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New on TV today: Monday 28 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Oct 2019
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Celebrity Game Night

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show

Celebrity Game Night

A South African version of the NBC show hosted by Jane Lynch, in which celebs act silly in a variety of challenges.

The local version is hosted by Anele Mdoda. Joining her as team captains are Jason Goliath and Ayanda Thabethe.

In each episode, two teams of celebrity guests face off as they play outrageous party games that test pop culture knowledge, acting skills and nerves of steel.

As host, Anele will guide African celebrities over the course of each episode, alongside team captains Jason and Ayanda.

Celebrities in the first episode are Minnie Dlamini-Jones, Chris Jaftha and Joey Rasdien on Team Ayanda versus Lorna Maseko, Majozi and Tracey Lange on Team Jason. 
 

Surviving R. Kelly

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

Surviving R. Kelly

For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental and physical abuse.

With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly's controversial past is revealed beginning in 1970 to the present day.

The premiere episode explores R. Kelly's rise to fame and power as an R&B icon where he formed relationships with younger singers and dancers, including marriage to his then 15-year old protege Aliyah.
 

The River

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Soapie

The River

The River is a South African telenovela revolving around communities on two different sides of a river: society's upper crust in exquisite mansions who will go to any lengths to maintain their wealth, and the exploited "common folk" who constantly toil with little to show for it.

The series stars Sindi Dlathu, Hlomla Dandala, Don Mlangeni Nawa, Lawrence Maleka, Moshidi Motshegwa and newcomer Larona Moagi.

Dlathu plays Lindiwe, a polished and astute mining magnate whose stilettos have squashed anyone who dared stand in the way of her wealth.

Moagi is Itumeleng, the young character from the "poor" side of town who wants to put an end to Lindiwe's ruthless gluttony, often at the expense of her beloved community.

Courage and cunning eventually collide when they cannot put their differences aside, resulting in an endless body count.

It is a story of ill-placed love, greed, betrayal and blood bonds, combining the allure and ruthlessness of the business world, with the raw essence of township struggles.

The truth won't remain be buried forever...

The River is produced by Tshedza Pictures.

MORE:

New SA telenovela: The River
The River Teasers
TVSA Show Page: The River
 

Love Island 5

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

Love Island 5

On this late night risqué reality show, a group of singletons must choose their partners wisely – in order to avoid being dumped - both by their potential lovers and from the show.

In between beach bonfires and intimate dinners some shock eliminations and new arrivals ensure constant unpredictability and rivalry for the Islanders.

And once contestants leave the island, the remaining singles must re-couple or risk being sent home.
 

A 3 Minute Hug

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

A 3 Minute Hug

This documentary captures the joy and heartbreak of families separated by the U.S.-Mexico border sharing a short but bittersweet reunion in 2018.

On a barren embankment along the Rio Bravo, the border between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is opened temporarily to allow separated families to reunite for a precious few minutes.
 

Finest Homes 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Documentary Series

Finest Homes 2

South African home design and architecture has truly come into its own; bland imitations have made way for modern masterpieces and character-filled design.

The Home Channel brings you a brand new season of Finest Homes, which explores these creations, talking to the visionaries who are bringing them to life, as well as the people who live in them.

Host Tumelo Setlaba takes us through the spaces, showcasing both the architecture and interior design.

She also offers up tips and ideas for you to recreate some of these looks in your own home.
 

Bath Crashers 11

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Bath Crashers 11

Unsuspecting homeowners get the ultimate surprise as they browse the home improvement aisles when licensed contractor Matt Muenster and his Bath Crashers crew ambush them and give them a brand-new bathroom.

This series follows him and the team as they go wild in the bathroom with Matt's own unique vision.

Three days later, their bathrooms are totally transformed into the most spectacular space in the house.

Whatever the space, Matt tricks out everyone's most-used room with the hottest items around.

It's like winning the home improvement jackpot.
 

Bull 3

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Bull 3

Follows the employees of a jury consulting firm headed by Dr. Jason Bull, who is a psychologist and trial science expert.

Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients, but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.

In the Season 3 premiere, Bull returns to work following his heart attack with a new rich client for the firm to represent: an insurance company being sued by a dying mother for denying coverage of her liver transplant.
 

Untold Stories of the E.R. 8

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h40
Genre: Docu-Drama

Untold Stories of the E.R. 8

Real-life emergency room doctors discuss their most bizarre and puzzling cases.

Typically these involve medical sabotage, violently or strangely acting patients, life-threatening injuries, or even situations in which the E.R. physician is too overwhelmed or unequipped to handle the caseload but cannot transfer responsibility for the patient to someone else.

The show follows a reenactment format in which the real-life E.R. physician narrates through a series of "talking head" clips, while their interactions with the patient are reenacted.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Cows & Stilettos": A man crashes his car into a cow and comes to the ER covered in manure and a woman has a stiletto heel jammed into her cheek.

Later, a patient says she's dying of a broken heart and a doctor is on probation when his patient dies... or does she?

 

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