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New on TV today: Sunday 10 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Jul 2022
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Isibopho

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

Isibopho

Drama series which begins when a woman's husband and father-in-law are murdered and she is culturally obligated to marry her brother-in-law – who also wants her dead.

The show explores the cultural practice of 'ungeno' – when a widow marries her late husband's close relative in order to stay in the family.

The series is an exploration of the lengths people go to for money and power, and how far they are willing to go in order to protect themselves.

Driven by distorted family dynamics caused by greed and obsession with money, Isibopho tells the story of Thandi Ndlovu (Zethu Dlomo), a young widow left with the Ndlovu family inheritance.

However, her life is in danger from her new husband and former brother-in-law Sgoloza (Sicelo Dlamini) and his mother, Onica (Slindile Nodangala), the matriarch who will do anything and sacrifice anyone for what she believes belongs to her family.

Will Thandi find out the truth in time about who killed her husband and father-in-law, or will she lose her own life?

While the concept of the family at war is at the heart of Isibopho, the show also takes us into the murky and dangerous worlds of fafi / mochina (a form of gambling based on dream interpretation) and rhino horn smuggling.

The series stars Zethu Dlomo, Slindile Nodangala, Sicelo Dlamini, Jerry Mofokeng, Lerato Makhetha and Dineo Lusenga.

Isibopho is Mzansi Wethu's first original drama series.

TVSA Show Page: Isibopho
 

The Real Housewives of Cape Town

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Cape Town

Follows the lives of relatively affluent housewives and professional women in suburban Cape Town.

It is the third South African show in the franchise, after Johannesburg and Durban.

The cast are an ensemble of affluent women from diverse social backgrounds and represent an eccentric mix of new and old money, connected by one common thread: their desire to run the Mother City.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Cape Town
 

Shark Side of the Moon

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Shark Side of the Moon

The moon has an impact on animal species around the globe, but there's never been a connection drawn between the lunar cycle and sharks.

One scientist thinks the moon plays an important role in the migration and life cycle of the scalloped hammerhead, and he's on a mission to see if his hypothesis is true.

If there's a tie between the hammerhead shark and the moon, there could be a tie with other shark species as well... with a profound impact on both shark science and conservation.
 

Onthul: My pa het my nie verkrag nie

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary, Afrikaans

Onthul: My pa het my nie verkrag nie

A father has been fighting for the past eight years to prove his innocence after being found guilty of raping his own daughter.

He was sentenced to a lifelong prison sentence in 2012.

However, his daughter has since declared under oath that he didn't do it - that she was forced into telling the lie.

This shocking revelation is the focus of this investigative news documentary by the producers of the true crime series Devilsdorp.
 

Nick Swardson: Taste It

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy, Special

Nick Swardson: Taste It

Nick returns to the Paramount Theatre, where he filmed his last special, Seriously Who Farted?, to drop his new Taste It hour special.

Fans of Swardson won't be disappointed.

His material hasn't gone the route of marriage, children, or political epiphanies.

Instead, he keeps it in the Swardson universe with fresh takes on booze, chicks and diarrhoea, along with new stories, jokes and a new t-shirt.

Nick is back and it tastes good.
 

Slank 7

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Lifestyle, Reality, Food, Afrikaans

Slank 7

In the new season, once again hosted by Leandie du Randt, five well-known personalities with a wide range of problems and goals will take viewers on their journey to a healthier life.

The participants in the seventh season are a diverse group of people who all have the same thing in mind: to be slimmer at the end of the series.

This season features well-known faces, including Tommy Dickson of Toks 'n Tjops and Stephanie Baartman of Getroud met Rugby.
 

Shark Queens

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Shark Queens

In the animal kingdom, males are often presumed to be the most dominant.

But in the ocean, does this presumption hold water?

Scientists search for answers to understand if the biggest and baddest sharks of them all are female.

From the great white sharks of South Africa to the tiger sharks in the Maldives, the team seeks to uncover the ultimate rulers of the waves.

 



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