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New on TV today: Wednesday 24 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Apr 2024
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Fargo 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Anthology

Fargo 5

The latest instalment of Fargo is set in Minnesota and North Dakota, 2019.

After an unexpected series of events lands Dorothy 'Dot' Lyon (Juno Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind.

North Dakota Sheriff Roy Tillman (Jon Hamm) has been searching for Dot for a long time.

A rancher, preacher and a constitutional lawman, Roy believes that he is the law and therefore is above the law.

At his side is his loyal but feckless son, Gator (Joe Keery), who is desperate to prove himself to his larger-than-life father.

Too bad he's hopeless.

So when it comes to hunting Dot, Roy enlists Ole Munch (Sam Spruell), a shadowy drifter of mysterious origin.

With her deepest secrets beginning to unravel, Dot attempts to shield her family from her past, but her doting, well-meaning husband Wayne (David Rysdahl) keeps running to his mother, Lorraine Lyon (Jennifer Jason Leigh), for help.

CEO of the largest Debt Collection Agency in the country, the "Queen of Debt" is unimpressed with her son's choice in a wife and spares no opportunity to voice her disapproval.

However, when Dot's unusual behaviour catches the attention of Minnesota Police Deputy Indira Olmstead (Richa Moorjani) and North Dakota Deputy Witt Farr (Lamorne Morris), Lorraine appoints her in-house counsel and primary advisor, Danish Graves (Dave Foley), to aid her daughter-in-law.

Afterall, family is family. But Dot has an uncanny knack for survival.

And with her back to the wall, she's about to show why one should never provoke a mother Lyon.
 

Late Night Lockup

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

Late Night Lockup

In the late hours of the night, police officers often encounter strange human behaviour.

Comprised entirely of firsthand footage pulled directly from body cameras and CCTV footage, the six-part series Late Night Lockup will take you along for a wild ride to witness all the commotion that transpires during graveyard shifts.

From drunken disorderly conduct to shocking acts of aggression, witness the peculiar and outrageous happenings that law enforcement encounters as nighttime creeps into the early hours of the morning.

In the series premiere, "You're Being Recorded": A hostile "CEO of companies" in Vermillion, Ohio becomes wildly enraged when officers pull him over for driving without his headlights.

Then in Xenia, Ohio, a kidnapping suspect is sitting down for an interview with police when he suddenly tries to stab a deputy.

In Cumberland, Wisconsin, the still of the night is interrupted when an intoxicated driver crashes through the front entrance of city hall.

Finally, after police escort a drunk partygoer out of a nightclub in Pullman, Wisconsin, she turns wild and bites him.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "I Did It!": Thrilled by her drunken antics, a real estate agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, finds herself literally caught red-handed after vandalising a neighbour's home with red spray paint.

Then in West Bend, Wisconsin, after fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run, a flatulent felon decides to put on a bizarre show for the camera inside his jail cell.

Finally, the mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, tries everything in his power to keep from being arrested after officers suspect him of drunk driving.
 

The Big Door Prize 2

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Comedy

The Big Door Prize 2

Based on M.O. Walsh's novel of the same name, The Big Door Prize tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident's true life potential.

Soon residents start changing jobs, rethinking relationships and questioning long-held beliefs — all in pursuit of a better future.

Season 2 follows the residents of Deerfield as the Morpho machine readies them for the mysterious "next stage."

As everyone's potentials are exchanged for visions, new relationships form and new questions are asked.

Dusty and Cass decide to take time apart while Trina and Jacob learn that they can shed their old labels.

Giorgio and Izzy each find romance while Hana and Father Reuben attempt to discover the purpose of the machine.

The small town is once again left questioning what they thought they knew about their lives, relationships, potentials and about the Morpho itself.
 

Legends & Legacies

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Documentary, Religion

Legends & Legacies

Legends & Legacies: A Story of a Community is an eight-part documentary series that tells of the history and contribution of the South African Jewish community.

In the series, Alan Swerdlow takes us on an entertaining journey through the history of South African Jewish settlers, and the contributions they've made to our country.

It creates an awareness of Jewish people and their involvement in the socio-economic and political development of South Africa.

It takes us right back to the 15th century when the Portuguese seafarers first rounded the southern African coast, through to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries when the Dutch and British East India Companies landed in Cape Town, to what South African Jews are accomplishing today.
 

Seeking Sister Wife 5

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Seeking Sister Wife 5

The new season will document the lives of five polygamous families as they navigate the challenges of actively searching for and courting potential new sister wives.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Seeking Can Be a Shock": Trying to move past their breakup with Roberta, the Merrifields dive back into dating.

Nailah and Naeem reveal a big secret to Naeem's mother and the Davises navigate insecurities with their newest wife.

Also, the Sherwoods try an unusual approach to seeking.

 



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