Here's everything great to watch on the box this week

2017-07-30 06:00

Johannesburg - From the start of new seasons to season finales, City Press has you sorted on what to watch on your box for the next two weeks.

Sunday, 30 July

Shark School with Michael Phelps

Discovery Family (DStv channel 121), 22:00

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps travels to Bimini Sharklab to visit Doc Gruber and Dr Tristan Gutteridge to learn everything about sharks. They teach him about myths, misconceptions and how to safely dive with these creatures.

Once Upon a Time

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 19:00

In the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke in Maine, the residents are all characters from various fairy tales transported to the real world.

Kicking & Screaming

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 17:00

A competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives.


Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 22:00


Dwayne Johnson stars in this comedy that follows the whirlwind lifestyle of a group of football players.

First Dates

Vuzu (DStv channel 116), 22:00

This reality show keeps tabs on couples who meet each other at a restaurant to see if they are a good match for each other. Towards the end of each episode, the couples, who had not met before the actual dates, are interviewed.

Too Posh to Parent

BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174), 20:00

“Parental outsourcing” has become big business – from etiquette training, to professional potty trainers who will guarantee results in just three days, modern parents have never before had so many experts to choose from. This documentary explores this controversial subject by looking at an array of wealthy families and the services they use.

Monday, 31 July

The Final Cut

SABC3 (DStv channel 193), 19:30

The SABC is looking for two new faces for one of its prominent dramas. This competitive reality show will document the search for new talent among those who want to act.

The BET Life Of...

BET (DStv channel 129), 19:00

This show takes a look back on the affect that America’s Black Entertainment Television has had on the careers of some of the most successful artists in the world of music.

Tuesday, 1 August

The First 48

Crime Investigation (DStv channel 170), 19:10

Take an insider’s look at the real-life world of homicide investigators. While the series often follows the investigations to their end, it usually focuses on the first 48 hours after the violent act.

The Cheating Pact

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 20:00

With help from her mother, a teenager must prove that two of her fellow pupils have framed her for murder.

Wednesday, 02 August


Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163), 20:00

Stolen fashion designs and insistent proposals of friendships. Catch all the drama as it unfolds.

Ring of Lies

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 19:00

Neo has lost his driver’s licence and is absolutely incensed. Watch how this incident leads to other obstacles.

A Very Soul Train R&B House Party

Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 129), 21:00

Legendary US music show Soul Train aired from 1971 to 2006 and featured some of the greats in the music industry. In this special, turn the clock back to the 90s, when R&B acts ruled, spreading their message of love, peace and soul.

The African Legacy Project

Fox Life (DStv channel 126), 19:55

This episode focuses on Joseph Hundah, president and chief executive of Econet Media. He’s gained a reputation as one of the best media executives on the continent and has led many major broadcasters.

Thursday, 3 August


M-Net (DStv channel 101), 22:30


In the last episode of this season, Mary makes a decision that will change the course of history – forever shaping the fate of her nation, her crown and her 
newborn son.

Each One Teach One

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 22:00

Parents and teens address the social, health and developmental challenges in their family relationships and social environments.

Mr Robot

M-Net City (DStv channel 115), 22:00


This is a Golden Globe Award-winning psychological thriller. In the season finale, an old friend reveals all to Elliot and Angela makes an unexpected acquaintance.

Friday, 4 August

I’m Dying Up Here

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 21:30

Executive produced by Jim Carrey, this dramedy series is set in 1970s Los Angeles, where a group of up-and-coming comedians struggle to make it big on the Sunset Strip.

iNumber Number

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 21:30

Shoes makes it his mission to find his family. Skroef and the Nyoka gang go shopping with the money they made from the sale of the cigarettes.

Saturday, 5 August

Uthando Lwababili

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 19:30

A young man is caught between his family and his opinionated girlfriend. Is he going to choose the woman of his dreams or stick to what his family wants for him?

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