India from Above
National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
Documentary Series, Nature
Showcases the beauty of India - natural wonders, fascinating people, diverse cultures - from soaring heights.
From the air, experience the largest religious gathering in the world, a mega solar power plant, one of the world's highest ultra-marathons, a floating civilization, a meteor crater lake and a 40-million-year-old monsoon powering a nation.
In the series premiere, "Modern and Mystic": Fly over the world's largest religious gathering, dive into the festival of colours, explore traditional techniques of building wooden ships or run one of the world's highest ultra-marathons.
Also, experience the world's biggest election and discover the training of the Border Security Force's Camel Contingent in an episode where the ancient and modern coexist.
The Real Housewives of Potomac 5
1Magic (DStv 103)
Love is in the air as Gizelle Bryant rekindles a relationship with her ex-husband, pastor Jamal Bryant, but her daughters are struggling to accept their new normal, making things challenging for the couple.
Although Karen Huger and Ray are back in Potomac with a beautiful new home, their 23-year "institution" may be in question when Karen discovers that Ray's feelings for her might not be the same as they used to be.
Ashley Darby and Michael are in heavenly bliss with their new baby, Dean.
But just when their relationship gets back on track, their newfound happiness is threatened by news of Michael's wild night on the town.
Robyn Dixon and Juan have been through hell and back, and after living under one roof with their two sons for six years, Robyn is ready to make things official.
Now all she needs is for Juan to make his move - or will she make hers first?
Juggling a house with three kids and a new feathered friend is taking its toll on Monique Samuels.
The last thing she needs is drama with Candiace, but when a night with the girls gets out of hand, their friendship takes a turn that impacts all the women.
Candiace Dillard Bassett and Chris celebrate their first year of marriage and contemplate adding a baby to the equation.
Before Candiace can focus on family matters, though, she must deal with her unresolved issues with Ashley and mounting conflicts with Monique.
Nigerian-American Dr. Wendy Osefo, the newest housewife, is a triple threat as a professor, political analyst, and entrepreneur.
She's been married for nine years and is the mother of three children, including a newborn daughter.
Never one to be underestimated, she is full of sass and ready to make her mark in Potomac.
Meet the new housewife:
Dr. Wendy Osefo is a professor, political analyst and entrepreneur. As a Maryland native, she joins the ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac this season.
With her strong personality, she knows how to hold her own and speak her mind when it comes to standing up to the other ladies.
Wendy's life and upbringing embody the ultimate immigrant journey.
Growing up with a single immigrant mother who put herself through college, Wendy learned first-hand the value of hard work and never thought of excuses or failure as options.
Now an award-winning Nigerian-American television personality and progressive political analyst, she is on a quest to fulfill her insatiable appetite to succeed and obtain the American dream.
Wendy received a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science from Rutgers University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Rutgers University, where she made history by becoming the first black woman to earn a PhD in Public Affairs/Community Development.
Wendy has been married for nine years.
She and her Nigerian husband, attorney Edward Osefo met as teenagers, were friends for several years before making it official after graduating college, and have been together ever since.
They have three children together: seven-year-old son Karter, five-year-old son Kruz, and the newest addition to the family, newborn daughter Kamrynn.
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Wildlife, Documentary, Special
Christmas traditions and history are full of characters from the natural world.
Jesus' mother, Mary, was ferried on the back of a donkey. There is perhaps no animal more closely bound to Christmas as Santa's crack team of reindeer.
And what Christmas would be complete without the iconic robin red breast?
But the changing climate is threatening their existence.
By keeping wildlife in our thoughts and actions we can safeguard their future and secure their place on our Christmas cards for years to come.
Welcome to Plathville 2
TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
Kim and Barry Plath chose to raise their nine children on a 55-acre farm to shield them from the chaos of the modern world and instill their traditional values and beliefs.
However, their little slice of heaven looks very different today as the new season finds several of the children pushing the boundaries and questioning their family lifestyle.
The Plath family has splintered into three separate households: Barry, Kim and their younger kids; Ethan and wife Olivia; and now, Micah and Moriah, teens who also have left the nest.
This season the Plath children both young and old continue to test the limits and relish in new experiences beyond the fields of the family farm.
From adventure seeking to exploring new love interests, and even tattoos, this season promises highs and lows, but will their family bond hold strong and help them through their journeys of self-discovery or will it push them further apart?
Micah and Moriah
Micah and Moriah have rented their own house, just blocks away from Ethan and Olivia, and their parents. They love what their newfound freedom is allowing them to experience.
Micah is embracing the "outside world;" he is dating, traded in his cows to buy a new car and pursuing his modeling career, which includes a steamy photo shoot.
Moriah is working two jobs as a fitness instructor and a mechanic, which provides her the money to support a budding music career as she also starts dating and meets her first boyfriend.
But things take an interesting turn when he wants to meet her parents.
Ethan and Olivia
After marrying and hoping to move away from the rigidity of their restrictive families, Ethan Plath and wife Olivia found that the family restrictions didn't end when they said "I Do".
No longer trusted to see the younger kids unsupervised, the family drama had put a lot of strain on their relationship, pushing them to talk of divorce.
So, Ethan cut off all contact with Kim and Barry to focus on saving their marriage.
They continue to try and escape their past with new adventures such as heading west to California, getting in touch with their spiritual side at the desert and rebellious acts like getting tattoos.
Despite the family struggles, Ethan and Olivia have an appetite for fun and they're determined to live their lives to the fullest and make their marriage work.
Barry, Kim and Family
The Plath family have moved off the farm and into their dream house and continue their pursuit of their idyllic lifestyle.
They now live literally blocks away from Ethan and Olivia who have made it clear they want their own space.
As Micah and Moriah challenge Kim and Barry to relax their rules for the younger kids Barry and Kim stay resolute in their beliefs.
They continue to follow their own rules and conservative lifestyle; protecting their younger kids from any outside, disruptive influence.
The kids are still not allowed to use phones or access the internet - and sugar is still taboo.
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa
Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa embraces the wild side of the Sunshine State with an exotic cast of animals and a stellar team of humans devoted to their zoo families every need.
This dedicated team not only cares for its own lovable zoo family but also rescues and rehabs animals in need.
These include orphaned black bear cubs, injured panthers, manatees, otters and alligators.
The series gives an intimate and engrossing look of where it's all happening; from the ecstatic highs of new animal arrivals, to tearful farewells, to the cute and cuddly residents and adorable new zoo babies, while spending time among stunning apex predators.
Hip Hop Squares 4
1Magic (DStv 103)
Game Show, Music
Hip Hop Squares is a lively take on the classic Hollywood game show in which celebrity contestants play tic-tac-toe for dough.
In each episode, the biggest names in hip-hop, comedy and entertainment come to play (and stay for the cray), match wits and test their pop-culture knowledge - with uproarious results.
In the Season 4 premiere, "Blueface vs. Dream Doll": Young and on-the-rise rap stars Blueface and Dream Doll face off with the help of guests Amanda Seales, Tip, Safaree and Erica Mena, K. Michelle, Saweetie and more.
The Surgeon's Cut
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
Profiles four ground-breaking surgeons from around the world, each with a visionary approach to their craft.
Viewers will follow along as they perform innovative operations and procedures, and reveal personal insight into their journey into medicine, providing a unique window into the world of surgery.
Through the individual stories of these experts, the series explores how our understanding of the human body is constantly being reinvented by new discoveries and techniques.
Specialty areas featured include fetal medicine, neurosurgery, transplant surgery and cardiology.
In the series premiere, "Saving Life Before Birth": Professor Kypros Nicolaides is one of the pioneers of fetal surgery and his discoveries have revolutionized the field.
The Surgeon's Cut follows Nicolaides at King's College Hospital in London where his ground-breaking work in endoscopic laser surgery is used to treat twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a life-threatening prenatal condition.