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2018-07-01 00:00

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


SEASON FINALE - Prison Break

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 18:00

In the season finale of this crime drama revival that follows the exploits of two jailbird brothers, Poseidon continues to outsmart Michael and the gang, which leads them to the ultimate showdown.

NEW SEASON - The Last Ship

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 19:00

The Nathan James faces another global disaster sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, in the season premiere of this post-apocalyptic drama. Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) stars.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson dive headfirst into action for this chaotic comedy. A low-level bodyguard reluctantly agrees to protect a crazy hitman with valuable testimony.

NEW SHOW - Ambitions

Channel: Extra (Openview HD 105 or DStv 195)

Time: 21:00

This thrilling new drama touches on the political landscape of South Africa. Launching on eExtra, Ambitions will be the first exclusive local show to premiere on the channel that has become a firm favourite for viewers. Starring the talented and captivating Zikhona Bali as ambitious journalist Qhawe Ledwaba, and the legendary Mary Twala as Gogo Lizzie, Ambitions features top local talent, including Kagiso Modupe, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Yonda Thomas, Luzuko Nteleko, Peter Sephuma and Thulane Kubheka. The show follows Qhawe’s journey after she discovers that the displaced community of Supingstad are living in squalor on the back of government’s broken promises. In the world of big business and tenderpreneurship, Qhawe knows there’s more than meets the eye and sets out to uncover the story that will cement her career as an investigative journalist.


Gold Divers

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

There’s a gold rush on but this precious metal is found at the bottom of the Bering Sea. A handful of people are willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.

Sister Wives: Tell All

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 22:00

Kody Brown and his four wives share their stories of a happy, progressive polygamist family. Despite all of the ups and downs, the family remains very close.

NEW SEASON - The Handmaid’s Tale

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Tine: 22:10

In the season two premiere of this acclaimed dystopian drama, Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision. Golden Globe-winner Elisabeth Moss stars.


Darkness: Underground Waterworld

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Three strangers enter a cave mine in total darkness, deep underground in a remote part of Virginia, where they must contend with giant underground waterfalls.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00

Two months after Gibbs and McGee were last seen in Paraguay, the NCIS team tirelessly search for their missing colleagues, in the season premiere of this acclaimed crime drama.


NEW SHOW - Outback Truckers

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Australia’s toughest drivers hit the open road and reveal the adventure of trucking. The loads are bigger, the roads rougher and the action more intense than ever.

Ultimate Survival: Best of Compilation

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:00

Adventurer Bear Grylls uses his military training and daring spirit to demonstrate survival skills in extreme terrain and weather conditions.

Blood Relatives: Sex, Lies and Videotape

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 21:55

A 911 caller reports a family member dead. Apparent suicide masks a secret world of sex tapes, broken promises and murder motives.


Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions: The Killer Collective

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 20:05

After a violent home invasion and murder caught on camera in Michigan, detectives interrogate six suspects. Who is the mastermind and who is the killer?


Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 20:30

The first time on local television screens for this highly-acclaimed Oprah Winfrey Network drama. It follows the unscrupulous Greenleaf family, with their scandalous secrets and lies, and their sprawling Memphis mega church.

Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil: Blood & Oil

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 21:00

In 2012, a missing person case in North Dakota alerts investigators. They reveal a scheme involving stolen fracking profits, a ruthless con man and his murderous partner.


NEW SEASON - Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars: Can I get a witness?

Channel: Lifetime (DStv channel 131)

Time: 20:00

Groups of well-known couples try to repair their relationships. In this episode, Day 1 is off to an explosive start when five celebrity couples enter the house.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

Shailene Woodley returns for the penultimate film in this thrilling sci-fi series. Tris must escape and travel beyond the wall to discover the real truth about their world.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

Maddie and Juliette’s conflict comes to a head as the American Music Awards loom and Daphne meets Jessie’s son. Country music drama about the superstars of Music City, Nashville.



Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

Ambitious remake of the frightening 80s cult classic. Obsessed with death, a group of medical students conduct a series of dangerous and haunting experiments.

Unique Rides with Will Castro

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

Will and Team Unique put the full-court press on NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony’s Jeep Wrangler.

The Next Great Magician

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 20:10

The world’s top magicians compete for the title. Marcel performs nightmarish illusions and Korean magician Hun Lee rewinds a manipulation act.

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