New on TV today: Thursday 3 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Jun 2021
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Survivor South Africa 8: Immunity Island

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Competition

Survivor South Africa 8: Immunity Island

Twenty Castaways from across South Africa have been brought together for the chance to compete to be the 'Sole Survivor' on South African soil for the first time in the series' history.

Having spent the better part of a year in isolation under COVID-19 related lockdowns already, the Castaways were transported far from their homes and into true isolation on the Eastern Cape's beautiful Wild Coast, where they attempted to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast each other over 39 days for R1-million and the title.

Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island was filmed on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.


Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island - Who's who in the zoo

TVSA Show Page: Survivor South Africa 8: Immunity Island

Go-Big Show

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Talent Search, Reality Competition, Variety

Go-Big Show

Go-Big Show showcases supersized talents on a scale never before seen on television.

Featuring monster trucks, alligator and snake trainers, stunt archery, world record holders and other radical feats, the program celebrates daring acts alongside personal, behind-the-scenes stories from the challengers as they battle head-to-head to impress the judges and advance toward the finale's ultimate $100,000 prize.

Bert Kreischer hosts the show with celebrity judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes.

In the series premiere, "Welcome to the Go Big Show": The most dangerous and spectacular talent acts in the world converge on Macon, Georgia in the hopes of winning a $100,000 prize.

The biggest ramp jump ever in competition, the world's most dangerous feet, a mutant superpower and a use of the eyes you'll wish you could unsee.

Top Secret Videos

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Clip Show, Comedy

Top Secret Videos

In today's hyper-technological world, billions of videos are recorded each day.

Every embarrassing, ridiculous and bizarre thing we do is on file somewhere, and deep in the bowels of the "NSA" headquarters, it is the job of three lowly interns to sort through it all.

Part clip-show, part workplace comedy, the cast of comedian "NSA" interns spend their days providing commentary on the craziest 'Top Secret Videos' while bonding together over their monumental yet mundane task.

Top Secret Videos is an original comedy for the age of CCTV with a line-up of comedians including Brian Posehn, Ron Funches, Ali Kolbert, Ali Larter and Matt Walsh.

In the series premiere, "Crypto-Crush": While watching funny Top Secret Videos that include the world's coolest bat nightclub, a drunk Santa bike ride and a very inappropriate way to open champagne, the Interns must hack their way into America's favourite new soda flavour.

7 Little Johnstons 2

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 13h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

7 Little Johnstons 2

The world's largest known family of Achondroplasia dwarfs returns to the small screen in an all-new season of 7 Little Johnstons.

This season, after a major home renovation Amber, Trent and their five children - Jonah, Anna, Elizabeth, Alex and Emma - take time to enjoy the summer, but things take a turn when their youngest son may have to undergo a risky surgery.

But despite life's obstacles, the Johnstons prove that size doesn't matter when it comes to being happy and being a part of a loving family.

This season get an inside look at the Johnston family as they deal with everything from swimming lessons and cheerleading camp to braces, family vacations and first-time driving lessons.

The family also enjoys quality time at the beach, but when Amber's trip to visit her biological father is canceled, she realises how hurt she is by his actions, and calls him to see if he is interested in continuing a relationship.

In the premiere episode, the family wraps up their home renovations just in time for summer, and Amber feels it's time to renovate herself.

She enlists Trent to help highlight her hair, but once she sees the finished product she realises it's time to see a professional.

Meanwhile, their youngest son, Alex, begins to have back problems, and Amber notices that he hasn't been able to walk correctly for some time.

Trent and Amber make an appointment to have him checked out by a doctor, but are concerned that if he needs surgery at such a young age, he will face a lifetime of pain.

Amber, Trent, and their five children show viewers that it's all about having a positive attitude and outlook on life.

Till the End of Time

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 14h50
Genre: Telenovela

Till the End of Time

A Hindi romantic thriller (original title "Beyhadh") starring Jennifer Winget, Kushal Tandon and Aneri Vajani.

Maya falls in love with Arjun while working on an assignment.

But soon her love for him turns into an obsession, affecting their relationship with each other and their respective family members.

In the series premiere: Arjun talks to Saanjh about his dream of living a luxurious life, while Jhanvi eagerly waits for her husband, Ashwin, to celebrate their anniversary.


New! Till the End of Time Teasers - June 2021


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


The larger-than-life restauranteur Almare Fourie is a living legend in the Karoo around Graaff-Reinet.

In this food show she invites viewers as well as a range of colourful Karoo characters into her kitchen.

Here, she and other Karoo locals will prepare dishes that are distinct to the area, celebrating the district's people and sense of community in the process.

In the series premiere they will be cooking skilpadjies with sheep bacon and will share the secret recipe behind the town's best omelette.

She visits interesting places such as Reinet House, cooks up a storm in the historic Drostdy Hotel with chef Jason Fortuin, makes spekboom pasta in Nieu-Bethesda and visits a game farm where she makes venison sushi.

The Good Son

Channel: Zee World (DStv 166)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Telenovela

The Good Son

Hindi drama (original title "Rajaa Betaa") which tells the story of Vedant, who struggles for acceptance after being adopted by the Tripathi family.

He was adopted by a doctor and becomes a doctor too - a gynaecologist - but his adoptive family have never accepted him.

Despite this, he takes on the responsibility of caring for them to be The Good Son.

Then he marries Purva, who has plenty of problems of her own. She finds herself thrown into Vedant's 10-member family, struggling to cope herself.

To complicate matters, she is pregnant with someone else's child...

In the series premiere: Urmila Tripathi, the matriarch of the Tripathi family (who've adopted Vedant), goes to meet her childhood friend Shanti after a long time.

She meets Shanti's two granddaughters, the ambitious yet idealistic Pankhuri and the independent and ever practical Purva.


New! The Good Son Teasers - June 2021

SuperM's As We Wish

Channel: tvN Africa (DStv 134)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: K-Pop, Reality

SuperM's As We Wish

Featuring the 7 members of SuperM, the "Avengers of K-pop" accomplish items on their individual bucket lists and reveal their unique personalities and irresistible charms.

Unlike their powerful and charismatic appearances on stage, the show will feature the members' natural and youthful selves.

Queen Sugar 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

Queen Sugar 5

The contemporary drama features the Bordelon family who are fighting to save their family farm to preserve their father's legacy while navigating their own personal journeys.

In Season 5, Charley remains thick in the battle with the Landry family as she uses the system of local government to protect the community and the farmers who own land, while coming to terms with her son Micah as he navigates his freshman year at Xavier University, an HBCU.

Nova launches her new website to support the community while moving out of the Ninth Ward and settles into her romantic relationship with Calvin.

Ralph Angel works to manage fatherhood with son Blue and a healthy path forward with girlfriend Darla despite constant threats to his land and home.

The expansive cast also includes Tina Lifford as the siblings' free-spirited Aunt Violet, who manages her expanding pie shop despite her Lupus diagnosis.

Omar J. Dorsey plays Violet's husband Hollywood Desonier, who wants to create a safe space for Black men to come together and talk about their emotional challenges.

Also, Henry G. Sanders recurs as Prosper Denton, a farmer and longtime friend of the late Bordelon family patriarch, Ernest.

Recurring guest star Timon Kyle Durrett portrays Charley's estranged husband and pro basketball player Davis West.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Follows the lives of relatively affluent, bourgeois housewives and professional women in suburban New Jersey.

Bravo heads to the Garden State for this instalment starring New Jersey, which follows five of the most affluent Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy.

The hair is big, but the drama is bigger.

For the first time in franchise history, the ladies are more than just friends — joining the cast are two sisters, who are married to two brothers — and one sister-in-law, bringing a whole new level of familial drama to the table.

While family remains a priority for each of these women, their shopping, decorating, dating and even fighting are all over-the-top.

For more, including bios of the housewives, go here:

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Checked Inn

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Checked Inn

In 1995, Monique Greenwood pursued a newfound love for hospitality by opening her first B&B in Brooklyn, NY while also working as a magazine editor.

Then, five very busy years later, she landed a job at Essence magazine where she quickly rose to become Editor-in-Chief - even as she continued to run the B&B.

Monique eventually decided to walk away from her high-profile job at Essence.

After juggling two professions for years, she wanted to focus on building the B&B business with her husband, Glenn, with the goal of creating a legacy they could pass on to their daughter, Glynn.

Today, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns is the most successful B&B business on the East coast of the USA and Monique remains the hands-on force behind it.

She runs her now four inns the only way she knows how - as the heart and soul, the everything planner and the innkeeper.

Ever-helpful, Monique even finds herself offering advice to her guests when they confide in her.

Set at Akwaaba's Mansion at Noble Lane in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, this former Woolworth estate is where couples go to push back the world, re-ignite passion and celebrate life's most exciting events.

Things may not always go smoothly, but Monique - with Glynn under her wing - and the hard-working staff, make sure their guests have an experience they'll never forget.

Celebrity guests include two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peabo Bryson, black hair care entrepreneur Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter and Pastor John Gray and his wife Aventer.

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta 4

This season, growing political division collides with pandemic pandemonium, leaving the OGs of Atlanta hip hop on the brink of disaster.

Bow Wow's past comes back to haunt him when a mystery woman leaks a shocking secret.

Da Brat's in love, but can't escape drama in the dirty A.

Ms. Deb drops a bomb that threatens Waka and Tammy's core beliefs and their happiness.

COVID literally takes Ayana Fite's breath away, leaving her fighting for her life, as well as her friendships.

Rivalries, grudges and new and returning characters shake things up, forcing ATL's hip hop royalty to face the music.

Dance Moms 4

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Dance Moms 4

New Year... New Team? What Abby Lee Miller says, goes and when she says, "everyone is replaceable," she means it.

For the fourth season of Dance Moms, Abby will take to the road with a national scouting tour in search for the country's most elite young dancers.

With the threat of new dancers coming into the company, the dance moms will stop at nothing to make sure their girls have a place to shine on stage, even if it means going up against Abby.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Holiday Special: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas": 'Tis the season of giving, but beware of dance teachers bearing gifts because Abby Lee Miller is about to give the moms some big ones.

In this very first Dance Moms Christmas special, Abby is full of holiday surprises.

The girls might dance to Christmas songs, but when the winter gloves come off, Abby and the moms trade insults and even the dads make surprise appearances.


Channels in this post: M-Net, Vuzu, 1Magic, Real Time, eExtra, VIA, Zee World, eReality


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