New on TV today: Tuesday 3 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Sep 2019
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Only One Mother (Solo Una Madre)

Channel: Eva (DStv 141)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Telenovela

Mothers (Solo Una Madre)

The story of Lucero, a humble young florist in New York, who falls in love with a young man named Ever while visiting her sick father.

A few weeks later, in Peru, she finds out she's pregnant.

Marjorie is a rich, conceited and arrogant young woman who, like Lucero, expects a son. Months later, they give birth on the same day and at the same time, but Marjorie's son is born with serious respiratory problems, unlike the son of Lucero who is born healthy.

Marjorie's mother, Vicky, who loves the boy more than his own mother, is the first to know about the health problems.

She is devastated and asks the nurse to swap the boys in exchange for money, since her daughter would not bear it – after much insistence, the nurse agrees and swaps the babies.

Lucero's love for Miguel - who's not her real son - is very strong and he eventually recovers.

Arturo, her biological child, is going to have a rich and prosperous life, being loved by everyone except Marjorie.

The years will pass and the two young people from different social classes will have to face the truth and their circumstances.

The Twinstitute

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series

The Twinstitute

In the heart of Birmingham, doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken have set up a unique centre for science.

But theirs is no ordinary lab because inside it is crammed with 30 pairs of identical twins.

Thanks to their matching DNA, identical twins are the perfect candidates for scientific comparison.

Chris and Xand use this principle in The Twinstitute to put contrasting health theories to the test.

Pairs of twins are split into two groups and each challenged to carry out a task. The results, from diet tips to health tricks, reveal ways we could all make lifestyle improvements.

First up is one of the biggest questions of them all - is there a best way to lose weight? The Twinstitute pits diet against exercise.

With over 60 per cent of Brits currently either overweight or obese, losing weight is a priority for many, but which is the healthier way?

To find out, two pairs of identical twins are going to go head to head for science.

Black Ink Crew Chicago 5

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Docu-Reality, Lifestyle

Black Ink Crew Chicago 5

This season, as new artists emerge and familiar faces return, the crew strives to salvage the true identity of 9Mag.

Ryan reclaims his throne as the shop's boss and Chicago's tattoo kingpin. He is also finally putting himself first professionally and personally after recently becoming single.

Van is still wearing his 9Mag tattoo with pride and refuses to be excluded from the team.

Charmaine tries to navigate life after Loyal Ink, but misses the excitement of the old crew.

Don is repairing his marriage and stepping up as a leader in the shop.

After making strides in his music career, Phor is hopeful about the future of 9Mag.

Lily has a renewed focus on her work, but won't tolerate disloyalty.

In the Season 5 premiere, "9MAG is Forever": Weeks after Ryan's dramatic takeover of 9MAG, tensions run high between Phor and Don, Ryan and Rachel reach the end of the road, and Charmaine undergoes a medical procedure.

Lights Out with David Spade

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Talk Show, Comedy

Lights Out with David Spade

The series, hosted by comedian David Spade, will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah from Monday through Thursday each week.

The series features Spade's signature take on the pop culture news of the day.

The nightly series includes a rotating group of Spade's comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments.


Actors in this post: David Spade

Channels in this post: Eva, BBC Earth, BET Africa, Comedy Central Africa


03 Sep 2019 08:56

Are there any plans to bring back the weekly Idols SA feature now that the competition has reached the public voting stages?

Shows Editor
03 Sep 2019 14:41

Do you mean Idols Extra, Timone? We can find out for you.

03 Sep 2019 22:00

Timone edited on
9/4/2019 8:56 AM

TVSA used to have an Idols SA weekly feature with updates on the theme for that week and the songs that each contest would sing the coming episode, etc

Shows Editor
04 Sep 2019 10:20

Ah yes - we certainly hope to be running that weekly feature once we get to the Top 10. We're awaiting confirmation from the show that we can get that info - I'll let you know once we hear from them.

04 Sep 2019 14:24

Many thanks, really appreciate it fam! The top 10 will be announced this coming Sunday.

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