New on TV today: Saturday 6 July 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Jul 2024
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Surviving a Serial Killer

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

Surviving a Serial Killer

This series profiles people who have come face-to-face with a murderer and lived to tell the tale.

Each episode delves into the personal stories of brave individuals who have decided to speak about their close encounter with evil.

The series features primary source interviews, pertinent archive material and forensic insight into what it's like to look into the eyes of a murderer, as the victims share their own nightmarish experience of Surviving a Serial Killer.

The show flips the traditional narrative of a crime documentary on its head – the focus is not on the perpetrator but instead on the people whose lives they so affected.

Meet the survivors featured in the documentary:

Rhonda Stapley

Rhonda was a student at the University of Utah when she was attacked by one of America's most infamous serial killers.

Few women have survived the deadly embrace of Ted Bundy; Rhonda is one of them.

Mo Lea

Art student Mo Lea moved from Liverpool to Leeds to begin an exciting new life at University.

But her dream turned into a nightmare when she was attacked by the notorious Yorkshire Ripper.

Cindy Brown

For five years Cindy Brown was married to Bobby Joe Long.

During that time, she was physically and emotionally battered by her husband who would go on to kill 10 women in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Delia Balmer

Delia began a relationship with John Sweeney after meeting him in a pub in Camden Town, London.

What Delia didn't know was that Sweeney was a murderer and, three and a half years later with an axe in hand - he had Delia lined up as his next victim.

Tony Antonucci

When Tony took up an apprenticeship with local contractor John Wayne Gacy, he had no idea that his new boss was an active serial killer.

Just months later, Tony would find himself handcuffed and facing the same grisly fate as Gacy's 33 other victims.

Jade Reynolds

In December 2006 the bodies of five sex workers were discovered in Ipswich.

It was a terrifying time for Jade Reynolds who worked in the red-light district and soon discovered the killer, local man Steve Wright, was one of her clients.


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


Feds takes you deep inside America's most elite crime-fighting agency, the FBI.

The series, through interviews with active-duty FBI agents, will detail high-profile, dangerous and unusual cases with added insight from informants, undercover operatives and victims.

Offering unparalleled perspective, Feds reveals the twists and turns of each case, as agents let their guard down and for the first time, bring us into their private world.

Showcasing a variety of investigations - from infiltrating MS-13 in Boston to taking down a multimillion-dollar drug empire in Florida - Feds shows the lengths the FBI goes to protect citizens across the country.

In the season premiere, FBI special agents Wayne Jackowski and Andy Kehren recount an investigation into a terrifying kidnapping of a couple that results in a heart-pounding car chase with the prime suspect.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama


Drama series which follows the adventures of a young man determined to make it in the music industry, against the wishes of his family.

Set in bustling Mamelodi, Kokota is an Amapiano drama about dreams that demand to be followed, no matter the cost.

The series tells the story of preacher's son Tshepang (Thato Dithebe), whose passion for music is as important to him as breathing.

He decides to surf the irresistible wave of popularity surrounding Amapiano music, despite his parents believing he is bringing shame to the family and church name.

He and his brother Tshepo (Thabang Lefoa) and a band of misfits embark on a journey to realise his dreams of becoming a star, while navigating the dangers and trappings of the music industry.

Will it pay off?

This is the story of South African youths who dare to dream beyond their circumstances and have the bravery to pursue those dreams, no matter the challenges in their way.

The characters navigate love and loyalty, but the sins of the past creep up on them while they face difficult decisions.

What has to be sacrificed to ensure the dream is realised, and what toll will it have on them?

The cast also includes Obakeng Kgwedi, Koketso Motaung, Leera Mthethwa, Molefi Monaisa, Bathabile Mashigo and Noel Baloyi.

TVSA Show Page: Kokota

Alex vs America 2

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

Alex vs America 2

Alex Guarnaschelli is one of the most accomplished chefs in the culinary arena, having won virtually every battle she has ever competed in.

Now, over the course of five weeks, 15 chefs from across the United States take their best shot at beating Alex for the ultimate culinary triumph in Alex vs America.

Hosted by chef Eric Adjepong, each episode features three culinary superstars competing over two rounds against one another as well as against Alex.

These competitors might hail from different states, but they all share the same mastery of a specific ingredient or dish, one that they have spent endless hours in their own kitchens perfecting and which will now be tested in an effort to take down one of the country's most formidable chefs.

At the start of each battle, Alex and the competitors learn what the challenge will be, with the chefs having the ability to work together in selecting variables for their dishes as well as the amount of time they give themselves and Alex to cook with.

Each finished plate will undergo a blind tasting, with only the top three chefs advancing and the least successful from the challenge being immediately sent home, even if it is Alex.

In the end, it all comes down to what's on the plate.

Will the final two chefs outcook and outshine Alex, earning bragging rights over an award-winning Iron Chef?

Or will Alex's legendary winning streak continue, sending all the ambitious competitors home with nothing but their disappointment?

In the Season 2 premiere, "Alex vs Italian": Eric welcomes three chefs specialising in Italian cuisine from New York, Florida and New Jersey into the arena.

The chefs strategise which ingredients to choose that will take Chef Alex Guarnaschelli out in round one.

In a competitive round two, judges Evan Funke and Antonia Lofaso will determine if one of these Italian experts have the chops to beat Alex in her own kitchen.

Ysters op die Landgoed 2

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Ysters op die Landgoed 2

South Africa has some of the best golf estates in the world and in this series presenters Johnny Davids, Alwyn Hollenbach, Herman Watney and Ricky Schroeder will have a closer at 13 of them.

They will meet some of the owners, play a round or 10 and talk to golfing legends.

Some of the estates visited this season include Zimbali Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, St. Francis Links in St. Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, and Tamarin in Mauritius.

Hier sit die Manne 5

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans

Hier sit die Manne 5

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.

The Masked Singer 9

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

The Masked Singer 9

The Masked Singer returns with more jaw-dropping costumes, surprise appearances and unexpected twists that will upend the competition.

The guessing game returns with all-new singers, all-new themed episodes and the "Champion of the Masked Singer" style competition.

Every episode features sudden elimination and double unmaskings, but there is a new twist entering the competition this season: for the first time ever, panelists will have the opportunity to save a singer from looming elimination with the "Ding Dong Keep it On" Bell.

Who will be revealed and who will reign supreme?

Play along with host Nick Cannon and celebrity panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.

4x4 met André 3

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Travel, Motoring, Adventure, Afrikaans

4x4 met André 3

André de Villiers, a vehicle development engineer and 4x4 specialist, drives two popular pickup trucks and tests their mettle to reach the most beautiful places, meet interesting people and listen to their captivating stories in the most remote areas.

He explains the technical aspects of navigating a variety of obstacles.

André demonstrates both the correct and incorrect way to tackle specific challenges and shows you how to get out of a pickle when things don't go according to plan.

This season, André will explore the Ai-Ais-Richtersveld, tackle dunes along the Namibian coastline and navigate inland farm obstacles where he meets innovative farmers.


Shows in this post: Kokota


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