10 awesome shows picked for you this week

A brand-new series depicting various women in unhappy marriages and the lengths they’ll go to fix it and a new spin on the classic Nancy Drew series awaits you.

This week DStv brings you some brand-new and older series that we’re sure you’re going to enjoy.

1. Why Women Kill S1

The brilliant Lucy Liu (Elementary) reunites with Desperate Housewives producer Marc Cherry in this all-new dark comedy anthology series that follows the tumultuous lives of three very different women over three very different decades in the walls of the same house. From the blatant chauvinism and infidelity that meek 60s housewife Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin) faces, to Liu’s husband coming out as gay in the shoulder pad-clad 80s
and Kirby Howell-Baptiste’s woke millennial open marriage falling apart, it’s a sublime blend of twisted humour, crime and drama.

Starts Monday 13 January on M-Net (101) at 21:00

2. Nancy Drew S1

Think Twin Peaks meets Veronica Mars in this exciting and significantly darker adaptation of the classic detective novels, with the return of your favourite strawberry-blonde teen sleuth like you’ve never seen her before. A family tragedy strikes and Nancy (played by Kennedy McMann) is quickly caught up in a twisted murder investigation.

Starts Saturday 11 January on M-Net (101) at 21:00


3. New Amsterdam S2

Season two of this acclaimed heart stopping medical drama takes up three months after the shocking (yet still mysterious) season one cliffhanger as viewers slowly learn the agonising truth about what actually happened on that dreadful day in episode one titled “Your Turn”.

Starts Monday 13 January on M-Net (101) at 20:00


4. Howards End S1

The BBC’s highly anticipated new period series is lauded by The Guardian as “a timely, careful remake (that) explores class and race.” Based on E. M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel which explores the changing social roles in turn-of-the-century England, it stars Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Tracey Ullman and Julia Ormond.

S1 Starts Monday 13 January on M-Net (101) at 22:00


5. God Friended Me S2

Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is back for a second season in the American dramedy God Friended Me, “forced” to help more people as a higher power continues to send him friend suggestions on Facebook who he has to link up with and then help. This time a second candidate is “friended”, meaning there’s even more good deeds to be done.

Starts Tuesday 14 January on 1Magic (103) at 20:30

6. All American S2

In the new second season of the sports drama series, All American, the ambitious Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) who moved from the struggling southside of Los Angeles to Beverly Hills High, will face even bigger challenges at home and at school, both on and off the football field. Also starring Taye Diggs, Karimah Westbrook and Jalyn Hall.

Starts Tuesday 14 January on 1Magic (103) at 21:30


7. 9-1-1 S3

The first responders from the 118 are back for another intense season filled with a tsunami, a blue Christmas and even a fight club. In the first episode, Athena calls on the 118 to stop a speeding teenager on the freeway, a traffic stop uncovers a kidnapping and Buck struggles to cope with his recovery. Showrunner Tim Minear even teased that a main character from season 1 might return to the second half of the season.

Starts Wednesday 15 January on M-Net (101) at 19:30


8. The Blacklist S6

Fans have been hailing the recent episodes of The Blacklist as the best yet and we are sure the new season will keep that sentiment alive when the story of Raymond Reddington (James Spader) and his continued deception of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) digs even deeper into the enigmatic "concierge of crime." This season kicks off with Liz and her sister investigating the night when the real Raymond Reddington died.

Starts Wednesday 15 January on M-Net (101) at 22:00


9. Mixed-ish S1

This wonderful first season of the comedy series Mixed-ish, is the prequel spin-off from Black-ish. It’s set in the 1980s and shows the teenage years of Rainbow Johnson (Arica Himmel) growing up in a biracial family in America.

Starts Thursday 16 January on 1Magic (103) at 19:00


10. Black-ish S6

The brand-new 6th season of Black-ish is back with more utterly relatable Johnson family antics as the twins start high school, Pops wanting to get married and Jack getting dropped from the basketball team.

Starts Thursday 16 January on 1Magic (103) at 19:30

We’ve just hit the middle of the month and some of us have the Janu-worry blues, but with DStv you can stay in and watch your favourite international series. 

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