New on TV today: Wednesday 24 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Oct 2018
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The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music, Reality

This hybrid docu-music competition series highlights super-producer Swizz Beatz, Tina Davis - music veteran A&R Exec (Def Jam, Empire) and former manager of Chris Brown - as we follow a league of powerhouse music icons, put up-and-coming artists through the ultimate development boot camp.

After being coached and challenged on performance preparation, these artists must give the best performance of their career to land a deal with one of six major record labels.

Speed Demons

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Motoring, Special

Strap in for a fuel-injected, pedal to floor experience recounting the most significant and perilous speed milestones throughout history and the fearless rebels who dared to sit behind the wheel.

From the first days of the automobile to achieving supersonic speed, this special parachutes into the treacherous attempts at speed records that propelled humanity forward.

Made By Destruction 2

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Factual, Technology

Travels all over the globe to explore how everything from obsolete airplanes to empty bottles are being split apart, stripped down, melted, shredded and re-invented in ingenious and extraordinary ways.

Once these objects have been destroyed, we follow their journey across the world to their final destination – the factory where it all gets put back together again into a different product before your eyes.

Corrupt Crimes 6

Channel: Sony Max (DStv 128)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: True Crime

Investigates recent crime stories with expert analysis and dramatic storytelling. Exposing corruption across the United States is the goal of the series.

Cases include crimes of passion, wiretapping espionage, treason, insider trading, government corruption, the black market, piracy, murder, blackmail, conspiracies and more.

In the Season 6 premiere, two elderly Los Angeles widows target homeless men in their deadly plots to cash in on murder. And charismatic art investor Kenneth Ira Starr bilks Hollywood celebrities out of millions of dollars.



TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

From executive producer Luc Besson comes a modern-day edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world.

As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we've come to love from the Taken films.

Hustle in Brooklyn

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Docu-Reality

This new coming-of-age docuseries set in Brooklyn follows a cast of young and sexy millennials with a balance of economic backgrounds, focusing on transitional moments of their lives.

The series explores the social and professional lives of some of Brooklyn's most sought after and influential personalities, from up-and-coming hip hop artists to internationally known DJs to one of RocNation's protégés.

The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Docu-Drama, History, Miniseries

Spans a formative period of history featuring the first 75 volatile years of the United States.

From the Revolution through to the California Gold Rush, where Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, John Frémont, Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson set forth across uncharted land with determination and self-reliance.


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