New on TV today: Saturday 14 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Sep 2019
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11

Favorite Southern sophisticates Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes and Porsha Williams are all back and will be joined by newest housewives Eva Marcille and Shamari DeVoe this season.

Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam join the season as friends.

Fresh off her stand-up comedy tour, NeNe is busier than ever with the opening of a new location for Swagg Boutique. Business as usual comes to a halt however, as Gregg faces a cancer diagnosis.

Cynthia struggles with the idea of becoming an empty nester, but is excited about the new man in her life.

Kandi decides to launch a risqué burlesque show while she and Todd explore the idea of expanding their family yet again.

Porsha is over-the-moon excited to welcome her first bundle of joy and finally have the family of her dreams.

Meanwhile, Eva and her fiancé Michael welcome a beautiful baby boy and are busy planning a fairytale wedding.

Shamari DeVoe, known from the multi-platinum R&B group Blaque, is new to the mix and is planning to launch new music with her husband Ronnie DeVoe, formerly of New Edition.

Marlo Hampton is back on the scene, joined by newcomer Tanya Sam, a tech savvy business woman who enjoys the finer things in life.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h50
Genre: Thriller, Drama


A police anti-terror unit is formed when a frightening and unexpected discovery is made at Gothenburg harbour in this tense Scandinavian thriller about a ruthless terrorist cell planning an attack.

When a brilliant drone engineer, Victoria, is taken hostage in her own home, a series of dangerous events are set into motion.

Her captor is part of a terror cell who are planning an attack in Scandinavia and have chosen Victoria to access the components they need from her company; SparrowSat.

Across 10 episodes, Victoria must risk everything to steal the equipment, whilst also working as a double agent for the security police who will do anything to see the attack stopped.

However, beneath the hate, the fear and the prejudices, real feelings start to emerge between Victoria and her captor.

But are they able to truly look past their differences and can the attack be averted?

The Bernie Mac Show 5

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Comedy

The Bernie Mac Show 5

Features comic actor Bernie Mac with material loosely based on his stand-up comedy acts, exploring his humorous parenting style as he attempts to raise his sister's three children while she recovers from addiction.

Much of the humour in the show is derived from Mac's continual adjustment to and his unique take on parenthood.

A frequent motif of the show is the juxtaposition of Mac's acerbic comments, such as his threats to "bust the (children's) heads 'til the white meat shows," and the deep parental affection he feels towards the trio, which often brings him to the verge of tears during happy moments.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Father Knows Best": Bryan, a cool guy from the Chicago block, arrives on Bernie's doorstep, claiming he's Bryana's father.

Bernie is cautiously supportive - until Bryan ignores Jordan and Vanessa and tries to buy Bryana's affection.

In the second episode (new episodes air on Saturdays and Sundays at the same time), "Wrestling with a Sticky Situation": Jordan is recruited onto the wrestling team and starts winning by default as there is never anyone to compete against in his weight class.

But when he eats himself out of that class, Jordan is forced to lose weight or lose face.

Bernie gets some expert advice when superstar pro wrestler Steve Austin joins him in his confessional.

TVSA Show Page: The Bernie Mac Show 5

Total Blackout 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h40
Genre: Game Show

Total Blackout 2

Game show which features contestants that have to complete challenges such as identifying things with either their hands, nose, or mouth; gathering items; or getting from point A to Point B, while being totally in the dark.

There is nothing more terrifying than being in complete darkness. When the lights go off, our imaginations take hold and our nightmares come to life.

Contestants get plunged into blinding darkness to confront their deepest fears in Total Blackout.

Hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters), Total Blackout is a half-hour, extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges.

However, all the challenges are played in complete darkness. There are no lights, no blindfolds and no-holds barred as the players face their anxieties and unexpected surprises in a series of nerve-wracking games.

The contestants see nothing but the audience sees all. Here's where imagination can be one's worst enemy. It's like Fear Factor – but in the dark.

Challenges include walking across a plank without the benefit of actually seeing the plank (or how far above the floor it really is), crawling through tunnels filled with unidentified objects, and guessing the weight of objects and/or people (from a large snake to a sumo wrestler) just by touch.

But the highlight of Total Blackout episodes tends to be the challenge that requires contestants to identify the contents of six boxes.

Those challenges have produced freak-outs and squeamish responses to things as scary as live tarantulas and as benign as teddy bears and hairbrushes.

Through Jaleel's guidance, contestants have to heighten their senses of hearing, smell and touch as they try to identify objects, which may include creepy crawlers of every kind, traverse through obstacles, real or imagined and beat their opponents' performance in order not to be dropped through the stage and eliminated out of the game.

After three rounds, the contestant who can overcome their own fears and out perform their opponents, will stand victorious and win five thousand dollars.

TVSA Show Page: Total Blackout 2


Channels in this post: Vuzu, M-Net, eExtra, eReality


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