New on TV today: Monday 2 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 May 2022
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Cheap Old Houses

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Documentary Series, Home Improvement

Cheap Old Houses

Property enthusiasts Elizabeth and Ethan Finkelstein hunt for their next batch of cheap old houses to feature on their wildly successful social media site.

Along the way, they check out houses that have been lovingly restored by historic home devotees.

The series is inspired by the Finkelstein's popular Instagram feed, which racks up millions of views with images of surprising property bargains that are architecturally intact and available for under $150,000.

In each episode, cameras follow the couple as they tour low-priced older houses across America and ultimately choose which ones to feature on their famous site.

During each walk through, Ethan and Elizabeth share stories of the homes' historical significance and architectural uniqueness.

Relying on Elizabeth's background as a historic preservationist as well as the couple's shared passion for saving old property gems - and with the help of 3D graphic renderings - the pair imagine what the houses could look like with proper restorations.

They also will visit beautifully restored homes formerly featured on their Instagram account.

To start the season, Ethan and Elizabeth scour online real estate listings to plan their latest road trip to upstate New York in order to check out two cheap old houses listed for just over $100,000.

Traveling in Old Blue, their vintage cheap old truck, they drive to Amsterdam to tour a large 1900s Victorian home with a detached carriage house and then on to Fort Plain to see a huge 1850s home with a 1950s retro vibe.

During their travels, Ethan and Elizabeth also stop in Greenwich to visit a saved old schoolhouse that has been meticulously restored.

The Offer

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Miniseries, Drama, History

The Offer

The Offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy's extraordinary, never-before-seen experiences of making Francis Ford Coppola's landmark New York City gangster film The Godfather.

In the series premiere, "A Seat at the Table": After ditching his job at the Rand Corporation for a shot in Hollywood, Al Ruddy wins the job to produce Mario Puzo's bestselling novel, The Godfather for Paramount Pictures.

Joe Colombo (Giovanni Ribisi), a rising crime boss in the New York City Mafia, has a darker fate in mind for the picture.

Caught in the Net

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

Caught in the Net

What happens when the clues to a murder aren't just physical, but digital?

Caught in the Net presents true stories of investigators entering the digital world to solve a brutal murder.

In each case, detectives are up against a lack of physical clues.

But every time anyone goes online, whether it's chat rooms, cellphone apps, car GPS or fitness trackers, they leave a digital trail behind them.

Now investigators must enter this virtual world and follow the data - as they race against time to secure justice for victims' families and track down the killer.

In the series premiere, "Heart Rate & Time": When 67-year-old Karen Navarra is found dead in a bloody scene in her San Jose home, detectives are baffled by physical evidence that seems to contradict itself.

They must turn to digital evidence to solve this mysterious case.

An Unexpected Killer 2

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

An Unexpected Killer 2

Expect the unexpected in this true crime series that delves into shocking murder investigations in which the identity of the killer comes as a complete surprise.

Each standalone episode takes you through the twists and turns of a captivating homicide investigation, combining interviews with dramatic re-enactments.

Just when detectives think they've cracked the case, new evidence turns the investigation on its head and ultimately leads to a suspect no one anticipated.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Twisted Betrayal": When a devoted mother with a bright future in show business is ruthlessly gunned down, a number of suspects emerge.

But just as detectives think they have the killer in their sights, the investigation takes a jaw-dropping turn.

Strangers You Know

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Strangers You Know

From the story of Palesa Madiba, a young student at the University of Johannesburg who was murdered and buried in a shallow grave in the backyard of her friend's home in Soweto, to the case of convicted family killer Henri van Breda who killed his parents and brother in the Western Cape, this true crime docuseries unpacks the details of some of South Africa's most unthinkable murders.

Through interviews with family members and friends, and the analysis of the lead investigators, forensic pathologists, and prosecutors involved in each case, the series takes you into key moments in each case to uncover how these unsuspecting victims were brutally killed by someone they knew.

Strangers You Know will also analyse the overwhelming evidence that perpetrators left behind at scene of the crime.

The series consists of eight episodes which air in two parts of four episodes each – with most of them related to gender-based violence and femicide.

In the series premiere, "Anisha and Joey van Niekerk": Mooinooi used to be one of those sleepy little mining towns on the Platinum belt.

A close-knit community where neighbours become friends and the only worry is how far the cat strays every night.

But there was a man with the strange snake tattoo who used to smile and wave as people drove past.

Now the memory of the brutal torture and murder of Anisha and Joey still lingers for some, serving only as a reminder that you can't trust anyone - especially the friendly neighbour who's watching your home with a little too much interest...


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


Telenovela which revolves around a businessman who returns to reclaim his life 10 years after being declared dead.

The series tells the tale of a poverty-stricken farm worker who returns to his former life as a high-flying businessman after a decade-long memory loss.

After witnessing a murder by a prominent politician - Jo'burg Mayor Robert Nondumo (Luzuko Nkqeto), monied 'tenderpreneur' Mandla Cele (Patrick Mofokeng) goes on the run before surviving a murder from a close family member, which led to his memory loss.

After being discovered by Seipati Moeketsi (Liteboho Molise), a farmworker and her two children, along a riverbank, Mandla starts a new life with them as Themba.

Mandla weds Seipati and lives a content life in the farm, until 10 years later when an incident leads to him getting flashbacks of who he really is - Mandla Cele.

The series explores the concept of family, blended family drama, high stakes and the dark underworld of crime and suspense.

The show takes viewers on a journey that sees a man's life go full circle as he returns to his old life in Bassonia.

Mandla has to balance the dynamics of caring for his farm family with those of reconnecting with his children and now estranged first wife Puleng (Thuli Thabethe).

She has since started a new life with the family driver, Mandla's ice boy Papi Zulu (Thato Molamu).

Lingashoni is an M-Net Original Production, co-produced by Stained Glass TV and 1Magic.

TVSA Show Page: Lingashoni

Nick Knowles' Home Improvements

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

Nick Knowles' Home Improvements

Nick and his team of experts – an interior designer, two carpenters, a props maker, garden designer, home organiser and upcycler – get stuck in to demonstrate their top tips on how to improve your house when it comes to storage, space and organisation.

From reclaiming dead space in your house and turning it into stylish storage, to making the tiniest garden into an extension of your living space, the team venture into every area of the house.

In the series premiere: Nick and others look at storage space, showing off an ingenious children's bed with lots of hidden storage as well as how to use empty alcoves for extra space.

Naagin 4

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 16h45
Genre: Telenovela, Supernatural

Naagin 4

This season's story revolves around Brinda and Nayantara and how their lives are intertwined.

Brinda is a simple girl, born and brought up as an errand girl, whereas Nayantara is full of rage.

Somewhere in the past, Manyata - a naagin princess - marries Keshav, a human, thus losing her power and giving birth to Nayantara.

Keshav is killed by six members of the Parekh family but Manyata escapes and waits for her daughter's 25th birthday to avenge her husband's murder.

As per the Ashlesha Nakshatra curse, she and her daughter must wait 25 years to regain their powers.

Confessions: Animal Hoarding 2

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

Confessions: Animal Hoarding 2

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 Season 2 premiere: Tom fills his bedroom with venomous snakes.

Meanwhile, Nancy - a retired lawyer - must choose between her husband... and her 250 lovebirds.

Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan 4

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan 4

Hosted and curated by one of the UK's best-known journalists, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines of homicide and hate.

In each episode, Dermot recounts a case he has reported on or followed at close quarters.

The stories are told with archived footage and key interviews from those closest to the case, including testimony from family members of the victims and the investigating officers who first arrived on the scene to witness the aftermath of the murders.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Nathan Maynard Ellis and David Leesley": Dermot looks back to 2019 when Julia Rawson was brutally murdered after being lured back to the home of Nathan Maynard-Ellis in Tipton.

Fascinated by horror films, Maynard-Ellis and his boyfriend David Leesley attacked Ms Rawson, before twistedly killing and hiding her body parts.

The first episode of the season delves into the demanding case to piece together the conviction of Maynard-Ellis and Leesley more than a year and half after Julia's murder.

The Kitchen 26

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality, Food, Talk Show

The Kitchen 26

The Kitchen is sharing fall dishes and memories to warm your heart as you transition into the autumn season.

The hosts kick things off by meeting Katie Lee's new baby, and Katie shares her easy make-ahead fall kale and sausage pasta bake.

Alex Guarnaschelli bakes roasted sweet potato quick bread and drops off a loaf at Katie's home.

Then, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian team up to make an epic meal of Jeff's smoky pork chops with caramelized onions and apples and Geoffrey's couscous with swiss chard, raisins and warm spices.

Sunny Anderson prepares her delicious easy caramel apple cheesecake dip.

Plus, QVC host Mary DeAngelis joins The Kitchen to share her hot apple cider doughnut mocktail.

Buried in the Backyard 4

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Buried in the Backyard 4

Examines true-crime stories of victims found buried in the most unsuspecting of places.

While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences.

Uncovering the remains is only the beginning, however, as each hour-long episode follows a unique police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible.

Recreations, along with first-hand accounts from those closest to the victims and law enforcement agents involved in the case, bring each shocking tale to life.

As investigators dig into the "how" and "why" surrounding each crime, viewers are taken on an unpredictable journey and reminded that this could happen to anyone - in any home, in any neighbourhood.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Buried in Money": The luckiest moment in a man's life gives way to a dark mystery when he vanishes after winning a multi-million-dollar lottery.

Did the pressure of sudden wealth cause him to seek privacy, or is there a more sinister reason no one can find him?

The Bachelorette 17

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Reality

The Bachelorette 17

After appearing in the 25th season of The Bachelor, Katie Thurston emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house.

The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favourite for her memorable arrival on Night 1, where she introduced herself to Matt, light-up vibrator in tow.

Unapologetically herself, Katie is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life.

A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her.

Katie is ready to step into the spotlight for her own love story to be told.

With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men.

Thirty lucky potential suitors pull out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony.


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1 Comment

02 May 2022 15:05

The Offer looks like a must-see for pop culture junkies. 

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