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New on TV today: Wednesday 9 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Oct 2019
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The Good Doctor

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

The Good Doctor

Dr. Shaun Murphy (Bates Motel star Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital's surgical unit.

Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the scepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team.

Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
 

All Rise

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

All Rise

Courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process.

Among those working within the court system is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.

Offering Lola counsel are her roguish best friend and colleague, Mark Callan, a successful deputy district attorney who now must adjust to the shifting boundaries in their personal and professional relationship.

There's also Supervisory Judge Lisa Benner, an influential, powerful figure tasked with overseeing Lola's transition into her new job; and Lola's efficient, pragmatic judicial assistant, Sherri Kansky, who isn't thrilled at the prospect of "training" a rookie judge.

Also working in the courthouse are Emily Lopez, an empathetic and blunt public defender filled with fire and conviction; Luke Watkins, a court bailiff by day, law student by night; and Sara Castillo, a court reporter and reliable source of intel and advice.
 

Rhythm + Flow

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

Rhythm + Flow

Global superstars Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip "T.I." Harris search for the next hip hop sensation in Netflix's first music competition show.

The series brings together industry legends across a multi-city search in hip hop epicentres Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Chicago, to find raw talent and help undiscovered artists pursue their come up.
 

Uyang'thanda Na? 4

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Uyang'thanda Na? 4

Swooning over social media pictures of a crush, stealing glances from a distance, the racing heart and dry mouth at being in close proximity, or simply daydreaming about that special someone - sigh no more.

Moshe Ndiki comes to the rescue to help admirers to confess to their crushes and hopefully skip towards the sunset to live out their happily ever after, in this show about coming out of the shadows of crushing and into the full glare of the love spotlight.

Each secret admirer receives coaching tips as well as help in setting the mood – just to help smooth out the difficult path to the confession.

Once the big reveal and confession are made, viewers will hear how the admired will answer the all-important question: Uyang'Thanda Na?

Somebody's crush is about to become a reality.

In the first episode of Season 4, Sfundo has a crush on Bongiwe who is in a relationship with his brother.

He hopes he will sway Bongiwe into his corner and hopes to keep it in the family with a happily ever after.

TVSA Show Page: Uyang'thanda Na? 4
 

Zumba

Channel: Eva (DStv 141)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Telenovela

Zumba

Alberto "Beto" Perez never met his father and his childhood wasn't easy, but Gloria, his mother, was always by his side ready to support him.

Despite many setbacks, he never gave up and was determined to show the world his greatest talent: dancing.

This is the story of Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba, one of the most successful and revolutionary companies in the world of fitness, with more than 20-million followers who learn his choreographies every day in order to improve their health and their lives.
 

Family Food Fight 2

Channel: Vuzu
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Family Food Fight 2

Family teams of four pull out their best culinary moves in the kitchen, serving up authentic family dishes and drama in this Aussie foodie competish.

Tapping into each family's uniquely diverse cultural heritage, along with their countless culinary influences, the series takes homestyle cooking to a new level as family recipes rich in tradition and shared over generations are put on display.

Rather than five-star restaurant cuisine, the show focuses on relatable, yet aspirational, home-cooked meals, inspiring budding home cooks across the nation to don their aprons and get into the kitchen together.
 

Taskmaster 5

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

Taskmaster 5

Taskmaster Greg Davies and his loyal assistant Alex Horne return with a multitude of tricky tests and some woeful decision making.

This season, five new hyper-competitive comedians fight it out to be crowned Taskmaster Champion – including Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips.

Expect more cheating, blazing arguments and one of the most heart-breaking moments in television history.

They'll be asked to costume coconuts, make Marmite and create cuddles as they fight each other for the world's premier prize: Greg's golden head, impaled on a plinth.
 

American Pickers 16

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

American Pickers 16

In small towns, and along America's back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered, valuable relics from history that are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages.

This season the Pickers are on a Presidential trail.

At a Pennsylvania estate, Mike and Danielle dig through generations of high-end items including a big old Packard fit for President Franklin Roosevelt.

Meanwhile, in North Dakota, Frank and Robbie are on their Presidential Whistle Stop as they pick a jam-packed railway depot.

In the Season 16 premiere, "Pick Your Battle": Mike and Danielle pick an over-the-top, tiki-party-meets-rockabilly home.

Meanwhile, Frank and Robbie set their sights on a vast collection hidden in the fortified bunkers of an old army base.
 

The Walking Dead 9

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

The Walking Dead 9

Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan.

With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him.

By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilisation under Rick's steadfast leadership.

It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for the survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilisation that the survivors have worked so hard to build.

 

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