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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Dec 2020
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The South African Hip Hop Awards 2020

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Awards, Music

The South African Hip Hop Awards 2020

The 9th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards return with a new theme: "The New World Order".

The show will boast a number of appearances, live performances and tributes by today's leading musicians within the hip hop culture.

The biggest night in South African hip hop will bring a new twist this year - due to the COVID-19 pandemic the show will be virtual.

The South African Hip Hop Awards  is the year's biggest celebration of hip hop on the African continent and this year is no different as it will showcase those who stood above the rest with their artistic innovation and further defined their careers, through what has been the toughest year for artists all across the globe.

This year's nominees were selected from more than 2,000 submissions across 24 categories, and reflects on the artists that defined the year from 15 September 2019 - 15 September 2020.

There are seven categories that are eligible for public votes: Song of the Year, Best Collabo, Best Video, Best Male, Best Female, Best Radio Show and Best Remix.

Operation Ouch! 8

Channel: Da Vinci (DStv 318)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Science, Kids, Factual

Operation Ouch! 8

Doctors and identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken experiment and explore their way through the fascinating world of medicine and biology.

With fun facts and humour, the energetic brothers look at how the body works, and demystify hospitals for younger viewers.

They show how the body works in normal and extreme situations - from Oh! to Eeeuw!.

Buddy vs. Christmas

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Comeptition, Food

Buddy vs. Christmas

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro competes with unique, non-baking artists to create amazing holiday-themed art in just 24 hours.

Buddy's competition includes a Tony and Emmy award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, two Lego artist brothers and an animatronics expert who specialises in Christmas design.

Cartoonist and comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quinn serve as judges to determine which artist conquers Christmas with their design.

In the series premiere, "Christmas Extravaganza": Buddy and his team build a life-size gingerbread house to compete against a life-size snow globe designed by Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, his partner, Viveca Gardiner, and their team.

This interactive Christmas challenge will be judged by Jason and Courtney.

Restaurant: Impossible 16

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Food, Reality

Restaurant: Impossible 16

Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible.

But Chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He'll use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse.

Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant, and pave the road to a successful future?

Find out as Robert Irvine takes on Restaurant: Impossible.

In the Season 16 premiere, "Cleaning Up in Mississippi": Chef Irvine has his work cut out for him when he arrives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Rossini's Cucina Italiana is absolutely filthy, and even worse, owners Lori and Toni seem to have given up.

Robert has to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty in order to clean up this small-town restaurant.

Bolero: A Global Hit

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

Bolero: A Global Hit

A Bolero is played every 15 minutes in the world.

This film tries to answer how this famous melody inspired and influenced the world pop-culture.

It explores the complexity and the richness of a piece so simple in appearance: the emotions it triggers, vertigo it creates, the words it inspires.

And who's better to talk about it than the artists from the 20th and 21th century who interpreted, remixed and sublimated it?

These include Lalo Schiffrin, Rufus Wainwright, Angélique Kidjo, Claude Lelouch and Marie-Agnès Gillot.



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