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New on TV today: Saturday 6 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Nov 2021
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Skemerdans

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Afrikaans

Skemerdans

Crime drama series which revolves around a tragedy at The Oasis - the hottest night spot on the Cape Flats - which leaves the club at the centre of a power struggle, and a mystery.

The neo-noir murder mystery is set at The Oasis, a jazz club and after-dark entertainment venue that becomes the centre of a power struggle between two brothers, a scorned widow and an organised crime syndicate.

Kevin Smith (Isidingo, Arendsvlei), Ilse Klink (Stroomop, Isidingo) and Brendon Daniels (Sara se Geheim, Arendsvlei) lead the cast as Glenn, his wife Shireen and his brother Trevor respectively.

Ceagan Arendse (Suidooster, Arendsvlei) is the black sheep of the family, Warren; Trudy van Rooy (Die Byl, Sara Se Geheim) is Glenn's prodigal daughter, Jessie; and Vinette Ebrahim (7de Laan, Binnelanders) is the formidable Fortune family matriarch.

Carl Weber also stars as one of the Adams brothers - mob bosses who are busy buying up the strip around The Oasis.

Bongo Mbutuma (Die Spreeus, Erfsondes) plays his partner in crime and brother from another mother.

The ensemble cast also includes Mbulelo Grootboom (Sara Se Geheim, Projek Dina), Ann Juries-May (Arendsvlei, Ander Mens), Danny Ross (Arendsvlei, Suidooster), Kim Syster (Binnelanders, Suidooster), Carmen Maarman (Arendsvlei, Lui Maar Op, Belinda), Sanda Shandu (The Kissing Booth) and Cape Town musician Alistair Izobell.

In the series premiere: As Glenn Fortune and his family gather to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Oasis, sinister forces that threaten his legacy and loved ones are at work when Warren makes Glenn an offer.

Filming took place along Voortrekker Road and at Club Galaxy in Rylands, one of Cape Town's most famous clubs since it opened in 1978, which doubles as both The Oasis and the Adams brothers' strip club The Velvet Room.

TVSA Show Page: Skemerdans
 

Hunting Atlantis

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality

Hunting Atlantis

Does the Lost City of Atlantis really exist?

Atlantis has fascinated philosophers and historians for nearly 2,400 years and is known as one of the most extraordinary mysteries of the world.

With a new trail of evidence, expert Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix set out on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time - the rediscovery of Atlantis.

Throughout the season, Stel and Jess' expedition leads them to incredible destinations.

These include the Black Sea, where they investigate a 7000-year-old skeleton buried in gold treasure; and a mysterious Greek island where an advanced ancient civilization built a massive marble pyramid.

They also visit unexplored archeological sites along the Adriatic coast of Croatia, where underwater relics from an ancient bridge system lead them to an age-old legend of a lost city and into a massive sinkhole that could swallow a city whole.

In the series premiere, "Mystery of the Golden King": Stel and Jess begin their search for the lost city of Atlantis.

In Bulgaria, they uncover mysterious gold treasure and evidence of an ancient catastrophe.
 

Holiday Baking Championship 7

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Holiday Baking Championship 7

Bakers compete in the Holiday Kitchen for a chance to win $50,000.

They celebrate the season as they share family traditions and show off superb baking skills in front of tough-love judges.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Holiday Style": Host Jesse Palmer kicks off the competition for 12 bakers with the kind of dessert people are embracing at home - holiday decorated quick bread wreaths.

Then, to spice things up, Jesse reveals the rankings of every challenge will appear on the new naughty or nice list.

If a baker is naughty, there's no hiding it...

In the main heat, the competitors must make a winter hat cake to charm judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall.
 

Supergirl 6

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy, Drama

Supergirl 6

Action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El.

Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family.

Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.

Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex's life and Kara took to the sky to save her.

Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organisation whose mission is to keep National City - and the Earth - safe from sinister threats.

As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Rebirth": As Brainiac lays close to death after trying to stop Lex, Supergirl and team soar in to save him, engaging in an epic battle with Gamenmae.

After beating Leviathan, Supergirl turns her attention to Lex, who has used the Obsidian platform to brainwash half the world to love him and follow him at all costs, no matter what horrible things he does.

Knowing how dangerous this makes her brother, Lena enlists the entire team - Alex, J'onn, Dreamer, Kelly and Brainiac - to help, but Supergirl realises that the only way to truly stop Lex is to sacrifice herself.
 

Beat Shazam 4

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Game Show, Music

Beat Shazam 4

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, Beat Shazam is an interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time.

In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world's most popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to $1-million dollars.

Actress, model and writer Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, will return as deejay.

In the upcoming fourth season, Beat Shazam will feature a special episode in which contestants can play to win $2 million dollars, as well as a celebrity episode in which talent will play for charity.

In the Season 4 premiere, "All About the Abs, Butt and Thighs!": The game gets physical as teams of fitness moms, male cheerleaders and lifeguards compete for a million dollars.
 

American Idol 19

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

American Idol 19

American Idol returns for a 19th season.

Helping determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

Ryan Seacrest will return to the competition series as host and radio and TV personality Bobby Bones is set to return as in-house mentor.

After a nationwide search for talent, viewers will embark on a journey with the judges in Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; and Ojai, California, where the show's judge auditions will surprise audiences and hopefuls alike with never-before-seen twists.
 

Growing Up Hip Hop 7

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Music

Growing Up Hip Hop 7

On the most dramatic season yet, Season 7 sees the next generation of hip hop royalty set out to do whatever it takes to rise above their legendary parents' shadow.

As they reach new heights to build their empires, not all thrones are protected when everything comes crashing down around the them.

After having a baby out of wedlock, Angela Simmons (Rev Run's daughter), opens up for the first time about a devastating breakup and facing public scrutiny.

Vanessa Simmons yearns to be closer to her sister, Angela, but new business opportunities lead to a dramatic sibling rivalry.

Romeo Miller (Master P's son) finds himself chasing after the 'one that got away' and running to New Orleans with his pops to save an incarcerated family member who goes on a hunger strike.

Meanwhile, Damon "Boogie" Dash's (Damon Dash's son) addiction spirals out of control when his little sister's life becomes endangered.

Briana Latrise (Mary J. Blige's stepdaughter) teams up with Dame to save Boogie's life and plot a surprise intervention.

With her checkered family history, Kristinia DeBarge (James DeBarge's daughter) musters the courage to meet with her long-lost cousin Kyndall Ferguson (El DeBarge's daughter), while she plans a life-changing move to Vegas to further her music career.

Tyran Moore (Sandra "Pepa" Denton's son) comes to visit his mother to mend broken ties, and unleashes years of pent up resentment growing up under her fame in family therapy.

Egypt Criss (Pepa Denton's daughter) has a new beau, but not everyone trusts his intentions with the princess of hip hop, including Egypt's cousin, Tahira "Tee Tee" Francis.

A shotgun wedding in Vegas shocks all.
 

Black Monday 3

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Black Monday 3

Black Monday, starring and executive produced by Don Cheadle, is a comedy about a motley crew of underdogs who caused the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.

The series also stars Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Nine Perfect Strangers), who serve as producers, and Paul Scheer (Veep).

Season 2 followed Dawn (Hall) and Blair (Rannells) as they took over the TBD Group, while Mo (Cheadle) and Keith (Scheer) fled to Miami.

Along the way, Blair used a congressman, Dawn used a college fund honcho, Keith got used by the Leighman Brothers and Tiff used her Georgina Jeans capital on a hot new trend - skants!

At the end of Season 2, Dawn took the hit for Black Monday, and Mo reigned supreme as head of the newly minted The Mo Co.

What lies in store for him, his band of underdogs and his enemies will all play out in the 10-episode third season.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Ten!": It's 1989 and Mo makes his first big "discovery" as a newly-minted jazz producer.

Dawn's still serving time for masterminding Black Monday, Blair learns the hard way how to play politics, and Keith discovers that the late Lenny Leighman has some big follicles to fill.

Mo hatches a plot to get Dawn an early release.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Nine!": Keith thinks he's the business-wiz.

Meanwhile, Tiff and Corkie need to rebrand and refinance Pfaffashions; and Dawn and Mo negotiate their new work-life balance.

 

Shows in this post: Skemerdans

Channels in this post: kykNET & kie, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Me



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