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New on TV today: Saturday 18 May 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 May 2024
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Wildcard Kitchen

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

Wildcard Kitchen

All bets are off as Food Network's test kitchen opens up its doors late night in the eight-episode series Wildcard Kitchen, where fan-favourite chefs put their money where their mouth is during a high-stakes culinary card game.

In each episode, host Eric Adjepong takes over the test kitchen after hours with an exclusive invitation for three chefs to bring $5,000 to play across three hands of his underground culinary poker game.

The competitors, who all know each other well, have scores to settle and personal stakes to lose as they battle to create dishes based on the cards they are dealt and bet using their own instincts and cold hard cash.

The luck of the draw determines the dishes and cooking time, while wildcards deal unpredictable challenges into the mix that test the chefs like never before.

From surf-and-turf with peanut butter to live crab with kimchi, anything can happen in Wildcard Kitchen as mystery guest judges use blind taste tests to determine who walks away the high roller with bragging rights and cash from their fellow chefs.

Chefs competing against each other include Chopped judges Maneet Chauhan, Brian Malarkey and Marc Murphy; Italian cuisine masters Gabriele Bertaccini, Rocco Dispirito and Antonia Lofaso; and best friends Stephanie Izard, Joe Sasto and Justin Sutherland.

Guest judges include Anne Burrell, Esther Choi and Scott Conant.

In the series premiere, "Chopped High Rollers": Eric Adjepong invites Chopped judges Maneet Chauhan, Brian Malarkey and Marc Murphy to a special high-stakes version of his legendary after-hours card game.

These high rollers double down and put $10,000 of their own hard-earned money on the line in a night of wild betting and intense cooking, where a battle of the best eggs benedict will determine if all three chefs have enough cash for the final hand.

The game doesn't end until someone leaves with a pocket full of their friends' cash.
 

The Mommy Club

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

The Mommy Club

The Mommy Club is a reality series about Johannesburg's "glamorous" moms who seemingly have it all.

The show is an all-access inside look at the lives of the one percent and the people who help them build their empires and raise their heirs.

Meet the Jozi mothers who take parenting to a whole new level.

With the help of their nannies, these five women show us how they have it all.

In the City of Gold, there are levels to everything. Being a mom is no different.

The cast includes The Real Housewives of Johannesburg's former breakout star Mpumi Mops; entrepreneur Tshego Manche; event planner Nunurai; and health entrepreneur Ratile Mabitsela.
 

Wild & Weird America

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Clip Show, Comedy

Wild & Weird America

This humorous clip show showcases all the fun, wild and stupid things that people do often in their own neighbourhood.

Watch uproarious real-life moments: backyard mishaps, car chaos, avalanche disasters, stunts, spills and thrills.

It's an unforgettable rollercoaster of laughter caught on camera.

In the series premiere, "Life on the Edge": Go on a wild journey of outrageous clips and experience near-miss car crashes, avalanche disasters and a terrifying, death-defying glider ride.

It's a laughter-packed adventure on the edge.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Leave It to the Professionals": Amateurs attempt outrageous activities.

Watch hilarious stunts, spills and thrills gone wrong as they showcase backyard engineering, clueless humans and uncooperative machinery.
 

The Saturday Showdown 2

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Game Show, Comedy

The Saturday Showdown 2

Hosted by SuperSport's Thato Moeng and radio host Felix Hlophe, Season 2 sees six teams, captained by celebrities, battle it out for a R3.5-million grand prize.

The show aims for the atmosphere and competitiveness of an arena game, and the heart and wit of a game night with friends.

The Saturday Showdown is a laugh-a-minute game show that's also a fierce battle between very competitive teams who are fighting for the life-changing prize money.

Viewers at home also have an opportunity to win R50,000 every week.

There are six teams comprising of three players, including a DStv rewards studio player, who will face off over 13 episodes.

The teams will go head-to-head in a series of games testing skills (such as shooting hoops); luck (think: big wheel spins); and puzzles and pop culture activities, like karaoke.

All this culminates in a face off in which the teams go head to head in a game that encapsulates all of the above.

Who will emerge victorious?

In the Season 2 premiere: Josta Dladla and the Fire Fairies compete with Mapirara, captained by Kamo Mphela, for their share of R3.5-million.
 

The Dead Files 10

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Supernatural, Reality

The Dead Files 10

Physical "medium" Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi combine their skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted properties across America.

In this series, Allan and DiSchiavi investigate each case separately keeping their findings hidden from one another; and each case reveals a dark or tragic history.

They include the violent paranormal activity at a family home in Missouri with connections to a ruthless Civil War-era leader, and a historic bed and breakfast linked to a horrific murder-suicide.

Using his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location.

Allan, a so-called "medium" who claims to see and communicate with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there.

In a dramatic conclusion, they reveal their discoveries to their clients – and each other – and decide if it's safe for the property owners to stay there.

In the Season 10 premiere, "The Lady In Black": Steve and Amy investigate unusual activity tormenting a husband-and-wife team of paranormal investigators.

During her unsettling late-night walk, Amy encounters the spirit of a malicious dead woman set on taking the life of the innocent.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "The Bethlehem Haunting": Steve and Amy investigate violent paranormal activity terrorising a vulnerable mother and her young child.

During her late night walk, Amy encounters several entities, including a dead man who is hell-bent on possessing and tormenting the living.
 

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 3

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 3

After a three-year hiatus, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg returns.

Lebo 'Jojo' Mokoena, Lethabo 'LeJoy' Mathatho, Keabetswe Marema, Thobekile Mdlalose, Nicole Watson and Mamus Koka will feature in this season.

Season 3 will follow the all-new group, with some familiar faces, of six women as they navigate their lives and get a glimpse into their lavish lifestyles, friendship dynamics, romantic relationships, as well as everything else in between.

The show highlights both their successes and struggles in their personal lives as well as the drama that unfolds when the six get together.

From fashion to philanthropy and social influence, these women have made their mark in Johannesburg, sharing their lives as they juggle careers, family life and jam-packed social calendars, while we take a candid look at what it takes to make it in Mzansi.

In the Season 3 premiere: RHOJ is back with more sass, drama and glamour.

The first episode sees Nicole hosting a 'four seasons' Flowetry get-together. All goes well until Nicole's friend, Leon, comes for everyone.

For a full rundown of the cast - with pics - visit the TVSA Show Page for Season 3:

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 3

 



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