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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Jul 2021
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Inconceivable

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

Inconceivable

Revolves around two women who have been best friends since high school and now find themselves at the centre of a circle of thirtysomething friends.

Together, these working professionals face the challenges of demanding careers and the first years of pregnancy and child-rearing - a balancing act that requires all the super-powers they can muster.

Will their friendship be strong enough to withstand life's raging storms, or will their bonds start dissolving at the first signs of nasty weather?

The friends have to deal with problems such as a lingering love affair, a struggle with infertility, fierce competitiveness, even fiercer love and a truly inconceivable act that will change their world.

The series poses the question: What is the price of parenting? And is there any force stronger than a mother's love?

Anel Alexander stars as Marieke Meyer, a qualified gynaecologist with two kids who may just need a little more love and attention from their always-in-crisis-mode mommy.

Marieke's bestie from high school and varsity, Rachel Bishop (played by Carine Rous), is an advocate who specialises in criminal law.

In contrast to Marieke, who is not always in touch with everything that's trendy and fashionable, Rachel is your prototype A-personality. For her, it's perfection at all costs. She is nine months pregnant.

For all the character descriptions and actor bios, please visit the TVSA Show Page here:

TVSA Show Page: Inconceivable
 

Kenan

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Kenan

This single-camera comedy follows a widowed dad, Kenan (Kenan Thompson), who's juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising his two girls.

As Kenan tries to move on, his father-in-law (Don Johnson), brother and co-workers all have strong opinions on the best way to live his life.

The show centres on the familial relationships as Kenan tries to reclaim his life after his wife's death.

Kenan's daughters are his world – the too smart Aubrey and the silly, unpredictable Birdie.

He struggles to balance parenting them as a single dad and hosting his show, which leads him to reluctantly accept help from his father-in-law, Rick.

Rick was a gallivanting sax player when his daughter, Cori, was young and missed out on a lot of her childhood, so he is aiming to make that up with his granddaughters, although his old-school parenting style does not often match up to Kenan's.

At work, Kenan excels at his job with the help of his driven executive producer, Mika.

Mika can be tightly wound, especially when Gary, as Kenan's not-so-managerial manager, tries to insert himself, but Mika remains a confidante and ally to Kenan.

They are able to be vulnerable with one another and connect as friends... and maybe something more.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": Kenan thinks he's adjusted to life as a busy, single parent but after everyone confronts him about denying his grief, he realises it's time to make some changes.

Gary thinks it's time for Rick to move out of the house.
 

Vergewe My 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans

Vergewe My 2

Perpetrators who wish to ask the victims of their crimes for forgiveness are given the chance to do so.

The show features the harrowing stories of crimes and we witness the perpetrators' attempts to reconcile with those they have hurt.

One of them this season is former Wit Wolf member and Worcester bomber, Stefaans Coetzee.

His road to forgiveness began in 2013 when he came face to face with his victims.

In the Season 2 premiere: What is the true cost of self-improvement?

We talk to Dr. Luke Gordon's patients - Myrna Bothma, Naomi Gomez and Heugene Murray - on the cosmetic procedures that changed their lives.
 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives 2

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Food, Reality, Travel

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives 2

Guy Fieri knows a thing or two about hearty, flavoursome food, and in this series he travels across America - and beyond - in search of the best "greasy spoon" eateries.

These diners, drive-ins and dives have been doing it right for decades, and these days they're booming again.

Run by a whole new generation of owners, these joints serve up delicious home-made food and Guy is hitting the road to check them out.

Whether it's a shack on the side of the highway or a sports bar in Vegas, Guy samples their best dishes and chats to the locals who are regulars in these iconic regional restaurants.

From a Jamaican joint serving fried chicken to an Ottawa eatery's 400-year-old cod cake recipe, these are the kind of places that make America great.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Totally Fried": Guy searches for great joints where they're frying up a storm.

These include a classic half-century old diner in Philadelphia, where a French trained chef is frying international specialties like spring rolls with duck confit.

There's also a classic drive-in where Californians line up for deep fried falafel and a small town café where even the French classic, Chicken Cordon Bleu, is deep fried.

In the second episode of the weekday double bill, "Route 66": Guy travels this classic American highway for great food at great places.

There are homemade biscuits and gravy at a 60-year-old trucker's paradise near Victorville, California; and homemade German spaetzle and jagerschnitzel at an Oklahoma cafe built from rocks dug up in the construction of route 66.

There's also apple smoked salmon and pecan crusted catfish at a Kansas joint in a former bank once robbed by Jesse James.
 

Audible

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Sport

Audible

Shaken by a friend's suicide, a Deaf high school football player copes with family and relationships while anticipating his final homecoming game.

Audible is a cinematic and immersive coming of age documentary following Maryland School for the Deaf high school athlete Amaree McKenstry and his close friends as they face the pressures of senior year and grappling with the realities of venturing off into the hearing world.

Amaree and his teammates take out their frustrations on the football field as they battle to protect an unprecedented winning streak, while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend.

This is a story about kids who stand up to adversity.

They face conflict, but approach the future with hope – shouting to the world that they exist and they matter.
 

The Rookie 3

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

The Rookie 3

John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humour to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior.

Nolan is continually put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Consequences": Nearing the end of his training, Nolan now faces his biggest challenge as a police officer yet when he must come to terms with the choices he has made in pursuit of the truth.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "In Justice": Nolan and Harper are assigned to a community policing centre to help rebuild their station's reputation in the community.

Nolan is determined to make a positive impact but Nyla has her doubts.
 

Agter Tralies 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Reality, Afrikaans

Agter Tralies 2

In each episode of this docuseries we follow the story of someone who committed a crime, ended up behind bars and had to rebuild their lives after being released.

We delve deep into the crime they committed, explore their time spent behind bars as well as the story of their release from jail and their plans to create a new life for themselves.

In Season 2 we get to know Charmaine, among others, who was so caught up in her love for her husband that she even involved her children in their nefarious deeds.

In the Season 2 premiere: What started as an innocent way to "keep the pot boiling" brings Rista's life to a standstill and now she has to face the nasty truth.

 

Shows in this post: Inconceivable

Channels in this post: M-Net City, 1Magic, VIA, Netflix South Africa



1 Comment

Timone
01 Jul 2021 16:29

Timone edited on
7/1/2021 4:29 PM

Do yourself a favour and watch Inconceivable if you missed it the first time around.


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