New on TV today: Sunday 25 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 25 Nov 2018
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TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Clip Show, Comedy

Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV. This series showcases some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast.

Brace yourself for the prank show that drops unsuspecting victims into massive holes in the ground, the ancient Japanese sport of 'Kiss Bungie', and wince as man with clothes pegs attached to his face has them pulled off by a runaway dalmatian. Ouch.

It's going to be pure – Japandemonium.

The Best of Top Gear 2017/18

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Motoring

A special compilation of some of the best and most entertaining films from Season 23, 24 and 25 of the world's biggest car show.

Full of insane stunts, crazy challenges and special features, this series shows the best that this irreverent, witty and unbiasedly honest show has to offer.

The Flood

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature

Surrounded by the unforgiving Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta is a lush, vibrant oasis that pulses with life each year as the great flood rejuvenates the land with the return of water.

Witness how incredible animals – like leopards, elephants, lions, hippos and more – adapt to this unpredictable and changing landscape. When the lands are flooded, the Okavango Delta is both a sanctuary and a trap, giving and taking life in equal measure.

Then, like a living, breathing ecosystem, the waters soon recede and life becomes about one thing – survival. The fate of the tens of thousands of animals that live in this place of spectacular natural drama is at stake.

MacGyver 2

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

A reboot of the 1980s series following Angus "Mac" MacGyver, an operative of a secret U.S. government organisation where he uses his extraordinary talent for problem solving and his extensive knowledge of science to save lives.

In the Season 2 premiere, "DIY or DIE": Using a cellphone and soccer ball, MacGyver and the team search for a Navy SEAL who is believed to be alive in captivity in the Middle East.

Curiosity: Life of a Mars Rover
Curiosity: Life of a Mars Rover

Curiosity: Life of a Mars Rover

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Factual

New interviews, graphics and animation revamp the 2012 special Martian Mega Rover, which follows the two rovers operating on Mars: Opportunity, still rolling on Mars since 2004; and Curiosity, who landed in 2012.

All the excitement about manned missions to Mars 20 years from now can be traced back to these two pioneering explorers, the only emissaries we have on the surface of Mars at the moment.

Their discoveries and the vivid images they send home are a continuing source of inspiration, and the reason why we want to go back.

SA's Got Talent 6

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

SA's Got Talent returns for a sixth season with judges Shado Twala, DJ Fresh and Lalla Hirayama, who are on the lookout for this year's biggest and best talent, accompanied by returning host Tats Nkonzo.

Any act, any age. Those are the criteria to enter SA's Got Talent. Thousands of budding hopefuls auditioned for the chance to win the coveted title of SA's Got Talent champion for 2015, but there can be only one winner.

Double the money. That's what all contestants should have on their mind this year as the prize money has been doubled to R500,000. With more money, comes more quality so the judges are on the lookout for that one act that is worth half a million rand.

TVSA Show Page: SA's Got Talent 6

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Reality, Special

In this festive special edition hosted by So You Think You Can Dance all-star couple tWitch and Allison, go behind the scenes of some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney destinations around the globe during the holiday season.

From a Frozen-inspired winter wonderland wedding fit for royalty at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida celebrating Dominique and Joseph, to an intimate exchange of vows between Greg and Melanie at Disneyland Resort in California, be a guest to the most talked about nuptials of the year.

The Coroner: I Speak For The Dead 3

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

Dead men tell no tales - or so the saying goes. Graham Hetrick, the seasoned coroner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, disagrees. Graham knows that every body tells a story, and he's learned how to understand them.

Handling close to 700 suspicious deaths every year, Hetrick's job is to expose the truth of what really happened, using complex forensic analysis to give a voice to those who can no longer speak.

This season chronicles some of the coroner's most shocking and difficult cases, from the body of an old woman found decomposing in her basement, a popular activist shot dead, or a jockey stabbed to death in the woods.

SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards 2018
SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards 2018

SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards 2018

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h00 (live)
Genre: Awards, Religion

Awards ceremony organised by World Gospel Powerhouse which honours, celebrates and promotes the talent and accomplishments of the South gospel music industry in the past year.

The awards ceremony this year - the 11th annual event - is broadcast live from the Durban ICC, with nominees in 34 categories.

Of particular interest to TV viewers will be the battle for Best Gospel TV Show, contested by Gospel Unplugged (SABC1), Gospel Countdown (Soweto TV), Greater Works with Minister Harry (1Gospel) and According to the Bible (Soweto TV).

The ceremony will be hosted by Pearl Modiadie and Lawrence Maleka. 

Presenters include Dingaan Khumalo (Muvhango), Clement Maosa (Skeem Saam), Gugu Gumede (Uzalo), Brenda Mhlongo (Generations: The Legacy) and It’s Gospel Time’s Thabiso Mokgethi and Rebecca Malope.  

You'll find all of the nominees on the TVSA Show Page here: SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards 2018

Almost News with Chester Missing

Channel: eNCA (DStv 402)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy, Current Affairs, Talk Show

This satirical news show takes an irreverent look at the current affairs landscape and put high-profile politicians through their paces in interviews - with a puppet.

Chester Missing is, of course, delighted: "I have my own TV show. I'm a puppet. Have any of you realised how crazy this is? Someone tell Hlaudi. He broke ground for puppets everywhere."

The show was conceived as a build-up to the elections next year, and Chester (controlled by comedian Conrad Koch) will always have the last word: "You thought the elections were going to be serious? Ridiculous! Almost News with Chester Missing will solve that, comrades. We will bring you 24 minutes of 100% undiluted tjatjaragness, every single week."


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