New on TV today: Tuesday 12 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Feb 2019
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Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Comedy-Drama

When Harley Carter (Jerry O'Connell) was a teenager, he experienced 15 minutes of fame when he solved the mystery of a serial killer plaguing his small town. Now, years later, Harley has become a famous actor playing a grown-up version of what he actually was as a kid.

After an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood, Harley returns to his hometown to take a break but finds that he can't leave solving mysteries behind.

Carter taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with (and reconnecting to) his childhood friends, no-nonsense police veteran Sam Shaw and witty, street-wise coffee truck owner, Dave Leigh.

Revolutions: Ideas That Changed the World

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology, History

This series takes you on an incredible voyage through the history of our species, as told through the lens of six iconic technological inventions. These are: the car, the aeroplane, the smartphone, the rocket, the robot and the telescope.

These inventions are the result of thousands of years of accidents, breakthroughs, insights and wonders, with each being born out of a fundamental human need.

Whilst we take these devices and their uses for granted, this programme looks at the story of their creation.

The Real Housewives of New York City 10

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

This season Bethenny is hyper-focused on her businesses and her humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico, but burning the candle at both ends leaves little time for a personal life.

Meanwhile, Luann is picking up the pieces after her marriage to Tom fell apart, but when a trip to Palm Beach ends with a night of bad choices, her future is threatened.

On the flip side, Sonja is trying to get her life back on track after a summer of detoxing and distancing herself from the women, but old habits die hard and her feud with Tinsley is alive and well.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New York 10

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion's Dirty Secrets

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

Stacey Dooley investigates the true cost of clothes, revealing how the passion for fast fashion poses a major threat to the environment.

Most people are unaware that, along with the oil, coal and palm oil industries, the clothing industry is having a devastating impact on the natural world.

With her trademark straight-talking approach, Stacey investigates the issue and challenges big clothing brands to change their practices and help save our planet.



Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy

SMILF is a raw, honest look at the life of a 20-something single mom from Frankie Shaw, who brings her singular, unapologetic point of view as star, writer, executive producer and director of the semi-autobiographical series.

The show takes a comedic look at the life of Bridgette Bird (Shaw), a young Boston Southie whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of working class single motherhood.

The cast includes Rosie O'Donnell in her first series regular TV role as Bridgette's prideful, outspoken Southie mother.

Luxury Homes Revealed 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary Series

If you had all the money in the world what would your ultimate luxury home look like?

Take an intimate tour with Gary Takle and his guests as they give us tantalising glimpses into the private mansions of the Hollywood elite, tech billionaires and the super rich to see how the other half live. Check out the latest luxe looks and what money can buy in these pimped out pads.

From underground bowling alleys to rooftop putting greens, these ultimate luxury homes have it all.

The Truth about the Menopause

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Factual

The menopause - it is one of the last female health taboos, shrouded in myths, old wives' tales and out-dated scientific understanding.

Recently emerging from her own experience, Mariella Frostrop finds out what the menopause means for both sexes and discovers how we can best treat and understand it.

She discovers the cutting-edge science and research helping women cope - from lifestyle changes that promise to delay the onset and relieve symptoms to a brand-new drug that reduces debilitating hot flushes by 70%.



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