New on TV today: Thursday 27 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 27 Jan 2022
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Chaos in Court 2

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

Chaos in Court 2

Examines clips of dramatic, unexpected and cathartic courtroom moments.

Each episode brings the backstories of the crimes and legal proceedings to the forefront with analysis from a diverse panel of experts including judges, defence attorneys, prosecutors and criminal psychologists.

Featured within each episode are interviews with defendants, family members and others who witnessed the action to help bring dramatic courtroom moments to life - as well as the emotional realities of what happens when the ultimate stakes are on trial.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Chances and Circumstance": A mother attacks the brother of a world-famous Olympian after a judge acquits him of murder, and a courthouse scuffle leads to a potentially deadly situation.

Next, a Zoom hearing takes a scary turn, and four teens escape a juvenile detention facility.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Contempt of Court": A public defender punched in court loses his job, and a surgeon logs into a Zoom hearing from the operating room.

Also, a child pleads with an exasperated judge in a custody battle, and an inmate makes a daring dash for freedom in a courthouse hall.

Love Back 5

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Love Back 5

Love Back is a South African reality television series based on the premise that someone who has lost the love of their life can get a shot at winning their heart back, as the former lover seeks to reconcile.

The series promises to have viewers hooked on the heart-wrenching stories behind the break-ups and make-ups.

The show is based around those individuals who still feel inescapably pulled towards each other, even one half of the former couple hasn't quite realised it yet.

Viewers have the opportunity to start the new year in the company of some seriously love struck individuals.

Love Back aims to create the circumstances for reconciliation and romance, in the hope that this show will give the broken-hearted a chance to rekindle the flame that they had with the person who they believe is the love of their life.

Love Back was filmed across South Africa with the aim to show how people overcome the obstacles that might be holding back a perfect couple from getting together again.

TVSA Show Page: Love Back 5

Project Runway 16

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Fashion, Reality

Project Runway 16

For the first time in Project Runway history, Season 16 breaks out of the conventional modeling mold and celebrates body diversity by incorporating size inclusive models on the catwalk.

As a true reflection of all women across America, models range from 0 to 22, and this season's designers must show off their skills and ability to make stunning creations, for any size.

Hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return to the runway alongside fashion authorities Nina Garcia, Marie Claire's Creative Director; and Zac Posen, designer and creative director for Brooks Brother Women.

Guest judges making their way to the runway this season include Demi Lovato, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Yolanda Hadid, Kate Upton, Maggie Q, Kelsea Ballerini, Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain, Asia Kate Dillon, Carly Chaikin, Maddie Ziegler, Sophia Stallone, Georgina Chapman, Rachel Brosnahan and Anne Fulenwider.

The winner of Project Runway 16 will receive $100,000 to launch their line, and the opportunity to collaborate with JCPenney on a limited edition capsule collection as part of the Project Runway line sold at select JCPenney stores and online.

In addition, the winner will receive a selection of Brother sewing and embroidery machines, with a retail value of $40,000; a lifetime supply of pens from the Pilot FriXion Erasable Pen and an all-expense paid luxury trip to Japan, including a 5-star stay near Japan's fashion centre.

The prize package also includes the new 2018 Lexus NX. Additionally, the winning designer and model will receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.

RuPaul's Drag Race 8

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Fashion, Reality

RuPaul's Drag Race 8

RuPaul is back to light up the runway with the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Season 8 unveils a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar."

Along the way, they'll face an unpredictable competition and deliver gag-worthy and jaw-dropping moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 88 Queens who fought for the crown before them.

This season marks the 100th episode and 100th Queen to sashay into the workroom.

Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or "Sashay Away."

This season's celebrity guest judges include Nicole Richie, Gigi Hadid, Marc Jacobs, David and Amy Sedaris, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Ester Dean, Faith Evans, Jamal Sims, Chanel Iman, Todrick Hall, Thomas Roberts, Tasha Smith and Vivica A. Fox.


Shows in this post: Love Back

Channels in this post: Investigation Discovery, Mzansi Wethu, eReality


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