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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Aug 2019
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Race Across the World

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Adventure, Travel

Race Across the World

If you were tasked to race across the world with limited cash and nothing in the way of modern technology, how do you think you'd fare?

This series will see five teams attempt just that.

Race Across The World takes you on the trip of a lifetime, following the contestants as they embark on an epic and adrenaline-fuelled adventure, travelling into the unknown without the trappings of modern life.

The five pairs set off on a race to Singapore without taking a single flight, leaving behind their smartphones, internet access and credit cards.

They are armed with only the cash equivalent of a one-way airfare to Singapore, the furthest destination by land and rail from the UK, to pay for the entire journey.

If they run out, they'll need to earn more.

In a competition that sees the teams travel through rather than fly over, their skill, ingenuity and determination will be tested to the extreme as they race through some of the world's most beautiful scenery, form bonds and friendships across cultural divides and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to stand the best chance of winning.
 

Dear White People: Vol. 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Dear White People: Vol. 3

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of "post-racial" America that weaves together the universal story of finding one's own identity and forging a wholly unique path.

The satirical series - which picks up where the 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University's students of colour as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age.

This season, as the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus.

New relationships, new secrets, new guest stars: Yvette Nicole Brown, Laverne Cox, Blair Underwood, Flava Flav and more are coming to Winchester in Volume 3.
 

Alone Together 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: Comedy, Buddy Comedy

Alone Together 2

Bddy comedy Alone Together returns for its 10-episode second (and final) season which will continue to follow the platonic, dysfunctional co-dependent, best friendship of series executive producers, stars and writers Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo.

Despite their sometimes contentious relationship, when push comes to shove, Esther and Benji have each other's back... and they have nobody else to hang out with.

In Season 2, their odd friendship continues to baffle everyone around them, as they continue to find their place in Los Angeles, juggling odd jobs, their love lives, and aspirations of social status.

Joining the cast as guest stars in Season 2 are Fran Drescher (The Nanny) as Mary, Esther's perfectly coiffed, tastefully made up, Mom; and Carmen Electra (Baywatch) as Tia, a beautiful and mysterious woman who seduces Benji.
 

Basketball or Nothing

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary, Sport, Docu-Reality

Basketball or Nothing

Follows the Chinle High basketball team in Arizona's Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community.
 

Britain's Got Talent 13

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h50
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

Britain's Got Talent 13

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return as judges while presenting duo Ant and Dec are back as hosts as the search for the most exciting talent around gets under way.

Once again, all the judges and Ant and Dec will have the chance to put one contestant straight through to the live semi-finals as their Golden Buzzer act, taking them one step closer to achieving their dream of being crowned the BGT winner.

Winning the series will secure the prize of a £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.
 

Derry Girls 2

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

Derry Girls 2

Comedy set in the 1990s which follows the escapades of a group of teens as they grow up amongst the Troubles in early-1990s Northern Ireland.

It is based on Lisa McGee's own experience of growing up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and follows Erin Quinn and her friends as they navigate the trials and tribulations of teenage life against a backdrop of bomb alerts, soldiers and British Army checkpoints.

Change may finally be coming to Northern Ireland. But the high school hardships of Erin and her friends show no signs of letting up.

In the Season 2 premiere: Erin and co are excited to attend an outdoor pursuits weekend as part of a peace initiative.

But peace is the last thing on Michelle's mind once she finds out that there will be Protestant lads there...
 

The Voice South Africa 3

Channel: kykNET NOU! (DStv 146)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Voice South Africa 3

This season features a new host, with Anele Mdoda replacing Lungile Radu.

There is also a new panel of coaches: rapper Riky Rick, singer-songwriter Riana Nel, Afro-soul singer Lira (the only surviving cast member from the first two seasons) and alternative rock star Francois van Coke.

As in the first two seasons, the judges/coaches compile their teams with the best singing talent the country has to offer as Anele waits in the wings to support the performers' friends and family.

TVSA Show Page: The Voice South Africa 3
 

Homeland 7

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Homeland 7

At the end of last season, following an assassination attempt on her life, President Keane broke her promise to Carrie by arresting 200 members of the intelligence community without bringing charges against them, including Saul Berenson.

As Season 7 begins, Carrie has left her job in the White House and moved back to D.C. and is living with her sister Maggie to take on the Keane administration and secure the release of the 200.

 

Shows in this post: The Voice South Africa

Channels in this post: BBC Earth, Netflix South Africa, Vuzu, M-Net, kykNET NOU!



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