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New on TV today: Monday 4 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Jul 2022
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Fantasy Island

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Fantasy Island

A sequel to the original 1977 series which takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected.

Delving into the "what if" questions - both big and small - that keep us awake at night, each episode tells emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

Serving as steward of this mysterious island is Elena Roarke (Roselyn Sanchez, Devious Maids), a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke.

Elena set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family's legacy.

Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed.

Assisting Elena is Ruby Okoro (Kiara Barnes, The Bold and the Beautiful), a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life there.

Also helping out is pilot Javier, who also is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades.

In the series premiere, "Hungry Christine/Mel Loves Ruby": Roarke welcomes a local morning show host, Christine Collins, who has a simple fantasy: she wants to eat. And eat. And eat.

But when Christine gets to Fantasy Island, she'll realise that she's hungry for much more than food.

Roarke's other guests include Ruby Akuda, who arrives on Fantasy Island with her husband; Ruby is afflicted with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life.
 

In die Ysterhand se Greep

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

In die Ysterhand se Greep

Yigit is a successful businessman who does not believe in love. He is responsible for an accident that leaves his wife, Iclal, in a coma for years.

Denying her existence is the only way he can cope, and their small son, Mert, believes his mother is in heaven.

Then Yigit meets Nur, and they fall in love. Unaware of Iclal, Nur agrees to marry him.

On the day of their wedding, Iclal wakes up...

In the series premiere: Nur is mourning her father and decides to travel to a different town for some space.

The locals are not friendly but she does develop an interest in Yigit, a self-made businessman.

Things are tense between Cahit, Nazan and Aytul after one of them speaks out of turn.

Nur and Mert, the son of her new love interest, begin a promising friendship.

Before Nur can settle in, someone from Yigit's past comes back to throw a spanner in the works.

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Isifiso

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

Isifiso

Drama series about a woman who craves the approval of her mother and those around her and will stop at almost nothing to get it.

The series is about a woman living under her younger sister's shadow, envying her seemingly-perfect life – but not all is what it seems, as she quickly and tragically learns.

After a tragedy, Bazothini can now live her dream life, but is the grass really greener on the other side? Will Bazothini get her happily ever after?

The series stars Nelisa Mchunu, Melusi Yeni, Ntando Mncube and Zinhle Mabena.

The supporting cast includes Duduzile Ngcobo, Bandile Maphalala, Sjava and Nkosinathi Kheswa.

In the series premiere: Bazothini is scarred when her mother is not impressed by her promotion.

At a party, Bazothinis jealousy gets the better of her and she gets into a fight with Nobuhle, which ends in death.

At the funeral, MaNgobese realises that there is something going on between Julia and Siboniso.

Bazothini stops feeling sorry for herself and makes a decision that shocks Mhlengi.

Called to action by Julia's determination, Bazothini makes a decision that finally gets her a compliment from her mother.

MaNgobese and Bazothini gang up on Julia.

Mhlengi moves into the mansion and Julia takes full advantage of Mhlengi's presence and immerses herself in Siboniso's life.

Frustrated, Bazothini makes a heartbreaking decision.

TVSA Show Page: Isifiso
 

No One Like You

Channel: TLNovelas (DStv Channel 133)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Telenovela

No One Like You

Antonio, who currently works as a waiter, is known by everyone in the neighborhood as Toño.

He likes to sing, dance and enjoy life.

He dropped out of high school and likes to seduce women, without even thinking about falling in love with one of them and settling down.

Toño buys a piece of costume jewelry as a birthday present for his mother.

As he crosses an avenue, he stops for a moment and is astonished to see a man who looks just like him.

The man (Ricardo) is just as impressed, but neither of them hears the horn of a speeding van that manages to avoid Toño but not Ricardo, who is knocked unconscious.

Toño is shocked as the ambulance arrives and takes the man away.

From this moment on, Ricardo's and Toño's lives utterly change as their world turns upside down.
 

Twice My Son in Law

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 14h30
Genre: Telenovela

Twice My Son in Law

Lee Jin-Sook treats her son-in-law, Kim Hyun-Tae, like her real son, even though he is an orphan.

He loses his wife, On Young-Chae (Lee Jin-Sook's adopted daughter) in a tragic accident.

After five years Kim Hyun-Tae meets Park Soo-Kyung and marries her, which causes conflict, as Park Soo-Kyung is none of other then Jin-Sook's unknown biological daughter.
 

Meet the Family

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

Meet the Family

The story of George Cruz, a famous Hollywood writer.

George reaches his 50th birthday under the shadow of his first and only success, his mother's death and his wife's betrayal.

Feeling frustrated, unsuccessful and alone, he decides to follow his mother to the afterlife, but fate decides otherwise and presents him with another opportunity.

Enter a beautiful Mexican singer who becomes his muse, his star and his great love: Carmen Jurado, who gives George back the inspiration and joy of feeling alive.

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Bloodline Detectives 2

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

Bloodline Detectives 2

In the same way that DNA profiling fundamentally changed forensic science, familial DNA testing is supercharging DNA profiling.

It is the forensic revolution that is seeing cold cases solved all over the world and Bloodline Detectives explores and tells the stories of some of the most extraordinary cases solved to date.

Using witness testimony, new interviews, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions, Bloodline Detectives reveals a new and dynamic form of crime fighting.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Body in the Staircase": In 1999, hospital worker Jennifer Watkins was sexually assaulted and murdered.

Two decades later, revolutionary DNA testing helps to solve this cold case.
 

The Challenge 37: Spies, Lies & Allies

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality Competition

The Challenge 37: Spies, Lies & Allies

Contestants compete in stunt-heavy, action-packed adventures around the world where tasting victory means a massive cash prize.

For the first time ever, the competition franchise will feature 17 international players alongside US players.
 

50/50 11

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature

50/50 11

With a legacy spanning over 34 years, 50/50 is the longest-running environmental TV show in the world.

Kia Johnson returns as the host and Albertus Louw continues to host the Veldfokus segment.

The show educates viewers about the environmental issues affecting every single human, plant and animal on Earth.

Season 11 is all about sharing information, encouraging action and inspiring our viewers to become part of the solution.

The show is also filled with practical ideas that we can all use in our daily lives to make our environment a better place, encouraging the idea that millions of small things become the big things that ultimately create the change the planet needs.

This season celebrates the community activists and the scientists doing incredible, innovative work in the environmental arena and showcases projects, big and small.

The show is delving into the heart of environmental issues on the top of everyone's minds from unsustainable building practices to the litter problem to our freshwater crisis and food security and climate justice.
 

Selling the Hamptons

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Selling the Hamptons

Larger-than-life personalities, a red hot seller's market, super exclusive luxury properties and the potential for mega-dollar sales blend into a potent cocktail of real estate drama and real world competition in Selling the Hamptons.

The docu-style series follows a team of six Hamptons-based real estate agents from Nest Seekers International.

During the series the agents battle to make their mark in the elite East End real estate market.

With high demand, limited inventory and a short selling season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, pressure reaches explosive levels and loyalties are tested.

Selling the Hamptons captures a remarkable 2021 real estate selling season characterised by record-breaking sales and hungry agents jockeying for top listings.

Prime buying and selling season in the Hamptons kicks off with J.B.'s lavish open house event at an ultra-modern, all-glass property featuring VIP guests who sparkle in black-tie attire, a driveway flanked by high end luxury cars and fountains of champagne.

Peggy will try to land her biggest listing ever - one of the most exclusive properties in the area, boasting a $35,000,000 price tag.

Meanwhile, New York power broker and team lead, Bianca, will arrive on the scene to make sure that everyone on the team is leveling up their real estate game.
 

Family Home Overhaul

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176 / Openview 113)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Family Home Overhaul

In each episode, host Cheryl Hickey introduces a family that has been nominated by their community for always giving back despite any hardships they personally encounter.

Together with Cheryl, 14 contractors and designers pair up to meet the family, tour their property and learn exactly what is needed to transform this family's life in their home.

They tackle each project with the homeowners in mind, getting down to the studs and uncovering any issues that could threaten the family's future.

With the help of friends and neighbours, these renovations are perfectly customised to reflect each family's unique needs.

In the series premiere, "Sarah and Kevin": Kortney and Dave Wilson work with Cheryl to transform an issue-filled house back to its prime for Sarah and Kevin.

Twelve-year-old Landon has required round-the-clock care his whole life because of a rare developmental disorder.
 

Kind van die Noodlot

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Kind van die Noodlot

Defne and Kahraman Yorukhan are rich, but have no children.

The rebukes from their family make Defne look for an alternative way to give her husband a heir.

She decides to hire a surrogate mother to take the baby for her.

Her choice falls on Elif, a young woman from the birthplace of Kahraman Antakya.

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Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators 4

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators 4

Shakespeare & Hathaway follows Frank and Lu - a highly unlikely detective duo - who are once again put to work in the pretty tourist town Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Foul play, fraud and corruption are only a few of the unending issues that lurk beneath the town's idyllic surface.

The oddball, oddly-matched sleuths return for more picturesque and whimsical mysteries brimming with wit and rural charm.

From suspected ghosts to the torrid world of Shakespearian escorts, not to mention the fiendish passions and bitter rivalries of ballroom dancing and a dastardly plot to sabotage Christmas, it’s business as usual for the debt-laden ex-policeman and his much more credible partner-in-crime.

In the Season 4 premiere, "If It Be Man's Work": Frank and Lu are drawn into Stratford's Silicon Valley when Spider calls upon their help to expose a mole within tech company Forosa.
 

Kids Baking Championship

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 11h15
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Kids Baking Championship

Hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli lead eight talented kid bakers through tasty challenges designed to find the most impressive and creative young baker.

In each challenge, the kid contestants (ranging in age from 10 to 13) will be tested on their baking skills and originality, as they whip up delectable desserts including creative cakes, mouthwatering cookies and pastries making it seem as easy as pie.

At stake, a sweet prize package that includes a complete set of bakeware products, a profile in Food Network Magazine, an original cake featured at Charm City Cakes and a $10,000 grand prize.

Only one will take the cake to become the Kids Baking Champion.

In the series premiere, "Bake Sale": For the kick off to the Kids Baking Championship, the eight kid bakers are hard at work to serve up two delicious signature items for a bake sale.

Midway through the challenge, Duff and Valerie reveal that the kids must also make a third item using the classic childhood flavour combination - peanut butter and jelly.

Two kid bakers will melt under the pressure and will be sent home.

In the second episode of the weekdays double bill, "Dessert Imposters": In this challenge, the kid bakers are asked to create dessert imposters - a sweet treat masquerading as a savoury item.

How convincingly will the bakers be able to make delicious sweets that look like pizza, spaghetti, tacos and bagels?

Half way through the challenge, Duff announces a surprising twist.

The kid bakers must also create an imposter side dish to accompany their main dessert, in order to slice the competition.
 

The Neighborhood 3

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy

The Neighborhood 3

When Dave Johnson and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.

However, their opinionated next-door neighbour, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighbourhood their home.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Welcome to Trivia Night": When Calvin and Dave get shown up by Gemma and Marty at a local bar's trivia night, the pair hatch a plan for a do-over to redeem themselves.
 

Elders 5: Tuinroete

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Elders 5: Tuinroete

It is said that a camino or pilgrimage starts at your own front door.

For Erns Grundling, it started with doing the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Later he went walkabout in Japan.

For the third season he kept it local, travelling from his home in Cape Town to Agulhas; the Cape winelands and the Overberg.

For the fourth season, Erns and the team travelled to Namibia for 45 days, travelling close to 8,000 kilometres.

This season, various guests joined Erns to walk a stretch of the road with him from the Pilgrimage of Hope's new Garden Route to Uniondale and Mossel Bay.

The guests include actor Frank Opperman, TV and radio presenter Lyntjie Jaars, former head of kykNET's Afrikaans channels Karen Meiring, and the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
 

Siza Mina

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Talk Show

Siza Mina

Siza Mina is Mzansi Wethu's first original talk show, featuring controversial topics and guests who are seeking intervention in resolving issues in a tabloid format.

Meaning "help me" in isiZulu, the weekly show features real-life guests who have real issues with a range of topics, from the controversial to the relatable.

Issues covered include romantic drama, family problems, unsettled debt, broken friendships, and housing and contract disputes.

Siza Mina is hosted by the witty and personable Siyabonga Vithi, businessman, radio and TV presenter whose CV includes hosting the breakfast show on Alex FM and Talkback, the youth debate talk show on eNCA.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the show takes us back to the days of the exciting talk show: where people are unafraid to air their feelings and to confront their opponents.

This is held together by the host and assisted by various means such as audience input and resources like lie detector tests.
 

The Legend

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

The Legend

A powerful new action series that tells the story of Jesús Juárez, a young man from Sinaloa, Mexico who grows into a legendary figure - almost a religious icon - revered by many.

Set in 1870 and inspired by real-life events, Malverde tells the story of Jesús from his troubled childhood as an orphan to the advent of the Mexican Revolution, where he experienced the torments of war, danger and love while accumulating power.

In time, Jesús becomes a Robin Hood-style heroic figure, admired by women of all walks of life.

Yet Jesús continues to be haunted by his unexpected feelings for his childhood sweetheart, Isabel.

As federal authorities see increasing danger in Malverde's growing power during the early days of the Mexican Revolution, it will take more than love and God to hold off all those who seek to destroy the hero known to the faithful as the Patron Saint.

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Snapped: Killer Couples 11

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

Snapped: Killer Couples 11

Featuring the true-crime stories of America's most dangerous duos, the series takes a deep dive into the turbulent lives these couples led.

Each episode examines the evolution of their relationships and the passion that drove them to commit murder.

Through reenactments and firsthand accounts, each episode tells a story of what ultimately drove them to commit the crime, as well as destroy the lives of those around them.

From teenage couples who embark on a multi-state crime spree to lesbian lovers who stop at nothing to eliminate one of their husbands, this is unprecedented access into these relationships.

In the Season 11 premiere, "David Paulson & Meaghan Rice": The discovery of a dead body casts suspicion on an unlikely high school romance.

 

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