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New on TV today: Monday 2 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Dec 2019
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Catherine the Great

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, History, Miniseries

Catherine the Great

Helen Mirren plays the lead role in this four-part drama that delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history.

Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.

The mini-series follows Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin.

Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love.

Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.
 

The Expandables

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 12h50
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality Makeover, DIY

The Expandables

Families who have outgrown their homes get help finding spaces in impossible places.

Follow along as Rob Evans, his partner Brandon, designer Mia and crew chief Ana create amazing additions and space-saving renovations in places you never thought possible.

You don't need to move when you run out of space, you just need to look in the right spot.

Whether a family grows, in-laws move in or someone starts a home business, sometimes there just simply isn't enough space.

That's when The Expandables team take over.

From blowing out an entire second floor to overhauling a basement, the team will design and build new spaces that the homeowners would never have believed possible, without adding one extra square foot.
 

The Object of Murder

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

The Object of Murder

This crime series delves into the lives of victims' families and loved ones, exploring the tragic effects that a murder has had on them.

Told through first-person interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archive footage, the series examines a homicide and reveals a unique object with emotional power that is associated with the murder.

It could be the victim's mobile phone; a journal revealing their deepest thoughts; or a key to the closet where a body was discovered.

Each episode examines how detectives solved the case, looking at the objects that provided vital clues - and the items that provided an emotional connection to the victims' loved ones.
 

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 11

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 11

This season, Boot Camp's most explosive veteran and music vixen, Aubrey O'Day returns with a new man.

Aubrey fell for Jersey Shore's, DJ Pauly D, and his million-dollar smile on Famously Single, but their dueling realities have put them famously in danger.

Time is running out for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards and beau Wynn Katz, who have yet to spark any sexual chemistry in order to get to the next level of commitment.

For the Black Ink Crew duo, it's Puma's world and his wife, Quani is just living in it.

As she struggles to achieve her own goals and aspirations in life, Quani still has not taken on Puma's last name, Mrs. Robinson.

On the brink of a second divorce, Momma Dee and Ernest from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta have one last chance to fix their toxic marriage.

After sending Ernest to prison for selling drugs, Momma has own her vices to confront.

The Bachelorette darlings, Desiree Hartsock and husband Chris Siegfried, may look like the happily-ever-after newlyweds, but dark and vicious tabloid rumors continue to haunt them after Desiree was dumped on national television by another man that she considered The One.

Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major, along with their secret weapon, Judge Lynn Toler, are back with a whole new series of exercises and drills that will shake the couples to their core.

Over the course of 10 days of extreme relationship therapy, the doctors will provide the couples with essential tools to make one final, life changing decision: will they stay together or will they call it quits.
 

Botched 6

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

Botched 6

In the multi-billion dollar world of plastic surgery, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... or is it?

For some patients, their quest for ultimate perfection ends in disastrous results.

Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow are tasked with some of the most difficult operations of their careers when they try to reverse the effects of horrendous plastic surgeries.

This season, the doctors take on more horrific plastic surgery catastrophes and transform the lives of their hopeless patients, including a woman who grows pubic hair from her cheek due to an unfortunate skin graft, a patient with an endlessly flipping butt implant, and a woman who is "double stacked" with four breast implants.

The doctors encounter even more shocking patients with "bologna" areolas, a "pelican neck" and a "Pinocchio" nose, as well as unconventional patient requests like a UK man who wants to look like Jimin from the K-Pop band "BTS," a transgender woman who is hoping to morph into a real-life Bratz doll, and more.

See the most outrageous show moments, mind-blowing transformations, and over-the-top patients of the entire series on the "Most Outrageous OMG Patients Countdown", which kicks off Season 6.
 

Selling Houses Australia 10

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Reality

Selling Houses Australia 10

No-nonsense property expert Andrew Winter is on a mission Selling Houses in Australia.

In each episode, he'll show homeowners how to maximise their profits and achieve a quick sale on one of life's biggest investments.

Today's unpredictable housing market is not for the faint of heart.

Stressed owners whose properties have been stuck on the market for months are desperate for a sale and unable to comprehend why no one wants to buy their home.

Winter brings all the parties together on Selling Houses – designers, contractors and the owners – to figure out problems of pricing, presentation and communication.

After each home makeover, he helps his clients strategise on how to bring potential buyers closer, and ultimately sell their houses.
 

Genius Factory

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Documentary

Genius Factory

In 1980, Robert Graham, a 73-year-old eccentric millionaire got the idea to create a Nobel Prize-winning sperm bank.

He was labelled a sexist, a racist, an elitist, a eugenicist, a white supremacist and a Nazi.

Nevertheless, the "Genius Factory" ran for 20 years and produced over 200 children. Graham died before he got to see if the experiment worked.

In this documentary, we track the children 30 years later, to find out if they're geniuses, and answer the age-old question of nature vs. nurture, to find out if you're a product of your genes or your environment.
 

Dr. Ken 2

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Dr. Ken 2

Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner.

He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids.

However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home.

Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Allison's Career Move": When a job opportunity opens up at Welltopia, Pat thinks Allison would be perfect for it, but Ken isn't so sure he wants to work so closely with his wife.

Molly is stunned with her low SAT scores, and Dave has some ideas as to how to hide the results from their parents.

Clark asks Damona's help in trying to find out what Clark's boyfriend, Connor, does for a living.

Meanwhile, Ken's father, D.K., makes a surprise announcement.

TVSA Show Page: Dr. Ken 2
 

Extreme Cake Makers 3

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 11h55
Genre: Food, Reality

Extreme Cake Makers 3

Rufus Hound dives into the world of extreme cake makers, an elite society that goes all out with sugar and fondant to create breathtaking marvels of the bakery.

A life-sized Shetland pony, a 1.2-metre-long replica of the Statue of Liberty, a 2-metre-long Wallace and Gromit cake, a five-tier chandelier designed to hang upside down and a 2.5-metre-long Wizard of Oz mural are just some of the creations designed by the master bakers this season.

In the Season 3 premiere: Former helicopter pilot Rosie battles to create a trio of teddy bears for Armed Forces Day.

Nastassja's feathers are ruffled as she produces a flamboyant hanging flamingo cake.
 

Key & Peele 4

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Key & Peele 4

Key & Peele features Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who are best known for their impressive ability for improv, celebrity impressions and conjuring up original characters.

The show utilises filmed sketches to examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, from two men used to being on the outside looking in.

Whether it's satirising the President, black Republicans, or taking on religion, Key & Peele showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.

In the new season, Key & Peele brings to life all-new characters and adventures, once again offering up a look at the world by utilising the stars' lively chemistry and smart observations.

Several fan-favourites including Wendell, the East-West Bowl stars and Meegan and Andre will return along with new, entertaining personalities.

In the premiere episode, Keegan and Jordan try to determine who is an alien and who is a human by asking race-related questions in the midst of an alien apocalypse.

In another sketch, a gay man fields insensitive questions from a family adjusting to the idea of their male cousin marrying a man.

You can look forward to an array of guest stars including Paget Brewster, Ty Burrell, Anna Camp, Julia Duffy, Clint Howard, Ernie Hudson, Rashida Jones, Romany Malco, Lance Moore, Seth Morris, Kumail Nanjiani, Chelsea Peretti, Retta, Lance Reddick, Jason Ritter, Richard Schiff and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

TVSA Show Page: Key & Peele 4

 

Shows in this post: Dr. Ken, Key & Peele



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