New on TV today: Sunday 1 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Nov 2020
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Channel: eNCA (DStv 402)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Technology


Avid tech lover Aki Anastasiou joins eNCA as the host of the new technology and gaming show, TecHub.

A renowned technophile, Aki plans to simplify and expose viewers to the exciting world of technology and gaming.

Technology is a part of our daily lives and in the time of COVID-19, gaming and tech has outstripped the movie industry from an interest perspective.

In terms of revenue it is four times bigger than the movie industry and three times bigger than the music industry.

With over 2.5-billion gamers around the world, the gaming industry is set to exceed $150-billion in value this year.

The local gaming industry is also growing exponentially, and gaming will be a massive focus on the show.

Technology is changing how businesses operate, careers have evolved, and a new world of remote working has opened up.

The creation of mobile applications has increased, gaming platforms have expanded, and ecommerce has exploded.

Viewers will be encouraged to share their videos, capturing their experiences and challenges with technology on eNCA's social media platforms.


Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, History, Miniseries


Chronicles the life of one of the most complex and underappreciated generals and presidents in US history: Ulysses S. Grant.

At the time of his death, Grant was the most famous man in the world and stood alongside men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American heroes.

However, today Grant is largely forgotten, his rightful legacy tarnished by a fog of myth, rumour and falsehood.

Grant tells the remarkable and quintessentially American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power and saves the nation not once, but twice.

With a seamless blend of dramatic scenes, expert commentary and beautifully enhanced archival imagery, this series uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the nation during its greatest tests: The Civil War and then Reconstruction - the herculean task of reconciling the North and the South.

During this time, Grant acted as a pillar of strength when the country suffered its greatest-ever loss of American life.

One of the most courageous and unexpected initiatives of Grant's presidency was protecting the right to vote for the four million formerly enslaved people freed at the end of the war in the face of violent and widespread resistance.

Grant features on-camera interviews with top experts in the field including Ron Chernow, retired United States Army General and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus, acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and professor of English at West Point Elizabeth Samet, to name a few.

It's a Feminist Thing

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Talk Show

It's a Feminist Thing

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice, this eight-part feminist talk show explores the relationships between women and gives real expression to the ways that women love, support and empower one another.

The show was inspired by movements like #TheTotalShutdown, the #SandtonShutdown and in the protests of women who took to the streets after Uyinene Mrwetyana was tortured, raped and murdered in a post office in August 2019.

The show is hosted by Phinah Kodisang (CEO of Soul City Institute), Kgomotso Matsunyane (Late Night with Kgomotso), Thando Gumede (Feminist educator) and Nyiko Shikwambane (Activist), an intergenerational group of women who tackle old and deeply-rooted systems of power that cut across custom, class, culture, politics and religion.

Motorbike Cops

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality, True Crime

Motorbike Cops

The Motorbike Cops take us along for the ride... and it's pretty wild out there.

They've put cameras on their bikes and helmets so we're right in the middle of the action as they patrol the busy streets of Sydney, stopping drivers doing the wrong thing.

In the first episode, the motorbike cops have to step on the gas to catch a Mercedes driver doing 175km per hour in a 90 zone and on a busy motorway.

A driver on a busy road making a turn from the wrong lane learns a very expensive lesson, and a truckie brings Sydney traffic to a grinding halt when he gets stuck in the entrance to a tunnel.

Mark and Darren secure an unsecured load on a truck, but will the driver cop it on the chin?

The 100 6

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi

The 100 6

For five seasons our heroes did whatever it took to survive on Earth... and nothing worked. Earth was unsurvivable, lost to them forever.

What was not lost: hope.

After 125 years in cryosleep, traveling through the stars, our heroes woke up to a new home, a final gift from dearly-departed friends.

A place where they can try again. They're given one simple task: do better. Be the good guys.

With this credo in mind Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy (Bob Morley) lead a group down to this mysterious world, hoping to start anew, to finally find peace.

But old habits die hard and when they stumble across an idyllic society, it quickly becomes clear that not everything on Sanctum is as perfect as it seems.

Despite their determination to do better, threats both seen and unseen will once again force our heroes to fight for their lives and the future of humanity.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Sanctum": Still reeling after receiving Monty's message, a small group goes down to explore the mysterious new planet.

Back on the Mothership, several members of Wonkru face the consequences of their decisions.

TVSA Show Page: The 100 6

Grown-ish 3

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Comedy

Grown-ish 3

The gang returns as confident, eager and seasoned upper-classmen, with Zoey and her girls (... and Vivek) moving into an off-campus home, ready to take on the school year.

They quickly realise that they have been mistaken about the disillusionment of adulthood, with real-life problems coming for them, including student loans, work/life balance and, of course, messy breakups.

Plus, the season premiere picks up with some of the crew having to deal with the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break.

The series will continue to explore important topics including college athletics, cultural appropriation, toxic masculinity, anxiety, burnout and more.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Crunch Time": It's Junior year and the gang throws an HBCU-themed Homecoming party to kick off the semester at their new off-campus house.

Zoey returns from her summer internship abroad and realises that she has to confront her feelings for Aaron and Luca quickly.

When she learns about Luca's grand gesture last semester, she needs to decide how she feels about it while balancing the high demand of her dream job, working for Joey Bada$$.

Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is left to deal with some of the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break, including an unexpected reveal of someone expecting.

Africa's Deadliest 6

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Africa's Deadliest 6

The African continent is home to some of the world's most efficient and dangerous predators.

Nothing is safe in the water, on the plains or in the trees; Africa's Deadliest predators are on the move - and they are hungry.

For Africa's apex hunters, staying on top means being faster, bigger and more powerful than their prey and their enemies.

Armed with jaws, claws or chemical weapons... this is Africa's Deadliest.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Opportunists": When it comes to sinking their teeth into an easy meal, Africa's predators must use all of their cunning and brazenness to bag a catch.

Sometimes they rely on strategy or brute strength, sometimes it's pure luck.

Either way, when Mother Nature presents Africa's greatest hunters with an opportunity, they must be ready to spring into action with jaws and claws bared.

The Garfield Show 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Animation, Comedy

The Garfield Show 2

Lazy, lasagna-loving fat cat Garfield lives life on his own terms, which includes teasing his geeky owner, Jon, and tormenting dimwitted dog Odie.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Home for the Holidays": Garfield is looking forward to the holidays and all of its joys.

Arlene gives Garfield a reason to stop and remember the true meaning of the season, so Garfield helps some homeless cats and dogs by finding them homes.


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