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New on TV today: Wednesday 11 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Nov 2020
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The Liberator

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

The Liberator

Based on true events, a diverse, deeply brave crew of ragtag soldiers become some of the most heroic fighters of the European invasion in World War II.

The Liberator tells the riveting true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of maverick US Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit as they fought for over 500 days to liberate Europe.

Based on the book The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey by Alex Kershaw, the series was created by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive).

The four-part series is the first ever produced in Trioscope™ Enhanced Hybrid Animation, a new patent-pending technology combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance.

This brings an unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity to the animated drama experience.
 

For Peete's Sake

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

For Peete's Sake

Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete were two of the brightest stars in their fields in the 80s and 90s.

Holly lit up the small screen from an early age with starring roles in 21 Jump Street and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and her husband and NFL quarterback Rodney Peete dominated the league for 16 years.

Now the duo are giving viewers an intimate look at their hectic and often-times comical lives as they attempt to balance raising their four kids, running a charity (the HollyRod Foundation) and spending time with Holly's über-manager mother Dolores, who is still wheeling and dealing even as she approaches 80 years young.

In a household where constant activity and change are the norm, the series celebrates the chaotic, yet loving dynamic of life in this American family.

In its premiere season, the Peetes fully display their knack for getting the most out of life no matter what curveballs might be thrown their way.

Holly and Rodney are loving parents to their 17-year-old son RJ who has autism and was told he would never speak.

Today, not only can't he stop talking, but he enjoys advocating for special needs children.

Meanwhile, his twin sister Ryan is trying to decide whether to go to college or jumpstart a career in music.

Thirteen-year-old son Robinson caught the athletic gene from his father and would love to follow in his footsteps, but all the latest concussion studies have Holly wishing for a less dangerous choice.

Rodney is beginning to feel the aches and pains in retirement, prompting Holly to have him visit a doctor to get tested after so many years playing football.

And as a self-proclaimed "black-tress" of a certain age, Holly has struggled in recent years to find acting roles suitable for her and is ready to branch out and develop a lifestyle brand of her own.

Whether they're setting up for their next big fundraiser, coaching their kids into lives of their own, or just trying to keep that special spark alive in their marriage, there's never a dull moment with the Peetes.
 

Migrations on the Wing

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

Migrations on the Wing

Half of all bird species undertake annual migrations, everything from heavy-bodied swans to delicate hummingbirds.

Migration is one of the most remarkable phenomena on the planet, with hosts of animals of all shapes and sizes demonstrating incredible feats of endurance.
 

A Queen is Born

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality

A Queen is Born

Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister make drag dreams come true as they help six artists find the confidence to own the stage in this makeover show.

In each episode, an aspiring drag queen will count on these super godmothers to bring out their most glamorous, creative and daring side.

Illustrious presences are included in the team of experts to help each participant discover their best performance.

The first original Brazilian reality show format created for Netflix, A Queen is Born is about freedom, dreams coming true, dialogue, tolerance, fun and breathtaking performances.
 

Homicide City 3

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 23h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Homicide City 3

Life in the big city means death lurks around every corner: Homicide City takes a deep dive into the stories of unforgettable murders from major American cities.

From the mansions and manicured lawns of wealthy suburbs, to the darkest, most dangerous neighbourhoods, each episode centres around a distinct part of the city.

Told through the eyes of veteran homicide detectives, local beat reporters and the victim's families who have lost so much, these are the cases they will never forget.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Tragedy Strikes Lorena's": A birthday ends in tragedy when the beloved Nunez family is brutally murdered in their corner store.

The triple-homicide orphans two girls and leaves detectives in the dark until a chance encounter breathes new life into the case.
 

Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun

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

Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun

Zach, Broden and Mark are the Australian comedy group Aunty Donna - and when it comes to their house, you never know who might drop by for a whacky little adventure.

The trio showcase their uniquely absurd and offbeat style through an array of sketches, songs and eclectic characters.

 

Actors in this post: Holly Robinson Peete



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