New on TV today: Friday 3 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Sep 2021
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Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Reality


Is there a family member with a more polarising reputation than the mother-in-law?

The mere mention of her makes one shudder, and the person who often bears the brunt of her anger is the makoti, or the daughter-in-law.

But is mmatswale, or mother-in-law, always the problem? And is the man in the middle his mother's son or his wife's husband first?

Finally, can this historically challenging relationship ever be fixed?

These are questions that are answered in Abasemzini.

Mother- and daughter-in-law pairs move into a house to undergo a bootcamp, where psychological professionals put them through a series of exercises and challenges intended to get them to a healthy and productive place.

The goal of Abasemzini is to restore happy families and equip both parties with conflict management skills they can use in their everyday lives.

Hosted by actor Lehasa Moloi and singer Puleng March, the format of the show is focused on not only exploring the source of the tension between mother- and daughter-in-law, but also actively finding lasting solutions so that the broader family unit can function.

Other family members affected by the makoti and mom-in-law's feud will also visit the bootcamp in order to address their issues and the role they may have played in the existing tension.

The experts, who will be helping mend these familial ties, are clinical psychologist and TV host Nozibusiso Nyawose and psychologist Vuyo Themba.

It's time to retire the 'evil mother-in-law' or 'mean makoti' tropes. This is reconciliation on another level.

B Positive

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy

B Positive

B Positive, from executive producer Chuck Lorre, stars Emmy nominee Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) in a light-hearted series.

Drew (Middleditch) is a therapist and newly divorced dad who, when he discovers he needs a new kidney, runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers hers.

Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship, as they begin a journey that will forever impact both of their lives.

Gabby is Gina's best friend, Julia is Drew's ex-wife, Maddie is Drew and Julia's teenage daughter and Eli is a new friend of Drew's who is also going through dialysis.

The series is based on creator Marco Pennette's personal experience as a transplant recipient.

Celebrity Wife Swap USA 4

Channel: S3
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality

Celebrity Wife Swap USA 4

Two women from celebrity families with different backgrounds trade places for one week.

Not only are the moms given the opportunity to see how another celebrity chooses to raise her children and deal with the spotlight - making them appreciate their own lives more - but viewers are given a peek into how some controversial celebrities live their lives.

At the end of each episode the couples meet and discuss how they feel about each other's life and share what they've learned from the experience.

The celebrities featured this season are:

Jackée Harry and Traci Lords
Verne Troyer and Hines Ward
Jeremy London and David A. Siegel
Tami Roman and Kerri Walsh Jennings
Charo and Jill Whelan
Vince Neil and Gunnar Nelson
Holly Robinson Peete and Margaret Cho
Cloris Leachman and Pia Zadora
Sean Lowe and Jason Mesnick
George Hamilton and Alana Stewart and Angela Raiola
Corey Feldman and Tommy Davidson
CeCe Peniston and Kellie Williams
Robert Carradine and Terrell Owens

Travel Man: 48 Hours In...

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

Travel Man: 48 Hours In...

Richard Ayoade and a celebrity guest spend 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must-see tourist attractions.

Due to overwhelming availability, Richard returns as Travel Man, bringing sense and order to the potential chaos of a weekend away, beginning with 48 hours in Russia's cultural (if not actual) capital, St Petersburg.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Budapest": Hungary's fairytale capital of Budapest is Richard's destination in the second episode of the season.

Joining Richard is comedian, actor and writer, Aisling Bea.


Channels in this post: 1Magic, M-Net, SABC3, Curiosity Channel


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