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New on TV today: Wednesday 4 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Dec 2019
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Warrior

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Action, Drama, Period Drama

Warrior

Filmed in Cape Town, this action drama is based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee and is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century.

The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances.

After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown's most powerful tongs (Chinese organised crime family).

Befriended by Wang Chao, a fixer and profiteer in Chinatown, Ah Sahm is taken under the wing of Young Jun, the hard-partying son of the Hop Wei's leader, Father Jun, who is facing an imminent opium war with a rival tong.

As he is indoctrinated in the rules of Chinatown gangs, Ah Sahm wins the confidence of a canny brothel madam, Ah Toy, revealing to her the true intentions of his journey to America.

Over the course of the season, Ah Sahm crosses boundaries inside and outside Chinatown, bringing him into contact with tong rivals Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs; and Li Yong, a tong lieutenant and Gung Fu master.

TVSA Show Page: Warrior
 

Proud

Channel: ST Rise (StarSat 120)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Talk Show, Documentary Series

Proud

Docuseries that gives 11 diverse members of the LGBT community a platform to share their stories and experiences while exploring some of the issues raised.

Proud attempts to shed a light on multiple perspectives around its subject matters.

The show wants a true reflection of what it's like in South Africa for members of the LGBT community and to hear what other South Africans have to say.

The show also aims to serve as an educational platform, treating subject matters with respect and honesty.

It also talks to various experts and organisations in order to get the facts straight.
 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 21

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 21

Now in its 21st season, SVU chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.

In the Season 21 premiere, "I'm Going to Make You a Star": When an actress accuses a high-powered media mogul of attempted rape, Benson finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.

Changes in the squad room put Carisi between a rock and a hard place.

In the second episode, "The Darkest Journey Home": Benson works with a young woman to help her remember the details and suspects in her rape.

In order to learn a new witness interview technique, Rollins and Fin have to experience it for themselves.

TVSA Show Page: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 21
 

History of the Emirates

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Documentary Series

History of the Emirates

At the heart of the Arabian Peninsula is a nation only four years older than Microsoft, famous around the world for its gleaming modern cities: Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

But behind the fast cars and skyscrapers, there lies a compelling and untold story.

With unprecedented access, and told through the voices of its people, this three-part series reveals how new archaeological and historical discoveries are only now uncovering the true extent of this land's ancient wonders – remarkably advanced civilisations that once held centre stage in world history.

In the series premiere, "Taming the Desert": This episode reveals the ancient innovations that lie behind some of the most enduring and romantic images of this region - the camel caravanserai and the lush oasis.

And we discover the many other ingenious ways in which people here - for thousands of years - have been overcoming the challenges of life in one of the world's harshest environments.
 

Taskmaster: Champions of Champions

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

Taskmaster: Champions of Champions

Following five seasons of Taskmaster, the time has come to put the quintet of comedy goliaths to the definitive test and find out just who is the worthiest of them all.

In a two-part super-special, past champs Bob Mortimer, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Noel Fielding and Rob Beckett go head-to-head for the ultimate prize in television and life.

Taskmaster Greg Davies judges fiercely, fallaciously and occasionally fairly as the rivals take on some of the most devious tasks to date.

The Taskmaster's Personal Assistant Alex Horne adjudicates to the best of his ability and on his best behaviour while the comics pull out all the stops to earn the points they so desperately need to take them to the top.
 

Pearson

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Pearson

A spin-off from Suits, Pearson revolves around the world of recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as she adjusts to down and dirty Chicago politics.

Newly appointed as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak's (Morgan Spector) right hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences.

With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing - two things very much at odds.
 

Magic for Humans 2

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

Magic for Humans 2

From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate tricks, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs.

Hilarious and heartfelt, Justin pulls out all the stops and props to amaze real people with playful tricks and showstopping magic routines.
 

Monster Croc Wrangler 4

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Docu-Reality

Monster Croc Wrangler 4

In the dramatic scenery of Australia's Northern Territory, the saltwater crocodile population has been protected for over 40 years.

This means they've had plenty of time to grow. But the bigger they get, the greater the need to protect these magnificent predators from human encounters.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Croc in the Hole": A few hours South of Darwin in Australia's rugged Northern Territory lies La Belle Cattle Ranch.

John, the Ranch manager, is having a few issues with a number of big crocs in his waterholes, including one monster that's been spotted swimming down the river with a fully grown cow in its mouth.

For the safety of his cattle and crew, the croc must be moved.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Croc Out of Water": The Dry Season in the Northern Territory is in full swing.

Fires scorch the earth - rivers slow to a trickle and waterholes shrink.

With the increasing dry, Saltwater Crocs crowd into smaller and smaller spaces; and fight for their territory.

 



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