Local is lekker on TV this week!

2017-04-09 06:00

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

Sunday - 9 April

Giant Sea Serpent

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 09:24

Tune in for the first detailed encounter with the creature behind the myth of the sea serpent, the oarfish.

The Pop Game

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 15:00

Join Timbo (Timbaland) as he mentors young aspiring pop stars who are dying to make it in the music game.

Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 16:15

A look back at Obama’s two terms in office. It’s sure to be an eye-opener with exclusive content showing the challenges the first black leader of the free world faced.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00


Season two of this exciting drama series starts with Bantu fighting to hold on to everything dear to him while Nomarussia is scheming to reclaim what she feels is hers.

The Story of God

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

In season two Morgan Freeman takes viewers around the world on a quest for interfaith understanding through the lens of the world’s major religions, science, anthropology and archaeology.


Monday - 10 April

Trial and Error

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00


In the series premiere of this outrageous comedy, local college poetry professor Larry Henderson is accused of the bizarre murder of his wife. From the writer of Friends.

Tuesday - 11 April

Driving In Heels

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:00

A weekly 24-minute motoring show on SABC3 exploring the chronicles of South African drivers … the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny.

Wednesday - 12 April

School of Rock

Channel: Nickelodeon (DStv 305)

Time: 13:25

The Squad takes a loss in the Battle of the Bands because a rival band stole their song. How will they manage?

Wild Wild West

Channel: M-Net Movies Action+ (DStv channel 106)

Time: 16:32

Remember when Big Willie used to drop music for his movies? This movie had a dope track accompanying it. This movie by Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld is average, but somehow still amusing. Starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh.

Flex and Shanice

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30


Flex’s comedy tour falls through. Meanwhile, Shanice pitches her onesie idea to an investor. Will she get the funding she needs?

Living the Dream with Somizi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

You can hate or appreciate; either way, Somizi is quite the character. He is back for another season of his popular reality show. Expect things to be done in a manner that only he can pull off.

Thursday - 13 April

Uncensored with Michael Ware: Chasing Iranian Spies

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

Condemned by Iran. Once considered terrorists. Backed by US politicians. This is the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq: an Iranian dissident group that war correspondent Michael Ware met during the war. Are they terrorists or freedom fighters, and where are they now?


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:30

Tune in and see whether or not this show was truly deserving of its Safta golden horn.

Friday - 14 April

The Jeffersons

Channel: eKasi+ (OpenView HD 105)

Time: 09:00

Cruise down memory lane. I don’t want to give away too much. If you haven’t seen this show, you’ve missed one of the longest-running sitcoms and the second-longest-running US series with a primarily African-American cast. Don’t miss it.

Fighting for My Daughter

Channel: eMovies+ (OpenView HD 106)

Time: 14:50

A desperate mother assumes the identity of a prostitute in the hope of infiltrating the underworld of Toronto to try to find her runaway daughter.

I Love You... But I Lied

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 16:40

Inspired by real stories of personal betrayal and dark secrets. Be sure to catch all the scandalous tales of infidelity, deceit and straight up dishonesty. Real ingredients right here.


Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 20:15


How beauty products are made. From how lipstick gets its colour to how experts create perfume. It’s a fun and exciting look at what the professionals know.

Saturday - 15 April

Trevor Noah: African American

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:3

Comedian Trevor Noah returns to the stage for another mind-blowing set as he shares his experiences of the US, his other travels and being back home.

Lip Sync Battle Africa

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 18:05


The very first battle of season two features all-round entertainer Khanyi Mbau up against femme-C and rap star Nadia Nakai. Hosted by Pearl Thusi and Denrele Edun.

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