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New on TV today: Thursday 25 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 25 Nov 2021
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The Commons

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama

The Commons

Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) leads this character-driven thriller set at the crossroads of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology.

Set just a wince into the future, it's a story about motherhood as the ultimate act of faith in humanity.

Eadie (Froggatt) just wants a normal life, but the world around her won't let her have it.

A brilliant, 38-year-old neuropsychologist, Eadie longs to have a child with her vector biologist husband, Lloyd, but multiple unsuccessful IVF treatments have put her dreams of motherhood on hold.

Meanwhile, the world around her is in chaos, as global warming and parasitic diseases have made the divide between rich and poor even greater.

The Commons is a drama about how interpersonal relationships and the needs, hopes and desires that everyone has, still exist in a rapidly changing world.
 

Top Gear 31

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Motoring, Reality

Top Gear 31

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness are back behind the wheel and are getting more competitive than ever in an all-new season of Top Gear.

There's motoring mayhem of every flavour, as the team battle a trio of F1 drivers in a Silverstone shoot-out, celebrate legendary rider Eddie Kidd with a motorbike stunt spectacular and test the newest, fastest supercars on sale.

Elsewhere, they tackle the wilds of Iceland in some (utterly unsuitable) British 'classics', head to Cornwall in some (utterly unsuitable) bargains for new drivers, and reinvent the great British camping holiday with the help of three new electric cars and three very small caravans.

In the Christmas Special Season 31 premiere: Track specials. They're some of the most exciting cars on the planet.

Road-going sports cars made faster and sharper, all to make you feel like a hero around a race circuit.

Armed with some of the latest, most potent track-special offerings from McLaren, Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo, the presenters headed out to see how they'd fare at the ultimate track day: the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone.

And against a trio of the fastest drivers on the planet: F1's Sebastian Vettel, Lando Norris and Antonio Giovinazzi.

No pressure, lads.

There's also a tribute to Eddie Kidd, OBE, who was one of the greatest bikers of them all – an impossibly talented, impossibly handsome stunt rider who performed death-defying feats.

But a crash in 1996 ended Eddie's riding career, leaving him with life-changing injuries.

Top Gear pays tribute to this British legend in the only way Top Gear knows how: with Paddy McGuinness, wearing leathers, leaping through a ring of fire.

Plus some rather more talented bikers leaping over trophy trucks in one of the most spectacular stunt shows you'll ever see.
 

The Real Housewives of Miami

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Miami

Follows six of the most connected and influential women of Miami as they live their lives to the fullest in this sunny city where the party never stops.

The cast includes:

Lea Black

Deeply loved and occasionally uncompromising, this Texas native is leaving an indelible mark on Miami.

Married to one of the top criminal defence attorneys in the country, Roy Black, and raising their nine-year-old son, Lea has a reputation as a community leader.

She raised money for President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign as well as many other local Florida politicians, and spends a majority of her time working towards the success of her own beloved charity.

Marysol Patton

Miami native Marysol Patton is one of Miami's most sought-after women both socially and professionally.

Divorced 10 years has allowed her to put all energy into creating and running one of the premiere public relations firms in town, the Patton Group.

Armed with her bedazzled iPhone and a hot female staff, this PR maven definitely knows how to throw a party for her A-list clients.

When Marysol's not working, she finds time to hang with her mother Elsa, a character in her own right.

Elsa considers herself a "seer," not a psychic and she's a hot commodity amongst A-listers looking for spiritual guidance.

Adriana DeMoura-Sidi

This Brazilian bombshell is a full-time mom and an art curator who is always on the go.

Coming off a traumatic divorce, Adriana wasted no time meeting her new fiancé, Fredric.

Still, her relationship is always on the rocks, as Adrianna's flirtatious ways and fiery personality seem to get her in trouble and leave her peers gossiping.

Alexia Echevarria

This "Cuban Barbie" holds the pulse of Miami's Latin culture.

As the executive editor of Venue Magazine, Alexia spotlights the latest fashion trends as well as up-and-coming Latin film and TV stars.

Alexia loves to spend time at her Miami Beach home with her husband Herman, and admits she is at times more of an older sister than a disciplinarian to her two sons from a pervious marriage.

Cristy Rice

As a Miami native who is beyond proud of her roots, Cristy's sassy Latina flair is evident in everything she does.

Recently divorced from NBA superstar Glen Rice, Cristy has entered a new phase of her life, being single and living out loud.

When she's not out dancing at night or dealing with relationship drama, Cristy's life is jam-packed with being a single mom to her three children and running her own clothing store.

Larsa Pippen

This wife of NBA superstar Scottie Pippen shares the unofficial title of "Hottest NBA Wife" with her friend Cristy Rice.

A snarky Lebanese beauty, Larsa boasts that she's successful at everything she does, including playing wife and mother to her four young kids.

When she's not busy turning her three little boys into star athletes, shopping for her one-year-old princess, or firing nannies, Larsa is happy to spend a little time on herself.

In the series premiere, "Paradise Cost" Lea invites the ladies to her house meant for catching up and eating delicious food, but quickly turns emotional when Adriana discusses the demise of her first marriage.
 

MasterChef Junior USA 4

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

MasterChef Junior USA 4

From New York to Arizona to Tennessee and beyond, the kids are back in the kitchen and ready to add their signature flare to every dish.

Host, judge and chef Gordon Ramsay, along with his fellow judges - Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi - welcome 24 of the best junior home cooks in the USA between the ages of eight and 13 to the Masterchef Junior kitchen, where they will compete for the trophy and the $100,000 grand prize.

They will face exciting challenges, including catering a party for more than 50 boys and girls, a tag-team challenge, a cupcake frosting face-off and the fan-favourite pop-up restaurant.

In the Season 4 premiere, "New Kids on the Chopping Block": 24 junior contestants enter the kitchen for the first time.

Upon meeting the judges, they are tasked with preparing a signature burger and one side, using only ingredients in their first mystery box challenge.

The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and will select the main ingredient that the remaining contestants have to use in the season's first elimination round.

The junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition.
 

F is for Family 5

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

F is for Family 5

Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.

From comedian Bill Burr, F is for Family transports viewers back to the 1970s, a time when political correctness, helicopter parenting and indoor smoking bans weren't part of anyone's vocabulary, let alone the norm.

 

Channels in this post: SABC3, eReality, Netflix South Africa, BBC Brit



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