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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Sep 2019
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High Alert 2

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 20h20
Genre: Docu-Reality

High Alert 2

Johannesburg is a dangerous place.

With crime on a nationwide rise, and syndicates getting more intricate with how they plan and execute their crimes, heroes are far and few between.

Crime rates in the past few years have skyrocketed, and criminals are constantly looking for innovative ways to be undetected, making private security in recent times a harder job than ever.

From action, to tactical training, gun fights, undercover busts and midnight car chases, High Alert showcases some of the South African underworld you never knew existed.

A raw, uncut look into those who dedicate their lives to making the families of Johannesburg safer.

Buckle your seat belt, it's going to be quite a ride...
 

Burden of Truth

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Burden of Truth

When it's suspected that her big-pharma client's vaccine has caused a mysterious illness affecting a handful of teenaged girls, high-powered attorney Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) returns to her hometown of Millwood to quickly and quietly settle the case.

However, once she arrives, she is faced with ghosts from the past that leave her rattled and questioning her position on the lawsuit.

Local town lawyer Billy Crawford is fighting on behalf of the girls and has a vested interest in winning after his niece, Molly, is affected.

Things take a surprising turn when new evidence comes to light that drastically affects both Joanna and Billy on both legal and personal levels.
 

Casey Anthony: Killer Mom?

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Casey Anthony: Killer Mom?

On 15 July, 2008 a 911 call reporting a missing child sparks an intense investigation.

Orlando police are desperate to find two year-old Caylee – but her mother, Casey Anthony, seems to be standing in the way of their search.

This three-part documentary special goes deep inside the case that shocked the United States.

Featuring detailed interviews with Caylee's grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony, this series peels back layers of family dysfunction and reveals details surrounding the troubled investigation and trial that sparked outrage across America.

Interviews with senior police officers involved as well as dramatic re-enactments of key moments of the investigation reveal the lies and betrayal in this extraordinary case.
 

Untouchable

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary, Factual, True Crime

Untouchable

The inside story of the meteoric rise and shocking fall of movie titan Harvey Weinstein, Untouchable reveals how Weinstein acquired and deployed his formidable power over decades, exploring both the method and the collateral damage of his alleged abuses.

The documentary begins by giving context to the scandal and chronicling the rise and domination of Miramax and The Weinstein Company.

Former employees re-examine what they thought they knew, and speak of their sense of shame and 'survivor's guilt'.

But it is most impactful when the women who Weinstein allegedly harmed give their painfully frank accounts of what the abuse did to their lives - physically, emotionally, professionally and financially.

Compelling interviews with Rosanna Arquette, Hope D'Amore, Paz de la Huerta, Erika Rosenbaum and others underline how the wounds Weinstein allegedly inflicted, and the shame and guilt that have festered for years, continue to blight lives.

Through the power of personal storytelling, Untouchable makes clear the vital importance of the #MeToo movement and the entertainment industry's long overdue cultural reckoning.
 

Sisterhood of Hip Hop 2

Channel: FOX Life (DStv 126 / StarSat 133)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

Sisterhood of Hip Hop 2

The series returns with Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya as they head to the west coast to make their mark on the music industry.

Executive producer and Grammy Award-winning artist T.I. appears this season along with hip hop icons, mentors and friends T-Pain, Tank, Irv Gotti, Adrienne Bailon, Da Brat, Travie McCoy, Funkmaster Flex and more.

All roads lead to Los Angeles as these five up-and-coming artists continue to push their careers forward.

Temptation arises for Siya when T-Pain shows interest in signing her, leaving her to decide whether to jump ship or stay loyal to Tank.

Meanwhile, Diamond is happy and in love with a new man, but with her manager incarcerated, she struggles trusting anyone else at her label.

On the hunt for a record deal, Nyemiah Supreme decides to leave her new romance with artist Mack Wilds back in New York and take her music in a deeper, more emotional direction, much to her manager's disapproval.

Brianna is at a standstill when her management refuses to write any more cheques until she comes up with a hit so she has to hustle on a budget.

Bia brings her boyfriend Magic along for her exciting new beginning with RCA Records, but when she reaches out to Pusha T and other music masterminds for advice on her new single, she doesn't get the answer she is looking for.
 

Preachers of Atlanta

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Docu-Reality, Religion

Preachers of Atlanta

Through the lens of five pastors with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show explores many of the most hot-button and polarising issues in America today.

From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional preachers have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities.

In the series premiere, "Welcome to the ATL": Pastor Canton Jones invites the hottest names of music and ministry in the ATL to a listening party for his new gospel Hip Hop album while Pastor Le'Andria Johnson may have to deal with some family drama of her own.
 

Riverdale 3

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Drama

Riverdale 3

The third season of Riverdale began at the end of summer vacation, with Archie's trial for a murder he didn't commit, orchestrated by Hiram Lodge, building to a shattering conclusion - Archie being sent to juvenile detention - even as a new threat reared its head in Riverdale: The Gargoyle King.

A figure of myth inspired by the role-playing game Gryphons and Gargoyle, the Gargoyle King started claiming sacrificial victims, beginning with Dilton Doiley.

As Betty and Jughead investigated the deadly game's origins (with their parents, 20 years earlier), Veronica worked ceaselessly to get Archie out of juvie, where he was forced to bare-knuckle box for survival.

She finally succeeded in breaking Archie out, but with Hiram still gunning for him, our red-headed hero broke up with Veronica and headed out of town with Jughead, seeking asylum with Jughead's Serpent mom Gladys Jones.

With Archie and Jughead out of the way, Hiram's criminal takeover of Riverdale continued, with his "candy-making" producing a terrifying side-effect in the students of Riverdale High - inexplicable, stress-provoked seizures - which prompted Hiram's wife Hermione to order the town to be quarantined.

When the quarantine was lifted, the threats to Riverdale had multiplied.

The Gargoyle King was still claiming victims; the cult-like Farm Alice Cooper had joined was indoctrinating new members left and right, including Kevin Keller; and Hiram and Gladys found themselves vying for control of the town's drug-trade - with Veronica and her speakeasy, and new beau Reggie Mantle, caught in the middle.

When a haunted and hunted Archie returns to Riverdale, he finds his beloved town on the brink of collapse.

Penelope Blossom has opened a brothel. Cheryl Blossom and her girlfriend Toni Topaz have started a gang to challenge the Southside Serpents - the Pretty Poisons.

No one is safe, not even kingpin Hiram Lodge, who is shot by none other than new Sheriff FP Jones. He survives, barely.

And meanwhile, the mysteries surrounding Gryphons and Gargoyles deepen, drawing in all of our characters, including the enigmatic cult-leader Edgar Evernever and his daughter Evelyn.

Resident chanteuse Josie McCoy leaves town just as the endgame begins: With Veronica and Archie (training to be a boxer) teaming-up to take down Hiram Lodge once and for all, even as Betty exposes the Farm's horrific truths and Jughead zeroes in on the Gargoyle King's true identity.

With one deadly round of Gryphons and Gargoyles left to play, will Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead survive the night and make it to Senior Year?

 

Channels in this post: CBS Reality, M-Net City, Real Time, M-Net, FOX Life, eReality



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