New on TV today: Wednesday 29 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Apr 2020
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Maak My Famous 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144) and kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00 / 21h00
Genre: Talent Search, Reality Competition, Music, Afrikaans

Maak My Famous 2

Emo Adams and his co-presenter Tarryn Lamb are once again on the lookout for the next big entertainment stars to show off their talents and perform with leading South African musicians.

Each week, artists must try their best to impress Emo and the rest of the 100-seat audience members, from the youngest contestant from Uitsig busting her moves, to the oldest contestant from Paarl with an operatic voice.

The Emo-ticket will still be part of the show and guest artists like Pedro Kruger and Zolani Mahola will also pop in.

Allistair Isobell, Nur Abrahams and Charlton Daniels will return back as mentors – and this year introduces actor and singer Rushney Ferguson to the team.

Rushney will run the choreography of the show and is known for her roles in David Kramer theatre productions as well as kykNET's drama Projek Dina.

This year there are also three acts from Namibia and the talent ranges from dancers and rappers to opera singers. There will be siblings competing for the title.

The show airs on kykNET at 20h00 and on kykNET & kie at 21h00.

A Secret Love

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

A Secret Love

Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.

A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades.

Terry played in the women's professional baseball league, inspiring the movie A League of Their Own. But the film did not tell the real-life story of the women who remained closeted for most of their lives.

This documentary follows Terry and Pat back to when they met for the first time, through their professional lives in Chicago, coming out to their conservative families and grappling with whether or not to get married.

Facing the hardships of aging and illness, their love proves resilient as they enter the home stretch.

Hometown Homicide 2

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Hometown Homicide 2

Using the urgency and intimacy of local news footage, this series tells more stories of murder investigations that turned small towns and communities upside down.

Through TV news reports, family photos, and police archive, TV reporters, family, friends, and investigators recount the stories of families and communities affected by shocking crimes.

Cases this season include that of the 27-year-old mother who disappears from a small holiday town in Wisconsin, devastating the tight-knit community.

There's also the 17-year-old social media star and high school athlete who vanishes along the infamous Route 29; and the 21-year-old shot to death in a safe haven community for gay people in Minneapolis, which turns out to be hunting ground for a serial killer.

These chilling cases and more prove that sometimes the smallest towns are the settings for the most horrendous crimes.

Nadiya's Time to Eat

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Food

Nadiya's Time to Eat

On this cooking show, Nadiya Hussain serves up delicious shortcuts, vital ingredients and fast favourites — perfect for today's time-strapped families.

In the series premiere, "Recipes in a Rush": A nifty trick for turning pancakes into a mouth-watering raspberry and peanut butter traybake brings a little ray of sunshine to even the busiest of days, with barely any effort at all.

A cracking omelette wrap bursting with sun-dried tomato paste, olives and mushrooms is so speedy you will have lunch sorted in under 10 minutes.

And a cheat's guide to a zesty haddock, with the fastest roast potatoes ever, takes the stress out of dinner time freeing up precious time to spend with family and friends.

On the road, Nadiya joins a shift at the largest mushroom producer in the country to find out what it takes to meet our insatiable demand for this fast, flexible and flavour-packed ingredient.

And in Kent, Nadiya goes to the rescue of an overstretched mum with a fast-food fix that will transform family mealtimes.

NCIS: New Orleans 6

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

NCIS: New Orleans 6

Drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.

Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), aka "King," a native of NOLA who is driven by his need to do what is right.

This colourful city that harbours a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Judgement Call": Pride must cut his vacation short when Hannah is suspended for breaking protocol during a joint investigation with the FBI.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "The Terminator Conundrum": NCIS investigates a private plane crash after a Navy pilot says she saw an unidentified object prior to the crash.

Also, Pride suffers from insomnia and nightmares as a result of being kidnapped and drugged last year.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS: New Orleans 6

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, True Crime

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story

After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question.

In 2004, 16-year-old Cyntoia Denise Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old man who picked her up for sex.

She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison — Cyntoia's fate seemed sealed.

The film shows the complexity of a child who was the product of three generations of violence against women in her biological family.

And how in 2019, after nearly 10 years of legal challenges, Governor Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency.

He did so following a slow shift in the state for legislative change in juvenile sentencing laws and having seen evidence of her maturity, education and good behaviour as a prisoner.


Actors in this post: Emo Adams, Zolani Mahola, Scott Bakula

Shows in this post: NCIS: New Orleans


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