New on TV today: Tuesday 21 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 May 2019
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The Secret Lives of Slim People

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Food

The Secret Lives of Slim People

How do some people - who never seem to diet or exercise - stay slim?

This four-part series follows two slim people over five days, unpicking their every move and morsel to find out what determines their size.

With the help of private detectives and hidden cameras, we follow the lives of people who stay slim without apparently trying. What simple tips can we learn from them?


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


WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) make their return to the spotlight when the series makes its Season 2 debuts.

The show once again takes you on a wild ride into the lives of some of today's hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the women who stand by their side.

During the 12-episode run, newcomers Sophia Pierson and Tia Shipman will join the ranks alongside returning cast members Sasha Gates, Barbie Blank, Autumn Ajirotutu, Nicole Williams, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson.

Tia is an elite Ford model with clients ranging from top department stores to makeup brands, as well as high fashion brands. She has appeared in television series such as The Bold & Beautiful, Grandfathered and Ugly Betty.

Tia has been linked to players from the Denver Nuggets and Indianapolis Colts.

Sophia is a beauty and style expert, as well as an actress, and is the sister of cast member Olivia Pierson and cousin to cast member Natalie Halcro. She has been linked to a player from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Inseparables

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

The Inseparables

Family drama in which Maanvi and her mature sister Jeevika go to great lengths for each other. Follow the sisters' journey as they stand by each other and find their soulmates.


Five flash facts on Star Life's new sistahood soapie The Inseparables
The Inseparables Teasers - May 2019


Inside Incredible Machines

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Factual, Technology, Science

Inside Incredible Machines

A six-part series devoted to delving deep into the heart of the world's greatest machines.

The series scrapes away the grease and chisel through the rust to reveal the remarkable engineering principles that turned these machines into icons of their time.

Ex-NASA jet engineer Chad Zdenek works alongside expert salvage teams as they take apart giant machines, piece by piece.

From a 747 jumbo jet to a North Sea Oil rig, and from a coal power plant to the iconic hovercraft, Chad gets a final chance to figure out how these machines were built as well as climbing onboard the military behemoths of the Galaxy C5 and a Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier.

In the series premiere, mbo Jet": Chad takes on the task of stripping down the six-million parts that make up the iconic 747 aircraft.

Bob's Burgers 9

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Bob's Burgers 9

The series follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now": Convinced she's met the love of her life, Tina decides to disguise herself as a boy and sneak into the Boyz 4 Now auditions to find him.

Back at the restaurant, Teddy asks the rest of the Belcher gang to nurse his baby rat back to health.

TVSA Show Page: Bob's Burgers 9

Hell's Kitchen USA 18

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Hell's Kitchen USA 18

For the first time in the show's history, eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons - and lost - will be brought back for a shot at redemption and tested like never before, as they go up against eight ambitious rookies.

Each week, the chefs will be put through a series of grueling culinary challenges and dinner services to prove to Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to win the grand prize: a position at the world's first Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas... and $250,000.

In the premiere episode, the rookie chefs will cook up the best versions of their signature dishes and the veterans will attempt to create those same dishes, foregoing the making of their own signature dishes, in the process.

TVSA Show Page: Hell's Kitchen USA 18

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

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

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

Wanda Sykes tackles politics, reality TV, racism and the secret she'd take to the grave in this rollicking, no-holds-barred stand-up special.

A nine-time Emmy nominee for her writing, acting and stand-up, Wanda also earned the prize as a writer on The Chris Rock Show.


Actors in this post: Gordon Ramsay, Wanda Sykes

Shows in this post: Bob's Burgers, Hell's Kitchen (USA)


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