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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Jul 2019
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Warrior

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

Warrior

Filmed in Cape Town, this action drama is based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee and is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century.

The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances.

After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown's most powerful tongs (Chinese organised crime family).

Befriended by Wang Chao, a fixer and profiteer in Chinatown, Ah Sahm is taken under the wing of Young Jun, the hard-partying son of the Hop Wei's leader, Father Jun, who is facing an imminent opium war with a rival tong.

As he is indoctrinated in the rules of Chinatown gangs, Ah Sahm wins the confidence of a canny brothel madam, Ah Toy, revealing to her the true intentions of his journey to America.

Over the course of the season, Ah Sahm crosses boundaries inside and outside Chinatown, bringing him into contact with tong rivals Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs; and Li Yong, a tong lieutenant and Gung Fu master.

TVSA Show Page: Warrior
 

Stranger Things 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror

Stranger Things 3

It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood.

Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart.

Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves.

Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
 

uThando Nes'thembu 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

uThando Nes'thembu 2

Follows businessman Musa Mseleku and his four wives as they navigate a polygamous relationship, their family dynamic, staying true to tradition in a modern world and the sisterhood of the wives.

While the wives now maintain a loving and respectful relationship with each other, the journey to peace and harmony was not an easy one.

They each share how they felt at first being introduced into a polygamous marriage, the uncertainty and insecurity that came with the arrangement, heartbreak and eventual acceptance, contentment and forming an unshakable bond with each other.

In the Season 2 premiere, Musa takes his infants to the ER. Later, the family man calls an impromptu braai to deliver good news to his wives and children.
 

FBI

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

FBI

From Dick Wolf and the team behind the Law & Order franchise, FBI is a drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

Born into a multigenerational law enforcement family, Special Agent Maggie Bell commits deeply to the people she works with as well as those she protects.

Her partner is Special Agent Omar Adom "OA" Zidan, a West Point graduate via Bushwick who spent two years undercover for the DEA before being cherry-picked by the FBI.

Overseeing them is Special Agent in Charge Dana Mosier, who operates under intense pressure 24/7/365 and has undeniable command authority.

The team also includes Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine, the nerve centre of the office whose ability to easily relate to and engage with both superiors and subordinates makes him a master motivator.

Kristen Chazal is the team's most valued resource, a brilliant analyst recruited straight out of university who can piece together the big picture faster than anyone.

These first-class agents tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence.
 

Aircrash Investigation Special Report 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology, Docu-Drama

Aircrash Investigation Special Report 2

Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice, and so do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened.

Air Crash Investigation uncovers the truth behind the most legendary aviation disasters, and every episode features eyewitness accounts, reenactments, state-of-the-art CGI, and interviews with the investigators who ultimately determined what went wrong.

On this bonus season of Air Crash Investigation, every episode examines multiple cases under a central theme: Rookie Errors reveals the minor mistakes behind some of the worst-ever airline disasters; Collision Course follows the scramble to prevent yet another midair impact; and, on Fuel Failures, a mysterious trail of clues ultimately leads to the fuel tank.

In the season premiere, "Headline News": Three devastating crashes make front page news around the globe, and the media frenzy puts intense pressure on investigators to uncover the true cause of these deadly disasters.

On September 11th, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 disappears from radar and slams into Pentagon.

When TWA Flight 800 explodes over Long Island, a media reports spark a four year investigation.

And, when an Air France Concorde crashes in Paris just seconds after takeoff, it signals the end of the supersonic era.
 

Chocolate Dreams: Inside Hotel Chocolat

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Documentary Series

Chocolate Dreams: Inside Hotel Chocolat

With exclusive access, this dramatically delicious series goes behind the scenes at Hotel Chocolat – Britain's biggest independent chocolate company.

Inside Hotel Chocolat follows the company's journey through the sweet successes and bitter moments as they open a series of chocolate cafés in the biggest growth spurt in their history.

With colourful characters, high stakes and plenty of mouth-watering moments, this is a chocolate-lover's dream and an irresistibly tasty TV experience.
 

Little Women: LA 8

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Docu-Reality

Little Women: LA 8

Terra, Tonya, Christy, Elena and Jasmine are back. From fierce competitions to emotionally charged events, life is too short to waste time or energy where it's not needed.

Tonya finally defines her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Jaa, but her co-stars once again meddle and make things awkward.

After going under-the-knife for weight loss surgery at the end of Season 7, Christy now has her sights set on a dream, she has had for years and Elena expands on her entrepreneurial ambitions.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Uphill Battle": After taking a few months away to focus on her marriage and weight-loss, Christy goes hiking with the girls, and reveals her physical transformation.

Meanwhile, when Jasmine plans a spa day centered around Terra, Tonya realises their friendship is even more damaged than she thought it was.

And after months of being in and out of the hospital with their daughter Penelope, Terra and Joe brace themselves for whether or not Penny will need yet another brain surgery.
 

Superstore 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy

Superstore 4

On their first day back from suspension, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) steel themselves for a barrage of jokes and snide comments about their sex video.

Meanwhile, Jeff (guest star Michael Bunin) goes to extreme lengths to win back Mateo.

Eden Sher (The Middle) will guest on the new season as Penny, a new employee described as "an enthusiastic, quirky and fun young woman". She believes herself to be the perfect addition to the Cloud 9 family.

 

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