New on TV today: Monday 2 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Aug 2021
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The Property Game

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Home Improvement

The Property Game

Property investing has taken off over the past few years as more people begin to understand and become comfortable with what it entails.

Hosted by TV personality and property investor Tebogo 'Proverb' Thekisho, The Property Game documents the gruelling, yet very rewarding world of South African property investment.

Novice real estate investors who have been successful at getting onto the property ladder share their stories and show you how they did it.

These are regular people with regular careers who wanted a piece of the property market for their own, and have achieved that ambition.

Discover how they went about learning the ropes and equipping themselves for their respective property conquests.

You'll hear about their journeys – from acquiring property to turning it into a money-making asset.

You'll also learn about how they overcame the trials and tribulations along the way.

Shedding more light on their ventures is resident multi-million-rand property investment entrepreneur, mentor and guru, Sylvia Milosevic.

Sylvia will not only share her valuable insights, she'll also help us better understand, from an expert point of view, each of these journeys and investment strategies.

Whether you want to learn how to get your foot onto the property ladder, or you simply want to diversify your existing portfolio, The Property Game has a little bit of something for every kind of investor.

Brave New World

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Brave New World

Based on Aldous Huxley's novel of the same name, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd, Game of Thrones) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay, Downton Abbey) embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion.

Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage, who escapes with them back to New London.

John's arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions.

Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) stars as John in this update of Aldous Huxley's novel that also features Demi Moore.

The Frontliners

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela, Medical Drama

The Frontliners

Doctors Ishani and Sid, who are complete opposites, struggle to deal with their attraction towards each other as they navigate the ups and downs of their life and career at Sanjivani Hospital.

In the series premiere: Sid, a passionate doctor saves a poor kid from drowning. Elsewhere, Dr Ishani celebrates her birthday at the Sanjivani hospital.

What happens when the two meet?


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The Bachelorette 17

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Reality

The Bachelorette 17

After appearing in the 25th season of The Bachelor, Katie Thurston emerged as a leading voice, who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house.

The 30-year-old Washington native became an instant fan favourite for her memorable arrival on Night 1, where she introduced herself to Matt, light-up vibrator in tow.

Unapologetically herself, Katie is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life.

A marketing manager with an innate social media savvy and humorous outlook on life, she is a witty storyteller who wants a man that will laugh along with her.

Katie is ready to step into the spotlight for her own love story to be told.

With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men.

Thirty lucky potential suitors pull out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony.

Valerie's Home Cooking 4

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h00
Genre: Food

Valerie's Home Cooking 4

Valerie Bertinelli is known as an actress (Hot in Cleveland, Touched by an Angel) but she is also a homegrown whiz in the kitchen.

Influenced by family recipes, many passed down from one generation to the next, Valerie's cooking is modern, easy, relatable and satisfyingly delectable.

Join Valerie as she shares her time-tested passion for cooking delicious meals for her friends and family.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Quick and Easy Movie Night": Valerie and her husband, Tom, are inviting their best friends over for movie night.

Valerie's quick and easy menu, perfect for a backyard viewing party under the stars, includes crab boil sliders, S'mores popcorn, lemon Dijon potato salad and a homemade limeade and mint soda.

In the second episode of the weekday double bill, "Valerie to the Rescue": Valerie's dear friend injured himself on a ladder, so she brings him the perfect scratch-made supper he can enjoy at home.

The travel-ready care package includes citrus marinated olives, manicotti stuffed with ricotta and Italian sausage, Tuscan kale salad with anchovy dressing, and an old favourite with a new taste, strawberry love cake.

Abandoned Engineering 5

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology

Abandoned Engineering 5

Some of the world's most incredible engineering projects now lie in ruins. How and why?

This series brings more stories of remarkable buildings and the people who designed them.

From the desert town that faced a disaster of biblical proportions to the underground base with the power to destroy a nation, these ruined sites have suffered through devastating natural disasters, years of violent wars, and events far more surprising.

Within their decaying structures are the echoes of history - they speak of death and destruction, but also human ingenuity and endeavour; each haunted shell now ready to be unmasked and tell its own unique story.

All these and more are investigated in this deep dive of deserted engineering marvels.

In the Season 5 premniere, "Disaster in the Desert": The desert town that faced a disaster of biblical proportions.

Plus, vast coastal ruins that reveal a past once wiped from history.

Scotland's Home of the Year 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality

Scotland's Home of the Year 2

Three property experts travel far and wide, exploring and judging homes in a bid to find Scotland's Home of The Year.

Follow architect and university teacher Michael Angus, interior designer Anna Campbell-Jones and lifestyle blogger Kate Spiers.

In each episode, three stunning homes are put under the spotlight.

We see what makes them extraordinary and get the chance to pick up a tip or two about self-building and styling.

Each of the homes is scored out of the 10, and the one with the highest score goes through to the finale, where Scotland's Home of the Year will be crowned.

In the Season 2 premiere: The judges visit a clifftop home in the Borders and Southern Scotland, a renovated former school, and a converted six-storey grain mill.

Only one can make it through to the final.

Love in the City

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Love in the City

Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than 10 years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another.

Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist, is the link who brought the four friends together, and New York City's legendary Harlem neighbourhood is where the quartet come together on a regular basis... over drinks, lunches, dinners, you name it.

Two are married, two are single and all are strong and fiercely independent women who believe in living out their dreams and not letting anyone or anything get in their way.

Through the group's adventures, misadventures, romances, successes and life-altering struggles, they may not always see eye-to-eye, but when push comes to shove, they are there for each other with solid and unwavering support as they each face their own unique challenges and triumphs.

Two Women

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 17h35
Genre: Telenovela, K-Drama

Two Women

Kyung-chae is the heiress to the five-star Mona Lisa hotel and is involved in a romantic relationship with Ji-Sub, the general manager of the hotel.

She meets a poor girl named Eun Hee-soo and takes sympathy on her, inviting Hee-soo and her mother to live together in their house.

Hee-soo becomes fascinated by Kyung-chae's luck and decides that she will take everything away from Kyung-chae and her family.

The Equalizer

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Action, Drama

The Equalizer

A reimagining of the classic series, starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall - an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel, a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime.

Robyn McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter.

But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer - an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who's also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.

Robyn's clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother.

Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody "Mel" Bayani, an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn's past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker.

As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante, who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer.

Snapped: Killer Couples 10

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Snapped: Killer Couples 10

Featuring the true-crime stories of America's most dangerous duos, the series takes a deep dive into the turbulent lives these couples led.

Each episode examines the evolution of their relationships and the passion that drove them to commit murder.

Through reenactments and firsthand accounts, each episode tells a story of what ultimately drove them to commit the crime, as well as destroy the lives of those around them.

From teenage couples who embark on a multi-state crime spree to lesbian lovers who stop at nothing to eliminate one of their husbands, this is unprecedented access into these relationships.

In the Season 10 premiere, "Kelly Ryan & Craig Titus": A bodybuilding husband and wife find themselves the targets of a murder investigation when a burnt body is found in the desert.

Real Health 13

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Talk Show

Real Health 13

Holistic health experts and professionals join Real Health host Michael Porter to discuss real-life health conditions.

They explore causes, symptoms and holistic ways of treating these conditions and how these solutions, when practiced correctly, can lead to a healthier mind, body and soul.

In each episode, the experts delve deep into the root of what happens at biological, physiological and psychological levels when healthy living is practiced holistically.

They inform the viewer of the roles played by diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices on their overall well-being, and the viewer in turn learns about the diverse approaches to health that suit different lifestyles, personalities and beliefs.

Whether it's conventional Western medical solutions or Eastern disciplines that have been practiced for thousands of years, modern nutritional viewpoints or age old remedies, each episode of Real Health aims to inspire, transform and enlighten.

In the Season 10 premiere: This episode takes a closer look at viruses and infections as well natural solutions to prepare our bodies to be able to defend itself.

It also looks at foods that can assist in bolstering and optimising immunity, and more.

Grown-ish 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Grown-ish 4

The gang returns as confident, eager and seasoned upper-classmen, with Zoey and her girls (... and Vivek) moving into an off-campus home, ready to take on the school year.

They quickly realise that they have been mistaken about the disillusionment of adulthood, with real-life problems coming for them, including student loans, work/life balance and, of course, messy breakups.

Plus, the season premiere picks up with some of the crew having to deal with the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break.

The series will continue to explore important topics including college athletics, cultural appropriation, toxic masculinity, anxiety, burnout and more.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Ugh, those feels again": Summer is heating up.

In Part 1 of the Season 4 premiere, Zoey and the gang head to Mexico for a summer getaway filled with drinking games, new hook-ups, some relationship drama... and even a wedding.



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