New on TV today: Monday 21 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Jun 2021
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Betty 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Betty 2

Based on Crystal Moselle's feature film Skate Kitchen, Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.

Opinionated and loyal, Janay is strong willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her.

Honeybear is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armour she wears to hide her emotional struggles.

Kirt is a lover (to the ladies), a fighter (to the rest of the world), and a little kid in the body of a woman.

She's the funniest person alive, but even if she knew it, she wouldn't care.

Meanwhile, Indigo is a street-savvy hustler trapped in the body of a well-to-do art school drop-out.

On the edge of the group is Camille, guarded, perceptive, intelligent and awkward.

She wants to be down with the dudes in the skate park and has fought hard for the small space she's carved out with them, but she needs to realise that cool points don't actually add up to the sum of anything, especially in the eyes of the other girls.

In Season 2, the five protagonists are stepping firmly into womanhood and tackling all the challenges it brings.

As they navigate the pressures of adulthood, their male counterparts start to step up, step in and become true allies, forming a united front for the greater good.

Set in the last chapter of 2020, the season captures the pandemic in New York City, where masks and outside activities are the norm.

SEAL Team 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Drama, Action

SEAL Team 4

SEAL Team is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions their country can ask of them.

Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior's existence.

His team includes his trusted confidante, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand.

There's also Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies; and Clay Spenser, a young, multilingual, second-generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication.

Vital to the team's success is Ensign Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge officer.

Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment's notice - and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families - this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds.

In the Season 4 premiere, "God of War": Bravo Team enters enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to capture Al-Hazred, the leader of a terrorist group and son of the terrorist leader that Jason took down early in his career and made him Bravo One.

When they are attacked, Jason and Cerberus, Bravo's canine member, are separated from the team.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Forever War": Bravo Team reunites with Jason and Cerberus, then go underground to search booby-trapped tunnels for terrorist leader Al-Hazred.

You Me Her 2

Channel: S3
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

You Me Her 2

Season 1 of You Me Her was a contemporary classic rom-com that just happened to involve three people.

Now that grad student Izzy is moving in with suburban couple Jack and Emma, Season 2 is about the complex realities of polyamory and "throupling".

What happens when this peculiar rom-com fades to black?

Can they prove their best, truest, happiest lives really are together, even when more conventional alternatives beckon?

They stood up to the outside world but now they have to face something even more formidable: themselves.

Taking the leap was just the beginning. Season 2 is about holding on when letting go seems so much easier.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Sex Fairy and the Eternal Flames": The now official throuple commit to cohabitation, face the disapproval of friends and family, and stand their ground in a bold, painful and permanent way.

False Identity 2

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

False Identity 2

Isabel and Diego are two strangers who must flee from their past to escape their enemies.

Diego left his family after his father died and his mother remarried.

In an act of rebellion, and to punish what he considers a betrayal of his father's memory, Diego gets involved in a criminal world, selling fuel to Sonora's most powerful drug dealer, Gavino Gaona.

Things get complicated when Diego, being the boyfriend of Gavino's daughter, also ends up having an affair with his wife, thus putting a price on his head.

In the Season 2 premiere: Diego and Isabel live under the Witness Protection Program, but Diego keeps breaking the rules by communicating with his mother, Fernanda.


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Lawless Island 3

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Docu-Reality

Lawless Island 3

In the wilderness of Southeast Alaska, the residents of Port Protection use skill and perseverance to survive and thrive in their self-reliant lifestyle on the fringes of society.

Long-time residents battle the elements and time as they learn from past mistakes, and new challenges.

Fresh faces in town learn to adapt and survive as they build a life in this beautiful but unforgiving landscape.

In the Season 3 premiere, "No Place Like Home": With winter looming, the residents of Port Protection must rely on each other to prepare for the harsh months ahead.

Escape to the Chateau 7

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Documentary Series, Home Improvement

Escape to the Chateau 7

Escape to the Chateau is back with brand new season and Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree are as hard at work as ever.

It's been years since they've traded in their two-bed apartment in Essex for a dilapidated 19th century French chateau, and the massive restoration of this 45 room castle is yet to be completed.

With more events booked, Dick and Angel prepare for their busiest year ever.

Their events business has picked up quite significantly, they've got a family life to maintain, and they have their hands full making more mind-blowing and unique transformations to the Chateau de la Motte-Husson.

Ini the Season 7 premiere: Dick and Angel open their doors to a fleet of vintage Citroens on a charity tour around France.

Afterwards, Dick and Angel can focus on their own retro vehicle: the 1980s Asquith bus.

Hoarders 12

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Reality

Hoarders 12

From the outside, their houses look normal. But inside a family is struggling to keep ahead of the insignificant things that have taken over their lives.

Items range from Christmas ornaments to tin foil to newspaper and bags of new clothing with tags still attached.

Each person has latched on to something different and can't seem to let go.

Depending upon the situation the show enlists the help of a therapist, a professional organiser, or a cleaning crew who guide the collectors through the clean-up process and give them the tools they need to keep their behaviour in check.

The show gives each hoarder a clean start and then follows up weeks later to find out if they have been able to keep their compulsive collecting at bay.

In the two-part Season 12 premiere, "Tim Part 1" and "Tim Part 2": Tim sees the value in repurposing and using materials for all types of projects.

This has led him to collect a massive amount of clutter over the years.

Even though Tim says "all the projects will be completed", he also realises that he doesn't have enough time to complete every project he's started.

Code Enforcement is concerned about the safety of Tim's properties.

Now with the help of the Hoarders team of experts, either Tim will clean up the property or Code Enforcement will take action and Tim will lose both of his properties.

The Evil Eye 2

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela, Supernatural

The Evil Eye 2

Have you ever had the worst of luck? Things going wrong left and right and you can't seem to get out of it?

Ansh's son is having quite the spate of bad luck at the moment.

Unfortunately, it isn't just simple bad luck afflicting him, for a witch has cast her evil sight on the child, and the entire family is suffering under her powerful spell.

Witness their struggle to break this spell and live a normal life.



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