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New on TV today: Tuesday 20 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Aug 2019
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The Family Chantel

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Family Chantel

Follows one of the biggest couples from the 90 Day Fiancé franchise, Chantel and Pedro - and their lively in-laws.

Chantel first introduced Dominican, Pedro, to her family under the false pretence of him coming to America on a student visa.

Since then they have weathered major marital ups and downs involving everything from feisty family members to their own trust issues.

Can this unique modern family move past their differences and come together in peace and harmony?

Or will Chantel's parents Karen and Thomas push their children too far as they try to protect their brood?

In the series premiere, "All's Fair in Love and War": The family Chantel confronts Pedro after Chantel reveals what she learned from her trip to the Dominican Republic.

The next day, the family's pastor encourages them to seek family counseling while Pedro and his sister discuss a secret plan.
 

Married at First Sight New Zealand

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality

Married at First Sight New Zealand

In the Big City, true love is increasingly hard to achieve, and it is no different in New Zealand.

But what if 12 brave souls, yearning for romance and a loving partnership, agree to a provocative proposal and get married at first sight?

Two experts, a relationship counsellor and social psychologist will create what they believe are six perfect couples.

The twist is that these couples will never meet or know each other until they walk down the aisle and see each other face to face for the first time at the altar.

Each episode tracks classic lifestyle stories of the newlyweds, their honeymoon, early nesting, meeting the in-laws and events of their married life.

Will they remain together in the end, or decide to separate?
 

The Bachelor in Paradise 5

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Dating Game Show

The Bachelor in Paradise 5

In the premiere episode of what promises to be another wild ride, favourite members of Bachelor Nation begin their journey for another chance at finding love at a luxurious Mexico resort.

It doesn't take long for things to get interesting when the first bachelorette makes her arrival on the beach - literal and emotional baggage in tow.

This lovelorn lady makes it clear that she is there for one former flame, even though she has no idea where his feelings stand or if he'll even be joining her in Paradise.
 

Buried Secrets of WWII

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Buried Secrets of WWII

World War II - the largest, most destructive conflict mankind has ever known.

Decisive battles, both epic and complex, played out against a vast landscape across the globe.

Many of these operations have been misinterpreted, lost in the fog of war or consumed by the landscape.

Using remote sensing techniques (including LiDAR, photogrammetry etc), each episode tells the story of a WWII battle or campaign and will hopefully even changes some of the accepted truths documented in military files or veteran testimonies.
 

Simon Amstell: Set Free

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

Simon Amstell: Set Free

Honest, introspective comic Simon Amstell opens up about his neuroses, coming out to his father, relationships and more in a new stand-up special.

He also digs deep and delivers a vulnerable stand-up set on love, ego, intimacy and ayahuasca. A traditional spiritual medicine, in case you were wondering.
 

Treasures Decoded 3

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary Series, History, Factual

Treasures Decoded 3

Historians and scientists search for insights into the origins and significance of some of the most enigmatic relics and mysteries known to man.

Discover five of the world's greatest treasures, all with remarkable secrets that have remained hidden, until now.

Season 3 examines five mystic lost cities: America's Hidden Pyramid City, Dead Sea Treasure Map, The Lost City of the Pharaohs, King Tut's Tomb, The Hidden Chamber and Search for the Holy Grail.

Each lead will be scrutinised by experts using a range of new techniques including state-of-the art forensics, which will unlock the mind-blowing truth for the first time ever.

Filming with archaeologists, historians, scholars and scientists, no stone is left unturned in search of answers.

In this new season, explore the history and possible implications of exposing the fascinating truth about each city.

In the Season 3 premiere, "America's Hidden Pyramid City": Over a thousand years ago a great civilisation built a thriving metropolis in the heart of North America.

It was larger than Paris and London at the time and was known as Cahokia.

It's one of the best kept secrets of western archaeology, but using cutting-edge technologies, its mysteries are finally unravelled.

 



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