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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Jan 2022
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Die Byl 4

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural, Afrikaans

Die Byl 4

Die Byl is the story of Colonel Piet van der Bijl (Waldemar Schultz), a brilliant detective who specialises in catching serial killers.

His entire being is focused on life's details and the pieces of the puzzle which don't always seem to fit.

Though his personal relationships might suffer due to his obsession with his work, he would do anything for the people he holds dear.

As with previous seasons there are five double episodes, with each investigation stretching over two episodes.

In each double episode Byl and his team are on the trail of a serial killer.

However, there is an overarching storyline through the entire season: a psychopath with a wide circle of influential people caught in a stranglehold.

Returning cast for the fourth season include Waldemar Schultz as Byl, Marvin-Lee Beukes as Juan, Milan Murray as Nicki, Trudy van Rooy as Shani and Lika Berning as Lena.

This season they have to pick up the broken pieces after the death of their colleague Fritz Barnard (played by Eric Nobbs) last season.

Sean Cameron Michael returns in the role of Vermeer, the villain of this season. His character was introduced in the Season 3 finale.

Frank Rautenbach also returns as Trotskie, who was also introduced in the final episode last season.

Actors joining the cast this season include Amalia Uys, Elizabeth Archer, Gerben Kamper, Andahr Cotton and Chris van Niekerk.

Leon Kruger was once again a producer and head writer of this season. This was the last season Leon worked on, as he passed away in July 2021.

TVSA Show Page: Die Byl 4

Survivor 41

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

Survivor 41

Season 41 introduces fresh elements to the competition that aim to intensify the battle for $1-million and the title of Sole Survivor.

As the competition begins on the beautiful islands of Fiji, 18 determined castaways will be divided into three tribes of six to face a faster, more intense and more dangerous season than ever before.

The unpredictable, accelerated pace will test even the strongest super-fan, as supplies are minimal, reward challenges are scarce, and players find themselves faced with advantages that could significantly help their game or, just as easily, extinguish their torch.

For the first time, Jeff will also take you inside the action, addressing the audience directly throughout the season, even letting fans in on some twists before the players are made aware.

In addition, junior fans can test their own Survivor skills by playing the new "Game within the Game."

Each week, they'll have to spot a hidden rebus puzzle within the episode and then solve it.

The individuals competing on Season 41 are from diverse backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast, and in the end only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor.

In the season premiere, three tribes fight for their life in the first immunity challenge to guarantee safety at tribal council.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 15h20 (omnibus)
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans


In this dubbed Turkish rom-com novela, Sanem is young girl without a permanent job who chooses instead to work at her father's grocery store in the hopes of becoming a famous writer one day.

When her parents give her a choice to either get a proper job or 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, Jan, starting a chain of events that end up with her falling in love with Jan.

Aziz, the elderly father of Emre and Can, is upset about Emre's ex-girlfriend's meteoric rise as their competition, concerned about a possible corporate spy against his company.

Can Sanem get out of the hole of troubles she fell into with her heart still intact?

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


Shows in this post: Die Byl

Channels in this post: kykNET, M-Net, eExtra


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