The 24 best shows on TV this week

2017-07-23 07:00

Johannesburg - From sharks to reality darlings and the best in drama this is what's hot to watch on TV this week. 

Sunday, 23 July 

Island of the Mega Shark

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)

Time: 18:10

Three famed shark experts travel to Guadalupe to film a massive female great white shark. At over 6m long, she’s likely the largest filmed – and one of the largest seen.

Rich in Faith

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 14:30

The show follows the life and ministry of celebrity pastor Rich Wilkerson junior and his wife, DawnCheré Wilkerson.

Age Gap Love

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20: 55

Follows couples with vast age differences, and their trials and revelations.


Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 23:05

An extraordinary take on the seminal police drama that examines the unique and conflicted relationship black officers have with their jobs – at a time when police forces are rife with brutality and misconduct.

Finding My Father

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:10

An uplifting docu-series following 14 women and men as they search for and reunite with their biological fathers.

Kicking & Screaming

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

Ten expert survivalists are partnered with a pampered group of civilians to face what are some of the toughest challenges of their lives.

Monday, 24 July

Game of Thrones

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:35

Catch the second episode of the new season tonight. The epic struggle for power, survival and revenge continues in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning fantasy phenomenon that follows several warring families in the fictional kingdom of Westeros.

Fear The Walking Dead

Channel: Sundance TV (DStv 108)

Time: 21:00

Catch season three, where the Clark family finds themselves in a dire predicament and must work together to discover a path to safety.

Dinner Date

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 19:02

A singleton is shown five three-course menus from people hoping to impress, and must pick three. They then have a home dinner date with each of the three, picking their favourite one to date.

Extreme Animal Babies

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 21:18

Born into harsh families and extreme conditions, these animal babies have a lot to learn.

Tuesday, 25 July

Forged In Fire

Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 14:30

Four custom knife makers compete to make the best usable knife through a series of challenges.


Channel: Channel O (DStv 320)

Time: 23:00

All the best hip-hop and R&B videos.

Wednesday, 26 July

MTV Base VJ Search

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 21:00

After 8 000 auditions in four cities – Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth – and through digital platforms, some of the best auditions will be broadcast.

Emerald City

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 20:30

After being transported from Lucas, Kansas, to the Land of Oz by a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale sets out to find the Wizard, unaware that she is about to fulfil a prophecy that will change everyone’s lives forever.


Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)

Time: 22:00

People who think their significant other is cheating on them hire a hidden camera crew to investigate their suspicions.

Thursday, 27 July

NCIS: New Orleans

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:30

The NCIS team partners with several federal agencies to track a sniper who targets crowded events in the city in the season premiere of this acclaimed cop drama.

Masters Of Flip

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 16:40

Kortney and Dave flip a house that needs a serious boost in square footage.

Friday, 28 July


Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 7.30pm

This show is bumping right now. Murder cases, polygamy and a host of other gripping themes just for you.

World of Dance

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:30

Jennifer Lopez serves as a judge and producer on this reality competition that gives elite dancers the opportunity to compete for a life-altering grand prize.

Suddenly Rich

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 2.05pm

Follow the life transformations that come from unexpected riches falling into the laps of ordinary people.

Real Talk with Anele

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 17:00

Homegirl always has someone interesting on her couch. Tune in and see who it is on this day.

Saturday, 29 July

Eddie Murphy Raw

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

Stand-up icon Eddie Murphy puts a hilarious spin on his favourite subjects in this classic 1987 special.

Home Makeovers

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 10:00

A marathon dose for you. Get tips and ideas on home improvement.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

In this local 2017 movie, a decent man becomes depressed after being dumped by his wife on their anniversary. That is, until a kind voice nurses his faith back to life.

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