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Television picks for the coming week

2018-06-03 00:00

Johannesburg - #Trending has lined up some stellar shows for you to catch this week.



2018 Billboard Music Awards

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 13:00

So, who will dominate 2018 in the music industry? The Billboard Music Awards is back to honour some of the hottest names in the scene.

Total Bellas

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

Psyched for the slam down? Get ready to grapple as E! joins the twin titans of wrestling, sisters Brie and Nikki Bella, and their partners, family and friends as season 3 of this smash-hit series continues.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer team up for a chaotic comedy. After getting dumped, a woman decides to take her timid mother on an exotic, pre-planned couple’s holiday.

Glam Mamas

Channel: Spice (DStv 190)

Time: 20:30

A guide for women struggling to strike the balance between looking good and keeping their homes in order too.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:05

In this episode of popular documentary series Vice, the show explores the transformative work being done at the forefront of autism research.


In Contempt

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

Set in the world of a New York City legal aid office, In Contempt follows Gwen Sullivan, an outspoken and passionate public defender with a complicated personal life, as she fights for clients who can’t afford their own lawyers.


Secrets and Wives

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 20:40

This reality series explores what life is like for six Long Island women looking to reinvent themselves as they face obstacles that include divorce, a new marriage or joining the ranks of the empty-nesters.

Fat, Fabulous and Filthy Rich

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

Documentary series exploring obesity from different perspectives. From the plus-sized entrepreneurs living the dream to the bosses cashing in on our ever-expanding waistlines and the people turning their bodies into supersized money-making sex machines.

The Chi

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

A fateful turn of events sends shock waves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in unexpected ways.

NEW SHOW - Trust

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

Delving into the lives of one of the 20-century’s most iconic dynasties, the series premiere of this dark crime drama opens in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.


Made in Africa

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

Hosted and co-produced by style queen Nandi Madida, this fashion challenge sees emerging African designers battle it out to be a cut above the rest. The winner will have their collection sold in a leading national retail store.

Behind the Story

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 21:30

Catch the third round of Behind the Story with consummate professional Pearl Thusi as host. Go on a journey behind the glamour to see the stories and struggles of South Africa’s favourite, and sometimes controversial celebrities.


Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

In the current season of this series, there will be three special companion piece editions, Love Can’t Weight, in which hosts and trainers Heidi and Chris Powell help three obese couples get in shape, both physically and emotionally, for their weddings.

SEASON FINALE- Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

Season 3 of this amazing series featuring California-based clairvoyant and medium Tyler Henry draws to a close. Not only does Tyler read the spirits of the deceased and see into the future, but he can also read his clients’ health.


SEASON FINALE - Raven’s Home

Channel: Disney (DStv 303)

Time: 16:50

The first season of this hit series reaches its finale. School friends Raven and Chelsea are now grown up, divorced and living happily together with Raven’s twins Booker and Nia, and Chelsea’s son Levi.

What Would Your Kid Do?

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Time: 20:00

This entertainment show challenges parents to guess how their children will behave in a variety of situations, merging specialist factual child development psychology with an entertaining game show mechanic.


NEW SHOW - Dodo Heroes

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

Features inspiring stories of animals in need from around the world, and the compassionate humans who go to unimaginable lengths to give them hope.

Thando Bares All

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

Actress, radio deejay and television host Thando Thabethe’s sassy, straight-talking style and charismatic personality encourage people to open up and talk honestly of things they would normally be embarrassed by.


NEW SEASON - My Kitchen Rules South Africa

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101) 

Day and Time: Sunday, 18:00

The second season of the epic local culinary showdown is back, with restaurateur David Higgs and musician and chef J’Something returning as judges.

This Cra ze Life on Crazes’ Sistahood

Channel: (DStv 101)

Day and time: Monday, 15:55

Led by a star-studded cast of experienced performers, this eight-part teenage drama addresses issues that affect youth in communities.

Pastor Bae

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Day and time: Saturday, 19:30

A handsome pastor comes to lead a struggling church, but the community rejects him when his dark past and true identity is revealed in this local TV movie.



Benoni-born Charlize Theron is the producer behind the Netflix series Girlboss, a show inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography and starring Britt Robertson.

Available on Netflix SA.


Another epic show produced by Theron is Mindhunter, based on the thriller Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas.

The show chronicled Douglas’ personal experiences as a profiler for the FBI, where he specialised in investigating rapists and serial killers.

Available on Netflix SA.

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