New on TV today: Wednesday 7 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Oct 2020
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Die Vlieënde Springbokkie 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Afrikaans

Die Vlieënde Springbokkie 2

Comedy series which follows a group of mismatched South Africans stuck on a spaceship, on a quest to find a new planet.

The series follows them as they overcome unexpected set-backs despite internal conflicts of leadership and working together to reach C-Earth, so that humans can relocate themselves.

After the onboard computer Oom (played by Riaan Cruywagen) took over the Spaceship and steered it towards the sun last season, a mysterious person managed to save the ship and get them back on track for the Worldwide race to C-Earth.

The crew are united after their ordeal, but they are challenged with a new crew member who joins the team.

The power struggle for the Captain's position continues and threatens the race.

Will they manage to stand together and reach the sought-after C-Earth?

Season 2 introduces new cast members including Bobby van Jaarsveld as Robbie, Kim Cloete as Maggie, Mortimer Williams as Mac, Mari Molefe van Heerden as FJ, Elzabé Zietsman as Pat, Pulane Sekepe as Mamelodi, Schalk Bezuidenhout as Pirate Falk, Casper de Vries as Pirate Jasper and Thabo Malema as Officer Malibongwe.

Returning to the show are Riaan Cruywagen as Oom, Nikolai Mynhardt as Mossie, Weslee Lauder as Farrel and Doreen Morris as the President.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Until the Sunrise": The crew slowly realises that they have jumped a year and a half into the future and that the mission for B-Earth is no longer a priority.

TVSA Show Page: Die Vlieënde Springbokkie 2

Izangoma Zodumo

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Izangoma Zodumo

Prudence and Makgotso are slay queens who are also deeply connected to their spiritual sides.

These modern sangomas share their insights into traditional healing and training practices, family dynamics, love and friendships in a series that casts traditional healers in a whole new light.

The show follows them as they juggle work and family.

In the series premiere: Gogo Maweni and Baba Ngwemabala meet to catch up and discuss how Baba Ngwemabala can help Maweni with her problem child.

Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Documentary Series, Travel, Motoring

Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon

Four celebrity duos are joining a group of intrepid classic car enthusiasts on the Endurance Rally Association's Road to Saigon', travelling over 3,000 km from Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand through Cambodia and Vietnam.

The series follows them over three countries and over 3,000 km as they endure crashes and break downs as well as experiencing the sights and sounds of three fascinating countries.

Each pair has been given their own rally-prepped classic car, with no sat nav, no air-conditioning and no in-car entertainment.

Together, they must take on some of the most challenging roads in the world, spending hours together in stifling 40-degree heat.

What will they make of their first taste of endurance rallying? Will their relationships survive this formidable test?

Motoring enthusiast Noel Edmonds and wife make-up artist Liz Edmonds are in a classic MGB GT.

Spandau Ballet pop star-turned-actor Martin Kemp and wife, Wham! backing singer Shirlie, have a 1972 Mini.

Mother-and-daughter team cookery expert Andi Oliver and TV presenting daughter Miquita Oliver have the oldest car - a 1959 Morris Minor.

Grime star Tinchy Stryder and Rizzle Kicks rapper Jordan Stephens have been given a sky blue Hillman Imp.

Over 12 days, the series captures all the laughs, beautiful landscapes and inevitable drama of this truly unique journey revealing if the celebrity ralliers have got what it takes to make it all the way to the finish line.

To be in with a chance of getting to the finishing line, they have to work closely in their driver/navigator pairs finding their way using a Tulip Map and try to keep their cool when engines fail and cars break down.

The ralliers also have a chance to soak up the sights and sounds of this part of the world and reflect on its recent past.

Bedford Wives

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Bedford Wives

Follows the lives of four Bedfordview women and a community of criminals who, on the surface, exude pristine and perfect lives - but behind closed doors are revealed to have skeletons and secrets.

When her restaurateur husband, Marco Gianoppolous (Jonathan Taylor), is found dead under a side of lamb and dripping in gourmet olive oil, Bedfordview housewife and Mrs South Africa entrant, Despina (Sharon Spiegel-Wagner), vows to keep the family businesses going – but then learns the real family business is crime...

Loyal and loving Dee is the perfect mother, wife, head of the PTA at her kids' school and the envy of all the other mothers in Bedfordview.

But just as the former Miss South Africa prepares to get another crown on her head, this time for Mrs South Africa, her husband, Marco, dies.

He is murdered in his restaurant's own cold room.

As if this isn't a cold enough reality, Despina also finds herself frozen out of Mrs SA because entrants must have husbands.

Now all Despina is, is the one thing she wants desperately not to be – a widow.

Then the will is read. To the horror of Marco's vampish ex-wife Gigi Gianoppolous (Gabriella Cirillo), Marco has left everything to Dee with the instruction to look after everything – and the family.

Dee vows she will uphold Marco's legacy – but soon discovers that the restaurant was mainly a successful front for his criminal activities.

She was married to a crime kingpin and never knew it.

Not to mention the fact that whoever killed Marco is still out there and still a threat. Perhaps even worst of all, rival Gigi knew all about the crime business and is an integral part of it.

Gigi wants to take over running it all with her son George (Blaine Shore), but Dee is determined to stop her having any control.

If she can't be a Beauty Queen, she can at least be a great Queenpin and support the whole extended family. After all, she owes it to Marco.

Still, it's not easy keeping it all a secret from her bored and bossy best friend Yvette (Shaeleen Tobin), who lives her life vicariously through the glamourous Dee, or her supremely nosy neighbour Paulina Salemane (Sibulele Gcilitshana), who stole Dee's PTA Chairwomanship; all while having to juggle it all against school lifts, yoga lessons and being a mother to her kids.

There's also the small matter of the ruthless rival kingpin who wants to take over her turf, a police detective determined to solve Marco's murder, and an undercover agent obsessed with unravelling the Bedfordview crime web.

It seems like every time Despina tries to take a breath, she uncovers a new secret or deception.

Nothing is as it seems...

TVSA Show Page: Bedford Wives

Lions Rule

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

Lions Rule

The Lion, Africa's ultimate predator.

They're known as the kings of the jungle yet their homeland is an open grassland rather than rainforest.

In the African plains, prey-rich real estate can be hard to come by, and lions work together to ensure no one claims their territory and usurps their crown.

They're not the biggest or fastest animals around, but stealth, teamwork and the strength of the pride means they come out on top.

Minki 6

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans

Minki 6

In each episode of this emotional talk show, Minki van der Westhuizen interviews a guest with an incredible story to tell.

Sometimes these are celebrities; at other times not.

Minki also surprises each guest by revealing someone with whom they have a special connection, who comes to join the conversation.

It's real South African hospitality, on TV – complete with a tasty cooking segment.

In the Season 6 premiere: Minki chats to award-winning RSG broadcaster and director Martelize Brink and surprises her with a good school friend, as well as her goddaughter.

Modern Family 9

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary

Modern Family 9

Mockumentary comedy series which follows the families of Jay Pritchett, his daughter Claire Dunphy and his son Mitchell Pritchett, who live in Los Angeles.

The series takes a modern and hilarious look at the complications that come with being a family today.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Lake Life": Jay forces the family to take their family vacation on a houseboat on a lake in an effort to create memories that will last long after he's gone.

Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame that opens some old wounds and Cam has to stay out of the sun at all costs.

Also, Phil and Claire try out some adventureous excursions and the kids' quest for a good time may not be as fun as they expected.

TVSA Show Page: Modern Family 9

Blue Bloods 10

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Blue Bloods 10

In the Season 10 premiere, "The Real Deal": Danny and Baez grapple with a year-old homicide investigation brought to their attention by Maggie, the medium who previously helped them solve a case.

Also, Frank looks for a way to help his ex-partner Lenny Ross when his daughter is arrested; and Jamie and Eddie go apartment hunting.

Meanwhile, Erin faces off against a cold-blooded defence attorney from her past.

Come Again 4

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Travel, Docu-Reality

Come Again 4

Come Again is a travelogue variety show now in its fourth season with a new host, Katchie Nzama, exploring our country as she has never before.

The show provides a platform to showcase our extraordinary culinary, fashion, trends, sub-cultures, limitless adventure, arts and crafts through the eyes of a young, curious traveller.

Katchie will allow the audience to explore Mzansi's hidden gems in their backyards by planting a seed to those who otherwise wouldn't have looked at those areas as tourist destinations.

Shot from land, above and under the water, this season of the show promises to be a perfect rollercoaster ride.

TVSA Show Page: Come Again 4

Downton Abbey 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 16h20
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Downton Abbey 2

Downton Abbey's Granthams and their family of servants have already weathered scoundrels, scandals, and a momentous succession crisis.

But by November, 1916, the Great War has rendered everything — and everyone — changed. Even Downton Abbey itself, like its residents, has risen to the call of duty and transformed.

The lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them has been changed forever, since the Great War was declared at the end of the last season.

Promoted to Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, Robert (Hugh Bonneville) has new responsibilities and so does Downton.

Although the veritable Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) will no doubt be doing his utmost to ensure that standards have not slipped, even in the face of war...

At the war front, life intensifies for Downton's young men in the face of untold horrors. Meanwhile, at Downton, war makes new and often unjust demands.

Some rise to its call for a stiff upper lip and a useful turn, and others see change as an opportunity for either growth or exploitation.

Far from the trenches, there remains no shortage of scheming, meddling and dangerous attractions.

As other great houses crumble, a diminished Downton Abbey struggles to prevail into a new era with its residents and its honour intact.

TVSA Show Page: Downton Abbey 2



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