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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 May 2020
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Carol's Second Act

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Comedy

Carol's Second Act

Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) stars in this comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

On Carol Kenney's first day at work, she's prepped with an abundance of life experience, people skills, talent and enthusiasm, advantages the chief resident and other newly minted interns don't have - or immediately appreciate.

Carol's first-year partners on rounds are Lexie, who's very nervous due to the pressure on her to succeed as the first in her family to go to college, and Daniel, a 2018 Harvard Medical School grad who's already published in the New England Journal of Medicine... twice.

Carol will need to win over their chief resident, Dr. Maya Jacobs, an all-business disciplinarian who doesn't care for Carol's chatty, outgoing nature.

Fortunately, Carol has a couple of friendly faces at the hospital, including Dr. Frost, the accomplished senior attending physician who finds her charming, and her bubbly daughter, Jenny, a successful pharma sales rep who catches the eye of Carol's fellow doctors.

At age 50, Carol is a medical intern who must sink or swim with peers who are half her age, and it's her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": Carol enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient.

Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act.
 

Catch My Killer

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Catch My Killer

There are twists and turns around every corner in Catch My Killer, the series which takes an emotional journey between past and present as unsolved homicides are re-opened.

The series shows how time, technology and burdens of the past combine to rehash old cases and open old wounds in an effort to solve haunting whodunit mysteries, finally putting the culprit behind bars and giving loved ones long-awaited peace of mind.

Cases include 7-year-old Donna Fowler who ran away from her home in Northern California. Her family has no idea what happened to her.

Though sightings of Donna were reported early on, for the last 27 years her disappearance goes unsolved but not forgotten.

In Los Angeles, just three years after Donna's disappearance, 18-year-old Stacy Belcher stepped out to pick up dinner. When she didn't return her boyfriend realized something was terribly wrong.

Three days later her bullet-riddled body was found in the back seat of her car. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to link anyone to the crime.

These two families are joined by the nightmare of a savage monster on the loose for over two decades.

In the series premiere, "Double Dip Homicide": On a quiet night in 1967, Connie Hevener and Carolyn Hevener Perry are cut down in a vicious homicide while working at a local ice cream shop.

The crime looks like a robbery gone wrong. However, four years later, the killer is still on the loose.
 

The Last O.G.

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

The Last O.G.

Tracy Morgan returns to television in The Last O.G., a comedy series that he executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele.

The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for on good behaviour after a 15-year stint.

Returning to his newly-gentrified Brooklyn neighbourhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man who is helping raise the twins Tray never knew existed.

Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.

The Last O.G. also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the head of the halfway house where Tray is staying, and Allen Maldonado as Tray's cousin Bobby, who helps him adjust to life on the outside.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": We open on a flashback to 2002 and see the night that Tray gets arrested.

Fifteen years later Tray leaves prison, checks into a halfway house, reconnects with his now adult cousin Bobby, and is shocked to learn that his ex Shay not only married a white guy, but also kept the 15-year-old twins that Tray clearly fathered a secret from him.
 

Spartan Race: Ultimate Team Challenge

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Spartan Race: Ultimate Team Challenge

Inspired by Spartan Race - the creators of the world's most demanding obstacle course races - this series raises the bar on team competitions.

Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance and will.

Each team of five will be responsible for getting their teammates through mud, water and barbed wire, culminating with an attempt to conquer the dreaded Slip Wall for a shot at $250,000.

 

Channels in this post: M-Net, SABC2, Vuzu, e.tv



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