This is what's hot on the box this week

2017-10-01 08:00

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


xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Channel: M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104)

Time: 18:38

Vin Diesel reprises his role as agent Xander Cage in this slick action franchise. This time he gets a mission to take down a terrorist group. But he can’t do it alone, he needs the help of the xXx team.

Our Girl

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)

Time: 21:00

Molly is delighted to be sent to Afghanistan as a medic on one of the army’s final deployments. But when she arrives she knows she needs to prove herself to her new platoon.

Queen Sugar

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

Charley schedules an appointment with a family therapist, but when Micah doesn’t show, Charley’s own issues come to light.


Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 21:55

Star follows three talented singers with ideas of stardom, and desperate for a new start, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.



Channe: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 18:25

Rich and handsome Ruzgar is deeply in love with Meltem. They plan to get married, but just before the big day arrives, Meltem dies.


Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

The brainchild of music producer Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo, Tales is a ground-breaking anthology series, the plot lines of which are inspired by hip-hop hits, from N.W.A.’s Fuck tha Police to Meek Mill’s Cold Hearted and the Notorious B.I.G anthem I Got A Story To Tell.

Trending SA

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:30

Four witty personalities discuss trending hashtags of the day. They spark conversation and also bring guests in to delve deeper into issues that are trending on social media.


The Late Late Show With James Corden

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

Each week night, this fabulous show throws the ultimate late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches.

Hair Goddess (New Show)

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Bringing you the Hair Goddess, Christina Oliva, who has built an empire to match her vivacious personality. With no college degree or business education, she’s built a booming hair-extension business from the roots up, with just her street sass and tenacity.


Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 20:45

A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker is vaulted into instant fame when she is called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut.


Channel: Fox (DStv 194)

Time: 21:30

In the next exciting episode, things heat up between Cookie and Angelo, so Lucious finally recognises Angelo as a formidable rival and prepares to take him on.

The Good Place

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 23:00

In this unique comedy, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) struggles to define what it means to be good. In this episode, she gets an introduction to ethics.


Trevor Noah: Pay Back the Funny

Channel: M-Movies All Stars (DStv 111)

Time: 19:35

South Africa’s biggest comedian Trevor Noah returns for a side-splitting, sold out show, as he talks about everything from his adventures overseas to his experiences of Eskom.

Ink, Paper, Scissors

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

In this interesting reality show, owner Ramsey runs his business with tattoo artists, stylists, hair stylists and nail artists, all under one roof.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 23:00

With an Emmy-nominated cast, this series chronicles the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.



Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 17:00

Follows the struggles of three young ninjas – Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno – as they go through their training.

Top Billing

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

In this episode, Jeannie and Chris get up close and personal with Spanish actor, director and producer Antonio Banderas.

Cutting Edge

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:30

Hard-hitting current affairs. All you need to know, when you need to know it.


My Little Pony

Channel: NickTOONS (DStv 308)

Time: 13:55

The classic characters brought to life in this colourful show that will transport you to a land of fantasy and magic.


uThando Luka Baba (2017)

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

Two families have been enemies for years. When their children fall in love, old wounds are reopened. Starring Noveshri Moodley.

Bad Girls Club

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00

In this reality show, a group of rebellious women are put in a house together to see if they can moderate their behaviour.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Summertime boredom hits, so Jessica gives Pumpkin an edgy makeover. Meanwhile, June learns from Instagram that Pumpkin has been keeping a secret.

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