What's hot on the TV this week

2017-08-06 06:00

Johannesburg - Here is what City Press thinks is hot on the box this week.

Sunday, 6 August

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:35

Seth Rogen, Ice Cube and Wiz Khalifa join Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg while they put their secret fried chicken recipes to the test and go head-to-head in an epic culinary battle.

Bad Moms

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn kick the status quo to the curb in a crazy comedy that sees three moms raise hell when they revolt against the “perfect moms”.

Counter Culture

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:30

Counter Culture looks at the conflict between drag queens and the transgender community. Transgender individuals have vocalised their unhappiness with the drag community as they see them as “men in dresses”, creating an arena where the validity of transgender identities can be questioned.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 12:00

From prosthetic limbs and exoskeleton suits to implants that allow the blind to see and the deaf to hear, and bionic organs that are giving people a new lease on life; amazing advances in bionics and prosthetics today are making the present look more like a sci-fi depiction of the future.

Idols SA

Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:30

All the golden ticket winners from the audition tour converge on the Wild Coast Sun for the toughest week of their lives. Only the very strong will survive.

Monday, 7 August


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

Gogo warns Simi not to go looking for trouble. Sello gives Banzi a shocking alternative to solving his problems.

Black in America

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

Soledad O’Brien explores interpretations of race and identity for African-Americans. Follow the lives of eight strangers living together.

Tuesday, 8 August

Guardians of Rescue

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 21:00

Dori revisits homeless veteran George to help clean his campsite and finds a surprise.

Wednesday, 9 August

False Flag

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:00

Five ordinary Israeli citizens wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian defence minister while on a secret visit to Moscow.

A very Soul Train Special: Boyz II Men

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:05

Relive the sweet days of R&B mega-group Boyz II Men, who take us on a trip down Motownphilly memory lane.

The Intern with David Tlale

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

There are nine interns left and the next challenge – Disposable Art – will push their creativity levels and test their staying power in the competition. Which interns will make it?

Thursday, 10 August

Don’t Tell the Bride

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 18:20

Couples are given money to fund their wedding ceremonies. However, every aspect of the ceremony must be organised by the groom, with no contact with the bride.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

A man’s irresponsible behaviour catches up with him when his health is compromised. Making matters worse is that he has placed the lives of his wife and unborn child in danger.

Friday, 11 August

American Housewife

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:45

The Ottos face the prospect of leaving Westport when their house is put up for sale. Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly) stars in this unapologetic family comedy.

It’s OK, We’re Family

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

David Kau is back on TV. Join this funnyman and his crew on what is sure to be a hilarious show.

Saturday, 12 August

Your Worst Nightmare

Channel: IDX (DStv 171)

Time: 21:00

What happens when a bad dream turns into a waking nightmare? Using classic horror movie techniques, these are true crime thrillers of the creepiest, most harrowing kind.

Famous In Love

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00

Nina and Rainer take a last-minute trip to China to rescue Locked from a new setback. Meanwhile, Cassie hides out after her secret is revealed.

Word on the Street

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 13:00

For all the news that really matters and, more importantly, what everyone thinks about the news that really matters, catch MTV Base VJs as they take to the streets to get your opinions on the hot gossip, viral videos, celebrity hook-ups and scandalous break-ups trending on social-media timelines.

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