New on TV today: Sunday 9 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Jan 2022
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Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary


British actor Michael Enright rose to fame in Hollywood and then did something most of us would never dream of doing.

He gave it all up for a chance to join the fight against ISIS with the Kurdish forces, known as the YPG, as they battled on the front lines in Syria.

Explore interviews with Michael, his supporters and his detractors with the actor's own helmet-cam video of deadly battles with and interrogations of ISIS fighters.

Strangers You Know 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

This True Crime docuseries returns to unpack the details of an additional four cases of South Africa’s most unthinkable murders.

Through interviews with family members and friends, and the analysis of the lead investigators, forensic pathologists, and prosecutors involved in each case, the series takes you into key moments in each case to uncover how these unsuspecting victims were brutally killed by someone they knew.

Season 2 examines the deceit and betrayal which led to these gut-wrenching crimes.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Karabo Mokoena": Karabo Mokoena thought she had found the man of her dreams when she started dating Forex trader Sandile Mantsoe. He appeared to be successful, intelligent and grounded in his spirituality.

But when Karabo goes missing, her friends and family try to track her down at the last place she was seen. It soon becomes evident that Sandile is not the Prince Charming Karabo had first envisioned.

The other three cases covered in the season are the murders of Jayde Panayiotou, Anene Booysen and Henri van Breda.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Telenovela

One car accident. Four lives. The impact spreads wider than the scene of the accident in this Afrikaans dub of Turkish novela Carpisma (Crash).

Lives are changed and secrets are revealed … will life ever be the same again? 

Impak reveals how the lives of four different people are brought together by one car accident. Will Kadir 
ever live in peace after the death of his wife and daughter?

Will Zeynep save her daughter? Will Cemre find out about the infidelity of her fiancee? Will Kerem manage to avoid prison?

Battle of the Brothers

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Battle of the Brothers

In the ultimate case of sibling rivalry, Battle of the Brothers pits Bryan and Michael Voltaggio against one another.

Each brother leads a team of aspiring chefs through a culinary gauntlet designed to impart the wisdom earned over a lifetime in the restaurant industry.

Only one chef will win the priceless opportunity to take the keys of one of the Voltaggio restaurants in a guest-chef takeover to introduce their own vision and put their name on the map.

In the series premiere, "A Chef for All Seasons": Bryan and Michael welcome eight of America's most promising young chefs to battle it out for a coveted place on each brother's team to impress guest judge Chef Eric Adjepong.

Then Bryan and Michael suit up for an epic brother vs. brother battle pitting East Coast against West Coast to keep their chefs from getting eliminated.


Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Game Show, Reality Competition

A TV adaptation of the 1980s arcade game Frogger where players have to guide frogs to their "frog homes" by getting them across an obstacle course of moving traffic and a river, avoiding snakes and alligators to get the frogs to safety.

Contestants in the TV show must navigate moving conveyor belts, water jets, spinning cars, tech alligators and various other obstacles to win $10,000 for the episode and a chance at the playing for the $100,000 grand prize.

The show is hosted by comedian and actor Damon Wayans Jr. and actor and media personality Kyle Brandt, who also provide running commentary on the contestants' hits and misses.

A Million Little Things 3

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

A Million Little Things 3

Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things.

The gang ended last season with many challenges in front of them.

In Season 3, we'll see the group of friends once again lean on each other in ways that are both moving and aspirational - something we could all use right now.

And just when the friends seem to find their new normal, their lives are upended when, like ours, COVID-19 rocks their world.

We'll see how the topics our show depicts - depression, breast cancer, chemical dependency, domestic violence, friendship, family and love - are heightened by the challenges our world is facing right now.

We'll rediscover what our gang has always known in their hearts: With the love and support of your friends, you can get through anything.

In the Season 3 premiere, "hit & run": In the aftermath of Eddie's car accident, Katherine leans on their beloved group of friends for support.

Meanwhile, Rome and Regina face a tough decision about the future of their family, and Delilah sees how her kids are thriving and wants the same for herself.

Maggie jump starts her new life in Oxford, while Gary continues to navigate his new relationship with Darcy.

Our Perfect Wedding

TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Our Perfect Wedding

Reality series hosted by revolving presenters each season which documents the preparations of couples as they attempt to pull of the perfect wedding, despite all the dangerous pitfalls that await couples who are trying to tie the knot.

Presented by a new host each season, Our Perfect Wedding gets up close and personal with these very unique couples across South Africa.

Their dream is to pull off a perfect wedding, but the odds aren't always in their favour.

Who knew the amount of dangers lurking behind every corner, waiting to trip up the unsuspecting bride and her hapless groom?

Will they make it happen their way? Or will it all fall apart in a hurry?

The first season is hosted by Thuli Thabethe.

TVSA Show Page: Our Perfect Wedding

Life Below Zero 9

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Nature

Life Below Zero 9

Follow the further icy adventures of Life Below Zero's resilient characters as this ninth season charts their day- to-day lives in Alaska.

The series returns to reveal the hardships experienced by four Alaskan households in different corners of this merciless territory as they battle to make it through a long, dark, freezing winter.

The huge US state of Alaska boasts some of the world's most deadly weather, with temperatures regularly plummeting to a lethal -80 Fahrenheit.

Yet it is also home to some of the toughest, most resilient yet isolated people in the world.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Bare Bones": Amidst a global pandemic, Alaskans will face unprecedented challenges during the brief summer months as they prepare for the coming winter.

Roast Battle Canada

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Roast Battle Canada

Two pairs of Canadian comics face off in each episode, hurling ruthless jokes at each other in hopes of being crowned the winner by a distinguished panel of judges.

The judges include Russell Peters, Sabrina Jalees and Letterkenny's K. Trevor Wilson.

The series is hosted by Ennis Esmer.

The Voice 20

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Voice 20

The Voice returns with the strongest vocalists from across the USA invited to compete in the show's newest season.

Pop sensation Nick Jonas reclaims his red chair alongside superstar returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton for Season 20.

Carson Daly returns as host of the the 10-year anniversary of The Voice.

This season's Battle Advisors include:

Team Kelly
International chart-topping Grammy Award-winning artist Luis Fonsi.

Team Nick
Multi-hyphenated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and musician Darren Criss.

Team Legend
Icon and Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy.

Team Blake
Grammy-winning country music duo Dan + Shay.

Jan Braai vir Erfenis 11

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Travel, Food, Afrikaans

Jan Braai vir Erfenis 11

This season, Jan will be teaching you about braai utensils and techniques, and the ways people around the world cook on fire.

For the last 10 years, Jan and his team have travelled and braaied all over Southern Africa and this season, he is going to teach everything he has learnt.

The new season was filmed on his family's holiday farm in the Klein Karoo, in the beautiful Matjiesvlei - a picturesque valley in the Swartberg Mountains near Calitzdorp.

Because of the pandemic, all episodes were filmed on the farm.

Twist of Fate 7

Channel: Zee World (DStv 166)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

Twist of Fate 7

Aliya is being difficult and won't allow Pragya to see Abhi.

Pragya sneaks in and runs to Abhi's room, but Aliya sees her and tries catching her.

Pragya disguises herself as the help, who needs a job at the Mehra house.


Shows in this post: Our Perfect Wedding


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