New on TV today: Monday 29 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Mar 2021
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Island of Bryan

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 12h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement, DIY

Island of Bryan

Can two parents with four school-age kids drop out of their busy lives and move to a tropical paradise for eight months to rebuild and restore a run-down beachfront resort?

On Island of Bryan, master contractor Bryan Baeumler and his wife and designer Sarah are doing just that.

It's a huge personal and financial gamble and it's going to be the ride of their lives...

After 10+ years of building a construction empire back home, Bryan and Sarah are about to escape the daily grind and embark on an unforgettable family adventure.

While on a recent vacation, they came across a vacant resort on a remote island in the Bahamas.

After falling in love with the area and the locals, Bryan and Sarah decided to buy the resort and bring it back to its full potential, with the end goal of running it as a business.

Bryan, a licensed contractor, and Sarah, with her keen sense of design aesthetics, transform the abandoned 10-acre property into a world-class island oasis complete with 18 luxurious hotel rooms, 22 ocean front villas and a host of breezy resort amenities.

We follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumlers, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet.

Schitt's Creek

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy

Schitt's Creek

The series centres on filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, after they suddenly find themselves broke.

They are forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a depressing small town they once bought as a joke.

This is a familiar tale but with fresh characters and a quirky spin - rags to riches in reverse.

The Rose family loses their entire fortune when they are informed they have been the victim of a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme.

They are left with just one asset - Schitt's Creek - a town that was purchased, in jest, by Johnny as a gift for his son.

The Roses have no choice but to live there in a motel and start again.

As extreme fish out of water, they are forced to confront life without the luxurious amenities they once knew.

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Awards

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Awards honours the accomplishments of people of colour in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also recognises individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavours.

With the rise in usage of streaming services this year, Netflix leads the nominations across the motion picture and television categories with 48 total nominations, followed by HBO who received a total of 25 nominations.

Beyoncé received the most nominations of any artist in the music recording categories with six and RCA Records leads with the most nominations across record labels with 12 nominations.

For the literary categories HarperCollins Publishers lead with nine nominations.

NAACP additionally announced the nominees for the Special Awards categories which include Entertainer of the Year and Social Justice Impact.

Nominees for the Entertainer of the Year award include D-Nice, Regina King, Trevor Noah, Tyler Perry and Viola Davis.

Masdar: Exploring Our Future

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

Masdar: Exploring Our Future

Built in the heart of the Middle East desert, Masdar will be the world's first zero-carbon city, exclusively fueled by renewable energies.

50,000 inhabitants will have access to water and sustainable energies while producing no waste.

The city's construction process must also be green and limit greenhouse gas emissions.

The project was designed by Abu Dhabi, one of the world's most polluting countries, which has built its fortune on black gold.

Masdar is a massive international project but is above all an experiment confronting a utopia to technical and human realities.

This will be a crucial step towards the future, when we will all have to learn to live without oil.

Scotland's Home of the Year

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality

Scotland's Home of the Year

Three property experts travel far and wide, exploring and judging homes in a bid to find Scotland's Home of The Year.

Follow architect and university teacher Michael Angus, interior designer Anna Campbell-Jones and lifestyle blogger Kate Spiers.

In each episode, three stunning homes are put under the spotlight.

We see what makes them extraordinary and get the chance to pick up a tip or two about self-building and styling.

Each of the homes is scored out of the 10, and the one with the highest score goes through to the finale, where Scotland's Home of the Year will be crowned.

Sjefhuis 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality, Food, Afrikaans

Sjefhuis 2

We're back in the kitchen for Season 2 of Sjefhuis, with top chef Bertus Basson at the ready to spot young talent and snap them up for an internship in his own kitchen.

Eight new trainee chefs are once again cooking up a storm under his watchful, critical eye, while presenter Crystal-Donna Roberts offers a sympathetic ear when needed.

Whose food's going to burn, and who's going to soar?

And what happens when the eight of them go home, because like last time, they'll all be living together under one roof.

The knives are out in the kitchen and in the house...

Cheetah Family & Me

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Cheetah Family & Me

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan gets closer than ever to a family of wild cheetahs in South Africa.

Tracking them on foot he'll discover their world from their perspective as he tries to understand the threats adults and cubs face in today's Africa.

By following cheetahs in the spectacular Kalahari wilderness Gordon sees first-hand how brave cheetah mother Savannah tries to keep her cubs alive among deadly leopards, lions, hyenas and the unpredictable elements.

By gaining her trust, Gordon captures a uniquely intimate portrait of cheetah family life.

Nearby two male cheetahs have formed a remarkable hunting partnership - could either of these 'bruisers' be the father of Savannah's cubs?

Nearby in the great Karu wilderness, Chili - a more experienced mother - must take her five newborn cubs on an epic migration to the feeding grounds. Will they all make it?

This is an emotional journey in the footsteps of wild cheetahs revealing the epic challenges they face and what we might have to do to help them.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on earth. But can we help them outrun the threats they face?

Cash in the Spare Room

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 08h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Cash in the Spare Room

Renovation series in which designer Sarah Moore and small spaces expert Max McMurdo aim to help people turn their unused and forgotten spaces at home into lucrative holiday lets.

From garages to spare rooms, lofts to annexes, caravans to outbuildings, this series follows the highs and lows of people trying to turn their unused spaces at home into money spinners, often on small budgets and with little experience.

Armed with innovative design ideas, clever storage solutions, and ingenious ways to make the most of any space, Sarah and Max help transform homes and show that you don't need a fortune to make a profit.



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