The best TV shows to watch this week

2017-07-09 17:00
Phat Joe

Johannesburg - Here are some programmes that are worth watching on local TV, according to City Press. 

Sunday, 9 June

Underage and on the Stage

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174)

Time: 22:00

Finding the superstars of the future is a massive business. This series takes you inside BizzyKidz, one of the largest children’s talent agencies in the UK, where young stars are chasing fame and fortune.

Shadow of Doubt

ID Xtra (DStv channel 171)

Time: 21:00

This series puts a twist on true-crime storytelling by delving into competing theories from complex crimes. The real killer’s identity won’t be revealed until the very end.

The Voice

Channel: M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Time: 17:00

Caroline, Craig, Fatman, Josh, Luke, PJ and Samantha ... who will take the gong as The Voice SA’s season two winner?

Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers

Channel: Food Network (DStv channel 175)

Time: 21:00

Rev Run, of Run-DMC fame, and his wife Justine know Sunday supper is about family, good friends and great food. Join the Simmons family for 13 delectable feasts, including a Japanese-inspired sushi Sunday and a gourmet Italian supper.


Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103)

Time: 21:00

Holden Matthews miraculously wakes up from a devastating coma to the wonderment of his parents Tom and Diane, and younger brother Luke.

Drain the Pirate City

Channel: National Geographic (DStv channel 181)

Time: 20:05

Reveals the 33-acre sunken city of Port Royal in Jamaica’s Kingston Harbour for the first time.

Monday, 10 July

Take Me Out Mzansi

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103)

Time: 19:00

Eligible bachelors, worthy bachelorettes get ready – your time to find the perfect partner is here. Hosted by the charming Phat Joe, this exciting, provocative and candidly funny series is one of the most popular dating formats globally.

Extreme Time Cheaters

Channel: TLC (DStv channel 135)

Time: 21:50

From doing the dishes while showering to body waxing at work, time cheaters will go to extreme lengths to make every second count.

Earth Live

Channel: National Geographic (DStv channel 181)

Time: 21:00

Catch this unprecedented, edge-of-your-seat view of the natural world. Emmy Award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan will join Golden Globe- and Emmy award-winning actress Jane Lynch in hosting this two-hour live broadcast. It’s the first of this magnitude – think of it as the Olympics of the natural world – showcasing the best of the animal kingdom in real time and in spectacular fashion.

Kingin With Tyga

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103)

Time: 22:00

A reality show that gives an inside look at the life of the hit-recording artist. Follow Tyga and his crew as they attempt over-the-top stunts and indulge in a lavish lifestyle made famous by his Instagram account, which currently has more than five million followers.

Tuesday, 11 July

Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Channel: HD (DStv channel 194)

Time: 22:30

This film tells the story of Tiffany Rubin, who rescued her seven-year-old son after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in New York to South Korea. Starring Taraji P Henson.

Wednesday, 12 July


Channel: SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Time: 21:30

A tongue-in-cheek late-night show hosted by Tumi Morake, which will see some of South Africa’s hottest celebs and influencers feature as studio guests.

Diski Divas

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Time: 20:00

Rated one of the worst shows on TV last year, Diski Divas is back for a third season. Let’s hope it’s better.

Four Weddings South Africa

Channel: Lifetime (DStv channel 131)

Time: 23:20

In this episode, see Nthabiseng marry her longtime Swati boyfriend at Joburg’s botanical gardens.

Thursday, 13 July

World Of Dance

Channel: M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Time: 15:45

Jennifer Lopez is a judge and producer on this reality series that gives elite dancers the opportunity to compete for a life-altering prize.

Friday, 14 July

My 600LB Life: Where Are They Now?

Channel: TLC (DStv channel 135)

Time: 20:00

This series catches up with 18 formerly super obese people as they continue turbulent but ultimately triumphant weight-loss journeys. 

It’s OK, We’re Family

Channel: SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Time: 19:30

A new comedy/entertainment show starring David Kau as YouTube blogger David Kau, who is making South Africa’s biggest movie.


Channel: Comedy Central (DStv channel 122)

Time: 19:20

The classic cult movie stars Alicia Silverstone as an endearing Beverly Hills high-schooler.

Saturday, 15 July

The Bad Girls Club

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103)

Time: 22:00

An outrageous reality show that follows the altercations and physical confrontations of seven highly aggressive and unruly women.

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