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New on TV today: Wednesday 29 May 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 May 2024
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24 in 24: Last Chef Standing

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

24 in 24: Last Chef Standing

Michael Symon and Esther Choi host 24 In 24: Last Chef Standing, Food Network's most ambitious and grueling culinary competition to date.

Featuring 24 talented and fearless chefs who take on 24 food challenges in 24 consecutive, non-stop hours, the 24-hour competition takes the chefs to the extreme, demanding they display the skills, creativity and stamina needed to be an elite chef.

At the end of the 24 hours, there can be only one true master left standing - and it's one selected by expert judges Eric Adjepong, Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Stephanie Izard, Jet Tila, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, and Brooke Williamson.

The chef who cooked the best, for the longest and outlasted the competition will take home $50,000 and win a trip of a lifetime.

The 24 competing chefs are comprised of culinary icons, rising stars, and competition rookies.

In the series premiere, "Shift 1: Speed": Michael and Esther welcome 24 elite chefs from all over the US into the arena where they will spend the next 24 hours cooking - if they make it that far.

The first three-hour shift is designed to test one of the most important qualities a true master must possess: speed.

Speed judge Jet Tila will taste and score every dish, separating the leaders of the pack from the chefs on the brink of elimination.

Right out of the gate, the chefs are served up a shocking twist that sets the tone for the rest of the competition, letting them know that no one will be safe from elimination until the end.
 

Fiennes: Return to the Wild

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Adventure, Docu-Reality

Fiennes: Return to the Wild

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, "the greatest living explorer", and his cousin, actor Joseph Fiennes, embark on a journey through Canada's British Columbia, traversing challenging landscapes and stunning scenery.

On route, they discuss Ran's historic triumphs, perilous expeditions and recent Parkinson's diagnosis - using this shared experience to strengthen their familial bond and create lasting memories.
 

Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series

Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult

After TikTok dancers join a management company and its associated church, unsettling details about the founder and their dark realities come to light.

A group of prominent TikTok dancers are trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company called 7M.

Among them is Miranda Wilking, whose family is desperately trying to get their daughter out.

As other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives, it isn't until they come together to try and put a stop to the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins.

This three-part documentary series exposes the diabolical tactics used by cult-like organisations to exert control over people as well as the lengths families will go to keep their loved ones safe.
 

Euphoria 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Euphoria 2

Zendaya heads the ensemble cast of the show, which follows a group of high-school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship.

Euphoria puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative, exploring the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candour.

The series follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who's struggling to make sense of her future.

Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn, a trans girl who recently moved to town following her parents' divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs.

Also in Rue's orbit are classmates Nate, a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Maddy, Nate's on- and off-again girlfriend; Chris, a football star who finds the adjustment from high school to college harder than expected; Cassie, whose sexual history continues to dog her; Lexi, Cassie's younger sister and Rue's level-headed childhood friend; and Kat, a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door": Rue and Jules cross paths for the first time since Christmas as East Highland rings in the new year.
 

Down Home Fab 2

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Down Home Fab 2

Husband-and-wife renovation duo Cole and Chelsea DeBoer will double down on the success of their growing renovation business in the second season of Down Home Fab.

The eight hour-long episodes will follow the DeBoers as they take their Sioux Falls, South Dakota, home transformations to the next level with bigger builds and bolder designs.

Throughout the season, Cole, the project manager and jack-of-all-trades; and Chelsea, the designer; will work together to juggle new clients and construction projects, all while raising their four children on a picturesque Midwestern farm.

In the Season 2 premiere, "A Fresh Start": The DeBoers will meet a widower who is counting on them to renovate his family home into a warm and refreshed space to raise his three young children after the recent loss of their mother to cancer.

Cole and Chelsea will give the entire main floor a rustic industrial-inspired overhaul while honoring the memories of his late wife.

To make sure the kids feel right at home, they will design a revamped play space and themed bedrooms with fun and cozy vibes in mind.
 

Camden

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

Camden

Set in London's beating heart of music, Camden reveals the untold stories of how the lives and careers of some of the world's most iconic artists were influenced by this corner of London.

Through archive footage, observational filming and interviews, we will explore Camden's rich history.

Hearing from world renowned musicians as they relive their Camden experiences; from their very first gigs to sell out concerts, the highs & lows of nights out and a youth spent discovering music.

The series will feature some of the world's biggest music acts including Noel Gallagher from Oasis, Dua Lipa, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Little Simz, Yungblud, Questlove, Pete Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines, Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, Boy George, Suggs from Madness, Black Eyed Peas, Soul II Soul's Jazzie B, Chuck D, Eliza Rose, Lauren Laverne and Sister Bliss from Faithless.

 



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