New on TV today: Thursday 11 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Jul 2019
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Living the Dream with Somizi 4

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Living the Dream with Somizi 4

This season, Somizi has now settled into life as an engaged man. Juggling his busy life with a dash of humour, Somizi also prepares for his epic wedding with his fiancé, Mohale.

The planning stage for the wedding is in full swing and Somizi needs to figure out the right way to go about it traditionally, incorporating both cultures.

Also revealed is the level of compassion Somizi has for Palesa, the mother of his daughter, as well as his amusing antics with his friend TT.

This season also features celebrities such as Boity Thulo and Bonang Matheba.

TVSA Show Page: Living the Dream with Somizi 4

People Magazine Investigates: Cults 2

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

People Magazine Investigates: Cults 2

The magnetic, dangerous world of cults has been making the headlines across the world over the years.

In this series, People Magazine explores the shocking stories of ordinary people who get caught up in a terrifying web of abuse, deception and manipulation.

How did Charles Manson entice dozens of young women to live with him in his commune in late 60s California and how did he order his followers to commit a string of gruesome murders?

What led 39 people to follow Heaven's Gate leader, Marshall Applewhite to their graves in 1997?

This series examines these chilling cases and more, through the eyes of survivors who managed to escape and the People journalists who covered these harrowing stories.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Manson Family Murders": In the 1960s Charles Manson enticed women to live with him in a Californian desert commune and ordered his followers to commit a string of gruesome murders.

I Feel Bad

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

I Feel Bad

Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us.

Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems.

But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.

In the series premiere: When Emet starts to worry that her biggest fear is coming true, she makes a concerted effort to be the opposite of her judgmental mother, Maya.

Her limits are tested when her daughter, Lily, joins a provocative dance team.

Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, Adventure, Nature

Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton

An adrenaline-fuelled adventure to the world's highest peak...

Extreme adventurer and former soldier Ant Middleton embarks upon an adventure which sees him get trapped in an unexpected, life-threatening storm as he attempts to climb Mount Everest.

This special documents the raw emotion, the adrenaline and the impact on Ant's body and mind at every stage as attempts to reach the summit.

As he subjects himself to the extreme conditions and risks serious injury or even death, he seeks to understand why he, like thousands of people before him, still choose to take on such a daunting challenge.

Throughout his mission, Ant is inspired by the collective spirit and teamwork which characterises Everest Base Camp.

He also meets climbers whose outlooks on life have been transformed by pushing beyond their physical and psychological limits.

Covert Affairs 5

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 21h35
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

Covert Affairs 5

Season 5 of the series picks up with Annie returning to the Agency after having faked her death to go deep undercover to find a traitor to the CIA.

This season examines the price Annie will have to pay for this risky maneuver and the implications it will have on her relationships – both personally and professionally – as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Shady Lane": After four months of being "dark," Agent Annie Walker emerges from the shadows to rejoin the DPD.

A terrorist threat thrusts Annie back into the field, where she encounters a man named Ryan McQuaid.

TVSA Show Page: Covert Affairs 5

Too Ugly For Love? 2

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Too Ugly For Love? 2

Finding love isn't always easy. Dating can be awkward and uncomfortable at the best of times.

But what happens when you have to reveal you've got a hidden or embarrassing medical condition to a potential partner? In this series, 12 singletons face that dilemma.

From alopecia to missing limbs, excessive sweating to colostomy bags, the brave daters are all outwardly attractive and eligible, but internally feel undesirable.

The series follows the romantic hopefuls navigate the highs and lows, the awkwardness and embarrassment of dating as they grapple with just how much of themselves to reveal.

And, some of these singletons have never before revealed their issue and are terrified at the prospect.

They've all become skilled at concealing their condition, but deep down know that, if they want a shot at love, they'll need to open up.

Last Squad Standing

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Last Squad Standing

Brings together three teams from Detroit, Baltimore and New Jersey for the ultimate squad-on-squad face-off.

Each week they battle against each other in various physical challenges, but when a team loses, they must look within their own ranks to determine who will be up for elimination.

The members of the winning crew vote for who stays and who goes.

The squad that lasts until the end with the most members standing not only claims the title, but also walks away with a grand prize of $100,000.

In a house full of hookups, heartbreaks and wild tempers; alliances and allegiances are put to the test as the contestants realise no one is safe from going home.

Braxton Family Values 6

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

Braxton Family Values 6

This season, Tamar's sisters speak out on her divorce and Toni's big announcement has the sisters vying for a position.

While Traci shared her shocking baby news and Towanda takes legal action, Trina's hot new love life kicks into gear and secrets are revealed when Evelyn dishes to the press.

In the Season 6 premiere, "The Duchess and the Divorce": The Braxtons are stunned by news of Tamar's divorce filing. Traci reveals her shocking secret.

The sisters finally confront Tamar about her divorce and when past issues resurface, Tamar storms out.

TVSA Show Page: Braxton Family Values 6


Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic, Vuzu, BBC Earth, eExtra, Real Time, eReality


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