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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Oct 2018
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Vet Kans
Vet Kans

Vet Kans

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Afrikaans

Follows six contestants' weight loss journey, as each one of them has decided to change their life drastically, with weight loss between 20-40kgs as the end goal.

The contestants follow the MediLean weightloss program for 16 weeks and the one that loses the highest percentage of his or her total body mass will win an island holiday for two.

The presenter of the show, Isidingo legend Karin van der Laag, will be following the same weightloss program as the contestants for the entire 16 weeks.

The Good Doctor

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit.

Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

StartUp 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami, StartUp weaves a complex narrative, featuring the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

Forced to fund a tech company with dirty money from unsuspecting places while forming ties with a dangerous, Haitian gang, the fight to build a business pales in comparison to the fight to stay alive, especially when there's a vehement FBI agent who wields the power to make or break those he comes in contact with - and not always for the right reasons.

Snatch 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Action

This season takes you to Spain's Costa del Sol and follows the Hill Gang on the lam in another thrill-a-minute fight to save their fortune, and their lives.

This season, true to form, it's not long after settling in the fictional coastal town of San Toledo that the Hills run afoul of the local kingpin and find themselves pressed into the malevolent crime boss' service.

Just surviving will take every ounce of skill and daring our heroes have but outsmarting their enemies and taking over the town for their own is something only the Hills are savvy and crazy enough to pull off.

uThando Nes'thembu
uThando Nes'thembu

uThando Nes'thembu

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Follows businessman Musa Mseleku and his four wives as they navigate a polygamous relationship, their family dynamic, staying true to tradition in a modern world and the sisterhood of the wives.

While the wives now maintain a loving and respectful relationship with each other, the journey to peace and harmony was not an easy one.

They each share how they felt at first being introduced into a polygamous marriage, the uncertainty and insecurity that came with the arrangement, heartbreak and eventual acceptance, contentment and forming an unshakable bond with each other.

The Killer Closer

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

When it comes to homicide in Los Angeles County, one detective is known for her sharp crime scene sense, cunning interrogation tactics, and ability to close the toughest cases.

Her name is Lindy Gligorijevic and she is The Killer Closer.

In this series, Detective Lindy is faced with solving some of the most bizarre case of her career.

For My Man 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 200,000 women in the United States are living behind bars, making women the fastest growing population in the penal system.

For My Man is a true crime series featuring the shocking stories of women who have been arrested for crimes they committed in the name of love.

From committing a killing spree across the Midwest to acting as an inside informant at the DEA, these women have no limits in terms of how far they will go to support their men.

Sober Companion (R)

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Follows the lead character Trevor (Gumbi) as he guides a variety of addicts on the path to rehabilitation, whilst putting his own sobriety in jeopardy.

A sober companion is a "coach" or "minder" that stays with an addict as they try to reintegrate into an addiction free world. The Sober Companion follows four recovering addicts as they try to help other addicts by becoming Sober Companions and putting their own sobriety to the test.

The series dives into the infamous world of drug addiction and rehabilitation, as lived by Trevor, as he coaches various addicts while they reintegrate themselves into a world free from addiction.

TVSA Show Page: Sober Companion

2018 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards
2018 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards

2018 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Awards, Comedy, Variety

The 8th annual ceremony celebrates "The Rhythm of Funny" that salutes excellence in Africa, breaking down barriers between human beings.

The event takes the format of a variety show comprising sketches, stand-up, impressionists, celebrity performances and witty one-liners delivered by SA's top comedians.

This year's event took place on Saturday 8 September at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City.


Shows in this post: Sober Companion

Channels in this post: kykNET, M-Net City, 1Magic, M-Net, Mzansi Wethu, SABC3

1 Comment

04 Oct 2018 16:26

So Vet Kans will either sink MediLean or... prove that it works? They're a sponsor of the show so you'd imagine it's gonna have to work or they'll want their money back!

What if it works because the contestants just stop eating and it has nothing to do with MediLean??

It's a crazy situation that there's a company involved with a weight loss programme instead of the usual healthy diet and exercise as in The Biggest Loser.

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