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New on TV today: Wednesday 16 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Dec 2020
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How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy, Comedy-Drama, Miniseries

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding

Prodigal daughter Tumi tries to make things right after completely ruining what should have been her sister's picture-perfect Christmas wedding.

Busisiwe Lurayi stars as Tumi Sello, the family rebel and disappointment who begrudgingly joins her dysfunctional family for the first Christmas holidays in years.

It is however, not the merry return of the prodigal daughter everyone was hoping for.

She manages to ruin her younger sister's, Beauty Sello (Thando Thabethe), Christmas wedding before it even takes place, and spends the next three days frantically trying to get things back on track.

The three-part series explores the dysfunctional family whilst offering up the familiarity of class tensions within the black community.

Also starring are Clementine Mosimane as Dineo Sello, Yonda Thomas as Khaya Manqele, Sandile Mahlangu as Sbu Twala, Motlatsi Mafatshe as Themba Twala, Saint Seseli as Vusi Twala, Charmaine Mtinta as Valencia Twala, Rami Chuene as Aunt Grace, Trevor Gumbi as Siya Twala, Nandi Nyembe as Gogo Twala, Desmond Dube as Uncle Shadrack and Keketso Semoko as Aunt Moipone.

Other cast members include Swankie Mafoko as Lydia Twala and Lethabo Bereng as cousin Bokang, as well as Hloni Dippy Padi as Thando and Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Refiloe.

There are also appearances by Kate Normington as Candice Harden and Seputla Sebogodi as Edmund Mokoena.

TVSA Show Page: How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding
 

The Girl from St. Agnes

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

The Girl from St. Agnes

Mystery drama web series which begins when the mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school sets off a desperate hunt for the truth.

At St. Agnes, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in South Africa, one of its most popular students is found dead.

The school is quick to declare that Lexi Summerveld drunkenly slipped and fell to her death in a tragic accident.

But teacher Kate Ballard doesn't believe it. On the night of her death, an upset Lexi had been trying to contact her.

Now wracked with guilt, Kate attempts to piece together the events of that fateful night, but without anyone discovering that she and her student Lexi had been lovers.

If the truth got out, it would ruin her.

The more Kate investigates, the more she realises that she didn't know Lexi at all. She was a complicated girl who had made a lot of enemies, and Kate suspects any of them could have murdered her.

It seems everyone has something to hide in this drama filmed in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

The series stars Nina Milner as Kate, Ty Keogh as Shane, Graham Hopkins as Chris, Jane de Wet as Lexi, Paige Bonnin as Megan, Shamilla Miller as Jenna, Makgotso M as Moipone, Celeste Khumalo as Kholwa, Tessa Jubber as Philippa, Tristan de Beer as Jason, Karl Thaning as Dylan, Zakeeya Patel as Sharon, Jocelyn Broderick as Joanne and Robert Hobbs as Gary.

TVSA Show Page: The Girl from St. Agnes
 

To Have & To Hold: Charlotte

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

To Have & To Hold: Charlotte

This unscripted series is a candid look inside the lives of five high-powered African-American couples in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To Have & To Hold: Charlotte follows the real challenges couples face, from financial stress, to issues with intimacy, to the ups and downs of parenthood.

The tight-knit couples like to let loose and have fun, and while these passionate and often opinionated friends may have their differences, they will ultimately do anything for each other.

As marriages and friendships are put to the test, will they have the love and strength needed to thrive or will some of these relationships crack under the pressure?
 

Eternal Love

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Telenovela

Eternal Love

Revolves around the lives of Dr. Rohit Sippy and Sonakshi Rastogi, two completely different people belonging to completely different worlds unaware of the fact that their worlds, though poles apart, are meant to collide.

Rohit is a successful cardiologist; calm and practical, he swears by logic and science.

Sonakshi Rastogi is a popular television actress; chirpy and vivacious, she lives in the world of fiction and magic.

Dedicated in their own fields, the two are broken souls with troubled pasts.

They meet and start off on a conflicting note, unable to understand each others' worlds which are poles apart.

Slowly, they start seeing each other in a new light, forming a bond of support and friendship, and thus begins a life-changing journey.
 

Butter + Brown

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Food

Butter + Brown

Butter + Brown hosts Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff will take you on a culinary journey through New Orleans, Louisiana as they prepare and add their spin on a couple of New Orleans classics.

Butter + Brown is a new kind of cooking show that captures the flavour of foodies, lifestyle influencers and longtime friends Seth and Leslie.

These proud HBCU grads set out to represent something they couldn't find on other cooking shows – young people of colour in the kitchen.

This show is focused on elevating the way viewers prepare everyday ingredients, while introducing new and sometimes adventurous delicacies.

Viewers will not only enjoy a great, simple cooking experience, but will also be entertained by the duo's funny anecdotes, witty banter and surprise guests that pop in from time to time.

Specials guests include actor Larenz Tate (Crash), Rick Ross (rapper and entrepreneur), Carla Hall (Top Chef), David Banner (actor, rapper, music producer) and The McBride Sisters (McBride Sister Wine Company), among others.
 

The Ripper

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

The Ripper

In the late 1970s, British police struggle to identify — let alone capture — the serial killer known throughout the world as the Yorkshire Ripper.

For five years, between 1975 to 1980, the Yorkshire Ripper murders cast a dark shadow over the lives of women in the North of England.

Thirteen women were dead and the police seemed incapable of catching the killer.

No one felt safe – and every man was a suspect.

 

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, M-Net City, Vuzu, Star Life, SABC3



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