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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Sep 2018
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Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli
Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli

Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli

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

Even in the world's biggest cities, you don't need to venture far to find wildlife. This six-part series follows bass fisherman and TV personality Mike Iaconelli on his global search for the world's most iconic fish living alongside some of the world's busiest concrete jungles.

From Austin, Miami, New York and New Orleans to Taipei and London, Iaconelli traverses the globe's most exotic cities, encountering fish of all shapes and sizes in the most unexpected metropolitan locations.

During each episode, Mike guides you on an unpredictable journey through a different major city around the world, uncovering the often-untold stories of strange and amazing fish lurking in ponds, canals, sewer systems and rivers.
 

Kirstie's Best of Both Worlds

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 08h00
Genre: Reality, DIY, Home Improvement

Searching for a new home often means the age old battle of town versus country. Homeowners who want the peace and quiet of a rural idyll, but need to keep near to the city for work and play, turn to property expert Kirstie Allsopp.

In this series, Kirstie proves that there is a middle ground and that you can most definitely have the best of both.

In each episode, Kirstie takes house hunters who want to flee the sole confines of the city and shows them that they really can have their cake and eat it when it comes to getting the right city/country mix – that's if they are prepared to put in the work.
 

So Where Do We Come From?

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: Documentary

This documentary, produced by Curious Pictures, originally aired on Carte Blanche on M-Net in 2004 and traces the lineage of a number of South Africans to find out where they came from - with a number of very surprising results.

Using state-of-the-art DNA testing methodology and cutting-edge research procedures, the doccie claims you could "change your views about yourself and the way you perceive people from all nationalities, cultures and religions", challenging "everything you have been told about the history of the human race".

Some of the South Africans featured include Nelson Mandela, Marc Lottering, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Irvin Khoza, PJ Powers, David Kramer, Naas Botha, Patricia De Lille, Paul Adams and Tim Modise.
 

The Fosters 5

Channel: ST Series E1 (StarSat 125)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

In the season premiere, entitled "Resist": Stef frantically searches for Callie after she offers to help Diamond, thinking she has nothing to lose after accepting the plea deal.

Struggling with his TBI, Jesus unleashes his anger after discovering Brandon helped Emma with a deeply personal decision.

With Mariana leading the charge, protests continue over Anchor Beach Charter's privatisation.
 

Did You Know?
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Science, Technology, Documentary Series

Did you know that shivering produces heat? Or that sport boosts your immune system? Did You Know that you can light up your house with plants?

This series is full of great fun facts and the latest in technology and research. Get behind the scenes to discover the secrets of life around us.
 

Reno My Reno

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, DIY, Home Improvement

When DIYers get in over their heads with home improvement projects, they call in Dave Depencier to save them from themselves.

Reno My Reno dives into the world of cottage reno projects gone wrong. In each episode contractor Dave and his team right all of the wrongs and teach the culprit behind the reno project how to do things properly.

In just a couple days, Dave and his team whip these misguided DIYers into shape to create outstanding transformations, leading to jaw-dropping reveals.
 

Hollywood Divas 3

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

Thisreality series highlights the ups and downs of black actresses trying to navigate career, family and relationships, while attempting to remain relevant and stay on top in an unpredictable entertainment industry known for overlooking black talent.

For Season 3, Malika Haqq (Keeping Up With the Kardashians), who is best known for her breakout role in ATL, is joining the cast.

This season will also catch up with leading ladies' Countess Vaughn, Golden Brooks, Lisa Wu and Paula Jai Parker, as they take their growing success to new heights.
 

The Swell Life

Channel: eBella (OpenView HD 109 / DStv 159)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Docu-Reality

Takes a look inside the lives of former competitive surfer Izzy Paskowitz, his wife Danielle, their three children - one of whom is autistic - and their surf school business.

Watch their highs and lows, as they manage a business and a foundation for autistic children.
 

Famous Feuds
Famous Feuds

Famous Feuds

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Celebrity feuds blow up on social media faster than anything else, and the current crop of stars seem more than happy to oblige.

With a mix of celebrity footage, punchy voice over and recreations, Famous Feuds dishes up the shocking details surrounding Hollywood's most public celebrity spats.
 

Grand Designs Australia 7

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 13h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Reality

Amongst the spectacular new builds, Peter Maddison visits Tasmania, where two friends take on a very unconventional build as they try to incorporate a derelict windmill into a new home.

Deep in the Victoria countryside, a couple convert a huge industrial shed into a home and cooking school. And attempts to build a cutting-edge eco-home on a budget prove difficult for a family in the Canberra suburbs.

Explore the motivations, memories and connections behind each build, delve deeper and go beyond the architectural style.
 

Once Upon a Time 6

Channel: ST Series E1 (StarSat 125)
TX Time: 21h20
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

As Once Upon a Time returns, so does its classic villain - the Evil Queen. In the season premiere episode, "The Savior," as our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories.

Meanwhile, Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates, while Rumple tries to free Belle from the sleeping Curse with the help of a stranger.

In flashback, Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed.
 

Beat Shazam 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show, Music

Jamie Foxx returns as host and executive producer for Season 2 and actress, model and writer Corinne Foxx - his daughter - joins the show as the new deejay.

Beat Shazam is an interactive game show in which teams of two race against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.

In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the song identification app, for the chance to win up to 1-million dollars.
 

Leading Citizens
Leading Citizens

Leading Citizens

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Hosted by Zama Ngcobo, Leading Citizens profiles individuals whose life's work is rooted, was established and has flourished in the South African environment. They are leaders in corporate SA, in their sectors and also in global business.

In each episode Zama meets two of the country's most well-known and/or respected icons to get into the DNA of what made them the successes they are today. Zama spends time in conversations with each one, extracting the hard truths and the nuggets of wisdom.

In the reality, we get a feel for the spaces where their character was built, where their dreams were born, or where the magic of their work is created.

 



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