Single Dad's Club
TLNovelas (DStv Channel 133)
Mauricio López-Garza is a charming, handsome, coveted playboy and the owner of the toy emporium Logatoys, who –startlingly – can't stand children and avoids them like the plague.
In the habit of letting others solve his problems, Mauricio entrusts his company's management to Fabián Carbajal, his best friend since childhood.
Eventually, Mauricio's overspend starts ravaging the factory's finances, which leads it on to the verge of bankruptcy.
This is how this consummate bachelor leans towards the most unimagined way out to his financial problems, putting his life of excesses on hold to marry a "rich girl".
Her father promises to invest millions in Logatoys as soon as his daughter's fiancé becomes his official son in-law.
But just as Mauricio is in front of the altar and about to say "I do" to the gorgeous bride, Anifer, a 7-year-old girl bursts into the church to stop the wedding, arguing that the groom is none other than her father.
The nearly father in-law takes his heir and his millions away leaving the groom high and dry, dead-end, with a factory about to close down and a daughter from whom he had never heard before, turning him into the parent he wouldn't even dare to dream in his worst possible nightmares.
Forced to sell all of his goods to pay off the company's most urgent debts, Mauricio has no choice but to move in with Anifer to a small private road.
Unfortunately, the residents are mostly old Logatoys employees he had fired on bad terms...
FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
Thriller, Supernatural, Drama
The supernatural thriller live-action series Helstrom is based on the Marvel Comics characters Daimon and Satana Hellstrom.
Helstrom follows the son and daughter of a mysterious serial killer, Daimon and Ana Helstrom, and their complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity, each with their own attitude and skills.
Tom Austen (The Borgias) stars as Daimon Helstrom.
A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for.
He just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him.
In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise and will not stop until they're vanquished.
Sydney Lemmon (Succession) plays Ana Helstrom.
By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others.
Traumatised by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.
TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
Sisterly love takes on a whole new meaning in Extreme Sisters, following the most obsessive and inseparable sibling relationships.
Some sister bonds are closer than others, but these siblings take their obsession to the extreme.
From eating the same foods, to sleeping in the same bed and even sharing a boyfriend, some of these sister fascinations are sure to make you think twice about how close sisters can really be.
Despite what others may think about their uncanny relationships, these Extreme Sisters are unapologetic in their dedication to one another.
However, when the opinions of society, family, romantic partners and some major life changes come into the play, it remains to be seen if these sisters will be able to defend and maintain their exceptional bond.
What are these sisters willing to lose to keep their obsession with each other intact?
Meet the sisters:
"One in the Same"
Anna and Lucy eat the same foods, go to the bathroom together and shower together. They are literally never apart.
The sisters have begun thinking about their future as mothers and have decided that when they do get pregnant, they want to be pregnant with Ben's baby at the exact same time.
Yes, Ben is Anna and Lucy's shared boyfriend, and potential shared father of their future children.
Brooke and Baylee are so close that they shared the same bed growing up and continue to do so even though Brooke is married, and her husband is uncomfortable with Baylee sleeping with them.
They shower together, pop each other's pimples and also share the same name - Candace.
Technically, the two are named Candace-Brooke and Candace Baylee, and Brooke has even passed down the tradition to her daughter, Candace-Ace.
"New Sister Moms"
Brittany and Briana always dreamed about marrying and getting pregnant at the same time as one another - they have what is called a quaternary marriage, which is very rare.
The sisters have successfully achieved this goal, with just a few months difference in their pregnancies.
The identical twins now venture into motherhood together, sharing a house with their twin husbands and consider themselves both moms and dads to their baby and future baby.
Christina and Jessica have led parallel lives through every major life event. They married, were pregnant, and went through divorces together.
Their obsessive closeness is the reason for both of their divorces and because they believe they are each other's soul mate.
Today, they live .2 miles away from one another, raising their children together as single mothers.
They are inseparable and feel physically sick when they are apart.
The sisters even have a code word for each other that signals to the other that no matter what they're doing at that time, they must drop it and rush to the other's side.
"Right Hand Sister"
Patrix and Patrica live their lives intwined from the moment they were born.
Patrix has an apartment but rarely uses it and spends a majority of her time living at Patrica's house.
Patrica was born with three of her fingers missing on her right hand, so Patrix has always been by her sister's side in the face of bullies and to step in to help Patrica with tasks that aren't easy to do without two properly formed hands, such as cutting nails, shaving and applying makeup.
Patrix truly is Patrica's right hand sister.
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Reality Competition, DIY
Tim Allen (Last Man Standing) reunites with Richard Karn (Home Improvement) as series host and executive producer, joined by woodworking do-it-yourself YouTube star April Wilkerson who will act as the series' own resident expert.
In this 10-episode competition series, Allen and Karn spotlight the best and brightest makers from across the USA, as they compete head-to-head, to create mind-blowing builds.
These include everything from a dual all-season ice melter/leaf blower and all-in-one riding comfort mower to a do-it-yourself jacuzzi and BBQ bicycle, which not only pushes each builder beyond their limits but challenges their inner fixer and inventor to build it bigger, better and more powerful.
Each week, Assembly Required features three incredible makers who compete from their own home shops to create insane builds with their bare hands while both Allen and Karn pop in virtually to deliver colourful commentary and oversee their work across two challenge rounds.
Resident expert April Wilkerson serves as Tim and Richard's go-to source on the 'how and why' of each build, breaking down the complexities and giving the audience a bird's eye view of what the challengers are up against.
Round one consists of the "make-or-break challenge" where all three makers have 90 minutes to build an item of Allen and Karn's choosing while using the items specifically curated for them in their "mystery crates."
Round one builds this season include a fire extinguisher, water fountain, treadmill and handheld vacuum, to name a few.
All three makers will test their final constructs for the guys with only two moving on to round two to compete in the "run-with-it challenge."
Here they will have five full days to construct something that has never been created before by using the contents of another "mystery crate" as well as parts from their round one build.
What the final two don't know is Wilkerson will throw a proverbial "wrench" into their plans with "April's Secret Challenge," covertly tricking up one of the parts, so it will require a surprise repair.
This ensures they aren't just builders and inventors but also fixers.
The final two builds will be shipped to Allen's workshop where he and Karn will personally test each creation based on three criteria - quality, design and functionality.
The winning maker takes home $5,000 in cash and the ultimate bragging rights.
Buried in the Backyard 2
CBS Justice (DStv 170)
True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama
Examines true-crime stories of victims found buried in the most unsuspecting of places.
While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences.
Uncovering the remains is only the beginning, however, as each hour-long episode follows a unique police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible.
Recreations, along with first-hand accounts from those closest to the victims and law enforcement agents involved in the case, bring each shocking tale to life.
As investigators dig into the "how" and "why" surrounding each crime, viewers are taken on an unpredictable journey and reminded that this could happen to anyone - in any home, in any neighbourhood.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Guilt or Innocence": When the body parts of two missing teens are found in a backyard cornfield, Ohio detectives uncover dark family secrets to track their suspect.
The community fears there may never be justice when the man convicted is released from prison.
Island of Bryan 2
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement, DIY
Can two parents with four school-age kids drop out of their busy lives and move to a tropical paradise for eight months to rebuild and restore a run-down beachfront resort?
On Island of Bryan, master contractor Bryan Baeumler and his wife and designer Sarah are doing just that.
It's a huge personal and financial gamble and it's going to be the ride of their lives...
In the second season, Sarah and Bryan pick up where they left this massive renovation off in the first season.
After a rollercoaster year of construction, the resort's grand opening date is set just a few months away.
With the budget maxed out and more at stake than ever, Bryan and Sarah will have to tackle the seemingly impossible in order to transform this property into their spectacular vision: the Caerula Mar Club.
Deur Dik en Dun 3
e.tv and eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
17h30 and 21h30
An Afrikaans dub of the Turkish novela Istanbullu Gelin, also known as Evermore. It airs weekdays on e.tv at 17h30 and on eExtra at 21h30.
Deur Dik en Dun is a story of the passionate love between a wealthy businessman and a poor singer who struggles to survive in a battle against deep-rooted family traditions which prize power over romance.
In the Season 3 premiere: The Boran family struggle to find their footing now that their life has changed drastically.
Adem loses his patience day by day as he continues to search for Dilara.
Back! Deur Dik en Dun 3 Teasers - July 2021
Impilo: The Scam
Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
Follows the shady dealings of an unscrupulous man who uses his greedy, opportunist ways to manipulate his naïve and desperate son into scamming a community through a pyramid scheme called Impilo.
Set in Alexandra township, Khulubuse Mtshali (Desmond Dube) uses his son Mngobi (Sipho Mdingi) to scam the community of their hard earned cash.
This coming-of-age crime drama sees Mnqobi caught up in the underbelly of financial crime engineered by his greedy and opportunistic father, which leads to an attempt on his life through mob justice.
In the season premiere: Khulubuse makes a dramatic return to his family, which creates the sort of impact that happens when a father turns his back.
The result: his son Mnqobi strikes a deal with the devil.
Also starring are Sthandiwe Kgoroge as Nokulunga Nkosi, Nay Maps as Pacino, Candice Modiselle as Naledi, Siya Sepotokele as Macable and TK Sebothoma as Tebza.
TVSA Show Page: Impilo: The Scam
eReality (Openview 108)
True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama
This series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession.
Each hour-long episode takes you through the emotional twists and turns of a real homicide case, from the 911 call to the crime scene and leading up to the interrogation room where detectives corner their prime suspect.
The police officers and detectives will walk us through their strategy while interviews with the suspects' and victims' friends and family shed light on the heartbreaking details, taking you on an emotional journey with the hope of finding justice.
In every case, the interrogating officer will "break" the suspect and get a shocking reveal of what led to the atrocious crime.
In the series premiere, "Carlsbad": A mother-of-two mysteriously disappears after spending the night at a local New Mexico bar.
The police race against the clock to hopefully find her alive, and are shocked by what they uncover.
The Buzz 6
HONEY (DStv 173)
A talk show in which a panel of five women from across the continent share their opinions and anecdotes about everyday life issues.
It is driven by an agony aunt-type letter outlining a viewer's dilemma – be it about romance, health, their hustle or family and friends.
The Buzz team offers their advice and through the course of the episode more details around the viewer's conundrum is revealed.
Will the women on the panel change their opinions as the episode progresses, or stick to their guns?
To conclude, they vote on the matter.