New on TV today: Thursday 18 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Oct 2018
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Stereotype Drop
Stereotype Drop

Stereotype Drop

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

South Africans have a long history of stereotyping people, often not knowing how dangerous it can be to give someone a label. This new reality show is meant to get us thinking about these misguided views we hold as a society.

The series is driven by everyday South Africans, who have become victims of a wildly held societal stereotype due to their race, sexual orientation, appearance, behaviour, demographics, religious, cultural beliefs, or set of values.

The show reveals how these labels have impacted peoples' everyday lives and shows you how to understand, question and transform your opinion about a stereotype that you may hold.

Boer Soek 'n Vrou 11

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Boer Soek 'n Vrou returns for an 11th season with new host Leah, who introduced the 10 new farmers in a special that aired on kykNET on Sunday 1 April, 2018. As the season gets underway the entire process is laid out and the audience is invited to participate on the show's website.

The show once again travelled across the country to find 10 free-spirited, lovelorn farmers, and to find out what it is they are looking for in a partner.

Now, Leah is ready to help the Top 5 farmers (the five who received the most letters) to try and find the love of their lives.

TVSA Show Page: Boer Soek 'n Vrou 11

MasterChef Junior USA 6

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

This season, the kids will face exciting challenges, including a mystery box challenge with 26 ingredients, each representing a different letter of the alphabet, and a test during which they'll cook a dish that represents their family heritage.

Additionally, the young home cooks will prepare a meal for one couple and their guests at their wedding reception, create the perfect chicken-and-waffle dish, compete in a Blue Apron mystery box challenge and power through the fan-favourite pop-up restaurant challenge.

Eventually one talented kid will be named America's next MasterChef Junior, taking home the MasterChef Junior trophy and $100,000 grand prize.

Uyang'thanda Na?

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Dating Game Show

Dating game show in which participants are coached into overcoming their fears and finally telling their crushes how they really feel.

Swooning over social media pictures of a crush, stealing glances from a distance, the racing heart and dry mouth at being in close proximity, or simply daydreaming about that special someone - sigh no more.

Tats Nkonzo is coming to the rescue to help admirers to confess to their crushes and hopefully skip towards the sunset to live out their happily ever after in this show about coming out of the shadows of crushing and into the full glare of the love spotlight.

TVSA Show Page: Uyang'thanda Na?



Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Follows the moral descent of smart and resourceful art dealer Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles), who discovers her vast fortune is tainted by dishonesty, double-dealing and murder when her billionaire husband is killed in a mysterious explosion on board a Russian oligarch's mega-yacht.

As Georgina sets out to uncover what happened, stark truths about her husband emerge and she is led deep into the dark world of the Riviera's super-rich.

There, she must learn to adapt, survive and ultimately thrive if she is to save the Clios family and fortune from both its enemies and itself.

Hollywood Divas

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

In Hollywood, it's not called "show friends" - it's "show biz" and actresses Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), Countess Vaughn (The Parkers), Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow) and Elise Neal (The Hughleys) show us just how unkind Hollywood can be.

Whether it's being blackballed for marrying a powerful director's production assistant or hating the way you look because you were once told that you're overweight and undesirable as a child star, there's nothing friendly about these ladies' journeys in Hollywood.

Throughout the 10 episode series, we'll see just how challenging it is to break out from the pack and carve a new path in Hollywood.


Channel: Zee World (DStv 166)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

Gangaa tells the story of a young girl, married off as child bride. She suddenly becomes a widow and an orphan when both her husband and father die on her wedding day.

Sent to a home for widows, she finds herself fighting injustice as she is forced to live a mundane life with no future.

The series is about the resilient human spirit that bounces back from tragedy and keeps fighting for its livelihood.


Coming soon: Gangaa - Zee World's new 21h00 novela
Gangaa Teasers


Shows in this post: Boer soek 'n Vrou, Uyang'thanda Na?

Channels in this post: SABC1, kykNET, M-Net, Mzansi Wethu, BBC Brit, Vuzu, Zee World


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