New on TV today: Tuesday 17 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Oct 2023
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Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans


Drama series which revolves around the residents of a seemingly quiet, middle class cul-de-sac, each with their own story.

The series poses the questions: Do I really know what's going on in my street? And how well do I know my neighbours?

In Aarbei Street, which looks serene from the outside, each of the inhabitants have their own story.

Career criminal Anton Videns (Frank Opperman), big boss of a financial institution, and his partners are in deep trouble. A whistleblower is going to testify against them, and they will do anything to stop him.

The whistleblower, an IT genius, lives in Aarbei Street under witness protection and the assumed name Robert Muller (Nico Panagio).

Zelda Postma (Amalia Uys) resides in the same dead-end street and is a bright attorney tasked with keeping Robert safe.

She's assisted by another neighbour, Potifar "Pote" Vorster (Morné Visser).

Pote is a retired policeman, and his wife, nurse Lorrie (Marisa Drummond), are the only other people in Aarbei Street who know Robert is under witness protection.

Trix Louw (Hélène Truter) is a sad widow and estate agent. Her son lives in Canada, and her dogs are the only source of joy and pleasure in her life.

Hannes Brümmer is Maxwell Smit, the local pharmacist who sells more than medicine.

He and his ditzy wife, Retha (Cintaine Schutte), live close to Jakkie van Tonder (Leandie du Randt) and Hendrikkie Fourie (Arno Meyer).

Jakkie, an orphan, has her own business installing home computer systems.

Nicole Holm is Vinkie Beerwinkel, an overbearing woman who will do anything in her power to build a security wall around Aarbei Street.

Deon Coetzee is her hen-pecked husband, Basie.

Wiseman Sithole and Edith Plaatjies are the Makebas, Xolani and Nyakallo; and Wilhelm van der Walt is Billy Vogel, a creepy photographer who will do anything for money.

Kate Normington, Josias Moleele and Kiroshan Naidoo play Anton Videns's crooked partners.

Kevin Smith, Melt Sieberhagen, Mandri Sutherland and Celeste Loots star in guest roles.

Straat was created and written by Paul C. Venter.

TVSA Show Page: Straat

The Devil on Trial

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Horror, Documentary, Docu-Drama

The Devil on Trial

Using reenactments and home videos, this dark documentary investigates the apparent possession of a young boy - and the brutal murder that followed.

The Devil on Trial explores the first - and only - time "demonic possession" has officially been used as a defence in a US murder trial.

Including firsthand accounts of alleged devil possession and a shocking murder, this extraordinary story forces reflection on our fear of the unknown.


Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Factual, Docu-Drama


A scam awareness series that profiles victims of different scams or cons, using dramatic re-enactments that relive the events that took place during the scam.

In the series premiere, "Thabo Pulumo": Thabo is a personal trainer who was scammed out of R90,000 by a con artist pretending to be a car dealer.

Finding the Graf Zeppelin

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Finding the Graf Zeppelin

While exploring the Baltic Sea in 2006, a Polish oil firm stumbled upon the remains of Germany’s first - and last - aircraft carrier at 80 metres depth off the coast near Gdansk.

It was a discovery that solved an enduring maritime mystery that had baffled experts for over half a century.

I Woke Up a Vampire

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

I Woke Up a Vampire

On her 13th birthday, Carmie discovers that she's actually half human, half vampire — and that mythical powers make middle school way more complicated.

Kaileen Chang and Niko Ceci star in this preteen fantasy series from the creator of The Other Kingdom.

Family Law 3

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Family Law 3

Family Law centres around Abigail Bianchi, a high-paid personal injury lawyer who's good at blaming others - particularly when it comes to her own problems.

Season 3 follows Abby as she navigates her new life with her family, including Abby's formally-estranged father Harry Svensson and her half-siblings Daniel and Lucy Svensson.

Abby's dysfunctional family navigates their personal dramas as they legally counsel other's badly functioning families.

In the Season 3 premiere, "What Came First?": Still dealing with the aftermath of her own divorce, Abby represents Hannah, whose ex-husband left her and now wants to use their last remaining embryo to start a new family.

Tough Love with Hilary Farr 2

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Tough Love with Hilary Farr 2

Interior designer Hilary Farr, best known for her design work in Love It or List It, stars in her first solo series, Tough Love with Hilary Farr.

The eight-episode series will spotlight Hilary helping families improve their lives and homes with a dash of tough love.

Using her signature wit, she will banish their indecision and help them maximize their homes to better suit their needs.

As a mom, business owner and life partner, Hilary will draw inspiration from her extensive design experience, as well as her own life lessons, as she develops creative solutions to get these families' lives back on track.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Hilary's Dealt a Full House": Antwanne and Teressa became the hosts for family gatherings and long-term stays when they purchased their home, and it doesn't accommodate their needs.

Now, Hilary must navigate a couple with opposing priorities that result in unique design challenges.

Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Heather McMahan: Son I Never Had

Hitting her emergency weight. TikTok therapy. Joking through her dad's eulogy.

Comedian Heather McMahan shares all in this stand-up special.

Shot in Lexington, Kentucky at the historic Lexington Opera House, McMahan tackles body image, drugs, sex, fertility, grief and more.

She also lets loose on female beauty standards, messing up her own IVF, and wellness retreats.


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