New on TV today: Sunday 13 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Mar 2022
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Clash of the Cover Bands

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

Clash of the Cover Bands

The half-hour series is hosted by Stephen "tWitch" Boss with Meghan Trainor, singer-songwriter Adam Lambert and singer-songwriter Ester Dean serving as celebrity judges.

Clash of the Cover Bands brings together the best of the best cover bands from across the country to celebrate music and the art of performance across all genres.

In each of the 10 half-hour episodes, two bands of similar musical genre (e.g., Pop Divas, '80s icons, kings of country, platinum icons, rock legends, etc.) go head-to-head over the course of two rounds to see which band has the most entertaining cover performance, with a chance to win a cash prize of $10,000 and bragging rights.

At the end of the season, one winner will be crowned with a chance to take home a big cash prize of $25,000 and set to appear in studio for a musical performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Artists covered this season include Aretha Franklin, Blink 182, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Cher, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Tim McGraw, Tina Turner and U2.

Ghost of the Minerva

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 22h40
Genre: Documentary, History

Ghost of the Minerva

January 27th, 1968. The Minerve, a french submarine, disappears during a training mission, interrupted by an intense storm.

Onboard, 52 sailors whose bodies were never found.

51 years later, in 2019, families of the victims manage to have the research of their lost ones resumed, with the help of cutting-edge underwater exploration technologies.

Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall

"Big" Jay Oakerson makes his one-hour special debut on Comedy Central.

Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall", filmed at the legendary New York City music venue, provides the perfect Heavy Metal comedy vibe for Jay's special.

Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his daughter, sexual tension between he and his best friend Dave and offers advice to women on how to delicately handle men with an unfortunate penis size.

The world premiere of Big Jay's comedy special will bring couples together, tear them apart or just make them laugh.

Siza Mina

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Talk Show

Siza Mina

Siza Mina is a tabloid daily talk show featuring controversial topics and guests who are seeking intervention in resolving issues.

These are relating to family, marriage, parenting, divorce, broken friendships, cohabitation, unsettled debt and disputes around housing and contracts.

The American Bible Challenge 3

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Quiz Show, Game Show, Religion

The American Bible Challenge 3

Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy hosts this studio-based game in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible.

Utilising current as well as historical references, questions will be drawn from the rich, dense narrative found in the world's best-selling book.

The contestants will share their back-stories and each team will be playing for a charitable organisation.

In addition to nine new original episodes, Season 3 brings a new set of diverse, fun and colourful contestants which include a team of former beauty queens, motorcycle riding priests, police officers and Mormon moms.

The American Bible Challenge has also added brand new games that put the contestant's spiritual and physical talents to the test with new categories.

These include "Christ or Klingon", in which contestants have to guess whether words are from the Bible or Star Trek's Klingon language; "Curse You Autocorrect", where contestants must decipher a typed Bible passage that has been "autocorrected"; and "Nazareth Enquirer", with sensational Biblical headlines that could have appeared in a tabloid.



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