New on TV today: Monday 17 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Dec 2018
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Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets
Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets

Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Travel

Join Anthony Melchiori on a behind-the-scenes stay at the best hotels in America, revealing exactly what goes into the full five star experience before rewarding one employee with a $5,000 cash tip.

Anthony checks into the world-famous Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas; the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego; and The Palace Hotel in Manhattan, where he enjoys a jewel-filled suite and a 100-year-old rye whiskey.

Miss Universe 2018

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103) / Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 02h00 (live) and 20h30 (repeat)
Genre: Pageant

The 2018 pageant takes place in Bangkok, Thailand with funnyman Steve Harvey serving as host. Model, entrepreneur and body activist Ashley Graham is the backstage host.
NE-YO is the first performer of the evening.

South Africa will be represented by Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green.

The Big Bang Theory 3

TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

Centres on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali.

Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. Wizards in the laboratory, but socially inept outside of it, none of their genius helps them interact with people, especially women.

In the Season 3 premiere, "The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation": Sheldon flees back to Texas in disgrace when he learns the guys tampered with his arctic expedition data, forcing the guys to follow him and threatening Leonard's hopes for a romantic encounter with Penny.

TVSA Show Page: The Big Bang Theory 3

They Took Our Child: We Got Her Back

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Each year 58,200 kids are abducted by strangers. If not found in the first three hours, 76% will never be found alive. These are the stories of families and kids that never gave up and beat the odds.

The parents and the child (now older) will take us through their own harrowing journey of how their child was kidnapped and what it took to get him or her back safely.

The story culminates in a present day reunion of the parents/child and the key person who helped recover the child.

Alan Davies: Life is Pain

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Recorded live at London's famous Hammersmith Apollo, Alan Davies' show Life is Pain covers every aspect of the modern condition, delivered in Alan's own inimitable fashion.

It's a glorious insight into Alan's unique worldview as he tackles diverse subjects ranging from growing up in the 1970s, losing his mother as a little boy, the vagaries of Facebook, sex toys and being a father.

The Last Alaskans
The Last Alaskans

The Last Alaskans

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Nature

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most remote areas in the United States - and there are few remaining Alaskans permitted to dwell within the 19 million acres.

Surviving 400 miles from civilisation, join the families overcoming harsh arctic conditions and fierce wildlife in one of Earth's last great wildernesses.

Heimo, Charlie, Tyler and their loved ones provide a raw and unbiased exploration into the unique rituals of life in Alaska's untouched countryside.

Homicide's Elite

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez have worked hundreds of homicides together, and if these two are on the case, the bad guys are going to prison.

Homicide's Elite features the most baffling, shocking and heartbreaking cases Quinn and Velazquez have worked in their combined 50 years on the street.

From the minute the 911 call comes in, to each twist and turn, to arrest and conviction, this compelling new series takes viewers on a wild ride with these partners in crime.

Roast Battle UK 2

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Roastmaster Jimmy Carr and judge Katherine Ryan return for another season of Roast Battle UK, with Jonathan Ross replacing Russell Brand as a judge this season.

Two roasters enter an arena filled with bloodthirsty comedy fans with just one simple mission: to bring their opponent to their knees with five of the most ferocious jokes their minds can muster.

In the Season 2 premiere: Ivo Graham takes on Fern Brady, whilst Tom Rosenthal battles Chris Ramsey.

Shows in this post: The Big Bang Theory


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