New on TV today: Sunday 4 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Feb 2024
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The Salacious Pod

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

The Salacious Pod

You have probably heard of terms like 'entanglement, situationship or sneaky links' – all of which are being used by ama-2000 when referring to their dating patterns.

That is what The Salacious Pod is all about - the different arrangements within relationships and dealing with all things 'adulting' that comes with having a partner.

Hosted by radio presenter Naomi Brown, actor Phila Madlingozi and the influencer Lasizwe, the show will poke holes at everything you thought you had figured out about traditional dating and relationship dynamics.

The Salacious Pod looks to explore the present-day dating scene from the perspective of the 'young-ins' who seem to be redefining everything you thought you knew about old-fashioned courtship and dating.

The show will focus on prevalent relationship themes like non-committal relationships, co-parenting, break-ups, no-strings attached partnerships, and many other spicy topics.

The guests will comprise various personalities including Manaka Ranaka, Priddy Ugly, Musa Mseleku's son Mpumelelo who will give his insight about polygamy, BU from Adulting and many more salacious characters.

The Salacious Pod might just be what you need to see whether you are in a relationship or just a 'ship'.

Invisible Wars

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Science

Invisible Wars

Dr Norman Swan discusses the gripping stories and life-changing scientific breakthroughs that come with invisible battles that Australians face.

The battle with COVID-19 has shown how a virus can bring the world to its knees.

But this war does not end because viral threats will never stop.

This evolutionary arms race between viruses, bacteria and us has been raging for millennia.

Constant mutation and adaptation are the survival mechanisms of the microbial world and these microscopic agents will always find a way to exploit the weaknesses in our defences.

But science has helped humanity fight back.

With each new outbreak, we've gained vital intelligence about these invisible enemies, developed ingenious weapons of defence and are now better prepared for the moment when the next deadly outbreak strikes.

Invisible Wars is a series about humanity's battle with deadly microbes.

A real-life science thriller, tracking global epidemics and exploring the rise and fall of infectious diseases past, present and emerging.

Interviews with leading infectious disease experts from around the world uncover the emotional and personal toll of these disease-causing pathogens, the amazing medical breakthroughs to combat them and how science is working to stay one step ahead.

Survivor 44

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Survivor 44

Survivor launches a new chapter when the series returns.

Stranded in the beautiful islands of Fiji, these 18 determined new castaways will be divided into three tribes of six and forced to form a new society as they adapt to their physical and social surroundings.

The mental and physical challenges force players to choose between personal risk and reward, while still navigating the complex social game and attempting to forge alliances to last another day.

The individuals competing are from diverse backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

In the Season 44 premiere, "I Can't Wait to See Jeff": Immediately upon reaching the beach, the three tribes go full throttle in their first challenge to earn crucial camp supplies.

The remaining two tribes must choose between a mental or physical challenge to earn their camp essentials.

Then, as castaways begin to get acquainted with each other, each tribe must choose one person to take a journey and make the first big decision of the game.

Path of the Panther

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Path of the Panther

Drawn in by the haunting spectre of the Florida panther, photographer Carlton Ward finds himself on the front lines of an accelerating battle between forces of renewal and destruction that have pushed the Everglades to the brink of ecological collapse.

Fixer Upper: The Castle

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 12h15
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality Makeover, Reality

Fixer Upper: The Castle

Chip and Joanna take on their biggest fixer yet: the famous castle in Waco, Texas.

As they breathe new life into the historic landmark, they must also tackle its challenging infrastructure while preserving its original beauty.

In the series premiere, "We Bought a Castle!": A revealing walk through the castle shows decades of damage and neglect that will be a restoration challenge for Chip and Jo.

But the landmark's rich history inspires their determination to preserve the original architecture.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Floors, Doors and More": Along with her styling team, Jo develops her vision for the castle, and commissions custom artisan pieces.

Chip discovers new challenges as he learns what can be salvaged and restored to original glory, and what is too far gone.

Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 16h05
Genre: Food

Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Montana-based chef Eduardo Garcia invites viewers into his kitchen, where he prepares delicious home-cooked meals drawn from his unique Latin and Jewish heritage, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

The chef, outdoorsman and wild food forager Eduardo Garcia hosts this cooking series inspired by his love for nature.

His fun and delicious meals become food celebrations for family and friends under the big sky.

In the series premiere, "Family Sunday Supper": Eduardo hosts his family for Sunday supper.

Drawing inspiration from his Latin roots, he creates a menu that puts a twist on cherished family recipes, including homemade tortillas, crispy chicken flautas and candied ginger flan.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "The Perfect Reuben Sandwich": Eduardo spends the day in the kitchen perfecting his Reuben sandwich recipe.

It starts with juicy, smoked pastrami, homemade sauerkraut and ends with 1,000 island dressing and gooey cheese that's piled high on crispy rye bread.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 15

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 15

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back for Season 15 with housewives Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Shereé Whitfield, Drew Sidora, Marlo Hampton and Sanya Richards-Ross back for more.

Monyetta Shaw-Carter and Courtney Rhodes join this season as friends.

Kandi's sights are set on gaining EGOT status as a two-time Broadway producer, actress, singer and now podcast host.

With several business moves on the horizon, she's trying to balance prioritising family time with supporting her husband and business partner, Todd, in his journey to Hollywood as a filmmaker.

Kenya is in full boss mode. The hair-care mogul is taking her business to the next level by opening her very own hair salon.

While Kenya is still having fun as she twirls her way back into the dating world, the one lingering issue is the finalising of her divorce.

Shereé is stepping into her greatness after suffering public humiliation when her last relationship didn't go as planned.

But she didn't let that get in the way of giving love a second chance with the new man in her life, Martell Holt.

However, as she faces an unexpected health issue, she will have to shift all her focus.

Will there be enough Shereé to go around?

Drew is taking her music career to new octaves by releasing her first album, pushing forward her acting and music career simultaneously while also working through her relationship with her husband, Ralph.

But they strike the wrong chord in their marriage, and their divorce announcement leaves everyone shaken.

As Marlo continues to take on her role as "Munty," she's working with a life coach while raising teenagers who are ready for summer jobs and driving lessons.

She also takes a dip in the dating pool while she looks for her next suitor - but not without the approval of her nephews.

Returning for her sophomore season, Sanya has no plans to slow down and has her sights set on expanding her business and family.

Sanya and husband Aaron still have a full house of nine, all with their own set of challenges.

As Sanya navigates the great expectations for her family, business, and more of herself, is she running a marathon with no end in sight?

Friend Monyetta is back in the mix playing matchmaker when she introduces Kenya to a new love interest.

Courtney joins this season as a friend.

She's a successful brand marketing expert and jewelry designer in Atlanta who has been friends with Shereé for many years.

Courtney realises her strong ties to this group when she finds out her long-lost cousin is Drew's husband, Ralph.

However, with friendships on the brink, accusations causing a fuss, and divorce news that's all too much, will these women be able to channel positive vibes?

In the Season 15 premiere, "Who's Gonna Check My New Boo?": When Shereé introduces the ladies to her latest squeeze at Ross’ 40th birthday, the ladies put the "squeeze" on her by revealing her new boo might be up to no good.

As the walls close in on Sanya and her family, cracks start to reveal that their living situation isn’t so comfy.

Kandi has to show a guest at Ross' party who's really boss.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Atlanta 15


Shows in this post: The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic, SABC2, Nat Geo Wild, HGTV, Food Network, Me


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