New on TV today: Monday 3 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 May 2021
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Design Twins

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

Design Twins

Sisters Heidi and Heather team up on a new interior design business, Joyful Living.

Their aim is to transform people's homes with creative ideas, inventive solutions and beautiful design meant for families to actually live in.

And they should know, given that in order to get their business off the ground, they and their husbands have moved both their families into Heather's home.

With seven kids under the age of six under one roof, it's all hands on deck as the sisters and their husbands take the "it takes a village" concept to a whole new level by juggling life at home, working closely to nurture their growing business and delivering jaw-dropping designs that prove that functional family space can also be beautiful.

Freediving Diaries

Channel: People's Weather (DStv 180 / Openview 115)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife

Freediving Diaries

Ever wanted to learn and explore more of the ocean?

Freediving Diaries follows free-dive champion and the closest thing we'll ever see to a mermaid Beth and cameraman Miles as they explore the wonderful mysteries below the depths.

Dive in with four-time South African freedive champion and real life mermaid, Beth with Aquaman Miles, and join their epic ocean adventures.

Join the daring duo as they head to the best dive sites in Mozambique and the Maldives and experience these coasts with just one breath from the surface.

Solar Opposites

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Science

Solar Opposites

Revolves around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America.

They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome.

Korvo and Yumyulack only see the pollution, crass consumerism and human frailty while Terry and Jesse love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff.

Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.

The Stand

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Miniseries

The Stand

The Stand is Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil.

The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors.

Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man.

In the series premiere, "The End": When the "Captain Trips" flu epidemic wipes out more than 99% of the population, the remaining few immune to the disease set out in search of other survivors.

Along the way they experience visions of the nurturing Mother Abagail and the menacing figure of The Dark Man.

Into Alaska

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife, Nature

Into Alaska

National wildlife refuges are areas set aside to conserve the USA's last wild areas and the majestic wildlife that inhabits them.

For the men and women of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), it's a never-ending challenge to protect the beautiful lands, natural resources and amazing creatures across the country.

Get an intimate glimpse into two of Alaska's national wildlife refuges and the brave service members who take on the enormous task of keeping the balance between man and these spectacular natural resources.

Get ready for this cinematically stunning series that spotlights the wonder and beauty of these regions like you've never seen before, and lets you walk in the shoes of the people who go to great lengths to keep Alaska in its beautiful, natural state, and most importantly - wild.

In the series premiere, "Release the Eagle": Travel to Kenai to meet USFWS Supervisory Law Enforcement Officer, Chris Johnson, who is called to catch and rescue a bald eagle injured in a territorial fight with another eagle, leaving it unable to fly and care for itself.

Chris must call upon his network of resources to get the eagle rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

Biologist Dom Watts, who is training to be a pilot in order to conduct aerial wildlife surveys for mammal population management in the Kenai Refuge, will be introduced as we sit in on his latest inflight stage-check - engine failure simulation at 5,000 feet in the air.

We will then journey to Kodiak to meet bear biologist, Bill Leacock, who studies the population and habitat use of the Kodiak bear - the largest of all the brown bears.

We'll tag along with Bill and his intern, Dustin Rose, as they head up to a refuge research outpost in the heart of bear country, where they'll be studying bears in their natural habitat.

Throughout the season the team explores the beautiful, diverse landscape; from rivers and forests, to glaciers and mountains; and interact with the unique to spectacular wildlife that can only be found in this region of the country, including black and brown bears, wolves, caribou, ptarmigan and even lynx.

We'll also see these teams work to conserve and protect animals and their habitats and work to control invasive species that are threatening the ecosystem, including Elodea, an aquatic plant species that threatens the Salmon population, and more.

Along Came Love

Channel: TLNovelas (DStv Channel 133)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Telenovela

Along Came Love

Along Came Love follows the beautiful Luciana who, after being deported, returns to the USA to reunite with the only family she has left: her mother and brother.

After arriving at the vineyard where both have worked for many years, she meets David the landowner and finds something unexpected: love.


Note: the series aired on FOX Life last year.

FOX Life soaps it up with four Lockdown novelas
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Escape to the Country 25

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Escape to the Country 25

There comes a time in life when city-dwellers seek to just get away from the buzz of urban life.

On Escape to the Country, homeowners get the chance to do just that.

On each episode, one couple or family sets out to find their perfect Escape to the Country.

First they outline their must-haves for their prospective country home and then, guided by one real estate expert, visit four different properties that hopefully fit the bill.

On their search, they also get the chance to explore the beautiful and unique surroundings and lifestyles of each location – nature reserves, captivating historical buildings, local wildlife and the best of what the countryside has to offer.

Kids Baking Championship 2

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Kids Baking Championship 2

Join hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman as they gather together the ten best child bakers in America in a test to see who's got the best baking skills.

They may be young, but these budding chefs know their way around an oven – prepare to be wowed by their ingenuity and energy.

First up, the kids are tasked with elevating classic pies to an art form.

Tune in to see whose creation takes the cake.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Pie a La Mode": For their first challenge, Valerie and Duff ask the 10 best kid bakers in the country to elevate classic pies to an art form.

But what's pie without homemade ice cream?

The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Documentary Series

The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty

From the producers of The Kennedys, this six-part series tells the incredible, dramatic and emotional tale of the British Royal Family - known as The Windsors.

Using archive and interviews with insiders and experts, the series weaves together the true story of the Windsor dynasty.

From the calamity of Wallis Simpson to the tragedy of Diana to the triumph of the recent Royal wedding, the docuseries uses never-before-seen footage and interviews with insiders to weave together the true story of a family that has survived war, divorce, and scandal to against all odds, thrive in the modern world.

The series premiere, "Succession," follows Prince Edward's decision to abdicate the throne and marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, leaving his younger brother King George to run a fragile country.


Channels in this post: The Home Channel, FOX Africa, M-Net City, Real Time


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