New on TV today: Wednesday 26 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Jan 2022
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Never Say Goodbye

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

Never Say Goodbye

Vividha and Atharva are poles apart, but cannot escape their fate when Cupid strikes.

Whilst their contrasting personalities appear to be a good match, their social backgrounds tell a different story.

The series is about the coming of age of a daughter, pride of a son and the duty of a husband.

It is also a love story woven around all three of them.

In the series premiere: Vividha goes shopping for the jaagran ceremony at home. Meanwhile, Atharva completes his education and returns to Ajmer.

Vividha meets Atharva when she goes to buy milk to prepare kheer for the prasad.

Fore a longer description of the series, as well as the January teasers, go here:

New! Never Say Goodbye Teasers - January 2022

Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade

In this series, angler and adventurer Jeremy Wade embarks on a spectacular journey above and below the surface of the world's greatest river system, The Amazon.

Tapping into 30 years of Amazon expedition experience, Jeremy meets with remote indigenous communities, uncovers new species and grapples with the largest freshwater fish in the world to unlock the secrets of the mighty river.

Amazon River Shark

Jeremy searches for the elusive Amazon bull shark to see what the ferocious predator can reveal about the health of the river.

Icelandic Giants

Jeremy's fishing adventure through Iceland's river systems in search of the elusive Atlantic salmon, a fish that even he has never caught before.

African Lake Giants

Jeremy travels the length of Kenya, visiting two gigantic lakes in search of the giant Nile perch – one of the biggest freshwater fish in the world.

Ex on the Beach

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Ex on the Beach

The franchise is hitting the shores of Hawaii with the US version of Ex on the Beach.

Rapper and actor Romeo hosts the social experiment that features 10 romantically embattled reality stars from a number of shows alongside everyday singles who show up for what they think is a run-of-the-mill love and dating show in paradise, only to be completely blindsided by their exes (in some cases multiple) face-to-face.

A complicated web of hookups, deceit, revenge and drama unfolds against the sultry backdrop as couples decide if their love can be reignited, or if the flame of romance is gone for good.

The shows the contestants are drawn from are:

The Bachelorette
Big Brother
Bachelor in Paradise
The Challenge
Vanderpump Rules
Are You The One?
Bad Girls Club

One Day at a Time 4

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

One Day at a Time 4

NOTE: we highlighted this show as starting on 12 January, but S3 failed to broadcast it as advertised. Hopefully this time it starts.

A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family.

The heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son.

This is done with the "help" of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.

This season will find Penelope exploring a surprising relationship, her mother Lydia experiencing a religious crisis - as well as revealing the details of her surprise trip to Cuba with Dr. Berkowitz.

Also, Schneider finds his relationship with Avery growing deeper.

Meanwhile, Elena begins to prepare for college and Alex starts to date.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Checking Boxes": When a census taker comes to the Alvarez house, the family reflects on their relationships and what else the future may, or may not, have in store.

Chicago Med 2

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Medical Drama, Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago Med 2

Chicago Med is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.

Dr. Will Halstead has to balance the stress as the ER's supervising Attending Physician while exploring a budding romance with Dr. Natalie Manning, emergency pediatrics resident.

Rising star heart surgeon Dr. Connor Rhodes' skills are put to the test with the arrival of a new, highly competitive Cardiothoracic Fellow, Dr. Ava Bekker.

Dr. Daniel Charles recovers from both the physical and psychological injuries from being shot, but still remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry.

Dr. Sarah Reese continues her psychiatry residency under Dr. Charles, despite new reservations in the wake of her mentor's assault.

Former Navy flight surgeon Dr. Ethan Choi brings his battlefield skills to the front lines of Chicago's busiest ER, the go-to place for victim's of the city's gun violence.

Sharon Goodwin, the venerable head of Chicago Med, balances the pressure of keeping the city's largest hospital afloat while maintaining an atmosphere of quality care and compassion.

April Sexton is a smart, bold and intuitive ER nurse navigating the hospital politics of dating a doctor and co-worker.

Maggie Lockwood is the confident charge nurse and the eyes, ears and brain of the emergency department.

Joining the team this season is rival Dr. Ava Bekker, a perennial thorn in the side of Dr. Rhodes while his girlfriend and epidemiologist Robin Charles recovers from her rare illness.

April's ambitious brother Noah Sexton joins the ER as its newest physician.

Together, they will confront Chicago's most critical medical cases and challenging ethical dilemmas with courage, compassion and state-of-the-art treatment.

Inspired by ripped-from-the-headlines cases, Chicago Med will weave cutting-edge medicine with the personal drama that comes with working in such a high-intensity environment.

Through it all, familiar faces from Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D will intertwine with Chicago's finest medical heroes.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Soul Care": Dr. Rhodes begins his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, but gets off on the wrong foot with his challenging new boss, Dr. Latham.

Dr. Choi navigates life as the new chief resident and finds the road a bit rocky, while Dr. Charles approaches Sarah with an interesting opportunity that catches her off-guard.

Elsewhere, April works to come to terms with her recently discovered illness and Dr. Manning deals with a complicated case involving a pregnant woman who was a victim in a high speed collision.

Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead takes exception to the actions of fourth-year medical student Jeff Clarke, whose past history with Dr. Manning may be a factor.

Sharon Goodwin tries to pick up the pieces and move on with her life in the aftermath of Bert leaving.

TVSA Show Page: Chicago Med 2

The Shop 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Talk Show, Reality

The Shop 4

Gives you a one-of-a-kind barbershop experience, which for many provides a sanctuary for free-flowing and spirited discussions.

The series visits barbershops around the USA to gather distinguished individuals who can speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other culturally relevant topics.

In the Season 4 premiere: LeBron James and Maverick Carter are joined by iconic music mogul, 23-time Grammy winner and 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jay-Z.

Also featured are rapper, singer and songwriter Bad Bunny; WNBA superstar Nneka Ogwumike; and marketing exec Paul Rivera.

On this episode, the star-studded group discuss confidence on the big stage, parenthood and WrestleMania.

First Dates Australia

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

First Dates Australia

Pairs hopeful singletons looking for love on blind dates.

Nothing is as exciting or daunting as a first date, and the cameras reveal everything, from first impressions to parting thoughts at the end of the night.

Will any of these first dates lead to a second?

A model meets an equally good-looking romantic, a successful entrepreneur works her charms on a guy with very high standards and a wacky fashion manager gets together with a livewire Irishman.

Also, a celebrity psychic blocks his powers upon meeting a telepathic body reader, and many other hopefuls sit down with their potential future mates.


Actors in this post: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno

Shows in this post: Chicago Med


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