New on TV today: Saturday 9 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Jan 2021
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The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade 2

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 23h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade 2

It was the decade of big money, big attitudes and bigger hair - but there was a dark side to the 1980s in the United States.

In a country seemingly consumed by greed and ambition, America was also under the sway of its biggest crime wave.

This true crime investigative series offers a behind-the-scenes look at these real-life cases as recalled by officers and detectives involved.

From the murder of seemingly happy stock-broker power couple in their Hamptons home, to the real-life story that inspired the film Fatal Attraction, these crimes define the drama and the excess of a decade.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Friday the 13th": In Wylie, Texas, young teacher Betty Gore is hacked to death on Friday the 13th, causing investigators to wonder whether a copycat killer is trying to create his own real-life "slasher" film.

Is a copycat killer on the loose? Or is the truth more shocking than fiction?

I Blew It 3

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary Series

I Blew It 3

Unbelievable tales of how famous and ordinary South Africans lost everything within a short space of time due to a life of excessive consumption.

Amongst those this season is a Daveyton-born football wizard who made R2.2-million at the height of his career.

The footballer, who broke into the professional ranks in his teens, found himself with nothing even before his career peaked, because of several mistakes on and off the field of play.

Plane Resurrection

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Science, Technology

Plane Resurrection

Takes you into the cockpits of the world's greatest restored fighting aircraft, and into the astonishing lives of the modern day heroes who are dedicating themselves to bringing these engineering masterpieces back to life.

Desus & Mero 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Talk Show

Desus & Mero 2

Desus & Mero returns with special guest David Letterman joining the duo in-studio to kick off Season 2.

The show features the duo chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more, as well as giving their take on the day's hot topics in their signature style in front of a small live studio audience from New York City.

Additional upcoming guests include Missy Elliott, Penn Badgley, Lakeith Stanfield, Seth Meyers and returning guest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Longtime acquaintances Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez) reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits.

That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast, and a daily late-night show on Viceland, developing a feverish following.

The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering comedic commentary on any and all topics.

Ubizo 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Ubizo 2

This reality show follows the 'calling' of 'spiritual medium' Lloyd Radebe, who describes himself as 'gifted' and a 'prophet'.

The show claims to offer viewers insights into how he bridges the divide between ours and the spiritual world by collecting, assembling and fitting any missing puzzle pieces to complex spiritual conundrums.

Every episode reveals challenges and aims to provide messages of reassurance to individuals and families.

In addition to 'decoding messages' from the unknown, Ubizo's core themes include exploring ancestry, resolving maternal and paternal identity issues, marriage and how it affects individuals, miscarriage and abortion, African spirituality vs religion as well as the passing of souls.

Spartan Race: Ultimate Team Challenge

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h15
Genre: Reality Competition

Spartan Race: Ultimate Team Challenge

Inspired by Spartan Race - the creators of the world's most demanding obstacle course races - this series raises the bar on team competitions.

Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance and will.

Each team of five will be responsible for getting their teammates through mud, water and barbed wire, culminating in an attempt to conquer the dreaded Slip Wall for a shot at $250,000.

The Killer Beside Me 3

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

The Killer Beside Me 3
We should all feel safe in the workplace. We should all feel comfortable collaborating with our colleagues.

We should never feel that merely earning our dough puts our lives in jeopardy.

But for some unfortunate employees, their co-workers in their office spaces, shop floors and factories were the cause of their untimely demise.

Killer Beside Me exposes the dark underbelly of workplace evil, where rivalry romance and the abuse of power culminates in a brutal slaying.

Each episode in this series re-tells the shocking events leading to one workplace murder.

The audience will recognise the familiar surroundings and the personalities of both victims and killers. We've all worked with people like them.

Key to each episode is the 'real media' accompanying the interviewees' testimony.

Personal items from the victims themselves, harrowing 911 calls, crime scene photographs, surveillance footage of the killer at work - all bring you closer to the ordinary people whose lives have been shattered by workplace murder.

Drama recreations of the stories' most dramatic moments enhance each episode and reveal the tragic results of not escaping the monster working alongside you.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Danger Travels": A retail store employee's crush on his manager escalates into an obsession.

When she moves state, the stalker tracks her down to carry out a twisted plan.



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