New on TV today: Monday 19 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Jul 2021
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House of Zwide

TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Soap Opera

House of Zwide

Soap opera set which tells the rags-to-riches tale of a fashionable Johannesburg family who bring high drama and ruthless ambition as they rise to the top of the cutthroat fashion industry.

The show contrasts two worlds and two families: one is in Tembisa where the Molapo family reside and the other is Rosebank where we find the well-off and fashionable Zwide family.

Vusi Kunene stars as South Africa's most influential fashionista - the founder and owner of House of Zwide, Funani Zwide.

Winnie Ntshaba plays his supportive wife, Faith Zwide; and Motlatsi Mafatshe stars in the lighthearted role of Uncle Molefe, who brings moments of humour to the show.

The Godfather, Isaac (Jeffrey Sekele) is a sympathetic gangster and former Umkhonto we Sizwe veteran who was involved in the turbulent hostel wars during the mid-'90s.

Isaac is a loving father to two beautiful daughters and a husband to Rea (Matshepo Maleme), who is burdened with the secret that Ona is not her daughter - a secret which becomes even heavier when Isaac finally reveals who Ona really is.

Khaya Dladla plays Lazarus, Funani's life-long confidante who is responsible for interpreting and executing his designs.

Lazarus is always immaculately groomed and obsessed with neatness and order - and he takes no nonsense.

Nefisa Mkhabela stars as Ona Molapo, a young fashion designer who navigates the world of fashion with her BFF Shoki, played by Shalate Sekhabi.

Together they navigate the fashion world, overcoming any challenges in their path.

Londeka Mchunu stars as Zanele Zwide, Faith and Funani's daughter. Zanele is the apple of her father's eye – but still lives and dies by her mother's approval.

Zanele practically lives on Instagram, and she's only recently started proving herself as an asset to the family business through her role as an influencer.

Followers and friends are instantly mesmerised by Zanele's vivacious personality and style and everyone wishes to dress like her.

She's always rocking the Zwide family and business boat.

Nkosi Zwide, played by Wanda Zuma, is Funani and Faith's son. Nkosi is Funani's firstborn son, the Crown prince of the Zwide family.

Nkosi is eye candy, every woman's dream man, but he has his demons. He sees himself as the successor-in-waiting to his father but doesn't have an artistic bone in his body to drive the business.

Sandile (Paballo Mavundla) is one of three interns at House of Zwide.

Very good-looking and with a charming approach, Sandile is also cold and calculating when he needs to be and always aims to win at everything.

Noah Cohen plays the villainous De Villiers - the classic 'ruthless businessman'. Although he is always immaculately dressed, he is not afraid to get his fingernails dirty.

House of Zwide is produced by Bomb Productions and VideoVision Entertainment.


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Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 08h00
Genre: Reality, DIY

Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters

The queen of craft, Kirstie Allsopp, is on a mission to share her love of all things handmade on Celebrity Craft Masters.

Kirstie has put several famous faces to the test to see if they can cut it on some tough craft challenges.

They'll learn every craft in the book: from paper craft to pyrography, quilling to drilling and wood work to cake decorating.

They may be stars of screen, stage and sport, but will they embrace embroidery, go potty for pottery or say no way to crochet?

A Woolies Winter Cook-Off

Channel: HONEY (DStv 173)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Reality, Special, Advertiser-Funded

A Woolies Winter Cook-Off

Leaning into winter has never been easier as we join Anele Mdoda and two super-foodie teams for a tasty winter feast face-off.

Insta-celebrity The Lazy Makoti's team is making everything from scratch using fresh produce, while food stylist extraordinaire Keletso Motau's team can dip into Woolworths's ready-made dishes, using tins and packets.

Which plate will host Minki van der Westhuizen like best?

There are three themes: the perfect weekday dinner, homemade "fast food" and a winter festival for the weekend.

NOTE: the show also airs in Afrikaans, starting on VIA at 17h30.

The Neighborhood 2

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy

The Neighborhood 2

When Dave Johnson and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.

However, their opinionated next-door neighbour, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighbourhood their home.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Welcome to the Re-Rack": One year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin's annual Yardecue and prove how much a part of the community he's become.

But Calvin's reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go.

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts follows Mary as she celebrates the best of comfort food, bringing fuss-free recipes that can warm the cockles and lift the spirits.

Across the six episodes, Mary braves the elements to discover, and cook, the most heart-warming dishes on offer in the UK and abroad.

These include the indulgent delights of Paris; the hidden gems along the majestic Thames; the traditional fayre of Ireland's abundant pastures; the comfort foods that remind us all of Home; the delicious seafood found along the stunning Yorkshire coastline and the steaming comforts perfect for a wintery Scottish night.

Taking inspiration from the people she meets and the food she tastes along the way, Mary brings us simple to cook dishes that will brighten up even the dullest of days.

In the series premiere, "Paris": Mary returns to the city where she learned to cook – Paris.

It is a place that lives and breathes food, and Mary wants to sample the very best of it.

Where better to start than a fromagerie to buy cheese for her own version of a melting, crunchy croque monsieur?

Next, under the spire of the Eiffel Tower, Mary enjoys the perfect bistro lunch, all washed down with a drop of fine wine, before she heads to one of the city's favourite creperies to finesse her technique - whipping up the classic lemon and sugar crepe.

Heading to one of Paris's bakeries, Mary is shown the underground secrets of perfecting croissants and producing the masses of baguettes that are baked fresh every day.

Inspired by the sweet pastries she spots in Parisian patisserie windows, Mary makes her own brioche and apple frangipane tart.

This is served up alongside a succulent slow roast leg of lamb with ratatouille and an elegant starter of a crab and herb blinis.


Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy


Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights.

However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything.

But these boomerang parents aren't great with boundaries and the question of who's parenting who quickly become blurred in this multi-generational comedy starring Fran Drescher and Adam Pally as mother and son.

In the series premiere, "Everybody's Talking about the Pilot": Young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave's parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.

Beat Shazam 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Game Show, Music

Beat Shazam 4

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, Beat Shazam is an interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.

In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world's most popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to $1-million dollars.

Actress, model and writer Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, will return as deejay.

In the upcoming fourth season, Beat Shazam will feature a special episode in which contestants can play to win $2 million dollars, as well as a celebrity episode in which talent will play for charity.

In the Season 4 premiere, "All About the Abs, Butt and Thighs!": The game gets physical as teams of fitness moms, male cheerleaders and lifeguards compete for a million dollars.

Escape to the Chateau: DIY 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Lifestyle

Escape to the Chateau: DIY 2

By moving to France and renovating their chateau, Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree from Escape to the Chateau have discovered that the French are not as interested in their old castles as Brits are.

The floors are rotten, the walls are crumbling, they cost a fortune to maintain and they're in the middle of nowhere. To the French, these are big problems.

To the Brits, they can represent a lifelong dream and the promise of a real adventure.

Escape to the Chateau: DIY tracks a number of British families who have made or who are in the process of making the monumental decision to leave home and chase the French dream.

Dick and Angel also share their expertise with these people who are following in their footsteps.

In this season, chateau favourites Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel continue to offer advice and practical help to prospective chateau buyers, as well as to new and established chateau owners.

It's an all access pass into their everyday lives and struggles.

There will be ups and downs, tears, laughter and triumph, in their seemingly never-ending challenge to renovate and maintain their huge chateaus themselves.


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