New on TV today: Sunday 12 May 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 May 2024
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2024 BAFTA Television Awards

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 20h00 (live)
Genre: Awards

2024 BAFTA Television Awards

A star-studded audience will be heading to the Royal Festival Hall for the BAFTA Television Awards.

Teaming up to host the ceremony are comedians and longtime friends Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan.

Together, they will celebrate the year's finest TV moments with their sharp wit and unique humour.

The ceremony is packed full of show-stopping performances and prestigious awards, but who will be walking away empty-handed, and who will win one of the timeless BAFTA masks?

The Crown is the most-nominated show with eight nods, with seven nominations for Demon 79 (Black Mirror), six nominations for Happy Valley, Slow Horses and The Sixth Commandment; five for The Last of Us, The Long Shadow and Succession; and four nominations for Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland.

In the Kitchen with Abner and Amanda

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Food

In the Kitchen with Abner and Amanda

Abner and Amanda Ramirez have fun in the kitchen while whipping up their favourite recipes.

As parents to three kids and professional musicians, they embrace the madness of cooking in the kitchen while juggling family life and creative endeavours.

In the series premiere, "Egg Noodles with Carbonara": Eggs are piling up in the Ramirez's backyard chicken coop.

Abner and Amanda demonstrate how to use them with some fresh and elevated recipes.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Guava Croissants and Frittata": Abner and Amanda plan an ambitious brunch menu with flavours inspired by their travels and childhood.

Abner makes croissants and adds guava, a popular Cuban filling. Amanda shares a frittata recipe she first tasted in Paris.

Die Sommerdahl Moorde 2

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489 / DStv 195)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Die Sommerdahl Moorde 2

DCI Dan Sommerdahl investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp, and his wife, Marianne, a criminal technician.

But Dan’s years of devotion to the job have hurt his marriage, and with Marianne wanting a divorce, Dan discovers his rival for her affections is none other than his best friend.

And they all must still work together to solve crimes.

In the Season 2 premiere: Dan will do anything to win back his wife, pathologist Marianne.

But first he must find the offender behind the murder of world-famous musician Razor.

Extreme Salvage Squad 4

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 09h30
Genre: Reality

Extreme Salvage Squad 4

Any job, any time... Enter the high-stakes world of marine recovery and rescue with Extreme Salvage Squad.

Based in the Whitsunday region of North Queensland in Australia, the team tackles time-critical, dangerous salvage missions where one mistake could mean serious injury or financial disaster.

They are faced with a region devastated by a recent Category 4 cyclone that caused massive damage and left the area littered with broken vessels and vehicles.

But filled with true Aussie grit and a determination to see the job done, the team meet every challenge head-on - and know how to have a little fun along the way.

Stuffed with tension, excitement and camaraderie, this series is all about overcoming adversity to help keep one of the world's most beautiful coastlines in the best possible condition.

In the Season 4 premiere: Team Salvage is on a time-critical mission to retrieve a scammed derelict yacht.

MTV Shuga Down South 3

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama

MTV Shuga Down South 3

The new season returns, tackling social issues such as HIV prevention, HIV self testing, treatment adherence, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, substance abuse, self-care, mental health, gender-based violence and various issues involving the LGBTQI+ community, amongst others.

Each storyline is laced with an original musical score from Amapiano to Afrobeats and every genre in between.

Amapiano power duo Mellow & Sleazy and Matorokisi singer Makhadzi make guest appearances, and this season unveils a dramatic drum majorette crew, that incorporates traditional and modern dance styles whilst adding a burst of colour to the episodes.

We'll see the return of some familiar faces from previous seasons, but there are also fresh faces unearthed from an open call to the public late in 2022.

The cast portrays each starry-eyed character on a mission to achieve their dreams no matter their circumstances, showcasing the character's life struggles and their efforts to break the cycle of hardship.

The cast includes young actors from the African continent and across the queer spectrum, each bringing unique perspectives to the show's storyline.

Loved or hated, each character takes you on a whirlwind experience of their lives, reflecting on views of issues that modern-day African youth are faced with.

The new cast includes:

Zazi Kunene as Nono (Lady Groove), a bubbly, up-and-coming Amapiano DJ on the rise, who seems to stop at nothing to become the next best thing in Mzansi.

Ziya Xulu as Warona, a shy, queer teenager who loves music and is a good dancer struggling with weight issues and the death of a close friend.

Tyson Mathonsi as Sandile (Snacks), a rich-kid hustler and manipulative flirt.

Ayakha Ntunja as Thembi, a feisty attention-seeking go-getter who is the star of her school's drum majorette team and a popular girl who finds herself growing up much faster than expected.

Ayanda Nzimande as Kedibone, a young queer girl who is very loving and supportive of those around her.

Lobisa Tsatsi as Azania, a young woman who is living with HIV, and is on a mission to document positive social media content to break the stereotypes around it.

She's also attempting to build a life and family with her HIV-negative high school sweetheart Victor.

Alex Aduka as Victor, a hardworking good guy with a big heart.

Living in the inner city of Johannesburg as a foreign national presents its fair share of challenges for Victor as he battles a two-year unemployment spell.

Palesa Mothopi as Vuvu, a quick-witted teen who hides her sense of displacement and the general feeling of lack of belonging by bullying and humiliating her peers who are all petrified of her.

Chidera Nwoha as Khenzo, a social recluse with a creative fashion flair, well-loved by his teachers but battling an addiction to Lean (a cough syrup mixture and antiretrovirals cocktail drug).

Naret Loots as Emma, a fun-loving girl who can dance and has immersed herself in black popular culture, and a friend of Nono's from primary school.

Also joining the cast for the new season are Nimrod Nkosi (Blessing), Seiphemo Motswiri (Robert Mosimane), Thuli Thabethe (Nomazizi Mkhize), Josias Moleele (Coach Sono), Lerato Mvelase (Mam' Grace) and Leera Mthethwa (Nurse Keitu).

This season will see various breathtaking reflections of South African society, from the grimy hustle and bustle of downtown Johannesburg with dwellings for the homeless, dumping sites, rats and pigeons.

This setting is home to this season's dilapidated inner-city high school that has seen better days Jubilee High, and the barren apartment occupied by controversial character Sol, played by Ayanda Makayi.

Viewers are also taken to the townships and exposed to the fast-paced streets of Orlando East in Soweto and then in contrast to the glitz and glam and manicured lawns of Sandton.

Then it's off to a rural KwaZulu-Natal beachfront village where we see Dee Rasedile's character Thuli's emotional journey begin this season as she returns to the series.

TVSA Show Page: MTV Shuga Down South 3 (with extra character bios)


Shows in this post: MTV Shuga

Channels in this post: BritBox, Food Network, eExtra, CBS Reality, SABC1


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