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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Aug 2019
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Black-ish 5

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Black-ish 5

Like any parents, Andre "Dre" (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring's childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Gap Year": after dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year.

Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

TVSA Show Page: Black-ish 5
 

Miranda 3

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

Miranda 3

Picking up where the last season left off, Miranda and her love interest Gary have agreed to be "just good friends" and so future episodes find Miranda determined to get herself a new man to obsess over and keep her mother Penny off her back.

Will Miranda and Stevie ever be responsible enough to make a real success of the shop? Will Miranda ever attract a man?

At the start of the season, an exasperated Penny threatens to cancel Miranda's Christmas and puts her daughter on a strict detox.

And when Stevie lands a new executive job, Miranda tries to follow suit – but is she cut out for office work?

Then there's her complicated relationship with Gary. While Miranda and Gary decide to just be friends, Stevie tries to persuade Miranda to confess her true feelings.

Will the maddening pair ever get together?

TVSA Show Page: Miranda 3
 

Diagnosis

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

Diagnosis

Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for mysterious and rare medical conditions in a documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.

Diagnosis follows various patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis, and potentially a cure, for their mysterious illnesses.

By combining the power of global crowdsourcing, social media and established medical expertise, each case is untangled with illuminating new insights that had previously eluded doctors.

The series explores the life-changing impact of receiving a diagnosis for individuals who've been searching for answers, and the healing that comes with connecting with others who can empathise with their experiences.

A Yale physician and longtime New York Times writer, Dr. Sanders served as a consultant for the TV series House.
 

QB1: Beyond the Lights 3

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

QB1: Beyond the Lights 3

Follows three star high school quarterbacks as they play their final season before moving on to Division I college football.

The series from Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg offers a personal look at three young athletes on the verge of national stardom.
 

Mindhunter 2

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

Mindhunter 2

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

The series, produced by David Fincher (House of Cards) and Charlize Theron (Monster), was inspired by real interviews.

In Season 2, FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench probe further into the psyches of those who have done the unthinkable.

With help from psychologist Wendy Carr, they apply their groundbreaking behaviuoral analysis to hunting notorious serial killers.

 

Shows in this post: Black-ish, Miranda

Channels in this post: Vuzu, BBC Brit, Netflix South Africa



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