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New on TV today: Wednesday 26 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Aug 2020
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I May Destroy You

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

I May Destroy You

This frank and provocative series explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in our modern landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.

When a piece of her writing garners online acclaim, Arabella Essiuedu - easily distracted, non-committal and carefree - finds herself fêted as the 'voice of her generation', with an agent, a book commission and a helluva lot of pressure.

But when she is sexually assaulted in a nightclub, her life changes irreversibly and Arabella is forced to reassess everything: her career, her friends, even her family.

As she struggles to come to terms with what has happened, Arabella begins a journey of self-discovery.

In the series premiere, "Eyes, Eyes, Eyes, Eyes": After visiting her aspirational long-distance boyfriend in Italy, writer Arabella returns to London, where she is greeted by a deluge of frantic messages from her literary agents.

With a matter of hours left to finish a draft of her second book, she plans to pull an all-nighter - but is soon tempted to join a friend on a night out.
 

Kingdom 3

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Kingdom 3

Frank Grillo stars as Alvey Kulina, a Mixed Martial Arts legend and owner of Venice, CA-based Navy St. MMA gym.

Kiele Sanchez stars as Lisa Prince, who returns to the gym after she and Alvey suffer the loss of their son.

Matt Lauria returns as Ryan "The Destroyer" Wheeler, the world-class athlete who redeemed himself in the cage to defend his title in a bittersweet victory against his best friend.

Jonathan Tucker returns as Jay Kulina, Alvey's eldest son who lost the belt to Ryan and is less concerned with that than he is with feeling the tragic loss of his girlfriend.

Nick Jonas returns as Nate Kulina, Alvey's youngest son, who has confided in his older brother and confirmed that he is gay.

Joanna Going returns as Christina Kulina, Alvey's estranged wife and mother to Jay and Nate.

Kirk Acevedo (Oz) joins the cast in a recurring role as a former fighter and new coach at Navy St. MMA gym.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Wolf Tickets": Nate looks to prove himself in the cage, and Ryan defends his title, as Jay seeks balance in his new life.

Meanwhile, with plans to take King Beast to the next level, Garo presents Alvey with a lucrative offer.
 

Million Dollar Beach House

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Docu-Reality, Reality

Million Dollar Beach House

A bird's eye view into the day-to-day life of the Hampton's youngest and most exclusive group of real estate agents, documenting their private lives and posh coastline listings.

With 2,500 realtors working the Hamptons market, earning a listing is fierce competition.

Nest Seekers reps to-die-for, multi-million-dollar properties and not without personal drama between agents.

Throughout the series, five brokers hustle from Memorial Day to Labor Day to buy and sell properties for their clients.

From appeasing sellers who are unhappy with home staging to cutthroat open houses where agents are going after each other's clients, Million Dollar Beach House has all the views, all the schmooze, and brokers with a lot to lose.
 

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Food, Travel, Adventure

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted 2

Not only does the second season start with the Chef Ramsay cooking in South Africa, but local chef Zola Nene accompanies him on his culinary adventure in KwaZulu-Natal.

In the series that emphasizes creating authentic local flavours, Zola and Ramsay cook up a culinary feast for a local isiZulu chief.

Their creations included braai'd fish, ushatini (tomato and onion salsa), ujeqe (traditional bread), chakalaka and pap and steak on the braai.

After the South African episode, the multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete continues his adventure across the globe, turning up the heat in Indonesia, Louisiana, Norway, India, Tasmania and Guyana.

This season, Ramsay journeys deep into the landscape of each place he visits, scaling mountains, battling three-metre waves, braving frigid temperatures and bushwhacking his way through the backcountry to forage for some of the finest ingredients in the world.

From swimming in great white shark-infested waters to participating in a traditional bull run, Ramsay risks life and limb in his biggest and boldest missions yet in order to achieve edible excellence.

Under the guidance of local experts and food legends he meets along the way, Ramsay partakes in culinary customs and learns about delicious delicacies and fresh flavours unique to each region.

Every ingredient he harvests, dish he tastes and person he meets will inspire him to create a recipe from scratch, intended to represent the heart of that culture.

Each episode concludes with Ramsay challenging himself during a final big cookout with a local food legend by his side, as they prepare a meal together for locals he met during his journey.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Wilds of South Africa": Chef Ramsay gets up close with rhinos, giraffes, zebras and hippos in the dramatic wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as he learns the secrets of the traditional cuisine of Zulu warriors and masters using a local "braai".

He leaps from a helicopter into the raging Indian Ocean, harvests mussels on treacherous rocks and immerses himself in the local township culture, all before cooking with local chef Zola Nene for a revered Zulu chief.
 

Killing Eve 3

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Thriller

Killing Eve 3

Killing Eve is a story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act: Eve, an MI6 operative; and Villanelle, the beautiful, psychopathic assassin that she has been tasked to find.

The third season continues the story of these two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice.

For Villanelle, the assassin without a job, Eve is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her.

All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again.

The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances... and perhaps a share of their souls.

The third season starts with Eve attempting to rebuild her life having been shot and left for dead in Rome by Villanelle.

Villanelle, believing Eve dead, is also moving on. That is, until she is approached by an old foe offering her a brand new opportunity.

Carolyn is being undermined at work and Kenny can't leave his own investigation into The Twelve alone.
 

All American 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama

All American 2

The return of All American finds Spencer James, now a football State Champion, with a tough decision to make: does he stay in Beverly Hills and play for Coach Billy Baker?

Or does he move back home to South LA, reunite with his mother, Grace, brother, Dillon, and play for his father, Corey - the new head coach for the South Crenshaw Chargers?

This isn't an easy decision for him to make because it's not just about football. It's about choosing between the people he loves.

No longer is Beverly Hills just some affluent place that represents his shot out of the hood.

Now, he has friends there, including his antagonist turned ally, Asher, who's fighting to hold on to his football dreams.

He has his girlfriend there, Layla, who's secretly battling her own demons.

And most importantly, he has a second family there in the likes of the Bakers - Billy, Laura, Jordan and Olivia - who are struggling to adapt to the new normal of their broken home.

However, when Spencer's thrown an unexpected curve ball, the fallout to his life will end up affecting everyone he holds dear, including his best friend, Coop, who's trying to take control of her life by stepping back from gangs and pursuing her musical dreams.
 

Chopped 40

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Chopped 40

In this cooking competition it's all about skill, speed and ingenuity as four aspiring chefs compete before a panel of three expert judges.

Course by course, the chefs must take a basket of mystery ingredients, with a different theme each time, and turn it into an extraordinary meal.

Then, they must survive the Chopping Block, where the judges are waiting to be wowed - and they are not shy about voicing their culinary criticisms.

This season starts with the kids taking over the kitchen as they set out to prove they're just as good as the adults when it comes to cooking.

And, talented kid cooks team up with their siblings as they show just how much cooking runs in the family.

Host Ted Allen leads the high-energy, high-pressure competition, and in the end, only one chef will make the cut and win the grand prize of $10,000.
 

Rising Phoenix

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Sport

Rising Phoenix

Elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence.

From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and human potential.

Athletes featured in the film include Bebe Vio (Italy), Ellie Cole (Australia), Jean-Baptiste Alaize (France), Matt Stutzman (USA), Jonnie Peacock (UK), Cui Zhe (China), Ryley Batt (Australia), Ntando Mahlangu (South Africa) and Tatyana McFadden (US).

 



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