A look at the line-up on M-Net
in January, 2010:The Adventures Of MerlinPremiere date:
Saturday, 2 January 2010 at 19h00
The Adventures of Merlin is a fantasy series which updates the story of the sorceror of Arthurian legend for a new audience, set in the mythical city of Camelot.
For more about the show, see: TVSA's The Adventures Of Merlin Mini Site
Lie To Me 2Premiere date:
Friday, 8 January 2010 at 20h00
Dr Cal Lightman and his truth-seeking team return for more cases. In the first episode of the season: a young woman approaches Lightman, believing she has seen a murder. Lightman finds that she has multiple personalities, and believes one of them witnessed the murder.
For more about the show and season, see: TVSA's Lie To Me 2 Show Page
American Idol 9Premiere date:
Sunday, 17 January 2010 at 15h00Please note:
this premiere episode is a special four-hour broadcast. As from week two the show will be on from 17h00 to 19h00.
For more about the show, season and broadcast times see: TVSA's American Idol 9 Show Page
Carte Blanche MedicalPremiere date:
Monday, 18 January 2010 at 19h00
A new spin-off series to Carte Blanche that aims to enlighten and empower viewers about medical and health-related issues.
The series will put the spotlight on trailblazing medical breakthroughs, both from South Africa and abroad, and will also delve deeper into the viewpoints of experts regarding new ways of treating medical and related conditions.
Bongani Bingwa anchors the show, with Derek Watts, Devi Sankaree Govender and Annika Larsen reporting from the field.
For more about the show, see: TVSA's Carte Blanche Medical Mini Site.
Grey's Anatomy 6Premiere date:
Monday, 18 January 2010 at 19h30
Grey's Anatomy returns for its sixth season after the heart-stopping Season 5 finale in which both George and Izzie flatlined at the same time.
For more about the show and news on the season, see: TVSA's Grey's Anatomy 6 Show Page
it contains spoilers for how the cliffhanger pans out so if you don't want to know what happens, rather check out the section after the premiere. )
The Golden Globes 2010On:
Monday, 18 January 2010 at 20h30
A delayed broadcast of the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards. This year the ceremony will be hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais.
For all the nominees in each category, see: TVSA's Golden Globes Mini Site
Flash ForwardPremiere date:
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at 20h30
What if you were shown a glimpse of your future, but didn't like what you saw? How hard would you fight and what would you sacrifice to keep it from coming true?
When an unexplained, cataclysmic event knocks out the entire population of the world at the exact same moment, for two minutes and 17 seconds, everyone will see a glimpse of their own future.
Then they will wake up to chaos.
For more about the show, scenario and actors see: TVSA's FlashForward Mini Site
True Blood 2 ResumesResumes on:
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 at 21h30
True Blood resumes after the show's six-week holiday season hiatus. It picks up from Episode 8.
For more about the show and season, see: TVSA's True Blood Season 2 Show Page
Celebrity Survivor SAPremiere date:
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 at 19h30
A South African Celebrity Survivor, hosted by Nico Panagio. For more about the series, see this TVSA News Story: M-Net Announces Celebrity Survivor!
The Mentalist 2Premiere date:
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 at 20h30
Patrick Jane returns for more mentalist encounters: with murderous Red John top of his hitlist.
For more about the show, see: TVSA's The Mentalist Mini Site
Carte Blanche ConsumerPremiere date:
Thursday, 21 January 2010 at 19h00
The second of the two new Carte Blanche spin-offs premiering this month. As the name suggests, this series focuses on consumer concerns and aims to assume the role of a consumer rights watchdog that demands accountability and exposes hidden agendas.
Devi Sankaree Govender anchors, joined by her co-presenters Derek Watts, Bongani Bingwa and Annika Larsen.
For an interview with Devi about the show, see: The TVSA Interview: Devi Sankaree Govender
The Good WifePremiere date:
Monday, 25 January 2010 at 20h30
A legal drama that centres round Alicia Florrick: a wife and mother who assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.
Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney.
As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom.
Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes that she's going to need to succeed on her own merit. Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary, a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but is competitive to the core.
Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda, the firm's tough in-house investigator and as she immerses herself into her new world she begins to gain confidence and a renewed sense of the self-identity.
Tracey Ullman: State Of The Union 2Premiere date:
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 at 21h30
Tracey Ullman returns for a second season of antics. For more about the show, see: TVSA's Tracey Ullman: State Of The Union Mini Site
Desperate Housewives 6Premiere date:
Thursday, 28 January 2010 at 20h30
The housewives of Wisteria Lane return for a new season. In the first episode: Mike Delfino's bride will finally be revealed: Will it be Katherine... or will recent events be enough to bring him and Susan back together?
Lynette faces the reality of another pregnancy; Bree struggles to break free from Orson and her inhibitions; Gaby is put to the test by Carlos' teenaged niece, now in their care; and a new family with a dark past moves in.
For more about the show, see: TVSA's Desperate Housewives Mini Site
Fringe 2Premiere date:
Thursday, 28 January 2010 at 21h30
Olivia Dunham and the Bishop boys are back for a new season of freaky.
For more about the show, see: TVSA's Fringe Mini Site