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New on TV today: Wednesday 29 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Jun 2022
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Lil Jon Wants to Do What?

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Lil Jon Wants to Do What?

Lil Jon, the Grammy-winning producer, rapper and DJ turned out-of-the box home renovator, reveals his passion for home renovation.

Alongside designer and expert builder Anitra Mecadon, Lil Jon helps skeptical homeowners who feel trapped in a boring home find their design wild side with unconventional renovation ideas that seem impossible to execute.

His undaunted team can take Lil Jon's creative vision - to maximise features that homeowners overlook or never considered - and make it a reality.

Lil Jon and Anitra kick off the series with a full basement renovation for clients Joy and Phil, who want to transform the space into a fun entertainment spot for the whole family.

Lil Jon will max out the renovation and design beyond the family's expectations, turning a basic basement into an epic club space with a chic lounge, wet bar and cool karaoke stage.
 

Entangled

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Drama

Entangled

Romantic comedy-drama series which revolves around the complications that arise when a bride-to-be in her 30s suddenly gets cold feet.

The show follows Sharon, an overachiever in her 30s who is on the verge of marrying the love of her life, Sizwe.

However, when her ex Julius suddenly resurfaces after many years, everything Sharon and Sizwe have built is threatened.

If your 20s are meant to be a time of fun and messy self-discovery, then your 30s are for nursing the hangover from some of those bad decisions.

At least that's the case for the characters in Entangled.

The show is more than about a love in danger – through the characters and storylines it explores the trials of life in our 30s.

These include navigating friendships, the concept of masculinity, culture clashes, sexual orientation, and the ever-pressing discussions of what modern day relationships look like through a humorous lens.

The series stars Phuti Khomo (The Wild, Egoli) as Sharon, Vuyo Ngcukana (The Queen, Unmarried) as Sizwe and Vuyo Dabula (Generations: The Legacy, Queen Sono) as Julius.

The supporting cast includes Pearl Modiadie as Andiswa, Senzo Radebe as Reggie, Mpho Popps as Zweli, Didie Makobane as Zenani and Tessa Twala as Tshepi.

TVSA Show Page: Entangled
 

Pirate Gold of Adak Island

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality, Adventure

Pirate Gold of Adak Island

An elite team of experienced treasure hunters come to a remote island in the Alaskan wilderness in search of buried pirate gold worth millions.

Will this expert team unearth legendary pirate treasure?

Follow the hunt for buried gold amid the harsh Alaskan wilderness in this docuseries.
 

Vikings: The Rise and Fall

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Vikings: The Rise and Fall

Dispel the myths, meet the legends and witness the rise and fall of the greatest warriors in history...

National Geographic takes you on a televisual rollercoaster ride to uncover groundbreaking new Viking discoveries revealing who the Vikings really were.

For over 300 years the Vikings waged war from the seas with brutal effect.

But were they blood-thirsty plunderers or cunning political operatives?

In the series we witness the Vikings' first voyages beyond the Scandinavian coast, the sacking of York, and sieges of Paris, as we uncover the trade routes the Vikings developed as far east as Baghdad and West, to discover America.

We hear the myths, meet the legends and witness the rise and fall of the greatest warriors in history.

Throughout history, Vikings waged war from the seas, notoriously ruthless and with their own set of rules.

The Viking expansion was unprecedented in the veracity of its spread.

Known for merciless bloodshed, the Norsemen became the most feared people in history.

However, their story has always been told from a one-sided, Christian point of view and only now, after rigorous research through mythical sagas and bioarchaeological finds, can we uncover the truth about who the Vikings really were.

This fresh perspective on the Vikings is painstakingly pieced together by documentary producers with the help and onscreen input from 20 of the world's foremost Viking experts.

Throughout history, tales of the dreaded Vikings evoke images of slaughter and terror, wanton pillage and savage bloodletting, but beneath the infamy of sordid violence lies a fascinating true story.

The Vikings were fierce warriors, but they were also seasoned navigators, intrepid explorers, craftspeople, merchants, politicians and poets.

Between the years 700 and 1100, these Norse warriors conquered Britain and Ireland, laid siege to Paris, built complex trade networks as far east as Constantinople and Baghdad and were the first Europeans to set foot on the wild plains of America before fading into obscurity.

Tracing their rise and fall in this incredible new series involves an epic journey across the globe, starting with the 8th Century and a detailed look at who the Vikings were and why they first sailed beyond their own fair shores to raid monasteries up and down the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

In the series premiere, "The Road to Lindisfarne": An attack on a small religious community on the holy island of Lindisfarne in AD 793 heralded the start of the Viking Age of conquest and expansion.

But before this, we look at the Vikings' beginnings in Scandinavia.
 

Welcome to Plathville 4

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Welcome to Plathville 4

Kim and Barry raised their nine kids on an idyllic and secluded farm in southern Georgia, separated from social media and modern culture but life looks a whole lot different for the family now.

Ethan, Olivia and Moriah are in Tampa, far from the family drama but making it on their own in a new city is not all fun and games.

Micah is stretching his wings in Los Angeles and finding new friends and room to grow.

Kim and Barry have five of their nine kids still living in their house but life is no longer as conservative as it once was.

Kim is questioning their lifestyle and her choices overall and some unexpected alliances and friendships occur as a result.

As the Plaths explore new cities, navigate their love lives, change and grow in ways none of them ever expected, what's certain is the recent past never seemed so far behind.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Universe Had Different Plans": Life for the Plaths is more different now than ever before.

Kim shares a shocking revelation while Moriah hides a massive secret.

Ethan and Olivia continue to mend their marriage in Tampa as Micah takes in all that Los Angeles has to offer.
 

Atlanta 3

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Atlanta 3

In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.

Earn Marks (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin's career off the ground.

Alfred Marks is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life.

Darius is Alfred's right-hand man and visionary and Vanessa is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter.

Season 3 follows the foursome in the midst of a successful European tour. They navigate their new surroundings as outsiders and struggle to adjust to the newfound success they've aspired to.

In the premiere, "Three Slaps": Wow it's been a minute. I mean, I like this episode about the troubled kid but we waited 50 years for this?
 

The Upshaws 2 (Part 1)

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

The Upshaws 2 (Part 1)

A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.

Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a black working class family in Indianapolis, is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family.

This includes wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters and firstborn son, the teenage son he fathered with another woman.

All the while he has to tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes), all without a blueprint for success.

But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together.

In Season 2 Part 1, the Upshaws continue to ride life's ups and downs, including new loves, old flames, big dreams, life changes and the love and drama that comes with family.

 

Shows in this post: Entangled



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