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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Apr 2020
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Johannesburg International Comedy Festival 2019

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy, Special

Johannesburg International Comedy Festival 2019

Established in 2015, the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival has become one of the biggest celebrations of stand-up comedy on the continent.

It showcases the best in local and international comedy talent performing to thousands of fans in multiple shows across the different venues at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein.

The festival rolls out its third edition with over 40 local, continental and international comedians taking over the Nelson Mandela & The Fringe Theatres.

International acts include Dane Baptiste from the UK; Britain's Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda from Malawi and from the United Arab Emirates, Ali Al Sayed.

Performing alongside the guest comedians are Mzansi talents such as Loyiso Gola, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake, Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Kagiso Lediga and Schalk Bezuidenhout.

In keeping with its commitment to providing a platform for young talent, JICF also features Tsitsi Chiumya, KG Mokgadi and Prins in the lineup.

This is a three-part special, airing over three Saturdays: 11th, 18th and 25th April 2020.
 

Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: TV Movie, True Crime

Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story

In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams, reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from her home in South Carolina and walked into a Jacksonville, Florida hospital posing as a nurse and took newborn Kamiyah Mobley out of her mother Shanara Mobley's arms.

By the time police were alerted, Gloria was long gone. Renaming the baby Alexis, Gloria raised her as her own, providing her with unconditional love and nurturing.

It wasn't until years later, when Alexis applied for her first job and couldn't provide a social security card or a birth certificate, that she realised something was wrong.

As questions mounted, Gloria was forced to tell Alexis the truth, that she was Kamiyah Mobley and was abducted as a baby.

Despite discovering the mother she knew was her kidnapper, Alexis kept the secret as long as she could, until an anonymous tip soon led to Gloria's arrest and their world came tumbling down.
 

Ubizo

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Ubizo

This reality show follows the 'calling' of 'spiritual medium' Lloyd Radebe, who describes himself as 'gifted' and a 'prophet'.

The show claims to offer viewers insights into how he bridges the divide between ours and the spiritual world by collecting, assembling and fitting any missing puzzle pieces to complex spiritual conundrums.

Every episode reveals challenges and aims to provide messages of reassurance to individuals and families.

In addition to 'decoding messages' from the unknown, Ubizo's core themes include exploring ancestry, resolving maternal and paternal identity issues, marriage and how it affects individuals, miscarriage and abortion, African spirituality vs religion as well as the passing of souls.
 

White Supremacy: Going Under

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

White Supremacy: Going Under

Tells the extraordinary stories of three people who infiltrated white hate groups in an effort to bring them down from the inside.

But these individuals unknowingly become part of fighting something far larger: the tight network of American white supremacy groups that is growing bolder and stronger every day.
 

Predator Fail: When Prey Attacks

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

Predator Fail: When Prey Attacks

When it comes to the life or death drama of predator versus prey, there's nothing more satisfying than watching an underdog pull off a great escape.
 

Van Nasionale Belang

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

Van Nasionale Belang

Stefan Naude is a secret agent whose job is to monitor calls from South African citizens for potential national security threats.

When Stefan intercepts a conversation between an assassin and his accomplice, he finds out that a minister's life is under threat.

Now he has to come up with a plan that protects the minister and national security, but the matter is complicated by his internal conflict over the matter: the assassin is Stefan's neighbour.

Oh, and the accomplice is Stefan's wife.

Stefan has to work secretly to save both the country and his wife - and his colourful colleagues are the only people who can help him.

Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is of national importance.
 

Supernatural 13

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural

Supernatural 13

Sam and Dean have encountered every kind of supernatural threat, facing down monsters, demons, and gods. Saving people, hunting things, and keeping the world safe.

Last season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother, and joined forces with the British arm of the Men of Letters.

But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child.

Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power... one that could save the world... or destroy it.

Season 13 begins exactly where we left off, with Sam and Dean left to pick up the pieces after the loss of their mother, the demise of Crowley and the heartbreaking death of Castiel.

The birth of Jack leaves the Winchester brothers with differing opinions on how to deal with a Nephilim.

After being dragged into the breach, Mary must learn to survive Lucifer and an apocalyptic world.

TVSA Show Page: Supernatural 13
 

Seng'Khathele 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Seng'Khathele 2

Reality series which gives couples the platform to tell their significant other that they are no longer happy and want out of the relationship.

A Zulu expression for "I'm tired!", Seng'Khathele brings together couples seeking closure and allows them to unpack all the reasons that have bought them to the point of wanting to end the relationship.

The reasons for wanting to break up include deceit, drug addiction, infidelity, financial problems, abuse and bedroom problems.

The series is hosted by Lerato Mvelase, with post counselling and therapy being offered to the couples featured on the show.

In the Season 2 premiere: When the two first met they were #CoupleGoals, even going as far as planning marriage.

But when Xoli conceived her first child, her life of misery started.
 

Something's Killing Me 3

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 23h40
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Something's Killing Me 3

Hosted by Law & Order: SVU veteran BD Wong, Something's Killing Me delves into the investigations of life or death medical mysteries.

The documentary production examines puzzling diseases and symptoms that result in near-death struggles.

Each episode chronicles a race against time to discover what or who is killing the patient.

Doctors, scientists, and, in some cases, federal investigators act as medical sleuths to solve the mystery in which life literally hangs in the balance.

Fatigue, sore throat and headaches are just some of the common symptoms that hint at underlying deadly illnesses explored in the third season.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Deadly Bite": High school volleyball player Jeanna Giese complains to her parents that she's fatigued and has numbness in her arm.

They blame it on a pinched nerve, but when the 15-year-old starts experiencing double-vision and loss of balance, they know it is more than a sports injury.

Doctors speculate that it might be Lyme disease or West Nile, but what Jenna has is far more sinister.

An ambitious doctor offers a risky and experimental procedure – but could this Hail Mary treatment save her life?

 

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