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New on TV today: Tuesday 7 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 Dec 2021
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47th People's Choice Awards

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 04h00 (live)
Genre: Awards

47th People's Choice Awards

Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson hosts the 2021 People's Choice Awards celebrating all forms of entertainment, chosen entirely by the people.

This year, Thompson received his first-ever People's Choice Awards nominations and is up for both the Comedy TV Star and Male TV Star for his work on Saturday Night Live.

He also received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Kenan and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live.

Halle Berry will receive The People's Icon award and Cardi B will present the award to Berry at the ceremony, who will be honoured for her contributions in TV and film.

In addition, former WWE star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will be honoured with The People's Champion award.

The Rock will be recognised for his contributions to the entertainment industry, entrepreneurial endeavours and multiple philanthropic partnerships.

In the race to be crowned the African Social Star of 2021 from South Africa is YouTube sensation and LGBTQ activist Lasizwe Dambuza; actress, musician and entrepreneur Boity Thulo; make-up artist and beauty influencer Mihlali Ndamase and TikTok sensation Witney Ramabulana.

Nominated from across the continent are Nigerian rapper and actor Falz; Kenyan TikTok star Azziad Nasenya; Zimbabwean comedian Tyra Chikocho AKA Madam Boss and self-empowerment advocate Sofiyat Ibrahim AKA The Odditty from Nigeria.

The 2021 People's Choice Awards will air from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California starting with Live From E! at 02h00 and the ceremony at 04h00.

The ceremony will be repeated on Wednesday 8 December at 20h00.
 

Cold Blooded Alaska

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Cold Blooded Alaska

Lurking in Alaska are some of the most depraved criminals in America.

This true crime series reveals Alaska's most brutal murders and the extraordinary lengths law enforcement working in the Last Frontier must take to bring killers to justice.

In the series premiere, "Cabin Fever": In 1997 on Memorial Day, a couple's hopes of living the Alaskan dream in rugged Chulitna end abruptly in murder.

Alaska State Troopers hunt the wilderness for the killer in a place where danger is always closer to home than one thinks.
 

Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, Science

Eugenics: Science's Greatest Scandal

Science journalist Angela Saini and disability rights activist Adam Pearson explore the shocking origins and legacy of eugenics in Britain and its continued influence today.

They reveal that eugenics - the controversial idea that was a driving force behind the Nazi death camps - originated in the upper echelons of the British scientific community.

The presenters uncover how shocking eugenic beliefs permeated the British establishment and intelligentsia; supporters included figures such as Winston Churchill and Marie Stopes.

They see how eugenics influenced the Mental Deficiency Act of 1913, which resulted in thousands of disabled people being locked up for decades.

Eugenics shaped immigration law, education policy and even town planning.

The documentary uncovers disturbing links between British universities and German race scientists in the first half of the 20th century, and investigates how eugenics fed into the racist ideologies of Nazi Germany.

It is commonly thought that eugenics disappeared after the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, but the presenters discover how eugenic practices, such as the sterilisation of the poor, continued on a global scale for many more years.

The presenters meet the victims of this ideology, including a woman who was sterilised.

Angela and Adam also ask if eugenic-style attitudes towards the poor and disabled continue to shape today's society, and explore if breakthroughs in medicine, such as screening and gene editing, will combine with prejudice against the disabled to bring a form of eugenics back.

They weigh the undoubted benefits of modern medicine with the possibility of their misuse in the name of human enhancement.

They look into the story of the first attempts to edit the genomes of humans in China and explore the latest science on the issue of what's more important—nature or nurture.
 

Attack on Pearl Harbour

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Attack on Pearl Harbour

On the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, experience the date which will live in infamy.

With incredible underwater dive footage, this 2x60 special brings you inside the sunken wrecks of Pearl Harbor to tell the heart-pounding tale of the attack that changed the world forever.
 

UFOs: Top Secret Alien Files

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Documentary, Docu-Drama

UFOs: Top Secret Alien Files

For everyday heroes in law enforcement and the military, their mission to serve and protect is put to the ultimate test when they come face to face with dangerous UFOs.

Through dramatic re-enactments of actual UFO classified files and expert interviews, this special explores the lengths that people on the front lines will go to keep civilians safe from extra-terrestrial encounters.
 

The Bachelorette Australia 6

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

The Bachelorette Australia 6

In an Australian first, The Bachelorette Australia will boast double the roses and double the romance when sisters and best friends, Elly and Becky Miles, embark on their very special quest for true love.

Although Elly and Becky have the same family tree, their taste in men could not be more different.

But don't fret, TV's very own cupid, Osher Günsberg, is on the case to ensure there will be Prince Charmings-aplenty, ready to sweep these two ladies off their feet.

Having captivated Australia's hearts on Matt Agnew's season of The Bachelor Australia, 25-year-old country nurse Elly is taking the reins and seizing her chance at finding Mr. Right.

To capture Elly's heart, the Bachelors will need to be adventurous, positive, kind-natured and always up for a laugh.

Joining Elly on the romantic journey of a lifetime is her 30-year-old sister Becky.

Having recently had her heart broken, Becky is ready to risk it all for love again.

She is hoping to find a respectful, kind and devoted Bachelor, who is willing to put her first.

Born and raised in Parkes, New South Wales, Elly and Becky have always supported and empowered each other to take on new experiences and adventures.

From breathtaking dates to romantic rose ceremonies, Season 6 will follow Elly and Becky as they date the nation's most eligible Bachelors, hoping to find someone to bring home to the Miles' family gatherings.
 

Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

Karens gone wild. Cat funerals. Trying to hook up during lockdown.

Nicole Byer gets delightfully down and dirty in her first Netflix comedy special.

She takes the stage at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City for a hot new set, discussing everything from how she basically is a vegan (she's just doing her part), what she's looking for in a man, and just how crazy this past year-and-a-half has been.

 

Actors in this post: Halle Berry, The Rock, Boity Thulo



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