New on TV today: Tuesday 17 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Nov 2020
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Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama


Down deep in the Mississippi Delta lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find.

This southern-fried, hour-long drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors.

These include the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful and the damned.

Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawnshop.

In the series premiere, "Perpetratin'": Autumn Night, a mysterious beauty with a harrowing past, washes up on the shores of The Pynk, seeking employment.

Mercedes Sundayz, a night headlined by the club's OG, brings unexpected trouble from a number of patrons.


Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality, Food, Afrikaans


Take eight young, ambitious chefs hungry for their big break and set them up in a villa where they will duke it out to land an apprenticeship with the master chef Bertus Basson — and just let the cameras roll around the clock.

This show combines all the thrills of cooking-competition formats with the voyeurism of fly-on-the-wall observational reality TV.

Sjefhuis is hosted by Crystal-Donna Roberts.

The Diagnosis Detectives

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

The Diagnosis Detectives

In this four-part series, Michael Mosley assembles 12 of the UK's leading medical experts to diagnose patients with life-changing symptoms that have baffled other doctors.

Each expert specialises in a different field and each has their own analysis about what might be wrong.

By combining their knowledge, and using cutting-edge technology to test their theories, they'll try to solve these complex medical mysteries and finally give their patients the answers they desperately need.

In the series premiere: Paul's dreams of a happy retirement have been ruined since his face started swelling so dramatically that he struggles to see.

He's been to multiple specialists but no one has given him a diagnosis and his family are desperately worried.

For the team, this is a complex case with multiple lines of investigation. Three experts agree to led the case.

Rheumatologist Dr Stephanie Barrett wants to search for evidence of an autoimmune condition; Dermatologist Dr Sharon Wong believes it could be an allergic reaction; and Professor of Respiratory Medicine Ian Pavord will investigate whether there's a blockage in a major vein, perhaps caused by cancer.

As the team investigate, further worrying possibilities are added to the list, including tuberculosis and leprosy.

While the team try to help Paul, Michael presents them with another unusual case. Judy's problems began in 2007 when she started being sick and finding swallowing uncomfortable.

She's now reached a point where she struggles to eat solid food and has lost 10 kilos in the last three months. Her family are fearing the worst.

The team offer various theories but Gastroenterologist, Dr Ray Shidwari, is convinced he's seen this rare condition before.

In fact, he's so confident he can solve the case he wants to take it on alone.

Marrying Millions 2

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Reality

Marrying Millions 2

Marrying Millions returns for a second season with seven couples and more relationships under the microscope than ever before.

Five new couples join the series, with returning favourites Bill and Brianna from Dallas and Gentille and Brian from Las Vegas.

From the creators of 90 Day Fiancé, Marrying Millions follows relationships where one partner is incredibly wealthy and the other is definitively not, leading the couple to face intense scrutiny from family and friends and questions about whether it's true love... or true love of the money and lavish lifestyles.

While these love stories may sound like modern-day fairytales, they are not without major challenges as the couples must try to bridge their vast differences and fit into each other worlds.

In a pre-season special, "Couples Journey So Far": This pre-Season 2 special provides a look at what life's been like for Bill and Brianna and Gentille and Brian since Season 1.

We Are the Champions

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, Sport

We Are the Champions

Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries.

From executive producer Rainn Wilson (The Office), We Are the Champions explores the quirkiest, most charming and oddly inspirational competitions you never knew existed.

Each episode follows a unique competition, providing a window into a world of determined, passionate and incredibly skilled competitors who put it all on the line to become heroes in their own extraordinary worlds.

Featured competitions include Cheese Rolling, Chili Eating, Fantasy Hair Styling, Yo-Yo, Dog Dancing and Frog Jumping.

Cheese Rolling

Each May, in a quiet English village, thousands of people gather to watch runners chase a wheel of cheese down a hill. A very steep hill.

We follow competitors as they sprint, tumble and crash down the hill at top speed — risking fractured limbs and broken collar bones — to cross the finish line first and be crowned the Cheese Rolling Champion.

Chili Eating

In his inaugural Pepper Eating Challenge, Smokin' Ed Currie, inventor of the world's hottest chili pepper, promises to burn the tongue off of even the most determined pepper eating masochists.

We join the brave contestants as they sweat through the heat and drop one-by-one, succumbing to the heat of Ed's infamous and World Record-holding Carolina Reaper pepper.

BYO milk.

Fantasy Hair Styling

The Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show is the nation's largest multicultural beauty show — it's also home to the Fantasy Hair Competition, the most outrageous and over-the-top display of hair on the planet.

We Are the Champions is in New Orleans where stylists have 90 minutes to craft elaborate, sculptural hair creations and transform their model into a head-to-toe vision of Mardi Gras.


Yo-Yos may be old, but their champions are barely out of their teens.

The show is in Cleveland, Ohio at the World Yo-Yo contest, the most prestigious Yo-Yo competition on the planet, where elaborate routines and original moves set to hot music take "walking the dog" to a whole new park.

Dog Dancing

We Are the Champions joins the best dog dancers in the world at the Open European Championship (OEC), where the dogs master over 400 commands in a single four-minute routine.

Whether it's heelwork or freestyle, these dogs prove that they're the perfect dance partner.

Frog Jumping

We travel to Angels Camp, California, home of the world championship of Frog Jumping.

The annual champion gets a star on the "Hop of Fame", a beautiful trophy and 500 American dollars.

But the real goal is to break Rosie the Ribeter's record of 21 feet and 5.75 inches — that will get you $5,000 and the title of Frog Jumping World Champion.



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