‘Cake Boss’ star helps revive failing bakeries

2014-03-17 00:00

NEW to TLC (DStv channel 172) tonight at 8 pm is Bakery Boss, in which Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro visits and helps failing bakeries to try and revive them.

Whether it’s creating a new menu or updating the décor, Valastro hopes to transform the families and their businesses fortunes.

In the pilot, a family-owned bakery in New York is in danger of closing after more than 50 years, unless the owners can update their equipment and implement a new retail plan.

The shop used to have a variety of cakes and pastries on the menu, but now the majority of its revenue comes from bread-making.

The family wants to pass the business down to the fourth generation, but unless the younger employees can match the dedication of their seniors, the future is bleak.

CALIFORNICATION

David Duchovny returns for a new season of Californication at 11 pm tonight on SABC3.

When viewers last saw Hank Moody, he had just left the set of his novel-turned-film F***ing & Punching and was driving his black Porsche down the coast.

Moody’s back in Los Angeles and in deep with rap mogul Samurai “Sam” Apocalypse, who has hired him to write the screenplay for his new film property, Santa Monica Cop.

On the family front, Karen (Natascha McElhone) is finally living the suburban fairytale, happily married to her former professor, Richard Bates (Jason Beghe).

HOUSE OF LIES

Starting at 10.30 pm on SABC3 tonight is the dark comedy series, House of Lies, based on the hit tell-all book from best-selling author Martin Kihn.

Don Cheadle plays Marty Kaan, the big-money earner at Galweather & Stearn, one of the nation’s largest management consulting firms.

He heads a team of power players and together these white-collar, Ivy League sharks will use anything to get their gullible corporate clients to sign their souls to Galweather.

MURDOCH

Airing on BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 184) at 10 pm on Friday is a documentary that examines how Rupert Murdoch took control of the media and became one of the wealthiest and most powerful figures in the world.

SCIENTOLOGISTS AT WAR

This documentary, on BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 184) at 9 pm tomorrow, looks at the controversial church of Scientology and the high level defectors who have renounced their membership from the organisation created by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

SAVING HOPE

In the second season of the medical drama series, Saving Hope, which airs on Sony Entertainment Television (DStv channel 127) at 4.30 pm on Thursday, Dr Charlie Harris is back at Toronto’s Hope Zion Hospital, having recently awakened from a prolonged coma.

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