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New on TV today: Friday 7 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Jan 2022
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Entangled

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Drama

Entangled

Romantic comedy-drama series which revolves around the complications that arise when a bride-to-be in her 30s suddenly gets cold feet.

The show follows Sharon, an overachiever in her 30s who is on the verge of marrying the love of her life, Sizwe.

However, when her ex Julius suddenly resurfaces after many years, everything Sharon and Sizwe have built is threatened.

If your 20s are meant to be a time of fun and messy self-discovery, then your 30s are for nursing the hangover from some of those bad decisions.

At least that's the case for the characters in Entangled.

The show is more than about a love in danger – through the characters and storylines it explores the trials of life in our 30s.

These include navigating friendships, the concept of masculinity, culture clashes, sexual orientation, and the ever-pressing discussions of what modern day relationships look like through a humorous lens.

The series stars Phuti Khomo (The Wild, Egoli) as Sharon, Vuyo Ngcukana (The Queen, Unmarried) as Sizwe and Vuyo Dabula (Generations: The Legacy, Queen Sono) as Julius.

The supporting cast includes Pearl Modiadie as Andiswa, Senzo Radebe as Reggie, Mpho Popps as Zweli, Didie Makobane as Zenani and Tessa Twala as Tshepi.

TVSA Show Page: Entangled
 

OmmieGhellie

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans

OmmieGhellie

This is a show that focuses on the people and stories of the small towns in South Africa.

The show delves deep to find the best storytellers and to give them a showcase.

The show also has a musical component, in which local musicians work each week with artist Frazer Barry to produce a song.
 

Die Roof-Dossiere

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Actuality


A True Crime series that explores South African grand thefts. Each story is told through the narrative of people who have intimate knowledge of the case. It offers a rare glimpse into the country’s biggest heists, robberies and white-collar crimes.

Cases covered in the 11-episode series include mine-workers who smuggled gold dust from the Sibanye goldmine, a hacker who stole R9.8-million from government and big business and distributed it to "e-mules", a gang who bombed ATMs over a period of six months and a mother who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for duping 1000 investors out of their money in a pyramid scheme.

In Episode 1 titled The Inside Job:  In 2017 a gang of 24 robbers stole more than R100 million in foreign currency from a flight arriving at OR Tambo from London, with the assistance of employees working for the airports company.

Following the heist, police swiftly captured two robbers which lead to a domino effect and the other gang members were arrested in short procession.

The money was recovered and placed in a police safe - and was subsequently stolen by police members.

The trial took six years to conclude, resulting in the jailing of eight members. The insurer for the funds sued the police minister who had to repay the company R40-million.

The last two alleged masterminds of the heist were acquitted 10 years after the crime and eight years after their initial charge.
 

Wife Swap New Zealand

Channel: S3
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality

Wife Swap New Zealand

Sixteen Kiwi wives swap lives for a week.

Will they follow their new families' rules? And how will the families take to the changes they make?

Expect outbursts and emotional breakthroughs aplenty.

In the series premiere: A workaholic wife swaps with a household where Dad does it all.

Personalities and cultures clash as rules are broken at every turn.
 

City Beats

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality, Music, Lifestyle

City Beats

DJ-producer Carly Foxx is on a musical journey, immersing herself in the life of five iconic European cities to find inspiration for a series of new tracks.

In the series premiere, "London": Carly steps outside of her comfort zone to draw inspiration for her music track from urban youths in London's Grime scene.
 

Makoti... Are You the One?

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Reality

Makoti... Are You the One?

What happens when four potential wives choose to move into their potential mother-in-law's home, with the hopes of earning their blessing to marry her son?

That's the premise of Makoti... Are You the One?

The series takes the cultural practice referred to as 'ukukotiza' in isiZulu – a period where a woman moves in with her in-laws after lobola is paid – and brings it earlier into the courtship, allowing couples to possibly stop themselves from making what could be a huge mistake.

The show follows couples from vastly different backgrounds who are hoping to take their relationship to the ultimate step, marriage.

But will their ideological, religious, socioeconomic and cultural differences get in the way of their happiness?

There's only one way to find out – by the potential wife moving in with her potential in-laws for 21 days, so that she can master and execute tasks that test if she is indeed someone who can fit into her new family.

By the end of the season, the couples will either make it out out stronger, or crumble.

What happens if the mothers-in-law doesn't approve of their potential makotis – will the son go ahead and marry the woman they love without Mommy's consent?

What if the makoti herself decides this isn't the family she wants to marry into?

Can love conquer all?
 

Duidelik Dapper 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Duidelik Dapper 2

A lifestyle and health programme presented by singer and media personality Leah.

Every episode is divided into three segments.

The first is about health. Leah will talk to doctors, pharmacists, therapists and specialists about new trends and innovations.

The second lifestyle segment will cover topics like sports science, meals for diabetics, and exercise routines you can do at home.

The third segment of every episode pays tribute to people who achieved extraordinary things despite their circumstances.
 

United States of Al

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

United States of Al

Stars Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young in a comedy about the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir ("Al"), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": Marine veteran Riley, home at last after serving in Afghanistan, is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir, who goes by Al, the interpreter with his unit, after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.
 

I Blew It 4

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

I Blew It 4

Takes a look into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, and in an instant, blew it all.

This sometimes-humorous, often tragic documentary series, takes a deep look into the psyche of ordinary South Africans and how they've acted when presented wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

I Blew It explores the heady intoxication of life with no monetary restrictions, and the sudden change in relationships and family dynamics.
 

Call Me Kat

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Call Me Kat

Based on the BBC UK series Miranda, Call Me Kat stars Mayim Bialik as a woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that she can still live a happy and fulfilling life despite still being single at 39.

Which is why she recently spent her entire savings to open a cat café in Louisville, Kentucky.

It was expected of Kat (Bialik) to be married with kids by now, but for many reasons, she's still single - and totally fine with it.

Of course, Kat's mother, Sheila (Swoosie Kurtz), views her daughter's single-hood as her own personal failure, but Kat remains determined to live a fulfilling life, and charts her own course to happiness.

Working alongside Kat at the café are Randi (Kyla Pratt) a confident millennial and self-proclaimed "non" cat person, and Phil (Leslie Jordan), who recently broke up with his longtime partner.

Although Kat celebrates her independence, her single-forever plans may begin to veer off-course, when her former crush and good friend, Max (Cheyenne Jackson) returns to town and takes a job as a bartender at the piano bar across the street working with his friend Carter.
 

Better Things 2

Channel: S3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Better Things 2

This comedy-drama revolves around Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters - Max, Frankie and Duke - in Los Angeles.

She's mom, dad, referee and the cops.

Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil, an English expatriate, who lives across the street.

Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother, as well - sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty.

Sam's just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time once in a while.

In the Season 2 premiere, "September": Sam is concerned that teenage daughter Max is seeing 35-year-old Arturo, and that his brother seems to have the hots for older women - namely herself.
 

Wanderlus

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Travel, Food, Reality, Afrikaans

Wanderlus

Meet Hennie Bosman and Nicole Hellinger from Franschhoek, whose daily life consists of going to the beach, food, special time with their two dogs and music.

In their travel show Wandelus, we go on an exclusive journey with this adventurous couple.

Every episode is like a kebab packed with good wine, Afrikaans music, roadtrip adventures and expeditions that lead to foodmaking competitions.

Sometimes Hennie wins, sometimes Nicole does, but love always wins.
 

Motorway Patrol 9

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 11h10
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Motorway Patrol 9

Motorway Patrol is back with a fresh batch of heart-stopping and sometimes comic stories as we sign up for another season on the beat with the fearless cops on Auckland's motorways.

The latest collection of stories delivers a brand new helping of life and death moments and motorists who seem to have left their brains in neutral.

The award-winning programme has been granted total access to the men and women who patrol the vital routes through New Zealand's biggest city.
 

Johnny Test 2

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

Johnny Test 2

How much trouble could one imaginative boy, his faithful dog and two science-loving sisters possibly get into?

This season: From VR-wizarding to real-world monster-slaying, Johnny and Dukey dive headfirst into a slew of outrageous adventures that rarely go as planned.
 

Australian Survivor 8: Brains v Brawn

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Australian Survivor 8: Brains v Brawn

This season features contestants divided into two tribes: "Brains" and "Brawn".

Cloncurry in North West Queensland where the ultimate battle between Brains and Brawn begins.

As soon as the Castaways hit the red dirt, it's every man for themselves to win the first reward challenge.

 

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