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New on TV today: Wednesday 28 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Jun 2023
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Hijack

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Hijack

Told in real time, Hijack is a tense thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven-hour flight, and authorities on the ground scramble for answers.

When Flight KA29 is hijacked during its seven-hour journey from Dubai to London, Sam Nelson — an accomplished corporate negotiator — tries using his professional skills to save everyone on board.

Will this high-risk strategy be his undoing?

Starring Idris Elba and Eve Myles.
 

Great Expectations

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Period Drama

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life, until a twist of fate and the evil machinations of the mysterious and eccentric Miss Havisham shows him a dark world of possibilities.

Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the true cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be.

A damning critique of the class system, Dickens' novel was published in 1861 after first releasing it in a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860.
 

Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators

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

Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators

Chronicles the meteoric rise, dramatic fall, and gripping behind-the-scenes stories of one of the biggest spectacles on television during the height of the '90s.

Told first hand from the stars who lived through it, this five-part series reveals untold stories of the iconic American Gladiators' triumph, turmoil, and ultimate price of fame.

The series explores the show's success — and how it almost ended before it began.

Gemini, Zap, Nitro, Ice, Blaze and Laser return for this trip down pop-culture memory lane.
 

Noot vir Noot 47

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Game Show, Music

Noot vir Noot 47

Noot vir Noot, South Africa's longest running game show, is back for its 47th season, once again hosted by Emo Adams.

In this fun-filled show, contestants battle it out against one another by putting their music knowledge to the test in trying to be the first to answer the game questions and name the music clues, performed by the funky and sassy DJ Shelly, aka Rochelle de Bruyn.

The new season features fan-favourite classic games such as Noot Assosiasie and Laslappie, as well as brand new games such as Wie se Wysie and The Backtrack Game, each with their own unique, fast-paced play styles.

It's fastest finger first, so contestants have to be quick on the buzzer in order to win the most money and stand a chance to play for R25,000 in the jackpot round.

Emo Adams brings his trademark comedic charm and witty humour to the role of presenter, creating a fresh and modern take on this legendary game show.

DJ Shelly provides the music clues on both her DJ decks as well as her keyboard.

Her love for music and engagement with the contestants creates an exciting dynamic for the show, as she and Emo are constantly interacting with one another and the contestants.

The set features a massive screen on which the games are played.

This large game screen involves the viewers and encourages them to play along, making them feel part of the action.

The games are also depicted through the use of 3D graphics which are overlaid on the viewers' television screens.

Each episode features a guest artist who performs some of their biggest or latest hits with their own live musicians in a new sound recording studio setup.

The artists will be performing song requests provided by the contestants and their family members, who are watching the show from their own living rooms.

The following guest artists appear in Season 47:

Episode 1: Demi-Lee Moore
Episode 2: Katlego Maboe
Episode 3: Tasché Burger
Episode 4: Appel
Episode 5: Tino
Episode 6: Danny Smoke
Episode 7: Nazneen Leeman
Episode 8: Martin Bester
Episode 9: Lloyd Cele
Episode 10: Karin Kortje
Episode 11: Lee Scott
Episode 12: Mujahid George
Episode 13: Karlien van Jaarsveld
Episode 14: Fatman (celeb show featuring Tarryn Lamb, Corlea, Willem Botha and Jarrad Ricketts)

TVSA Show Page: Noot vir Noot 47
 

Naagin 6

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 15h50
Genre: Telenovela, Supernatural

Naagin 6

Naagin, the saga of love and revenge, traces the lives of 'ichchadhari' naagins.

Every season the Naagin fights evil and keeps the ultimate source of power, the 'naagmani', safe from evil clutches.

In the Season 6 premiere: Professor manages to convince Sheshnaagin to take revenge against the demons who are trying to spread a pandemic in the country.

He sends a message to the army about the threat in the country.

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Back! Naagin 6 Teasers - June 2023
 

Embarrassing Bodies: Changing Sex

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 23h30
Genre: Reality

Embarrassing Bodies: Changing Sex

Doctor Christian Jessen spends time with two women hoping to take the ultimate step to achieve the body they want most: gender reassignment surgery.

Both women tell very personal stories of what it is like to prepare for such an extreme and dramatic change, and what led them to make the choice to do so.

They speak of love and of bullying, of butchery abroad and of complex and invasive surgeries.

The programme then catches up with them a year after their first appearance in the Embarrassing Bodies Clinic, and discovers how their lives have changed in time since.
 

S.W.A.T. 5

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

S.W.A.T. 5

Inspired by the television series and the feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a former Marine and locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant, tasked to run a specialised tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson strives to bridge the divide between his two worlds and acclimate to his new duties as the legal guardian of a teenager.

Hondo's elite unit includes David "Deacon" Kay, an experienced S.W.A.T. officer and dedicated family man who always puts the team first.

Then there's Christina "Chris" Alonso, a skilled officer and the team's canine trainer; and Dominique Luca, an expert driver who gets them in and out of high risk situations.

Also on the team is Victor Tan, who started in the LAPD Hollywood Division and uses his confidential informants in the community to help the team.

Finally there's Jim Street, the team's cocky newest member who is re-instated to S.W.A.T. after being fired for compromising the unit.

Responsible for the management of all Metro Division S.W.A.T. units is Commander Robert Hicks, a senior LAPD official with the Special Operations Bureau.

Following Captain Jessica Cortez's departure for the FBI, the Mayor assigns Lieutenant Piper Lynch to SWAT as a tactical consultant, where she challenges the team's field strategy, which raises questions about her loyalty.

With Hondo leading the charge, these dedicated men and women bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Vagabundo": In the aftermath of his decision to speak out in the press, Hondo retreats to a quiet town in Mexico to reassess his life and professional future, only to find himself reluctantly drawn into one local family's fight for justice.
 

Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate

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

Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate

A glittery nightclub in 1920s Berlin becomes a haven for the queer community in this documentary exploring the freedoms lost amid Hitler's rise to power.

Filmmaker Benjamin Cantu weaves together interviews, reenactments and historical footage to tell this illuminating story.

The Eldorado nightclub in late 1920s Berlin was legendary and a pillar of Berlin's reputation as a party capital and a place of sexual diversity.

Gays, lesbians and trans people danced side by side with Marlene Dietrich and Charles Chaplin.

Even a high-ranking Nazi like Ernst Röhm mingled with the guests.

But the Eldorado became a target of the Nazi movement early on - its closure in 1932 symbolizes a totalitarian turning point.

The world's first visibly queer community was destroyed by the Nazis in just a few years.

Many who had just learned about a new freedom were suddenly persecuted and murdered.

This documentary is the first of its kind to sensitively trace the fates of queer people in the upheaval between the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.

Newly-discovered archival footage, interviews with last eyewitnesses and historically sensual recreations bring us closer to a queer community that was already pioneering our time, a 100 years ago.
 

Bob's Burgers 13

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Bob's Burgers 13

The series follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids.

Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication.

In the Season 13 premiere, "To Bob, or Not to Bob": Bob, Linda and the kids help Mr. Fischoeder put on a play to get his brother Felix to confess to a theft.

Meanwhile, Louise is jealous of Tina's hands.

 

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