New on TV today: Thursday 19 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Sep 2019
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S.W.A.T. 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Action, Drama, Police Procedural

S.W.A.T. 2

Inspired by the television series and feature film, this 2017 series stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialised tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds.

With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Shaky Town": The SWAT team engages in a standoff with human traffickers holding child hostages when a major earthquake hits Los Angeles during their operation and compromises the takedown.

Also, while Hondo forms an unexpected personal connection with Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells, Jim Street has trouble adjusting to his new life as a patrol officer.

Flea Market Flip 8

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality, DIY

Flea Market Flip 8

Flea markets are filled with hidden treasures; the secret is to know where to look.

In this series, two teams compete against each other to see who can make the most money transforming unexpected gems into big-money items.

Each duo is given $500 along with a list of items they need to find and buy in just one hour.

Then they are given one day to transform their finds in the workshop, and one day to sell their refurbished items.

Whether it's transforming a dated TV cabinet into a fabulous bar or creating a chic storage unit out of a bargain find, the teams must put their design flair to the test in the ultimate flea market challenge.

And there's a lot to play for: the team that rakes in the biggest net profit wins $5,000.

Mountain Men 8

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Docu-Reality

Mountain Men 8

This season of Mountain Men features a variety of men from Appalachia to the Rocky Mountains to Alaska and follows them as they race against winter to obtain the sustenance and money needed to make it through the coldest months of the year.

Eustace Conway lives deep in the mountains of North Carolina on the Turtle Bay Reserve. He moved here two decades ago in search of more truthful existence.

In the years since, he's built a home and survived by hunting, fishing and raising animals.

Tom Orr lives with his wife on the Yaak River in Montana. He is 100 miles from the nearest town, a place he hasn't ventured to in 10 years.

John is a trapper by trade and to prepare for winter, he must earn enough money to obtain the supplies he needs.

Marty Meierotto and his family live in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers. Every month, Marty pilots his bi-plane, traveling into the bush in search of the wolverine and lynx pelts he needs to make a living.

While he's on the Black River, he must hunt moose and caribou to survive in the wilderness.

In Search of Monsters

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Documentary Series, Wildlife

In Search of Monsters

Haunting creatures come to life in this series in an epic worldwide quest for the truth about infamous monsters and their origins.

From Bigfoot to the Loch Ness monster, experts explore the latest evidence, eyewitness encounters and active investigations while unveiling their theories about these nightmarish beasts.

DNA evidence and modern scientific techniques, along with new evidence and theories shine a light on these creatures which both terrify and fascinate.

Will they finally be able to separate the truth from the legend?

Outlander 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

Outlander 4

Season 4 continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser, as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.

As Claire and Jamie build their lives together in the rough and dangerous back country of North Carolina, they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire's knowledge of the American Revolution to come.

Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family.

Meanwhile in the 20th century, things are complicated between Brianna Randall, Claire and Jamie's daughter and Roger Wakefield, the historian who helped Claire search for Jamie in the past.

But when Roger and Brianna search for proof that Brianna's parents reunited in the 18th century, a shocking discovery makes both of them consider following in Claire's footsteps.

In the Season 4 premiere, "America the Beautiful": Claire and Jamie cross paths with Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler who enlists their help.

Claire illuminates Jamie on some of America's history, leading him to wonder if it's possible for them to lay down roots.


Actors in this post: Shemar Moore

Channels in this post: M-Net, History Africa, Travel Channel

1 Comment

19 Sep 2019 09:44

My goodness I must get on with it with Outlander! I have yet to finish season 2

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