New on TV today: Thursday 11 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Jan 2024
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Reyka 2

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

Reyka 2

Detective Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht) returns and has been seconded to the Durban Harbour Police Station where she's busy building the profile of a killer who targets couples at a coastal lookout spot called Lover's Lane.

The assailant is a sinister enigma who finishes his male victims off in a cold and clinical fashion yet shows remorse – even protectiveness – over female victims.

With the killings hitting headlines nationwide, Reyka has the added pressure of solving the murders before the province's International Water Conference that will see scores of delegates coming to the city.

On top of that, Reyka's past still haunts her.

Angus Speelman (Iain Glen), the twisted Scottish immigrant farmer who kidnapped her when she was a young girl - is institutionalised in a facility for sex offenders, but Reyka is still tormented by the abuse she suffered.

However, a glimmer of hope appears when she partners with new detective Ayanda Jali – a source of courage and goodness reminiscent of Reyka's former partner.

Despite Reyka's precarious mental state and complex personal life, she's determined to catch Durban's latest predator.

Playing Detective Ayanda Jali is Samkelo Ndlovu (iNkaba) is Reyka's new partner, a tough and courageous detective with strong moral values and integrity.

She becomes Reyka's friend and confidante and helps her navigate her cases and personal struggles.

Starring as her boyfriend, Zee, is Pallance Dladla (Isibaya).

Zee grew up in a children's shelter and is now a social justice vlogger and Internet personality.

He struggles with issues of boundaries and self-esteem - caught between his feelings for Ayanda and his own insecurities.

The indomitable Head of the Search and Rescue unit, Captain Leon Lombard played by Frank Rautenbach (Lioness) is an adrenaline junkie like Tanner, and there's a romantic attraction between him and Reyka.

Lemogang Tsipa (Shaka iLembe) plays the handyman Tokkie.

Isolated, he's a good looking and slightly strange young man who was brought up in the children's home where he now works.

Other new faces this season include Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Joey Rasdien, Zane Meas, Tamara Skye, Kira Wilkinson, Wayne van Rooyen, Deon Lotz, Trudy van Rooy and Nicky Rebelo.


Reyka Season 2 notebook with vids and scribbles

TVSA Show Page: Reyka 2

Die Uitdaging

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Die Uitdaging

Experience how a variety of celebrities overcome their fears and move boundaries in this action-packed reality series.

A combination of adventure, travel and entertainment, the aim is to inspire you to face you own challenges head on.

The show is presented by Die Brug contestant Iana Strydom.

The Ex-Wife

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Ex-Wife

Tasha is living the dream: she has the perfect house, husband Jack and a beautiful little girl.

But her husband Jack's ex-wife, Jen, is intent on staying in the picture.

When Tasha's life is turned upside down, she realises the dream may be turning into a nightmare.

In the series premiere: In an uncomfortable encounter, Tasha and Jack's anniversary is interrupted by Jen.

When Tasha is awkwardly reminded of Jen's close ties to Jack's family, fear leads her to ask Jack to cut contact.

Boy Swallows Universe

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

Boy Swallows Universe

A young boy growing up in the suburbs of 1980s Brisbane faces the harsh realities of life — and the looming dangers that threaten his family.

An epic coming-of-age story set in 1980s Brisbane that blends the magic and innocence of youth with the brutal reality of the adult world.

A lost father, a mute brother, a recovering addict mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter.

Eli Bell is just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to become a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way.

Adapted from Trent Dalton's Australian novel, Boy Swallows Universe explores the crossroads where a boy becomes a man, good toys with evil, and the everyday meets the extraordinary.

Sistas 7

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Sistas 7

This one-hour drama follows a group of single black females as they navigate their complicated love life, careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

Tyler Perry takes you on a ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies' long-standing friendship.

This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30s.

Op my Eish! 3

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality, Afrikaans

Op my Eish! 3

Sixteen ladies will go on an amazing adventure with singer Brendan Peyper in the third season of Op my Eish!, in the hopes of winning his heart.

Filming of the season began in September 2023, and Brendan and the team toured the entire Eastern Free State – from Clarens and Golden Gate to Fouriesburg and Bethlehem.

This season has no shortage of action and adventure.

From hunting, making biltong, exploring in a hot air balloon, taking an airplane ride and even tubing – the ladies will soon realise how adventurous Brendan really is.

There will also be some relaxing in the jacuzzi and spa pampering.

The places they visit this season include Destiny Castle, the caves just outside Fouriesburg and the picturesque Bubble Valley.

Billy the Kid 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Western, Drama

Billy the Kid 2

An epic romantic adventure based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid, also known as William H. Bonney.

The journey takes you from his humble Irish roots, to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.

Jesse Evans is another famous outlaw and leader of the Seven Rivers Gang.

When they meet, Jesse has already embraced a life of crime: robbing stores and cattle rustling.

Billy is attracted to his wild and reckless character and becomes Billy's doppelganger of sorts - his shadow self, forever inviting him over to the dark side of life.

The epic romantic adventure continues in Season 2, as Billy and his allies square off against his oldest friend Jesse Evans and the corrupt powers of the Santa Fe Ring.

When shots are fired, the conflict erupts into the bloody Lincoln County War.

Amidst the fighting, Billy will struggle to hang onto his soul - and to the love of his life.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Road to Hell": The Lincoln County War is on the verge of kicking off in a big way.

Billy has joined Englishman John Tunstall in his commercial battle with Major Murphy and the House, but even bigger players lurk in the background and the stakes are high.


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


Rapper Bosco is free from prison and ready for a comeback — until his sister Vita steps into the spotlight and puts their family bond to the test.

Malcolm Kamulete (Top Boy) takes the mic in this musical drama series from novelist Candice Carty-Williams.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 13

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

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 13

In the aftermath of last season's turbulent ending, the women find themselves attempting to navigate their fractured friend group.

When Dorit enlists a spiritual guru to help them find their way back, the ladies confront their issues head on and begin to mend hurt feelings.

Grappling with the demands of family life and growing businesses, however, they quickly realise all might not be what it seems in the picturesque 90210.

Kyle Richards is a diamond under pressure, struggling to cope amid her most challenging year yet.

With her 27-year marriage in turmoil and her relationship with her sister in limbo, Kyle reaches her breaking point after the tabloids - and those closest to her - question her budding friendship with a well-known country singer.

Determined to reclaim the self-confidence she lost during her marriage, Southern socialite Sutton Stracke takes her professional life by the reins.

Needing a bit of guidance in the romance department, however, she turns to one of Beverly Hills' top dating coaches to get to the bottom of her one-date woes.

When Sutton takes Kyle to task over setbacks in their friendship, tensions among the group take a turn for the worse.

A focused Erika Jayne eyes a career comeback, and she works to rebuild her life despite ongoing legal battles brought on by her now estranged ex-husband.

Things are finally looking up when Erika lands herself a hard-earned Las Vegas residency, but bubbling self-doubt due to a four-year performance hiatus has her questioning whether she can pull it off.

Garcelle Beauvais has cracked the code to success in Hollywood, starring in a film that she also executive produces for the first time.

When one of her teenage boys unexpectedly confronts her over her parenting style, however, Garcelle finds herself in uncharted territory.

Wondering if she's doing it all wrong, she attempts to change her approach with both her sons.

Dorit Kemsley continues to deal with PTSD caused by her home invasion, which proves especially difficult after she's robbed again.

On top of this, she and PK attempt to work their way back from an issue that almost cost them their marriage.

Crystal Kung Minkoff has found her voice within the group, holding her own after one of the women questions what she stands for.

She soon finds she can't win them all, however, when her need for control gets the best of her and threatens her relationship with her brother.

Introduced to the group through her friend and neighbour, Kyle Richards, newcomer Annemarie Wiley is a force to be reckoned with.

A certified registered nurse anaesthetist who thrives under pressure and knows her facts, she's not afraid to call out the women when they speak out of turn.

Going head-to-head with Sutton and Crystal over a few questionable comments, she quickly finds her footing with the ladies.

The ladies jet-set their way to Spain, Ojai and Las Vegas, not letting anything get in the way of their good time.

Friends and familiar faces - Denise Richards, Camille Grammar, Cynthia Bailey and Larsa Pippen - also occasionally join in on the fun.

In the Season 13 premiere, "The Eaglewoman Has Landed": Following a tumultuous year, Dorit hosts the ladies at a retreat, hoping to get an eagle-eyed perspective on their issues.

While Erika seeks to rebuild her life following her husband's indictment, she's forced to deal with the consequences her behaviour has had on her friendships.

Garcelle tries to navigate her relationships with her teenage boys.

Kyle's new focus on fitness and self-care offers a sobering look at her home life.

Outopsie 3

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Afrikaans

Outopsie 3

Figure out how it all fits together with senior forensic pathologist Hestelle van Staden, who looks at one case each week in which forensic pathology played a central role.

With the autopsy report in her hand, she explains step by step what happened during the autopsy.

Key role players share their first-hand experience: from the crime scene to testimony in court.

Each case is unique, but all of them are shocking and at times stranger than fiction.

Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines 7

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Food

Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines 7

Infused with her warmth and passion for all things family, Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favourite recipes, where they come from, and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Homemade Pasta": Come along with Joanna as she challenges herself with a "from scratch" menu including homemade pasta with vodka sauce, stuffed mushrooms, and a coffee gelato she puts in chocolate dipped waffle cones.

Also, Chip makes himself available for taste-testing.


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