New on TV today: Tuesday 13 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Nov 2018
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Eli Roth's History of Horror
Eli Roth's History of Horror

Eli Roth's History of Horror

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Horror, History

Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror - the storytellers and stars who define the genre - to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

Each one-hour episode is a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examines the genre's impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear.

Themes explored in the episodes include Zombies, Slashers, The Demons Inside, Killer Creatures, Vampires, and Ghost Stories.

Sweet 15: Quinceañera

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

There are parties, and then there are Quinceañeras... This series celebrates the traditional rite of passage in a Latina's life and a day of pride for the entire family.

Turning 15 is a once in a lifetime event that commemorates the day a young girl enters into womanhood. Cousins Alexis and Jarling, along with Alexis' wife Daniela, are Miami's premiere Quinceañera party experts and dress shop owners.

While longstanding cultural traditions like finding the perfect dress, and the father-daughter dance, still remain prevalent, new American traditions are becoming a staple, including over-the-top photoshoots, numerous mid-party outfit changes, and music videos that rival those of the biggest teen pop sensations.

CSI: Cyber

Channel: Universal Channel (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

The fourth series in the CSI franchise, in which the FBI's team of cyber crime investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark net and deep web.

The series stars Patricia Arquette in a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken.

While other agents search for criminals in dark homes and alleys, Ryan and her team search the "dark net", a place deep in the bowels of the Web where criminals are anonymous, money is untraceable and where everything is for sale with just a keystroke.

TVSA Show Page: CSI: Cyber

Sarah Off the Grid

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, DIY, Home Improvement

Expert designer Sarah Richardson takes on her most ambitious project yet: building and designing an off-the-grid family home in the country.

Follow Sarah and her family – husband Alex and their two young daughters Fiona and Robin – as they build a family home in Creemore, Ontario, meant to last for generations to come.

Together, they marry off-the-grid living with Sarah's signature style, resulting in a sustainable dream home filled with the greatest design hits from her 25-plus year career.

The Oath
The Oath

The Oath

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama

This 10-episode series explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join - only a select few make the cut-but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.

Created by Joe Halpin, who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organisations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all.

The Oath stars Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper), Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians), Katrina Law (Training Day), J.J. Soria (Animal Kingdom) and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean.

Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling 2

Channel: SABC Encore (DStv 156)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Season 2 begins after the journalist Carina (Karin Fourie) finally ended her long search when she found Jacques Rynhard. The two initially decided to leave, but changed their minds.

Alicia, Jacques' former fiance (played in Season 1 by Anneline Kriel, who was replaced this season by Brümilda van Rensburg), comes back into the picture, as does Jacques' childhood sweetheart, Lena (Selma van der Vyver).

Other returning characters include Meisie Moolman (Shareen Swart), Jacques' confidante; Shivas (Marie Pentz) and her sinister mother Liebet (Babs Laker).

TVSA Show Page: Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling 2

Versace Crimes of Fashion: People Magazine Investigates

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Fashion designer Gianni Versace was at the pinnacle of his career when he was shot dead on the steps of his mansion in Miami, Florida. It was a brutal end to a designer whose designs were worn by the world's most glamorous people.

On the morning of 15 July, 1997, it took just two shots to end this prolific icon and send authorities on a global manhunt for a deranged serial killer, who had just killed his fourth victim.

This revealing documentary examines this high-profile case, covering how and why this horrific crime took place.

Jamestown 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Period Drama

We rejoin Alice, Jocelyn and Verity as new wives show up, marriages break down, ghostly happenings spook the residents and a threat to Jamestown puts Yeardley to the ultimate test.

The recently arrived Angolan workers will be forced to adapt – fast. Plus, a traitor will threaten the peace and one Jamestown resident will learn what it means to lose everything.

There's intrigue from the off as a terrible crime throws suspicion on the entire colony. Meanwhile, Jocelyn forges a surprising connection when her position in Jamestown comes under threat.


Shows in this post: CSI: Cyber, Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling


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