New on TV today: Thursday 3 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Jan 2019
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Xploration Outer Space
Xploration Outer Space

Xploration Outer Space

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Science, Technology, Documentary Series

Emily Calandrelli, aerospace expert and former NASA employee, goes on an out-of-this-world journey to unlock the mysteries of space. In this Emmy-nominated series she travels to NASA facilities, universities, and research centres aiming to find out the latest theories and technologies in space exploration.

How do scientists find and study alien planets from the safety of planet Earth? Could humans colonise Mars and eventually planets in other solar systems? How do astronauts train for the zero-gravity environment of space without leaving the atmosphere? And, how will robots help us explore places that are too dangerous for humans?

All these questions and more are answered by Emily, explained in a way easy for anyone to understand, whether they are a scientist or just someone interested in the wider universe.

Glam Guru 15

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover

Hannon Bothma and the Glam Guru team celebrate 10 years on kykNET with a 15th season of makeovers.

The team gives advice for a dull look, a forgotten life, a second wedding, someone who lost 32kg and even someone who has gone through divorce and who wants her self-confidence back.

Laugh and even cry with Hannon and his team, because they don't only want to change people's appearances, but also their lives.

Young Sheldon

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

For 10 years on The Big Bang Theory, you've come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward, and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.

For 9-year-old Sheldon, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king.

And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt 3

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

Dog, Beth, Leland and Dakota are back on the road, crisscrossing the USA to train fellow bondsmen and helping track down some of America's most dangerous criminals.

With their trademark candour and strong belief in second chances, the Chapmans motivate and inspire both the local bondsmen and the fugitives that they capture along the way.

This season, Dog introduces new high-tech surveillance gear and the latest in cutting-edge ballistic equipment.


Actors in this post: Hannon Bothma

Channels in this post: kykNET & kie, Vuzu, CBS Reality


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