New on TV today: Tuesday 11 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 May 2021
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Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja

Channel: S3
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Talk Show

Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja

Talk show which covers topics that have captured our attention and left us with more questions than answers, from interracial relationships to rape, abuse, murder and many more.

Host Relebogile Mabotja opens the door to ordinary and well-known guests to engage in thought-provoking conversations around social issues that are often seen as taboo or left unaddressed.

Stories include that of filmmaker Mari Molefe van Heerden as she shares how she was brought into an Afrikaans family as a baby and raised as an Afrikaner, despite being black.

Poet Lebo Mashile and Malose Gwangwa, the son of the late jazz maestro Jonas Gwangwa, take us into their upbringing as children who were brought up in exile.

Explore the human experience behind the people and stories we have grown to love and hate.

Ordinary people with extraordinary lives are given a platform to voice out their thoughts, frustrations and perspectives on pressing issues without being judged.

TVSA Show Page: Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja

Supergirl 6

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy, Drama

Supergirl 6

Action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El.

Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family.

Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.

Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex's life and Kara took to the sky to save her.

Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organisation whose mission is to keep National City - and the Earth - safe from sinister threats.

As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Rebirth": As Brainiac lays close to death after trying to stop Lex, Supergirl and team soar in to save him, engaging in an epic battle with Gamenmae.

After beating Leviathan, Supergirl turns her attention to Lex, who has used the Obsidian platform to brainwash half the world to love him and follow him at all costs, no matter what horrible things he does.

Knowing how dangerous this makes her brother, Lena enlists the entire team - Alex, J'onn, Dreamer, Kelly and Brainiac - to help, but Supergirl realises that the only way to truly stop Lex is to sacrifice herself.

Fast Foodies

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Food, Reality

Fast Foodies

Top Chef winners Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford and Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland compete to perfectly recreate and then skillfully reimagine a celebrity guest's favourite fast food dish.

From double burgers to Hawaiian pizza and sausage muffins, these culinary masters are ready to showcase their love of pop culture fast food legends and their expert skills to win the "Chompionship Trophy."

Celebrity guests include Joel McHale, James Van Der Beek, Andy Richter, Amanda Seales, Ron Funches, Charlotte McKinney, Kevin Hefferman & Steve Lemme, Fortune Feimster, GaTa and Bobby Lee.

In the series premiere, "Joel McHale": The one thing Joel McHale misses the most from his Midwestern childhood stomping grounds is the Chicago-style wiener. Nuclear-neon green relish, poppy seeded bun and all.

But today is Joel's lucky day as the three chefs tackle the recreation of the dog of all dogs - the Chicago red hot.

Once they conquer the copycat wiener mountain, it's off to the remix round where they'll put a haute cuisine spin on the hot dog classic.

Only one chef will walk away with the Chompionship trophy, and Joel's love and approval.

Money, Explained

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series

Money, Explained

We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.

Most people have a complicated relationship with money - anxious, reckless, avoidant, or obsessive.

And because it's taboo to talk about money, we might not realise how normal we are.

Money, Explained puts it all out into the open: the ways your credit card might be screwing you; how student loans became a crisis; why most of us won't be able to save enough for retirement; and how we get tricked into bad gambles and even worse scams.

The series breaks down the weaknesses we all share when it comes to money, the devious ways they're exploited, and the best strategies out there to navigate it all.

Mo & Mome

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Mo & Mome

A reality series following celebrity couple Tol A$$ Mo and Mome Mahlangu as they go about their daily lives, raising their children.

Mome rose to fame as one of the four friends on the Vuzu docu-reality show Cream Cartel, in 2009.

Tol A$$ Mo (real name Mongezi Mahlangu) is a comedian who was the first featured comedian on Kagiso Lediga's comedy reality television series Opening Guys in 2010, in which he was described as a protégé of Loyiso Gola.

The couple got married and featured in their own reality series Mo Love, in 2012.

Batwoman 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy, Drama

Batwoman 2

Kate Kane never planned to be Gotham's new vigilante.

Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs.

Enter Jacob Kane and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia.

Years before, Jacob's first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.

After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore.

Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane, who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate - the daughter he still has - at a distance.

But Kate is a woman who's done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she'll have to become the one thing her father loathes - a dark knight vigilante.

With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary, and the crafty Luke Fox, the son of Wayne Enterprises' tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman.

Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice, who's always somewhere slipping between sane and insane.

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman.

But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a saviour, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope.

In the Season 2 premiere, "What Happened to Kate Kane?": Kate's friends and family hold on to hope that Kate may still be found, a homeless 25-year-old named Ryan Wilder stumbles upon Kate's Batsuit.

Focused on no longer being a victim, Ryan takes the suit to use as armour and goes rogue in the streets of Gotham, taking out various members of a new gang called the False Face Society.

Meanwhile, both Jacob Kane and Luke Fox launch searches for Kate, Mary Hamilton grapples with losing yet another family member, Sophie Moore struggles with things left unsaid to her first love, and Alice is furious that someone got to Kate before she could exact her revenge.

At the same time, "Bruce Wayne" returns under the pretense of searching for Kate, but the truth is he wants his suit back and it becomes the clash of imposters as Batwoman and Bruce square off.

Ainsley's Food We Love

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food

Ainsley's Food We Love

Since the start of lockdown, the UK has been rediscovering the joy of cooking and eating as a family.

From his studio kitchen, Ainsley Harriott creates delicious dishes and puts his signature twist on beloved breakfast, dinner, lunch and snack recipes – from a tasty tiramisu to his signature chicken stew.

A range of special guests - including performers, musicians and chefs - join Ainsley in his kitchen, or remotely from their own, to cook up a storm, recapture the spirit of travelling, and create delectable new foodie memories.

From long-lost retro recipes and classic comfort food, to high tea, pub grub, and world cuisine, it's a master class in delicious.

Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 00h20 (20 past mignight)
Genre: True Crime, Documentary, Docu-Drama

Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster

To his beachfront neighbours in Santa Monica, he was a kind old man who left milk on his doorstep for neighbourhood cats.

But to the FBI, he was second only to Osama Bin Laden on their Most Wanted List.

Whitey Bulger is one of the major crime figures in US history.

He spent 16 years on the FBI's Most Wanted List as a fugitive Irish Mafia crime boss and is believed to have killed at least 19 people.

This one-off special provides the definitive account of Bulger, exploring the reasons for the sadistic criminal mastermind's insatiable need to gain power and control through intimidation and murder.

His decade-long reign over Boston's mean streets was shrouded in bloodshed and fear.

The calculated mastermind later became an FBI informant and continued to operate his business as usual whilst under their protection.

So where is he now?

After two decades on the run, Bulger was apprehended in 2011, convicted of murdering 11 people, extortion, money laundering and weapons charges in 2013, and he now lives in a federal prison in Florida.

Bridezillas 13

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Bridezillas 13

Bridezillas celebrates the most out-of-control, screaming, yelling, crazy brides as they terrorise their way through the week leading up to their wedding.

Each episode follows two hilariously unhinged brides, as they hurtle toward the altar.

First, we are introduced to the brides and their beloveds, learn their backgrounds and relationship histories, and find out how the wedding has taken over their lives.

As we move closer to the brides' big days, we weave through disastrous dress fittings, cake tastings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners.

Tempers and tensions are running high, and monumental meltdowns are inevitable.

Bridezillas returns for Season 13, spotlighting 'normal' women who have turned into 'Bridezillas,' all in the name of planning the 'perfect' wedding.

The season, which was filmed prior to quarantine, returns with the addition of Loni Love as the new voice of its signature series.

This season, Bridezillas bust budgets and battle bridesmaids to slay on their perfect day.

These strong, sassy brides will stop at nothing to have the wedding of their dreams.

In the Season 13 premiere, "Big Easy Queen & $100K Bride": Stacy breaks down when her planner fails to cater to her every demand.

Also, Big Easy Queen Nakosha's soon-to-be husband finds about the bacholorette stripper.

All Round to Mrs Brown's 4

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Talk Show, Comedy

All Round to Mrs Brown's 4

Irish comedy talk show created by and starring Brendan O'Carroll with his family and other cast members from his original comedy show, Mrs. Brown's Boys.

Everyone's favourite mammy is breaking out of her sitcom bubble and opening the doors to her house for a new season of Saturday night entertainment.

In the Season 4 premiere: Agnes and the family are joined for more fun, with celebrity guests, including global icon Caitlyn Jenner, star of stage and screen John Barrowman, plus music and chat from frontman Danny O'Donoghue and The Script.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural


With liberal doses of humour, this is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.

The 17th season of NCIS returns immediately after Ziva's warning to Gibbs that his life is in danger.

Gibbs will not only question Ziva's motive for her return, but why she remained underground after being presumed dead for many years.

TVSA Show Page: NCIS 17

Oh Baby

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality

Oh Baby

Media entrepreneur and model Olwethu Leshabane (the first princess in the 2016 Mrs South Africa pageant) attends a range of baby showers nationwide as the second guest of honour (the first being the expectant mother).

Showcasing a range of maternal journeys, Oh Baby is a snapshot of the journeys that so many expectant mothers travel.

The show plays out as a competition, featuring a range of celebrity mothers as guest judges.

Each baby shower is assessed on five key elements:

1. Execution
2. Enthusiasm
3. Games
4. Resilience
5. Mom to Be's Happiness

At the end of the season there will be a finale filled with all the celebrity moms discussing their favourite moments where the winning baby shower will be announced.


Shows in this post: Unpacked with Relebogile Mabotja, NCIS

1 Comment

11 May 2021 11:41

Tashi edited on
5/11/2021 11:41 AM

Money, Explained looks fascinating, not the part about how credit cards screw you 'cos that's obvious but the emotional relationship with it. We're really at its mercy! - and yet humanity created it so why does it control humanity instead of the other way round? Crazy. 

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