New on TV today: Sunday 21 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Oct 2018
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Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Reality

Broadcasts live from the Sabi Sands in South Africa's Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and Kenya's Maasai Mara. The series uses cutting edge technology to take you right to the heart of the action, in real time.

The hosts have come to know the beasts of the bush and bear witness to their complex lives. Watching their everyday dramas live draws you into close and lasting relationships with each of them.

Follow the lives of the big cat families, the hyena clans, the roaming elephant herds and many more in this real life soap opera.


Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Spin-off from black-ish which is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education.

Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey - Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter - as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.

It's Gospel Time 16

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Religion, Music

Music talk show hosted in front of a live studio audience by gospel singer Rebecca Malope and Thabiso Mokhethi which features gospel music videos, profiles of artists and groups, gospel music news and discussions on related topics.

The programme is a celebration of local gospel stars and touts itself as a platform to launch new unsigned gospel talent on national television.

TVSA Show Page: It's Gospel Time 16

Life Below Zero 6

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality, Nature

It's a time for looking to the future and, for most of our characters, that usually means essential preparation and food gathering so they can survive the punishing winter ahead.

But for Sue, it's about realising that the limitations of her ageing body could mean moving to a less challenging home.

Elsewhere, Jesse pushes himself and his star dog team to the limit as they prepare to compete in the world's largest dog race, covering a distance of over 1,000 miles.

Say Yes to the Vegas Dress
Say Yes to the Vegas Dress

Say Yes to the Vegas Dress

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

From Elvis to Britney, getting married in Vegas has a sprinkle of stardust that makes it unlike anywhere else on Earth.

And now, Las Vegas had better get ready for even more sparkle: royal dress designer David Emanuel is packing his bags and heading to Sin City to help spontaneous and impulsive British brides find their jackpot dress in record time.

With the countdown beginning as they step off the plane, David and his brides must find the perfect gown for their fast but fairy-tale Vegas wedding. It's Vegas, baby, so anything can happen.

L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary

A two-part doccie exploring the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the LA riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America.

View the infamous intersection and the events that transpired through the lens of the people who converged on the corner that has become known as the Flashpoint and the people who called the place home long before the fires burned and brought National attention to their doorsteps.

The show introduces the back-stories and long-term effects of a cross section of key actors at Florence & Normandie - rescuers, victims, law enforcement, rioters, media and others.

Where To I Do?

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

This wedding show is hosted by property and design expert Tommy Smythe, who takes each engaged couple through the process of finding the wedding venue of their dreams.

Tommy takes engaged couples on a tour of three completely unique spaces, where their fantasy wedding could take place.

Whether it's a medieval castle, a rustic country barn, or a chic rooftop bar, Tommy presents the best options in order to help the couple lock down this key detail for their dream day.

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next 2

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Over the past seven years, Long Lost Family has reunited over 200 people with their long lost relatives. But for both the searchers and their new family members, meeting is just the beginning.

How easy is it to build a relationship after a life time apart?

This series revisits nine of our most compelling stories and explores the challenging, unexpected and emotional turns their lives have taken.

Daytime Divas
Daytime Divas

Daytime Divas

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Every weekday at noon, Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty) - hosts of The Lunch Hour, the long-running women's talk show - gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip.

But behind the scenes, it's even juicier - a backstage world filled with power struggles, diva fits and steamy affairs.

The series was inspired by the book Satan's Sisters... A Novel of Fiction by Star Jones, who plays herself. Star and Nina cross paths in a gifting suite and Nina quickly learns who's boss.


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1 Comment

21 Oct 2018 12:14

Tashi edited on
10/21/2018 12:20 PM

safariLIVE looks excellent.

I've been concerned about the broadcast time - how it's being filmed LIVE if it's getting dark so I've asked about it and the show's Executive Producer Emily Wallington told me that the live aspects of it are being filmed with infra red, thermal cameras or with lights so we can see the animals. 

The big cats are nocturnal so they become active at night. According to Emily, these are the animals we're likely to see:

Wild cat

I didn't know what a Genet or Civit is... they're these wild cats:




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