New on TV today: Friday 14 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Dec 2018
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The Innocent Man
The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime, History

In a story that gained attention with John Grisham's non-fiction book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, this six-part series focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s — and the controversial chain of events that followed.

The series includes interviews with victims' friends and families, Ada residents, attorneys, journalists, and others involved in the cases. Grisham appears, as does attorney Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project.

Developed as a documentary series, it blends new footage with compelling archival video and photos.

Our Cartoon President

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Animation, Comedy

This 10-episode parody follows the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members. 

In this parallel cartoon universe, the Commander-in-Chief opens the White House doors for an "all access" look at a typical day in the life of the President of the United States.

The series examines the quintessentially Trumpian details of the presidency and his most important relationships, and no one is safe - from his close family and confidants to key political figures from both parties and members of the media.

Python Hunters 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h45
Genre: Wildlife

From Green iguanas and Nile monitors, to rock pythons and the biggest nasty of them all - the 12-foot Burmese python - alien invaders have infested the Florida Everglades.

And now an elite squad of hunters is fighting back. Patrolling one of the most beautiful and delicate environments on the planet, the Python Hunters are determined to get these invasive species under control.

It's a high-stakes, adrenaline pumping conservation mission.


Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama

The Aussie drama Tidelands follows Cal McTeer, a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after 10 years in juvenile detention.

But her hometown is shrouded in mysteries, the greatest of which is the commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay: the Tidelanders.

Cal's return to Orphelin Bay blows the lid off a generations-long conspiracy of silence around murder, drugs and Sirens.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Superhero, Sci-Fi, Comedy-Drama

Agent Phil Coulson runs a small team of normal, non-superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who handle strange new cases with some of them involving the mysterious Project Centipede and their experiments with Extremis.

Each case tests the team in cooperation and ingenuity as they try to work together in trying to save the world from threatening, supernatural events on Earth.

In the Season 5 premiere, Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that's just the beginning of the nightmare to come.

The Voice 15

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

In the season 15 premiere the talent is exceptional and the competition is fierce as returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions.

The return of the "block" feature will allow the coaches the opportunity to "block" a fellow coach during the Blind Auditions so that the blocked coach is unable to recruit the artist on their team.

New this season is the introduction of the Comeback Stage, where six deserving artists who did not make a team during the Blind Auditions compete for a chance to re-enter the competition in the live shows.

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt 2

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.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Fathers & Sons": Dog and Beth visit their friend Topo. When Dakota and Topo's son is tasked with leading the hunt for a fugitive, it's the challenge of a lifetime.

Travelers 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi

The third season of Travelers finds Grant MacLaren and his team of highly-trained operatives from the future pushed to the limit and dealing with themes of loyalty, trust, death, and the ever-growing power of Artificial Intelligence.

With their existence now leaked to the world, the team must find a way to keep knowledge of the Travelers program from the general public, while continuing to perform missions under the watchful eye of the FBI.

Each team member will face their own personal breaking point, all while trying to stop the Faction, hunt down elusive Traveler 001, and to save the world from a terrible future.

Jerks with Cameras
Jerks with Cameras

Jerks with Cameras

Channel: ST Series E1 (StarSat 125)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Hidden Camera, Prank Show, Comedy

Prank show featuring a team of quick-thinking comedians (the Jerks) sent out on the streets by host, Tone Bell, to mess with everyday people. Let loose on the streets of LA, the Jerks poke the unsuspecting public until they get big reactions.

Sometimes the cameras are hidden and sometimes they're right out in the open because the pack of Jerks aren't afraid to get right up in people's faces. Back in the studio, Tone and the Jerks share the laughs with a live audience.

It's an all-out battle as the Jerks compete against each other to be crowned the biggest Jerk of the show. One thing is clear: give a Jerk a camera and all hell breaks loose.


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