Private Eyes, Tell Me Your Secrets, Dam and more fresh series on DStv Family this January
It’s 2022 and the future is here on DStv Family, with fresh new series to launch you into the new year.
Jason Priestley plays detective in Private Eyes Season 1, American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe goes into witness protection as a serial killer’s girlfriend in Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1, and Whistable Pearl Season 1 brings us a new Jessica Fletcher-style heroine as a mom from a seaside town becomes a private investigator.
If tea and cyanide isn’t your style, tune in the Me (DStv channel 115) for skateboarding series Betty Season 2,family drama This Is Us Season 5, the Power spin-off series Power Book II Ghost Season 1, The Chi Season 4 and eerie South African thriller series Dam Season 1.
There’s bro-comedy in the city in Flatbush Misdemeanours Season 1 and romantic comedy in a cat cafe in Call Me Kat Season 1, and there are three new telenovelas launching DStv Family this January, too.
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Crime drama. After ice hockey player Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) hires private investigator Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson), he finds that he enjoys working with her and quits the ice to go into partnership together on Toronto’s mean streets. In their first case, a celebrity chef has been murdered.
Watch Private Eyes Season 1 from Friday, 28 January on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20:00 (double bill)
Thriller. Emma Hall (Lily Rabe), a serial killer’s ex-girlfriend, goes into the witness protection programme. But Mary Barlow (Amy Brenneman), the mother of 1 of the killer’s supposed victims, is convinced that her daughter is still alive, and that Emma knows where she’s been hidden.
Watch Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 from Monday, 24 January on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20:00
Crime drama based on the novels by Julie Wassmer. Single mom Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman) starts running a detective agency from her restaurant. In her first case, Pearl comes up against tough London cop Mike McGuire (Howard Charles) as she investigates the murder of fisherman Vinnie Rowe.
Watch Whitstable Pearl Season 1 from Thursday, 20 January on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20:00
Agent Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team of Navy cops have their hands full in the final season as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads through New Orleans – and a Navy ship – leading to intense cabin fever just after Mardi Gras. This is the final season.
Watch NCIS New Orleans Season 7 from Monday, 3 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 17:00
Reboot of the series of the same name from the mid ’80s. Retired intelligence agent Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) uses her special skills and underworld contacts to help ordinary people who have the odds against them, and she’s willing to fight their cause all the way to the top.
Watch The Equalizer Season 1 from Tuesday, 4 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 17:45
Real-life skaters Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Ajani Russell and Rachelle Vinberg are back gliding through the streets of New York. This season isn’t so much about girls versus boys anymore as world events like COVID and BLM protests push the guys to step up and be better allies.
Watch Betty Season 2 from Saturday, 1 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 22:00 (double bill)
The Pearsons start the season taking on the pandemic. A question about social justice during the George Floyd protests sends Randall into therapy to grapple with his identity. In flashbacks, the Big Three go through puberty, and Kate has an abortion when she’s 18.
Watch This Is Us Season 5 from Sunday, 2 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 20:00 (double bill)
Twisted psychological thriller. Yola Fischer (Lea Vivier) returns to her childhood farm home in the Eastern Cape following her father’s death, but she seems to have inherited more than just the land – there’s something lurking in the water… or is Yola falling prey to inherited mental illness?
Watch Dam Season 1 from Monday, 10 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 20:30
There’s no rest for the residents of the Southside of Chicago. Kiesha struggles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child, while Kevin, Jake, and Papa have a run-in with the police. And Douda walks the line between being a gangster and city mayor.
Watch The Chi Season 4 from Monday, 10 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 22:30
Drug dealer James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s (Omari Hardwick) son, Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) shot him dead. Now Ghost’s will leaves everything to Tariq but he won’t see a cent until he earns a 4-year university degree, and Tariq’s mom Tasha is on trial for Ghost’s murder.
Watch Power Book II Ghost Season 1 from Thursday, 13 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 22:30
Comedy. Long-time BFFs Dan (Dan Perlman) and Kevin (Kevin Iso) struggle to adjust to their new environment and make connections with their neighbours in Flatbush, Booklyn, especially after Kevin ruins a drug dealer’s stash. But neighbourhood beautification and protests might be a step in the right direction.
Watch Flatbush Misdemeanours Season 1 from Saturday, 22 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 22:00 (double bill)
Mayim Bialik stars in this new comedy series inspired by Miranda Hart’s series Miranda. A 39-year-old single woman named Kat opens a cat cafe. Soon fur is flying and romance might be brewing, too, when Kat’s former crush, Max (Cheyenne Jackson) starts working at the bar next door.
Watch Call Me Kat Season 1 from Friday, 7 January on Me (DStv channel 115) at 20:00 (double bill)
Telenovela. Social differences stand between star-crossed lovers Vividha and Atharva, but against all odds and despite their wildly contrasting personalities, they’re drawn to each other. Expect a live saving marriage of convenience, nursing a lover back to health, swooning romance and rain-soaked kisses.
Watch Never Say Goodbye Season 1 daily from Wednesday, 26 January on StarLife (DStv channel 167) at 22:00
Telenovela. Gonzalo Murat, a rich hotel owner refuses to allow Adrián to court his daughter Paulina, as he believes that Adrián is beneath her socially. Meanwhile Adrián’s sister Julieta is also against match, since she is convinced that Gonzalo murdered their father!
Watch I Dare You To Leave Season 1 from Mondays-Fridays from Monday, 3 January on tlnovelas (DStv channel 133) at 21:00
Telenovela. Eternal optimist Happy Mehra tries to spread happiness wherever she goes, but she finds herself in trouble as two brothers, arrogant playboy and buffoon Rocky and kind-hearted Chintu, both fall for her. Things get so out of hand that Happy has to fake her own death.
Watch Never Say Goodbye Season 1 daily from Sunday, 30 January on StarLife (DStv channel 167) at 21:00