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New on TV today: Tuesday 24 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Nov 2020
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Siende Blind

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Afrikaans

Siende Blind

Drama series which tells the story of a psychological profiler from the South African Police Service who spends the lockdown with her husband, his son and her mother-in-law.

Before long she finds herself on a pathway with twists and turns as she revisists old cases and discovers that a serial murder is much closer then she ever thought possible.

The story of Lena Schoeman, played by Liezl de Kock, unfolds against the backdrop of her husband's family and their past.

Her mother-in-law Marinette's (Hanli Rolfes) overcompensating behaviour at the house conceals a dark secret.

Lena's husband, Roelof (Pietie Beyers), is much younger than her and moves in with his paranoid son, Henry, at his parents' house during lockdown.

As the days past, Lena gets more suspicious about her in-laws and the tension between everyone hits a peak.

At first it's all a big happy family reunion but everything isn't always as it seems... Personal relationships are put to the test and skeletons tumble out of the closet.

Siende Blind was filmed during lockdown and consists of only five actors in the cast, telling the story of the Schoemans in only four episodes.

The character of the young Henry is played by Christopher van der Westhuizen and Lena's online colleague who helps her make sense of all the murders, Ricky, is played by Keenan Arrison.

TVSA Show Page: Siende Blind
 

The Comey Rule

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Miniseries

The Comey Rule

Limited series starring Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes) as President Donald J. Trump.

Based on Comey's No. 1 New York Times bestselling book A Higher Loyalty and more than a year of additional interviews with a number of key principals, The Comey Rule is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation.

The Comey Rule is not a biopic of one man, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.

The Comey Rule takes us on an insider's journey down the corridors of power, where decision-makers struggle to apply old norms to a dramatic new paradigm in the face of Russia's deep and unprecedented penetration into American politics, with the nation's rule of law hanging in the balance.

Each character's actions in these historic months made the careers of some, destroyed the careers of others and helped shape the incendiary political landscape we live in today.

Part 1 of the series examines the earliest days of the Russia investigation, the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and their impact on Election Night 2016, when Donald Trump stunned the world and was elected president.

Part 2 is a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between Comey and Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency - where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on.
 

The Big Fat Wedding Walk

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

The Big Fat Wedding Walk

Follows the raw and authentic journey of couples desperate to lose weight before their big day by walking the longest "aisle" in wedding history.

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day. But for people with serious weight issues, losing the pounds isn't just a matter of looking amazing in pictures; it's a matter of life or death.

In each episode of The Big Fat Wedding Walk, one couple follows a personalised weight loss routine for four months in their own homes, before walking 500 miles to get to their dream wedding.

The Twist: they must walk the 500 mile "aisle" alone.

They are rewarded with a transformative makeover and drastically altered wedding attire to stun their guests and each other.

Built on real stakes, this series encourages genuine personal transformations, showing every emotion along the way.

In the series premiere, "Getting Hangry": Sabrina and Casey are in their mid-20s, but they're both on blood pressure medication and are afraid that they won't be able to keep up with their future children if they don't get in shape.

With their wedding just four months away, trainer Lauren has a few surprises to get them to their target weights in time.

In the end, they've got a big surprise for her too, but can these lovebirds make it through the 500-mile walk without each other?
 

The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Documentary Series

The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power

Six-part series that examines the Bush family and their impact on American political history.

Narrated by Ed Harris, the series explores the Bush family's internal dynamics: the influential matriarchs, sibling ambitions and unceasing competitive spirit which drove them to power.

Through archival footage and interviews with historians, journalists, political figures and Bush family members, the series reveals a story of triumph, tragedy, heroism, faith and an evolving conservatism.

In the series premiere, "Fathers and Sons": George H.W. Bush volunteers to go to war and do his duty.

The returning hero is reunited with his sweetheart Barbara and they give birth to their first child, the future President George W. Bush.

Tragedy strikes when they lose their daughter Robin. Prescott Bush heads for the Senate while George H.W. begins his political journey from Texas to Washington.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "The Price of Loyalty": Blinded by loyalty and ignoring other advice, George H.W. Bush is betrayed by Richard Nixon.
 

Landbouweekliks 12

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Magazine, Lifestyle, Advertiser-Funded, Afrikaans

Landbouweekliks 12

Elma Postma and HemelBesem visit exceptional farmers across South Africa and keep you informed of the latest developments in the agricultural industry.

Landbouweekliks sheds light not only on the technical aspects of agriculture but also on the farmers' vision and life journey.

Experts also share advice and information weekly and Landbouweekblad's editor and a few journalists also make an appearance.

This show is a partnership between VIA and Landbouweekblad, the agriculture magazine.
 

Food Factory 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Food

Food Factory 2

Behind every big-name bag of chips, can of beer or candy bar lies a mega-industrial production line that brings each product to the masses.

In this series, take a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce America's favourite foods.

From fresh ingredients to finished products, Food Factory reveals in awe-inspiring detail just how mass-produced favourites are really made.

Put on a hard hat and get ready to meet the food.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Salty and Sweet": Discover how gooey glazed donuts get blasted by an icing waterfall, while ice cream bars are given a chocolate bath.

Also find out why health-conscious Korean astronauts take pickled kimchi into outer space; and the lengths that salt miners will go to to put "white gold" on people's plates.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Food Fortunes": Discover how spicy salsa gets its peppery kick; and see a tangy ancient cheese once made by monks gets a modern makeover.

Crunchy fortune cookies come sweet, tasty and packed full of good advice; and a popular summertime snack gets stuffed with ice creamy coolness.
 

Geordie OGs 3

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

Geordie OGs 3

It's been eight years since Geordie Shore exploded on to our screens introducing us to Gaz, Holly, Marnie and Aaron.

Now we step into their lives as they face bigger challenges - as grown ups.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?": Aaron welcomes his son into the world, but there's some bad news for his relationship.

Meanwhile, Holly takes a trip to secure a wedding venue and Marnie sees her mum for the first time since lockdown.

 

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