Top TV pics of the week

2017-10-08 07:00

Johannesburg - These are the top TV pics of this week according to City Press.

Sunday, 8 October

The Crew

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 13:45

Four former made men, struggling to get by in a run-down Miami hotel, come up with a plot to drive out all the young tenants who are slowly taking over the beachfront hotel and driving up their rent.

Queen Sugar

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

Three estranged siblings move to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently dead father – a 320-hectare sugar cane farm. It’s executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, so it’s sure to be good.

Barbershop: A Fresh Cut

Channel: M-Net Movies Smile (DStv 105)

Time: 21:35

As the community in the south of Chicago takes a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much-needed change to their neighbourhood.

Monday, 9 October

I Survived

Channel: Sony (DStv 127)

Time: 19:00

True stories told by people who survived horrific events and lived to tell the tale.

Tuesday, 10 October

World’s Deadliest Animals

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 17:10

Experience a day in the life of some of the world’s most powerful animals, some of which have hidden talents that help them hunt and survive harsh conditions.

Live Free or Die

Channel: National Geographic (DStv channel 181)

Time: 18:20

The series depicts a trend called “rewilding” – the undomestication of humans – and follows those who’ve rejected a mainstream existence to live off the land in simple homes without electricity or running water. Obstacles such as brutal weather and a lack of food require quick, innovative solutions.

Last Chance Salon

TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 22:45

Three experts are on hand to solve the unsolvable and give those who thought they had no chance to improve what ails them a new lease of life. And they’ll be giving insider tips on their specialities so, if you’re considering cosmetic treatment of any kind, you’ll know what to do and what to expect.

Wednesday, 11 October

Love & Hip-Hop: New York

Channel: eExtra (DStv 195)

Time: 20:30

This docuseries looks at the women who have mostly remained in the background as they support their men on the road to hip-hop fame.

Wags Miami

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:55

The women have different problems with their boyfriends, and they are helping each other, but the group is not perfect.

Thursday, 12 October 

Street Cred

SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 19:30

Street Cred is a street dance competition series that sees judges travel to South Africa’s nine provinces to afford the Mzansi fo sho audiences a chance to compete in regional dance rounds.

Dr Dolittle

Channel: M-Net Movies Smile (DStv 105)

Time: 20:44

In this comedy, a doctor discovers that he can talk to animals.

Friday, 13 October


Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

This cultural youth chat show will get you thinking and provide some insight into what today’s youngsters deal with.

Cave Quest

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 15:30

This children’s game show is set in a mysterious secret cave filled with lost treasures that are protected by a mysterious cave spirit. They must complete a series of challenges based on South African folklore.

Uyanda It’s On

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 22:00

Uyanda lives the high life as she travels the world.

Step Brothers

Channel: eMovies Extra (DStv 140)

Time: 20:00

Two aimless middle-aged losers, who are still living at home, are forced to become roommates when their parents get married.

The Good Fight

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

When Diane Lockhart’s life savings are lost, she must start from scratch at a new firm. This series is a spinoff from the acclaimed legal drama The Good Wife.

Broken Vows

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 18:30

A family-run wedding planning business sells “happily ever after dreams”, but those who run it deal with almost daily nightmares.

Instant Mom

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

In this sitcom, a 25-year-old party girl becomes an stepmother when she marries an older man who has three children.

South Park

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:00

Join this loony bunch for another adventure through the world of satire and humour that is definitely not politically correct.


Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 22:00

A look at the professional and personal life of a surgeon who performs heart transplants.

Saturday, 14 October

Killing Season

Channel: M-Net Movies Action (DStv 110)

Time: 14:28

Two veterans of the Bosnian War – one American, one Serbian – find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.

American Ninja

Channel: M-Net Movies Action (DStv 110)

Time: 20:00

Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on a US army base in the Philippines after a judge tells him to decide between enlisting or prison.


Channel: Studio Universal (DStv 112)

Time: 16:15

When Coraline moves to an old house, she is bored and feels neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. However, things aren’t as benign as they seem.

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