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New on TV today: Thursday 30 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 30 Sep 2021
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Diggstown 2

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Diggstown 2

This legal drama follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica), a star corporate lawyer who, after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution, decides to reconsider her priorities.

Set in the gritty arena of a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers - messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice.

They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty, and gender bias.

Marcie is driven by one thing - to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.

In Season 2, Marcie and her fellow crusaders at legal aid continue their fight against a criminal justice system that shows no mercy to our most at risk citizens.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Vince Hu": Marcie invokes the anger of her community when she takes on the case of a dismissed police officer who kills a local woman during a high-speed chase through the streets of North Preston.

Pam fights for a single mother charged with prostitution and fraud, but when the prosecution digs deeper into her client's affairs, things take an unexpected turn.
 

Little Fires Everywhere

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Miniseries

Little Fires Everywhere

Starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, this series follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, the story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

In the series premiere, "The Spark": The picture-perfect lives of the Richardson family are upended by the mysterious arrival of artist Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl in Shaker Heights, Ohio - an idyllic town founded on the utopian principals of harmony and order.

Egged on by her guilty conscience, do-gooder Elena Richardson rents to the mother-daughter duo, irrevocably intertwining the fates of the two families.
 

The Victim

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Miniseries

The Victim

The Victim is a thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused.

Set within Scotland's unique legal system, the drama asks the question: who really, is the victim?

Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean, whose son was murdered 15 years ago.

She is accused of revealing his killer's new identity online and conspiring to have them murdered.

Has the anger of a grieving mother turned her into a criminal? What is she capable of doing in her son's name?

Hard-working family man Craig Myers is viciously attacked after being identified online as a notorious child murderer.

Should Craig keep his head down or try to prove his innocence? Is he a convicted murderer, or simply the tragic victim of mistaken identity?

The Victim follows the progress of a trial in Edinburgh's High Court, while covering the events leading up to the legal proceedings, and the criminal investigation led by DI Steven Grover - who has his own reasons for wanting to crack the case.

Craig and Anna are pitted against each other, but our sympathies will be divided.

New potential suspects will be revealed and long buried secrets unearthed as the story builds to a final, devastating climax.

In the series premiere: Fifteen years after her son's murder, Anna Dean arrives at Edinburgh High Court for the start of a major court case – but who is on trial?

Six months previously, on Halloween, Craig Myers is viciously attacked and discovers he has been accused online of being the notorious child murderer Eddie J Turner.

The investigation into the online post and the subsequent attack uncovers evidence that DI Grover believes incriminates Anna, but senior officers seem intent on blocking his enquiries.

Meanwhile, the first day of court proceedings brings Craig and Anna face to face and raises the question – is Craig really Eddie, or is this a case of mistaken identity?
 

Vermis 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, True Crime, Afrikaans

Vermis 2

Vermis places unsolved cases of South Africa's missing persons on the agenda.

In each episode of this true crime series, television personality Doreen Morris explores the mysterious and unsolved cases of missing South Africans.

She meets the missing person's loved ones, retraces their last steps and reviews the theories on their disappearance.

The Season 2 premiere sees Doreen investigate the case of six-year-old Shasha-Lee November, who disappeared in Hanover Park in 2015 and has never been seen since.
 

Darcey & Stacey 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Darcey & Stacey 2

Fans of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days have watched Darcey through four seasons of globe-trotting, long-distance love affairs followed by heartbreaking, tear-filled break-ups, always with her devoted twin Stacey by her side to lend a shoulder to cry on.

Now get to know the sisters on a new level - their lives, their loves and their supportive family members.

In Darcey & Stacey, the twins open the doors to their lives while they juggle relationships, family and their unique world of being twins.

In the Season 2 premiere, "You Only Know So Much": Darcey's engagement hangs in the balance after a blowout fight with Georgi, and Florian's temper flares when Stacey oversteps her bounds.

Darcey must face some hard truths after her best friends voice concerns about her relationship.
 

Mountain Men 10

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h25
Genre: Docu-Reality

Mountain Men 10

There are men in America who must still make their living off the land; hunting and trapping to provide for their families. They are the Mountain Men.

The series features a variety of men from Appalachia to the Rocky Mountains to Alaska and follows them as they race against winter to obtain the sustenance and money needed to make it through the coldest months of the year.

Eustace Conway lives deep in the mountains of North Carolina on the Turtle Bay Reserve.

He moved there two decades ago in search of a more truthful existence.

In the years since, he's built a home, and survived by hunting, fishing and raising animals.

Tom Orr lives with his wife on the Yaak River in Montana. He is 100 miles from the nearest town, a place he hasn't ventured to in 10 years.

John is a trapper by trade and to prepare for winter, he must earn enough money to obtain the supplies he needs.

Marty Meierotto, his wife Dominique and their daughter Noah live in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers.

Every month, Marty pilots his bi-plane, travelling into the bush in search of the wolverine and lynx pelts he needs to make a living.

While he's on the Black River, he must hunt moose and caribou to survive in the wilderness.

Together, they represent America's true Mountain Men.

This season, winter is loosening its grip on the mountains of North America. But that doesn't mean life here is getting any easier.

As the thaw begins and rivers start to swell, new opportunities open up for the mountain men to stockpile supplies, grow their own food and fortify their homesteads.

But this spring they're digging deep like never before.

The mountain men and their families are masters of independence and living off the land.

But even they are preparing for a changing world - one where the ultimate test may be who can brace for the worst in America's wilderness.

In the Season 10 premiere, "Hunt to Survive": Tom and Nancy face the challenges of isolation at the onset of winter.

Jake hunts pronghorn antelope, and faces down a deadly rattlesnake.

Eustace has new neighbours and begins teaching them his mountain man ways.

Mike takes a perilous sea journey in search of better hunting grounds.

Finally, Martha puts her off road capability to the test while traversing Alaska's toughest terrain.
 

Fatal Attraction 8

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Fatal Attraction 8

Narrated by actress Lynn Whitfield, the series explores the devastating consequences when all-consuming romantic passion erupts with such intensity that ordinary people commit unthinkable and criminal acts in the name of love.

Driven by real-life stories, Fatal Attraction weaves together intimate first person interviews, evocative cinematography and exclusive interrogation footage.

Each episode opens with a shocking crime and then flashes back through reenactments to the beginning of the incident providing a glimpse into the dark heart of a dangerous romance.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Unbridled Greed": When a retired Chicago steelworker is gunned down outside his home, police suspect he was targeted by a street gang.

However, the victim's daughter follows her own suspicions, finding a tangled web of deceit and a conspiracy.
 

The Split 2

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

The Split 2

The Split is a multi-layered exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce seen through the lens of the Defoes – a family of female lawyers at the heart of London's emotionally-charged divorce circuit.

Season 2 delves back into the world of a high-flying family of lawyers, where Hannah Stern is busy negotiating complex divorce cases whilst being confronted by difficulties in her own family.

Although Hannah and Nathan's marriage seems to be back on track, she hasn't forgiven him for his past indiscretions, and is continuing her relationship with Christie in secret.

With pressure mounting on her in her personal life, she meets a new client at work, TV presenter Fi Hansen, who is part of a celebrity power couple and is concerned about her pre-nup.

Meanwhile, Ruth comes to terms with a different pace of life, and Zander introduces an unsettling new colleague to the firm.

 



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