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New on TV today: Monday 10 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Jan 2022
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Dam

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Dam

Psychological thriller television series which revolves around Yola, who returns to the Eastern Cape farmhouse of her childhood after her father's death.

Spirits in the house start tormenting her - or is the haunting only in her head?

Filmed on location in the Bedford and Adelaide towns of the Ngqushwa Local Municipality of the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape, Lea Vivier stars as Yola Fischer.

She returns from Chile to the Eastern Cape to bury her father, only to be tormented by spirits in the farm house she has inherited.

But with her mother institutionalised, and her own meds running out, Yola has to wonder if the spirits are real or just in her head.

Pallance Dladla co-stars as Themba, her love interest - a biker on the run.

Faniswa Yisa plays Yola's mother's nurse, Lindiwe, who is also Themba's aunt.

Also starring are Neil Sandilands, Natasha Loring, Antoinette Louw, Laudo Liebenberg and Gerald Steyn.

For more detail on all the main characters, as well as the cast list and actor bios, visit the show page here:

TVSA Show Page: Dam
 

Droomverlore

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Droomverlore

In this dubbed Turkish rom-com novela, Sanem is an aspiring writer who works at her father's grocery store because she doesn't have a permanent job.

When her parents give her a choice to either get a proper job or enter into an arranged marriage, Sanem rushes to get a job as an intern at the advertising agency her sister Leyla works at.

There she gets into adventures with the boss, Can, starting a chain of events that end up with her falling in love with him.

All this happens to a backdrop of Cain and Abel, stirred with espionage.

Can's brother Emre wants to be boss of their family company but their father Aziz chooses Can. Emre believes he should be in charge instead and plans to make Can fail.

Add Emre's competitive ex-girlfriend to the mix and a corporate spy in the company and Sanem finds herself navigating a world of trouble.

Can she make it out with her heart intact?

The original Turkish title of the show is Erkenci Kus (English title Daydreamer).

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The Three Day Nanny

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 09h30
Genre: Reality

The Three Day Nanny

Follows professional nanny Kathryn Mewes as she answers the cries for help from desperate parents.

Across this series, Nanny Mewes will help families struggling with fussy eaters, temper tantrums and sleepless nights.

Using her unique three day plan of action, Kathryn will move into households which are being ruled by tearaway tots to give parents the tools they need for a happy home.

With 20 years of experience, Nanny Mewes will be championing the viewpoint of the child.

By bridging the gap in communication, Kathryn will empower the parents with the skills they need to effectively interact with their children.

In the series premiere: Kathryn travels to East Grinstead to meet the Rogers family to help parents, Susan and James, with their three-year-old twin boys, Alfie and Harry.

Stay-at-home dad, James, needs help with the daily temper tantrums and fussy eating.

Meanwhile, accountant Susan dreads returning home from work to an exhausting bedtime ritual which can regularly last over two hours.

With the couple at breaking point, they urgently need help to tackle the bad behaviour which has left them fearful of enjoying family activities in public without a major incident.
 

Interior Design Masters

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 12h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Interior Design Masters

This eight-part series takes 10 up-and-coming designers all looking for their next big break and throws them into the fast-paced world of commercial interior design, where they compete to win a contract for one of London's top hotels.

The show is presented by Fearne Cotton, with design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration, Michelle Ogundehin, as the series judge.

Each week the designers will be set a new commercial interior design challenge, ranging from shops to show homes and restaurants to hair salons.

On each task, they will be tested on a whole range of skills as they attempt to work their magic and show off their design prowess to the judges.

Each week Michelle will be accompanied by a different guest judge, who will be on hand to offer their expertise.

These include Mary Portas, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Sophie Robinson, Matthew Williamson, Abigail Ahern, Naomi Cleaver, Thomasina Miers and Jade Jagger.
 

Grassroots

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

Grassroots

Follows the journey of two young Xhosa men whose passion for rugby finds them leaving rural Eastern Cape for Johannesburg in the hopes of becoming rugby stars.

The find themselves competing for a scholarship at a prominent private boys school and this hierarchal environment tests the notion of their identity and manhood as they seek acceptance from an institution that is foreign to them.

In this coming-of-age story, both young men must make the transition from the dusty rural streets to competing at the highbrow private school in the city.

There is much tension and internal conflict as one of the boys is royalty and is expected to return to his village to assume chieftaincy.

Throughout their journey, their moral fibre is seriously tested as they search for their own definition of manhood.

Ultimately the question becomes: are these two boys 'man' enough to forgive one another for the sins of their parents and overcome the betrayals of the past?

The series stars Oros Mampofu as Monwabisi Nala, Lihleli Tini as Asanda Debeza, Luzuko Nkqeto as Buzwe Debeza, Zikhona Sodlaka as Epainette Debeza and Sibulele Gcilitshana as Funeka Nala.

TVSA Show Page: Grassroots
 

Too Large

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

Too Large

This series introduces you to cases of dire obesity with oversized personalities to match.

Seven desperate hopefuls each weighing between 180kg and 360kg seek the help of renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Procter, as they attempt to lose weight and change their lives forever.

Each episode follows a new case, culminating in either the success or setback of their weight loss journey.

In the series premeire we meet best friends Meghan and Vanessa.

Despite their fun-loving energy and wit, both women are plagued by health problems.

Weighing in at 225kg, Meghan is tired of living her life connected to an oxygen tank and wants to inspire Vanessa to join her in having bariatric surgery.

However, at 200kg, Vanessa is not convinced looking at the intense diet and exercise changes they need to make in order to meet Dr. Procter's weight loss requirements prior to the surgery.

In the end, it will take more than a positive attitude and a sense of humour to push these women to save their own lives.
 

Kids Kitchen Relay

Channel: HONEY (DStv 173)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Kids Kitchen Relay

Two teams of three kids each go head-to-head in a relay cooking competition.

The teams are given a theme and must cook one dish as a team in three rounds without any communication between team members.

They must overcome various challenges, ingredients and cooking requirements to be crowned as the winner and walk away with a prize.

Hlonela Mrwetyana and Thato Rampedi host the show, with Chef Zanele van Zyl as the judge.
 

Called to the Wild

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Adventure, Reality, Wildlife, Nature

Called to the Wild

Would you entrust your life to your best friend?

In this adventure series, the best human-dog friends depend on each other to survive and thrive as one in the wild.

Every week, three new teams made up of a dog and a human compete to prove that they have what it takes to not only push themselves, but also get stronger in the wild.

The last team to achieve it after ten days will be declared the winner and will show that they have the call of the wild.
 

The Search for Frida

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela, Thriller

The Search for Frida

Filled with intrigue and secrecy, The Search for Frida (original Spanish title Buscando a Frida) centres around the idyllic Pons family and how their lives unexpectedly change after their eldest daughter Frida goes missing, the night of her father's birthday celebration.

During the investigation, numerous family secrets and lies start to unravel, exposing a family that is far from perfect.

What ensues is an enthralling whodunit thriller with sharp twists in every episode that will leave you questioning everything and everyone in the story.

MORE:

New! The Search for Frida Teasers - January 2022
 

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Drama

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Based on one of the most influential and important groups in hip-hop history, Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by "The Wu-Tang Manual" and "Tao of Wu", and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

In the series premiere, "Can It Be All So Simple": Staten Island, New York. The birth of Wu-Tang starts with a bang, literally.
 

Huisgenoot Blokraaibestes

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show, Quiz Show, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Huisgenoot Blokraaibestes

Actress Cintaine Schutte dons a new hat: that of TV presenter.

This series tests the linguistic skills and vocabulary of crossword enthusiasts to see who will walk away with R15,000 as the winner of Huisgenoot Blokraaibestes.
 

L.A.'s Finest

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

L.A.'s Finest

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay "Bad Boys" franchise, this series follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective.

Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret.

Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with - on the streets, and in each other's lives.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": After a young boy crashes through L.A. traffic with his dead nanny in the back seat, Syd and Nancy discover a connection to a drug cartel.

 

Shows in this post: Dam, Grassroots



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