New on TV today: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Jan 2024
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Criminal Planet

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Documentary Series

Criminal Planet

Documentary series investigating organised crime's worrying expansion in our global age.

Reporters reveal how criminals are innovating and forging alliances across international borders, while law enforcement struggles to catch up.

In the series premiere, "A New Cocaine Mafia": A South American tsunami of cocaine has flooded Europe and at the centre of it is the fearsome Albanian mafia and its deadly alliance with Colombia's biggest cocaine clan.

A Real Bug's Life

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

A Real Bug's Life

Inspired by the film A Bug's Life, this series is an incredible adventure into nine different micro bug worlds around the globe, where the forces of nature play out on a miniature scale and where tiny creatures rely on amazing powers and extraordinary alliances to make it through each day.

The stakes are high... even if the critters are extraordinarily small.

With new developments in filming technology and narrated by witty guide Awkwafina, follow the incredible stories of the tiny heroes living in worlds beyond the imagination.

They range from a jumping spider looking for a home on the streets of New York to a Costa Rican orchid bee's first day on the job making perfume.

Full of mind-blowing new behaviors and larger-than-life characters, this family-friendly series shows that A Real Bug's Life can be every bit as fantastical as any animated film.

Six Nations: Full Contact

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

Six Nations: Full Contact

From the producers of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, this series takes you behind-the-scenes of the high-intensity world of Europe's greatest rugby tournament, as the best teams battle each other for the prestigious trophy.

Round by round, match by match, the best rugby teams in Europe battle it out to take home the trophy in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Championship.

Six Nations: Full Contact will take you inside the exhilarating world of the oldest and greatest annual international rugby tournament, giving an insight into behind the scenes moments, as the best teams in Europe battle it out in some of the biggest matches in the rugby calendar to take home the prestigious trophy.

High Speed Chase

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Reality

High Speed Chase

Fast, furious and 100% real, High Speed Chase puts you directly in the driving seat for some of the most extraordinary and dangerous police chases ever captured on camera.

From highways and interstates to the cities and backroads of suburbia, police officers all over the US risk their lives every day to bring those that flee to justice.

Featuring never before seen footage and first-hand accounts from law enforcement personal whose job it is to live life in the fast lane, High Speed Chase is an adrenaline-fuelled window into a world in which the criminals will do anything to get away.

In the series premiere, "18-Wheeler Terror": A man takes control of an 18-wheeler semi-truck and leads police on a deadly game of cat and mouse while holding his wife at knifepoint.

In Michigan, US Marshals must bring in a suspect wanted for the cold-blooded murder of his girlfriend.

Nature's Hidden Miracles

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

Nature's Hidden Miracles

Life on Earth can be fiercely competitive and, at the same time, intricately interconnected as species survive through one another.

The Secret Life of Plants

Every day in nature, hidden miracles are occurring. Plants are communicating, helping each other thrive.

Staying aware of their surroundings by using dozens of highly sensitive sensors, plants are sending signals, even across species.

Cutting-edge science is revealing surprising abilities of plants.

Insects as Super Adapters

In order to adapt to different environments, protect themselves from enemies, obtain food and reproduce, insects have become highly specialised.

They transform themselves into completely different creatures, changing their habitat and even food, making insects the most diverse forms of life.

Microorganisms, The Invisible Rulers

Microorganisms are the rulers and guardians of Earth.

Because of their simplicity, extremely fast generational change, and super-large population, mutations occur among them in short periods of time.

Supported by the diverse superpowers they've acquired, life flourishes in interspecies connections.


Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality


This series features couples whose trust issues need to be laid to rest in order for the relationship to get back on to stable ground.

Couples share their love story with the audience and bring us into their world, laying out some of the reasons there for the loss of trust.

Previous attempts to move one from this break of trust have been futile and this is the last chance to do so.

A great deal hangs in the balance.

Suxoka is hosted by Thembisa Mdoda.

Queer Eye 8

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

Queer Eye 8

The series returns to Netflix, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective from the Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

Now Queer Eye returns in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC.

This time around, the co-hosts will spread their love, compassion and expertise to six new heroes in need of a glow-up from the inside out.

So who's seeking their help?

The Fab Five will be dropping into the lives of a former nun, the world's biggest Kiss fan, and the football coach for the Louisiana School for the Deaf, among others this season.


Actors in this post: Thembisa Mdoda


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