New on TV today: Saturday 23 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 23 Jul 2022
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Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality


This reality intervention show confronts social grant abusers.

Social grants are a lifeline for many South Africans, but what happens when a much-needed welfare grant isn't used for its intended purpose?

That's the question tackled by Umndende, which follows people who confront family members misusing social grants for their own selfish needs.

Hosted by Thabiso Mokhethi, the show's title refers to what is known as 'modende' – slang used in South African townships for the government-based social grants, including pension, disability grants and child grants.

I Went Undercover

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

I Went Undercover

Undercover work is the most exciting, but risky part of law enforcement.

However, when everyday citizens with no formal training go undercover, anything can happen.

Doing the right thing has never been more dangerous.

In the series premiere, "The Sleepover": A Utah man's traumatic memories of childhood molestation spur him to confront his predator - and record the entire conversation.

As he agonizes over the possibility of other victims, he also wonders if he could have made a terrible mistake.

Buddy vs. Duff 3

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 14h50
Genre: Reality Competition, Reality, Food

Buddy vs. Duff 3

Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in Season 1 and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) took home the crown in Season 2.

Now, these longtime rivals are back to battle in the ultimate baking brawl.

This season, the competition will span the USA as the famed bakers and their teams of cake artists will tackle each cake challenge from their bakeries; Duff on the West Coast in Los Angeles, CA and Buddy on the east Coast in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Every aspect of what it means to be a true pastry artist and cake master will be tested as they must build elaborate, enormous cakes that fit the theme each week.

From safari cakes, to pirates of the high seas, the bakers' techniques, decorating expertise and creative imaginations will be pushed to the limit.

The cakes will be on display in an event space that transforms each week to become an immersive world based on the theme for the challenge.

Fifty professional cake artists from across the country will virtually judge the cake designs to determine which cake master is top tier.

The pressure is on as the two biggest names in cake vie to rise to the top and settle the score once and for all.

Throughout the season they will be challenged to impress with ancient world-inspired cakes, dazzle with souped up dream car cakes equipped with lights, engines and hydraulics, and make mouths water with a decadent feast of savoury foods made entirely of cake.

If that's not enough, they must also design cakes showcasing a bug's world, and then they head to the high seas with pirate ship cakes and explore architectural wonders around the world.

In the finale, Buddy and Duff face the most monstrous challenge yet as they are tasked with creating monster cakes.

After weeks of intense competition, it all comes down to these final creations.

Shark Attack Files 2

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

Shark Attack Files 2

Scientists use cutting-edge technology to investigate startling new theories about the world's most dramatic shark attacks.

Why are sharks drawn to shipwrecks? Are sharks entering urban environments?

Are pregnant sharks more likely to kill? Can humans outsmart sharks? Why do sharks prefer to attack men?

This series is the best of every shark story you've ever experienced.

From terrifying encounters and incredible feats to gang warfare and alien invasions, each episode is a wall-to-wall shark invasion.

Footage from actual attacks, shark interactions or bizarre behaviour (both professional and user-generated) kicks off each mystery.

The investigation then takes us to new attacks, new footage, and the deeper we dig, the more we uncover.

By the end, what started as one mystery becomes multiple events that lead to a single stunning revelation.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Food Fight": A vicious attack occurs during a shark feeding in South Africa.

With plenty of bait in the water, researchers wonder if sharks are beginning to see humans as competition for food.

An in-depth investigation into the phenomenon uncovers new revelations about how sharks compete, how they establish rank, and a shocking discovery that our rivalry with sharks has been simmering for millennia.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Stealth Hunters": A surfer's ambushed from below by a great white shark.

He manages to escape... but his bitten board shows just how close of a call it was.

Cases like this prove that sharks have mastered the art of the sneak attack.

Stealth is a part of nearly every shark attack.

Now, scientists race to understand what exactly makes sharks so stealthy.

Their investigation could be the key to saving countless lives.

Great White vs. Tiger Shark

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 19h35
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Great White vs. Tiger Shark

The two biggest of the Big Three — great whites and tiger sharks — are two of the most dangerous predators in the ocean.

And they get BIG, up to 20 feet and 18 feet, respectively.

But can they grow even larger than that? Where can we find the world's biggest?

Two teams of scientists are diving in to uncover the secrets of these powerful and majestic creatures.

Join these teams of shark experts on encounters with some of the largest sharks ever caught on camera, including the famed great white Deep Blue.


Actors in this post: Thabiso Mokhethi


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