New on TV today: Friday 24 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 May 2019
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Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Thriller, Drama


This neo-noir social thriller anthology series explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.

The first season, starring Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy and Blake Jenner, focuses on a lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

Desperate to secure funding for her med tech startup, an idealistic scientist and her husband strike an outrageous deal with a mysterious investor.

Winner Cake All

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Winner Cake All

Each episode features four of the best cake-baking tandems from around the country.

Culinary star Giada de Laurentiis challenges them to create epic cakes for their clientele's unforgettable celebrations, ranging from a cake honoring a member of the armed services coming home to a cake for the ultimate family party featuring quintuplets the Busbys, from TLC's OutDaughtered.

Through 13 episodes the teams are put to the test over two rounds of baking, with a rotating panel of guest judges helping the clients determine which team captures their dream look and taste to prevail with the $10,000 grand prize.

Just Tattoo of Us 4

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

Just Tattoo of Us 4

Just Tattoo of Us puts relationships to the test by asking pairs of friends, family members and couples to design tattoos for each other. What could possibly go wrong?

Although Scotty T has left the show to go back to Geordie Shore, Charlotte is back with a variety of guest presenters and the tattoos are more extreme than ever this season.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Forever Friends?": Chloe Ferry is back as a guest host. Benny and Scott test their bromance, Bobby Norris and Charlie find out how well they know each other, and Kobi and Macauley question their friendship.

Diesel Brothers 5

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Motoring

Diesel Brothers 5

Heavy D, Diesel Dave, and the Dieselsellerz crew are known worldwide for their crazy online videos and their incredible, extravagant truck builds.

Each episode follows the team as they sell, build and destroy all things diesel – but their exploits don't end there. Starting out the business by buying used or broken-down trucks and tricking them out for sales, the team grossed over $200k in sales in one day after opening up shop.

Coming up, they are tasked with their biggest build yet with a monster school bus that can drive over sand and water. And, The Muscle brings in his own client build for a gym buddy: a Raptor-style F250.

It looks like business is bigger than ever for the Dieselsellerz gang – and they're ready take their builds to the max.

Veep 7

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Veep 7

The final season of Veep finds Selina Meyer trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-congressman Jonah Ryan.

Selina's band of misfits is also back, except for Mike, who's been banished from her orbit and is now covering the presidential campaign, having been replaced by his ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West.

Meanwhile, Amy is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan, who seems unwilling to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood.

TVSA Show Page: Veep 7


Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy


Sitcom written by and starring comedienne Miranda Hart which follows the trials and tribulations of a woman desperate to fit in but can't.

It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it's dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, she always seems to fall flat... quite literally.

Her public-school background and posh accent make her a misfit down the pub, but she lacks the wealth and arrogance of her childhood friends.

She has never managed to flirt successfully; she has never fitted in with 'the girls', not least because she's a foot taller than them; and due to years of agoraphobic tendencies she doesn't know how to behave socially, how to deal publicly with her mother or how to avoid embarrassment.

TVSA Show Page: Miranda

She's Gotta Have It 2

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

She's Gotta Have It 2

A rousing celebration of female empowerment, Season 2 offers a timely and topical portrait of rising talents, with free-spirited artist Nola Darling at the centre.

Struggling with newfound success this season, against a backdrop of black art and culture, Nola must decide if she will remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world.

Her journey of self-discovery helps transform the lives of those around her, including friend and sometimes lover Mars Blackmon, who sets out to pursue his true passion of music; as well as her inner circle of Opal, Greer Childs, Jamie Overstreet, Clorinda, Shemekka Epps and Winnie Win.

Their journey expands to new destinations this season beyond their home base of Fort Greene, the vibrant Brooklyn enclave, that continues to evolve and change as gentrification remakes the neighbourhood.


Shows in this post: Veep, Miranda

1 Comment

24 May 2019 13:15

Yoh! Renée Zellweger freaks me out each time I see her now because of how different she looks. I can't get over it.

It's like her entire personality's been changed by the surgery she's had.

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