New on TV today: Tuesday 19 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Feb 2019
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MTV Shuga: Down South 2
MTV Shuga: Down South 2

MTV Shuga: Down South 2

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

MTV Shuga: Down South 2 is set one year on from the previous season, as old and new faces collide in the buzzing downtown hub of Braamfontein and the fictional vibrant township of Zenzele, where the characters come to terms with young adulthood, their relationships, sexual health, happiness and the challenges of self-acceptance and survival.

Directed by Thishiwe Ziqubu, Vivek Mehta and previous MTV Breaks winner Mlu Godola, the new season focuses on topical issues in South Africa including toxic masculinity, the realities of living with HIV as a young person, and the root causes of gender-based violence.

Other key plot points include domestic violence, transactional sex, knowing your HIV status, antiretroviral treatment adherence and LGBTQ+ relationships.

TVSA Show Page: MTV Shuga: Down South 2

Stan Against Evil

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00 (binge)
Genre: Comedy, Horror

Follows Stan Miller, a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement.

Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret, the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realise things are not quite right in their quaint New England town.

Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Gypsy Kids in Crisis

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

Hungary has more Roma gypsy kids in institutional care than any other EU country and, as a result, is facing a potential crisis. Stacey Dooley looks into this worrying issue and meets some of the parents, children and social workers on the frontline of Hungary's child protection system.

Stacey meets the staff and residents of some of Hungary's children's homes where often over 70 percent of the residents are Roma gypsy kids.

Outside of the homes, Stacey also confronts the pimps who are exploiting some of Hungary's most vulnerable children, before discovering many of the pimps are Roma themselves.

Everybody Loves Raymond 6

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 17h25
Genre: Comedy

In the Season 6 premiere, "The Angry Family": The Barones attend an open house Michael and Geoffrey's school, during which the kids all read stories that they've written themselves.

Most of the students tell tall tales that are obviously fictional, but Michael's story, "The Angry Family", feels all too factual to the family.

TVSA Show Page: Everybody Loves Raymond 6


Actors in this post: Thishiwe Ziqubu

Shows in this post: MTV Shuga, Everybody Loves Raymond

Channels in this post: MTV Base, SundanceTV, BBC Brit, FOX Africa


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