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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Jan 2021
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Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge

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

Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge

Louis Theroux reflects on 25 years in documentary-making with this candid retrospective.

Revisit the very best, and strangest, moments in Louis's celebrated TV career.

Utilising his own home movie footage and news archives, Louis also tracks down past contributors and finds out whether their lives have settled down – or spiralled off in even more surprising directions.

And for the very first time, Louis puts himself in the spotlight.

With his trademark wit, the filmmaker discusses the unique challenges of documentary making, and the invaluable lessons he's learned about human psychology along the way.

In the first episode, Louis looks back at his earliest documentaries and explores how some people's most fervent beliefs can bring them into conflict with mainstream society.

From his Weird Weekends episodes on Survivalists and UFOs, to his now-notorious documentary about the White Aryan Resistance in California (Louis And The Nazis), Louis has always been drawn to those whose beliefs seem unusual, confused or, in some cases, abhorrent.

Louis catches up again with some of his previous contributors including Mike Cain, who he first met in the mid 90s, having moved to the hills of Idaho and arming himself for what he saw as an inevitable war with the federal government.

Over 20 years later and his views haven't changed much - but in Donald Trump, he has a president who finally speaks to him.

Louis also tracks down Lamb and Lynx, once members of the white nationalist pop group Prussian Blue.

They have since rejected their past and believe their story gives hope that even the most indoctrinated can change their beliefs.

Saving Our Marriage 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Saving Our Marriage 2

Marriage coaching reality series in which couples go on a journey of learning how to build a healthy and loving marriage.

The series films couples in their day-to-day lives from Monday to Thursday; on Friday the couples move into a couples retreat for the weekend, where they are put through intense counselling and tasks by resident experts Paul Nyamuda and Ilze Alberts.

Ilze is a life strategist and psychologist who is also a published author.

Paul is an organisational psychologist and relationship coach who has an executive coaching business.

From time to time, the show also has experts who come in to address very specific issues, including a financial coach and life coach, among others.

Themes the show addresses include communication, working through what we don't like about our partner, money and how careers impact on marriages.

In the Season 2 premiere: We meet the four couples for this season: Paul and Maria, Mahlodi and Asanda, Vivian and Gudani and Thabang and Nonhlanhla.

All of them are facing dire issues in their respective marriages, and they have come to the show for much needed marriage counselling.

TVSA Show Page: Saving Our Marriage 2

Migrations: The Big Swim

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary

Migrations: The Big Swim

We live on an ever-moving planet, and as landscapes are altered, wildlife must march to its rhythm.

Driven by instinct, they follow the maps hardwired into their DNA.

Some run, some fly, but most swim.

Killer in Question

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Killer in Question

Lurking behind every murder is the truth.

But what if the people involved in the case disagree on what the truth is and what really happened?

This series joins the hunt for answers, delving into the stories of adjudicated cases where the verdict remains under dispute.

Walking step-by-step through critical crime scenes, key questioning and newfound evidence, each episode tells both sides of a story.

Cases include the two deer hunters found shot dead in the woods of Michigan; 11 years later, cold case detectives arrest a man on suspicion of murder - but is he innocent?

And, when police find three people killed execution-style in the cooler of a Louisiana convenience store, it's just the start of a mystery where a series of conflicting confessions leaves everyone wondering what really happened that night.

The conclusions are up for interpretation: was justice served, or does the evidence just not add up?

Hoarders 11

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Reality

Hoarders 11

From the outside, their houses look normal. But inside a family is struggling to keep ahead of the insignificant things that have taken over their lives.

Items range from Christmas ornaments to tin foil to newspaper and bags of new clothing with tags still attached.

Each person has latched on to something different and can't seem to let go.

Depending upon the situation the show enlists the help of a therapist, a professional organiser, or a cleaning crew who guide the collectors through the clean-up process and give them the tools they need to keep their behaviour in check.

The show gives each hoarder a clean start and then follows up weeks later to find out if they have been able to keep their compulsive collecting at bay.

In the Season 11 premiere, "Carol": Over the past two decades, Carol has hoarded her husband's home.

Now, she's left her husband Dave to deal with the hoard and his failing health.

With the mansion threatened to be condemned, the family unites to try to save the house and confront Carol about her behaviour.


Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural, Action


Maria Bello joins the cast as a series regular this season, introduced in the season's fourth episode.

She plays an NCIS agent who was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army and served two tours in Afghanistan.

After joining NCIS, she built her reputation as the agency's premier forensic psychologist.

Unlike the other agents, she can second guess and challenge Gibbs, so there will be friction but also mutual respect.

She is a positive force, mischievous and at times acerbic.

In the Season 15 premiere, "House Divided": Two months after Gibbs and McGee were last seen fighting an elusive group of rebels in a Paraguay jungle, the NCIS team in D.C. tirelessly searches for their missing colleagues.

Also, Vance and Torres are summoned to a congressional hearing regarding the fallout from the Paraguay mission.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS 15


Actors in this post: Maria Bello

Shows in this post: Saving Our Marriage, NCIS


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