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New on TV today: Wednesday 3 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 May 2023
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Kings of Maskandi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Music

Kings of Maskandi

COVID-19 knocked Maskandi artists Sibusiso Mkhize, Nelisani Mseleku, Sakhiseni Mseleku and Khulekani Shongwe down, but they are making a comeback and putting everything they've got into reviving their careers.

The show is an in-depth look at the lives of these Maskandi artists and explores the competition that arises in the changing world order where popularity rules.

The show will highlight the passion and drive of the acts and explore the culture and music of Maskandi.

It will also delve into their personal lives and how they navigate fulfilling their obligations for the success of their craft.

Maskandi music is the kind of music that is always telling a story - be it about love, social wellbeing or a song composed about any other situations we encounter in life.

The difference between this and other genres is that the sound of the guitar dominates, and the fact that it is sung in an indigenous language.

Can these artists go back to their glory days and reclaim their livelihoods?
 

Snake in the Grass

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Snake in the Grass

This action-packed social experiment is hosted by radio and television personality Bobby Bones.

Each episode will feature four players who are dropped into the wild for 36 hours with a chance to win $100,000.

In order to win, the four must figure out which one of them is 'the Snake' – a saboteur who is secretly undermining the group every step of the way.

In this survival of the sneakiest, the players will compete in a series of grueling and mind-twisting challenges, from retrieving game pieces suspended on high wires over a 500-foot canyon, to scaling the face of a cliff to solve puzzles.

With each successfully completed challenge, the competitors win a clue that helps reveal the identity of the Snake.

Not wanting their identity revealed, the Snake will do whatever it takes to prevent the players from winning the clues by sabotaging their journey any chance they get.

After overnighting in the remote and rugged Central American jungle, the group will meet in 'the Snake Pit' where they must determine who they think the saboteur might be.

If the three players can successfully reveal the identity, they will win the $100,000.

If they get it wrong, the Snake walks away with all the money for themselves.

Fan-favorite reality competition legends from Survivor, Big Brother and Naked and Afraid will be among those competing in this real-life psychological thriller set in the central American jungle.
 

Unknown Carpathians – Hidden Treasure of Romania

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Unknown Carpathians – Hidden Treasure of Romania

The unknown border regions of Romania are some of Europe's best kept secrets.

Each region holds a unique characteristic that can't be found anywhere else.

This two-part series unveils the region of Banat, that rests on the border of Hungary and Serbia, Crisana on the border of Hungary, and Maramures on the border of Ukraine.

These regions take pride in their spectacular landscapes, unique natural phenomena, and important cultural sites.

These places have slowly been forgotten by time, but are now being brought back to life and attracting a variety of new people to inhabit them.

The series explores these unknown spots on the doorstep of the Carpathian Mountains.

No detail goes unnoticed in this journey to discover regions that remain largely unknown.
 

A Black Lady Sketch Show 4

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

A Black Lady Sketch Show 4

This narrative series is set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests.

The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women and touches on such culturally relevant themes as social norms, anxiety, religion, sex, dating and relationships.

Returning with six half-hour episodes, Season 4 finds Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Skye Townsend joined by a host of celebrity guests as they bring relatable, hilarious experiences to life in a magical reality that deftly subverts expectations.

In the Season 4 premiere, "I'm Clapping From My Puss": A girls' trip gets off to a bumpy start, three women attempt catch up to the Three Wise Men and Salina tries to defeat her childhood nemesis.
 

Power Book IV: Force

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Power Book IV: Force

Power Book IV: Force centres on fan-favourite character Tommy Egan, played by Joseph Sikora, after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good.

As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he's ever known, he makes a quick detour to close an old wound that's been haunting him for decades.

What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried.

One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago's drug game, inserting himself between the city's two biggest crews.

In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them - but holds the power to watch them crumble.

As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago.

In the series premiere, "A Short Fuse and a Long Memory": On his journey to LA, Tommy stops in Chicago, only to discover shocking news about his family.

Tommy must decide whether he is going to force his skeletons back in the closet, or put down roots in the Windy City.
 

Kindred Spirits 6

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 22h05
Genre: Paranormal, Docu-Reality

Kindred Spirits 6

Professional paranormal investigators Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and psychic medium Chip Coffey are used to communicating with ghosts.

But with paranormal activity more rampant than ever, they're facing hauntings unlike anything they've seen yet in the new 10-episode season of Kindred Spirits.

Investigating America's rich haunted history, Bruni, Berry and Coffey dig deep into the past to identify the restless spirits haunting the country's oldest inns, homes and estates.

Utilising a range of tools and techniques, their multilayered investigations tackle frightening tales of possession, aggressive entities and even an eerie, centuries-old mystery involving a murder conviction based on the "testimony" of a ghost.

Together, the team elicit shocking evidence and connections with the other side that lead them closer to the truth, as they search for answers behind each haunted tale.

In the Season 6 premiere, "The Undertaker's Secret": Amy Bruni and Adam Berry investigate an old Masonic temple shrouded in mystery and local lore.

Their hair-raising paranormal investigation with "psychic medium" Chip Coffey leads to the daunting realisation that they may be investigating a cold case murder.
 

Jewish Matchmaking

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

Jewish Matchmaking

A new series from the producers of Indian Matchmaking, Jewish Matchmaking features singles in the US and Israel as they turn their dating life over to a top Jewish matchmaker.

Will using the traditional practice of shidduchim dating help them find their soulmate in today's world?
 

The Real Housewives of Durban

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Durban

Follows the lives of relatively affluent housewives and professional women in suburban Durban.

After two seasons in Johannesburg, the second South African "Real Housewives" franchise now has the extravagant lives, high fashion and business empires of Ethekwini's queens on display.

These ladies open their doors to share their daily lives of conspicuous consumption and splendour, fashion accessories and expensive toys in their driveways.

There's a kind of spice that only Durban can bring – and these housewives are creating their own empires and looking good while doing it.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Durban
 

Bahama Blue

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

Bahama Blue

Past the white sand beaches and beneath idyllic turquoise water lays one of the fiercest natural habitats in the world.

This six-part series takes you into the heart of the deep blue sea, from Mangroves filled with baby sharks to the Sand Flats where the green sea turtles graze.

Each episode takes a deep dive into another compelling geological feature, introducing you to the abundant wildlife within.

In the series premiere, "Mangroves": More than a tangle of roots growing out of swampy muck, the Mangroves are nurseries for the marine life of the Bahamas.

More than 90% of the species of the Bahamas spend some part of their lives here.

This is where baby sharks learn to hunt and young lobsters learn how to hide.

 

Actors in this post: Gabrielle Dennis

Shows in this post: The Real Housewives of Durban



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