Shows to watch on the small screen this week

2016-10-23 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 - 23 October

WWW X-Frontiers

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 9.30

This fresh new youth show covers the latest trends in technology and the teen lifestyle that goes along with it. In this episode, we take a look at young innovators and how they turn their ideas into reality.

Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

A documentary about a simple coffee order, in February 1960, at America’s favourite five-and-dime store, which sparked a series of events that would help put an end to segregation in the US.


Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 22:35

Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix from his early career – including a stint with Little Richard, who fired him for getting too flamboyant – to his tragic death.

Monday - 24 October

Nhlalala Ya Rixaka

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 18:00

Explores the key cultural building blocks of the Tsonga/Venda people. Join the journey as the shows traces and examines the historical footprints of different Tsonga/Venda communities in South Africa.


Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 19:00

A locally produced celebrity series that profiles a different talent each episode. Through exclusive and archived footage, viewers get a front row seat to their performances, public appearances and behind-the-scenes antics. Tonight’s episode features Cassper Nyovest.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

Winnie and Gash connect on Londi’s phone. Meanwhile, Londi is heartbroken and humiliated when she realises that her husband is having an affair with a girl at school.

SA Rugby Awards 2016

Channel: SuperSport 1 (DStv 201)

Time: 20:30

The SA Rugby Awards live from Gallagher Estate in Joburg.

Hard Copy

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:00

Drama about a newsroom. In this episode, Khanya stumbles upon a story about a big tobacco company that is smuggling its product into South Africa. Inspired by the ghosts of journalists past, she is determined to tackle the story.

Tuesday - 25 October

Trending SA

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 12:00

Four witty personalities discuss trending hashtags, sparking conversation. With guests, they delve deeper into issues that are trending on social media.

Make Me Fabulous

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 23:30

Light-hearted reality show, designed to rekindle the flame of love between couples, as well as strengthen family bonds.

Wednesday - 26 October 

American Tarzan

Channel: Discovery Channel  (DStv121)

Time: 11.45

Seven of America’s most competitive and physically fit adventure-seekers arrive on the island of Dominica for a gruelling feat of endurance and survival.

Catching Kelce

Channel: E! Entertainment (DSt 124)

Time: 20:00

US football superstar Travis Kelce is looking for love and 50 women have shown up to fight for him.

America’s Next Top Model

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 20:10

The gorgeous models take part in an acting challenge in which they must reveal something traumatic from their past. The one who expresses herself the best lands a role on a series.

Halloween Wars

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 21:00

Halloween Wars is back and scarier than ever. TV personality Rossi Morreale oversees the competition as five teams composed of a pumpkin-carving expert, as well as cake and sugar artists, battle it out as they create mind-blowing Halloween-themed edible displays.

Thursday - 27 October

All Access Mzansi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

Mzansi’s favourite show of all things glam and fab, All Access Mzansi, is in the swing of a second season. All dressed up and ready to mingle are the new hosts, Thato Molamu and Nomalanga Shozi, who will be joining returning presenter Mbali Nkosi to make up this season’s trendy trio.

Friday - 28 October

Bride & Prejudice (new show)

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

Three couples – all madly in love – decide to make that special lifelong commitment and get married, but it is in the face of staunch opposition from their family and/or friends. Can they overcome these prejudices that are born out of differences in race, religion, class or sexual preference?


M-Net Edge (DStv 102)

Time: 21:05

Sarah Jessica Parker takes the lead in this brand-new series, portraying a suburban wife and mother, Frances, who finds herself starting over, reassessing her life and her marriage.

Saturday - 29 October

Kids Do The Craziest Things

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 18:30

Take a look at the most hilarious, ridiculous and timeless moments of kids growing up and misbehaving, from all around the world. Each episode showcases priceless moments of kids just being kids.

CCICF The Goliath Comedy Experience

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 22:35

Jason, Donovan and Nicholas Goliath will have you laughing your heads off in their hilarious show held at Parker’s Comedy and Jive at Silverstar Casino.

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