New on TV today: Monday 4 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Mar 2019
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2019 BET Social Awards
2019 BET Social Awards

2019 BET Social Awards

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 03h00 (live) and 21h00 (encore)
Genre: Awards

BET will slide into your DMs and screens with The Bet Social Awards from executive producer Mike Epps.

The Bet Social Awards celebrate the very best (and worst) in social media over the past year: the good, bad and ugly, unforgettable viral social media moments that took place across, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and more.

From your favourite celebrity follows to the biggest memes, hashtags and trends of the year, this one-hour event will cover all of the most memorable social media moments that flooded your timelines in 2018.

The Game 4

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Comedy, Sport

Season 4 picks up where things left off at the end of Season 3, joining the team two years later with Derwin Davis and Melanie Barnett-Davis as the celebrity "IT" couple; Derwin is now the star he had always dreamed of becoming and Melanie has willingly traded in her residency for the demands of being a superstar's wife.

The ever opinionated and outspoken Tasha Mack continues to make her mark in the field of sports management now that she has rebuilt Derwin's career; Kelly Pitts - the former Mrs. Jason Pitts - tries to finesse her past as a footballer's wife to leverage a lucrative future in reality television.

Meanwhile, former San Diego Sabers' star team captain, Jason Pitts has found a new career in sports commentating.

TVSA Show Page: The Game 4

Dead by Dawn

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Documentary Series, Horror

The first-ever horror nature series, which showcases the horror that is reality in the wild when the sun goes down.

Each episode offers its own unique twist on horror, inspired by classic, modern and cult classic films, and uses innovative storytelling techniques to infuse suspense, tension and eeriness into the terrifyingly real stories of life in the wild... after dark.

Each episode features wildlife in a different country, from Costa Rica to Indonesia to the swamps of the USA. Once the sun goes down, creatures of the night battle for survival. It's a countdown until dawn, and only the strongest and luckiest will live to see the sunrise.

Get Shorty 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

In Season 2, Miles Daly struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal.

His progress in Hollywood is jeopardized when the washed-up producer (Ray Romano), with whom he partnered in season one, agrees to wear a Federal wire. Miles faces off with criminal financiers and with a Hollywood power-broker who could be the most dangerous of all.

Joining the cast as a recurring guest star is Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad) who plays Swayze, the brutal and murderous leader of a Latino prison gang who styles himself after Patrick Swayze, with long, flowing locks of hair and 80s-inspired dance moves.

My Perfect Family
My Perfect Family

My Perfect Family

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Telenovela

The Guerreros... five siblings in pursuit of the American Dream who are trying to make it in the U.S. on their own after their father dies and their mother is deported to Mexico.

The family will need to unite as one to conquer the various obstacles and situations immigrants in the United States face.

Along the way, they'll find support from Erika Ramirez, a social worker who takes on the family's case; and Santiago Velez, a women's soccer coach who discovers Marisol's talent as a soccer player.


It's all systems go for My Perfect Family: Telemundo's first new novela of the year

The Lake Erie Murders

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Ominously named for its violent and unpredictable nature, Lake Erie - which borders four US states and parts of Canada - is home to some of North America's darkest and deadliest murder cases.

This series goes to the edge of the water and takes a deep dive into its most notorious mysteries. 

In 1975, high school student Debbie Gama disappears on her way to the beach at Lake Erie. When her body is discovered in a creek wrapped in wire, the ensuing investigation ends up uncovering than her murderer, revealing a secret world of twisted sex, drugs and sadomasochism.

Tipping Point 9

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Game Show

Four players take on the show's distinctive machine in a battle of skill and luck. The machine is filled with counters worth money. The contestants answer a series of questions and every time they get a correct answer, they take control of the machine.

Through a combination of timing and intuition, the contestants must drop special counters into the machine to try to push other counters off the shelf and into the 'win zone', where they are converted into cash.

Contestants showing quick wits, good strategy and nerves of steel will reach the final where they must focus on just one counter - the golden jackpot disc. Strong general knowledge and good luck will enable them to beat the extraordinary Tipping Point machine, and take home a big cash prize.

The Supervet 5

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The 'Bionic Vet' Dr Noel Fitzpatrick and his crack veterinary team return to provide more cutting-edge care for hard-to-cure pets.

Follow the often-emotional stories of pets, owners and the passionate team that pushes boundaries of medicine to save animals from life-threatening conditions.

Season 5 kicks off with the dramatic story of tiny 4-month-old Jackhuahua Teddy, who is rushed to Fitzpatrick Referrals as an emergency after being attacked by another dog in a park.

Keeping Score
Keeping Score

Keeping Score

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Telenovela

Telenovela set against the background of a sports academy which follows Mmamosa, a scorned, obsessed woman, who sets out to destroy the man who dumped her 25 years ago.

The series sees vendetta, greed and ambition unfolding through a violent corporate takeover of an all-African Sports Academy dedicated to training and uplifting young athletes by Mmamosa, who is willing to do whatever it takes to get what she wants: lie, cheat, steal or even kill.

Against this backdrop of obsessive revenge their children struggle to find love, self-fulfillment and to save the Academy that Mmamosa is determined to destroy.


TVSA Show Page: Keeping Score
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Life in Ruins

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Docu-Reality

Across Australia, thousands of old buildings lie forgotten and neglected, tangled up by red tape and development restrictions, or just slowly moldering into decay on the landscape.

International designer Sibella Court follows the trials and tribulations of seven groups of Australians committed to the daunting task of restoring heritage ruins into living homes.

From Georgian mansions to colonial pug-and-pine huts, these battlers attempt to restore the buildings to their former glory. They have limited budgets, but are doggedly dedicated to embracing their country's past and to restoring not only a house and a piece of history, but a home to be loved and lived in.

Legendary Locations

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Travel

Join pioneering explorer and host of Expedition Unknown, Josh Gates, as he immerses himself in the legends and unexpected stories of truly unforgettable places around the world.

In this series, we follow Josh as he sets off to a cursed fortress in India's Aravalli Mountains, discovers secretive stone labyrinths (including an ancient city carved into the canyon of Jordan's desert) and journeys across Bolivia's perilous Death Road, among many other exciting escapades.

Join Josh every Monday as he investigates the ancient legends and surprising folklore that travellers and locals alike love to share.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Thriller, Miniseries

Three-part psychological thriller which centres on the lives of two fathers, Dan and Jon, whose lives collide when Dan's 15 year-old son Alex is stabbed and tragically dies in the trauma department attended by high-achieving consultant Allerton.

Devastated, heartbroken and pushed to the edge, Dan believes Jon is responsible for Alex's death. As he strives for justice, Dan begins to unpick the very fabric of Jon's life as his own unravels in the wake of Alex's killing.

Trauma is an intricate, fast-paced thriller that questions what makes a man good and explores what happens when the very institutions established to protect us and those who represent them, let us down.

Free Solo
Free Solo

Free Solo

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, Adventure, Sport

An intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.

This edge-of-your seat thriller is an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence.

A User's Guide to Cheating Death 2

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

Health law professor and writer Timothy Caulfield returns with a second season about what people can do to extend their lifespan.

Timothy dives deep into the science and social issues surrounding today's increasingly demanding health trends in order to distinguish between the genuinely beneficial advice, and the excess of high-priced placebos.

As with the first season, you can gain a deeper understanding of the research which has been carried out on certain subjects to see if they have a genuine impact on a person's chances of living longer, including consuming more vitamins and supplements, sleeping longer and being more lenient with germs.


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