New on TV today: Wednesday 24 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Aug 2022
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Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy-Drama


In Texas, Mo straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a pending asylum request while hustling to support his Palestinian family.

Mo Najjar straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a ton of *bleep!* as a Palestinian refugee constantly living one step away from asylum on the path to US citizenship.

His family — including his resilient and spiritual mother, sister and older brother — flee to Houston, Texas.

Laughing the pain away, Mo learns to adapt to his new world though getting ahead in life comes with several setbacks.

Comedian Mo Amer stars in, writes for and produces this series he co-created with Ramy Youssef (Ramy).

Asia's Deadliest Snakes

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Asia's Deadliest Snakes

Snakes are one of the most fearsome creatures on the planet and Asia is the hotspot where you are most likely to get bitten.

But which is the deadliest? And should we be truly afraid?

To find out, international venom doctor Bryan Fry goes on a journey from the townships of India to the jungles of Indonesia to come fang-to-face with some of the most dangerous snakes in Asia.

Follow as he rates the dangers and discovers the killer cocktail of venom, opportunity and aggression needed for the crown of Asia's deadliest snake.

Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

Through raw, revealing footage and interviews with fugitive tech pioneer John McAfee, this documentary uncovers new layers of his wild years on the run.

He's the original computer genius gone rogue, inventor of one of the most successful (and most hated) pieces of software of all time: McAfee Anti-Virus.

At his peak, John McAfee was worth $100-million.

But when his neighbour was murdered, McAfee went on the run - and invited a film crew with him.

With access to hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast footage of McAfee as he's pursued by the authorities, this is the definitive story of a larger-than-life character, a man who ran for President, escaped from prison multiple times, and claimed to have hacked the world.

90 Day Diaries 3

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

90 Day Diaries 3

90 Day Diaries is an intimate look into the lives of our couples, told from their perspective.

Without producers or crew, the cast members film themselves in their day-to-day lives as they continue to navigate life and all of the new challenges it brings to their relationships.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Indecent Proposal": Kalani and Asuelu face marital problems while trying to move from Utah.

Ron offers Brandon and Julia a big solution to their small apartment woes.

Meanwhile, Cortney has an awkward first date at an animal safari.

Also, Tom hopes to seal his future with girlfriend Mariah.

Selling The OC

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

Selling The OC

A fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group's second office on the Orange County coast.

Will the pressure prove too much for these agents to handle?

The Bay 3

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

The Bay 3

Marsha Thomason joins the regular cast as DS Jenn Townsend, following Morven Christie's decision to leave the show.

DS Jenn Townsend, Morecambe's new Family Liaison Officer, is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body washes up in the bay on her first day on the job.

She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the premature death of an aspiring young boxer.

While she's eager to give the family answers, she also needs to prove herself as the team's newest recruit.

The pressure is multiplied when her new blended family struggle to settle in Morecambe, proving to Jenn that a fresh start might not be as simple as moving to a different town.

First Dates Australia 3

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

First Dates Australia 3

The ultimate blind dating show returns with more singles ready to find love at the First Dates restaurant.

Cameras follow their every move, exploring the highs and lows of strangers, who have been matched up by a relationship expert, meeting for the first time.

The cameras capture awkward greetings, outrageous flirting, disastrously funny chat-up lines and the earliest heart-warming blossoms of love.

At the end of the date, the couples are interviewed and asked whether they would like to see each other again.

Who will be lucky in love?

Lost Ollie

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Miniseries

Lost Ollie

A patchwork rabbit with floppy ears and fuzzy memories embarks on an epic quest to find his best friend — the young boy he desperately loves.

Lost Ollie is an epic adventure about a lost toy who braves the many dangers of childhood as he searches the countryside to reunite with the boy who lost him; and the story of the boy who lost more than a best friend.

It's a heartwarming tale for the child in us all, remembering those special souls that we've lost but who forever changed our lives.

A poetic tale of love, loss and the power of imagination with the voices of Jonathan Groff, Tim Blake Nelson and Mary J. Blige.

Inspired by the book Ollie's Odyssey by author and illustrator William Joyce.


Actors in this post: Marsha Thomason


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