New on TV today: Monday 25 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 25 Oct 2021
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A Cut Above the Rest

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition

A Cut Above the Rest

This reality competition pits South African hair-wizards in a salon floor battle ground to come out R150,000 richer.

With the clock ticking, each episode sees the contestants take on near-impossible, out-of-the-box challenges to create hair magic to avoid being axed by the judges in weekly eliminations.

The contestants are ambitious hairstylists who are capable of working with all types of hair - and they must understand the science and business of hair.

Presenter Altovise Lawrence is joined by the resident judge Mimmi Biggar and weekly guest judges to help decide a winner.

The weekly guest judges include Orapeleng Modutle, Leigh Toselli, Sonto Pooe, Dr Sipho Mbatha, Bandile Mbuli, Diaan Daniels, Phindi Mtyingizane, Charles Louw, Rory Sandilands and Saadique Ryklief.


Introducing the 10 scissorhands on S3's A Cut Above the Rest

Have Faith 3

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 21h25
Genre: Docu-Reality

Have Faith 3

In the previous two seasons, we saw Faith Nketsi transition from being a socialite to an entrepreneur while navigating her sometimes tumultuous personal relationships and trying to find love.

This season, Faith takes her ambitions to the next level as she builds her ever-expanding empire.

Being an entrepreneur is hard enough but this season Faith is choosing to say yes to love and yes to life.

This season Faith is on a big mission to expand her Fe Beauty empire after taking complete ownership by acquiring a controlling stake from her partner in the business.

Her stated intention is to take her influence beyond our shores and break into the global influencer market.

Returning for Season 3 is Faith's best friend Kim Kholiwe, as she raises her baby boy as a single mother.

Previously, we discovered that Kim's baby daddy is not involved in his son's life, and in this season we see her journey continuing as she becomes more open to building a good relationship for the baby's sake.

Andzelo Tivani, the architect of Faith's career, remains ambitious and upbeat about Faith's empire.

Andzelo is navigating his relationship with his family, post coming out and his parent's divorce.

He's becoming a whole lot more independent this season, finding love and building a career of his own as a DJ.

The Killer Within

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The Killer Within

The Killer Within delves into what turns someone into a killer. Is there a specific trigger or is someone always destined to murder?

Any homicide sends shockwaves through a community, torments detectives and baffles forensic investigators until a perpetrator is brought to justice.

But the central question will always remain: what makes a seemingly ordinary person take another person's life?

This series explores the making of a killer and unearths what drives someone to commit the most heinous of crimes.

Whether it was premeditated or spontaneous, a revenge plot or the killer simply snapped, The Killer Within uncovers the true story behind each killer - from the very beginning.

Throughout the series, leading forensic and criminal experts delve into the psyche of the killer.

We speak to those directly involved with each case, to discover the common signs and events that could lead to your nearest and dearest harbouring... The Killer Within.

In the series premiere, "Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham: The Twilight Killers": 14-year-old Kim teamed up with her boyfriend to kill her own mother and sister in cold blood - but why?

Home Cooking Made Easy

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 14h00
Genre: Food

Home Cooking Made Easy

Lorraine Pascale uses her cooking know-how to inspire everyone to home cook the food they love.

Packed with simple and delicious recipes, from cosy soups and roasts to delicious autumnal breads, adding some of these to your meal plan is sure to make your time in the kitchen more relaxed.

In the series premiere, "Comfort": First up is cosy roasted butternut squash soup with chilli and ginger.

Pasta has also made it on to the comfort menu with Lorraine's easy home-made cracked black pepper pasta which is fantastic with a simple creamy pancetta, mushroom and parmesan sauce made from standby ingredients.

Then there are two chocolate treats - chocolate marshmallow brown sugar fudge and peppermint creams sugar rush.

And comfort in a jar comes in the form of Asian chilli jam. It is ideal to give as a gift or eat by the fireside when the nights are drawing in.

Next it is time for Lorraine's storecupboard standbys, her favourite ingredients that transform any dish from drab to fab.

For dinner Lorraine thinks that after a hard day nothing beats five-spice baked ribs with a sticky honey sesame sauce.

And for a cool dessert there is an unbelievably dramatic swiss roll bowl cake.

Cosmic Encounters

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

Cosmic Encounters

Cosmic Encounters tells one of mankind's oldest dreams: to explore what is beyond our planet.

For the first time in TV history a documentary has been filmed in 3D in space by the astronauts of the International Space Station.

It is a tribute to the many scientists who made the dream of conquering space come true.

Our guides on this voyage are the astronauts André Kuipers, who filmed on board; and Alexander Gerst, whose demanding training for the 2014 mission is recorded at the Johnson Space Center.

Minki 10

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Minki 10

In each episode of this emotional talk show, Minki van der Westhuizen interviews a guest with an incredible story to tell.

Sometimes these are celebrities; at other times not.

Minki also surprises each guest by revealing someone with whom they have a special connection, who comes to join the conversation.

It's real South African hospitality, on TV – complete with a tasty cooking segment with Herman Lensing in the kitchen.

License to Kill 2

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

License to Kill 2

Hosted by prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow (Botched), License to Kill examines shocking cases of killer doctors, nurses and medical professionals who used their practice to inflict harm on their defenceless patients.

Told through the eyes of the victims, families, colleagues and law enforcement, each episode reveals how these sinister medical professionals took advantage of their positions to render their patients injured, ill or dead.

The series delves into the perpetrators' malicious motives, while chronicling how authorities were finally able to bring an end to their malpractice.

This season, Dr. Dubrow uses his medical expertise to take viewers into the minds of each distinctive killer, while investigating the reasons behind their heinous crimes.

Whether they were money-hungry, ego-driven, or a criminal who conned their way into the medical field, these killers lost sight of their Hippocratic Oath and used their practice for evil.

The series recounts how authorities stopped these medical professionals' malpractice to seek justice for the victims that were harmed or put in jeopardy.

The 12-episode season chronicles harrowing tales, including a Las Vegas man who posed as a natural doctor performing invasive medical procedures in highly unsanitary conditions.

There's also a doctor who over-prescribed opioids to unsuspecting college-aged men; an incompetent cosmetic surgeon who preyed on a disenfranchised community; a pharmacist who diluted his cancer patient's chemotherapy treatments; and a pain management specialist who aided in the opioid addiction of an entire town.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Killer Surgeon": Dr. Anthony Pignataro is a New York-based plastic surgeon who gained notoriety for inventing a "snap-on" hairpiece.

After falsifying credentials and harming patients during routine cosmetic surgeries, investigators uncovered dark secrets surrounding the criminal doctor.



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