Must-see shows on the small screen this week

2016-10-02 08:00

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 - 2 October

Rihanna: No Regrets

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 11.55am

A look at singer and songwriter Rihanna’s journey from her humble beginnings in Barbados to becoming the world-class pop icon that she is today. Features input from her fans, industry experts and the singer herself.


Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22.45

Follows the lives of three real women who struggle to keep up appearances as they navigate through the hardships of their current situations.

Monday - 3 October

Grandma’s Secret Cookbook

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 17:00

Join the very funny Mo Rocca as he learns to cook, and discovers treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country.


Channel: M-Net Edge (DStv 102)

Time: 21:00

Emmy Award-winner JJ Abrams (Lost) and Oscar nominee Jonathan Nolan (Memento) are behind this dark, sci-fi thriller about a world of artificial consciousness, where the old West and the New Age collide.

Empire: The SA Tour

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 20:30

A look at Empire stars Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard’s visit to South Africa to promote the show’s third season.

Tuesday - 4 October

Rich in Faith

Channel: Vuzu Amp  (DStv 103)

Time: 20:30pm

Rich Wilkerson Jr made international headlines when he married his friends Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, but this preacher’s kid is not new to the ministry game. Now, he and his wife, DawnCheré, are striving to change the perception of faith and belief to a new generation of seekers.

Mzansi Love: Big City Love

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:35

At look at Kgosi Advertising, run by husband and wife team Tumi and Lebo. When the company experiences some financial difficulty, the stress of their jobs takes a toll on their marriage.

Make Me Fab

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 21:25

Veteran Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus produces a one-of-its-kind reality show. The series is focused on real married couples who are in the midst of drifting apart. Steph and her team plan a series of daylong events to help rekindle their love.

Wednesday - 5 October

Deadly Nightmares of Nature

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 17:30

Naomi Wilkinson goes in search of the creepiest critters on the planet, proving that even the most hair-raising animals are not as scary as you might think.

Cuppy Takes Africa

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 21:009

Documenting DJ Cuppy’s adventures across eight African countries.

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Channel: M-Net Movies Smile (DStv 105)

Time: 22:40

This 1996 comedy sees a young man moving to South Central LA to live with his father and grandmother. He falls into gang culture.

Scream Queens

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:00

Season two graduates from the college campus and into a new location, as a terrifyingly funny murder mystery begins once again. This time, the show will be set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation.

Fast N’ Loud: Demolition Theater

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)

Time: 23:00

Richard Rawlins and Aaron Kaufman drop their tools and kick back to share the most amazing and funniest video clips collected from around the world. They are joined in the studio by members of the Gas Monkey crew and special guests from the videos themselves.

Thursday - 6 October


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

The Emmy-nominated producer of Supernatural created this intriguing crime drama about a father and daughter who find themselves supernaturally reunited – two decades after his suspicious death.

Friday - 7 October

America’s Got Talent

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:30

The search for America’s next big act finishes in spectacular fashion in this Emmy-nominated reality series, with Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell on the judging panel.

So You Think You Can Spin

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 17:30pm

Unique for its longstanding popularity, spinning in South Africa is a celebrated motorsport where hustlers and dreamers of modest means become heroes. This reality competition sees contestants vie to win the title of the country’s best spinner.

Tempy Pushas

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 20:30

A local drama series set against the backdrop of the lavish fashion world and juxtaposed with vibrant township culture. Tempy Pushas focuses on two giant fashion houses in a poisonous saga of greed, revenge and buried pasts, as the multimillion-rand fashion market lies waiting … for the taking.

Saturday - 8 October

The Close Up

Channel: eKasi+ (OpenView HD 105)

Time: 14.35pm

In this revealing interview, Nicky Greenwall delves into the life story of one of South African entertainment’s most prominent personalities, Kelly Khumalo.

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