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New on TV today: Monday 11 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Jul 2022
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The Man who Fell to Earth

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h40
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

The Man who Fell to Earth

Based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic film that starred David Bowie, The Man who Fell to Earth will follow a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.

An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) crashes deep into the oilfields of New Mexico with a mission: he must find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), the one woman on Earth who can help save his species.

Even as he struggles to adapt to our world and to become more "human", her faith in humanity couldn't be lower.

An unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.
 

Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176 / Openview 113)
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Food

Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.

Who says living a raw or vegan lifestyle has to be filled with boring, uninteresting food?

In Raw. Vegan. Not Gross., Laura Miller of Sidesaddle Kitchen shows you some flat-out delicious recipes that happen to fall into the raw/vegan category, but may become staples in your kitchen regardless of what kind of diet you follow.

From creative ways of eating your veggies, to yummy healthy snacks that are sure to surprise your guests, you'll learn that vegan can be delicious.

In the series premiere, "Veggie Fake Out": Laura shows you some creative ways to eat your veggies, including a lasagna made with beet "noodles" and sushi that uses a surprising swap.
 

The Station

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

The Station

Dama series which revolves around the scheming and backstabbing between four employees who suddenly become shareholders of a filling station.

When Don (Owen Sejake) leaves his station to his four employees, power dynamics come into play as they all try to take control of the station.

But a clash of personalities and the fact that they are working against each other threatens to destroy the legacy left by Don, their ex-boss who was known as a successful businessman with a passion for giving back to the community.

The series also stars Sphamandla Dhludhlu as Caesar, a young man determined to see the business succeed to improve his socio-economic conditions and support his father Themba (Ernest Ndlovu), who is wheelchair-bound.

But with Diliza (Aubrey Mmakola) threatening to take control of the filling station and run it to the ground, will husband and wife team Cynthia (Lerato Mvelase) and Fix (Sello Maake Ka-Ncube) - along with Caesar and Sli (Sibulele Gcilitshana) - be able to stop him?

The Station is produced by Taproots Media, a production company belonging to series star Sello Maake Ka-Ncube.

TVSA Show Page: The Station
 

Grand Designs Australia 9

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 13h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Reality

Grand Designs Australia 9

Grand Designs Australia shares the stories behind some of the most interesting builds, with compelling tales of inspiration, focus and dogged determination.

Hosted by leading Australian architect Peter Maddison, the show reveals the highs and the lows of taking on the biggest single investment of most people's lives – creating their ideal home.

From the tiny house overlooking the bay, to the massive steel mansion high on a hill, the genius inventor who spends five tortuous years trialling his revolutionary building system, to the reclusive but hilarious handyman building a bizarre underground hideout in the suburbs, this season has no shortage of characters and jaw-dropping projects.

Explore the motivations, memories and connections behind each build, delve deeper and go beyond the architectural style.

With each project being as unique as the owners themselves, Grand Designs Australia promises to be a feast of the finest architecture and home design you've ever seen.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Mystery Bay": When retired architect Rob and wife Sally purchase a remarkable old dairy farm just outside the NSW town of Mystery Bay, they feel an enormous responsibility to build a home that will do justice to this beautiful paradise.
 

Minki 12

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Minki 12

In each episode of this emotional talk show, Minki van der Westhuizen interviews a guest with an incredible story to tell.

Sometimes these are celebrities; at other times not.

Minki also surprises each guest by revealing someone with whom they have a special connection, who comes to join the conversation.

It's real South African hospitality, on TV – complete with a tasty cooking segment with Herman Lensing in the kitchen.
 

My Dream Home 8

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

My Dream Home 8

Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott help couples find, buy, and transform extreme fixer-uppers into incredible dream homes.

First, real estate specialist Drew tracks down hidden gems with untapped potential, and then it's up to identical twin brother and contractor Jonathan to expertly overhaul these ramshackle properties.

It is hard for any house hunter to see the potential in a fixer-upper home. Convincing homebuyers to take a radical risk is their first challenge.

Then they've got to deliver these ambitious renovation projects on time and on budget.

In the Season 8 premiere, "ltl": Diana and John sold their downtown condo when they learned they were expecting, intending to buy a spacious suburban home instead.

They've been living with the in-laws and are desperate for a home of their own.
 

uThando Nes'thembu 5

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

uThando Nes'thembu 5

Follows businessman Musa Mseleku and his wives as they navigate a polygamous relationship, their family dynamic, staying true to tradition in a modern world and the sisterhood of the wives.

While the wives now maintain a loving and respectful relationship with each other, the journey to peace and harmony was not an easy one.

They each share how they felt at first being introduced into a polygamous marriage, the uncertainty and insecurity that came with the arrangement, heartbreak and eventual acceptance, contentment and forming an unshakable bond with each other.

Season 4 ended on a cliffhanger, with Musa confronting his wives about the lack of harmony between the households, wives dressing inappropriately, and other accusations that divide the family.

Season 5 picks up with the Mseleku wives reuniting to fix their issues and explore what led to them in the first place.

MaMkhulu takes the lead by organising an all-girls trip – but will this have the intended effect, or will it only sow further seeds of division?

This doesn't mean Musa is off the hook – he is taken to task by his wives for his own shortcomings, such as his inconsistency and lack of truthfulness when it comes to how he deals with his wives.

Season 5 continues to explore each woman's storyline, from MaCele's intention to move out of the homestead and MaYeni's journey as a grandmother, to MaNgwabe trying to heal her shaky marriage and Thobile navigating her fertility issues.

In the beginning it seemed Musa understood the adage "happy wife, happy life", but as the seasons have progressed, he has struggled to keep everyone happy.

Will he finally find his way back to marital equilibrium, or has he built a house of cards?

In the Season 5 premiere: During a lunch date with Musa, Macele is brought to tears by an unexpected stranger.

The wives put aside their differences to plan a celebration for their husband.

 

Shows in this post: The Station

Channels in this post: M-Net, The Home Channel, Mzansi Wethu, VIA



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