The best in television viewing 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 - 15 APRIL

WWE WrestleMania 34

Channel: Supersport 10 (DStv 210)

Time: 15:00 

It’s a phenomenon that locks in fans across the world and it will be lighting up SuperSport screens today. Tune in to the Superdome in New Orleans where upwards of 80 000 fans will come and pay homage to WWE superstars such as John Cena, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks.


Becoming Mrs Jones

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00

Minnie will give her fans an exclusive look at her journey to marriage – don’t miss this rare glimpse into her private life.

The Bachelor

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 18:00

Arie’s soul-searching continues after the chaos of his being in love with two women.

Kong: Skull Island

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

The mighty Kong gets a visually stunning fantasy film. When a team of scientists and soldiers explores an uncharted island, they soon discover its hostile inhabitants.

A Serious Game

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:10

Based on the acclaimed Swedish novel, this emotional drama explores the passionate affair between a married woman and a journalist.

MONDAY - 16 APRIL

UnREAL: Oath

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

In an attempt to keep Everlasting afloat following the PR nightmare of the previous season, Quinn brings Rachel back from self-imposed exile. Together they must manage Serena, a Silicon Valley mogul.

Ingoma

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

Sino and Angel, along with other children that Mancwane had fostered, mourn the death of their beloved Gogo. Bongi is taking it the hardest but hides behind her phone.

All Def Comedy

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

All Def Comedy showcases the stand-up talent of emerging and well-known comedians, including Henry Coleman, Ryan Davis, DeRay Davis and Gary Owen.


TUESDAY - 17 APRIL

Black Lightning

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 20:30

NEW SHOW

As Black Lightning begins, Jefferson Pierce (series star Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret.

The Chi

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

A fateful event sends shock waves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways.

Chance

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00

With Lorena’s help, Chance and D return to San Francisco to handle unfinished business, in the season finale of this compelling psychological drama.

WEDNESDAY - 18 APRIL

Body Cam Cops

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00

Body cameras provide a unique window into how police units across the world deal with crimes of every description, from armed raids and manhunts to public order offences.

Erick: The Boy with No Face

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 22:00

Seventeen-year-old Erick has a rare tumour that blocks him from eating, drinking or breathing. His only chance for survival is a risky emergency procedure that could kill him.


From Dusk Till Dawn

Channel: M-Net City (DStv channel 115)

Time: 22:10

SEASON ENDS

With Kate Fuller near death, our heroes race against an eclipse to defeat Amaru and close the gate before hell consumes the world. Season finale of the horror series.

THURSDAY - 19 APRIL

Seven Year Switch Australia

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 19:05

Four couples, desperate to save their relationships, agree to take part in a radical experiment as they switch partners for someone more like-minded for two weeks.

Throwback Thursday

Channel: SABC 1 (DStv 191)

Time: 19:30

Hosted by comedian and radio personality Skhumba, this entertaining variety talk show is a slice of light-hearted fun. Catch the funny man alongside television personality and singer Gabisile Tshabalala.

FRIDAY - 20 APRIL

Need For Speed

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

Fast and Furious fans will not want to miss Need For Speed. This high-octane, street-racing movie starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Divorce

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00

SEASON ENDS

Robert and Jackie take a step forward in their property business as Frances faces the fallout of a successful opening at her gallery, in the season finale of this acclaimed, Emmy-nominated dramedy.

SATURDAY - 21 APRIL

iZombie

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 19:00

NEW SEASON

The acclaimed creator of Veronica Mars backs this cult fantasy crime drama. After a medical resident is transformed into a zombie, she uses her newly acquired skills to assist the police.

Sleepy Hollow

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 20:00

This Emmy-nominated supernatural drama explores the resurrection of an 18th-century hero who fights to protect the world from evil.

The Originals

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

NEW SEASON

The creator of The Vampire Diaries penned this Emmy-nominated supernatural drama, following the tumultuous lives of the first vampire family.

PICK OF THE PICKS

A dirty dynasty 

Imbewu: The Seed

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194) 
Monday, 21:00

There’s a brand-new Anant Singh drama on e.tv and it features a host of new local talent, alongside icons Leleti Khumalo and Thembi Mtshali-Jones.

In a society that worships wealth and rewards ruthless acts of power, the Bhengu family lives in the shadow of a potent secret that stems from ancient traditional practice.

One side of the family has been keeping a secret from the other for many years, with treachery and tumult never more than a step away. Brothers Zimele and Phakade are both honourable men, but one feels betrayed when he learns of a deep secret that could leave a stain on the legacy he hopes to leave for his four children. The potential fallout is certain to provoke controversial questions about values and legacies, relevant to all South African cultures.


PICK OF THE STREAM

Compulsary viewing

South Africa: Corruption Inc

Available for free at aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/

This new documentary by Al Jazeera is a must-watch. South Africa: Corruption Inc’s film maker, Naashon Zalk, examines how audit firm KPMG and management consultancy firm McKinsey became embroiled in a web of corruption in South Africa.

Starting with an exclusive interview with a bribe-paying businessman (whose identity is hidden), the film reveals the extent to which corruption has become endemic in South Africa’s public sector.