New on TV today: Thursday 22 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Oct 2020
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Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up

In a matter of months, Joe Exotic and his sworn enemy, Carole Baskin, have become household names.

Their saga played out for the world to see on Netflix, but what has happened since the cameras stopped rolling?

ID's sequel examines the biggest question in true crime today - what happened to Carole Baskin's husband, Don Lewis?

This three-part special investigation takes a new look at the evidence surrounding Lewis's mysterious disappearance, helmed by an exclusive jailhouse interviews from the biggest character in the world: Joe Exotic himself.

Retired homicide investigator Jim Rathmann leads the investigation to discover the truth, revealing new theories uncovered by private investigators, reliving Lewis's final days and demeanour with those closest to him, and unpacking evidence uncovered by criminal and legal experts.

Punctuated throughout are interviews with those in Joe's inner circle, including husband, Dillon Passage and members of "Team Tiger," a group working to free Joe from jail.

Beyond the controversial missing person investigation, this special also explores the criminal case against Joe Exotic, and all the factors that led him straight to prison.

New evidence comes to light that begs the question: was Joe Exotic the predator all along, or is he actually the prey?

In the series premiere, "Secrets Uncaged": As Joe Exotic fights to get out of prison, the jury foreman exclusively speaks out.

Meanwhile, a private investigation focuses on the whereabouts of Don Lewis, his suspicious will, the handyman's actions - and a missing meat grinder.

Beyond the Pole

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Beyond the Pole

Beyond the Pole explores the world of some of Atlanta's most famous strippers.

Although the series is about strippers, the message is more important by examining the question: "What's your life beyond the pole?" and what these women want out of life.

This season we see whether the ensemble of dancers succeed or fail at efforts to reach financial freedom and peace of mind outside of the strip club.

In the series premiere, "Throw Some Mo": Labri has an issue when another dancer dances for her regular Young Joc.

Laina confides in Lea Lea about her issues with her mother being on drugs and she considers counseling.

Meanwhile, Labri is introduced to Coach Stormy by a mutual friend to assist her with her lipstick line.

Mysteries & Scandals

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Mysteries & Scandals

Soledad O'Brien executive produces and hosts this true crime series that takes a deep dive into Hollywood's most baffling mysteries and notorious scandals.

The investigative series uses archival footage, new interviews and dramatic re-enactments to paint a vivid portrait of the scandalous crimes and unforgettable events that continue to shock and bewilder to this day.

Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and betrayal provide the framework for headlines of the recent past.

In the series premiere, "O.J. Simpson: The Crimes and Punishment": He was the charismatic celebrity acquitted of double murder, but O.J. Simpson's luck ran out after a bizarre robbery in Las Vegas that was caught on tape.

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

New York City. 1897. Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) has opened a pioneering private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case.

She reunites with Dr. Kreizler, the formidable alienist, and John Moore, now a New York Times reporter, to find Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular.

Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer.

As in The Alienist, the series shines a light on the provocative issues of the era - the corruption of institutions, income inequality, yellow press sensationalism, and the role of women in society - themes that still resonate today.

Sistas 2

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Sistas 2

Follows a group of single black females as they navigate their "complicated love lives", careers and friendships through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

The one-hour drama takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals.

This new season will pick up right where it left off, taking an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies' long-standing friendship.

This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30s.

Evolution of Mzansi Street Culture

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary, Lifestyle, Fashion

Evolution of Mzansi Street Culture

Street culture, the states of being, beliefs and patterns of behaviour associated with the most excluded urban populations, can be observed across the world in numerous varieties.

Ever wondered where all Mzansi's lingo, art, style and culture really comes from? Does, "Heita, sharp fede?" sound familiar to you?

Do you really know how to get from point A to B in the city using a taxi?

Sandile GQ takes you on a journey to uncover untold stories about the South Africa you thought you knew.

Growing Up Hip Hop 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

Growing Up Hip Hop 3

The heirs of hip hop legends seek to cement their royal status in the cutting, treacherous music industry; in the third season of Growing Up Hip Hop.

For Romeo Miller (Master P's son), his return home from filming Empire forces him to face his dad who sends him back to his roots in New Orleans to teach him a lesson.

But when the ultimate betrayal from his right-hand man turned snake in the grass sparks a brutal confrontation, the empire is put in major danger.

Angela Simmons (Rev Run's daughter) finds herself caught between her sisters, Vanessa and Daryan, as bad blood from their teenage years comes simmering to the surface.

With her sisters at odds, and her fledgling relationship with her fiancé on the rocks, is there any safe harbour for new mom Angela to turn to other than her old flame, Romeo?

Hot to break out in the biz for the second time, songbird Kristinia DeBarge (James DeBarge's daughter) finds herself the subject of vicious rumours that threaten to derail her comeback.

Adding fuel to the fire is a suspect to the throne, a young woman who claims to be the secret love child from James and Janet Jackson's marriage 31 years ago.

Can Kris make it through round two of her never-ending sister saga?

Meanwhile, Boogie Dash (Damon Dash's son) must go deep within himself to confront a secret and when he careens out of control, and finds himself at odds with the law... who will rein in his dark, dangerous tendencies?

Fresh off a move to Hollywood, CA, Egypt Criss (daughter of Sandra "Pepa" Denton) opens the chambers to a family lore and is shaken by the skeletons in her mother's closet.

How will she process her mother's deep trauma and will their relationship ever be the same?

Briana Latrise (Mary J. Blige's stepdaughter) clashes with the more privileged heirs in the clique, letting her brash and feisty personality make enemies of her former friends.

They've got the genes and the talents to make it big... but with the flashy family name comes more insurmountable obstacles.

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown... and everything done in the dark must come to the light.

Wraak My Mooi 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, Afrikaans

Wraak My Mooi 2

Wraak My Mooi is back with a new season of feel-good viewing.

In this reality show with a twist, a new group of hopefuls gets a well-deserved makeover.

But in the hands of the dream-team of experts, it is not just the exterior that gets attention - they also take care of the heart.

Everyday people with tragic stories of painful events get a chance to make over their lives, starting with their bodies as they undergo cosmetic procedures.

You Me Her 5

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy-Drama

You Me Her 5

To spice up their sex life, yuppie husband and wife Jack and Emma hire an escort. But things take an unexpected turn when romantic feelings surface.

The "throuple" pulled together their happy ending - a surprise poly commitment ceremony in a pizza joint.

Now, they're settling back into the 'burbs to live a tweaked version of the conventional "married with children" life.

Are "the accidental polyamorists" trying to jam a triangular peg into a round-hole world? Will they break the neighbourhood, their peculiar romance, or both?

In the Season 5 premiere, Izzy returns to Portland to find that life has continued on without her.


Actors in this post: Dakota Fanning, Angela Simmons


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