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New on TV today: Friday 4 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Jun 2021
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Ramy

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Ramy

The story of Ramy Hassan, a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood.

The show explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

The role of Ramy is played by Ramy Youssef, who won the 2020 Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for the part.

In the series premiere, "Between the Toes": Ramy grapples with dating and relationships as a young Muslim man in America.

He goes out on a date with a Muslim-American woman who Ramy is surprised to find is extremely sexually aggressive and kinky.
 

The Grand African Green Up

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary, Nature

The Grand African Green Up

A documentary special that celebrates the remarkable, leading work of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) being accomplished on the continent.

The special profiles the mission of the AFR100, as they strive to restore at least 100-million hectares of land by 2030.

Showcasing the on-the-ground work being done in Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Ghana and Senegal, the documentary special features poetic narration by the iconic Kenyan environmentalist and activist, Wanjira Mathai, with breathtaking visuals of the continent's most awe-inspiring landscapes and vistas, all set to a rousing soundtrack.

With deforested and degraded landscapes being a key environmental issue facing the continent, The Grand African Green Up introduces the people directly affected by the deteriorating state of their land, as well as the local heroes who are working to make a difference.

Interviewees from across the documented countries showcased include a singer, a bishop, a student researcher, an environmentalist and a journalist, all giving their first-hand perspective on how this issue has impacted them and their communities, the work being done to restore productivity to the land, and what the future holds as a result.

The Grand African Green Up premieres on both National Geographic (DStv 181, StarSat 220) and National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, StarSat 221) on Friday 4 June at 18h00, with a repeat on Saturday 5 June at 18h10 on National Geographic.
 

Call Me Kat

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy

Call Me Kat

Based on the BBC UK series Miranda, Call Me Kat stars Mayim Bialik as a woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that she can still live a happy and fulfilling life despite still being single at 39.

Which is why she recently spent her entire savings to open a cat café in Louisville, Kentucky.

It was expected of Kat (Bialik) to be married with kids by now, but for many reasons, she's still single - and totally fine with it.

Of course, Kat's mother, Sheila (Swoosie Kurtz), views her daughter's single-hood as her own personal failure, but Kat remains determined to live a fulfilling life, and charts her own course to happiness.

Working alongside Kat at the café are Randi (Kyla Pratt) a confident millennial and self-proclaimed "non" cat person, and Phil (Leslie Jordan), who recently broke up with his longtime partner.

Although Kat celebrates her independence, her single-forever plans may begin to veer off-course, when her former crush and good friend, Max (Cheyenne Jackson) returns to town and takes a job as a bartender at the piano bar across the street working with his friend Carter.
 

Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Docu-Reality

Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure

Actress and activist Joanna Lumley shares stories and chats with locals as she travels in China, Mongolia and Russia on the world's longest rail line.

The three-part series follows the Absolutely Fabulous star on this most romantic, epic rail journey, from Hong Kong to Moscow, via China and Mongolia.

Starting in Hong Kong, a city Joanna lived in as a child when it was still a powerful Western enclave rather than the strong symbol of Chinese capitalism it is today, it's a journey of nearly 6,000 miles.

Joanna explores, with her signature charm, intelligence and humour, vibrant cities, life affirming open spaces and natural wonders and along the way meets a remarkable range of extraordinary characters.
 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 6

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

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 6

After a night of celebrating their beating the Fates, the Legends quickly discover that Sara is missing.

Trying to keep it together, the Legends are shocked to discover that she was taken by Aliens.

Ava sends Rory and Behrad to follow a lead on who can possibly help them find Sara, while Constantine tries to work his magic.

Meanwhile, Sara does all she can to try to escape, which includes releasing Aliens into the timeline, but is shocked to learn who one of her kidnappers turns out to be.
 

The Voice 20

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

The Voice 20

The Voice returns with the strongest vocalists from across the USA invited to compete in the show's newest season.

Pop sensation Nick Jonas reclaims his red chair alongside superstar returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton for Season 20.

Carson Daly returns as host of the the 10-year anniversary of The Voice.

This season's Battle Advisors include:

Team Kelly
International chart-topping Grammy Award-winning artist Luis Fonsi.

Team Nick
Multi-hyphenated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and musician Darren Criss.

Team Legend
Icon and Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy.

Team Blake
Grammy-winning country music duo Dan + Shay.

 



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