New on TV today: Monday 16 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Jul 2018
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Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors
Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors

Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Science

Meet the Neanderthals, but not as we know them - smarter, faster and more like us than we ever imagined.

Hollywood star Andy Serkis teams up with expert palaeontologists and uses breaking science, emotional storytelling and award-winning animation to discover the true nature of our ancient ancestors, bringing them to life like never before.

The team build fully realistic and accurate 3D performance-capture avatars of real Neanderthals for the first time, revealing how scientific discoveries are changing perceptions of the Neanderthals and helping us to tackle modern disease.

Big House, Little House

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

Interior designer Aidan Keane helps owners create amazing new spaces in their homes. In each episode, we see him lending his expertise to two families with two very different homes; one big and one little.

The homeowners are also dealing with very different budgets, but with very similar renovation projects in mind. Aidan reckons that by following his clever tips and tricks, these renovators should be looking to add to the value of their homes by a lot more than they spend.

Using his years of experience, Aidan helps all sets of homeowners spend wisely – but will they listen?

Today's Leading Women

Channel: FOX Life (DStv 126)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Talk Show

Hosted by Lagos businesswoman Buchi Lenoir, this series focuses on female empowerment.

Over the course of the series Buchi discovers the motivations, dreams, ambitions and methods employed by some of Africa's most creative and industrious female entrepreneurs.

Climbing the Property Ladder

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, DIY

Follows the trials and triumphs of developers on a quest to live mortgage free, as we see them buy, renovate and attempt to sell properties for profit.

From single mums to savvy grannies, those sick of the 9-to-5 to ambitious new kids on the block, it's no easy ride; it means long days and late nights, disasters on site and budgets running out of control.

Can one big sale make your mortgage a thing of the past?

Shades of Blue 3
Shades of Blue 3

Shades of Blue 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, concludes after three seasons as the storyline brings her character to a resolution.

Harlee Santos is a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak, who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Good Police": Harlee and Wozniak, still dealing with the fallout from their near death experiences, discover a grisly crime scene riddled with mystery.

Shark v. Tuna

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife

Nat Geo Wild's sixth annual SharkFest gives a whole week of fin-tastic good shark TV, starting with the premiere show, Shark v. Tuna - a clash of oceanic titans in the remote crystal-blue battlefields of Ascension Island.

Yellowfin tuna and mako and tiger sharks are all apex predators, but to these sharks, yellowfin tuna are the ultimate prize. The tuna are often faster, fitter and bigger than the sharks, reaching well over 113 kilograms.

Any shark hunting these beasts needs brute strength and a little bit of luck to capture one. But when a third player enters the game, the scales tip. Who will win?

Restoration Wild

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Master reclaimer and designer Jay Chaikin scours the countryside to reclaim abandoned items and transform them into spectacular, livable spaces.

In each episode, we see Jay and his highly skilled team of restoration experts searching deep into the woodlands for ruins forgotten by time and engulfed by the landscape.

From fallen trees and decrepit barns to abandoned railroad cars concealed by the environment, they'll use them to create environments that look as if they were placed there by nature.


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