New on TV today: Saturday 12 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Jun 2021
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Legends of the Pharaohs

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Docu-Drama, History

Legends of the Pharaohs

Legends of the Pharaohs is a docu-drama series that brings to life extraordinary true stories from the age of the Pharaohs.

Based on the most recent research, with dramatic location filming, the series captures the energy and immediacy of a living world, the drama of real lives, and the splendour of the most fascinating civilisation in the ancient world.

The series will bring back to life Egypt's great pyramid builders and trace one century of epic construction, from the first true pyramid built by Djoser until the third and last Pyramid of Giza.

Today, for the first time, thanks to the most up-to-date research, it is possible to shine a new light on personal stories of individuals who took part in the construction of the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

This is the gripping tale of how the ancient Pharaohs' quest to enter the afterlife affected the lives of tens of thousands of people, changed the face of the planet and helped create the world's first nation.

The vast majority of documentaries about the Pyramids of Giza focus upon the technical feats of the construction.

However, they neglect what is the greatest achievement that has been unrivalled since: beyond building extraordinary monuments, the construction of the Pyramids was a project so huge that it shaped the first nation in human history, 4,500 years ago.

For almost a century, it brought together thousands of men and women and millions of tons of materials coming from across Egypt and even colonised lands like Nubia or Sinai.

In the series premiere, "Egypt's First Pyramid": The legend of the world's first pyramid involves a powerful pharaoh and a righthand man whose innovative idea to immortalise him would change the course of history.

Discover the story of Djoser, who achieved god-like status after leading his country of one-million citizens through a seven-year period of drought and famine.

Then see how his adviser, Imhotep, set out to build a tomb worthy of his legacy - a construction project that would call for the mobilisation of the entire country and influence the very fate of Egypt.

Riverdale 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

Riverdale 5

The fourth season of Riverdale began with a funeral and tribute to Archie's late father, the beloved Fred Andrews.

Throughout the season, Archie tried to live up to his father's memory by mentoring youths at his Community Centre with the help of his pals Reggie and Munroe Moore.

But the shadow of that tragedy loomed over Archie - and only darkened when Fred's brother Frank arrived, bringing unforeseen complications with him, much to the chagrin of Archie's mother.

Meanwhile, after Betty saved her mom and sister from the Farm cult, she joined her brother Charles's Junior F.B.I. Training Program.

Veronica found herself locked in a season-long battle with her father Hiram and half-sister Hermosa over her burgeoning maple rum business.

And, at the urging on FP, Jughead enrolled in a new school, Stonewall Prep, only to be caught up in a mystery that involved his grandfather, the secret author of a series of teen detective novels called "The Baxter Brothers."

His classmates turned out to be killers - and it was up to Betty and Jughead (pretending to be dead) to solve the murder of... Jughead Jones.

At Thistlehouse, Cheryl was trapped in a gothic nightmare, fighting her demons, literal and metaphoric, with the loving support of her girlfriend Toni.

She finally put her brother Jason to rest while maintaining her control over the Vixens as resident HBIC against Principal Honey.

Kevin got dragged into an illicit tickle scheme, but still found time to put on a variety show with hit songs from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

nd throughout the season, disturbing unmarked videotapes kept appearing on the characters' doorsteps, ensuring that there would be one more mystery to solve.

Season 5 begins with the gang's final days as students at Riverdale High.

From an epic Senior Prom to a bittersweet Graduation, there are a lot of emotional moments and goodbyes yet to come - with some couples breaking up, as everyone goes their separate ways to college - or elsewhere.

Then, we will redock with our gang as young adults, all returning to Riverdale to escape their troubled pasts.

And life - and romance - will only be more complicated now that they're in their twenties...

In the Season 5 premiere, "Chapter Seventy-Seven: Climax": Betty and Jughead's investigation into the auteur leads them to the discovery of a secret underground for red-band screenings.

Elsewhere, in order to impress the visiting Naval Academy Commandant, Archie agrees to participate in a boxing exhibition against another candidate - KO Kelly.

Meanwhile, as Cheryl prepares for prom, she stumbles upon a major secret that Toni's been keeping from her.

The Last O.G. 3

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

The Last O.G. 3

After losing his job, Tray (Tracy Morgan) goes all in on his dreams of becoming a chef.

Tiffany Haddish stars as Tray's ex-girlfriend Shay, who has an intriguing business venture of her own on the horizon.

After serving his time at the halfway house and having his food truck go up in flames, Season 3 finds Tray forced into finding a new place to live, and new forms of income.

He lands in gentrified Brooklyn with a host of colourful, hipster neighbours, where he begins to give "hood legend" walking tours of the city that is forever changing around him.

Meanwhile, Shay is presented with the business opportunity of a lifetime, which could mean big changes for the whole family.

Black-ish 5

Channel: eExtra
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Comedy

Black-ish 5

Like any parents, Andre "Dre" (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring's childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Gap Year": after dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year.

Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

TVSA Show Page: Black-ish 5

Operation Ouch! - Do Try This at Home

Channel: Da Vinci (DStv 318)
TX Time: 14h00
Genre: Science, Technology, Reality, Kids

Operation Ouch! - Do Try This at Home

Dr Chris and Dr Xand turn their kitchen in to a laboratory so that they can explore the fascinating world of biology, showing all the gross and awesome things the human body can do.

In the series premiere, "Bones": Dr Chris and Dr Xand have brought their lab into Xands kitchen.

The doctors look at bones, and test out an experiment to make them bendy.

The Burn with Jeff Ross 2

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

The Burn with Jeff Ross 2

America's Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross, roasts the world in this half-hour series.

Ross is joined by fellow comics and celebrity pals as he verbally incinerates all the things we loathe and love.

Absolutely no one is safe.

The weekly series picks up where the Roasts leave off: Ross and a panel of guest comedians skewer the week's pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets on the "Roaster Coaster" to take aim at "Public Enemies" like drunks, hipsters and zombie lovers.

Other segments include "Friendly Fire," in which Ross knocks on celebrity front doors, camera in tow; and "Too Soon," featuring commentary on the (extremely) recently departed.

In the Season 2 premiere: Jeff and guest panelists Lisa Lampanelli, Anthony Jeselnik and Bobby Lee roast this week's topics, including new year's resolutions.

Also, Jeff takes a trip to the Westboro Baptist Church.


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