New on TV today: Saturday 13 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Jan 2024
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uZulu noMhlaba

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

uZulu noMhlaba

Drama series partially set and filmed in Ulundi township in KwaZulu-Natal which tells the story of two maskandi artists who engage in a brutal feud over music – only to discover they are more closely linked than they could have imagined.

The series explores two generations of maskandi musicians: fathers and their sons, and each generation's musical (and deeply personal) rivalry.

Having come from very different backgrounds but with a shared passion for maskandi music, Zulu and Mhlaba turn into bitter rivals when they inherit a feud held by their respective fathers.

They learn a secret long hidden from them when an unspeakable tragedy occurs.

What impact will this have on the world around them, their loved ones and each other?

It is a story of music and rivalry, and what human beings will do when faced with life-changing moments that need them to confront their deepest fears to overcome them.

The series stars Aphiwe Bengu as Zulu and Ntokozo Vilakazi as Mhlaba.

Also starring are Ernest Ndlovu, Ayanda Borotho, Nothando Ngcobo, Phumzile Mlangeni and award-winning maskandi musician Ihhashi Elimhlophe (real name Bheki Ngcobo).

TVSA Show Page: uZulu noMhlaba

The Masked Singer UK

Channel: S3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Masked Singer UK

Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett is the host of this surreal and surprising guessing game that will see 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed behind the mask.

Although they won't be judged on their singing, the celebrities will still need to give their best performance to avoid being eliminated and their identities revealed.

Viewers at home will be lead in their quest to discover who the celebrities are by a lively panel made up of broadcaster Jonathan Ross; music artist Rita Ora; TV personality Davina McCall and actor and comedian Ken Jeong.

The panel will have to try and guess the masked singers' identities before they are unmasked as they leave the competition.

In the series premiere: The first six masked singers battle it out - Queen Bee vs Duck, Unicorn vs Butterfly and Chameleon vs Hedgehog.


Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Clip Show, Reality


iPhones and surveillance cameras capture theft, violence, shameless behaviour and embarrassingly funny moments.

Join unsuspecting subjects as the cameras capture what they didn't want you to see.

The show provides an account of the lengths some individuals go to execute their criminal ambitions.

In the series premiere, "Heists": Daring jewel heists, ATM break-ins and a heroic armoured car driver.

The episode unfolds with a focus on jewel thieves who employ their imagination to orchestrate massive scores, showcasing the audacity and creativity of those seeking high-stakes rewards.

The narrative also delves into the ruthless assaults on ATMs, employing heavy machinery to access the valuable loot within.

Additionally, a daring attempt to rob an armoured car unfolds, where one driver unexpectedly becomes a hero in the face of danger.

America's Got Talent 18

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h05
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

America's Got Talent 18

With the show open to acts of all ages, America's Got Talent continues to celebrate the variety format like no other show on television.

Year after year, America's Got Talent features an impressive array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America's hearts and a $1-million prize.

Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara are all returning for Season 18 and Terry Crews will return as the show's host.

In the season premiere, a variety of acts and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1-million prize.

The Golden Buzzer is back, allowing select lucky acts the chance to go directly to the live shows to compete for America's vote.

The Neighborhood 2

TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy

The Neighborhood 2

When Dave Johnson and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.

However, their opinionated next-door neighbour, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighbourhood their home.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Welcome to the Re-Rack": One year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin's annual Yardecue and prove how much a part of the community he's become.

But Calvin's reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Channel: S3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Travel, Lifestyle

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.

In the series premiere, "Iceland": Zac and Darin get an up-close look at Iceland's renewable energy efforts.


Shows in this post: uZulu noMhlaba

Channels in this post: Mzansi Wethu, SABC3, Me,, Discovery Channel


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