New on TV today: Friday 20 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Oct 2023
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How to Survive a Murder

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

How to Survive a Murder

Just days after the shocking and brutal stabbing to death of his mother-in-law, Vibeke Rasmussen, movie maker John MacGibbon picks up his camera and begins a harrowing search for truth.

How to Survive a Murder is a look at a gut-wrenching tale of a tragic crime that never should have occurred.

MacGibbon and his family are desperate to find out what led to Rasmussen being slashed and stabbed more than 35 times late one night in her apartment in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Police would reveal only that they suspected a 24-year-old man with a violent past.

Frustrated by the puzzling hostility and evasive behaviour of state and local authorities, MacGibbon launches his own investigation and uncovers a web of lies and deceit spun to protect an influential Plymouth family including police cover-ups, lenient judges and prosecutors and the dark family secrets that turned a privileged, charming and deeply disturbed young man into a killer.

In the series premiere, "A Violent Murder": Filmmaker John MacGibbon receives a call saying his mother-in-law, Dr. Vibeke Rasmussen, has not shown up for work.

Hours later police call to share an unimaginable truth - 76-year-old Rasmussen has been stabbed more than 35 times in the face, neck, hands and shoulders while in bed in her apartment.

Surviving Paradise

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

Surviving Paradise

In this reality competition, players must form alliances and fight to move from the wilderness into a luxurious villa for a shot at a huge cash prize.

The twelve contestants think they are going to have the summer of their lives, living the life of luxury in a clifftop, oceanside villa.

What they don't know is that they'll have to start with nothing, living in the woods without any lavish amenities.

Through friendships and alliances, they'll team up to fight their way into the villa for a chance at the $100,000 grand prize.

Surrender in Love 2

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 14h55
Genre: Telenovela

Surrender in Love 2

Neel wanted to avenge his sister's death, while Chahat strived to prove her father's innocence.

They got married to fulfil these motives of revenge and justice, despite belonging to different religions.

In the Season 2 premiere: Neel sees Chahat in Benaras after nine months, and Chahat gives birth to twins.

Also, Sahil separates one of her children from him, which surprisingly goes to Neel.

The original Hindi title of the show is Qurbaan Hua.

Upload 3

Channel: Prime Video
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Upload 3

Upload is a sci-fi comedy series set in a technologically-advanced future where holographic phones, self-driving vehicles, AI assistance and 3D food printers are the norm.

And, forget about dying – instead, you'll be "uploaded" to a virtual reality afterlife, and enjoy all the comforts of a world-class resort.

Provided you can afford it.

In Season 3, we pick back up with Nora and freshly-downloaded Nathan as they navigate their relationship, while racing to stop the mysterious conspiracy that threatens to destroy millions of lives.

Can they shut down Freeyond, and finally have a real life together?

Or is it just a matter of time until Nathan's head explodes?

Meanwhile, in Lakeview, a backup copy of Nathan has been activated and Ingrid's not about to let this second chance at love slip away.

Back in the real world, Aleesha rises through the ranks of Horizen by managing AI education, and falls into a new romantic relationship.

And Luke, all alone in Lakeview, is forced to come up with the funds to pay for his stay in paradise, driving him to work in The Grey Zone.


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


A college student navigates life and school while dealing with a unique predicament - he's living with a beautiful former K-pop idol.

Put a Ring on It 4

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Dating Game Show

Put a Ring on It 4

Put a Ring on It follows three longtime couples, with help from new master relationship coach Dr. Stacii Jae Johnson, who embark on the ultimate relationship test.

From week to week the couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they've been too afraid to ask: is this their happily ever after?

The couples will finally find out if they are truly meant to be together by dating other people, and in so doing they'll discover if there's a love connection they've been missing all along.

Will they decide it's time to go their separate ways, or is it finally time to put a ring on it?

Alexander Armstrong in Sri Lanka

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

Alexander Armstrong in Sri Lanka

Following his travels around South Korea, presenter Alexander Armstrong heads on another adventure and journeys to the paradise isle of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka.

His first port of call is the Portuguese-built fortress town of Galle, but Armstrong's travelogue spans the country's regions and includes encounters with a revered guru, a Sri Lankan exorcism, and captive elephants.

He also explores the impact of civil wars, natural disasters, and political crisis on the country's people.

Big Mouth 7

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Big Mouth 7

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.

Inspired by Kroll and Goldberg's childhood, it follows a group of friends and their hormone monsters as they navigate adolescence, human sexuality and coming of age.

Season 7 focuses on the theme of family as the characters continue each of their journeys, discovering that while you can't always pick your family, you can surround yourself with those that love you for who you are.


Actors in this post: Alexander Armstrong, Nick Kroll


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