New on TV today: Monday 4 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Dec 2023
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Survive the Raft

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

Survive the Raft

This nine-episode social experiment was inspired by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés' 1973 behavioural study that observed whether humans from diverse cultures and backgrounds could set aside their differences and work together during a 101-day voyage on the Acali.

Now, 50 years later, this series revisits his groundbreaking work with a new raft and a new twist on the original mission.

The series is hosted by United States Army Green Beret, NFL football player and actor Nate Boyer.

Survive the Raft follows nine diverse contestants who set sail on the Acali II for 21 days to test whether personal interest will sabotage the team's chance to win a fortune together.

The stakes are high: with each successful mission, the team earns money towards a communal cash pot that will be divided equally by those who make it to the end.

Every week, participants are tasked with completing physical and intellectual challenges designed to disrupt and divide the group.

At the end of each episode, the crew of the Acali II are given the option to continue as a group, or swap one of their own for a new participant.

Will the good for all outweigh the good for one?

Couples on the Couch

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Talk Show, Lifestyle

Couples on the Couch

Couples share their most intimate secrets to sex therapists in a specially constructed clinic.

Will they stay together, or will what they reveal push them apart?

Struggling to recreate their holiday sex, Matt and Asha seek help to overcome an embarrassment to talk about their most intimate desires.

Dale and Mikey's differing sex drives sparks a deeper conversation about identity, and leads them to reassess their
relationship in a way that neither of them expected.

And in the series premiere: Rianna and Tanika need help with their very different sex drives, while Nick and Louisa are no longer having sex and their relationship is at breaking point.

Could a simple massage help to recreate the intimacy they once had, or will it expose problems that can't be fixed?

Caught in the Net 2

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

Caught in the Net 2

What happens when the clues to a murder aren't just physical, but digital?

Caught in the Net presents true stories of investigators entering the digital world to solve a brutal murder.

In each case, detectives are up against a lack of physical clues.

But every time anyone goes online, whether it's chat rooms, cellphone apps, car GPS or fitness trackers, they leave a digital trail behind them.

Now investigators must enter this virtual world and follow the data - as they race against time to secure justice for victims' families and track down the killer.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Man in the Mirror": Two young men are shot dead in the middle of the night, and the only witness has no idea who the gunman is.

Omaha PD detectives turn to digital forensics, hoping hidden data buried in the victims' cellphones will help track down the killer.

Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, Comedy

Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts

Few can top the charisma, energy and sheer hilarity of Eddie Murphy.

His extensive and diverse career has brought laughter to audiences all over the world, but of late has opted for a quieter family life.

Join us as we explore his fascinating life and career.

Hotel Paranormal 2

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132 / StarSat 170)
TX Time: 20h25
Genre: Documentary Series, Docu-Drama, Paranormal

Hotel Paranormal 2

Your hotel room may be more crowded than you think...

Hotel Paranormal follows the terrifying true stories of those who have come face-to-face with otherworldly hotel guests.

Writer, actor, musician and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd, who is no stranger to the unexplained, narrates each episode featuring spine-tingling stories of paranormal encounters told from stays at grand hotels, highway motels and inns around the world.

From objects flying across rooms to ancient spirits trapped in lobbies to demonic guests, Hotel Paranormal brings to life terrifying encounters with dramatic recreations and paranormal expert insights.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Touched By Evil": A hotel owner continues to be haunted by a horrifying incident in his childhood.

Plus, a young boy is terrorised by the spirit of an old prison warden.

Guy's Grocery Games 12

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h05
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Guy's Grocery Games 12

The GGG games return, and this time it's up to former Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives champion chefs to compete in Flavortown as the new season launches with a Triple-D Tournament.

Which chef can conquer the unique set of culinary challenges set for them by host Guy Fieri?

Then, after five exciting rounds of DDD face-offs, the challenges turn sweet with a chocolate competition, before Guy tightens the purse strings for a budget bonanza that sees chefs struggling to create winning breakfasts, lunches and dinners for four on a budget of only $60.

With the triple G crown – and a $20,000 prize – on the line, who will emerge a winner?

Crimes Gone Viral 2

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

Crimes Gone Viral 2

Explores the stories behind shocking crimes caught on camera that gain viral fame on the Internet.

From business security cameras to home surveillance systems and cellphone cameras, someone is almost always watching.

Gripping clips of kidnappings, break-ins, wild car chases, violent road rage incidents and other crimes rack up millions of views.

But Crimes Gone Viral goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story.

This series features interviews and behind-the-scenes information of some of the internet's most viral crime clips.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Unexpected": Good Samaritans rescue a police officer under attack, bystanders help a young victim of human trafficking, and when criminals try to escape, surprise heroes step in to save the day.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Nowhere to Run": Someone attacks a pregnant woman on a highway.

A wild chase ensues after a woman steals a police cruiser, two off-duty officers have to abandon their date night to jump into action and a convenience store theft comes to a shocking end.


Actors in this post: Guy Fieri


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