New on TV today: Sunday 9 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 May 2021
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Family Feud South Africa 2

TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Game Show, Comedy, Advertiser-Funded

Family Feud South Africa 2

South African version of the American game show hosted by Steve Harvey, who also hosts the local version.

Against the backdrop of a game show, Family Feud is really a family comedy with funnyman Steve Harvey embarking on a journey to learn about South Africa and its people, while two families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions related to the country.

The family that gains the most points walks away with the prize money.

The game show in which two families compete to name the most popular responses to win cash and prizes has been running since 1976, generating multiple adaptions in over 50 international markets.

Family Feud South Africa was the first international version of the popular show hosted by Steve Harvey and Season 2 is promising greater things.

The questions in the game show are from answers received from a survey of 100 South Africans.

The family scoring the most points walks off with the money and goes through to play Fast Money.

The family that comes second gets R10,000 worth of KFC vouchers.

Murder in Amish Country

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Murder in Amish Country

Murders of any kind are thankfully rare events within the peaceful and reserved Amish and Anabaptist communities that are scattered across the United States.

When they do occasionally occur, investigating detectives soon find out that solving them is unlike working any other kind of case.

As one cop put it: "It was easier getting information from the Mob than from the Amish".

Murder in Amish Country tells the true stories of homicide investigations in this unfamiliar world, where witnesses are notoriously distrustful of outsiders - even the police - and where justice is often dealt with internally.

Often career cases for detectives, these investigations are both extraordinary and challenging: A wife is inexplicably killed in a frenzied knife attack, a husband is slowly poisoned to death, a missing woman's body is finally discovered in a basement, an unidentified child's body is found beside a isolated rural road and a murdered Mennonite man turns out to have unexpected connections to a dangerous international drug smuggling operation.

Finding the killers and bringing them to justice will push detectives to the limit in every episode.

Combining unparalleled access to those in or close to the Amish community, interviews with the friends and family of the victims as well as with law enforcement officers and re-enactments, the series takes you into a hidden world as detectives strive to break through the walls of silence and distrust by uncovering secrets, concealed deep rooted relationships and the rivalries and passions that lie beneath the surface in each community.

For police and viewers alike, each episode of Murder in Amish Country is an immersive journey to bring a killer to justice and shines a light on a hidden side of the human experience.

Call Your Mother

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

Call Your Mother

An ode to moms and the way they have shaped the work of some of comedy's biggest stars.

Comedians' mothers take centre stage in this documentary directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

Call Your Mother features interviews with Louie Anderson, Awkwafina, Jimmy Carr, Bridget Everett, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan, Judy Gold, Jen Kirkman, Jo Koy, Bobby Lee, The Lucas Brothers, Norm Macdonald, Jim Norton, Tig Notaro, Yvonne Orji, Kristen Schaal, David Spade and Roy Wood Jr.

Lost Cities: The Flood

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History, Religion

Lost Cities: The Flood

Albert Lin is in search of the origins of the Great Flood.

A story that is not just an echo from our ancient past but shared by cultures across the world.

It's an epic quest that takes Albert from the icy depths of the Black Sea and the remains of a lost prehistoric civilization to the heights of the Peruvian Andes and a sacrifice site like no other.

VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Music, Special

VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World

NOTE: the special also airs on S3, at 21h30

The pandemic has shaken health care systems around the world over the past year, exposing the dangers of vaccine nationalism and how structural inequalities prevent people from receiving equal access to care.

But a global recovery is underway, with more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 every day and wealthy countries pledging to donate vaccines to low-income nations.

As part of the efforts to help end the pandemic for everyone, everywhere, Global Citizen hosts this global broadcast and streaming special that aims to ensure equitable vaccine distribution around the world, tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and celebrate a hopeful future as families and communities reunite after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist, actress and producer Selena Gomez, with musical headliners Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R.

They will be joined by Nomzamo Mbatha, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn.

The special was taped before an audience of vaccinated frontline healthcare and essential workers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Loudermilk 3

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

Loudermilk 3

The series revolves around Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counsellor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything.

He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life.

Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Stuck in the Middle with You", Loudermilk becomes a dad. Sort of.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "There Goes My Baby": Ben shows off some unusual talents.

Chasing Classic Cars 12

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Motoring

Chasing Classic Cars 12

Wayne Carini, a Connecticut-based Ferrari expert and master restorer, scours the American countryside in search of classic automobiles that have been hidden away in barns and shacks for decades.

From their unearthing to the auction block, this series offers an insider's look at the elite club of car restorers and collectors as Wayne even goes literally underground to uncover rare finds.

After negotiating a price, he then meticulously restores the vehicles to their original specs before seeing what his hard work garners at auctions.

Coming up this season, Wayne restores an ultra-rare 1954 Bristol Coupe and he tries to revive a neglected Griffith 200.

The quest to find the world's most rare and exotic vehicles never stops for Wayne, as he proves there are still plenty of timeless cars waiting to be rediscovered, and each one has a fascinating story to tell.

In the Season 12 premiere, "A Griffith Resurrection": Wayne finds a rare mid-sixties Griffith 200 in a parking garage.

It's been hiding in plain sight for over 20 years and he wants to revive it in time to show it at an exclusive East Coast Cars and Coffee.

Forensics 2

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama, Science, Technology

Forensics 2

If you are a fan of real crime 'whodunits' and CSI forensic science, this show will have you clinging to the edge of your seat.

But be warned – sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction.

In this series, forensic scientists and police are the 'heroes', science is the 'secret weapon' and the presenter the 'guide' as we unravel the evidence, put science to work and discover the truth behind real crime case files.

Each episode focuses on a real single crime case that has occurred in the last decade that was solved by the combination of clever crime investigation and forensic science.

The cases are pulled straight from the files of New Zealand forensic experts, police and scene-of-crime officers.

The cases cover all facets of forensic science including blood spatter, DNA, tool marking, digital forensics, toxicology, entomology and the latest in cutting-edge scientific technology.

These spine-chilling tales are told in a mixture of stylistic recreations, real forensic and police evidence, interviews and archives.

Although each episode follows the story of a homicide, the focus is not on the 'gruesome and gore' but on the complexity of crime and cunning of crime-solvers.

You are taken through the events as they unfolded for the police and the forensics team, finding clues directly from the crime scene and as the data is assessed, the intricate puzzle of what, when, where, how and who will begin to unfold.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Operation EMZ": 20-year-old Emma Louise Agnew leaves her friends house at 9am on a Monday morning and never makes it to work.

She is profoundly deaf (as is her family) and usually in constant text contact with her family.



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