New on TV today: Sunday 29 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 May 2022
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Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?

Comedian, podcast host and roastmaster Nikki Glaser is getting a major wake-up call as new life events take her back to her roots in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

Unfiltered, relatable and unapologetically herself, Nikki navigates friends, family, and romance as a homegrown local celebrity.

Uprooted from her fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle, Nikki returns to St. Louis where she embarks on a hilarious and often uncomfortable journey of self-discovery.

In the midst of her chaotic move, Nikki leans heavily on her parents Julie and EJ Glaser, her childhood bestie Kerstin Robertson, her platonic roommate Andrew Collin, and even her ex-boyfriend Chris Convy.

As a big fish in a small pond, Nikki also experiences a comedy of errors as she struggles to find love.

Despite being back home, her focus is still sharp as she continues to hustle more than ever to make sure her star stays on the rise.

She is testing out the waters as a musician and often ropes her family into her professional sphere, sometimes to their joy or embarrassment.

Though her career is at a high, Nikki stays grounded by her friends and family who still see her as just Nikki from St. Louis.

Gospel Classics 8

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Music, Religion

Gospel Classics 8

Gospel Classics continues to take viewers down memory lane, rewinding the classics of our forefathers to current hit songs which forward to tomorrow's classics.

Every Sunday the show features renowned gospel artists who choose and perform gospel classic songs of the 21st century, from both local and international artists of yesteryear.

Two artists perform each week, with the first one singing a classic song and the second a classic hymn.

The artists share their memorable events and personal stories in relation to their chosen Gospel Classic songs and hymns, followed by studio interviews.

Gospel Classics also features an entertainment slot called "What If", which gives the show an added element of fun which allows the audience to see some of their favourite celebrities perform jobs that are far from reality, shot on location.

Tshepo Maseko returns as the host this season, joined by Nqubeko Mbatha as the show's musical director. The resident choir is the Tshwane Gospel Choir.

Taking you down memory lane this season are artists including Sipho Makhabane, Kholeka, Rebecca Malope, Winnie Mashaba, Khuli Chana and Dumi Mkokstad.

TVSA Show Page: Gospel Classics 8

Lions: The Hunt for Survival

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary, Wildlife

Lions: The Hunt for Survival

This film follows the lives of three lionesses from different parts of the African continent.

How are their challenges different in each environment and what tactics do they employ to come out on top?

The three lionesses are from three very different hunting arenas.

Each face their own challenges, but all gun for one clear goal - to kill.

Top Chef 16

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h10
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Top Chef 16

This season, 15 new chefs from cities big and small across the US will compete for the title amid the unique culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, before heading abroad for an epic finale showdown in Macau, China.

The series returns with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot, Nilou Motamed and Gail Simmons.

Padma and Tom continue to keep the chefs on their game with a season full of curveballs, double eliminations and the earliest and first ever three team Restaurant Wars.

The cheftestants work to impress the judges and notable guests as they bet it all at Kentucky's famous racetracks, Churchill Downs and Keeneland, cook for Laila Ali at the Muhammad Ali Center, and compete in a buzzer beater showdown for roaring fans at the University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena with Hall of Famer, Coach Calipari.

At Maker's Mark's bourbon distillery, the chefs celebrate two Kentucky mainstays as they are tasked with putting their spin on classic dishes including burgoo, Benedictine, hoe cakes and dumplings.

In addition, the blindfold taste test is back as the chefs must identify a variety of herbs and spices for a KFC-inspired Quickfire.

Lena Waithe is on hand for a Quickfire challenge reimagining the Hot Brown; and Below Deck's Captain Lee Rosbach and Captain Sandy Yawn join the cheftestants for a house boat challenge in Lake Cumberland.

Embarking on a road trip to Nashville, the chefs hit the Grand Ole Opry stage dishing up delectable delights to musicians Hunter Hayes and Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill, along with his wife, model Lily Aldridge.

And for the first time ever, the chefs grow their own produce and must use their harvests in one of the final Kentucky challenges.

The top five chefs then travel to Macau, China, to the heart of fusion-food, to battle it out for the title of Top Chef.

Throughout the season, the chefs will serve culinary stars including Emeril Lagassé, Eric Ripert, Jonathan Waxman, Art Smith, Nancy Silverton, Richard Blais, Brooke Williamson, Nina Compton, Karen Akunowicz, Annie Pettry, Caroline Styne, Sean Brock, Tandy Wilson, Dario Cecchini, Ken Oringer and Abraham Conlon.

Also lending their expertise are acclaimed Kentucky chefs Ouita Michel, Ed Lee, Newman Miller, David Danielson and Kathy Cary.

The winning chef will earn the coveted title of Top Chef along with $125,000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and an appearance at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, as well as a $50,000 prizing package from Williams Sonoma and a headlining slot on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage at BottleRock in Napa Valley.

Kyle Kinane: I Liked His Old Stuff Better

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

Kyle Kinane: I Liked His Old Stuff Better

Kyle Kinane reveals the key to happiness, discusses how to make pistachios a lot more fun and marvels at receiving pickled eggs as a gift.

He also does not understand why drinking in the shower is socially unacceptable.

Filmed at the historic 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, Kyle's new special delivers grim anecdotes filtered through his own optimistic lens.

In his second Comedy Central special, Kinane chooses to marvel rather than rue such experiences as falling in the shower and receiving pickled eggs as a token of love.


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