New on TV today: Tuesday 20 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Jul 2021
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Pooch Perfect

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Pooch Perfect

The multi award-winning actress and multi dog-owning star Sheridan Smith hosts new competitive dog styling series.

The series will feature 10 pairs of professional dog stylists from around the UK taking part in a series of themed challenges to create epic transformations of beloved pets, as they compete to be crowned the UK's Top Dog Stylist.

Each week, the teams will reveal their creations on The Dogwalk, where the judges will deliberate over the week's canine contenders, and their owners are given the chance to see their newly transformed dogs for the first time.

As well as amazing 'transfurmations', the show will also be packed full of useful information for dog lovers and owners.

Alongside breathtaking reveals, celebrity guest judges and the cutest cast of canines, the doggy stars will be in seventh heaven in the show's specially built 'Pooch Palace' designed to cater for their every need.

Pooch Perfect is packed with heart and joy, warm and funny for the whole family, leaving viewers begging for more.

In the series premiere, "Shi Tzu / Teddy Bear Trim": There has been no shortage of hairy hounds in lockdown for this brand new competition series.

Dog fanatic Sheridan Smith and her fluffy co-host Stanley are on a mission to find the nation's best dog groomer.

In this first heat, the four groomers are given one of the most popular breeds to grace British salons - the long haired Shi-Tzu.

Next the groomers need to let their imagination off the lead when they give four curly coated canines a cute Teddy Bear trim to parade on The Dogwalk in front of their owners.

Two and a Half Men 12

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 17h35
Genre: Comedy

Two and a Half Men 12

Final season!

Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) is a lovelorn Internet billionaire with an innocence born out of his lifelong dependence on others to take care of him.

After a failed attempt to drown himself in the ocean after his wife kicked him out, a suicidal Walden stumbled into a Malibu beach house, where tightly-wound, twice-divorced chiropractor Alan Harper and his underachieving teenage son, Jake, had been living with Alan's now-deceased brother for the past eight years.

With no place to go, Walden bought the house and invited Alan to remain there, saving Alan from having to move in with his narcissistic, emotionally toxic mother, Evelyn.

Walden asked Berta, a domineering, unapologetically blue-collar housekeeper who had been working in the household, to stay as well.

Despite his unsuccessful history with women, Alan unexpectedly found himself mentoring Walden, who had severely limited dating experience.

While Walden, Alan and Jake adjusted to their new living arrangement, they create a surrogate family unit that promised to make each a better man.

In the Season 12 premiere, "The Ol' Mexican Spinach": Following a health scare on Halloween, Walden decides to reprioritise his life with Alan's help.

In the second episode of the weekday double bill, "A Chic Bar in Ibiza": When Walden asks Alan to sign a pre-nup, Alan gets offended and has second thoughts about getting married.

TVSA Show Page: Two and a Half Men 12

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby 3

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby 3

The aspirational series exploring extraordinary hotels, their staff and communities is checking in for a second stay.

Writer and critic Giles Coren teams up again with international chef Monica Galetti to embark on a journey through the world's most remarkable hotels - offering behind-the-scenes insights, compelling characters and experiences of local life beyond the hotel lobby.

In the Season 3 premiere: Monica and Giles visit Jade Mountain, an entirely handbuilt hotel in St Lucia where each room has no outer wall and so is open to the ocean view - as well as having its own private infinity pool.

Giles finds that room service here is tougher than it seems, and Monica dives for lionfish, which they both serve to guests visiting especially to have their wedding on the beach.

Van die Grid af

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Van die Grid af

In this docuseries, we meet interesting South Africans who have decided kiss life in the big city goodbye and embrace living off the grid.

Leaving all traditional comforts behind, we visit their alternative homes to see how they make this work.

Konings van Kitskos 6

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Food, Afrikaans

Konings van Kitskos 6

Best friends Alvin Bruinders and Gerhard Steyn love to eat.

In this lively, fun-filled series they hit the road to visit the best fast-food joints in South Africa and to taste the most indulgent dishes on the menus.

Alvin and Gerhard may have recently shed the kilos but they're still on the hunt for delicious fast food in the sixth season of Konings van Kitskos.

Doodgewone Jo 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Doodgewone Jo 2

The bearded butcher with the kind heart and the golden voice, Jo Black, needs no introduction to the South African public.

In this talk show, Jo meets up with famous friends to discuss interesting topics and activities ranging from sports to hunting, cross-fit, quad-biking, classic cars and technology while reflecting his personal values to try and redefine what it means to be a man in a modern context.

Ouma Weet Mos 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans

Ouma Weet Mos 2

Relationship problems? Career issues? Looking for honest, experienced advice on relationships, careers and finances – and maybe a homemade biscuit?

Then look no further than SA's tried-and-tested agony aunts: the ouma.

They may not be on Facebook, but with 230 years of life experience, they know what really counts.

Each episode sees three strong-willed grannies tackle situations from break-ups to unhealthy addictions.

They help the younger crowd with their problems and force them to move on with their lives — with a few laughs along the way.


Shows in this post: Two and a Half Men

Channels in this post: BBC Brit, eExtra, BBC Lifestyle, VIA


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