19 shows to watch on TV this week


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

Sunday - 16 April

The Voice South Africa

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:30

Coaches Lira, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Kahn Morbee and Karen Zoid return to their swivelling red chairs for a second season of M-Net’s prestigious singing competition.

Mahadi-Lobola

Channel: e.tv HD (DStv 194)

Time: 18:05

Mayor Selowe met the love of his life, Keabetswe Moote, way back in 2009. Staying true to the old traditional way, we join Mayor as he meets his bride’s parents for the first time, after paying lobola.

The Quad

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 23:05

NEW SHOW

The ambitious yet secretive life of Eva, the newly elected president of a prestigious historically black US university, Georgia A&M, where everyone is looking to make a name for themselves.

Monday - 17 April

SexyCise

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 17:10

Everybody’s Monday Man Crush, the swaggy Shelton Forbez, fronts SexyCise, a fresh music format that unpacks all the secrets behind some of your favourite celebrity bodies. These celebs mix up their routines; be it killing a session of boxing, weights at the gym or a sweat-inducing dance class.

TD Jakes Talk Show

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time 17:30

Faith leader Bishop TD Jakes inspires audiences and interviews celebs, kids and ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things.

The Cover

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:30

A four-part in-depth interview show that delves into controversial subject matter pertaining to both influential and topical celebrities. In the first episode, host Scoop Makhathini chats to deejay, music producer and radio presenter Euphonik about his unshakeable career, beef and his past with Bonang.

Tuesday - 18 April

Sisterhood of Hip Hop

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30

Siya’s anxieties soar due to pressures and problems. Meanwhile, Lee mulls over leaving Philadelphia but she may face an obstacle in her family.

My Extreme Excess Skin

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

NEW SEASON

The series returns to take an intimate look at people who have lost extreme amounts of weight – using anything from gastric bypasses to strict dieting and workouts – only to find their bodies drowning in excess skin.

Brent Owens: Extreme, Authentic & Unwrapped

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

Masterchef Australia winner Brent Owens explores South Africa to discover its beautiful and diverse cultures and terrain, and cooks traditional dishes with the locals.

Wednesday - 19 April

Khumbul’ekhaya

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 21:00

South African families reunite with lost or estranged members.

The Getaway

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time 21:50

While Tox is having dinner, Wendy bribes a cleaner to let her into his room, claiming she’s his fiancée who wants to surprise him.

Thursday - 20 April

Thula’s Vine

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

Everyone is devastated by the aftermath of the fire. Nkanyezi is arrested for arson, and while Thula is trying to help her brother, Vusi arrives at the farm and awakens Thula’s buried emotions.

Uncensored with Michael Ware

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

In this episode, war reporter Michael Ware’s first stop is Papua New Guinea to investigate one of the country’s storied and highly controversial practices: women who are thought to be witches are hunted and killed.

1994: The Bloody Miracle

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

With over two decades since the advent of South Africa’s democracy in 1994, it’s hard to believe the “Mandela miracle” nearly didn’t happen. Now, for the first time, those responsible for countless deaths and widespread mayhem explain how they nearly brought South Africa to its knees.

Kwaito Church Service 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

A comedy movie that showcases the lifestyles of ordinary South Africans, the challenges they come across every day and how they handle different situations.

Friday - 21 April

Deception with Keith Barry

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:00

World-renowned mentalist Keith Barry delves into the mysteries of the mind, revealing how ordinary people can better harness their own abilities. These skills have been seen on stage in Vegas, but rarely have they been applied to the real world.

The Detour

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Channel: 23:00

NEW SEASON

Comic couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee of The Daily Show penned this honest and bawdy comedy about a family road trip that spirals headlong into every disaster imaginable.

Saturday - 22 April

Pit Bulls and Parolees

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 20:05

Join a group of people who have devoted their lives to working in what has become the largest pit bull rescue centre in New Orleans.

Trevor Noah: Nationwild

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:30

South Africa’s biggest comedian and his friends go on a tour, entertaining the crowds with their humour.

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