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New on TV today: Friday 13 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Sep 2019
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Undone

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy-Drama

Undone

From creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman) comes Undone, a genre-bending animated series about a young woman's complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father's death.

The series explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character Alma, a 28-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas.

After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship to time.

She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father's death.

The series stars the voices of Rosa Salazar (Parenthood) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).

Undone is brought to life using rotoscope animation, a process that has never before been used in episodic television.

The unique look of the animation utilises a variety of mediums, including oil painting on canvas to render the backgrounds.
 

Unbelievable

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

Unbelievable

When teenager Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) files a police report claiming she's been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, the investigating detectives, as well as the people closest to her, come to doubt the truth of her story.

Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, detectives Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) meet while investigating an eerily similar pair of intruder rapes and partner to catch a potential serial rapist.

Inspired by the real events in The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning article An Unbelievable Story of Rape, Unbelievable is a story of unspeakable trauma, unwavering tenacity and astounding resilience.
 

Dates From Hell

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

Dates From Hell

It's one thing to be on a bad date, but it's quite another to have the date from hell.

Because when a date that was supposed to be fun, flirtatious and enjoyable turns into a total nightmare that can impact your life permanently – even fatally – there is simply no turning back.

In this chilling series, men and women share their real-life stories of something that started out as a potentially romantic encounter into a terrifying tale.

For these unlucky individuals, the search for the love of their life turns into a fight to the death.

In the series premiere, "Highway Horror": A date goes terribly wrong when a teenage girl finds herself locked in a car with a dangerous man.

Too scared to wait for help to arrive, she makes an attempt to escape.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Tourist Terror": A woman is on the vacation of a lifetime when she suddenly finds herself in a world of trouble, as she is forced to fight for her life to escape a violent predator.
 

Marrying Millions

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Marrying Millions

In Marrying Millions, see what happens when disparate worlds collide and discover who has fallen deeply and madly in love and who has fallen in "luxury".

From large age gaps to cultural differences, these couples will explore the wild, hilarious and emotionally taxing journey of bridging the economic gap in the name of love.

Not to mention the harsh criticism from the families involved.

In the series premiere, "Can't Buy My Love": 21-year old Brianna has a hard time fitting in to 61-year-old Bill's wealthy social circle and has a run-in with some of his friends.

Katie tells her daughter that she is dating Kolton, one of her daughter's best friends.

Rosie and Drew are in love, but her parents aren't in support of their relationship.

Gentille questions her boyfriend, Brian, about why he is hesitant to mix with her group of friends.
 

Cold Justice: Sex Crimes

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Cold Justice: Sex Crimes

Cold Justice spin-off with a focus on sex crimes.

To bring justice to the survivors of sexual assault, the investigators Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill travel around the US to help local law enforcement solve cases that have sat dormant for years.

In this special season, Cold Justice investigates many sex crimes which include the stories of a local grandmother who is brutally attacked in her sleep, of a young girl whose online meeting turned into a real world nightmare, and of an unsolved investigation into the rape of a teacher on an elementary school campus.
 

The Ranch: Part 7

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

The Ranch: Part 7

Set in present day on a Colorado ranch outside Denver, this multi-camera family comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Elisha Cuthbert and Sam Elliott.

The show follows Colt's (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi-pro football career to run the family ranching business with his father Beau (Elliott).

In Part 7, Colt struggles to make ends meet and reconcile with his estranged wife Abby (Cuthbert) and daughter while his father adjusts to semi-retirement and the complications of aging.

Meanwhile, Luke (guest star Dax Shepard) returns to Denver seeking forgiveness from the only family he's got.
 

The Shadows of Death

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The Shadows of Death

The emotional impact of a homicide resonates long after the horrific event.

This unbearable burden is often shouldered most heavily by those who did not commit the crime, but still feel that they could have influenced the outcome.

Here, their journey of guilt begins.

For these loved ones, regret slowly consumes them until they either crumble under the stress of dark secrets or redeem themselves by confronting with their own involvement – real or imagined.

This emotionally-charged series hears from those close to the victims and investigators who worked on shocking murder cases, to reveal that there's always more to the story than there first appears.
 

Hold the Sunset 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Hold the Sunset 2

Edith and Phil are still determined to escape to the Mediterranean. But the dream is drifting further away as they wait for their house to sell.

Edith's son, Roger, hits on the idea of running Edith's spare bedroom as a bed and breakfast – an idea he's not quite got round to telling his mother yet.

Meanwhile, Queenie can't bear the thought of Edith moving away, so she tries to help them sell their house, but with ulterior motives.
 

Just Tattoo of Us 2

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

Just Tattoo of Us 2

There's tears, tantrums and fall outs as Just Tattoo of Us puts relationships to the test by asking pairs of friends, family members and couples to design tattoos for each other.

In the Season 2 premiere, a wild couple steps up their sex life with X-rated ink, while bitter exes engage in evil tattoo warfare over each other's parenting skills.
 

Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea

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

Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea

In this documentary, Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture - and the ways it's benefited her own life and career.

The pleasure is all Chelsea's. This show follows the comedian as she confronts and explores her personal and cultural impacts around white privilege.

Handler travels around the USA speaking with a wide range of people on the topic of race including fellow comedians Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and W. Kamau Bell, anti-racism writer and activist Tim Wise, a Republican women's group in Orange County, CA, college students at an open mic night, and her former high school boyfriend in New Jersey.
 

Extreme Treks 3

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Travel, Adventure, Nature

Extreme Treks 3

This programme is part adventure, part exploration and part education.

The best way to understand and respect the world around us is to put yourself right in the path of Mother Nature; unplug from your life and get out and explore the world on foot with Ryan Pyle.

In this third season, Ryan climbs the mighty Aconcagua Mountain in Argentina, tackles the deadly Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, and explores the volcanic highlands of Iceland.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Russia - Mount Elbrus": Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe standing at 5,640m, and is considered one of the seven highest summits on the seven continents.

Located in southern Russia along the border with Georgia, it offers true wilderness and some of the most dramatic landscapes that Europe has to offer.

While Elbrus is the highest summit in Europe, it is known as one of the technically easiest peaks on the continent, but one can never underestimate Elbrus as weather throughout the region is famously dangerous.
 

El Corazón de Sergio Ramos

Channel: Amazon Prime Video
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, Sport

El Corazón de Sergio Ramos

Eight-episode docuseries about the captain of Real Madrid and one of the most iconic football players in the world, Sergio Ramos.

Prime Video was granted rare access to Sergio's everyday life, ensuring that El Corazón de Sergio Ramos will portray a brand new side to the iconic football player.

The cameras follow him as he leads his teammates through a difficult time, with ever-mounting pressure to perform on the pitch.

Whilst football is unquestionably at the heart of the show, you will also see interactions with his family and friends who reveal an intimate side of Sergio that the world seldom sees.

Discover his incredible legacy, from his beginnings in Seville through to his leadership on the national team and at Real Madrid.
 

The Chef Show: Volume 2

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

The Chef Show: Volume 2

Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just food.

It's about appreciating friends, family and tradition. An opportunity to come together. To learn, to share and to celebrate different flavours, cultures and people.

In The Chef Show, actor/director Jon Favreau and Chef Roy Choi reunite after their film Chef to embark on a new adventure.

The two friends experiment with their favourite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world.

From sharing a meal with the Avengers cast in Atlanta, to smoking brisket in Texas with world-renowned pitmaster Aaron Franklin, to honouring the legendary food critic Jonathan Gold in Los Angeles - Favreau and Choi embrace their passion for food, but more importantly their love for bringing people together over a delicious meal.

 



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