New on TV today: Wednesday 21 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Oct 2020
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Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Docu-Reality, Miniseries


Led by actor and activist Samuel L. Jackson, Enslaved sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking, from Africa to the New World.

Based on a DNA test identifying his ancestral tribe, the series traces Jackson's personal journey from the US to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe, with rare and unprecedented access to secret ceremonies and local customs.

Using new diving technology - such as advanced 3D mapping and ground-penetrating radar - to locate and examine sunken slave ships on three continents, the series reveals an entirely new perspective on the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

The series also tracks the efforts of Diving with a Purpose (DWP), a collaborating organisation with The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), as they search for and locate six slave ships that sank, drowning the enslaved humans aboard.

Featuring the most dives ever made on sunken slave ships, Enslaved also chronicles the first positive identification of a "Freedom Ship," an American schooner that ferried African American runaways to Canada.

Each episode follows three separate storylines: the quest for a sunken slave ship, a personal journey by Samuel L. Jackson and a historical investigation led by investigative journalists Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch.

Enslaved also celebrates stories of resistance, accomplishment and hope; the cultures left behind and the culture that we live in presently... a culture that, in many ways, was born in the bowels of those sunken slave ships.

Die Liefde-Eksperiment

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality, Afrikaans

Die Liefde-Eksperiment

Science says you can find true love in just 36 questions – and this series puts that theory to the test.

Two strangers get the chance to ask each other 36 intimate questions, and to answer each other honestly – and it's all captured on camera.

Does true love await those who dare to tell the truth?

Each episode of this romantic reality show features two couples who are willing to undergo an experiment.

They enter a room as total strangers and sit opposite each other at a table. In front of them is a list of 36 questions they must ask each other... and answer honestly.

The questions, inspired by an experiment conducted by social psychology researcher Arthur Aaron of Stony Brook University, seem simple, but they increase in intimacy.

And each new answer builds trust and a connection.

The Redemption Project

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, True Crime

The Redemption Project

This series follows the journey of the victim - or surviving family members - of a life-altering crime, as they come face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of finding answers or seeking some sense of closure.

Van Jones will serve as a guide for the viewer throughout this transformational experience.

Through unique access to the US prison system and a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, this series will explore the human potential for redemption.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural


With liberal doses of humour, this is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.

The 17th season of NCIS returns immediately after Ziva's warning to Gibbs that his life is in danger.

Gibbs will not only question Ziva's motive for her return, but why she remained underground after being presumed dead for many years.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS 17

Killer Couples 9

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Killer Couples 9

Featuring the true crime stories of America's most dangerous duos, this series takes a deep dive into the turbulent lives these couples led.

Each episode examines the evolution of their relationships and the passion that drove them to commit murder.

Through reenactments and first-hand accounts, each episode tells a story of what ultimately drove them to commit the crime, as well as destroy the lives of those around them.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Lee Ann Riedel and Ralph Salierno": A woman and her lover get entangled in a tragic and deadly case of mistaken identity.

Uyang'thanda Na? 4

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Uyang'thanda Na? 4

Swooning over social media pictures of a crush, stealing glances from a distance, the racing heart and dry mouth at being in close proximity, or simply daydreaming about that special someone - sigh no more.

Moshe Ndiki comes to the rescue to help admirers to confess to their crushes and hopefully skip towards the sunset to live out their happily ever after, in this show about coming out of the shadows of crushing and into the full glare of the love spotlight.

Each secret admirer receives coaching tips as well as help in setting the mood – just to help smooth out the difficult path to the confession.

Once the big reveal and confession are made, viewers will hear how the admired will answer the all-important question: Uyang'Thanda Na?

Somebody's crush is about to become a reality.

In the first episode of Season 4, Sfundo has a crush on Bongiwe who is in a relationship with his brother.

He hopes he will sway Bongiwe into his corner and hopes to keep it in the family with a happily ever after.

TVSA Show Page: Uyang'thanda Na? 4


Actors in this post: Samuel L. Jackson, Moshe Ndiki

Shows in this post: NCIS, Uyang'thanda Na?

Channels in this post: 1Magic, VIA, Lifetime Africa, M-Net, eReality, Mzansi Wethu


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