New on TV today: Friday 17 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Apr 2020
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Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy


Kenya Barris (the creator of black-ish) and his family navigate relationships, race and culture while grappling with their newfound success in this comedy series.

Loosely inspired by Barris' irreverent, highly flawed, honest approach to parenting, relationships, race and culture, #blackAF flips the script on the traditional family comedy series.

Pulling back the curtain, #blackAF uncovers the messy, unfiltered and often hilarious world of what it means to be a "new money" black family trying to get it right in a modern world where "right" is no longer a fixed concept.

The Netflix series stars Barris as a fictionalised version of himself and Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca) as his wife Joya.

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators 3

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators 3

Shakespeare & Hathaway follows Frank and Lu - a highly unlikely detective duo - who are once again put to work in the pretty tourist town Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Foul play, fraud and corruption are only a few of the unending issues that lurk beneath the town's idyllic surface.

In the Season 3 premiere, "How the Rogue Roar'd!": When Frank and Lu are hired to help close down an old bingo hall, Frank is surprised to find an old nemesis at work.

But what is he really up to?

Chicago Fire 4

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago Fire 4

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 4 premiere, "Let it Burn": Lt. Casey, who is at the centre of an undercover operation to bring down a trafficking ring run out of Nesbitt's strip club, finds himself in very dangerous territory.

Meanwhile, as a result of the high turnover rate on squad, Severide gets a rude awakening when Capt. Dallas Patterson is brought in, much to Boden's dismay.

Dawson confirms her suspicions that her life is about to change forever and Jimmy Borrelli, the new candidate, makes an unusual first impression.

Elsewhere, citizens of Chicago band together to take charge of their neighbourhood in protest of a drug den in their area, resulting in ramifications that severely hinder members of Firehouse 51, who are called to the scene to battle a blazing fire.

Temptation Island 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

Temptation Island 2

Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives - or should go their separate ways.

Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women.

There, they live the "single life," in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.

Temptation Island is back for a second season, with four new couples and 24 new singles.

The couples are here to learn if their relationships are built to last. The singles are here in search of love.

For one tempestuous, tantalising, and tempting month, the couples will live apart; the men will live with 12 single women, and the women will live with 12 single men.

The stakes are high. Anything could happen.

Diabolical: Deadly Love 3

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Diabolical: Deadly Love 3

There are some devious people who use their wits and wiles to manipulate, seduce and even try to get away with murder.

This series recounts the chilling tales of murderous masterminds using their devious ways to carry out shocking murders.

A simple affair between two co-workers turns complex as the two lovers are willing to do anything - even commit murder - to protect their darkest secret.

A trail of suspicious deaths over 12 years and a deadly car bomb leads to one person.

A burning car is found by the side of a highway on the same night a single mother is reported missing.

These cases and more feature all the twists and turns of a true-crime thriller - and at the heart of each case is a devastating plot devised by a cold-hearted killer.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Daddy's Little Nightmare": In 2017, Federal Heights, Colorado is filled with fear when 69-year-old veteran Bill Mussack is reported missing, gone without a trace.

Police act fast to uncover a diabolical killer with a heinous plot before the malicious murderer strikes again.

Too Hot to Handle

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Dating Game Show

Too Hot to Handle

Ten young, hot singles from around the world come together in a tropical paradise for what they think will be the most exotic and erotic summer of their lives.

But there's a twist...

These commitment-phobes who love a casual hook-up, will have to give up all hanky panky for the entire retreat if they want to win the $100,000 grand prize.

No kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification of any kind. With every slip, the prize money goes down.

In this luxury no-bone zone, will the serial singletons be able to form deeper emotional connections? Or will the temptation simply be too hot to handle?


Actors in this post: Rashida Jones

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, BBC First,, 1Magic


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