New on TV today: Thursday 8 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Aug 2019
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Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama


A spin-off from Suits (the final season of which also starts tonight - see below), Pearson revolves around the world of recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as she adjusts to down and dirty Chicago politics.

Newly appointed as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak's (Morgan Spector) right hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences.

With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing - two things very much at odds.


Suits 9 and spin-off Pearson to debut in M-Net double bill

The Naked Director

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

The Naked Director

In the 1980s, the bubble economy was at its peak and all of Japan was over-excited with possibility.

Prior to the advent of office ladies and female college students fanatically waving 'Juli-fans' and dancing in Juliana Tokyo, there was one determined entrepreuner who was developing adult videos at the beginning of the industry and challenging Japanese old-fashioned cultural norms about sex.

He was a 'pioneer of broadcasting taboo', director Toru Muranishi.

Muranishi revolutionised the concept of eroticism in Japan, and alongside legendary AV actress, Kaoru Kuroki, became household names.

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days 3

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days 3

What happens before the 90 days, when couples who have an existing online relationship, meet in person for the very first time?

This series follows Americans who feel they have met their potential soulmates online, as they prepare to travel internationally to meet them.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Crazy in Love": Caesar plans to see his dream woman after years of talking online, and Timothy is stuck in a love triangle. Rebecca keeps a secret from her Tunisian boyfriend.

Also, Avery prepares to meet a man who lives in a war zone and Darcey is back for another shot at love.

The Charlotte Show 3

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Charlotte Show 3

Access all areas of reality star Charlotte Crosby's work, life and relationships as we follow the lass on her travels to Australia, Ireland and more.

This season will be getting up close and personal with her mam, her BFF and of course her three cute AF dogs.

Since shooting to fame on Geordie Shore, Charlotte's gone on to become a TV presenter, fashion designer and fitness mentor.

With millions of social media followers, she is papped and written about frequently in the UK press and has chosen to live out some of her most personal moments in the glare of the media spotlight.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Baby Steps" Charlotte tries to put a plan in place for having babies with Josh, but Josh thinks she's moving too fast and things go downhill.

Also, Charlotte's parents have a housewarming for their new home.

Suits 9

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Suits 9

The final season of Suits picks up with Manhattan corporate law firm Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams facing uncertainty and change yet again after Robert Zane took the fall with the Bar Association to save Harvey.

After his sacrifice, Samantha Wheeler is left reeling from the loss of her mentor, and while trying to console her, Harvey realises that he doesn't want to lose the most important person to him: Donna.

Season 9 follows the legendary lawyer and COO balance their relationship with work, as they fight to salvage the firm's tarnished reputation alongside their partners, Louis Litt, Alex Williams, Katrina Bennett and Samantha.

As the season progresses, the core characters' personal lives are explored more deeply than ever before, setting up the series conclusion, in which everyone will finally be forced to decide exactly who they are and what kind of lawyers they want to be.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Everything's Changed": Harvey and Samantha fight to salvage the firm's tarnished reputation in the wake of Robert Zane's actions to save Harvey.

TVSA Show Page: Suits 9

Wu Assassins

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Sci-Fi, Drama

Wu Assassins

An unassuming San Francisco chef becomes the latest in a long line of assassins chosen to keep the mystical Wu powers out of the wrong hands.

The series follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad's pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the "Wu Xing."

After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.


Actors in this post: Gina Torres, Morgan Spector

Shows in this post: Suits


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