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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Jan 2020
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Projek Dina

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

Projek Dina

Drama series which follows three totally different personalities in one team, a multitude of missing persons cases in Cape Town and personal lives which are barely held together.

In South Africa a child is reported missing every five hours. Approximately 30% of missing children are never found, while 50% of missing adults are never seen again, according to the SAPS Missing Persons Bureau, 2013.

Projek Dina is set in the work and living environments of a rapid response task force, where the pressure is sky-high and the margin for error miniscule.

Now that this task force has been newly-assembled by the Western Cape police, in an attempt to curb the rapidly growing number of missing persons in South Africa, the members of the team are left with a nearly impossible task: finding the missing persons in Cape Town and bringing them home, one by one.

During the course of these attempts, we witness how three detectives - specially selected by Brigadier Patricia Dlomo - work days on sleepless nights, make and receive calls at all hours, and brave Cape Town's most dangerous corners.

Team leader, captain Deon Visagie (Tim Theron), is a strategist and sleuth by nature. He obsesses over the smallest detail, but his capacity for reading people falls miserably short.

He has particular trouble with sergeant Lux Dladla's (Chumani Pan) approach to detective work, which relies strongly on intuition and the ability to build and utilise a large network of contacts.

The task force enlists the help of a non-official informant, the talented and efficient hacker, Charlene "Charlie" Botha (Kay Smith).

However, even Charlie soon realises that these cases place her in more danger than she ever could have expected. And the information she supplies is not always reliable...

Deputy Officer Ronel Oosthuizen (Chanelle de Jager) is the one that keeps the team together. She is an honest, hard-working, family-oriented person, but certainly not one to be trifled with.

She doesn't abide trivialities and often gets stuck in the middle when Deon and Lux butt heads, but knows exactly how to handle them. She is also the one that dubs the task team "Projek Dina".

Other actors in the series include Lee-Ann van Rooi, Jana Kruger, Wilhelm van der Walt, Nadia Valvekens, Pierre van Pletzen, Jane de Wet, Zenobia Kloppers, Crystal-Donna Roberts, Christia Visser, Mila Guy, Neels van Jaarsveld, Paul du Toit, Trix Vivier, Elsabé Daneel, Illse Roos and André Roothman.

Former Hawks inverstigator Marcell van der Watt, as well as Nicky Rheeder and Bianca van Aswegen from Missing Children SA, acted as consultants for the series.

Projek Dina is inspired by true stories and was developed from the combined knowledge of Van der Watt, Rheeder and Van Aswegen.

The series is produced by Penguin Films.

TVSA Show Page: Projek Dina
 

Billions

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

Billions

Contemporary drama that examines the profits and perils of chasing the American dream.

In the sexy, ego-driven world of high finance, two of New York's most powerful titans are locked in an epic battle.

Tenacious U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) wields the power of the justice system with purposeful authority.

Ruthlessly brilliant hedge fund king Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod (Damian Lewis) rules an empire built on inside information and dirty backroom deals.

Axe is driven to win at all costs but Chuck will do anything to make the self-made billionaire pay for his crimes.

It's a high stakes war where each is forced to answer the question: What is power worth?

Billions weaves a complex, intricate narrative that moves seamlessly between the private and professional lives of Chuck and Axe.

Maggie Siff stars as Wendy Rhoades, Chuck's whip smart, ambitious wife who is caught between her husband's convictions and her professional role as an influential member of Axe's inner circle.

Malin Akerman stars as Lara Axelrod, Axe's fiercely loyal, street-smart wife.

TVSA Show Page: Billions
 

God Friended Me 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

God Friended Me 2

Comedy-drama about Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Joy": Miles tries to help the God Account's new friend, Joy (Jessica Lu), figure out what the account wants from her after she receives her first friend suggestion since getting Miles' name - a soldier on leave in New York.

Also, Simon (Adam Goldberg) helps Cara reconnect with an important person from her past while she's in Paris and Rakesh settles into his new role as head of Research & Development at IdentitySeal.

M<eanwhile, Trish is concerned when Arthur is reluctant to buy a new home with his fiancée and sell the house where he raised his family.
 

Wild Bill

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Wild Bill

Starring and executive produced by Rob Lowe, Wild Bill is a fish-out-of-water crime drama following high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Landing in the UK with his teenage daughter Kelsey in tow, Bill is ready to tackle the county's crime figures, armed with a range of statistics and algorithms with every intention of getting in and out as quickly as possible.

However, Bill soon discovers the people of Boston are just as smart-mouthed, cynical and difficult to impress as he is, and the man who's spent his life keeping the messiness of human intimacy at arm's length is reluctantly propelled into frontline policing and forced to reconsider his relationship with those closest to him.
 

Ultimate Survival WWII

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Documentary Series, Reality, History

Ultimate Survival WWII

Hazen Audel travels across the globe to relive some of the most astonishing stories of wilderness survival from World War II.

During this brutal conflict, soldiers, sailors and airmen became lost behind enemy lines in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth, beginning epic battles to stay alive.

Now Hazen will retrace these journeys in the same locations and armed with the same supplies, to see if he has what it takes to make it out alive.

In the series premiere, "POW Jungle Escape": Hazen retraces the extraordinary survival journey of 11 American soldiers who flee a POW camp in the Philippines during WWII.

Hazen follows their escape across the jungle island of Palawan - encountering razor-sharp mangrove swamps, treacherous underground cave systems and deadly, hidden predators.

Armed with only the sparse equipment that the soldiers had, Hazen will see if he has what it takes to make it out alive.
 

All American 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

All American 2

The return of All American finds Spencer James, now a football State Champion, with a tough decision to make: does he stay in Beverly Hills and play for Coach Billy Baker?

Or does he move back home to South LA, reunite with his mother, Grace, brother, Dillon, and play for his father, Corey - the new head coach for the South Crenshaw Chargers?

This isn't an easy decision for him to make because it's not just about football. It's about choosing between the people he loves.

No longer is Beverly Hills just some affluent place that represents his shot out of the hood.

Now, he has friends there, including his antagonist turned ally, Asher, who's fighting to hold on to his football dreams.

He has his girlfriend there, Layla, who's secretly battling her own demons.

And most importantly, he has a second family there in the likes of the Bakers - Billy, Laura, Jordan and Olivia - who are struggling to adapt to the new normal of their broken home.

However, when Spencer's thrown an unexpected curve ball, the fallout to his life will end up affecting everyone he holds dear, including his best friend, Coop, who's trying to take control of her life by stepping back from gangs and pursuing her musical dreams.
 

Grace and Frankie 6

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

Grace and Frankie 6

Jane Fonda (Grace) and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.

Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of "family" with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
 

Bones 11

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Bones 11

In the Season 11 premiere, "The Loyalty in the Lie": Six months after the events of last season, Booth, Brennan, daughter Christine and the new baby are ostensibly living a dream life, a world away from the murder-filled life they left behind.

But a case with close personal ties to the couple compels Brennan to become involved in the forensic analysis of the remains, and Booth mysteriously goes missing, prompting an FBI investigation into his whereabouts led by Agent Grace Miller (guest star Kim Raver), who works closely with FBI Agent James Aubrey on the case.

However, tensions rise when Miller tries to investigate one of the team's own as the primary suspect.

The case also brings Brennan into contact with a member of Booth's family (guest star Dilshad Vadsaria), and "squintern" Arastoo Vaziri (guest star Pej Vahdat), who has been filling in as lead forensic anthropologist during Brennan's absence, hopes the temporary position becomes permanent.

In the second episode of the weekday double bill, "The Brother in the Basement": Another layer is added to the mystery of Booth's whereabouts and the state of his physical condition when the team discovers that FBI Agent Miller has not been entirely truthful with the FBI and the Jeffersonian, keeping vital information from them that could lead them to Booth.

Meanwhile, the Jeffersonian gets a surprise visitor, FBI digital forensic scientist Dr. Benjamin Metzger, who works with Angela to try to decode the information the team has been able to uncover regarding Booth's location and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

Also, Arastoo makes a major decision that affects his and Cam's personal and professional relationship.

TVSA Show Page: Bones 11
 

Married to Medicine: Atlanta 7

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Married to Medicine: Atlanta 7

Dr. Jackie is in full renovation mode building a brand-new practice, moving into a new home with Curtis and continuing to rebuild their marriage.

Dr. Heavenly and Damon are broadening their medical horizons by opening a surgical centre, all while keeping the flame in their marriage on high.

Dr. Simone and Cecil are still under one roof and enjoying family life as Cecil takes on a new title as Dr. Simone's assistant.

Dr. Contessa is going back to school to get her masters and working to open a new clinic with her husband Scott.

Quad is living her best life and feeling liberated as she works on her inner happy and treating herself.

Toya and Eugene are looking to add a new member to their family along with moving into their new home.

Mariah and Aydin are embracing their children growing up and teaching them life lessons.

On the business front, Mariah is working on opening a boutique in her hometown.

Buffie is a new friend to the Married to Medicine crew and as the wife of psychiatrist Dr. David Purselle, she takes her Mrs. MD very seriously.

 

Shows in this post: Projek Dina, Billions, Bones



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