New on TV today: Thursday 7 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Jul 2022
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Picture Perfect

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Picture Perfect

Reality series that challenges celebrities to step away from the spotlight and move behind the camera, taking pictures with their own stories and challenges.

The show features seven celebrities from different disciplines.

They are Afro-Soul singer Donald Moatshe, fine artist Shala the Unicorn, rapper Money Badoo, actor Lebohang Msiza, scriptwriter and musician Mnqobi Yazo, digital content creator Thickleeyonce and TV personality Tsholo Maseko.

These celebrities have a passion for photography and will compete against each other using their technical and creative skills to see who can take the perfect shot.

The contestants need to impress the head judges Neo Ntsoma and Siphiwe Mhlambi.

Neo is the first female recipient of the CNN African Journalist Award for photography and the National Geographic All Roads Photography Award.

Siphiwe Mhlambi is a visual storyteller and was a Jazz World Photo finalist in 2021.

In addition to the judging panel are specialist judges lifestyle photographer Jeffrey Rikhotso, perception-driven photographer Mlungisi Mlungwa, dynamic photographer Kgomotso Neto Tleane, and visual storyteller Manyatsa Monyamane.

The host is musician Slikour.


Channel: kykNET NOU! (DStv 146)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Afrikaans, Variety


A lifestyle programme for the younger generation.

Do you want to know what the new trends are? Interviews with celebs? Do you know what to do when you are the victim of a cyber bully?

This series covers different cultures and various artists performing in various languages.

There is entertainment, gaming and music, and everything that is covered by social media.

The show also visits different schools to focus on their achievements.

Artists Franja du Plessis and Peach van Pletzen and social media influencers Tjekit Kwagga and Uleen Fourie are some of the guests.

Activities such as paintball, lazer tag, go-karting, skateboarding and more will be featured.

The presenter is Lisa van Rooyen, also known as Lisa met die rooi hare (Lisa with the red hair).

Short & Sweet

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

Short & Sweet

Three little people with big hearts and even bigger dreams is the premise of this reality series.

It follows their lives as they face everyday struggles whilst also breaking stereotypes about them.

It stars social media personality Vuyokazi 'Vovo' Nguqu, whose biggest dream is to become a mother, even if it endangers her own life.

There's also aspiring taxi boss Thandazani Khubheka, who wants to start a family with his longtime girlfriend.

Finally there's family heir Sikhumbuzo 'Shota' Mkhize, who wants to bring his fractured polygamous kin back together.

The series is set in Nquthu, Port Shepstone and Cape Town.

Black Tax

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Black Tax

Sitcom which revolves around a successful professional woman and her family after the sudden arrival of her parents into her modest suburban townhouse.

The concept of "Black Tax" refers to paying it forward - a means of showing appreciation for all that your family has sacrificed to help propel you in life - a phenomenon that affects many families.

The series revolves around Thuli Dlamini (Jo-anne Reyneke) as she deals with the unspoken law of payback to the community of people that helped her get to where she is.

In the series, she navigates life as a single parent who juggles relationships, career and the slightly unhelpful arrival of her demanding mother and father.

Other starring cast members include Clementine Mosimane in the role of Thuli's mother, Martha; and Mandla Jwara as Sizwe, her father.

Other featured actors include Jason Goliath, Sne Dladla and Daniel Janks; as well as Mamodibe Ramodibe and Bahle Mashinini, who play the youngsters in Thuli's family.

This is a show about a young family, trying to find their feet after things go horribly wrong for their grandparents.

It's about coming together and being thankful for what you have, no matter how little.

In the series premiere, "The Cost": What is Black Tax? When you're Thuli Dlamini, it means your father losing his pension and your parents moving in with you.

In the second episode, "Maya Angelou": To mark Sizwe and Martha's relocation to her house, Thuli holds a ceremony to alert the ancestors, where a goat will be slaughtered.

This leaves Sihle in an awkward position.

TVSA Show Page: Black Tax

Making it Home with Kortney and Kenny 2

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

Making it Home with Kortney and Kenny 2

Making it Home is back for a second season, helping homeowners make strategic renovation moves with their money.

Kortney Wilson is using her extensive flipping and real estate expertise to turn fixer-uppers into dream homes – all while making smart choices with these families' biggest assets.

With keys and budget in hand, Kortney and her new contractor partner, Kenny Brain, will transform each unloved home into a showstopper.

They will gather inspiration and intel from homeowners before taking the reins on the full renovation – making it bright, making it beautiful, making it home.

In the Season 2 premiere: It was love at first sight when Emily and Tyler first laid eyes on their charming old house, but a closer look reveals peculiar DIY remnants that could threaten the safety of the home.

After completing all the essential upgrades, Kortney and Kenny will have limited budget left to marry Tyler's minimalist style with Emily's boho vibes to create the perfect home for their family.

Inside the Force: 24/7

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h35
Genre: Docu-Reality

Inside the Force: 24/7

This four-part series goes deep inside West Parade nick, Lincolnshire's busiest police station.

The series follows the different layers of the force as in-the-moment decisions are made and the police react.

The station is home to over 180 officers who look after a city of nearly 200,000 but they are the country's least funded force.

This series goes behind the station doors, from the custody suite and the over stretched response officers to the force control room and the investigation teams.

In the series premiere, "Custody": Friday night sees Sergeant Dan process a series of challenging suspects including an angry environmentalist who strips naked at the front desk.

Hollington Drive

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

Hollington Drive

This thriller sees suburban bliss turning into a suburban nightmare.

The series follows two close-knit sisters, café chain owner Theresa and schoolteacher Helen, who live side by side with their families on the upmarket Hollington Drive.

But when a local boy goes missing, the mystery that unfolds tears the families apart and tests the sisters' bond to the limit.

The sisters appear close and their families enjoy spending time together.

We open on a warm, balmy evening, barbecue sizzling on the patio, the perfect family setting.

The atmosphere is chilled, as they lounge in Theresa and Fraser's perfectly manicured garden.

Apart from Fraser's brother Eddie winding everyone up, there's hardly a hint of tension, but this is the calm before the storm.

When Theresa's 10-year-old son Ben asks to play in the nearby park with his cousin Eva, the adults begin to niggle.

Fraser is relaxed and is fine for them to go, but this doesn't help Theresa's fears of foreboding and growing feelings of anxiety.

As expected the children don't return on time, and Theresa goes in search.

Her suspicions are heightened when she finds the children on the edge of a woodland area and they appear to be fighting.

Immediately her instincts tell her something terrible has happened.

This is all realised when later that evening distraught neighbour, Jean, calls on the family.

Her 10-year-old son Alex has gone missing...

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer 2

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer 2

Forensically researching the lives of serial killers, this series features chilling real life video and audio footage of people who murdered over-and-over again.

Serial killers blend in. They appear normal. But lurking deep within their psyche are the triggers that kick-start their psychopathic behaviour.

Sinister childhood experiences, adult knock-backs, detectable mental frailty, narcissism and an absence of empathy combine to build up a body of evidence which rings alarm bells for psychologists.

With dramatic reconstructions alongside real life footage and FBI interviews, criminologists, journalists and detectives profile killers including Angus Sinclair, Anthony Sowell, Joanna Dennehy and Anders Breivik, and hear about accused serial killer Lonnie David Franklin nicknamed the Grim Sleeper whose spree of killings date back 30 years.

Experts come together with the aid of CCTV footage to reveal exactly what the telltale signs are and analyse the chilling behaviour of the killers.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Anthony Shore": The Torniquet Killer, Anthony Shore, is examined.

An intelligent father of two girls, Shore is known to have sexually abused his daughters as well as having killed three teenage girls and one adult woman.

Design For You: Home Inspirations 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176 / Openview 113)
TX Time: 08h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality, DIY

Design For You: Home Inspirations 2

Join host Pilani Bubu on Design for You: Home Inspirations.

This studio-based interior design show explores all aspects of decor and the fundamentals of interior design.

Watch as we give you a full spectrum understanding of how, why and what - when it comes to any design-related element - from fabrics, carpet, paint and pattern to layout, walls and more.

Experts will give you enough information to make the best decisions when it comes to repairing, renewing or sprucing up your interior.


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