New on TV today: Monday 17 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Jan 2022
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The Missing

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

The Missing

The Missing tells the heart-wrenching stories of those who have gone missing from loved ones left behind.

The series investigates tragic missing persons cases through the lens of the unwavering souls who have dedicated their lives to finding answers by scrutinizing the enigmatic vanishings and subsequent investigation.

Each episode is rounded out with a call to action for viewers who just might have the missing key to unlock the mystery.

In the series premiere, "Eden": On 17 April, 2019, Prisma Reyes takes her lunch break and meets up with an ex boyfriend.

After she goes to the apartment complex where he lives, she is seen getting on an elevator, but is never seen again.

Then in Louisville, Kentucky, Andrea Knabel is last seen walking home from her sister's house in the early morning hours of 13 August, 2019.

Police trace her steps with no luck.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Pray for Me": Tyler Davis goes out and is seen on surveillance walking across a hotel parking lot.

Police ping his phone, but can't locate him.

Later, Kristal Reisinger seeks spiritual enlightenment, but vanishes after heading to a drum circle.

High Society Scandal

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 14h05
Genre: Telenovela

High Society Scandal

Cheongdam-dong is the seat of wealth and prestige in Korean high society, but an ugly, deeply rooted scandal shakes it to its core.

A woman who is determined to get pregnant learns that she is being deceived by the family (her mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and her husband) she was married into.

She further discovers that the building designer (whose mother supposedly had died) that she just befriended was a person she saved when she was a young girl.

She is unaware that she is being sought after by her birth mother (after a woman kidnapped her when she was a baby), who is now married to a businessman and now has a daughter who happens to be jealous of her because she sees her as a rival for the love of her life.

MasterChef USA 11

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

MasterChef USA 11

MasterChef enters its 11th season with MasterChef: Legends, featuring chef Gordon Ramsay, chef Aarón Sánchez and restaurateur Joe Bastianich.

They have invited the most respected, iconic culinary legends, including Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton and Morimoto to raise the "steaks" of the competition for the most intense season in MasterChef history.

For the first time ever, only 15 of the best home cooks in America will receive the coveted white apron and impress four legends with all new challenges, including the toughest yet, a head-to-head battle with MasterChef's own culinary legend, Gordon Ramsay.

Only one home cook will ultimately claim the MasterChef title, the $250,000 grand prize, a complete Viking kitchen and kitchen tools and bakeware products from OXO.

Confessions: Animal Hoarding

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 07h30
Genre: Reality

Confessions: Animal Hoarding

An intimate portrayal of people and animals affected by hoarding and the challenges of confronting this unusual psychological condition.

Delve into the hearts and minds of individuals afflicted, the family members and friends who want to help prevent their loved ones from spinning further out of control.

Discover the toxic conditions and witness the impossible challenge of trying to care for so many pets at once.

With no existing protocol, the series coordinates task-force style mediation by psychologists, animal welfare experts, veterinarians, friends and families.

It also provides safe opportunities to explore the compulsive caregiving, digging deep into the desire for love and paralyzing fears of loss to understand how the problem grew so extreme and to provide tools to put a healthy plan for rehabilitation into action.

In most cases, the problem is not addressed until it becomes a crime... until now.

In the series premiere, "Bonnie and Don": Bonnie refuses to let her dogs outside, turning her home into an unsanitary horror that is threatening her health - and the animals.

Also, Don's 30 cats create a health hazard that forces his wife from their home.


Channels in this post: Investigation Discovery, eExtra, M-Net, CBS Reality


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