New on TV today: Friday 1 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Mar 2019
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Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Superhero, Drama, Fantasy

Heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals live on in Legacies, which tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

It's here that Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults - including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby - come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves... in spite of their worst impulses.

Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be - or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies.

Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Documentary, Sport

In Indian sport, only cricket matters. This behind-the-scenes series takes you inside Mumbai Indians, one of the most successful teams in the country.

Follow IPL champions Mumbai Indians through the 2018 season in this series featuring insider insights and intense cricket action.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy, Drama

Years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized.

This series follows The Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Superhero ever known.

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, Krypton follows as his granfather fights to redeem his family's honour and save his beloved world from chaos.

Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle 6

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

Adventurer and broadcaster Ben Fogle is back with a new season of the unique programme which sees him meeting more brave individuals who have chosen to venture down an alternative path by setting up home in some of the most remote locations on Earth.

In this season, Ben meets Robert, a 70-year-old master craftsman; widow Judith who - at 80 - is determined to live alone in the wilds of Ireland; and Julien, a Canadian living as a Buddhist monk in Thailand.

Will these brave individuals be happy with the contrasting life they have chosen?

America's Got Talent: The Champions
America's Got Talent: The Champions

America's Got Talent: The Champions

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

Each week a number of acts from America's Got Talent and "Got Talent" competitions around the globe will perform for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, including dubious SA's Got Talent winner DJ Arch Jnr.

Two of these renowned acts will move on to the finals - one will receive a Golden Buzzer, and one will be voted through by a panel of "AGT" Superfans.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews is the host.


Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Documentary Series, Sport

In a "winning is everything" society, how do we handle failure? This series profiles athletes who have turned the agony of defeat into human triumph.

In these eight true stories, athletes who have lost in their biggest moments seek redemption in a society that rewards winning above all else.

Chasing Monsters 3

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Wildlife, Adventure

Relentless adventurer Cyril Chauquet is back for another adrenaline-filled series as he embarks upon a mission to find the most colossal and dangerous underwater creatures around the world.

The series begins with Cyril meeting several electric eel attack victims and hearing stories of people who have lost their lives, before becoming determined to catch the biggest electric eel possible and measure its voltage.

Elsewhere, Cyril's attention is captured by tourist videos of unidentified creatures appearing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Northern Rescue

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

Follows John West (William Baldwin), who uproots his three children from the big city to return to his home town to take command of the local Search & Rescue service after the death of his wife.

As the family comes to terms with their loss, the series explores the effects on their individual lives. The children's Aunt Charlotte (Kathleen Robertson), struggles to help John and his children heal as she copes with the loss of her sister and her desire to have a family of her own.

As the family members work on rebuilding their lives, they will come to meet many colourful characters living in their northern community.

My 3000-lb Family 2
My 3000-lb Family 2

My 3000-lb Family 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Follows a new family facing the consequences of morbid obesity, as they embark on a remarkable weight-loss journey.

All four cousins make a pact to go on a weight loss journey together and fight the family legacy of obesity threatening their lives.

And, a year later, have the Anderson family managed to keep the weight off after their surgery?



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