New on TV today: Thursday 29 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Aug 2019
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Savage Builds

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Science, Technology

Savage Builds

Putting his unending curiosity and nearly unparalleled inventiveness to the test, Mythbusters star Adam Savage is taking on bigger and badder builds.

From a 3-D printed titanium suit of armor inspired by Marvel Studios' Iron Man films that actually flies to experimenting with the highly volatile liquid nitroglycerin, Savage Builds will propel Adam into explosive and unpredictable worlds with high stakes payoffs.

Each episode focuses on one project as Adam collaborates with notable experts in their fields, friends, colleagues, and some of his favourite people on the planet.

Among those Adam enlists to help sow controlled mayhem are filmmaker Peter Jackson, longtime MythBusters collaborator Tory Belleci and actor Gary Oldman.

Nothing is guaranteed when venturing into the unknown, but whether a build is a success or failure, the results intend to thrill.

In the premiere episode, Adam calls on Richard Browning, the inventor and chief test pilot of the Gravity Jet Suit, which is powered by five 1000 horsepower mini jet engines, to help get Adam's titanium Marvel Studios' Iron Man-inspired suit to fly.

Top Gear 27

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Motoring, Magazine

Top Gear 27

Top Gear is back with a shiny new presenter line-up: Chris Harris is joined by England cricket legend Freddie Flintoff and comedian Paddy McGuinness, with a little help from the Stig.

The new season sees Paddy, Freddie and Chris tackling the fastest, hottest, toughest Top Gear challenges to date: pushing their cars, and themselves, to the very limits of endurance.

From the brutal heat of the Ethiopian desert to the sweltering Borneo rainforest and the wilds of Iceland, Top Gear is going bigger than ever before.

In their first adventure together, Freddie, Chris and Paddy head to the searing heat of Ethiopia in their first cars.

Back at the track, Chris puts the Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren 600LT through their paces.

Workin' Moms 3

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

Workin' Moms 3

Four new working mothers and friends deal with the struggles and nuttiness of returning to work while trying to balance their family and love lives.

Maternity leave is over and it's time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Birth Daze": In the wake of Nathan's infidelity, Kate gets her life back on track with a new apartment, a new business and a new baby.

And in the second episode, "Of Rights and Men": Kate forges a dubious but profitable new business relationship.

Disappointed by a court decision, Anne takes matters into her own hands, and channels her rage into a good cause.

Also, an old friend tracks down newly rich Frankie with a request.


Actors in this post: Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Gary Oldman


29 Aug 2019 09:37

Jeez, Top Gear really needs to get over itself now - how many presenter changes can you do over the course of a show?! They need to cancel it.

Re-Savage Builds - I want a 3D printer! They never cease to amaze me so I can imagine getting the suit to fly would be oh-so-cool. 

29 Aug 2019 14:25

I must definitely look into Workin' Moms. It sounds very relatable, I had my first child two and a half years ago and never wanted my maternity leave to end!  

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