New on TV today: Friday 19 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Jan 2024
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Soon Comes Night

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

Soon Comes Night

Drama series about a former freedom fighter who orchestrates a series of heists in defiance of the law while trying to evade corrupt authorities and a cop with a tragic past.

The thriller is set against the tumultuous landscape of an emerging rainbow nation in the 1990s.

Longing for adrenaline and adoration, Alex Shabane decides to use his skills to liberate his own financial rewards but soon finds himself branded "South Africa's Most Wanted".

The series tells a tale about liberation hero turned heist king, Alex Shabane (Kwenzo Ngcobo), and a broken Apartheid cop seeking redemption, Detective Sakkie Oosthuizen (Albert Pretorius), who find their lives interlocked in a crime drama that explores the complexities of morality and the blurred lines between good and bad.

The show delves into the story of these two complex men, both determined to prove themselves.

Inspired by actual events and a notorious heist legend, the series follows Alex's return to South Africa, where he resorts to crime when the promised 'spoils of war' fail to materialise.

The cast includes Gaosi Raditholo, portraying Lesedi — a single mom and the spark that ignited the flame in Alex Shabane.

Didintle Khunou takes on the role of Thato Sekoati, a 'Born Free' police officer haunted by the loss of her father.

Also in the cast are Kenneth Nkosi as Minister Zungu and Sisanda Henna as Zungu's right-hand man, Maseko.

Additionally, Bahumi Mhlongo plays the character of a young, fearless journalist, Kefilwe.

Other cast members include Anelisa Phewa who plays a wild man, a loose cannon, and a tough guy named Vincent, living in a world of simple brutality - kill or be killed.

Dippy Padi takes on the role of the infamous gangster's hot girlfriend, but Pearl knows his heart belongs to someone else.

Panch Gasela portrays the youngest member of Shabane's gang, Toolz, who desires to live fast.

Mavuso Msimang takes on the character of Moskow, a true believer, thinker and idealist, staying true to the cause as a struggle hero.

Soon Comes Night is produced by Ochre Moving Pictures.

The series is directed by Thabang Moleya and Sanele Zulu and produced by Ilse van Hemert.

TVSA Show Page: Soon Comes Night

uThando Nes'thembu 7

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

uThando Nes'thembu 7

Follows businessman Musa Mseleku and his wives as they navigate a polygamous relationship, their family dynamic, staying true to tradition in a modern world and the sisterhood of the wives.

While the wives now maintain a loving and respectful relationship with each other, the journey to peace and harmony was not an easy one.

They each share how they felt at first being introduced into a polygamous marriage, the uncertainty and insecurity that came with the arrangement, heartbreak and eventual acceptance, contentment and forming an unshakable bond with each other.

Season 7 promises a mix of family, culture and the individual journeys of the wives, each following their unique path.

The heart of the series lives on with the continuation of family meetings, a cornerstone of the Mseleku family's decision-making process.

This season we will witness Musa's pursuit of legacy and preparation for his children's future.

Musa yearns for what he's being denied, will he choose peace?

MaCele, in need of personal peace and balance, steps back from her matriarchal duties, while MaYeni focuses on her own healing, children and nurturing her relationship with Musa.

MaKhumalo begins her path of self-improvement and business ventures, striving to mend ties with her sister wives in hopes to heal their relationships.

MaNgwabe, steadfast in her beliefs, dedicates herself to her children's upbringing.

This season also sees Mseleku's wives wrangle their children, trying to lead them on the right path, based on their own individualistic personal beliefs.

MaCele is at odds with her husband over how he chooses to raise and lead his sons and is trying to free them from his "clutches".

MaYeni is left shook by Mpumelelo's decisions and way of life and  MaKhumalo is trying her best to help Mpilo become an independent young woman.

MaNgwabe is pleasantly surprised by her daughter's initiative to join and start a journey of purity, and MaKhumalo lends a helping hand.

Mseleku helps Mpumelelo and Lwandle on their spiritual calling and wants Sne to do better.

Sne, known for being troublesome, is tired of being the perceived black sheep of the family and is trying to head in a positive direction.

Served: Harvey Weinstein

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Documentary, True Crime

Served: Harvey Weinstein

Justice is served.

Disgraced media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual criminal acts.

Witness the rise and fall of one of Hollywood's most powerful men.

Harry Wild 2

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Harry Wild 2

Harry Wild is an Irish mystery thriller series following Harry (Jane Seymour), a former literature professor who finds an unusual past time in retirement: solving crimes with her young partner in PI work, Fergus Reid.

Together the wise-cracking pair investigate cases ranging from missing persons to murders, much to the annoyance of Harry's son, Charlie, who's a detective in the Dublin Garda.

When Fergus' mother suddenly turns up, years after abandoning her family, they have a deeply personal mystery to solve.

What are her intentions? And can he trust her?

Now Harry is back for another round after the first season saw her getting involved in her police detective son's cases, making new allies, and discovering a knack for solving crime.

Fergus Reid also returns, the season promising to explore the dynamic he shares with Harry.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Silence Dogood Did Bad": Unexpected tragedy hits as Harry's ex, and Charlie's mentor, is murdered while undercover, and Harry and Fergus will stop at nothing to find his killer.

Love on the Spectrum U.S. 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality, Dating Game Show

Love on the Spectrum U.S. 2

Love on the Spectrum follows people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.

Following the success of the Australian series, this US-based series tells the stories of a unique and diverse cast of characters searching for something we all hope to find, love.

Finding love can be hard for anyone.

For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated.


Shows in this post: Soon Comes Night

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, 1Magic, eReality, Universal TV


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