New on TV today: Friday 8 January

Written by TVSA Team from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Jan 2021
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Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h40
Genre: Comedy


A workplace comedy set in the UK's GCHQ — a kind of weedier, geekier version of MI5, where they tackle international and domestic cyber crime from a desktop.

But when a pompous, maverick NSA agent (David Schwimmer) comes over from the US to join the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team's ability to combat cyber terrorism.

In the series premiere: When NSA agent Jerry joins a team at GCHQ tackling cyber crime, junior analyst Joseph is particularly excited.

But Director of Cyber Security Christine is less keen with the shakeup and wants to know the real reason Jerry is over here.

The Outpost 3

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Supernatural

The Outpost 3

In Season 3, Talon finds herself betrayed by her own kind, after summoning Zed and his Blackblood comrades to save the Outpost.

She struggles to reconcile her human friends and her Blackblood heritage.

With the demonic Lu-Qiri providing the muscle to enforce Zed's master plan, the Outpost's human inhabitants are enslaved as miners in search of a mysterious substance to solve a dark riddle.

From her bedroom under house arrest, Gwynn plots her escape and the overthrow of her new foes.

To save her beloved Garret, Talon is forced to summon a Blackblood Priestess named Yavalla into the world.

Yavalla prophesies of a paradise for Blackbloods, and an era of peace for the world, but she soon discovers a power that threatens every living creature.

As Gwynn and Tobin become Yavalla's unwilling allies, Talon and her friends must fight, suffer and sacrifice their way to save each other and vanquish their new enemies.

As Talon discovers more about her lost family from Yavalla, she must piece together the truths from the lies, and solve the mystery of her heritage and a forgotten power, before the world becomes enslaved to a new power that could consume every living being.

In the Season 3 premiere, "For the Sins of Your Ancestors": Zed forces humans to work a mining camp as Talon struggles to keep peace.

A sassy genius invades Janzo's lab and a dark Priestess unites the Blackbloods.

Maak My Famous 2

Channel: kykNET NOU! (DStv 146)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Talent Search, Reality Competition, Music, Afrikaans

Maak My Famous 2

Emo Adams and his co-presenter Tarryn Lamb are once again on the lookout for the next big entertainment stars to show off their talents and perform with leading South African musicians.

Each week, artists must try their best to impress Emo and the rest of the 100-seat audience members, from the youngest contestant from Uitsig busting her moves, to the oldest contestant from Paarl with an operatic voice.

The Emo-ticket will still be part of the show and guest artists like Pedro Kruger and Zolani Mahola will also pop in.

Allistair Isobell, Nur Abrahams and Charlton Daniels will return back as mentors – and this year introduces actor and singer Rushney Ferguson to the team.

Rushney will run the choreography of the show and is known for her roles in David Kramer theatre productions as well as kykNET's drama Projek Dina.

This year there are also three acts from Namibia and the talent ranges from dancers and rappers to opera singers. There will be siblings competing for the title.

I Blew It 3

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

I Blew It 3

Takes a look into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, and in an instant, blew it all.

This sometimes-humorous, often tragic documentary series, takes a deep look into the psyche of ordinary South Africans and how they've acted when presented wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

I Blew It explores the heady intoxication of life with no monetary restrictions, and the sudden change in relationships and family dynamics.

RSVP: Dare to Change 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Reality

RSVP: Dare to Change 2

A social experiment that puts a spotlight on people that often express their feelings on social media.

It brings together two people with opposing views and gives them an opportunity to express their views, whilst learning from each other over a two-day journey.

Ghoema Woema

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Documentary, Music, History, Afrikaans

Ghoema Woema

A documentary for lovers of jazz and dance.

If the sounds of clever improvisation and syncopated rhythms on a saxophone and piano get your toes tapping, then this once-off special is for you.

Narrator Warren Carstens is well-known in Cape jazz circles and promises a moving and informative look at the history of jazz and dance in the Cape.

The Real Housewives of Orange County 15

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Orange County 15

Returning for Season 15 are Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and Braunwyn Windham-Burke.

The ladies are joined by new housewife Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, a soon-to-be divorcee who is ready to kick off the next chapter of her life with a little fun in the OC.

2020 starts off on a real high for the ladies with new homes, boyfriends, a fiancé and a new a hip.

Past secrets emerge and newfound happiness is questioned as the ladies press to find out if everything is what it seems.

The impact of coronavirus definitely takes its toll on the women and their relationships at home and with each other as they each try to adjust to their new reality.

The season documents their lives from February to August 2020 with self-shot footage during quarantine.

Coming up this season:

Shannon starts the year off in complete bliss with her boyfriend John and a new place to call home for her and her three daughters in Newport.

As the sole member left in the Tres Amigas, Shannon makes peace with Kelly, but quickly gets herself into hot water with a few of the ladies.

When the news of coronavirus hits, it brings her anxiety to all-time high and causes tension between her and John when a division arises over house rules with the kids during lockdown.

Shannon's worst fears eventually come to fruition when she learns that along with her three daughters, she too has contracted COVID-19.

She documents their journey to recovery on her cellphone.

Starting the year off on a high following her engagement to Fox News Reporter Rick Leventhal, Kelly is eager to settle into their new home in Newport as she waits for him to officially get transferred to the LA bureau.

During stay-at-home orders, Kelly makes waves among the ladies when she jet-sets around the country visiting New York City, the Hamptons and Miami.

As the election looms, Kelly's political beliefs and tone-deaf jokes threaten her relationships with the women.

After a difficult year, Gina is happier than ever as she moves into her new townhome with her boyfriend Travis and their combined six children.

Tensions with the ladies arise when she hears that some of the women are criticizing her new home.

Trying her best to co-parent, Gina celebrates her daughter's birthday and invites her ex-husband and his new girlfriend.

Meanwhile, she is faced to make a tough decision regarding her ex-husband that could change the dynamic of her family.

With the coronavirus shutting down schools, Gina faces new challenges as she struggles to home-school the kids while facing criticism for not joining the ladies for a "quarantine happy hour."

With a new hip and outlook on life, Emily experiences a rebirth in her marriage with Shane. She even lets "fun Emily" out and finds an unexpected ally in the group.

When she is presented with an opportunity to design a bathing suit, she dives headfirst to pursue her true passion.

While in quarantine, Emily and Shane really lean on each other when times get tough, ultimately testing the true strength of their marriage.

2020 is a year of renewal for Braunwyn as she moves into a new 8000 square foot home in Newport, celebrates 20 years of marriage to her husband Sean and embarks on a new journey of her own.

During the lockdown, Braunwyn settles into parenting seven children without the help of her nannies and housekeepers.

From supporting her son Jacob's desire to dress in drag to addressing the children's anxieties, Braunwyn has her hands full as she strives to give each child individual attention.

As she opens up to the women about her past, she finds a common bond with new housewife Elizabeth, yet struggles to see eye to eye with some of the other ladies over her participation in local protests and her political views.

And when the ladies learn that Braunwyn's friend Shari has moved in, they begin to question her choices.

Elizabeth is welcomed to the group through Kelly who she has known for a few years from the Newport party circuit.

Born and raised in Missouri, Elizabeth always dreamed of living a life of luxury on the beaches of Orange County and with the help of her soon to be ex-husband, her dream has become a reality.

Currently a CEO of an online music company, Elizabeth is ambitious, outspoken and ready to have fun.

As she deals with her ongoing divorce, her lifestyle as well as her complex and sexless relationship with boyfriend Jimmy creates a lot of speculation from the women and they start to scrutinise who she is really is.

Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food, Reality

Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart

Cookbook author and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart helps guide six talented amateur bakers.

A culinary retreat that is anything but, through four one-hour episodes the six campers must brave the outdoor elements for a once in a lifetime opportunity to perfect their baking skills under the watchful eye of Camp Director Martha Stewart, along with camp counselors and baking experts Carla Hall and Dan Langan.

Together with host Jesse Palmer, Martha leads the bakers through challenges each episode that test their skills over two rounds, with the most impressive baker of the first heat getting a personal one-on-one mentoring session with their idol, Martha, in her home kitchen.

Equal parts baking boot-camp and camp-inspired games and challenges, the baker that displays the least amount of progress at the end of each episode will pack their bags and head home, with the last camper standing winning a kitchen filled with appliances worth $25,000.

America's Got Talent 15

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

America's Got Talent 15

The 15th season introduces new judge Sofia Vergara and welcomes back Heidi Klum, in addition to returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.

Terry Crews returns as host.

In the season premiere, variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1-million prize.

The Golden Buzzer is back, giving five acts the chance to go directly to the live shows to compete for America's vote.

Kindig Customs 6

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Motoring

Kindig Customs 6

Dave Kindig, owner and operator of Kindig-It Design turns out one-of-a-kind vehicles for his demanding (and sometimes famous) clientele.

The vehicles are rendered, designed, built and restored from the ground up before being revealed to the owner.

Kindig-It Design has been customising and restoring hot rods for over 15 years and are based at an impressive one-stop, complete custom shop, located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Expect cutting-edge custom, whether you want a full build, from rendering to reality, a new custom paint job, or need to add air to your ride.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Finish What You Start": A 1941 Chevy has been delayed by numerous issues.

Now, it's ready for a fresh lick of paint, new wiring and custom interior to fully upgrade this classic car.

QI 19

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Quiz Show, Comedy

QI 19

Comedy quiz show full of quirky facts, all centred on the letter R.

In the season premiere: Sandi Toksvig politely requests your company for a rather rude episode of QI, with Alan Davies, John Barrowman, Aisling Bea and Phill Jupitus.



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