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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Oct 2019
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iThemba

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

iThemba

iThemba is a South African television drama series which follows Philiswa, a young woman whose life comes to a halt when her sister, Nomonde, who has been the sole caretaker of their family, stops paying Philiswa's varsity fees and disappears.

Philiswa's search leads her to a church where she discovers that Nomonde is in trouble.

Philiswa realises that this place is a cult that takes advantage of desperate people and in her search to find and free Nomonde, she uncovers family secrets that threaten to destroy her and Nomonde.

The cast includes Brenda Ngxoli, Vatiswa Ndara, Thandi Matlaila, Bongile Mantsai and Noluthando Meje. 

TVSA Show Page: iThemba
 

Abobaba

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Abobaba

Veteran actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube hosts this reality show in which estranged fathers are reunited with their children, often meeting them for the first time.

These fathers were separated from their offspring for a variety of reasons - they may have been divorced, separated, broken up or lost contact after the children were born - and now they want reconciliation.

Or so they say. They could also just be exploitative scumbags, using their children to get five minutes of fame on television.
 

Grand Hotel

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Mystery

Grand Hotel

Eva Longoria executive produces this drama based on a Spanish series and set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach.

Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success.

The hotel's loyal staff round out a contemporary take on an upstairs/downstairs story.

Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.
 

Game of Thrones 8

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure

Game of Thrones 8

Summers span decades, winters can last a lifetime and the struggle for survival - and the Iron Throne – begins in the final season.

Like the previous season, it largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and adapts material Martin revealed to the showrunners about the upcoming novels in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.

Returning series regulars this season include Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).

TVSA Show Page: Game of Thrones 8
 

Mo & Mome

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Mo & Mome

A reality series following celebrity couple Tol A$$ Mo and Mome Mahlangu as they go about their daily lives, raising their children.

Mome rose to fame as one of the four friends on the Vuzu docu-reality show Cream Cartel, in 2009.

Tol A$$ Mo (real name Mongezi Mahlangu) is a comedian who was the first featured comedian on Kagiso Lediga's comedy reality television series Opening Guys in 2010, in which he was described as a protégé of Loyiso Gola.

The couple got married and featured in their own reality series Mo Love, in 2012.
 

Die Kasteel

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy, Afrikaans

Die Kasteel

Sitcom which follows the misfortunes of the hapless staff of a boutique hotel in Pretoria who have no idea how to run such an establishment.

Eckhard (Hannes Muller) and Tina-Marie de Wet (Dorette Potgieter) own a mansion in Waterkloof, Pretoria.

Six months ago, Eckhard, stupidly invested in a Ponzi scheme that went under, causing them to lose everything - except their mansion.

Since then, the couple have converted their house into a boutique hotel.

Now - with help from their airhead daughter, Michelle (Cintaine Schutte); their naive gardener, Wilson (Solomon Cupido); and their sarcastic domestic worker, Cecilia (Pulane Sekepe) – the couple have to host colourful guests, week after week, in the boutique hotel known as Die Kasteel.

There's just one problem: none of them know what the hell they're doing...

TVSA Show Page: Die Kasteel
 

I Blew It 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series

I Blew It 2
Takes a look into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, and in an instant, blew it all.

This sometimes-humorous, often tragic documentary series, takes a deep look into the psyche of ordinary South Africans and how they've acted when presented wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

I Blew It explores the heady intoxication of life with no monetary restrictions, and the sudden change in relationships and family dynamics.

In the Season 2 premiere: From regular parties to expensive taste in clothes and hotel living, Zolani found himself blowing through R1.5-million in a short space of time.
 

So You Think You Can Dance 15

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition

So You Think You Can Dance 15

The first round of auditions begin as highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 showcase their talents in various dance styles including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more.

Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week for America's votes in a variety of styles.

Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.
 

Portals to Hell

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 22h40
Genre: Docu-Reality, Supernatural

Portals to Hell

Hauntings exist all over the world, but there are a few locations with sordid pasts and dark histories that are especially sinister and purported to be doorways to the spirit underworld.

In this series, television personality and executive producer Jack Osbourne, and paranormal researcher and investigator Katrina Weidman, join forces to explore this phenomenon, investigating each haunted location in search of irrefutable evidence that a spirit world exists, and death is not the end.

In each of the eight hour-long episodes, Osbourne and Weidman dive headfirst into a different historical site, examining unusual incidents while utilizing specialised technology and a network of experts to help document and uncover the truth.

The quest for answers takes the duo to New Orleans' infamous LaLaurie Mansion - where they are the first and only paranormal team to ever investigate the disturbing hauntings within its walls.

They also investigate legendary spooky spots including Bobby Mackey's Music World in Kentucky, Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania, the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau, Ohio's Twin City Opera House, Strawberry River Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of Utah's Skinwalker Ranch, Pennsylvania's Emerald Hill Estate and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia.
 

Yim' Lo! 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Yim' Lo! 2

TV personality Dineo Ranaka helps various people come clean to their loved ones about their double lives.

How will their loved ones react? And will they take Dineo's advice?

 

Shows in this post: iThemba, Game of Thrones, Die Kasteel

Channels in this post: 1Magic, Mzansi Wethu, M-Net, M-Net City, kykNET & kie, Vuzu



1 Comment

dlionking
06 Oct 2019 10:15

impressive stuff


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