New on TV today: Tuesday 12 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Jan 2021
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Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Afrikaans


Mystery thriller television series which revolves around a psychiatrist who develops a drug that penetrates the subconscious, which turns out to have consequences for her test patients.

Do we ever know what goes on in the subconscious of other people?

This is the underlying question of Leon Kruger's thriller about a brilliant psychiatrist who believes she has developed a therapeutic agent that reaches into deep traumas of the subconscious.

The holistic therapy is intended to give access to underlying traumas.

Due to the illegal nature of the drug she offers therapy sessions in secret and four strangers end up on a farm for treatment.

What she doesn't know is that this session will irrevocably change all their lives, after extraordinary things start to happen.

Then the puzzle starts to find out who these people are and what is happening to them.

The series stars Rolanda Marais, Brendon Daniels, Greta Pietersen, Albert Pretorius and Trudy van Rooy.

TVSA Show Page: SLOT

Fargo 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Drama

Fargo 4

In 1950 Kansas City, two criminal syndicates fighting for a piece of the American dream have struck an uneasy peace.

Together, they control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs.

To cement their truce, Loy Cannon (Chris Rock), the head of the African American crime family, trades his youngest son Satchel, to his enemy Donatello Fadda, the head of the Italian mafia.

In return, Donatello surrenders his youngest son Zero to Loy.

When Donatello dies in the hospital following a routine surgery, the tenuous truce is threatened.

Josto Fadda (Jason Schwartzman) takes up his father's mantle, but his efforts to stabilise the organisation are undermined by his brother, Gaetano, who has joined the family in Kansas City after building a reputation for ruthlessness in Italy.

The other Fadda men - including Ebal Violante, Constant Calamita and Antoon Dumini - must decide where their loyalties lie.

Amongst the turmoil, Patrick "Rabbi" Milligan (Ben Whishaw), a man who once betrayed his own family to serve the Italians, watches carefully to ensure his survival.

Sensing an opportunity, Loy tests the Faddas for weakness, deploying his most trusted advisor, Doctor Senator (Glynn Turman), and top lieutenants, Leon Bittle, Omie Sparkman and Opal Rackley to do his bidding.

However, to Loy's dismay, his oldest son Lemuel Cannon wants no part of the family business.

Intertwined with this tale of immigration, assimilation and power, is the story of Ethelrida Pearl Smutny, the precocious 16-year-old daughter of Thurman and Dibrell Smutny, an interracial couple who own their own mortuary.

Other stories include that of U.S. Marshal Dick "Deafy" Wickware (Timothy Olyphant), a Mormon lawman; Detective Odis Weff (Jack Huston), the Kansas City cop known for his compulsive tics; and Oraetta Mayflower (Jessie Buckley), a nurse who cannot abide others' suffering.

Chicago Med 4

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago Med 4

Goodwin finds herself quickly clashing with the new hospital COO Gwen Garrett while April questions whether or not Ethan's sister, Emily, is using again.

Meanwhile, Dr. Charles deals with his past actions.

In the second episode, "When To Let Go": in a crossover event, the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med find themselves on high alert when an overflow of patients are rushed into the doors following a terrifying apartment complex blaze.

Dr. Rhodes fights to save the life of one of Chicago Fire's own, while Dr. Halstead and his brother Jay struggle with their own personal battle.

4 Mure

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Anthology, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Afrikaans

4 Mure

Anthology series based in a hotel room, into which intriguing characters move in an and out of the four walls of this questionable establishment.

They are received by romance, by horror, by science fiction and drama. None emerge unscathed.

Created and written by Tertius Kapp, the series is set in the same hotel room somewhere in South Africa.

Every episode features new characters in a differente genre, but the stories are bound together by Marcelina, a charming cleaner who lives with her head in the clouds.

The role of Marcelina is played by Lida Botha.

The cast also includes Beer Adriaanse, Charlton George, Deon Lotz, Tarryn Wyngaard, Tinarie van Wyk-Loots, Wessel Pretorius and Carel Nel.

TVSA Show Page: 4 Mure

MasterChef USA 5

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

MasterChef USA 5

Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season 5 of MasterChef.

More hopefuls than ever before auditioned at MasterChef's open casting calls in Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Phoenix, Arizona to prove they have what it takes to make a mark on the culinary world.

Only one talented home cook will join Season 4 winner Luca Manfe; Season 3 winner Christine Ha, the first-ever blind contestant; Season 2 winner Jennifer Behm; and Season 1 winner Whitney Miller in the elite group of MasterChef titleholders.

This season will feature 30 contestants representing 14 states from all walks of life - including an advertising executive, a petroleum landman, a stay-at-home-dad, an admissions counselor, a high school student and a church music director - all with the hopes of turning their culinary dreams into reality.


Shows in this post: SLOT, 4 Mure

Channels in this post: kykNET, M-Net,, eReality


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