New on TV today: Tuesday 17 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Mar 2020
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Rebel in Love

Channel: Eva (DStv 141)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: Telenovela

Rebel in Love

After years of not visiting home, Laura Muñoz, a beautiful young woman, passes through Fundo Santa Piedad – a farming area - where her mother Carmen and brother Leon work.

She meets harsh Vicente Correa, owner of the estate and a recent widower. His wife Piedad Montero del Solar drowned in a river after being drugged by her mother, Adriana del Solar.

She is responsible for Vicente's depressive state after the loss of his beloved wife.

Over time, Laura and Vicente begin a very unstable relationship of love and heartbreak, a union opposed by many people.

Laura will have to fight for the love of her life and to survive the poisonous environment created by Gracia, Piedad's twin sister, and her mother.

They will do everything to make Laura disappear from Fundo and from Vicente's life.

Shameless 10

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

Shameless 10

The tenth season picks up six months after last season's finale.

Frank uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible, and his exploits lead him to an old friend.

Emboldened by the $50,000 left to her by Fiona, Debbie has stepped in as the family's new matriarch, ruling over the Gallagher household with an iron fist.

Lip navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami.

Carl has to decide what to do with his life as he finishes military school and heads back to the South Side.

Liam is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V, as Kev faces an identity crisis.

Gallavich returns this season as Ian and Mickey rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.

TVSA Show Page: Shameless 10

Chicago Fire 3

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago Fire 3

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 3 premiere, "Always": Boden forces members of Firehouse 51 to pull themselves back together in the aftermath of a harrowing fire explosion.

While Severide goes missing for one week too many, Casey works to track down his whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Newhouse brings some unexpected news regarding one of Mills' relatives while Herrmann and Otis make some new goals regarding Molly's.

Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug?

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary

Cannabis: Miracle Medicine or Dangerous Drug?

At an extraordinary moment in the history of one of the world's oldest and most controversial drugs, Horizon investigates the very latest medical and scientific research into the effects of cannabis on the brain and the body.

Medicinal cannabis became legal in the UK on 1 November 2018, but it is still shrouded in controversy. A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim wants to find out whether it will help or harm patients.

Javid meets the young epilepsy patient responsible for changing the law around medicinal cannabis in the UK and sees the remarkable effects it has on his condition.

He visits a medicinal cannabis farm in Denmark to learn how a company known for growing the recreational drug are now producing medicinal cannabis to be exported all over Europe.

He travels to Israel, to find out why they have been using cannabis as a medicine for over 20 years and meets the scientists studying the safety and effectiveness of cannabis in treating pain.

And he meets the so-called godfather of cannabis, who at 88 years old is still an active research scientist and considered the world's leading cannabis expert.

In the UK Javid encounters the first British patient to be prescribed intoxicating herbal cannabis to treat her chronic condition.

He meets psychiatrists at King's College London who reveal their new study linking cannabis more strongly than ever to alarming mental health problems.

And he takes part in a groundbreaking trial looking at the effects of the different chemicals in cannabis on the brain.

The Bryk Retreat

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, DIY, Reality

The Bryk Retreat

Follows contractor and designer Danielle Bryk as she builds a new family cottage for her toughest clients yet: her sister and brother-in-law.

Her task is to knock down the old, but much-loved, dilapidated Bryk family cabin and build a stunning new vacation home that the entire family can cherish for generations.

But this is no ordinary build. Danielle will be working with a team of local contractors, using a method of building she's never used before.

The aim is to create a low carbon footprint cottage, but she must achieve this without sacrificing too much on aesthetics and finish.

Each episode of The Bryk Retreat sees Danielle dealing with real life issues that include everything from her indecisive sister to illness in the family that threatens to send the project into a tailspin.

Car S.O.S. 8

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Motoring, Reality Makeover, Reality

Car S.O.S. 8

Making motoring dreams come true for an eighth season, Car S.O.S. is back, and this time it's bigger and better than ever.

Petrolheads Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw continue their mission to seek out classic cars with deserving owners.

Using all their guile and restoration knowledge, their aim is to sneak away clapped out classics without their owners knowing, then in a blizzard of grease and grime and hard graft, get the much-loved motors back where they deserve to be: on the road.

In this season, the boys take on their biggest challenges ever. Chronic rust, hard to find parts and broken engines test the boys to their limits.

Cars ranging across eight decades from a vintage tourer to a 1990s Japanese supercar, from an iconic German sports coupe to a very rare British rally winner, and, for their lucky owners, the surprise they will never forget.

There will be tears, there will be laughter on this automotive rollercoaster and one thing is guaranteed – there will be some very beautiful cars.

The Real Housewives of New York City 11

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of New York City 11

Returning this season are Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer, joined by friend Barbara Kavovit.

As the ladies try to pick up the pieces after a tumultuous season marked by loss and struggle, new friendships are forged in the face of change.

This season, after the tragic death of her boyfriend Dennis, Bethenny struggles with conflicting emotions while unexpectedly meeting someone new.

Fresh off her second stint in rehab after last year's relapse, Luann is committed to her new love: cabaret.

But will she ever get back on track with Dorinda after being heckled at her debut?

Meanwhile, Sonja is embracing her future by finally moving out of her beloved townhouse for a fresh perspective on the city she calls home.

Looking for a fresh start, Dorinda moves into an apartment in midtown. But not all change is good, as she is forced to evaluate her friendship with Luann.

Always the hopeless romantic, Tinsley is ready for the next step with Scott, but he may not be on the same page.

Also on the love train, Ramona continues her search for Mr. Right, even when old flames threaten to throw her off course.

And Barbara Kavovit, a good friend of Luann's who stood by the former countess after her relapse, should fit right in as she is not afraid to speak her mind.

Barbara is a successful businesswoman running her own construction company.

In the Season 11 premiere, "Divided, They Summer": It's been one crazy summer for the New York City housewives.

Bethenny struggles with the sudden passing of her boyfriend Dennis, while Luann is coming to terms with the fact that she relapsed and had to go back to rehab.

Ramona is tackling her fear of the water by taking swim lessons, and Sonja is adjusting to her new apartment.

Dorinda has made positive changes in her life, but she has yet to face the tension between her and Luann. They haven't spoken since the incident at Luann's cabaret five months ago.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New York City 11

Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy

Stand-up party animal Bert Kreischer is back and he's wilder than ever.

Watch Bert riff on his marriage life, parenting struggles, and... hardcore porn.

He also covers topics from being a gun and pet owner to his dad discovering pot, and more.


1 Comment

17 Mar 2020 11:22

Shameless is purrrrectly timed for our difficult times - it's so funny, funny, funny!

I was worried it wouldn't be the same with Fiona gone but it's Top Notch as always. A most excellent immune booster.


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