New on TV today: Friday 10 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Jul 2020
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Dinner at Somizi's

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Dinner at Somizi's

Somizi cooks up a storm and lays out his finest china for family and friends in a cooking show that sees culinary deftness meeting hearty conversations.

The idea is to create a fly-on-the-wall format that will showcase both Somizi and his guests.

The Idols judge and radio personality, accompanied by his husband Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo, open the doors of their house to the guests and Somizi shares his story about each guest before heading to the kitchen to introduce the ingredients and the meal he will make.

From a traditional dish or bake to exotic concoctions, Somizi brings his kasi flavour and humour as he experiments with his favourite recipes and techniques.

The topics on the table vary from lighthearted to "mature and insightful" as the dinner party indulges in what Somizi whips up.

In the moments between the cooking, Somizi and guests talk, play games and make cocktails. The show closes the cooking and guests section with Somizi making a cocktail that best represents the guests.

He recaps the meal and the preparation and concludes by sharing an inspirational quote called "food for thought".

In the series premiere, the entertainer hosts actress, singer and author Rami Chuene for a night of good food and conversations.

Dive into the world of Chuene as she opens up about the entertainment industry and its hard truths, her love life and her feisty social media presence.

Mister Winner

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h40
Genre: Comedy

Mister Winner

This comedy series follows the ironically named Leslie Winner, a well-meaning optimist who frequently finds himself in the midst of chaos, through a combination of silly decisions and tough luck.

However, the pressure is on now for Leslie to finally pull himself together, as he prepares for his wedding to beloved fiancé Jemma and attempts to win over his skeptical father-in-law to be.

The pressure is on Leslie to find, and keep, a job to pay for the honeymoon and wedding.

In the series premiere, "The Piano": Leslie finds a piano while on a house clearance job with his father-in-law Chris.

Chris thinks they should take it straight to the dump, but Leslie, desperate to make some money to help pay for his upcoming honeymoon, thinks he can sell it to an antique dealer for a small fortune.

After an arduous journey pushing the piano around town on foot to various shops proves fruitless, Leslie dumps the piano in an alley – only to find it starts playing all by itself.

On closer inspection, Leslie discovers he has a self-playing piano on his hands.

He attempts to sell it to the rather ferocious owner of a local Italian restaurant, who mistakenly thinks Leslie is playing the piano and offers him £100 a night to play piano in the restaurant.

Leslie agrees – what could possibly go wrong?

For a while, Leslie is getting away with it, and both Tony the restaurant owner and his punters are lapping it up.

Things turn a little awkward when Leslie's fiancee Jemma and her friend turn up, and Leslie has some explaining to do.

And even more awkward when waitress Natalie twigs what Leslie is up to and demands half his money or Tony will find out what's going on.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Travel, Lifestyle

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.

Lost Treasures of the Maya

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Lost Treasures of the Maya

National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin ventures into the Guatemalan jungle to explore how a new high-tech treasure map is revealing tens of thousands of ancient ruins.

Now, dozens of archaeologists are heading on a voyage of discovery, exploring lost ruins for the first time in 1,500 years.

And what they're finding is rewriting the history of one of the world's most mysterious ancient civilisations - the Maya.

In the series premiere, "Secrets of the Snake Altar": The new treasure map leads to discovery of a lost fortress that paints a picture of a civilisation at war.

A sacred altar is unearthed after 1,500 years buried in a ruined temple, revealing secrets of the legendary Maya Snake King uprising.

And Albert travels to the most remote jungle corner of the Maya world, where cutting edge laser technology is helping to reveal evidence of a forgotten war.

Die Radio Raps Show 3

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy, Talk Show, Afrikaans

Die Radio Raps Show 3

The internet sensation returns for a new season of this late-night comedy show which combines humour, food, talk and travel.

Jonathan (real name Rikus de Beer) pokes fun at our celebrities, towns, food and habits.

The 100 7

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Sci-Fi

The 100 7

After arriving on a new planet, our heroes found a place where they hoped to try again.

Clarke and Bellamy led a group down to this mysterious world to start anew, but not everything on Sanctum was as perfect as it seemed.

Despite their determination to do better, threats both seen and unseen once again forced them to fight for their lives and the future of humanity.

In the Season 7 premiere, "From the Ashes": Clarke and her friends attempt to rebuild Sanctum as a new threat rises in the woods.

The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 09h00
Genre: Documentary Series

The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year Olds

It's midsummer and over the course of the holidays more than 50 children come to a specially rigged school, where they meet each other for the first time, make friends, play together – sometimes harmoniously, sometimes less so – and learn skills that will stay with them forever.

This is arguably the most crucial period in a child's development as they cross the threshold from family life into the social arena of school.

The tools of social interaction these children are learning can lay the foundations for the relationships they will form right across their adult lives.

As before the children delight us with their ingenuity, their charm and their humour as we eavesdrop on their secret world.

And seeing these pivotal ages alongside each other in one series offers an unprecedented window on the huge developmental milestones that children reach between the ages of four and six.

This time the action unfolds under the watchful eyes of three scientists.

At any one time, two of the three are present throughout and filmed in situ as they observe and comment on the development of key social skills, such as emotional regulation, empathy and morality.

Street Outlaws: Memphis 2

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Street Outlaws: Memphis 2

In Memphis, Tennessee, the cars are fast, the mouths are loud and the style of racing unseen anywhere else.

Here, JJ "Da Boss" and his family of racers do things a little differently.

When JJ invites some of the biggest names in street racing to come to Memphis and race for cash, it's time to turn up the hustle.

And this season, the guys are going full throttle.

Fresh off their huge win against NOLA, JJ Da Boss and the MSO hit the streets after getting called out by Quinn Shireman and his team from Kentucky.

Quinn has a big mouth and the fast cars to back it up, forcing the MSO to go all out for a win.

Race night against the Kentucky racers sees a face-to-face confrontation on the course and tempers boiling out of control.

And later, Memphis welcomes a new racing group from Virginia. The newcomers talk a big game, but will they prove a threat to the MSO?

Legend Live by Oskido

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Music

A two-hour musical set headlined by South African DJ and recording artist Oskido, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of bringing live music into people's homes.

The TV version of Oskido's streamed Legend Live YouTube sets. His guest in the premiere episode: DJ Maphorisa.


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