This week's TV gems

2018-07-15 06:00
 

Johannesburg - On The Box, all the best viewing picks for the week ahead. 

TV GUIDE:

SUNDAY - 15 JULY

William, Kate & George: A New Royal Family

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

With insightful expert commentary and exclusive footage, the show explores the development of a modern royal family in touch and relevant to its nation and people.

Thor: Ragnarok

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05 

Chris Hemsworth returns as the god of thunder for an intergalactic superhero epic. Thor fights to save the realm from the clutches of Hela, the goddess of death.

Grown-ish

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 20:30

Zoey lands the fellowship of her dreams at Teen Vogue, but her reputation and job are put on the line when she reveals too much on social media.

NEW SHOW - OMW

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 21:30

A Bible and gospel music quiz show presented by Solomon Sebothoma, in which teams of two vie for a cash prize to be awarded to a charity. The show features popular gospel artists.

Two Is a Family

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:50

A heartwarming French comedy. An established bachelor’s carefree life is suddenly upturned when a former lover deposits a baby at his doorstep and leaves him to care for their child alone.

MONDAY - 16 JULY

SEASON FINALE - The Good Doctor

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00

In the final episode of this acclaimed medical drama, the team struggles to discover the truth behind a young college student’s unexplained injuries while his condition worsens.

NEW SEASON - Shades of Blue

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 20:30

Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Lopez stars in this edge-of-your-seat crime drama set in New York. In this season premier, detective Harlee Santos comes face to face with Miguel and makes a sacrifice to save the crew.

SEASON FINALE - Billions

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

The stakes are in the billions in this provocative drama starring Golden Globe winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as two men caught in a struggle for justice, power and money.

TUESDAY - 17 JULY

Nobody Cooks Like Mama

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)

Time: 15:30

Fabulous international model and actress Jena Dover visits Sasha in her kitchen. She’s craving lamb the way her mom made it, but Sasha will put her own modern spin on the traditional dish.

SEASON FINALE - Snatch

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 22:05

The premiere season of this British crime dramedy, based on the acclaimed film of the same name, comes to a thrilling close. Vic is in the back of Jone’s van with the gold as Albert and Hate’em tail them in desperation.

WEDNESDAY - 18 JULY

Britain’s Got Talent: Best and Worst Specials

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:00

Recalls all the good, the bad and the most shocking moments of the popular reality competition series.

NEW SHOW - Will & Grace

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:30

Eleven years after we last saw the awesome foursome, this premiere sees Jack and Karen attempt to help Will and Grace hide their political faults.

Railroad Australia

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

In a wild frontier world of blistering heat and vast distances, an army of workers work tirelessly day and night to keep Australia’s railway network on time and on track.

THURSDAY - 19 JULY

Moonshiners

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

In the Great Smoky Mountains, Mark and Digger prepare for the first run of hillbilly grappa. In Louisiana, Patti and David bootleg on the bayou.

How I Lost Nonhle

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

A couple’s dream comes true when they find employment. However, their dream is short-lived as they find themselves in a whirlwind of betrayal and deceit. Starring Sipho Feni and Tebogo Mokwena.

FRIDAY - 20 JULY

NEW SHOW - 9JKL

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 18:30

The series premiere of this family comedy sees a newly divorced Josh Roberts move to New York – into an apartment building where both his intrusive parents and brother live. Stars Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains).

Pompeii

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

A dramatic adventure starring Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington as a gladiator who must save his love from a corrupt senator before Mount Vesuvius erupts, taking Pompeii with it.

Massive Music

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Hosted by Lalla Hirayama and Smash Afrika, this hot new music show offers artist interviews, captivating studio performances, and a weekly music chart.

SATURDAY - 21 JULY

Zimele

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

After the death of her father, a young girl finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and stepsister, who reduce her to an ordinary labourer. Starring Mthokozisi Ndaba and Zekhethelo Zamisa.

50 Central

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

A late-night comedy variety show in which 50 Cent and celebrity guest hosts participate in comedy sketches, parodies, music competitions and games.

PICK OF THE PICKS

The Voice Kids 2018

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Day and time: Saturday, 18:00

Catch the junior version of The Voice UK, in which coaches will.i.am, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott search to uncover the best junior talent Britain has to offer among children aged seven to 14. There are four stages: Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds, Semifinals and the Live Final.

This year’s series will be broadcast within a couple of weeks of UK transmission. Big talent comes in small packages.

PICK OF THE STREAM

Gunpowder

Available: Showmax

Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones) and Liv Tyler (Lord Of The Rings) co-star in Gunpowder, a three-part miniseries about British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics who plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

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