All the TV shows you should watch this week!

2017-09-17 08:00

Johannesburg - What's good on the box this week? City Press gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.


Idols SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:30

The top 10 take to the stage, hoping they can take the next huge step up to secure your votes.

Match Made in Heaven

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

This reality dating show features Shawn Bullard, a real estate magnate and former college athlete looking for true love. He puts his faith in a dynamic preacher and his mother to help him find “the one”, as 24 vie for his heart.

Engineering the Impossible

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 20:10

A series that explores engineering megaprojects worldwide, and relates them to the original scientific discoveries that made these modern-day constructions possible.

Finding Hillywood

Channel: BET (DStv 129 )

Time: 22:00

In Hillywood (Rwanda’s film industry, named for the country’s rolling hills), there is a blossoming film community. Cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create cultural discussion as Rwanda continues to heal from the wounds of a cultural genocide more than 20 years ago.

Wags Miami

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 21:50

This glamorous series chronicles the professional and personal lives of several Wags – an acronym for wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportspeople.


Soccer Zone

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

All you need to know about the action on and off the pitch.


Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 17:45

The topics on this feisty all-female talk show range from friendship and dating to parenting and sex. Four friends – Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai – are the hosts.

Snakes in the City

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)


Each one-hour episode of this fascinating reality series follows Simon Keys as he hunts down dangerous snakes in their hometowns in South Africa.


Preachers of Detroit

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:10

Chronicles the lives of bishops and pastors, from their work within the church to their personal lives at home.

The Great South African Bake Off

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 20:00

It’s the South African version of the Great British Bake Off. Like its British counterpart, it has 12 contestants who compete over nine episodes by baking various delicious goodies.

Easy Money

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 21:30

This new drama series tells a story of young teacher Khosi (Xoli Zondi), who gets involved in a pyramid scheme. The show is inspired by real-life events and infamous pyramid schemes, seeking to answer the question – why do we fall prey to fraudsters?

KFC Taste Kitchen

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

Two teams of home cooks compete against each other to create the most innovative and authentic South African side dishes to complement KFC’s original chicken recipe. Watch and be inspired.


The Bold Type

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)


Inspired by Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles, this show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine.


Dr Christian Will See You Now

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)

Time: 20:55

In each episode, five members of the public with pressing health problems put themselves in the hands of Dr Christian and his larger-than-life medical team.


Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00

In the fourth season premiere, Clarke and her friends struggle with how to proceed after the fate of the world is revealed.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

A hardworking woman is thriving in her personal and work life, however, she’s forced to take another look at her life when she loses everything.


Murder in the First

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

Compelling murder-mystery drama starring Taye Diggs as a homicide detective. In the season finale, Terry and Hildy race to close one of their most complex cases yet.


The Bad Girls Club

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00

Battle lines are drawn when Lauren becomes fed up with Jela and the twins. Meanwhile, Jasmine’s insecurities come to light, leaving both cliques wondering whose side she’s really on.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

A young wife is keeping a secret about the paternity of her child, but things get complicated when there’s a request for an ancestral ceremony to be performed. Starring Mduduzi Nombela and Sthandwa Nzuza.

The Drive Top 5

Channel: Channel O (DStv 320)

Time: 10:30

Denise Zimba takes us into the heads of South Africa’s most popular celebrities to find out what their favourite current tunes are.

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