Exciting shows on TV this week!

2018-02-18 00:00

Johannesburg - These are the hottest shows on TV this week, according to City Press.


NEW SHOW - Frankly Speaking

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

A new current affairs programme that uses Skype and social media to amplify viewer participation, hosted by media personality Onkgopotse JJ Tabane.

The 90s: How They Changed Our World

Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 20:15

Hear the nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot.

The Fate of the Furious

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Bonds are tested in this high-octane instalment of the Furious franchise. A mysterious woman seduces Dom into a world of terrorism, leading him to betray the family.


Channel: M-Net Movies Oscars (DStv 109)

Time: 15:35

Jamie Foxx became only the second person to win a best actor Oscar, a Bafta, a Critics’ Choice award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award when he delivered a masterful portrayal of blues music legend Ray Charles.

NEW SEASON - Killing Fields: Murder Isle

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Detectives uncover the mystery behind the brutal murder of Carrie Singer in 2004. Critical evidence is re-examined by the team, to discover what really happened all those years ago.

Love... & Other 4 Letter Words

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

In this romcom, Stormy La Rue is a hugely successful daytime talk show host. She doesn’t have time for a boyfriend, much less a husband.


Behind Closed Doors: The American Family

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00 

In order to get their relationship back on track, Tam and Paul have a couple’s reading. Plus, Deena invites Savannah’s boyfriend for an awkward dinner.

NEW SEASON - American Horror Story

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:10 

The seventh season of the critically acclaimed horror anthology premieres with election night 2016, when Donald Trump wins the presidency of the US. From Emmy-winner Ryan Murphy.

Return to Amish

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 22:00 

Revisit Abe, Jeremiah, Rebecca, Kate, and Sabrina, as they move on with their lives, after deciding to leave their homes and communities to follow their dreams.



Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30 

Nomazwe and Sizwe are enjoying their new life together while things turn violent in Mount Frere.

NEW SHOW - People Magazine Investigates: Marked For Murder

Channel: ID (DStv 171)

Time: 22:00 

Family and friends are stunned when an esteemed criminal law professor and father of two is executed in his garage. Investigators follow a series of leads that take them on a state-wide hunt.


NEW SHOW - You are Mine

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 18:25

Can a young bride’s love for her new husband survive when life-changing secrets are revealed?

NEW SEASON - Homeland

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

Emmy-winner Claire Danes returns for another season of Golden Globe-winning espionage in this acclaimed thriller exploring contemporary themes of American politics.

American Chopper: Craftsman/DieHard 2

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 15:00

Orange County Choppers continues on its latest double build – custom bikes for Craftsman Tools and DieHard Batteries. Both teams race into assembly, and the Sr-Jr rivalry heats up.


Come Dine With Me: South Africa

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:00

This entertaining series takes you into the homes of some of the country’s most extrovert and eccentric critics to see if they really have what it takes to be crowned the host with the most, and take home the much coveted cash prize of R10 000.


The Game of Dating

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

Knowing about strangers’ romances can earn teams money on this show. Three teams watch dates through hidden cameras. As the dates progress, the contestants answer questions about the daters.

NEW SHOW - Kidig Customs: We can work This Out

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Dave fixes up a 1972 Chevrolet Blazer; Justin thinks Dave needs to change his colour choices; and Nick struggles to get the engine purring.


Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Based on Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel of the same name, this world-ending horror sees a mysterious pulse turn cellphone users into vicious predators.

The 685-lb Teen

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Justin Williamson, currently the most overweight teenager in America, wants to get healthy and share his gift of song.



Channel: MNet (DStv 101)

Time: 17:30

The Emmy-winning writer of 30 Rock penned this smart workplace comedy. An ambitious news producer’s work life is turned upside down when her overly involved mother decides to intern at her show.

NEW SEASON - Speechless

Channel: MNet (DStv 101)

Time: 16:30

In the season premiere of this irreverent family comedy, Maya, Jimmy and Dylan resolve to change their lives while JJ enjoys summer camp. From the producer of Friends.

Pick of the Picks

Eish! Saan

Channel: SABC 3 (DStv 193)

Day and time: Friday, 19:30 

Eish! Saan is a new local reality TV show with a fresh approach to making fun of unsuspecting individuals using local celebrities. You'll get to see stars prank spectators in public, popping in at malls, parks and offices with hidden cameras to capture all the laughs. The show is scripted, but the makers have encouraged the celebrities to improvise as much as possible. This is perfect viewing for kicking back on Friday night. 

Pick of the Stream

Coach Snoop

Available on Netflix SA

This series follows legendary hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg as he coaches a youth football league to keep at-risk kids off the streets and focused on their goals.

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