New on TV today: Monday 15 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Jan 2024
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Game of Lies

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

Game of Lies

Game of Lies is a dramatic story of intrigue, investigation, passion and love where everyone seems to have something to hide.

The series kicks off when Adriana Molina goes missing and everything points to her husband, César Ferrer, as the main suspect in her possible murder.

Determined to prevent his eight-year-old daughter from being taken away from him, César takes the investigation into his own hands and discovers that Adriana secretly led a double life.

Virtually everyone becomes a suspect, as each one seems to have reasons – even if only apparent – to get rid of her.

Meanwhile, César's freedom, love and future are at stake as he searches for answers.

In the series premiere: While family and friends celebrate Adriana's birthday, she herself feels suffocated, and wishes she could escape from a life she considers miserable.

The original Spanish title of the show is Juego de Mentiras.


Game of Lies Teasers - January 2024

The Wife 3

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Telenovela

The Wife 3

The Wife is a telenovela inspired by characters and events from the Hlomu book series by Dudu Busani-Dube - Hlomu the Wife, Zandile the Resolute and Naledi His Love - which follow the lives of the eight Zulu brothers, a formidable crime family, through the eyes of the wives they marry.

This season centres on two star-crossed lovers: Tswana doctor Naledi Montsho and Zulu taxi driver Qhawe.

Gaisang K Noge stars as Naledi opposite Kwenzo Ngcobo as Qhawe.

The new season picks up with the Zulu brothers' crimes now front page news – and Naledi kidnapped.

Wiseman Mncube replaces Bonko Khoza in the role of Mqhele Zulu, the abusive, ice-cream loving husband of Hlomu (Mbalenhle Mavimbela).

Hlomu and Mqhele's love story remains complicated this season, in a relationship described as "dark and abusive" and "deep into toxic love".

In addition to Mncube, new cast members this season include Sello Motloung as Naledi's father, Kgosi; Stoan Seate as Sefako, Qhawe's rival for Naledi; Lungelo Mpangase as Xoli, Sambulo's love interest; Mo Setumo as Tshidi, Naledi's older sister; Sello Ramolahloane as Molefi; and Terrence Ngwila as Detective Baloyi.

TVSA Show Page: The Wife 3

Inmate to Roommate

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Reality

Inmate to Roommate

Inmate to Roommate follows recently released inmates as they re-enter society and move in with everyday people who welcome them into their homes.

America has one of the world's highest recidivism rates with approximately 76% of released prisoners being re-arrested after five years.

One of the most significant factors in reducing recidivism rates is access to housing.

Both the former inmates and their respective roommates will enter this new living arrangement with their own baggage.

The opportunities and the challenges are complex as they each face scrutiny from friends and family questioning their motives.

Will this new situation allow the formerly incarcerated to successfully re-enter society or will it be the worst decision both parties have ever made?

In the series premiere, "Time to Set You Free": Eight ordinary Americans have made an extreme choice: opening their home to a roommate just released from prison.

These individuals have a singular goal - help the former inmate re-enter society and stay out of prison.

As they prepare for their new roommate's release, these homeowners are questioned by friends, family and those around them about their decision to bring a former convict into their lives.

Mzali Wami 2

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

Mzali Wami 2

Drama series which revolves around Ntokozo, a girl who gets entangled in an elaborate human trafficking ring involving her biological mother.

The series follows the inner workings of a human trafficking syndicate, through the life of young Ntokozo, played by Lungelo Mpangase.

In Season 2, Ntokozo and Joyce return home to start their new lives as mother and daughter.

While they do receive a warm welcome, does this signal happily ever after?

The Season 2 cast includes Lungelo Mpangase, who reprises her role as Ntokozo, Lusanda Mbane as Joyce (replacing Masasa Mbangeni from the first season), Nolwazi Shange as Sibongile and Loyiso MacDonald as Lungelo.

Dumisani Mbebe reprises his role as the villainous and aptly named Terror, and Oros Mampofu also returns as Musa.

Set in Johannesburg, Mzali Wami was created by Dineo Ranaka and Siphosethu Tshapu.

TVSA Show Page: Mzali Wami 2

Winter Son

TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Winter Son

Efe is only seven years old when he sees his mother Leyla with another man.

He hides in his father's car, fearing that his parents would end their marriage.

While everybody is looking for him, his father gets in the car and finds Efe in a clear state of anxiety.

But Efe and his father soon become caught in a huge trap.

Efe witnesses the murder of his father and the killers arrange for the little boy to meet the same fate.

The hired assassin cannot go through with it and gives the child to his fisherman friend.

Separated from his family and identical twin brother, Mete, Efe's recollection of events fades.

While his real family believes that both Efe and his father died in a car accident, Efe lives with his adopted father Ismail, mother Fatma and sister Nadide.

And his new life becomes very different to his previous one.

20 years later, Efe still remembers little about his origins.

He becomes a humble fisherman who lives happily with his adopted family, but a desire to find his real family remains...

The voice dub cast include Liane Heyl, Mortimer Williams, Roderick Jaftha, Dawid Minnaar, Hannelie Warren, Dirk Stoltz, Sue Pyler-Slabbert, Vinette Ebrahim, Linsey Cele, Anton Schmidt, Reynard Slabbert, Zetske van Pletzen and Francois Stemmet.

The original Turkish title of the show is Kis Günesi (Winter Sun in English).


Shows in this post: Mzali Wami, The Wife

Channels in this post: Telemundo, eReality, Mzansi Wethu, Mzansi Magic


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