New on TV today: Monday 18 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Jun 2018
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The Switch
The Switch

The Switch

Channel: Fashion One (DStv 178 / StarSat 283)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

A young, adventurous vlogger and a famous photographer switch their lives for 24 hours and shake each other's existence for good...

The Switch is a high concept series of "exchanging lives and finding yourself through the other person's daily struggle", shot with a telenovela feel for the emotional arch and character interactions.

It is also a mockumentary genre with its behind-the-scenes overall visual look.

Kirstie Allsopp's Home Style

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 08h00
Genre: DIY, Home Improvement

Property and craft guru Kirstie Allsopp selects some of her favourite crafts to help make everyone fall in love with their home.

Across the four-part series she delivers master classes in everything from creating impressive concrete lamps and transforming bored, tired chairs into vibrant, colourful pieces to crafting perfect handmade gifts, such as sewing soft toys for children and making handmade cards.

She offers her 10 simple rules to being the consummate host as well as showing how to throw the perfect party - even trying her hand at carving an ice sculpture.

Man Fire Food 6

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Reality

Roger Mooking gets schooled by two pit masters changing the barbecue game in Charleston, S.C. Carolina-style barbecue is all about pork and Rodney Scott is the whole hog boss.

Roger checks out Rodney's impressive new pit room where whole hogs get cooked low and slow. Rodney then hits the hogs with his secret "come back" seasoning and splashes of tangy vinegar sauce.

Sarah's Summer Rental

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Cottages and second homes are hot, especially if they're well priced and show rental potential.

Home expert Sarah Richardson and her husband Alexander bought a 1950s era family cottage to be rented out. In six short weeks, she revives the cottage – despite structural surprises, bad weather and a remote island location.

Sarah's Summer Rental proves you can have your piece of paradise and it can pay for itself.

Into the Badlands 3
Into the Badlands 3

Into the Badlands 3

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Season 3 finds Sunny living off the grid, doing his best to provide for his infant son, Henry, in the wake of Veil's death.

It is only when Henry contracts a mysterious illness that Sunny must join forces with Bajie and journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow and Baron Chau are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region.

No longer supported by Tilda or Waldo, The Widow must find new allies in Lydia and in Nathaniel Moon - the former regent who lost his hand to Sunny and Bajie in Season 2.

Brother vs. Brother 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality Competition, Home Improvement

In this series, twins Jonathan and Drew Scott each mentor a team of six home improvement experts. In each episode, the contestants, who are skilled home renovators and decorators, compete in various challenges to find out if they've succeeded in upping the real estate value of the property.

Along the way, Drew and Jonathan coach each contestant, but only one will be recognised as the most promising home improvement expert and win the $50,000 grand prize.

Once Upon a Time 6

Channel: ST Series E1 (StarSat 125)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

As Once Upon a Time returns, so does its classic villain - the Evil Queen. In the season premiere episode, "The Savior," as our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories.

Meanwhile, Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates, while Rumple tries to free Belle from the sleeping Curse with the help of a stranger.

In flashback, Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed.

Escape to the Country 15

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

On each episode, one couple or family sets out to find their perfect Escape to the Country.

First they outline their must-haves for their prospective country home and then, guided by one real estate expert, set out on a tour of four different properties that fit the bill.

On their search, they also get to explore the beautiful and unique surroundings of each location – nature reserves, captivating historical buildings, local wildlife and the best of what the countryside has to offer.


Channels in this post: Food Network, SundanceTV, The Home Channel


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