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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Apr 2023
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Housewives

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Housewives

Drama series which revolves around three housewives who are left indebted to a drug lord after their husbands first stole from her, then were killed.

Their lives are changed forever when their husbands are killed in a police shootout after stealing drugs from a cartel leader called Dragon.

Akhona, Summer and Lawrencia are left with the heavy debt incurred by their spouses' criminal activities and are forced to join forces to pay off the debt to Dragon.

However, they end up deciding to outsmart the cartel boss and open a syndicate of their own.

In the series premiere, "A Master Plan": We meet Akhona Marais, a typical trophy wife who is always hosting parties, consuming large amounts of champagne and being in an unhappy marriage.

However, she keeps up appearances to prove she still has it all together.

TVSA Show Page: Housewives
 

Isifiso 2

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

Isifiso 2

After finally getting the life she always wanted, Bazothini (Nelisa Mchunu) finds herself in a fight she never expected – a fight for her husband Mhlengi (Ntando Mncube).

New character Nokwanda (played by Linda Mtoba) is set to rock Bazothini's world, alongside other new cast members including Ntandazo Mndayi (Gomora) and Thandeka Qwabe (Isibaya).

Last season, after Julia (Zinhle Mabena) told Siboniso (Melusi Yeni) that it was Bazothini who killed his wife - her sister, Nobuhle (Mbalenhle Mthembu) - Bazothini turned the tables on Julia, leaving Siboniso to think that it was Julia who was the murderer.

Bazothini had to take it a step further in order to complete her plan, pushing Julia down the stairs like she did Nobuhle.

True to form, Bazothini frames her brother-in-law Siboniso for Julia's death.

Thinking her golden days are yet to come, and with all her efforts, can she get away with these murders?

Having fought to get up from under her younger sister Nobuhle's shadow, who is now torturing her from beyond the grave, Bazothini is betrayed by the one person she trusts more than anyone on Earth: her husband, Mhlengi.

But this betrayal comes with double jeopardy: it can either unite or divide the new power couple whose solutions often end in tragedy.

This season, we will learn that one wrong move can quickly turn even the best-laid plans into a nightmare.

In the Season 2 premiere: Bazothini is strangled by Nobuhle in a dream, Mhlengi gives Bazothini a car to hide his guilt and Mangobese refuses to work at Thenga Konke.

TVSA Show Page: Isifiso 2
 

A Friend of the Family

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Miniseries, Drama, True Crime

A Friend of the Family

Based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped twice over a period of a few years by a charismatic, obsessed family "friend."

The Brobergs - devoted to their faith, family, and community - were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbour used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them.

This is the story of how their lives were permanently altered - and how they survived.

Anna Paquin plays the role of Mary Ann Broberg.

Mary Ann is the mother of three daughters, and her life has felt safe, happy and rewarding until recently.

She has realised too late that she may have missed warning signs and made a terrible mistake by becoming close to her charismatic neighbour Robert Berchtold - and trusting him around her oldest daughter, Jan.

Jake Lacy plays the role of Robert "B" Berchtold, a charming local businessman who appears to be a genial Mormon father and husband.

An expert in manipulation, he puts everyone around him at ease as he carefully plots the abduction of Mary Ann's daughter.

Colin Hanks plays the role of Bob Broberg, Mary Ann's husband and Jan's father.

Bob is big-hearted, kind, and everyone's best friend, the very model of a suburban patriarch.

As his family gets closer to neighbour Robert Berchtold, Bob begins to fear that something is amiss.
 

Igumbi Lamakhosikazi 2

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Talk Show, Reality

Igumbi Lamakhosikazi 2

Talk show which intends to give women and men different perspectives about relationship issues affecting South Africans.

It is aimed at educating, informing and having uncensored conversations about issues that are topical in South Africa.

The show is hosted by the four wives of renowned polygamist Musa Mseleku.

They include the independent and vocal MaCele, the strong-willed MaYeni, the energetic and youthful MaKhumalo and the soft-spoken MaNgwabe.

On the show, each host brings a different perspective, with the intent to help people who need the courage to speak out.

Each episode kicks off with the introduction of the topic.

The four hosts share their insights on it and unpack what it means to them.

These include conversations about polygamy, in-laws, intimacy, sex in the marriage, finances, gender-based violence and parenting.

The show bills itself as "straight-talking honesty and inspiring social action and dialogue".

In the Season 2 premiere, "Should Women be Allowed to Practice Polyandry?": The four hosts and wives of Musa Mseleku look at the other coin of polygamy - polyandry.

This is when a woman takes more than one husband, a practice that is banned in South Africa, despite the fact that polygamy is legal.
 

Nadiya's Time to Eat

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

Nadiya's Time to Eat

On this cooking show, Nadiya Hussain serves up delicious shortcuts, vital ingredients and fast favourites — perfect for today's time-strapped families.

With effortlessly impressive meals, made for hectic lives, Nadiya shares her clever time-saving kitchen hacks with simple, delicious recipes.

She'll prove that everyone can make great home-cooked meals and sweet treats, no matter how busy they are or how complicated a life they lead.

Along the way, she goes to the rescue of people with hectic lives, such as firemen, truckers and working parents to help them become heroes in their kitchens.

She also meets with people in the food industry who prepare and produce her favourite time-saving ingredients.

In the series premiere, "Recipes in a Rush": A nifty trick for turning pancakes into a mouth-watering raspberry and peanut butter traybake brings a little ray of sunshine to even the busiest of days, with barely any effort at all.

A cracking omelette wrap bursting with sun-dried tomato paste, olives and mushrooms is so speedy you will have lunch sorted in under 10 minutes.

And a cheat's guide to a zesty haddock, with the fastest roast potatoes ever, takes the stress out of dinner time freeing up precious time to spend with family and friends.

On the road, Nadiya joins a shift at the largest mushroom producer in the country to find out what it takes to meet our insatiable demand for this fast, flexible and flavour-packed ingredient.

And in Kent, Nadiya goes to the rescue of an overstretched mum with a fast-food fix that will transform family mealtimes.
 

DMZ

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Miniseries

DMZ

In a near-future civil-war-torn America, fearless medic Alma sets out on a harrowing quest to find her missing son – crossing into the demilitarized zone of Manhattan, where a ruthless battle for control rages between rival gang leaders.

DMZ leaps off the pages of the DC graphic novel into the visual landscape of a dangerous and distorted Manhattan as one woman navigates a demilitarized zone in a harrowing quest to find her lost son.

In the series premiere, "Good Luck": After negotiating passage into the demilitarized zone of Manhattan, the clock begins on Alma Ortega's 24-hour search for her missing son, Christian.

Parco Delgado and Wilson Lin each seek support from the major gangs in their race for governor.
 

Destination Fear 4

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 22h05
Genre: Docu-Reality, Paranormal

Destination Fear 4

Paranormal explorers Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder level up their fear experiment in their darkest, most terrifying road trip yet.

The fear-chasing foursome embrace the darkness more than ever before - physically, emotionally and psychologically - as they push the boundaries of fear and daringly spend the night inside America's most sinister and haunted locations.

After experiencing hauntings in Europe last season, the likes of which they've never seen at home, Dakota is now taking things to an even darker level - literally.

Not only is he challenging the team with darker hauntings and locations, but he shocks them with the most disturbing experiment yet: removing flashlights from their armour and forcing them to blindly face the shadows of the night in true darkness.

It's the first of many twisted and unnerving new experiments that will test their paranormal theories from the most uncomfortable of situations.

This season's eight hour-long episodes and latest tour de terror take Dakota, Chelsea, Alex and Tanner to the infamous Winchester Mystery House, the "swear they'd never return" Ashmore Estate, a mysteriously deserted Tennessee hospital, a haunted abandoned junior high school, the sprawling Cresson Sanatorium and Prison and more.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Cresson Sanatorium, Part One": The season opens with a one-two punch: the massive Cresson Sanatorium in rural Cresson, Pennsylvania, the largest location the team has ever explored.

A trifecta of terror, the decaying 20-building property was once a sanatorium, mental hospital and prison, marked by death in every corner.

In a place this large, Dakota, Chelsea, Tanner and Alex will each have to explore their own building... alone and, in their most terrifying experiment, without flashlights.

But when they encounter an entity that's known to mimic the voices and sounds of people exploring the building, the crew is left shaken beyond belief.
 

New Amsterdam 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

New Amsterdam 5

After a tumultuous year in which the leadership of New Amsterdam underwent dramatic change, the idealistic and beloved Max Goodwin is back at the helm.

As Max takes back the reins at New York City's busiest public hospital, he must first address his own personal life, which was thrown into uncertainty at the conclusion of Season 4.

Max and the team will forge ahead with optimism and a renewed commitment to their own lives - reaching for more joy and forging deeper connections with the people they love.

Dr. Bloom will continue to navigate her own personal journey, including a complicated relationship with her estranged sister, Vanessa.

Dr. Frome will tackle the mess he has made of his marriage to Martin.

And, after a year full of significant family developments, Dr. Reynolds will continue to sort out the relationship with his long-lost father, Horace.

Finally, Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, who joined the staff last year, will continue to build on her firm foundation as a critical member of the New Amsterdam team and a vital friend and confidante.

In the Season 5 premiere, "TBD": Bloom, Iggy and Reynolds rally around Max as he deals with the fallout from Helen's decision.

Bloom gives extra space to Leyla but she's in for a surprise.

Meanwhile, Reynolds and Wilder help a young terminal patient realise his dream to "star" in a Bollywood show.

Also, Iggy has a breakthrough with a challenging patient.
 

All American 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

All American 5

Season 5 finds Spencer and his friends thriving as young adults on the cusp of real adulthood.

This season brings its fair share of sexy, messy love lives, hard lessons learned on and off the field, fun college drama, and parties galore.

The season launches with the GAU Condors at a bowl game during the winter break, but Spencer hardly has time to focus on the achievement while the juicy scandal Olivia discovered at the end of last season, and the fragile state of their relationship looms over his head.

Olivia's investigation into Coach Garrett and the GAU football team will have bigger repercussions than she imagined and will affect more people than expected.

Meanwhile in South Crenshaw, Billy focuses on his high school students and players while struggling with missing coaching Spencer and Jordan.

Grace prepares for a new chapter in her life which includes an epic wedding to D'Angelo Carter.

Laura teams up with Coop, who has a new interest in law, leading her down a path she wasn't expecting.

Jordan will embark on a quest to woo Layla, while Layla and Patience get serious about their careers.

Asher is thriving with Jaymee and focused on coaching while JJ discovers just how fun the off season can be for an athlete.

But even when life gets difficult for our crew, they will always find a way to rise from the ashes.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Ludacrismas": With everyone on holiday break, Spencer decides to throw an epic Christmas party, with the help of JJ and Asher, as an excuse to bring him and Olivia closer.

Jordan gets news about his hand, but he isn't sure what to do.

After weeks of research, Olivia and Billy think they may have a breakthrough on their investigation.

Layla decides to take matters into her own hands to get her dad's company back.

Meanwhile, Coop feels replaced when Laura makes a change in the office, which makes Coop think about her future.

 

Shows in this post: Housewives, Isifiso



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