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New on TV today: Wednesday 15 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Jun 2022
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Big Restaurant Bet

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Big Restaurant Bet

Chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is looking to invest $250,000 of his resources for the next rising star in the restaurant world.

Through six one-hour episodes, Geoffrey presents eight talented chefs with the opportunity to take the next step in their culinary career with challenges to determine who has what it takes to run their first restaurant.

When it comes to developing and operating a successful restaurant, there is no one with more knowledge than Geoffrey, and he is putting his reputation on the line to lift up a new generation of chefs competing to make their restaurant vision come true.

Throughout the competition the aspiring restaurateurs must prove they can develop a restaurant and make it profitable from the ground up in real world challenges that put their culinary and business expertise to the test, including the creation of a full menu for their proposed restaurant in a grand tasting to impress Geoffrey and his advisors.

In the series premiere, "You Can't Phone in a Chicken!": The promising chefs are invited to Geoffrey's home base in beautiful seaside Florida as they take on their first test - create a simple, one-bite dish that best showcases who they are and what their restaurant concept is.

Geoffrey needs to know each chef, not just on a skill level but also on a personal level, to be certain that the person he chooses is the right fit for him and his hospitality group.

With the help of his wife and business partner Margaret Zakarian and hospitality consultant and renowned executive chef Eric Haugen as judges, the chef whose dish is not up to par is sent home.

Next, the chefs return to the kitchen to prove they are capable of cooking the basics, as defined by Geoffrey.

Another chef is eliminated while the chefs that can impress the judges with their dishes are one step closer to working with Geoffrey to become tomorrow's restaurant mogul.

In another episode, the chefs tackle the challenges associated with running a restaurant's front of house as they each take turns helping the guests.

But what the chefs don't know is Geoffrey has filled the restaurant with actors meant to cause havoc and see how the competitors react on their worst day.

The two chefs who advance to the finale take on the hardest test of their life, operating their dream culinary concept in a restaurant takeover, complete with overseeing staffing and cooking for real diners.

Which chef will Geoffrey decide to invest his time and energy into and make their dreams come true?
 

Secret Crush

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Secret Crush

Singletons who've been harbouring feelings from afar finally reveal their hidden passion to their unknowing crush.

The other person is told beforehand that someone secretly likes them, but they do not find out who it is until they join the date.

In the series premiere: Lovelorn Darryl plucks at the heart strings with his song for Aine, while Keara faces a tough time convincing Troy they should tie the knot as soon as possible.
 

God's Favorite Idiot

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

God's Favorite Idiot

Sweet Clark seems like the last person God would tap to fight evil.

He'll need his office crush and good pals to help spread the word and save the world.

In God's Favorite Idiot, mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson finds love with co-worker Amily Luck at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God.

Also, there's roller skating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.

Starring Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy.
 

Walker 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Action, Western

Walker 2

Walker, a reimagining of Walker, Texas Ranger, stars Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there's harder work to be done at home.

Walker will attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter and navigate changes with the rest of the family.

His ADA brother returned home from New York and stepped in during Walker's absence, making it all the more difficult for Walker to resume his place in the family.

The perceptive matriarch of the Walker clan, Abeline, doesn't hesitate to speak her mind to keep everyone in line and their traditional rancher father, Bonham, isn't much for long winded, sentimental prattling, but voices his opinion when it counts most.

At work, Walker's former colleague, Larry James, is now his Ranger Captain and both men need time to adjust to their new dynamic.

Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner, Micki Ramirez.

She knows there's a lot at stake for her in this new job and is quick to school Walker on curbing his maverick ways.

Walker's not Micki's only distraction, as her relationship with an old friend, Trey, becomes more serious.

The series closely follows Walker as he tries to balance all the new details in his old life while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife's death.

In the Season 2 premiere, "They Started It": Walker realises his life is at risk and confronts Captain James, who confesses to him the real reason Micki went undercover.

Meanwhile, the Davidsons return home which sets Abeline on edge as there is dark history between the two families.

Trey almost blows Micki's cover.
 

Women of the Movement

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Miniseries, Period Drama

Women of the Movement

This series is based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risked her life to find justice after her son Emmett was brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South.

Unwilling to let Emmett's murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world's stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the civil rights movement as we know it today.

In the series premiere, "Mother and Son": Mamie Till Mobley, a young mother living a simple life in Chicago, begrudgingly lets her adventurous 14-year-old son, Emmett, go on vacation with his great uncle and cousins to Mississippi.

Days after his arrival, tragedy strikes and Mamie is faced with a mother's worst nightmare when her son goes missing.
 

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet

Conspiracy. Fraud. Violence. Murder.

What starts out virtual can get real all too quickly — and when the web is worldwide, so are the consequences.

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet is a six-part anthology series that tells stories of people caught in a dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception.

Haunting, bizarre and up-to-the-moment relevant, the series explores consequences of "SWATing", takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a Federal hunt for the suspect of a brazen IRS heist and investigates a murder set against the backdrop of Russian election interference.

Rich with distinctive characters and surprising plotlines, reality is warped when the ordinary American household collides with a chaotic web of misinformation.
 

Trisha's Southern Kitchen 15

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 13h20
Genre: Food, Reality

Trisha's Southern Kitchen 15

Country music star and cookbook author Trisha Yearwood welcomes you into her kitchen to share in some of her favourite family recipes, both old and new.

Throughout her life, from her humble roots in Georgia to her life on the road as a superstar, Trisha has always been known by those closest to her for her delicious home cooking.

In Trisha's Southern Kitchen, Trisha shows off her true Southern hospitality as she puts together meals with friends and family.

Whether it's for a family reunion, a party for one of her band-mates, or just a day hanging out with her girlfriends in the kitchen, her recipes always have a story to tell and are fun and easy to make.

In the Season 15 premiere, "Trisha's Southern Tailgate": Tailgating usually goes hand in hand with sports events, but Trisha has been hosting music-themed tailgate parties ever since her husband Garth Brooks' stadium tour.

She brings the tailgate to her home and serves up fan-favourite recipes while sharing behind-the-scenes tour footage and colourful stories from the road.

Her go-to dishes include Tasty Fried Chicken Salad on a Stick, Buffalo Potato and Cheese Pierogis, Pork Green Chili Dogs and the best Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake ever.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Trisha's Album Release Party": Trisha is celebrating the release of her album Every Girl, with a special party for her songwriters and collaborators.

She makes some of her favourite party dishes, including Herby Butter Bean Dip, an Heirloom Tomato Tart and Chicken Parm Sliders.

While enjoying Lime Creme Brulee Bars for dessert, Trisha shares stories from the process of making her new album.
 

9-1-1: Lone Star 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

9-1-1: Lone Star 3

In the third season, after the events of the second season finale, the 126 is shut down and the crew is dispersed across the city.

In the multi-episode opening storyline, a massive and unexpected arctic front hits Austin with an ice storm, causing widespread chaos.

Can Captain Owen Strand and Captain Tommy Vega not only save the city, but find a way to resurrect and reunite the former 126?

In the Season 3 premiere, "The Big Chill": An unexpected arctic cold front brings an ice storm to Austin and a variety of weather-related emergencies.

Meanwhile, Owen deals with the fallout of the 126 closing, as Tommy, T.K. and Gillian settle into new employment and Judd and Grace prepare for the birth of their first baby.
 

Sea Hunters

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Wildlife, Nature

Sea Hunters

When science and film team-up to explore the Einsteinsof the oceans.

Humpback Gang

Every spring in Norway, whales use a clever hunting technique called “bubble feeding” to catch quantities of herring.

When they spot a shoal of herring, they begin to encircle the herring, periodically releasing streams of bubbles that form a curtain of air, surrounding the fish.

Orcas vs. Humpback

Marine biologists Eve Jourdain and Richard Kaoliussen have spent two years studying the orcas in Norway, where they have adapted the carrousel technique to their habitat.

Sea Lions vs. Orcas

In the depths of the ocean, swift and agile sea lions perform incredible underwater maneuvers to outwit their enemies.

Here, on the beaches of Patagonia, as a sea lion pup learns to swim, predators are preparing an attack on him, one that will be fatal.

Dolphins and Gannets

Cape Gannets are tough hunters flying over the coasts for their favourite prey: shoals of sardines, waiting for a surprising ally: dolphins.

Seals vs. Hyenas

Under the burning sun of Cape Cross, large colonies of seals gather on Namibia's Skeleton Coast...

The males, who can weigh up to 360kg, patrol the territory to protect their females and young.

But new predators are coming from the land, forcing them to learn new defence behaviours.

Whales vs. Gulls

In the heart of the Valdees Peninsula, in Patagonia, whales are regularly hunted by a predator whose diminutive size hides its gruesome intentions: the seagull, forcing whales to dive deep into the depths, away from essential oxygen and light.
 

The Real Housewives of New York City 13

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of New York City 13

The Real Housewives of New York City is back with returning cast Leah McSweeney, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.

Attorney, broadcaster and producer Eboni K. Williams joins this season as the newest Housewife and is excited to have fun with the ladies.

Coming up this season:

With a new apartment and the addition of a furry friend, Leah McSweeney is on a mission to continue elevating her life.

Embarking on a journey to convert to Judaism, Leah's newfound spirituality helps guide her as she faces the challenges of co-parenting her daughter and the devastating loss of a family member.

No longer the new girl on the block, Leah is delighted to welcome Eboni to the group and have a good time with a fellow boss.

The Upper East Side welcomes back Luann de Lesseps, who is excited to settle into her new space, be closer to friends, and even spark up a new romance.

Luann is thrilled to be cooking up a new single and video with the help of the ladies - her support system as she gets back on a path to sobriety following a small slip up over the summer.

After spending much-needed quality time with her family in Florida, Ramona Singer has returned to the city and is gearing up for her latest venture in real estate.

She once again plays host to the women at her house in the Hamptons and finds herself at the center of old and new tensions among the ladies.

Sonja Morgan is embracing a new chapter centered on self-love and self-care.

With her friends by her side, she is encouraged to discover all she has to offer, and what the future looks like when she commits to prioritising positive energy.

After going off the grid for a bit, Sonja is back in the Townhouse to ground herself, move forward, reconnect with old friends and explore her dating options.

New housewife Eboni K. Williams is the definition of a multi-hyphenate as a successful attorney, broadcaster, producer and author.

Dedicated to empowering the voiceless, Eboni spent much of her career in the courtroom, but now brings her expertise and passion to working for Revolt TV and hosting her own podcast.

After ending her engagement at the beginning of the year, Eboni is ready for a change of scenery.

Not only is she on the hunt for new real estate, she's also on a journey to learn more about her family history and how it has inspired the woman she is today.

In the Season 13 premiere, "Back in the Big Apple": Ramona visits Luann's new apartment, and learns she has a surprising new neighbour.

Leah is working on her conversion to Judaism, and invites her friend, Eboni, to join Ramona and Luann for a brunch at Sonja's townhouse.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New York City 13
 

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend

Iron Chef is back.

In this next-level cooking competition, culinary stars compete to enter an epic finale and vie for the title of Iron Legend.

The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with a supersized approach to the culinary competition that started it all.

It's been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever experience.

This is where world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports.

Five new trailblazing Iron Chefs will welcome brave Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they'll face off and be pushed to the limits of endurance and creativity, as they cook up extraordinary culinary creations.

The competition's most successful Challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever "Iron Legend."

Follow Ming Tsai, Marcus Samuelsson, Gabriela Cámara, Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn and the most talented challengers on Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.

 



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