New on TV today: Tuesday 5 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Feb 2019
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My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

There are an estimated one million gypsies and travellers throughout the US, but most live in complete secrecy, away from the judgment and discrimination that plague their communities.

However, their lifestyles are anything but discreet. Blending traditional values with modern-day influences, their celebrations are large, loud and lavish.

From elaborate baptisms, complete with Swarovski crystal-crusted pacifiers, to grand match-making parties and extravagant weddings, this series offers insight into the lives of modern gypsy and traveller families throughout America.

Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination 2

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 15h10
Genre: Documentary Series

Insane Coaster Wars is back, jetting around the world on a quest to find the most terrifying rides full of death-defying drops, spine-torqueing twists and impossible inversions.

From the world's fastest roller coaster to the tallest wooden coaster to the world's longest and tallest flying coaster in the U.S., no stone is left unturned.

Strap in and get ready for a wild ride as this series takes you around the globe to some of the most hair-raising, pulse-pounding thrill rides on the planet.

Family Food Fight

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Family teams of four pull out their best culinary moves in the kitchen, serving up authentic family dishes and drama in this Aussie foodie competish.

Tapping into each family's uniquely diverse cultural heritage, along with their countless culinary influences, the series takes homestyle cooking to a new level as family recipes rich in tradition and shared over generations are put on display.

Rather than five-star restaurant cuisine, the show focuses on relatable, yet aspirational, home-cooked meals, inspiring budding home cooks across the nation to don their aprons and get into the kitchen together.

Blue Bloods 2

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 18h15
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

In the Season 2 premiere, "Mercy": when a supporter for the mayor elect is found dead, Frank is put on the spot when the mayor wants him to position it to the public as a random act of violence.

Meanwhile, Jamie goes undercover at a bar and meets a suspicious patron.

Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood guest star as themselves and perform at the mayor elect's fundraiser.

TVSA Show Page: Blue Bloods 2

Countdown to Armageddon: Stacey Dooley
Countdown to Armageddon: Stacey Dooley

Countdown to Armageddon: Stacey Dooley

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 22h15
Genre: Documentary, Factual

Stacey travels to America to investigate the 'Prepper' community, meeting some of the estimated 5% of the USA's population who are prepping for an uncertain future and the end of civilisation as we know it.

They all have different concerns - from climate change and natural disasters to civil unrest.

Stacey will explore the lengths they will go to protect themselves and their families, and the motivations behind this.

Bite Club

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Join five chefs as they battle to the bitter end in a no-holds-barred cookery competition.

In each episode, host Tyler Florence summons five of a city's most talented chefs to a restaurant they've never cooked at before. While two become judges, the remaining three must call on all their skills to see them through several increasingly difficult challenges.

With so much talent and town pride in one room, the competition is bound to be fierce. First up is the Windy City – who will emerge the Chicago Bite Club Champ?

Brothers in Arms

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

Rocco Vargas is a former decorated Army Ranger who also conducted Special Ops at the border and continues to serve. His best friend, Eli Cuevas, was an elite Marksman in the army and earned a Purple Heart in Iran.

Rocco and Eli's goal is simple: to take their expertise and passion and become the best one-stop shop for all things military. From fixing and testing a Cold War Russian tank, to solving the mystery of an unidentified Japanese WW2 weapon in the Pacific that Allied troops had never seen before.

There's nothing that the team at Banditos won't do to investigate, restore and test the most innovative, iconic machines in military history.

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations 7

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

Andrew Zimmern returns with his ongoing quest to chomp his way around the globe, boldly taking it upon himself to sample the tastiest and strangest cuisine the world has to offer.

In this season, Andrew scopes out legendary and exciting culinary treasures from a variety of locations including Las Vegas, Genoa and Kanazawa.

From luxurious quail prepared by a Michelin chef to steamed taro leaves used in ancient Hawaiian recipes, Andrew takes you through the culinary traditions and hotspots every foodie needs to know about.


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