New on TV today: Saturday 6 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Feb 2021
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Killer Carnies

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

Killer Carnies

Don't be scared of the rickety rollercoaster or the haunted house. It's not the rides that will kill you. It's the people.

Killer Carnies reveals the crime scenes behind the bright lights where detectives must piece together the truth, encountering suspicious drifters and family members left devastated by tragedy.

How did the epitome of American fun descend into something so deadly?

In the series premiere, "The Sideshow Murders": A brutal murder sent shock waves through the carnival community, and every performer is a suspect.

But with the death of Lobster Boy, truths will be revealed, and a reign of terror will meet a shocking end.

Life at the carnival will forever change.

Famalam 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Comedy

Famalam 2

Comedy sketch show where no area of the universe is off-limits.

Famalam shines a comedic light on everything - from alien encounters in the outer reaches of the galaxy to what happens when a man is left on his own in a house for 10 minutes holding only a phone and a remote.

With a dazzling array of accents, cultural observations and colourful costumes, Famalam gives us a glimpse of the latest Nollywood blockbuster, reveals who might be responsible for internet spam and introduces us to the real rulers of the world - spoiler alert - it's not the G20...

In the Season 2 premiere we find out if All Lives Matter, catch up with the ever-thwarted Nigerian philanthropist Prince Alyusi and discover what happens when you express your real feelings about Beyoncé.

We learn some Black Oscar History with garage MC Scribbler P, see what happens when Nollywood does Love Island and watch our favourite competitive Aunties battle it out at a wedding...

Adam Devine's House Party

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

Adam Devine's House Party

Join Workaholics co-star Adam Devine and some of his funniest friends and fellow comedians on Adam Devine's House Party.

During the eight-episode first season, find out what happens behind the scenes when Devine is given a massive party budget and free reign of an LA mansion.

Naturally, things get a little crazy as some of Devine's favourite up-and-coming comedians stop by to enjoy the party and perform stand-up sets on the incredible backyard stage.

In the series premiere, "Ex-Girlfriend: Featuring Ahmed Bharoocha, Andrew Santino, and Barry Rothbart, Adam makes a fool of himself as he tries to impress his former flame who shows up to the party on Andrew's arm.

Every episode mixes scripted storylines with real stand-up, and features an exciting lineup of up-and-coming talent.

These include Asif Ali, Austin Anderson, Ron Babcock, Kevin Barnett, Byron Bowers, Matt Broussard, Pete Davidson, Drennon Davis, Sean Donnelly, Ron Funches, Matt Koff, Annie Lederman, the Lucas Brothers, Brent Morin, Esther Povitsky, Josh Rabinowitz, Adam Ray, Sam Simmons, Liza Treyger, Brooks Wheelan and Hampton Yount.

Every great party needs a great soundtrack, during the season both Trash Talk and Palma Violets will stop by to play for the party guests.

Cherish the Day

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

Cherish the Day

Each season of this Oprah Winfrey-produced anthology series will document the ups and downs of a relationship between a single couple, capturing the everyday and the extraordinary, with each episode spanning 24 hours.

The narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday.

Chapter One stars Xosha Roquemore as Gently James and Alano Miller as Evan Fisher, a young couple who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

Emmy-winning actress Cicely Tyson portrays Miss Luma, who Gently lives with and cares for.

The first season will span five years and unfold over eight episodes.

Close Calls on Camera 7

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Clip Show

Close Calls on Camera 7

Series presented by Nick Knowles which brings to life the stories of ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary circumstances.

The series has access to a variety of sources such as video and phone footage shot by those involved and onlookers, dramatic real-life 999 calls, and first-hand accounts from the survivors and their friends and families.

The show relives the split-second moments when everyday events are transformed into disasters and meets the people who lived to tell the tale.

In the Season 7 premiere: Today, a driver opens his car door, sending a young motorcyclist into the path of a bus, and a mum-to-be calls 999 after suffering massive blood loss.

The Burn with Jeff Ross

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 23h20
Genre: Comedy

The Burn with Jeff Ross

America's Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross, roasts the world in this half-hour series.

Ross will skewer the week's pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets to take aim at "public enemies," such as meter maids, the paparazzi, and those who need to be taken down a notch, like Betty White.

Ross will be joined by fellow comics and celebrity pals as he verbally incinerates all the things we loathe and love.

Absolutely no one is safe.

Every episode will end with a tribute to whomever or whatever passed away that week, entitled "Too Soon?" (Most likely Betty White.)



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