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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Jun 2019
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World of Dance

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition

World of Dance

World of Dance is led by a judging team of dance superstars: Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.

The 10-episode series gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1-million.

In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism.

Solo dancers compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.

Handpicked from qualifying events around America and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older).

The panel of experts scores the acts using a point system developed by dance brand World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation.

The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Finals and the Grand Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the Grand Final the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize.
 

What Would Your Kid Do? 2

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show

What Would Your Kid Do? 2

The show which asks how well we really know our kids, by challenging parents to guess what their children will do in a variety of entertaining situations.

Each show sees children filmed in a school specially rigged with hidden cameras.

The kids think they're taking part in a variety of classroom activities and games, unaware that we're actually testing everything from empathy and lateral thinking to curiosity and rule breaking.

Back in the studio, Jason challenges the parents to predict what their child will do in each situation: providing a fascinating, surprising and hilarious insight into the developing minds of 5, 6- and 7-year olds.

The family with the most correct predictions goes through to the final.

But on this show, it's not the adults choosing the prizes... it's the kids.
 

The Taste 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h35
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

The Taste 2

Back in its second season, The Taste is open to everyone - from home cooks to professional chefs - in an effort to find some of America's most naturally gifted cooks.

Sixteen culinary hopefuls will ultimately win the chance to show off their skills in The Taste kitchen where one blind spoonful of food can determine whether a competitor stays or goes home.

The series features no-holds barred Chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef/author Ludo Lefebvre, and joining The Taste this season: chef, author and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.

These four stars of the culinary world will compete, mentoring a team of four contestants apiece as they vie to create the best tasting dishes in a state of the art kitchen.

In the season premiere, the heat is on when contestants put their best culinary foot forward and create their best dish for Anthony, Nigella, Ludo and Marcus to taste.

At the end of the night, 16 will be given a place on one of the mentors' teams.

One single spoonful will decide whether or not they make it past the audition phase and on to the competition.
 

Building Off the Grid 6

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 17h15
Genre: Docu-Reality, Home Improvement

Building Off the Grid 6

For some, the idea of living in an unspoilt wilderness "off the grid", stripped of the trappings of modern life, is a distant dream. But building there can be a bit more complicated.

This series follows plucky people across the USA who are inspired to build in the middle of nowhere.

These guys possess mad MacGyver-like skills, run on adrenaline, and there's no such word as "can't" in their vocabulary.

From dream treehouses to ambitious homesteads and eco-friendly cabins, the build teams must endure tough conditions and physical demands as they embark on their extraordinary projects.

Will they be able to cope with the unpredictable elements of Mother Nature in pursuit of building their dream, unplugged from the modern world?

In the Season 6 premiere, "Georgia Mountain Treehouse": A young couple sets out to create their dream treehouse retreat in Northern Georgia overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Although the build calls for a treacherous mile-long, uphill trek with all of their materials, the end result is the ultimate childhood dream come to life.
 

Murder Made Me Famous 5

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 20h20
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Murder Made Me Famous 5

Each one-hour episode of Murder Made Me Famous presents dramatic recreations of well-known crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight.

Featured commentator for every episode is author and crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Jack The Ripper": Jack the Ripper is the name given to the unidentified killer that murdered and mutilated five female prostitutes in London in 1888.

The case is undoubtedly the most infamous murder-mystery in history.

 



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