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New on TV today: Friday 7 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Jul 2023
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Fatal Seduction

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Fatal Seduction

Drama series which revolves around a married professor who is pulled into a passionate affair with a younger man, uncovering a path of tragedy and betrayal from those closest to her.

The tale tells of secretive desires and hidden passions which explode when Nandi (Kgomotso Christopher) spends a life-altering weekend away from her husband, Leonard (Thapelo Mokoena) and discovers how far she is willing to go to release her inhibitions.

She meets alluring tempter Jacob (Prince Grootboom), who ignites her deepest passions, causing her to question the truth about those close to her as past lies and secrets slowly creep to the surface.

Very quickly, tragedy ensues and Nandi's world crumbles around her.

What follows is the unraveling of hidden intentions, which sets off a chain reaction with powerful results.

Tangled into this web of intrigue and betrayal are Nandi's best friend Brenda (Lunathi Mampofu); Vuyo (Nat Ramabulana), a private investigator and Leonard's brother who is on a quest for redemption; and Zinhle (Ngele Ramulondi) and Laura (Frances Sholto-Douglas), who are both figuring out the dynamics of their friendship.

TVSA Show Page: Fatal Seduction
 

The Mommy Club

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

The Mommy Club

Meet the ladies of the Mommy Club, the Jozi mothers who take parenting to a whole other level.

With the help of their beloved nannies, these five women show us how they have it all.

The Mommy Club is a reality show that sees five Jozi momfluencers navigating the challenges of parenting – and the cutthroat world of "it moms".

Their lives are over the top, dramatic and extremely luxurious.

Settle in as we take a peek into the lives of media personalities Mrs Mopps, Tshego Manche, Majesty, Nunurai and Ratile.

What the mommies wear makes a statement; their lives are lived on an elite level most people can only dream of.

Their kids are treated like little princes and princesses, and of course, there is a tribe of loyal and loving nannies making everything happen behind the scenes.
 

Gaslit

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

Gaslit

Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal - from Nixon's bumbling and opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down.

The story centres on Martha Mitchell, played by Julia Roberts - a big personality with an even bigger mouth.

Martha is a celebrity Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon's loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell, played by Sean Penn.

Despite her party affiliation, she's the first person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon's involvement in Watergate, causing both the Presidency and her personal life to unravel.

As Attorney General, John Mitchell is Nixon's most trusted advisor and best friend.

Temperamental, foul-mouthed and ruthless - yet hopelessly in love with his famously outspoken wife - he'll be forced to choose between Martha and the President.

In the series premiere, "Will": Martha Mitchell struggles to balance the demands of a re-election campaign with that of her marriage.

John Dean's ambition is tested as he finds himself drawn unknowingly into a conspiracy inside Nixon's campaign.
 

The Horror of Dolores Roach

Channel: Prime Video
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Comedy, Thriller

The Horror of Dolores Roach

The Horror of Dolores Roach, based on the Spotify podcast series of the same name, is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism and survival of the fittest.

Dolores Roach (Justina Machado) is released from prison after 16 years and returns to a gentrified Washington Heights.

She reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis, who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop.

However, her newfound sense of security is swiftly jeopardised, pushing the resourceful Dolores, known for her exceptional massage skills as "Magic Hands," to resort to unthinkable measures in order to endure and thrive in her challenging circumstances.

Taking place in the lively community of Washington Heights, this show pays tribute to its residents while delving into a dark and twisted urban tale of romance, betrayal, the effects of gentrification and the struggle for survival in a competitive environment.
 

Trailblazers

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Adventure

Trailblazers

Three trailblazing women - Ruby Wax, Melanie Brown (Mel B) and Emily Atack – come together to retrace the footsteps of intrepid Victorian explorer Isabella Bird, whose exploits have largely been lost to history.

At a time when most explorers were men, Yorkshire-born Isabella was a trailblazer.

Being prescribed mountain air to cure her malaise, in 1873 Isabella set off on her travels across the globe to find exactly that.

Travelling alone, she crossed the lawless American Wild West, riding 800 miles on horseback through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

She befriended outlaws, climbed mountains and faced grizzly bears, in what was a restrictive era for women in Britain.

Using her original 1873 book A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains as inspiration for their own historic American adventure, Ruby, Mel and Emily want to pay homage to this forgotten pioneer.

They explore the people, places and curious customs of an ever-changing America, while reflecting on the changes in Western society over the last 150 years and their own experience of womanhood.
 

Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma

Veteran comedian, film and television star Eddie Griffin takes the audience inside The Sayers Club at the historic Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, for an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly residency.

Griffin's unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career.

Through his quick wit and a fiery rhetoric, Griffin flexes his perspective on a number of personal family situations and real-world issues.
 

Afropop Nation

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Talk Show, Music

Afropop Nation

If you could ask your favourite local musician any questions about their work, what would you want to know?

Afropop Nation has got you covered.

Each episode the show invites top musos into a picturesque and creative intimate studio setting to talk about their journey, their music and who they're listening to right now.

It's an inside look at what makes African culture pop.

Afropop Nation covers the cultural impact of artists while taking us through the history of various subgenres.

This is topped off by in-studio performances by featured artists, as they sing their most-loved and biggest hits.

Guests on the first season include Ami Faku, Blaq Diamond, Moneoa, Berita, Una Rams, Langa Mavuso and Sino Msolo.

Afropop Nation is the one-stop shop for all things African pop culture, a platform of expression for African artists and youth celebrating the freedom to just be.
 

Seng'Khathele 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Seng'Khathele 5

Seng'Khathele brings together couples seeking closure and allows them to unpack all the reasons that have bought them to the point of wanting to end the relationship.

The reasons for wanting to break up include deceit, drug addiction, infidelity, financial problems, abuse and even bedroom problems.

The series is hosted by Lerato Mvelase, with post counselling and therapy being offered to the couples featured on the show.

In the Season 5 premiere: Rebecca has been in a relationship with a man who was her best friend.

She wrote to Seng'khathele because she is tired of a constantly-cheating Linda, who seems set to get back with his baby mama.

TVSA Show Page: Seng'Khathele 5
 

Hack My Home

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Hack My Home

A team of four design wizards dreams up space-maximising solutions and ingenious engineering ideas to transform families' homes in inventive ways.

Jam-packed with aspirational and jaw-dropping transformations, this home renovation series follows deserving families experiencing a different version of the same problem – they need more space, but don't want to move or break the bank to upgrade their home.

Brought in to tackle these spatial challenges are a dream team of experts: Mikel Welch on Design, Brooks Atwood on Innovation, Ati Williams on Construction and Jessica Banks on Engineering.

These home renovation and design gurus combine their skills to transform overcrowded spaces with their creative, out-of-the-box builds, decor and storage solutions to ensure that every square inch is maximized to its fullest potential for their clients.

 

Shows in this post: Fatal Seduction, Seng'Khathele



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