New on TV today: Monday 29 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Jun 2020
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BET Awards 2020

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 02h00 (live) and 20h00
Genre: Awards, Music, Variety

BET Awards 2020

This year's ceremony will be held virtually due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and will celebrate achievements in music, sports, television and movies.

The nominees were announced on 15 June. Drake received the most nominations with six, ahead of Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch, who tied with five nominations each.

The ceremony will be hosted by comedian Amanda Seales.

Performers this year include Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, Wayne Brady and more.

This year, Nigerian act Burna Boy, South African rapper Sho Madjozi and Congolese singer-songwriter Innoss'B have been nominated in the "Best International Act" category.

The evening rebroadcast is preceded by a pre-show at 19h00, with South Africa's Nomzamo Mbatha among the presenters.


2020 BET Awards: all the nominees

All the winners with a virtual snack pack


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

HousekeepersDrama series which revolves around a woman who goes undercover as a housekeeper into a rich family's house in order to bring them to justice when her loved one is framed for murder.

Linda Ndlovu (Thando Thabethe) hides her identity behind an apron as she assumes the role of a housekeeper in an attempt to bring the Zwide Family to justice.

Set against the backdrop of sophisticated Fourways and vibrant Diepsloot, a chain of events unfolds in which we learn about the secrets that bind the Zwide family and the people that make their beds every morning, keep their homes clean and are the invisible souls that know their employers' sins.

The series stars Thando Thabethe, Mangaliso Ngema, Zikhona Sodlaka, Nthati Moshesh, Clementine Mosimane, Connie Chiume, Lorraine Moropa, Zodwa Nkosi, Mike Mvelase, Bohang Moeko, Paballo Koza, Bongani Moussa, Matshepo Maleme, Masasa Mbangeni and Gabriel Mini.

TVSA Show Page: Housekeepers

McDonald & Dodds

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

McDonald & Dodds

Detective drama McDonald & Dodds is a series of feature length crime mysteries comprising two intriguing stories.

Set in Bath, the drama pairs the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald with the shy, modest DS Dodds.

While McDonald has transferred from the mean streets of South London to leap up the career ladder, Dodds has happily languished on the shelf for most of his working life.

McDonald is a tough, driven, battering ram of a cop who cracks cases through sheer force of will; Dodds – the tortoise to her hare – is quiet, unassuming and enigmatic.

But thrust back into frontline action for the first time in a decade, he discovers a hidden talent for deciphering puzzles.

Two contemporary Britons, thrown together with seemingly with nothing in common, boss McDonald and loyal sidekick Dodds forge a rumbustious, entertaining and ultimately – give or take a few setbacks – effective partnership.

Each film takes us into a new story world - from a greed-fueled murder in the upper echelons of Bath society, to an unexplained death in a private hospital for recovering addicts.

With a classic crime story at its heart, McDonald & Dodds combines intriguing plots and the journey of two mismatched detectives with warmth and humour.

Murder Comes Home

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Murder Comes Home

When sentimental memories collide with horrific imagery, murder comes closer to home than anyone could ever have imagined.

This series pairs actual crime scene video with real home video to create an intimate and emotionally powerful mystery.

Each episode chronicles a life inside a home told through home videos: birthdays, holidays, first bike rides, first dates; all these images tell the story of a happy home.

That is, until it's struck by a devastating crime. Then the same home is documented by investigative crime scene video, depicting an intimate portrait of a life invaded by violence.

Sometimes actual clues that help solve the mystery appear in the family's home video, sometimes in the crime scene video.

Either way, a home and family are forever changed, and until the killer is brought to justice, those memories are shattered forever.

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition

Couples from Hip Hop's elite will take a break from their lavish lifestyles of champagne, fancy cars and adoring fans to put the spotlight back on their relationships.

In the glamorous world where business is mixed with pleasure and exotic temptations are knocking on every door, a lifestyle in the fast lane can be both a blessing and a curse.

Soulja Boy and Nia Riley are crankin' up the heat with issues beyond repair.

Soulja wants to get married but Nia struggles to free herself from his control while caught in the crossfire of his vicious social media attacks.

Rapper Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera may look like everything's all gucci, but salacious rumours of infidelity say otherwise...

It's make or break for Hip Hop's Superwoman aka Lil' Mo and her husband, boxer Karl Dargan. Allegedly, Karl has been unfaithful in their marriage while Mo, the breadwinner, is ready to put all the side chicks on full blast.

For Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Jessica Dime and her fiancé, professional basketball player Shawne Williams, Boot Camp is their last resort.

Shawne has put a ring on it, but has yet to set a wedding date in two years.

Reuniting for the first time in months, Lil' Fizz of B2K and Tiffany Campbell from Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood make a last-ditch effort to reignite the spark before the love completely fizzles out.

But Tiffany isn't the only ex Fizz will bump bump bump into...

Dr. Ish and Dr. V are back and upping their therapy game by pulling these couples straight outta hip hop and straight into the toughest two weeks they will endure, to salvage their toxic relationships.

The Boot Camp quickly launches into breakdowns and blow ups when the couples are stripped away from the VIP treatment and find themselves pleading their case before Judge Lynn Toler from Divorce Court.

In the end, these couples will have to face the music and make the ultimate decision: to leave together or break things off forever.

Touched by an Angel

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 14h00
Genre: Drama, Religion

Touched by an Angel

Tess and Monica are angels sent down to Earth to help those with problems. Each week sees them deal with widely different people with widely different problems.

While dealing with the situation, the angels also try to re-establish faith and belief and Christian principles.

They are ably assisted by Andrew, the Angel of Death, Gloria and other angel-friends.

The series enjoyed continuous high ratings since it first aired and much of its wide appeal has been attributed to its non-judgemental and peaceful message.

In the series premiere, "The Southbound Bus": The angel Monica (Roma Downey) is excited at being promoted to the job of caseworker, a notch up from search and rescue missions, which finally gives her the chance to be seen by humans.

Her first assignment is to stay close to David, a 10-year-old who initially appears to be a runaway, riding alone on a bus in the desert and pilfering tips from a pit stop waitress.

Monica soon discovers that David and his father, a police detective who works day and night, are trying to put their lives together following the death of his infant sister, an event which caused his mother to run away from them.

David, who spends a lot of time alone, is desperately trying to find her by taking bus trips to nearby small towns.

Monica takes a job as David's nanny.

Although she's been warned by Tess (Della Reese), her angel supervisor, to toe the mark and just do as she's instructed, Monica can't resist the impulse to take off and try to locate the boy's mother herself.

Tess attempts to bring Monica back to her senses, without success, and winds up filling in for her instead.

Monica's search takes her to an isolated desert restaurant where she thinks she's hit pay dirt.


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