New on TV today: Wednesday 7 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Jul 2021
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Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality


We all wish we had a rich aunt who left us a sizable family inheritance so we can get the financial boost we need to finally make ends meet - or simply level up and live comfortably for the rest of our lives.

This series follows the lives of South Africans who are surprised by the fact that they have an unclaimed inheritance.

The show's premise is created on the fact that every year many South Africans pass on, leaving their loved ones with the gift of an inheritance, but every year many South Africans miss their blessings and never receive that money.

This may be due to incorrect personal details (where their information was either wrongly logged or not updated) or the beneficiary is a minor at the time of death, resulting in payment where the money is held by the Guardian's Fund.

Others don't receive their funds for sneakier reasons, such as lack of transparency between family members.

The show will trace the relationship between the family and the deceased, while sharing the beneficiary's healing process.

Each episode culminates with their reaction during the moment of truth when the big surprise is revealed: that they will be receiving an inheritance.

Unefa! is hosted by Motlatsi Mafatshe.

BET Presents: The Encore

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality, Music

BET Presents: The Encore

BET brings together nine of the most memorable solo artists and girl groups from the 1990s and 2000s to form the ultimate R&B supergroup.

Shamari DeVoe, Irish Grinstead, LeMisha Grinstead, Nivea Nash, Felisha King, Fallon King, Pamela Long, Aubrey O'Day, and Kiely Williams have signed on to the one-of-a-kind music experiment to become the next big musical sensation.

With nothing to lose and everything to gain, these talented singers turned wives, moms, and entrepreneurs, will move in together, write new music, learn choreography, record an album, and put on a live performance.

The catch? The songstresses must achieve this in only 30 days, with none of them knowing who their bandmates will be ahead of time.

Faced with fun twists and unforeseen constraints, the ladies will need to stretch beyond their musical and personal comfort zones to succeed as a team.

An esteemed roster of music industry experts will drop in each week to prepare them for their big debut and deliver a chart-topping record, including music producer Kosine, choreographer Aliya Janell, songwriter Elijah Blake, and vocal coach Cynnamyn.

Will their artistic differences or egos get in the way of forming a group? Or will these powerhouse women show the world that they still have what it takes to make a major comeback?

Only time, and the music, will tell.

Cat People

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series

Cat People

Cat people come in all shapes and sizes, but they share a love for their enchanting, unique feline friends. This docuseries reveals their tales.

Dogs may get credit for being humanity's best friend, but to many people cats are just as much our loyal partners — even though if you asked cats they might not admit it.

Cat People explores our fascinating relationship with cats through the lens of some of the most remarkable and surprising "cat people" in the world, defying the negative stereotypes of what it means to be a cat person while revealing the fundamental truths of what it means to have deep bonds with these fiercely independent, mysterious creatures.

Nature Through Her Eyes

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife, Documentary

Nature Through Her Eyes

Perspective is everything, and through the eyes and words of some of the greatest female cinematographers and photographers, we see a dazzling vision of the natural world.

How did these remarkable women discover their passion for wildlife? Do women tell stories differently than men?

What obstacles did our principals have to overcome, and what partnerships have they formed to bring their enduring vision to us?

This series features exclusive interviews with the women behind the images combined with spectacular wildlife footage to illuminate our relationship with the natural world as never before.

From Anne Innis Dagg, 86 years old and the 'Jane Goodall' of giraffes and to the young filmmaker EshikaFyzee, who is just starting out with a film about Himalayan bears, these remarkable artists come from a diverse range of backgrounds and visual experiences.

They speak candidly about their work, the different ways they photograph, write and film, and the hurdles they have had to overcome.

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics 9

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h45
Genre: Food

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics 9

The Barefoot Contessa is back, and this time she is teaching viewers how to cook like a pro.

You've been invited to all of her fabulous parties, and now America's hostess with the mostess, Ina Garten, lifts the veil on all her tips, sharing techniques and professional strategies along with incredibly elegant and easy recipes.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Old New York": It's all about learning from New York's food greats today.

After a smoked salmon and bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for grilled double New York strip with spice rub, garten spice sweet potato fries and coffee granita.

In the second episode of the weekday double bill, "What's Cooking in Brooklyn": Ina's checking out what's cooking in Brooklyn.

She makes a Southern-style breakfast of Carolina grits with country ham and red eye gravy at Seersucker Restaurant, at Bien Cuit Bakery she learns the secrets to baking perfect baguettes, then a cheese and ham experience at Stinky's Cheese Shop.

Back in East Hampton, N.Y., Ina makes a delicious sugar snap pea, pancetta and parmesan salad for Jeffrey to go with all the goodies she's brought back from her adventures.

Dogs 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series

Dogs 2

Our beloved best friends are back!

Dogs returns to explore the powerful bond between humanity and dogs in four new intimate, heartwarming episodes.

Whether it's the story of an astronaut, a priest, a military contractor, or the handler of a legendary university mascot, Dogs shows us how these beautiful animals occupy the same place in all of our hearts — one reserved not just for pets, but for family.



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