New on TV today: Monday 23 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 23 Nov 2020
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Big Time Bake

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Big Time Bake

After winning the most recent season of ultimate baking brawl Buddy vs. Duff, Buddy Valastro is now judging some of the best bakers from across the USA to the test in a nonstop dessert competition on Big Time Bake.

With only six hours, the competitors must bake creative cookies, decadent cupcakes and a showpiece cake all inspired by a surprise theme.

The clock never stops, even during the judging, as Buddy and the guest judges visit each baker's station every two hours to taste and critique their sweets.

Buddy and two rotating expert judges, including Nacho Aguirre, Ralph Attanasia, Zoe Francois, Tregaye Frasier, Dan Langan, Lorraine Pascale, Aarti Sequeira, Thiago Silva and Kristen Tomlan, will determine the baker's item on the bottom of the batch and will send them home without finishing their remaining items.

It's a battle against the clock.

In each of the six hour-long episodes, four bakers along with their assistants must complete cookies, cupcakes and an outstanding cake from scratch in only six hours.

The baked goods must fit a special theme, from spellbinding magical confections, to tasty treats that transport the judges to another realm, and to desserts that dive deep into the blue seas.

After two hours of the competition, Buddy and the guest judges visit each baker's station to taste the cookies, but time will still be running out so the bakers must continue working during the judging.

One baker's cookies will leave them crumbled in the competition and will be eliminated without finishing their other items.

At the fourth hour of the competition the cupcakes are due, and time in the competition will run out for the bottom baker.

With two bakers remaining and two hours left until the six hours are up, they must rush to finish their masterpiece cakes.

In the series premiere, "Magic": Four bakers have only six hours to conjure spellbinding cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake inspired by magic.

Host Buddy Valastro is joined by pastry chef Zoe Francois and Cake Boss sculptor Ralph Attanasia to judge the creations and send the best baker on a dream vacation.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Music

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Over the course of a world tour, this unguarded documentary follows Shawn Mendes as he opens up about his stardom, relationships and musical future.

In Wonder follows Shawn's journey toward self-discovery, after the physical and emotional demands of his rise, and his last world tour, pushed him towards a personal and musical reckoning.

The documentary is a heartfelt look at a songwriter and performer wrestling with the pressures of stardom and the emotional tolls of coming-of-age while the world watches.

Largely framed around his rise and recent tour, the film offers unprecedented access to Mendes' private life, both at home and while traveling across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

It also features years of footage as he rose from precocious troubadour to global superstar.


Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans


Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle; Asli is a young and idealistic doctor.

One day, their paths cross in the most unexpected way, when Asli is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat has shot.

Then, Asli has to marry Ferhat to save her life.

In the world of corrupt relationships and ambition of power, these two opposite people will get along through time and get closer to each other.

However, Ferhat's lifestyle is too dark to simply be an innocent love story. Will Ferhat and Asli live happily ever after, despite all the dangers waiting for them?


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Secrets of the Universe

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary, Nature

Secrets of the Universe

The 20th century witnessed an astonishing revolution in physics, from unlocking the secrets of the atom to solving the mysteries of the cosmos.

It was also the century when radio and television became widespread, so for the first time, we were able to see who the greatest minds really were.

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition 17

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

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition 17

Five new hip hop couples are taking a step back from the game on an all-new season of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition.

These stars have the awards, the view counts, the platinum records and the love of millions of fans, but they can't seem to secure a relationship with the person who matters most.

The celeb couples this season are:

Phaedra (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Medina (rapper and actor)
Willie and Shanda (Love and Hip Hop Hollywood)
Tahiry (Love and Hip Hop New York) and Vado (rapper)
Kurupt (rapper) and Toni (model)
Hazel-E (Love and Hip Hop Hollywood) and De'von (model)

Dr. Ish's unique sensibilities will be doled in a no B.S. tough love fashion in order to pull these celebrities out of the clouds and put them back into reality.

And don't forget Judge Lynn Toler, who brings her own style to the drills, which aim to test the boot campers and answer: which couple makes beautiful music together, and who should go solo?

In the Season 17 premiere, "Electing to Face the Music": Five hip hop couples enter Boot Camp and expose shocking secrets.

Dr. Ish and Judge Toler push the boot campers to face their biggest issues in a heated debate that turns left.

An explosive fight erupts and flips the house upside down.

Gold Rush: White Water 4

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Gold Rush: White Water 4

Gold has soared to record prices this year and the Dakota boys, Fred and Dustin Hurt, are more determined than ever before to cash in.

But a late start to the season has shortened their mining window and record snowfall has the rivers raging creating the most dangerous mining conditions the crews have ever faced.

It is an all-out, winner take all battle against mother nature in the new season.

Fred Hurt has mined in Alaska for 17 seasons and even worked Porcupine Creek several years before the Hoffman crew and Gold Rush cameras ever turned up.

He is a straight shooting, self-taught gold miner who has worked and fought with his son, Dustin since he was a kid.

This season, Fred shocks everyone with his choice of dive site at the Trifecta, dredging 20 feet to bedrock on a hunch about a plunge pool filled with nuggets.

But, at 76 years old, Fred knows this could be his last season diving for gold in Alaska and is determined to hit the jackpot and prove his son Dustin wrong this year before he ends what could be his last season diving in Alaska's raging gold creeks.

Just downstream from Fred's Trifecta site, Dustin Hurt pushes his operation closer than ever to the edge, on his quest for millions in gold.

Dustin sunk his life savings into buying a mile of claims along McKinley Creek back in 2013 and has since been on the hunt for life-changing gold that will make that gamble pay off.

After finding a one-ounce nugget at the end of last season, Dustin needs to get back to Rockfall Ravine to clean out the jackpot that could change his life.

He has the crew and the equipment to get to the places the old timers could never reach.

He returns knowing he's on the gold, he's found the monster nuggets and is ready for the payday of a lifetime.


Actors in this post: Phaedra Parks


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