Not to be missed TV shows this week

2016-11-20 06:00

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 - 20 November


Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 10:00

Today in the Yum.Me kitchen it’s All about the Bake versus The French Toast Mafia. With sugar as the secret ingredient, the question is: What sweet goodies will they make today? Their creations will be judged by singer, songwriter and recording artist Chad Saaiman.

Idols SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00

It’s the final face-off. Who have your votes chosen to battle it out for the ultimate prize? And whose dream have you ended just one week before the finale?

Gauteng Maboneng

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 19:00

Now in the swing of its third season, this laugh-out-loud sitcom sees Lebo, a lovable car mechanic and wannabe rapper from Maftown, bring his ageing gogo and scheming best friend with him when he moves to Gauteng.


Channel: National Geographic Channel  (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

This epic, six-part global event series tells the story of a fictitious crewed mission to Mars in 2033. In this episode, the Daedalus members battle across the harsh Martian terrain to reach their prebuilt base camp.

Piano: Ukraine’s Uprising

Channel: Al Jazeera (DStv 406)

Time: 22:30

During the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in 2014, an old blue-and-yellow piano was rescued from becoming part of the barricades. Perched on top of a burnt-out truck, it soon became a focal point in the midst of violent demonstrations against the pro-Russian government.

Monday - 21 November

Ink, Paper, Scissors (new show)

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 19:02

Atlanta’s exclusive clientele, including celebrities, rappers and athletes, call on Salon Ramsey for all their beauty needs. Ramsey, the owner, runs a business with tattoo artists, stylists, and nail artists under one roof.

The V-Table

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

A late-night youth talk show that takes a sharp, irreverent look at the week’s breaking and trending news. Hosted by Nomuzi Mabena, YouTube sensation Moshe Ndiki and entertainment king Larry “Larryngitis” Nhlane.

Tuesday - 22 November

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:00

It had its most watched month to date in the US last month – no doubt with people tuning in leading up to the country’s presidential elections. Now, with Donald Trump in power, Trevor Noah continues to bring us sharp insights into politics and current events.

Future Leaders

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

Teenage drinkers embark on a 13-week challenge to pursue their dreams, turn their communities around and become positive role models.

Wednesday - 23 November

Intombemnyama 2 (2014)

Channel: Mzansi Bioskop  (DStv 164)

Time: 18:00

Movie. A woman gives the love of her life a necklace after he promises to marry her. But when he goes to find work in the city, he returns with a new girlfriend.

Buggin’ With Ruud

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 20:10

Follow quirky New Zealand-based entomologist Ruud Kleinpaste as he journeys the world to uncover little-known secrets about the insect world and debugs myths about various creepy-crawly species.


Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 23:00

A reflection of the heritage of the South African shoreline in an epic, journey of discovery. A repeat but worth watching again.

Thursday - 24 November

Livin’ Lozada

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 103)

Time: 16:00

Follows the lives of Evelyn Lozada of Basketball Wives fame and her daughter, Shaniece.

Fit To Fat To Fit

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

Corey is a young and ambitious personal trainer who loves to push his clients to their limits. Raela is a preacher’s daughter who is trying to love herself enough to get fit. Corey tries to find a way to help Raela reach her goals.

Recovery Road

Channel: Vuzu (DStvv116)

Time: 20:30

When Maddie gets busted for possessing alcohol at school, she’s forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. However, Maddie just can’t see the problem with her hard-partying ways.

South Park

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:25

Season 20 is in the swing of things, and it’s one of the best South Park seasons we’ve seen in ages. Catch up with Stan, Kyle, Cartman and the rest of the Colorado town’s rude, straight-talking characters.

Friday - 25 November

High Rollers

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

Jakes is playing a dangerous game as he lets playing and winning at the tournament distract him from the deal struck with Denton: to lose King’s money. Having left his wife to go to Durban, Ben focuses on having a good time while she’s away, worrying Kenny.

Saturday - 26 November

Talent on Track

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 09:00

A group of talent scouts search for the next big music band in South Africa and their first band is an all-female group named DKG from Olifantsfontein. Will the girls have what it takes to make it through to the next phase? The show is anchored by 20-year-old Raymond Motadi.

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