New on TV today: Monday 16 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Mar 2020
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Chain of Command: Fighting Isis

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Factual

Chain of Command: Fighting Isis

A special look at the battle against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, as US troops team up with Iraqi security forces to take back the city, neighbourhood by neighbourhood.

The series begins with a look at the efforts of U.S. and Iraqi forces to regain control of eastern Mosul — the front lines of the war on extremism.

In the second episode, the battle for western Mosul begins, a unit deploys for Afghanistan and the war against extremism stretches to the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

Later, American officials search for dangerous migrants in Colombia; back home, husband and wife Marines prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

The Way to Paradise

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

The Way to Paradise

Hearing that her daughter has been murdered, pregnant Mrs. Hilda is rushed to the hospital as the news prompts an early delivery.

Once the child is born, Hilda and Albeiro decide to name her Catalina 'The Young' after her older sister, who had passed away.

They vow to protect the child from the same tragic destiny as her sister and the dangers of their neighbourhood.

As part of their plan, they paint a yellow line in front of their house. If she crosses it – she is warned – the result will be tragedy and death.

In an attempt to defend her love interest - Hernan Dario - Catalina crosses the yellow line and engages in a brawl with the powerful 'La Diabla', her family's greatest rival.

She is sent to jail, where the hatred for her enemies and is fueled with rage.

The Way to Paradise follows Catalina's determination to seek revenge, but ultimately it's a story about unbreakable loyalty, friendship and love.


New! The Way To Paradise Teasers - March 2020

Bancroft 2

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Bancroft 2

Mother, daughter, policewoman, killer.

Sarah Parish returns to the role of ruthless Elizabeth Bancroft in four new episodes of Bancroft.

The new season opens with Bancroft at the height of her career. The drama focuses on her continuing success and her enhanced reputation as a 'good cop'.

However, her success comes at a price.

She's isolated and estranged from her beloved son, Joe, facing increasing pressure as a result of her dangerous pact with crime boss Daanish Kamara and is forever under the watchful eye of Superintendent Cliff Walker, who strongly believe she's corrupt and should be exposed as such.

When Joe is implicated in a disturbing double murder case, Bancroft's personal and professional life come crashing down around her.

She is determined to protect her son, but in doing so finds herself up against a chilling new antagonist.

With threats closing in from all sides, the repercussions of her past actions will come back to haunt her in ways she could never have expected.

Open Homes

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality

Open Homes

Expert home and garden designers take a tour through awe-inspiring properties, from resort-style pavilion homes to hinterland hideaways with endless views.

See on-trend interior design and even a house that floats on the side of a hill.

If you're renovating, building or just addicted to looking through stunning houses, this is the show for you.

In the series premiere: the show kicks off with a resort-style home, where the line between inside and outside is completely blurred. The unusual roof is also a head turner.

Westworld 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Westworld 3

Follow the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin in this dark odyssey that begins in a world where every human appetite can be indulged.

The upcoming third season will explore questions about the nature of our reality, free will and what makes us human.

Dolores, Bernard and an unknown host begin a new chapter outside of the park, exploring the "real world" and who they will become in the wake of their liberation.

They're about to discover a world that is as full of deception and predetermination as the one they've always known.

Spy in the Wild 2

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Spy in the Wild 2

Witness nature's greatest dramas and emotional encounters up close as Spy in the Wild returns with its revolutionary spy cameras.

The latest season explores mass gatherings among the animal kingdom as its even more lifelike spy creatures infiltrate communities and take you into the heart of the action.

Why do animals gather for one-off events? What does it feel like to be part of the herd? And how do they cope with the changing seasons and climate?

Become part of a gorilla family for the day, discover the drama of koala breeding season, and feel the heat of battle as Komodo dragons battle for supremacy.

Lord of the Skies 6

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Telenovela

Lord of the Skies 6

Aurelio Casillas returns, having recovered all his lost fortunes, and finally feels the need to retire.

But it is time for retribution instead. The hatred that he sowed since he sold his soul to the drug trafficking demon is now knocking on his door, with the face and blood of the many innocent people he destroyed.

Aurelio will understand that his riches are an illusion, and that after being the great hunter he was, he will now become the prey.

The women he mistreated, the men he betrayed, the political puppets he put in power, and even his own children will turn against him.

In the Season 6 premiere, Aurelio - now a fugitive in the Veracruz forest - manages to escape from Cabo's men. Corina has infiltrated the police force as 'Gabriela'.


Back! Lord of the Skies: Aurelio must PAY in Season 6
Lord of the Skies 6 Teasers - March 2020

The Chase 13

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 17h15
Genre: Game Show

The Chase 13

Bradley Walsh presents this show in which four contestants pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius, The Chaser in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds.

Will they have to grapple with The Governess, Anne Hegerty? Could they be in a showdown against Sinnerman, Paul Sinha? Perhaps they can outfox The Vixen, Jenny Ryan?

Are they good enough to decimate the Dark Destroyer, Shaun Wallace or maybe bring down the biggest of them all, The Beast, Mark Labbett?



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