New on TV today: Tuesday 21 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Sep 2021
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Farmhouse Fixer

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Farmhouse Fixer

Singer Jonathan Knight may be best known as a member of the band New Kids on the Block, but in this series he shares his renovation know-how by meticulously restoring centuries-old New England farmhouses that deserve a second chance.

The six-episode series will feature Jonathan, who has renovated more than 200 houses, as step by step he carefully preserves the original craftsmanship and historic charm of classic homes while he also modernizes layouts, updates interiors and gives his clients endless reasons to cheer.

To start the season, Jonathan will give new life to a 1700s New Hampshire farmhouse with help from his designer and friend, Kristina Crestin.

To stabilize the property, Jonathan must remove a sinking addition on the home but, on the plus side, he will convert a backyard tool shed into a stunning potting bench and chicken coop.

In future episodes, he will complete custom renovations for additional old homes, including creating an enviable chef's kitchen and a built-in seating area for a large dining room.

During the season, outdoor projects will include everything from a goat enclosure to raised garden beds.

I Love a Mama's Boy 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality

I Love a Mama's Boy 2

What happens when a woman falls in love with a guy and wants to marry him... but he has a FAR more important woman in his life? It's his mom!

In this series the only thing standing between a couple's true love is a very different kind of "other woman."

These guys are spoiled, coddled and spoon-fed - in some cases quite literally - by their overbearing mothers, sending their relationships into serious romantic crisis.

Returning for its second season, I Love a Mama's Boy features two new mama's boys and picks up with three returning trios.

The romantic entanglements continue with even more overbearing mothers as these significant others continue to fight for love, attention and alone time with the men they love.

From a mother joining their son's honeymoon to sneaking around on mother/son date nights, who will take the leading role in their man's life... their mother or their mate?

Meet new and returning love triangles:

Tia, Theous and mom Carolyn (new)

Carolyn expects Theous to be at her beck and call, but Tia needs him to draw some boundaries with his mom before she'll meet him down the aisle. Carolyn's bad knee makes her extra needy of Theous's time, but that doesn't stop her from intruding into every aspect of their lives, including a Vegas vacation.

Tracy, Bryan and mom Jayne (new)

Jayne is oblivious to how she interferes in her son's life, wedding, marriage and now honeymoon.

Tracy needs to set the record straight and create boundaries they can all live by, but Bryan's loyalty to his mom erases any line Tracy draws.

As Jayne makes the honeymoon more about her vacation time than watching the kids, Tracy and Bryan struggle to find any romance and alone time.

It's more of a honeymoon from hell.

Emily, Shekeb, and Mom Laila (returning)

Emily and Shekeb are back together, but the women will have to accept each other if the couple can truly move forward.

Emily is sure that a ring on her finger will force progress, while Laila holds her ground and tries to convince Shekeb otherwise.

Kim, Matt, and Mom Kelly (returning)

As Kelly tries to take over Matt and Kim's wedding and their new house, a job offer in Texas derails everyone's plans.

While Matt contemplates his future, Kim and Kelly go head to head for his love and affection.

Stephanie, Mike, and Mom Liz (returning)

Stephanie and Mike are at a fork in the road.

Stephanie wants to go one way to follow her dreams, while Liz is waving Mike over in the opposite direction to plant roots close to her.

Their bond may not be strong enough to survive Liz, as her meddling and bad advice may finally pull these two apart for good.


Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, True Crime


Follows individuals who have completed long-term prison sentences during those first crucial 90 days on the outside.

We'll meet them as they walk out the prison doors for the first time, and stay with them for every step – and misstep – as they attempt to reconnect with their loved ones, establish their independence and begin the long, hard work of starting over.

In the series premiere, "It's Over": After serving decades behind bars, convicted felons Kevin, Kay and Jermaine are released from prison.

Her sixth time out, Kay is now sober with a new attitude; Jermaine's daughter refuses to forgive him; and Kevin makes the long trip home from San Quentin.

In the second weekday episode, "Left Behind": Michael is released from prison after 18 years and is haunted by the death of his father.

Meanwhile, Kevin attempts to reconcile with his children, Jermaine gets bad news from his parole officer and Kay reveals her struggles with addiction during church.

Why Women Kill 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Why Women Kill 2

From creator Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids), Season 2 of Why Women Kill features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949.

This season will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong...

In the Season 2 premiere, "Secret Beyond the Door": With dreams of status and glamour, Alma Fillcot (Allison Tolman) hopes to fill a recently vacated seat in her local Garden Club, led by the intimidating Rita Castillo (Lana Parrilla).

However, when Alma discovers her loving husband Bertram's (Nick Frost) shocking secret, all of that preparation and hard work is jeopardised.

Love on the Spectrum 2

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

Love on the Spectrum 2

Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated.

Season 2 continues to tell the stories of people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.

With a few familiar faces, and some delightful new ones, this season represents an even wider range of people and personalities, showing just how diverse the autism spectrum really is.


Actors in this post: Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla, Nick Frost


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