New on TV today: Friday 19 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Nov 2021
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Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food, Reality Competition


It's lights, camera, and action in the comedic cake competition Cakealikes.

This ultimate cake-off challenges three teams of cake artists to create the most epic realistic, life-sized cake replicas of famed celebrities.

Using cake and buttercream for every small detail leads to some disastrous and hilarious cake fails, because with sugar and frosting it's a fine line between beauty and botched.

Tregaye Fraser, along with expert cake sculptor Natalie Sideserf, comedic food commentator Kalen Allen and a rotating panel of guest judges, determine which Cakealike makes the A-list, earning the winner a prize totaling $10,000 and special one-of-a-kind celebrity souvenir.

These incredible creations aren't just look-a-likes, they're Cakealikes.

It's celebrities as you've never seen before throughout the six-episode competition as their most famous moments are immortalised in cake.

To kick off the competition, each team must recreate an iconic look of the queen of pop, Lady Gaga.

They must nail the details of her most showstopping moments, including her origami dress, the trailblazing meat dress, and a concert outfit requiring countless individual sequins to be piped out of royal icing.

In another episode, the artists must tackle an iconic image of Kim Kardashian, from her tight pink spandex minidress, to one of her classic pregnancy looks, and to one of her most memorable red-carpet appearances.

But fighting gravity to sculpt Kim's famed hourglass figure with cake will prove very difficult and only one cakealike will land on the top tier.

Throughout the season the cake artists must work as they dress the fabulous RuPaul from head to toe, from full drag to a tightly tailored suit.

But disaster strikes worse than a wardrobe malfunction for one of the cakealikes, leaving one team in literal crumbles.

In another episodes the cake masters face the big challenge of sculpting edible muscles and chiseled abs out of buttercream as they recreate Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Plus, the cake artists face Public Enemy #1 Flavor Flav and the Brady Bunch with Maureen McCormick and Christopher Knight as the featured guest judges.

These celebrity cakealikes are so realistic and life-like, you'll hardly want to take a bite.

Talk with Toke Makinwa

Channel: HONEY (DStv 173)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Talk Show

Talk with Toke Makinwa

In this tell-all talk show hosted by Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa, stars reveal the most intimate parts of their lives.

Toke is the host of this sit-down with well-known and intriguing African personalities, from influential actresses and musicians to DJs and models.


Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: K-Drama, Thriller, Horror, Supernatural


Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.

These supernatural events cause great mayhem and enable the religious group The New Truth to grow in influence.

A few people, however, become suspicious about its activities and begin investigating its involvement in mysterious events.

Unbelievable demonstrations of hell take place in the middle of Seoul right in front of crowds.

Mysterious beings condemn individuals to be hellbound, and otherworldly beings appear exactly at the specified time to kill the condemned in a brutal burning.

Rising above the utter chaos resulting from these inexplicable supernatural occurrences is the commanding voice of Jung Jinsu, the leader of an up-and-coming religious organisation, The New Truth.

He claims that only sinners are marked for condemnation and that these occurrences represent divine will to make humans righteous.

A group of his followers with blind faith, the Arrowhead, take into their own hands the punishment of those who go against the divine will.

The world becomes a living hell.

Min Hyejin, a lawyer, challenges Chairman Jung by claiming the demonstrations of hell to be simply supernatural occurrences.

She joins forces with the few who try to protect the hellbound and return the world to the realm of humans, not gods.

They go up against the chaos instigated by The New Truth.

Blown Away: Christmas

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition

Blown Away: Christmas

'Tis the season for five returning artists to fill the hot shop with festive designs.

One will win cash for the stocking — a merry Christmas indeed!

Five fan favourites return to the hot shop to compete in a series of Christmas-themed challenges in the quest to become The Best in Holiday Blow.

In the spirit of giving, the winner will not only receive a $10,000 cash prize, but an additional $10,000 will also be donated to their charity of choice.

Cowboy Bebop

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Western, Action, Comedy-Drama

Cowboy Bebop

Long on style and perpetually short on cash, bounty hunters Spike, Jet and Faye trawl the solar system looking for jobs.

But can they outrun Spike's past?

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda star in this live-action adaptation of Shinichiro Watanabe's classic anime.

Cowboy Bebop is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka "cowboys", all trying to outrun the past.

As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system's most dangerous criminals — for the right price.

But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.


Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Religion


Six midwestern men — all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy — come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired experiment designed to collectively work through their trauma.

As part of a radically collaborative filmmaking process, they create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams and experiences, meant to explore the church rituals, culture and hierarchies that enabled silence around their abuse.

In the face of a failed legal system, we watch these men reclaim the spaces that allowed their assault, revealing the possibility for catharsis and redemption through a new-found fraternity.

The Mind, Explained 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

The Mind, Explained 2

Ever wonder what's happening inside your head?

From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series.

Our minds are capable of great things, but they can also undermine our best intentions.

Delve into the science behind creativity, brainwashing and more.

The series is narrated by Julianne Moore.


Channels in this post: Food Network, HONEY, Netflix South Africa


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