New on TV today: Sunday 30 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 30 Jun 2019
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The Kennedys: After Camelot

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Miniseries, Drama, Period Drama

The Kennedys: After Camelot

Picking up where the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys left off, The Kennedys: After Camelot follows the world-renowned Kennedy family as they struggle to come to terms with "the end of Camelot."

This miniseries is a look at those who carried the Kennedy name – and the expectations of history – following the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

Katie Holmes stars as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Still reeling from the death of her husband, John F. ("Jack") Kennedy, the nation's 35th president and all but crushed by the assassination of her beloved brother-in-law Robert F. ("Bobby") Kennedy, her marriage to Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis provides safety and security for her and her children.

It also outrages the American people. But hers is the story of survival, and she returns to the Kennedys to become the rock of the family.

She also uses her own talents to further herself in a career in ways she might never have if Jack had lived – before her untimely death at the age of 64.

Her struggles with her son John F. Kennedy, Jr. lead to a shocking revelation about the very notion of Camelot which defined the age.

Matthew Perry portrays Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy. Challenged to pick up the mantle of his fallen brothers, he spirals downward into the abyss of alcoholism and infidelity.

The events at Chappaquiddick in which a young woman died when Ted drove his car off a bridge ends his chances of becoming President and haunts him forever.

But his relationship with Jackie, stormy and emotionally-charged, becomes the salvation of his life and, in many ways, the validation of hers.

They were America's royals, blessed with great gifts and burdened with great flaws.

The Kennedys: After Camelot peels back the veneer of power, fame and wealth, and shows them as they really were: all-too-human after all.

Big Brother Naija 4

Channel: Africa Magic Family (DStv 154), DStv Channel 198 
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

The Nigerian instalment of Big Brother returns for Season 4 tonight with a two-hour live show premiere on Africa Magic Family featuring the introduction of the housemates.

The series will broadcast 24 hours a day thereafter, on Channel 198 which will be available on all DStv packages.

Mars: A Traveller's Guide

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

Mars: A Traveller's Guide

The dream of sending humans to Mars is closer than ever before. In fact, many scientists think that the first person to set foot on the Red Planet is alive today.

But where should the first explorers visit when they get there?

Horizon has gathered the world's leading experts on Mars and asked them where would they go if they got the chance - and what would they need to survive?

Using real images and data, Horizon brings these Martian landmarks to life - from vast plains to towering volcanoes, from deep valleys to hidden underground caverns.

This film also shows where to land, where to live and even where to hunt for traces of extra-terrestrial life.

2 Dope Queens 2

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

2 Dope Queens 2

2 Dope Queens, featuring the comedy duo of Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, returns for a second series of four themed hour-long specials adapted from the podcast of the same name.

The 2 Dope Queens return with some of their favourite stand-up comedians and celebrity guests to talk music, nostalgia, fashion and how to be Regal AF.

Throughout the four specials these Cocoa Khaleesis discuss their favourite childhood memories, how to curate the best sex playlist and their favourite fashion moments, all while serving LEWKS and delivering their signature banter.

Glee 1-6

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

Glee 1-6

All six seasons of this musical comedy-drama which focuses on a high school show choir, also known as a Glee club, set within the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio.

The series follows an optimistic teacher, Will Schuester, who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - attempts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from obscurity, while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential.

It's a tall order when the brightest stars of the group include Kurt, a soprano who hits a high note in fashion; Mercedes, a larger-than-life diva with a voice to match; Artie, a geeky guitarist who rocks and rolls; and Tina, a punk rocker who hides behind her stutter and blue hair extensions.

Will's only hope lies with two true talents: Rachel Berry, a self-proclaimed star who is convinced that MySpace and show choir and are her tickets to fame; and Finn Hudson, the popular high school quarterback with movie star looks who must protect his reputation from his holier-than-thou girlfriend and Cheerios head cheerleader, Quinn, and his arrogant football teammate, Puck.

Will is determined to do whatever it takes to make Glee great again, but his only ally is fellow teacher and germaphobe Emma Pillsbury.

Everyone else around him thinks he's nuts - from his tough-as-nails wife Terri Schuester to McKinley's scheming cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester - but he's out to prove them wrong.

TVSA Show Page: Glee

Elton John: Becoming Rocketman

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary, Music

Elton John: Becoming Rocketman

2019 is the year of Elton John: with the release of the film Rocketman, his autobiography and his final farewell tour.

This film takes a glimpse into his incredible journey and uncovers the truth behind the turbulent and eccentric life of a superstar.

Find out what it took for this shy young man to become 'Rocketman'.


Actors in this post: Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry

Shows in this post: Glee


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