New on TV today: Sunday 19 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Jan 2020
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Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary


Follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Austyn - handsome and 16 - feels oppressed by the confines of life in his small hometown in Tennessee.

But in the online-streaming world, Austyn is adored by thousands of young girls, all eager for his "likes", his attention, or just to hear him say their name.

For Austyn and many like him, a big enough fan base could mean a ticket out of rural America and into a new life of wealth and fame - quite the undertaking when you're coming of age.

Egg Factor

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 07h50
Genre: Documentary Series

Egg Factor

For millions of women, the path to creating a healthy baby comes with a choice they never imagined: accepting the end of their own genetic lineage and relying on another woman's donated egg.

Egg donation allows for a life-making possibility, it is a timely topic and it is controversial.

The decisions around it are delicate and difficult, yet it is redefining what it means to be a modern family.

Egg Factor is a groundbreaking and gripping new series that follows the fascinating lives of people involved in creating families with donated eggs.

In the series, hopeful parents who have struggled to conceive are finally able to realise their dream of creating a baby because of healthy eggs from young women who willingly go through the grueling egg retrieval process.

The journeys are both extraordinary and entertaining as the donors, too, have their own dreams and dilemmas.

The lives of these different women are explored intimately as they intertwine in a complex and compelling tale.

MasterChef Junior 7

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

MasterChef Junior 7

Kicking off its seventh season, MasterChef Junior gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of fun, mouth-watering challenges.

Having already won a coveted white apron, 24 young chef-testants – 12 girls and 12 boys – must prove that they deserve to stay in the game by completing their first Mystery Box Challenge.

Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi will be joined by celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez on the judges' panel.

These three culinary heavyweights will determine which pint-sized home cook will be named America's next MasterChef Junior, taking home a trophy and $100,000 in prize money.

Season 7 will feature even more unique and messy challenges for the judges and chef-testants, including attending and preparing a meal for 51 circus performers, pulling a live lobster out of a tank and having 60 minutes to make a mind-blowing dish, competing to see which team can first roll out a perfect sheet of pasta to a length of 24 feet and powering through the fan-favourite restaurant takeover challenge.

In the premiere episode, the Top 24 must prove they've mastered the first meal of the day, breakfast, in a mystery box challenge.

Then, school lunches get a total makeover as contestants are tasked with elevating three classic school lunch dishes into restaurant-quality cuisine.

Suits 8

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Legal Drama, Comedy-Drama

Suits 8

Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy) is a new series regular as Samantha Wheeler - a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm's greatest ally... or most powerful enemy.

Last season, Harvey had to deal with the aftermath of Jessica losing her license, while trying to process how the kiss with Donna would affect his relationship with Paula.

This season, Harvey and Zane grapple over who should lead as the firm works through its transition.

TVSA Show Page: Suits 8


Actors in this post: Gordon Ramsay, Katherine Heigl

Shows in this post: Suits

Channels in this post: SundanceTV, CBS Reality, M-Net, Netflix South Africa


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