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New on TV today: Tuesday 23 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 23 Feb 2021
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Labor of Love

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

Labor of Love

Labor of Love focuses on Kristy Katzmann, a 41-year-old, smart, successful and beautiful career woman who seems to have it all - that is, except the one thing she wants the most.

Like so many women in America today, she is ready to have a child and start a family, but has yet to meet the potential father of her children.

Kristy will be matched with 15 sexy, sophisticated and like-minded men, who are ready to let their paternal sides shine.

Each week, the aspiring fathers-to-be will be faced with challenges that will put their parenting and partnership skills to the test.

If they prove worthy, they will advance to the next week, and for those who don't, Kristy will let them know that she does not see herself starting a family with them.

After eight weeks of challenges, dates and awkward gestures from the men, Kristy - with the help of host Kristin Davis as a sounding board - will decide if she has found the man with whom she'd like to settle down and start a family, or if she'd rather continue on the path to motherhood on her own.
 

Pelé

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Sport

Pelé

Pelé explores the untold story of the only player to win three World Cups across an incredible 12-year period of Brazilian national football dominance.

This included a Guinness World Record for most career goals.

Pelé takes audiences on a journey from his humble origins as a young superstar in 1958 to a national hero, amidst a radical and turbulent era in Brazilian history.

As the 17 year-old Pelé spearheaded victory in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, we witness the birth of a nation – as a young country comes of age.

The beautiful game became inextricably tied in with Brazil's national identity, as they became a powerhouse in world football.

The team successfully defended its World Cup title, beating Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the 1962 final in Chile.

Two years later, in Brazil, the film shows how a military coup created political and social upheaval – leading to a dictatorship and the end of democracy.

Pelé continues to play football, but reaches a low ebb at the 1966 World Cup.

Targeted by rival players, Pelé is helpless as Brazil succumb to a humiliating early exit, after suffering losses to Hungary and Portugal.

After delighting millions by scoring his 1,000th goal, Pelé made the decision to return to the national team as they prepared for the 1970 World Cup.

One of the greatest football tournaments of all time, Brazil emerged victorious and Pelé the hero, scoring in the final and leading his team to a 4-1 win over Italy.

A nation divided was able, once again, to celebrate.

Featuring unique archive footage, Pelé also incorporates interviews with those closest to the man himself.

Teammates like Jairzinho, Dorval and Pepe; relatives including his sister and uncle; and friends like musician Gilberto Gil and journalist Juca Kfouri.

Most importantly, it features a candid interview with Pelé himself – as he reflects on his life, his country and the sport that made him a star.
 

Megaquake 10.0

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

Megaquake 10.0

An earthquake of 8.0 happens about once a year, like the one that hit Haiti in 2010.

A 9.0 quake happens once every 20 years, like the one that struck Indonesia in 2004.

An earthquake of 10.0 has never been recorded in history and in this special scientists offer insight into how and where a 10.0 megaquake could strike.

This special explores one of the most deadly and perplexing mysteries that surrounds planet Earth: huge megaquakes.

The largest quake ever recorded was a 9.5 earthquake off of Chile in 1960, but new research shows how even larger quakes close to 10.0 just might be possible.

Through interviews with top earthquake experts and cutting edge scientific experiments, the special reveals that over three-billion people on Earth are in immediate danger from the next big one and how a real 10.0 might actually happen on US soil - in places you might not expect.
 

Passport to Love

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Passport to Love

Inspired by real world events and an increasingly globalised dating scene, Passport to Love embraces the spirit of American women who yearn for more than the boy next door.

With thousands already seeking out men in locations as far afield as Japan, Poland and Argentina, the casting leans on a growing and genuine phenomenon.

Many women believe American men have forgotten the art of romance. They yearn for 'real men' with strong values, willing to cherish them.

Through the arc of each woman's journey we'll watch her preconceptions and airport nerves, witness the realities of dating in Peru, Cambodia or India, and see her find 'the one'.

Finally, when the girl brings her man home, we build to the ultimate payoff - the marriage proposal that enables their newfound relationship to overcome the physical distance between them.
 

Food Factory 3

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Food

Food Factory 3

Behind every big-name bag of chips, can of beer or candy bar lies a mega-industrial production line that brings each product to the masses.

In this series, take a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce America's favourite foods.

From fresh ingredients to finished products, Food Factory reveals in awe-inspiring detail just how mass-produced favourites are really made.

Put on a hard hat and get ready to meet the food.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Smell the Coffee": The tumbling room of a jawbreaker factory sounds like a jet engine; at Tim Horton's mammoth roasting facility, super-sized grinders tackle thousands of pounds of beans every hour; 30,000 savory empanadas are made from a single batch; and, the history of cocktail sauce is as zesty as its flavour.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "From Candy to a Baby": Learn the age-old technique that packs the pistachio punch into every bite of baklava and watch as high-tech machines create 150 pounds of candy buttons per hour.

A single batch of organic baby food fills 28,000 gourmet pouches; and, while feta cheese starts with a truckload of fresh sheep’s milk, its origins date back to ancient Greece.
 

Brian Regan: on the Rocks

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Brian Regan: on the Rocks

Brian Regan tackles the big issues weighing on him including aging, time, obsessive behaviour, backpacks on airplanes, ungrateful horses and raisins.

 

Actors in this post: Kristin Davis



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