New on TV today: Monday 15 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Oct 2018
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My First 2
My First 2

My First 2

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Lunga Mthetho is an ex offender. He was a member and leader of some of the most ruthless, feared and dangerous gangs in and out of prison. He has seen and done it all.

Now as a former convict on parole, the only thing giving him sleepless nights is seeing kids in his neighbourhood going down the same dead end path.

So, in the Season 2 premiere of My First, Lunga takes learners from Sakubusha High School on their first unforgettable prison experience.

C.B. Strike

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

C.B. Strike is a war veteran turned private detective who operates out of a tiny office in London's Denmark Street.

Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving complex crimes that have baffled the police.

Based on the bestselling novels written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Flipping the Block 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, DIY, Reality Competition

Four teams of skilled competitors join forces on an extraordinary renovation. They'll demo, reno and transform four run-down condos into move-in ready show pieces... all while living amidst the construction dust.

The competition heats up as the teams are forced to contend with challenges from nature and man that put other teams at an advantage. They have to deal with tightening budgets, time constraints and possible cheating.

In the end, the team that gets the highest bid for their condo unit at auction, minus what they spent from their design budget, will win a $50,000 prize.

American Housewife 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

On the Season 2 premiere, "Back to School": Katie's efforts to get more time for herself backfire when she is forced to mend fences with the Westport moms by volunteering to run the school's spring gala.

Meanwhile, Oliver proves to Katie that his passion for ballet is genuine, inspiring her to confront his belittling teacher and stick up for him.

Taylor and Greg disagree over whether or not she needs to go to college while he teaches her how to drive.



Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

For lifelong friends Linda, Sue and Gail, the years have flown by, yet their lives seem more complicated than ever. When Linda's husband Micky vanishes from a cruise ship on their wedding anniversary she suddenly finds herself on her own for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Glamorous and successful Sue is shocked when she finds herself facing age discrimination in her job as the editor of a popular bridal magazine. After committing her best years to her career and to her married lover and business partner John, a devastated Sue starts to question the choices she's made.

As the completion of her divorce to second husband Dave rapidly approaches Gail’s getting cold feet about giving up on the man she still loves. But with an aging mother, ex-con son and demanding grandson to look after, is she too exhausted to be able to do anything about it?

Mistresses 2

TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Mistresses returns for a second season and continues to focus on the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on their own path to self-discovery.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Rebuild": Eight months later, Savi, having cheated death, makes the most of her second chance. Karen struggles to rebound from loss, both personal and professional.

April's life gets interesting when old friend, Mickey (guest star Joseph May), returns and pushes her to make some changes and Joss tries her hand at a new job, party planner to wealthy Angelenos.

TVSA Show Page: Mistresses 2

Rented Family (R)

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy

Rebroadcast of this sitcom which tells the story of Muzi (Gabriel Mini), a self-made township entrepreneur whose big house attracts a motley crew of incompatible family and friends.

The Big House is a revolving door for classic township characters who come and go for a whole host of reasons. Leading the pack is Muzi's mother, Sis Dina (Linda Sebezo), an ex-beauty queen who lives on her past glories.

Together they all form a far from ordinary family. Filled with outcasts who at first can't stand each other, they soon (even though they would never ever admit it) come to depend and care for one another.

TVSA Show Page: Rented Family

Evidence of Evil

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

This series explores some of the most startling criminal cases of the past two decades where technology has changed the course of the investigations.

In the series premiere, "The Murder of Rachel Manning": 19-year-old Rachel Manning was murdered in Milton Keynes in December 2000. Two men were wrongfully convicted, but new advances in forensics proved that evil always leaves a trace.



Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h10
Genre: Drama

Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America's wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys.

Equal part family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.

Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Chicago Med 2

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

In the Season 2 premiere, "Soul Care": Dr. Rhodes begins his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, but gets off on the wrong foot with his challenging new boss, Dr. Latham.

Dr. Choi navigates life as the new chief resident and finds the road a bit rocky, while Dr. Charles approaches Sarah with an interesting opportunity that catches her off-guard.

Elsewhere, April works to come to terms with her recently discovered illness and Dr. Manning deals with a complicated case involving a pregnant woman who was a victim in a high speed collision.

TVSA Show Page: Chicago Med 2

The Great British Bake Off: Masterclass 6

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Food

Mary and Paul take us through recipes, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur of bakers can get it right at home.

Mary kicks off with a classic Madeira cake, while Paul makes Hazelnut & Orange Biscotti.

Location, Location, Location 17

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 09h00
Genre: Reality

Property duo Kirstie Allsopp and Phill Spencer are tasked with matching these hopeful house hunters with their ideal home, in their desired location.

From novices with high expectations and modest budgets to couples with contrasting tastes, and house hunters stubbornly at odds with the realities of the market, Kirstie and Phil certainly have their work cut out.

Whether searching the rural countryside of Cheshire or the super speedy London market, helping these prospective home owners bag their dream property always comes down to three things – Location, Location, Location.

Gold Rush 9
Gold Rush 9

Gold Rush 9

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Season 9 brings with it new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, and the stakes are higher than ever. But will big risks lead to a bigger payout?

The teams have huge, brand new machines which help them achieve the largest goals ever seen on the show.

The challenges that lie ahead are numerous, with the team having to work punishing hours around the clock, to keep the machinery in working order.

Quantico 3

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action

It's been three years since American hero Alex Parrish has had to navigate the dangerous waters of the Central Intelligence Agency and put her life on the line for her country.

She has been living a peaceful, anonymous life somewhere in Italy.

However, Alex is forced to abandon this idyllic existence when Ryan persuades her to help him rescue Shelby from a notorious international arms dealer known only as The Widow, who is holding her hostage - and in exchange for her release she demands something that only Alex can provide.


Actors in this post: Gabriel Mini, Linda Sebezo


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