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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Aug 2018
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People Magazine Investigates: Cults
People Magazine Investigates: Cults

People Magazine Investigates: Cults

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

Explores how destructive and terrifying cults can be to cult members and their families. Each of the episodes dives deep inside a twisted American cult, building to that pivotal moment when blind worship turns violent and even deadly.

From Jonestown to the Army of God, reporters are on the front lines, revealing the untold stories of power-crazed cult leaders using mind control, sex, and violence to manipulate and dominate followers.

Each episode follows these journalists as they investigate the evolution of these cults, expose their bizarre and brutal day-to-day rituals, and speak first-hand to survivors who narrowly escaped lives of misery to put their cult nightmares behind them.
 

Braxton Family Values 6

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

This season, Tamar's sisters speak out on her divorce and Toni's big announcement has the sisters vying for a position.

While Traci shared her shocking baby news and Towanda takes legal action, Trina's hot new love life kicks into gear and secrets are revealed when Evelyn dishes to the press.

TVSA Show Page: Braxton Family Values 6
 

Food Paradise 3

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Reality

Series dedicated to a different type of food in every episode. Whether it's burgers, burritos or BBQ, the series finds the tastiest treats the US has to offer.

This season the show searches the States for the scrummiest Southern comfort food in the country, leaving no biscuit unturned. Plus, stay up late to find the greatest places for midnight munchies.
 

Zero Tolerance

Channel: SABC Encore (DStv 156)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Retro South African police procedural which follows the adventures of an elite crime-fighting police unit similar to the Scorpions.

The heroine, Denzela Ledwaba (played by Moshidi Motshegwa), is a young, charismatic woman determined to make a difference. But she is also human, complex and believable, a single mother struggling to save her disintegrating marriage and to make the right emotional choices for herself and her son.

Other than tackling crime, relevant issues like racial intolerance and family problems are also dealt with.

TVSA Show Page: Zero Tolerance
 

Hitched
Hitched

Hitched

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Reality

Cousins and avid travellers, Luke MacDonald and Jordan Deall, are taking the road trip of a lifetime to pursue a childhood dream.

They are searching for the world's last dinosaur, Mokele Mbembe, in the heart of the Congolese jungle. If the quest for this legendary beast sounds crazy, there's an even more far-fetched plan to get there: they're hitch-hiking.

Starting in South Africa, Luke and Jordan hitch all the way to the DRC, traversing countries such as Botswana and Namibia to Zambia and Tanzania. It's not an easy ride as they face political unrest, war zones and malaria, but they also gain an appreciation for the diversity and natural beauty of Africa and its people in a whole new way.
 

Better Later Than Never 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Travel, Reality

The show is back for Season 2 with more fun, comedy and adventure as the five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - set off on a journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.

The first stop is Munich as they immerse themselves in the culture, customs and traditions of the city, including participating in Oktoberfest, visiting a nude park and going to the Bavarian Alps, where they recreate their own "Julie Andrews - The Hills Are Alive" moment from the iconic scene in The Sound of Music.
 

Gardening 101: Food Garden

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Gardening, DIY

Join organic vegetable gardening specialist Linda Galvad as she guides you through the basics of Food Gardening.

From creating the perfect soil, to successfully germinating heirloom seeds and harvesting healthy fruit and vegetables, she'll show you how easy and fun it can be to grow your own food.
 

UnREAL 2

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105 / DStv 195)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Having already tackled relevant matters of gender politics, the series stirs up the drama in Season 2 when Everlasting casts its first-ever African American suitor.

UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg, a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program’s dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King, demands.

What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.

TVSA Show Page: UnREAL 2

 



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