New on TV today: Monday 16 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Nov 2020
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The 2020 People's Choice Awards

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 04h00 (live)
Genre: Awards

The 2020 People's Choice Awards

Following E!'s Live from the Red Carpet coverage (02h00 - 04h00), the awards themselves will be broadcast live on air at 04h00.

The ceremony itself will be handing out awards across 44 different categories, with some celebs receiving lifetime or special awards.

Actor-director Tyler Perry will be honoured with a People's Champion Award (in recognition of his leadership during 2020, particularly in pioneering the re-launch of TV production under the new COVID-19 protocols and his charitable support of families in need).

Meanwhile, Tracee Ellis Ross will be collecting the 2020 Fashion Icon Award, and Jennifer Lopez will receive the People's Icon Award.

This year's awards are hosted by Demi Lovato.

Daytime Repeats:

12h40, 16h20, 21h30

Small Axe

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

Small Axe

Small Axe is an anthology series comprising five original films by filmmaker Steve McQueen.

Set from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, the films each tell a different story involving London's West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will, despite rampant racism and discrimination.

Even though this collection of films is set some decades ago, the stories are as vital and timely today as they were for the West Indian community in London at the time.

Small Axe is a celebration of Black joy, beauty, love, friendship, family, music and even food; each one, in its own unique way, conveys hard-won successes, bringing hope and optimism for 2020.

In the first film, "Mangrove": This film centres on Frank Crichlow (Shaun Parkes), the owner of Notting Hill's Caribbean restaurant Mangrove, a lively community base for locals, intellectuals and activists.

In a reign of racist terror, the local police raid Mangrove time after time, making Frank and the local community take to the streets in peaceful protest in 1970.

When nine men and women, including Frank and leader of the British Black Panther Movement Altheia Jones-LeCointe and activist Darcus Howe are wrongly arrested and charged with incitement to riot, a highly publicised trial ensues, leading to hard-fought win for those fighting against discrimination.

The End of Paradise

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

The End of Paradise

In this new era, Catalina, the head of the DEA in Colombia, has a new challenge: to track down a criminal organisation that is trafficking a new synthetic drug.

However, she ignores the fact that her daughter is part of the cartel that traffics them, and that Yésica, her worst enemy, has infiltrated the DEA.

The mafia has become sophisticated.

A "consortium" of mobsters integrated by the Mano Negra, Villa, Titi and three girls whom they will call the Cartel de las Babys will flood the world with "XY4," a new drug capable of awakening unpredictable effects in those who consume it.


The End of Paradise Teasers - November 2020

Devil Among Us

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

Devil Among Us

Devil Among Us is an anthology series dedicated to crimes that slowly unravel a bigger, evolving mystery.

Each episode examines a single case that gets deeper, more twisted and increasingly seismic as the show progresses.

When an attack happens, investigators must first consider motive.

All too often, the true identity of a killer is masked by a twisted web of deceit in which revenge and hate are the fuel feeding their dark souls.

Hiding in plain sight, they can spend years in the shadows before finally being caught - a single clue unlocking a Pandora's box of haunting tales of terror.

In the series premiere, "Fire and Ice": A sniper shooting on an Alaskan highway leaves a young man dead and a community reeling.

As one family grieves, another becomes hell-bent on revenge as they formulate an audacious plot.

Top Million Dollar Agent 4

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Lifestyle

Top Million Dollar Agent 4

Lifestyle real estate show based on the lives and careers of some of Toronto's top realtors.

In each episode, the host has a client who is interested in buying a home, and takes them to four different multi-million dollar properties.

Only the finest luxury homes, condos and townhouses are showcased.

Also featured are guest agents, lawyers, developers and mortgage brokers who provide information on real estate markets and trends while educating audiences on how to purchase, sell, and stage real estate.

Top Million Dollar Agent is geared towards everyone – from first time buyers to experienced investors, and gives you a glimpse into the personal lives and careers of some of these top million dollar agents.

In the Season 4 premiere, "House for an Athlete": George is a retired basket ball player, and Mada is an international model.

For a man over seven feet tall, finding the perfect house might be a challenge. Danielle knows high ceilings come in all shapes and sizes, can she find a style they'll like?

They also want a pool and a home theatre.

Orange Couch 2

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Talk Show

Orange Couch 2

A platform for abused women to share their plight, in the safety of the Orange Couch where they are made to feel free, embraced and comfortable.

The purpose of the show is to inspire people experiencing abuse to find strength to break the chains that hold them in dangerous relationships.

It also attempts to motivate those facing discrimination in society or the workplace to raise their heads and voices.

Abyss of Passion

Channel: TLNovelas (DStv Channel 133)
TX Time: 17h40
Genre: Telenovela

Abyss of Passion

It's new love versus old in this love-triangle telenovela about how past rivalries can destroy a new generation's happiness.

Elisa must choose between two friends: she's deeply in love with Damián but their relationship has rekindled the spark with his friend Gael – who was once Elisa's childhood sweetheart.

Meanwhile, Elisa's own BFF has lost her heart to Gael.

And the whole situation is made even more complicated when someone who's driven by the ghosts of the past blackmails Elisa into marrying Gael - by threatening Damián's life.

Deadly Power

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h35
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Deadly Power

Hosted by television journalist Lauren Sivan, Deadly Power examines the twisted and true stories where people in positions of power and prominence took advantage of their authority to commit heinous acts of crime, all stemming from their control and unyielding power.

Through emotional testimonials, never-before-seen interviews and dramatic reenactments, Deadly Power will reveal the sordid details of some of the most notorious cases of exploitation.

The series will also highlight first hand accounts from the victims and their families, who will stop at nothing to get the justice they deserve.



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