New on TV today: Friday 14 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Feb 2020
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#Karektas 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy, Variety

#Karektas 2

Comedy variety television series hosted by Desmond Dube in front of a studio audience in which each week six resident comedians - known as Karektas - compete in teams to win bragging rights.

Each episode begins with Desmond performing an opening monologue as a character called Mama D, before he introduces the team captains, team members and guest celebrities for that week.

The contestants are grouped into two teams, paired with a celebrity guest, as they go head-to-head in five challenges. The five challenges featured in the show are:

Di Karektas
A comedy sketch challenge.

Hidden Cameras
Each team goes out to record tricks they play on unsuspecting citizens.

Dlala Ngengoma
Teams come up with impromptu songs with different themes.

The Roast
Team members get an opportunity to make fun of the other team's guest celebrity.

Mawaza News
An improvisation-based game where team members must quickly come up with a news report based on random pictures chosen by the opposing team.

After each challenge, Desmond prompts the studio audience to vote for the team they believe was funnier. The winning team is then named the Karektas of the week.

TVSA Show Page: #Karektas 2

Maid in Manhattan

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Telenovela

Maid in Manhattan

Before she becomes a maid in Manhattan, Marisa Lujan is a mom in Michoacán, Mexico, where things are starting to get dangerous.

Fearing for the welfare of her son, Lalo, she packs their bags for the U.S., and they make their way from California to New York.

Then Marisa lands a job as a maid at a luxurious Manhattan hotel, where she works hard to build a life for her and her son while dreaming of a brighter future.

But she couldn't have ever dreamed up what happens next...

Marisa has a chance encounter with a high-profile guest at the hotel, Cristobal Parker. She just so happens to be dressed in a guest's glamourous garb at the time, and she must keep her true identity as a hotel maid a secret from him.

But it's going to be harder than she thought, as Cristobal has fallen deeply in love with her and is desperate to see her again.


Telemundo puts its spin on Maid in Manhattan (starts today!)
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Brain Games

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show, Science

Brain Games

Get ready for celebrities to get cerebral

National Geographic reboots its Emmy-nominated series, Brain Games, adding a Hollywood twist to its classic mind-bending format by challenging celebrities to realise their exceptional brain power through fun and entertaining interactive games, illusions and social experiments.

In each episode, host Keegan-Michael Key, along with mentalist Lior Suchard and field correspondent and science communicator Cara Santa Maria, guide celebrities - including Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Mark Cuban, Ted Danson, Tiffany Haddish, Dax Shepard, Megan Trainor and Rebel Wilson - through fun and exciting experiments, illusions and demonstrations that will help them realise their untapped brain power.

Stacked with A-list celebrities, science and shocking revelations, and filmed in front of a studio audience, Brain Games merges brain power with star power as celebrities perform challenges that reveal the science behind what makes us tick.

The in-studio audience, and the viewers at home, can play along as Key and master mentalist Suchard lead these A-listers through mind-bending neuroscience.

Also in each episode, Santa Maria takes cerebral challenges on the road across the US.

In addition to Key and the celebrity guests, many of the fun and shocking moments this season are provided by Suchard. Watch as he wows celebrities, and leaves them speechless, in each episode with his incredible demonstrations.

Performing amazing mental feats, Suchard takes guests on a journey through the wonders of the human brain.

In addition to the guests featured in each episode, other celebrities will be making cameo appearances throughout the season, including Tim Allen, Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Ben Schwartz and Marcus Scribner.

Chicago Fire 2

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago Fire 2

An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions.

For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating.

These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

In the Season 2 premiere, "A Problem House": Evidence recovered at a series of fires indicates that Lt. Severide is being targeted by an arsonist.

Meanwhile, Battalion Chief Boden clashes with Gail McLeod (guest star Michelle Forbes), a high ranking consultant with the State Marshal's office who keeps a sharp eye on budgets and performance at the city's firehouses - and has 51 under her microscope as one that could face the prospect of being closed.

Elsewhere, Lt. Casey reflects on the year anniversary of Andy's death, Shay has suspicions about Severide's paternity and Mouch enjoys a visit from Mari, his Japanese girlfriend.


Shows in this post: #Karektas

Channels in this post: SABC2, eExtra, National Geographic Channel,


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