New on TV today: Wednesday 5 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Sep 2018
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Ray Donovan 3
Ray Donovan 3

Ray Donovan 3

TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Season 3 finds Ray adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss.

Meanwhile, his father Mickey, who had narrowly escaped last season's heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire.

Joining the show this season are guest stars Ian McShane and Katie Holmes, with Elliott Gould returning. Holmes plays shrewd and chic businesswoman Paige, the daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney (McShane), who enlists Ray's services.

TVSA Show Page: Ray Donovan 3

Case Closed: Celebrity Mysteries

Channel: Sony Channel (DStv 127)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The world can't get enough of celebrities, so when tragedy strikes, and the facts don't quite add up, the public immediately clamours for answers.

What - or who - really killed Brittany Murphy? What happened to Marilyn Monroe on that fateful day? What's the truth behind Bob Crane's mysterious murder?

In Celebrity Mysteries, three investigators - a Hollywood insider, an investigative journalist and a conspiracy theorist analyse the evidence, listen to interviews and use their expert knowledge in an attempt to sort out what is fact - and what is fiction.

My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

After Whitney Thore was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, she quickly gained more than 90kgs. Once a slender dancer, Whitney felt like a skinny girl trapped in a fat girl's body; she felt as though her life was over.

Struggling with self-doubt and societal pressures, but eager to continue sharing her passion for dance with the world, Whitney posted a self-choreographed performance piece on YouTube. "A Fat Girl Dancing" became an overnight sensation and turned her life upside down.

This series follows Whitney's life in Greensboro, North Carolina, with all the ups and downs, humour, heart and tears that come with being a fat girl in today's world.

Karena and Kasey's Foreign Flavours

Channel: eBella (OpenView HD 109 / DStv 159)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Lifestyle

Crowned the youngest ever winners of MasterChef New Zeland, self-taught cooking sensations Karena and Kasey Bird, embark on an epic culinary tour around the globe.

From destinations in Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and the Americas, the sisters gain fresh insight into indigenous cultures and cuisines and are challenged to bring their unique style of cuisine to different cultures.

Our Little Family
Our Little Family

Our Little Family

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Hamills are not the typical American family. Parents Dan and Michelle, along with their son and twin daughters, are all little people - all five family members have achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

Both parents are proud little people who are even more thrilled their kids are little just like them; however, growing up in an average-sized world has its complications, and they know the road ahead for their children is not going to be easy.

Dan and Michelle use their own experiences to help guide their kids to overcome physical challenges and learn to adapt to the world around them. 

Banged Up Abroad 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Drama

Banged Up Abroad is a series of drama-docs profiling Western travelers who find themselves fighting for survival whilst being held captive in some the worlds most deadly regions.

Whether they've smuggled drugs or simply been kidnapped, these are all startling, edge-of-your-seat true stories.

Hollywood Divas 2

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

This season Golden Brooks has it all. However, despite her recurring role in a dramedy series, the launch of a line of luxurious pillows, and balancing the around-the-clock duties of motherhood, Golden finds herself struggling with being a single woman in Hollywood.

In one short year, Paula Jai Parker has gone from homeless to Hollywood. She has secured three new acting opportunities, however her personal life remains in turmoil.

After last season's full-body cosmetic surgery, Countess Vaughn has lost weight but gained newfound confidence. Now, brutally outspoken, Countess is set on building her empire including writing a cookbook, designing a line of t-shirts and is getting back to her first love of singing.


Actors in this post: Ian McShane, Katie Holmes, Elliott Gould

Shows in this post: Ray Donovan


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