What to watch on TV this week!

2016-09-04 11:51
Let’s Eat With Siphokazi

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 - 4 September

F in Fabulous

Channel: BET (DStv channel 129)

Time: 22:45

What's it about: Follows the personal and professional lives of four gorgeous young, well-to-do NYC tastemakers as they navigate life in the Big Apple.

The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story

Channel: Lifetime (DStv channel 131)

Time: 20:00

What's it about: The inspiring true story of NBA great Kevin Durant’s mother, Wanda, and her dedication to raising one of the greatest basketball players in the world.

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man

Channel: M-Net Edge (DStv channel 102)

Time: 20:00

What's it about: Comic-book legend Stan Lee penned this original crime thriller. In the series premier, when Detective Harry Clayton has a chance encounter with an enigmatic woman, his fortunes start mysteriously changing.

Nicki Minaj: My Time Again

Channel: MTV (DStv channel 130)

Time: 16:25

What's it about:This 40-minute special takes a look at the star’s everyday life and showcases her, raw and uninhibited, as she prepares to release her most introspective album to date, The Pinkprint.

2016 ABFF Awards

Channel: BET (DStv channel 129)

Time: 18:35

What's it about: The annual American Black Film Festival celebrates Hollywood and black culture, and the people, movies and TV shows of the past year that have had a major impact on US entertainment.

Monday - 5 September

World’s Smart Cities: Durban

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv channel 181)

Time: 20:05

What's it about: Learn how Durban has evolved into one of the world’s smart cities through the eyes of Andrew Evans, a digital explorer for National Geographic; and Phindi Gule, a radio station manager in Durban.

Anna Olson: Bake

Channel Food Network (DStv channel 175)

Time: 17:00

What's it about: In this instructional series, renowned pastry chef Anna Olson uses her baking knowledge and expertise to teach others how to bake. In each episode, Anna focuses on one basic ingredient or idea and uses it in a variety of ways, from basic applications to masterworks.

My Cat From Hell

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv channel 183)

Time: 21:00

What's it about: The problem cats are back, and so is cat behaviourist Jackson Galaxy. Among the cast of cats that are seemingly beyond help is Sebastian, a violent cat who puts a newborn baby in jeopardy, and Zeus, a door-opening wild cat who threatens to leave his owner.

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv channel 184)

Time: 22:30

What's it about: The renowned naturalist and iconic presenter of wildlife documentaries uncovers the mysteries of two curiosities of nature: an animal with a super-stretched neck and another with a stretchy tongue.

Tuesday - 6 February

Barbarians Rising

Channel: History (DStv channel 186)

Time: 20:30

What's it about: An exciting eight-part docu-drama that tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the various barbarian rebel leaders.

Alexandra My Alexandra

Channel: Channel ED (DStv channel 190)

Time: 20:55

What's it about: Explore 100 years of the pioneering South African township’s history. Built on the boggy edges of Johannesburg, it’s known for its musicians, poets, political leaders, sporting heroes and gangsters.

Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv channel 122)

Time: 20:55

What's it about: David Spade, Jimmy Carr, Bo Derek and others grill the 80’s poster boy.

Wednesday - 7 September


Channel: SABC2 (DStv channel 192)

Time: 21:30

What's it about: In the swing of its second season, the drama continues with more twists and turns, as well as new faces. Teacher Keneilwe fights to rescue Mamello High, a disadvantaged school in Sebokeng.

Cutting It: In the ATL

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103)

Time: 19:30

What's it about: This series showcases the high-stakes, drama-filled world of Atlanta hair salons, as four salon owners go head-to-head to become Atlanta’s premier shop.

Thursday - 8 September


Channel: e.tv (DStv channel 194)

Time: 20:30

What's it about: Local film that interweaves the journeys of seven strangers, all connected by their common addiction to cigarettes. Stars Samkelo Ndlovu, Thabo Malema and Thapelo Mokoena. Interesting viewing.

Let’s Eat with Siphokazi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Time: 18:00

What's it about: From domestic worker to MasterChef contestant to chef, Siphokazi Mdlankomo now brings her charm and effortless cooking skills to her mobile kitchen, where she whips up tasty dishes with her guests.

Friday - 9 September

Preachers of Detroit

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Time: 18:00

What's it about: In this reality spin-off of Preachers of L.A. the lives of seven pastors in Detroit are in the spotlight.

Love & Hip Hop

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103)

Time: 19:30

What's it about: The hit series returns for a fourth season. Yandy struggles to deal with the loss of her man, while Rich and Erica draw a line in the sand.

K. Michelle: My Life

Channel: Vuzu (DStv channel 116)

Time: 19:30

What's it about: R&B superstar K. Michelle has a number one record and a new place to call home: New York City. The future looks bright, but is a blast from the past going to rain on her parade?

Saturday - 10 September

No Borders: From Township to Favela

Channel: e.tv (DStv channel 194)

Time: 13:30pm

What's it about: Follows Phillip Malepa, a Soweto tour guide and TV presenter, as he leaves his home in Soweto for an unforgettable adventure in Rio de Janeiro.

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