New on TV today: Thursday 14 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Oct 2021
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American Rust

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

American Rust

Based on Philipp Meyer's novel, American Rust is a family drama and a timeless story of wanting a brighter future while being held prisoner by the past.

The story of survival and transcendence is told through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices.

When news of a murder rips through the town, Harris must decide what lengths he is willing to take to protect the son of the woman he loves (Maura Tierney).

A harrowing journey into the lives of a small town with big secrets, where people are driven by loyalty, love and desperation – and bad choices come far too easy.

In the series premiere, "The Mill": In a small rust belt town in southwest Pennsylvania, Chief of Police Del Harris investigates after a dead body turns up in an abandoned steel mill.

Boxing Day Tsunami

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Nature

Boxing Day Tsunami

Follow the path of the most devastating tsunami on record, whose deadly ripple effects would be felt across the globe.

First came an earthquake deep below the Indian Ocean.

Minutes later, in the early hours of Boxing Day 2004, a 100-foot wall of water ripped through Indonesia.

Then the tsunami reached Thailand, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake.

This probing documentary tracks the Boxing Day tsunami's catastrophic course.

Scientists demonstrate the connection between the initial earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Rescuers describe the furious scramble to save lives and survivors try to make sense of the tragedy and loss.

Another Life 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror

Another Life 2

After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.

This season, the stakes couldn't get higher as Niko and her crew witness the annihilation of a planet.

How do you negotiate with aliens capable of such brutality?

For My Man

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h25
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

For My Man

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 200,000 women in the United States are living behind bars, making women the fastest growing population in the penal system.

For My Man is a true crime series featuring the shocking stories of women who have been arrested for crimes they committed in the name of love.

From committing a killing spree across the Midwest to acting as an inside informant at the DEA, these women have no limits in terms of how far they will go to support their men.

Each episode includes interviews of those closest to the events - family members, friends, witnesses, investigators and journalists - as well as psychologists, lawyers and when possible, the subjects themselves.

The first season captures a vast array of true stories from throughout the country, including:

Little Washington, North Carolina

Yvette Gay follows a married man into a murderous plot to kill his wife.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Vanessa Coleman joins Letalvis Cobbins on a drug-induced, gun-pointing kidnapping of a couple.

Tampa, Florida

Victoria Jackson's ultimate act of betrayal against one of her own family members at the request of her jealous boyfriend.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Felicia Scott's homicidal tailspin when she is unable to bear her husband a child.

Waukegan, Illinois

Debra Brown falls for serial child predator Alton Coleman and becomes one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives.

Wilmington, Delaware

Chakkira Wonnum escapes an abusive home and runs into the arms of a dangerous drug addict.


Actors in this post: Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney

Channels in this post: M-Net, BBC Earth, Netflix South Africa, eReality


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