New on TV today: Saturday 4 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Apr 2020
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Madam & Mercy

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Madam & Mercy

Follows the larger-than-life personalities of matriarch Evodia Mogase (Madam) and her daughter Mercy, who starred in the first season of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.

Cameras follow a more intimate account of their lives in which no expense is spared as they embark on luxury travels and shop for designer fashion, beautiful homes and fast cars.

Showcasing their uncompromising love for the finer things, the series navigates through family tensions and finding balance when tradition often clashes with the their outspoken natures.

The show also includes Madam's baby girl Princess, as well as her husband Peter. Mercy's celebrity friends also provide lavish support as she tries to make it as an entrepreneur.

TVSA Show Page: Madam & Mercy

World's Deadliest: Lions

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

World's Deadliest: Lions

A fierce carnivore that is designed to kill - so what happens when the deadliest go head to head against it?

Lions take on hyenas, crocodiles, hippos, the cape buffalo, and even each other, all across their pride lands as they battle each other to survive Nature's eternal war.

The Almost Impossible Game Show

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show

The Almost Impossible Game Show

In this physical comedy game show, contestants pit themselves against incredibly simple yet fiendishly difficult games designed to test the most competitive contestants out there.

The super tough games will test your patience, skill and endurance but you don't have to be physically fit to win - just up for a laugh and willing to try, try and try again.

Each contestant starts the contest with 50 lives, and takes on a series of games. For each attempt that ends in failure, the contestant loses one life and must reattempt the game.

The contestant can only move on to another game after one successful attempt, or after failing the game outright by making 15 failed attempts.

If the contestant can successfully complete five games before running out of lives, they win a trophy; any contestant who runs out of lives is out of the game.

ISIS: Rise of Terror

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary

ISIS: Rise of Terror

ISIS: Rise of Terror reveals the origins of the Islamic State, what they want to achieve, and how their shocking and violent tactics have redefined warfare in the 21st century.

Focusing on fateful turning points in history, this documentary looks at America's eight-year war in Iraq through the lens of the US policymakers, generals and intelligence officials who were there.

They detail the missed opportunities that may have forestalled the rise of ISIS and track its evolving reign of terror through to the currently unfolding operations to roll back ISIS territory.

Hear from attack survivors and in an extraordinary interview, get a rare and unflinching first-hand look at life inside the Caliphate from an unrepentant ISIS fighter who justifies beheadings.

Two and a Half Men

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Comedy

Two and a Half Men

Sitcom which centres around a bachelor, Charlie, whose carefree lifestyle is interrupted when his newly-separated brother Alan moves in, with his son Jake.

Two and a Half Men is a comedy about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, mothers, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and, most importantly, love.

More specifically, it's about the lives of two brothers, one brother's son and the many women who surround them.

Charlie Harper is a well-to-do bachelor with a house at the beach, a Mercedes in the garage and an easy way with women.

His casual Malibu lifestyle is interrupted when his tightly wound brother, Alan, and Alan's son, Jake, come to stay with him.

Complicating matters further are Charlie and Alan's narcissistic, emotionally- toxic mother, Evelyn; Alan's deeply neurotic ex-wife, Judith; Charlie's domineering, unapologetically blue-collar housekeeper, Berta; and Charlie's stalker-neighbour Rose, whom he once had a fling with.

Despite the complexities of their lives and their own strained relationship, Charlie and Alan have one thing in common - they both love Jake and want what's best for him.

As a result, they manage to create a little family unit that promises to make each of them a better man.

TVSA Show Page: Two and a Half Men


Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Short Film, Afrikaans


Silwerskermfees short film 2019.

The honeymoon phase of Lourens and Susan's marriage is long over.

And when she comes home after another late night at the office and cathes Lourens with his pants off and nose deep in a blue movie, they are finally honest with each other: they have to do something drastic to save their marriage.

They polish a bottle of wine and get the answer: SwaaiBraai (Swinging Braai) - an exclusive app for swinger parties.

Without any hesitation, they decide to do it for each other.

Will it reignite the flame that made their relationship so passionate, or will they learn that when you play with fire, you'll get burned?

Cat Attack-Tics

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h50
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Cat Attack-Tics

There are 38 species of wild cats on Earth and they live and hunt in almost any terrain.

Over millions of years, they have honed their strategy to attack a prey of a specific size.

From tree-climbing leopards to skull-crushing Jaguars, from fast-swimming fishing cats to quick-digging sand cats - watch the killer strategies that make wild cats possibly the deadliest family on the planet.

Burn Notice 7

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Action

Burn Notice 7

The adrenaline-charged seventh and final season will keep hearts racing as we uncover the details of the mysterious deal that renegade spy Michael Westen struck in the Season 6 finale.

This situation pushes Michael into new and daunting territory and brings him face-to-face with some formidable friends and foes from his past.

As the repercussions of the deal become increasingly dangerous and complex, Michael will enlist the help of Fiona, Sam and Jesse.

A recurring guest star this season is Adrian Pasdar, who plays Randall Burke - a savvy, dangerous and unpredictable former special ops soldier who is now suspected of running a freelance terrorist ring.

A charismatic wildcard, he oozes both danger and courage. If you're on his good side, he'll show you the time of your life.

If you're on his bad side, he'll probably want to kill you.

TVSA Show Page: Burn Notice 7

Papa Penny Ahee 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Papa Penny Ahee 4

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 4 returns with bittersweet news as Papa Penny and Mama Nomi welcomes their new born son - but also grieve Mama Nomi's son, Nicholas, who committed suicide.

American Grit 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h15
Genre: Reality Competition

American Grit 2

John Cena brings 17 new competitors - all who either have lost their grit or never had it - to sunny Hampton Island, Georgia.

There, Cena and an elite group of military heroes will live alongside these people, all in search of a change, and take them under their wing as they lead them through a series of all-new epic team and individual challenges.

In the end, only one competitor will win the prize, but hopefully all of them will find their Grit.

With something to prove and a quarter of a million dollars at stake, they must either wipe their tears and step up or "ring out" and go home.


Channels in this post: 1Magic, Nat Geo Wild, eReality, History Africa, eExtra, kykNET


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