Fresh films & fresh stories on DStv Premium in January 2022
CSI: Vegas, NCIS Hawai’i, Law & Order: Organised Crime Season 2 and more on DStv Premium this January
A fresh, shiny new year deserves fresh, shiny new shows & movies – with DStv Premium – and 2022 is starting with a fireworks display of superstar talent in new series, along with the returns of some fan favourites.
All the top cops are here! Stabler goes undercover in Law & Order: Organised Crime Season 2, Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle come out of retirement for the brand-new CSI: Vegas Season 1, there’s a new investigative team at work in NCIS Hawai’i Season 1, and we say goodbye to Gibbs in NCIS Season 19.
They’re joined by some fresh, hot dramas set in wildly different worlds, from wrestling entertainment in Heels Season 1, to a horrifying tale of wilderness survival in Yellowjackets Season 1 starring Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci, and a look inside the White House in The First Lady Season 1 with Viola Davis, Gillian Anderson and Michele Pfeiffer. And your faves are back too in Animal Kingdom Season 5, Station 19 Season 5 and Grey's Anatomy Season 18.
Looking for something lighter? Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young play an Afghani interpreter and his buddy Marine in comedy series The United States of Al Season 1, while Rebecca Wisocky returns from the dead in haunted mansion comedy series Ghosts. The Last Man Standing and Goldbergs crews are also back from their breaks.
All this, plus lashings of movies for kids and adults, including Judas and The Black Messiah, Wonder Woman 1984, The Father, Fatale and Bad Hair.
Keen for more? Here are the must-watch documentaries and reality series coming to DStv Premium this January.
The season centres on Stabler going undercover with a new mob gunning to take over New York City’s cocaine empire. Meanwhile, Richard Wheatley is being released from prison, and Angela Wheatley is recovering from being poisoned. Episode 9 is a Christmas special co-written by Mariska Hargitay!
Watch Law & Order: Organised Crime Season 2 from Wednesday, 5 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30
CSI OGs William Petersen and Jorja Fox return as Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle, who come out of retirement following an attack on Jim Brass. And the Las Vegas CSI lab is accused of evidence tampering. Expect plenty of weird new cases, too, like a corpse in a luau pit.
Watch CSI Vegas Season 1 from Thursday, 6 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:30
Dramatisation of the Copenhagen Police's Homicide unit’s investigation into the murder of real-life journalist Kim Wall, whose body was found in pieces after she went to interview Danish businessman Peter Madsen aboard his homemade miniature submarine. While it appears to be an open and shut case, finding proof is complicated.
Watch The Investigation Season 1 from Saturday, 8 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) leads the team of investigators – including new team member Kai (Alex Tarrant), who’s back on the island to take care of his father after years away in the military – working out of the Navy’s Pearl Harbor field office.
Watch NCIS Hawai’i Season 1 from Wednesday, 12 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:30
Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) joins the NCIS team to help them find Gibbs after the wreckage of his boat is found. And NCIS fakes Gibbs’s death to lure out a serial killer “Tom Samuels” in a 4-episode arc that ends with Gibbs retiring for real.
Watch NCIS Season 19 from Wednesday, 12 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:30
Welcome to the world of wrestling entertainment. Jack Spade (Stephen Amell) is the Heel (bad guy) to his little brother Ace’s (Alexander Ludwig) Face (good guy). Jack runs the Duffy Wrestling League, which they star in following their father’s suicide, but Ace is desperate for better storylines. Guests include CM Punk and Mick Foley.
Watch Heels Season 1 from Thursday, 20 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30
4 high school soccer teammates go through hell after a plane crash strands them in the Canadian wilderness for 19 months. While we see their teen selves descend into madness and cannibalism, we also see them as grown-ups in 2021. With Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci.
Watch Yellowjackets Season 1 from Friday, 14 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30
Go inside the White House to uncover how each administration’s First Lady has shaped policy, while the series explores her personal journey during her husband’s campaign trail. This season focuses mainly on Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson).
Watch The First Lady Season 1 from Monday, 24 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30
The Cody boys read mama Smurf’s will following a bloody shootout, and 2 of the brothers find out that they have been disinherited, while the family home is being transferred out of all the brothers’ hands. Throughout the season we’ll get flashbacks to Smurf’s (played by Leila George) life in the 1980s.
Watch Animal Kingdom Season 5 from Tuesday, 4 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
Murphy reunited her friends to help save Jess. As we return, Murphy is arrested believing that Jess has died in a fire, but Josh and Gene finally realise that their evidence for charging her with Nia’s murder is flimsy at best, and Josh seems to have forgotten that he’s now an ordinary citizen.
Watch In The Dark Season 3B from Saturday, 8 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21:30
It’s the final season of this Italian crime drama centred on the Savastano Camorra clan in Naples. The cops are looking for Genny, last seen hiding in a bunker, and Ciro is alive in Latvia. Genny and his only ally, Ponticelli crime boss ’O Maestrale, prepare to go to war.
Watch Gomorrah Season 5 from Saturday, 15 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
The series skips ahead a year to a pandemic-free future, but we’ll get flashbacks, like the fallout from Craina and Maya’s wedding. Episode 1 is a crossover with episode 1 of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, episode 1 (on Monday, 31 January). Sullivan goes viral as “Fire Daddy”, and Andy is transferred to Station 23.
Watch Station 19 Season 5 from Monday, 3 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:30
Meredith celebrates recovering from COVID and gets a job offer that would see her split her time between Seattle and Minnesota. Teddy and Owen tie the knot, and Jo adjusts to being a single mom. Addison and Meredith remember Derek together, and Addison meets Derek’s children for the first time.
Watch Grey's Anatomy Season 18 from Monday, 31 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20:30
Afghani interpreter Awalmir (Adhir Kalyan) moves to the US with the Marine he assisted, Riley (Parker Young), who’s struggling to re-adjust to civilian life, his little sister growing up, and the death of his marriage with his wife, Vanessa (Kelli Goss), who’s been raising their daughter, Hazel, alone.
Watch The United States of Al Season 1 from Friday, 7 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19:00
New Yorkers Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) inherit a dream house in the country, only to find that it’s filled with the ghosts of people who’ve died on the grounds over the years, including its original owner, Hetty Woodstone (Rebecca Wisocky). Adapted from the 2019 British comedy series of the same name.
Watch Ghosts Season 1 from Friday, 7 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
Barry and Joanne reluctantly get onboard when Beverly tries to get Geoff and Erica back together, and even Fate seems set on reuniting the ex-lovebirds who keep running into each other over several episodes. The Goldbergs buy a beach house, and Barry becomes obsessed with Crocodile Dundee.
Watch The Goldbergs Season 8B from Saturday, 1 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 18:00
We see how Kristin helped Mandy through her pandemic pregnancy, and when Kristin takes over the Outdoor Man store while Mike is on holiday, she notices that Chick treats black and white shoplifters differently. Meanwhile, Kyle and Mandy struggle to choose who’ll take care of Sarah if anything happens to them.
Watch Last Man Standing Season 9B from Saturday, 1 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 18:30
Animated adventure. 12-year-old Felix sets off to find his father, a fisherman who vanished at sea 2 years back. His journey takes him to the lair of megalomaniac Morgäa and her secret society who live in an underground city on Darkshadow Island.
Watch Felix and The Hidden Treasure on Saturday, 15 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:00
Animated prehistoric fantasy. Sid the sloth wakes up to find that his family has left him behind during the great migration of animals heading south, and after he latches onto Manny the Mammoth, the 2 wind up protecting a human baby from scheming sabretooth tigers.
Watch Ice Age on Saturday, 1 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:00
Live action adventure. Thomasina and her best friend, Huck, must figure out what 2 kids can do to set things right when they see an innocent man framed for the murder of their small town’s doctor, and the killer makes them swear a blood oath to keep the secret.
Watch The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer on Saturday, 8 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:00
Animated fantasy, the 8th Swan Princess story. Odette and her friends investigate when someone or something starts tagging people and objects in the kingdom with the letter Z. The solution to the riddle could lie with the rats and a man in a dark mask.
Watch Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery on Saturday, 22 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:00
Animated fantasy, the 10th Swan Princess story. Princess Odette and Prince Derek are travelling to the wedding of Japanese Princess Mei Li and Chen when the wedding plans are upset by the sorceress Fang, who wants Chen for herself.
Watch Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding on Saturday, 29 January on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:00