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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Aug 2019
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Presenter Search on 3: The Expresso Edition

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Talent Search

Presenter Search on 3: The Expresso Edition

This year the show is subtitle "The Expresso Edition" and searches for two new faces for the Expresso Morning Show.

In this edition of Presenter Search, contestants vie for one of two presenter spots on the weekday breakfast show.

To enter the competition this season, contestants were required to record a video of themselves explaining what makes them unique and what they will bring to The Expresso Morning Show.

Video entries could only be posted on Instagram using the hashtag PresenterSearchOn3. Successful entries were contacted and invited to audition for a panel of judges.

After the auditions in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, the judges selected 10 finalists to travel to Cape Town to compete in various challenges, including hosting inserts and segments on live TV.

This season is hosted by Leigh-Anne Williams, with judges Musa Mthombeni, Roger Goode and Thando Thabethe.

TVSA Show Page: Presenter Search on 3: The Expresso Edition
 

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Food, Travel, Adventure

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete Gordon Ramsay embarks on a new exhilarating adventure around the globe.

From Peru, Laos and Morocco to Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, Ramsay roars through valleys, diving into oceans, hiking through forests and scaling mountains in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration.

The series follows Ramsay as he meets with indigenous people around the globe to learn about the cultures, dishes and flavours unique to each location.

Every ingredient he harvests and dish he tastes will inspire a new recipe from scratch, created to represent the heart of that culture.

Each episode concludes with Ramsay challenging himself with a local food legend by his side — putting his newfound skills to the test as they cook a feast together.

In the series premiere, "New Zealand's Rugged South ": Chef Ramsay journeys to the remote corners of southern New Zealand to unlock the secrets of traditional Maori cuisine.

From the locals, he learns how to catch eels with his bare hands, free dives for prized Paua shellfish and forages for unique Kiwi ingredients before putting his new skills to the test at a Maori feast with up-and-coming chef Monique Fiso.
 

Ultimate Shopper

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Fashion

Ultimate Shopper

A luxury fashion store so exclusive it only opens for four style-savvy shoppers each day should be every fashionista's dream; but there's a catch.

Only the most stylish shopper will leave this store with her chosen outfits, as a front row of fashion experts decides who is the ultimate shopper.

The loser leaves with nothing.

This test of sartorial survival pits four fashionistas against each other in a series of style-based challenges, to be judged by a panel of style experts: singer and model Holly Valance, fashion expert Brix Smith-Start and photographer Paul Hartnett, along with a special guest judge.

From crafting the perfect look for a first date to donning the right outfit for a job interview, the contestants - and their style - are judged on their chic creativity and quick-thinking fashion sense.

At the end of each episode, the final two contestants fight for the chance to win a dream wardrobe of all their chosen pieces.

Who will be the last shopper standing?
 

Family Food Fight

Channel: Vuzu
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Family Food Fight

Family teams of four pull out their best culinary moves in the kitchen, serving up authentic family dishes and drama in this Aussie foodie competish.

Tapping into each family's uniquely diverse cultural heritage, along with their countless culinary influences, the series takes homestyle cooking to a new level as family recipes rich in tradition and shared over generations are put on display.

Rather than five-star restaurant cuisine, the show focuses on relatable, yet aspirational, home-cooked meals, inspiring budding home cooks across the nation to don their aprons and get into the kitchen together.
 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 9

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 9

The City of Angels serves up a slice of heaven when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for Season 9.

Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump are joined by new housewife Denise Richards and friend Camille Grammer for a jaw-dropping season sprinkled with exhilarating highs and shocking lows.

The epitome of a working mom - blending her carefree California attitude with the glamour of a Hollywood actress - newcomer Denise uses her very-direct demeanour to carve out a place amongst the opinionated group, which she finds is both a blessing and a curse.

This season, the stakes are higher than ever for each of the ladies, and while there is no shortage of laughs, they are forced to navigate a string of confrontations that could change the dynamic of the friends group forever.

Following her brother's recent passing, Lisa Vanderpump puts all her energy into her family, work demands and maintaining a positive attitude.

Kyle is settling into her new house after a well-publicised robbery and sending her daughter Sophia off to college, all while trying to determine the future of her Beverly Hills clothing store.

Feeling like she's found her mojo, Dorit is expanding her swimwear line to include a lifestyle brand, but working against tight deadlines makes her realise she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

Meanwhile, Erika takes the ultimate leap of faith - and financial risk - when she embarks on an Erika Jayne National Tour, hoping her fans will show up to support her.

As her business flourishes into a multi-million dollar empire, the always-on-the-go Teddi must adjust to the newfound pressures of running her company while simultaneously maintaining her supermom status.

Lisa Rinna begins to wonder if acting still excites her, while coping with an empty household, as her husband is constantly traveling and her model daughters are getting ready to leave the nest.

Camille is prepping for her wedding day and though she is more than ready to leave the past behind, moving forward might not be as easy as she had hoped.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 9
 

Out There with Jack Randall

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Wildlife, Nature

Out There with Jack Randall

Take a walk on the extremely wild side with zoologist Jack Randall, as he searches for rare, endangered, iconic and exotic species in some of the most unforgiving environments on the planet.

In the series premiere, "Hunting The Ghost Serpent": the fearless wildlife zoologist journeys into Australia's remote Northern Territory to encounter six dangerous pythons.
 

Inside the Factory 2

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Technology, Science, Food

Inside the Factory 2

With exclusive access to some of the world's biggest and busiest factories – some opening their doors to TV cameras for the very first time – this behind-the-scenes documentary series reveals the secrets of consumer goods.

Gregg Wallace discovers the astonishing machinery and processes that allow these supersized factories to produce the food and goods we buy.

In this season, Gregg reveals the processes behind the production of well-known brands of cereals, sweets, potato snacks, tinned beans, bicycles and trainers.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Cereal": Gregg is on the factory floor at Kelloggs's biggest factory near Manchester, which is the single largest producer of breakfast cereal in Europe.

We'll see Gregg receiving corn fresh off the boat from Argentina and following its journey as it is cooked, milled and flavoured to become Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.

He'll discover how the factory can produce more than a million boxes of cereal every 24 hours and distribute them all over the UK, Europe and across the globe, as far away as Malaysia.

Meanwhile Cherry Healey looks beyond the factory floor to find out why many vitamins are added to breakfast cereal and the resultant health benefits of doing so.

She also discovers the effect that skipping breakfast has on our cognitive function and she follows the production of the UK's best-selling cereal, Weetabix, learning how every single grain of wheat that is milled for these wheat biscuits is grown within a 50 mile radius of the factory.

And historian Ruth Goodman looks at how breakfast cereal was invented as a healthy alternative to the average Victorian household's mind-boggling breakfast feasts.

Ruth will also discover the effect of nostalgia, with the six top selling cereals in the UK today all invented more than 30 years ago.

 



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