Great series to help keep the holiday feeling

Fresh new shows are on the way… from comedy to paranormal and criminal dramas. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

What better way to kick of the new year than with brand new series to enjoy on DStv.

Based on the novel of apocalyptic proportions, The Stand is masterfully entertaining and brings King's otherworldly style of storytelling to its full potential. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden and Amber Heard, this is thrilling late-night viewing.

In Mr. Mayor, we see what happens when there are no more dreams to achieve. Power, wealth, fame…the hallmarks of success. Once Neil Bremer has it all, what is left? In this Tina Fey-created series is filled with some of TV’s most talented stars, Ted Danson and Holly Hunter.

A new season of Absentia with even more questions than answers. When agent Emily Byrne goes missing, six years is a long time to grieve for. When Agent Byrne is found alive in her cabin 6 years later with no memory of the alleged victims she murdered, things get complicated.

Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) has a new series out – and Indebted looks like a real comedic treat. There's a new family in town . . . and they want to help us solve our problems! Dave and Rebecca are turning the page on their old lives -- move into their dream house, start a new business. But Dave's parents arrive... broke and determined to stay.

Let all the drama unfold with our picks below or find even more great shows with the press of a button.

Fresh from the US

The Stand (paranormal)

The Stand is King's apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers.

Monday, 18 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:30

Watch the preview on Catch Up

Mr. Mayor S1 (comedy)

The show follows the life of Neil Bremer, a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles "for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins, he finds out what it’s like to not be in charge and must quickly come up with ways to gain support from staff while trying to connect with his teenage daughter. And, most importantly, he must figure out how to control the coyote population that threatens to take over the city.

Friday, 15 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 18:00

Watch the trailer on Catch Up now

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Absentia S3 (crime/ drama)

Emmy Award winner, Stana Katic, reprises her role as FBI agent Emily Byrne in the thriller that has quickly become a fan-favourite. The series follows an FBI agent who returns home six years after she was declared dead in absentia and placed on new cases in Boston. Now reunited with her son, ex-husband, and former partner, Byrne begins to pick up the pieces of a life interrupted.

Friday, 15 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:30

Watch the trailer on Catch Up


Indebted (comedy)

This sitcom revolves around a young professional newlyweds Dave (Adam Pally) and Becs (Abby Elliot) who are ready to live their dreams. The one thing standing in their way is Dave’s parents, Carol (Fran Drescher) and Don (Steven Weber), who decide to move back in with their son and daughter-in-law after a sudden mega-lottery win. When Carol and Don find out they can't even afford their own expenses, the couple is forced to take them in. But as you can imagine, two very different families will clash.

Saturday, 16 January on M-Net (DStv 101) at 19:00

Watch the trailer on Catch Up now

Need a break? DStv’s Top Picks can help you find the perfect new show to unwind. 

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