M-Net Channel Highlights – January 2022

M-Net (channel 101) and ME (channel 115) highlights for January 2022. 

Sunday Night Movie

Sunday 2 January 2022

20:05 Wonder Woman 1984 |13VL Adventure Action

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine reprise their roles in this thrilling sequel in which Diana Prince battles two new villains 65 years after the events of the 2017 hit “Wonder Woman.”

Sunday 9 January 2022

21:05 How It Ends|16L Comedy Drama

A hilarious apocalyptic comedy built on an intriguing premise. A woman journeys through LA to reach her last party before the world ends.

Sunday 16 January 2022

21:05 Fatale 16VSL|Thriller

Oscar-winner Hillary Swank and Michael Ealy drive this gripping thriller in which a married man’s decision to have a one-night stand in Las Vegas comes back to bite him.

Sunday 23 January 2022

21:35 Occupation: Rainfall 13VL|Sci-Fi Action

It’s non-stop action in this sci-fi. Two years after aliens land on Earth, survivors from Sydney, Australia, fight in a desperate war as the number of casualties continue to grow.

Sunday 30 January 2022

21:05 The Father 13VL|Drama Family

Sir Anthony Hopkins won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in this poignant drama. An old man refuses all assistance from his daughter begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind.

Note: M-Net will air the hard-hitting true crime docuseries Strangers You Know on Sunday 9, 16, 23 and 30 January at 20:05

Sunday 9 January 2022

20:00 Strangers You Know 01 0005 |16V Crime Factual *Season 2 Starts*

Karabo Mokoena thought she found her dream man in Forex trader Sandile Mantsoe. But when she goes missing, it becomes evident that Sandile is not the Prince Charming Karabo had envisioned.

Sunday 16 January 2022

20:00 Strangers You Know 01 0006 |16VL    Crime Factual

South Africans were shaken when a family was brutally attacked in their Stellenbosch home by an intruder. Then police started paying close attention to one of the surviving children.

Sunday 23 January 2022

20:00 Strangers You Know 01 0006|16VL Crime Factual

South Africans were shaken when a family was brutally attacked in their Stellenbosch home by an intruder. Then police started paying close attention to one of the surviving children.

Sunday 30 January 2022

20:00 Strangers You Know 01 0008     16V   Crime Factual *Season Ends*

In Gqebera circles, Jayde and Christopher were the perfect couple. But when her body is found in a field, a police sting operation reveals the true identity of her killer.

Special Documentaries and Shows

Saturday 1 January 2022

19:30 Shakira -El Dorado Live PG13|Special Events Music

After a successful release of Shakira’s album El Dorado, she returns to the stage with her most renewed show yet performing hits such as Chantaje.

21:45 Little Mix |PG13 Special Events Music Around

After the release of their fifth studio album ‘LM5’, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall embarked on ‘LM5 the Tour’ in 2019, taking in 40 arenas across Europe.

Series Premieres

Tuesday 4 January 2022

22:30 Animal Kingdom 05 0001 |Crime Drama *Season 5 Starts*

As Deran and J compete for control of the family, Pamela presents the Codys with a risky proposition. Pope processes an additional loss by exploding in violence.

Thursday 6 January 2022

21:30 Devilsdorp 01 0001 |16VL Documentary Factual *Season 1 Starts** Double Episodes*

With John Cooper free and his wife, Pat, dead, the stakes have never been higher for Detective Steve Wilkins and the Operation Ottawa team.

22:45 Devilsdorp 01 0002 16VL|Documentary Factual

Friday 7 January 2022

19:00 United States of Al 01 0001|E13 Comedy Sitcom *Season 1 Starts*

Riley, Art and Vanessa attempt to help Al feel better when he becomes homesick for his family and traditions.

Saturday 8 January 2022

20:30 Yellow Jackets 01 0001|Horror Mystery *Season 1 Starts*

Christina Ricci, Sophie Thatcher and Juliette Lewis star in Showtime’s dark, compelling, horrific drama. A high school girl soccer team become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the wilderness.

22:30 The Investigation 01 0001|16L  Crime Thriller *Season 1 Starts*

A riveting series premiere. While Head of Homicide for Copenhagen Police Jens Møller comes in for the morning briefing, an investigator reports on a strange case.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

20:30 NCIS: Hawaii 01 0001|Crime Action *Season 1 Starts*

An explosive series premiere of this addition to the NCIS franchise. An experimental Naval aircraft crashes on Oahu, and Jane Tennant and her team must find who is behind it before state secrets are exposed.

21:30 Law & Order: Organized Crime 02 0001 |16V Crime          Drama *Season 2 Starts*

A deadly bombing rocks the NYPD and leaves several suspects in the wind. Nova makes a major discovery.

Thursday 13 January 2022

19:30 Ordinary Joe 01 0001|13VL Drama Comedy *Season 1 Starts*

The series premiere James Wolk’s unique drama. After his college graduation, Joe Kimbreau is faced with a pivotal decision that steers his life down three drastically different paths.

20:30 La Brea 01 0001|13VL Drama Sci-Fi *Season 1 Starts*

An epic season premiere of this adventure drama. A mysterious sinkhole opens up in LA, pulling hundreds of people into a primeval land. Some are a family who is separated and are forced to fight for their lives.

Sunday 16 January 2022

18:00 Survivor 41 0001|Reality Competition *Season 41 Starts*                

The iconic, Emmy-winning reality series returns for a 41st season on the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji, where 18 players join three tribes: Luvu, Ua, and Yase. But the goal is always to outwit, outplay and outlast everyone.

Monday 17 January 2022

18:00 MasterChef USA 11 0001|PG13L Reality Cooking *Season 11 Starts*                

A high-stakes season premiere. The cooks serve up their signature dishes to try to win a spot in the MasterChef kitchen. World-renowned chef Emeril Legasse joins the judges.

Thursday 20 January 2022

21:30 Lie with Me 01 0001| 16SL Drama *Season 1 Starts*                

Anna and her husband, Jake, relocate to Australia with their two small children. Anna resumes her career and welcomes a young nanny into the house. Nanny Becky seems like a perfect fit.

Series Returns from Scheduled Breaks

Saturday 1 January 2022

18:00 The Goldbergs 08 |0017  PG13L Comedy *Season 8 Returns from Scheduling Break*

As Adam is cast in the starring role in the school play, Barry tries to capitalize on Erica’s breakup with Geoff.

18:30 Last Man Standing 09 0012|PG13L Comedy *Season 9 Returns from Scheduling Break*

In a flashback set during the pandemic, Mandy and Kyle decide to have a home birth – at Mike and Vanessa’s. Meanwhile, Ryan and Chuck team up to construct a state-of-the-art crib.

Sunday 2 January 2022

18:00 Ellen’s Game Of Games 04 0019|PG13L Game Show *Season 4 Returns from Scheduling Break*

From the beloved, multi-award-winning television host comes a hilarious, fun set of games with special surprises and unpredictable twists.

Thursday 6 January 2022

19:30 NCIS 18 0015|Crime Drama*Season 18 Returns from Scheduling Break* *Note that it will be single episodes*

When NCIS Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training Team members are killed during an explosion, NCIS Special Agent Jessica Knight helps crack the case using high-tech body armour.

Saturday 8 January 2022

21:30 In the Dark 03 0006|16L Drama Crime *Season 3 Returns from Scheduling Break*

As Murphy closes in on finding out what happened to Jess, Clemens and Josh move one step closer to finding Murphy.

Season and Series Finales

Monday 3 January 2022

19:30 The Good Doctor 04 0020 |13L Drama  Medical *Season 4 Ends*

In this adrenaline-filled season finale, the St. Bonaventure team confronts a series of obstacles while on a humanitarian mission in Guatemala.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

19:30 Magnum P.I. 03 0016|13VL Action Crime *Season 3 Ends*

Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks lead this remake of the hit 80s crime drama. An ex-Navy SEAL returns from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.

20:30 Blue Bloods 11 0016|13VL Drama Crime *Season 11 Ends*

Thursday 6 January 2022

20:30 NCIS 18 0016 |Crime Drama*Season 18 Ends*

A pulsating season finale. While pursuing a dangerous arms dealer, the team is shocked when Bishop is implicated in an old NSA leak; Gibbs and Marcie realize the killer they’ve been tracking may be onto them.

Sunday 9 January 2022

18:00 Ellen’s Game of Games 04 0020 |PG13L Game Show *Season 4 Ends*

From the beloved, multi-award-winning television host comes a hilarious, fun set of games with special surprises and unpredictable twists.

Monday 10 January 2022

21:30 Dexter: New Blood 01 0010|Crime Drama*Season 1 Ends*

Michael C. Hall reprises his infamous role as serial killer Dexter Morgan. Set ten years after he went missing in the eye of a hurricane, he is now living under a new name in Upstate New York.

Thursday 13 January 2022

22:45 Devilsdorp 01 0004|16VL Documentary Factual*Season 1 Ends*

A web of deceit and manipulation is revealed in court when the suspects take the stand, and the case comes down to the word of murderer versus murderer.

Friday 14 January 2022

18:00 Survivor Australia 08 0024|Reality Competition *Season 8 Ends*

This exciting eighth season of Australian Survivor has gone Outback as our two tribes, Brains versus Brawns, work towards being the sole Survivor.

Tuesday 25 January 2022

19:30 NCIS: Los Angeles 12 0018|Drama Crime *Season 12 Ends*

A gripping season finale. Deeks is kidnapped by an associate of Kirkin’s who needs his help; NCIS investigates the shooting of a militarised dolphin equipped with a Russian microchip.

20:30 S.W.A.T. (Sony) 04 0018| Action Crime*Season 4 Ends*

Hondo’s future with S.W.A.T. is in question as a white supremacist gang looks to exploit the growing protests against racism within the LAPD.

Friday 28 January 2022

23:00 Cinema Toast 01 0010|16V Comedy Drama *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of this wacky show, a riff on film noir via a fever dream landscape projects the audience through the narratives and flashbacks of three protagonists.

ME January 2022 Highlights

Season Premieres

Friday 7 January 2022

20:00 Call Me Kat 01 0001|13VL Comedy Sitcom *Season 1 Starts* *Double Episodes*

Mayim Bialik, (The Big Bang Theory) leads this wacky comedy about a struggling, single, 39-year-old woman who opens a cat-themed café using her parents’ money they saved for her wedding.

20:30 Call Me Kat 01 0002|13L  Comedy Sitcom

Saturday 8 January 2022

20:00 Life After Lock Up 03 0001|16VL Reality *Season 3 Starts**Double Episodes*

A look into life after-prison of Marcelino and Brittany; Megan, Michael, and Sarah; Andrea and Lamar; Lacey, John, and Shane; and Tony and Angela.

21:00 Life After Lock Up 03 0002|16L Reality

22:00 Betty 02 0001|18SL Comedy Drama *Season 2 Starts**Double Episodes*

Kirt’s (probably) on a quest. Indigo’s grocery gig isn’t cutting it. Honeybear and Ash are all in. Camille’s got flow. Winterbowl’s a bust, and Janay’s not here for the new guy.

22:35 Betty 02 0002|18SL Comedy Drama

Sunday 9 January 2022

18:00 The Voice 20 0001|PG13L Reality Music *Season 20 Starts*

This popular, Emmy-winning reality singing competition searches for the best talent in America – mentored and coached by Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend and Nick Jonas.

20:00 A Million Little Things 03 0001|13V Drama Comedy*Season 3 Starts**Double Episodes*

An eventful season three premiere. In the aftermath of Eddie’s car accident, Katherine leans on their beloved group of friends for support.

21:00 A Million Little Things 03 0002|13V Drama Comedy

Monday 10 January 2022

20:30 Dam 01 0001|Drama Horror*Season 1 Starts*

It is an eventful season finale. It is the day of the Spring Festival, and Yola and Themba, both fugitives, must work together to save the Spring Princess.

22:30 Wu – Tang Clan: An American Saga 01 0001|18VSL Drama Music *Season 1 Starts*

An explosive season premiere. The birth of Wu-Tang starts with a bang. Bobby Diggs has his eyes set on a SP-1200 drum machine and asks his older brother, Divine, for an advance.

Monday 24 January 2022

21:30 Devilsdorp 01 0001| 16VL Documentary Factual*Season 1 Starts*

A spate of brutal killings grips the town of Krugersdorp in 2016. Local police only have rumours to go on, and a dubious confession…

Monday 31 January 2022

21:30 The Bachelor Australia 08 0001|16L Reality Romance*Season 8 Starts*

In an eventful season eight premiere, 30-year-old adrenaline junky Locky Gilbert, leaps into the most thrilling adventure yet – his quest to find the one. See him meet all the women for the first time.

Season Finales

Sunday 2 January 2022

17:30 Kids Say The Darndest Things With Tiffany Haddish 02 0016|PG13L      Comedy*Season 2 Ends*

Tiffany Haddish talks with kids about how to make a buck.

Monday 3 January 2022

20:30 Lioness 01 0010|16VL Thriller*Season 1 Ends*

An explosive season finale. A court case in a high-rise hotel room ends up on the roof, with the accused facing a gun in the hand of someone out of control, while Sam rushes to save her daughter.

22:30 Godfather of Harlem 02 0010 18VL Crime Drama *Season 2 Ends*

Bumpy Johnson must fend off rivals to receive the largest dope shipment in New York history, while Harlem explodes into riot.

Thursday 20 January 2022

22:20 The Real Housewives of Dallas 05 0018|16L  Reality *Season 5 Ends*

In the conclusion of the final reunion, Tiffany and Kameron spar over chicken feet, cultural stereotyping, and their social media war. D’Andra defends her name change.

Tuesday 25 January 2022

20:30 Prodigal Son 02 0013|16V Crime Drama *Season 2 Ends*

A pulsating season two finale. The search for a serial killer known as “The Woodsman” might help the NYPD find one of their own.

22:45 Clarice 01 0013      16VL Crime Thriller *Season 1 Ends*

A thrilling season finale. On the heels of ViCAP uncovering the secrets behind the River Murders case, Clarice is imprisoned in an abandoned animal testing facility where she finds trafficked women.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/