New on TV today: Thursday 12 May

Written by TVSA Team from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 May 2022
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Savage Beauty

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

Savage Beauty

Drama series about a mysterious woman who embeds herself in a powerful family who possess a global beauty empire — and dark secrets - seeking revenge for her tragic past.

Fifteen years ago, Don and Grace Bhengu tested a toxic product on a group of children living on the streets.

Now one of the two survivors, Zinhle Manzini, returns to seek revenge.

Zinhle becomes the invisible force that exposes family secrets, leading the Bhengus down a path of destruction.

But innocent people get hurt along the way, while Zinhle's own darkness threatens to consume her.

In the end, Zinhle has to decide whether she wants justice or pure, cold revenge.

Savage Beauty stars Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle, the mysterious young woman with a tragic past who single-mindedly pursues revenge for the hellish crime committed by the Bhengus.

The family matriarch and patriarch Grace and Don Bhengu (Nthati Moshesh and Dumisani Mbebe), who rule their beauty empire and family with an iron fist, become increasingly ruthless as they try to unmask an enemy who wants to see their life's work reduced to ashes.

The series stars Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle, Nthati Moshesh as Grace, Dumisani Mbebe as Don, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Linda, Angela Sithole as Thando, Jesse Suntele as Phila, Oros Mampofu as Ndu, Mpho Sebeng as Bonga, Slindile Nodangala as Gogo Simphiwe and John Ncamane as Kolobe.

There are also cameo appearances from Terry Pheto, Sarah Langa, Trevor Stuurman, Loyiso Gola, Thando Hopa, Kefilwe Mabote and Lasizwe, among others.

TVSA Show Page: Savage Beauty

The Game (2021)

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Sport

The Game (2021)

A revival series based on the 2006 series of the same name, which relocates from San Diego to Las Vegas and sees new players offering a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football.

The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect and love - all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game.

In the series premiere, "A Taste of Vegas": Tasha Mack juggles her flourishing business and the careers of her clients, including that of her son, Malik Wright, who is intent on taking his future with the Vegas Fighting Fury to the next level.

Meanwhile, Brittany Pitts, the resourceful daughter of Jason and Kelly Pitts, and aspiring pro-football player Jamison Fields find themselves in Vegas as well, searching for opportunity and potentially escaping their pasts.

Sanditon 2

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Sanditon 2

Inspired by Jane Austen's unfinished final novel, Sanditon is a compelling depiction of a developing Regency seaside town at the forefront of the great social and economic changes of the age.

When a carriage accident introduces the young Charlotte Heywood to the Parker family, she embarks on a journey from the only home she has ever known to the seaside idyll of Sanditon.

Carried along by the enthusiasm of entrepreneur Tom Parker for the development of the once small fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort, Charlotte quickly finds herself at the heart of a diverse and unexpected community.

Season 2 continues to follow the lives and loves of Sanditon's residents, spiced up by romance, humour and plenty of plot twists and turns.

It picks up nine months after the events of Season 1, with Charlotte in mourning and heiress Georgiana Lambe fending off gold-diggers.

New suitors on the radar are the dashing Colonel Francis Lennox, the wealthy but reclusive Alexander Colbourne and enigmatic artist Charles Lockhart.

Claws 4

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

Claws 4

Final season!

Claws is a midnight-dark meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon.

It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures.

Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men.

It's the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Betrayal": With the casino gone, Desna is prepared to return to her roots as a money-laundering nail mogul, which proves to be more difficult than expected, propelling her and the crew further into a world of criminality.

Geldhelde 4

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Geldhelde 4

Pulane Sekepe-Nel is once again in the presenter's chair and the money gurus Jeanette Marais, Hymne Landman, Stanley Gabriel and Theo Vorster share advice.

Topics include how to choose a financial advisor, how to afford your wedding, how to buy a house, how to provide for illness, and how to save and invest as a single woman.

The Pioneer Woman 29

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality

The Pioneer Woman 29

Cooking for cowboys and hungry kids is not a job for the faint-hearted - but sassy former city girl, Ree Drummond, makes it easy with her delicious home-made recipes.

She serves up her own unique brand of home cooking on her cattle ranch, whilst also offering a glimpse into country life, Oklahoma style.

From throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations, Ree has it covered with practical recipes that friends and family will love.

Every meal is an occasion for Ree, and everyone is invited to sample the delights on her menu; whether it's a healthy selection of canapes for a girls' night or hearty food for the local cowboys, she specialises in low effort cuisine that anyone can make.

With her delicious dishes, Ree makes sure that no-one ever goes hungry on the prairie.

In the Season 29 premiere, "Lighter Classics": Ree is in her kitchen giving classic dishes a lighter spin.

There are incredible spice-rubbed grilled cauliflower steaks and fully loaded lightened up nachos.

She also makes a platter of mushroom "cheesesteak" lettuce wraps, and plain old mash gets a boost as garlic mashed potatoes.

Man with a Plan 3

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Man with a Plan 3

Stars Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realises: their little angels are maniacs.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Wife-Proof": Adam attempts to make the office feel more inviting since Andi will be joining him at work every day.

Also, Lowell has been hiding a life-changing secret.


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