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New on TV today: Wednesday 21 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Jul 2021
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Murder Masterminds

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Murder Masterminds

Each episode of Murder Masterminds immerses you in the emotion, drama and suspense of America's most chilling murder trials.

Weaving together interviews and gripping footage, it's an immersive true crime rollercoaster in two acts.

In the first part of the show, viewers get to play armchair detective as they are taken through the "who dunnit" with alternative suspects presented, and the twists and turns as detectives go through the evidence.

Then it's a journey through the criminal justice process, where the legal drama unfolds as the evidence stacks up and the final verdict is revealed.
 

Koskuns met Lientjie en Wilhelmina

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

Koskuns met Lientjie en Wilhelmina

Quirky chefs and friends Lientjie Wessels and Wilhelmina Thirion Garção are inspired by all that is beautiful in life.

In each episode of this foodie series, the duo visit a different destination that serves as inspiration for them to whip up two creative dishes.

Take a road trip with them every Wednesday at 17h00.
 

Bob Ballard: An Explorer's Life

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary

Bob Ballard: An Explorer's Life

He found the Titanic, the Bismarck and dozens of other lost wrecks.

He helped prove the theory of plate tectonics, discovered newfound forms of life at hydrothermal vents and pioneered the use of submersibles and telepresence for undersea exploration.

Now, Bob Ballard: An Explorer's Life reveals how deep-sea explorer Robert D. Ballard, a child from landlocked Kansas, grew to become one of the world's most celebrated oceanographers with inside stories behind his most exciting discoveries.

National Geographic Explorer at Large, Ballard pioneered undersea exploration.

He has conducted 157 deep-sea expeditions and is a pioneer in the development of advanced deep submergence and telepresence technology.

While he is best known for finding the wreck of the Titanic, he also discovered the wreck of the PT 109, ancient ships and artifacts in the Black Sea, and many other famous sites and phenomena.

In 2008, he acquired his own ship of exploration, the E/V NAUTILUS whose exploits are funded in part by NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration.

Among his many honours, he holds the Explorers Club Medal, the National Geographic Hubbard Medal, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal.

Told through firsthand accounts and using the vast archives of National Geographic along with never-before-seen footage, this one-hour special takes an intimate look at his life to explore how he became one of the world's most celebrated oceanographers.

Serving as a companion piece to the 2021 tell-all memoir Into the Deep, this special reveals the inside stories behind those exciting discoveries while also sharing his triumphs, challenges and tragedies.
 

Doug to the Rescue

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Technology

Doug to the Rescue

A team of animal rescuers, led by aerial cinematographer Doug Thron, travel into the devastation left by natural disasters to rescue lost animals and reunite them with their owners.

From hurricanes to wildfires, they go into the hardest hit areas - relying on nothing but each other and the supplies they carry on their backs – to conduct a search-and-rescue mission to find animals that are lost or left behind.

The team's secret weapon is a specialised drone carrying a sophisticated array of cameras equipped with infrared technology that detects the heat signatures of warm-blooded animals.

Once safely retrieved, Doug and team use social media to help find the pet's grateful owners.
 

Sexy Beasts

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

Sexy Beasts

Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.

Sexy Beasts is the dating show that takes looks completely out of the equation using fantastical, cutting edge prosthetics to transform the daters - giving them a chance to find love purely based on personality.
 

Date, Agteruit 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality, Afrikaans

Date, Agteruit 2

If you could turn the dating process upside down and get a glimpse into the future of a new relationship, would you still take the first step?

Date, Agteruit is a dating show in which each week two singles looking for love get to know each other by experiencing the most meaningful milestones in a relationship.

The twist?

These two complete strangers meet each other for the first time while scantily clad in bed, with the cameras rolling.

Every week we meet two singles who are looking for love, but it all happens in reverse.

First, they're between the sheets, then they have a "wedding", then it's a weekend away, then they are introduced to family and friends – and finally they have their "first date".

Will they sense a spark from the start? Will their potential in-laws put out their fire?

And at the end of an intense and insightful day, will they show up to their first date?

 



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