The best shows on TV this week

2018-01-28 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.


Stranded with a Million Dollars

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 13:15

Ten adventurers are left on an island with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They can win a million dollars, but what they buy to survive will come out of their winnings.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

It appears that Nkululeko, Mandla and Buhle were not the only ones with the brigadier that night … Tina’s job keeps interfering with tradition. Zuks sends a message to Poncho.

Trump: Path to the White House

Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 20:15

He’s confident, brash and eccentric. This two-hour special looks at the entire spectrum of Trump’s life, from his beginnings in Queens and rise in business to finally becoming the president of the US.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Hunks Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron lose their shirts for this hilarious reboot of the 90s TV classic. A veteran lifeguard and a new recruit clash as they attempt to stop a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. If you enjoy the sun and the sand, watch it.


Sisterhood of Hip-Hop

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:10

Executive produced by Grammy award-winning recording artist TI, this powerful and uplifting series follows the next exciting generation of female hip-hop artists – Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia.

The River

Channel: 1 Magic (formerly Vuzu Amp) (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00


This new telenovela sees two different but interdependent worlds collide in spectacular fashion. One side of the river is populated by society’s upper crust, and the other by exploited workers who toil with little to show for it.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

Eddie receives good and then bad news. Frank uses Cebile’s weakness to continue to worm his way into the Mbatha family.

BET A List Migos Special

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

Be sure to catch the addictive anthems of this American hip-hop/trap trio – Quavo, Offset and Takeoff – from Atlanta, Georgia, performing for the first time right here in South Africa.


Mutiny: Survival on the Oceans

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00


Nine men believe they have what it takes to recreate one of history’s greatest feats of endurance and navigation. In the Pacific Ocean, they attempt the 6 437km journey of Captain Bligh after the mutiny on the ship, Bounty.

Revenge Body with Khloé

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

With the help of gorgeous model and TV personality Khloé Kardashian and her team of fitness, style and beauty experts, participants get the individualised encouragement to transform into the person they always dreamt of becoming.


Citizen Rose

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00


The #MeToo movement changed the conversation about sexual assault. Among those at the front of this movement was artist/activist Rose McGowan. She was arrested, met with former president Barack Obama, and became one of Time Magazine’s “People of the Year”, all while navigating the minefield of those trying to silence her. E! brings you this timely five-part documentary on her tumultuous and fascinating life.

The Americans

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 20:00


In this acclaimed spy-thriller, Philip (Emmy nominee Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Emmy nominee Keri Russell) struggle to contain the risks of Paige’s growing relationship with Matthew Beeman.


Leeto LA Tekesi: Hape Hape

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

In the hilarious sequel of this local comedy, our two crazy taxi drivers find themselves with half of the gang’s loot and the gang hot on their heels. Directed by David Kau.

Monie Gets Married

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 13:30

Little Women: Atlanta cast member Tiffany “Monie” Cashette enters the spotlight in this series that takes a look at the ongoing preparations for a big day in her life.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00


A bank robbery ends in a shooting, giving Sawyer Crane more leverage against Walt. Final season of the gritty crime drama about a troubled county sheriff.



Channel: 1 Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30


A fun, fresh and sexy new drama about the lives of three young female friends living in Joburg, as they deal with the pressures of juggling marriage, motherhood, relationships and their careers.



Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

An original Mzansi movie depicting the lives of South Africa’s people and communities – authentic storytelling at its best. Starring Fekile Mbaso and Thabang Molepo.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

WWE stars Adam Copeland and CJ Perry take on a terrorist mastermind in this thriller. The pair must race against time to uncover the villain’s plan and save the city.

Pick of the Picks


1Magic (DStv 103) 
Friday, 20:00

Hosted by accomplished actor and presenter Siyabonga Radebe, the show will see a bachelor or bachelorette matched up with four potential suitors, who will have to jump through different hoops to bag a date and possibly land the love of their lives. In the first challenge, all four suitors will be questioned by a panel that includes the love interest – whom they won’t know. They must prove why they could be Ms/Mr Right for the seeker. In the end, one suitor will be eliminated, based on this interrogation, leaving three to battle it out for the affection of their potential bae. The next segment will be a really tough one – trying to impress and convince a family member that they are “the one” who can take care of their precious loved one’s heart.

Pick of the Stream


Available on ShowMax

The producers of Mr Bones bring you this light-hearted local comedy about James, a successful comedy writer who lives in Johannesburg and has completely lost his sense of humour.

Reviewers have massively praised the film, with Channel24 writing: “Is it finally safe for more discerning comedy fans to place their trust in a South African film? You bet. There is much to crow about Jozi.”

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