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New on TV today: Wednesday 22 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 May 2019
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Chernobyl

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

Chernobyl

Five-part miniseries which dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history, and tells the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.

On 26 April, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.

Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist. As part of the response team, he is one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that has occurred.

Stellan Skarsgård plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident.

Emily Watson portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster.
 

Signed

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

Signed

Follows three moguls - rapper, entrepreneur and hip-hop artist Rick Ross, recording artist and Grammy award-winning songwriter The-Dream and Roc Nation's SVP of A&R / Artist Management Lenny S - as they work to develop unsigned hip-hop and R&B artists in Atlanta.

Signed features aspiring musicians who will undergo auditions and workshops to hone their craft and determine if they really have what it takes to get signed to a deal.

Through personal sessions with the music moguls and surprise visits from superstars like DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and Bangladesh, these young artists will face challenges and eliminations as they work their way toward a finale performance showcase.

The artists who most impress the moguls have an opportunity to be signed to Maybach Music, Radio Killa Records or Roc Nation.
 

Meghan and Harry: A Royal Baby Story

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

Meghan and Harry: A Royal Baby Story

Reveals the build-up to the recent birth of the latest royal arrival. But this is no ordinary regal baby; he is a mixed race, half American member of the British aristocracy.

Filmed before his birth, it covers everything you need to know about the box office parents, from their respective childhoods and how that might affect their own approaches to parenthood, to their plans for their new home in Windsor, via maternity fashion choices and controversial family members.

The film also offers expert insight from those that have worked in the royal household, plus royal commentators who have followed their every move, as well as a special appearance from Meghan's half-sister, Samantha.
 

Expedition Unknown 5

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Adventure

Expedition Unknown 5

From a long-lost city hidden in the vast jungles of Guatemala to the hunt for a stolen pair of the iconic (and priceless) ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, avid explorer Josh Gates sets out across the globe to investigate the greatest mysteries of all time.

This season kicks off with a two-part premiere - Josh Gates and his team join noted archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen on an adventurous quest to the lost-city of El Mirador deep in the Guatemalan rainforest.

Their mission: to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Maya Snake Kings.

Archaeologists have discovered that the sprawling ruins of this ancient mega-city are larger than Los Angeles and contain what might be the largest pyramid in the Americas.

Josh explores overgrown temples, plaster-paved roads and evidence of advanced engineering and art.

Using advanced laser scanners and remote sensing technology, Josh and his team reveal the secrets of why this incredible civilisation suddenly and completely vanished.

Their search for the tombs of the elusive Snake Kings leads to a thrilling and dangerous adventure, and culminates in what may be the most significant discovery in Expedition Unknown history.
 

The Simpsons 30

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons 30

In the Season 30 premiere, "Bart's Not Dead": Bart takes a dare, and ends up in the hospital. To cover for himself and Homer, he says he went to Heaven and met Jesus.

Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which Homer takes. But Bart can't deal with the guilt and comes clean to Marge after the movie is finished.

Bones star Emily Deschanel guest stars in the episode as herself.
 

Vintage Tech Hunters

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Reality

Vintage Tech Hunters

Features charismatic collectors Shaun Hatton and Bohus Blahut, who have turned an obsession with retro pop culture finds into their dream jobs.

The duo scours Canada and the U.S., rooting through rickety attics, dusty garages, flea markets and auctions for rare and nostalgic treasures.

From original Nintendo Game Boys and priceless first-edition computers to animatronic toys, the pair aims to uncover rare and nostalgic treasures.
 

Floribama Shore 2 resumes

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

Floribama Shore 2 resumes

Season 2 returns from hiatus with Episode 15, "Impubescent Clown", in which Logan continues to menace the roommates.

Kortni feels threatened and seeks help from the authorities. The drama stirs up painful memories for Gus, but also brings the house together.
 

Hip Hop Squares 3

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show

Hip Hop Squares 3

Hip Hop Squares is back with a bang, and this time Blac Chyna and Jeremy Meeks aka "Prison Bae" are going head to head for that first round of cash.

Both of these social media babes showed up looking their finest, but don't let the cute faces fool you. Chyna and Jeremy are both super competitive, so neither one is going home without a fight.

There's serious cash up for grabs, but they also made a side bet backstage: whoever loses has to post a super unflattering selfie on their Instagram page.

 



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