The best shows on TV this week

2017-12-03 00:00

Johannesburg - These are the top TV shows to watch this week according to City Press. 

Sunday, 3 December

The X Factor UK

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:50

The spectacular reality singing competition comes to an end with two acts performing and the final winner announcement.

Savage Kingdom

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 23:00

Last season, The Wall Street Journal called Savage Kingdom “nature television as Shakespearean drama”. This season brings rebellion, as the sins of the lion king are carried out by his sons. Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones) returns to narrate.

Don’t Tell The Bride

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 19:59

The grooms-to-be are back to give wedding planning another shot! However, will their dream weddings be the weddings their wives-to-be have always wished for, or will they be their worst nightmares?

Monday, 4 December 

Somebody’s Gotta Do It

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:00

Presenter Mike Rowe is on a mission to meet unique individuals as they pursue their incredible – and often unusual – passions. From meeting the performers of a spectacular Las Vegas show to visiting a hair museum in Kansas City, Mike revels in these extraordinary passions.


Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 20:10

Tethered at the waist, two strangers must endure the elements, hostile wildlife and each other’s personalities, while needing warmth, food and water. In this episode, a biology professor and a shaman traverse the Chugach Mountains in Alaska.


Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

Media transparency in the advertising industry comes under the spotlight as Thebe Ikalafeng and Gordon Muller look into the situation in South Africa.

The People vs Patriarchy

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 22:00

With violence against women in SA escalating, a group of woke young people dismantle the #MenAreTrash hashtag.

How Do I Look? SA

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 13:35

Those in need of a fashion makeover are given an opportunity to transform their look, with the help of friends and an expert team.

Tuesday, 5 December

The Spouse House

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Seven single men and seven single women move into a house, all seeking the same thing: marriage. And they are guided towards it by relationship experts. But there’s a unique twist: each week culminates with either a proposal – or an eviction from the house.

Sport Stars Uncovered

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193),

Time: 21:00

Delivered in a fun, engaging manner, Sport Stars Uncovered reveals the many and varied scandals and controversies engulfing world sports’ greatest athletes, Refreshingly light-hearted.

Black Ink Crew New York

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

The crew head out on a camping trip for some team-building exercises, but all hell breaks loose when an unexpected visitor arrives.

Wednesday, 6 December

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

Screams cut through the dawn mist on a mountain in Rwanda... A three-part special that honours the life and groundbreaking legacy of gorilla researcher Dian Fossey. Created by Academy Award-winning executive producer James Marsh and narrated by Sigourney Weaver.

Single AF

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 21:15

Some unlucky-in-love celebs travel the globe looking for The One. Using social media and some strange AF theories on love, they date their way around the world, hoping to finally find their match.

Streets of Mangaung

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 21:30

A local drama series that shines a light on efforts behind community policing, focusing on the lives of the police and the police station, as well as the community and the crimes. Despite its gritty subject, it balances comedy with action and human drama.

Thursday, 7 December


Channel: eExtra (DStv 195)

Time: 16:50

Explores the entertainment industry and the lives of its biggest stars through the lens of social media. Check out each star’s persona, accounts and what’s going viral, and follow the latest scandals. Indulge your Fomo.

Friday, 8 December

The Condemned 2 (2015)

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 20:30

Former bounty hunter Will Tanner finds himself on the run, as part of a revamped Condemned Tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8.30pm

S’khaleni discovers that Jacob has been lying. Qondi is determined to expose Phila. Shadrack has a big surprise up his sleeve for Judas and Qaphela. Phumelele warns Lethu to stay away from her family.

Fast N’ Loud

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Automotive mastermind Richard Rawlings and mechanical prodigy Aaron Kaufman travel the back roads of Texas, scouring barns, swap shops and open fields in search of rare rides to restore.

Saturday, 9 December

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 19:30

The first sequel to the classic dinosaur flick. Starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore.

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