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New on TV today: Saturday 6 April 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Apr 2024
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The Masked Singer SA 2

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Masked Singer SA 2

Comedian and TV personality Mpho Popps is the host of the local version of the show based on the South Korean series Masked Singer.

Mpho will be joined by a returning panel of celebrity detectives consisting of J. Something of MiCasa fame, serial reality slut Somizi Mhlongo, socialite and DJ Sithelo Shozi and comedian Skhumba Hlophe.

In every episode celebrated, personalities and entertainment superstars sing well-known songs while bejewelled in full-body costumes and masks to hide their identities.

The flamboyant masks and costumes have personalities of their own and invite as much commentary as the performances themselves do.

A celebrity panel of detectives must guess who is behind the mask.

The studio audience is a rich component of the show, voting together with the celebrity detectives for their favourite performance.

At the end of the show, the least popular performers are eliminated, but not before the mask is removed to reveal their identity.

Who is really behind the mask? Is it possible to reframe how others see us or maybe play a little with solid identities?

Some rugby players may turn out to be the best singers – who knows?
 

F*ck, That's Delicious

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489 / DStv 195)
TX Time: 16h45
Genre: Food, Documentary Series, Docu-Reality

F*ck, That's Delicious

F*ck, That's Delicious chronicles the life and eating habits of rap's greatest bon vivant, Action Bronson.

With the help of his friends and collaborators Meyhem Lauren and Big Body Bes, Action shows us that life is to be enjoyed as much as possible.

In the series premiere, "Multiculturalism at its Best": Action stops in DC, Atlanta and Miami, eats in the hottest restaurant in the country, samples true southern BBQ, and learns how to make a new bay scallop and papaya dish.
 

Big Little Brawlers

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality, Sport

Big Little Brawlers

As they attempt to achieve their piece of the American Dream, a group of remarkable little people athletes with larger-than-life personalities are forced to overcome ego, injury and the limitations imposed by society.

Set in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Big Little Brawlers follows athletes in the Micro Wrestling Federation, one of the most successful little person wrestling leagues in the world.

Pinky Shortcake and Syko, parents and wrestling partners, must navigate their relationship both in and out of the ring.

The voice of micro wresting, Ivar the Micro, dreams of going from hype man to wrestler despite significant physical risk.

Popular veteran Lil' Show wrestles to support his wife and children but fears his best moments in the ring are behind him.

And, the up-and-coming wrestler Hot Rod must prove his talent lives up to his ego.

Despite internal dramas and frustrations, Micro Wresting Federation CEO Jack Darrell Hillegass encourages the group to work together as a family as they approach MicroFest, the biggest micro wresting event of the year.

In the series premiere, "The Road to MicroFest": Owner Jack Darrel fires up the wrestlers in anticipation of their first-ever major event.

Pinky and Syko vow to elevate their show and Ivar hopes to wrestle despite brittle bone disease.

Also, Lil Show must reconcile his passion with his aging body.
 

Wanderlus 3

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Travel, Food, Reality, Afrikaans

Wanderlus 3

Meet Hennie Bosman and Nicole Hellinger from Franschhoek, whose daily life consists of going to the beach, food, special time with their two dogs and music.

In their travel show Wandelus, we go on an exclusive journey with this adventurous couple.

Every episode is like a kebab packed with good wine, Afrikaans music, roadtrip adventures and expeditions that lead to foodmaking competitions.

Sometimes Hennie wins, sometimes Nicole does, but love always wins.
 

Predator vs Prey

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Predator vs Prey

This six-part series follows the fortunes of some of the world's most formidable apex predators, including leopards, grey wolves and crocodiles, focusing on their high-stake hunts and the multitude of factors that contribute to their success or failure.

Combining premium specialist archive footage and innovative new VFX techniques, each episode will feature a different species and reveal moment by moment the predatory features that are essential to overcoming the challenges to survive their world.

Each episode weaves archive footage with high-end graphics to tell character-driven stories about the hunting strategies, and tactics, of the planet's most iconic predators.

Each episode focuses on a single predator species.

The episodes weave together premium archive footage to show how key predators survive changing landscapes, shifting seasons and pride/pack dynamics – all while focusing in on their unique hunting skills.

To bring to life these predator-prey interactions, a new 3D-graphics game engine will be used to freeze and showcase pivotal predatory events from multiple angles.

These killer moments will explore hidden perspectives, biology and behaviour, all based on the latest scientific research, providing an immersive, analytical and comprehensive view of life as a top predator in the most dramatic of ways.
 

The Goldbergs 10

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

The Goldbergs 10

Final season!

The '80s family returns for a larger than life tenth season.

The gang's all here, with some surprise guest appearances, and they're funnier and more heartfelt than ever before.

The Jenkintown family continues to navigate a classic decade, filled with hi-jinks, heart and hilarity.

As life unfolds with new challenges, the Goldbergs continue to remind us that there is no bond greater than family and there is nothing they can't handle with the support of one another.

In the Season 10 premiere, "If You Build It": With everyone living back at home, the house is full of Goldberg chaos and also... Goldberg stuff, which is driving pregnant Erica bonkers and leads her to enlist Beverly's help in clearing things out for the baby.

Meanwhile, Adam and Barry are forced to share a bedroom to make room for the baby nursery.

Adam can't handle how insufferable Barry is, so he comes up with the ultimate prank to get back at him.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "That's a Schwartz Man": With both sides of the family eager for answers on Geoff and Erica's pregnancy, they decide to keep their baby's sex a surprise.

However, a sonagram finding from Lou Schwartz might provide an unexpected discovery.

Meanwhile, Adam recruits Glascott to help his mother cope with his departure for NYU; but when he later has a change of heart about heading off to college, he sources a job as the personal assistant to a special celebrity to help lessen the blow when news of his deferred enrolment is delivered to Beverly.
 

Hier sit die Manne 4

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans

Hier sit die Manne 4

In the talk show Hier sit die Manne, actor Frank Rautenbach (Tiaan in 7de Laan) invites viewers into his man cave along with guests that include Ernst Joubert, Dean Greyling, Michael van Vuuren, Altus Theart and Janina Oberholzer.

They talk about rugby, cars, fishing, hunting, travel and investments – everything that's dear to a man's heart.

And of course Frank must have a wing woman.

While Frank chats to guests in his man cave, TV and radio presenter Carla Mackenzie will be chatting to different role players in the sports world from the sidelines of the rugby field.
 

Die Byl 4

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural, Afrikaans

Die Byl 4

Die Byl is the story of Colonel Piet van der Bijl (Waldemar Schultz), a brilliant detective who specialises in catching serial killers.

His entire being is focused on life's details and the pieces of the puzzle which don't always seem to fit.

Though his personal relationships might suffer due to his obsession with his work, he would do anything for the people he holds dear.

As with previous seasons there are five double episodes, with each investigation stretching over two episodes.

In each double episode Byl and his team are on the trail of a serial killer.

However, there is an overarching storyline through the entire season: a psychopath with a wide circle of influential people caught in a stranglehold.

Returning cast for the fourth season include Waldemar Schultz as Byl, Marvin-Lee Beukes as Juan, Milan Murray as Nicki, Trudy van Rooy as Shani and Lika Berning as Lena.

This season they have to pick up the broken pieces after the death of their colleague Fritz Barnard (played by Eric Nobbs) last season.

Sean Cameron Michael returns in the role of Vermeer, the villain of this season. His character was introduced in the Season 3 finale.

Frank Rautenbach also returns as Trotskie, who was also introduced in the final episode last season.

Actors joining the cast this season include Amalia Uys, Elizabeth Archer, Gerben Kamper, Andahr Cotton and Chris van Niekerk.

Leon Kruger was once again a producer and head writer of this season. This was the last season Leon worked on, as he passed away in July 2021.

TVSA Show Page: Die Byl 4
 

Homegrown Tastes South Africa 2

Channel: S3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Food, Travel, Docu-Reality

Homegrown Tastes South Africa 2

Celebrating the flair of our local culinary landscape, this show follows chef and TV personality Lorna Maseko on a culinary expedition across South Africa.

Lorna will spend each episode sampling various tantalising delights, meeting a feast of local heroes along the way.

In each episode, Lorna is joined by a special celeb guest and, together, they meet the chefs and personalities behind our best street food and haute cuisine.

Along the way, Lorna will explore the exceptional ingredients grown in South Africa as she samples fine wines, seafood, decadent desserts and more.

To close each episode, she celebrates the hero ingredients of the region by preparing her own delicious version of what the area has to offer.

Lorna travels off the beaten track in Season 2, with 10 celebrity guides including Luthando Shosha, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Anton Jeftha, Blue Mbombo and Sandile Mahlangu.

From Pan Seared Abalone with Cape Malay Curry butter to Mampoer cocktails this season is full of delicious dishes.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Clanwilliam to the West Coast": Lorna meets actor Anton Jephta in the town of Clanwilliam in the Cederberg region – home to two of South Africa's famous teas - Rooibos and Buchu.

The pair head off on a mystical tour of the beautiful Cederberg region which is encompassed by Clanwilliam, Citrusdal with its towering mountains and Lambertsbaai and Elandsbaai, with their perfect waves for surfing.

After exploring the stunning town, Anton and Lorna cook a light lunch of sticky chicken wings made with indigenous tortoise berries.

Lorna continues her journey to find out more about the hero ingredients.

She first learns all about the strongly flavoured Buchu before heading to the West coast to track down a local delicacy, Abalone.

At the end of the episode, Lorna prepares a delicious dish inspired by the homegrown cuisine - savoury Buchu pancakes with an Asian dipping sauce, pan seared abalone with a Cape Malay-inspired sauce, finished off with a Buchu and mint granita.
 

Jan Braai vir Erfenis 14

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Travel, Food, Afrikaans

Jan Braai vir Erfenis 14

In the new season, the Jan Braai vir Erfenis team takes a leisurely trip along the Cape coast.

They start off in Sea Point and Camps Bay, make a stop in Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Kommetjie, then travel all the way to Kleinmond, Onrus and Hermanus.
 

Gangsters: America's Most Evil

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: True Crime, History, Documentary

Gangsters: America's Most Evil

Documentary series that explores the rise and fall of some of the most nefarious and notorious criminals brought to justice by the United States government.

From thugs to lethal beauties, outlaws to kingpins, each episode profiles these gangsters and reveals their sinister motives, transgressions and the circumstances that eventually led to their downfall.

In the series premiere, "The First Kingpin: Juan Raul Garza": Juan Raul Garza and his gang made millions of dollars running drugs across "Marijuana Boulevard," the Gateway bridge linking Mexico and the US in Brownsville, Texas.
 

The Spanish Princess

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

The Spanish Princess

Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, The Spanish Princess is a vivid story told from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of colour, living and working in 16th century London.

Catherine of Aragon is the strong-willed young Princess of Spain, who has been promised the English throne since she was a child.

She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court including her ladies-in-waiting Lina - a Spanish noble of African Iberian descent - and the sweet and free-spirited Rosa.

When her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine until she devises an audacious plan and sets her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.

 

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