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What's tempting to watch on TV this week?

2018-04-22 00:00

Johannesburg - City Press lists the best shows to look out for on TV this week.



Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 17:00

Mareka Malatjie and Sibusiso Anthony Nhlapho continue to restore troubled relationships in this local reality show. Relate allows participants to look at themselves and how they – as individuals – have the power to weaken, strengthen or destroy relationships.

Becoming Mrs Jones (Part 2)

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00

Minnie will give her fans an exclusive look at her journey to marriage in this rare glimpse into her private life.

Big Up

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30

This youth lifestyle magazine series celebrates young South Africans who are giving up their leisure time and disposable income to help their communities.

Black Lightning

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00

As Black Lightning begins, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret.

NEW SEASON - Genius: Picasso

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

Check out the second season of National Geographic’s 10-part global event series that has been nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild awards. This time, get to know Picasso, his devotion to his craft and his contribution to modern art.

The Challenge: Vendettas

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 22:50

MTV has thrown together 28 reality TV stars who have revenge on their minds. Stars from MTV UK’s Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore, along with contestants from Big Brother, will join The Challenge fan favourites as they travel to Spain to pursue their personal vendettas against one another.


NEW SHOW - Kitty is Not a Cat

Channel: Disney Channel (DStv 303)

Time: 13:10

The party seems to be over when a young girl arrives at a household of cats – or so the cats think when they are forced to take on the responsibility of looking after Kitty. How do you teach a human who wants to be a cat how to be human?

Tropika Island of Treasure

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

Team Green was voted out last week. Which of the last three teams will manage to hold on and grab R1 million?

Freedom is not Free

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 22:00

Look into the lives of six South Africans who grew up outside the country and came back just before or as apartheid ended.


NEW SHOW - Cliptastic

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 18:30

This fast-paced series screens the funniest, craziest and most jaw-dropping uploads from the internet. Packed with all things funny and original, this is one for the whole family



Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 18:00

A local murder reveals the secret life of a beauty queen.


Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 21:30

A group of neighbours find R1 million near an accident scene and agree to stay quiet and keep the money.


100% Youth

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 18:00

This show profiles youngsters who are involved in activities that range from the performing arts and sports to business and fashion, design. They are our trendsetters

Icala Lika Thembi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 127)

Time: 18:00

A young mother suffering from postpartum depression is arrested and goes on trial for killing her baby. Starring Cleola Eayrs and Putla Sehlapelo.

Growing Up Supermodel

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:30

Follow the family dynamics and the exciting and unpredictable careers of some of the top young models on the scene today.

Hair Jacked

Channel: Sony Max (DStv 127)

Time: 21:50

In this comedic game show, host Jon Gabrus and his crew take over a hair salon and ambush unsuspecting clients, who play lively and twisted pop culture games.


Botho – An Act of Kindness

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 20:30

A local reality show in which South Africans do something for someone who had affected their lives.


Alex Cross (2012)

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:30

Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox’s characters face off in a game of cat and mouse in this captivating thriller. A homicide detective tries to match wits with a serial killer.


Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 18:00

This local reality show brings people together who may not usually interact, but the need to reconnect has been etched on each other’s minds and hearts.

NEW SEASON - American Idol

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:00

It’s season 16! Ryan Seacrest hosts this edition of the popular Emmy Award-winning reality singing competition. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will judge.

Pick of the Stream

The Week Of (2018)

Channel: Netflix SA

This brand-new Netflix original comedy tells the story of a devoted, middle class father (Adam Sandler) who is determined to pay for his daughter’s wedding, despite the prodding of the wealthier father of the groom (Chris Rock).

A series of calamities force the fathers (and their families) to come together and endure the longest week of their lives while they prepare for the big day.

Pick of the Picks

Season finales on small screen

Many of your favourite shows are drawing to a close this week. Make sure you pencil in a date with your TV for the following:

Dancing with the Stars

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Day and Time: Sunday, 17:00 It’s the grand finale. Watch the remaining stars show off all their techniques and finesse to be crowned the King and Queen of the Ballroom.


Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Daye and time: Friday, 19:30

Brenda fights to be with Xolani, but is it worth it? Lesego can no longer pretend, and Thembi goes down a dangerous path.

The Voice

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Day and time: Friday, 19:00

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are joined by songstresses Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson for the finale of the 14th season of the Emmy-winning reality singing competition.

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