Local and international shows to watch this week!

2017-05-14 12:53

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

Sunday - 14 May

Diesel Brothers

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)

Time: 15:25

In the world of diesel vehicles, no one has more fun or builds bigger, badder trucks than Heavy D, Diesel Dave and their crew at DieselSellerz.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

In this reality dating show, one bachelor/bachelorette gets to choose their ideal partner from four suitors. They try to find someone who will meet their requirements for a perfect date and, hopefully, forever.

Africa United

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:01

See what it takes to walk from Rwanda to South Africa in this inspiring documentary. Three kids do this in the hopes of reaching our country for the 2010 World Cup.

Mother’s Day

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

The late Garry Marshall directs an ensemble cast in this holiday comedy. Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

E! Host South Africa: Destination Hollywood

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:55

Follow Katleho Sinivasan, winner of The Search: E! Host South Africa, as he travels to Los Angeles in a whirlwind quest to explore the entertainment capital, and officially join the E! family.

Monday - 15 May


Channel: Discovery Family (DStv136)

Time: 16:00

This kid’s science show brings you physics as it’s never been done before – a prank show that will captivate the millennial generation and highlight the principles of physics in a fresh and fun way.

Change Down

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:00

Hosted by comedian Skhumba and Boity Thulo, viewers will be taken across the country in this car show that showcases the flavour of South African motoring.

Tuesday - 16 May

Life Below Zero

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 13:02

Watch the daily and seasonal activities of subsistence hunters as they make their living in remote areas of Alaska.

Attack of the Big Cats

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 18:01

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Tune in for some real action, right in our back yard. The rulers of the bush in all their glory!

Wednesday - 17 May

Run’s House

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 09.15

Whose house? Run’s house! Join legend Rev Run in a not-so-bad reality TV show. Shame, can’t ever hate on a legend.

How Do I Look?

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 15:25

This makeover show equips those who need a little fashion help with new threads chosen by people who know what they’re doing when it comes to style.

Tyres and Braaiers

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

Fast cabbies and lekker braai meat! Your hosts get surfing lessons and cruise around in a fly Polo searching for the best bunny chow in Durban.

Shots Fired

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:00

A black police officer kills an unarmed white college student in a small town in North Carolina. See what happens in this drama series.

Thursday - 18 May

America’s Next Top Model

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 14:30

Created and hosted by talk-show host and model Tyra Banks, see women compete for the title and a chance to start a career in the modelling industry.

Instant Mom

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105)

Time: 18:00

Tia Mowry-Hardrict from the classic Sister, Sister is a stepmother of three kids. Delve into the hilarity of their daily lives.

For Kibera

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

This is a documentary about a slum-dweller who becomes a radio personality, journalist and self-made cameraman. It looks at why it’s so hard to beat poverty as we learn the tough rules of slum life.

WWE Vintage Collection

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD 105)

Time: 22:00

Catch all the old-school legends in their prime. From the heavy hitters to the high flyers; it’s going down!

Friday - 19 May

Fast N’ Loud

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 09:10

The search is on in Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore.


Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 17:45

If you have not seen this show, it’s high time you watch one of the most well-written sitcoms in US television history. Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander are giants in the comedy game.

Saturday - 20 May

Weekend Wake Up

Channel: eNCA (DStv 403)

Time: 07:00

Hosted by well-known radio and television personality Ayanda-Allie Paine, this new weekend news and lifestyle show airs every Saturday and Sunday morning, and explores the week’s talking points.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

A teenager searches for her biological mother after she discovers that she was kidnapped. It stars Lungelo Madondo and Xoli Mzizi.

Surgery Ship

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 22:40

This show follows the courageous doctors and nurses on board the hospital ship Africa Mercy. They provide life-saving surgery and medical treatment to the most vulnerable populations in Africa.

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