New on TV today: Thursday 12 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Nov 2020
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The Braai Show with AKA

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality, Food

The Braai Show with AKA

Rapper AKA invites a variety of celebrity guests and politicians around to his place for a braai and a chat.

Originally launched as a web show, the series was picked up for 13 episodes by SABC1.

Guests in the first season include Fikile Mbalula, Siyabonga "Scoop Makhathini" Ngwekazi, DJ Tira, Nomuzi "Moozlie" Mabena and Sbu "Sbuda Roc" Motloung.


Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Talk Show


In this series, three people - some of whom are very prominent - meet to discuss relevant issues that have impacted their lives and that affect thousands of South-Africans on a daily basis, from major health matters to different social ills that are plaguing our communities.

Tri-a-logue attempts to inform, engage and spark debate in a manner that is authentic and down-to-earth, like having an easy chat with friends and sharing opinions, emotions and experiences in a frank and forthright conversation.

The topics under discussion include Living Positively with HIV, Managing TB, Living with Diabetes, Female Ex-Offenders, Living with Albinism, Alcoholism, Breast Cancer, Teen Moms and Single Dads.

The show also looks at the scourge of rape culture and gender-based violence, from the male and female perspectives.

In the series premiere, "Diabetes": Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2 is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood, and can be fatal if not treated and managed properly.

Actresses Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Sophie Ndaba and journalist Karyn Maughan, who have all been living with and managing different types of diabetes for most of their adult lives, share their journeys with diabetes and how they manage the disease with their busy careers and lifestyles.

The Bay

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Mystery, Drama

The Bay

When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar.

As a Family Liaison Officer, she's trained never to get emotionally involved.

Her job is to support families during the worst time of their lives whilst also to be the eyes and ears of the police investigation; a cuckoo in the nest.

But there's something very different about this particular case...

With horror, Lisa realises she's got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation.

As she grapples to get justice for the grieving family, Lisa discovers it could come at a cost.

Ouma Weet Mos

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans

Ouma Weet Mos

Relationship problems? Career issues? Looking for honest, experienced advice on relationships, careers and finances – and maybe a homemade biscuit?

Then look no further than SA's tried-and-tested agony aunts: the ouma.

They may not be on Facebook, but with 230 years of life experience, they know what really counts.

Each episode sees three strong-willed grannies tackle situations from break-ups to unhealthy addictions.

They help the younger crowd with their problems and force them to move on with their lives — with a few laughs along the way.

MTV Cribs 2020

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality

MTV Cribs 2020

Tired of living at home with mom and dad? Sick of staring at blank walls and hand-me-down furniture in your rundown apartment?

Well, we've got just the solution for you - MTV Cribs is back. And it's still your one-stop shop for living vicariously through others.

In fact, it's the only place where you can get a tour of your favourite celeb's pad and be jealous of everything they have.

Get ready for another sizzling season of boom-boom bedrooms, tricked out rides and refrigerator raids.

Plasma TV screens? Check. Over-the-top bathrooms? Check. Huge hot tubs? Check. This season of Cribs has it all, so you can spend your time daydreaming about how the other half lives.

You'll get to learn everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite celebrities, and maybe a few things you wish you never knew.

The Wonderful World of Cakes

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Documentary Series

The Wonderful World of Cakes

This is The Wonderful World of Cake: a six-part celebration of our most famous tea-time treats, from old-fashioned birthday indulgences to ostentatious celebration cakes to edible guilty pleasures.

The UK's obsession with the sweet stuff has turned into a billion-pound industry, making Brits the number one cake consumers in the world.

In this series, we lift the lid on the factories which create the most beloved brands and flavours, and reveal the outrageous cake makers baking the bold and the bonkers as they push the boundaries of sponge as we know it.

Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris 2

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 17h40
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris 2

Traveling to communities rocked by horrific acts of violence, Tony Harris explores unbelievable injustices to better understand how these crimes came to be and why lives were forever changed.

Harris coaxes out deeply buried reactions and new details to reveal the often nefarious players and foreboding places behind the crimes.

With each surprising twist, Harris uncovers new revelations.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Down by the River": Tony unravels the shocking case of three prostitutes slain by a serial killer in Spokane, Washington.

After 22 years and 15 more bodies are uncovered, DNA evidence finally surrenders a suspect - the last person investigators ever imagined.

Harris scours police files, actual evidence and raw interrogation footage.

As Harris interviews those closest to the case such as veteran detective, Jim Hansen; local Spokesman-Review journalist, Thomas Clouse; and family members compelled to speak for the first time, his need for answers and quest for justice propel the story forward.

Butter + Brown 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food

Butter + Brown 2

Adapted from the web series, Butter + Brown is a new kind of cooking show. Executive produced by Issa Rae and Chef G, the show elevates everyday meals and shows how easy it is to cook them at home.

The show captures the flavour of foodies, lifestyle influencers and longtime friends Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff.

These HBCU grads set out to represent something they couldn't find on other cooking shows: young people of colour in the kitchen.

In the Season 2 premiere: Seth and Leslie take on the "O.G.", Chef G. Garvin, in a seafood battle.

Whose cooking will win when they go old school verses new school?



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