New on TV today: Saturday 22 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 May 2021
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Channel: S3 and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Awards


Simulcast on S3 and Mzansi Magic this year, the 15th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) air live at 19h00, preceded by the Red Carpet coverage at 18h30.

The M-Net drama series Still Breathing leads the drama nominations this year with 10, followed by Mzansi Magic's prison drama Lockdown with six noms and two Netflix dramas - Queen Sono and Blood & Water - with five each.

The soapies category is dominated by two shows created and produced by the same Tshedza Pictures team: Legacy on M-Net and The River on 1Magic, both created by Gwydion Beynon and Phathutshedzo Makwarela.

The Netflix chuckler How to Ruin Christmas tops the comedy nominations with 13, well ahead of The Riviera on SABC2.

For a complete list of all the nominees in both film and television, go here:

2021 SAFTAs - ALL the nominees

TVSA Show Page: SAFTAs 15

Kitchen Crash

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food, Reality Competition, Reality

Kitchen Crash

Host Jeff Mauro brings all the pressure and heat of culinary competitions to the suburban streets on Kitchen Crash.

On each of the six episodes, professional chefs head to a local neighbourhood block for an outdoor cook-off.

With only 10 minutes on the clock, each chef must convince a local homeowner on the cul-de-sac to hand over ingredients from their kitchens and pantries, with the caveat that the competing chefs can only use the items that the homeowners can fit into one bin.

With no additional pantry items and no option to restock, the chefs must ration what they are given for the entire competition.

The chef that can make the most delicious dishes using only the ingredients in the average American kitchen will earn a cash prize to split with the family who provided the ingredients.

Making the competition even tougher, the chefs must cook curbside as their skills are tested in challenges from Tex-Mex meals, to festival fare, to meat lover's breakfasts, and more, while the neighbourhood watches.

Jeff Mauro along with one special guest judge - including Matt Abdoo, Leah Cohen, Eddie Jackson, Nilou Motamed, Christian Petroni and Marcus Samuelsson - will decide who crushed the competition.

In the end, one winning chef will split a $10,000 cash prize with their host family.

In the series premiere, "Rise And Shine Austin!": Jeff challenges three chefs to find families in the suburbs of Austin, Texas, who are willing to share ingredients for a cook-off on their street.

Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary, Music

Stevie Nicks: Wild at Heart

Stevie Nicks has remained an iconic role model, staying synonymous with the witchy, transcendental, deep-rooted mysticism of a fairy godmother.

They say great art comes from great tragedy. This couldn't be more true with the songstress of Fleetwood Mac.

For decades, she has fronted one of the most successful bands in history, resurrecting them from the ashes.

Even with the trials and tribulations of being a member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie reigns as one of the most prolific women of music.

Through her drive and passion for creating art, the Bohemian Rock Queen found an avenue to overcome her obstacles, going on to become the only woman inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame - twice.

Relive the turbulent life of one of the last old school rock stars left.

Corporate 3

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 23h20
Genre: Comedy

Corporate 3

Final season!

Corporate is a dark, edgy look at life as a Junior-Executive-in-Training at your average, soulless multinational corporation.

Matt and Jake are at the mercy of a tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate.

As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters, their only ally is Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep Grace, who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake.

For those stuck working from home and communicating by daily video conference calls, Corporate offers a return to the comfort and nostalgia of the grim and soul-crushing office life everyone has come to desperately miss during social distancing.

The final season will see Matt, Jake, Grace and the rest of Hampton DeVille as they face the struggles of content creation, workplace conflicts, business trips and finally learning to climb the corporate ladder.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Pickles 4 Breakfast": Hampton attempts to rewrite the finale of a fan-favourite series, and Jake learns a disturbing truth about a beloved children's show.

In thue second episode of the weekly double bill, "Black Dog": Matt grows increasingly worried about Jake's bleak outlook on life, and Hampton brainstorms a new company logo.


Actors in this post: Leah Cohen


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