New on TV today: Monday 15 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Jul 2019
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Die Vreemdeling

Channel: / eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 17h30 ( and 19h50 (eExtra)
Genre: Telenovela, Thriller, Afrikaans

Die Vreemdeling

Dapper Alemdaroglu returns to a small town on the outskirts of Istanbul on a mission of revenge against a man called Tahsin Korludag. Family beef, you understand.

The good thing? When he gets there he falls in love with a gorgeous girl called Suhan, an independent and successful businesswoman who has her own brand of perfumes and glass products.

The bad thing? She's the daughter of Tahsin, the very man he believes killed his father. You know - the one he's come to murder.

Totes. Awks. This sort of thing never goes down well with the girlfriend. Mucho Problemo for our dapper friend Dapper.

Suhan doesn't fully trust Dapper at first, but as they uncover the secrets and lies of the Korludag family (obvs), she finds herself torn between her father and the man she has grown to smaak.

Yada-yada, things take a dangerous twist, yada-yada, the brother of Tahsin's mistress (wtf?!) gets released from prison after serving a 30-year sentence for murder, yada-yada, etc. and so forth.

A huge game of cat-and-mouse unfolds as Dapper and Suhan find themselves unwittingly involved in a long historical family feud.

Will Dapper get the girl? Will she escape the clutches of Bad Dad and his Problematic Friends? Who lives and who dies? This... (tense music)... is Die Vreemdeling.


New! Die Vreemdeling Teasers - July 2019

My Kitchen Rules South Africa 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

My Kitchen Rules South Africa 2

My Kitchen Rules South Africa returns with celebrity chef and musician J'Something and restaurateur extraordinaire David Higgs reprising their roles as the show's judges.

Based on the Australian format, the show kicks off with the pressure-cooker Instant Restaurant phase - during which each of the five foodie pairs have a turn to cook and entertain up a storm in their own homes, in a bid to impress the judges and their fellow competitors.

At the end of each episode, the guests around the table score the hosts on the quality and presentation of their three-course meal and after the entire table has had their turn, the couple with the lowest score is eliminated.

Building Dream Homes

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, DIY, Home Improvement

Building Dream Homes

This 15-part series follows some of the UK's architects leading the way in groundbreaking design, as they battle with builders, blueprints and the clients who hire them, all in the name of making dream properties become a reality.

From complex million-pound residential projects to loft conversions and kitchen extensions, this series is on the ground from design to handover as the diggers arrive, the roof goes on, the cantilevered staircase is fitted, and the client walks through the door, with big reveals in every episode.

The show crosses the country, picking out some of the most exciting and innovative residential builds happening at the moment and showing first-hand the drama, headaches and hard work it takes to design and build them.

We see the highs and lows that come with taking on such ambitious projects as our architects take on everything from tricky clients to hurricane-force winds.

Budget plays a part in every story, so viewers gain an insight into how much builds cost and what can be achieved.

Betty in New York

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Telenovela

Betty in New York

A remake of the Colombian telenovela "Yo soy Betty, la fea", translated as "I am Betty, the Ugly one" and which in turn was remade into the famous American version Ugly Betty.

This new version stars TV newcomer Elyfer Torres as Beatriz "Betty" Aurora Rincón and is set at the V&M Fashion company in New York, where Betty lands a job after months of being rejected because of her physical appearance.
She's a bright spark with university degrees but these don't count for her in a world where image is most important so she's forced into taking a job that's beneath her capabilities.
She becomes secretary to V&M's president and her adventures, misadventures and battle against her judgemental colleagues and the system begins from there.


Coming soon to Telemundo: new Ugly Betty remake Betty in New York
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Part of Me

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 16h05
Genre: Telenovela, Supernatural

Part of Me

Two women, one from Los Angeles and the other from Mexico, share a tragic and supernatural destiny that bind them together even after death.  

Monica Serrano is a world-renowned LA pianist with an impressive fortune who dies after being betrayed by her ambitious and deranged niece Elena, and the man she loved, her much younger husband, Gerardo.

But by way of a mysterious talisman, Monica's soul does not accept her death and begins to occupy the body of Adriana Aguila, a modest waitress who died at the hands of a dangerous gangster.

In Adriana's body, Monica's soul will do the impossible to defend her children and seek justice to avenge her death, while Adriana's soul wanders hoping to reconcile with her the love of her life, Diego.

Once again true love will triumph even over the biggest obstacle of all – death.


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Apollo: Back to the Moon

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Apollo: Back to the Moon

Although 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of mankinds first steps on the Moon, the Apollo 11 mission will always be fascinating, as evidenced by the numerous films, reports, and documentaries that the journey has inspired.

With that being said, even the most recent of these projects is now several years old.

Nevertheless, the mission deserves to be re-examined with a fresh perspective, driven by the production processes and techniques which have, much like space itself, evolved rapidly.

This documentary recounts the epic adventure by detailing the journey of the men (and occasionally women) who took part in or aided the mission.

In the series premiere, "Impossible Challenge": Against the backdrop of the Cold War, follows the first part of the program, from the disaster of Apollo 1 to the triumph of the Apollo 8 mission.

All About Property 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Factual, Home Improvement

All About Property 3

A factual look at the South African real estate market which aims to equip new, existing and potential property buyers and sellers with an up-to-date understanding of the ins and outs of the property market.

Whether you're a buyer with a modest budget or a rather boastful one, a seller wanting to upgrade or downscale, or a real estate investor, All About Property has got you covered.

Catch various real estate professionals and stakeholders as they acquaint you with the different types of residential offerings, give you their professional advice on home finance and the legalities of property transactions.

They'll offer you pointers on home-buying, growing you property investment portfolio, and examine how certain trends and technological innovations have influenced the industry, either by boosting it or disrupting it.

It is an advice-driven, informative, empowering and entertaining show that reveals the real estate market under a whole new light.

No matter who you are, you may at some point what to buy or sell your home, and this is a great way to learn All About Property before you make the biggest transaction of your life.

Rat Roads

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary, Docu-Drama

Rat Roads

Chronicles the journey of a Rwandan orphan from his birth in a refugee camp in 1972 to taking the podium at the University of Pretoria in 2011 to receive a masters degree in law.

This was an extraordinary achievement for someone who had survived genocide, committed atrocities in Africa's bloodiest civil war and walked to South Africa, where he slept in parks and lived as a street child.

10 Kids 2 Dads

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 16h55
Genre: Docu-Reality

10 Kids 2 Dads

Meet the McCormack-Reamers: Papa Clint, Daddy Bryan, Mark, Kenny, Graeme, Garret, Seth, Keegan, Caleb, Liam, Hayden, and little Cooper.

A true modern American family with 10 kids, 2 parents and 2 dogs.

As a committed gay couple living in suburban Michigan, Clint and Bryan wanted to start a family, but 10 African American kids and nonstop commotion wasn't exactly what they had envisioned.

After their first successful adoption, the agency kept calling with more children in need of a forever home. And Clint and Bryan created a full house.

10 Kids 2 Dads explores the life and times of this amazing family as they navigate the joys and challenges of parenting, deal with issues unique to adoptive families, and confront prejudice and misunderstandings in the world around them.

The Bold Type 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Comedy-Drama

The Bold Type 2

Inspired by Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles, this show is a glimpse into the lives and loves of those running a global women's magazine.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Feminist Army": Jane is excited to publish her first big piece for Incite, especially since she's writing about a female CEO she admires, and she knows Jacqueline will be reading it.

Sutton is thrown when a new corporate policy seems to give her and Richard the green light on their romance.

And Adena grows frustrated when Kat seems too eager to flaunt their burgeoning relationship.

In the second episode, "Rose Colored Glasses": Believing it shouldn't matter, Kat bristles when Alex recommends she highlights that she is black in her company bio.

However, while introducing her parents to Adena, Kat is forced to confront how her avoidance of labels has affected her life.

Sutton is horrified when she discovers her fellow fashion assistants think she was asked to organise a photo shoot featuring "honorable men" for reasons other than her talent.

And Jane tries to defend herself after the fallout from her Incite article, which doesn't go as planned.

Room to Improve 11

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality Makeover, DIY

Room to Improve 11

Presented by architect Dermot Bannon, Room to Improve is about changing how we live through design and adaptation, in simple ways and without spending vast amounts of money.

In each episode, Dermot takes on a home renovation project for homeowners wishing to transform their existing home by reconfiguring it to better suit their needs.

Whether it's a complete rebuild or just knocking down and erecting a few walls, an innovative approach to bringing more light into a home or bringing old charm and character into a modern home, Dermot's the man for the job.

As always, each build is fraught with human and financial drama: from having the perfect design and plan agreed to and approved on paper, to dealing with budget constraints and opinionated and indecisive homeowners.

In the Season 11 premiere: How will the urbane architect fare as he accepts a challenge from singer Daniel O'Donnell and his wife Majella to reconfigure their beloved home in Kincasslagh, West Donegal?


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