New on TV today: Saturday 3 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Oct 2020
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Swamp Thing

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

Swamp Thing

Superhero horror series based on the DC Comics character of the same name about a plant-elemental creature who fights malevolent forces around a Louisiana swamp with the help of medical doctor Abby Arcane.

Swamp Thing follows Abby as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets.

When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

Michael Beach recurs as Nathan Ellery, a no-nonsense businessman with a ruthless streak whose smooth corporate veneer hides his willingness to resort to extreme measures to achieve his goals.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": When a mysterious illness strikes the small Louisiana town of Marais, CDC investigator Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) is sent back to investigate.

Meanwhile, biologist Alec Holland goes missing while investigating in the depts of the swamp and something else rises in his place: Swamp Thing (Derek Mears), a mysterious creature born of the swamp's mystical and terrifying secrets.

Izangoma Zodumo

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Izangoma Zodumo

Prudence and Makgotso are slay queens who are also deeply connected to their spiritual sides.

These modern sangomas share their insights into traditional healing and training practices, family dynamics, love and friendships in a series that casts traditional healers in a whole new light.

The show follows them as they juggle work and family.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama


Drama series set in KwaMashu which revolves around two brothers who - along with their father - run a powerful and secret organisation in a worker's hostel.

In the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, in KwaMashu township, there is a worker's hostel called Delakufa and within its walls is a secret which is spoken of only in whispers: The Brotherhood; a secret society of inkabi (hitmen).

This Brotherhood has operated in Delakufa hostel for years, masked in mystery and hearsay. The Brotherhood is led by the powerful Mancinza, with his son Jama and his adopted son Mndeni.

This is the story of these two sons, whose relation is bound in secrets and sealed by guns.

But can family stick together when they are not tied by blood, and what is the price of loyalty when you long to follow your own heart?

The series stars Thobani Nzuza, Wiseman Mncube and Lungelo Mpangase.

Recurring cast include Bheki Sibiya, Zola Nombona, Zimiphi Biyela, Sthandwa Nzuza, Noxolo Mathula, Ernest Msibi and Joshua Mbhele.

TVSA Show Page: eHostela

Net Koffie met Henriëtte Marx

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Lifestyle, Travel, Afrikaans

Net Koffie met Henriƫtte Marx

Do you start your day with a cup of coffee? If so, yours is one of 2,25-billion cups drank worldwide every day.

Net Koffie is a lifestyle programme about coffee based in Nicaragua in Central America, which has more than 44,000 coffee producers.

Recipes including coffee will be shared and personalities such as Clint Brink, Ricus Nel and Jenna Clifford will learn more about the joys of coffee.

Series host Henriëtte Marx is an entrepreneur and the owner of Coffee Excellence who claims that you can't appreciate anything fully until you have been sucked in by the story of "this beatiful white flower, amazing green plant, bright red fruit and the coffee bean".

Net Koffie is going to take you on a journey to Nicaragua for nothing but the best coffee.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, Lifestyle, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded


Did the lockdown add a few kilos to your hips? Then check out Kopskuif and get motivated to shed that extra weight.

Under the watchful eye of three dietary experts and two fitness instructors, six participants tackle their weight-loss journeys over 10 weeks.

Who will be triumphant in the thin, thinner, thinnest contest?

Call for the Hero

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Telenovela

Call for the Hero

Major Rajveer combats the mafia in Mumbai, even as he sets out on a personal journey to win his father's love, in this Indian novela which is also known as Pukaar.

He fights for justice and performs his duties as a responsible army man. People often ask for his help and he never lets them down.

After all the chaos in his life, he finds peace in the company of Aarti, his childhood friend who supported and never left him.

After an unfortunate turn of events, his brother goes missing...


New! Call for the Hero Teasers - October 2020

Die Spreeus

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Supernatural, Drama, Afrikaans

Die Spreeus

Supernatural crime procedural series which tells the story of two fearless detectives - Bas Koorts and Beatrice Mack - who investigate a new phenomenon each week and try to solve crimes... even in worlds that are not our own.

Well-known South African tales of the unexpected were used as a basis for the series, including the ghost woman of Uniondale, the Tokoloshe and CJ Langenhoven's classic short story "Die Bouval op Wilgerdal".

With their background in psychology and science, Bas and Beatrice always try to solve the ghostly phenomenon by rational methods.

Sometimes they are successful; other times not.

Each week brings a new mystery that promises to leave the hair standing up on the back of your neck.

The Team

Sebastian 'Bas' Koorts
played by Chris Vorster

Detective Bas Koorts was once a razor-sharp policeman, but behind his friendly personality lies a tragic secret.

When he is brought back to set up Die Spreeus, his past is dragged up again.

We see flashes of his brilliant detective power, his sixth sense and original thinking - but also disturbing signs of unprocessed trauma.

Beatrice Mack
played by Monique Rockman

After studying the sciences Beatrice Mack joins the police, much to her father's dismay. She is a loner struggles to hide her distaste for chancers and nonsense.

Sometimes her hard-nosed stance is exactly what is needed to solve a case, but sometimes haste trips her up.

She amazes everyone, including herself, when Die Spreeus becomes her new calling.

Rosa Scheffers
played by Sandi Schultz

Rosa Scheffers is a brigadier in the SAPS and head of Die Spreeus.

As a successful divorced woman she focuses everything on her career, but when she is diagnosed with a unique genetic condition at the start of the series, she begins to think differently about life and death.

Rosa is constantly struggling to justify the existence of Die Spreeus.

TVSA Show Page: Die Spreeus

Two and a Half Men 3

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Two and a Half Men 3

Two and a Half Men is a comedy about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, mothers, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and most importantly, love.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Weekend in Bangkok with Two Olympic Gymnasts": After Alan falls off the roof trying to fix the satellite dish, Charlie volunteers to look after Jake for the weekend.

While Charlie initially looks forward to watching Jake for the weekend, he quickly realises that Jake's idea of fun - going out for fast food and a video game - doesn't quite jive with his own.

Alan finally convinces Charlie that things will be more peaceful if he gives in to Jake.

A power struggle ensues, with Jake initially winning - until he sabotages a potential date for Charlie.

In the second episode of the weekly double-bill, "Principal Gallagher's Lesbian Lover": When Alan is called to meet with the school principal over a picture Jake drew of a large-breasted schoolmate, he calls Charlie to watch over Jake.

When Charlie doesn't respond, Alan accuses him of "not being there for him," and Charlie relents.

Alan enlists his help answering phones at his chiropractic office, where Charlie proceeds to hire a "masseuse" to help out with the practice.

Meanwhile, Alan faces Jake's accuser's mother before the principal determines his son's fate.

TVSA Show Page: Two and a Half Men 3

Kom Ons Jol 3

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Music, Variety, Afrikaans

Kom Ons Jol 3

Interactive music program that gives you the chance to dance, sing along and have fun in the comfort of your own home.

Although top artists also join in with their acoustic sets every Saturday night, the most important part of this new show is the viewers.

Viewers get the opportunity to send special messages to friends, families and loved ones with music videos during the show every week.

They also get the chance to send karaoke videos that could be shown during the show.

There will also be a weekly social media challenge.

The presenters are Hamilton Wessels, also known as Hammie, and Leandie du Randt.

They kick off every week with their favourite music video and also play videos and requests from viewers at home.

Celebs will also be popping in and in the last hour of the show there will be two sessions in which an artist will be making music.

This season there will also be prizes handed out each week.

Bargain Mansions 3

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

Bargain Mansions 3

For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there's no such thing as a home that's too big.

This Kansas City native and mother of four specialises in restoring the neglected mansions that others are too scared to take on.

From an outdated '70s Tudor house to a water-damaged French Provincial, she brings these big beauties back to their former glory so that new families can move in and love them again.

With the help of her dad, Ward, Tamara breathes new life into the once-grand structures, proving that these big houses don't need big budgets to fix up.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Out with the Old, in with the Bold": Tamara uses her design expertise to modernise an outdated, 1970s Tudor home.

She gives the kitchen a much-needed upgrade and renovates two uninspired living spaces on the first floor into statement rooms.


Shows in this post: eHostela, Die Spreeus, Two and a Half Men


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