New on TV today: Friday 5 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Nov 2021
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Shrill 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h35
Genre: Comedy

Shrill 3

Shrill follows Annie, an overweight young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body.

Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent and a perfectionist boss.

Season 3 finds Annie energized by her breakup with dud boyfriend Ryan and her newfound momentum at work.

Annie feels like everything is finally falling into place for her, but does she actually know what she really wants?

In the Season 3 premiere, "Ribs": A newly single Annie jumps back into the dating world with mixed results and has a dramatic encounter at the doctor.

Fran and Emily take their relationship to the next level and The Thorn faces serious cutbacks.

Narcos: Mexico 3

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

Narcos: Mexico 3

Final season!

Set in the '90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, Season 3 examines the war that breaks out after Felix's arrest.

As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge.

But in this war, truth is the first casualty - and every arrest, murder and take-down only pushes real victory further away...

Travel Man 8

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

Travel Man 8

Travel Man is Richard Ayoade's chance to show us where we're going wrong by having the most culturally efficient holiday possible.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Athens": Comedy goddess Dawn French joins Richard in Athens for some ancient history, doughnuts, molecular food, ouzo, and a radical pedicure involving a toothless fish.

Young Sheldon 4

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy

Young Sheldon 4

For young Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas.

Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king.

And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Graduation": After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realises he may not be ready for college.

Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton": Sheldon gets a summer job at the local train museum.

Also, George and Missy bond when Missy embarks on a new stage of womanhood, and Georgie discovers Mary's guilty pleasure.

The Bachelorette South Africa

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

The Bachelorette South Africa

A group of men court bachelorette Qiniso Van Damme and are eliminated each week by her until only one remains.

One woman gets the opportunity to find the man of her dreams - and hopefully her groom-to-be - in this primetime reality competition series.

The Bachelorette embarks on a romantic journey meeting 24 men. After getting to know each one, she continues to narrow the field until ultimately one man is left, to whom she proposes marriage in the season finale.

The show also takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the lives of each participant involved in this unique courtship.

The bachelorette travels to exciting romantic locations with the men, introduces them to her closest friends and family and visits their hometowns to meet their parents.

At the end of the journey, she will have had an unforgettable experience and, quite possibly, found true love.

But the big mystery is: If she pops the question, will he accept?

Each new Bachelor episode contains a rose ceremony during which one or more contestants is eliminated. Eliminations are based upon date performance (i.e., how the men relate to the bachelorette on the dates.)

The bachelorette must follow a process of elimination where her pool of bachelors is narrowed down week by week by presenting a rose to each of the men she wishes to keep.

At any point during the process, if a man decides he is no longer interested in the bachelorette, although she may still be interested in him, he may leave.

In the end, the bachelorette selects one man and gives him the final rose. She may or may not propose to him at this final rose ceremony.

Hosted by Jason Greer, The Bachelor South Africa is produced by Rapid Blue.

TVSA Show Page: The Bachelorette South Africa

Big Mouth 5

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Big Mouth 5

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.


Shows in this post: The Bachelorette South Africa

Channels in this post: M-Net, Netflix South Africa, Curiosity Channel, Me


05 Nov 2021 09:20

Shrill is quite good, kinda reminds me of Girls but with more diversity. The episode where there was a Nigerian wedding was brilliant.

05 Nov 2021 09:25

@TVSA do you cover debuts from channel 103? There was no update when Insecure season 5 debuted I saw it by chance at episode 2.  Also there was no update when Queen Sugar season 6 debuted, I also saw it by chance last night at episode 5 

Shows Editor
05 Nov 2021 10:04

Timone, we do indeed cover 103, but we are limited in that their schedules change without warning and they simply don't inform or update us when this happens. We've complained for years, but it falls on deaf ears.

We try our very, very best to cover all shows, but when we can't I assure you - it is beyond our control.

05 Nov 2021 10:49

I suspected that could be the reason as you have been providing exceptional service over the years.  We appreciate you fam! 

Shows Editor
05 Nov 2021 11:50

no Woza weekend...

05 Nov 2021 12:31

Shows Editor
05 Nov 2021 12:55

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