New on TV today: Monday 1 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Jun 2020
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SA Hip Hop Story: Blow Up or Cave!

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Music

SA Hip Hop Story: Blow Up or Cave!

Introduces the new school in the hip hop fraternity, documenting pieces which delve deep into the craft, creators and lifestyle of the 47-year-old genre which migrated to our shorelines in the early nineties.

The series aims to examine elements of hip hop music and culture, and will serve as a preview into the new and upcoming generation of hip hop heads, producers and labels.

The show ushers you into the heartbeat of rappers who have made their mark and those on their way to the big time, meet the people pulling at the heart strings of South African hip hop lovers as well as the DJs in the midst of the ruckus.

The series - which is narrated by hip hop artist Zubs - also throws back to some insight from Jozi, Reason, Shugasmakx and other artists.

Tune in and experience artists like Touchline, thisguthatguy, Indigo Stella and many more birthed by the modern South African story of hip hop.

Black Lightning 2

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

Black Lightning 2

Jefferson Pierce and his family may have survived Tobias's attack, but they're not out of the woods yet.

Concerned for the safety of Garfield's students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school, forcing Jefferson to go to Napier Frank to sway the vote.

Jennifer struggles with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions. Meanwhile, Anissa finds a new way to give back to Freeland.

Lastly, Lynn continues her quest much to the dismay of Agent Odell.

The New Norm

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Talk Show

The New Norm

Factual talk show hosted by Bliss Yeni which provides insights and facts on issues around COVID-19 and the Lockdown.

As the country prepares to enter Stage 3 of Lockdown (after a 35-day full lockdown and a month of Stage 4 lockdown) we are now preparing for the new reality and normal we find ourselves in all in the efforts to contain COVID-19.

These 20 episodic specials provide factual and relevant content that unpacks thoughts, emotions and insights, presented in an entertaining manner.

Every day The New Norm will engage with experts and ordinary South Africans locally and internationally to discuss and share their thoughts, emotions and experiences of how they are learning to adjust to this 'new normal', from health care, finances and education to culture, technology, media consumption, tourism and travel.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed our country but it has impacted and changed the world... this indeed is our "new norm".

The Great Australian Cookbook

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Food, Docu-Reality

The Great Australian Cookbook

Come on a mouth-watering adventure and meet Australia's most celebrated culinary names.

Featuring a line-up of 22 of Australia's greatest cooks, from top restaurateurs to local, unsung heroes, this 11-part series is an affectionate snapshot of the food you would love to cook, eat and enjoy with family and friends.

Get to know these food mavens as they invite us into their homes and workplaces to cook for their loved ones.

They'll share what their most treasured recipes are and reveal philosophies that lead them to success.

Arrow 7

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

Arrow 7

Following Oliver's shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison.

Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes.

Meanwhile, Diggle and Dinah have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit.

With her focus on William, Felicity tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated.

The Last Igloo

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, Nature

The Last Igloo

The Last Igloo is a very simple film: the story of one man - an indigenous hunter called Julius - as he sets out from an Inuit settlement into the wilderness of Greenland to fish, hunt, and eventually build an igloo.

It tells the story of skills that are disappearing and of how climate change is affecting the lives of Greenland's indigenous people.

With its focus on the ingenious craft of igloo building before it becomes too late to record it, this is a meditative and poetic sensory immersion in a landscape of ice and snow, an elegy to a world that is melting away.

Witnessing Julius' life on a very sensory level - as this film allows the viewer to do - you realise that the apparent simplicity of life in the arctic belies extraordinary expertise, complexity and a constant battle against an environment where a single mistake can cost your life.

The great poignancy of the film is that it captures a world that is, due to climate change, literally melting away, and may soon be gone forever.

Flipping Virgins

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 12h50
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Flipping Virgins

Property expert and host Egypt Sherrod gets down and dirty with first timers who risk it all in the unpredictable world of flipping houses.

With real people, real stakes, and high-pressure decisions to be made, each episode sees Egypt offering invaluable advice to these house-flipping virgins.

They have just 60 days until the first payment is due. In order to beat that deadline, Egypt's formula is 30 days to renovate, and 30 days to sell.

From finding the right house at the right price to feeling the rush of making the most profit possible, these rookie renovators will see and do it all.

And with Egypt on board, they'll lose their flipping virginity without losing their shirts.

In the series premiere, "Atlanta Fixer Upper": Ehimen and Kemi want to turn flipping into a full-time business. They've already sold their own house and are now prepared to use their life savings to jump-start a new future.

Realtor and flipping expert Egypt Sherrod takes these first timers under her wing.

But the couple soon learns that with a tight budget, they may have to step outside their comfort zone to find that perfect first time flip.

Egypt's bidding strategy pays off at an auction on the steps of the courthouse.

Later, the home's exterior gets an overhaul, Kemi reveals a surprise of her own, and as exhaustion sets in, fixing one major problem reveals an even bigger and more costly issue.

The Flash 5

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

The Flash 5

As Season 5 begins, after outthinking The Thinker, you'd hope that Barry Allen might have some down time to contemplate his future with his new wife, Iris.

But with their speedster daughter from the future, Nora, already grown and a part of their lives, they've now got to face Central City's newest menace - the DC Super-Villain Cicada.

Season 5 pits Team Flash against yet another formidable adversary, the show's second non-speedster Big Bad. Chris Klein is a new series regular to play this season's scourge of Central City, Cicada.

TVSA Show Page: The Flash 5

We're Here

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h15
Genre: Reality

We're Here

Top drag entertainers Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley travel to small cities and towns across the USA, transforming locals into fierce drag queens.

Through Season 1's six episodes, the renowned drag queens inspire and teach their own "drag daughters" to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.

In the series premiere, "Gettysburg, Pennsylvana": Bob, Eureka and Shangela arrive in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to put on a one-night-only drag show featuring locals in need of a little support and empowerment.

These include Hunter, a young, gay make-up artist yearning for a deeper connection with his father; Darryl, a local college admissions officer hoping to tell a story of race in America while being an effective ally to the LGBTQ community; and Erica, a conservative Christian mother eager to reconnect with her estranged daughter Hailey, who recently came out as bisexual.

Takalani Sesame 11

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 15h30
Genre: Variety, Kids

Takalani Sesame 11

The furry friends of Takalani Sesame get a call from their human friends Kamogelo and Tharollo, who invite the muppets to join them to learn more about South African cultures.

Using recycled objects they get from the Playbox, Elmo and Zuzu make a special gift for their new friends – tin-can music makers.

When they need some help to figure it out they look to their friends Basma & Jad, and Bert & Ernie for some inspiration.

All the muppets hop into Zikwe's taxi and deliver the gift, with loads of song, dance, and learning through play along the way.

American Horror Story: 1984

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Horror

American Horror Story: 1984

Set in the titular year, 1984, the season follows Brooke Thompson (Emma Roberts) as she travels to a remote, newly-reopened summer camp, known as Camp Redwood, to work as a counselor following a terrifying encounter with serial killer Richard Ramirez.

Those traveling with Brooke include preppy Xavier Plympton, athletic Chet Clancy, easy-going Ray Powell and spunky Montana Duke.

Upon arriving at the camp, they encounter its owner, the deeply religious Margaret Booth (Leslie Grossman), who was once a camper there, and who has her own experience surviving a killer.

Other residents of Camp Redwood include its nurse Rita, activities director Trevor Kirchner and camp chef Bertie.

Not long after the counselors settle into their first week, news breaks that deranged murderer Benjamin Richter – also known as Mr. Jingles (John Carroll Lynch) — who has a violent history at Camp Redwood — has escaped a local insane asylum and is presumed to be heading for the camp.

However, as the season progresses, more secrets unveil about the counselors, as well as flashbacks detailing the history of the camp, including Richter's abusive mother Lavinia (Lily Rabe).

In the Season 9 premiere, "Camp Redwood": In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood.

As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.

Riverdale 3

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

Riverdale 3

The third season of Riverdale began at the end of summer vacation, with Archie's trial for a murder he didn't commit, orchestrated by Hiram Lodge, building to a shattering conclusion - Archie being sent to juvenile detention - even as a new threat reared its head in Riverdale: The Gargoyle King.

A figure of myth inspired by the role-playing game Gryphons and Gargoyle, the Gargoyle King started claiming sacrificial victims, beginning with Dilton Doiley.

As Betty and Jughead investigated the deadly game's origins (with their parents, 20 years earlier), Veronica worked ceaselessly to get Archie out of juvie, where he was forced to bare-knuckle box for survival.

She finally succeeded in breaking Archie out, but with Hiram still gunning for him, our red-headed hero broke up with Veronica and headed out of town with Jughead, seeking asylum with Jughead's Serpent mom Gladys Jones.

With Archie and Jughead out of the way, Hiram's criminal takeover of Riverdale continued, with his "candy-making" producing a terrifying side-effect in the students of Riverdale High - inexplicable, stress-provoked seizures - which prompted Hiram's wife Hermione to order the town to be quarantined.

When the quarantine was lifted, the threats to Riverdale had multiplied.

The Gargoyle King was still claiming victims; the cult-like Farm Alice Cooper had joined was indoctrinating new members left and right, including Kevin Keller; and Hiram and Gladys found themselves vying for control of the town's drug-trade - with Veronica and her speakeasy, and new beau Reggie Mantle, caught in the middle.

When a haunted and hunted Archie returns to Riverdale, he finds his beloved town on the brink of collapse.

Penelope Blossom has opened a brothel. Cheryl Blossom and her girlfriend Toni Topaz have started a gang to challenge the Southside Serpents - the Pretty Poisons.

No one is safe, not even kingpin Hiram Lodge, who is shot by none other than new Sheriff FP Jones. He survives, barely.

And meanwhile, the mysteries surrounding Gryphons and Gargoyles deepen, drawing in all of our characters, including the enigmatic cult-leader Edgar Evernever and his daughter Evelyn.

Resident chanteuse Josie McCoy leaves town just as the endgame begins: With Veronica and Archie (training to be a boxer) teaming-up to take down Hiram Lodge once and for all, even as Betty exposes the Farm's horrific truths and Jughead zeroes in on the Gargoyle King's true identity.

With one deadly round of Gryphons and Gargoyles left to play, will Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead survive the night and make it to Senior Year?

Brother vs. Brother 6

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality Competition, Home Improvement

Brother vs. Brother 6

Season 6 moves the sibling-rivalry competition between Jonathan and Drew Scott to the hot real estate market of San Francisco.

Here, the brothers once again put their home-improvement and house-flipping skills to the ultimate test.

This time, Drew and Jonathan each buy – site unseen – renovate and sell a Bay Area home.

Judging each room challenge are our favourite property expert personalities, Scott McGillivray, Egypt Sherrod and Leanne and Steve Ford, among others.

The loser of each challenge has to complete one miserable task, like cleaning out a giraffe moat at the Oakland Zoo.

The property that scores the highest resale value increase wins the overall battle and – most importantly – the winner claims unlimited bragging rights, and title of winner of Brother vs. Brother.

MasterChef USA

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

MasterChef USA

Gordon Ramsay brings MasterChef to the USA, a culinary competition series based on the UK format.

MasterChef takes wannabe chefs who simply cook as a hobby and have absolutely no experience in the food industry and attempts to turn one of them into a MasterChef.

Contestants on MasterChef are put through their paces with various challenges as they compete head-to-head to create delicious dishes.

The series serves as a unique platform for people from all walks of life who want to follow their dream of working as a professional chef.

These everyday at-home cooks have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their passion and excitement for food as they are put to the test and judged by world-renowned chefs.

Chef Ramsay challenges and coaches the amateurs all the way to the finish line. However, known for his explosive outbursts, he isn't afraid to tell the chefs the cold, hard truth about their cooking along the way.

Restaurateur wine maker Joe Bastianich and four-star chef Graham Elliot join Gordon as judges on MasterChef.

Bastianich is a partner of Mario Batali and has established some of New York's most-celebrated restaurants, including Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Lupa Osteria Romana and Del Posto.

Elliot is the youngest four-star chef in the U.S. and the mastermind behind Chicago's first "bistronomic" restaurant, Graham Elliot.

With Ramsay at the helm of the competition, Bastianich and Elliot coach and judge the contestants along the way.

New Amsterdam 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

New Amsterdam 2

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before.

Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Your Turn": Max works to find a new normal three months after the catastrophic accident and the birth of his daughter.

Kapoor grapples with the stigmas of aging, and Iggy has a successful day that inspires a life-changing idea.

Meanwhile, Reynolds deals with an unreliable new intern.

Supergirl 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Fantasy, Superhero

Supergirl 4

Diving back into reporting, Kara welcomes a new cub reporter to CatCo.

Meanwhile, James and Lena argue about James' impending indictment for acting as the vigilante Guardian, while Alex and Brainy struggle to get in sync at the DEO.

Supergirl is called into action when remnants of the anti-alien terrorist organisation Cadmus try to assassinate pro-alien leaders, but their endgame turns out to be much more sinister than she expected.

J'onn relishes his peaceful new life, but an outing with an old friend causes him concern.


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