Hot on the box this week!

2017-03-12 06:02

Johannesburg - Here's what to watch on TV this week.

Sunday, 12 March


BET (DStv channel 129), 20:00

This real-life thriller that unfolds by the minute gives audiences unprecedented access to film maker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Omang: Who Are You (DStv channel 194), 18:30

In this episode of the local documentary series, we see the coronation celebration of Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie as the Rasta community shares what it means to be Rastafarian. The show also explores their local permaculture and butterfly farm.


Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 21:00

An oblivious Nkuli unexpectedly helps Beauty get closer to MaZet’s hiding place. Monde, on the other hand, is on to Vicky.

The 101

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 15:30


Hosted by suave funnyman Donovan Goliath, The 101 is a weekly journey of everything M-Net. This is a look at the week’s programming highlights across M-Net’s series and movies channels, which includes information on programme updates. He will also be chatting to – and laughing with – special celebrity guests on The 101 couch.

Monday, 13 March

Design Genius

Fashion One (DStv channel 178), 20:00


With bizarre items as mandatory materials, aspirant designers will need to be creative and original to make the unthinkable fashionable.


Vuzu (DStv channel 116), 18:30


Family sitcom from the producers of Hot in Cleveland. In the premiere, Mike and Martina are caught off-guard when their two grown daughters decide to move back home.

Save My Style

TLC (DStv channel 135), 20:00

They are everywhere on Facebook and Instagram – photos of friends who really shouldn’t be wearing that outfit. But now there’s someone who can help – celebrity stylist June Ambrose uses her distinctive skills to overhaul someone’s look.

Tuesday, 14 March


Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163), 20:00

This popular Nigerian telenovela is a tale of fashion, politics and ambition, and follows different members of high society as they collide.

2020 Orlando East

Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163), 11:00

A spin-off series of the popular Lokshin Bioskop film of the same name. When Pitso Mohomane goes in search of his children, he is met with hostility. Skeletons tumble out of the closet and turn innocent people’s lives upside down.

Wednesday, 15 March

Surrounded by Daughters

TLC (DStv channel 135), 20:55

When Danielle and Adam Busby became the parents of the first set of all-girl quintuplets in the US, they had their hands full. But the girls are now 15 months old and walking, so life is more chaotic than ever.

The Great Indoors

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 18:00

Emmy Award nominee Joel McHale (Community) stars in this workplace comedy about a renowned adventure reporter who, in the series premiere, discovers that the magazine he works for has drastically changed.

The Rickey Smiley Show

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 22:00

Rickey is a US radio personality trying to balance his career with his personal life. At the radio station, he must deal with office politics, including backstabbing, sexual innuendo and social issues.

The Truth About Vitamins

BBC Earth (DStv channel 184), 20:30

Why do we need vitamins and why can’t we produce them ourselves? Health-conscious film maker Bryce Sage solves the mystery.

Thursday, 16 March

Lethal Weapon

M-Net (DStv channel 101),19:30


Based on the hit movie franchise, Emmy Award-winner Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) and Clayne Crawford star as the classic cop duo working the beat in modern-day Los Angeles.

Friday, 17 March

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 18:30


Kandi and Todd focus on parenting baby Ace in the season nine premiere. Also, Kenya and Sheree make progress in completing their dream homes.

Magic of Science

Discovery Family (DStv channel 136), 16:50

Fusing the showmanship and mystery of street magic with the raw power of science, this show exposes the marvellous mechanics behind these seemingly miraculous feats as rising stars of magic wow the unsuspecting public.

Saturday, 18 March


eKasi+ (OpenView HD channel 105), 22:00

This show brings soccer fans action from some of the world’s top leagues, interviews with players, and the latest news and features from around the globe.

Atlantis Rising

National Geographic (DStv channel 181), 21:00

Was the lost city of Atlantis a real place? Directed by three-time Emmy Award-winning film maker Simcha Jacobovici, this is his third collaboration with celebrated Oscar-winning producer and director James Cameron. Using the Greek philosopher Plato as a guide, they set out to identify an “Atlantean” civilisation while closing in on the lost city itself.

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