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New on TV today: Wednesday 14 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Oct 2020
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Sunnyside

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Sunnyside

Garrett Modi (Kal Penn) was living the American Dream.

As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens.

But instead of spending his time in office helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics.

When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career.

Now, Garrett's crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong.

That is, until he's hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help - giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption.

As long as he remembers where he came from.
 

Meet the Gorillas

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

Meet the Gorillas

Gorillas live in complex social groups led by a dominant male 'silverback'.

He is intelligent and powerful, fiercely leading his troop through the dangers of the jungle.

Gorillas are like us in so many ways: they have similar growth rates, nurture their young and accumulate knowledge through experience.

But their existence is under threat. Spend just a day in their company and you'll see why we can't let this happen.
 

9-1-1

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

9-1-1

9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.

It takes a team of people to help answer the famous question, "911, what's your emergency?"

Detective Athena Grant works as a member of the police force, handling cases that require her sharp mind and expertise, while also trying to juggle her own family drama.

Bobby Nash and his team of firefighters help execute the daring rescues that often come along with these life-threatening situations.

Meanwhile, Abby Clark spends her days taking and fielding emergency calls at the 911 call center, but constantly desires to know what happens after she sends help.

The series stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton.
 

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky

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

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.

Since their debut in August 2016, BLACKPINK has become the highest-charting female K-pop group of all time with their innovative music, eye-popping music videos and internet-breaking fashion concepts.

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky serves up the never-before-seen moments that BLACKPINK's global fandom — known as "BLINKs" — have been craving for years.

The documentary goes deep with each of BLACKPINK's four members: Jisoo, the whip-smart unnie ("big sister") of the group with a quirky sense of humour; Jennie, the rapper whose fierce onstage persona contrasts with her soft-spoken nature; Rosé, the dulcet-voiced Australian coming into her own as a singer-songwriter; and Lisa, the dancing queen whose spark plug personality never fails to make her bandmates laugh.

As BLACKPINK continues reaching new heights in their career — from headlining sold-out world tours to becoming the first female Korean group to perform at Coachella — each member reflects on the ups and downs of fame and the long, often challenging journey that brought them to worldwide success.

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky reveals the relatable, unfiltered sides of the foursome, who continue to be a leading force in expanding K-pop's popularity, proving that music knows no borders or language barriers.
 

Drain the Oceans 3

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Nature, Documentary Series

Drain the Oceans 3

Drain the Oceans dives deep into the unknown; a truly epic, truly original series that takes underwater adventure and earth science illustration into a whole new era.

Ambitious exploration, advances in scientific research, and innovative technology mean earth science and history step forward to expose hidden evidence of the most amazing undersea mysteries, as never seen before.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Drain the Atomic Ghost Fleet": Using the latest sonar technology, a hi-tech expedition maps Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to reveal the world's only nuclear battlefield.

This tells the story of the USA's atomic experiments and the warships they destroyed - including a submarine and a mighty aircraft carrier.

This is the explosive story of the dawn of the Nuclear Age, and the birth of the Cold War.
 

Wild Wolverine

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Wild Wolverine

To many the wolverine is the stuff of movie superheroes, a creature of myth and legend.

They look like a hybrid between wolf, bear and skunk and are some of the toughest, strongest and most aggressive animals around.

But living in the harsh Siberian snow forests much of their nature is hidden, making them one of the most mysterious creatures on the planet.

Following one family reveals a few of their secrets.

 



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