New on TV today: Wednesday 3 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Feb 2021
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I Love a Mama's Boy

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

I Love a Mama's Boy

What happens when a woman falls in love with a guy and wants to marry him... but he has a FAR more important woman in his life? It's his mom!

In this series the only thing standing between a couple's true love is a very different kind of "other woman."

These guys are spoiled, coddled and spoon-fed - in some cases quite literally - by their overbearing mothers, sending their relationships into serious romantic crisis.

Follow four young women as they compete for the affection of their significant others with some VERY significant mothers.

Throughout the series, awkward moments ranging from cringeworthy to catastrophic erupt as these young women vie to become the leading lady in their man's life and hope that these mama's boys will finally cut the cord.

Meet the love triangles:

Stephanie (25), Mike (25) and Mom Liz (49)

Stephanie has been dating Mike for a while and they recently moved in together, which has taken their relationship to the next level.

Stephanie is very excited for what this means for them as a couple, but the only catch is that Mike is a full-on mama's boy.

She's hoping to get engaged soon but refuses to cater to his every need the same way his mom always has.

Stephanie struggles with how to win over her boyfriend's overprotective mother and feels that her approval is the only way she will be able to have a future (and a ring) with the man she loves.

Emily (24), Shekeb (30) and Mom Laila (61)

Emily and Shekeb immediately clicked the first time they met two years ago.

Since their initial interaction however, there have been many conflicts between Emily and Shekeb's mom, Laila.

There are vast religious and cultural differences between the two that Laila cannot seem to get over.

On top of this, Emily wants Shekeb to move out of his parent's house so they can start their life together, but he doesn't want to rush leaving his mother or upset her.

Will Shekeb's extreme devotion to his mom along with their cultural differences be too much for Emily to handle?

Justina (26), Jason (28) and Mom Annette (49)

Justina is planning her long overdue wedding to Jason, but his overbearing mother Annette is determined to have the wedding of her dreams.

Torn between his fiancé and his mommy, Jason struggles to diffuse the tension between Justina and Annette.

Will Justina end up with the wedding of her dreams, or will she be bulldozed into accepting her future mother-in-law's vision instead?

Kim (25), Matt (28) and Mom Kelly (56)

Kim finds herself living with her boyfriend Matt in his mother Kelly's house, to the detriment of their sex life.

This pair is ready for the next step and plan on building a home together, but there's a catch.

The couple's new home is right behind Matt's parents' home, meaning, Kim will have to share Matt with his mom until the end of time.

Will this smothering impact Kim and Matt's relationship?

For Life

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

For Life

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson executive produces this fictional serialised legal and family drama.

For Life, inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., is about prisoner Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves - his estranged wife and daughter - and reclaim the life that was stolen from him.

For Life will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in America's penal and legal systems.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": an incarcerated man, Aaron Wallace, becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction.

Aaron's struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, will explore the flaws in the penal and legal systems, and inspire by showing how one person can make a difference when fighting for the truth.

Firefly Lane

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama

Firefly Lane

Based on the New York Times Bestselling book, Firefly Lane is the sweeping story of two inseparable best friends and their enduring, complicated bond, spanning four tumultuous decades.

The greatest love story of all can be between friends.

When unlikely duo Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) meet at age 14, they couldn't be more different.

Tully is the brash and bold girl you can't ignore, while Kate is the mousy shy girl you never notice.

But when a tragedy brings them together, they are bonded for life – forever inseparable best friends.

Together they experience 30 years of ups and downs – triumphs and disappointments, heartbreak and joy, and a love triangle that strains their friendship.

One goes on to fabulous wealth and fame, the other chooses marriage and motherhood – but through the decades, their bond remains – until it faces the ultimate test.

The series is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, who serves as co-executive producer.

In the series premiere, "Hello Yellow Brick Road": Tully and Kate meet as teens in 1974, pursue journalism careers in 1982, and deal with fame, heartbreak and motherhood in 2003.

Polar Bears

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

Polar Bears

The ultimate icons of polar wilderness, able to withstand the harshest environments and remain a top predator; the lives of polar bears are nothing short of remarkable.

Superstore 6

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy

Superstore 6

Final season!

After 113 episodes, Superstore will be concluding at the end of its sixth season.

Through its own comedic lens, the series has consistently examined many of the USA's most topical issues, including health care, immigration, unionisation, the plight of the retail worker and many more.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Essential": After the coronavirus hits, Amy and Jonah try to bring some order to the chaos in Cloud 9 while being pulled in multiple directions.

The employees learn what it means to be considered "heroes" while Amy and Jonah's impending move to California looms large.

Grey's Anatomy 16

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

Grey's Anatomy 16

In the Season 16 premiere, "Nothing Left to Cling To": Meredith, Richard and Alex must deal with the consequences after Bailey fires them from Grey Sloan for insurance fraud.

After disappearing in the fog, Jackson helps a man in a dangerous situation, as his relationship with Maggie comes to a new crossroad.

Meanwhile, Tom gets new responsibilities at the hospital that throw the doctors for a loop.

In the second episode, "Back in the Saddle": The Grey Sloan doctors operate on a man who crashed into Maggie's car as Owen, back from paternity leave, struggles with Tom's new position.

Outside the hospital, Meredith's recent firing doesn't stop her from diagnosing those around her. Plus, Richard and Alex start anew and it's not easy.

All the while, Jo readies herself to return to work, and Amelia has a new revelation in her relationship with Link.

iNumber Number

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Drama

iNumber Number

Drama series based on the film of the same name, which follows a policeman who infiltrates a crime family to bring his estranged father to justice - only to find the father he has always wanted to have.

As in the film, the heartbeat of iNumber Number remains the relationship between Chilli and Shoes, whose brotherhood bond comes under a dangerous threat.

In the series, Chilli infiltrates an infamous crime family to bring down the untouchable patriarch. We soon realise Chilli's motive is not just professional - it's personal.

Meanwhile, Shoes is battling his own demons when his straight and narrow life is thrown into turmoil.

A committed cop who believes in his "calling" to serve the people, Shoes' idyllic life as a father is threatened by criminals as a tactic to intimidate him into withholding evidence.

As Chilli journeys deeper and deeper into the seductive world of organised crime, enticed by having the father he's always wanted, so does Shoes hurtle into the murky waters of crime - until his case collides with Chilli's mission.

But are the "brothers" still on the same side of the law?

Familial relationships are tested, bonds are threatened and men of high moral fibre find themselves on a crossroads.

TVSA Show Page: iNumber Number

My Wild Backyard

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

My Wild Backyard

When traveling in unfamiliar territory, what better guide than a local?

My Wild Backyard highlights some of the most pristine wildlife environments throughout the world.

Journey around the globe as some of the best up-and-coming wildlife filmmakers take you on a locals-only tour of their home countries.

This series goes beyond the iconic animals you may know and uncovers some of the other extraordinary wildlife that also call these countries their home.

The series was filmed in continents across the globe: from California to New York City, the fabled mountains of Patagonia, the brush of South Africa, and the deserts of Mexico.

Shot entirely by locals, the compact film crews were able to shoot fascinating animal behaviour sequences and produce stunning new content.


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Shows in this post: iNumber Number


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