New on TV today: Thursday 14 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Feb 2019
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The Bachelor South Africa
The Bachelor South Africa

The Bachelor South Africa

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

One man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams - and hopefully his bride-to-be - in this primetime reality competition series.

The Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey meeting 24 women. After getting to know each one, he continues to narrow the field until ultimately one woman is left, to whom he proposes marriage in the season finale.

The show also takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the lives of each participant involved in this unique courtship.

TVSA Show Page: The Bachelor South Africa

Dating Around

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Reality, Dating Game Show

In each episode of flirtations and fails, one real-life single navigates five blind dates. The mission: Find one match worthy of a second date.

Every episode, one single goes on five first dates filled with flirty banter, awkward exchanges and moments of true connection. Who will get a second date?

Car Wars

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Reality Competition, Motoring, Action

Six celebrities are trained by motor racing experts to compete in extreme driving challenges ranging from drag racing to obstacle courses, using everything from rally cars to 4x4s.

Each episode provides a completely new test for the celebrity's motoring skills and the stakes keep getting higher.

Watch as they battle it out driving around shopping malls, off-road racing, pimping up old cars and playing Car Football, but even when schooled in the tricks of the trade, is being famous enough to win, or will it take more than star power to join the Celebrity Car Wars Hall of Fame?

America's Got Talent 13

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

America's Got Talent returns for Season 13 following a 12th season in which 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer from Oklahoma City took home the grand prize.

Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, as well as host Tyra Banks, are all back.

TVSA Show Page: America's Got Talent 13

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid
Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition

Former model and television personality Yolanda Hadid (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) brings her expertise to the forefront as she coaches aspiring teen models to succeed on and off the catwalk.

Yolanda, along with her trusted team of experts, will put the girls and their 'momagers' through an intensive eight-week training program. She will focus on the physical, mental and emotional aspects that it takes to build a sustainable brand.

With a $5,000 weekly prize on the line to put towards their future careers, only one girl can win a management contract with Yolanda's company and the potential opportunity to be represented by IMG Models in New York.

Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Comedy

Comedian, actor and former physician Ken Jeong returns to his stand-up roots for his first-ever Netflix comedy special.

Filmed at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California, where Jeong first got his start in comedy, the special reflects on how Jeong went from being a doctor to a comedy superstar.

He also opens up about how his wife's battle with breast cancer led to him starring in one of the biggest comedy franchises of all time, The Hangover.

Expedition Unknown

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Adventure, Travel

Adventurer and avid explorer, Josh Gates, investigates the truth behind the world's most iconic and captivating legends in this globe-trotting series.

Josh's adventures take him around the world as he immerses himself in the core locations linked to each mystery. Interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, Josh embarks on a fully immersive exploration to lead him closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas.

Whatever the destination, every historical mystery is an adventure for Josh.

Vegas Rat Rods 4

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Car builder and metallurgical genius, Steve Darnell of Welder Up is back at it again for a new season of Vegas Rat Rods. He and his crew turn abandoned pre-war rust into the USA's gnarliest, post-apocalyptic rat rods.

The cars they find abandoned in desert ghost towns and derelict highways in the sand all have stories and serve as a canvas for the team to tell new ones.

Along with building some badass rat rods, the Welder Up team puts their hands on the occasional muscle car as well, throwing more power and performance in wherever they can.

Dirty John
Dirty John

Dirty John

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Drama, True Crime

Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, the series tells the cautionary tale of how a whirlwind romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the charismatic con-man John Meehan (Eric Bana) spiraled into a frightening web of deception, denial and mental terror that nearly tore a family apart.

This harrowing real-life thriller follows the true events of an online dating relationship turned dangerous that rocked headlines and shocked the world.



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