New on TV today: Wednesday 9 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Sep 2020
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Miles Apart, Miles Together

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality

Miles Apart, Miles Together

Many South Africans have taken the risk of moving abroad and seeking opportunities overseas, leaving the people they love behind.

Now, separated by distance and time; some only get to see lovers, family, friends and parents once or twice a year at best.

Births and birthdays are missed, as well as anniversaries, weddings and many other milestone events traditionally shared by loved ones.

Miles Apart, Miles Together reunites families by bringing 13 South Africans living overseas back to South Africa for a surprise experience with their estranged loved ones.

All the arrangements are made in secret by one family member in the know in South Africa.

The person coming home has no idea what is in store, and the rest of their family in Mzansi has no idea they're arriving.

The episodes are a rollercoaster of anxiety, surprise reunions with family and friends, laughter, squeals of delight and tears of joy.

The show takes you on a weekly journey into the lives of each family as we get to know the person living in Mzansi who has nominated their overseas family member to come back for a surprise visit.

Travel to the country the overseas family member now calls home and find out why they decided to leave family and friends behind and make this big move.

Travel with the overseas family member as they come back home and experience their fears and hopes for their return.

Experience the joy and tears of reunion after reunion that culminates in one great final surprise event for the whole family and extended friends.

Witness hearts being reunited and tears turning into smiles, as we travel the globe and return home again.

The Social Dilemma

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Docu-Drama, Science, Nature

The Social Dilemma

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

We tweet, we like, and we share — but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media?

As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what's hiding on the other side of your screen.


Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, Lifestyle, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded


Did the lockdown add a few kilos to your hips? Then check out Kopskuif and get motivated to shed that extra weight.

Under the watchful eye of three dietary experts and two fitness instructors, six participants tackle their weight-loss journeys over 10 weeks.

Who will be triumphant in the thin, thinner, thinnest contest?

The Gardener 19

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 09h00
Genre: Gardening, Lifestyle, DIY

The Gardener 19

Presented by Tanya Visser, editor of The Gardener magazine, The Gardener is a practical and informative gardening show that tackles everything that takes place in and around your garden.

Be inspired to get creative in your garden with sustainable and practical advice on what to do, when and how to get it done.

Stock up on buckets full of step-by-step guidance and inspirational ideas to try at home.

Superstore 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy

Superstore 5

One week after Mateo's ICE detainment, Dina, Marcus and a reluctant Garrett concoct a plan to break Mateo out.

Amy grows concerned about Cheyenne as she hasn't visited Mateo.

Meanwhile, corporate introduces a new Cloud 9 robot floor cleaner, much to the employees' dismay as it might steal their jobs.

Also, Sandra wants to tell everyone about her engagement to Jerry, but no one will listen.

House Hunters 153

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality

House Hunters 153

House Hunters follows home seekers across the USA as they search for their perfect house.

They'll weigh the pros and cons of three different properties before deciding which one is meant for them.

Will they pick the turnkey house with a higher price tag or one in their budget that needs a little TLC?

In the Season 153 premiere, "Log Cabin in San Diego": A family is looking for a home with room to expand in San Diego.

The problem is that he wants a log cabin with enough acreage for a farm, but she would prefer a Spanish-style home in a traditional neighbourhood.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Green Acres in Agoura Hills": A single mom searches for a home for herself and her daughter in Agoura Hills, California.

But while she wants acreage for horses and other farm animals, her best friend wants her to focus on low maintenance properties.

Hidden Russia

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary

Hidden Russia

Nearly twice the size of the United States, Russia is the biggest country on Earth.

From the subtropics to the arctic and the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific; giant lakes, active volcanoes and endless forests.

From polar bears roaming expanses of arctic ice to Siberian tigers stalking the forests, there's no doubt that the wildlife hidden within Russia's vast wilderness is incredible.

Amah Knows Best

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Food, Travel, Reality

Amah Knows Best

This fish out of travel reality series unpacks hip hop artist iFani's adventure to explore China and test his mettle in the kitchen.

iFani has always wanted to explore China. And with his career existential crisis, he's on a mission to seek inspiration and find something different in his life.

He jets off on a journey of self-exploration and in the process learns how to cook Chinese food from the Kung Fu masters of the kitchen – the Amahs (Grandmothers).

Being raised by his grandmother has a special place in iFani's heart for grandparents. Chinese food is also his 6-year-old son's favourite and iFani wants to impress his boy.

iFani has topped the charts with his music, but how much of the world has he seen? And can he learn how to cook his favourite cuisine?

In recent years iFani has been on a spiritual journey of discovery. China not only provides a melting pot of culture and spirituality, it provides food for the soul.

Highlights of the series include cultural exchange, 12 authentic Chinese recipes that are quick and easy to prepare and fun and quirky phrases in Mandarin.

iFani also learns about the Chinese music culture and even records a co-lab with a Chinese rapper.

Developed and filmed before the pandemic, this reality series now takes on an even more important role to demystify the African experience in China through an authentic series.

In the series premiere, "Shanghai Day 1": iFani has reached a mid-life crisis and is looking for more out of life.

He decides to go to China to improve his cooking skills. He contacts Chinese media outlet People's Daily and together they devise a plan for iFani to learn how to cook from the Kung Fu masters of the kitchen – Chinese Grannies.

iFani jets off to China and has his first experience of the country and meets his first Amah, who teaches him how to make a traditional Shanghai dish.

One of iFani's first and most important lessons in this episode is that he should not be late – the Chinese are punctual.

Get Organized with The Home Edit

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Lifestyle

Get Organized with The Home Edit

Expert home organisers Clea and Joanna help celebrities and everyday clients edit, categorise and contain their clutter to create stunning spaces.

Join Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the master organisers and bestselling authors behind the home organisation company The Home Edit as they bring their skills to their new lifestyle series.

Over eight episodes, Shearer and Teplin conquer clutter with their unique brand of interior styling, practicality and humour, dramatically transforming the lives of their featured clients.

From their home state of Tennessee, to New York and California, each episode dives into an organisational project for a celebrity and a civilian, while showcasing the duo's unique form-meets-function approach.

Celebrity clients featured in the series include Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Zoe, Khloe Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Marietta "Retta" Sirleaf, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Jordana Brewster and Kane & Katelyn Brown.


Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans


Jacaranda FM's Good Morning Angels with Martin Bester has tugged at many heart strings and now this feel-good programme comes to TV as Omgee-Engele.

The show reaches out to those in need – with anything from life-saving operations to COVID-19 relief efforts, welfare projects and developing promising young talent to saving Africa's wildlife.

Martin and his co-presenter Dianne Broodryk offer a look back at some of their most moving stories, chatting once again with some of the guests who were helped.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7

Follows an immature New York City Police Department detective and his relationship with his strict new, no-nonsense captain, who tells him that he must grow up and "respect the badge".

In the Season 7 premiere, "Manhunter": Jake leads a manhunt after an assassination attempt on a city councilor.

Meanwhile, Holt adjusts to his new position as a uniformed officer.

In the second episode, "Captain Kim": A new captain at the Nine-Nine attempts to ingratiate herself with Jake and the squad by inviting them over to her house for a dinner party.

TVSA Show Page: Brooklyn Nine-Nine 7

Lions - Power of the Pride

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Lions - Power of the Pride

The endless plains of East Africa is a paradise for lions.

The most social of all cats, lions form prides that are unlike any other animals. Together, they'll hunt, raise their young and defend their territory.

The pride welcomes new babies every year, but new children bring new dangers.

The cubs will have to trust their instincts, their mother and the power of the pride if they are to make it to adulthood.


Actors in this post: iFani

Shows in this post: Brooklyn Nine-Nine


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