New on TV today: Monday 19 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Nov 2018
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The Crossroads
The Crossroads

The Crossroads

Channel: Star Life (OpenView HD 110)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

Hindi romantic drama based in Delhi, the city of power. This is the story of a righteous budding lawyer, Swadheenta and an honest IAS officer, Adarsh Sinha. Their love is caught in a power-struggle, the reins of which are in the hands of Adarsh's mother and Swadheenta's mentor, Suhasini.

In the series premiere: Adarsh bumps into Swadheenta, who fits perfectly into his definition of a soulmate. Swadheenta loses to Adarsh at Akshay and Shraddha's sangeet ceremony.

Adarsh introduces himself to Swadheenta and she later calls him for help when a few goons corner her.

Laugh in Your Language

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy

Comedy showcase by some of the best local comedians in the business... with a twist: they will all be doing their sets in their native language.

The series was recorded live at Parker's Comedy and Jive at Montecasino from 24-26 October 2018 and airs as eight weekly, half-hour specials.

The show features Nguni night, Afrikaans night and English night, with comedians including Lihle Msimang, John Vlismas, Simphiwe Shembe, Siya Seya, Jay Boogie, Casper De Vries, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Brümmer, Robby Collins, Donovan Goliath, Deep Fried Man and more.


Channel: eReality (OpenView HD 108)
TX Time: 17h25
Genre: Docu-Reality

Family drama that centres on former music producer Todd Ray as he pursues his dream to own and operate his own 'Freakshow' on the famed boardwalk in Venice Beach, California.

The series follows Todd, his wife Danielle and their two kids, Asia and Phoenix, as they own and operate the world famous Venice Beach Freakshow, a museum that exhibits strange creatures, living oddities and human attractions personally procured by Todd.

It takes a huge imagination and tremendous perseverance to keep the business afloat, but through it all Todd's enormous respect for all humanity and his big heart make this something wildly different from just another workplace drama.

The Kitchen 16

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Food experts Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian return with another season of fresh tips and techniques for making easy and delicious creations in the kitchen.

First up, The Kitchen crew deliver their takes on classic diner recipes including disco fries and a patty melt, and topped off with a luscious lemon meringue pie for dessert.

Then, love is in the air as the chefs swoon over their favourite Valentine's Day recipes, and when The Kitchen gets snowed in, the team see no other option but to cook up a storm of hot and tasty comfort foods.

The Amazing Race 27
The Amazing Race 27

The Amazing Race 27

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition

The Amazing Race sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another.

This season covers 55,000km across five continents and 10 countries, including visits to Argentina, Zambia, France, the Netherlands, Poland, India and the Chinese Special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. There is also a first-time visit to Zimbabwe.

On the season premiere: 11 new teams take off on the journey of a lifetime from Venice Beach, California and head for Rio de Janeiro, where teams take a thrilling helicopter ride and face a huge decision at the Fast Forward.

The Proposal

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

Hosted by former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer, each episode features 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery man or woman whose identity is concealed from them.

The male or female daters will attempt to woo the mystery suitor with their words in a first impressions round; bare their souls in a beachwear round; answer the mystery suitor's most pressing romantic questions; and strive to receive a seal of approval from the mystery suitor's most trusted family member in the final round.

After each phase, the daters who fail to connect with the mystery suitor are whittled down, leading to the dramatic and highly anticipated reveal, when the two remaining daters finally meet the mystery suitor for the first time, just in time for a romantic proposal.

Counting On 3

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

The Duggar kids are feeling the love, the romance and the joys of becoming parents themselves. Joe and Kendra head to Greece on their honeymoon, with plenty of exotic food and paddle boarding off the coast – it's not much like Arkansas.

Meanwhile, Josiah is smitten by a new girl, but will he have the courage to ask her to enter a courtship? Joy and Austin prepare for life as new parents, with midwife appointments and building cribs, but they're not the only ones.

Another couple are secretly expecting, but don't want to tell anyone until the family is all together. It's baby bump after baby bump for the ever-expanding Duggar family.

Numb3rs 3

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Season three opens with a bang. The first episode of the new season features guest star Kim Dickens as a psychopath on a killing spree, touring different states brutally killing people on the way.

Charlie is called in to help Don and his team predict where and when the killer will be next. Things go from bad to worse for the team when Megan is kidnapped.

Also coming up in Season 3, a mole planted in the Department of Justice is discovered.

TVSA Show Page: Numb3rs 3

Cults and Extreme Belief
Cults and Extreme Belief

Cults and Extreme Belief

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organisations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people's desperation to create powerful and often destructive belief systems.

Each episode will take an immersive look at one currently active group through the eyes of past devotees and get perspective from believers and leaders that are still inside.

The series premiere examines the timely topic of the "self-help" group NXIVM which has been catapulted into the spotlight with the recent arrest of its leader and Smallville star Allison Mack on charges of sex-trafficking and other crimes.

The group also stands accused of drawing supporters down a path of destruction that includes near-starvation diets, forced branding, pseudo-slavery and blackmail.


Dog and Beth: On the Hunt

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Bounty hunters Dog and Beth Chapman are joined by their son Leland and will step outside their headquarters in Hawaii to unite with bail bondsmen from around the country as they hunt down some of America's most dangerous criminals.

Each week, the Chapmans will arrive in a different city to work with local bondsman offices and their team of bounty hunters.

Upon arrival, the Chapmans will bring their years of experience to every aspect of the business, from the writing of bonds to the implementation of tactical tracking and high-tech device training.

Little Women: LA

Channel: eReality (OpenView HD 108)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Docu-Reality

Chronicles the adventures of a unique group of smart, sexy and funny girlfriends with big hearts, big personalities and even bigger drama... who all happen to be little people.

Each episode features longtime girlfriends Terra Jole, Tonya Banks, Elena Gant, Christy McGinity, Briana Manson and Traci Harrison. They laugh, cry, compete and fight with one another, but through it all they share a special, unbreakable bond.

And, while dealing with everyday challenges like the rest of the world, they prove that height is just a number.

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