TV shows to watch this week

2016-11-27 06:01

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

Sunday - 27 November

Idols SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic  (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00


And the winner is? The winner of South African Idols season 12 is announced in the spectacular live finale that takes place at Carnival City in Joburg. Will your favourite Idol make the cut?


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

Word whizzes from around the country compete to become the ultimate spelling and grammar champions in this spectacular new family-friendly game show.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

Season Finale

As season 12 draws to a close, the Kardashians deal with a tremendous amount of change as they embrace new beginnings and attempt to move on from the most tumultuous and challenging period they’ve ever faced.

SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 20:00

Watch the broadcast of the gospel music awards show.

Cool School

Channel: ED (DStv 190)

Time: 22:55

A refreshing look at climate change through the eyes of forty young Generation Ys, who start their journey being naive and end it as fully fledged climate crusaders. It’s an adventure story with a purpose.

Monday - 28 November

Notorious Women of the Bible

Channel: ED (DStv 190)

Time: 19:25

This five-part series tells the timeless stories of love, adultery, politics, murder, mayhem and motherhood in the Bible. This episode focuses on Bathsheba.


Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

This fiction miniseries depicts the biblical book of Acts. In this episode, Pontius Pilate closes in on the Zealot assassin and the disciples stand trial again. Stephen speaks out against the temple and pays the ultimate price when he is stoned to death.


Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 22:00

Rapper Common is superb in this coming-of-age film. A young boy’s eyes are opened when he spends the day with the ex-convict uncle he idolises.

Tuesday - 29 November 

Steve Harvey

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 16:30

Talk show host Steve Harvey meets a woman who turns in her best friend for an intervention she never saw coming, and chef Graham Elliot shares a savoury autumn dish from his new book.

The Great South African Bake Off

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 20:00

Join a host of amateur bakers as they compete, amid thrills, spills and shortcrust, to be named South Africa’s best home baker. This creative competition show is sure to provide inspiration and delicious fun as the contestants go all out.

Wednesday - 30 November

Basketball Wives LA

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 18:30

New Season

The saga of the basketball wives continues. Brandi debates returning to LA after her fight with Shaunie. Meanwhile, Jackie’s husband, Doug, is offered a new job.

Soul Train Awards 2016

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

Gain exclusive access to the glittering awards ceremony celebrating the best in black music. The awards head back to Vegas this November for an electrifying weekend of gospel, R&B and hip-hop.

Labor Games

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:50

A game show where parents-to-be are surprised in the delivery room with the opportunity to win some cool swag (and maybe even a college scholarship) for their baby.

Thursday - 1 December

Best in Bridal: Bridal Ink

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 06:00

Tattooed bride Jaime hits both stores, searching for a picture-perfect wedding dress – in black. Inspired by Jaime and her girls’ own ink, Shelley considers getting a tattoo.

The Big Eat: Desserts to Die for

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 20:00

Who would hesitate to embrace all things sweet? Foodies fantasise about their favourite desserts, while treasured TV chef Jenny Morris unveils her baked orange cheesecake, and Reza Mahammad gets his spices out for a semolina cake.

Savanna Newcomer Showcase

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

The freshest comedy talent is given the stage at the iconic Soweto Theatre. Find out who the funniest newcomers are.

Friday - 2 December

Kosher Soul: Black & Jewish

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 07:10

Black comedian O’Neal McKnight decides to convert to Judaism for his Jewish fiancée, Miriam. Miriam agrees to get a set of gold teeth in exchange for a perfect honeymoon. The couple confront O’Neal’s cousin Andre for ignoring Miriam because of her race.

On the Fly

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:00

Ending up in Coffee Bay, it’s cliff-jumping off the rocky edges of the Eastern Cape. And Bridget tries to cook a chicken in Dene’s backpack. As one does.

Saturday - 3 December

Talent On Track

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 09:00

Hosted by Raymond Motadi, this is a reality show in which a group of talent scouts search for the next big music act in SA.

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