New on TV today: Monday 19 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Aug 2019
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House of Cards 4

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

House of Cards 4

The fourth season finds Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), whose characters have always been each other's strongest allies, showing cracks in their relationship.

In an election year, the stakes are now higher than ever, and the biggest threat they face is contending with each other.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Chapter 40": Claire's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumours of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.

TVSA Show Page: House of Cards 4

Porsha's Having a Baby

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Porsha's Having a Baby

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha's Having a Baby special documents the birth of her daughter, Pilar Jhena.

Porsha is engaged to the love of her life and expecting her first child. Her fairytale ending is not without its share of drama however, and she and Dennis soon realise that they may be in over their heads.

In an effort to garner the support they desperately need, they decide to bring in reinforcements - their mothers.

Between disagreeing on where they should call home and struggling to blend their families all under one roof, the couple must do everything in their power to prepare for their baby.

Donal MacIntyre's Murder Files 2

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Donal MacIntyre's Murder Files 2

Undercover reporter and criminologist Donal MacIntyre returns to present the second season of this series examining some of the most intriguing and challenging crimes of recent years, as seen through the first-hand experiences of the men and women who ensured justice was carried out.

Each episode includes an in-depth interview with the key detective who solved the case in question.

Using dramatic reconstruction, archive footage and police tapes, MacIntyre takes you through all the twists and turns, the setbacks and the dangers, to the turning point that led to the case being solved.

You will find out what it takes to solve a complex case while witnessing the profound emotional effect on those who work on them.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Parachute Murder Plot": Donal MacIntyre meets Detective Inspector Paul Franklin to discover how Wiltshire Police solved the attempted murder of Victoria Cilliers at the hands of her husband, Army Sergeant Emile Cilliers.

Hawaii Five-0 8

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Drama, Action, Police Procedural

Hawaii Five-0 8

In the Season 8 premiere, McGarrett and Danny recruit Tani Rey to join the task force when diabolical hacker Aaron Wright releases a dangerous arsonist from prison.

The season premiere includes animation of one of McGarrett and Danny's infamous "car-guements."

Also, Randy Couture returns, and Joey Lawrence joins his brother, Andrew, when he guest stars as Aaron Wright, a hacker.

Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale join the cast this season. Dale has recurred as Adam Noshimuri since Season 2, becoming a trusted confidante and resource for the team who will now be recruited by McGarrett to work for Five-0.

Rath plays Tani Rey, who McGarrett recruits after finding her working as a lifeguard at a hotel pool after she was kicked out of the Police Academy, despite being a first-rate candidate.

Koale portrays Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL who just returned from serving his country and asks McGarrett, a fellow SEAL, for a job, hoping to repurpose his skills as a member of Five-0.

TVSA Show Page: Hawaii Five-0 8


Channels in this post: SABC3, 1Magic, CBS Reality, FOX Africa


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