New on TV today: Wednesday 15 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Sep 2021
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Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Sport


The ultimate documentary of Formula 1 icon Michael Schumacher.

Fully supported by Michael Schumacher's family, Schumacher features rare interviews and previously undisclosed archival footage and draws a very sensitive yet critical portrait of the seven-time World Champion.

The documentary explores the many facets that made and define this complex athlete and accompanies him on his meteoric rise in this challenging and dangerous sport, which is followed by millions worldwide.

His strong will and triumphant fight to win against all odds put Michael Schumacher at the centre of global attention.

Michael Schumacher's journey has captured the imagination of millions, but there is a lot more than motor racing to the success of this very private man.

However, it is not only his fighting spirit and striving for perfection that define Michael Schumacher as a person; his self-doubt and insecurities complete the picture of a sensitive and reflected man.

At the heart of Michael's story are his parents, his children and Corinna Schumacher, his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life.

They are now ready to tell his story...

The Oval 2

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Soap Opera, Drama

The Oval 2

Another Tyler Perry creation, this is the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power, highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation's most iconic residence.

Characters include Richard, the esteemed White House butler who has served several administrations at the White House, his loving wife Nancy and his son Barry, a young dad to his 4-year old daughter Callie.

There's also Sharon, the girlfriend to Barry who works at a local pharmacy.

Then there's Donald, the Chief of Staff at The White House for Hunter Franklin, the newly elected President of the United States. He is smart, demanding and manipulative.

Lilly is a fashion designer who is married to Donald and Priscilla is the residence staff supervisor at the White House. She is married to Sam, the President's secret service agent.

Kyle is a secret service agent at the White House. He is an ex-Marine who is direct and unwavering. He takes direction, but seems to be always operating with a different outcome in mind.

Bobby is handsome and rugged. After meeting Lilly Winthrop on a plane, neither of their lives will ever be the same again.

Kareem owns a local pharmacy in Washington, D.C., along with his father. He is a hard- working young man.

He may be in a relationship but his heart longs for Sharon, who also works at the pharmacy and is in a committed relationship with Barry.

In the Season 2 premiere, "A Little Girl Talk": Priscilla questions Sam, Jason and Gayle balk at their grandma's authority, Nancy sees Richard's dark side, Hunter gets troubling news, Barry's plan backfires, and Diane protects a witness.

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (double bill weekly)
Genre: Docu-Reality, Science, Technology

Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space

From training to launch to landing, this all-access docuseries rides along with the Inspiration4 crew on the first all-civilian orbital space mission.

This September, four civilians will launch into space for a three-day trip orbiting Earth and reaching an altitude higher than that of the International Space Station (ISS).

The SpaceX Dragon mission, dubbed Inspiration4, is the most ambitious step to date in the rapidly-developing age of civilian space exploration, making history as the first all-civilian mission to orbit.

In the series premiere, preparations begin for the mission to send four civilians into orbit, and its charitable goals lead to a 29-year-old cancer survivor joining the crew.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, principles of generosity and prosperity inform the selection of the last two crew members.

Excitement for the flight ramps up, but anxiety lingers.

Chopped 47

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Chopped 47

In this cooking competition it's all about skill, speed and ingenuity as four aspiring chefs compete before a panel of three expert judges.

Course by course, the chefs must take a basket of mystery ingredients, with a different theme each time, and turn it into an extraordinary meal.

Then, they must survive the Chopping Block, where the judges are waiting to be wowed - and they are not shy about voicing their culinary criticisms.

In the Season 47 premiere, "Beat the Judge: Alex": Can Chopped champions beat Chopped royalty?

In this first-of-its-kind battle, fearless returning winners compete for a chance to face off against illustrious Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli.

The chefs are brave to attempt to beat Alex on her home turf, but these competitors may have second thoughts when they feast their eyes on the jar of bright orange sauce in the appetizer basket.

In the entree round, the chefs have a lot to deal with, including a latte in a puzzling package.

The champ who makes it to the final round stands to win major bragging rights if they can turn a gooey cake and savory morsels into a $10,000 dessert.

The round ends on a chaotic note, leaving everyone wondering how the final dishes from Alex and her challenger will turn out.

Nailed It! 6

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Nailed It! 6

This season, the bakers take on paranormal pastries, celebrate Black History and attempt to recreate chocolate masterpieces inspired by Jacques Torres - all for that $10,000 prize.

It's part reality contest, part hot mess, and you can't look away.

Iron Resurrection 4

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Iron Resurrection 4

Joe Martin brings new life to old iron at his shop Joe Martin Customs.

Working with his wife Amanda, and best friend Shag, this custom shop oversees every phase of restoration from design, fabrication and mechanicals, to the final paint job.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Truck Yeah": The Martins face the physics conundrum of trying to fit a 6'5" former football player into the cab of a 1967 Chevy C10.

Plus, they customise the interior and exterior.

Castle & Castle 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

Castle & Castle 2

A pair of high-powered, successful lawyers find themselves defending opposite interests of the justice system, causing a strain on their happy marriage.

This is a drama series set in a law firm, Castle & Castle, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Castle and Castle struggles to stay afloat whilst the couple leading it, Remi and Tega Castle, pursue different cases based on what they think is best for the company.


Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, BET Africa, Food Network


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