New on TV today: Wednesday 8 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Jun 2022
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We Own This City

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Drama

We Own This City

From the creator of The Wire, this series chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work.

In the 2000s, the Baltimore Police Department struggled to respond to crime with meaningful police work, giving itself over to mass arrest and drug warring instead.

We Own This City shows how the department's desperate reliance on statistics over substance eventually led to the inability of department officials to supervise the Gun Trace Task Force and the further inability of the department to discipline rogue police.

At the time of the GTTF scandal in 2017, though there were numerous indications of corruption within several plainclothes units going back almost a decade, Baltimore police commanders held to the belief that any street unit that could bring in guns and drugs consistently had to be championed and protected.

We Own This City depicts the inevitable corruption of a unit given this carte blanche.

In the series premiere, "Part One": Momodu Gondo finds himself in an interrogation.

Meanwhile, a detective in a nearby county traces a string of overdoses to Baltimore.

Ms. Marvel

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Superhero, Drama, Action

Ms. Marvel

Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim-American teenager growing up in Jersey City.

An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero megafan with an oversized imagination —particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel.

Yet Kamala feels like she doesn't fit in at school and sometimes even at home — that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she's always looked up to.

Life gets better with superpowers, right?

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

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

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

This docuseries examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his shocking criminal case.

In 2008, a dramatic raid at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas generated attention around the world, as law enforcement agents uncovered stunning evidence of sexual, physical and psychological abuse and took 400+ children into custody.

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey gives an in-depth look into the secretive polygamous sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and the rise of self-professed prophet Warren Jeffs.

The four-part series features never-before-seen archival footage and harrowing personal stories from some of the courageous women and men who escaped.

From forced underage marriage and pregnancy to a complete unraveling into an oppressive criminal cult under Warren Jeffs' rule, the story uncovers extraordinary bravery battling tyrannical control in modern America.

72 Cutest Animals

Channel: S3
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Countdown Show, Wildlife

72 Cutest Animals

Packed with scientific facts, 72 Cutest Animals is a countdown and an investigation into the cutest animals in the world.

With explanatory graphics and first-hand accounts from animal lovers and experts, each creature is fully assessed on its cuteness and ranked on a sliding scale to eventually uncover the cutest one in the world.

In this series, cuteness is judged not only on the animals' looks but also on what they do, think and how they behave.

The human relationship with each animal is investigated along with the science.

All this is backed up with stunning footage in the wild and in the home.

72 Cutest Animals provides incredible insights into the animals we love to adore.

From owls to bats, from koalas to cats, from turtles to gorillas and wombats, this series uncovers the unusual characteristics that make an animal cute – and it's more than just a pretty face.

Heroes of the Mediterranean

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

Heroes of the Mediterranean

Marine Biologist and National Geographic Explorer Manu San Felix investigates how humans have caused so much damage to the Spanish Mediterranean.

He travels around the region to meet people actively making a difference to reverse the damage.

P-Valley 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

P-Valley 2

Down deep in the Mississippi Delta lies an oasis of grit and glitter in a rough patch of human existence where beauty can be hard to find.

This southern-fried, hour-long drama tells the kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors.

These include the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful and the damned.

Trap music meets film noir in this lyrical and atmospheric series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawnshop.

Season 2 reveals a whole new Pynk as it struggles to remain open during a pandemic, a battle for the throne, and the possibility of some new blood shaking up the locker room.

When darkness descends upon Chucalissa, errybody and they mama must fight tooth and talon to survive.

While some take flight to perilous new heights, others dig in their stilettos and stand their ground no matter the cost.

Back at The Pynk, Autumn and Uncle Clifford grapple for the throne as new blood shakes up the locker room.

Meanwhile, with the casino's fate hanging in the balance, the local political machine kicks into overdrive.

In these unprecedented times, death and danger lurk around every corner.

Murder in the Heartland 5

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Murder in the Heartland 5

Murder in the Heartland tells the complex and dramatic story of a murder in an entirely new way.

Instead of a detective-led traditional whodunit story, each episode is told through the collective point-of-view of a Middle American town and its residents.

Every story documents a town and people in the heart of the country, and the provocative crime that tore through it.

What unravels over the course of the episode is that these townspeople are not only our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Whispered Warnings": The community of Kankakee, Illinois, comes together to aid police in uncovering the vile killer in the shooting death of an up-and-coming model, Sarah Washington.

Deep Oceans

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: Documentary, Wildlife, Nature

Deep Oceans

Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth and it's too harsh for most life forms to survive on land.

But underwater life is totally different.

9-1-1 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

9-1-1 5

A series of ransomware threats leads to an overabundance of emergencies for the 118, including a medevac helicopter crash at a hospital and an air-traffic control tower system failure.

Meanwhile Athena must revisit her traumatic attack when the case of the realtor serial rapist goes to trial, Eddie suffers a health scare and Maddie's postpartum depression worsens.



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