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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Aug 2019
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Miss South Africa 2019

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Pageant, Special

Miss South Africa 2019

Sixteen women compete for the crown and title of Miss South Africa in a Women's Day event televised live and simulcast on Mzansi Magic and M-Net.

The pageant is once again hosted this year by Bonang Matheba and like last year takes place at the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria.

The judges are reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray, her predecessor Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, talk and radio jock Anele Mdoda, actress and businesswoman Connie Ferguson and model, activist and lawyer Thando Hopa.

The Top 16 finalists come from four of the country's provinces and were chosen by the following judges: actress and motivational speaker Leandie du Randt, broadcaster and Miss South Africa 2015 Liesl Laurie, former runway model and casting director Andiswa Manxiwa, Miss South Africa 2010 Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala and Women's Health editor Danielle Weakley.

There is close to R3-million in prize money and sponsorships for this year's pageant, with the winner walking away with R1-million in cash as well as other prizes.

The runner-up takes home R250,000 in cash and all 16 finalists will receive R25,000.

MORE:

Miss SA 2019: Get to know the Top 16 finalists

TVSA Show Page: Miss South Africa 2019
 

The Mindy Project 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

The Mindy Project 2

Having traveled to Haiti at the end of Season 1, Mindy returns from her volunteer mission hoping to save the practice from disarray, but finds that the office has gotten along fine without her, thank you very much.

Danny has brought in a new physician, who has taken over Mindy's office.

Meanwhile, Jeremy begins to play a bigger role in the practice and Morgan is spending his spare time saving dogs.

Even if the universe is trying to turn her into a forever-single cat lady of sorts, Mindy is determined to get into shape, find a new look and snag a great guy.

In the Season 2 premiere, "All My Problems Solved Forever...": As Mindy and Casey adjust to their new life in Haiti, their blissful time is cut short when Mindy suddenly falls ill and is airlifted back to New York.

Meanwhile, Schulman & Associates welcome their new resident OB/GYN Paul Leotard (guest star James Franco), a charming, former model who also happens to be a sex therapist and offers sex therapy advice to Danny and Christina.

TVSA Show Page: The Mindy Project 2
 

The Voice 16

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Voice 16

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning coaches Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton on the Season 16 premiere of this musical competition series.

In the season premiere, the competition is fierce as the coaches vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions.

The vocalists compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to be named The Voice.
 

A Wedding and a Murder

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

A Wedding and a Murder

Examines the true stories of engagements, weddings, and picture-perfect honeymoons that went from joyous celebration to untimely death.

Each hour-long episode will expose a grisly homicide set against the backdrop of what appears to be wedded bliss.

The series chronicles many cases including the well-known disappearance of Annie Le, a young beautiful Yale student who vanished before her wedding; as well as Gail and Rick Brink, happy newlyweds whose marriage ended in a tragedy and remained unsolved for decades until an unexpected witness revealed a disturbing family secret.

From the bride and groom, to a family member, or even a jealous wedding guest - anyone could be the victim or suspect when marriage serves as the powerful catalyst for murder.
 

Kidding

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Kidding

Centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Jim Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him.

But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope.

The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity.

Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb.

Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre, the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues.
 

GLOW 3

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

GLOW 3

Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling.

In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan, a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems.

And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia, a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Season 3 follows the ladies of GLOW as they take the Vegas strip by storm.

Now headliners at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, the women quickly realise Sin City is much more grind than glitter.

Ever the team cheerleader, Ruth's passion for the show begins to take a backseat to her growingly complicated personal life.

Debbie is making headway as a producer, but continues to be consumed with guilt over the distance between her and her son.

As their residency wears on, the lines blur between performance and reality, and the cast find themselves struggling with their own identities both in and outside of the ring.

 

Shows in this post: Miss South Africa, The Mindy Project



1 Comment

TVSA Team
09 Aug 2019 20:22

TVSA Team edited on
8/9/2019 8:22 PM

And Miss South Africa 2019 is... Zozibini Tunzi...



The runner-up was Sasha-Lee Olivier (there were no princesses this year) and Chuma Matsaluka won the People's Choice award.


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