New on TV today: Thursday 10 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Jan 2019
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Being Bonang 2
Being Bonang 2

Being Bonang 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Since the first season Bonang has entered her thirties and changed and amended her personal perspectives on life. She has recently returned from London where she was invited to celebrate the life of Madiba as the MC of the Global Gift Nelson Mandela Centenary dinner.

Season 1 showed a slice of Brand Bonang, in which she shared highs and lows on what it really entailed to Being Bonang. Not to mention learning the fascinating lingo of Benglish along the way...

Season 2 picks up where where the first left off, this time stepping it up to new levels where we see Brand Bonang positioned globally, with a new crew, all the while living the high life with Pinky Girl and boo Sfiso.

TVSA Show Page: Being Bonang 2

The Fixer 4

TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

In the Season 4 premiere, "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia": Nearly two months after Olivia and Jake boarded a private jet to stand in the sun together, everything has changed.

With another four years in the White House, Fitz and Cyrus are doing everything they can to make a positive impact on the nation.

Meanwhile, Mellie struggles to cope with the loss of her son and the gladiators feel the impact of Olivia's absence.

TVSA Show Page: The Fixer 4

Air Crash Investigation 18

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

En route from Indonesia to Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Flight 780 is high over the South China Sea when both of the plane's engines fail, turning the Airbus A-330 into a 200-ton glider.

Declaring a Mayday - and determined to avoid a disastrous ocean ditching - the captain takes over manual control of the aircraft and manages to power up only one engine by very slowly increasing the throttle.

But then the misfiring engine won't let him slow down for landing.

Storm Riders 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h20
Genre: Reality, Nature

They're not your typical storm chasers - they run a bare bones operation; no high-tech equipment, no gadgets, no antennas. Just a cellphone and a map.

Reading the sky like a book, they rely purely on their education and instincts. Along with their storms they educate you on the facts of meteorology and how the storms form.

In the Season 2 premiere, " Ice Storm": An Oklahoma storm leads the Storm Riders through freezing rain, sleet and snow.

Star 3
Star 3

Star 3

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: Drama

The series picks up three months later, as Star returns home from touring and Alex and Simone's fates are finally answered.

Carlotta and Cassie's sibling rivalry continues, as the two grapple with the aftermath of Cassie's big mistake, and Christine (guest star Patti Labelle) is caught in the middle.

When Carlotta's back is against the wall, Midtown Sound's strength and future is tested by Mateo Ferrera, and Star's big announcement leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

Second Chance Summer

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Ten strangers, all at a crossroads in life, embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Taking over the running of an agriturismo farm in Tuscany, boasting a vineyard, olive groves and B&B, they have six weeks to try to turn their Tuscan dreams into reality.

As well as getting to know each other, the group of singles must adjust to communal living and get to grips with life on the farm. Learning to keep the wild boar at bay, they tackle their first merlot grape harvest with mixed results. They also breathe new life into the farm and buy their first livestock.

The group must integrate with the locals, trying out their basic Italian, and throw themselves into the trials of rural Tuscan living, with all the challenges that it brings.

Ancient Aliens Specials

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Special, Science

The question of whether or not Earth has been visited by extra-terrestrials has been asked ever since man first looked to the heavens.

Ancient ruins and texts of great civilizations contain many artifacts and references to distant stars.

Scientists investigate the possibility and plausibility that the Earth had once been visited by aliens and perhaps still is.

Hawaii Five-0

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural, Action

A re-imagining of the original 1968–1980 series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches.

Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's Governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town.

Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop - a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline - but whose committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter Grace; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective, and former protégé of McGarrett's father, wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol.

TVSA Show Page: Hawaii Five-0

Brent Owens: Extreme, Authentic & Unwrapped
Brent Owens: Extreme, Authentic & Unwrapped

Brent Owens: Extreme, Authentic & Unwrapped

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

Aussie Masterchef winner Brent Owens is back on the small screen, this time with his own cooking show filmed in South Africa.

In this brand new series, Brent tests his foodie expertise on local dishes while at the same time sampling the more extreme side of SA, with the likes of shark cage diving, sand-boarding and aggressive ostriches.

If you fancy a change of pace from traditional French haute-cuisine, join Brent as he takes on the authentic local approach to eating great food.


Actors in this post: Bonang Matheba, Patti LaBelle


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