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New on TV today: Monday 1 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Jan 2024
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Fool Me Once

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

Fool Me Once

When ex-soldier Maya sees her murdered husband on a secret nanny cam, she uncovers a deadly conspiracy that stretches deep into the past.

Fool Me Once follows Maya Stern (Michelle Keegan) who is trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of her husband, Joe (Richard Armitage).

But when Maya installs a nanny cam to keep an eye on her young daughter, she is shocked to see a man she recognises in her house.

Her husband, who she thought was dead...

Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce (Adeel Akhtar) leads the homicide investigation into Joe's death while grappling with secrets of his own.

Meanwhile, Maya's niece and nephew, Abby and Daniel, are trying to find the truth about their mother's murder, several months earlier.

Are the two cases connected?

Fool Me Once follows these characters on a thrilling hunt for the truth that will reveal shocking secrets and change their lives forever.

Joanna Lumley is Judith Burkett, Joe's protective mother.
 

Magda Louw 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Mockumentary, Comedy, Afrikaans

Magda Louw 2

Mockumentary comedy series adapted from the kykNET telefilm of the same name which gives a tongue-in-the-cheek look into the life of a middle-aged Afrikaans woman who can only laugh about human fallibility as she secretly sheds a tear into the hourglass of life and toasts the inevitability of growing old.

The show was created and written by Desiré Gardner, who also plays the title role, who initially created it as a one-woman stage production.

The series tells the story of Magda and her husband Erhard, who are participating in a reality series.

A camera crew follows them to document their day-to-day lives - with a few unexpected twists and turns...

Magda's husband Erhard is played by Hannes van Wyk, while Cindy Swanepoel (replacing Cintaine Schutte in Season 2) and Bennie Fourie play their children, Gertrude and Baltus.

Gershwin Mias is the cameraman Shaun, who follows the Louws around.

Also featured in the series are Shimmy Isaacs, André Weideman, Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck, Wynand Kotze, Elzet Nel and Mandri Sutherland.

We will get to know Magda's family better in the second season.

Quite a few misunderstandings crop up - and the big question is: how will Magda react to all the drama?

The big issue that Magda and Erhard have to face in the second season is something she never wanted to do in her life.

She calls it her "Job Chapter 30...", in which they are forced to accommodate her son, Baltus, and his garden apartment is in the front of theirs.

There are also some new faces this season, most notably Cindy Swanepoel, who takes over the role of Gertrude Louw from Cintaine Schutte.

There are also a handful of new characters including Erhard's brother Ferdinand (Louw Venter) who comes to visit, while Magda also crosses paths with a social media expert Sol, played by Wian Taljaard.

TVSA Show Page: Magda Louw 2
 

Design for You Special

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176 / Openview 113)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality Makeover, Special

Design for You Special

Draw home decor and design inspiration from some of South Africa's top interior designers.

Whether you live in a mansion or a bachelor pad, we all plan and decorate the interior of our homes the way we know best.

But we could always do with a bit of help from the experts.

So, if you need assistance with figuring out the best place to put your couch or need a little help in creating design features in your home that best suit your space, then this special is for you.
 

Unsellable Houses 4

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

Unsellable Houses 4

Top-selling real estate agents and twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis return to assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their less-than-perfect homes.

Lyndsay, an expert in home renovation, design and staging, and Leslie, an expert in budget and negotiations, work together to turn homes in the Pacific Northwest from drab to fab, doing whatever it takes to make the sale in record time.

In the Season 4 premiere, "New Market, New Man": Lyndsay and Leslie face a difficult buyer's market at a 1960s house with melted tiles, a "murder" floor stain and a teeny shower.

The twins create an organic modern masterpiece, but selling this home is the most difficult they've faced to date.
 

Her Story

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Music

Her Story

In the world of music, women have long been the unsung heroes, their powerful voices echoing through the ages, their stories inspiring generations.

This four-part docuseries recognises the indomitable strength of these voices ahd celebrates the personal and musical journeys of four top South African female musicians.

Her Story is a collection of personal stories that showcases the persevering spirit of our musical icons.

The series invites you into the intimate realities of Nhlanhla Mafu (Mafikizolo), Busiswa, Buhlebendalo (The Soil) and Nomfundo Moh, unveiling their triumphs and trials in the theatre of life.

Her Story is set in a theatrical play setting, designed to bring forth the raw emotions, drama and intensity that come with being a celebrated artist.

Each artist's unique essence and journey are captured, transforming the stage into a vivid representation of their individual stories.

Nhlanhla Mafu, a founding member of Mafikizolo, is set to enchant with her soul-stirring vocals and ability to form a deep connection with her audience.

Busiswa, discovered by Oskido, the CEO of Kalawa Jazmee Records, showcases her unique blend of genres and high-octane live performances.

Buhlebendalo, the powerhouse vocalist from the acclaimed acappella group The Soil, is famous for her compelling vocals and social commentary.

Her story is a testament to the transformative power of music.

Finally there's Nomfundo Moh, a rising star who at 23 has already amassed accolades for her debut album.

Her Story is more than just a show; it's a celebration of the inspiring spirit of women in music.
 

You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, Lifestyle, Food

You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment

Identical twins change their diets and lifestyles for eight weeks in a unique scientific experiment designed to explore how certain foods impact the body.
 

The Dead Files 14

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 22h10
Genre: Supernatural, Reality

The Dead Files 14

Physical "medium" Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi combine their skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted properties across America.

In this series, Allan and DiSchiavi investigate each case separately keeping their findings hidden from one another; and each case reveals a dark or tragic history.

They include the violent paranormal activity at a family home in Missouri with connections to a ruthless Civil War-era leader, and a historic bed and breakfast linked to a horrific murder-suicide.

Using his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location.

Allan, a so-called "medium" who claims to see and communicate with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there.

In a dramatic conclusion, they reveal their discoveries to their clients – and each other – and decide if it's safe for the property owners to stay there.

In the Season 14 premiere, "Victimville": Steve and Amy visit a terrified woman in Victorville, California, who claims her home is under attack from the paranormal and believes that whatever is lurking inside killed her roommate.

She fears the entity will strike again if she can't get help.
 

Ngikhethele

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Ngikhethele

This arranged marriage show presents a unique approach to finding your happily ever after.

Ngikhethele follows the whirlwind journey of eight singles who, disillusioned by modern dating, turn to their families in search of their ideal life partners.

However, families must solely rely on meeting and vetting potential spouses' families, without direct interaction with the potential suitors themselves.

The process starts with families visiting the Ngikhethele lounge to establish their preferences and criteria for a match for their son.

Next, two families are picked for initial dates.

After the dates, the families move on to the home date phase, with the groom's family visiting the top two homes and vice versa.

The true essence of Ngikhethele lies in the final decision-making process where families select their preferred match for the singles.

Once decided, a letter is sent to the bride's family for ukucela ubuhlobo, and the bride's family has the option to accept or decline.

The show culminates in the highly anticipated lobola day, where both families gather to celebrate the engagement.

The couple is brought together for the first time, and they spend three weeks in a trial home to assess their compatibility.

On the eve of lobola day, preparations begin as the families come together to negotiate and finalise the marriage arrangements.

The ultimate decision to marry rests with the couple, allowing them to determine their future together.
 

Modern Family 11

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Mockumentary, Comedy

Modern Family 11

Final Season!

Follows the families of Jay Pritchett, his daughter Claire Dunphy and his son Mitchell Pritchett, who live in Los Angeles, and takes a look at the complications that come with being a family today.

In the Season 11 premiere, "New Kids on the Block": Haley is determined to follow the advice in her parenting books with the twins, but Phil and Claire think their old methods are better.

Meanwhile, Manny is set to direct Jay's dog bed commercial in the hopes of winning his ex-girlfriend back.

TVSA Show Page: Modern Family 11
 

Bitconned

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Bitconned

In this true crime documentary, three guys exploit the freewheeling cryptocurrency market to scam millions from investors and bankroll lavish lifestyles.

Ray Trapani had always wanted to be a criminal, even as a young boy.

In 2017, amidst the economic frenzy of the Bitcoin boom, there was no better place for scammers than cryptocurrency.

So when Ray's friend approached him with the idea of creating a debit card for crypto, Trapani jumped at the chance.

There was only one problem: he had no idea how to do that.

But thanks to fake LinkedIn profiles, paid celebrity endorsements and the online community's insatiable desire to "get rich quick", Centra Tech was soon raking in millions of dollars a day.

Was it real? No. But did it work? Maybe.

In this fast-paced, debaucherous documentary, Ray himself guides you through the ups and downs of his dramatic journey, alongside his family, former friends and the journalist who exposed Centra Tech as the first high-profile fraud case of the crypto era.
 

Guy's Grocery Games 13

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h05
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Guy's Grocery Games 13

The GGG games return, and this time it's up to former Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives champion chefs to compete in Flavortown as the new season launches with a Triple-D Tournament.

Which chef can conquer the unique set of culinary challenges set for them by host Guy Fieri?

Then, after five exciting rounds of DDD face-offs, the challenges turn sweet with a chocolate competition, before Guy tightens the purse strings for a budget bonanza that sees chefs struggling to create winning breakfasts, lunches and dinners for four on a budget of only $60.

With the triple G crown – and a $20,000 prize – on the line, who will emerge a winner?

 

Shows in this post: Modern Family, Magda Louw



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