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New on TV today: Thursday 7 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Apr 2022
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Kwa Mamazala

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Kwa Mamazala

Sitcom which revolves around family matriarch Sheila Madlala, who plays her sons and their wives off against each other, holding the promise of an inheritance over them.

Linda Sebezo plays Sheila, the Mamazala adored by her three adult sons: Vulingqondo (Michael Mabizela), Bheka (Zakhele Mabasa) and Thobani (Thokozani Nzima).

Sheila has a hold over her sons, who must vie for her favour as she owns a large house which one of them will inherit.

Thobani is the youngest and his mother's favourite and the wealthy middle son spends the least time with her but buys her the most lavish gifts.

The daughters in-law are played off against each other by Mamazala and are in favour one week and out of favour the next.

The wives - Matlakala (Tumi Maretele), Ngenzeni (Zinzile Zungu) and Charlotte (Shonisani Masutha) are forced to deal with a lot of stress thanks to their Mamazala.

The sons are only interested in a peaceful life, but this is hard to achieve as their wives do battle with their mother - and sometimes with each other.

To keep peace in the Madlala home and their marriages afloat, the daughters-in-law need to stay in their mother-in-law's good books – an extremely trying task, since Mamazala is not easy to please.

TVSA Show Page: Kwa Mamazala
 

Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star

Soccer player Senzo Meyiwa was a national hero before his killing shocked South Africa.

Who did it, and why? This docuseries dives into the evidence.

The five-part true crime documentary series delves into the beloved soccer star's murder, sharing insight into what transpired that fateful night when Meyiwa was gunned down in what was alleged to be a botched robbery in 2014.

Meyiwa was shot and killed in his girlfriend - Afro Pop singer Kelly Khumalo's mother's house.

There were six eyewitnesses at the scene, including some of his closest friends.

Yet it is only now, eight years later, that the suspects - alleged hitmen for hire - are going on trial.

Were these five men involved, or was it a cover-up for something more sinister?

With the backing and participation of Senzo's family and access to investigators and key witnesses, Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star aims to unpack the truth behind this high-profile murder.
 

Twice as Bold

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Twice as Bold

Reality show following Olwethu and Owami Siko – twin sisters who are so inseparable they share one baby daddy.

While twins are known to have a close bond, Olwethu and Owami have taken things to the extreme.

Their loved ones want them to start living their lives as individuals rather than as a unit.

Born in Vosloorus, the 31-year-old sisters' tough childhood brought them even closer than expected - so close that they were married the same man for nine years.

Now divorced and with daughters born two months apart fathered by the ex-husband, the twins are on a journey to accept their spiritual calling as prophets – and to find a new husband.

Raised by their grandmother, we follow the sisters as they navigate a tricky relationship with their birth mother and spiritual mother, while also navigating the dating scene - with the end goal of finding a husband who will marry them both.

Will any man put a ring on both their fingers, or will the sisters have to accept what everyone is telling them – that it's time to live separate lives?
 

First Wives Club 2

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

First Wives Club 2

The series, like the 1996 film of the same name, is based in New York City.

It follows a group of women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood - and of course a little revenge.

The modern television remake of the classic revenge comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton now stars an all-star African American cast including Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau.

This season, after neglecting their friendship, best friends Ari, Hazel and Bree reunite to navigate Hazel's public divorce, Ari's unsatisfying marriage, and Bree's cheating husband.

Together, the women learn as long as they have each other, they're unstoppable.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Independent Women": With Hazel on a world tour, Bree balances home and work as Ari struggles to stay connected to David.

Back in NY, Jayla tries to fill Ari's shoes with a high-profile case and Hazel returns from her travels with more than just a souvenir keychain.
 

90 Day: The Single Life 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

90 Day: The Single Life 2

Seven 90 Day franchise hopefuls are on a mission to prove it's never too late to find love.

Moving past their failed romances, some of the biggest names in the 90 Day universe are looking to start fresh with better and stronger relationships.

To do so, they must navigate the modern dating world and overcome cringe-worthy encounters, ghosting and, as is truly fitting for the franchise, traveling to other continents for a first date.

For the first time in 90 Day history, two singles from different 90 Day relationships connect and spark an interest in each other after ending things with their American exes.

The singles featured include:

Debbie, 69 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Like mother, like son.

Ever since her son Colt got engaged on Season 1 of The Single Life and eloped with his now-wife Vanessa, Debbie has realised that it's time for mama to make a life of her own.

As she dips back into the dating pool after being widowed for 13 years, Debbie quickly learns how much the dating landscape has changed over the years.

Going on blind dates and testing out dating apps, she is hopeful that she'll find a partner who can fill the void left by her beloved husband of 27 years and by her son.

Ed, 56 (San Diego, California)

Over the years, Ed hasn't had the most luck with women - but he's not giving up.

Big Ed is back this season in pursuit of love and his dream woman.

He's trying new things and expanding his criteria, dating women of different ages and in different area codes.

His love journey takes him from San Diego, to Las Vegas and even to Mexico, where his beloved mother was born.

Is true love waiting for Ed abroad, or will he find love closer to home?

Syngin, 31 (South Africa)

Syngin is at a crossroads in his life.

When he met his wife Tania in South Africa and moved across the world to marry her on a K-1 Visa in 90 Day Fiancé 7, he was convinced that he'd found his soulmate.

But, after two years of a rocky marriage, their relationship has crumbled, and they have agreed to get a divorce.

In order to make that change however, Syngin first needs to move out and decides to go big, moving across the country to start over and hopefully find his true soulmate.

Natalie, 37 (Ukraine)

As we saw on the latest season of Happily Ever After?, things between Mike and Natalie seemed broken beyond repair.

Now, Natalie is starting on a journey of new beginnings in sunny Florida, leaving her estranged husband behind in Sequim, Washington.

As she processes the imminent divorce, Natalie looks to find a new man who she can be more compatible with and who can be the father of her future children.

Along the way, she discovers that American dating customs differ drastically from those in the Ukraine, and finding Mr. Right is going to be harder than she thought.

Stephanie, 30 (New York, New York)

Returning to the franchise and to the United States after leaving her ex-girlfriend Erika behind in Australia a year and a half ago, Stephanie has been through many highs and lows over the past few years.

Continuing to manage her aplastic anemia, a life-long and life-threatening condition that causes bone marrow failure and weakens her immune system, Stephanie is now in remission and is looking to end her celibacy after two and a half years.

Identifying as bisexual, she looks to try her luck dating men and women, but, she learns that getting back in the saddle isn't going to be easy.

Jesse, 28 (Netherlands)

Five years after meeting his fiery American ex-girlfriend, Darcey, Jesse has emerged from the flames and is living his life to the fullest.

Now based in Russia, Jesse has his dream career working in the luxury travel industry, but he still hasn't found the meaningful connection he has long searched for.

Enter one Colombian model who shares more in common with Jesse than he could have ever imagined.

After getting to know each other online and from a distance, Jesse is ready to travel across the world to see if they have enough in-person chemistry to make sparks fly.

Jeniffer, 27 (Colombia)

After her relationship with Tim on Before the 90 Days 3 flopped, Jeniffer moved on with her life and aspirations for love.

Looking for a "real man" who can satisfy all of her needs, she seems to have found a potential candidate online.

Jesse and Jeniffer seem like a match made in heaven, but a secret Jeniffer has been keeping threatens to ruin the relationship before it truly begins.

While her connection with Jesse is growing to the point where he has decided to meet her in Colombia, Jeniffer already has a man that she has been seeing locally and needs to decide what her heart wants, before it's too late.
 

10 Years Younger Changed My Life 2

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Reality

10 Years Younger Changed My Life 2

The show returns to visit three women who underwent life changing makeovers earlier in the series.

Farmer Gail was fed up with looking frumpy in the farmyard, while busy mum Julie spent all her time looking after the kids and none looking after herself.

Meanwhile, Sylvia's battle with skin cancer had taken its toll.

A year after their makeovers, are they still embracing the fashion and life lessons they learnt on the show?
 

Temptation Island 4

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

Temptation Island 4

Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives - or should go their separate ways.

Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women.

There, they live the "single life," in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.

Now the show is back for a fourth season, with four new couples and 24 new singles.

The couples are here to learn if their relationships are built to last. The singles are here in search of love.

For one tempestuous, tantalising, and tempting month, the couples will live apart; the men will live with 12 single women, and the women will live with 12 single men.

The stakes are high. Anything could happen.
 

Return to Space

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

Return to Space

Elon Musk and SpaceX engineers embark on a historic mission to return NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and revolutionise space travel.

Offering rare access inside the first crewed mission launched from US soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, this is an intimate portrait of the engineers and astronauts chosen for the historic moment.

Following NASA veterans Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley and their families in the leadup to launch, Return to Space brings you along for their thrilling ride to the International Space Station, and into mission control with Musk and the SpaceX team as they bring them back to Earth for a dramatic splashdown return.

 

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