New on TV today: Tuesday 18 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Aug 2020
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Brave and Beautiful

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Telenovela

Brave and Beautiful

This Indian novela revolves around the bond of love between Kritika, the daughter-in-law of the Shergil family and her sister-in-law, Shraddha.

Together, they help each other through difficult times.

Shraddha, the only daughter of Delhi-based Colonel Zorwar Shergil, marries her boyfriend Bobby against her family's wishes and starts living with him in Mumbai.

They have a son named Dhruv and Shraddha keeps in touch with her brother Anand's wife Kritika, also known as "Kittu".

Some time later, suspecting Shraddha of being in trouble, Kittu convinces Anand to pay her a surprise visit in Mumbai where Anand discovers that Bobby has left Shraddha and Dhruv to fend for themselves and Shraddha is struggling to make ends meet.

He brings her back home with him.


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Beyond the Unknown

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Documentary Series, Docu-Drama, History

Beyond the Unknown

Don Wildman combs through the vaults of the world's most prestigious institutions to unearth extraordinary artefacts with captivating mysteries.

From uncovering the most macabre secret of the Wild West to investigating a blood-sucking beast and exploring the extraordinary tale of spontaneous human combustion, Don is on a mission for the truth.

Through interviews, archival footage and dramatic re-enactments, he seeks to answer history's biggest questions and explore the most astonishing and inexplicable events of our time.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama


Inspired by true events, APB is a police drama with a high-tech twist.

After billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk, Weeds) witnesses his best friend's murder, he takes over Chicago's troubled 13th District and reboots it as a private police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.

Gideon knows if he's going to change anything, he'll need help, which he finds from Detective Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez, Under the Dome), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon's technological ideas a chance.

After Gideon launches the APB app, allowing citizens to immediately alert the police of a crime, downloads of the app spike, and Gideon realises his work is just beginning.

90 Day Fiancé: Loren and Alexei's Birth Special

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Special

90 Day Fiancé: Loren and Alexei's Birth Special

Series favourite Loren and Alexei share their journey of the arrival of their first baby during the Coronavirus quarantine in this special programme.

It's a very strange time to be pregnant, and Loren has had to take extra precautions during her pregnancy due to the pandemic.

With Loren unable to go outside for doctor's appointments, the pressure is on to prepare for the new arrival.

The couple have had to set up their son's nursery ahead of time, and now Loren's mother is no longer allowed to live with them after the baby is born - and Alexei's parents must now miss the birth because of the pandemic.

It's an emotional rollercoaster for Loren and Alexei as they must navigate this strange new world whilst also facing challenges of their own as first-time parents.

Match Game 4

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 23h10
Genre: Game Show, Comedy

Match Game 4

Match Game is a panel game show that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank.

The show has once again rolled out the shag carpet, the drinks are poured, and host Alec Baldwin has the skinny mic in hand.

The six celebs competing in the first game of the new season are as follows:

Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

Ellie Kemper (The Office)

Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl)

Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias)

Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live)

Jillian Bell (Workaholics)



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