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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Aug 2019
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The Blood Sisters

Channel: ST Novela E Plus (StarSat 128)
TX Time: 20h40
Genre: Telenovela

The Blood Sisters

This Philippine novela revolves around Erika, a dancer in a bar who uses her beauty to mesmerise men. But behind the sultry moves lies a doting mother who strives to save her son's life from a chronic illness.

As an entertainer, she is able to make ends meet and provide for her son's hospital bills. But the comfort her job gives comes with a great price — she witnesses a gruesome murder in the bar, and the suspects try to chase her down to silence her.

With her life at risk, Erika will do anything to escape death and live for her son. But moments away from getting caught, she discovers a huge revelation that changes her life — she has a twin named Carrie, and the criminals mistake Carrie as her, giving her another chance at life.

With the loss of her sister, Erika gets to experience the fabulous life of Carrie. However, she soon finds out that aside from Carrie, she has,another twin — Agatha — who will help her discover the truth behind their secret lives.

But their journey in finding out the truth will not be easy, as danger comes their way and will force them to make choices that will put their loved ones at risk.
 

Love Is__

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Period Drama

Love Is__

Set primarily in 1990's Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, the series follows Nuri and Yasir, a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts.

Told from the perspective of the couple's present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later - a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family.

Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.
 

UnREAL 4

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama

UnREAL 4

Reality shows are often full of drama, but in the case of dating show Everlasting, there may be more drama behind the scenes than there is in front of the camera.

Executive producer Quinn commands her staff to get dramatic and outrageous footage for the show, which forces young producer Rachel to manipulate the relationships among the contestants to get the show's final cut to match Quinn's vision of it.

In Season 4, Quinn returns from vacation just in time for the start of Everlasting All Stars, featuring winners and losers from previous seasons.

Rachel, having reinvented herself, is determined to make this season memorable.
 

The Secret Story of Stuff: Materials of the Modern Age

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Science, Technology, Documentary Series

The Secret Story of Stuff: Materials of the Modern Age

Durable dental crowns made on a 3-D printer. Building material made from mushroom mycelium. All the information of the world stored on a few thousand glass discs.

Material scientist Zoe Laughlin explores the engineering, science and design behind the latest inventions that will change the way we live – forever.

She enthusiastically tests these cutting-edge innovations to see just how good they really are.

 

Channels in this post: Vuzu, Lifetime Africa



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