Fri 30 Sep 2016, 11:00
On Monday 3 October, our DStv subscribers, will be introduced to the world of FOX Life, with all its great shows.
Here's what you can look forward to enjoying on this brand new channel.
Blood Ties S1 (weekdays at 18:00)
Two young girls are swept downriver by the current. Their father manages to save Inês, the older sister, but dies trying to save the younger one whose body never comes ashore. Many years later, the “dead” sister comes back to life on a revenge mission. She promises herself that she'll take everything away from her sister (from her material goods to her boyfriend) and live the life that she believes her sister stole from her.
Black Money Love S1 (weekdays at 19:00)
Devoted police officer Omer Demir and wealthy jewelery maker Elif Denizer's lives entangle in an illegal scheme once both their beloved relatives are found dead together. On Elif's birthday, her father is found shot alongside a woman who was Omer's fiancée. They were both shot in the head. Once Omer finds out, he is determined to find the murderer. He meets Elif and soon after, they both fall in love. He finds out that his own brother is the murderer and was given orders by Elif's father's closest friend, Tayar.
Real Housewives of Atlanta S1 (Mondays and Tuesdays at 20:00)
The Atlanta housewives continue to live their fabulous lives in Georgia's capital city in this incarnation of the popular reality TV franchise. Relationships, a staple of the "Real Housewives" shows, take centre stage as usual as the ladies' love lives experience ups and downs. The sassy women's entrepreneurial spirits are also in full bloom as they juggle their personal and professional lives, along with their busy personal calendars.
Pitch S1 (Mondays at 21:00)
From executive producers Dan Fogelman (Cars, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Rick Singer (Younger), Pitch is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, Under the Dome) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.
Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is Mike Lawson (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Franklin & Bash, NYPD Blue), the team’s ruggedly handsome star catcher. There’s instant chemistry between them, although neither dares to admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don’t even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny’s back is centre fielder Blip Sanders (Mo McRae, Sons of Anarchy), an old friend from the minor leagues, and his wife Evelyn (Meagan Holder, You Again, Bring it On: Fight to the Finish).
Guiding her is her agent/confidante, Amelia Slater (Ali Larter, Legends, Heroes). Amelia saw Ginny’s star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom, bringing along her young assistant Eliot (Tim Jo, The Neighbors). Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, Bill Baker (guest star Michael Beach, Sons of Anarchy), the end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight.
The team’s manager, Al Luongo (Dan Lauria, The Wonder Years, Sullivan and Sons) and general manager Oscar Arguella (Mark Consuelos, All My Children) bicker over whether Ginny’s presence on the field is in the team’s best interests.
Playing in the major leagues is a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve – except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest and most exclusive men’s clubs in the country.
Empire First Look (Monday 3 October at 20:00); Empire: The SA Tour (Monday 3 October at 20:30)
Catch an exclusive first look at the ground breaking music drama series Empire. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Empire phenomenon and what fans can look forward to in the first season of this revolutionary hip-hop drama which will be repeated on FOX Life. This will be followed by the screening of the lead stars Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard’s visit to South Africa to promote the show’s third season.
Maliposa S1 (Tuesdays at 21:00)
African societies are always facing the worst forms of discrimination. Maliposa, deals with the story of a family in which woman were brutalised and exposed to gender discrimination. Rape violence… after death of the family head. In this situation, women struggle to survive and searching for their identity by all means. Sponsored by UNDP in order to educate African people about women’s rights.
Make Me Fab (Tuesdays at 21:25)
Veteran Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus produces a one-of-its-kind reality show. The show is focused on real married couples that are in the midst of drifting apart. Steph and her team plans a series of daylong events, including makeovers to help rekindle their love.
America's Next Top Model S7 (Wednesdays at 20:10)
A cyclical competition where women from all over the US compete for the honour of being America's next "it girl" in the modelling world.
Wrath S1 (Thursdays at 21:00)
This intriguing story of a teenage love gone wrong, takes us on a journey of revenge as the avenger becomes as bad as the villain. It is about motherhood, love, loss, anger, what a mother will do to not lose her son.
Travel Diaries S1 (Thursdays at 21:25)
Travel diaries is a safari to the hidden treasures of beautiful country and every week is a must watch to discover a surprise undiscovered picturesque perfect wedding venue in the bush, breath-taking secluded honeymoon lodge nestled at the cliff with a view of the whole Aberdare forest, the presenters Eve D’Souza and Nick Wangondu will swim with dolphins, walk with elephants and get up close with the rare white rhino. This show knows what your travel agent doesn’t. A chance to discover new ways of making your holiday memorable and fun for all. With the budget travellers also in mind, the program showcases hassle-free ways of getting to great places, discovering Kenya’s vitality and character, and planning memorable, affordable trips.
House of Payne S6 (Thursdays at 21:50)
The season begins with Calvin Payne fighting for his life after being shot. The family huddles around Calvin with their continuing faith and support and Calvin must face internal demons. He copes with his anger over being shot and his continued failures to make a better life for his family. This frustration eventually causes a rift between him and his wife, Miranda Payne. Ella Payne takes the Help Centre from strength to strength along with the help of her husband, Curtis Payne, who continues to adjust to life as a civilian. While each is busy with their own lives, they never stray far from the House of Payne.
Atlanta S1 (Thursdays at 22:40)
Follows the cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene, where their opposing views on art, commerce, success, and race will make their quest anything but easy.
Empire S1 (Fridays at 21:00)
From Academy Award® nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy® Award winner Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Game Change), comes Empire, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Lucious Lyon (Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard, Crash, Hustle & Flow) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.
As Lucious prompts his sons to vie for the empire, his plans are thrown into chaos when his ex-wife, Cookie (Academy Award® and Emmy® Award nominee Taraji P Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest), mysteriously emerges seven years early from prison, where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career.