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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Jul 2019
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Isipho

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Telenovela, Supernatural

Isipho

Supernatural telenovela which follows the story of Moses Shezi, a former academic whose peaceful life takes an unexpected turn when he experiences a vision that predicts his daughter's death.

Desperate to change the course of destiny, he sets out to find the four strangers who appeared in his vision and surrounding his daughter at the time of her death.

From his vision, it is clear that these strangers are not in any way ordinary. They have gifts.

Following his vision, Moses - armed with the goal of honing the stranger's gifts - finds himself together with his psychologist wife and a team of teachers in the spiritual arts, opening an academy for the gifted.

The students come with baggage of their own and Moses and the teachers soon discover that they not only have to teach the students to harness and control their gifts, but also guide them to be the best versions of themselves.

TVSA Show Page: Isipho
 

Lockdown 2

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

Lockdown 2

Season 1 wrapped with a shocking finale that saw Warden Sharon Zulu hauled off to jail and Governor Beauty demoted from her treasured position.

The new season picks up in the aftermath, digging deeper into the characters that make up Thabazimbi Women's Correctional Service; from the tough-as-nails Tyson (Lorcia Cooper), to celebrity jailbird Monde (Zola Nombona) and Mazet (Dawn Thandeka King), as they find their feet and fight for survival in the midst of a shake-up that is caused by new arrivals on the scene.

Fresh from another prison enters the most dangerous inmate in South Africa, Maki Magwaza (Linda Sebezo).

Maki seeks revenge on the woman who took her son away from her and everyone will soon get to see that spilling blood is something that comes naturally to Maki.

Another arrival to rattle some cages is the stern and focused new top dog, Governor Deborah Banda (Pamela Nomvete) who holds a dark secret that only the walls of prison can handle.

Alongside her is Thabo Rametsi, taking on the role of Simon Banda, Deborah's clueless son.

From dark secrets, hidden plots, rivalries and an unlikely romance, Thabazimbi will never be the same again.

TVSA Show Page: Lockdown 2
 

Orange Is the New Black 5

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama

Orange Is the New Black 5

At the end of Season 4 an explosive riot sparked by Poussey's untimely death - combined with the rage and grief felt by the inmates - quickly escalated into utter chaos.

In the final moments, it all came to a head with a determined Daya in possession of a gun - and it became clear that, no matter what the outcome, life at Litchfield will never be the same.

This season, once they get a taste of power, chaos ensues through the halls of Litchfield. In real time and over the course of just three days, Season 5 will leave the inmates' lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve.

TVSA Show Page: Orange is the New Black 5
 

Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Newly transferred film and never before heard audio recount the key moments of NASA's Apollo space program and America's goal to land on the Moon before 1970.

The missions are experienced not from modern day retrospective, but through TV coverage, radio broadcasts, home movies, NASA film, and never before heard Mission Control audio.

Primary source media offers a raw and genuine look at how the Apollo missions were presented to the public.
 

The Americans 6

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

The Americans 6

With Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the winds of change are sweeping through both Russia and America, creating new perils.

A growing rift within the KGB draws disillusioned former officer Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin) back into the fray, and may set Philip and Elizabeth on opposing sides as the Cold War reaches its boiling point.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Dead Hand": it's autumn, 1987, and as a major arms control summit looms, Elizabeth is pushed to her limits as never before.

Philip, meanwhile, has settled into running the newly expanded travel agency - until an unexpected visitor makes a disquieting request.

TVSA Show Page: The Americans 6
 

The Case Of: Caylee Anthony

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

The Case Of: Caylee Anthony

This three-part series delves into the tragic disappearance and death of toddler Caylee Anthony, with an elite team of investigators and forensic experts, led by former NYC prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente and former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards.

The Case of: Caylee Anthony takes you past the media frenzy to what's really important - the details of the case - and will present theories about what may have happened.

Putting a new lens on this infamous case, Clemente and Richards have assembled the top minds in criminal justice including former FBI special agent James Fitzgerald; FBI Special Agent Nick Savage, who worked Anthony's reported abduction and medical examiner Dr. Karl Williams.

Beginning with the 911 call that launched a nationwide search for Caylee, the team will examine the key events in the little girl's disappearance and mysterious death.

They'll comb over the original investigative files, chase down witnesses, and consult with various experts who have firsthand knowledge of the case including forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee, who was retained by the defence, and Dr. Jan Garavaglia, who was the medical examiner when Caylee's remains were recovered.

The team also reached out to the attorneys who represented both sides in the trial, the judge, a juror and a reporter who covered the investigation from its beginning, to gain insight about why this toddler's death is still a mystery 10 years later and what may have happened to this little girl.
 

Murdered on Honeymoon

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Murdered on Honeymoon

The story of the brutal murder of newly-wed bride Anni Dewani, while on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

The documentary looks at what happened on that fateful night and follows the case, mapping out the events that took place leading to a young and beautiful bride being killed.

Against the backdrop of this crime story, the documentary takes an intimate look at a family in mourning over the loss of a daughter, described as the "heart of the family".
 

MasterChef: The Professionals 11

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

MasterChef: The Professionals 11

MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC Lifestyle for its eleventh season with 48 chefs from across the UK putting their reputations on the line in a bid to become Professional MasterChef Champion.

Michelin-starred British chef Marcus Wareing and chef Monica Galetti are joined by MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace to form the formidable judging team.

Together, they lead the search to discover the chef with the talent, dedication, taste and flair to earn the illustrious title of MasterChef: The Professionals champion.

For the first Skills Test of the new season the chefs will have to cook tempura squid with a roasted garlic and saffron mayonnaise.

They only have 15 minutes to show how to clean and prep a squid before cooking it tempura style.
 

The Affair 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama

The Affair 4

Season 4 finds Noah, Helen, Alison and Cole in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began.

Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they're ready and willing to leave the past behind for good - with a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.

Sanaa Lathan joins the cast as Janelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah teaches. Their relationship soon turns intimate and is further complicated by the presence of her brilliant, misunderstood son Antoine, a student in his class.

TVSA Show Page: The Affair 4
 

Man at Arms: Art of War 2

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Reality, History

Man at Arms: Art of War 2

Hollywood tough guy Danny Trejo presents this show in which master forgers recreate the most popular weapons from movies, TV shows and video games.

In each episode, the expert teams skillfully recreate famed weapons and armour from scratch, using both the technology that would have been available at the time, as well as state-of-the-art technologies beyond the original forgers' wildest imaginations, to create historical, modern and mythological works of martial art.

Each one is then tested by experts for its strength and real-world functionality, whether it slices, shoots, smashes, stabs, blocks, parries or disarms.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Weapons of Ancient Japan": The bladesmiths of Baltimore Knife and Sword forge a pair of exotic weapons from ancient Japan, while Danny and his team conjure up experiments to test the deadly blades.
 

Sweet Home Sextuplets 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Sweet Home Sextuplets 2

It's a season of firsts as the Waldrop babies turn one.

Blu, Layke, Rawlings, Rayne, Rivers and Tag are developing distinct personalities, taking first steps, speaking first words and sharing milestones.

The babies have come a long way from the NICU. Now that they are bigger and more mobile, they get to play with their older brothers Saylor, Wales and Bridge and are keeping their parents, Courtney and Eric, on their toes.

As a full-time mom to nine children, Courtney is determined to manage the household chaos herself, and she will be tested with a family flu outbreak, concerns about the babies' development and whether Layke will need to have surgery to correct his heart condition.

Desperate to keep everything in line, will Courtney be able to juggle everything without breaking down?

Plus, the walls are closing in on Courtney, and she realises one solution is to move to a bigger home.

But Eric wants to stay put and remodel, which could add even more strain to the Waldrops' already jam-packed agenda.
 

Impossible 3

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Quiz Show

Impossible 3

Rick Edwards is back with a third season of the quiz which is in the third dimension: as well as right answers and wrong answers there are also Impossible answers – which are not just wrong, they couldn't possibly be right.

Thirty returning players compete for the chance to win £10,000.

Every right answer moves them a step closer to a shot at that jackpot – but a single 'Impossible' answer will knock them out for the day, meaning they'll have to try again tomorrow.

At the end of each show, the winner claims a daily prize of up to £1,500 and faces one final question, which has three correct answers.

If they can find them all, they will trigger a dramatic cascade of 10,000 pound coins.

But, if any of their answers are 'Impossible', they lose the daily prize and win nothing.
 

Secret City 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Secret City 2

Secret City 2: Under the Eagle picks up with Harriet Dunkley (Anna Torv) not long out of prison and unwittingly ensnared in a military and political cover-up with Catriona Bailey's fingerprints all over it.

Harriet's search for the truth leads her back into Canberra's corridors of power, this time working for a maverick Independent MP.

What she unearths is a military program so secret not even the Prime Minister is aware of it and begs the question of who is really running the country?
 

Vikings 5

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Period Drama, History

Vikings 5

Season 5 begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat.

Ivar's murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar's sons plot their next moves after avenging their father's death.

Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods.

This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.

 



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