans] - Locally produced quiz show, starring Cobus Robinson, Carel Trichardt, Alwyn Lee and Sybil Coetzee. The show is remembered for the disembodied and mysterious voice announcing a contestant's 'secret' profession. "Ek is 'n Stoomketelmaker".
- Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears 1980s (1985–1989) [English] - American animated television series about the escapades of the eponymous Gummi Bears, anthropomorphic bears who are the last remnants of a once-great civilization of Gummis that fled the land centuries ago when humans, jealous of the advancements and magical skills of the Gummi Bears, forced the species into exile. Now regarded by most of humankind as fairytales, the show's main cast of Gummi Bears (six in number at the outset of the series, increased to seven during the third season) live in the vast subterranean warren of Gummi Glen in the medieval kingdom of Dunwyn.
- Doctor Snuggles 1980s (1980) [English] - British animated series about an optimistic inventor Doctor Snuggles who has unusual adventures with his friends in a psychedelic world.
- Dokter-Dokter 1970s
- DuckTales 1980s (1987–1990) [English] - American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Based on Carl Barks's Uncle Scrooge comic book series, featuring the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.
- Dynamite Diepkloof Dudes 1990s - six boys on bicycles solve crimes in Soweto
- Dynasty 1980s (1981–1989) [English] - American prime time television soap opera revolving around the Carringtons, a wealthy oil family living in Denver, Colorado. Actors of note: Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans
- Early Edition 1990s (1999-2000) [English] - American television series that chronicles the life of Gary Hobson (played by Kyle Chandler) of Chicago, Illinois who mysteriously receives the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper a day in advance, effectively giving him knowledge of the potential future.
- The Edison Twins 1980s [English] - Canadian sitcom. The show focused on the adventures of the main cast as they stumbled onto one problem after another, using the science wits of fraternal twins Tom and Annie Edison to solve the situation. Each episode ends with a short animated sequence illustrating a key scientific principle demonstrated in the preceding live action story.
- Eendag was daar 1980s [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the French children's animated series Il était une fois... la vie (English version Once Upon a Time... Life). The series follows the progression of mankind through the ages and focuses on one particular band of people led by a bearded character referred to as 'Oompie'.
- Egoli: Place of Gold [Multilingual] - soap opera (M-Net)
- Eight is Enough 1970s (1977–1981) [English] - American television comedy-drama series modeled after the book of the same name by syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life father with eight children. The series was rare in that it was one of the few hour-long television series to use a laugh track.
- Emergency! 1970s (1972–1977) [English] - American drama series. The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area. Actor of note: Randolph Mantooth
- Emile 1970s (1978) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the German-Swedish TV series Michel aus Lönneberga, based on the children's book series Emil i Lönneberga by Astrid Lindgren. Theme song: "Emile was ’n stoute rakker, het gewoon in Swede, net vir kwajongstreke, was hy altyd lus..."
- Erfsondes 2000s (2006–2010) [Multilingual] - Drama series about the sins of the past and how they revisit us in the present. Created by Henriëtta Gryffenberg under the mentorship of Rosa Keet. (SABC 2)
- Everywhere Express - SABC-commissioned children's series
- Fables of the Green Forest 1970s (1973) - 52-part anime adaptation of a series of books published in the 1910s and 1920s by Thornton W. Burgess about the adventures of forest animals. It was created by the animation studio Zuiyo Eizo (the predecessor to Nippon Animation).
- The Facts of Life 1980s (1979–1988) - American sitcom, a spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. The series' original premise focused on the character, Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae), as she becomes housemother (and later, dietitian as well) to seven girls at the fictional Eastland School, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York.
- The Faizal Sayed Show - TV talk show hosted by Faizal Sayed on Deen TV. The show tells the stories of people ranging from politicians and stars to anyone who has a story that may inspire or make a positive difference.
- Falcon Crest 1980s (1981–1991) [English] - American prime-time television soap opera. A total of 227 episodes were produced. Actors of note: Jane Wyman and Robert Foxworth
- Fame (1980s) [English] - Hugely popular American musical drama. Remembered mostly for the fictional character Leroy Johnson (Gene Anthony Ray) and the title song by Irene Cara. Aired on SABC's TV4
- Family Ties 1980s (1982–1989) [English] - American television sitcom that aired in South Africa for seven seasons. The sitcom reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s. This was particularly expressed through the relationship between Young Republican Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) and his liberal, former hippie parents, Elyse and Steven Keaton (Meredith Baxter-Birney and Michael Gross).
- Fear Factor (South Africa)
- Flinkdink 1970s (1977) [Afrikaans] - Produced in South Africa, hosted by Edwil van Aarde as an Afrikaans general knowledge quiz game.
- The Flipside [English] - (MNET Series)
- Flower Stories 1970s
- Four Jacks and a Jill on the Move 1970s (1977) - music show featuring South African folk rock ensemble Four Jacks and a Jill.
- The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers 1980s (1986–1989) [English] - American animated space western series, created by Robert Mandell and Gaylord Entertainment Company. The series combined sci-fi stories with a typical wild-west-"feel", elements of a space opera and with the traditional fantasy elements of sword and sorcery. It was one of the first anime-style shows to be primarily created in the US, although the actual animation was done in Japan by the famed Tokyo Movie Shinsha, and at the time it was aired, it was a revolutionary children's show.
- Gargoyles - American animated series created by Greg Weisman featuring a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day, focusing on a clan led by Goliath.
- Generations - multilingual fantasy series.
- A Gift to Last - popular Canadian series, starring Gordon Pinsent, from CBC Television
- Glaskasteel - (SABC2)
- Glee - (MNET Series)
- Ghostbusters 1980s (1986–1988) full name Filmation's Ghostbusters - American animated series created by Filmation and distributed by Tribune Broadcasting
- Groenie die draak 1970s (1972) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the Italian cartoon Grisù by Pagot brothers, about a little dragon that wants to be a firefighter. "Ek wil 'n brandweerman wees! 'n Brandweerman!"
- Going Nowhere Slowly - Travel series (SABC3)
- Goeie Môre Alaska [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from American TV series Northern Exposure. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow), a physician fresh out of medical school from New York, finds himself in the remote Alaskan town of Cicely, under contract to pay off his student loan from Alaska.
- Good Morning South Africa (1985 onward) - Morning news and actuality (TV1, later SABC3)
- Growing Pains 1980s (1985–1992) [English] - American sitcom, based on the fictional Seaver family, who reside on Long Island, New York. Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist, works from home because his wife, Maggie Malone, has gone back to work as a reporter. Jason has to take care of the kids: troublemaker Mike, honors student Carol, and rambunctious Ben. Actors of note: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns and Kirk Cameron
- Grootbek en katvis 1980s (1976) - Dubbed from American animated series Misterjaw, about a blue-colored great white shark dressed in a purple vest with white collar, a black bow tie and tall black top hat who liked to leap out of the water and shout "Het jou Katvis".
- Gunsmoke[English] - long-running American western series, starring James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon
- Haas Das se Nuuskas (1976) (English: Haas Das's news box) (Haas Das refers to the main character, a stuffed rabbit with a tie as his only clothing.) Afrikaans children's programme (TV1) Produced by Louise Smit, Starring voice of Riaan Cruywagen
- Happy Days 1970s (1974–1984) Happy Days was an American television sitcom, shown in South Africa that presents an idealized vision of life in 1950s and early 1960s America.. Actors of note Ron Howard and Henry Winkler
- Hardcastle and McCormick 1980s (1983–1986) Hardcastle and McCormick was an action/drama television series from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, shown in South Afric, with Judge Milton C. Hardcastle and an ex-con and race car driver Mark "Skid" McCormick. Actors of note Brian Keith and Daniel Hugh Kelly
- The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1970s (1977–1979) The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, shown in South Africa, retitled The Hardy Boys Mysteries for season three was a television series which aired for three seasons. The series starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as amateur sleuth brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, respectively, and Pamela Sue Martin as girl detective Nancy Drew. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries was unusual in that it often dealt with the characters individually, in an almost anthological style. That is, some episodes featured only the Hardy Boys and others only Nancy Drew.
- Hart to Hart 1980s (1979–1984) Hart to Hart was an American television series starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, shown in South Africa. The series was created by writer Sidney Sheldon and produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg. Actors of note Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers
- He-Man (1983–1985) [English] - He-Man is a heroic fictional character in the Masters of the Universe franchise by toy company Mattel
- Head of the Class 1980s (1986–1991) Head of the Class is an American sitcom, shown in South Africa. It followed a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program (IHP) at the fictional Monroe High School later Millard Fillmore High School in Manhattan, and their history teacher Charlie Moore. Actors of note Howard Hesseman and Billy Connolly
- Hectic Nine-9 - daily, live, children's magazine programme produced by Okuhle Media (SABC2)
- Heidi (1980s) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the Japanese anime show Arupusu no Shōjo Haiji which in turn was based on the books by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. It follows the life and times of an adorable pre-teen girl who lives with her grandfather in the Alps.
- Here We Go Again, American Sitcom, starring Larry Hagman
- Here's Boomer, American Children's Series about a dog, called Boomer.
- Het van Verlangekraal 1980s Afrikaans show written by Johann Bekker and script by Leon van Nierop
- The High Chaparral 1970s (1967–1971) The High Chaparral is a Western-themed television series which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The show was created by David Dortort, who had previously created the hit Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose.
- The Highwayman (TV series) 1989 [English] An action-adventure themed television series starring Sam J. Jones, set in "the near future." It was created by Glen A. Larson and Douglas Heyes.
- Hill Street Blues 1980s (1981–1987) Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama, shown in South Africa and ran for 146 episodes. Actors of note Andy Romano and Daniel J. Travanti
- Homeland - stars Paul Buckby. It was shot and filmed in South Africa during the 1990s
- Holmes & Yo-Yo Holmes & Yoyo is an American comedy television series that aired on SABC for 13 episodes. The series follows Detective Holmes and his new android partner Yoyo, on their adventures and misadventures, as Holmes teaches Yoyo what it is like to be human, while trying to keep his quirky partner's true nature a secret from criminals and fellow cops.
- Hunter (1984 U.S. TV series) 1980s (1984–1991) Hunter is a police drama television series, shown in South Africa. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, and often rule-breaking homicide detective (badge# 089 in the early seasons, badge# 378 in later seasons) with the Los Angeles Police Department. Stepfanie Kramer co-starred in the first six of the series' seven seasons as Hunter's female partner Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. Actors of note Fred Dryer and Stepfanie Kramer
- Idols 2000s (decade) -
- Interster (1983) [Afrikaans] - A locally produced supermarionation show similar to Thunderbirds. The main plot involved an undercover planetary defence agency operating from Cape Town under the guise of an interstellar shipping company.
- Inspector Carr Investigates Based on the very popular Springbok Radio series written by Michael Silver, starring Michael McCabe as Chief Inspector Carr of Scotland Yard. Commissioned by the SABC.
- Inspector Morse (TV series) 1980s - British detective drama with John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. (SABC3)
- Die Inspekteur 1980s [Afrikaans] - dubbed animated series about an inspector who has to solve a crime at the end of each episode by using clues to find one of three suspects guilty, announcing "Die skuldige is dus..."
- Iron Horse 1970s (1966–1968) Shown in South Africa during 1976, Iron Horse was an American Western television series with Ben Calhoun. Actor of note (Dale Robertson)
- Isidingo 2000s (decade) - multi lingual soap opera (SABC3)
- The Secrets of Isis 1980s - The Secrets of Isis (also called simply Isis) starred JoAnna Cameron as Andrea Thomas, a high school science teacher who found an ancient mystical amulet on an archeological dig in Egypt.
- The Invisible Man (2000 TV series) [English] - is a Sci-Fi American television series revolving around Darien Fawkes (Vincent Ventresca), a thief facing life imprisonment who was recruited by a low-rent spy organization and given the power of invisibility via implantation of a special "Quicksilver gland" in his head. (SABC 3)
- Jake and the Fatman 1980s (1987–1992) Jake and the Fatman was a television crime drama, shown in South Africa, starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. (Jason Lochinvar) "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons
- Jam Sandwich
- Jantjie -
- Jopie Adam 1970s (1974–1982) The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams was dubbed from the American television series into Afrikaans as "Jopie Adam". Grizzly Adams was a woodsman during the frontier era who flees into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder. While struggling to survive, Adams discovers an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he takes in and calls Ben. Actor of note Dan Haggerty
- Journey to the Core is a documentary series that features inspirational South African figures such as Verity and Craig Foster
- Kamera 1 (1976) [Afrikaans]
- Kamera 2 (1976) [Afrikaans]
- Kate & Allie (1980s) [English] - American series starring Susan Saint James as the free-spirited Kate McArdle and Jane Curtin as her more traditional childhood friend, Allie Lowell. The premise: the two decide to share a brownstone in New York City's Greenwich Village after their respective divorces, raising their families together. The show also starred Ari Meyers as Kate's daughter Emma, and Frederick Koehler and Allison Smith as Allie's children Chip and Jennie.
- Kaptein Skarlaken (1970s) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
- Katch It With Khanyi (2014–Present) Locally produced talk show hosted by Khanyi Mbau for E.tv.
- Keen Eddie (2000s) [English] An American action, comedy-drama television series that follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard. Starring Mark Valley and Sienna Miller.
- Kind van die sterre (1990s) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from Omer et le fils de l'étoile (1992–1993).
- The Knicky Knacky Knoo Show (1976) [English] - SABC Commissioned Comedy Series. Starring Hal Orlandini
- Knight Rider (1983–1986) [English] - An American television series starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight with smart car KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand)
- Koffiehuis (1977) [Afrikaans] - Locally produced contemporary journal program
- Kojak (19780s) [English] - American detective series. Starring Telly Savalas as the eponymous, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak with his signature red lollipop. Kojak's Greek heritage, shared by actor Savalas, was prominently featured in the series.
- Koöperasie stories (1982–1987) [Afrikaans] - Locally produced comedy drama. Set in a small Afrikaans town, filmed on location in the mining town of Cullinan, about a very close-knit community always gossiping about each other, "Ja, so is die mensdom, Mietie!", with "Oom Genis" usually bearing the brunt of the gossip. Starring Alex Heyns as Oom Botes, Jacques Loots as Genis, Marie Pentz as Mietie and Emgee Pretoruis as Veldsman.
- Die Kraaines (1976–1980) [Afrikaans] - Locally produced Youth Journal. Hosted by Carike Keuzenkamp
- Konings [Afrikaans]
- L.A. Law 1980s (1986–1994) Shown in South Africa, L.A. Law was an American television legal drama. L.A. Law reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s. Actors of note Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen and Jimmy Smits
- Largo Winch (2000s) [English] is a television program based on the Belgian comic book series of the same name by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme. Starring Paolo Seganti as Largo Winch.
- Las Vegas (TV series) (2004-2009) [English] An American television series that focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and restaurant management to casino security.
- Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (2010–) is a weekly local late-nightsatirical television series.
- Law & Order 1990s (1990–2008) Shown in South Africa Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf. It has been broadcast on NBC since its debut on 13 September 1990. Set in New York City, the series follows the professional lives of several police officers and prosecutors who represent the public interest in the criminal justice system. Actors of note List of Law & Order characters
- La Femme Nikita (TV series) 1990s (1997–2001) The television series, shown in South Africa, differs from the film versions in one fundamental respect: Nikita is innocent. She is not a killer, nor a drug user, just a homeless young woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Section One an elite, top-secret counterterrorist organization with no affiliation to any specific government falsely believes Nikita is a killer, and has what it takes to become a deadly operative. Because Nikita will be killed (or "canceled") if she fails to comply, she is forced to carry out the organization's ruthless methods of fighting terrorism, while attempting to keep her moral integrity and her soul intact. This personal struggle becomes the primary conflict of the series. Actress of note Peta Wilson
- La dame de Monsoreau 1976 Shown in South Africa, French production translated into Afrikaans based on 'La dame de Monsoreau' by Alexandre Dumas
- La Linea
- Ladies Man, American Sitcom
- Lesilo (SeTswana) Horror series
- Liewe Heksie 1980s (1981) Liewe Heksie (Liewe means "Dear" or "Sweet" and Heksie means little witch - pronounced "lee-vuh heck-see") is a fictional character created in 1961 by Afrikaans children’s books author, Verna Vels. The Liewe Heksie series consisted of a number of books. It was also dramatised on the Afrikaans Radio Service of the SABC and made into a popular Afrikaans language television programme from 1981, with marionettes.
- Little House on the Prairie (TV series) 1970s (1974–1984) Little House on the Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program, shown in South Africa, about Charles Ingalls, a farmer who cares very much about his family. Actor of note Michael Landon
- Littlest Hobo, Canadian Series about the life of a German Shepherd Dog, starring London
- The Lone Ranger (TV series), Long running American Western Series, Starring Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger & Jay Silverheels as Tonto
- Longstreet [English], American Series about a Blind Detective, Starring James Franciscus
- The Lost Islands (1979) [English] - Australian adventure series. A Hurricane nearly sinks the "United World", a ship holding 40 teenagers from all around the world. 35 flee the ship on time - 5 are left behind, and end up on 2 islands unknown to the outside world, inhabited by people who got there under similar circumstances 200 years ago.
- "Madam&Eve" (2000) [English] Sitcom based on the South African comic strip "Madam&Eve"
- Mad About You (1993-) [English] An American sitcom that starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.
- Major Dad [English]
- Maan Basis Alpha 1999 (1975–77) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the original Space: 1999 a British science-fiction television by Gerry Anderson with Martin Landau as Commander John Koenig, leader of Moonbase Alpha.
- Magnum, P.I. [English] - American detective series starring Tom Selleck
- "Manakwalanners" [Afrikaans] - A radio presenter and his sound technician sets out to document the people of North West South Africa - what is called Namaqualand.
- Man from Atlantis - American Sci-Fi series starring Patrick Duffy
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1978) [English] - American espionage series. Starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as special agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin
- Mann & Machine (TV series) - Broadcast in Afrikaans as Mann en Masjien - A futuristic police drama series starring Yancy Butler.
- Man van Intersek (1976) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the American series Gemini Man. Sam Casey gets caught on the ocean floor when the probe is blown up by a planted mine and exposed to a massive dose of radiation which would have killed him but by a freak accident he turns invisible. Starring Ben Murphy
- Man van Staal [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the original American series The Six Million Dollar Man. Steve Austin, astronaut, is nearly killed in a crash. His body is repaired with cybernetic limbs, giving him superhuman abilities. Starring Lee Majors
- Manions of America (1981) mini-series about Irish immigrants to the United States during the great Famine of the mid-19th century, first American role for actor Pierce Brosnan
- Manemarak [Afrikaans] - Local children's series about an alien visiting earth
- Die Mannheim-sage [Afrikaans] - Local drama starring Hans Strydom, Sandra Prinsloo, written by Lerina Erasmus based on the original Springbok Radio afternoon Afrikaans Serial.
- Married... with Children [English] - American sitcom
- Marsupalami (1990s) [English] - Children's animation
- M*A*S*H [English] - American sitcom
- Masada (1981) [English] - Mini-series about Jewish resistance against Roman occupation
- Mathaka - Soap-opera / musical comedy featuring the mbaqanga team Makgona Tsohle Band (1983)
- Matlock [English] - American detective drama
- Maude [English] - American sitcom
- Maya the Bee [English] - Japanese animation
- MacGyver [English] - American action series about a secret agent who uses inventive and non-violent solutions to resolve crimes and diffuse conflict. Starring Richard Dean Anderson
- Meisie van Avignon, Die (1980s) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the very popular French series La demoiselle d'Avignon. Romantic and bittersweet
- Meneer Rossi [Afrikaans] - dubbed animated series
- Misdaad in Miami - American detective series, Miami Vice dubbed into Afrikaans.
- Michael Strogoff [English] - Animated series based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne
- Midweek - News and events show (1977)
- Miena Moo - Multilingual children's programme about a cow and her friends
- Millennium (1990s) [English] - is an American television series created by Chris Carter, starring Lance Henriksen as Frank Black, a freelance forensic profiler and former FBI agent with a unique ability to see the world through the eyes of serial killers and murderers.
- Mirage - (1976) Story about two fighter pilots, Tanguy and Laverdure, dubbed from the 1967 French series Les Chevaliers du ciel; also dubbed into English as The Aeronauts for the UK market.
- Misdaad - Dubbed in Afrikaans from the German series Tatort
- Moemin - Dubbed in Afrikaans from the Swiss series
- Money or the Box Show SABC commissioned quiz programme, based on the long running Springbok Radio series Pick A Box. Hosted by Bob Courtney & Peter Lotis.
- Monkey Magic - Dubbed.
- Moonlighting - (1985) [English] Comedy drama about private detectives. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd
- Môre is nog 'n dag - (1990s) [Afrikaans] - Dubbed from the American drama Life Goes On
- Mork and Mindy - (1986) [English] Sitcom starring Robin Williams as a whacky, free-spirited humanoid who visits Earth to learn about its backward ways.
- Mr. Belvedere [English]
- Muis op Mars [Afrikaans] - Dubbed.
- Moses, Bemiddelaar van die ou verbond, dubbed from the series Moses, The Lawgiver, starring Burt Lancaster as Moses & Anthony Quayle as Aaron.
- Murder, She Wrote