New on TV today: Monday 31 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 31 Dec 2018
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Come Duze 2019
Come Duze 2019

Come Duze 2019

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Variety, Special

SABC1's annual countdown to the New Year also features celebrities, musicians and actors sending their New Year's greetings inter-mixed with Mzansi music videos.

The event is a review of the year in entertainment (with emphasis placed on music), attended by industry key players, artists, actors, musicians and all that make a contribution to SABC1.

This is also an opportunity to find what lies ahead in the new year from guests invited.

TVSA Show Page: Come Duze 2019

Isikizi 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

Xhosa-language television drama series that follows the tragic story of an honourable but impulsive young man who runs away from his hometown in a desperate attempt to escape a dreadful prophecy that was decreed upon his life.

Inspired by the mythical Greek story of Oedipus and set in rural Eastern Cape, the leading character's journey begins when he returns from the mountains, only to overhear a dreadful prophesy that will change his destiny for the worst.

In the Season 2 premiere: Three months after the death of Zanomtheto, Sizwe is dealing with the aftermath of his corrupt rule and the trauma of his past.

TVSA Show Page: Isikizi 2

Adam Hills: Happyism

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Recorded at the famous London Hammersmith Apollo, everyone's favourite Antipodean Adam Hills delivers a first-class evening of comedy with the usual anecdotes and audience participation all delivered in his laidback style.

Allowing us into the world of stardom, he recounts jaw-dropping tales of meeting the Dalai Lama, as well as his excitement at meeting The Muppets.

Die Krone 5 konsert

Channel: kykNET NOU! (DStv 146)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Music, Special, Afrikaans

Krone 5 aims to lift the roof off with evergreen hits performed by some of South Africa's top Afrikaans artists.

The artists at this year's Krone concerts are Andriëtte Norman, Brendan Peyper, Elandré Schwartz, Elizma Theron, Franja du Plessis, Jo Black, Juanita du Plessis, Kurt Darren, Liezel Pieters, Manie Jackson, Nadine, Nicholis Louw, Ray Dylan, Refentse, Ricus Nel, Robbie Wessels, Ruan Josh and Snotkop.

There will also, as always, be a few surprises.

The Royal Variety Performance 2018
The Royal Variety Performance 2018

The Royal Variety Performance 2018

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Variety, Special

Greg Davies hosts The Royal Variety Performance this year, in the presence of members of the Royal family at the iconic London Palladium Theatre, which is hosting the event for the 42nd time.
Stars lined up to appear include Take That, the West End cast of the hit musical Hamilton, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, West End cast of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and the legendary Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo.
Also taking to the stage are Britain's Got Talent winner, comedian The Lost Voice Guy; a special performance from Rick Astley; comedian Rhod Gilbert; the mesmerising Cirque Du Soleil; plus music from Sigrid and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Circus 1903 will be unveiling their unique performances with their extraordinary elephant puppetry, and there will be more comedy from stand up comedians Gad Elmaleh and Rod Woodward.

The Talk 9

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Talk Show

A variety of co-hosts discuss the day's latest headlines while usually tying in the show's theme of motherhood or at least parenthood, giving their opinions "through the eyes of mothers".

This season kicks off with controversy, with moderator Julie Chen not appearing in the Season 9 premiere due to ongoing allegations of sexual misconduct against her husband Les Moonves, the former CEO of CBS. Tots awks.

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Jersey Boy

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

Catch this comedy special hosted by the curly-haired entertainment prodigy, famous for his outlandish knitted jerseys and shocking humour.

Rumour has it that if you stare at his jerseys for long enough, you can hear Christmas music... or get a headache.

Topics covered in the show include Afrikaans people, White privilege, listeriosis, culture and #MenAreTrash.

Igazi 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Supernatural

The first season ended with the shrewd, power-hungry Nomarussia (Vatiswa Ndara) headed to jail. Also, rightful heir Bantu ascended the throne and magical dark forces took control of his ruthless half-brother Jonga's corpse.

The second season of the Xhosa melodrama continues with the war for the kingdom, with Bantu fighting to hold onto everything he loves and Nomarussia scheming to reclaim what's hers as she sits behind bars, struggling to accept her loss.

As Season 2 gets underway, the royal house is settling into a life without Nomarussia, but unknown to them, there's a new evil force awakening in the valley. Adding insult to injury, Bantu (Anga Makubalo) and Phumza's (Talitha Ndima) big day is marred by tragedy.

TVSA Show Page: Igazi 2

Starlight Classics 2018
Starlight Classics 2018

Starlight Classics 2018

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Music, Special

This Afro Symphonic tribute to our beautiful country brings together a collection of diverse musical talent and instrumentalists led by maestro Richard Cock.

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Mzansi Youth Choir perform with Lira, Craig Lucas, Cecilia Rangwanasha, Siyabonga Maqungo, Amira Willighagen and Riana Nel.


Shows in this post: Come Duze, Isikizi, Igazi


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