New on TV today: Saturday 5 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Dec 2020
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Ready to Quit

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Ready to Quit

A 13-part series that profiles people suffering from the consequences of nyaope addiction.

Throughout the series we will follow 16 addicts as they grapple with nyaope addiction, unhealthy relationships with their families and their journey to recovery.

The series is hosted by recovered drug addict and ex-offender Thabang Sefotho, who will follow the addicts to gain a better understanding of the drug.

He will also introduce experts at a rehabilitation centre where there is a four-week recovery plan for all the subjects.

He will use his own experience and passion to inspire the characters to make positive decisions that will change their lives and those of their families.

The Cars that Made the World

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Motoring, Documentary Series

The Cars that Made the World

The story of a group of rival engineers who created a revolution in transportation and forever changed the world in the process.

Driven by innovation and rivalry, their genius created the most transformative invention of the 20th century, spawning new industries and bringing about a freedom never imagined before the birth of the car.

Exploring over a century of innovation and covering Honda, Toyota, Mercedes, Ford, Porsche, Rolls Royce and more, these are the dramatic stories behind the biggest names in the auto industry.

You know their names, but you don't know their stories.

In the series premiere, "Fueling Invention": Frustrated by the limitations of personal transportation, rival engineers Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler set out to liberate humanity from their dependence on the horse by harnessing the power of the internal combustion engine.

Winter's Hidden Wonders

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

Winter's Hidden Wonders

Winter pushes wildlife to the extreme.

For some, it is a chance to thrive; for others, the only way to escape the icy hold of winter is to shut down every physical system.

When spring finally comes, it is a time for celebration for those who managed to survive the most brutal of seasons.

Europe's Ice World

Winter in Europe sees temperatures plummet to minus 40 degrees, wildlife are pushed to the extreme. Animals here have little choice but to adapt or die.

America's Frozen Frontier

The harsh elements of the Americas' winter push animals to their limits. Only the toughest and most resourceful survive.

Asia's Frozen Wilderness

Winter's savage conditions are the ultimate test for Asia's wildlife. Only the most resilient and resourceful animals survive until spring.

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown 2

The best gingerbread artists in the USA must create the most incredible and edible gingerbread masterpieces.

On this four-part stunt, host Paige Davis tests the skills of three gingerbread artists in each holiday-themed challenge.

Judges Mary Berg, Maneet Chauhan and Adam Young determine the winner of each episode that advances to the grand finale where they will square off in the ultimate showdown.

But it's not all gumdrops and candy canes as the clock is ticking on dreams of the $25,000 prize.

Only one will be crowned Best Gingerbread Artist and will be featured in Food Network Magazine.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Worst Christmas Ever": Paige Davis challenges the three bakers to use their sense of humour and make their best gingerbread creations while envisioning the worst Christmas ever.

To make the competition even tougher, they also have to make tasty holiday treats in only two hours.

Judges Mary Berg, Maneet Chauhan and Adam Young sample the competitors' edible coffee treats, gingersnap ornaments and a super spicy chocolate cupcake before choosing a winner.

Broad City 5

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy

Broad City 5

Broad City is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their twenties in New York City.

Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don't shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them – they dive right into the muck.

No matter how bad it gets, these broads are always down to tackle whatever hits them.

The stakes couldn't be higher in Broad City's final season as Abbi and Ilana embark on one last round of adventures and try to figure out what to do with their lives next.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Stories": To celebrate Abbi's 30th birthday, Abbi and Ilana travel from the top of Manhattan to the bottom, running into old and new friends along the way.



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