Everything you should be watching on TV this week

2016-10-16 22:00

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

Sunday - 16 October

Eminem: Behind the Lyrics

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 11.55

Eminem has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and he is regarded as one of the best performers in the world. The show takes an intimate look into his life, including interviews with industry experts, unseen footage and clips from his most popular hits.

SA Traditional Music Achievement Awards

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

The SA Traditional Music Achievement Awards acknowledge traditional music’s important role in South African arts and culture by awarding and celebrating artists in this genre.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 22:00

Based on the award-winning hit British show, this American version takes viewers on a personal journey into the pasts of well-known US celebrities, sharing their emotion and surprise as they uncover the stories that lie at the heart of their family history. Tonight’s episode features Cynthia Nixon.

Monday - 17 October

Rich Kids (new season)

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 17:00

After a controversial first season, lifestyle show Rich Kids is back. The reality show, which made headlines for featuring a fake rich kid, looks into the lives of some of South Africa’s wealthiest kids. Expect fast cars, bling, big mansions and all-out affluence. Nomuzi “Moozlie” Mabena is the host.

World’s Weirdest: Animal Faces

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 18:00

Majestic animals that we deem beautiful are well documented. Then there are the other animals, the aesthetic outsiders that we don’t consider cute or cuddly. They possess features that seem horribly disfigured but are in fact perfectly evolved, allowing the creature to thrive in its environment.

Restaurant Stakeout (new season)

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 20:00

Willie Degel is known for running a tight ship at his restaurants. His secret: cameras canvassing every inch, allowing him to keep a close eye on his floor, staff and patrons. Willie takes his knowledge to restaurateurs who want to find and rectify the problems at their establishments.

Tuesday - 18 October


Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 18:00

This lifestyle talk show is designed to encourage young women to aspire to be greater than their circumstances. The show’s four new hosts, Phindile Sithole-Spong, Seadimo Tlale, Delisile Mzimela and Nokuthula Sikakhane talk about sex, friendship, alcohol abuse, financial management and much more.

It Takes A Sister

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

This show follows reality star Nikki Alexander, who lives with her four younger sisters, her eight nieces and nephews, three dogs and one of her sister’s exes, who is also her assistant.

Queen Sugar

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Nova’s pursuit of justice causes issues in her relationship. Charley confronts her husband’s accuser, and Ralph Angel faces a moral dilemma.

Wednesday - 19 October

The Queen

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:00

Jerry loses Amo to Harriet as support solidifies to nail Harriet. Harriet weaves her web to get her son back.

Thursday - 20 October

First Dates

Channel: Vuzu TV (DStv 116)

Time: 19:30

In a look at the world of modern dating, this show introduces hopeful singles to one another on an all-important first date.

Speak Out

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 21:30

Consumer rights presenter Lesley Musina investigates and exposes issues that scores of consumers  in South Africa struggle with.  This season aims to educate and empower complainants, consumers, businesses and viewers in terms of consumer rights.

Friday - 21 October

The Chase: Celebrity Special (new season)

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Time: 17:30

Bradley Walsh hosts a celebrity edition of the hit quiz show where four well-known celebrities take on The Chaser, one of Britain’s finest quiz brains, to try and win thousands of pounds for charity. Have they got what it takes?

Like A Boss (new show)

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

A group of young assistants are looking to climb the ladder in Atlanta. Amber struggles with a decision to work for Nick Cannon.

WAGS Miami

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

This show documents the extravagant lifestyles and real-life drama that come with being a wife or girlfriend of a professional athlete. Expect lots of fireworks as eight women turn it up while navigating the exclusive and private world of the most elite sports stars.

Saturday - 22 October

Mzansi Footballers

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:00

An exclusive glimpse into the lavish off-field lives of some of the most successful Mzansi footballers, from their favourite meals and hobbies to their personal styles.

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