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New on TV today: Thursday 19 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 May 2022
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Inside Beverly Hills: The Land of the Rich and Famous

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Inside Beverly Hills: The Land of the Rich and Famous

A gloriously escapist exploration of one of the world's most glamorous and iconic places.

Peek inside Beverly Hills' opulent homes, hotels and businesses to see how the other half work, rest and play.

Beverly Hills may be a small suburb of Los Angeles, but it's a city in its own right.

With just 35,000 inhabitants it has arguably the most exclusive postcode in the world – 90210.

This is the billionaire's playground that Hollywood calls home.

Exploring a society defined by money, luxury lifestyle and celebrity status, this series meets the entrepreneurs, estate agents, stylists and designers catering to every whim of the Hollywood stars, social media super-influencers, aristocrats and millionaires who have made their fortunes in Beverly Hills.

We follow an estate agent as she works to sell opulent manors to the super-rich, a British aristocrat planning to launch a swimwear brand, and a celebrity stylist whose prices are only for the wealthy to consider.
 

Project Runway 17

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

Project Runway 17

This season, following the Harvey Weinstein allegations and his company's bankruptcy, the show moved back to Bravo and with it came a host of changes.

The runway has a new design aesthetic and there are additions to the judging panel: supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss replaces Heidi Klum as host with former Project Runway champion and former winner Christian Siriano as the mentor, replacing Tim Gunn.

ELLE Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia returns as a judge, along with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and journalist and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth.

The new look and feel continues with 16 new designers from across the United States and abroad who will compete for the coveted spot of a lifetime, a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers as well as win the largest cash prize in the show's history.

The all-new runway and workroom are furnished with sewing and embroidery machines by Brother, a glam room for the models outfitted by TRESemmé and Maybelline, along with challenges that embrace the nuances of the fashion industry.

These include flash sales, fast fashion, the inclusion of plus-size models, Instagram, a special Elton John challenge inspired by Paramount Pictures' Rocketman, and more.
 

Kim's Convenience 4

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

Kim's Convenience 4

While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.

Kim's Convenience is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto.

Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the '80s to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults.

However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home.

Father and son have been estranged since.

Now, Appa and Umma run the store along with Janet who is studying photography at art school.

Meanwhile Jung, who secretly stays in contact with Umma and Janet, is trying to turn his life around and recently landed a job at a car rental agency.

The world of Kim's Convenience is real, colourful and urban - a diverse landscape of people and places and at the heart is the Kim family and their store.

While the family continues to work and live, finding humour in the everyday tasks of running the store, they long for the day when the rift between Appa and Jung is mended and the family is whole once again.

In the Season 4 premiere, "The Trollop": As Janet and Raj muddle through the fallout of his broken engagement, Mr. Kim tries to return his wife's dress and Shannon does an awkward impression.
 

The G Word with Adam Conover

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

The G Word with Adam Conover

Love it or hate it, the government plays a huge role in our lives.

The G Word with Adam Conover is a hybrid comedy-documentary series that pulls back the curtain on the surprising ways the US government impacts the everyday lives of Americans, from the mundane to the life changing.

With a blend of irreverence and insight, Conover explores the US government's triumphs, failures and what people might be able to do to change it.

The series is from executive producer Barack Obama.

 

Actors in this post: Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia

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



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