All the best shows on TV this week

Cape Town - City Press brings you their weekly TV guide making sure you stay entertained all week!



Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

This dramatic story of the life of Nelson Mandela reveals his work with the ANC and their fight to end the oppression of apartheid. Starring Laurence Fishburne and Terry Pheto.

Ultimate Survival: Best of Compilation

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:50

Adventurer Bear Grylls uses his military training and daring spirit to demonstrate survival skills in extreme terrain and weather conditions.

For My Man

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00

Witness shocking stories of women who have committed crimes in the name of love – from a killing spree across several states to robbing 15 banks in less than a year.

NEW SHOW - Shattered: False Prophet

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 22:00

In 1994, a murder rocks a family during Christmas. A mum prepares a holiday dinner for a son who doesn’t arrive, and a detective unearths a pastor’s dark secret.


Atlas 4D: Great Rift Valley

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:00

A great rift transformed Africa 35 million years ago. View the surprising connections between the rift, the land, and the animals and people that inhabit it today.

NEW SERIES - Guerrilla

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 22:30

We’re taken back to 1971, where politically engaged young lovers fight against injustice and deep-rooted prejudice, but they end up being targeted. Starring Idris Elba.

NEW SHOW - Behind Closed Doors: The American Family

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:55

Tam seeks help from a tarot reading to save her relationship. Deena confesses to Chelsi, and Mandy struggles with her youngest son.

TUESDAY - 6 February


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

The Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated show focuses on the exploits of the Gallagher family as they round off the eighth season of dysfunction and mayhem.

NEW SHOW - Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

With 300 inventions, Nikola Tesla’s mind still dominates the world. Recently declassified documents open up a treasure trove of new information about his amazing research.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:10

Chandler confronts his enemy and his personal demons in a final showdown as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Set in a post-apocalyptic world.

WEDNESDAY - 7 February


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

In the season finale, Gideon is blamed for recent terrorist attacks. He and Captain Conrad attempt to track down the real culprit. Crime drama from the producers of Burn Notice.

NEW SHOW - Surrounded By Daughters

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

It’s Easter and the Busbys celebrate by painting eggs, finding treats and having an Easter egg hunt. Adam makes a decision about therapy.

NEW SHOW - Unexpected: Teenage & Pregnant

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

McKayla must choose who to have in the delivery room; James learns shocking facts about childbirth; and the stresses of the newborn baby tear Lexus and her mum apart.

SEASON FINALE - Eyewitness

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 22:10

Reeling from her discovery of the killer’s identity, Helen races to find Philip and Lukas when they go missing. Crime thriller from the producer of Shades of Blue.

NEW SEASON - The Rap Game

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50

From executive producer Queen Latifah, The Rap Game is a loud docuseries that follows rapper and music mogul Jermaine Dupri as he mentors five of the hottest aspiring young rappers from different walks of life. They battle it out for a recording contract.


Love Is Not Money

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

A young girl from a wealthy family falls in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Her mother is outraged and does everything in her power to put a stop to their relationship. Starring Grace Bapela and Stanly Ramolobeng.


Triple 9

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Dirty cops double-cross each other in this thriller starring Oscar-winner Casey Affleck and an ensemble cast. A gang of criminals plot the murder of a police officer so they can execute a deadly heist.

NEW SHOW - The Venture

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

The Chivas Venture is an annual competition searching for business trailblazers who want to change the world for the better – and for a share of $1 million.


NEW SHOW - Invite Only Cabo

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

This drama-a-minute reality show sees celebrity hair stylist Larry Sims host a luxury vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for six very different friends.

Famous in Love

Channel: M-Net Binge (DStv 900)

Time: 21:30

Paige Townsen, an ordinary college student, gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must navigate her new star-studded life with her co-lead and her best friend. 


Dancing with the Stars SA

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

With the help of highly skilled professional Latin and ballroom dancers, 12 untrained local celebrities will put their best feet forward to compete in Dancing with the Stars SA, a version of the popular BBC Worldwide production.The show is co-hosted by bubbly radio and television presenter Tracey Lange, and suave musical theatre actor and model Chris Jaftha.See the dance floor sizzle!


Acts of Vengeance

Available on Netflix SA

Devestated by the murder of his wife and chil, a former fast talking lawyer takes a vow of silence and trains himself for a mission of revenge. Starring Antonio Banders.

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