New on TV today: Monday 8 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Jun 2020
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Finding the One

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Finding the One

This show puts a new spin on traditional dating approaches and turns the search for love into a team sport, inviting family members, friends, colleagues and the like to join in on the matchmaking fun.

The focus of the series is on singletons who haven't had much success in their search for love.

Three trusted allies join forces to tackle a challenge abounding with pitfalls: playing matchmaker.

They sift through numerous potential candidates on behalf of their searching suitor and take them through a series of appraisals.

The candidates have to endure group dates, hard-hitting questions and even home snoops, all in an attempt to score their adored single friend a date with their perfect match.

Here's the big question that will be answered for contestants during the course of the show: Do your "teammates" know you as well as they think they do, and do they have a clue what's best for you, even if you don't?

Comedian Rob van Vuuren provides running commentary on proceedings.

Deadliest Catch: Bloodline

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Docu-Reality, Adventure

Deadliest Catch: Bloodline

Captain Phil Harris was a legend on the Bering Sea who spent decades fishing the icy and treacherous waters off the coast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

He captained the F/V Cornelia Marie for more than 20 years, and after his tragic passing, his son Josh Harris took over the family business, along with business partner Casey McManus.

Now, an unbelievable discovery of mysterious Hawaiian fishing charts scribbled with Captain Phil's handwriting, notes and statistics, has prompted Deadliest Catch captain and Alaskan legacy fisherman Josh Harris to take a once-in-a-lifetime quest to Hawaii, to learn about the time his late father spent fishing there decades ago.

Phil's fishing charts, found while Josh and Casey were renovating the F/V Cornelia Marie's captain's quarters, date as far back as the early '80s and show all the islands of Hawaii, including one of the most premiere fishing spots in the world - the Kona coast.

They are covered in Phil Harris' handwriting, with detailed notes about fishing adventures and island life.

There are fishing secrets on the charts, but to Josh they have so much more.

To gain a deeper understanding of fishing in Hawaii, the duo enlists the help of Jeff Silva, one of the island's top commercial fisherman to help them learn the challenging fishery and interpret Phil's charts.

This is fishing like Josh and Casey have never fished before and the pair will battle the elements - and each other - as they struggle to catch the island's most lucrative bounty - ahi tuna - and dive deeper into the mysteries of Phil's time in Hawaii.

Impossible Builds

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 08h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality, DIY

Impossible Builds

Impossible Builds takes a look at extraordinary homes in extreme locations.

Follow the creation of some of the world's most ambitious, complex and technologically advanced construction projects.

From sub-aquatic homes to thin skyscrapers, these are homes that would have otherwise been impossible to erect using conventional building techniques.

Architect Charlie Luxton and designer Aidan Keane meet the determined families taking on these Impossible Builds.

They explore how a new wave of ingeniously engineered "kit" homes is helping them construct their houses, redefining the boundaries of what can and can't be done.

Lost Sharks of Easter Island

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h50
Genre: Wildlife, Special

Lost Sharks of Easter Island

Overfishing is threatening to destroy the underwater realm of Easter Island.

Marine ecologist Enric Sala and a team of scientists set out to save the unique marine wildlife before it's too late.

The hour-long special begins with high seas adventure as Enric and his team of scientists and explorers set out from Chile and brave the tempestuous Southern Pacific Ocean.

First stop, Easter Island - a land of mammoth ancestral stone statues and a population of people with a cultural memory full of catastrophes.

Diving underwater reveals an ocean desert that the team are quick to document.

50/50 10

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature

50/50 10

Now in its 10th season, 50/50 returns to the small screen with environmental influencer Kia Johnson as the new host.

In keeping with the ethos of SABC2's positioning of 'family values', 50/50 aims to produce stories that all South Africans can relate to, encouraging families to make positive contributions towards nature conservation and protecting the wildlife.

The threat of climate change, the extinction of land and ocean species, waste management, reckless mining and abuse of our water systems, is why 50/50 continues to try to make a difference.

Kia Johnson's passion for the environment has led to her involvement in many environmental campaigns and initiativesm including being an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in South Africa.

Kia has presented and produced for the Expresso Morning Show on SABC3, as well as being a part of various radio shows on Radio 2000, MetroFM, SAfm, KFM and GoodhopeFM as a radio and traffic presenter.

Some of the segments to be featured this season include:

Lead stories that are relevant and topical.

Wonderwêreld, a segment that showcases our incredible wildlife.

The segment Allawêreld features ordinary people making an impact on the environment.

Season 10 also introduces a new youth segment.

The Social Media Update segment will continue to highlight viewer engagement on social media platforms.

Veldfokus continues to give you the opportunity to submit your unique videos to stand a chance to win prizes.

All Rise

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

All Rise

Courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process.

Among those working within the court system is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.

Offering Lola counsel are her roguish best friend and colleague, Mark Callan, a successful deputy district attorney who now must adjust to the shifting boundaries in their personal and professional relationship.

There's also Supervisory Judge Lisa Benner, an influential, powerful figure tasked with overseeing Lola's transition into her new job; and Lola's efficient, pragmatic judicial assistant, Sherri Kansky, who isn't thrilled at the prospect of "training" a rookie judge.

Also working in the courthouse are Emily Lopez, an empathetic and blunt public defender filled with fire and conviction; Luke Watkins, a court bailiff by day, law student by night; and Sara Castillo, a court reporter and reliable source of intel and advice.

Beat Bobby Flay 21

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Beat Bobby Flay 21

Two talented cooks go head-to-head in an epic cooking battle, with the winner then taking on celebrity chef and restauranteur Bobby Flay in this culinary competition series.

Each episode, the contestants must impress the guest judges with their cooking, and the one who does the best gets the opportunity to face the master, Bobby Flay.

To give them a fighting chance against such an experienced and successful chef, the contestant chooses what recipe they and Bobby make, before the judges decide whose was best.

In the Season 21 premiere, "Use Your Noodle": The chips are all in when world-traveled chef Philippe Haddad meets New York's Chef Melissa O'Donnell.

It's up to Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian to place their bets on the chef who they think can beat Bobby Flay.

In the second episode of the weekly double-bill, "Seeing Stars": Food Network Star alums Alex McCoy and Jay Ducote are in the house to outshine Bobby Flay.

Food Network Star winner Damaris Phillips teams up with Chef Richard Blais to ensure that Bobby's star burns out.

Wonders of The Ocean

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife

Wonders of The Ocean

The Pacific is the largest, deepest ocean on our planet. This series showcases the many incredible creatures that have evolved to call the Pacific home.

Pacific Islands range from coral atolls and smoking volcanoes to pieces of a lost continent.

Discover the wildest stories of adaptation and survival on these Islands of Life.

Location, Location, Location 22

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 09h00
Genre: Reality

Location, Location, Location 22

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer return and this time the challenge ahead of them is tougher than ever.

Britain's choosiest home hunters are looking for just the right spot, and expert realtors Kirstie and Phil are up for the challenge.

They will help these house hunters secure the right home in their desired location.

Searching all over the UK, they'll take on the unpredictable housing market – from the rural countryside of Cheshire to the super speedy London market.

No matter how small the budget or how big the expectations, Kirstie and Phil are on hand to match these hopeful house hunters with their dream homes.


Actors in this post: Rob van Vuuren, Kia Johnson, Bobby Flay


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