New on TV today: Friday 11 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Jan 2019
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In Search Of
In Search Of

In Search Of

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary Series, Science

Hosted and executive produced by actor Zachary Quinto, and inspired by the 1970s franchise, the series examines unexplained phenomena from all over the world.

From the mythical to the scientific, each episode follows Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme – such as alien encounters, mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, time travel and artificial intelligence – and searches for the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries.

In Search Of explores enigmas told through the eyes of witnesses and scholars with a personal connection to the phenomenon and includes immersive demonstrations and experiments that contextualize each episode's theme.

Sex Education

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Comedy

Meet Otis Milburn – an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject.

When his home life is revealed at school, Otis realises that he can use his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with Maeve, a whip-smart bad-girl, and together they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their fellow students’ weird and wonderful problems.

Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.

Garage Rehab

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover

Richard Rawlings is a man on a motoring mission.

In his quest to help other business owners find success, he's travelling the US in search of struggling automotive and motorcycle shops that are desperate for cash and on the brink of failure.

With just a week to overhaul each shop, will Richard and his team be able to save a struggling garage from closing its doors forever?

My 600lb Life 7

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Losing weight is a struggle for many, but for some, it's a matter of life or death. This series follows the lives of people weighing over 600 pounds (270kg) as they embark on an incredible weight-loss journey to try and turn their lives around forever.

Each episode follows the story a different individual as they undergo a dangerous gastric bypass surgery and life-altering dietary changes with hopes of losing hundreds of pounds.

This season will follow 20 new journeys including a transgender woman who longs to live a glamorous life but struggles to get through every day basics, a couple who met online and are dealing with morbid obesity together and a woman whose family's lack of proper hygiene - and the fact that they live with 11 dogs - has exacerbated her own health.

Our Wildest Dreams
Our Wildest Dreams

Our Wildest Dreams

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

This series features the stories of several British families as they leave the UK to start from scratch in some of the most remote places on Earth.

In the first episode, ex-businesswoman Mari leaves her home in Greenwich for a new adventure in rural Ecuador, in the hope that moving with her native husband Kurikindi and their daughter Samai will bring her family even closer.

Later in this series, cameras follow ex-British Army officer Lyndon and his pregnant wife Ruth as they give up their careers in the UK to start a new business running a safari lodge in the Zambian outback.

The Curse of Oak Island 6

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Reality

Documents brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they pursue their lifelong dream of solving the 223-year Oak Island mystery.

For over two centuries, teams of searchers - including Franklin D. Roosevelt - have attempted to crack the code that will unearth the treasure believed to be buried on the small island off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Armed with the knowledge of those that came before them, the muscle of heavy machinery and decades of engineering know-how, the Laginas and their partners may be closer than anyone in history to finding the treasure that has so far claimed the lives of six men.

Live PD: Police Patrol 5

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Reality

Live PD: Police Patrol brings an unfiltered look at law enforcement officers in action across America.

The series follows the daily life-and-death situations faced by Sheriff's Departments, Highway Patrols and local Police Departments in a diverse range of jurisdictions from Connecticut to Arizona.

From drugs busts to prostitution, high speed pursuits to domestic disputes, car theft to gang violence or traffic violations, Live PD: Police Patrol offers a transparent look at the daily encounters between police and civilians.

Grand Designs 15

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Home Improvement

Designer and author Kevin McCloud is meeting more people and finding more amazing homes! This season, ex-RAF pilot Jon and GP Gill Flewers build a New Zealand-style hill house on the steep slopes of the Malvern hills in Worcestershire. It proves an emotional rollercoaster ride.

Kevin meets young architect and shed fanatic Micah Jones, who turns a dilapidated old agricultural building in the rolling countryside of County Down into an innovative upside down four-bedroom mega-shed for himself, his wife Elaine and their two young boys.

Kevin also revisits Ed and Rowena Waghorn, who started building their handcrafter five-bedroom house on their smallholding in Herefordshire, in 2007. Four years in, and we get to see Ed's masterpiece to completion.



Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy

Titans is an all-new 11 episode live-action drama series that follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe.

In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and many others.

Titans is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.


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