The best shows on telly 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 - 22 OCTOBER

First Family of Hip-Hop

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 07:00 - 12:007

An American reality series that follows the family of the late Sylvia Robinson, who some consider to be the mother of hip-hop.

Sean Conway: On the Edge 

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 16:20 

NEW SERIES

Follows ultra-athlete Sean Conway’s incredible and dangerous journey as he cycles, runs and swims around Britain, carrying his own kit, including a bamboo bike.

Stripped

Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 17:15

Reveals how beauty products are made. From how lipstick gets its colour to how experts create the perfect perfume.

Superheroes Decoded

History (DStv 186)

Time: 20:15

NEW SHOW

With rare access to top creators at both DC and Marvel, Superheroes Decoded uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels the US’s rise as a superpower in the 20th century.

George Michael: Freedom

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 21:12

An account of iconic musician George Michael’s life, featuring the artist’s own incredible, previously unseen archive and private home footage, giving viewers a first-person account of this side of his life.

Future Sound of Mzansi

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:00

Directed by musician Spoek Mathambo and film maker Lebogang Rasethaba, this local documentary explores the past, present and future of the South African electronic music scene and its multiple subgenres.

MONDAY - 23 OCTOBER

Fast Girl

Channel: eMovies Extra (DStv 140)

Time: 12:55

A young woman dreams of becoming a racing car driver, even though the career claimed the life of her father.

Lokshin Bioskop: Skhoti Boy

Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Channel: 14:00

On a mission to impress a girl and be cool, a nerdy matric student ends up on the wrong side of the law.

The Race

Channel: eNCA (DStv 403)

Time: 15:30

Hosted by senior anchor Jeremy Maggs and economist Lumkile Mondi, The Race is a research-centred programme that hopes to tap into the hearts and minds of the ANC’s faithful in the run-up to the party’s elective conference.

Loch Ness

Channel: Universal (DStv 117)

Time: 20:50

In a small community driven by myth, on the shores of Scotland’s famous loch, a different type of monster lives in their midst and a detective desperately searches for a serial killer.

The Platinum Life

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:55

The fierce and devoted women behind some of music’s biggest names take centre stage. The show documents the experiences of these savvy and successful women as they navigate the ups and downs of their high-class lifestyles.

The Walking Dead

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:00

NEW SEASON

It’s what fans have all been waiting for: season eight of The Walking Dead premieres tonight, within 24 hours of the US screening. Tune in.

TUESDAY - 24 OCTOBER

World’s Top 5

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:00

Takes viewers around the world in search of humanity’s greatest engineering achievements. Each episode will focus on a different example of extreme engineering.

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 21:40

Reality show in which a group of famous couples try to fix their relationships.

WEDNESDAY - 25 OCTOBER

Hangman

Channel: eExtra (DStv 195)

Time: 19:30

Hosted by Maps Maponyane, R1 million is up for grabs. The person with the most innovative idea claims the prize.

Vintage Z

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:50

This local reality show centres on one of South Africa’s hottest  fashion labels, Vintage Zionist. Look behind the scenes in the VZ studio, as well as at the personalities of the brand.

eKasi: Our Stories, Umendo

Channel: eExtra (DStv 195)

Time: 21:30

An unhappy mother does everything in her power to get rid of her daughter-in-law.

THURSDAY - 26 OCTOBER

Promposal

MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 18:10

In this reality show, imaginative and gutsy US high school students come up with the most creative, most romantic and most over-the-top ways of asking their dates to the prom.

FRIDAY - 27 OCTOBER

V-Entertainment

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

A look at the freshest local and international celebrity news, views and interviews. Don’t miss out on the latest happenings.

DL Hughley: Reset

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:50

If you like your comedy served up raw, tasty and wicked-funny, DL Hughley is your kind of stand-up guy. One of the most popular comedians of film, TV and radio unleashes in this uncut special.

SATURDAY - 28 OCTOBER

Free Birds

Channel: M-Net Movies All Stars (DStv 111)

Time: 18:25

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. This animated 2013 movie features the voices of Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson.

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