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New on TV today: Friday 14 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Aug 2020
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Teenage Bounty Hunters

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

Teenage Bounty Hunters

Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.

Rebelling against their buttoned-up Southern community, 16-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair Wesley team up with veteran bounty hunter Bowser Jenkins (Kadeem Hardison) for an over-the-top adventure as they dive into the world of bail skipping baddies and suburban secrets while trying to navigate high school drama - love, sex and study hall.

Weeds creator Jenji Kohan is one of the executive producers.
 

Verified

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Comedy, Clip Show

Verified

Reality competition and comedy clip show in which each week online content creators showcase their funniest video clips to the studio audience and viewers, who vote for the winner to get "verified".

Every day we receive and send video clips via Whatsapp or we see them and share them on our social media feeds.

Behind the production of these video clips are content creators whose aim is to keep us laughing and clicking for more.

All these online content creators claim to be the best in the game and have bestowed upon themselves a lot of disputed titles.

To settle the score once and for all, the SABC created this platform for these content creators to compete for the title of "True MVP" (most valuable players) in the content-creation space and be verified on national television.

There are 13 MVP titles to win in the show - one winner every week for three months.

This means there are 13 contests over 13 weeks and in each contest, two content creators each bring four of their freshest and funniest short clips to the Verified studio and play them for viewers at home and to a live studio audience.

The content creator who gets the most love from the studio audience by way of a clap-o-meter wins the day and gets verified as the True MVP of the game for the week.

Over 13 episodes, 13 MVPs are verified and walk away with bragging rights as izinja ze game; settling the MVP status disputes once and for all.

Verified is hosted by Nehemiah Tjatji.

TVSA Show Page: Verified
 

Family Feud South Africa

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Game Show, Comedy

Family Feud South Africa

South African version of the American game show hosted by Steve Harvey, who also hosts the local version.

Against the backdrop of a game show, Family Feud is really a family comedy with funnyman Steve Harvey embarking on a journey to learn about South Africa and its people, while two families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions related to the country.

The family that gains the most points walks away with the prize money.

There will also be celebrity-driven episodes that include actors from two of e.tv's local flagship soapies, Scandal! and Rhythm City.

This is the first international version of the show hosted by Steve Harvey.
 

Dirty John 2: The Betty Broderick Story

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, True Crime

Dirty John 2: The Betty Broderick Story

The second installment of the Dirty John anthology series, this season is based on another epic true tale of love gone wrong - a story that spans the 1960s to the '80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah deemed one of "America's messiest divorces" even before it ended in double homicide.

Betty Broderick, played by Amanda Peet, was the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother.

Married to her handsome college boyfriend Dan, played by Christian Slater, Betty charms everyone she meets.

After years of sacrifice and suffering while supporting Dan through both medical and law school until he exploded into the San Diego legal community as a superstar, Betty is finally enjoying the fruits of their labours.

That is, until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman without baggage with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past.

Betty's attempts to fight back and enraged refusals to accept reality only serve to isolate and destabilise her until she loses her very identity.

And Dan's cold confidence blinds him to the bear he has created, and won't stop poking... until it's too late.
 

Glow Up 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition

Glow Up 2

Hosted by Stacey Dooley, this competition series sees 10 aspiring make-up artists battle to be named Britain's next make-up star.

Tested in a range of real-world professional assignments, each week the weakest two MUAs enter the elimination face-off, with series judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner deciding which one will go home.

The last MUA standing at the end of the series wins a contract assisting some of the world's top make-artists.

In the Season 2 premiere: the MUAs face their first professional assignment – an advertising campaign for sports fashion retailer JD.

At the end of the assignment, the judges assess the test shots and decide whether the MUAs' work is good enough to make JD's Christmas campaign or not.

The one MUA who impresses the most is rewarded and remains on set to assist with the make-up for the rest of the campaign.

The next day, the MUAs gather at Glow Up HQ to find out which two were judged to have performed the worst on the advertising campaign shoot.

They start the day in the red face-off chairs and with a 15-minute time penalty in the next challenge.

For these two MUAs, the only way to escape the elimination face-off at the end of the show is to wow the judges in the creative brief and hope another MUA fails to impress and takes their place.

This week's creative brief sees the MUAs challenged to produce a look on themselves based on their identity.

The judges deliberate over which two MUAs produced the weakest looks before revealing who will take on the first elimination face-off - a make-up skill drill under intense time pressure.

The two MUAs are challenged to produce a perfect big, bold ombre lip on identical twins, before the judges decide who the first MUA to leave the competition is.

 

Shows in this post: Verified

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, SABC2



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