New on TV today: Thursday 2 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Apr 2020
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The Fashion Hero

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Fashion, Reality Competition

The Fashion Hero

The Fashion Hero is an international promotional casting event as well as a television show and series in which charismatic participants from around the world compete before a panel of renowned designers to feature as role models in their forthcoming international advertising campaigns.

Its mission is to change the unhealthy and unrealistic standards of the fashion and beauty industry by giving people who do not fit the traditional norms of the industry a chance.

For all those times they were told they'll never make it on a runway because of their shape or size, The Fashion Hero is here to say they CAN; all they need is a dream, and the drive to make that dream come true.

Through a series of challenging events, the participants will be evaluated on their inner beauty, ambition, energy and their potential to become a role model.

They must also prove that unconventional beauty can indeed become the new norm in the industry.

Ready to Love

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Ready to Love

Dating series which explores the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women in their 30s and 40s who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship.

A unique twist on a typical dating show, Ready to Love highlights the men's observations and experiences in the search for true love in Atlanta.

The series is hosted by Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles of The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

Your Home Made Perfect

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Your Home Made Perfect

Imagine stepping inside your home, but suddenly it is transformed beyond your wildest dreams, without ever opening a can of paint or lifting a single brick.

Angela Scanlon presents a property makeover series like no other, using cutting-edge virtual reality and visual effects enable people to see what the future of their home could look like, before building it in reality.

Never have plans come to life like this: people can instantly explore a stunning transformation of their bedroom, walk around an incredible double-height kitchen or see how adding a gigantic picture window will turn a dingy lounge into a showstopping sitting room.

In each episode, a family is presented with two radically different designs by two extraordinary architects.

Which ambitious renovation will they choose to become their perfect home?

In the series premiere, 34-year-old Andy and 32-year-old Esther have lived in their three-bedroom house in Stirling, Scotland, for almost four years.

With idyllic views of the river and castle, the couple love where they live, but with three small children, their house is cramped and no longer works for family life.

Andy and Esther know the house needs changing but have no idea what to do. Esther is keen to keep a separate space, but Andy thinks they should open the whole downstairs up.

They could extend into the garden, but they are not sure if that is the best solution.

The couple are locked in stalemate over how to spend their £55,000, so are handing over control to two competing architects - Laura Jane Clark and Robert Jamison.

They go head to head to redesign Andy and Esther's home.

Tonight with Trevor Noah

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Talk Show, Comedy, Satire, Current Affairs

Tonight with Trevor Noah

Talk show hosted by comedian Trevor Noah in the tradition of late night shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Conan O'Brien and satirical fare like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

This was Trevor's first South African talk show, filmed in 2010 - before he moved to America for The Tonight Show with Trevor Noah. 

Trevor drives the show with sketches, interviews and performances. 

The talk show is a generic format the world over so while Tonight with Trevor Noah is not planning to reinvent the wheel - it is planning to put some new rims on it.

Segments are filled with timeless and current sketches relevant and identifiable to the person on the street.

Interviews with celebrities we all know take things in an unexpected direction, revealing true character and anecdotes rather than generic biographies.

The show aims to go big or go home in just 30 minutes with everything from the host in custom-made suits to big names guest starring in little sketches.

With a cast of well known performers, comics and writers supporting Trevor, the show aims to create a family of characters that viewers become familiar with and follow week in and week out.

Tonight with Trevor Noah aims to raise the bar of the talk show genre and South African television through the comic sensibility of its host.

TVSA Show Page: Tonight with Trevor Noah

Madam Secretary 6

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Drama

Madam Secretary 6

Final season!

In the Season 6 premiere, "Hail to the Chief": Elizabeth must fend off a baseless investigation into her past that threatens to derail the first major legislation of her presidency.

Also, First Gentleman Henry squirms after his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (with guest star Stephen Colbert) results in heightened scrutiny of the romance in the First Couple's marriage.

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller guest stars as Senator Mark Hanson, a canny political operator.

Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers

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

Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers

Nature's majestic freshwater giants are disappearing at an alarming rate.

For extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, known for investigating stories of monstrous and mysterious fish in River Monsters, this is dramatic evidence that some of the world's most important rivers are in trouble.

Jeremy investigates the gravity of the rivers' plight in an effort to document the damage.

In this six-part series, Jeremy sets out to examine and explore some of the planet's largest waterways with the same immersive style that made River Monsters a success.

He'll be taking the pulse of the Amazon, the Ganges, the Yangtze, the Mississippi, the Danube and the Zambezi to understand how exploitation and pollution are contributing to the ruin of rivers that were once the lifeblood of communities and home to his beloved monsters.

From bustling cities to remote jungles, travel with Jeremy around the globe as he meets the people who live alongside these majestic rivers, hearing their stories as he unearths the truth.

Armed with new evidence, Jeremy will utilise his knowledge and experience to gather what he can about the rivers' health and sustainability.

Together with the people that rely on these rivers, Jeremy will prove there is hope and every act big or small can make a significant contribution to improving the health of these rivers.

Papa Penny Ahee 3

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Papa Penny Ahee 3

Shangaan disco king Penny Penny takes you on a colourful journey to get to know his family, life and music.

A father to more than two dozen children, there's no shortage of baby mama drama for him.

Season 3 returns with Gaza Palace upgrades and an entire soirée for the unveiling of... the pool.

On the downside Mama Nomi is mourning a loss of a family member and Papa Penny does his best to comfort her.

Half & Half 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Comedy

Half & Half 2

Sitcom set in San Francisco, about the lives of fictional half-sisters who have only one thing in common: their father.

Growing up separately, these two virtual strangers suddenly become neighbours in the same apartment building and experience the challenges of sisterhood for the first time.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Big Mis-Conception Episode Part 1": When Big Dee Dee and Dee Dee both secretly take pregnancy tests, they're surprised to discover that one actually turns out positive.

But not nearly as surprised as the rest of the family is...

Meanwhile, despite learning that Spencer harboured romantic feelings for her, Mona accepts the fact that he is very happy with his new girlfriend Camille.

The winner of the first cycle of America's Next Top Model - Adrianne Curry - plays a waitress named Roberta.

TVSA Show Page: Half & Half 2


Shows in this post: Tonight with Trevor Noah, Half & Half

Channels in this post: SABC3, 1Magic, BBC Lifestyle, Mzansi Wethu, M-Net, BBC Earth


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