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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Sep 2020
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Vutha

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

Vutha

Medical drama television series that explores the personal journeys of medical professionals in the South African landscape.

The drama revolves around the often challenging lives that form the backdrop of their career successes and the sometimes dishonest and dubious manner in which that success is attained.

The show takes you through their emotional tests, their adherence to society's expectations of them and their social and financial challenges.

The series attempts to serve as a mirror for post-Apartheid South Africa, unfolding within the lives of ordinary South Africans – particularly in a township environment that is not the obvious Soweto.

We journey into the multi-faceted life of the Daveyton community (affectionately known as Vutha) through the lives of the medical professionals who serve them.

Named after a fictional struggle icon who hailed from Daveyton, the Edward Dondolo Hospital is a furtive breeding ground for colourful characters, high stakes and great drama.

Beyond the world of medicine, there is a world of love, friendship, betrayal, hope, desperation, corruption, greed and crime.

As the series begins, heroic clinical manager Dr. Kgopotso Moabe rushes to save a mother giving birth on the pavement outside the hospital.

Specialist obstetrician Lungile Asumadu refuses to hand over the reins and go on maternity leave and Matron Mologadi arrives home from the UK to fix her fractured family.

Meanwhile, hospital CEO Mzwakhe is terrorised by a loan shark for outstanding debts.

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TVSA Show Page: Vutha
 

Inconceivable

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Drama

Inconceivable

Revolves around two women who have been best friends since high school and now find themselves at the centre of a circle of thirtysomething friends.

Together, these working professionals face the challenges of demanding careers and the first years of pregnancy and child-rearing - a balancing act that requires all the super-powers they can muster.

Will their friendship be strong enough to withstand life's raging storms, or will their bonds start dissolving at the first signs of nasty weather?

The friends have to deal with problems such as a lingering love affair, a struggle with infertility, fierce competitiveness, even fiercer love and a truly inconceivable act that will change their world.

The series poses the question: What is the price of parenting? And is there any force stronger than a mother's love?

Anel Alexander stars as Marieke Meyer, a qualified gynaecologist with two kids who may just need a little more love and attention from their always-in-crisis-mode mommy.

Marieke's bestie from high school and varsity, Rachel Bishop (played by Carine Rous), is an advocate who specialises in criminal law.

In contrast to Marieke, who is not always in touch with everything that's trendy and fashionable, Rachel is your prototype A-personality. For her, it's perfection at all costs. She is nine months pregnant.

For all the character descriptions and actor bios, please visit the TVSA Show Page here:

TVSA Show Page: Inconceivable
 

Fundis 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show

Fundis 2

Game show based on a concept by Stemmburg Television in which contestants win and lose money in relation to their general or specialised knowledge on certain subjects.

In each episode the game consists of the following three sections:

General Knowledge Round

This is the money builder section where contestants answer general knowledge questions on any topic in order to accumulate as much money as possible.

Specialist (Fundis) Round

Each contestant answers questions from specialised sections and tries to lose as little of the money that they accumulated in the previous round.

The Jackpot Round

The winner of the evening can select a specialised section. They then have to answer five questions on this topic within 30 seconds to walk away with the jackpot, which is made up of all monies forfeited by both contestants during the program in the "Fundis" round.

The Contestants

The contestants for Season 2 were selected after auditioning through Zoom and WhatsApp video calls.

Each week we meet two new contestants, until Week 6. After that, the quarterfinals begin. The quarterfinalists are made up of the eight highest scoring contestants.

The quarterfinals work as knockout rounds and those who win go through to the semifinals and then the final round. The contestant who wins Episode 13 is crowned the Fundi of the series.

Fundis is hosted this season by Schalk Bezuidenhout and Sorina Erasmus, who replace Fezile Makhanya and Kope Makgae from Season 1.

TVSA Show Page: Fundis 2
 

Greenleaf 3

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Greenleaf 3

In Season 3, all the turbulent forces that Grace's return to Memphis unleashed threaten to destroy not just the church her family built, but the family itself.

Fallout from last season's shocking revelation of Bishop's infidelities with Lady Mae's sister Mavis, as well as reverberations from his current dalliance with that insidious Jezebel, Rochelle Cross, lead to all-out war in the Greenleaf home.

This sets the Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision course that, unless God or Grace intervenes, can only end one way: divorce.

In the wake of the marital mayhem, Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with Maxine Patterson, an old friend and now a world-famous Christian motivational speaker.

This allows her to make an attempt to reclaim her forsaken call to preach and thus do what no First Lady has done before - survive as the sole head pastor of a megachurch after a major rift between its founding couple.

Grace, meanwhile, works undercover in the company of Rochelle, hoping to discover Rochelle's motives and true identity before the Bishop is swept away on a raging river of vanity and desire.

Across town at Triumph, Jacob and Kerissa try not to make the same mistakes Bishop and Lady Mae made as they work to build their own evangelical empire and manage parenting their teenage daughter Zora, but the roots of sin delve deep and old habits die hard.

Sophia's faith is tested when an unforeseen medical issue arises; Charity struggles to make peace with Kevin and find her place in the world; and Grace works to keep an abused woman from death row for the crime of defending her own life.

Meanwhile, Darius finds himself in conflict due to being entangled in an increasingly strained relationship with Grace.
 

Young Wallander

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Nordic Noir, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Young Wallander

An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.

Based on the best-selling Kurt Wallander novels by Henning Mankell, this is a modern reimagining of the legendary detective, Kurt Wallander, who must navigate the increasingly violent environment of present-day Sweden.

When he is unable to save a teenager from a gruesome attack, Wallander must learn to cope with his guilt in order to solve the crime.
 

The Single Wives SA

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

The Single Wives SA

Based on the Australian format, The Single Wives SA revolves around six previously married women who have been unlucky in their search for love.

In this show they embark on an expert-led journey of self-discovery and transformation which aims to give them real-life tools to possibly find love.

The experts who are at the Single Wives' side with advice and guidance are Justin Cohen and Mapaseka Mokwele.

Justin is a transformational coach whose penchant for research-based change turned him into an international keynote speaker, author and television talk show host.

Mapaseka has been in the media industry for more than 22 years and her experience ranges from news anchoring talk shows to being Kaya FM's 'voice of reason', dealing with relationships and all matters of the heart.

The Single Wives are:

Angel Pather (38)
Advocate and social media influencer from Centurion

Chantelle Thrupp-Snow (33)
Corporate account executive from Johannesburg

Genevieve Stander (37)
Chief Operations Officer for a training and development company in Nelspruit

Helen Zondo (50)
Public transport operator from Fourways

Nikki Nell (42)
Marketing manager from Randpark Ridge

Tori Celliers (47)
Fitness studio owner from Durban
 

Kliphard 4

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Music, Afrikaans

Kliphard 4

Season 4 of Kliphard goes unplugged when artists visit Lee Scott in the Kliphard studio, talking about their experiences in the industry, their favourite songs and music, and perform unplugged.

The artists will also do collaborations with Lee at the end of each episode.

Every week Kliphard will feature one musical act and the guests are interviewed and play a few unplugged versions of their songs.

The series also highlights the artists' live performance experiences, memories and slip-ups. The guests talk us through some of their songs and our Facebook followers also get to ask the guests questions.

Guests this season include Refentse, Liezel Pieters, Pieter Koen, Sorina Erasmus (Die Flooze), Nicholis Louw and Karlien van Jaarsveld.

In the Season 4 premiere, we hang out with Leah and she performs a few songs unplugged. There is also a countdown of the Kliphard viewers' Top 5 Girl's Night songs; and the guest and Lee sing a duet.
 

Air Crash Investigation 17

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology, Docu-Drama

Air Crash Investigation 17

Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. And so do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened.

Air Crash Investigation uncovers the truth behind the most legendary aviation disasters, and every episode features eyewitness accounts, reenactments, state-of-the-art CGI and interviews with the investigators who ultimately determined what went wrong.

In the Season 17 premiere, "Killer Attitude": After a routine one-hour flight from Minneapolis, Northwest Airlink Flight 5719 crashes in northern Minnesota, killing everyone on board.

Investigators face intense pressure to find the cause. The cockpit voice recorder raises disturbing questions about an inexperienced pilot.

But as investigators dig deeper, they uncover a troubling pattern of abuse that led to a breakdown in human cooperation.
 

Bull 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Bull 4

Follows the employees of a jury consulting firm headed by Dr. Jason Bull, who is a psychologist and trial science expert.

Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients, but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Labor Days": As Bull prepares for fatherhood, his work at TAC suffers without his top attorney, Benny, who quit in reaction to Bull's romantic reconnection to his ex-wife and Benny's sister, Isabella.

In addition, the team faces a difficult time in court as they mount a defence for a young bartender on trial for involuntary manslaughter.

 

Shows in this post: Vutha, Inconceivable, Fundis

Channels in this post: SABC2, M-Net, e.tv, Netflix South Africa, eExtra



1 Comment

Timone
03 Sep 2020 17:58

I'm so here for Inconceivable


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