The best shows on the box this week

2018-02-25 00:00

Johannesburg These are the best shows on the box this week according to City Press.

Sunday, 25 February

Rough Night

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Things go terribly wrong for a bachelorette party of girlfriends who hire a male stripper. Starring Scarlett Johansson.

Make My Body Better

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 16:02


Host Davina McCall meets four people who suffer from debilitating health problems and tries to help them overcome them.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:15


Late night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

The Bold Type

Channel: M-Net Binge (DStv 900)

Time: 21:30 

Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles, the show looks at the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine.

Monday, 26 January

Tamar & Vince

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

Tamar and Vince struggle to reconcile before the DC show, forcing Tamar to make a heart-breaking decision. A painful truth is exposed during a dinner party.

Somebody’s Gotta Do It

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv channel 136)

Time: 21:00


Presenter Mike Rowe travels the length and breadth of the US to meet unique men and women as they pursue their incredible – and often unusual – passions.

The Man Council

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 18:35

A new talk show hosted by Tbose, Naked DJ and Khaya Dladla on relationships, love and sex. Special guests featured include the likes of Jessica Nkosi, Bontle Modiselle and Masechaba Ndlovu.

Real Health

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)

Time: 18:00

Brings viewers their daily dose of holistic, alternative and natural health insights and solutions.

Tuesday, 27 February


Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Franklin and Leon deal with the thief. Later, Teddy goes to extreme measures to protect the CIA.

Ginormous Food

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 21:00

There’s a new level of enormous eats to be had – and in Ginormous Food, food fanatic Josh Denny is on a gigantic gastronomic adventure to find the biggest and tastiest foods in all of America.

Wednesday, 28 February

Top Gear

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:00


The hilarious antics of Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid continue in the brand new, 25th season of Top Gear.

90’s House

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 15:00

Places 12 millennials in a 90s-inspired house – without Wi-Fi! Leaving their modern-day devices at the door, these young adults have to party like it’s the 90s.

For My Man

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 22:30

Shocking stories of women who have committed crimes for love. From a killing spree across states to robbing 15 banks in under a year.

Who Killed Tupac?

Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 20:15

A six-hour limited series on the investigation by civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump into the death of the prolific and influential rapper and actor Tupac Shakur in 1996.

Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 22:00


Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are back in their caff at the end of Southend Pier for the new eight-part series, cooking up feasts for the weekend, helped by some very special guests. Catch this entertaining show and be inspired.

Thursday, 1 March

Siba’s Table: Sibalicious

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 20:00

Watch as Siba adds va voom to recipes submitted from around the globe, adding twists to local favourites and international delicacies alike.

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50


Former model, TV personality (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and mother to fashion’s It girls Gigi and Bella Hadid, Yolanda Hadid uses her expertise to coach aspiring teen models to succeed on and off the catwalk.

Friday, 2 March

Raising Babies 101

Channel: SABC 2( DStv 192)

Time: 10:30

Presented by Carol Ofori in front of a studio audience, this is a weekly talk series for first time parents and every caregiver in South Africa. Catch helpful advice, as well as the experiences of celebrity parents such as Dr Malinga, Stoan Seate and Emtee.

Jamie and Doug Plus One

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50


Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner met at the altar of season one of Married at First Sight. Now follow the couple as they go through the emotional roller coaster of marriage and raising a baby.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:30


Golden Globe nominee Ron Livingston stars as recovering alcoholic Dave Loudermilk, who, in the series premiere of this dark comedy, agrees to help a wayward young girl get into rehab.

Saturday, 3 March

Raven’s Home

Channel: Disney (DStv 303)

Time: 08:35

Continuing the story of the award-winning family comedy that resonated with kids, tweens and families around the world. Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels who are each divorced with kids.

Jury Speaks


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

This true crime series re-examines controversial cases. In this episode, four of the jurors who found Hollywood legend Robert Blake not guilty of first-degree murder wrestle with their contentious verdict.

Pick of the Picks  

New Shows on Majola Love

DStv’s new channel Moja Love (channel 156) is full of local content you’ll like.

Here are some of the highlights:

Show Me Love 

This talk show, hosted by KG Moeketsi, Unathi Nkayi, Abigail Visagie and Nontobeko Sibisi, covers pressing issues that affect women.


This telenovela features Nimrod Nkosi as Pastor Buthelezi, a well-meaning pastor of a small congregation who is about to go through a huge challenge of faith.

No excuses, Papgeld

This investigative reality show tracks fathers and, in some cases mothers, who are not living up to their parental responsibilities.

Judge Khambule 

A sitcom set in a courtroom that features characters caught up in various outlandish legal situations. Judge Khambule is played by South Africa’s own Queen of Comedy, Thenjiwe Moseley, who will listen to these comedic cases inspired by true events. She will then pass judgment with some hilarious outcomes.

Pick of the Stream

A Small Town Called Descent (2010)

Available on ShowMax

Directed by Jahmil XT Qubeka, this film follows three Scorpion agents as they investigate xenophobic attacks in a 
small town.

It’s a dark, humorous look at South Africa’s political dynamics and it features powerful performances from its all-star cast. The film showcases a strong, unapologetic voice and an honest but resonant portrait of South African life.

Your TV highlights for the week.
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