New on TV today: Wednesday 1 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Aug 2018
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Channel: FOX Life (DStv 126 / StarSat 133)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Reality, Reality Makeover

Aesthetic medicine takes centre stage with Dr Cathy Davies, a medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetics, who runs a practice in Johannesburg which services both ordinary people and celebrities alike.

From helping victims of violent injuries, to burn victims or those seeking life changing hair restoration, Dr Cathy is there to help.

The cases featured in the series include a 17-year-old girl who was attacked by a lion in Zimbabwe, a little boy who is a burn victim and a woman who survived an acid-attack by her ex-boyfriend.

Love & Hip Hop: Miami

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

The newest instalment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise delves into Miami's rich Latinx culture and highlights the hip-hop, Latin and reggaeton music scene.

Cast members include rapper and self-proclaimed "Mayor of the 305" Trick Daddy; Amara La Negra, a Latina force of nature ready to crossover to the American mainstream music charts; and producer Young Hollywood, a pioneer of the emerging Latinx trap movement who has worked with artists like Migos and Pitbull.

Trials of the Wild

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Some of the greatest natural spectacles in the world are animals on the move. On land, in the air and at sea, many animals must migrate to survive.

In the first episode of a double-bill: with the arrival of spring, animals from all over the South Atlantic are suddenly converging on the Falklands. The striated cara-cara is one of the few year-round inhabitants of the islands.

The next episode follows monarch butterflies, who undertake a multi-generational migration from Mexico all the way to Canada and back again every year.

Deliver Me

Channel: eBella (OpenView HD 109 / DStv 159)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The balance between work and family is never easy, but when you are an OB/GYN dealing with high-risk pregnancies, every day is unique.

Meet doctors Alane Park, Yvonne Bohn and Allison Hill - friends, mothers and partners in a busy OB/GYN practice. Take a front-row seat for all the drama, emotion and challenges - both professional and personal - the doctors confront every day.

Poldark 4
Poldark 4

Poldark 4

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Period Drama

This season, Ross must defend Cornwall from an empowered George Warleggan, and risks everything he holds dear as he embarks on a political journey which takes him to the nation's capital.

Demelza finds her loyalties torn, Elizabeth tries to strengthen her marriage, Morwenna continues to be oppressed by husband Reverend Ossie Whitworth and the Enyses are tested as never before.

Hotel Impossible 8

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Makeover

Anthony Melchiorri tackles some of the wildest challenges of his career as he helps struggling and dysfunctional hotels get back on their feet and on the path to success.

In Soldotna, Alaska, he meets the owner of Hooligan's Lodge, who's living up to her establishment's name by failing to comply with the local fire code. Will she heed Anthony's wake-up call before the lodge goes up in flames?

Modern Family 9

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary

In the Season 9 premiere, "Lake Life": Jay forces the family to take their family vacation on a houseboat on a lake in an effort to create memories that will last long after he's gone.

Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame that opens some old wounds; Cam has to stay out of the sun at all costs; Phil and Claire try out some adventureous excursions; and the kids' quest for a good time may not be as fun as they expected.

TVSA Show Page: Modern Family 9

Vloeksteen 2

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

This season, after the death of Bling (who was the 'Third Man') there is a new search: who is 'The Mighty Man'?

Spook's feelings for Elle are driving him and Lud's alter ego Donnie has a new opponent - Sandra. Lud also gets much closer to the Adler family, and one can only hope he won't get confused between his true identity and his deep cover one.

The big question this season is who will outwit whom...

TVSA Show Page: Vloeksteen 2

Born Again Virgin
Born Again Virgin

Born Again Virgin

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Follows Jenna, a writer who decides to become celibate after a stream of unsuccessful dates and hook-ups leave her wanting more meaningful relationships.

She decides to blog about her newly adopted sex-fast and share the hilarious "sexcapades" of her girlfriends - Kelly, a publicist, known equally for her success launching new clients as her ability to attract 'failure to launch' men; and Tara, a budding actress who splits her time between gigs hanging out with her girls and finding her next suitor to bankroll her celebrity-inspired lifestyle.

Delivering a bit of temptation is Donovan, their hot neighbour who makes staying on the right path nearly impossible for Jenna.

The Defiant Ones

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Music

Film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.

Set amid many of the defining societal and cultural events of the past four decades, The Defiant Ones tells the stories of two men - one black, one white - from different tough neighbourhoods and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.

This revealing and often-gritty story takes place in recording studios, in humble homes, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power.

Extreme Measures

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: True Crime

Among the most compelling murder mysteries are those that resonated so profoundly with the investigator that they took extreme measures to find the truth and solve the case.

These are the stories of real people who did whatever it took - even risking their lives - to solve the murder of a loved one.

Those tormented by the past do everything the investigation requires, from wearing a wire to turning on a family member and even going places the police don't dare to explore.


Shows in this post: Modern Family, Vloeksteen


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