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New on TV today: Wednesday 20 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 May 2020
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Blood & Water

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

Blood & Water

Coming-of-age mystery drama in which a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth.

Set in the surroundings of Parkhurst College, the prestigious inner-city school for elite scholars and academic overachievers, Blood & Water follows the exploits of 16-year-old Puleng Khumalo, as she engineers her transfer to the school to investigate the 17-year-old cold case of the abducted-at-birth older sister she's never met.

In the search Puleng (Ama Qamata) meets beautiful, alluring Fikile 'Fiks' Bhele from a nearby private school, played by Khosi Ngema starring in her debut role.

Joining the female leads is Thabang Molaba as Karabo 'KB' Molapo, resident bad boy and high school heartthrob who is struggling to live up to his father's high expectations.

In her ongoing search Puleng finds an ally and assistant investigator in Wade (Dillon Windvogel), while also having to handle the opinionated Wendy Dlamini (Natasha Thahane), who at times is a bit too 'woke'.

Completing the cast are Gail Mabalane, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Arno Greeff, Ryle De Morny, Getmore Sithole, Xolile Tshabalala, Sandi Schultz, Monique Rockman and Cindy Mahlangu.

TVSA Show Page: Blood & Water
 

Magnum P.I. 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Action, Police Procedural, Comedy-Drama

Magnum P.I. 2

Jay Hernandez stars as Thomas Magnum in a modern take on the classic series about a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.

A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin's Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business.

The "majordomo" of the property is Juliet Higgins, a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans.

When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore "TC" Calvin, a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business; and Orville "Rick" Wright, a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu's coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island.

Suspicious of Magnum's casual attitude and presence at his crime scenes, Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang) finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit.

With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Payback is for Beginners": While Magnum waits for Higgins to decide if she'll officially become his partner, he takes the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss' murder during a bank robbery.

Also, Rick makes a big decision about his career.
 

Anomaly: The Bermuda Triangle in Space

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary

Anomaly: The Bermuda Triangle in Space

Explore a thrilling space mystery with a show that takes a closer look at a complex area of science: Earth's magnetic field.

200 kilometres above the Earth lurks a fascinating mystery, and when the International Space Station crosses through it, odd things start to happen.

Astronauts see lights flash before their eyes. Satellites spin out of control.

Now, the area is growing and intensifying, with potentially disastrous effects not only for our efforts in space, but also for life on Earth.

This is the story of a space mystery moving closer and closer to home.
 

Jett

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Action, Drama

Jett

Fresh out of prison, retired professional thief Daisy (aka "Jett") Kowalski is reluctantly drawn back into doing what she does best after being forced to quit following the birth of her child.

Narrowly completing a dangerous "final" job, she finds herself pulled back into a series of assignments masterminded by ruthless criminals, who are determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

In the series premiere, "Daisy": Hoping to go straight, recently paroled master thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski (Carla Gugino) is enlisted by crime boss Charlie Baudelaire (Giancarlo Esposito) to steal a ring from Miljan Bestic (Greg Bryk), an Eastern European crime overlord living in Cuba.
 

Project Runway All Stars 7

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Fashion, Reality Competition

Project Runway All Stars 7

In the final season of Project Runway All Stars, 14 talented designers - all winners from the Project Runway franchise from across the globe - will compete to be named world champion of the catwalk.

The all-star designers include seven designers from the U.S. and seven designers from the international versions of Runway from Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, The UK and Canada.

Alyssa Milano returns as host with judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, and mentor Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire.

For this international winners' season, JC Penney is selling looks inspired by the winning designs every week immediately following the premiere of each episode, with a weekly $5,000 and other prizes up for grabs in addition to the Grand Prize.

Guest judges who will help determine the first ever world-champion include actors Debra Messing, Vanessa Williams, Sofia Carson, Peyton List, Andrew Rannells, Andrea Riseborough, Cynthia Erivo and Asia Kate Dillon.

There are also TV personalities Wendy Williams and Tamron Hall, and models Lily Aldridge, Olivia Culpo, Joan Smalls, Martha Hunt and Jasmine Tookes.

Other guest judges include race car driver Danica Patrick, designers Reem Acra and Rebecca Minkoff, fashion icon Iris Apfel, and the toughest Runway judge of all, Nina Garcia.

The winner of the final season will collaborate with JC Penney on a capsule collection as part of the Project Runway line to be sold at select JC Penney stores and online.

Additional prizes include a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and position as contributing editor for a year, a complete sewing studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery, an inspiring trip for two to London, England and the opportunity to create a signature nail colour from luxury make up brand, butterLONDON.

To top it all off, the winner receives a $100,000 grand prize to elevate their business and build their brand.
 

Butter + Brown

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Food

Butter + Brown

Adapted from the web series, Butter + Brown is a new kind of cooking show. Executive produced by Issa Rae and Chef G, the show elevates everyday meals and shows how easy it is to cook them at home.

The show captures the flavour of foodies, lifestyle influencers and longtime friends Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff.

These HBCU grads set out to represent something they couldn't find on other cooking shows: young people of colour in the kitchen.
 

Hawaii Five-0 10

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Police Procedural

Hawaii Five-0 10

Final season!

In the Season 10 premiere, "Ua 'eha ka 'ili i ka maka o ka ihe" ("The skin has been hurt by the point of the spear"): A new ally helps McGarrett and Five-0 when mob bosses on the island are being targeted by an assassin.

Also, Five-0 says goodbye to one of their own. Katrina Law joins the cast as Quinn Liu and Rob Morrow guest stars.

TVSA Show Page: Hawaii Five-0 10

 

Shows in this post: Blood & Water, Hawaii Five-0



1 Comment

Timone
20 May 2020 20:12

Blood & Water really sounds interesting. I really enjoyed Jett


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