New on TV today: Sunday 5 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Jan 2020
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Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Supernatural


Supernatural drama series which follows a high flying lawyer who has his life turned upside down when he discovers that he comes from a long line of witches, whose men have ruled the supernatural world of the five tribes.

Will he answer his true calling?

What if a man who doesn't believe in witchcraft gets a calling not only to become a witch, but to lead an entire realm of them?

Witches were not always evil. They were created by the same God who created all that is good and just in this world.

In this story, witches were some of God's first creations. He imbued them with a deeper knowledge and supernatural powers. But with these special powers, came great responsibility.

The story explores this man's journey to his true inheritance.

Will he believe in time to save the world? Is any of it real?

The series stars Lesley Musina as Mogale, Molobane Mbatha as Chigani, Ruth Tladi as Mapula, John Morapama as Kgwara, Ayanda Bandla as Nokuthula, Mamarumo Marokane as Boleta, Magic Hlatshwayo as Mathaithai and Refilwe Madumo as Lizi.

TVSA Show Page: Omen

Die Byl 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural, Afrikaans

Die Byl 2

Die Byl is the story of Colonel Piet van der Bijl, a brilliant detective who specialises in catching serial killers.

His entire being is focused on life's details and the pieces of the puzzle which don't always seem to fit.

Though his personal relationships might suffer due to his obsession with his work, he would do anything for the people he holds dear.

It has been five years since we were introduced to Byl (Waldemar Schultz) and his team.

Byl is still a super-sleuth, but it turns out that he was the reason that Sergeant Juan Stuurman (Marvin-Lee Beukes) quit the unit.

After having lived with her for quite some time, his relationship with Nicki Swanepoel (Milan Murray) has fallen to pieces.

Byl and Neels van As (Tertius Meintjes) have buried the hatchet, but not for long...

Ellie Bonthuys (Barbara-Marie Immelman) has bid her days as a sensationalist journalist farewell, and is now a spokesperson for the SAPS.

The team's offices, the interrogation room and the laboratory have undergone a transformation.

Dr. Fritz Barnard (Eric Nobbs) has a new assistant, Dr. Shani van Rooi (Trudy van Rooy); meanwhile captain Lena Evans (Lika Berning) has gotten married and is now the mother of a young boy.

Carien van der Bijl (Rolanda Marais), Byl's ex-wife, also makes an unexpected appearance.

In the second season of Die Byl, once more there is a series of cases - one in every episode - which have to be solved, but this time there are also a few narrative through-lines.

Byl gets emotionally and physically confronted, with increasing frequency, when his team becomes the target of a series of inexplicable and disturbing events.

Other well-known faces this season include Wilhelm van der Walt, Jody Abrahams, Marlo Minnaar, Jana Kruger, Geon Nel, Marius Weyers, Stiaan Smith, Cintaine Schutte, De Klerk Oelofse, Illse Roos and Denise Newman.

TVSA Show Page: Die Byl 2

Marry Me Now SA

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Marry Me Now SA

Reality series based on the "Marry Me Now" format in which women plan an entire wedding with the help of friends and relatives before 'ambushing' their partners with on-the-spot proposals.

Each week the show follows one woman who has had enough of waiting for a ring. She takes the lead in her life and relationship and prepares her own wedding in just a few days - without the groom-to-be's knowledge.

The bride-to-be has just three days to plan her proposal and dream wedding. She is supplied with a wedding planner and a set wedding budget. She chooses her dream décor, cake, flower arrangement, food menu, her partner's suit and wedding dress.

Her family and friends as well as her partner's relatives are all in on the scheme. It's her task to get them all to show up on her big day and keep her plan a secret until her big reveal.

On the third day she surprises her partner in her wedding dress with an ambush proposal. If he says no, it's all over... but if he says yes, they tie the knot on the spot.

Host Talitha Ndima chronicles the journey with the bride-to-be as the wedding preparations take place. She probes the bride-to-be for all the important relationship information in order to get to know the pair better.

Talitha also ensures family members keep the wedding plans under wraps until the day of the proposal.

At times she serves as matchmaker, other times counsellor, and her relationship therapist skills are put to the test.

TVSA Show Page: Marry Me Now SA

The Greatest Dancer

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Competition

The Greatest Dancer

This new dance competition sees dancers from age seven and above perform any dance style they choose and compete to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing.

Expect dramatic auditions, outstanding talent and jaw-dropping surprises as dancers give the performance of their lives.

South African ballroom star Oti Mabuse joins as a dance captain alongside multi-platinum-selling singer Cheryl and Broadway and Glee star Matthew Morrison.

In this show, it's an audition like no other - where the audience is in control – they have the fate of the dancers in their hands.

Former Strictly champion and former judge Alesha Dixon and Diversity's Jordan Banjo host the series.

Get ready to see talent from across the world of dance from ballet to jazz, street to ballroom, contemporary to disco as they give the performances of their lives in the hope of opening the mirror.

For the first time, the audience hold the power, if they are impressed by the audition, they will vote to open the mirror, if 75 percent of the audience vote YES, the mirror will open and the dancer will make it through to the next stage of the competition, the callbacks.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who is The Greatest Dancer of them all?

Spy in the Wild

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Spy in the Wild

Documentary series in which animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to explore their complex emotions.

In the series premiere, "Love": To discover just how like us animals really are, animatronic spy creatures infiltrate the animal world to explore their complex emotions.

Spy Pup makes friends with a wild dog pack to investigate their maternal love and has a dangerous encounter with lions and elephants.

Baby Spy Crocs discover the extraordinary devotion of a mother crocodile and take a rollercoaster ride inside her mouth as she carries her babies to water.

Spy Egret and Spy Tortoise are nearly trampled by elephants as they film a newborn baby sharing the love of his caring family.

Spy Monkey meets a troop of over 120 unruly langurs and finds out how teenage monkeys comically practise babysitting skills.

Spy Prairie Dog witnesses the most enthusiastic kissers in the animal world. Spy Chick discovers the extraordinary devotion of hornbills as a mother is imprisoned for the sake of her brood.

In Antarctica, Spy Adelie Penguin becomes entangled in the penguins' turbulent love life as they fight to steal pebbles to impress a fussy female.

On the savannah, giraffes are filmed for the first time paying homage to an old giraffe that recently passed away.

Spy Bush Baby meets some curious chimpanzees, and Spy Tortoise is adopted by a five-year-old and is taken on a wild ride through the jungle canopy before coming down to earth with a bump.

In a thought-provoking scene a chimpanzee shows empathy as he finds an abandoned wildcat kitten and adopts it as his pet.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Comedy


Single-camera sitcom created which follows a group of employees working at a fictional big-box store called Cloud 9 set in St. Louis, Missouri.

The series revolves around Amy (America Ferrera), the megastore's most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together, and newly hired Jonah, a naive dreamer determined to prove work doesn't have to be boring.

Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett, the ambitious Mateo and the sweet pregnant teenager, Cheyenne.

Overseeing them all are Glenn, the store's affable, clueless store manager, and Dina, the aggressive assistant manager who lives by a very specific code - namely the store's employee handbook.

From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

Tyd met Aleit 5

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Tyd met Aleit 5

Event and wedding specialist Aleit Swanepoel puts the style into lifestyle by giving valuable tips on how to entertain at home, visiting a well-known South African personality every week, for a proper "kuier" and catch-up on their lives.

Tables are set, delicious food presented and the conversation flows.

Guests on the show this season include Sue Duminy, Zenobia Kloppers, Hannon, Lizz Meiring, Simoné Nortmann and Willem Botha.

Midnight Family

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

Midnight Family

In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9-million.

This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification.

An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardising the people in their care.

When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.

In humanizing the Ochoas' ethically compromised business, Midnight Family explores urgent questions around healthcare, the failings of government and the complexity of personal responsibility.

The Hidden Kingdoms of China

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

The Hidden Kingdoms of China

Nat Geo Wild brings you a five-part wild television series in which China's vast landscapes and secretive animals have rarely been seen - until now.

In the seris premiere, "Empire of Giants": China's bamboo forest is full of secrets and surprises, including the legendary giant panda, red panda and Tibetan macaque, and a host of other unusual creatures such as the jewelled flower mantis, bamboo bats and moustached toads that have found ingenious ways to survive in this kingdom of giant grass.

In the second episode, "Forest of the Golden Monkey": Meet China's most affectionate and vocal monkeys in the remote, seasonal forests of Central China.

Follow the journey of a baby Golden snub-nosed monkey during the first year of her life as she learns all about her forest home and battles the elements to survive.

Born to Kill? 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Born to Kill? 2

What makes a serial killer? This  series takes an in-depth look at notorious murderers from around the world.

Each episode is an in-depth look at the childhood, and formative years of serial killers in an attempt to find out whether the individuals were born killers, or created by the environments they found themselves in.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Richard Trenton Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento": Profile of Richard Trenton Chase, whose descent into paranoid schizophrenia led him to be known as The Vampire of Sacramento.

Farmer Wants a Wife Australia 7

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Farmer Wants a Wife Australia 7

Six new farmers travel to the stunning rural Australian setting of Hunter Valley, famed for its divine wines, to begin their search for love.

Some are looking for the first time, while others are hoping for a second chance.

Each farmer meets the six potential partners they have chosen and goes on five-minute speed dates with each of them, but this time each farmer then goes on a seventh speed date with a girl chosen by their family before they decide which three girls will come to the farm.

Vallei van Sluiers 4

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Vallei van Sluiers 4

Vallei van Sluiers is the story of a few well-known Boland fruit farmer families - the De Bruyns, the Roberts and the Van Rhijns - and the people who are drawn into their disasters, quarrels and scandals.

The previous season ended with Hannah and De Wet about to leave the Ceres Valley and settle in Botswana. For Hannah it's an emotional goodbye after the death of her son Connie in a car accident.

Her ex-husband, Hugo, is very upset that she holds him responsible for Connie's death.

The saga of the inhabitants of the Valley continues for a final season and numerous veils will be lifted on the things that have dominated and soured the lives of many over the years.

And, of course, many other veils will be lifted - sometimes for the better, often for worse.

In the first episode of the fourth season: Hannah and De Wet are about to leave the Ceres Valley to settle in Botswana. This is an emotional goodbye, especially for Hannah.

The question is: what has Hugo got up his sleeve?

TVSA Show Page: Vallei van Sluiers 4



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