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New on TV today: Tuesday 16 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Oct 2018
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Hope with Zola
Hope with Zola

Hope with Zola

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

Zola returns to television in this reality series, digging deep into his network to connect a myriad of South Africans and form a social movement that brings hope to the hopeless.

He goes on a personal crusade to right the wrongs that have created deep divisions in our society - divisions that are primarily premised in inequality, poverty and deprivation.
 

The Truth About... Crash Diets

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary, Food

In a complete scientific U-turn, experts are suggesting that crash diets are one of the most effective answers to the obesity crisis. Could the black sheep of the dieting world turn out to be the biggest breakthrough in the fight against obesity?

Britain's top nutrition scientists take part in a bold new experiment in which four obese participants embark on an extreme 10-week weight loss programme. Under the guidance of the experts, they are trialling the ultimate crash diet.

Each of the dieters have specific health issues that weight loss might dramatically improve - or even cure.
 

Breaking Their Silence: Inside the Gymnastics Scandal

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, True Crime

Examines this unimaginable story that rocked the gymnastics world and speaks to victims and experts about what parents and children need to know as they navigate situations outside of the home.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Larry Nassar's victims and experts close to the crisis, the special dives deep into the stories of multiple survivors and examines how organizations meant to keep girls and young women safe ultimately silenced their voices.

Having been failed by the systems and the very people sworn to protect them, these young women have taken back their voices and come together to form a powerful army showcasing to the world how they've turned terrible tragedy into powerful triumph.
 

Z'bondiwe 2

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Drama

Season 2 returns with more thrills and complexities. Secretes, betrayal and backstabbers will be exposed as everyone is not as loyal as they seem. This season Ntando and Roxanne try their best to rekindle their relationship.

Killer's right hand man Jakes (Israel Makoe) tries to change his misfortunes as he makes a confession about his past. We will also meet Killer's traditional wife Nomonde (Tango Ncetezo), whom Killer has kept a secret. Nomonde knows more than she should.

The drama is shot in different locations such as Soweto, Nancefield and Linden.

TVSA Show Page: Z'bondiwe 2
 

Love Is__
Love Is__

Love Is__

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Period Drama

Set primarily in 1990's Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, the series follows Nuri and Yasir, a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts.

Told from the perspective of the couple's present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later - a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family.

Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.
 

90 Plein Street 4 (R)

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

Dineo – now President of South Africa – faces a rebellion from within the ranks of her party. Meanwhile, a charismatic new player, the fiercely idealistic Khayelitsha community organiser Lerato Maduna, is coming to the fore.

Nathan Jantjies plans to manoeuvre Lerato into winning the Western Cape for the President. In the brutal game of high-stakes power politics that follows, will Lerato be able to hold on to her high ideals?

President Dineo has pinned her reputation on the success of the NDP which must pass the scrutiny and gain the endorsement of the next party conference. If the proposed NDP fails, she fails and her leadership becomes an issue.

TVSA Show Page: 90 Plein Street 4

 

Actors in this post: Zola, Israel Matseke Zulu, Tango Ncetezo

Shows in this post: Z'bondiwe, 90 Plein Street



1 Comment

Timone
16 Oct 2018 12:20

Super looking forward to Love Is.

Good for Zola on the new show and new music.


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