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New on TV today: Monday 29 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Jan 2024
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Adulting

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

Adulting

Drama series which follows four male friends on their journey to find love and success in modern-day South Africa.

As they navigate the treacherous currents of adulthood, they turn to each other for support.

Set in Johannesburg, Adulting explores the parallel universes of four varsity friends.

Their strong bond has held them together even as their journeys in life have taken them in very different directions.

Thembinkosi Mthembu stars as successful businessman Bonga, with Luthando BU Mthembu as toy-boy Vuyani, Thabiso Rammusi as cheating family man Mpho and Nhlanhla Kunene as hot-headed bad-boy Eric.

Included in the cast are Winnie Ntshaba and Sikelelwa Vuyeleni as Vuyani's sugar mama and Eric's baby mama respectively; Lungile Duma as Mpho's wife; and Buhle Samuels and Londeka Shishi as Bonga's love interests.

In the series premiere, "Adulting is Hard!": Bonga is awarded the business deal of his life and heads out to celebrate with his best friends Eric, Vuyani and Mpho at KONKA.

However, hell breaks loose when Eric's baby mama shows up with her new flame.

TVSA Show Page: Adulting
 

Battle of the Decades

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

Battle of the Decades

Food Network brings together skilled chefs to face off in a culinary competition that puts their perspectives on food and pop culture to the test.

Teams comprised of two chefs from different generations tackle challenges in which they must use popular ingredients and gadgets from the past as well as take on viral food trends and classic dishes, all while bridging the generational gap with their approach and techniques.

From Snoopy Sno-Cone machines to Easy Bake Ovens, it is no easy feat for the competitors as they navigate challenges based on trends such as 1950s gelatin molds and savory jello salads to modern day dishes like accordion potatoes and fluffy Japanese Soufflé pancakes.

The members of the last team standing then go head-to-head against each other in an old school vs. new school match up to see which chef walks away with $10,000.

Over the course of the season, host Jonathan Bennett is joined by a rotating panel of judges including

Eddie Jackson and his father Eddie Jackson Sr.,
Antonia Lofaso and her daughter Xea Myers,
Peter Fang and his daughter Kathy Fang,
Julian Rodarte and his father Beto Rodarte,
Along with special celebrity guest judges including singer Taylor Dayne,
Actress Jennie Garth, actor Wayne Knight,
Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis and actress Nia Vardalos.

In each of the eight hour-long episodes, three teams take on a series of challenges for the chance to make it to the final round.

In Round 1 it is all about nostalgia as Jonathan reveals the contents of a time capsule which includes mandatory ingredients and a cooking gadget from a particular year that must be used in the first dish.

The chefs will have to employ everything from an electric grill to a fondue pot to accomplish their missions.

In Round 2, the remaining teams have to put their own spin on viral food trends like smiley fries and spicy vodka pasta.

Then, in Round 3, the final team standing must face off against each other to create their version of a timeless dish like Chicken Kiev and Beef Wellington, for the ultimate test of the decades.

In the end, only one chef will walk away with $10,000.

In the series premiere, "That's Bologna!": The '70s were synonymous with disco and bologna, so Jonathan challenges the chefs to create dishes that incorporate a bologna sandwich, Hamburger Helper and canned pineapple.

While all of the chefs have similar memories of the ingredients, being forced to use a fondue pot throws the new school chefs for a loop.

Then, the viral Japanese soufflé pancake video proves easier to "post" than cook, and the final round has the remaining chefs serve up their own interpretation of chicken Kiev to judges Eddie Jackson and Eddie Jackson Sr.
 

Desperate Hours

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Nature, Documentary Series

Desperate Hours

Be an eyewitness to cataclysmic events all across the globe with dramatic footage of natural and manmade disasters from the past 100 years.

In the series premiere, "Volcanoes": In this episode, we contemplate - from a safe distance - the lethal majesty of volcanoes, one of the planet's most destructive and spectacular natural forces.

It is estimated there are up to 4,000 volcanoes on the Earth and every year about 50 of them are active above sea level.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Earthquakes": The Earth really moves in this episode as we take in scenes and stories from some of the most devastating of all the natural cataclysms: the earthquake.

With all its pent-up power, nothing releases more sheer destructive energy than the grinding forces at work between the Earth's tectonic plates.
 

World's Most Evil Killers 8

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

World's Most Evil Killers 8

Delves into the gripping real-life stories of the world's most terrifying and prolific killers.

Each episode focuses on one notorious killer and features authentic first-hand accounts of their behaviour, from detectives who ran the cases, journalists who reported on the stories, relatives and at times survivors, alongside series experts who provide analysis.

These criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists examine how the infamous killers made headlines both nationally and internationally and why they still continue to evoke fear and fascination in the public eye.

We investigate the triggers that drove them to kill, delving into their insatiable appetite for murder and the chilling legacy they have left.

We uncover what has given them a place in the list of the World's Most Evil Killers and retell every chilling tale using a combination of interviews, narration, archive footage and stylised reconstruction.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Harry Jarvis":  When Carol Jarvis vanished, doubts grew over her husband Harry's story - and sinister letters he sent his mistress did little to support his lies.
 

American Monster 9

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

American Monster 9

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? They could be lurking on any street, behind any smile.

This series returns with a closer look at some of America's most shocking crimes.

Each case file is filled with 'off duty' home video footage of the killers, interweaved with the stories of their astonishing crimes.

Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight.

Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules.

Anyone can be an American Monster.

 

Shows in this post: Adulting



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