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New on TV today: Friday 13 May

Written by TVSA Team from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 May 2022
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The Essex Serpent

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Miniseries, Period Drama

The Essex Serpent

A limited series starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, based on Sarah Perry's novel of the same name.

The Essex Serpent debuts globally with the first two episodes today, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday until 10 June.

Set in Victorian England the series features a cast led by Danes, Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy and Hayley Squires.

The Essex Serpent follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent.

She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.
 

The Lincoln Lawyer

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

The Lincoln Lawyer

Sidelined after an accident, hotshot Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career — and his trademark Lincoln — when he takes on a murder case.

Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.

Based on the series of bestselling novels by renowned author Michael Connelly, the first season is based on the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series, The Brass Verdict.
 

Mash-Up Our Home

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Mash-Up Our Home

Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia know how to settle the score between couples struggling with drastically different design preferences.

In each episode, the married design team will combine diverse styles to create an ideal "mash-up design" dream home that caters to the homeowners' unique tastes.

In the series premiere, "Pan Zen": A couple agrees that their tiny home needs an addition, but while she wants to go bold with colour, he insists on zen-like minimalism.

Kele and Christina prepare to merge their opposing styles until a surprise gets Christina excited for new possibilities.
 

My Feet Are Killing Me 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

My Feet Are Killing Me 2

For some people, their feet can be a source of embarrassment - they could be a little smelly; maybe their toes are excessively hairy.

But for others, foot problems are not just unsightly, but hugely painful.

Luckily, podiatrists Dr. Brad Schaeffer and Dr. Ebonie Vincent are coming to the rescue.

In this series, patients with shocking foot conditions undergo surgery to have them radically transformed, changing their lives forever.

From painful bunions to extreme fungal infections, Dr. Schaeffer and Dr. Vincent have seen it all - and they're determined to get their patients up and running again.

In the Season 2 premiere, "My Thumb is a Toe!": A woman who walked on a broken leg for 10 years is Dr. Ebonie's most difficult surgery yet.

Dr. Brad moves to NYC, and his first patient is a runner with bunions the size of golf balls.

Also, Dr. Sarah shakes the hand of a man with a big toe for a thumb.
 

Greatness Code 2

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01 (all episodes)
Genre: Sport, Documentary Series, Interview Show

Greatness Code 2

In Greatness Code, iconic athletes pull back the curtain on a pivotal career moment when they touched greatness.

A stylized hybrid of live action and visual effects, this short-form docuseries sheds new light on the sports legends you thought you knew.

The second season returns with six new installments spotlighting six new athletes:

English professional footballer and children's campaigner Marcus Rashford

Super Bowl champion NFL quarterback Russell Wilson

Six-time X Games gold medalist and professional street skateboarder Leticia Bufoni

Parapan American Track & Field Champion Scout Bassett

Bubba Wallace, the first African-American driver to win a race in NASCAR's premier series since 1963

Four-time World Cup champion alpine ski racer, Olympic Gold Medal winner, author and entrepreneur Lindsey Vonn

In the Season 2 premiere, "Marcus Rashford": After a slew of injuries left the starting lineup short, Rashford rose to the occasion and made an unforgettable debut for Manchester United.
 

Bling Empire 2

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

Bling Empire 2

Follow LA's wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama in this reality series.

While their days and nights are filled with parties and expensive shopping sprees, don't let the glitz and glamour fool you.

Between running multi-billion dollar businesses and traveling the world, these friends are as good at keeping secrets as they are at spilling them.

And there is certainly no shortage of secrets.

This season, a romance between Kevin and Kim percolates, Cherie and Jessey's relationship is questioned, and as Kane and Kevin's best bud friendship is tested, Beverly Hills' rivaling queens, Christine and Anna, put a new twist on the art of social warfare.

But through it all, the one thing these friends hold dearest to their hearts is their love for each other... and of course, impeccable style.

 

Actors in this post: Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston



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