In the Dock
Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
Drama, Legal Drama
Drama series which revolves around the trial of a politician accused of murdering his wife.
Loyiso Olifant (Dumisani Mbebe), a South African politician, is woken up to the news that his wife Lungi (Angela Sithole) died in a car accident.
But deeper investigations show he may have staged the accident to cover up how he killed her.
As he faces his trial, details of their unhappy marriage and a double life come to light, revealing the true reason for Lungi's death.
Set primarily within the tense confines of a courtroom, In the Dock finds Loyiso under the sharp scrutiny of justice.
As the story unfolds, Loyiso, with his back against the wall, has to fight to prove his innocence amidst mounting evidence and public speculation.
The series delves into the world of Loyiso as he faces accusations, court confrontations, revealing flashbacks and the shadow of a mystery witness.
With each episode, the court becomes both a stage of confrontation and a place of revelation, with one question at the heart of it: did he or didn't he do it?
Jerry Mofokeng also stars as Khulile Motaung, along with performances by Katlego Danke, Ayakha Ntunja, Toka Ntunjana, Felicia Mahambehlala, Lorraine Moropa, Tshepo Maseko, Kwanele Mthethwa, Bongani Ndyalvane and Yvonne Chaka Chaka as the presiding judge.
In the Dock is produced by The Milton Empire.
The directors are Zolani Phakade and Nthabi Tau.
TVSA Show Page: In the Dock
Doom at Your Service
eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489 / DStv 195)
A woman with only a short time to live and a man with the supernatural power to bring the world to an end discover the true meaning of life and love.
Tak Dong-kyung, who lost her parents at an early age, is diagnosed with a brain tumor, leaving her less than 100 days to live.
As she prays for the destruction of the world, the destruction himself comes to her and lives with her for the last 100 days.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 8
Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition gives a different kind of wake up call to the deserving Lutz family of East Setauket, New York.
The family thought they had just been invited to attend an afternoon baseball game between the Yankees and the New York Mets.
But imagine the family's surprise when, while surrounded by thousands of cheering fans at Yankee Stadium, they realised that they'd be the latest recipients of a new home.
Instead of design team leader Ty Pennington's traditional morning wake up call, he stormed the field and announced the good news right before the game.
"New York! New York!" was the theme of this build.
During the home's demolition, the designers joined award-winning actress and volunteer Kristin Chenoweth and broke into an original Broadway-like song and dance routine.
Grace and John Lutz were a loving couple who were unable to have children of their own.
They gave their hearts to many children, including several with Down Syndrome.
After the couple passed away, their daughter, Kathleen, gave up her career and gladly came home to take care of six Down siblings who currently range in age from 20 to 25 years old.
Everyone agreed that putting the kids in a group home or institution was not an option.
Kathleen's brother, John Jr., sacrificed his career as a gymnastics coach to move home, and the two of them are now a team who care for their siblings.
Nothing can dampen the spirits of this cheerful group. They love to sing and dance, cook and play games together.
But the crumbling condition of their 40-year-old home has become a concern.
The Down siblings will not grow up and move away, they will not marry or drive cars; they need their home to be a safe permanent one, with everything to accommodate their special needs.
Christmas Cookie Challenge 6
Food Network (DStv 175)
Reality Competition, Food
Host Eddie Jackson returns with lead judge Ree Drummond to challenge festive and talented cookie makers over a new season of Christmas Cookie Challenge.
Each episode features daring cookie makers proving their holiday skills through two rounds, as Eddie and Ree are joined by a rotating panel of guest judges.
In the eight-episode season, themes include a "Christmas love" couples competition and gingerbread challenge to build a dazzlingly detailed downtown North Pole scene.
Each week, only one winner takes home the coveted golden ornament and $10,000 prize.
In the Season 6 premiere, "Christmas Couples": For the first time ever on Christmas Cookie Challenge, Ree and Eddie invite four couples to compete in the workshop.
First, the lovebirds have to create two personalised Christmas gift tags - one for each of them.
After one couple is eliminated, the remaining pairs construct a fortress fit to withstand a spirited snowball fight along with a ready pile of "snowballs."
One loving couple will leave happily ever after with the $10,000 prize and the title of Christmas Cookie Champions.
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop
Documentary Series, Music, Lifestyle
Rappers, writers and experts detail the influence of women on hip-hop music and culture in this docuseries honouring the trailblazers and gamechangers.
The series recontextualises the irrepressible women of hip hop and their role in the genre's 50 years by placing them at the centre, from day one to present day.
Each of the four episodes features a parade of iconic emcees like MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Rah Digga, up and comers, and artists currently at the top of the charts like Latto, and Tierra Whack alongside key figures from record labels, stylists and journalists.
With originators like Sha-Rock and Roxanne Shante and real talk from contemporary superstars like Saweetie and Coi Leray, this is the history of the music within the wider social, racial and political landscape of the times, through a female lens.
Moonchild Sanelly Woza
eReality (Openview 108)
A show with the exclusive VIP pass into the crazy world of musician and fashion guru in the making, Moonchild Sanelly.
The 10-part series will reveal the real person behind the star's larger than life persona.
Get to see her as a mother, girlfriend, artist and creative as she takes us on a personal journey of how she got to where she is today.
The show will give an intimate look into the life of Sanelly as she pursues her business interests and growing music career all the while navigating personal, romantic and family relationships.
Sanelly won't hold back on the show as we see her explore her sexuality and romantic life.
She reveals the business side behind her music and we meet the team who are supporting her to realise her global dream.
As a single mom, Sanelly will share how she navigates motherhood as her child's sole provider.
The Curse of Lizzie Borden
Travel Channel (DStv 179)
True Crime, Documentary, Paranormal
In an all-new Shock Docs special, paranormal investigator Dave Schrader assembles a team of paranormal experts to investigate whether a dark family curse led to the most infamous axe murders of all time.
With new evidence that Lizzie Borden's ghost resides in the house where the murders took place, they conduct a seance to unearth the truth and finally close the portal of evil forever.
Miss Universe 2023
03h00 (live) and 19h30
The Miss Universe pageant takes place this year in El Salvador, Central America.
S3 will broadcast the pageant live at 3am, repeated at 19h30 tonight.
Bryoni Govender was named Miss Universe South Africa at the Miss South Africa 2023 finale; and represents the country this year.
Contestants from 85 countries are competing in the pageant which will be hosted for the second consecutive time by How Do I Look? host Jeannie Mai and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, along with presenter Maria Menounos.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Zuri Hall will also serve again as backstage correspondents.
John Legend will perform at this year's pageant.