New on TV today: Monday 14 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Dec 2020
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Survivor 35: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition

Survivor 35: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

This edition, themed "Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers," will feature 18 castaways, divided into three groups of six based on how they are perceived by others.

Heroes are used to being heralded for their achievements, healers receive gratitude for their work and hustlers must earn respect from others.

These castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other in an attempt to become the Sole Survivor.

This season's castaways include an Olympian, an NFL player, a bellhop, a diversity advocate and a urologist.

In the season premiere, "I'm Not Crazy, I'm Confident": The castaways battle to prove which group has what it takes to win – Heroes, Healers or Hustlers.

Also, one tribe will earn an advantage when the game is immediately "ignited" by the season's first challenge, and there is a super idol that comes with a new twist.

Groen: Natuur

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Groen: Natuur

The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is seen as one of the best in the world and this three-episode series takes a closer look at this remarkable aquarium.

In the first episode we find out what it requires to maintain their spectacular exhibits.

In the second episode, we see what is done to keep animals healthy and also how a valuable group of spider crabs from Japan are introduced to the aquarium.

In Episode 3, Vince shows us how he keeps the seals safe in the harbour.

Krish tells us more about the strange world of jelly fish, and Michelle and Maryke introduce viewers to the enchanting world of seahorses.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan

Channel: Nickelodeon (DStv 305)
TX Time: 16h25
Genre: Comedy, Kids

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan

Follows a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, Young Dylan, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced.

Dylan's grandmother Viola realises that raising her grandson is too much to take on, so she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles, his wife Yasmine and their two kids Rebecca and Charlie.

Suddenly, the Wilson family household needs to adapt as lifestyles clash between rising hip-hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins.

From Dylan giving Rebecca and Charlie lessons in "swag" and street smarts, to learning that even rappers have rules in the Wilson house.

The series follows the hilarious hijinks this family faces as they try to get on the same beat.

Ek wou nog sê 4

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

Ek wou nog sĂȘ 4

A talk show in which leading Afrikaans writers and wordsmiths wax lyrical about the power of poetry and the written word.

Daniel Hugo is the presenter.

Tiny Pretty Things

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Tiny Pretty Things

When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.

Based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin.

As Chicago's only elite dance school, the Archer School of Ballet serves as the company school for the city's renowned professional company: City Works Ballet.

The Archer School is an oasis for an array of dancers: rich and poor, from north and south, and a range of backgrounds.

Yet they all share a rare talent and passion for dance, a loyal sense of community... and when it comes to their dreams, no Plan B.

Murphy Brown (2018)

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Murphy Brown (2018)

Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the comedy about the broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, "fake news" and a vastly different political climate.

Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to return to the airwaves with her biting take on current events on the CNC cable network's morning news program, "Murphy in the Morning," for which she recruits her "FYI" team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and her former wunderkind news producer Miles Silverberg.

Joining them is social media director Pat Patel, who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the team into the 21st century.

Murphy's millennial son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit and is following in her journalistic footsteps with his own new show as the liberal voice on the competing, conservative-leaning Wolf Network.

The team still lets off steam at Phil's Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis.

Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.

Dead Silent 4

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Dead Silent 4

A snap of a twig. A rustling leaf. In the woods, myth, urban legend and horror collide with real-life killers.

Transporting viewers into a vortex of dark mystery and psychological terror, each episode of Dead Silent tells the true story of a crime set in a desolate location.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Quiet the Dogs": Connie Hilton and husband George Newman leave Dallas and move to a peaceful enclave in rural East Texas, where life is seemingly perfect.

Until one early September morning, when a crime abruptly shatters their easy-living, country utopia forever.

Dr. Nou Festive Season Special

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Dr. Nou Festive Season Special

Dr. Nou gives back this festive season by treating one viewer to a life-changing makeover transformation that will help them step into the Christmas season with a new-found confidence.

Watch how Dr Jurgens Grové and Dr Riekie Smit give a lucky winner a life-changing Christmas gift.


Actors in this post: Candice Bergen


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