New on TV today: Monday 3 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Aug 2020
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Love Island 6

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Reality

Love Island 6

On this late night risqué reality show, a group of singletons must choose their partners wisely – in order to avoid being dumped - both by their potential lovers and from the show.

In between beach bonfires and intimate dinners some shock eliminations and new arrivals ensure constant unpredictability and rivalry for the Islanders.

And once contestants leave the island, the remaining singles must re-couple or risk being sent home.

Now Love Island returns - this time right here in South Africa - as another sizzling line-up of singles head to the brand new luxury villa in Cape Town.

Laura Whitmore will present the main show, which airs every night at 11pm.

As they flirt, date, break up and make up the Islanders will be trying to capture the hearts of each other - and the UK voters - as the viewers decide their favourite couple and declare them the Love Island 6 winners.

So whose heads will be turned? Who will be dumped from the Island? And who will couple up and be in with a chance of winning a share of the £50k prize money?

Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o

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

Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o is about to discover the Warrior Women's incredible secrets.

In this epic documentary, with unique access, actress, author and producer Lupita Nyong'o journeys across Benin, West Africa to uncover the remarkable truth behind the women who helped to inspire the Dora Milaje of Marvel's film Black Panther.

She discovers that an army of African female fighters actually existed in West Africa and are still remembered there as the 'Agoji' - or as Europeans labelled them, the 'Amazons'.

As she exclusively reveals in a powerful, emotional and epic road trip, these real-life warrior women, in armies 4,000 strong, fought African and European powers alike from the 17th to the 19th centuries in the Kingdom of Dahomey, centred in the modern-day country of Benin.

@Lasizwe: Fake It till You Make It 3

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

@Lasizwe: Fake It till You Make It 3

Lasizwe is back with a bang, opening up to Mac G on his 'Podcast & Chill with Mac G' alongside his childhood friend, Ofentse.

He later introduces us to his other sister and newest cast member, Shantel Mcunu, when he and his brother Lungile attend a family function that reveals some interesting and complicated family dynamics.

This season, Lasizwe can be seen dealing with issues from his relationship with his dad and family, as well as his personal state of wellbeing.

Season 3 was filmed under the backdrop of the global pandemic and we see Lasizwe and new cast members hold nothing back on how they have been dealing with the new normal.

This season, we are introduced to Shantel Mcunu, who joins as a new cast member on the show.

She has recently given birth to a baby girl and there is secrecy around who the father is and what her own father knows about her surprise pregnancy.

Khanyi Mbau appears as a guest star, as the siblings try to once again reflect on their "daddy" issues.

The God Mother of Shantel's child is actress Natasha Thahane, who also features in the show.

Immigration Nation

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

Immigration Nation

With unprecedented access to ICE operations, as well as moving portraits of immigrants, this docuseries takes a deep look at US immigration today.

Filmmaking team Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau offer an unprecedented look at the processes, pitfalls and pain of immigration in America.

Shot over the course of three years, Schwarz and Clusiau capture the daily workings of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, activists, lawmakers, attorneys and a wide swath of undocumented immigrants, from desperate recent arrivals to longtime residents to deported US military combat veterans.

With an unrelenting flow of migrant workers continuing across the US border, the pressure on ICE to enforce the administration's zero-tolerance policies puts immigrants in the crosshairs.

But how do we fix a system that seems beyond repair?

How do we apply common sense to something that's evolved from one of humanitarian concern to an us-versus-them political flashpoint?

Has the story of America - the one that inspired immigrants to risk death for a better life - been rewritten so broadly that the "land of the free" is a luxury afforded now only to a few?

As ineffective deterrence and militarised tactics continue, Immigration Nation provides an urgent portrait of a country in crisis; one that demands unflinching attention and action.

Grand Designs New Zealand 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 13h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality, DIY

Grand Designs New Zealand 3

Hosted by architect Chris Moller, Grand Designs New Zealand shares the stories of creative and enterprising Kiwis who are taking on the challenge of building their own unique and inspirational homes.

No design is too ambitious, and no obstacle too large in their quest for the perfect house.

Following the Grand Designs format, the series sees the process of these incredible design projects, as well as the personal journeys of those building them - from the initial blueprints, through to the long and often arduous task of turning the plans into practical living spaces.

Using archaic or new-school building techniques and material, and in locations from the beach, the mountains, and the hills in between, Grand Designs New Zealand features houses ranging from architectural designer mansions to DIY, never-before-seen kinds of homes.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Helensville: Imitation Villa": Kelly, a feisty mother of six children, persuades them and her husband Joe to pursue her dream of replicating a Dargaville Mansion she fell in love with as a child.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama


When Detective Felicity Dill is killed in a car bombing, her sister Allegra Dill, an investigator working for a senator, returns home to San Bonifacio to find her killer.

In the process of her investigation, she uncovers a web of corruption in the small Texas town.

From mysterious deaths and corruption to occasional car explosions and zoo animals on the loose, it's a wild ride through "Saint Disgrace".

Amanda to the Rescue 2

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 13h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Amanda to the Rescue 2

Animal rescue heroine, Amanda Giese, is on a mission to help the most hopeless cases with her in-home animal rehab and rescue facility, Panda Paws Rescue, in rural Washington.

Along with her family, she takes in and treats major medical and special needs and hospice animals from around the world.

With her partner G, son Beast and daughter Jade, and her furry family – a 2-legged boxer dog and trio of spaniels – she cares for animals that deserve a second chance.

In the series, Amanda launches large-scale rescue missions across the US to save dozens of animals with major medical or special needs from being euthanised.

From California to Puerto Rico to Hawaii, no distance is too great for Amanda to rescue vulnerable animals.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Floppy-Footed Pit Bull": Amanda takes on two new rescues - Flint Lockwood, a nine-month-old pit bull with a fractured jaw; and Latte, a four-month-old Dalmatian with an eye condition that could lead to blindness.

Both need immediate medical attention.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Supernatural, Drama, Thriller


A psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion.

Forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard is hired by the Catholic Church to work with David Acosta, a priest-in-training, and contractor Ben Shakir, to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or merely a psychopath.

Kristen finds that she has a taste for the work and is invited to join the team on a permanent basis.

The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings.

Kristen Bouchard cuts ties as an expert witness for the District Attorney after being pushed to lie in court regarding an alleged murderer who appeared to be possessed.

To make ends meet, Kristen accepts a job offer from David Acosta, a former adventure-seeking journalist now studying to be a priest and tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena.

Rounding out the trio is Ben Shakir, an even-tempered realist recruited by Acosta for his carpentry skills, which he uses to uncover practical rationales behind "hauntings."

Ever logical, Kristen is certain science can provide answers to every incident they encounter - including her own chillingly real night terrors.

That is, until she meets Leland Townsend, a sinister man who oozes menace and threatens her and her four young daughters.

Undeterred, Kristen, David and Ben set out to assess inexplicable events to see if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

Pak Weg, Pak Reg

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, DIY, Afrikaans

Pak Weg, Pak Reg

The whole world has gone crazy... about decluttering.

Taking a page from organising expert Marie Kondo's book, this show aims to help South Africans sort out their cluttered spaces in a practical way.

The team of DIY experts, lead by Carin and Jani, will visit 13 homes to help minimise the mess and transform nightmare rooms into order in a few steps.

All About Property 5

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Factual, Home Improvement

All About Property 5

A factual look at the South African real estate market which aims to equip new, existing and potential property buyers and sellers with an up-to-date understanding of the ins and outs of the property market.

Whether you're a buyer with a modest budget or a rather boastful one, a seller wanting to upgrade or downscale, or a real estate investor, All About Property has got you covered.

Catch various real estate professionals and stakeholders as they acquaint you with the different types of residential offerings, give you their professional advice on home finance and the legalities of property transactions.

They'll offer you pointers on home-buying, growing you property investment portfolio, and examine how certain trends and technological innovations have influenced the industry, either by boosting it or disrupting it.

It is an advice-driven, informative, empowering and entertaining show that reveals the real estate market under a whole new light.

No matter who you are, you may at some point what to buy or sell your home, and this is a great way to learn All About Property before you make the biggest transaction of your life.

The Rookie 2

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

The Rookie 2

John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humour to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior.

Nolan is continually put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Impact": Danger is ever-present as the officers of the Mid-Wilshire precinct grapple with the aftermath of a plotted attack on the city of Los Angeles, leaving Officer Bradford fighting for his life.

Flash forward two weeks and the rookies receive the shocking results of their latest training exam, leaving one officer questioning what the future holds.

Meanwhile, tension develops at home as Nolan and Lopez advance in their relationships with Jessica and Wesley.

The Unicorn

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

The Unicorn

Single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his "new normal" in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago.

As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again.

To Wade's amazement, he's a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he's the perfect single guy - a "unicorn": employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment.

With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he'll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life... and love... again.

The Good Fight 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Legal Drama

The Good Fight 4

Season 4 finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape.

After they lost their biggest client, Chumhum, and their founding partner's name was tarnished, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to accept an offer by a huge multi-national law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary.

Suddenly, all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them.

While STR Laurie initially seem like benevolent overlords, we find Diane Lockhart and her colleagues chafing at their loss of independence.

In the Season 4 premiere, "The Gang Deals with Alternate Reality": Diane Lockhart finds herself living in an alternate reality where Donald Trump was never elected and Hillary Clinton is the current president of the United States.

While Diane's liberal self is overjoyed, she soon realises how a different outcome of the 2016 election might have unexpected consequences.

How to Cook Well with Rory O'Connell 4

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Reality

How to Cook Well with Rory O'Connell 4

Rory O'Connell is back on The Home Channel for a fourth season.

As always, the Irish cookery teacher cooks imaginative and stylish dishes with wit and erudition, and the aim this time is to make the recipes even more simple to follow and accessible.

He focuses on timeless, classic and essential techniques, which every cook needs to understand and implement if they want to cook well.

Each week, Rory demonstrates three recipes that combine to make a perfectly balanced meal, but which, of course, can be made and served on their own, or with a variety of other dishes.

The recipes are based on important principles that all cooks will benefit from, with the idea that when you master a technique, you open up a huge range of possibilities.

How to Cook Well with Rory O'Connell will appeal to anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills, and increase their repertoire of dishes.

Novice cooks will feel confident in the hands of a superb teacher, and experienced cooks will learn something new from Rory's tips, techniques and colourful descriptions.

The Shop 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Talk Show, Reality

The Shop 3

Gives you a one-of-a-kind barbershop experience, which for many provides a sanctuary for free-flowing and spirited discussions.

The series visits barbershops around the USA to gather distinguished individuals who can speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other culturally relevant topics.

In the Season 3 premiere: Joining Maverick Carter will be NFL superstar quarterback, NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes; leading American film star Chadwick Bozeman; and Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young.

Also featured are American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Roddy Ricch; actress, comedian and author Tiffany Haddish; agency executive, entrepreneur and author Steve Stoute; and marketing executive Paul Rivera.

Trending SA 5

TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Talk Show

Trending SA returns to discuss trending stories from the point of view of three different perspectives, with South Africans as the fourth.

This seasons hosts are media and TV personalities Refiloe Mpakanyane and MaBlerh and sportscaster Elma Smit.

Episodes air live with new episodes from Mondays to Fridays.


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