New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Aug 2020
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Katy Keene

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

Katy Keene

A Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters - fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene, singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger and "It Girl" Pepper Smith - as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City... together.

Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot, a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father's corporate empire.

But Alexander's dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media's powerful senior vice president Alexandra, who also happens to be his twin sister.

Josie and Katy's roommate Jorge works at his family's bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level.

The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol's Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money - or if she really has any at all.

Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy's Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria, who is a legendary personal shopper.

But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly, who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer.

As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city - they'll find long-lasting friendship.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": When Katy meets her new roommate Josie, she knows they will be fast friends.

Josie meets record producer Alexander Cabot, but it is all seems too good to be true when Alexandra Cabot gets involved.

After a long day, the group of friends, including "It" girl Pepper, all meet at their favourite hangout, Molly's Crisis, to watch Jorge perform as his alter ego, Ginger, and to see Katy's latest fashion creation.

4th and Forever: Muck City

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

4th and Forever: Muck City

The South Florida towns of Pahokee and Belle Glade are affectionately known as "Muck City", and are home to one of the greatest rivalries in all of football – the battle between neighbouring Pahokee and Glades Central High Schools.

These two powerhouses produce more professional football players per capita than anywhere else in America.

With this distinction comes a deep, community-wide obsession with winning. But this series is about much more than success on the gridiron.

It's a portrait of a unique American community coming together in order to help its youth succeed in the face of daunting adversity, and helping everyone in the Muck achieve a better life.

One Night with my Ex

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

One Night with my Ex

Reality show that allows people to dissect what went wrong in their past relationships, handing them a final opportunity for closure, forgiveness or vindication.

The reunion with the long-lost ex plays out in a single night in an apartment setting, in the hopes of leaving the experience feeling better than when they entered it.

But bringing former lovers together can be tricky and could result in turmoil for some.

Each episode features two couples who attempt to resolve their differences by dissecting matters ranging from infidelity, deceit, jealousy or an absolute lack of ambition.

The aim is to get answers and in turn get healing. Could this result in some couples reigniting the fire of love and getting back together?

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 20h20
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Special

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Special that tells the stories of women who get revenge against their lying, cheating men in creative and dramatic ways.

There's a fine line between love and hate, and when that line is crossed, a man's possessions, his dignity, and even his body parts are fair game.

One of the stories involves a serial cheater named Donessa who has five women caught up in his web of deceit and betrayal, including his wife.

When the wife discovers the other women's pictures on Donessa's phone, she calls each of them and together they devise a plan to make him pay.

One of the women lures him to a local motel for a romantic tryst. After tying Donessa up and leaving him defenceless, the other women burst into the room to confront him.

But pretty soon, one of women loses control and takes revenge to the extreme.

Riverdale 4

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

Riverdale 4

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 was 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, the 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 the 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?

In the Season 4 premiere, "Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam": As the residence of Riverdale prepare for its upcoming Independence Day parade, Archie receives a phone call that will change the rest of his life forever.

High Fidelity

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

High Fidelity

Romantic comedy based on the 1995 novel of the same name, about a record store owner who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love.

The series stars Zoë Kravitz as Rob.

In the series premiere, "Top Five Heartbreaks": After a first date gone wrong with nice guy, record store owner Rob Brooks recounts her Top Five Heartbreaks and a recent emotional run in with her past.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Track 2": Rob stews over her recent encounter with Mac and builds a secret playlist.

Meanwhile, Simon and Cherise take Rob to a concert, where she meets the lead singer, Liam - who might just be the distraction she needs.

Dr. Pimple Popper: Pop Ups 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality

Dr. Pimple Popper: Pop Ups 2

Bursting with pop-up facts and bonus scenes, this series relives the best pops, biggest lumps and juiciest lipomas that Dr. Sandra Lee - or Dr. Pimple Popper - has treated this season.

From Matt's skin condition causing tumors to grow all over his body to Jennifer's unicorn bump on her forehead, to Taylor's lump on her backside, Dr. Lee has seen it all.

These former patients and many more are now living their best lives, as the series revisits them to see the incredible transformations to their skin.

Our Perfect Wedding 8

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Our Perfect Wedding 8

In the Season 8 premiere, "Nhlanhla and Tshidi": They started out as friends. Tshidi friend-zoned Nhlanhla immediately after their first date.

Little did she know he'd be the man she'd walk down the aisle and marry one day.

It all started way back in 2009, when they met at the movies. Nhlanhla longed to get close to Tshidi, for she had captured his heart and he made sure that they ended up watching the same movie.

After the movie, he asked her for her number, so he could set up another date with her. He called her and asked her out but Tshidi didn't quite warm up to him at first because she wasn't too sure about him.

Naturally, he was slightly discouraged, but Nhlanhla didn't give up. They only began to click the second time they went out on a date.

To win Tshidi over, Nhlanhla had a chat with her best friend, who tipped the scale in Nhlanhla's favour and in 2013 the two started dating.

Nhlanhla popped the big question on their anniversary and being the perfect gentleman, he approached Tshidi's mother first, to ask for her daughter's hand in marriage.

Today, they start their journey as husband and wife.

TVSA Show Page: Our Perfect Wedding 8

Outlander 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

Outlander 5

Season 5 finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser's Ridge.

Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection - while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill.

With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again.

However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself.

Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them.

Roger strives to find his place - as well as Jamie's respect - in this new and dangerous time.

The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee - and those they can't.


Actors in this post: Zoƫ Kravitz

Shows in this post: Our Perfect Wedding


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