New on TV today: Friday 10 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Dec 2021
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How To Ruin Christmas 2: The Funeral

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy-Drama

How To Ruin Christmas 2: The Funeral

Season 1 was set in the surroundings of Johannesburg, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff and surrounds for the wedding of the season, but nothing went according to plan.

This time around, the families are looking forward to a quiet Christmas.

However, family rebel and black sheep Tumi Sello's plans get ruined, and so does Christmas, when a death affecting the Sello and Twala families sees her guilt-tripped into helping with the planning of a Christmas funeral.

When the funeral planning goes pear-shaped, all judgmental eyes fall on Tumi, and once again she has to spend the next couple of days trying to clear hers and the Sello name by saving a Christmas funeral from absolute disaster.

This season holds a lot of festive firsts for the blended family.

These include Beauty and Sbu's first wedding anniversary; Lydia and Themba's first Christmas as parents; and the family's first Christmas without their beloved matriarch, Gogo Twala, who unfortunately passes away after a fun-filled day under the not-so-watchful eye of Tumi Sello.

We follow the bereaved family to KwaZulu-Natal as they quickly band together on Christmas Day to plan the burial of Gogo Twala, which comes with its own set of challenges as the chief mourners descend into town to ensure a smooth service and After Tears reception.

We find out more about the vivacious Gogo Twala, who, of course, has her own secrets (did we expect anything less?) and dive deeper into the inner workings of the couples and families as the story unfolds.

New characters this season include:

Aunt Prudence
played by Thembi Nyandeni

The strict traditionalist aunt. She is a bully who always thinks she is right, even when she isn't.

She is very judgemental and is not afraid to voice her opinions.

She treats Valencia like a Makoti that needs to respect her and everything that she says.

played by Owen Sejake

Gogo Twala's lover, Bab'Mkhize is a reformed gangster who owns a small strip-club-cum-tavern in the Durban CBD.

He is notoriously known in the area and there are many stories about what he has done to people - but none of them verified.

He loves speaking English and in riddles that often confuse people.

Knowing Gog'Twala the best, he is also not afraid to enforce her wishes upon the Twala family.

played by Tsumi Nkosi

Khaya's daughter Lulu, as she is affectionately known, is a smart 13-year-old who is going on 21.

She is self-sufficient and witty and gives as much as Tumi gives. She is bubbly and vibrant and loves to talk back.

Lulu is just as bummed as Tumi is about Khaya's 'super dad' act. She feels like he treats her as if she is seven and not thirteen and that's why she likes Tumi.

Tumi is real and she admires that.

TVSA Show Page: How To Ruin Christmas 2: The Funeral

$50k Three Ways

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement

$50k Three Ways

For homeowners who have the cash, but need big help with a vision that can turn their home reno wish list into a breathtaking reality, Chicago-based interior designer Tiffany Brooks will triple their options.

The series is a chance for home design fans to see more of Tiffany's inspired, soul-filled designs.

Tiffany, who first wowed as a competitor and winner of HGTV Star and as a designer for HGTV Smart Home, will guide each homeowner through three colourful, carefully curated design choices and work with them to select the one approach that perfectly reflects their personal story and current needs.

In the series premiere: A couple wants to renovate their dated home, but can't decide what to improve with their budget.

Tiffany presents a trio of enticing options that can turn their house into the home they've always wanted.

Encountering roadblocks along the way, including structural surprises, permit delays and indecisive clients, Tiffany must make the most of the budget to deliver a stylish new space that's worth every penny.

UFOs: The White House Files

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Documentary

UFOs: The White House Files

From Truman to Trump, there has been a legacy of secrecy and controversy surrounding UFOs and extra-terrestrials.

In fact, Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter and Reagan are each rumoured to have had personal encounters.

Could these powerful leaders be hiding the truth about UFOs from the public?

Or is it possible that some Presidents are kept in the dark?

Saturday Morning All Star Hits!

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy, Animation

Saturday Morning All Star Hits!

Wildly irreverent and slightly disturbing, this adult animation, live-action hybrid celebrates the campy, Saturday-morning shows of the '80s and '90s.

Twin hosts Skip and Treybor (Kyle Mooney) take us on a trip through the Saturday Morning cartoon experience.

The series features the voices of Emma Stone and Paul Rudd.

Modern Family 11

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

Modern Family 11

Final Season!

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

In the Season 11 premiere, "New Kids on the Block": Haley is determined to follow the advice in her parenting books with the twins, but Phil and Claire think their old methods are better.

Meanwhile, Manny is set to direct Jay's dog bed commercial in the hopes of winning his ex-girlfriend back.

TVSA Show Page: Modern Family 11

Twentysomethings: Austin

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Docu-Reality

Twentysomethings: Austin

In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.


Shows in this post: How to Ruin Christmas, Modern Family


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