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New on TV today: Friday 2 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 02 Sep 2022
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Devil in Ohio

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

Devil in Ohio

Determined to protect a young patient who escaped a mysterious cult, a psychiatrist takes the girl in, putting her own family — and life — in danger.

When hospital psychiatrist Dr. Suzanne Mathis shelters a mysterious cult escapee, her world is turned upside down as the strange girl's arrival threatens to tear her own family apart.

Adapted from Daria Polatin's best-selling book inspired by true events, Devil in Ohio is a thrilling, shocking tale of demonic mayhem and mystery in the heart of small-town America.
 

Two Shallow Graves

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

Two Shallow Graves

In 2010, Joseph McStay, his wife Summer, and their two young sons disappeared without a trace.

Three years later, the nationwide search for answers in their disappearance came to a heartbreaking close when the family's bodies were found in the middle of the California desert in two shallow graves.

In 2019, Charles "Chase" Merritt, Joseph McStay's friend and business associate, went on trial for the family's murder.

Despite incriminating evidence presented by the prosecution, Merritt maintains his innocence - begging the question, did Merritt really kill the McStay family?

Two Shallow Graves provides an enthralling look into Merritt's explosive murder trial via unparalleled access to both the defence and prosecution teams, shedding new light on the controversial case.

When Merritt's trial began in 2019, the prosecution thought they had an airtight case to prove Merritt's guilt: compelling evidence linking him to the crime including bank records, cell phone activity, and DNA placing Merritt in the McStay's car.

However, as the trial unfolded Merritt maintained his innocence and his defence team put forth the possibility that the authorities had apprehended the wrong man... and the McStay family's killer remained free.

Divisive and heartbreaking, the proceedings of Merritt's trial highlighted a haunting reality: despite Merritt's arrest, so many troubling questions around the McStay family murders still linger unanswered.

With unprecedented, multi-camera access to the entirety of the trial and personal, never-before-seen footage of Merritt and his defence team strategising during the proceedings, Two Shallow Graves definitively unlocks a new perspective on the trial and murder case that captivated the attention of the nation.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Merritt, his family, and his defence lawyers, as well as the prosecution, investigators, key figures in the case, and the McStay's family and friends, the series gives insight into Merritt's defence and the prosecutions' evidence, presenting a seven-part look into a tragic mystery that is still unfolding.

In the series premiere, "Vanished": The fate of the missing McStay family remains a mystery for three years until their bodies surface in two shallow graves in the desert.

Prosecutors accuse Chase Merritt of the crime, and the trial begins with each side passionately presenting their case.
 

Dated and Related

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

Dated and Related

Single siblings help each other search for their soulmates, hoping to find love (and maybe win $100,000) while living at a luxurious villa.

Melinda Berry, no stranger to reality dating shows after her time on Too Hot to Handle, hosts this competition with a twist.

Imagine having to think about your sibling dating - how they flirt, how they treat their partners, and what their signature moves are.

In this reality dating series, pairs of siblings will be seeing each other's love life up close and personal as they search for 'the one' together.

Having the person who knows you better than anyone should help you navigate the tricky world of dating.

But will they act as the ultimate wingman and help you find love? Or scupper your plans and call you out on all your bullsh*t?

Either way it might just be Awkward. As. Hell.
 

Extraordinary Humans

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Science

Extraordinary Humans

Biologist Thom Hunt goes in search of people with genuine, real-life super-powers that push the known limits of the human mind and body.

In the series premiere, "The Beast Man / Hawk Eyes": Thom goes in search of a man who claims he can place any animal into a trance.

We take Kanzawa Tadashi, better known as Beast Master, to Bison Creek and put him amongst the Wildebeest.
 

Fakes

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

Fakes

Teenage best friends Zoe and Becca set out to build their own fake ID empire, but when business starts booming, their life of crime gets way too real.

Fakes is the story of two best friends who accidentally build one of the largest fake ID empires in North America.

They move into a downtown penthouse, have more cash than they know what to do with, and then get raided by the feds.

One of them goes to jail, the other doesn't.

This is the story of their ultimate betrayal, told through each of their POVs with regular fourth wall breaks.

This is a comedy-drama with two unreliable narrators who are both competing for the last word.
 

Station 19 5

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Station 19 5

In Seattle, all firefighters are also trained EMTs and the crew at Station 19 is second to none.

Working in 24-hour shifts, these professionals spend so much time together that they build relationships unlike any others.

Practically raised at the station, Andy Herrera is a confident, badass firefighter who is also the daughter of Captain Pruitt, the formidable head of the firehouse.

Captain Pruitt was Andy's primary inspiration to become a firefighter, and is a mentor to both Andy and Jack Gibson, the lieutenant at Station 19.

Passionate and energetic, Jack is fearless — just the kind of guy you want coming to your rescue.

While Jack is fearless, Andy plays by the rules — but when these two are together, sparks fly and opposites attract.

Andy's best friend and confidant is Maya Bishop.

A former Olympic athlete, Maya has an innate competitive nature that pushes her to be the best firefighter in the house.

Meanwhile, charming Dean Miller is nothing short of passionate and jumps at the chance to be a hero.

He is also very aware of the appeal of a firefighter in uniform and is not afraid to use that to get a date or two with the ladies.

Travis Montgomery is the heart of the station, keeping everyone on track and helping his fellow team members grow.

After a traumatic event, he is also a stickler for following the rules and making sure the newbies stay in line.

As the youngest member of the team, Victoria "Vic" Hughes is eager to prove herself as a crucial part of the Station 19 family.

She often tends to meddle where she doesn't belong but rarely allows others insight into her personal life.

Rounding out the firehouse, the newest addition to Station 19 is rookie Ben Warren.

Ben traded in his scalpel for a fresh start as a firefighter but has a hard time realising that emergencies in the field are vastly different than those at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

While it's a shock becoming the newbie again, he's learning from the best and is up to the challenge.

The team also works closely with Seattle PD and often has run-ins with one of Andy's oldest friends (and former high school flame), Ryan Tanner.

After a traumatic event brings Andy and Ryan closer, it's impossible not to see the attraction.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Phoenix from the Flame": Relationships are challenged at Station 19 following Sullivan's actions at Maya and Carina's wedding, putting his marriage with Andy to the test.

Dean comes to terms with his feelings for Vic, while Travis rekindles an old flame.

The annual Phoenix Festival brings out some reckless behaviour in some of Seattle's citizens, challenging the teams at Station 19 and Grey Sloan Memorial.
 

Buy My House

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

Buy My House

Homeowners from across the US pitch properties for sale to four experienced real estate investors, hoping to make a life-changing deal on the spot.

Host Nina Parker (E!'s Nightly Pop) coaches the would-be sellers.

Homeowners from across America come to sell their properties, on the spot, to one of four real-estate tycoons including Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, Corcoran Group CEO Pamela Liebman, NFL Linebacker Brandon Copeland, and investment property magnate Danisha Wrighster.

Incredible and unique homes are up for grabs as the owners share heartfelt backstories and engage in heart pounding negotiations with the tycoons.
 

Tia Mowry at Home 2

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h55
Genre: Food, Reality

Tia Mowry at Home 2

Tia Mowry lives a busy life balancing between being a full-time wife, mother, and working actress.

Even with her hectic schedule, she finds time for her passion and what she loves most - cooking and preparing delicious meals to share with her family and friends.

Whether she is throwing a birthday party for her son, a reunion dinner party for her castmates, a red carpet viewing party with friends, or hosting her family for the holidays, Tia's homemade meals are sure to please.

Over the course of the 13 half-hour long episodes, Tia prepares easy-to-make, flavour-packed recipes with a side of entertainment and laughter.

In one episode, Tia has the perfect food day from start to finish.

First, she kicks-off the day with a healthy green juice and a Greek frittata full of fresh vegetables.

For lunch she heads to one of her favourite places - Stout Burgers & Beers - where she meets the chef and learns the secrets to their signature specialty dishes that inspire Tia with a great idea for dinner.

To end the day right, Tia makes grilled flank steak wrapped asparagus to share with her friend, actress Natasha Marc.

In another episode, Tia's husband, Cory Hardrict, joins her in the kitchen.

They both love to cook and are both incredibly competitive, so they decide to have a cook-off to finally settle once and for all who the master of the kitchen truly is.

To test their skills they must both make entrées using shrimp as the main ingredient, and then they must whip up a decadent dessert using bananas.

The stakes are high as the losing chef will have to do dishes for a week.

May the best chef win.
 

Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives 2

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

Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives 2

Bollywood Wives is an unscripted show that follows four Bollywood wives - Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan and Bhavna Pandey - who support each other through the challenges of life in the public eye.

Cameras follow the banter and bonding between these four fun-loving women from Bollywood's inner circle as they juggle professions, family and friendship.

 

Actors in this post: Tia Mowry



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