Expedition Deep Ocean
Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
Documentary Series, Nature
Extreme explorer Victor Vescovo embarks on an unprecedented global mission to dive to the deepest points of all five oceans – a feat no one has ever achieved before.
Vescovo, an ex-naval commander and a multi-millionaire investor, is funding the entire mission himself – at a cost of nearly $50-million.
Central to this bold mission is a newly-engineered prototype mini-sub, which will have to withstand staggering pressures at full ocean depth – the equivalent of being crushed beneath the weight of the US's largest aircraft carrier.
This is a remarkable story of human endeavour and scientific discovery in the face of huge challenges of mother nature – from nerve-shredding leaks during the first test dives in the Atlantic Ocean, to rough seas and icebergs in the Southern Ocean, diving into a tsunami trigger zone in the Indian Ocean, breaking the record for the world's deepest ever dive in the Mariana trench in the Pacific, and evading floating pack ice to complete the final dive in the freezing waters of the Arctic.
During a year-long expedition Victor and his team of adventurers and scientists draw on all their reserves of ingenuity and endurance to achieve their dream.
With over 40 new species discovered – from fish with transparent heads in the Pacific, to floating balloon-like creatures in the Indian Ocean – new swathes of the ocean bed mapped with cutting-edge sonar in unprecedented detail, and the first ever footage captured of hidden landscapes over five miles below the surface, this series bears remarkable witness to a landmark in exploration history – an epic journey to the final, unexplored frontier of our planet – the deep ocean.
Godfather of Harlem 2
1Magic (DStv 103)
Drama, Period Drama
Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from eleven years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles.
With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control.
During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X - catching Malcolm's political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
Season 2 finds Bumpy battling the New York crime families for control of the lucrative and murderous "French Connection," the pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbour.
With a distribution syndicate that includes black crime bosses from other major US cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X's message of black economic nationalism.
His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself.
Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights in the colourful, tumultuous year of 1964.
In the Season 2 premiere, "The French Connection": After three months of hiding from Chin Gigante and the Italians, Bumpy takes action to lift the sanctions off his head.
By forging new alliances with European suppliers, Bumpy aims to reunite with his family safely back to Harlem.
No Demo Reno
HGTV (DStv 177)
Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality
Home renovation expert and social media creator Jenn Todryk tears down the notion that major demolition is always necessary to create whole-home transformations.
She combines clever design solutions and cost-saving ideas to create stunning home overhauls for clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area - often without removing walls or tackling large-scale demo.
By working within the existing footprint of the house, Jenn and her team save families time, money and stress while proving that it doesn't take a massive renovation to create a dream home.
Each episode spotlights Jenn's unique design style, including her emphasis on organisation and practical functionality, as well as her budget-conscious techniques, like repurposing existing materials in the home for new projects.
The season begins with Jenn delivering life-changing renos for two families with young children. Both clients want to improve their homes but can't see the potential.
To give them both modern, functional spaces, Jenn drastically transforms the homes' kitchens, bathrooms and living areas - all while keeping the same floorplan.
As the season continues, she reimagines more outdated houses with smart remodels that feature elements such as reclaimed wood beams and mantles, spa-like showers and built-in storage.
Three Veg and Meat
The Home Channel (DStv 176)
Cookbook author Olivia Andrews shows us how to make some of her favourite Three Veg and Meat recipes.
Reimagined to help families adopt good eating habits, each episode is a feast that will help you bring pleasure in eating a balanced meal every time.
In Olivia's own words, her most important job is being a mum, setting her kids up with good eating habits for life by eating more vegetables and less meat, at the same time doing better by our bodies, our budget and the planet.
Flip the balance on our plates and explore the New Flexitarianism.
Return to Amish 6
TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
Return to Amish tells the stories of the ex-Amish as they try to establish lives outside of the insular world in which they grew up.
Jeremiah and his wife Carmella are back, with Jeremiah on the hunt for his biological family, but false leads and tragedy threaten to derail his search.
Sabrina returns as well, and this time she's juggling a fourth pregnancy and her relationship with the father, Jethro, and also celebrating a year of sobriety.
Viewers will be introduced to Rosanna and Maureen as they leave their tight-knit Amish communities for the first time, traveling to join Jeremiah, Carmella and Sabrina to experience many "firsts" in the non-Amish world.
Rosanna's sheltered life hasn't prepared her to deal with the stress of the English, or non-Amish, world, but she's determined to soak up her new surroundings.
Maureen is similarly excited to experience the English world, and a budding relationship has the potential to help her acclimate even faster.
Chicago Fire 9
M-Net (DStv 101)
Drama, Police Procedural
Follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department at the firehouse of Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Medic 61 and Battalion 25.
In the Season 9 premiere, "Rattle Second City": Firehouse 51 welcomes a new member to the team, whose presence could provide some complications.
Brett's leadership shines during a scary call and Boden sees great potential in Kidd and proposes an idea that could have lasting repercussions.
Chicago Med 6
M-Net (DStv 101)
Drama, Police Procedural
Follows the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together.
They tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.
In the Season 6 premiere, "When Did We Begin to Change": The entire staff at Chicago Med adjusts to the new normal of the pandemic.
Dr. Choi, Dr. Lanik and April fight on the front lines and Dr. Halstead and Hannah face a troubling reality.
Meanwhile, Dr. Charles tries to clear the air with his daughter following recent developments.
Chicago P.D. 8
M-Net (DStv 101)
Drama, Police Procedural
A police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community.
In the Season 8 premiere, "Fighting Ghosts": The team responds to the shooting of a five-year-old girl and they must work the case while facing new obstacles that come from the heightened attention on police reform.
Atwater is targeted by a group of officers who want to hurt him for standing against the blue wall.
Also, Voight questions whether he's cut out for a new form of policing as he manages oversight from the CPD's deputy superintendent.
Mountain Monsters 4
Travel Channel (DStv 179)
Docu-Reality, Supernatural, Paranormal
Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, creatures both legendary and terrifying lurk among the shadows, evading capture at every turn.
Season 4 reunites the team of hard-core trappers to confirm the sightings of these fabled monsters.
Calling themselves the AIMS team - the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings - this rip-roarin' group of self-proclaimed "hillbilly hunters" treks through the depths of Appalachia's mountain forests, searching for creatures of mythical origins, determined to track down proof these monsters still roam this region today.
This season is a new raucous adventure, with the AIMS team chasing seven monsters deeply rooted in folklore and somehow connected to the greatest creature of all: Spearfinger.
With trapping Spearfinger as its final goal, the team must first look for the Waya Woman, the Cherokee Devil, the Raven Mocker, the Silver Giant, the Cherokee Death Cat and the Coyote King.
Each monster is more treacherous than the last, and the team members must rely on their trust in one another, expert knowledge of the terrain and the bond of their brotherhood to sustain the hunt.
The grueling work, terrifying encounters and daunting setbacks that come with hunting monsters only inspires the team members to push forward knowing that if they stay together as a unit, they are sure to solve the mysteries of the mountains.
In the Season 4 premiere, "The Dark Forest Revealed": Picking up at the exact moment last season left off, the AIMS members are on a race to flee the Dark Forest before it tears the team apart.
After a heart-wrenching health update from Team Leader Trapper, the team members set out to finally get the answers eluding them.
How did that skull get up Jeff's nose? What secrets does the Dark Forest really hold?
They realise they must head back and find an old barn that holds the key to all of the answers they so desperately need.
But is the team finally ready for the truth?