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New on TV today: Saturday 26 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Dec 2020
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Songland 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

Songland 2

Songland returns for a second season featuring a star-studded line-up of top recording artists.

The format gives up-and-coming songwriters the chance to pitch their original song ideas to some of music's biggest stars and a panel of the industry's leading producers.

In each episode, one talented songwriter wins the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their song recorded by a best-selling artist and released to audiences worldwide.

Guest recording artists this season include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher.

Each week one guest recording artist comes to "Songland" to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material.

Four songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of the guest artist and three of the most successful and sought-after producers in music - Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic), Ester Dean (producer of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj) and Shane McAnally (producer of Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson and Sam Hunt).

Each song's lyrics, arrangements, beats, melody and story will be considered by the panel as the producers and guest artist engage in a lively discussion about ways to creatively adapt them to better fit the style and sensibility of the recording artist of the week.

After the performances, the mega recording artist will choose three songwriters to move forward to the studio and pair them each with the producer best suited to perfect their song.

In the studio, the songs will take shape in unexpected ways as the songwriter and producer duos work together to win over the recording artist.

In the end, a winner will be chosen and their song will be recorded and released for a global audience.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Lady Antebellum": Undiscovered songwriters are put centre stage as they pitch their original material to five-time Grammy Award-winning country-pop trio, Lady Antebellum.
 

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Glamour is not a question, money is not an issue and drama is the name of the game as the Real Housewives of Johannesburg return for a second season.

Season 2 promises more over-the-top splendour and entertainment with more sparkle, lavish parties, expensive shoes and bigger handbags.

The only two housewives returning this season are Christall and Brinnette, joined by five new ones.

For a full rundown of all seven - with pics - visit the TVSA Show Page for Season 2:

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2
 

Jane the Virgin

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Jane the Virgin

A loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen created by Perla Farías, about a devout young woman who finds her life turned upside down when she is artificially inseminated by accident.

When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her of two things: telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment, and women must protect their virginity at all costs.

Now age 23, Jane is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel.

Jane has managed to find a wonderful fiancé: a handsome, hard-working detective named Michael, who loves her enough to accept her detailed timeline for their future together and even her insistence on "saving herself" until they're married.

All of Jane's meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room.

To make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

Jane's life has suddenly become as dramatic and complicated as the telenovelas she has always loved.

TVSA Show Page: Jane the Virgin
 

Two and a Half Men 4

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Two and a Half Men 4

Comedy about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, mothers, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and most importantly, love.

More specifically, it's about the life of two brothers, a son/nephew and the many women who surround them all.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Working for Caligula": Now that newlywed Alan has moved out, Charlie returns to his bachelor lifestyle.

In the wake of his second divorce, Alan melts down, but Charlie, family and friends are no help.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Who's Vod Kanockers?": Charlie finally tells Alan the truth about why he broke up with Mia, and a famous neighbour causes problems.

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler makes a cameo appearance as Charlie's next-door neighbour.

Alan feels guilty when he learns that Charlie and Mia didn't tie the knot because she had wanted him and Jake to move out.

Meanwhile, Charlie and his rock star neighbour don't get along.

TVSA Show Page: Two and a Half Men 4

 

Actors in this post: Usher, Steven Tyler

Channels in this post: SABC3, Vuzu, eExtra, SABC2



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