New on TV today: Friday 17 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 May 2019
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It's Bruno!

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

It's Bruno!

It's Bruno! follows dog lover Malcolm, his best friend and canine companion Bruno, and the hilarious adventures that take place on their vibrant Brooklyn block.

The old-school Brooklyn native devotes his days to caring for adorable Bruno - and making sure the neighbours show his pooch the proper respect.

Lost Treasures of the Maya

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History, Factual

Lost Treasures of the Maya

Explorer Albert Lin ventures into the Guatemalan jungle to explore how a new high-tech treasure map is revealing tens of thousands of ancient ruins.

Now, dozens of archaeologists are heading on a voyage of discovery, exploring lost ruins for the first time in 1500 years.

What they're finding is rewriting the history of one of the world's most mysterious ancient civilisations – the Maya.

Married to Medicine 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Married to Medicine 2

Returning this season are Toya Bush-Harris, Mariah Huq, Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Simone Whitmore, along with newcomers, entrepreneur Lisa Nicole Cloud and Dr. Heavenly Kimes.

Mariah and Quad's once inseparable friendship is barely hanging onto life support. Mariah, the self-proclaimed "Queen Bee," has demanded credit for making Quad "relevant" in the exclusive circle of Atlanta medicine, while Quad feels Mariah has a bad case of jealousy.

While Toya's search for her dream home continues, her friendship with long-time friend Simone comes to a surprising halt.

As for the doctors, life isn't all roses. Dr. Simone realises that her busy career and recent financial blunder has taken a toll on her marriage.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jackie, a two-time survivor of breast cancer, is ready to finally experience motherhood, either through adoption or by using a surrogate with her biggest obstacle being her husband.

Add to the mix the larger-than-life Dr. Heavenly Kimes, who is both a dentist and married to a doctor, and Lisa Nicole, a successful entrepreneur and fashion designer, and the result is a recipe for sass, class and one of the most explosive - and brutally honest - confrontations yet.

The Joy of Logic

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

The Joy of Logic

Take a roller-coaster ride through philosophy, maths, science and technology from the viewpoint of logic.

With wit, wisdom, imagination and animation, Professor Dave Cliff journeys from Aristotle to Alice in Wonderland, Sci-Fi to Supercomputers on his quest for certainty and the fundamentals of sound reasoning itself.

With the help of 25 seven-year-olds, Professor Cliff creates, for the first time ever, a computer made entirely of children, running on nothing but logic.

We also meet the world's brainiest whizz-kids, competing at the International Olympiad of Informatics in Brisbane, Australia.

Lost Gold of World War II

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

Lost Gold of World War II

Lost Gold of World War II, also referred to as the Yamashita treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Imperial Japanese forces during World War II.

Though accounts that the treasure remains hidden in the Philippines have lured treasure hunters from around the world for over 50 years, its existence is dismissed by most experts.

The rumoured treasure has been the subject of a complex lawsuit that was filed in a Hawaiian state court in 1988 involving a Filipino treasure hunter, Rogelio Roxas, and the former Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos.

In the series premiere, "Death on the Mountain": a team of Americans explores a mountain in the Philippines to search for a treasure rumoured to have been buried by General Tomoyuki Yamashita in the closing months of World War II.

Nailed It! 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Nailed It! 3

Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize in this part reality contest, part hot mess.

From gingerbread men that look like monsters to wedding cakes that would make any bride say "I don't." If you've ever tried to make something epic and wound up with an epic fail, this is the show for you.

The baker who comes closest to success will walk away with $10,000 and the chance to finally say... "Nailed It!".

This season, Nicole and Jacques are back to judge the chaos in the kitchen, from half-baked doll cakes to delightfully creepy edible clowns.

Rich House, Poor House 3

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

Rich House, Poor House 3

With the gap between rich and poor greater than ever, this format follows two families from opposite ends of the wealth divide as they trade places to find out if money really does buy happiness.

In the first episode of this new season, part-time hairdresser Sarah Timmins (29) and husband Ross (28), a former Navy engineer from Redruth, Cornwall work hard to budget what funds they have.

They swap with wealthy veterinary surgeons Colin and Lizzy Whiting, who enjoy spending their disposable income on antiques.

But there's a surprise in store at the end of this episode.

Live PD: Police Patrol 6

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality, True Crime

Live PD: Police Patrol 6

Ride along in real time with six diverse U.S police departments, for a transparent look at law enforcement on duty.

In-studio host, Dan Abrams, alongside Dallas Police Department Detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson will guide you through the night, giving insight to what you are seeing in real time, bouncing minute-by-minute between the featured police departments and offering an inside look at each live incident.

History Hunters

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality, History

History Hunters

With the help of talented young History Hunters, Matt and Paige travel through time to discover the fashion, facts, and inventions of the past. Then they recreate them in fun ways that can be repeated at home.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live like ancient tribes? Travel through time with Matt, Paige and the History Hunters and try out their cool experiments at home.

With warriors and storytellers, on earth and in space, you can journey to a different era with each episode.

White Gold 2

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

White Gold 2

In 1980s Essex, cocky salesman Vincent Swan and his unscrupulous team will do anything to get the sale -including throwing honesty out the window.

This season, it's 1985. Eight months have passed since Vincent Swan - Essex's premier and most amoral double glazing salesman - teamed up with gangster Ronnie and forced his boss Walshy to sell Cachet Windows to them for a measly pound coin.

But after a brief honeymoon period, it turns out having a massively dangerous and violent criminal for a boss isn't that much fun. And this isn't helped by the fact that Vincent owes Ronnie £50,000.

Still, Vincent's got the massive house and middle-class lifestyle he'd always wanted to give his wife Sam. Sam wants to keep it that way, too - but when the Swan's snooty neighbours sign a contract for a brand new conservatory made by - of course - Cachet Windows, alarm bells start to ring.

Back at Cachet, disillusioned salesman Lavender is trying to finally take control of his career, while Fitzpatrick is left to pick up the pieces when his wife leaves him for her aerobics instructor, while he spends his evenings locked in the garden shed.

But at least business is booming - or it is just before a new rival salesman appears, ripping it up around town and stealing most of Cachet's business.

The team eventually discover it's not a sales-man but a sales-woman - and Jo Scott is relentless and ruthless in her pursuit of success.

But there's one prize she values above all - Vincent Swan himself.


1 Comment

17 May 2019 12:18

Bring on It's Bruno!  - definitely gonna watch. I don't even need to see a first episode to know I'm gonna love it.

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