New on TV today: Wednesday 27 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 27 Jul 2022
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Under the Banner of Heaven

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Miniseries, Drama, True Crime

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven, a limited series inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.

As Detective Jeb Pyre investigates events which transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith.

What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith.

The Most Hated Man on the Internet

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

The Most Hated Man on the Internet

Determined to remove her daughter's photos from a revenge porn website, a persistent mother launches an online crusade to shut down its cruel founder.

The Most Hated Man on the Internet tells the story of one mother's mission against the self-styled 'King of Revenge Porn', after nude photos of her daughter are posted online.

Hunter Moore was a self-proclaimed "professional life ruiner" who found fame in the early 2010s by founding, a notorious 'revenge porn' hub.

The site posted explicit photos of women and men, often without their permission and with devastating results.

He built a cult following of those who hung on to his every raunchy move.

Featuring poignant, exclusive interviews with multiple women and men who fought to have their images taken down, law enforcement agents who worked the case and the crusaders who fought to take Moore down, this three-part series documents his comeuppance at the hands of the only force more fearsome than an army of internet trolls: a mother protecting her daughter.

Kyk wie Praat 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show, Reality Competition, Afrikaans

Kyk wie Praat 2

A group of mouthy kids between the ages of six and nine are asked questions.

Four adult contestants have to guess what the answers of the little critters were.

Sounds easy, right? But children are completely unpredictable, in this game show hosted by De Klerk Oelofse.

The four contestants are eliminated, round by round, until only one remains, as nine children keep the contestants on their toes.

The winner will walk away with a cash prize of R10,000.

At the end of the season the ultimate winner will receive R100,000.

Bachelor in Paradise 7

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Dating Game Show

Bachelor in Paradise 7

It's time to return to the beach as a new batch of sexy singles make their way to paradise in hopes for a second - or third - chance at love.

With the resort officially open, former fan-favourite bachelors and bachelorettes are ready to find their match while living together in a tropical oasis in Mexico.

Twenty-three hopefuls kick off their journeys on day one, but will additional arrivals get in the way of their search for love?

Returning to his post as bartender, Wells Adams also adds master of rose ceremonies to his duties and will be joined throughout the season by a rotating roster of celebrity guest hosts including David Spade, Lance Bass, Lil Jon and Tituss Burgess.

Laugh-master David Spade is the first guest host of the season and welcomes 13 lovely ladies and 10 gorgeous guys to Paradise.

A fan-favourite contestant from The Bachelor, Abigail receives the honour of picking out a companion for the very first date card.

Back at the resort, a kittenish Maurissa finds herself smitten with cool cat Connor, and another potential couple faces some awkward history when one woman admits to her suitor that she's kissed his uncle.

Returning to the beach after finding love during his last visit, Joe immediately finds himself in a love triangle which leads him to question being back.

Has someone already proven to him that it's worth sticking around?

Meanwhile, plenty of the other couples do their part to make sure this first day in Paradise is the steamiest yet, with the most makeouts in the history of the show.

But just as relationships seem to be gaining a solid footing, a new arrival shifts the sands and threatens to shake things up.

The Family Chantel 4

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Family Chantel 4

Five years into marriage Chantel and Pedro have hit a rough patch.

The only thing they can agree on is that they need to take serious steps to save their love.

Nicole has made a clean break with Alejandro and is focusing on herself and her future.

She's even entered the Miss Dominican Republic pageant and is training hard until a surprise visit from Alejandro throws her off her game.

Inspired by a success story she saw on social media, Winter is going through with bariatric weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.

With newfound confidence she's also looking for new love post-Jah.

River decides it's time to leave the nest and turns to Pedro for support.

Pedro's relationship with his mother and sister is still strained, which isn't helping the two families bury the hatchet after last season's visit to the Dominican Republic.

While Chantel and Pedro are struggling to save their marriage, will their families rally to support them or end up hammering the final nail in the coffin?

Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle 9

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle 9

Adventurer and broadcaster Ben Fogle is back with a new season of the unique programme which sees him meeting more brave individuals who have chosen to venture down an alternative path by setting up home in some of the most remote locations on Earth.

Once again, Ben ventures out to meet more people who've turned their back on the rat-race and set up home in some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world.

See Ben interact with the brave individuals who, coming from various walks of life, have chosen to venture down a very different path to what they are used to.

Throughout each episode, Ben discovers the reality of what it's like to leave your daily life behind in search of something different.

Is it daring, or just downright crazy?

In the Season 9 premiere, "Portugal": Ben journeys to the mountains of central Portugal to live with Alex, a British man who traded in his lucrative retail career for his own mountainside hideaway.

Later, Ben lollipops trees to protect them from forest fires.

Light & Magic

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology

Light & Magic

An immersive series that chronicles the untold history of world-renowned Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the special visual effects, animation and virtual production division of Lucasfilm.

Granted unparalleled access, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan takes you on an adventure behind the curtain of Industrial Light & Magic.

Learn about the pioneers of modern filmmaking as we go on a journey to bring George Lucas' vision to life.

These filmmakers would then go on to inspire the entire industry of visual effects.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series 3

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Mockumentary, Musical, Drama

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series 3

The Wildcats head to Camp Shallow Lake, a California sleepaway camp, where they and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors.

With a high-stakes production of "Frozen" on the horizon and a drama-filled "docu-series" of the production, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is best in snow without leaving anyone out in the cold.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches 4

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

Car Masters: Rust to Riches 4

What does it take to turn $1,000 into $100,000?

Restoring and flipping cars can be a lucrative business for firms that do it.

One such company is Gotham Garage, which is at the centre of this series.

Owner Mark Towle leads a colourful crew, which overhauls an eclectic collection of cars with the goal of trading their way up to a showstopper that can be sold for big bucks.

As the title suggests, Towle and his crew are hoping they can use their sweat equity and sheer car genius to turn their rusty wrecks into six-figure paydays.

Dream Home Makeover 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Dream Home Makeover 3

Syd and Shea McGee of Studio McGee are back for a third season of Dream Home Makeover, bringing Shea’s breathtaking interior design touch to a wide range of diverse clients from across the country.

From a jaw-dropping multimillion dollar estate in southern California to a gut renovation of a single-family home destroyed by a fire in Salt Lake City, each episode features Shea delivering obsession worthy interiors that usher beauty, ease, and efficiency into the lives of her clients.

Along the way, Shea and Syd invite viewers into their lives as they raise daughters Wren, Ivy, and new baby Margot.


1 Comment

27 Jul 2022 10:09

So much to see, too little time! Under the Banner of Heaven looks good - if it's edgy enough. Not sure of what expect from Disney+ yet when it comes to edge.

You know you'll get the edge you need with an HBO show but is it the same with Disney+? I haven't watched enough from them yet to know.

Light & Magic looks like a must see for pop culture lovers and fundis.

And Ben Fogle's job... let's take a moment to acknowledge how fortunate he is to escape the world by exploring out-of-the-way, awe inspiring places, and all because he was on a reality show - Castaway.

I've just googled it and I'm having a chuckle because the first thing I found was two VERY different perspectives on the experience of being on it.

This rah-rah one from Ben: Appearing on Castaway changed me profoundly

And this moany, bitter one by Ron Copsey who was also on it: How Castaway made my life hell

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