New on TV today: Thursday 1 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Aug 2019
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Mexican Dynasties

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Mexican Dynasties

Connected to each other through a string of personal and professional relationships going back decades, the Allendes, the Bessudos and the Madrazos have Mexico City and all of its offerings in the palms of their hands.

With humour and heart they challenge stereotypes, raise a few eyebrows and proudly showcase their over-the-top lifestyles.

In the series premiere, Doris Bessudo returns to Mexico City to help her mother, famed Fashion critic Raquel Bessudo, pick up the pieces after Doris' father's death.

Meanwhile, renowned Mexican singer and actor Fernando Allende and his wife Mari anticipate the arrival of their oldest son Elan and his wife Jenny, who have returned to the city to take the next steps in their music career.

Things get uncomfortable, however, when Elan's younger brother Adan is forced to give up his bedroom the night before his big audition on La Voz (Mexican version of The Voice).

And finally, popular TV personality Oscar Madrazo returns home from a fabulous vacation with his children only to have to bury a family member who's been kept in the freezer of his inseparable, zany sibling, Paulina Madrazo, for a week.

All three families reunite at a welcome home party for Doris, but old rivalries arise between Elan and his brother, when Adan and Fernando steal the musical spotlight.

The World's Wildest Weather: Caught on Camera 2

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Nature, Reality, Clip Show

The World's Wildest Weather: Caught on Camera 2

This programme features incredible stories and awe-inspiring footage of some of the world's wildest weather events, told and filmed by Brits living and holidaying abroad.

From Alpine avalanches to devastating cyclones in the South Pacific, see jaw-dropping footage captured on cameras and phones, which reflects the real-life experiences of people caught up in our planet's extraordinary weather.

In the Season 2 premiere: A twister rips through the US city of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, and in Durban, South Africa, a storm with near-hurricane winds breaks the mooring lines of super-tankers.

Love After Lockup 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Love After Lockup 2

Love After Lockup is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them.

Once the bars are gone, will their love survive after lockup on the rocky road to the altar? Will the inmates ditch their mate as they face shocking "firsts," fights & family drama? Is it true love or just a con?

Season 2 follows six couples as they share the emotional journey of being united for the first time after years of supervised visits.

Last season, two couples were left in limbo as their hopes and dreams were put on hold due to release date complications.

This season, their stories continue to unfold along with four new couples who embark on their journey from love behind bars to the marriage at the altar.

Hawaii Five-0 7

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 18h15
Genre: Drama, Action, Police Procedural

Hawaii Five-0 7

A re-imagining of the original 1968–1980 series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Makaukau 'oe e Pa'ani? (Ready to Play?)": McGarrett refuses to listen to Danny's pleas to take it easy while recovering from surgery.

Also, Five-0 goes on the hunt for a serial killer as fear grows that it's not safe to travel to Hawaii.

TVSA Show Page: Hawaii Five-0 7

Live PD: Police Patrol 7

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality, True Crime

Live PD: Police Patrol 7

A provocative docuseries delivering a live, unscripted look inside the unpredictable world of officers on patrol in America.

Live PD takes transparency to a whole new level, giving first-hand accounts of what really happens out on the streets, following police officers in the course of their night-time patrols and broadcasting select encounters with the public via police body and dashboard cams.

Season 7 showcases eight cities across America, tailing police officers during their day to day patrols and the actions and investigations of police forces across the country.

In the Season 7 premiere: Ride along with the US police department as they seize guns and drugs in a bust in South Carolina. In Utah, officers confront a drink-driver.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill: There's trouble in Georgia when a suspect resists arrest. Meanwhile, drunks cause problems in Texas.


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