The best shows on TV this week

2017-11-05 00:00

Johannesburg - What's good on the box this week? City Press gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.


Idols SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00

It’s down to the top three! The finale is in sight and it’s time to find out who will perform and whose dream will end. It all happens live from the State Theatre in Pretoria.

World of Dance

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 18:00

Jennifer Lopez is a judge and producer in this reality competition series that gives elite dancers the opportunity to compete for a life-changing prize.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:00

In this prison drama, Monde’s rose, which has her diamonds buried underneath it, is missing. Meanwhile, Slender is back in jail.


Cowboys and Aliens

Channel: M-Movies Action (DStv 110)

Time: 20:00

A posse of cowboys is all that stands in the way of an alien invasion of earth in this action adventure starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

Are We There Yet?

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:30

Based on the 2005 film, this comedy series follows the Kingston-Persons of Seattle and the challenges they face as a new, blended family.

The Long Road Home

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00


National Geographic’s eight-part global event series is a gripping look at the toll war takes on soldiers and their families.

The Walking Dead

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:00

The eighth thrilling season is in full swing. Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for survivor communities The Hilltop, The Kingdom and Alexandria.


Selling It: In the ATL

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 18:35

Follow seven female estate agents in Atlanta as they make use of their business acumen and personalities in a previously male-dominated property industry to close deals. The clients include professional athletes, chief executive officers, music industry executives and foreign diplomats.

Survivor’s Remorse

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Produced by LeBron James and set in the world of professional basketball, the plot follows the life of Cam Calloway and his family after he signs a pro basketball contract and moves to Atlanta.


Now That’s Funny

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 19:20

Watch a collection of videos taken off the internet that are family friendly and hilarious.

7 Little Johnstons

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00


Famously known as the “largest little family” in the world, this family of seven have a genetic condition that affects their size. In this reality-documentary series, the Johnstons show us that every family has hardships and that it is easier when you stick together.

Vodacom NXT LVL

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Hosted by Denise Zimba, this local reality competition takes five talented hopefuls through a 10-week masterclass with five of the biggest names in South African music.


Fast & Furious 6

Channel: eMovies Extra (DStv 140)

Time: 20:00

After Dom and Brian’s heist in Rio de Janeiro left them and their crew very rich, they’ve scattered across the globe. However, they must live as fugitives, unable to return home to their families. Starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.

Hidden Restaurants

BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 20:00


There’s a food revolution going on and new restaurants are opening in far-flung places in extraordinary venues. In every episode, a renowned chef visits three of these restaurants and takes inspiration from each to create a new dish.

Lokshin Bioskop: Blame It On Love

Channel: Mzansi Bioskop (DStv 164)

Time: 21:00

A man falls in love with a married woman and out of love with his own wife. The affair inevitably destroys all the relationships.


Afternoon Express: Win A Home finale

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 16:00

Expect thrills, laughs and tears as the grand finale of the Win a Home competition, aired on the talk show Afternoon Express, hits TV screens in a live broadcast.

A Place Called Home

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 22:30

This drama series is based in Jozi, where people from all over the country (and continent) come together. Some succeed and others don’t. This is a look at their journeys.



Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

A moving story about a Congolese barber whose new life in South Africa is turned upside down when he’s accused of a crime he did not commit.

Our Family Wedding

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:30

Culture and family clash in this romcom. An African-American groom and his Mexican-American bride learn that the path to saying “I do” can be fraught with familial strife. Starring Forest Whitaker.

I Am Bolt

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 21:00

A captivating documentary profiling Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, one of the greatest Olympians in history.

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