New on TV today: Wednesday 24 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Apr 2019
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Don't Tell the Bride 12

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Don't Tell the Bride 12

Couples who can't afford to marry are given £14,000 for the wedding of their dreams. But there's a catch - they must be wed within three weeks and the groom has to plan a surprise wedding for his unsuspecting bride.

The bridegroom must organise every aspect of the event and attire, including the wedding dress, as well as the hen and stag parties.

More often than not the special day turns out to be everything the Bride didn't want on her wedding day.


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


As the Taskmaster, Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners) sets a series of stupefying tasks to five of the UK's leading comedians with Alex Horne assisting as his right-hand man.

Together, the duo coax Frank Skinner, Josh Widdicombe, Roisin Conaty, Romesh Ranganathan and Tim Key individually to show their creative competitiveness and successfully complete the tasks set.

Marlon 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Marlon 2

In the Season 2 premiere, "Model Parent": Marlon convinces Ashley to let Zack model for a kids' athletic line after he is approached in a mall.

After the shoot, Stevie, Yvette, Marlon and Ashley are horrified to see that the photos have been altered as the shirt he is modeling now contains the phrase "Funky Monkey."

Ashley and Marlon decide to pull Zack from the campaign after the advertising executives fail to see the racism of the shirt.

Die Ware Naarheid 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy, Current Affairs, Afrikaans

Die Ware Naarheid 2

Satirical news programme hosted by comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout. With the help of his two correspondents (Erns Gründling and Bibi Slippers), he reports on current affairs in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

He also chats to well-known people to get an alternative view of the latest news. Although the programme is filled with jokes, it's definitely not a joke: it will help you to make sense of everything that is going on without leaving you depressed or bored.

With Die Ware Naarheid you will get a weekly update of news, with a good dose of humour added to it – because sometimes it's the only way to handle the ugly truth.

Chopped 35

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Chopped 35

Four chefs step into the Chopped kitchen to cook their way through each increasingly difficult round, from appetisers to pudding, with a $10,000 prize on the line and just 30 minutes to finish each dish.

In the Season 35 premiere, "Food Truck Luck": the competition gets revved up by taking a cue from the food truck scene as four food truck chefs cause a traffic jam at the fryer in their race to make tasty appetisers using two proteins. Then, the final two face off to make a roadside favourite – nachos – into a tasty dessert.

Who has what it takes to stay in the race, and who will be side-lined?

Hostile Planet

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Hostile Planet

Wildlife series that explores Earth's most hostile environments.

Over the course of six episodes, the show explores the extremes of deep, high, cold, hot, wet and dry and reveals the truly extraordinary ways in which animals have adapted to survive in the face of great adversity.

It's always been a hostile planet and yet, in the last 40 years, it's got a whole lot tougher for the wildlife. The world has changed more in the last 40 years than at any time in the last 65-million. So animals in the most hostile places on Earth must adapt in the blink of an evolutionary eye.

Facing everything from intrinsically hostile habitats and brutally punishing weather to the unrelenting threat of predators and intense competition for resources, their challenge is simple: adapt or die.


Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy


Centers on the relationship between former high-school BFFs, Pete, a recently out gay man; and Tiff, a grad student and secretly one of New York City's top dominatrixes, who reconnect in an unexpected way years later.

Chains, whips and hilarious quips! For grad student/dominatrix Tiff and her cash-strapped gay best friend Pete, S&M is a business, not a pleasure. Well, maybe there's a little pleasure.

Their professional relationship redefines their friendship, but more importantly helps them find themselves.

Food Porn

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Food, Reality

Food Porn

An addiction to "porn" is taking over - millions of social media users pick up their phones before their forks to take pictures of their meals in restaurants; #foodporn is used nearly every two seconds on Twitter.

Chef/restaurateur Michael Chernow investigates the phenomenon to find the most buzzed-about eats in America.

He travels to cities like New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas to meet today's tastemakers - everyday people behind the online posts - and discovers why the meals are worthy of talking about online.

He also breaks bread with the chefs responsible for creating the dishes.

In each 30-minute episode, Michael hits the road to find the best of the best, the most talked about, the most liked and the most inventive food being made today.

Tracey Ullman's Show 3

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Tracey Ullman's Show 3

Actress, writer and producer Tracey Ullman returns to front another sketch comedy series. Poking fun at modern life in the U.K., she celebrates her homeland by taking on the personae of its residents and tourists.

Over the course of the series her portrayal of celebrities includes the likes of Dame Judi Dench, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dame Maggie Smith.

This season has a much bigger scope, now set on a global stage and Tracey dedicates most of her time impersonating world leaders including US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and mogul Rupert Murdoch.


Actors in this post: Greg Davies, Tracey Ullman, Maggie Smith


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