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New on TV today: Tuesday 26 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Nov 2019
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Emergence

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy

Emergence

Beyond explanation... beyond understanding... lies the truth.

This character-driven genre thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened.

The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child's identity is at the centre of it all.

In the series premiere, Jo Evans (Allison Tolman, Fargo), a whip-smart police chief, plunges her family into a deepening mystery when she discovers a young girl the night of an inexplicable plane crash in the quiet northeastern town and decides to protect her.

Who is this child? Where did she come from and what does she know?

Benny Gallagher (Owain Yeoman, The Mentalist), an investigative reporter, intrudes into Jo's inquiry with his own take on the shadowy evidence.

Jo must balance her growing, protective relationship with Piper with her love and concern for her own family: her daughter, Mia; her father, Ed; and her ex-husband, Alex.

As the spellbinding mystery unfolds, the family's relationships are tested, unexplained events question reality, and everyone chases the shocking answers.

What happens when a regular family is gripped by unimaginable circumstances?
 

The Red Line

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Drama

The Red Line

Drama that follows the lives of three vastly different Chicago families whose stories of loss and tragedy intersect in the wake of the mistaken shooting of an African American doctor by a white cop.

On the north side of Chicago, Daniel Calder is a high school history teacher mourning the death of his husband, Dr. Harrison Brennan, an African American doctor who was shot while unarmed by a white cop.

As Daniel tries to comfort their grieving daughter, Jira Calder-Brennan, the two butt heads when she decides she needs more support than her father can provide.

She seeks the understanding of someone who knows what it's like to grow up as a young black woman, and searches for her birth mother to learn more about her personal history, culture and community.

Daniel seeks comfort in his colleague - and Jira's teacher - Liam Bhatt.

On the south side, Tia Young scours news of the shooting, torn between her political ambition of running for alderman and risking it all to comfort the daughter she gave up for adoption as a teen.

Tia's husband, Ethan Young, a red-line train operator and devoted father to their 6-year-old son, champions her running for office, but cautions her about connecting with Jira.

On the west side, police officer Paul Evans must face the reality of his actions and intentions in the fatal shooting of an innocent man and worries about his fate amidst the public and legal fallout.

His police partner, Victoria "Vic" Renna, and his brother, Jim Evans, a volatile former cop confined to a wheelchair after being shot in the line of duty, cause more harm than good in their attempts to help him.

As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families converge, they each discover that it's impossible to ignore issues of race.

It also becomes clear that it's important for each of us to explore how our backgrounds and internal biases affect how we act; and we must open our eyes and see that we're all human and all deserving of the same dignity.
 

Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Game Show

Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild 2

Snoop Dogg, who counted The Joker's Wild as his favourite game show growing up, hosts this new version set in his very own casino that includes a gigantic slot machine, giant dice and playing cards.

The game features a variety of categories with a Snoop-a-fied touch.

In the Season 2 premiere, "G's Up, Devil's Down": Alright, alright, alright... we get "glazed and confused" with a special guest, and Paris Jackson shows off her "baby gifts".

Snoop Dogg talks real dogs and goes deep with a real estate agent and a brand ambassador.

Also, the winner gets a chance to win $50,000 on Snoop's big-ass slot machine.
 

Design Junkies New Zealand

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality Makeover, DIY

Design Junkies New Zealand

Ten Design Junkies compete to see who among them is best at turning junk into treasure.

Car wrecks, washed-up items found on the beach and the weekly bulky waste of a city are all in line for the biggest transformation of their existence.

With a new brief each week, and two days to design and create slick and functional pieces worthy of any designer showroom floor, each of the contestants gets the chance to accumulate points.

Whoever has the most points at the end of the season gets to win the title of best Design Junkie.
 

Stumptown

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

Stumptown

Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series, Stumptown follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) - a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon.

Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

With only herself to rely on, she solves other people's messes with a blind eye toward her own.
 

Finding Escobar's Millions 2

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Finding Escobar's Millions 2

At one time the most wanted man on the planet, the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar buried huge amounts of his estimated $50-billion fortune all over Colombia.

The vast majority of this money has never been recovered.

Now, two former CIA case officers – armed with the skills and training from 10 years of work overseas – are partnering with the original DEA agents to hunt for the cash.

After previously hunting down several clues and ruling out many locations, this elite team think they have their most promising leads yet.

With new contacts amongst Escobar's former henchmen and new information, they continue their epic mission: to return the money to the Colombian people and government.
 

Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia brings his award-winning Broadway show to a global audience for his newest Netflix comedy special, which recounts his emotional and physical journey to parenthood.

Filmed at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan, Birbiglia blends observational and confessional comedy as he struggles with the existential question of whether he wants to bring a child into the world.

Birbiglia earned multiple awards, including a Drama Desk prize, for this one-man show about his procreation reservations.
 

The Code

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

The Code

Legal drama about the military's brightest minds who tackle the toughest legal challenges facing the U.S. Marine Corps.

As prosecutors, defence lawyers and investigators, these Marines work together to serve their country with integrity while often putting aside their personal ideals for the sake of justice.

Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Captain John "Abe" Abraham is a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.

His colleague and friend, Captain Maya Dobbins, is the fearless lead defence attorney who is never hesitant to go up against one of her own, but is also a team player if it means finding the truth.

Major Trey Ferry is Abe's eloquent and wise superior officer working for the prosecution who pursues suspects with ferocity.

Commanding officer Colonel Glenn Turnbull, one of the highest-ranking female officers in the Judge Advocate Corps, demands excellence of herself and her staff, while inspiring intense loyalty.

Assisting the team is Lt. Harper Li, a highly capable lawyer who is eager to take on bigger cases, and tech-savvy, efficient Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi, the Marine equivalent of a paralegal.

These active duty Marines are attorneys who have chosen to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and abroad.

In the series premiere, "Blowed Up": When a soldier in Afghanistan kills his commanding officer, Abe and Maya are assigned to the case as prosecution and defence lawyers by their commanding officer.

 



1 Comment

Timone
26 Nov 2019 09:54

So many interesting-sounding shows, so little time to watch and my explora is sitting on 96% full as it is *sigh*. I enjoyed The Red Line, Noah Wylie was brilliant in the role, but ja good acting all around in the show. 
Would like to follow Emergence and Stumptown.  The Code sounds like one of many shows I've seen before.


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