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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 23 Feb 2020
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Survivor 39: Island of the Idols

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Survivor 39: Island of the Idols

This edition features two legendary winners, Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who return to the game to serve as mentors to a group of 20 new castaways.

Combined, Boston Rob and Sandra have played over 200 days of Survivor and plan to share their knowledge with the new castaways, but for the first time, they won't be competing for the money.

During the 39 days, some castaways will have the opportunity to visit the Island of the Idols to learn skills and strategy from these "idols."

Each player, selected to visit the special island in various ways throughout the season, will have to decide if they should put their knowledge to the test for a chance at a possible advantage in the game, or risk losing something very important in the process.

Those who can rise up to the challenge will possibly gain an advantage and continue their individual quest for $1- million and the title of Sole Survivor.

These new castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other, and in the end only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor.

The show films in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji.

In the Season 39 premiere, "I Vote You Out and That's It": One castaway gets fired up when learning a lesson on the Island of the Idols, where Boston Rob and Sandra Diaz serve as mentors in an all-new twist.

Also, castaways question whether likeability will prove to be a liability.
 

America's Got Talent: The Champions

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 14h15
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

America's Got Talent: The Champions

Each week a number of acts from America's Got Talent and "Got Talent" competitions around the globe will perform for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, including dubious SA's Got Talent winner DJ Arch Jnr.

Two of these renowned acts will move on to the finals - one will receive a Golden Buzzer, and one will be voted through by a panel of "AGT" Superfans.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews is the host.
 

Animals with Cameras

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Wildlife, Hidden Camera

Animals with Cameras

In this series, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan joins forces with scientists to put cameras on animals.

Together, they make extraordinary discoveries about the lives of some of the planet's most fascinating species.

With the help of the animals themselves, they're going to be the ones that are doing filming.

The animals are going to take us to places that a cameraman simply cannot go and reveal a side of their lives like we have never seen before.

In the first episode, the team uncover the hidden lives of three iconic animals. In the Kalahari Desert the team put cameras on wild meerkats for the first time, allowing scientists to finally understand what these miniature mammals get up to underground.

Heading to Cameroon, Gordon works with scientist Mimi Swift, who is desperate to understand whether Kimbang, a four-year-old orphan chimp, has the skills she needs to be able to join a chimp family living wild in the forest.

Leaving Africa for Argentina, the team have penguins carry tiny cameras far out to sea on an epic journey of up to 300 kilometres.

For the first time, scientists are able to see the tactics these charismatic characters use to catch their prey.
 

Curvy Brides' Boutique 3

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Curvy Brides' Boutique 3

Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding day, yet for curvy women around the UK the reality of shopping for that showstopping dress can be a nightmare.

But help is at hand deep in heart of rural Essex, with an exclusive boutique dedicated to curvy brides.

Here, best friends Jo Cooke and Alison Law are transforming wedding dress shopping for big brides-to-be, making the difficult task of finding a bridal gown a positive and stress-free experience.

And this season brings more brides, more dramas and more stunning transformations; from an indecisive bride overcome with self-doubt just three months before her big day, to a sassy bride-to-be whose fiancé is 21 years younger than her.

Each bride has her own unique set of requirements - and challenges - but with both empathy and fashionable flair, Jo and Alison help even the most body-conscious bride look and feel like a princess.
 

Over the Limit

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, Sport

Over the Limit

Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She's soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold.

As Margarita pushes her body to its breaking point, Irina Viner-Usmanova, her strict coach, assails her with caustic, withering critiques.

Is Irina a merciless tyrant or the motivating guidance Margarita needs to fulfill her dreams?

This nail-biting, behind-the-scenes documentary looks at the grueling Russian system for training athletes and the intense physical and mental labour put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.
 

Loudermilk 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Comedy

Loudermilk 2

The series centers on Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything.

He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life.

Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.

This season, after a relapse in New Orleans and a falling out with his best friend and sponsor, Ben (Will Sasso), Loudermilk (Ron Livingston) is back in Seattle trying to piece his world back together.

With his "Sober Friends" meeting hijacked, a messy new relationship, and a stumbling start back into writing, Loudermilk is forced to do a little soul searching (which he hates) and decide what he wants from life.

While he still has the ability to help those around him, Loudermilk just may find that the person who needs the most work is himself.
 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 7

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: Talk Show, Current Affairs, Comedy

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 7

Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as shining a light on issues big and small as the U.S. heads toward a pivotal 2020 Presidential Election, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver begins its seventh season.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night in the USA.

Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, the show features Oliver's topical commentary.

The series premiere features commentary on Medicare for All.

 

Channels in this post: e.tv, SABC3, TLC Entertainment, SundanceTV, Vuzu, M-Net



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