New on TV today: Saturday 29 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Dec 2018
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The South African Hip Hop Awards 2018
The South African Hip Hop Awards 2018

The South African Hip Hop Awards 2018

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Awards, Music

The South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) is an annual Hip Hop award ceremony, which took place this year on 19 December at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

Great achievements within the local hip hop culture will be celebrated by focusing on how the past has shaped the South African Hip Hop phenomenon.

The theme of the awards this year is "Where I'm From" and the production features special tributes to fallen Hip Hop artists like Ben Sharpa, Pro Kid and HHP.


Channel: eBella (Openview 109 / DStv 159)
TX Time: 16h20
Genre: Food, Reality

Celebrities prepare their favourite meal... but with a twist: each celeb needs to add their personal touch to turn a traditional meal into something truly unique, with a hint of modern flair.

In each episode, the guest for that week joins presenter Tol A$$ Mo and together they venture into ekasi to source ingredients for the meal they are going to create.

The celebrity cooks up the meal from scratch for Tol A$$ Mo to enjoy.

Riverdale 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Mystery

In the Season 2 premiere, "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying": As Fred's life hangs in the balance following the shooting at Pop's diner, Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of what he witnessed.

Meanwhile, as Veronica steps out of her comfort zone to support Archie, she learns that her father Hiram has arrived to Riverdale earlier than expected.

Elsewhere, at Pop's diner, Pop Tate recounts the chilling details of the shooting, which leaves Jughead and Betty questioning the gunman's true motives.

Blood Relatives

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Every family has secrets, skeletons in the closet. But what happens when hidden desires, building resentments and black thoughts bubble to the surface and poison familial bonds?

In these homespun murder mysteries, everyone is a suspect and every suspect shares a last name. In six different American towns, close-knit families are ripped apart by everything from bad business deals to forbidden passions.

These seemingly perfect households shield dark secrets, silent resentments, and illicit betrayals, and this dark series reveals how love can descend into jealousy, greed and homicidal rage.



Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Variety, Comedy

A variety show hosted by comedian Mondli Mzizi which showcases the best of local talent from all corners of amakasi.

From traditional music to traditional dance, comedy routines and poetry, the show aims to connect with families through laughter and local talent that's never had a platform before.

Joining the fun are local celebrities, who come to have fun with the audience and share the stage with the host and acts.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Drama

Snowfall is a drama series created by John Singleton about the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata, a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva, the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.

Exploring The Vine

Channel: eBella (Openview 109 / DStv 159)
TX Time: 16h45
Genre: Docu-Reality

Less than an hour's drive from the majestic Table Mountain and Cape Town's famous beaches lies the Cape winelands, home to winemaking for over 350 years.

Over 12 months this series follow three best friends and young, up-and-coming winemakers Stuart Botha, Howard Booysen and James Corder on their respective farms.

Not your stereotypical "wine boffins", the trio work hard and long to make names for themselves in this tough industry, and when you work that hard you need to play hard too.


Actors in this post: HHP, Tol A$$ Mo

Channels in this post: SABC1, eBella, M-Net City, Real Time, Moja Love


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