ON THE BOX: The best TV next week

2017-07-16 21:00

Johannesburg - Here's what to watch on TV this week.

Sunday - 16 July

Still Star-Crossed

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

This period drama picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet left off. As you can imagine, things will get quite intense.

How will the Montagues and Capulets react in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate?

The Cube

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:00

This game show, played by a single contestant within a transparent Perspex cube, is a trip.

The goal is to complete a series of seven games, which each award an increasing amount of prize money.

Street Outlaws

Discovery (DStv channel 121),

Time: 00.45

This right here is the best show on Discovery. Forget what you heard, real-life street racing. Fly tings.

Monday - 17 April

Arrest and Trial

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 17:45

Through re-enactments and actual footage, true crimes are followed, revealing the investigations and outcomes of chasing down perpetrators.


Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 18:45

Henry has his eye on his neighbour. Tune in and find out what happens in this wild and wacky show.

MTV Millennial Awards 2017

MTV (DStv 130)

Tme: 22:00

Honours Latin America’s top influencers in pop culture, digital, music, viral videos and social media. Last year, DNCE, J Balvin, Jesse & Joy and Vigiland performed. This year, digital superstars Lele Pons and Juanpa Zurita host the awards in Mexico City.

Tuesday - 18 July

Vidiots Marathon

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 13:35

It’s a whole new music video experience! In these back-to-back episodes, comedians provide hilarious commentary on some of today’s hottest music videos – from the comfort of their couch.

The Westbrooks

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 19:00

Five beautiful and unique sisters take social media by storm with their new-found fame. Whatever that means.

Katie Price’s Pony Club

TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00


Saddle up with Katie Price as she takes on responsibility for her own pony club. Each episode of this “fly on the stable wall” series sees the novice riders learn a different form of riding, from drag hunting to show jumping, reining and dressage.

Wednesday - 19 July

The Border

Channel: National Geographic  (DStv 181)

Time: 16:40

Tune in and see how customs officers fight the war on terror, immigration and everything else that involves keeping people out of the US.

Lokshin Bioskop: Tobetsa

Mzansi Bioskop (DStv 164)

Time: 17:00

A university drop-out turns to crime to support his dying mother in this local film. He finds himself in a world filled with sinister people where treachery waits around every corner.

China Diaries

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

In this fun new travel show, Leera and Khabo are about to experience a culture shock like no other as they depart for a 40-day travel experience across China, visiting an array of eclectic destinations and showcasing both the best and worst side of travel.

The Scoop

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:00

A new glamorous celebrity news show hosted by Khanyi Mbau. The Scoop has the hottest celebrity juice and will bring you the biggest scoops every Wednesday, covering the latest trends in local and international fashion, music, movies and celebrities.

Thursday - 20 July

The Bronx Zoo

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 11:50

A look at daily life in the Bronx Zoo and the day-to-day operations that provide quality care for animals while educating the public on wildlife and conservation. Imagine being an elephant in New York?

Prince Harry in Africa

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Time: 20:00

This film follows HRH Prince Harry on his return to Lesotho to continue the work of Sentebale, the charity he set up in the country a decade ago.

Cishe Ngafa

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

This new docu-reality series tells the stories of survivors who escaped the clutches of death. These stories should have been obituaries, but because of their resilience, good luck and a will to survive, these people emerged triumphant and lived to tell the tale.

Mercy Mercy

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

This documentary looks at adoption, with a focus on Ethiopia, which is a chief supplier of thousands of needy children. Mercy Mercy looks at the realities and issues of identity that can plague international adoptions of this kind.

Friday - 21 July

The Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:30

A self-help author finds solace in new friends and adventures as she faces an impending divorce.

Saturday - 22 July

Hot Bench

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 23:30

From the producers of Judge Judy, Hot Bench adds a new dimension to the popular court genre, with a panel of three judges – Michael Corriero, Tanya Acker and Patricia DiMango – hearing cases and rendering a verdict.

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