What's big on the small screen this week

2016-09-25 15:00

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 - 25 September

Braxton Family Values

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 16:00

Trina finally gets to perform her new single, Game Time, but Toni and Tamar have harsh criticism. Traci gets a solo performance. Towanda sets up Tamar with a gay assistant and Tamar tests his dedication.

Spartan Race: Ultimate Team Challenge

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

This adrenaline-fuelled competition sees teams facing off on an obstacle course, testing their determination, endurance and will.

Being Mary Jane

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 20:00

The first season of Being Mary Jane is now airing on SABC1. It follows the professional and personal life of successful TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul (played by Gabrielle Union).


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:00

Sizwe saves the day at Phambili and Nomazwe’s request is denied by Zanomthetho. Andile’s girlfriend falls ill.

Monday 26 September


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Inspired by the early career of Dr Phil, this crime drama follows the brilliant, brash and charming founder of a trial consulting firm, who develops defence strategies using unique techniques.

Jenifa’s Diary

Channel: Africa Magic Urban (DStv 153)

Time: 21:30

The hilarious and amazing adventures of Suliat, AKA Jenifa, a secondary school dropout-turned-hairdresser who lives in a backwater town called Aiyetoro.


Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 21:30

Superstar Kitt Khambule crashes and burns at her comeback concert and is forced to flee.

Tuesday - 27 September

The Bold and the Beautiful

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 18:00

Ivy begins to have serious regrets over the final decision she made regarding the video. Liam is surprised to hear that Wyatt had changed the focus of his loyalty to Ivy and supported Steffy in wanting the video deleted.

Married by Mom and Dad

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 17:45

Men and women who have been unlucky in love have agreed to put their love lives and their future in the hands of the people who know them best – their parents.

Truth About Vitamins

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 20:30

We’re told that vitamins are essential, but do we really need them and can’t we produce them on our own? Health-conscious film maker Bryce Sage answers our questions.

Wednesday - 28 September

You Have Been Warned

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

A fast-paced countdown of the world’s top home-made scientific stunts. Scientists break down the funniest, most outrageous or downright bizarre clips from the web to show the science behind the stunts.

Art Lovers Show

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 18:00

Hosted by Mbali Nokukhanya Ngwenya and Archie Nhlapo, this is Mzansi’s freshest arts TV show that covers the business and lifestyle activities of creatives.

Jacob’s Cross

Channel: Africa Magic World (DStv 155)

Time: 20:00

Jacob discovers Gould’s chameleon-like abilities. In Lagos, Uncle Ade is doing his utmost to ensure Abayomi remains a family business.

Young & Hungry

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 00:00

When food blogger Gabi gets selected to prepare a meal for a tech guru named Josh, she has an opportunity for a new job and possibly a new love.

Thursday - 29 September

The Health Show

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 14:30

Hosted by Zola Nombona, this lifestyle magazine show brings together the latest health trends, fun fitness workouts, delicious food and dynamic South Africans in a fresh setting to celebrate holistic living. And you have a chance to ask your medical questions.

Days of Our Lives

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:30

Now 40 years old, one of the world’s best-loved soaps is back on SABC and in the swing of things. September sees Rafe starting to come out of his coma as doctors warn that he may have trouble distinguishing fact from fiction. Stefano is shocked at EJ’s betrayal as his son ruthlessly takes his business from him. Meanwhile, devious Kristen decides she will support the victor.

Friday - 30 September


Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 20:30

This mini drama series aims to positively change the behaviour of young people to improve their sexual and reproductive health, and features the lives of a
group of aspirational young Africans.

Baby Daddy

Channel: Vuzu TV (DStv 116)

Time: 10:00

Follows Ben, a young man in his early twenties living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by one of Ben’s ex-girlfriends. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby.

Saturday - 1 October

Kids Baking Championships

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 20:00

Time to hop on the “Éclairis Wheel” as the nine remaining kid bakers take on a sweeping new trend in baking: the radically elevated and decorated éclair. This cream-filled challenge will test the young bakers to the max.

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