New on TV today: Friday 31 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 31 Jul 2020
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Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition, Afrikaans


Chef Reuben Riffel challenges a trio of home cooks to come up with restaurant quality meals. Each group must create a food experience that will overwhelm the senses of the judges.

Prizes to the value of R150,000 are up for grabs by the eventual winner.

In the series premiere: Chefs Reuben Riffel and Oliver Cattermole from Bovine sit at Rozelle, Rodney and Annalié's tables in Gordon's Bay.

Winter memorabilia is the inspiration for their menu.

The Real War of Thrones 2

Channel: CuriosityStream (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Drama, Documentary Series, History

The Real War of Thrones 2

Recounts the epic story of the rival dynasties that forged the history of medieval and early modern Europe.

Shot on location across Europe, the series documents the turbulent conflicts between the French Royal Houses of Valois and Burgundy, and their Plantagenet rivals in England, which erupted with such ferocity in the titanic struggle of The Hundred Years War.

Each episode focuses on a moment in European history and a clash between European houses.

The second season focuses on the historical period marked by religious wars, full of renowned, fascinating characters, such as Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Catherine de Medici, Philip II of Spain, Henry II and Henry IV of France.

Over the course of six episodes, the season explores the dynastic conflicts of the Renaissance, marked by the religious wars that have shaped both the France and the Europe of today.

These fratricidal wars between Catholics and Protestants have left a permanent mark on France's history of identity.

In fact, the series concludes with the ratification of Edict of Nantes, which was the basis for the principles of religious tolerance and freedom, later advocated during the Enlightenment.

For the first time in the history of France, the distinction is made between political subjects and worshipers, between Church and State.

America's Got Talent: The Champions 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

America's Got Talent: The Champions 2

America's Got Talent: The Champions launches its second season with a panel of judges that includes executive producer Simon Cowell, global superstar Heidi Klum, AGT's longest-running judge Howie Mandel and the newest addition, singer, songwriter and author Alesha Dixon, who joins "Champions" from Britain's Got Talent.

Terry Crews will return as host, a role he also recently filled on America's Got Talent.

In the season premiere, 10 of the most talented, memorable and all-around fan favourite acts from "AGT" and "Got Talent" competitions around the globe will perform for the judges.

Four of these acts will advance - two will be voted through by a panel of "AGT" Superfans, one will be the Judges' Choice, and one will receive a Golden Buzzer to perform in the finale.


Channels in this post: VIA, CuriosityStream, M-Net


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New on TV today: Tuesday 11 August

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