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New on TV today: Friday 28 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Jan 2022
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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy-Drama

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

For heartbroken Anna (Kristen Bell), every day is the same.

She sits with her wine, staring out the window, watching life go by without her.

But when a handsome neighbour (Tom Riley) and his adorable daughter move in across the street, Anna starts to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

That is until she witnesses a gruesome murder... or did she?

This is a darkly comedic, wine-soaked, satirical slant on the psychological thriller that will have you guessing who, what, where, why and how in the hell?! until the very end.
 

Private Eyes

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

Private Eyes

Follows ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) who irrevocably changes his life when he teams up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse.

Matt Shade's post-hockey career hasn't exactly been a shining one.

A stint in sports broadcasting led to lots of embarrassment and the kind of YouTube fame no one wants – and Shade sees working with Angie as an opportunity to redeem himself from his checkered past.

And have a little fun, of course.

On the ice, he learned how to hustle, read people and anticipate their moves.

Working with Angie, Shade discovers a fantastic rush of adrenaline, and realises that he's found a new home where his skills still matter.

Meanwhile, Angie took over her father's P.I. agency after his death, and she strives to keep his legacy alive.

Each case is an opportunity for her to flex her smarts, strength, and strategic thinking.

She's straightforward, clever, and knows her business inside out.

Angie may find Shade naïve and well, annoying, but his passion and heart bring something special to her successful one-woman business.

In the series premiere, "The Code": In the fast-paced and cutthroat world of professional sports, hockey scout Matt Shade's top pick, Cory Sinclair, has a heart attack on the ice at the Intercontinental Professional Hockey League try-outs.

The toxicology reports reveal he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Knowing Cory would never resort to that, Shade begrudgingly teams up with private investigator Angie Everett to find out who sabotaged his young player.

Through their new partnership, Shade is forced to examine who he has become and who he wants to be.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Mise en Place": A high-profile murder in the sizzling-hot Toronto restaurant scene shows Shade and Angie how volatile partnerships and rivalries can get, just as they embark on creating a new one of their own.
 

The Alaska Triangle 2

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary Series, Supernatural

The Alaska Triangle 2

Alaska is the most sparsely populated of all the states.

In a vast expanse of rugged wilderness, one area - known as "The Alaska Triangle" - has been home to so much unusual activity that it has struck fear across Alaska and the world.

More people disappear in this area than anywhere else in the United States, with countless sightings of strange creatures, impossible moving lights in the sky, unexplained phenomena and even malevolent ghosts.

Are lay lines and electromagnetic anomalies within the Triangle causing these bizarre events? Or is something more sinister at play?

From strange reports of military personnel seeing UFOs and missing aircrafts that have vanished without a trace, to sightings of fearful monsters and an underground alien base hidden inside a mountain, each episode seeks to unlock the paranormal mysteries hidden within this foreboding location.

From a cryptozoologist investigating the ape-like beast rumoured to be responsible for a string of disappearances, to locals' experiences of possible alien activity – what is the real reason for over 16,000 people vanishing in the rugged Alaskan wilderness?

Compelling stories and scientific evidence are investigated to try and uncover the truth behind the state's unexplained secrets.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Dark Pyramid and Violent Nature": A top-secret government facility beneath the Alaskan wilderness may be hiding an extraterrestrial pyramid.

Also, strange forces within the Alaska Triangle are making wildlife more aggressive towards humans.
 

In From the Cold

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action

In From the Cold

Exposed as an ex-Russian spy, an American single mom must juggle family life and unique shape-shifting skills in a battle against an insidious enemy.

During a European vacation with her daughter, an American single mom's life is turned upside down when the CIA forces her to confront her long-buried past as a Russian spy who was also the product of a highly classified KGB experiment granting her special abilities.

After a mysterious string of manic and murderous incidents suggests someone with her exact abilities is targeting innocent people, Jenny (Margarita Levieva) is forced out of hiding to stop this villain or risk losing the family and new life she has built.
 

Grand Designs 19

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Home Improvement

Grand Designs 19

Kevin McCloud is back with more extraordinary architecture as he follows the emotional highs and lows of the brave men and women who are risking it all to build the home of their dreams.

This time around, a couple want to build a house on top of a cliff in Scotland, but will their budget suffer a sudden drop?

Meanwhile, an entrepreneur hits upon an idea to build a gigantic home on a 16-acre plot in Lincolnshire and a former Paralympic swimmer is determined that his new home will be wheelchair-friendly, so he can get around and perform the simplest of tasks.

In the Season 19 premiere, "Huxam, Devon": Joe and Claire hope to create "one of the greatest homes on the planet", that looks like a huge piece of art, with 34 enormous angled zinc shards.

But the expensive build faces mind-boggling problems.
 

WAGS Atlanta

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Sport

WAGS Atlanta

eReality kicks off the new year with some high stakes relationship goals and some down-home southern hospitality when WAGS Atlanta (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars Atlanta) premieres.

The series follows the relationships and glamorous lifestyles of Ariel Anderson, Niche Caldwell, Kierra Douglas, Kaylin Jurrjens, Kesha Norman, Brandi Rhodes, Shuntel "Telli" Swift, Sincerely Ward, and Hope Wiseman.

These nine tight-knit Atlanta-based wives and girlfriends of today's hottest professional athletes live life unapologetically, with no boundaries and no filters within the infamous social life of Atlanta.

In the series you will see these ambitious, strong-minded women build their brands and navigate friendships and their high-profile romances, all while taking the Atlanta social scene by storm alongside their leading men.

Bonded by long-time friendships, the ladies of WAGS Atlanta work to make their own dreams a reality - empowering each other, celebrating their successes, and working to find ways to balance their own careers and interests with the demands of their partner's sports schedules.

From business owners to interior designers, these women are making their mark and redefining what it means to be a power couple.

It's not all glitz and glamour however, these couples encounter tough situations including infidelity, suspensions, and ultimatums, forcing them to fight for their relationships in order to prove that a southern belle and a big-time baller really can have it all.

In the series premiere, "Peaches, Prayers and Players": Kaylin, a former pageant queen, deals with shocking news about her husband.

Kesha enlists her friend Telli to help deal with trust issues with her long-term boyfriend, but risks losing him.
 

The Curse of Oak Island 9

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Reality

The Curse of Oak Island 9

Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back for the biggest season yet – bringing with them more determination, resources and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery.

After seismic testing conducted at the end of last season revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the triangle-shaped swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and finally a historic big dig to find out what could be buried below.

Now fully partnered with fellow land owner, Tom Nolan, the son of the late Fred Nolan, Rick, Marty and Craig Tester will have unprecedented access to areas of the island that they hope will yield answers... and treasure.

Even more extensive metal detecting will be used to search on the surface of the island while exhaustive archaeological digs will be conducted near the historic homestead foundations of Daniel McGinnis and Samuel Ball.

The cofferdam at Smith's Cove will be expanded to allow the team to conduct an even more extensive investigation than last year, which uncovered numerous manmade structures dating more than two decades prior to the discovery of the Money Pit in 1795.

The Oak Island team will not only find more of the ancient slipway, but be searching for the box drains and artifacts — like the 14th century lead cross found two years ago.

They will also be drilling and digging above the beach in search of the so-called convergence point where the box drains are believed to merge into a single flood tunnel leading back to the original Money Pit.

In the Money Pit area, itself, they will conduct deep ground penetrating radar to look for the flood tunnel and using cutting edge survey tech and heavy digging machines, they will excavate early 19th century searcher shafts to help triangulate their way back to the location of the original Money Pit.

This will lead to the biggest and most extensive digs that Rick, Marty, Craig Tester and the team have ever conducted in an effort to once and for all locate the fabled Chappell Vault.

After 224 years, the Oak Island mystery, now has the greatest chance ever to finally being solved.
 

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness lets curiosity lead the way while roving from snacks to wigs in this podcast spinoff chock-full of experts and special guests.

This is a quirky exploration into topics and questions that make Jonathan curious.

From skyscrapers to bugs, or from gender identity to snacks, each episode follows Jonathan as he meets with experts in various fields to uncover complexities in a wide range of subjects.

 



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