New on TV today: Monday 29 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Apr 2019
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The Resident

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

The Resident

Medical drama focusing on the final years of a young doctor's training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across America.

A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.

In the series premiere: On his first day as an intern, an idealistic Dr. Devon Pravesh faces the harsh realities of medical care, as third year resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins takes him under his wing and teaches his unconventional ways for treating patients.

Meanwhile, Conrad goes head-to-head with Chief of Surgery Dr. Solomon Bell, who uses power and intimidation to cover up his mistakes.

The Flash 5

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy, Drama, Action

The Flash 5

As Season 5 begins, after outthinking The Thinker, you'd hope that Barry Allen might have some down time to contemplate his future with his new wife, Iris.

But with their speedster daughter from the future, Nora, already grown and a part of their lives, they've now got to face Central City's newest menace - the DC Super-Villain Cicada.

Season 5 pits Team Flash against yet another formidable adversary, the show's second non-speedster Big Bad. Chris Klein is a new series regular to play this season's scourge of Central City, Cicada.

TVSA Show Page: The Flash 5

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11

Favorite Southern sophisticates Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams are all back and will be joined by newest housewives Eva Marcille and Shamari DeVoe this season.

Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam join the season as friends.

Fresh off her stand-up comedy tour, NeNe is busier than ever with the opening of a new location for Swagg Boutique. Business as usual comes to a halt however, as Gregg faces a cancer diagnosis.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11

Man at Arms: Art of War

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Reality, History

Man at Arms: Art of War

Hollywood tough guy Danny Trejo presents this show in which master forgers recreate the most popular weapons from movies, TV shows and video games.

In each episode, the expert teams skillfully recreate famed weapons and armour from scratch, using both the technology that would have been available at the time, as well as state-of-the-art technologies beyond the original forgers' wildest imaginations, to create historical, modern and mythological works of martial art.

Each one is then tested by experts for its strength and real-world functionality, whether it slices, shoots, smashes, stabs, blocks, parries or disarms.

Real Health 8

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Talk Show

Real Health 8

Holistic health experts and professionals join Real Health host, Stacey Holland, to discuss real-life health conditions. They explore causes, symptoms and holistic ways of treating these conditions and how these solutions, when practiced correctly, can lead to a healthier mind, body and soul. 

On each episode, these experts delve deep into the root of what happens at biological, physiological and psychological levels when healthy living is practiced holistically.

They inform the viewer of the roles played by diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices on their overall well-being, and the viewer in turn learns about the diverse approaches to health that suit different lifestyles, personalities and beliefs.

Whether it's conventional Western medical solutions or Eastern disciplines that have been practiced for thousands of years, modern nutritional viewpoints or age old remedies, each episode aims to inspire, transform and enlighten.

Snapped 7

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Snapped 7

This hit true crime series profiles the fascinating cases of women accused of murder.

Whether the motivation was revenge against a cheating husband, the promise of a hefty insurance payoff, or putting an end to years of abuse, the reasons are as varied as the women themselves.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Diane Fleming": One man's death leads to a question of mistake vs. murder and leaves soccer mom Diane Fleming fighting for her innocence.

When Chuck Fleming finds himself deathly ill, evidence points toward his unassuming wife. But with an entire community supporting her, Diane finds that her son is far easier to blame.

The toxicology report is in and only the jury's vote counts.

Dr Oakley: Yukon Vet 4

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Dr Oakley: Yukon Vet 4

Dr. Oakley is on an airborne mission to track down a wild boar who has contributed to the overpopulation of the destructive species, but he won't go down without a fight.

A relaxing cross country trip turns stressful when a nervous caribou panics en route to its new home.

Homer the puppy has a worrisome bump on his neck and Dr. Oakley visits a pregnant ewe with a history of birth complications.


1 Comment

29 Apr 2019 09:22

Tashi edited on
4/29/2019 9:43 AM

I've never understood why hospital dramas are so popular. Too many suffering people, too close for comfort!

I know they're mostly about the doctors etc. but still, it feels too much like being in hospital.

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