The best TV this week

2018-08-26 00:00
 
Beyond the River

TV GUIDE: Watch our selection of the best shows on TV in the week ahead.

SUNDAY - 26 AUGUST

The Gong Show

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

NEW SHOW

In the premiere of this fun and entertaining game show, celebrity judges Will Arnett, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis praise, critique and gong unusually talented and unique performers.

Collateral Damage

Channel: M-Net Movies Action (DStv 110)

Time: 20:00

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action film that sees a man hunt down a terrorist after his wife and child are killed in a terrorist bombing.

Valentine’s Day

Channel: M-Net Movies All Stars (DStv 111)

Time: 20:00

This romantic comedy with an all-star cast follows the stories of couples, their make-ups, break-ups, and all the expectations and pressures that Valentine’s Day brings.

The House

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take parenting to the next level in this fun comedy. To fund their daughter’s exorbitant college tuition, a couple decide to run an illegal casino.

The Sinner

Channel: M-Net Binge (DStv 900)

Time: 21:30

Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

MONDAY - 27 AUGUST

The Middle

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 18:30

NEW SEASON

Television’s favourite quirky family returns for a final season, and in the premiere episode Axl returns from Europe with a chill new outlook on life and a man-bun. Emmy-nominated comedy.

Station 19

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

SEASON ENDS

In the season finale of this fast-paced drama, Ben reaches a new milestone as a rookie and, as is tradition, receives something from the crew. From Emmy nominee Shonda Rhimes.

TUESDAY -28 AUGUST 

Wahlburgers

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

The action centres on the Wahlberg family and the group of eccentric employees who work for them, as they face the challenges that come with running a burger joint.

Better Late Than Never

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 20:00

Experience an altered version of the Tomatina Festival, learn the art of bullfighting with matador lessons, embark on unique culinary adventures and try flamenco dancing.

Better Late Than Never

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:00

The guys head to Morocco, northern Africa, where they take a camel ride through the desert, get lost in a Marrakech bazaar and have a special dinner, during which they make one last wish for the trip.

Shades of Blue

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 22:10

Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Lopez stars in this edge-of-your-seat crime drama as single mother and New York police officer Harlee. In the season finale, she comes face to face with Miguel and makes a sacrifice in order to save the crew. Ray Liotta co-stars.

WEDNESDAY - 29 AUGUST

Our Wild Life

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Bobbie Jo and Jerry Abrams have a wild life! In addition to their six restaurants in North Carolina, they are now catering for large events and have a petting zoo with over 80 animals.

THURSDAY - 30 AUGUST

Instinct

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 17:00

NEW SHOW

The premiere of this crime drama opens with former CIA operative Dr Dylan Reinhart, a gifted professor, being pulled back into his old life when the NYPD approaches him for help.

NCIS: New Orleans

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

SEASON STARTS

In the season premiere of the action-packed cop drama, Pride remains on probation six weeks after his rogue takedown of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton. Spin-off of the popular NCIS series.

How to Get Away with Murder

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

SEASON ENDS

The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating finds herself entangled with four of the law students from her class called How to Get Away with Murder.

FRIDAY - 31 AUGUST

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

This comprehensive documentary explores the life of the King of Rock and Roll, taking audiences on a creative journey, unpacking the life of the musical artist.

Beyond the River

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

An inspiring true South African story about grit, loss and redemption. Two men from different backgrounds must conquer their demons and work together to compete in the Dusi Canoe Marathon.

American Woman

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

NEW SHOW

In the premiere of this period dramedy, Bonnie, a posh Beverly Hills wife and mother, discovers that her husband Steve has strayed and is having an affair. Golden Globe nominee Alicia Silverstone stars.

SATURDAY - 1 SEPTEMBER

Wheeler Dealers: 1969 Opel GT 1900

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Mike and Ant dive enthusiastically into the European sports car market with a 1969 Opel GT. It suffers fresh body damage, a backfiring engine, shoddy brakes and faulty headlights.

Misfit Garage: Minor Fire

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

With a deadline looming, the boys aim to finish building their first foreign import – a 1961 Morris Minor. And, Thomas unearths a 1932 Ford Model A Roadster.


PICK OF THE PICKS

Binge watch the galaxy

Star Wars Festival

e.tv (DStv 194)
Saturdays, 20:00

For the first time on e.tv, the Star Wars saga will be kicking into hyperdrive and blasting on to your screens.

Feel the force and watch the Star Wars adventures every Saturday, concluding on Thursday with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


PICK OF THE STREAM

The Power of Fiddy

Power

Available on ShowMax

Co-executive produced by 50 Cent, Power follows the ruthless James “Ghost” St Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a wealthy New York City nightclub owner.

He wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem – Ghost is living a double life. When he’s not at the club, he’s the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York.

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