What time, TMINE? Including Taj Mahal 1989, The Oval, Sistas, Spectros, Puerta 7 and Gentefied

The Oval

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

It’s been a week of relatively few acquisitions. However, StarzPlay has acquired all four Starz (US)’s spin-offs of Power. They’ll be available the day after they air in the US, but the shows haven’t been made yet, so new premiere dates for them.

Otherwise, all the premiere dates are for Netflix originals: Spectros, Puerta 7 and Gentefied. Bar a couple of shows that My5 bought on Wednesday and instantly made available to everyone, and one Netflix show that’s out today.

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Sistas (US: BET; UK: My5)

Sistas follows a group of single black females from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: why am I single? In this bold new series, viewers watch these women navigate their “complicated love life” status, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

Stars: KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von, Novi Brown, Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr, Kevin Walton and Anthony Dalton

The Oval

The Oval (US: BET; UK: My5)

The Oval tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.

Stars: Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn W Hebron, Teesha Renee, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Taja V Simpson, Walter Fauntleroy, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure and Matthew Law

Taj Mahal 1989

Taj Mahal 1989 (Netflix)

Indian Netflix original. In and around Lucknow University in 1989, couples of varying ages explore the politics of love through marriage, budding romances and friendships.

Stars: Neeraj Kabi, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Danish Husain

Premiere dates

Spectros (Netflix)

Premiere date: Thursday, February 20

Brazilian Netflix Original. Set in the Liberdade district in São Paulo, Spectros tells the story of a group of five teenagers who are accidentally drawn to a supernatural reality that they can not comprehend and that connects them to the same location of the city in 1908.

When confronted by increasingly bizarre and gloomy events, the group comes to an inevitable conclusion: someone is bringing death back and the spirits want revenge for the mistakes committed in the past

Stars: Danilo Mesquita, Enzo Barone, Cláudia Okuno, Pedro Carvalho, Mariana Sena


Gentefied (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, February 21

Gentefied follows the story of three Mexican-American cousins and their struggle to chase the American Dream, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear – their neighbourhood, their immigrant grandfather and the family taco shop.

Stars: Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquín Cosio


Puerta 7 (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, February 21

Netflix Argentinian original. A determined woman works to rid an Argentine soccer club of the violent crime and corruption surrounding its intense fanbase.

Stars: Dolores Fonzi, Esteban Lamothe and Carlos Belloso


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.