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New on TV today: Tuesday 13 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Aug 2019
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The Terror: Infamy

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Drama

The Terror: Infamy

Set during World War II, the second season of the horror-infused anthology centres on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible.

The second installment in the Ridley Scott-produced series centres on Chester Nakayama (Derek Mio) and his family as they deal with the effects of WWII on Japanese-Americans while an unsettled spirit - a yurei - terrorises their internment camp.

George Takei (Star Trek), imprisoned in two internment camps as a child, co-stars and serves as a consultant for this season.

Featuring a number of cast and crew with deep-rooted connections to the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry and the aftermath of Hiroshima, The Terror: Infamy also marks the first time the story of internments during WWII have been depicted on such a massive scale for television - from casting to set creation.

In the Season 2 premiere, "A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest": In 1941, Chester Nakayama is caught between his insular Japanese American neighbourhood on Terminal Island and his current all-American life.

Extreme circumstances push his community and personal life to the brink, all while someone watches closely.
 

WAGS 3

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Sport

WAGS 3

The WAGS LA life has plenty of perks, but the diamonds and mansions don't always come easy.

This season follows an overwhelmed Nicole Williams as she plans her long-awaited dream wedding to fiancé Larry English, leaving everyone to wonder whether the big day will truly be the fairytale she imagined.

Sasha Gates also prepares for big changes when she is forced to relocate her family permanently with the Chargers' controversial move to LA.

Meanwhile, Autumn Ajirotutu struggles to repair severed ties within the group, and officially single, Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson are haunted by their romantic pasts and uncover fractured friendships of their own.

Barbie Blank's friendship with model/actress Amber Nichole Miller (girlfriend to former MMA Light Heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz) continues to develop despite Amber's growing tensions with the rest of the ladies.

Additionally, self-proclaimed "momprenuer" Dominique Penn has feelings of neglect during football season and struggles to reignite the romance with her football star husband (Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn).

Also, Michelle Quick (wife of Washington Redskins wide receiver Brian Quick) transitions her family from LA to Washington following the latest trade announcements.
 

Coast vs Country

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Lifestyle

Coast vs Country

House hunters from across the UK enlist the help of property experts Sara Damergi and Kerr Drummond to assist them in finding their dream home in a desirable location.

They're on the hunt for everything from holiday homes to retirement retreats and fresh-start homes.

Each host takes on the competitive task by tracking an array of properties to view either by the coast or in the country, whether in the UK or abroad, giving potential purchasers a wide scope of options to choose from.

In the series premiere, "North Devon": Ben dreams of surfing the waves of north Devon but Gemma wants a picture postcard cottage in the countryside.

Kerr and Sara take up the challenge to find them a perfect home for £400,000.
 

Life After Prison

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 22h15
Genre: Docu-Reality, True Crime

Life After Prison

Follows a group of ex-convicts as they leave prison and boldly face their first year on the outside.

Whether they're battling drug addiction, rebuilding their old lives or attempting to start new careers, each individual faces a unique set of challenges.

As well as this, their personal obstacles are revealed through a combination of candid interviews and intimate self-shot footage.

This is true insight into the lives of people looking for a second chance.

In the series premiere: Chris is released after serving 32 years for murder and convicted shoplifter Gemma returns to sleeping rough in Swindon.

Also, young offender Rhys's long-suffering mum meets him at the prison gates.
 

Poldark 5

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Poldark 5

The final season is set at the start of a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future.

But the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves.

However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again.

As the Enyses rally to join the cause, Demelza must contend with dangers close to home, while George courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.

In the Season 5 premiere: The Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from his old army colonel Ned compels Ross to the capital.

Arriving in London, he finds a city gripped with paranoia, and is determined to save Ned.
 

Dinner at Tiffani's 2

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Dinner at Tiffani's 2

Actress Tiffani Thiessen loves to invite her celebrity friends over for good company, great stories and delicious food, hosting intimate dinner parties at her home.

In this series food, fun and friends are always on the menu, Tiffani always provides a fun theme with matching decorations, and of course, a star-studded guest list.

Scott Wolf, Vanessa Lachey and Bree Turner are among her dinner party guests this season, and they're in for a treat.

From a Latin-inspired fiesta featuring tropical salsa and beef fajitas, to a sumptuous tea with blueberry scones and sandwiches, guests will come for the party, but stay for the food
 

The Neighborhood

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

The Neighborhood

When Dave Johnson and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.

However, their opinionated next-door neighbour, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block.

Dave realises that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighbourhood their home.
 

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

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

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

Comedian and Girl's Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish introduces the world to six of her favourite comedians in a collection of half-hour stand-up comedy specials.

Hosted and executive produced by Haddish, the special features a diverse group of comedians with whom she shares a personal history.

These include Chaunté Wayans (Wild n' Out), April Macie (Last Comic Standing), Tracey Ashley (The Last O.G.), Aida Rodriguez (Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar), Flame Monroe (Def Comedy Jam) and Marlo Williams (BET's Comicview).

 



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