New on TV today: Wednesday 2 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Jan 2019
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Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Joining the cast this season is Jennifer Esposito as NCIS Special Agent Alexandra "Alex" Quinn, an experienced agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center.

Gibbs lures her back into the field as part of his team, where he takes advantage of her sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent.

Also new this season is Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nicholas "Nick" Torres, who disappeared six months ago while on a deep undercover assignment in Argentina.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS 14

NCIS: New Orleans 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

This colourful city known as The Big Easy harbours a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Rogue Nation": while Pride remains on probation six weeks after his rogue takedown of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton, his team is closely monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker).

Also, when the FBI arrives to run lead on a case involving a stolen big rig of nuclear waste, the team must secretly investigate from the sidelines.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS: New Orleans 4

Living the Dream with Somizi 2

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

Chronicles the life of the flamboyant dancer, presenter, choreographer, singer, actor and Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo.

The series also features frequent appearances from his daughter Bahumi, and friend and fellow businessman TT Mbha. Other celebrity cameo appearances include Khanyi Mbau, Unathi, Mary Twala and others.

According to Somizi, you can "expect to see me living my dream in all its 'fabulosity', blood, sweat and bling. What you'll see is exactly who I am: crazy, pacey, fun, fast, and loud; but more than anything, it's laughter and inspiration in one pot."

TVSA Show Page: Living the Dream with Somizi 2

Blood Runs Cold

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

The loss of a loved one is devastating, but when the crime goes unsolved and the perpetrator unpunished, the grief is intensified with the absence of closure.

This intense series tells the astonishing stories of individuals who went to unimaginable lengths to unearth the truth and bring justice for heinous crimes that have long since gone cold.

Each heartbreaking case reveals the love and determination of those determined to seek answers - and justice - for their loved one, and the shocking truths they discover.

Top Secret Swimming Holes 3
Top Secret Swimming Holes 3

Top Secret Swimming Holes 3

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel

Plunge into the New Year with a new season of swimming hole exploration.

Following a group of adventurers to hidden shallows and depths of the world, the series explores swimming holes from dizzying Houston sky pools to glowing Puerto Rican bays, titillating Great White-inhabited coves to hair-raising Japanese gorges.

Whether you prefer to bask on beaches, dive into depths or you're simply an adventurer at heart, you'll find it in these secluded, ethereal and often dangerous waters.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 19

Channel: Universal Channel (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.

In the Season 19 premiere, "Gone Fishin'": When Fin crosses international borders to catch a fugitive rapist, a political tug-of-war derails Barba's legal case.

Meanwhile, shocking allegations against Benson lead to the return of an old friend.

TVSA Show Page: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 19

Evidence of Evil

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

Explores and reconstructs some of the most intriguing and startling criminal cases of the past two decades, from the UK and Ireland to the United States and Canada, where technology has changed the course of the investigations and brought the guilty to justice.

The series showcases the dedication and hard work of the investigators, police, scientists and other experts in their fields.

With key witness testimony, new interviews, reconstructed sequences and archive footage, Evidence of Evil provides an in-depth, and often personal, account of the details surrounding key criminal investigations of recent times.

Jamie Cooks Italy

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Travel

Jamie Oliver goes in search of Italy's very best home cooks to bring us extraordinary Italian dishes, that turn the simple into the sublime.

Jamie kickstarts his Italian adventure in the awe-inspiring Aeolian Islands tracking down undiscovered island recipes untouched by time. 93-year-old caper farmer grandma, Franchina, teaches Jamie her show stopping stuffed squid inspiring Jamie's sensational grilled squid and zingy caper salsa.

Next Jamie cooks up a delicious Sunday lunch with the matriarch of one of the archipelago's biggest families, inspiring his lip-smacking chicken and aubergine pot roast, with lemony couscous.

Die Ware Naarheid
Die Ware Naarheid

Die Ware Naarheid

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy, Current Affairs

Satirical news programme hosted by comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout. With the help of his two correspondents (Erns Gründling and Bibi Slippers), he reports on current affairs in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

He also chats to well-known people to get an alternative view of the latest news. Although the programme is filled with jokes, it's definitely not a joke: it will help you to make sense of everything that is going on without leaving you depressed or bored.

With Die Ware Naarheid you will get a weekly update of news, with a good dose of humour added to it – because sometimes it's the only way to handle the ugly truth.

Mega Decks 2

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Docu-Reality

If your idea of outdoor decking is a few planks of wood at the bottom of the garden, prepare to be amazed.

In this new season, the Mega Decks crew overhauls an ugly and dangerous decking disaster by transforming two separate and unusable spaces into a sprawling, year-round retreat.

Plus, they take on their biggest demo ever in Colorado, creating 1,500 square feet of luxury outdoor living space that includes a pergola with skylight, gable roof and staircase.



02 Jan 2019 13:09

Is Mnet-City giving you guys the wrong show and time schedules? On Sunday Hawaii 5-0 didnt play, instead it was a new season of Taken Today you guys have NCIS at 18:20 but on the TV guide it says Hawaii 5-0

Shows Editor
02 Jan 2019 18:32

Yeah, the times and shows they gave were incorrect - happens quite a lot over the festive season.

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