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The best shows on TV this week

2017-11-12 00:00

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

Sunday, 12 November 

SA’s Got Talent

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 18:00

See who’s the most talented of them all in the live finale.

Idols SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00

It’s the final face-off. Who have your votes chosen to battle it out for the ultimate prize?


Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 19:20

A new, original series in which average Americans are confronted with the realities of illegal immigration, as they retrace the footsteps of dead border runners.

2017 MTV EMAs

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 22:00

One of the biggest global music events of the year, which celebrates the hottest artists from around the world.

Fire at Sea

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:00

A moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it. Take in the incredible footage portraying the history, culture and daily lives of the islanders and the events that surround them.

New York: America’s Busiest City

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 17:00

This spectacular series unlocks the secrets of the world’s most economically powerful city. The programme delves deep into the cutting-edge logistics, engineering and technology which power this bustling city.

Beat That Price

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 17:00

In this game show hosted by comedian Nicholas Goliath, retailer Game sees contestants competing for a grand prize of R500 000, while showcasing the store’s latest and most desirable general merchandise and grocery items.

User’s Guide to Cheating Death

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 20:30

This documentary series casts a light on increasingly controversial procedures and diets in modern-day society.

Monday, 13 November 


Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 20:30

Catch the internationally acclaimed drama Roots, starring Forest Whitaker and Laurence Fishburne, and featuring local stars Nokuthula Ledwaba, Mbulelo Grootboom and Nandi Nyembe.


Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

This six-part series examines the revolution created by Nelson Mandela to fight for the freedom and equality of all South Africans. With powerful performances by Laurence Fishburne as Mandela and Terry Pheto as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:15

Based on the celebrated novel of the same name, and starring the talented Elisabeth Moss, the psychological drama is centred in a dystopian republic called Gilead, a totalitarian society that was formerly part of the US.

Tangled: The Series

Channel: Disney Channel (DStv 303)

Time: 16:00

Set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 short film Tangled Ever After, the animated series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona.

Most Ridiculous

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:00

Host Schalk Bezuidenhout presents more rounds of hilarious, stupid and insane videos from the worldwide web. From wacky weather to major bike trick blowouts, the ridiculous rules!

Tuesday, 14 November

How to Adventure

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

Sees explorer and adventurer Riaan Manser take several ordinary South Africans out of their comfort zones, travelling the length and breadth of South Africa on extraordinary nail-biting adventures.

Wednesday, 15 November

The Rundown with Robin Thede

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:00

The comedian and former head writer and contributor for The Nightly Show, gives her hilariously unique take on the week’s headlines in politics and pop culture.

Thursday, 16 November

Top Billing

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20: 30

Jon visits Miss SA, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, as she packs a dazzling Miss Universe wardrobe and discusses how she travels with 100kg of luggage.

The Express

Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 22:30

Rob Brown (Don Jon) and Dennis Quaid (Legion) drive this film based on the true story of the first African-American college football player to win the Heisman Trophy.

Friday, 17 November 

Keeping Up with The Kruger

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 21:05

Take a unique look at the day-to-day lives of the people who care for the beautiful animals that roam the bush-covered expanses of the Kruger National Park.

Queen of Katwe

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Based on the vibrant true story of a girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

Saturday, 18 November 


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

After her husband cheats with her own sister, a young woman decides to give them another chance. But her sister doesn’t give up easily.

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