New on TV today: Friday 3 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Jun 2022
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Bloody Boston

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Bloody Boston

A fresh take on the tribal world of Boston organised crime, from the infamous fugitive 'Whitey' Bulger to brutal Irish gang wars, FBI corruption and brazen heists.

James 'Whitey' Bulger has long been the face of organised crime in Boston.

But this blue-eyed killer was far from the only game in town.

Boston has long been a ruthless, tribal world, filled with wise guys who had their own empires, kingpins who ran neighbourhoods that Whitey Bulger - and even the New York Crime families - wouldn't dare to venture into.

In the days before gentrification, Boston was the armoured car capital of the world, and a bloody battlefield in the infamous Irish Gang War.

The city's hallowed halls of fine art often fell victim to brazen theft of priceless paintings, while South Boston became the epicentre of transatlantic gun running to the IRA.

In this four-part documentary series, all the stories finally can be told, directly from the guys who paid their dues, and lived to tell the tale.

Celebrity IOU: Joyride

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Motoring, Reality

Celebrity IOU: Joyride

Master mechanic Ant Anstead and car guru Cristy Lee team up with celebrities Renée Zellweger, Mary J. Blige, Tony Hawk, Octavia Spencer, James Marsden and Danny Trejo as they roll up their sleeves to create automotive masterpieces for someone special in their lives.

In each episode, you will hear the story behind the star's relationship with this person and the reasons why they are so deserving of a one-of-a-kind car transformation.

In the end, you will be just as blown away as the recipient when they receive the ultimate joyride.

In the series premiere, "Including the Kitchen Sink": Ant and Cristy help Tony Hawk gift his long-time office manager with the ultimate camping experience.

They add modern conveniences and a view of the stars to an old-school VW campervan.

This hippie-chic glamper-on-wheels will be a surprise of a lifetime.

Physical 2

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Comedy

Physical 2

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband's bid for state assembly.

But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see.

She's also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image... that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila's real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business.

The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) — the female lifestyle guru.

Season 2 finds Sheila having successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles in her path.

She is torn between loyalty to her husband and the values he represents, and a dangerous attraction to someone else.

And since she's no longer the only game in town, she finds herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors on the road to building a full-fledged fitness empire.

Joining the cast for Season 2 is Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) in the new role of Vincent 'Vinnie' Green, a charismatic fitness instructor, weight-loss guru, and pioneer of the late-night infomercial.

100 Day Dream Home 3

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement

100 Day Dream Home 3

Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt are a husband-and-wife team from Tampa, Florida, who make dream homes come true.

She's the realtor, he's the developer and together they help clients both design and build the perfect house from the ground up in just 100 days or less.

First, they find inspiration by shopping for ideas in inhabited properties, then they build a custom home from scratch in a fraction of the time it would take to build an average property.

From constructing the perfect love nest for a pair of soon-to-be newlyweds to fusing modern with rustic farmhouse charm for a young family of five, every project is unique.

For Brian and Mika, nothing is better than making dream homes a reality; and with their combined expertise they are on a mission to prove they can do it in 100 days.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Hurricane Safe Haven": After over a decade of hurricane seasons, a family is tired of having to evacuate from their small rental every year.

Brian and Mika are eager to get them to safer ground, but dealing with the couple's opposing style requests keeps Mika on her toes.

Floor Is Lava 2

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

Floor Is Lava 2

Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers.

Yes, really. And no, not real lava. That would be silly.

The series is based on The Floor is Lava, a game in which players pretend that the floor or ground is made of lava (or any other lethal substance, such as acid or quicksand).

They must therefore avoid touching the ground, as touching the ground would "kill" the player who did so.

The series is back with bigger obstacles, higher stakes, and even hotter lava.

New this season - a huge and very slippery volcano that takes the competition to the next level.

Black-ish 8

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Black-ish 8

Like any parents, Andre "Dre" (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best.

But their offspring's childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs.

In its eighth season, Black-ish will continue to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism and the movement for social justice and equality.

In the Season 8 premiere, "That's What Friends Are For": Bow convinces Dre to attend a fundraising event for When We All Vote in hopes to make some new couple friends (and to do their part in increasing participation in each and every election), but Dre is convinced there will be nothing but dud husbands there to befriend.

Their expectations are far exceeded when the special guest for the evening is none other than Michelle Obama.

To their surprise, the former first lady accepts an invitation for dinner at their house.

But on the evening of the special meal, the rest of the Johnsons want to crash the occasion.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "The Natural": Dre can't seem to land a good pitch now that he's moved up to general marketing at his firm and begins to doubt himself.

Meanwhile, Bow and Ruby question the new boy Diane is dating who doesn't necessarily meet her standards.



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