New on TV today: Saturday 7 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Nov 2020
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The Gumbis

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

The Gumbis

Follows KZN-born businessman Lucky Gumbi - and his two wives Bayede and Nombuso - as they strive to maintain their personal identity, "first-class status", a six-figure bank balance and their family values in a polygamous marriage.

The series is set against the coastline of KwaZulu-Natal and moves between the rural and the urban; first-world to developing world; and everything in between.

Think Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and a picture of Shembe-clad man blissfully dancing to the beat of Imbungu.

Welcome to The Gumbis.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Musical, Comedy-Drama

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

If there's a song in your heart, it will get in her head...

Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco.

After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her - her family, co-workers and complete strangers - through popular songs.

At first she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbour, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realises this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.

South Africa: Land of Extremes

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife, Documentary

South Africa: Land of Extremes

South Africa is home to wild creatures that evolved to survive its fauna.

To survive in South Africa, nature produces exotic fauna, including both giant and pygmy versions of common species to occupy challenging niches.

Halloween Cake-Off

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Halloween Cake-Off

Duff Goldman hosts this foodie competition series in which four professional bakers from around the USA compete in unconventional baking and design challenges, where flavour is only the tip of the icing.

In this four-episode stunt, the bakers are tested to find out who is best at making the creepiest and most innovative Halloween cakes that must also transform in mystifying ways.

From haunted and cursed cakes to dead and living creations, the competitor who wows judges Duff Goldman, Dan Langan and Waylynn Lucas with the most over-the-top edible work of art will be crowned winner of Halloween Cake-Off and earn the $10,000 grand prize.

I May Destroy You

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

I May Destroy You

This frank and provocative series explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in our modern landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.

When a piece of her writing garners online acclaim, Arabella Essiuedu - easily distracted, non-committal and carefree - finds herself fêted as the 'voice of her generation', with an agent, a book commission and a helluva lot of pressure.

But when she is sexually assaulted in a nightclub, her life changes irreversibly and Arabella is forced to reassess everything: her career, her friends, even her family.

As she struggles to come to terms with what has happened, Arabella begins a journey of self-discovery.

In the series premiere, "Eyes, Eyes, Eyes, Eyes": After visiting her aspirational long-distance boyfriend in Italy, writer Arabella returns to London, where she is greeted by a deluge of frantic messages from her literary agents.

With a matter of hours left to finish a draft of her second book, she plans to pull an all-nighter - but is soon tempted to join a friend on a night out.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Someone is Lying": Lunch with Terry gets Arabella thinking about the hazy events of the previous night, prompting her to probe Simon for answers.

Growing increasingly desperate to put together the pieces, Arabella drops by Simon's apartment - and, later, finds herself at an unwelcoming doorstep.

Meanwhile, Terry has a lousy audition, and a concerned Kwame rushes to Arabella's side.

Vuka Mzansi

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 09h00
Genre: Breakfast Show

Vuka Mzansi

Vuka Mzansi is a Friday and Saturday mornings breakfast show which awakens the nation to political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors affecting their present lives and their future.

A dose of healthy breakfast filled with rich content including celebrity guest interviews, performances, fitness routines, sports, tourism, health education and food.


Actors in this post: Jane Levy

Channels in this post: SABC1, M-Net, Nat Geo Wild, Food Network, Vuzu


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