New on TV today: Tuesday 7 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Jan 2020
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A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun

Property expert Sara Damergi is scouring Europe for the best properties at the best prices.

She'll be house-hunting in Spain, France and Portugal with couples who are looking for a holiday home where they can enjoy a little more sunshine over the summer months.

Armed with years of experience, she'll take on the European property market in search of holiday properties that not only meet her clients' huge expectations, but are also within their budget.

For Better or Worse with Mo and Phindi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

For Better or Worse with Mo and Phindi

Follows relationship and marriage coaches Mo and Phindi Grootboom, who rose to fame on the M-Net reality competition series Power Couple SA.

They conduct sessions and consult with a wide range of both married couples for post-marital counselling and engaged couples for pre-marital coaching.

Mense Mense

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy, Afrikaans

Mense Mense

Sitcom based on an original concept by Bobby van Jaarsveld, which revolves around a group of friends who live in the same building.

After a failed marriage, Rossouw (van Jaarsveld) pitches up at the door of his friends from varsity, Julian (Solomon Cupido) and Liesl (Crystal-Donna Roberts), to start a new life in the city.

The conniving building owner Mientjie (Sandra Prinsloo) lets Rossouw work in her microbrewery, and takes her niece Salomé (Lea Vivier) under her wing after she loses her job as a local distillery rep.

Julian and Sebastian (Reynard Slabbert) spend their time working on their app, Mense, in the basement of the building and Liesl dreams of a white wedding while marking assignments and preparing for lessons.

Tne series tries to portray the hypnotic rhythm of friendship, relationships and adulthood, but above all the unshakable love between strangers who become family.

TVSA Show Page: Mense Mense

The Ranakas 3

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Ranakas 3

Season 2 ended with Mama Siba started studying at a culinary school and pursuing her dream of having a cookbook. Ntate Ranaka experienced health difficulties and gave Mama Siba a scare when he had a heart attack.

Ranaka, the youngest sibling, was trying to find himself and was pursuing his dreams in the music industry. Michelle and hubby Mzingisi officially became Mr and Mrs Ranaka. They also became first time parents.

Mpumi, who is married to a German man, was dealing with a long-distance relationship, family and career life. Dineo and Mpumi were not seeing eye to eye and were constantly at loggerheads.

This season each episode features a family member sharing a bit of their journey. We will be introduced to another side of Mpumi, and Michelle is officially a Ranaka.

Mzingisi and Michelle deal with typical challenges of being newlyweds as well as the excitement of parenthood. Find out if Mzingisi has gotten over his bachelor days and old habits.

Manaka, actress and mom, is on a journey of personal growth and healing. Ranaka is maturing and this emanates this season.

Dineo, radio and television presenter is all about hard work. Dineo is passionate about building an empire and is aiming for the stars.

Mama Siba and Ntate Ranaka spend more time together after the health scare and tap into projects they've been intending to do.

Who has moved back home and why? And will Mpumi and Dineo settle their differences and get along?

TVSA Show Page: The Ranakas 3

Going for Sold

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Going for Sold

The worst homes in Houston's best neighbourhoods are getting Texas-sized makeovers in this series.

Real estate and design duo Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin are reaching for their tools and renovating homes for families settling in their hometown.

In each episode, Jon and Mary turn two forgotten homes into charming and affordable properties that appeal to young families looking for a high-end look without the hefty price tag.

Every renovation has its challenges; throughout the series Jon and Mary overcome serious renovation issues, from faulty plumbing and roof leaks to choppy floor plans.

But there's also a chance to show some serious creative flair as the couple create a masterpiece from the mediocre.

Absentia 2

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

Absentia 2

Absentia centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Stana Katic), who had disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers.

Six years later, Emily was found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing.

Returning home to learn her husband, Special Agent Nick Durand, had remarried and her son Flynn was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders.

In Season 2, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily struggles to define her new normal as a mother and a survivor of six years of physical and mental torture.

Even while she rebuilds her relationship with her son, Emily still cannot shake the darkness of her past.

She enlists Boston police detective Tommy Gibbs in a secret investigation of her mysterious history.

When a homegrown terrorist attack rocks Boston, the city's FBI Field Office springs into action to find the perpetrator.

Special Agent Nick Durand leads the search for the domestic terrorist, working alongside Special Agent-In-Charge Derek Crown and new profiler, Special Agent Julianne Gunnarsen.

Meanwhile, Emily's investigation into her past becomes a hunt for a serial killer whose crimes have been overlooked in the citywide chaos.

When the serial killer claims a victim close to Emily, she returns to the FBI to hunt him down, partnering with Special Agent Cal Isaac, a former Navy SEAL with a personality that runs counter to Emily's.

The FBI's two investigations collide when it is discovered that there is a far bigger conspiracy at hand.

The trail of clues amidst the global hunt will lead Emily back to her own fractured family – forcing her to overcome her past trauma and protect the ones she loves.

Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch Challenge

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 16h10
Genre: Reality Competition

Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch Challenge

The brain-child of wrestling icon Steve Austin, this series pits elite athletes against everyday men and women in the ultimate test of strength, stamina and wit.

Each episode features eight contestants in head-to-head battles, until the last man or woman standing earns the right to take on the toughest obstacle course in America created by Austin himself, the "Skullbuster," for a chance to win cash.

Broken Skull Challenge combines Steve's fierce love for physical competition with extreme challenges using the core tenants from such current fitness trends as CrossFit and Spartan Race.

Austin's half-mile "Skullbuster" features 10 obstacles designed to stop even the most hardcore athletes, built to progressively break the body down.

Everyone's equal at the ranch, as women find themselves subject to the same punishment as men.

In the first episode, there is no shortage of adrenaline as eight men battle for the win in Trench Warfare, The Pulverizer and The Junkyard. If they lose, they leave.

Steve Austin's rules are fair, and competitors are quick to learn that even those with the most physical power may not be a match against pure determination.

In the end, only one athlete will make it to the Skullbuster and even then, there are no guarantees he will complete it.

Parlement Parlement 2

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy, Talk Show, Afrikaans

Parlement Parlement 2

Comedy panel show in which comedians take over "parliament" to discuss the issues that really matter to ordinary people.

The show aims to be a place where you can laugh with the politicians and not just at them.

In the series, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp plays Madame Speaker.

The opposition parties are represented by guests each week, who this season include Hannes Brümmer, Joey Rasdien, Quanita Adams, Nik Rabinowitz, Soli Philander, Philicity Reeken, Louw Venter and June van Merch.

TVSA Show Page: Parlement Parlement 2



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