The best shows on TV this week

2017-10-29 00:00
 
 emily blunt

Johannesburg - Wondering what to watch this week? 

Here's what City Press says is hot on the box.

SUNDAY - 29 OCTOBER

Tjovitjo

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 20:00

A seemingly misfit rural boy relocates to an urban slum community on the outskirts of Johannesburg in search of fortunes.

The Girl on the Train

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

Emily Blunt stars in this unsettling thriller about a divorcée who becomes entangled in the investigation of a missing woman.

Vice

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:05

This Emmy Award-winning documentary series explores the role of money in amateur college athletics.

Bad Boys

Channel: Studio Universal (DStv 112)

Time: 23:15

Two Miami cops must switch identities while searching for a large quantity of heroin stolen from police headquarters.

MONDAY - 30 OCTOBER

The Real Housewives of Dallas

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 18:00

Brandi and Stephanie make an attempt to repair their friendship, but it may be too late.

Outcast

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:50

Kyle works hard to fit in while Anderson is haunted by one of his past exorcisms. Mark uncovers a new lead in his investigation.

The Hip-Hop Effect

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

Discover the untold story of hip-hop in South Africa. Track the rise of the music genre from its origins on the streets to its status as a nationwide phenomenon, transcending barriers and breaking down doors in the process.

TUESDAY - 31 OCTOBER

The Voice

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:00

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys are back on the red chairs for another stellar season of the Emmy Award-winning singing competition.

Riverdale

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:30

Pressure mounts on Cheryl, as rumours about her brother’s death run rampant. Loosely based on the comic book, this dark teen drama follows the unravelling of a seemingly wholesome town.

One Day Leaders

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

Local reality show that aims to identify and develop young leaders between the ages of 18 and 25, while engaging with the public and creating awareness around critical social and economic issues.

WEDNESDAY - 1 NOVEMBER

The Daily Show

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:30

An American satirical news show, hosted by Trevor Noah.

Bones

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 19:20

Crisis strikes when the Jeffersonian team detect a potential bioterrorist threat and intern Arastoo contracts the obscure virus.

The Big Secret

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

If you love scandalously juicy secrets, you definitely don’t want to miss the multitalented Khanyi Mbau as the host of BET’s new reality series. In it, participants reveal their darkest secrets in their search to free themselves from emotional burdens.

THURSDAY - 2 NOVEMBER

Basebenzi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

When a firm manager is tasked with turning around the misfortunes of a failing hotel in Soweto, she finds herself embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Directed by David Kau and starring Gabisile Tshabalala.

Isidingo: The Need

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time:19:00

Join the locals at Horizon Deep as they deal with betrayal, romance and the aftermath of a recent rock fall on the mine.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2017

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

These awards bring the biggest names in hip-hop to the biggest stage in hip-hop! Hosted by DJ Kaled, this is a celebration of the music that created a culture.

The Mayor

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:20

Courtney’s ability to lead is questioned by the citizens as well as his own staff. How will he turn public opinion in his favour?

FRIDAY - 3 NOVEMBER

Taryn & Sharon

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

Local sitcom about BBFs Taryn and Sharon, who are worried about being on the “wrong” side of thirty and without agreeable husbands. Why this is a concern, we don’t know.

Fan Base

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 18:00

Hosted by Zuluboy, musical guests have interactions with the studio audience on a variety of fun-filled tasks.

Fundis

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 19:30

Presented by TV personalities Fezile Makhanya and Kope Makgae, Fundis is based on a unique, tension-generating scoring format in which contestants win and lose money in relation to their general or specialised knowledge on certain subjects.

SATURDAY - 4 NOVEMBER

Bank Job

Channel: eMovies (DStv 138)

Time: 22:10

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London’s Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safety deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewellery. But Terry and his crew don’t realise the boxes also contain a few dirty secrets.

Kicking & Screaming

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 18:00

Ten expert survivalists are partnered with a group of pampered civilians to face the toughest challenges of their lives, in this reality competition series.

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