New on TV today: Thursday 31 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 31 Jan 2019
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The Sinner 2
The Sinner 2

The Sinner 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

This new story follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) who returns to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime - parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive.

As Ambrose realises there's nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown.

He's pitted against those who'll stop at nothing to protect its secrets - and the mysterious Vera (Carrie Coon) who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.

Family Secrets

Channel: Star Life (OpenView HD 110)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

The story of 17-year-old Anami Baldev Singh, played by Mahima Makwana of Young Dreams (Rachna). 

Anami is from a royal industrialist family but was abandoned by her mother Satrupa when her twin brother Vatsalya died.

She was adopted by another family and now, years later, her mother insists that she return to her original family home Lal Mahaal - as the one-and-only heir to their fortune.

More: What you need to know about Star Life's new 21h00 novela Family Secrets

Happily Never After

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h20
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

This is a wedding show and police drama rolled into one, as the best days in the lives of brides and grooms tragically turn when homicides crash the honeymoons.

Each episode tells the true story - narrated by actress Marlo Thomas - of a newlywed's murder, interspersed with flashbacks to happier days for the couple.

Dr. Wendy Walsh, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a co-host on the syndicated program The Doctors, offers commentary on the behavioural twists and turns in each story.

Too Ugly For Love?

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

For most people looking for love can be daunting but for singles with a secret physical affliction the search to find 'the one' can seem almost impossible.

This series follows 10 unique singletons, ordinary people living with extraordinary medical conditions, on their quest to find love. All these conditions can be kept secret during a first date, but with that comes a whole world of dilemmas.

From well-known problems such as acute acne, missing limbs and genital herpes to medical anomalies such as hyperhidrosis (profuse sweating) and hirsutism (excessive hair growth), these unlucky people are agonising over the problems that these conditions are causing in their love lives.

Musiek Roulette 5
Musiek Roulette 5

Musiek Roulette 5

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show, Music, Variety, Afrikaans

Season 5 features a brand new format and a complete change to the structure of the show.

This season, 15 contestants battle it out throughout the season by placing bets on whether or not they will know the answers to musical questions.

There is a kitty of R10,000 per episode that all 15 contestants play with. The two contestants that make the least amount of money or have lost the most amount of money for the episode battle it out in the elimination round and every week one contestant goes home until only one remains.

TVSA Show Page: Musiek Roulette 5

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

What happens before the 90 days, when couples who have an existing online relationship, meet in person for the very first time?

This series follows Americans who feel they have met their potential soulmates online, as they prepare to travel internationally to meet them.

Meanwhile, two returning couples continue their journey to be together in America. They all put everything on the line for love, hoping their trips will lead to an engagement.

Killer Unknown

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The worst thing a family can go through is when a loved one is ripped away from them, but when the killer is never brought to the justice, it's even worse.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the County Cold Case Taskforce aims to crack unsolved cases and allow families to finally get the peace they need.

Follow this series as Detective Sergeant Mike Huff and his team of experienced forensic experts and special agents uncover new leads, bring new life to old cases, interrogate new suspects, and get the warrants they need to bring Tulsa's killers to justice.

Everybody Loves Raymond 5

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 17h50
Genre: Comedy

In the Season 5 premiere: When Marie surprises the family with the news that she's treating them all to a two-week vacation in Rome, everybody loves the idea, except Raymond.

Not willing to let his sour mood spoil it for the rest of the family, Debra, Frank, Marie, Robert and the kids go on their merry way and soak up the atmosphere, sights, smells and tastes of the city of love and try their best to ignore Ray.

Meanwhile, Robert meets the girl of his dreams — she's stunningly beautiful, unbelievably sexy, and works in a gelato shop.

TVSA Show Page: Everybody Loves Raymond 5



Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Musical

This dance musical series, co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, assembled the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.

Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple Stan and Patty, who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s.

Botched 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality

In the multi-billion dollar world of plastic surgery, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... or is it? For some patients, their quest for ultimate perfection ends in disastrous results.

Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow are tasked with some of the most difficult operations of their careers when they try to reverse the effects of horrendous plastic surgeries.

In the Season 2 premiere, "I Love New Work": reality star Tiffany "New York" Pollard hopes the doctors can fix her botched boobs, Paul reconstructs a severely burned chin, and the doctors meet a transgender woman whose face was pumped with cement.


Actors in this post: Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon, Evan Peters, Kate Mara


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