New on TV today: Friday 8 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Mar 2019
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Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Superhero, Drama, Action

South African superhero action series which follows an ex-cop with a rare inability to feel pain who strikes out on his own to catch offenders who've eluded Johannesburg police.

Following the brutal and unjust murder of his six-year-old daughter, Johannesburg detective and former task force specialist, Shadrach 'Shadow' Khumalo (Pallance Dladla), quits his job to become a fixer for people who, like him, have been failed by the criminal justice system.

With the help of his former partner, Shadow cuts a swathe through the city's underworld, taking full advantage of a rare condition that affects his central nervous system: he is impervious to physical pain.

TVSA Show Page: Shadow

Cake Hunters

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

If you thought finding a baker to create the perfect sweet centrepiece would be a piece of cake, this series proves it's harder than you think. Join party hosts as they trial three bakers to determine who will be able to make their cake dreams come true.

First, a soon-to-be-married couple are down to the wire to find the perfect wedding cake, and they've got three jaw-dropping concepts to choose from. Then, a couple searches for a cake that can combine an armed services tribute with rustic elegance, and a mum searches for the perfect Indian show-stopper cake to celebrate her sons' engagements.

With three design concepts to choose from, which baker will walk away with the contract?

Deadly Secrets

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 23h50
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Sometimes evil is so well-disguised that you're the only one who sees it... but can you prove it before someone you love is killed?

In this chilling series, regular people tell their harrowing true stories of how they discovered that a person they knew was trying to kill someone close to them, and how they helped bring the killer to justice.

Survivors of these harrowing experiences recall the moment they begin to suspect someone in their life - a respected colleague, a trusted in-law, their mum's new boyfriend - may be planning to harm, maybe even kill, their loved one.

After Life

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy

Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa dies, Tony changes.

After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.

He thinks it's like a Super Power — not caring about himself or anyone else — but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls
Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls

Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h40
Genre: Reality Competition, Adventure

Survivalist Bear Grylls leads this non-stop extreme survival journey that tests 10 teams of two beyond their wildest imaginations as they venture into the unforgiving and dramatic landscape of New Zealand's South Island.

Their mission is threefold: survive the wild, journey as a group and avoid elimination. Each week, Bear will send home another team. In the end, only one duo will remain - the team that he believes has shown the most heart, courage, initiative and resolve in their quest to "get out alive" and claim a life-changing grand prize of $500,000.

From dense forests and sheer mountain drop-offs, to freezing cold rivers and unforgiving glacier crevasses, the landscapes tackled will be harsh, remote and physically and emotionally draining. Having to navigate the worst that the wild can throw at them every step of the way, the contestants will be battling to survive like never before.

Everybody Loves Raymond 7

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

In the Season 7 premiere, "The Cult": Depressed that Marie and Debra can't seem to resolve their differences, Robert decides to join a support group that the family believes is a cult.

After taking the feud between Marie and Debra very hard, Robert's cousin Gerard convinces him to attend a "Inner Path" meeting – a group seeking the path to inner peace and unlocking one's potential.

TVSA Show Page: Everybody Loves Raymond 7

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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

A high-octane, 10-part series which reveals the true story of the sport - not only focusing on the fight to be World Champion, but giving insight into the personal lives of their heroes on and off the track.

As a new generation of drivers step out of the shadows, Formula 1 has opened its doors to give unprecedented access to the top drivers, team principals and owners, to set the scene for a new wave of gripping competition and challenges.

Not only does the series focus on all the latest action on the track, but also takes time away from the circuit to provide a unique insight to the teams and the people that make the championship what it is.


Actors in this post: Pallance Dladla, Ricky Gervais, Bear Grylls

Shows in this post: Shadow, Everybody Loves Raymond


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