New on TV today: Sunday 12 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Aug 2018
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Blood Lions
Blood Lions

Blood Lions

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Wildlife

Annually, over 800 captive, hand-reared lions are shot in South Africa – mostly by international hunters – fuelling a multimillion-dollar industry.

In South Africa there are currently between 6,000 and 8,000 predators in captivity, the vast majority of them lions. Most live in appalling conditions with inadequate protocols in place to protect them or regulate either their welfare or the genetic integrity of their bloodlines.

The breeders of these animals claim they are involved in conservation, educational and research initiatives and that the captive bred population will be the saviour of wild lions.

Deadly Dinosaurs

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality, Wildlife

Steve Backshall is on the hunt for the deadliest animals to have ever walked the earth: the dinosaurs.

At the moment, we are in the middle of a golden age of dinosaur discoveries, as everything we thought we knew about them is being challenged.

These theories include the terrifying T-Rex having fluffy feathers, and that dinosaurs couldn't actually roar.

Skwizas 5

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

Mmane announces to the Skwizas that she is retiring and closing down the agency by the end of the year. This ignites a panic amongst Tiny, Twiggy, Softy and Makhambule. What will become of them since they derive their livelihoods and identity from the agency?

Mmane says the only way to prevent the agency closing down is if one of them steps up and takes over the management. So all the Skwizas set out to prove to her that one of them is the most qualified to succeed her.

This triggers a popularity contest which plays out on social media, where the ladies attempt to out do each other in attracting followers by posting pictures and videos of them doing the most outrageous and unimaginable things.

TVSA Show Page: Skwizas 5

Groen: Namibië 4

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Travel

In the fourth season we travel through Namibia with Rudie and Marlice to investigate various conservation issues, from the Queen's Canopy project which focuses on the relocation of plant species in the desert to illegal fishing in the Caprivi.

Work continues at Naankuse and a major project is launched where some of the animals are being relocated to a neighbouring reserve.

Rudie and Marlice also try save a rhino that has been injured during a poaching attempt.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians 15
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 15

Keeping Up with the Kardashians 15

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns for its fifteenth season and the ever-growing Kardashian family faces some of their toughest challenges yet.

This season is a baby boom as Khloé and Kylie navigate first-time motherhood and Kim welcomes her third child via a surrogate.

Meanwhile, tensions run high between the three eldest sisters as Kim and Khloé question Kourtney's drive and priorities, causing Kourtney to contemplate her loyalty to the family.

TVSA Show Page: Keeping Up with the Kardashians 15

12 Monkeys 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Sci-Fi

In the final season, James Cole and Dr. Cassandra Railly set out on an epic quest, traveling further back in time than they have ever been before.

According to legend, their only hope lies with a weapon capable of stopping the Witness for good. But they'll soon discover that in order to win the final battle and save time itself, they will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The final conflict with the Army of the 12 Monkeys begins when the Witness returns to Project Splinter.


Channels in this post: SABC3, SABC2, kykNET, E! Africa, M-Net City, BBC Earth


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