New on TV today: Sunday 3 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Jan 2021
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eHostela 2

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

eHostela 2

A tale about inkabi (hitmen), eHostela returns for Season 2 as new leaders of the Brotherhood - this secret society of hitmen - finds itself under threat from a new sheriff in town.

Dumisani Dlamini, who appeared in one episode last season as Marocks, now plays Celemba; whilst Mduduzi Mabaso joins the cast in the role of AK.

Celemba and AK are new kingpins at the helm of the Brotherhood - and they have targets on their backs as Mndeni (Thobani Nzuza) comes to town and finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place.

He has to decide whether to rejoin the notorious hostel gang as an ally or as a police informant as Captain Moloi (Linda Sebezo) closes in on the eHostela's most feared gang.

Andy Mnguni joins the cast as Sikhakhane, a love interest of Celemba.

Will Captain Moloi succeed in convincing Sikhakhane and Mndeni to work against the Brotherhood by feeding information to her?

Also new this season is musician Sjava who plays Fish, Celemba's son.

This season finds Mndeni on a quest to find closure and perhaps new beginnings after his exit from the Brotherhood in Season 1, following his gang-style execution of his out-of-sorts stepbrother, Jama, to avenge the killing of his wife Khethiwe in front of members of the community.

Mndeni returns a year later, trying to find a sense of belonging having left the Brotherhood.

He moves to KwaDelinkani hostel in Johannesburg where he joyously reunites with his old buddies 2 Litre (Joshua 'Mjosty' Mbhele) and Vovo (Ernest Msibi), but this soon reminds him that he is alone and without any family.

What he thinks is a quick and once off visit to KwaDelinkani, quickly thrusts him back into the life he so desperately wants to get away from.

Unbeknownst to him, the life that he wants to get away from brings him closer to the family he has always yearned for... and perhaps a new beginning.

TVSA Show Page: eHostela 2

All Creatures Great and Small

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama, Period Drama

All Creatures Great and Small

A new adaptation of best-selling author James Herriot's cherished collection of stories.

Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, James Herriot follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales.

He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales' famers are a tough crowd to please.

At Skeldale House, James gets to know his newly formed dysfunctional family: his chaotic and erratic boss Siegfried Farnon, his wayward brother Tristan and the shrewd Mrs Hall, who is endlessly steering the ship.

When local beauty Helen Alderson attracts James's attention, he finds another reason to stay in the Dales.

In the series premiere, "You've Got to Dream": It's 1937 and Glasgow is in the grip of depression. James Herriot, fresh out of veterinary college, is struggling to find work.

Under pressure from his mother to take a job on the docks, James wants to follow his dream and seizes an opportunity to interview for a job as a veterinary assistant in Yorkshire.

James arrives in Darrowby village nestled among the magnificent rolling hills of the Dales.

He meets Siegfried Farnon, his potential new boss, who is idiosyncratic and chaotic; and his shrewd housekeeper Mrs Hall.

James is immediately thrown into the deep end when Siegfried takes him out to the local farms to put his skills to the test.

James has to conquer his nerves and trust in his abilities as he treats his first client; a horse with an infected foot.

It's gruelling work. James ends up battered and bruised and Siegfried remains inscrutable at his efforts.

James meets Helen Alderson, a local farmer with whom he is immediately smitten.

She advises James to stand up to Siegfried, but when James is held to account for a mix-up on surgery day, his jobs hangs precariously in the balance.

James sees an opportunity at redemption when, in the middle of the night, local farmer Dick Rudd asks for help with a difficult calving.

Unbeknown to Siegfried, James takes on the case, but the cow is struggling and James will have to fight tooth and nail if he is to save the calf, and his future.

The Farmer Wants a Wife Australia 10

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

The Farmer Wants a Wife Australia 10

Farmer Wants a Wife Australia is back with a new crop of single farmers who are ready to find their soulmate in the tenth season.

The dating show has an impressive success rate in pairing up couples, resulting in nine marriages and 20 babies in Australia and 147 marriages and 280 babies worldwide.

The farmers on the latest season of the show are:

Alex, 29, Sheep and Cattle Farmer

From Cunnamulla in South West Queensland, the self-described 'love virgin' says falling in love and starting a family is the number one priority in his life.

Harry, 29, Grapes, Cotton and Sheep Farner

The small-town country boy from Goolgowi, New South Wales with a big heart says he would be a supportive husband and a red hot dad.

Neil, 43, Merino Sheep Farmer

From Crookwell, New South Wales, Neil can make the bed, cook lasagne and quote Dirty Dancing line by line.

Nick, 44, Vineyard

After recently moving back to Australia after 27 years in Los Angeles, Nick is looking for true love and someone to push him to be a better man.

Sam, 28, Tropical Fruit

The third-generation farmer from Innisfall in North Queensland is close to his Sicilian family and described it as a deal-breaker if a prospective partner doesn't love food.

Making a Monster

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Making a Monster

A group of the world's leading forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, pathologists and police experts come together to share their own insights into the minds of serial killers.

Leading the viewer on a journey through the psyches of the world's most dangerous men and women, at the end of each episode the show aims to provide the answer to the ever-elusive question: What did it take to make them a murderer?

In preparation, the experts have researched their subjects in unparalleled detail.

In many cases they have conducted those interviews themselves, allowing us to get a unique insight into how various hyper—stressful events in the killer's life, when accumulated, can lead to them committing the most appalling of crimes.

Savage Kingdom 4

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature

Savage Kingdom 4

In the epic fourth season of Emmy-nominated Savage Kingdom, narrated by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), comes the real-life drama from the heart of Mombo, Northern Botswana, where peace never lasts long, and power comes with a price.

Since the tumultuous aftermath of the previous season, the Kingdom's kings and queens return to purge the land of hyena rule and regain their rightful control.

The worst drought in decades has devastated the area, making it the perfect breeding ground for a warzone.

The tables are turning; dominance is shifting; and every player in this feline Game of Thrones must fight not only to survive but to defend his or her rightful place in an ever-changing, cutthroat kingdom.

As more lions, leopards and African wild dogs enter this bloody battlefield to fight for their share of the power, only the strongest and most audacious can be victorious.

War is the heartbeat of the Savage Kingdom.

The story of life is written in blood; power is everything; and there can be only one ruler... right?

In the Season 4 premiere, "A Mother's Sacrifice": Lioness Tsebe must choose between her pride's safety and her own freedom. Meanwhile, Motsidi struggles to control her late mother's forest.

In the second episode of a double bill (which reverts to single episodes from next week), "The Rebellion": The forest residents turn on orphaned leopard Motsidi.

Meanwhile, the hyenas cause havoc, exploiting African wild dog Mogolo's weakening state.

Total Bellas 6

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Docu-Reality

Total Bellas 6

This season, as Nikki and Brie prepare for some major milestones including the expansion of their families with the births of their baby boys, and the release of their memoir Incomparable, in which Nikki reveals a deep secret she held from her family for more than 20 years.

As Brie gives Nikki some childbirth and motherhood life hacks, it brings some of Brie's emotions to the forefront from her previous pregnancy.

Brie attempts to bring Nikki and their brother JJ back together after they hit a rough patch in their relationship.

In a devastating turn of events, the family finds out their mom Kathy will need to have an emergency brain surgery.

Despite everything, the Bellas still find time to celebrate with their family babymoon trip, baby showers and an impromptu decision leaves the twins wondering if Phoenix is their forever home.

Slank 5

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Lifestyle, Reality, Food

Slank 5

Leandie du Randt and the Slank team are back for another season.

In the first episode Anja Retief, a 38-year-old mother of two, tells us how she got her weight down from 103kg to 59kg and won the Bikini Fitness competition.

During lockdown, however, she gained 15kg. She shows us what she is going to do to lose it.

Charles Smidt, member of the band Beeskraal, singer Irene-Louise van Wyk, and the boxer Jimmy Abbot and his wife also feature in the new season.


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