Here's what to watch this week

2017-11-19 00:00

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

SUNDAY - 19 November 

When Voices Meet

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:00

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, courageous South African musicians formed a 500-voice, multiracial children’s choir. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members.


Channel: ID (DStv 171)

Time: 22:00

Recounts the twisted, true stories of individuals who go missing and leave a trail of secrets in their wake, and the frantic loved ones they leave behind.

SEASON FINALE - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:25

Late-night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

Mrs SA Pageant

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 18:30

The Mrs South Africa brand showcases the virtues of South Africa, the spirit of ubuntu and the real relatable women of the country.

SEASON FINALE - Chicago Fire

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 08:00

In the action-packed season finale, an out-of-control blaze at a warehouse spells trouble for Firehouse 51. From the Emmy-winning producer of Law & Order.

Positive Talk with Criselda

Channel: GauTV (DStv 265)

Time: 17:00

Catch South Africa’s multitalented media maven Criselda Dudumashe as the host of her very own TV show, now on golden entertainment channel GauTV.


Jimmy comes to Jozi

Channel: GauTV (DStv 265)

Time: 20:30

UJFM radio personality and social entrepreneur Melody Miya profiles entrepreneurs who were born and raised outside Gauteng, but left their small towns and have managed to build successful businesses inside the province.

What Went Down

Channel: Sony Max (DStv 128)

Time: 22:25

Sony brings you cool beer pong trick shots, not so cool kayak fails, and they play would you rather? with some parachutes.

NEW SEASON - Bring It!

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50

Neva, Reshonda and Rondre have one thing in common – dancing. They are loud, flashy, opinionated and sassy dance coaches who are taking on the kids’ hip-hop world – one dance-off at a time.


Brothers and Sisters with Soul

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 22:00

The series is making its return in the third season and this time around the sisters are accompanied by the brothers.


APB: Hard Reset

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

The producers of Burn Notice back this cutting-edge contemporary cop drama. The series premiere sees wealthy engineer Gideon Reeves (Emmy-nominee Justin Kirk) reboot the Chicago Police Department.

Vivica’s Magic Men

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 21:40

Vivica Fox and her team run auditions for and create an all-male exotic dance group.


American Tarzan

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Seven of America’s most competitive and physically fit adventure-seekers arrive on the island of Dominica for a gruelling feat of endurance and survival.


Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 22:00

Seyit falls into Zekkar’s trap step by step. Fikret catches Zekkar doing business without his knowledge.

NEW SEASON - Black-ish

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

Dre is dismayed by the twins’ Columbus day school play, and works to raise awareness about a black holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.


A Place Called Home

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

The series is based in Jozi, where people from all over the country (and continent) come together. Some succeed and others don’t. They find out that the streets aren’t paved with gold, and the harshness of city life becomes apparent.

The Queen

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:00

Jerry is worried about Thato’s new-found wealth. Harriet is not at all pleased with Kgosi’s change of heart. Diamond gets rid of an old friend.

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 20:30

The queens act in a 90s high school drama directed by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. Don’t miss more of this reality competition series.



Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 09:35

Two broken hearts are mended in a most surprising way.

Official Base Top 30

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 10:00

Join MTV VJs for all the tracks that are rocking dance floors right now. Turn up the bass and get down to tunes that are blazing up the airwaves.

NEW SHOW - Valor

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00

The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested in this fast-paced army drama about elite helicopter pilots.

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