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New on TV today: Monday 11 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Oct 2021
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Scenes from a Marriage

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Drama, Miniseries

Scenes from a Marriage

From Hagai Levi (The Affair), this modern adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's classic Swedish series stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

A captivating re-examination of the dilemmas probed by the original, the five-episode limited series explores love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.

Mira (Chastain) is a confident, ambitious tech executive left unfulfilled by her marriage, and Jonathan (Isaac) is a cerebral and accommodating philosophy professor desperate to keep their relationship intact.

Throughout, Scenes from a Marriage mines the full complexity of Jonathan and Mira as individuals who ultimately know their marriage isn't being torn apart by any one event or flaw, resulting in a series that allows the audience to eavesdrop on private conversations between two people torn between feelings of hate and love.

In the series premiere, "Innocence and Panic": After a tense day of reflection and disclosure, Mira and her husband Jonathan navigate the consequences of unexpected news.
 

Killer Siblings

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Killer Siblings

Killer Siblings tells the twisted stories of some of the most maniacal siblings in history.

Through exclusive interviews and firsthand accounts, the series delves into the evil minds of siblings who partnered together to commit some of the most heinous and sophisticated homicides.

Cases include teen brothers with a perverse dream to become prolific mass murderers, and a sheriff's deputy who killed his wife's lover by employing his brothers - who were on the FBI's most wanted list - to do his dirty work.

Killer Siblings takes you into the minds of family members committed to carrying out evil acts, no matter the cost.

In the series premiere, "Gustafsons": Three siblings hatch a deadly plot for revenge when their brother is convicted of murder, but things unravel when they target the wrong person.
 

iThemba

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

iThemba

Drama series which follows Philiswa, a young woman whose life comes to a halt when her sister, Nomonde, who has been the sole caretaker of their family, stops paying Philiswa's varsity fees and disappears.

Philiswa's search leads her to a church where she discovers that Nomonde is in trouble.

Philiswa realises that this place is a cult that takes advantage of desperate people and in her search to find and free Nomonde, she uncovers family secrets that threaten to destroy her and Nomonde.

The series stars Brenda Ngxoli as Philiswa and Vatiswa Ndara as Nomonde.

TVSA Show Page: iThemba
 

A Shelter for Love

Channel: TLNovelas (DStv Channel 133)
TX Time: 22h25
Genre: Telenovela

A Shelter for Love

Luciana is a beautiful and joyful young girl who, after her mother's death, escapes from the sexual harassment of Don Aquiles, the tyrant in the town she grew up, and arrives in Mexico City.

In order to survive, she has to take a job in La Burbuja, a bar with very bad reputation.

One night, one of the customers tries to go too far with her, but she defends herself and scratches him on the face; a commotion is started and they end up in the police station.

Luciana is accused of hurting a customer and when everything seems lost for her, Claudio, her attorney, rescues her.

She sympathizes with him immediately and he offers her his unconditional help.

After this event, Luciana gets a job as a maid in the Torreslanda's home; she also helps to take care of Patricio, one of their kids who suffered an accident and became quadriplegic.

She immediately gets along with him and Jana, his sister; Patricio recovers his desire to live thanks to Luciana and she becomes his best friend and confidante.

There she meets Rodrigo, the oldest son of the family, and she is impressed when she realises that he is the same young guy that defended her during the commotion at the bar.

Rodrigo is a handsome guy who holds a reputation as a lady-killer, but he is currently engaged to Gala, a beautiful and rich girl who is also a successful executive.

A strong attraction grows between Rodrigo and Luciana, which little by little becomes a deep love.

Rodrigo decides to end his engagement to Gala to secretly marry Luciana and together face anyone who is against; they both give themselves away in love devotion, under the protection of a wonderful and cozy place which is very meaningful for both of them.

When Gala and Roselena, Rodrigo's mother, find this out, they make a plan to separate them.

They tell Rodrigo that the girl has manipulated him because she wants to take his money and that she has escaped from her town because of a debt she still has not paid, which made her family lose their poor home.

Moreover, they tell him that when she arrived in the city, she worked as a "table dancer" at a bar where there is still a formal complaint against her by one of her clients.

Madly upset, Rodrigo confronts Luciana, who tries to defend herself.

Rodrigo, blinded by jealousy, does not listen to her and he throws her out of his home and his life forever.

Devastated, Luciana looks for consolation in Claudio, who shortly after discovers he is Luciana's biological father.

When they discover this, both of them promise to make the Torreslanda family pay for all the pain they have caused them.

Claudio spent many years in jail accused of a fraud that was in fact committed by Maximino, Rodrigo's father, which stripped him of all his goods.

Later, Luciana realises she is pregnant; she decides not to tell Rodrigo and have her baby on her own.

Rodrigo, on the other hand, marries Gala and lives in hell because she makes his life miserable.

Luciana gives birth to Ángel during a risky labor, which almost kills her.

Roselena learns that Luciana had a child and plans to kidnap him; to stop her, Luciana escapes from the hospital but she faints on the way and loses the baby.

A homeless musician takes the baby, believing she is dead. When Luciana wakes up and does not see her baby, the pain drives her crazy and she spends her life looking for him.

Some years later, Rodrigo meets a boy who works in the street and they become friends, ignoring the kid is his own son.

Meanwhile, his situation with Gala gets even worse and they decide to get divorced.

Rodrigo finds out that Luciana had a child. He runs into her one day and he apologizes to her, but she assures him with a cold look that she despises him now - with the exact same passion she once loved him.

Rodrigo promises Luciana that they will find Ángel... but only time will define the direction their destinies will take, which by now will remain united by the hope to find their son and be able to live together with him in... A Shelter for Love.
 

Baptiste 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Mystery

Baptiste 2

Julien Baptiste is not the man we left at the end of Season 1.

After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed Celia away and is looking for any distraction - whether that be the bottom of a bottle or a new case - to consume him.

When Ambassador Emma Chambers' whole family disappears in the Hungarian mountains, Julien finds his new case.

He immediately travels to the resort where the Chambers were staying and entrenches himself in Emma's world.

Despite no longer being a detective in any official capacity, Emma realises that Julien's experience and capacity for understanding human nature will be integral to getting her family back.

When the case turns into a murder and kidnapping, Julien must work closely with the Hungarian police, including Zsofia Arslan, who at first rejects his offers of help but soon comes to see his value.

Julien navigates a police force he cannot trust and obsessional media desperate for more information on such a high profile, international case.

British Ambassador to Hungary, Emma tries to wield her influence, but the layers of corruption and secrets prove too complex to unpick.

Julien, Zsofia and Emma must work together if Emma is to be reunited with her family.
 

Home to Win: Home for The Holidays 4

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Home to Win: Home for The Holidays 4

Top home renovation stars are teaming up to create an incredible Home to Win.

Featuring the likes of Bryan Baeumler, Scott McGillivray, Sarah Richardson, Tommy Smyth and Mike Holmes, among others, this home for the holidays is set to be the biggest Christmas gift anyone could ever dream of.

Bringing their skill, creativity and reno know-how, they'll completely restore an aging Victorian home in dire need of a modern makeover.

After finding the perfect house, the crew divides into teams to renovate and decorate the house from top to bottom.

Each week, newly completed rooms will be revealed and in the final episode, three competitors will compete to win the gorgeous, fully-furnished Home to Win.

And this time, the giveaway is made just in time for the holidays.
 

Vigil

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Vigil

The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) leads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain's nuclear deterrent.

In the series premiere: When a crew member is found dead onboard the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, the Scottish Police are called on to investigate.

The catch? The UK's nuclear deterrent must remain effective, so the submarine stays on patrol and Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva must go aboard to investigate.

Although the death has been written off as an accidental overdose, Amy suspects foul play.

But the crew close ranks in the face of Amy's questioning, and a new threat overshadows her inquiry.
 

FourWheeler

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 17h40
Genre: Reality, Motoring, Lifestyle

FourWheeler

FourWheeler concentrates on aggressive off-road builds that are not just for looks; they are purpose-built machines made with the extreme off-roader in mind.

At the end of each build, host Ian Johnson tests its capabilities in the ultimate off-road environment.

The series captures the off-road lifestyle, with projects ranging from slow-moving rock crawlers to high-horsepower hill-climbers and everything in between.
 

Paranormal Night Shift

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Reality, Paranormal, Supernatural

Paranormal Night Shift

Each hour-long episode on Paranormal Night Shift presents three stories of supernatural encounters, each more terrifying than the last.

Personal testimonials are the heart of each story.

A narrator keeps the plotline moving, but the vast majority of the storytelling is done by the men and women who have lived through it.

These interviews are first hand intimate peeks into the spine tingling world of those who work the witching hour.

In the series premiere: Radio host Tim encounters ghosts while alone at the station.

Also, restaurateur Heather has a terrifying encounter with a doppelganger and manager Dan finds he's not alone in the bowling alley.
 

Dog: Impossible 2

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Dog: Impossible 2

Dog behaviour specialist Matt Beisner and his team help owners learn to handle their aggressive and misunderstood animals, and to rescue and rehabilitate dogs from local shelters that other facilities have rejected.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Three's a Crowd": Matt takes on two extreme cases of dog aggression fueled by conflict and insecurity; a bulldog bully named Brutus and a wheeled menace named Sparky.
 

Injustice with Nancy Grace

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Injustice with Nancy Grace

Legal analyst and former felony prosecutor Nancy Grace draws upon her vast knowledge and expertise as she unravels mysterious and shocking true crime cases.

Each standalone episode delves into a captivating, multi-layered story of injustice, from wrongful accusations to botched investigations to unjust sentences and more.

Through first-hand interviews, archival footage and Nancy's unique perspective, the series shines a light on these untold cases and the fight for justice.

In the series premiere, "Murder Becomes Personal": When Pamela Vitale is found brutally murdered in her home on a California mountainside, detectives are led down a dark path to a killer hiding in plain sight.

But even a sentence of life without parole can't guarantee this killer won't walk free.
 

Selling the Big Easy 2

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Selling the Big Easy 2

New Orleans native and resident real estate expert Brittany Picolo-Ramos specialises in quintessential NOLA properties.

The series follows Brittany and her full-service agency as they help families find the house of their dreams by showing them high-end homes with the right amount of history and charm.

She also helps clients stage and sell their homes for top dollar in the city's vibrant real estate market.

With an approachable and effervescent style, Brittany effortlessly guides clients through the buying and selling process while touting the enticing amenities that the Crescent City has to offer.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The House with a History Vs. The Show-Stopping Shotgun": A busy couple has outgrown their home with the addition of their son and dog, so Brittany helps them find an Uptown property that represents the best of New Orleans.

Meanwhile, Brittany is tasked with making a home with great features look less sterile.
 

Banged Up Abroad 14

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Drama

Banged Up Abroad 14

Locked Up Abroad continues to follow Western travelers who find themselves fighting for survival whilst being held captive in some the worlds most deadly regions.

In the Season 14 premiere, "Declassified: Mexican Cartel Takedown": An ambitious DEA Agent goes after a notorious Mexican cartel leader but gets sucked into a dark and treacherous world where the lines between good and evil are blurred.

He'll stop at nothing to get his man, but when tragedy strikes, vengeance takes hold, and he makes a fatal mistake that tears his world apart.
 

Modern Family 10

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

Modern Family 10

Mockumentary series which follows the families of Jay Pritchett, his daughter Claire Dunphy and his son Mitchell, who live in Los Angeles, and takes a modern look at the complications that come with being a family today.

In the Season 10 premiere, "I Love a Parade": the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade, where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal.

Meanwhile, Haley's goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn't go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

TVSA Show Page: Modern Family 10
 

The Kelly Clarkson Show 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 16h55
Genre: Talk Show, Variety

The Kelly Clarkson Show 3

The Kelly Clarkson Show uses the Idols winner's gift of connection to bring a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition.

Each weekday Kelly brings together a fascinating guest list of people, from all walks of life, to come hang out together, share remarkable stories and maybe have "a minute and a glass of wine" (as she likes to say).

Experience an hour full of humour, heart, unscripted surprises, celebrity guests and, of course, great music.

The Season 3 premiere features guests Fat Joe, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Martin and Bowen Yang; the "Kellyoke" cover is On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons.
 

How I Caught the Killer 2

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documnentary Series, Docu-Drama

How I Caught the Killer 2

Featuring exclusive officer accounts, chilling evidence and stylish recreations, How I Caught the Killer provides insight into what it's like to work on indecipherable cases.

The series shines a light on a myriad of murders and an array of outstanding officers who made key discoveries during investigations - from the dedication of the detectives, to the forensic analysis of the CSIs and the heart-wrenching role of the family liaison officers.

Each 60-minute episode focuses on a different murder case, characterised by either a unique scenario to solve, particularly ingenious policework or especially disturbing suspects.

The story of the investigation unfolds using multiple voices in static interviews and in key locations.

The urgency of the 48 hours is conveyed by mixing footage and photographs from the case files, illustrative recreations, and unpicking the crime scene using footage and dynamic graphics.

Telling the story of the investigation from the perspective of the police - former policeman and Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding narrates this series packed with revelations from the people who solved murders and caught killers.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Assassin's Greed": DNA left on a cigarette butt leads investigators to the brutal killer of 84 year-old gun enthusiast Kenneth Speakman.

 

Shows in this post: iThemba, Modern Family



1 Comment

Timone
11 Oct 2021 16:59

So many debuts today.  Will definitely be recording Scenes from a Marriage.


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