The best TV viewing this week

Johannesburg - This is the best TV viewing this week according to City Press. 


uThando Nes’thembu

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:30

A reality show that dives into the topic of polygamy. Set in KwaZulu-Natal, this is about how a man views polygamy and what his four wives and his family mean to him.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

A talented mathematician makes an impulsive decision in a moment of blossoming love, and suddenly finds himself and his future in jeopardy.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Marvel reboots the epic Spider-Man saga with a fresh-faced Tom Holland as Peter Parker, who struggles to juggle being a regular teenager and a superhero while a new villain prowls the skies.

Escape Plan

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up for this intense thriller. A man is wrongly incarcerated and must break out of the inescapable prison that he designed.

Staying Alive

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:35

Smart Norwegian dramedy. After uncovering her boyfriend’s affair, a young woman finds that a little fun and a lot of revenge could help her recover from the setback.


Rickey Smiley For Real

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 18:00

This unscripted series provides a comedic look at the busy life of Rickey Smiley, showing how he balances his career with his personal life as a single father. He is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor and radio personality known for his prank phone calls. In this episode, he sets his family up to host a Christmas dinner at the Salvation Army.

Gold Rush

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

The gold miners of the Yukon are back and putting everything on the line in the hopes of striking it rich. In the race for gold, who will come out on top as king of the Klondike?


The Next Great Magician

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 16:00

The world’s top magicians perform their best tricks to win the title of the next great magician. Competitors include escapologist Jonathan Goodwin and female illusionist Ines.

Trust Me

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 20:00


In the season premiere of this British thriller, a hardworking nurse (Jodie Whittaker) is forced to take drastic measures after she’s suspended for whistle-blowing.


Wisdom of the Crowd

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 19:00


This fast-paced crime drama follows a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing platform that revolutionises crime solving.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00


The premiere of this fascinating sci-fi anthology opens in a world without advanced technology, where telepaths are the only mechanism for long-distance communication. Based on the acclaimed works of Philip K. Dick.


Say Yes to the  Dress UK

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 19:35

More from the show in which wives-to-be are united with their perfect bridal dresses. After failing to find the perfect mermaid gown, Jodie is open to new silhouettes ... but is her entourage? Katrina wants a backless frock, but her crew has other plans.

90 Days to Wed: Happily Ever After?

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Life after the 90 days continues. As the couples look back, they realise their lives have not become easier.

Jozi Dream

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

A story about a blind man lost in Jozi. He makes friends with homeless kids, who will teach him ways to survive on the streets as he pursues his dream.


The Perfect Murder: Driving with the Devil

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 20:10

A car pulls into a Long Island petrol station. In the front seat is a woman who has been shot dead. Was she shot by a stranger on the highway, as her husband claims?

A Crime to Remember: The Gentleman Killer

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 21:05

When tea for two becomes a murder of one, investigators from all across New York City must set aside prejudice and find justice for a few brave women.

The Spy Next Door

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

Jackie Chan stars in this comedic adventure. He plays Bob Ho, a former CIA spy who offers to look after his girlfriend’s three kids – who don’t like him much – but gets more than he bargained for when an old enemy comes to town.


Yim’ Lo!

Channel: 1Magic (DStv channel 103)

Time: 20:30

TV personality Dineo Ranaka helps various people come clean to their loved ones about their double lives. But how will their loved ones react to this information?

The Girl with All the Gifts

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

Nominated for a British Academy Film Award, this horror is based on the bestselling novel. In a dystopian future ravaged by disease, a scientist and a young girl embark on a perilous journey of survival.



Available on ShowMax

Lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons and ageing bedbugs having a mid-life crisis. Animals centres on the downtrodden creatures of New York City. This adult comedy guest stars everyone from Aziz Ansari and Emilia Clarke to Jonah Hill and RuPaul. It features musical performances from the likes of Killer Mike, Big Boi, Kurt Vile, Ty Segall, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. Binge watch from 1 May.

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