New on TV today: Saturday 18 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Apr 2020
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One World: Together at Home

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Music, Special

One World: Together at Home

This special broadcast aims to celebrate and support healthcare workers, to feature real-life experiences from doctors, nurses and families around the world. 

The broadcast will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

Also, friends from Sesame Street will be on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world to take meaningful actions that increase support for the global COVID-19 response.

In addition, the special will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast streaming online on multiple global platforms, including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.

This digital special will include additional artists and performances from all over the globe as well as unique stories from the world's healthcare heroes.

Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the special will bring together stars of the world on one stage with performances and appearances by the following, among others:

Adam Lambert
Alicia Keys
Amy Poehler
Andrea Bocelli
Annie Lennox
Billie Eilish
Burna Boy
Celine Dion
Chris Martin
Connie Britton
David & Victoria Beckham
Don Cheadle
Eddie Vedder
Ellen DeGeneres
Elton John
Heidi Klum
Idris and Sabrina Elba
Jack Black
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Lopez
Jessie J
John Legend
Keith Urban
Kerry Washington
Lady Gaga
Lewis Hamilton
Lily Tomlin
LL Cool J
Lupita Nyong'o
Matt Bomer
Matthew McConaughey
Michael Bublé
Oprah Winfrey
Paul McCartney
Pharrell Williams
Rita Ora
Samuel L. Jackson
Sarah Jessica Parker
Shah Rukh Khan
Sheryl Crow
Stevie Wonder
Taylor Swift
Tim Gunn

South African artists taking part are Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, Nomzamo Mbatha and Sho Madjozi.

The special will repeat on the following channels:

Sunday 19 April

15h50: National Geographic (DStv 181) and FOX Life (DStv 126)
18h00: E! (DStv 124)
21h00: MTV (DStv 130) and MTV base (DStv 322

Monday 20 April

16h30: BET (DStv 129) and Comedy Central (DStv 122)

The Launch 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Launch 2

Unsigned artists audition for a panel of top tier music industry talent, who choose two of the artists to each record their own version of a new original song written by a chart-topping songwriter.

The panel of music producers and big name talent then mentor the artists, helping them to find their own sound - with intense workshops, gruelling recording sessions and sharing backstage secrets, all designed to give them what they need to stand out.

After just 48 hours the artists face one final test – they must perform their versions of the original song in front of a live audience.

The panel then choose one artist and their song to launch, releasing it live immediately after each episode.

Handpicked from thousands of applicants, these artists represent some of the best talent that Canada has to offer across a variety of musical genres including pop, rock, country, soul, folk and more.

Divided States

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

Divided States

At a time when blatant acts of anti-Semitism, homophobia and racism appear to be on the rise, these four hours document the current state of hate in America.

We will find and explore the lives of characters who have experienced hate in their own lives and have emerged from that experience transformed to spread a positive message.

Dr. Pimple Popper 4

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Dr. Pimple Popper 4

Dr. Sandra Lee, also known as Dr. Pimple Popper, is a dermatological surgeon who treats unusual skin conditions and removes growths from her patient's skin.

Dr. Lee treats patients battling with unsightly cysts, lymphomas, skin tags, lumps and potentially life-threatening skin ailments.

In the new season, she treats a patient who has battled with her self-confidence and bullying after living with bumps on her face for almost 20 years.

She also attends the case of man with a large bump on his head that he has coined as his own "on/off switch".

Silwerskermfees 2019: Vervroegde Aftrede

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Short Film, Afrikaans

Silwerskermfees 2019: Vervroegde Aftrede

After a minor stroke, Detective Martinus Fouché has to move into a nursing home for full-time care.

But among paranoid old people who see crooks around every corner, is he still sharp enough to spot the real undercover events?

Utatakho 8

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality

Utatakho 8

Genetic discovery and the search for identity are the twin themes at the heart of the series, which is hosted by Nimrod Nkosi, who takes on the roles of mediator and investigator.

Utatakho is centered on bringing resolution and understanding to the difficult topic of absent fathers.

Using in-depth interviews, the series explores the motivations, doubts and hopes of the three most central people in each episode – father, mother and child.

In Season 8, Nimrod is once again helping people track down their fathers and reuniting long-lost family members.

In the Season 8 premiere: According to Nkosenhle, his late mother revealed that his father is the late Bheki Khumalo.

However, his family has rejected the claims, stating that he does not belong to the Khumalo Family.

TVSA Show Page: Utatakho 8


Shows in this post: Utatakho

Channels in this post: SABC3, History Africa, kykNET, 1Magic, Vuzu, TLC Entertainment


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