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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Aug 2018
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Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance

Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition

20 returning castaways are dropped in the middle of the South China Sea to begin their adventure, on the 90-minute season premiere of Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance.

20 returning castaways, who were voted in by fans, arrive in Kaoh Rong, Cambodia, an island in the South China Sea, for a second chance to win the $1-million prize as the 31st season begins.

For one tribe, old-school thinking battles new-school strategy when the two distinct groups try to take control of the game.

Find out who's making their comeback on the TVSA Show Page here: Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance
 

Insecure 3

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

Starring Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, the show follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Better-Like": Issa crashes on Daniel's couch and tries to save up extra cash. Molly returns from a beach vacation with renewed determination to maintain boundaries in her life.
 

Fishing for Giants

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Wildlife, Sport

South African extreme angler Andy Coetzee has traveled the oceans to reel in the world's largest, most elusive fish. And as we're about to find out, he's willing to do anything, even risk his own life, to catch them.

Watch him brave one of the most treacherous rivers on the planet, enter uncharted regions of the Indian Ocean, and dive into the predator-laden waters of Western Africa on his quest to find the Nile perch, the dogtooth tuna and the giant barracuda - three leviathans that won't be caught without a fight.
 

Young & Hungry 5 resumes

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

Returning from hiatus with Episode 11, the second half of the final season sees Gabi and Josh finally together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.

Meanwhile, the rest of Josh's staff, Yolanda and Elliot, are grappling with the change in work dynamic with Gabi as the "woman of the house."

Sofia, Gabi's best friend, who begins to feel like a third wheel with the new couple, sets out on her own path to find love.

TVSA Show Page: Young & Hungry 5
 

The Outpost
The Outpost

The Outpost

Channel: Universal Channel (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Supernatural

Follows Talon, the lone survivor of a race called "Blackbloods."

Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilised world, as she tracks the killers of her family.

On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
 

Fear the Walking Dead 4 resumes

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Horror, Drama

The first half of Season 4 began with one figure huddled around a campfire and ended with nine. Characters who started their journeys in isolation collided with each other in unexpected ways and found themselves in one of the last places they ever expected to be... together.

In the back half of the season they will explore who they are now – as individuals and as part of the greater group – and how they will forge ahead.

They will find themselves pitted against new adversaries – human, walker, and even nature itself.

TVSA Show Page: Fear the Walking Dead 4
 

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Chef Bobby Flay knows his barbecue, and he's here to prove it with a culinary journey into the flavours that have inspired him.

Bobby's fire-ready recipes are sure to leave your mouth watering and your fingers itching to crank up the heat.

First up, Bobby gives some unlikely ingredients the Southwestern treatment by pairing grilled oysters with a jalapeño-coriander mignonette. Then, he celebrates all things American with a red, white and blue meal on the 'cue.
 

NCIS 14

Channel: Universal Channel (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Joining the cast this season is Jennifer Esposito as NCIS Special Agent Alexandra "Alex" Quinn, an experienced agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center.

Gibbs lures her back into the field as part of his team, where he takes advantage of her sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent.

Also new this season is Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nicholas "Nick" Torres, who disappeared six months ago while on a deep undercover assignment in Argentina.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS 14
 

The Orville
The Orville

The Orville

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

A live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship.

Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.

The ensemble series stars Seth MacFarlane as the ship's Commanding Officer and Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife, who's assigned as his First Officer.

 



4 Comments

Tashi
13 Aug 2018 14:49

Let's hope Survivor starts. It's utter madness that we have to live like this... never knowing if it's gonna start or not, only getting to see it three years after America and a year after it aired here. Bah!! 

I'm very pleased to see shero Ciera's back - yay!! I already want her to win to make up for her loss to Tyson on Blood vs Water. I'm pleased to see Tasha too - and Shirin - even though she's gonna be a problem I'm sure.

Timone
13 Aug 2018 22:46

I’m so glad Insecure is back! I just hope its not true that Lawrence won’t be in this season.

Tashi
14 Aug 2018 11:14

 Unbelievable, gobsmacking and so UNcool I don't even have the energy to express how pathetic it is....

If you missed the butchering of Survivor last night - this is what happened: SABC3 once again mangles the debut broadcast of a new Survivor season for the 3rd consecutive time, cuts out the entire immunity challenge of Cambodia Second Chance and plays music videos to fill empty playout time.

Tashi
16 Aug 2018 10:27

Tashi edited on
8/16/2018 10:28 AM

I watched the premiere last night and kept thinking what a huge shame it is that SABC3's butchered the show because it's still as brilliant as ever. The fact that that we're so far behind and that we can't trust the broadcast anymore - it sucks in the strictest sense of the word.

The premiere was riveting - felt like seeing old friends again and was as funny as ever. It remains the most fascinating reflection of the human condition and social dynamics.


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