The best on TV this week

2017-10-15 00:00

Johannesburg - Wondering what to watch this week? 

Here's what City Press says is hot on the box.


BET Hip-Hop Awards

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

Hosted this year by DJ Khaled, all your favourite commercial rap acts will be around, hoping to win an award or two.

Assassin’s Creed

Channel: M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104)

Time: 18:30

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th-century Spain.

Diesel Brothers

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

A group of friends in Utah own and operate a business that specialises in all things diesel. These guys don’t just sell parts for diesel trucks and jeeps, they also design and build some of the biggest, baddest, and most amazing diesel-powered vehicles you’ll see.

Finding Dory

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 14:15

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child.

Happy Feet Two

Channel: M-Net Movies Smile (DStv 105)

Time: 18:20

Mumble (Elijah Wood) the penguin, now called the Master of Tap, has an unusual problem: Erik, his son, is reluctant to dance. Erik runs away from home and encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin that can fly.



Channel: eExtra (DStv 195)

Time: 22:30

At the site of his father’s murder, Eli King discovers a mysterious crystal that imbues him with an array of special powers. He tries to deal with the death of his father and find the men responsible.

NEW SHOW - The Platinum Life

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:55

Viewers follow Asiah Collins, Alycia Bella, La’Myia Good, Shantel Jackson, Nazanin Mandi, Lola Monroe and Crystal Smith as they indulge in the VIP life with their significant others, who happen to be some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Kid Ink, Eric Bellinger.

Drugs, Inc.

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 22:35

This documentary series explores in depth how drugs in modern day society are sold and processed, and how police continuously crack down on the illegal practice.


Beat Shazam

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

Catch Jamie Foxx in this one. Teams of two race to identify songs by sound, in the hopes of winning a cash prize.

Total Bellas

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:55

Follows the lives of WWE Divas Nikki and Brie Bella. John Cena and Daniel Bryan are naturally in this too. Gain exclusive insights into their lives.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:00

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.



Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)

Time: 20:02

Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth, never having any violent crime. Until now. In this episode, Natalie and Vincent’s field trip descends into chaos.


The Mayor

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30

A struggling hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mix tape, and wins the election.

Burn After Reading

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 20:30

Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) is a CIA analyst who is fired from his job at the agency ostensibly because of his drinking problem. He tells his wife he quit and wants to write a memoir about his life in the CIA.

The Shooter

Channel: eMovies Extra (DStv 140)

Time: 21:35

When the Cuban ambassador is killed, a CIA agent heads to Prague to find the killer at the US/Cuban summit. His chief suspect is a lesbian club owner. Starring Dolph Lundgren.


Loni Love – America’s Sister

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:50

All aboard the Love Train! Named by Variety as “one of the top 10 comics to watch”, comedian Loni Love has taken stand-up comedy to new heights. As a regular panellist on E!’s hit late night show Chelsea Lately, Loni has quickly emerged as a comic force to be reckoned with.

Bride & Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings

Channel: Lifetime (DStv channel 131)

Time: 20:00

The path to marriage is blocked by disapproving and prejudiced family members. Will the couples, from gay to interfaith and interracial, make it down the aisle against all odds?


Let’s Eat with Siphokazi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Time: 17:30

Domestic worker-turned-chef Siphokazi Mdlankomo brings her charm and effortless cooking skills to her mobile kitchen, where she and her guests whip up delectable dishes.

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