New on TV today: Tuesday 15 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Sep 2020
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Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice

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

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice

This documentary takes you through a heart-rending journey with Thai Buddhist parents who decide to have Einz, their two-year-old daughter, cryonically frozen on the day she passed away from brain cancer.

Einz becomes the world's youngest person to undergo cryo-preservation.

After her death from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab. Her head and brain now rest inside a tank in Arizona.

Hope Frozen follows the family who made this unorthodox decision.

The girl's father, a laser scientist, yearns to give Einz the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body.

He instills this dream inside his son, a 15-year-old whiz kid named Matrix, who wants to be a part of reviving his little sister.

But what the boy later discovers will rattle the family's radical hope in science.

Find Me a Dream Home Australia

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality, Lifestyle

Find Me a Dream Home Australia

We all love to dream that we have the money to buy our dream home.

On Find Me a Dream Home Australia, we meet the buyers who can do just that, and have the dollars to invest in real estate.

On each episode, Nikki Osborne takes a couple on a tour of three of the most gorgeous homes in their price range. These house hunters have the money, know exactly what they want and are ready to buy.

The challenge is to find the property they are going to love.

For some it's a coastal view while for others, their ultimate fantasy is to live sky-high in a luxury penthouse.

These home buyers have a keen eye for detail and a hankering for the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

Line of Duty 5

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Line of Duty 5

When three police officers are shot dead during the hijack of a seized drugs transport, AC-12 move in to investigate possible police collusion.

John Corbett (Stephen Graham) is the ruthless head of an Organised Crime Group (OCG) and no stranger to violence.

With his second in command, Lisa McQueen, he executes an audacious hijack of a seized drugs transport using information from corrupt police officers.

As the body count rises and gets closer to home, AC-12 realise they are up against their most destructive adversary yet.

Swamp People 11

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Swamp People 11

In the farthest corner of Louisiana lies the USA's largest swamp, a hidden world where nature rules and man fights back.

The people that live in this forbidding environment follow traditions dating back 300 years, to the earliest pioneers.

They are Swamp People, inheritors of a tradition of self-reliance and fierce independence that makes them true American originals.

This show follows these people through the most important time of their year - the 30-day alligator hunting season.

At its core, this is a story of a resilient spirit, the lost art of doing things the right way and the fierce desire to preserve a dying way of life from the encroaching modern world.

This season, the swamp faces a crisis like never before. Despite hunters' best efforts to cull the exploding alligator population last year, their numbers have reached record levels.

Vicious bull gators are breeding at an astounding rate and flooding the backwaters with deadly monsters - bigger, bolder and more dangerous than ever before.

With their friends, families and pets at risk, swampers take up arms and employ radical new strategies to protect their communities from these savage beasts.

New faces are called in to help fight the invasion, and hunters dive deeper into the belly of the bayou than ever before in search of the monster bull gators that are ravaging Southern Louisiana.

The threat has never been bigger and the stakes couldn't be higher.

In the Season 11 premiere, "Raging Bulls": Desperate to cull the exploding gator population, the swampers employ new, risky tactics to target giant breeding Bulls.

Joey and Zak create a feeding frenzy using wild Hogs as chum. A gator takes a bite out of Ashley and Ronnie. Willie Edwards teams up with his rookie son, Little Willie.

Also, Troy and Terral embark on their most dangerous mission yet.

Chicago Fire 8

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Chicago Fire 8

Follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department at the firehouse of Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Medic 61 and Battalion 25.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Sacred Ground": The mattress factory fire spirals out of control.

Truck and squad lay it on the line in hopes of getting the trapped victims out alive.

L.A.'s Finest

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

L.A.'s Finest

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay "Bad Boys" franchise, this series follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective.

Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret.

Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with - on the streets, and in each other's lives.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": After a young boy crashes through L.A. traffic with his dead nanny in the back seat, Syd and Nancy discover a connection to a drug cartel.

Years and Years

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Years and Years

Years and Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years.

As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear.

They'll fall in and out of love and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.

Each episode propels us a year or two ahead, following the lives of Daniel, Stephen and his wife Celeste, sisters Rosie and Edith, Gran Muriel and the family's children, as they navigate a world made unstable by politics, the economy and technological advances.

The series is about family. It shows how we survive against the backdrop of a political world in which you can't tell right from left any more.

In the series premiere: One night in 2019, politician Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) causes a scandal on live TV.

At the same time, the Lyons family is united, as Rosie gives birth to a son. Brothers Stephen and Daniel gather at the bedside, with grandmother Muriel, and they wonder what life will be like for little Lincoln...

Five years in the future, in the London of 2024, Stephen and Celeste worry about their daughter, Bethany, who declares herself as transhuman.

Back in Manchester, Daniel's now married to Ralph, but is falling for Ukrainian refugee Viktor Goraya.

When the Lyons gather for Muriel's birthday they're interrupted by a call from their missing sister, Edith.

But she brings extraordinary news, and life for the Lyons is about to change forever...



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