The best shows on TV this week

2017-11-26 00:00

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


Mrs Mandela

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 13:45

Oscar-nominee Sophie Okonedo brings the life of one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in recent history to the screen. Mrs Mandela charts Winnie Mandela’s progression from innocent country girl to politicised fighter against apartheid.

Date My Family

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

Date My Family helps singletons find love by sending them on dates with their potential partner’s family. Can you really trust your family to help you find love?

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:00

All over the world, tens of thousands of people are losing their land and livelihood because companies are stealing or buying up their ancestral land. This documentary travels to Ethiopia, one of the countries most affected by the rush for land.



Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

Inspired by the lyrics of Notorious BIG’s I’ve Got A Story to Tell, this show dramatises the struggle of a woman tired of her NBA fiancé’s philandering.


The Voice

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:00

Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys are back on the red chairs for another stellar season of the Emmy-winning singing competition.

Stranded with a Million Dollars

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 20:30

The series drops 10 adventurers on an island with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a million dollars in cash. Those who survive for 40 days will split the money. They can buy all the supplies and creature comforts they desire, but... everything is crazy expensive.

The Daily Show

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:30

An American satirical news show hosted by Trevor Noah.


Fashion Police: The Farewell

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

Series finale

After more than two decades of countless laughs and unforgettable moments, E! Entertainment’s iconic comedy franchise, produced by Wilshire Studios, will sign off to “Joan Rangers” one last time when Fashion Police: The Farewell series finale special airs. Be sure to catch it.


Love Connection

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 18:00

Featuring single men and women in search of romance. After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they will dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience.

The Big Ward

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)

Time: 20:55

New Show

Six patients embark on a journey to beat their out-of-control obesity once and for all, to improve their health, and, ultimately, save their lives.

The Bachelorette

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:00

When Rachel’s duplicitous suitor, DeMario, confronts her and pleads for a second chance, will she be able to forgive and forget?

Scream Queens

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:50

Denise does little to calm the Kappas’ fears when she spins a terrifying ghost story.


Bride & Prejudice: The Forbidden Wedding

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

Follow the lives of people whose paths towards marriage are blocked by prejudiced family members who must approve of the unions. Against the odds, the potential spouses aim to prove that their love can lead to long-lasting marriages.

Bizarre ER

Channel: TLC (DStv channel 135)

Time: 21:50

A look at some of the more extraordinary and grotesque cases in a British accident and emergency department, tracking a patient’s case from diagnosis to treatment.

Vice Principals

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00

Season Finale

In the season finale of this silly comedy, Gamby and Russell play their end game with Dr Brown. Follows the ridiculous rivalry of two vice-principals.


I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant: The Wedding Gift

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 15:00

Jenna misses her period, but a pregnancy test is negative, so she attributes it to stress. A few months later, she finds herself delivering a baby while on the toilet.

Young, Hot & Crooked: In Too Deep

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 18:20

Rian Thal hosts parties at Philadelphia’s hottest nightclubs. But behind the glamour is a seedy and dangerous world full of drug dealers. Will she end up rich or dead?

Keeping Up with The Kruger

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 20:10

A raw and unique glimpse into the day-to-day adventures of the dedicated band of people who keep the Kruger National Park running.

The X Factor UK

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:30

Season Finale

The spectacular singing competition closes off with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger as judges.

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