New on TV today: Thursday 9 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Jan 2020
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Kwa Mam'Mkhize

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Kwa Mam'Mkhize

Formally Shauwn Mpisane, meet Shauwn Mkhize and join her on her journey as she reclaims her life as a single woman after her widely-publicised divorce with Sbu Mpisane last year.

Described by the production as "a mother, a sister and a business mogul", Shauwn - who uses her maiden name Mkhize - is set to feature with and her kids, Andile and Sbahle Mpisane, better known as Fitness Bunnie.

The series is produced by Barleader with Legend Manqele at the helm, who has previously produced reality series like Dineo's Diary, Living the Dream with Somizi, Cishe Ngafa, The Cover and Being Bonang.

The working title of the show was Durban Royalty.

Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime

Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin

All too often, when a murder makes the headlines the cases focus in on the killer; why they killed, how they did it and what led to their arrest.

Now, former Prosecutor - and The View cohost - Sunny Hostin wants to see from the victim's viewpoint.

During this six-episode series, Hostin travels to the sites of America's most perplexing cases, interviewing detectives, prosecutors, coroners and speaking with victims' families to piece together the emotions, evidence and, ultimately, truth of the case.

As a former undefeated federal prosecutor, and current victims' rights advocate, she uses her expertise to connect with investigators and law enforcement and get to the heart of what exactly happened.

With each case, Hostin proves that justice is only really achieved when you uncover the truth.

Claws 3

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

Claws 3

Claws is a midnight-dark meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon.

It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men.

It's the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Just the Tip": In the wake of Virginia being shot, the crew must regroup to face their off-kiltered new adversaries, Mac and Melba Lovestone, so they can run Bayside Rapture Casino like the bosses they are.

MasterChef Australia 11

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

MasterChef Australia 11

The battle is on to find the most promising, undiscovered culinary talent in Australia, as ambitious kitchen enthusiasts take on demanding challenges in their bid to prove they have what it takes to become Australian MasterChef.

The competition starts with auditions, following which the top 50 travel to Sydney where they are put through their paces in a variety of challenges as they compete for a place in the final 24.

The final 24 must learn fast and up their game as they are challenged with cooking from a mystery box of ingredients, cooking the same menu as their competitors and hoping to come out top, and taking part in tasks that are completely outside of their comfort zone.

In the Season 11 premiere, "Auditions Part 1": Auditionees cook their dishes within an hour to secure their places in the Top 24.

Eighteen hopefuls received aprons with three votes from the judges, and 13 contestants with one or two "yes" votes have to cook again for the six remaining spots in the competition.

TVSA Show Page: MasterChef Australia 11

Uyang'thanda Na? 3

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality, Dating Game Show

Uyang'thanda Na? 3

Moshe Ndiki comes to the rescue to help admirers to confess to their crushes and hopefully skip towards the sunset to live out their happily ever after, in this show about coming out of the shadows of crushing and into the full glare of the love spotlight.

Each secret admirer receives coaching tips as well as help in setting the mood – just to help smooth out the difficult path to the confession.

Somebody's crush is about to become a reality...

In the first episode of Season 3, Tebatso declares his feelings to his close friend, Moleboheng. Does she feel the same?

TVSA Show Page: Uyang'thanda Na? 3

Border Wars

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h50
Genre: Docu-Reality

Border Wars

An estimated 10+ million people live in the U.S. illegally. From the controversial border fence to controversial immigration laws, illegal immigration is hotly debated.

For those responsible for securing the borders, protecting the nation goes beyond politics, as they intercept daily an illicit flow of narcotics, money and weapons.

The risks have never been higher, with the violent Mexican drug wars a stone's throw from U.S. soil and criminals armed with increasingly sophisticated technology.

Ride shotgun with agents patrolling the Rio Grande, just across from the epicenter of violent cartel wars, where heavily armed criminals outnumber agents.

See how ground and air units use the latest military-grade technology, including drones, thermal imaging and mobile cameras.

And join agents as they raid stash houses to break up smuggling operations, or risk their own lives to save those close to succumbing to harsh weather and terrain.

Let's Eat with Siphokazi 4

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

Let's Eat with Siphokazi 4

Domestic worker-turned-chef Siphokazi Mdlankomo, who rose to fame on MasterChef SA, brings her charm and effortless cooking skills to her mobile kitchen, where she whips up tasteful dishes with her guests.

This season promises fresh and tantalising menus with guests including local heroes and celebrities.

And take a wild, crazy guess as to the sorts of products she might cook with. Take a good, long, hard at the picture. No? Hint: not Robertson's.


Actors in this post: Moshe Ndiki

Shows in this post: MasterChef Australia, Uyang'thanda Na?

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic, M-Net, Mzansi Wethu, eReality, M-Net City


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