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New on TV today: Wednesday 12 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Feb 2020
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The Odyssey

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Adventure

The Odyssey

Explorer Riaan Manser is ready to embark on another bewildering expedition.

Manser, who has tackled several treacherous turfs on his own, is gearing up for a 5,500-kilometre and two-month-long row across the Atlantic Ocean – from The Canary Islands to Barbados.

He won't be doing it solo, however. Instead, he will be signing up a complete stranger – an ordinary South African, but someone with enough guts, drive and sheer determination to survive such a strenuous undertaking.

To find his rowing partner, Manser called upon adventurous South Africans to join him, with more than 15,000 adrenaline-junkies applying for the opportunity.

However, the first person to circumnavigate the coast of Africa and the first person to kayak 5,000-kilometres around Madagascar only had a spot for one individual.

So, the entries had to be whittled down to 10 finalists who will battle it out in a gruelling test of courage through an intense five-day ocean boot camp.

The extreme challenges were created to reveal the power of the ocean to the finalists and push them to their limits physically, emotionally and mentally.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges who are not only looking for athletic ability but mental tenacity, self-belief and staying calm under pressure.

The ultimate explorer who has got the guts and grit to partner with Riaan on the extreme expedition will join him in a tiny boat that they will row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean.
 

Bluff City Law

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Bluff City Law

Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah's celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way.

After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly.

In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm.

She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world... if they can ever get along.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": In the aftermath of her family tragedy, top corporate attorney Sydney Strait  decides to put aside years of personal conflict with her father Elijah to rejoin his legendary Civil Rights firm and take on a chemical company whose product may cause cancer.

No sooner is Sydney back, when she stumbles on a secret Elijah has been keeping from her that may change everything.
 

Project Runway 17

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Fashion

Project Runway 17

This season, following the Harvey Weinstein allegations and his company's bankruptcy, the show moved back to Bravo and with it came a host of changes.

The runway has a new design aesthetic and there are additions to the judging panel: supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss replaces Heidi Klum as host with former Project Runway champion and former winner Christian Siriano as the mentor, replacing Tim Gunn.

ELLE Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia returns as a judge, along with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and journalist and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth.

The new look and feel continues with 16 new designers from across the United States and abroad who will compete for the coveted spot of a lifetime, a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers as well as win the largest cash prize in the show's history.

The all-new runway and workroom are furnished with sewing and embroidery machines by Brother, a glam room for the models outfitted by TRESemmé and Maybelline, along with challenges that embrace the nuances of the fashion industry.

These include flash sales, fast fashion, the inclusion of plus-size models, Instagram, a special Elton John challenge inspired by Paramount Pictures' Rocketman, and more.
 

Narcos

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Narcos

This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict.

It details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities.

Season 1 chronicles the life of Pablo Escobar from the late 1970s, when he first began manufacturing cocaine, to July 1992.

The show relates the main events that happened in Colombia during this period and Escobar's relationship to them.
 

The Interrogator

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The Interrogator

How many lies does it take to make someone a liar? For Detective Fil Waters, the answer is one.

Throughout his career, Det. Waters has made a name for himself as one of Houston's most successful interrogators to date.

In this series, Fil recounts his most shocking cases, showing how his keen interrogation style allows him to convince prime suspects to lower their guard and reveal answers that police never saw coming.

Featuring footage of tense real-life interrogations, it's a unique insight into the strategic way a homicide detective gets a suspect to reveal the truth.

Fil's smooth-talking style and relentless pursuit of justice enables him to dig deep into the psyche of a culprit, using questions and context to unearth shocking confessions.
 

Mutant Weather

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Nature, Documentary Series

Mutant Weather

Extreme weather, from tornadoes to hurricanes, is not a rare phenomenon.

But over the last 20 years as climate change has accelerated, weather has mutated and become more dangerous and unpredictable.

And with that, a whole new vocabulary of new and extreme weather has been born.

This series charges to the front line of the shocking new weather phenomena that, due to climate change, are changing the world around us faster than we can keep up.

The series tells the stories of these mutations, from gestation and birth to their cataclysmic impact and how they will evolve next.
 

Orange Is the New Black 7

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

Orange Is the New Black 7

In its final season, the ladies of Litchfield come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them forever.

Piper struggles with life on the outside, while life in Max, as corrupt and unjust as ever, goes on without her.

Taystee's friendship with Cindy still hangs in the balance as her life sentence looms and Gloria and her kitchen staff are confronted by the harsh realities of Polycon's newest profit stream.

Meanwhile, others chase drugs or dreams and grapple with the reality of their place in this world.

TVSA Show Page: Orange Is the New Black 7
 

Alaska Monsters 2

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Docu-Reality, Nature

Alaska Monsters 2

The USA's largest state, Alaska, is known as "The Last Frontier": a vast, sprawling area where only the toughest can survive and where wildlife remains wild.

Stretching through this state is a region known as the Alaska Triangle, where more people go missing per capita than anywhere else on Earth.

While some believe this is due to the harsh terrain and relentless elements, others believe it is because of the myriad of monsters and unidentified creatures rumoured to inhabit this mysterious stretch of land.

Now, a team of native outdoorsmen, known as the Midnight Sons, takes on the challenge of exploring the Alaska Triangle in a bid to uncover proof of the cryptic creatures thought to live there.

Blending over a century's worth of hunting and trapping experience with the latest cutting-edge technology, the Midnight Sons are out to usher in a new era of 21st Century crypto investigation and finally shed a light on these elusive creatures.
 

Man with a Plan 3

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

Man with a Plan 3

Stars Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realises: their little angels are maniacs.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Wife-Proof": Adam attempts to make the office feel more inviting since Andi will be joining him at work every day.

Also, Lowell has been hiding a life-changing secret.
 

Chicago Med 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago Med 4

Goodwin finds herself quickly clashing with the new hospital COO Gwen Garrett while April questions whether or not Ethan's sister, Emily, is using again.

Meanwhile, Dr. Charles deals with his past actions.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "When To Let Go": In the second part of the three-show, one-night crossover event, the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med find themselves on high alert when an overflow of patients are rushed into the doors following a terrifying apartment complex blaze.

Dr. Rhodes fights to save the life of one of Chicago Fire's own, while Dr. Halstead and his brother Jay struggle with their own personal battle.
 

Girlfriends 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Comedy

Girlfriends 3

In the Season 3 premiere, "Coming to Terms": Joan fears she has hit an all-time low after she holds a "Bring Your Ex" party, but doesn't get a single phone number.

She eventually winds up swearing off men to train for a marathon.

Maya still struggles to get Darnell to talk to her after a month apart and William threatens to throw Lynn out of his house unless she lands another job.

Meanwhile, Toni laments the lack of drama in her life.

TVSA Show Page: Girlfriends 3

 

Shows in this post: Orange Is the New Black, Girlfriends



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