New on TV today: Saturday 9 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Apr 2022
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Temptation Island South Africa

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

Temptation Island South Africa

Based on the international reality format, the show follows four couples at a crossroads in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives, or go their separate ways.

Together, the couples experience a luxurious holiday in paradise (aka Knysna), where they live separately - with 20 sexy single men and women who are looking for love.

This last taste of the single life is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship, like, "Are we meant to be?" and "Is there someone better out there for me?"

The show is hosted by Phat Joe.

In the series premiere: Four couples agree to a lifechanging experience, where they live in two separate villas with 20 singles from across Mzansi.

Seng'Khathele 4

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Seng'Khathele 4

Seng'Khathele brings together couples seeking closure and allows them to unpack all the reasons that have bought them to the point of wanting to end the relationship.

The reasons for wanting to break up include deceit, drug addiction, infidelity, financial problems, abuse and even bedroom problems.

The series is hosted by Lerato Mvelase, with post counselling and therapy being offered to the couples featured on the show.

In the Season 4 premiere: Rose and Abel met in 2010 at a local shop.

Things turned sour when Rose fell pregnant and Abel started cheating, and abusing her physically.

Rose wants help leaving her toxic relationship.

TVSA Show Page: Seng'Khathele 4

The Prison Breaker

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

The Prison Breaker

The Prison Breaker, uncovers the true story of one of the most brilliant escape artists of all time, Richard Lee McNair.

Thought to be the only person ever to have broken out of jail, state penitentiary and federal penitentiary, this four-hour series exposes the master of deception and gives insight into how he did the impossible.

McNair is a three-time escape artist who is famous for his sly escape manoeuvres, such as crawling through air vents, using lip balm to slip out of handcuffs and, most notoriously, mailing himself to freedom.

Now, with the help of journalist Byron Chrisopher, who spent 13 years building a relationship with McNair, The Prison Breaker uses hundreds of never-before-seen letters, personal photos and videos, and exclusive interviews to give you a deep dive into the chaotic world of a criminal mastermind.

Richard McNair's friends and family, the law enforcement officers whom he betrayed, and the journalists pursuing the truth, tell their versions of interactions with one of America's most wanted criminals.

The series begins with recalling the dramatic 1988 arrest and flight of a young escape artist, and then delves into McNair's 1992 jailbreak and his astonishing time on the run.

But perhaps the most provocative are the details behind his 2006 escape-by-mail that vaulted McNair to international infamy.

The four hours end with a deep dive into McNair's dramatic capture and a remembrance of the monstrous event that started it all.

Mr. Mayor 2

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

Mr. Mayor 2

Mr. Mayor follows a retired businessman (Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles to prove he's "still got it."

Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his biggest critic (Holly Hunter) and connect with his teenage daughter, all while trying to get anything right for America's second weirdest city.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Mr. Mayor's Magical L.A. Christmas": Neil serves his love of gift-giving by forcing his disgruntled staff to work on "L.A. Christmas Eve" as they wait for his "perfect gift" to arrive.

Abazali 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Reality

Abazali 2

Thato Molamu hosts Abazali, a reality show in which he helps parents gain access to the children they are being denied access to.

As host, Thato intervenes in an impasse between two parents – one who is being denied access to their child and the one who, for their own reasons, refuses to allow the alienated parent an opportunity to be part of their child's life.

First Thato meets with the alienated parent and the person who is refusing access to the child separately, before the confrontation is filmed between the two parents, with a way forward coming at the end.

Legal expert Stanley Malematja returns to continue his work helping those in need.

In the Season 2 premiere: A father of two sons who were born just a month apart wants to have access to his second born child that he's only seen once in the child's life.

Our Perfect Wedding 2

TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Our Perfect Wedding 2

Reality series hosted by revolving presenters each season which documents the preparations of couples as they attempt to pull of the perfect wedding, despite all the dangerous pitfalls that await couples who are trying to tie the knot.

Presented by a new host each season, Our Perfect Wedding gets up close and personal with these very unique couples across South Africa.

Their dream is to pull off a perfect wedding, but the odds aren't always in their favour.

Who knew the amount of dangers lurking behind every corner, waiting to trip up the unsuspecting bride and her hapless groom?

Will they make it happen their way? Or will it all fall apart in a hurry?

The second season is hosted by Brenda Ngxoli.

In the Season 2 premiere: Zionist Church pastors Vusi and Dimakatso have waited a long time to walk down the aisle as they wanted to make history in Soshanguve and Winterveld.

TVSA Show Page: Our Perfect Wedding 2

Insecure 5

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Insecure 5

Final season!

Created by and starring Issa Rae, this comedy series looks at the friendship of two modern-day black women, as well as all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.

As they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) face the challenges of being black women who defy all stereotypes.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Reunited, Okay?!": It's the last hurrah for Issa, Molly and their unbreakable Black millennial friend group as they continue to navigate formative experiences in the heart of LA.

Picking up shortly after the rocky conclusion of Season 4, the fifth and final season finds Issa and company attempting to rebuild and move forward.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Growth, Okay?!": Despite her now thriving business, Issa struggles to find her footing and turns to an old friend for support.

Meanwhile, Molly contemplates jumping back into the dating pool.

Rockville 5

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

Rockville 5

The previous four seasons of Rockville told the tale of JB (Shona Ferguson), a high-flying underworld figure involved in a ring of prostitution at his top-class cigar lounge in Rockville, Sandton.

The business dominated the underworld scene and caused a rift between JB's middle class family and that of his in-laws, a working-class household.

Season 5 explores how the owner of a now five-star, legitimate establishment and his wife Lindi (Enhle Mbali) have to turn Hotel Paradiso into a money-spinner again.

The aftermath of previous seasons has dried up their coffers and put many livelihoods on the line, as room bookings dwindle.

Thuli Phongolo joins the cast this season as Buhle, an unemployed law graduate from rural KwaZulu-Natal whose fortunes  change after an attempted abduction thrusts her into a sophisticated criminal network run by Kalashnikov (Siyabonga Shibe).

She becomes a hostess at a high-class brothel disguised as a hotel.

Other actors joining the cast this season include Wiseman Zitha, Kwezi Ndlovu and Thabisile Zikhali.

In the Season 5 premiere, "One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards": As Season 5 begins we find JB dealing with the aftermath of what COVID-19 did to his business.

JB and Lindi make deals that will save the hotel and their livelihoods but will pull them back into the underworld and get them unwanted dangerous attention.

TVSA Show Page: Rockville 5



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