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New on TV today: Thursday 1 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Nov 2018
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Verified
Verified

Verified

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Clip Show, Comedy

Each week online content creators showcase their funniest video clips to the studio audience and viewers, who vote for the winner to get "verified".

All these online content creators claim to be the best in the game and have bestowed upon themselves a lot of disputed titles.

To settle the score once and for all, SABC1 created this platform for these content creators to compete for the title of "True MVP" (most valuable players) in the content-creation space and be verified on national television.

TVSA Show Page: Verified
 

The Neighborhood

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy

When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.

However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighbourhood their home.
 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 3

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Superhero, Action, Fantasy, Drama

After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season.

In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms - a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time!

Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question.

TVSA Show Page: DC's Legends of Tomorrow 3
 

iZombie 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy-Drama, Horror

As Season 3 gets underway, Liv has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed. In fact, there's a private military contractor employing a small zombie army, and that army is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence.

Major was exonerated for the crimes of the Chaos Killer, but is still considered a pariah. He manages to land a job with the one and only place that will hire him.

Meanwhile, Blaine is accused of lying.

TVSA Show Page: iZombie 3
 

90 Day Fiancé 6
90 Day Fiancé 6

90 Day Fiancé 6

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Love has no boundaries for these international couples – but their relationships are tested like never before as they travel to the US on K-1 visas to live with their future partners for the first time.

The couples face their biggest challenge yet, they must marry before their visas expire in 90 days, or the foreign partner must leave the country and return home.

While living together, the couples also need to overcome language barriers, culture shock and sceptical friends and family, and time is not on their side.
 

The Doctors 11

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Talk Show

The concept for this show, which originated on Dr. Phil, mostly focuses on health and medical issues, as a team of medical professionals (and sometimes celebrity guests/speakers) discuss a range of various health-related topics and answer questions from viewers who are too embarrassed to ask their own doctors.

In the Season 11 premiere: The Doctors investigate botched beauty across the border, questioning whether you can buy a better body in another country. They question how safe medical tourism is and reveal how to safely get medical procedures overseas.
 

S.W.A.T.

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Action, Drama, Police Procedural

Inspired by the television series and feature film, this 2017 series stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialised tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds.

With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.
 

Man with a Plan 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

Stars Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realises: their little angels are maniacs.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Silver Fox": Andi hires a pretty, young babysitter called Sophia to watch the kids, and gets jealous when her daughter, Kate, goes to her instead for advice.

Also, Sophia tells Adam she has the hots for him.
 

Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Period Drama

Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke leads a stellar cast in this new ITV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair.

Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows modern heroine Becky Sharp (Cooke) as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English society.
 

Family Bonds

Channel: SABC Encore (DStv 156)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

Sitcom created by Mandla Thabethe about a young couple who move from the East Coast township of Umlazi to the suburbs of Umbilo and who are inundated with friends and relatives looking to catch a ride.

It tells the story of a young couple, Themba and Buyi Vilakazi, who recently moved from the East Coast township of Umlazi to the suburbs of Umbilo.

They've hardly been at their new home three months before first a live-in handyman and later numerous family members and friends start pouring in.

TVSA Show Page: Family Bonds
 

Mzee Wa Two Six

Channel: SABC Encore (DStv 156)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy

Sitcom about a 32-year-old former scooter delivery boy (for a neighbourhood pharmacy) masquerading as a millionaire tycoon, M.Z. Radebe.

Mzee, as he is known, is a complex mixture of honour, geniality, cunning, intelligence and naiveté, and has an overwhelming desire to do the right thing.

With a strong desire to take advantage of any given situation, he constantly finds himself battling to recognise exactly what the right thing is.

TVSA Show Page: Mzee Wa Two Six
 

Sinking Cities 2

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology

In four locations around the globe engineers and scientists are building defences to save the world's great cities. These colossal construction projects utilise groundbreaking engineering solutions to secure vital infrastructure against the violence of mega-storms.

London, New York City, Miami and Venice are all at the mercy of superstorms that could cause colossal damage and put lives at risk.

In this series, each episode tells the story of one major city and reveals the actions being taken to prepare for the future.
 

Stitched
Stitched

Stitched

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Fashion

Introducing a new wave of fashion designers, this series matches wits and stitches in an epic fashion throw-down in three rounds. In each episode four competitors face off in themed challenges with one designer eliminated each round.

Facing the oh-so-sharp resident judges and a new guest judge per episode, designers create ambitious outfits inspired by unique materials and concepts under tight timelines.

In the end, the top designer from each episode rises to the top with a couture-level creation that earns them the $10,000 prize.
 

Happy Together

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy

Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West and Felix Mallard star in a this comedy about a 30-something, happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life unexpectedly moves in with them.

Jake, an accountant, and his dream wife, Claire, a restaurant and bar designer, are very comfortably settled into their marriage, enjoying evenings together on the couch watching TV and scheduling time to change their outgoing voicemail message.

Their tame routine gets a makeover when Jake's client, exuberant music superstar Cooper James, arrives on their doorstep looking for refuge from the paparazzi following a high-profile break-up with his girlfriend. 
 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Comedy

When last we left our intrepid and at least slightly nutty heroine, Rebecca Bunch, she was at her wedding, abandoned at the altar by her obsession, Josh Chan.

In that moment, Rebecca found herself in a cliffhanger. Literally, because she, like, almost flung herself off a cliff. Instead, she found an unexpected well of strength inside herself and finally stood up to her abandoning father, flanked by her fierce girl squad. Phew. It was QUITE the wedding.

So, what's a girl to do now? Why, get revenge of course.

 



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