New on TV today: Friday 1 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 May 2020
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Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Miniseries


What if you could rewrite the story?

A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost.

Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood's Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day.

Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.

Little Giants

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 13h30
Genre: Wildlife

Little Giants

When it comes to power and strength in the animal world, size doesn't always matter.

The most powerful and awe-inspiring creatures are the elusive micro-monsters that exist just beneath our feet.

They rule their environments with an array of supernatural weapons, from shape shifting their bodies to shooting toxic blood from their eyes.

In this series, animal expert Bradley Trevor Grieve and bioengineer Billy Almon venture to some of the most remote and inhospitable habitats on Earth to track down and capture these tiny beasts.

Using high tech equipment, they measure these creatures' abilities and use CGI to see if they could compete with the most formidable predators on the planet.

They then flip the rules of the natural world by imagining just how powerful these little giants could be if they were supersized and let loose in our world.

It's an action-packed search for the toughest pint-sized creatures in their natural habitats.

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Glamour is not a question, money is not an issue and drama is the name of the game as the Real Housewives of Johannesburg return for a second season.

Season 2 promises more over-the-top splendour and entertainment with more sparkle, lavish parties, expensive shoes and bigger handbags.

The only two housewives returning this season are Christall and Brinnette, joined by five new ones. For a full rundown of all seven - with pics - visit the TVSA Show Page for Season 2:

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Bob's Burgers 10

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Bob's Burgers 10

The series follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication.

In the Season 10 premiere, "The Ring (But Not Scary)": Bob's plan to surprise Linda for their anniversary gets tricky when the kids become involved.

In the second episode, "Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus": Unable to afford a rare gourmet mushroom for a Burger of the Day, Bob and Gene jump into the cutthroat world of mushroom foraging.

Meanwhile, Tina's powerful new prescription glasses lead her to believe she has a superpower.

TVSA Show Page: Bob's Burgers 10

Cash Trapped 3

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 18h10
Genre: Game Show

Cash Trapped 3

In this game of strategy, knowledge and courage, six contestants set out to win big money, but earning cash is just the beginning.

The contestant who accumulates the most gets the opportunity to take their money and run. If they succeed, everyone else leaves empty-handed, so their opponents must try to stop them.

Once you set foot in this studio, the toughest challenge is getting out again - you could be here for days, or weeks - because until there's a winner, you're Cash Trapped.

The show is presented by Bradley Walsh.

Surviving R. Kelly

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

Surviving R. Kelly

For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental and physical abuse.

With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly's controversial past is revealed beginning in 1970 to the present day.

The premiere episode explores R. Kelly's rise to fame and power as an R&B icon where he formed relationships with younger singers and dancers, including marriage to his then 15-year old protege Aaliyah.

Medici: The Magnificent 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Medici: The Magnificent 3

This season - the final one - starts immediately after the previous season.

Following the breakdown of the Pazzi conspiracy, Lorenzo must still face a military coalition from the Pontifical states and the Kingdom of Naples, led by the ambitious Girolamo Riario.

He undertakes a diplomatic journey to Naples and succeeds in negotiating a separate peace.

Giuliano's son appears while the Medici fortune hangs in the balance on the eve of war.



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New on TV today: Sunday 29 November

Nat Geo Wild presents Hostile Planet: Africa and Homicide's Elite returns to CBS Justice.

New on TV today: Saturday 28 November

Star Life gives you The Evil Eye and SABC2 documents the horrific rape and murder of Anene Booysen.

Idol Luyolo Yiba releases winner's album Ithemba

Take a listen, hear for yourself.

Ring of Fire Teasers - December 2020

Ragini has a tough time with her husband.

Antara Teasers - December 2020

Antara manages to help the police find bombs.

Begeertes Teasers - December 2020

A fight over a dead body. And a kiss....

The Candidate Teasers - December 2020

There's a lot of seduction for gain.

Arendsvlei Teasers - December 2020

The aftershock of Monique's shooting sends tremors through everyone.

New on TV today: Friday 27 November

Photo Ark returns to Nat Geo Wild and The Good Doctor 2 starts on SABC3.

Gangaa 3 Teasers - December 2020

Gangaa won't let Sagar be involved in raising Krishna. And Zoya keeps trying to kill Krishna.


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