New on TV today: Monday 26 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Aug 2019
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My Lottery Dream Home 2

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality

My Lottery Dream Home 2

Winning the lottery is something most people can only dream of, but for a lucky few, their dreams come true in an instant – but it does bring a whole new conundrum.

What luxurious home should they buy with their winnings?

In this series host David Bromstad comes to the rescue as he takes recent lottery winners on the search of a lifetime with extravagant house hunts for their new dream homes.

Whether they win hundreds of thousands or hundreds of millions, lucky lottery winners everywhere are jumping headfirst into the real estate market.

Will they spend all their winnings on an extravagant mansion or settle for a humble sound investment?

In the Season 2 premiere, "A Little Piece of Quiet in Indiana": After couch surfing and living paycheck to paycheck, Craig can now buy the peaceful and quiet land he's always wanted in rural Indiana.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Lucky in Louisville": After a lottery ticket won Todd $700,000, he decided he wanted to buy a beautiful home to raise his daughter near family and friends in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ballers 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Sport

Ballers 5

Success hits hard.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in Ballers as a retired football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami.

Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep 2

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep 2

Despite its promise of beauty and tranquillity, the water is a lawless world where jealousy, greed, deceit and rage surface with the menace of a great white shark.

This series dives deep into the world of murder on the ocean.

Featuring evidence from the cases including police audio tapes, interviews with police investigators and those affected by the crimes, each episode uses dramatic reconstructions to recount the crimes and delves beneath the surface to reveal the truth.

Coming up this season, a dream catamaran excursion on the South Pacific turns into a nightmare for a retired NBA champion and his girlfriend when his estranged brother joins them.

Also, when a pair of newlyweds start their new life aboard a boat, their marriage starts to unravel – and trapped at sea, there's nowhere to run.

Nothing is left submerged in these tragic cases of murder on the sea.

Big Animal Surgery

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Big Animal Surgery

This veterinary science series, presented by Liz Bonnin, takes you into the dramatic – and often dangerous – world of big animal surgery.

Filmed around the world, from the mountains of Uganda to the rainforest of Sierra Leone, Liz takes us to the heart of the action, as the planet's most iconic animals undergo life-or-death operations.

From the jaws of a lion to the heart of a chimpanzee, every surgery is experimental – and risky.

We capture the drama in real time as some of the most skilled vets in the world work against the clock, often able to discover exactly what the problem is only when their extraordinary animal patient arrives in the operating theatre.

Every operation offers a unique insight into the wonders of natural engineering hidden inside big animal bodies, helping to uncover how nature's greatest beasts survive and thrive.

In the series premiere, "Lion": Liz witnesses an operation on the jaws of Ricci, a nine-year-old rescued lion.


Actors in this post: The Rock, Liz Bonnin

Channels in this post: HGTV, 1Magic, BBC Earth


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