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New on TV today: Sunday 20 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Jun 2021
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Seven Worlds, One Planet

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series, Factual

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Millions of years ago incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust, creating seven extraordinary continents.

Seven Worlds, One Planet, presented by David Attenborough, will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there.

This series will feature remarkable new animal behaviour from all the continents including the baking plains of Africa and the frozen waters off Antarctica.

In Asia, the biggest of all continents, we will showcase life at the extremes, whilst in Europe we will reveal surprising wildlife dramas hidden right alongside us.

The series will celebrate the diversity of life on each of these continents, but also feature the many challenges faced by animals in a modern world dominated by humanity.

By telling unknown, unseen and unexpected wildlife stories, we will uncover the fundamental truth about what makes each one of our seven worlds unique...

In the series premiere, "Antarctica": this is a land of survivors enduring the most hostile conditions on Earth.

Antarctica was only discovered 200 years ago, but humans have had an enormous impact in that time. The whaling industry killed over 1.5 million whales here, taking many species to the brink of extinction.

But since the ban on commercial hunting in 1986, whales are making a remarkable comeback.

In addition, the Antarctic treaty is exemplary in demonstrating that countries from around the world can unite to protect wildlife.

However, due to climate change, the Southern Ocean is warming and sea levels are rising. Perhaps more worrying is that a warming of the coldest region on earth will have profound effects on global weather patterns.

Although Antarctica is far away, what happens here will affect all of us.
 

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Musical, Comedy-Drama

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

If there's a song in your heart, it will get in her head...

Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco.

After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her - her family, co-workers and complete strangers - through popular songs.

At first she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbour, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realises this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before.
 

Botched 7

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Botched 7

In the multi-billion dollar world of plastic surgery, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... or is it?

For some patients, their quest for ultimate perfection ends in disastrous results.

Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow are tasked with some of the most difficult operations of their careers when they try to reverse the effects of horrendous plastic surgeries.

From heartbreaking to jaw-dropping, the doctors once again take on life-changing surgeries with patients who have not only been "botched" by bad plastic surgery, but have experienced harrowing physical trauma from inexplicable genetic defects and nightmare-inducing accidents.

Featuring themed episodes like "I Got Dumped Because of My Plastic Surgery", "I Should Have Done My Homework" and "Surgical Secrets Revealed", this season pushes the doctors to pursue innovative new treatments as they grapple with some of the most complicated cases of their careers.

Some of the patients this season include:

A woman that grew an extra set of softball-sized breasts in her armpits that lactate when she breastfeeds.

A trip to the ER following a near fatal accident left a patient with a life-altering, "shark-bite" sized hole on his abdomen.

A man who believes his nose was deformed by his mother's IUD while he was in the womb, creating debilitating breathing and self-esteem issues.

A woman with the BRCA gene had a mess of a mastectomy and fears her doctor may have left breast tissue behind, still leaving her at risk of developing breast cancer.
 

Caribbean Life 19

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 20h35
Genre: Reality

Caribbean Life 19

Many people dream of owning a little slice of paradise, so the white sands and crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean make it a popular choice for house hunters.

This series follows families as they leave the US mainland behind and head to the Caribbean to enjoy a different pace of life.

Joined by expert realtors, they search for an affordable property, touring gorgeous homes on tropical shores.

In the Season 19 premiere, "A New Life on Utila": A fun-loving couple is ready to escape Canadian winters with a move to Utila, Honduras.

They both want space for their grown kids to visit, but while she's looking for a move-in ready home close to town, he's open to the idea of remote properties that need some work.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Bringing the Family Home": A Florida family is moving to Roatan, Honduras, to return to her roots and be closer to family.

They agree the home must have room for their two sons and have stellar water views, but he wants something modern while she's looking for traditional charm.
 

World War II: Stormtroopers

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Documentary, History

World War II: Stormtroopers

The stormtroopers originated in the First World War.

This 60-minute programme outlines how the Stormtroopers were again used successfully in the Second World War by the Generals of the Wehrmacht in the Lightning War, or 'Blitzkrieg'.
 

American Idol 18

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 16h20
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

American Idol 18

Returning this season to discover the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as Ryan Seacrest as host.

Multimedia personality Bobby Bones will return to his role as in-house mentor.

In the premiere episode, embark on a nation-wide journey across Savannah, Georgia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; and Sunriver, Oregon, where the show's judge auditions will surprise with never-before-seen twists.

Those auditioning for the coveted ticket to Hollywood include a subway performer from Harlem who gives one of the most emotional auditions in "Idol" history.

There's also a garbage collector with no experience who heads to the streets of Savannah, alongside host Ryan Seacrest, to warm up for his audition.

Then there's a hopeless romantic who encounters her own fairy tale twist during her audition as she sings from the heart.

 

Channels in this post: SABC3, Vuzu, E! Africa, HGTV, History Africa, eReality



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