New on TV today: Saturday 28 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Sep 2019
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Brides, Grooms and Emergency Rooms

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Docu-Drama

Brides, Grooms and Emergency Rooms

Getting married is usually the happiest, most romantic day of a couple's life; a time to celebrate love and unity.

But for some very unlucky couples, it all goes horribly wrong.

This series recounts the stories of fantasy wedding plans that have been completely derailed by harrowing medical mysteries and shocking emergencies.

A hunt for a wedding venue in Mexico becomes a dramatic kidnapping and leaves an engaged couple fighting for survival; a groom-to-be is struck by a life-threatening form of pneumonia two days before his wedding; a wedding ceremony is thrown into jeopardy after being hit by a massive sandstorm.

These are just some of the astonishing accounts of when the big day goes very, very bad.


Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, Wildlife, Afrikaans


Afrikaans version of the award-winning documentary on the rhino poaching crisis featuring interviews with rangers, prosecutors, vets, orphan rehabilitators, activists, private rhino owners, forensic and police investigators.

Wildlife television presenter Bonné de Bod and filmmaker Susan Scott sold their homes, left their jobs, moved in with their mothers and gave up three years of their lives to make this film.

What started out as a six-month documentary film on the crisis turned into a passion project for the two award-winning filmmakers.

In addition to ploughing their own financial resources into the film, the two received grants and public funding to make the film.

Winning 23 awards and officially selected for 30 film festivals, this acclaimed film takes you on a rollercoaster ride between Africa and Asia.

These first time filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of the rhino poaching crisis where they are given exclusive access to the war unfolding.

Carving out six months for the project, the two women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.

Raising Expectations

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Raising Expectations

The Wayneys... what an amazing family: good looking, smart, talented, athletic and popular.

Child psychologist and best-selling author Paige Wayney and her architect husband Wayne, have worked hard at raising their five children to be multi-exceptional.

They succeeded four times. With Emmett around, every day without a visit from rescue workers in hazmat suits is a win for the Wayneys.

The series stars Jason Priestley and Molly Ringwald.

How to Get Away with Murder 5

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

How to Get Away with Murder 5

Murder, deception, fear and guilt are the ties that bind Middleton University Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to her long-time associates Frank Delfino, Bonnie Winterbottom and her students.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Your Funeral": Annalise selects students for her new legal clinic at Middleton and juggles job offers from competing firms, all while the Keating 4 attempt to move on from last semester's turmoil.

And in a startling flash-forward, a new mystery is introduced and it shakes things up for everyone.

TVSA Show Page: How to Get Away with Murder 5

Top Chef 11

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h50
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Top Chef 11

Top Chef is back and heads to New Orleans. Host and Judge Padma Lakshmi visits some of The Big Easy's most celebrated establishments to find 10 of the best and brightest chefs from New Orleans.

These chefs will then battle head-to-head to make it to the finale of Padma's Picks with the ultimate winner earning a coveted spot on this season's cast.

Returning to the judges table in NOLA for Top Chef Season 11 are lead judge Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson, and New Orlean's own Emeril Lagasse, alongside host Padma Lakshmi.

This season will up the ante against the backdrop of the gastronomically diverse city of New Orleans - and the chefs will be tasked with serving up food for top entertainers, culinary stars and celebrity guest judges.

These include Jon Favreau, Lea Michelle, Anthony Mackie, Questlove, Leah Chase, Paul Prudhomme, Jacques Pepin, David Chang, John Besh, and Eddie Huang as well as local legends Kermit Ruffins and Dr. John.

Additionally, Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, the digital video series hosted by Tom Colicchio, returns for its third season.

Each week, two eliminated cheftestants face-off to compete for the ultimate prize - redemption and a spot in the Top Chef finale.

TVSA Show Page: Top Chef 11

Mann & Wife 2

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: Comedy

Mann & Wife 2

Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea's Big Happy Family, Sparkle) are reuniting on screen, as well as behind-the-scenes as executive producers, with their family-friendly original sitcom.

In Mann & Wife, the couple draws inspiration from their real lives to play newlyweds Daniel and Toni Mann. The series follows the second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages.

Life as they know it is turned inside out when Daniel, a police officer from Atlanta, and Toni, a school teacher from Dallas, meet on a dating site and fall in love.

When they decide to marry and Toni moves into Daniel's house in the Atlanta suburbs, the honeymooners - along with their kids, two from each side - all have to adjust to their new lives together.

They also have to deal with David's overbearing live-in mother and his jet-setting ex-wife.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Mann Up": Toni's cousin comes to visit after another break up and gets set straight by Lorraine.

DJ and Trey try to prove their masculinity by participating in a police ride along as Daniel and Michael fight for the lieutenant job.


Shows in this post: How to Get Away with Murder, Top Chef


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