New on TV today: Wednesday 23 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 23 Jun 2021
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Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Docu-Reality, Miniseries


Led by actor and activist Samuel L. Jackson, Enslaved sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking, from Africa to the New World.

Based on a DNA test identifying his ancestral tribe, the series traces Jackson's personal journey from the US to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe, with rare and unprecedented access to secret ceremonies and local customs.

Using new diving technology - such as advanced 3D mapping and ground-penetrating radar - to locate and examine sunken slave ships on three continents, the series reveals an entirely new perspective on the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

The series also tracks the efforts of Diving with a Purpose (DWP), a collaborating organisation with The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), as they search for and locate six slave ships that sank, drowning the enslaved humans aboard.

Featuring the most dives ever made on sunken slave ships, Enslaved also chronicles the first positive identification of a "Freedom Ship," an American schooner that ferried African American runaways to Canada.

Each episode follows three separate storylines: the quest for a sunken slave ship, a personal journey by Samuel L. Jackson and a historical investigation led by investigative journalists Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch.

Enslaved also celebrates stories of resistance, accomplishment and hope; the cultures left behind and the culture that we live in presently... a culture that, in many ways, was born in the bowels of those sunken slave ships.

Too Hot to Handle 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Too Hot to Handle 2

Ten young, hot singles from around the world come together in a tropical paradise for what they think will be the most exotic and erotic summer of their lives.

But there's a twist...

These commitment-phobes who love a casual hook-up, will have to give up all hanky panky for the entire retreat if they want to win the $100,000 grand prize.

No kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification of any kind. With every slip, the prize money goes down.

In this luxury no-bone zone, will the serial singletons be able to form deeper emotional connections? Or will the temptation simply be too hot to handle?

Tournament of Champions 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Tournament of Champions 2

Guy Fieri hosts and executive produces this culinary competition in which 16 of the USA's most celebrated chefs face-off on Tournament of Champions.

The chefs go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style competition, where a randomizer machine determines the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style and time for each of the cook-offs.

The pressure is on and emotions are high throughout this unpredictable tournament, as the elite chefs enter this blind competition not knowing who their opponents will be, or what cooking challenges they will face.

The intensity increases in each sudden-death each round of the tournament as the coveted spots decrease from 16 to eight in the second round, then to four, until there are only two chefs in the final round.

In the Season 2 premiere, "West Wild Card Play-In": Tournament of Champions is back!

There were so many chefs clamouring to get into the bracket that Guy Fieri expanded the tournament to include two wild card play-in rounds.

Four incredible chefs from the West compete in exciting sudden death culinary matches, and the last chef standing will win the coveted 8th seed in the West bracket.

Celebrity Family Feud 6

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show

Celebrity Family Feud 6

Hosted by stand-up comedian, actor and author Steve Harvey, Celebrity Family Feud returns for its sixth season.

Once again celebrities, along with their families, go head-to-head in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Queer Eye: OG vs Queer Eye: New Class": the season kicks off with the OG Queer Eye team, led by Carson Kressley, playing against the new class members from Netflix's hit show Queer Eye, led by Bobby Berk.

Once again, celebrities, along with their families and friends, go head-to-head in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people to win money for a charity of their choice.

The celebrity teams who will try to guess what the "survey said" are the following:

Queer Eye: OG; playing for The Trevor Project

Carson Kressley - VH-1's RuPaul's Drag Race
Ted Allen - host, Food Network's Chopped and Chopped Junior
Kyan Douglas - Queer Eye grooming expert
Thom Filicia - design expert
Jai Rodriguez - Disney+'s  Diary of a Future President


Queer Eye: The New Class; playing for GLSEN

Bobby Berk - host, Queer Eye
Jonathan Van Ness - host, Queer Eye
Antoni Porowski - host, Queer Eye
Tan France - host, Queer Eye
Wesley Hamilton - Season 4 hero

The Holzer Files 2

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Paranormal, Reality

The Holzer Files 2

The Holzer Files returns with all-new investigations into Hans Holzer's paranormal mysteries.

A dedicated paranormal team - led by paranormal investigator Dave Schrader, 'psychic medium' Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman - revisits Hans Holzer's most captivating cases.

With the help of Holzer's daughter, Alexandra Holzer, and researcher Gabe Roth, the team picks up where Holzer left off to re-examine the terrifying hauntings that he dedicated his life to researching.

The Holzer Files is a cryptic mystery, bound by threads of truth, the voices of the past and the exploration of modern paranormal pioneers.

Experience a chilling chase, fueled by Holzer's rediscovered archival files and haunting cinematography.

The second season, comprised of 13 one-hour episodes, follows the team on the haunted trail of legendary cases - from an elegant mansion in New York City, home to one of the world's most infamous hauntings; to the historic Maryland tavern that hid John Wilkes Booth after he shot Abraham Lincoln.

Holzer's four-decade exploration into hauntings like the Amityville Horror house helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts, more than 120 books and even inspired Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to write Ghostbusters.

In each episode, the team culls through thousands of Holzer's recently discovered documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s.

Using his findings, team members track down recent developments from each haunting and head back to the location to reinvestigate with a fresh perspective, harnessing their own research, skills and expertise.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Devil in the Rock": The team ventures to the Massachusetts coast to follow up on Hans Holzer's 1964 investigation of the Bates Ship Chandlery.

As they delve deep into the property's past, they uncover a chilling undercurrent of darkness anchored in the rocky shores.

Alaska Animal Rescue 2

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Docu-Reality

Alaska Animal Rescue 2

This series follows wildlife heroes from three renowned conservation centres as they respond to animals in need.

Whether caring for a stranded sea lion, an orphaned lynx or an injured eagle, these are the people on the front lines, willing to do whatever it takes to rescue and preserve Alaska's wildlife.

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward monitors the state's 6,640 miles of coastline, helping a diverse range of marine life, including walruses, whales, otters and octopuses.

Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka specialises in the state's airborne animals, like bald eagles, owls and other birds of prey.

And the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage takes on the biggest and most iconic land animals, including bears, wolves and bison.

These dedicated first responders, veterinarians and animal caretakers work hands on - day in and day out - through dangerous terrain and unforgiving climates to rescue and rehabilitate these animals to make sure this wild state stays wild.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Beast Friends Forever": A bald eagle prepares for freedom and a lonely caribou needs a new family.

Black Monday 3

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Black Monday 3

Black Monday, starring and executive produced by Don Cheadle, is a comedy about a motley crew of underdogs who caused the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.

Season two followed Dawn and Blair as they took over the TBD Group, while Mo (Cheadle) and Keith fled to Miami.

Along the way, Blair used a congressman, Dawn used a college fund honcho, Keith got used by the Leighman Brothers and Tiff used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend - skants!

At the end of Season 2, Dawn took the hit for Black Monday, and Mo reigned supreme as head of the newly minted The Mo Co.

What lies in store for him, his band of underdogs and his enemies will all play out in the 10-episode third season.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Ten!": It's 1989 and Mo makes his first big "discovery" as a newly minted jazz producer.

Dawn's still serving time for masterminding Black Monday, Blair learns the hard way how to play politics and Keith discovers that the late Lenny Leighman has some big follicles to fill.

Also, Mo hatches a plot to get Dawn an early release.

The Cube 10

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show

The Cube 10

Welcome to The Cube - a format in which just seven simple physical and mental challenges stand between the contestant and £250,000.

The challenges appear to be easy, but games become fraught with extraordinary pressure and tension when played inside The Cube.

'The Body', the mysterious master of The Cube, shows each contestant that every challenge is possible - but it's not easy when you are in there, under the spotlight...

Tasks include Trajectory, Equilibrium, Shatter, Contact, Memorise - and none are simple once inside this high-pressure claustrophobic world.

The Cube offers two life-lines - one is to Simplify a challenge and the other is Trial Run, where the contestant gets to try the challenge before committing to gamble their winnings on completing it for real.

Do you have the skill, strength and nerve to keep mind and body focused and beat The Cube?

In the Season 10 premiere: Jason Manford and Mo Gilligan launch the new season of The Cube by attempting to win one-million pounds for their chosen charities.

Jason and his brother Stephen are the first contestants to enter The Cube's famous four walls, followed by Mo Gilligan and his best friend, actor David Ajao.

Jason and Mo come under intense pressure as they face a series of new and classic Cube games that put their skills to the ultimate test.


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