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New on TV today: Friday 13 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Mar 2020
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Truth be Told

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

Truth be Told

Truth Be Told takes a look at the life of two best friends: a meek politically correct Caucasian ethics professor and an easy-going African American and their families.

If you can think it, they will most likely say it in this unabashed new comedy about two diverse couples — Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Tracy (Vanessa Lachey); and Russell (Tone Bell) and Angie (Bresha Webb) — a fearless foursome who are both neighbours and best friends.

As they navigate through life side by side, they can't help but analyse and obsess about everything.

From sex and race to anything else your parents told you never to talk about, absolutely no topic is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken group.

Mitch is a college ethics professor, which might explain why he goes through life with a heightened attention to justice. He knows he can't change the world but is quite determined to change his corner of it.

At his side is his beautiful wife of five years, Tracy, who by day is a tough-as-nails attorney and by night a nurturing mom to their 4-year-old daughter, Sadie.

Their best friends, Russell and Angie, live next door. Russell is Mitch's male voice of reason.

A stand-up comic, Russell has absolutely no fear when it comes to talking to someone or making a scene in public to prove his point.

His new bride, Angie, is that spirited special kind of woman who, while married to a guy that's quite a handful, is able to go toe-to-toe with him at a moment's notice.

These four friends love and support each other so much that they can talk about any topic in the most honest, candid and humorous ways.

They are the kind of conversations people have with their real friends.

Based on his life, DJ Nash serves as writer and executive producer.

TVSA Show Page: Truth Be Told
 

Chopped Sweets

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Chopped Sweets

A cooking competition that's all about skill, speed and ingenuity, where four sugar-savvy chefs compete before a panel of expert judges.

Round by round, the chefs take a basket of mystery ingredients, with limited time and a different theme each time, and turn it into an extraordinary dessert suitable for any sweet tooth.

Then, they must survive the culinary criticisms of the judges as they are evaluated on taste, presentation and imagination.

Host Scott Conant leads the high-energy, high-pressure and high-sugar competition, and in the end, only one chef will make the cut and win the grand prize of $10,000.
 

Hawaii Hunters

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality

Hawaii Hunters

With its warm, tropical winters, breathtaking views and unbeatable surf, it's no wonder that so many Americans are on the hunt for a home in Hawaii.

In this series, potential homeowners explore the islands, looking for a home that meets all their requirements and ticks off their wish-lists.

In each episode, local estate agents show the clients three properties all over the beautiful islands.

From houses with 360-degree views of the stunning mountains and ocean to a large, enclosed garden for their pets, these buyers know exactly what they want and need.

But, despite the many benefits to settling in the Aloha state, known for being the most relaxing place in the US, living there does have its quirks.

On the 'Paradise of the Pacific' the real estate market is competitive, and buyers must learn to manage their expectations, increase their budget and make some sacrifices.

Will these sun-seeking homeowners find everything they were on the hunt for in Hawaii?
 

Buried Secrets of Cordoba

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Documentary

Buried Secrets of Cordoba

National Geographic follows archaeologist and explorer Fabio Amador on a fascinating voyage to unveil the ancient mysteries that lie beneath the modern streets of Cordoba, which dates back some 2,000 years.

Fabio joins archaeologists and historians in the field as they use state-of-the-art technologies to discover and recreate Cordoba's forgotten past.
 

Street Outlaws: Fastest in America

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Street Outlaws: Fastest in America

It's time to rev up the engine and hit the accelerator as best of the best descend on Memphis in the ultimate street race.

Eight of the fastest teams in the US compete for the winner-takes-all cash prize of $100,000 – the highest payout in street racing history – and the prestige of being called the baddest on the streets.

Hand-picked by JJ Da Boss, street racing bosses from South Carolina, St. Louis, Kentucky, Mississippi, Detroit, NOLA, Texas and the Northeast – each claiming to be king of the streets – have assembled their teams in Memphis for the chance to prove their racing prowess.

With both small and big tyre cars, these racers quickly learn it's not a matter of how fast their car goes or what's under the hood – but how much they know about the street and its surface.

High intensity, insane pressure, and extreme emotions rule in this ultimate showdown, and only the best street racing team will make it to the finish line.
 

100 Humans

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

100 Humans

One hundred hardy souls from diverse backgrounds participate in playful experiments exploring age, sex, happiness and other aspects of being human.

Science correspondent Alie Ward and comedians Zainab Johnson and Sammy Obeid host are joined by a variety of experts.

 

Shows in this post: Truth Be Told



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