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New on TV today: Tuesday 1 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Sep 2020
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Black Ink Crew Compton

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Lifestyle

Black Ink Crew Compton

Follows Danny "KP" Kirkpatrick and his crew at IAMCompton, the first-ever tattoo shop in Compton.

Compton, known for its musical influence and iconic street art, is an artistic melting-pot ready for the newest tat crew to share their talent.

KP, famed tattoo artist and visionary, is bringing his team of artists into the community and are using their creative energy to make a change while creating a "safe zone" in the city he calls home.

At IAMCompton, KP has assembled a dream team of tattoo artists, friends and new additions to build a trusted family at the shop that has become known as "a crew among gangs."

Their mission is to create a movement in Compton through their creative collective by celebrating the talent, passion and rich culture of the community.

The crew is here to represent the city in a way that rises above the stereotypes and embraces the rich culture of Compton.

The IAMCompton artists confront identity crisis and social conflicts by channeling their imagination into body art and comradery.

But with the pressure to succeed and represent their home, will they reinvent their community or fall under pressure?

Meet the crew:

KP is the self-proclaimed "Prince of Compton" whose passion for tattooing led to founding IAMCompton - inking those exact words on his own skin.

He is known as an elite tattoo artist, having inked some of the biggest names in entertainment.

With a new shop opening and television series on the way, KP and his long-time partner, Kyla Pratt, careers are at an all time high.

Lemeir hails from Philadelphia and knows what it takes to make it in a tough neighbourhood, turning street knowledge into serious business acumen.

His early ambitions led to the creation of "Happy Ice," a successful food truck with a popular following.

With a bright future ahead and his first child on the way, Lemeir is even more dedicated to accomplishing his goals with his high school sweetheart, Danielle, by his side.

Nessie is a tattooist, lyricist and muralist who's friends with Lemeir from Philly.

She's moving to Compton to join the crew with big dreams of making a name for herself in the industry and shaking things up in the tattoo world's male-dominated culture.

Ink Drippin was raised in Compton as a talented, free-spirited lothario who is very popular with the ladies.

But behind his playboy image, he is a good guy at heart- coming back to Compton to help his sick mother.

As a half Black and half Mexican man, Ink is discovering his heritage and looking to reconnect with his father who left the family when he was very young, while sharing his artistic talents with the crew.

Vudu Dahl is an apprentice and prodigy in the tattoo world. Raised outside of Seattle within a religious commune, Vudu was extremely sheltered from the outside world.

After leaving her 13 siblings and parents, Vudu experimented with drugs and alcohol, but used tattooing to overcome her addiction.

She is unlike any other artist in the shop and is bringing her unique vibe to Compton.

Tim is the I AM shop manager, KP's cousin and right-hand man to the operation.

Having protected KP on the football field in high school, he left his sports dreams behind to protect his cousin both in the streets and in business.

He stays true to his Compton roots by maintaining relationships with friends who are involved in gang culture, while being devoted to taking the shop to the next level.

Barbie is the shop receptionist and a long-time friend of KP's who sprinkles a whole lot of style, class and sass to the I AM team.

Being a survivor of gun violence and domestic abuse, Barbie doesn't let anything bring her down and always manages to come out on top.
 

Die Presidentsvrou

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Die Presidentsvrou

Paloma, a humble small town girl, has a dream that she will fulfill regardless of the consequences: becoming Colombia's first lady.

In order to do so, she will have to give up the love she feels for theatre director Mariano and earn the trust of the future president, Leonardo Santander.

Most of all, she must gain the trust of his wife, who unknowingly opens the doors of her house to the woman who will end up destroying her life completely and help her husband reach the presidency.

This Afrikaans dub of the series (known as Primera Dama in Spanish or The First Lady in English) features the voices of, among others, 7de Laan star Quinne Brown and singer and actress Bianca Le Grange.
 

Supermarket Stakeout 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Supermarket Stakeout 2

Supermarket Stakeout, where the action begins when unsuspecting customers leave the store aisles and luck, negotiation and cooking skills are the ingredients to win, returns for a second season of fast-paced pop-up culinary battles.

Hosted by Iron Chef and Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli and shot on-location at supermarkets around the USA, each episode features four talented chefs who must ambush shoppers as they exit the store and blindly bid on their grocery bags without knowing what's inside.

Over three themed rounds with a budget of only $500 and pop-up kitchen setups, the chefs can only cook with the items they are able to negotiate out of the customer's carts with persuasion and a little cold hard cash.

A rotating panel of judges, which this season includes Scott Conant, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Molly Yeh, ultimately determine each week which competitor made the most successful menu and is awarded enough cash for a year's worth of groceries.

Set in pop-up kitchens outside local supermarkets, each episode begins with Alex giving the four chef contestants $500 apiece - their whole budget to buy ingredients for the three-round cooking competition.

In round one, the chefs can purchase ingredients only by blindly ambushing customers outside the store and negotiating for their grocery bags without knowing the contents.

In round two, competitors can only purchase groceries from a single shopper, but may look through the bags before negotiating the price.

In the final round, competitors may purchase five ingredients total, but can approach as many shoppers as it takes to get what they need.

After each themed cooking round, the least successful chef is eliminated, leaving two competitors going head-to-head in the final round, vying for a cash prize.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Parking Lot Picnic": It's a Sin City stakeout as four chefs up the ante at Smith's in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One chef must turn savoury into sweet for their breakfast dish. Then it's a picnic in a parking lot before the chefs are asked to bring the heat to hit the jackpot.
 

Dead Reckoning 3

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Dead Reckoning 3

Solving a murder is like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes, the pieces snap into place with ease. But sometimes, none of them seem to fit together.

In these cases, police may have no idea what the big picture is or whether some of the key pieces are missing.

In Dead Reckoning, we will recount some of our nation's most puzzling murder investigations.

To get to the bottom of these mysteries, the police must methodically and meticulously reconstruct what happened.

This includes reconstructing the life of the victim by studying all the clues they left behind, from hidden Facebook threads to saved Google searches to discarded ticket stubs.

Once all the pieces are found, investigators must then figure out how everything fits together, crack the case and bring justice for the victim.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Left at the Scene": Crime Scene Investigator Bob Loyd uses more then 200 pieces of ballistic, fingerprint, serology and physical evidence to convict violent murderer and rapist Robert Harlan.

Also, fingerprints left on a shattered piece of glass discovered several blocks from the crime scene are use to convict Samuel Mandez of the murder of elderly Frida Winter.
 

Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions

Two live performances, one in English and one in Spanish. No matter the language, Felipe Esparza is muy muy.

Stand-up comedian, actor and Last Comic Standing winner Felipe Esparza digs deeper into his past in the comedy specials Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones.

Filmed in Santa Ana, California as two separate performances – one in English and one in Spanish – the specials showcase Esparza's edgy style of humour as the perfect vehicle to weave through difficult anecdotes of his childhood and mistakes in his adult life with ease.

The specials mark the first time a Netflix comedian has recorded a stand up special in two languages that are set to be released simultaneously.

 

Actors in this post: Bobby Flay, Bianca Le Grange



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