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New on TV today: Saturday 3 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Apr 2021
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The Station

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

The Station

Dama series which revolves around the scheming and backstabbing between four employees who suddenly become shareholders of a filling station.

When Don (Owen Sejake) leaves his station to his four employees, power dynamics come into play as they all try to take control of the station.

But a clash of personalities and the fact that they are working against each other threatens to destroy the legacy left by Don, their ex-boss who was known as a successful businessman with a passion for giving back to the community.

The series also stars Sphamandla Dhludhlu as Caesar, a young man determined to see the business succeed to improve his socio-economic conditions and support his father Themba (Ernest Ndlovu), who is wheelchair-bound.

But with Diliza (Aubrey Mmakola) threatening to take control of the filling station and run it to the ground, will husband and wife team Cynthia (Lerato Mvelase) and Fix (Sello Maake Ka-Ncube) - along with Caesar and Sli (Sibulele Gcilitshana) - be able to stop him?

The Station is produced by Taproots Media, a production company belonging to series star Sello Maake Ka-Ncube.

TVSA Show Page: The Station
 

Dankie, Lottoland

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Advertiser-Funded

Dankie, Lottoland

Over the past year, the carpet has been ripped out from under people's feet. We had to get used to a new way of life and for many it was a time of hardship and counting pennies.

Dankie, Lottoland reaches out to those who need it most, focusing on various charities who provide anything from hot water to food and bedding.

Each episode makes use of two celebrities at a charity that is close to their hearts.

They visit the organisation, find out what is badly needed and try to provide what is needed.

In the first episode of the series, Dewald Wasserfall and Simoné Pretorius visit Rock of Hope, a place of safety for babies and young children in Pretoria.

Other celebrities who will make a difference in the series include Francois van Coke, Duane Vermeulen, Mimi Mahlasela and Therese Bam.
 

Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka

Follows hip hop sweethearts Waka Flocka Flame and his fiery wife Tammy Rivera as they navigate their renewed commitment to their relationship after their emotional roller-coaster on Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition.

One year after the wedding of their dreams, Waka and Tammy find themselves in their new home in Atlanta, where they are navigating all the challenges of married life.

From home renovation to juggling Tammy's bustling music career, parenting their teenage daughter Charlie and meddling in-laws, keeping their marriage strong takes work.

In the series premiere, "Marriage is Chaos": Waka and Tammy are rocked by the challenges of married life; money, sex, family and fame.

Tammy tries to juggle the pressure of having it all, but outside forces come crashing down upon her.

Meanwhile, Waka is torn and questioning his marriage.
 

Joyous Celebration: Imvuselelo

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Music, Special, Religion

Joyous Celebration: Imvuselelo

Joyous Celebration historically records their new album in December, but due to the impact of the pandemic last year, the ensemble opted instead to stage a specially curated show at the Durban ICC on 19 December.

The special is themed and titled "Restoration".

In spite of the year that has been, the hardships and losses we faced and experienced in 2020, we are still standing and have much to be grateful and thankful for.

This was the third and final in the series of live streamed shows by the group, having previously held shows in October and November in Johannesburg.
 

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary, History, Special

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage

In this one hour special, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts explores the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary group of African American pilots - including her father - that served in WWII.

The documentary reveals how these warriors for change helped end segregation in the military and pave the way for the civil rights movement.

The special explores the history, legacy and impact of America's first Black military pilots and how their significant contributions to this country inspired the next generation of activists and leaders pushing for racial equality and civic change.

Featuring archival footage, and personal anecdotes from Roberts, whose father was a Tuskegee Airman, this documentary will shine a light on the incredible men who sacrificed their lives despite all odds stacked against them.

In the summer of 1941, the nation's very first class of Black fighter pilots began their training at the Tuskegee Institute of Alabama.

Later, their extreme sacrifice and historic achievements would inspire great change and encourage the eventual desegregation of the United States armed forces.

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage takes you on a historical journey into this legendary group of military pilots and highlights their courage, grit and determination.

The special features found and exclusive footage, imagery and commentary from notable figures such as Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot General Charles McGee, Lt. Colonel James Harvey, the late Franklin J. Macon, activist Tamika Mallory, Reverend Al Sharpton and actors Elijah Kelley and Tristan Wilds.
 

Heartland Docs, DVM

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

Heartland Docs, DVM

In picturesque, rural Hartington, Nebraska, Drs. Erin and Ben Schroeder are a married team of veterinarians whose unbridled commitment to the community's generational farmers is paramount to the preservation of the nation's food supply.

Along with their two sons, Charlie and Chase, the doctors are always on the go as their veterinary practice cares for the region's myriad animals in need, including cows, potbellied pigs, llamas, deer and possum.

The Schroeders' credo extends beyond saving the animals on which America depends; it's about making each visit something to look forward to for both the animals and their caretakers, even in the toughest conditions.

From winter blizzards to spring tornadoes and blistering summer heat waves, Erin and Ben overcome the obstacles with skill and heart.

In the series premiere, "The Little Practice on the Prairie": The Schroeders' workload is compounded by animal cases spurred by recent flooding in Nebraska.

The vets assist a cow in labor thats too weak to stand; chickens with mysterious leg ailments; and a litter of piglets with the squirts.

The doctors also put on their podiatrist hats while tending to a pet goat and donkey and investigate a puppys surprising ear issue.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Doggie Delivery": Early spring in Nebraska brings new life and unpredictable veterinary challenges for Erin and Ben as they treat a cows prolapsed uterus, diagnose a deadly intestinal disease and perform a canine C-section with sons Charlie and Chase assisting.
 

Becoming...

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

Becoming...

Becoming gives a first-person account of the journey that transgender South Africans have to go through in the process of changing their gender to the one they identify with.

While many South Africans often have to endure the challenges that come with changing one's gender on their own, the process usually affects their family and friends as well.

Becoming... will follow the lives of four trans people – Gina Sokoyi, Ramazan Ngobese, Yaya Mavundla and Gugu Kumalo - as they face many obstacles and find ways to overcome them.

The show will, without judgment, delve deeper into the psyche of being a transgender person, as well as the barriers they need to overcome in order to live as their true selves.

The show will reveal all aspects of gender transformation – from taking a closer look at the psychological impact and gender dysmorphia, to hormonal changes and the emotional impact on each individual.

In the series premiere, emotions run high for members of the cast and crew on the set of Becoming... as they remember and later pay tribute to Gina Sokoyi, one of the four transgenders, who passed away in 2020 while the show was being shot.

A resident of Welkom in the Free State, Gina worked as a junior lecturer at the Central University of Technology in her town, and she was studying towards her Master's degree in Language Practice.
 

Hokaai, My Meisie!

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Travel, Docu-Reality, Afrikaans

Hokaai, My Meisie!

If it has always been your dream to go surfing in beautiful Elands Bay or to take a thriller of a ride on the Kalahari dunes, then this travel show is just for you.

Follow presenter Shari Kennedy's search for adventurous, cultural and wonderful South African stories, with special bravado and a touch of glitter.

Shari is a farm girl from Upington, a mother of three and an adventurer.

In each episode, Shari travels to a different area in the country, spends time with an interesting character who immerses themselves in their specific culture and joins them in a fun activity or two.

Nothing is too much for Shari, from playing golf and having a vegan braai in Hoedspruit or going to Laingsburg to taste Tannie Poppie's roosterkoek.

Shari also goes on a commercial lobster trek boat on the West Coast to find out how the fishermen's lives have changed since they started Abalobi, a mobile app for fishermen.

Join Shari on the expedition of a lifetime to the far corners of South Africa, looking for wonderful and special stories across the country.

In the series premiere, Shari is introduced to the reality of rhino conservation in an adrenaline-fueled campaign.

Also, Jack Parow and Gazelle make a music video.
 

Big Texas Fix 2

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h45
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, DIY, Docu-Reality

Big Texas Fix 2

The island of Galveston, Texas, is filled with centuries-old homes that have fallen into deep disrepair.

In Big Texas Fix house restoration experts Michael and Ashley Cordray won't let these architectural gems get wiped off the map.

The husband/wife team have a passion for preserving the island's history and revitalising the once-stately coastal houses.

Whether the homes are slated for demolition or have been deteriorating for decades, the duo strive to revive the old properties by restoring the original wall-to-wall historic charm and adding modern amenities.

In the Season 2 premiere, "East End Stunner": Ashley and Michael take on a house in the historic district that's been abandoned for decades.

It's their first renovation since Ashley became pregnant, and they hope to complete the massive project before the baby arrives.
 

Party of Five (2020)

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

Party of Five (2020)

This reimagining of the '90s series will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.

Party of Five follows the Emilio, Lucia, Beto, Valentina and baby Rafa, as they struggle to stay together in the wake of their parents' deportation.

Forced to shoulder professional and parenting responsibilities for which they are ill-equipped, the siblings must grow up quickly.

In a new iteration by original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, this story of a young family bound by adversity will be retold through the lens of current day themes and cultural conversations.
 

Sara se Geheim 3

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Sara se Geheim 3

Sara Abrahams, weighed down heavily by a secret she has been keeping for 35 years in order to save the life of her eldest son (Johan, better known as Johnny), is the person that ties the Cloete, Kiewiets and Vermeulen families together.

Sara does not only keep her own secrets, but also those of her children.

At the end of Season 2, Maggie accidentally shot her son Kelvin (Conway October).

And not long before that, Maggie and her sister Lizzie (Quanita Adams) discovered that their mother Sara (June van Merch) had been keeping a secret from them for years: their brother, Johnny (Dawid Minnaar), is alive.

Season 3 picks up where the second season left off: the dramatic moment where Maggie lays with Calvin in her arms, which impacts on Sara's entire family.

Maggie's ex, Ricky (Brendon Daniels), has appeared and told her eldest son, Aiden (Marlo Minnaar), that he is his real father.

In the new season Johnny keeps nagging Sara to let him see his birth certificate, but Sara knows that it is that very birth certificate which holds an even bigger secret.

Ebert (Andre Weideman) is in mourning over the death of his wife and feels guilty that he assisted her in committing suicide, to such a degree that he starts losing touch with reality.

Aiden and Inge (Lise-Marié Richardson) still have feelings for each other, despite the misgivings of their families. But will Aiden be able to focus on a relationship, when his family is on the brink of falling apart?

The main characters still reside in the Cape Town suburbs of Athlone and Durbanville.

This season, the series also pays a visit to Tant Marie's (Margot Luyt) farm in Stellenbosch, as well as to the Elgin valley, for pastor Benjamin (Keeno-Lee Hector) and Lizzie's honeymoon.

But will Lizzie be able to enjoy her honeymoon when she finds out that her nephew has been shot? And will Sara survive the news that her daughter shot her grandson?

Now she is faced with a massive dilemma - should she protect her child by helping her to hide or should she hand her over to the police?

TVSA Show Page: Sara se Geheim 3
 

Pastor Wants a Wife

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Docu-Reality, Religion

Pastor Wants a Wife

Pastors Aaron, Zion and Lincoln are looking for true love and a woman fit to stand by their side and help them to lead a church in this new reality show from Basetsana Kumalo.

Twelve women are onboard to compete for their hearts and prove that they can be the perfect "Mamfundisi".

This isn't just about the love or chemistry between a man and a woman, it's about seeing eye-to-eye on the greater moral and theological issues.

Will they strike a diving match, or will they have to settle for being single?
 

The Republic

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

The Republic

Revolves around the fictitional president of South Africa - Lufuno Mulaudzi - as she fights the corruption wrought upon the country by her predecessor.

In 2009, when president Kgalema Motlanthe's term in office ended, he was replaced by President Hendrik Mbuli, whose presidency was riddled with corruption and looting of state funds.

Mbuli was fired from government, making way for the party's secretary Lufuno to take the reins as president, leading to a tense political showdown and a story of political smarts and survival.

The series starts with President Mulaudzi having spent the last two years fighting corruption and prosecuting those who benefitted from Mbuli's presidency – including Mbuli himself.

Florence Masebe stars as President Lufuno; Warren Masemola stars as Thabang Manaka, a fallen hero trying to make amends for his past mistakes; while Masasa Mbangeni is Bridget Ranaka, a posh young woman from a rich family in Soshanguve.

The Republic is produced by Tshedza Pictures, who also produce The River and Giyani: Land of Blood.

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TVSA Show Page: The Republic
 

The Real Housewives of Potomac 5

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Potomac 5

Love is in the air as Gizelle Bryant rekindles a relationship with her ex-husband, pastor Jamal Bryant, but her daughters are struggling to accept their new normal, making things challenging for the couple.

Although Karen Huger and Ray are back in Potomac with a beautiful new home, their 23-year "institution" may be in question when Karen discovers that Ray's feelings for her might not be the same as they used to be.

Ashley Darby and Michael are in heavenly bliss with their new baby, Dean.

But just when their relationship gets back on track, their newfound happiness is threatened by news of Michael's wild night on the town.

Robyn Dixon and Juan have been through hell and back, and after living under one roof with their two sons for six years, Robyn is ready to make things official.

Now all she needs is for Juan to make his move - or will she make hers first?

Juggling a house with three kids and a new feathered friend is taking its toll on Monique Samuels.

The last thing she needs is drama with Candiace, but when a night with the girls gets out of hand, their friendship takes a turn that impacts all the women.

Candiace Dillard Bassett and Chris celebrate their first year of marriage and contemplate adding a baby to the equation.

Before Candiace can focus on family matters, though, she must deal with her unresolved issues with Ashley and mounting conflicts with Monique.

Nigerian-American Dr. Wendy Osefo, the newest housewife, is a triple threat as a professor, political analyst, and entrepreneur.

She's been married for nine years and is the mother of three children, including a newborn daughter.

Never one to be underestimated, she is full of sass and ready to make her mark in Potomac.

Meet the new housewife:

Wendy Osefo

Dr. Wendy Osefo is a professor, political analyst and entrepreneur. As a Maryland native, she joins the ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac this season.

With her strong personality, she knows how to hold her own and speak her mind when it comes to standing up to the other ladies.

Wendy's life and upbringing embody the ultimate immigrant journey.

Growing up with a single immigrant mother who put herself through college, Wendy learned first-hand the value of hard work and never thought of excuses or failure as options.

Now an award-winning Nigerian-American television personality and progressive political analyst, she is on a quest to fulfill her insatiable appetite to succeed and obtain the American dream.

Wendy received a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science from Rutgers University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Rutgers University, where she made history by becoming the first black woman to earn a PhD in Public Affairs/Community Development.

Wendy has been married for nine years.

She and her Nigerian husband, attorney Edward Osefo met as teenagers, were friends for several years before making it official after graduating college, and have been together ever since.

They have three children together: seven-year-old son Karter, five-year-old son Kruz, and the newest addition to the family, newborn daughter Kamrynn.
 

Leef Jou Reis 10

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Travel, Afrikaans

Leef Jou Reis 10

Pack your suitcase and come tour some of the most beautiful places together.

Gerrie Pretorius and his team traveled for the new series in South Africa as well as abroad.

Locally, we will see what the Addo National Park has to offer as well as what you need to know if you want to venture down the Otter Trail.

The team also packed their 4x4 and show, among other things, how beautiful the Baviaanskloof is and what Bird Island's 250,000 white malgas look like.

Also, an exotic visit to the Maldives and a look at the tulips of Amsterdam await.

In the Season 10 premiere: Addo National Park is South Africa's third largest park and a success story when it comes to the conservation of Elephants.

We explore the park and all its hidden secrets.

 

Shows in this post: The Station, Sara se Geheim, The Republic



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