New on TV today: Saturday 17 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Jul 2021
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Life with Kelly Khumalo

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Life with Kelly Khumalo

Actress, singer and reality TV star Kelly Khumalo opens up about her career and her private life.

The show, which scooped the Best Structured Soapie Reality Show at the 15th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) in May, allows you into the world of Kelly as she records her latest album.

Her professional life is balanced against her personal journey to owning her story and staying close to the truth, while finding healing.

Kelly also finds herself having to decide whether or not to reach out to the family of her son, Christian, to try and ensure that he has a relationship with his father.

She also has to decide whether or not to give in to her inquisitive daughter Thingo, who has been asking about the identity of her father.

In addition, Kelly has to navigate a rocky relationship with her sister.

First Wives Club

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

First Wives Club

The series, like the 1996 film of the same name, will be based in New York City.

It follows a group of women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood - and of course a little revenge.

The modern television remake of the classic revenge comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton now stars an all-star African American cast including Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau.

In the series premiere, "Pilot": Music superstar Hazel discovers her husband Derek cheating on her.

After Hazel's breakup, she meets with her best friends Ari and Bree and they vow to prioritise their friendship, as Ari helps Hazel to release her single.

Shark Attacktics

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Shark Attacktics

We're all familiar with Jaws. But the Great White is not the only shark to rule the oceans.

Watch Wobbegong sharks go tail-fishing and Epaulet sharks walk on land.

From the tiger shark that chews through metal to the reef tips that prowl in packs, sharks come in 500 different shapes and sizes - and many are top notch hunters in their own right.

Living the Dream with Somizi

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Living the Dream with Somizi

Docu-reality series which chronicles the life of the flamboyant dancer, presenter, choreographer, singer, actor and Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo.

The series also features frequent appearances from his daughter Bahumi, and friend and fellow businessman TT Mbha.

Other celebrity cameo appearances in the first season include Khanyi Mbau, Unathi Nkayi, Mary Twala and others.

According to Somizi, you can "expect to see me living my dream in all its 'fabulosity', blood, sweat and bling.

"What you'll see is exactly who I am: crazy, pacey, fun, fast, and loud; but more than anything, it's laughter and inspiration in one pot."

TVSA Show Page: Living the Dream with Somizi

Gomorrah 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h45
Genre: Drama

Gomorrah 4

Gomorrah is the inside story of fierce Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro, the obedient and self-confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather whose loyalty is tested to its limits.

Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate.

The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

The new season clearly turns the spotlight on Genny, the lone Savastano dynasty survivor: a character who has shed countless skins in the process of morphing from Don Pietro's spoiled brat into family boss, husband and father.

In fact, the new season sees him on his best behaviour precisely for the sake of Azzurra and little Pietro.

With his own family to protect and an activity to reboot, he feels the need for a major life change, committing to legit business while sneaking out, as best he can, from the world his father had him grow up in.

His interests in Naples are now entrusted to Patrizia who, having first betrayed and then killed Scianel, former female leader of The Alliance, has earned her rank within the Savastano clan.

Along with Genny, to level the scores and keep the peace in gangland, they will lean on the Levante clan, a branch of late Donna Imma's family.

Meanwhile Enzo and Valerio, having tightened their grip over the central Naples turf, are faced with new challenges.

Shark Attack Files

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Shark Attack Files

Great Whites vs Cage

Cage diving is a popular way to see sharks – until they ram, bite or get behind the bars. A few key factors may explain this troubling behaviour.

Land Shark

Most shark attacks happen near shore and more sharks are being spotted on beaches across the world. Could sharks one day step onto land?

Deadliest Bite

Shark experts examine the jaws of the world's three deadliest shark to determine what about a shark's bite is so deadly.


Shows in this post: Living the Dream with Somizi

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic, Vuzu, Nat Geo Wild, SABC1, M-Net


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