New on TV today: Friday 1 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Feb 2019
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Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club
Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club

Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Chronicles actress, influencer and entrepreneur Lindsay Lohan as she expands her business empire in Mykonos, Greece with the launch of her new club Lohan Beach House... but she won't do it alone.

In this docuseries you will get to see a new side of Lindsay as she calls the shots with her handpicked team of young and ambitious VIP hosts who will have to do whatever it takes to secure her name as the definition of vacation luxury.

But when the lines between romance, friendship and work get blurred, the staff will quickly learn they'll have to prove themselves to their toughest boss yet.

Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After?

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Catch up with four couples whose love and relationships have grown since meeting each other at the altar in blind weddings.

All four of them are in different life stages now: Doug and Jamie are celebrating four years together and their baby is one. Courtney and Jason, also married four years, are contemplating a family and a major move.

Ashley and Anthony, married two years, may be nursing a secret pregnancy and our newest couple; Shawniece and Jephte, are expecting a baby.

The experts travel to visit the couples and share turnkey advice.


Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama

Space horror drama based on the novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

Set in the year 2093, Nightflyers follows a team of scientists aboard The Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms.

Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realise true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space - it's already on their ship.

Ross Kemp in Afghanistan

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Factual

Cameras follow Ross Kemp and his team taking viewers to the Afghanistan front line, where he lives through some of the most extreme and stressful conditions imaginable.

On the front line there is the constant threat of enemy attack, not to mention the unbearable desert environment with sand storms and temperatures well above 50°C.

Experience first hand the British Army's attempts at bringing peace to one of the world's most dangerous war zones.

Who Is America?
Who Is America?

Who Is America?

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h35
Genre: Comedy

Brand new satirical half-hour series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for creating a roster of iconic moments and incendiary characters like Ali G, Bruno and Borat.

The seven-episode series explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate the USA.

Characters he plays include a far-right conspiracy theorist and self-proclaimed citizen journalist, a recently released British ex-convict and an Israeli anti-terrorism expert who proposes a new program, "Kinderguardians", where children ages 3 to 16 are armed with guns in order to curtail gun violence.

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

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

It was the decade of big money, big attitudes and bigger hair - but there was a dark side to the 1980s in the United States. In a country seemingly consumed by greed and ambition, America was also under the sway of its biggest crime wave.

This true crime investigative series offers a behind-the-scenes look at these real-life cases as recalled by officers and detectives involved.

From the murder of seemingly happy stock-broker power couple in their Hamptons home, to the real-life story that inspired the film Fatal Attraction, these crimes define the drama and the excess of a decade.

Island Life 8

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Travel

Follows families as they tour stunning stateside island properties tailored to suit their lifestyle and budget, whatever they may be.

As the new season premieres, get transported to idyllic locations like Isle of Palms, South Carolina, where a family of six from are looking to trade in their busy St Louis life for a more relaxed lifestyle.

Plus, a Pittsburgh family leaves behind cold winters for classic Florida-style living in Key Largo, and a family of five leaves bustling Savannah for the great outdoors on Skidaway Island, Georgia.

Dancing on Ice 11

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

Twelve celebrity skaters will be taking to the ice in a blaze of glory as each week they go head to head in a bid to become champions of the ice: 

Reality star Gemma Collins
Coronation Street actress Jane Danson
Loose Women host Saira Khan
X-Factor favourite Saara Aalto
Grease legend Didi Conn
Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton
Ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancer James Jordan
Ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden
Actor and comedian Richard Blackwood
Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom
Love Island's Wes Nelson
Neighbours star Mark Little

Once again the celebrities will be paired with professional partners, and their quest for success will be overseen by skating legends Torvill and Dean, who head up the judging panel along with Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo.

Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island
Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island

Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality

Married at First Sight has created several long-lasting marriages (and babies) throughout the past six seasons, however, some couples were not as lucky in love.

In this series, past participants get a second chance at finding their soulmate. A group of 20 participants, fan favourites and unmatched candidates from previous seasons, as well as other new singles, are invited to an island for the opportunity to make connections with each other and work on falling in love.

At the end of their stay, couples must decide whether they want to get married or part ways.

Ghosts In My Home

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

You've just bought your dream home, and it's everything you've dreamed it would be. But soon after moving in, you discover that something's not quite right.

Ghosts in My Home features stories of ordinary people living in seemingly ordinary homes that may be haunted.

Russian Doll

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Comedy

Follows a young woman named Nadia (Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

Unfortunately, the party ends each night with her death in a variety of unusual ways, as she desperately tries to figure out what is going on and how to escape this seemingly endless loop.

Arrested Development 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

The Emmy-winning story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

In the Season 5 premiere: surprises greet Michael at the penthouse and Sudden Valley. George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.



Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Follows 12 single, young professional women looking for love, who meet face-to-face with eligible single men against the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean islands.

The real soap opera unfolds as new couples are formed and have to discover whether or not they have the compatibility to make their relationships last.

Coupled also features the one thing that all modern romances have in common - texting. The women and men are armed with cellphones throughout the series, giving a front row seat to the real drama as their text conversations pop up on screen.



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