New on TV today: Friday 24 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Apr 2020
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Lip Sync Battle 5

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

Lip Sync Battle 5

Hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning hip hop icon, and actor LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle is based on the contemporary craze of lip sync battling to an original track.

The show is co-hosted by social media maven and supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

The series features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing to the song of their choice, all while battling for the bragging rights.

Season 5 features a raft of more celebrities including Jermaine Dupri, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Big Bird, Pooch Hall and Serayah.

The Season 5 premiere, "Queer Eye": It's a Fab Five-way throwdown as Queer Eye guys Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness battle costars Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Bobby Berk for the championship belt.

After Life 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy-Drama

After Life 2

Struggling to come to terms with his wife's death, a writer for a newspaper adopts a gruff new persona in an effort to push away those trying to help.

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer.

In Season 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him.

Each of them are grappling with their own problems,only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.

Will the town's local Am-Dram show lift everyone's spirits?

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch

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

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch

HISTORY has gained full, unprecedented access to one of the most infamous and secretive hotspots of paranormal and UFO-related activities on earth, Skinwalker Ranch.

Few have ever gained official access to Skinwalker Ranch, and none have ever been able to bring cameras onto the property for a television series, until now.

Anchored by never-before-seen footage of the ranch and what it contains, the series will feature a team of scientists and experts who will conduct a daring and thorough search of this infamous 512-acre property located in Utah's Uinta Basin in an attempt to find out the 'who?' 'what?' and 'why?' behind more than 200 years of UFO and paranormal related mysteries.

Utilising the latest in cutting edge technology from lasers and ground penetrating radars to drone thermography, rockets and more, the team will apply hard science and make shocking discoveries while going further and risking more than anyone has done on the ranch before.

Beginning in the 1950s, Skinwalker Ranch and the area around it has been referred to as 'UFO alley,' where numerous anomalous events and strange activity have received worldwide media attention.

Since then, the area has been the site of decades of study, some clandestinely funded by the government.

In 1996, the property was purchased by billionaire businessman and UFO enthusiast, Robert Bigelow, who used it to conduct his own experiments into the study of the ranch and its other-worldly connections.

Three years ago, the property was sold to another, mysterious owner who - for reasons of his own - has, for now, chosen to remain anonymous.

Carter 2

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Comedy-Drama

Carter 2

In Season 2 of this unorthodox mystery crime drama, star Jerry O'Connell reprises his role as Harley Carter, a former television detective who, having successfully charmed his way through solving real-life mystery cases, has returned to the scene of the crime as an official private detective this season.

Re-joining Carter on his new adventures are Kristian Bruun and Sydney Poitier Heartsong as Harley's childhood friends Dave Leigh and police detective Sam Shaw.

Together the trio taps into Harley's years of playing a fictional detective to uncover a new crop of crimes and culprits in the lakeside town of Bishop, Ontario, further proving that truth can be stranger than fiction.

Joining Carter this season is Lyriq Bent (The Affair) who stars as new police chief Joyce "Joy" Warwick Boyle, an NYPD transplant with a mysterious past and threat to Harley's love life.

In addition to Bent, guest stars include David Arquette (Scream) and Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

In the Season 2 premiere, "Harley Wears a Wig": Harley takes on his first official case as a P.I. when Bishop local Neil Jacott (Colin Mochrie) asks him to help track down his missing wife – but things are not quite as they seem.

Joyce Boyle (Bent) arrives in town and takes over as the new chief of police for Bishop P.D., inspiring Sam's interest and Harley's suspicions.

Also, Dot deals with her new normal after the passing of her husband Koji.

Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill

Revisiting life goals set in a letter written as a teen to his future self, comedian Kanan Gill reports back on if he's lived up to his own expectations.

My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? 5

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? 5

This series catches up with the lives of formerly super-obese women and men as they continue their turbulent weight-loss journeys.

While under the care of weight-loss expert Dr. Younon Nowzaradan, they shed hundreds of pounds. But along the way, each encountered new emotional and physical challenges.

After undergoing life-saving weight-loss surgery, they must adjust to the changes to their bodies - which can include painful flaps of extreme excess skin that requires additional surgery.

As well as undergoing drastic physical transformations, these individuals are also reassessing their relationships, with their families and loved ones as well as with food.

Is excess weight the only thing they stand to lose after surgery?



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