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New on TV today: Tuesday 9 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Mar 2021
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Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City

Glenn Stearns from the first season of Undercover Billionaire, returns to Erie, Pennsylvania, where he built his business, Underdog BBQ, in just 90 days.

Now he has a new mission: rescuing small businesses on the brink of going bust.

When the economy hit the skids earlier the year, Glenn was contacted by other Erie businessmen and women who were struggling to keep their own dream alive.

Each episode will follow Glenn as he works to turn around one of these small businesses.

After assessing their operation and identifying areas to change, he'll work with them to transform it in just 27 days.

Why 27 days? The average small business in America has just 27 days in cash reserves. Glenn believes that if a business can't turn it around in that amount of time, they'll never be able to.

Each episode will give all business owners key lessons on how to stay afloat and grow.

Glenn will identify the many pitfalls new businesses face and lay out a plan to reach their money-making goals.

From diners and boxing gyms to coffee shops and rust belt manufacturing, Glenn will share all that he's learned and might have a few surprise tricks up his sleeves as well.

In the series premiere, "Big Pivot, Big Profit": Glenn reveals what it takes to save a struggling business when he's called on to rescue Tipsy Bean, an Erie coffee shop with huge potential but suffering from a fatal flaw.
 

The Equalizer

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Action, Drama

The Equalizer

A reimagining of the classic series, starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall - an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel, a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime.

Robyn McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter.

But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer - an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who's also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.

Robyn's clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother.

Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody "Mel" Bayani, an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn's past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker.

As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante, who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer.
 

The Insider SA 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Lifestyle

The Insider SA 2

This lifestyle show takes you on a journey, sharing the stories of individuals and businesses that inspire us all to make better choices and create meaningful experiences.

The show aims to challenge the way we consume as well as to encourage and stimulate local talent.

Viewers are challenged with questions such as "Why buy international name-brands when you can get the same quality from a local supplier?"

Whether it be food, art, design, technology, fashion, artisans and entrepreneurs – The Insider SA features stories with a strong focus on sustainability, innovation, collaboration and community.

The show brings together experts and innovators from around the country who share the inside edge on how to experience the best that life has to offer in a way that's sustainable, ethical and accessible, all in one curated space - expressing an appreciation of ubuntu and a celebration of real talent.

Each episode will focus on a different theme, and the brand's online platform will be the digital guide to explore the experiences from the show and equip viewers with the tools to live better.

Taking the offering to the next level, each week the show will unlock three deals where viewers will receive promotional offers on various items featured in the show or stand a chance to win prizes.
 

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Reality

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart

NOTE: we highlighted this show on Vuzu in January, but only one episode aired before the show was replaced. Now the channel is airing the whole season from the start.


The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart unites two of the most emotionally powerful forces in human life: music and love, as 20 single men and women embark on a journey to find love through music.

Singing well-known songs, both individually and as couples, they will look to form attractions through the melodies, find and reveal their feelings, and ultimately fall in love.

The eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will meet and explore their relationships while living together and going on Bachelor-style dates that focus on music.

Once the couples commit to each other, it will be time to take their relationship to the next level.

The harmony of the couples will be tested through musical challenges, including live performances judged by some of the biggest names in the music business.

Ultimately, the couples whose performances reveal their love and devotion to one another will continue to be given a chance to further their relationships until only one couple is left standing.

In the series premiere, "Week 1": The next chapter in Bachelor franchise history begins with the arrival of 20 hot, single musicians - 12 men and eight women - from across the USA looking for love and musical chemistry.

Who will find their musical soul mate and a lasting partnership? And who will leave as a solo act?

The renowned musical and celebrity judges featured on this previously recorded special event include Jason Mraz, Kesha, Toni Braxton, Andy Grammer, Pat Monahan, Ashlee Simpson-Ross, Evan Ross, Rita Wilson, Jewel and Taye Diggs.

Bachelor Nation favourites JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo, Arie and Lauren Luyendyk Jr., and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick will also make appearances throughout the six episodes as the couples take a chance on love in search of their perfect duet.

The talented cast members arrive and chemistry is quickly established.

Relationships are already getting messy as two handsome musicians, Brandon and Sheridan, attempt to serenade the same woman.

Meanwhile, Rudi sends mixed messages in the hot tub when she dodges a kiss from a passionate bachelor; and Jamie, a hopeless romantic, finds herself kissing two of the suave bachelors - Ryan and Trevor - before the night is over.

Who will she choose to compose her love story with?

The first date card arrives and drama strikes a chord early as Ryan gets caught up in a love triangle.

He will try to win the heart of Jamie, his ambivalent, but beautiful love interest, as the couple heads off to record a duet version of John Mayer's "Gravity" with the legendary singer's producer, John Alag, at world-famous Capitol Records.

Will the couple fall in love over a shared microphone or does the young woman's heart belong to Trevor back at the ranch?

Matt, another charming musician, is the recipient of the second date card. Will he ask Rudi, the woman he connected with on the first night?

She seems confident he will, but instead, he chooses another lucky lady and the couple enjoys a private concert by the famous band The Plain White Tees.

Will his new love interest be singing his praises or are these two lacking romantic chemistry?

The season's first cocktail party finds the women handing out the roses in this musical "Bachelor in Paradise."

With tensions running high, the men pull out all the stops to avoid going home.

Julia, one highly sought-after beauty, is serenaded by two bachelors. Where will her heart lead her? Will she send the potential love of her life home?

Rudi and Matt clash, and Jamie finds it difficult to decide between her two ardent suitors.

At the end of the night, eight couples are united and four unlucky bachelors are sent home.

These duos are excited to turn up the volume.

But with new cast members arriving, will these couples take their relationships to the next level?

 

Channels in this post: Discovery Channel, SABC3, Vuzu, 1Magic



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