New on TV today: Friday 19 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Jul 2019
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Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama


Follows the journey of two young Xhosa men whose passion for rugby finds them leaving rural Eastern Cape for Johannesburg in the hopes of becoming rugby stars.

The find themselves competing for a scholarship at a prominent private boys school and this hierarchal environment tests the notion of their identity and manhood as they seek acceptance from an institution that is foreign to them.

In this coming-of-age story, both young men must make the transition from the dusty rural streets to competing at the highbrow private school in the city.

There is much tension and internal conflict as one of the boys is royalty and is expected to return to his village to assume chieftaincy.

Throughout their journey, their moral fibre is seriously tested as they search for their own definition of manhood.

Ultimately the question becomes: are these two boys 'man' enough to forgive one another for the sins of their parents and overcome the betrayals of the past?

The series stars Lihleli Tini as Asanda Debeza, Oros Mampofu as Monwabisi Nala, Luzuko Nkqeto as Buzwe Debeza, Zikhona Sodlaka as Epainette Debeza, Sibulele Gcilitshana as Funeka Nala, Justin Strydom as Coach Viljoen, Lerato Mvelase as Pearl Busika, Senzo Radebe as Phakama Zwane and Connie Chiume as Gog' Selina.

TVSA Show Page: Grassroots

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 11

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy, Talk Show

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 11

Jerry Seinfeld's roving talk show combines coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-fueled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy.

Guests this season include Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Mario Joyner, Bridget Everett and Barry Marder.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 13h40
Genre: Comedy


Sitcom set in a bed and breakfast run by the Beseni family, which follows the goings-on amongst the owners, staff and guests in the one-star facility located in Muldersdrift.

The B&B is a one-star facility owned by the Beseni family, Boss and Buhle, who name it using the first letters of their nick names.

Located in Muldersdrift, just off Beyers Naude and close to the West Rand suburbs, at the edge of modern society, the B&B attracts a buffet of rowdy guests. A few of them are as crazy as the B&B compatriots.

Its biggest setback is that the owners are all about keeping up appearances - and can easily lose sight of the truth.

The 32-year-old Boss is an aspiring entrepreneur with many unfinished business ideas. After winning R5-million in the lottery his dreams have come to life and he has managed to buy a bed and breakfast and get married to the extravagant Buhle.

Buhle is not the sharpest pencil in the drawer, but has learned that a smart girl marries right.

Prior to owning the B&B, Boss lived in a backroom of his doting mother, Ma Mgcina's house in Soweto. He ran her a tuck-shop where he made just enough money to buy groceries and a lottery ticket every week.

Check into B&B for a firm reminder that life is not so bad when you're surrounded by family and friends who love you in their own peculiar way.

TVSA Show Page: B&B

Alfred Adriaan: Van Hankey

Channel: kykNET NOU! (DStv 146)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy, Special, Afrikaans

Alfred Adriaan: Van Hankey

Emerging stand-up comedy star Alfred Adriaan delivers his solo show Van Hankey at the Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, on 7 July, 2018.

His debut solo performance is mainly about his life in the Eastern Cape town of Hankey and his resettlement in Johannesburg.

Topics include spoiled children, uncomfortable situations with the fairer sex, the search for an ideal partner and pressure from the family, exacerbated by friends who give the wrong advice and a mother who has high expectations of a future daughter-in-law.

Being Bonang 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Being Bonang 3

Being Bonang returns for a third season as the fashion-obsessed social butterfly bats her long lashes in the direction of her entrepreneurial dreams. You know - #CareerGoals.

Reportedly much happier and more carefree this season, Bonang also lets her hair down to enjoy her 30s as well as the new friendships she has cultivated.

There is plenty of luxury globetrotting as she travels to New York and many other local destinations to accept awards for her achievements and honouring high profile business-related invitations.

Saying "Yes!", "Yes" or "ye-hess" to invites, in other words.

Bonang also hosts a 54th birthday celebration for her mother and cousin Pinky Girl also makes a return.

TVSA Show Page: Being Bonang 3

Queer Eye 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Makeover, Comedy, Fashion

Queer Eye 4

Grab some tissues - the all-new Fab Five serve up hip tips, emotionally-charged makeovers and heartfelt reveals that bring out all the feels.

Queer Eye returns ready to transform the stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants at the hands of the Fab Five.

The Fab Five are back in Kansas City, Missouri - join Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan for a new group of inspirational heroes, jaw-dropping makeovers and tons of happy tears.


Shows in this post: Grassroots, B&B, Being Bonang

Channels in this post: 1Magic, Netflix South Africa, eExtra, kykNET NOU!


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