New on TV today: Friday 27 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 27 Dec 2019
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Ultimate Pompeii: The Fugitives

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Ultimate Pompeii: The Fugitives

At the height of the Roman Empire, an eruption of Mount Vesuvius buries the town of Pompeii in volcanic ash, killing thousands.

Now, forensic experts investigate a group of victims called 'the Fugitives' for the very first time.

X-rays reveal ages, injuries suffered, and even artefacts like sandals and jewellery - while the investigation also throws light on why they failed to escape the most famous disaster of the ancient world.

House Hunters 69

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 17h15
Genre: Reality

House Hunters 69

Looking for a home is always a challenge, but it's never boring.

This series follows home seekers across America as they search for their perfect house.

They weigh up the pros and cons of three different properties before deciding which one is meant for them.

And with conflicting wish lists, these home-hunters often have to learn the art of compromise when it comes to finding a property that will suit everyone.

From a pair of New Jersey foodies seeking a second home in Philadelphia to attorneys seeking a home with historical charm and modern amenities in Washington, DC, each episode follows a house-hunting journey from start to finish.

What will they get for their money - and which property will they choose?

The Voice 17

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Voice 17

Rock icon and pop culture phenomenon Gwen Stefani reclaims her red chair alongside superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.

In the season premiere, the talent is exceptional and the competition is fierce as the coaches vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions.

The vocalists compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to be named "The Voice".

Ten-time Grammy Award winner and record-breaking global pop icon Taylor Swift will serve as the Mega Mentor on Season 17.

As Mega Mentor, Taylor will mentor the artists and prepare each team for the Knockout Rounds.

During the Knockout Rounds, the artists will be paired with a teammate and select their own songs to perform individually.

Taylor will be on hand to work with all four coaches and their teams to provide feedback, suggestions and praise as the artists prepare for their performance.

The coaches alone will choose the winner, and the artist not selected will be available to be stolen by another coach.

They are vying for their coach's confidence and decision to take them to the final and crucial round before the Live Performance Shows, the Live Playoffs.

This season each coach will only have one steal in the Knockout Rounds, making the stakes higher than ever for the artists.

America's Got Talent 14

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

America's Got Talent 14

America's Got Talent returns with Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, joined by new judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough alongside new host Terry Crews.

In the season premiere, variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1- million prize.

The Golden Buzzer is back giving five lucky acts the chance to go directly to the live shows at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to compete for America's vote.

Dr. Pimple Popper 3

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Reality

Dr. Pimple Popper 3

It's a Summer Pop-a-Palooza!

Back to slay lipomas, cysts and life-altering skin ailments while giving patients the opportunity to live their lives free of embarrassment, Dr. Pimple Popper returns with a new season.

With her passion, signature splash guard, ease and warm bedside manner, the dermatologist returns with dramatic and emotional moments all the while helping to transform these patient's lives.

This season, Dr. Lee tackles her biggest cases yet including one so extensive she must partner with a doctor to perform a procedure at a nearby hospital.

There's also a patient with a black mass that runs a high risk it could be life threatening and a patient with a mystery case from the very first episode returns, with the growth as big as it was when we first met him.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Sleepless in Steatocystoma": Jen has substantial growths on her ears that cause her depression, pain, and vertigo.

Juliet is under emotional distress because of the bumps all over her neck and chest and Gerald has a mysterious, kiwi-size lump on his middle finger.

Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00, all episodes
Genre: Docu-Reality, Comedy

Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up

Comedy star Kevin Hart documents turbulence in his career and marriage while building his brand, uplifting his team and doing damage control.

In the series, Hart reflects on the events that have shaped his life, making him into the person he is today.

You will get a behind-the-scenes look at his day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from the Oscar controversy, his marriage, and his growing career.

The series will be a mix of interviews with Hart's friends and family, archival footage from his childhood days and early years performing stand-up, and personal anecdotes from the comic himself.



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