New on TV today: Thursday 13 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Sep 2018
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Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Thriller, Miniseries

Three-part psychological thriller which centres on the lives of two fathers, Dan and Jon, whose lives collide when Dan's 15 year-old son Alex is stabbed and tragically dies in the trauma department attended by high-achieving consultant Allerton.

Devastated, heartbroken and pushed to the edge, Dan believes Jon is responsible for Alex's death. As he strives for justice, Dan begins to unpick the very fabric of Jon's life as his own unravels in the wake of Alex's killing.

Trauma is an intricate, fast-paced thriller that questions what makes a man good and explores what happens when the very institutions established to protect us and those who represent them, let us down.

Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

Channel: Discovery Science (StarSat 222)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Documentary Series, History, Technology

Since the early 1900s, Silicon Valley has spawned or nurtured not just new products but whole new industries: vacuum tubes. Radio. Radar. Integrated circuits. Venture Capital. PCs. Printers. Genetic Engineering. Software. Networking hardware. The Internet. Social media. Cloud computing. Mobile.

The full scope and drama of the region's evolution is revealed in this three-hour series that examines how Silicon Valley has managed to stay on the cutting edge of innovation for so long and why its success has been so difficult to duplicate.

Princess 2

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

Princess Catyanna is a 23-year-old marketing student whose favourite brand is – herself!

Her larger-than-life personality is matched in size only by her sense of entitlement, and her family and friends are rapidly reaching the bottom of their wallets when it comes to this pampered Princess.

Catyanna's parents have had enough of their daughter's oblivious attitude toward money and it's up to financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade to teach this Princess to take responsibility for her life, right her past wrongs, and start owning up to her debt before it's too late.

Sinking Cities

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology

In four locations around the globe engineers and scientists are building defences to save the world's great cities. These colossal construction projects utilise groundbreaking engineering solutions to secure vital infrastructure against the violence of mega-storms.

London, New York City, Miami and Venice are all at the mercy of superstorms that could cause colossal damage and put lives at risk. In this series, each episode tells the story of one major city and reveals the actions being taken to prepare for the future.

Ambitious engineers, scientists and first responders examine the effects of a previous storm and simulate future catastrophic events to figure out the best ways to protect our important and historic cities. 

Patti Labelle's Place 2
Patti Labelle's Place 2

Patti Labelle's Place 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Reality

R&B singer Patti LaBelle is back for another season full of celebrity guests and down-home cooking.

First, things are sure to get wild when Patti plays host to comedian Cedric the Entertainer, then Patti serves up Southern fare for her good friend and morning show anchor Robin Roberts.

Things get fishy when Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox stops by for some fresh red snapper with rocket, onion and tomato salad, and Patti puts on her very own lobster fest for Shark Tank's Lori Greiner.

The Path 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 23h10
Genre: Drama

In its second season, The Path follows the Meyerist Movement as it tries to make sense of Doctor Meyer's mysterious departure.

Tormented by strange visions, Eddie struggles with a new life in the secular world while Sarah, despite her skepticism of Cal, now stands beside him as co-Guardian of The Light. When Sarah finally learns of Cal's dark past, she buries the truth for the betterment of The Movement.

Cal and Sarah, now closer than ever, strive to atone for their misdeeds while Eddie, confronted with the meaning of his visions, discovers the truth of Doctor Meyer's departure.


Actors in this post: Patti LaBelle, Cedric the Entertainer

Channels in this post: M-Net, eBella, Discovery Channel, Food Network


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