Hot on the small screen this week

2016-09-12 06:37

Cape Town - What's good on the box this week? City Press' Grethe Kemp gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.

Sunday - 11 September

Wake Up Call

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 11:00

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and rapper-producer impresario Juicy J are enlisted to knock some sense into a father of three who has been putting his aspiration of a rap career ahead of his family.


Channel: Mzansi Bioskop (DStv 164)

Time: 21:09

Part one of a local film that sees a widow with two children struggling to raise her kids. She finds herself stuck in a triangle of conflict when her daughter falls in love with the gardener she hired.

Whip The Chef

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 10:00

A children’s show that travels the country in search of great locations to bring kids from different backgrounds together to share and learn how to create healthy and tasty South African dishes.

15 Septembers Later

Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 20:30

Featuring interviews with then president George W Bush and former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, this documentary examines 9/11 through the lens of stories and information uncovered in the past 15 years.

Monday - 12 September

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Channel: Vuzu TV (DStv 116)

Time 22:30

The queens are challenged to perform in a collegiate, drag-appella sing-off.

Masters of Flip

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131),

Time: 18:20

Husband-and-wife team Kortney and Dave Wilson breathe new life into run-down Nashville homes. Each one-hour episode opens with the pair house-hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:15

Based on the James Patterson novel, this fast-paced sci-fi thriller follows a young American renegade zoologist, Jackson Oz, and his Kenyan friend as they try to solve the mystery behind a sudden wave of global attacks by violent animals.

Fat Chance

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

After almost 40 years of being overweight, Brian is at his heaviest, 127kg. Sick of being unhealthy, he sets out to lose 45kg.

Tuesday - 13 September

Autumn/Winter 2017 Fashion Week Trends

Channel: Fashion One (DStv 178)

Time: 21:00

Get the inside look at the latest trends for the Autumn/Winter season. From fur to leather to what colours are hot for the colder months, don’t miss out on some of the most popular trends for the season.

Wednesday - 14 September

Cape Town

Channel: Universal (DStv 117)

Time: 20:50

This thrilling local series sees a cop return to work after the traumatic death of his wife. Together with his new partner, he investigates a series of high- profile murders.

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132),

Time: 19:30

Delves into the dark side of the UK’s housing crisis. Commissioning editor Michelle Chappell said: “For every tenant who won’t pay, there’s a landlord making profit out of slum conditions.”

MTV Suspect

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 21:15

Across America, people hide deep secrets from their friends or loved ones. This show untangles a web of lies to bring resolution to concerned truth-seekers.


Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Time: 20:00

Follows Queen Victoria’s life, from her accession to the throne at the age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

The Mother/Daughter Experiment

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:45

Mother/daughter pairs have to air their dirty laundry to repair their broken relationships. Emotions run high as a therapist guides them to move past their differences and rebuild their bonds. In this episode, Josie loses her patience with her mother’s hard-partying ways.

Thursday - 15 September

BET A-List

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 18:35

New bubbly hosts Ayanda Thabethe and Nandi Madida take you into the lives of the glitzy and glamourous – from movie previews, to sitting down with A-listers from music to fashion, in Africa and abroad.

My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Whitney Thore is back and in the swing of a third season of adventure. Once a lithe and athletic dancer, polycystic ovary syndrome caused her weight to rise to nearly 181kg. It’s taken her a long time, but she’s now happy with her body and lives life out loud.

Friday - 16 September

Gold Diggers

Channel: (DStv 194)


Experience more thrilling drama as this series continues. Lucky criticises Big Boy for his behaviour. May tries to comfort Ruth. Gavin is summoned by Titus.

The Man Cave

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:00

The Man Cave’s new presenter, Qhama Xhali, learns how to control his fear, Lunga learns the aristocratic art of fencing and Janez speeds through the Abu Dhabi F1 circuit.

Saturday - 17 September

Cooking with Chris Smit

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 16:00

Culinary virtuoso Chris Smit embarks on a sensory journey to the Spice Route in the Cape Winelands and returns with a treasure trove of ingredients for his spiced raisin, cranberry and frangipane buns; chorizo, hake and chickpea stew; and tandoori-style lamb chops.

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