Here's what's cool on TV this week

2017-08-20 14:00

Johannesburg - Here's what City Press thinks is cool to watch on TV this week.

Sunday, 20 August

My Kitchen Rules South Africa

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:00

In an epic South African culinary showdown, amateur cooks invite viewers – and celebrity judges – into their homes for an evening of competitive cooking.

I Dream of Nene: The Wedding

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 18:10

Nene and Gregg’s friends and family come together to share their big moment as they take their second walk down the aisle.

Counter Culture

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:30

This week, comic book fans come out to play and cosplay enthusiasts show up in character as the show explores this subculture and the people who’ve kept the genres alive.

Idols SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:30

The judges need select the top 16. Who will make the cut and have the honour of singing for South Africa’s votes?

Monday, 21 August

Life on a Wire

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 18:10

Nik Wallenda comes from seven generations of daredevils and a famous circus family. Along with his dad, who supervises the rigging and safety, he performs death-defying stunts.


Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 21:40

This show explores the pitfalls, potential and drama of those who aspire to be YouTube stars.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)

Time: 20:30

The series contrasts the worlds of northern Joburg with the adrenaline-filled, bustling streets of Soweto. Shona Ferguson plays JB, Connie Ferguson is Mavis and Boitumelo Thulo is Mpho.

Tuesday, 22 August

Science of Stupid

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 19:10

Host Richard Hammond, from the hit series Top Gear, explains the science behind videos taken from the internet.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:55

Jimmy interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Survivor Worlds Apart

SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

Pioneers of the adventure reality game show genre Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett are at it again and the product is still as good as it has always been. The tribe has spoken.


Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

A new comedy from TNT that dives into the hilarious and sordid lives of five diverse manicurists in Florida.

Hip Hop Squares

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30

Produced by rapper Ice Cube, watch hip-hop personalities field trivia questions covering music, sports and pop culture in this loose reboot of Hollywood Squares.

Naked and Afraid XL

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 22:00

In the return of the most formidable group survival challenge on the planet, nine series veterans enter a nightmarish heart of darkness and attempt to survive the deadly jungles of Ecuador’s Amazon basin for 40 days and 40 nights.

Wednesday, 23 August

Saints and Sinners

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Thabang finds himself on the ledge of a skyscraper with Maxwell. Meanwhile, sexual tension increases between Boni and David – will they give in?

The Bold and the Beautiful

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 18:30

This classic soap has been around for 30 years. Keep up with what the Forresters and co get up to.

Stumbo Stomp

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 18:00

A dance competition like no other. Dancers go at it in a boxing ring in a battle for a share of R350 000.

Thursday, 24 August

Craze World Live

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 16:00

Right after school, the wild bunch at Craze World Live have a whole lot of interesting things to take your mind off homework.

Club 808

Channel: e.extra (DStv 195)

Time: 21:30

Celebrity news and interviews. Watch some of your favourites get down on this fun-filled music show.

Black Girls Rock!

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

Founded by former DJ and model Beverly Bond, this is one of BET’s biggest awards shows. Watch as women of colour in fields including music, entertainment and entrepreneurship are honoured and promoted.

Friday, 25 August

KFC Taste Kitchen

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:00

Teams of home cooks compete to create the most innovative authentic side dishes to complement KFC’s original recipe chicken. Bonang Matheba is the host.

DC Legends of Tomorrow

Channel: Binge (DStv 900)

Time: 08:00

A ragtag team of heroes must prevent an apocalypse that could affect not only Earth, but all of time.

The Boxing Magazine

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 22:00

Catch up on local fights you might have missed and even catch a live bout or two.

Saturday, 26 August

One Mic

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 18:30

Local rap show presented by the always stylish DJ Doowap. Battles, freestyles and written scripts. These MCs must impress the judges to prevail.

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