New on TV today: Wednesday 13 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Mar 2019
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h10
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Miniseries

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Based on the novel, this series stars Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) in the title role as Harry Quebert, a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property.

The series takes place in coastal Maine and focuses on Marcus Goldman, who is visiting Harry Quebert's home to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms.

Marcus' plans are suddenly upended when Harry is sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for many years.

Outlander 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

Outlander 3

The third season picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie's child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank.

Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love.

The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire's heart... as well as new doubt.

Guy's Grocery Games 7

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 15h10
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Guy's Grocery Games 7

Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high-stakes, high skills, grocery store cooking competition. From students to grannies to celebrities, the competition is always fierce.

Each episode sees the chefs hit by real-world challenges like finding workarounds when all the essential ingredients are suddenly "out-of-stock," or having to create a masterpiece when they can only cook with "5 items or less" or on a $10 budget.

In the end, the food does the talking, as the last chef standing has the chance to make some serious cash.

Sentenced with Mandela: The Denis Goldberg Story

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary, History, Factual

Sentenced with Mandela: The Denis Goldberg Story

The story of anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, the only white revolutionary to be convicted at the 1964 trial in which Nelson Mandela and his comrades were sentenced to life imprisonment in apartheid jails.

Speaking from the jail cell where he was incarcerated for 22 years, Goldberg describes his journey into the shadowy world of the underground resistance against apartheid, his dramatic arrest, prison and his controversial release.

His past, with the scarring on his family life, leaves him at time a troubled older man, after he returns home to Cape Town.

All Round to Mrs Brown's

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Talk Show, Comedy

All Round to Mrs Brown's

Irish comedy talk show created by and starring Brendan O'Carroll with his family and other cast members from his original comedy show, Mrs. Brown's Boys.

Mrs Brown opens the doors to her house for a Saturday night entertainment show in which she and the family are joined by celebrity guests.

Agnes is about to open the door of her very familiar family home, as mammy makes mischief with celebrity guests, surprise audience shenanigans and outrageous stunts, all in front of a live studio audience... what could possibly go wrong?

The Gong Show 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show, Talent Search, Variety

The Gong Show 2

Mike Myers stars as the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland - in this irreverent talent show which celebrates unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage.

A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood stars praise, critique and gong contestants. Most performers will go home with their unique talent that only a mother can love, but each week, the winning act with the highest judges' score will receive "The Gong Show" trophy and a cheque.

This season promises to bring in even more big-name judges and a new gaggle of contestants who are unafraid to showcase their awesome yet quirky routines.

Secrets of The Zoo

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Secrets of The Zoo

There's never a dull moment at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Witness the movements of some of its staff who give you a behind-the-scenes look at their lives.

A polar bear mom has to cope with her toddler cubs, a cheetah must go under the knife and some of the wild cats make a guest appearance on The James Corden Show.

In the series premiere, the zoo doctors go into hero mode, rescuing 16 macaws from a hoarding situation in Alabama, taking cheetah Emmet into a shoulder surgery.

The Americans 3

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

The Americans 3

Nina has been sent back to Moscow to face charges of treason, much to the dismay of her boss Arkady (Lev Gorn), Director of the KGB Rezidentura.

In addition to his rededication to his mission of uncovering the identities of the Russian spies living among them, Stan is also attempting to rebuild a relationship with his estranged wife Sandra (Susan Misner).

Meanwhile, in the Jennings' house, Philip and Elizabeth find themselves at odds over Paige's future now that the KGB has made it clear that they want her to join the family business.

TVSA Show Page: The Americans 3

Grantchester 4

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Mystery

Grantchester 4

Season 4 finds us in 1956. Britain is no longer under the shadow of war - there's no more rationing, no more austerity. It's the year of Elvis and his pelvis. Teddy boys. Teenagers. Optimism. The world is changing and fast.

In the season premiere, Chambers attends a talk by the Reverend Nathaniel Todd, a key part of the Civil Rights movement in America. During the event, protestors disrupt Todd's speech and release fireworks, causing the audience to panic, leading to a crush as dozens of people try to escape through a locked door.

In the chaos, a man is stabbed and killed by an unseen assailant. The murder sees racial tensions spike and Keating is called in.


Actors in this post: Patrick Dempsey, Guy Fieri, Mike Myers

Shows in this post: The Americans


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