New on TV today: Friday 5 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Jul 2019
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Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Variety, Comedy

Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show 2

Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show is a South African comedy variety game show which combines a number of elements including games, quizzes, celebrity appearances and audience interaction, all of which is accompanied by a resident DJ.

This season, new host Celeste Ntuli serves up conversation and games with the help of co-host Zwai Bala and resident DJ Harrison Crump.

With special performances from new celebs each week, this season aims to to serve up the best entertainment that South Africa has to offer.

TVSA Show Page: Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show 2

The Imposter

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

The Imposter

The Imposter is a South African anthology drama series produced by Ferguson Films in Season 1 which follows the story of twin sisters, Mantwa and Matshepo Tau, who find themselves at war as a consequence of a moment that changed their lives.

Seventeen years previously, one of the twins was responsible for sending her sister to jail, and went on to have a wonderful, happy life on the outside.

Her twin, incarcerated for all those long years, finally breaks out - only to take over the life of her sister.

Can love turn an evil heart to good?

Season 1 stars Thishiwe Ziqubu as the twins, Mpumi Mpama as Reginald, Khulu Skenjana as Caesar, Zenzo Ngqobe as Junior and Katlego Setlhare as Palesa.

Recurring roles include Omuhle Gela as Lerato, Mary Twala as Gogo and Owen Sejake as Warden Moloisi.

TVSA Show Page: The Imposter

Diabolical: Deadly Love 2

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Diabolical: Deadly Love 2

There are some devious people who use their wits and wiles to manipulate, seduce and even try to get away with murder.

This series recounts the chilling tales of murderous masterminds using their devious ways to carry out shocking murders.

From the murder of a police officer that at first appears to be a suicide, to the suspicious death of a woman in the middle of a crowded lake, investigators peel back the layers of each case to reveal the dark truth.

Full of psychological suspense, these mysteries feature all the twists and turns of a true-crime thriller - and at the heart of each case is a devastating plot devised by a cold-hearted killer.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Queen of Deception": A beloved police officer is found dead. What first looks like suicide morphs into a murder investigation and detectives uncover a story of love, lust and revenge.

Soul'd Out Sessions 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Music

Soul'd Out Sessions 2

Music show in which every week one artist performs their own impression of music for the soul.

The music is composed and rearranged specifically for the show.

The common thread with each episode is that the artist is telling a story through a musical journey in different spaces around South Africa, giving each show its own, unique look and feel.

Miranda 2

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

Miranda 2

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.

Miranda isn't your average girly girl - at 6'1" Miranda gets called Sir once too often, much to the amusement of her childhood friend Stevie, who manages Miranda's joke shop.

And to top it all off, Miranda's mother Penny is disappointed that Miranda runs a joke shop rather than having a proper job.

Since Gary left for Hong Kong, and her chance at a relationship with him gone, Miranda has been watching telly all day in her pyjamas with a packet of biscuits for company.

She is eventually persuaded, by Stevie, to stop wallowing and move on, starting a new regime and become the new her.

She will get fit, lose weight and become the type of woman her boarding school nemesis Tilly, and hard to please mother, Penny, would be proud of... or will she?

TVSA Show Page: Miranda 2

Rich House, Poor House 4

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Rich House, Poor House 4

With the gap between rich and poor greater than ever, this format follows two families from opposite ends of the wealth divide as they trade places to find out if money really does buy happiness.

In each episode one family from the richest 10%, another from the poorest 10%, swap homes, budgets and lives for a week, following each other's spending patterns and weekly schedules.

The two families never meet but after a week in each other's homes, they discover they have common ground even though they're financially worlds apart.

But at the end of the week, how will they have reassessed their own day-to-day lives? And how much will they think money matters?

In the Season 4 premiere: The Colemans are in top tier for wealth, with a four-bedroom house and a weekly budget of £1,800.

However, the Morgans are among the poorest with a weekly budget of just over £158, less than a tenth of the Colemans'.


Channels in this post: SABC2, Mzansi Wethu, BBC Brit, ITV Choice


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