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New on TV today: Monday 6 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Sep 2021
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Accident, Suicide or Murder

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Accident, Suicide or Murder

This true crime series takes you through the stunning twists and turns of real-life cases involving suspicious deaths.

At the heart of each case is a pressing question: was the victim's demise the result of an accident, suicide, or possibly murder?

Each hour-long episode retraces the investigation from start to finish, taking you through the twists and turns of these shocking cases, from dissecting the red flags to the undeniable evidence, and strange behaviour that put the tragedy in question.

With the families fighting for justice and the detectives on the case determined to find the truth, motives will be exposed and justice will be served as the families finally find out what caused the death of their loved ones.

In the series premiere, "The Sinister Minister": When respected pastor A.B. Schirmer's wife dies in a tragic car accident, the small Pennsylvania community mourns.

But when a congregant commits suicide in the pastor's office, red flags are raised, exposing a lurid affair.

The pastor's inappropriate behaviour and suspicious past sparks another investigation into the death of his first wife.

Driven by friends and family members of the victims, a determined detective begins a crusade for justice.
 

Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys

Channel: ESPN (DStv 218 / StarSat 248)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Sport

Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys

In the lead up to the kick-off of the 2021 National Football League (NFL) season, ESPN will broadcast the training camp docu-series Hard Knocks that showcases the Dallas Cowboys, with new episodes airing each day.

This year's NFL season starts on Friday 10 September with the reigning champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the Dallas Cowboys.

Hard Knocks takes an inside look at the intrigue surrounding the Dallas Cowboys, well known for their passionate following, and their five Super Bowl victories.

The series features both on the field action and the behind the scenes excitement that is known to accompany high stakes American football.

The Dallas Cowboys ended with six wins and 10 losses last season during Mike McCarthy's first year as coach.

Quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a dislocated right ankle and compound fracture that forced him to miss the final 11 games.

Prescott's return from injury is chronicled in the series as well as how McCarthy can rallied the team to believe in him and his staff.
 

Dark Tales with Don Wildman

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 22h05
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Reality

Dark Tales with Don Wildman

Don Wildman uncovers dark and twisted tales of the paranormal from all around the world.

Using his thirst for adventure and his love of storytelling, Wildman reveals the supernatural is all around us - if you know who to talk to and where to look.

Women Scorned

Don Wildman explores terrifying tales of scorned women seeking vengeance from the other side, including a woman accused of seducing her husbands with witchcraft and an Inca princess who guards her family's treasure with a deadly curse.

Vengeful Spirits

Don Wildman explores the tragic tales of tortured souls who were wronged by love and war, including a rejected court jester who still taunts castle residents and a ghostly priest trying to make things right in the world from beyond the grave.

Heroes From Hell

Don Wildman explores horrific tales of powerful men who left behind a trail of death, including a tyrant so evil that the Devil refused to take his soul and a war-time general confronted by the ghosts of the soldiers he betrayed.
 

Country House Hunters

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Reality

Country House Hunters

There is something blissful about living in the countryside.

Just visiting transports us to a more relaxing place and lifts us out of the hustle and bustle of our busy cities.

Country House Hunters captures the essence and quality of living in the country.

In each episode, couples give us a glimpse into their personal property journeys as they try to find their perfect country house.

Some wish for a home in the mountains, others at a farm, while some have a passion for the beach.

They are shown through three houses that suit their specific brief, and they choose one at the end of each episode.

Whatever country house they choose holds the promise to change their lives for the better.
 

Top Secret Videos

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Clip Show, Comedy

Top Secret Videos

In today's hyper-technological world, billions of videos are recorded each day.

Every embarrassing, ridiculous and bizarre thing we do is on file somewhere, and deep in the bowels of the "NSA" headquarters, it is the job of three lowly interns to sort through it all.

Part clip-show, part workplace comedy, the cast of comedian "NSA" interns spend their days providing commentary on the craziest 'Top Secret Videos' while bonding together over their monumental yet mundane task.

Top Secret Videos is an original comedy for the age of CCTV with a line-up of comedians including Brian Posehn, Ron Funches, Ali Kolbert, Ali Larter and Matt Walsh.

In the series premiere, "Crypto-Crush": While watching funny Top Secret Videos that include the world's coolest bat nightclub, a drunk Santa bike ride and a very inappropriate way to open champagne, the Interns must hack their way into America's favourite new soda flavour.
 

The Estate

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Telenovela

The Estate

Telenovela which revolves around a gated suburban community which begins to feel less secure when a neighbouring township launches a land claim against the estate.

The series tackles issues such as land and identity, corruption, patronage, money (old and new), power, class and equality, all told through a colourful mix of South African families that fight for their space in these topical debates.

The storyline centres around the gated suburban community haven Echelon Estate.

Beautiful homes line the landscaped green parks of the golf course. There is a clubhouse, a gym, and the entire Estate is surrounded by an eight-metre-high brick wall and tight security.

There are families that live within the walls – a diverse cross-section of South African society from all walks of life, from the super elite to the struggling middle class trying to keep up with the Joneses - as well as the working class of labouring visitors in this 'wonderland'.

Meanwhile, trouble brews outside the iron gates of suburbia as growing pressure around a land claim concerning The Estate from the neighbouring Thembalethu township community intensifies.

The ever-present threat of 'the peasants storming the castle' looms over the privileged Estate residents, while long buried secrets are about to be unearthed (literally) as a terrible Faustian deal between two men is revealed.

The series deals with themes such as identity and heritage, historical disempowerment and the fight for true economic freedom, truth vs lies, corruption and its consequences and other social issues that have relevance and resonance, in the current state of South Africa.

In the series premiere: Property mogul Muzi Phakathwayo launches the extension of the Estate at a lavish party, breaking a sacred promise he made to Shadrack.

Slay queen, Gigi, makes a play for Muzi, and an unexpected guest arrives at the party to shake things up.

MORE:

Who's who on SABC3's all star telenovela The Estate

SABC1 steps in to save The Estate

The Estate on SABC1 Teasers - September 2021

TVSA Show Page: The Estate
 

HomeGround 5

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Sport, Variety, Talk Show

HomeGround 5

Live sports talk show hosted by Minnie Dlamini and Lungile Radu as a simulcast co-production between SuperSport and Mzansi Magic, with sports news, trivia, celebrity interviews and social media.

The show also tries to introduce a lifestyle angle, making it "more than a sport show".

TVSA Show Page: HomeGround 5
 

Extreme Salvage Squad 2

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 09h30
Genre: Reality

Extreme Salvage Squad 2

Any job, any time... Enter the high-stakes world of marine recovery and rescue with Extreme Salvage Squad.

Based in the Whitsunday region of North Queensland in Australia, the team tackles time-critical, dangerous salvage missions where one mistake could mean serious injury or financial disaster.

They are faced with a region devastated by a recent Category 4 cyclone that caused massive damage and left the area littered with broken vessels and vehicles.

But filled with true Aussie grit and a determination to see the job done, the team meet every challenge head-on - and know how to have a little fun along the way.

Stuffed with tension, excitement and camaraderie, this series is all about overcoming adversity to help keep one of the world's most beautiful coastlines in the best possible condition.

In the Season 2 premiere: The team is called in to move a 20-ton excavator that has been bogged for months.

Their second job sees the team facing high stakes in a time dependant retrieval of an old vessel.

 

Shows in this post: The Estate, HomeGround



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