The best shows on TV this week

2017-12-10 00:00

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


Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 15:40

Mickey, Minnie and their good friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto reunite in this movie to reminisce about wonderful things that happened during Christmas in the past. 

How to Adventure with Riaan Manser

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 18:00

A show to inspire you to experience the great unknown. Riaan Manser takes celebrities around Africa in search of adventure.


Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 18:30

British magician Troy Von Scheibner performs magic and out-there stunts for the public.

Trevor Noah: Welcome to America

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05 

South Africa’s comedic genius gives a stellar performance in Washington DC as he offers a unique world view on life in the US.

Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

The offspring of some of the biggest hip-hop moguls come together in Atlanta, showing off their skills and trying to make a name for themselves.


Somebody’s Gotta Do It

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv136)

Time: 16:50 

Mike Rowe brings viewers face to face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Tim: 18:00

After losing her unborn child, a married woman is given a child by a nurse to raise as her own. Haunted by her decision, the nurse later decides to set things right.

I (Almost) Got Away With It: Got Caught Via Email

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 18:20

Courtney Savage is a former cop with a loaded gun. After being arrested and posting bail, she goes on the run and alters her appearance so she can disappear.

The Good Doctor

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.


Australia Doesn’t Just Want to Kill You

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 18:20

Expert Dr Kelly Strzepek sees what a great white shark bite reveals about osteoarthritis, how deadly cone snails can heal chronic pain, and how funnel web spiders help farmers.

Dr Miami

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:55


Dr Michael Salzhauer is Miami’s most outrageous cosmetic surgeon and social-media superstar. He performs amazing transformations with plenty of drama along the way.

White Famous

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

Sadie’s patience with Floyd wears thin as an important music showcase for her approaches. Meagan Good is a guest star playing Kali.

Brent Owens: Extreme, Authentic & Unwrapped

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:30

MasterChef Australia winner Brent Owens explores South Africa to discover its diverse cultures and terrain, and cooks traditional dishes with the locals.


It Takes a Village

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 14:00

DJ Zinhle is committed to making a difference in the lives of young women in South Africa, starting in her home town of Dannhauser, KwaZulu-Natal. It’s a small town in crisis, and its challenges reflect the social issues faced by small towns across the country.

Tyres and Braaiers

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

If there is one thing that truly unites all South Africans – aside from sport – it is coming together for a braai. Join funnyman Nik Rabinowitz and chef Hezron Louw as they tour Mzansi in unique vehicles and get to experience the most epic braais.

George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington, DC

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

Comedian George Lopez returns for a solo stand-up special with a hilarious perspective on American politics.


Top Billing

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

This week on Top Billing, Chris catches up with cabaret dancer Kayla Booth Rick in the vibrant streets of Paris, where she works at the famous Le Lido theatre. They explore a light-filled unique ecofriendly home in Sandton, and Ayanda experiences the Goliath Comedy Club.

When the Son Sets

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

A young father sets out on a destructive journey of vengeance against the nurse he holds responsible for his son’s disorder. Starring Zane Mdingi.

In Plain Sight

Channel: eExtra (DStv 195)

Time: 23:00

After a teenager witnesses a murder, she and her family are forced to join a witness protection programme.



Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Sex, lies and addiction run this film starring Sharon Leal and Boris Kodjoe. A gallerist risks her family and career when the affair she’s having begins to control her life.

SAT 16.12


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

The sudden death of the family pillar and his wife draws the whole family together under one roof. But the question remains, who is the real killer?

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