New on TV today: Wednesday 11 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Mar 2020
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Cosmos 3: Possible Worlds

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Science, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama, Technology

Cosmos 3: Possible Worlds

In the vastness of time and the immensity of space, the number of worlds to explore and stories to tell are virtually infinite.

The brainchild of creator, executive producer, director and writer Ann Druyan, this 13-episode season continues the legacy Druyan began with Carl Sagan 40 years ago.

It's a triumphant voyage through humanity's past, present and future, taking viewers to previously uncharted territories and turning complex themes of science and exploration into a mind-blowing adventure beyond the realms of the imagination.

Approximately 13.8-billion years in the making — the age of the universe  — Cosmos: Possible Worlds, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a wonder-filled journey that maps a hopeful vision of our future.

We are living in the golden age of discovery of new worlds to explore and possibly inhabit. In the vastness of time and the immensity of space, their number and the stories they contain are virtually infinite.

The new season will reveal previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have.

The episodes integrate state-of-the-art VFX, stylised animation and dramatic reenactments to carry viewers deep into the future and through that hole in the curtain of reality.

On My Block 3

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

On My Block 3

In a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighbourhood four smart, funny and streetwise teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school.

Season 2 ended with the teenagers being kidnapped and bundled into a car and as the new season begins, we find out who was behind the kidnap, why the gang were kidnapped and who, if any, survived the attack.

They thought life was about to return to what passes for normal in Freeridge, but the stakes just got even higher.

Dragons' Den 17

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Dragons' Den 17

The show is back and with a brand new Dragon - entrepreneur Sara Davies – the youngest ever Dragon.

Dragons' Den opens the doors once more to the latest round of budding entrepreneurs who pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own cash.

Season 17 will see the return of serial investor Deborah Meaden, technology titan Peter Jones, fashion retail tycoon Touker Suleyman, supplement supremo Tej Lalvani and new Dragon, Sara Davies.

Sara, 35 years old, founded Crafter's Companion, a retail business 13 years ago from her bedroom at university.

She now turns over £34-million a year and employs more than 190 staff in UK, the US and across Europe.

She is the recipient of over 25 business awards and in 2016 she was recognised for services to the economy with an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

In the Season 17 premiere, a spiced rum entrepreneur gets the party started by giving the den a rock 'n' roll makeover.

A husband and wife team bring along a four-legged friend to help them achieve their ambition for their pet food business.

And a toilet gadget inventor hopes to get investment by talking dirty to the Dragons.

The Block Australia 11

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement, DIY

The Block Australia 11

M-Net brings back the Aussie reality makeover series The Block, having first aired it way back in 2003.

This season - titled "The Blocktagon" - differs from early seasons in that contestants have to renovate a derelict hotel, working in five teams of two.

The teams have to battle it out to win the $100,000 prize money.

Dirty Money 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series

Dirty Money 2

Investigative series Dirty Money returns for a second season.

The series provides an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal, financial malfeasance and corruption in the world of business.

Banking scandals, real estate schemes, toxic plastics and more reveal how a corporate thirst for profit puts citizens in danger.

This season offers a look inside Jared Kushner's real estate empire, the Wells Fargo banking scandal and Malaysia's 1MDB corruption case.


Actors in this post: Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones


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