New on TV today: Saturday 6 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Oct 2018
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I Blew It
I Blew It

I Blew It

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary Series

Takes a look into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, and in an instant, blew it all.

This sometimes-humorous, often tragic documentary series, takes a deep look into the psyche of ordinary South Africans and how they've acted when presented wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

I Blew It explores the heady intoxication of life with no monetary restrictions, and the sudden change in relationships and family dynamics.


Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

Drama series which revolves around a woman who goes undercover as a housekeeper into a rich family's house in order to bring them to justice when her loved one is framed for murder.

Linda Ndlovu (Thando Thabethe) hides her identity behind an apron as she assumes the role of a housekeeper in an attempt to bring the Zwide Family to justice.

Set against the backdrop of sophisticated Fourways and vibrant Diepsloot, a chain of events unfolds in which we learn about the secrets that bind the Zwide family and the people that make their beds every morning, keep their homes clean and are the invisible souls that know their employers' sins.

TVSA Show Page: Housekeepers

SA's Got Talent 5

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 16h05
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

The fifth season of SA's Got Talent (the first season to air on eExtra) returns with host Tats Nkonzo and judge Shado Twala, who is joined by two brand new judges - DJ Fresh and Lalla Hirayama.

The first six episodes feature the theatre auditions, which consisted of contestants from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Hopeful candidates showcase their talents to judges and audiences with the hope of securing that "yes" to get them to the next round.

TVSA Show Page: SA's Got Talent 5

Please Step In 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Revolves around staging interventions with family members to help resolve challenges and problems with a particular member of their group.

Whether professional help is required or it's just a matter of learning to listen to one another, Please Step In attempts to unite the family around a common purpose.

The series is hosted by Angie Diale.

TVSA Show Page: Please Step In 5

Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Thriller

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes follows demented killer Brady Hartsfield who taunts retired police detective Bill Hodges with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

There are a further two novels in the series, which will become the second and third seasons of the show.

Parlement Parlement

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy, Game Show, Afrikaans

Comedy panel show in which comedians take over "parliament" to discuss the issues that really matter to ordinary people.

The show aims to be a place where you can laugh with the politicians and not just at them.

In the series, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp plays Madame Speaker. The opposition parties are represented by guests each week, and there are also guest participants in each episode.

TVSA Show Page: Parlement Parlement

Are We There Yet?

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Comedy

Sitcom based on characters created for the 2005 feature film of the same name, which revolves around a family adjusting to the new addition of the matriarch's new husband and trying to deal with normal family situations.

Terry Crews and Essence Atkins star in this sitcom as a newly married couple adjusting to life as newlyweds and the complexities of raising children, while also dealing with the everyday challenges of romance, friendship and the drama of extended family.

The show opens where the popular film left off, with Nick (Crews) and Suzanne (Atkins) newly married. After six months, their family is beginning to show growing pains, from the complexities of life as newlyweds to weathering the storm of teenage children.

TVSA Show Page: Are We There Yet?

The Ranakas 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Season 2 ended with Mama Siba started studying at a culinary school and pursuing her dream of having a cookbook. Ntate Ranaka experienced health difficulties and gave Mama Siba a scare when he had a heart attack.

This season each episode features a family member sharing a bit of their journey. We will be introduced to another side of Mpumi, and Michelle is officially a Ranaka.

Mzingisi and Michelle deal with typical challenges of being newlyweds as well as the excitement of parenthood. Find out if Mzingisi has gotten over his bachelor days and old habits.

TVSA Show Page: The Ranakas 3

Evil Things
Evil Things

Evil Things

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 22h50
Genre: Supernatural, Docu-Reality

Haunted houses often take centre stage in the mysterious world of the paranormal. But in this spooky series, it's the objects inside them that are the chilling focus of ghostly activity.

Each episode features two stories of people who claim they've survived frightening paranormal activity caused by a haunted item, ranging from toys to jewellery and even furniture.

Based on first-person accounts, each twisted mystery exposes the sinister secrets hiding within seemingly innocent items.


Channels in this post: Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic, eExtra, M-Net City, kykNET & kie


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