Your guide to 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 - 11 June

The Amazing Race: Australia vs New Zealand

Channel: Sony (DStv 127)

Time: 15:00

The teams cross from Cambodia to Thailand on foot and face a long bus ride to get to their destination. Aston and Christie struggle with each other and the tasks.

Star

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:55

Meet Star, a tough-as-nails young woman, who grew up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister and a friend, and the trio journey to Atlanta with the hope of becoming music superstars.

My Dad’s a Soccer Mom

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

In this made-for-TV movie, a man who has been cut from his NFL team starts bonding with his young daughter and encourages her to play soccer. A fun comedy that explores gender stereotypes.

Jason Bourne

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

In this explosive action thriller, Oscar-winner Matt Damon reprises his role as the CIA’s most dangerous former operative on a mission to uncover the truth about his past.

Monday - 12 June

Second Wives Club

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 13:35

A new reality show that follows six women who are (or are to become) the second (or third, fourth or fifth) wives of wealthy, successful men in Hollywood.

My Extraordinary Pregnancy

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 19:05

Nurturing a foetus is hard work for any woman, but what if you are in unexpected circumstances? Follow mothers-to-be with unusual conditions or in exceptional situations.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 22:00

Comedy Central has acquired the exclusive African TV broadcast rights to this hit US late-night talk show. Now you can watch Jimmy Fallon’s trademark humour and high-tempo energy as he chats to celebrity guests.

Tuesday - 13 June

Filthy Riches

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 11.21

Spotlights ingenious Americans who skirt a conventional workplace in favour of making a living in the deep rivers, soggy mud flats and wild backwoods of the US.

Twin Peaks: The Return

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:30

Based on the original cult classic, the revival of this murder-mystery drama follows the eccentric, dubious inhabitants of the quaint town of Twin Peaks.

Wednesday - 14 June

Dinner Date SA

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

Catch the local version of this much-loved UK hit series. One lucky person has the chance to find romance as they enjoy three special meals, cooked for them by three special blind dates.

Broken Vows

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 20:00

A game of emotional manipulation sees Ace further ingratiate himself into his family, despite Gerty’s desperation to block him. Uhuru helps Chris and Azania deal with their publicity woes.

Emerald City

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 20:30

NEW SHOW

Dorothy is a young woman from Kansas whose entire world is turned upside down when a tornado whisks her away to Oz – a strange and perilous land of scheming witches and deadly warriors. And the first episode has the scary title of The Beast Forever.

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Caraoke Showdown

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:01

Taxicab passengers become surprise contestants in a karaoke-inspired singing competition for cash. Hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson.

Thursday - 15 June

Celebrity Family Feud

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 12.35

NEW SHOW

Famous families battle it out in the celebrity version of one of TV’s most popular and enduring game show formats. This six-episode special series features the likes of reality TV star Toni Braxton and TV show host Dr Phil McGraw.

Uprize!

Channel: BET (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00

This film looks at the 1976 Soweto uprising and its relevance 40 years later as students once again take to the streets; this time those from university to fight the post-apartheid government on the issue of free quality education.

Savanna Newcomer Showcase

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:20

The freshest comedy talent is given the stage at the iconic Soweto Theatre. Watch their enthusiasm and passion to find out who the funniest newcomers are.

Friday - 16 June

The Confession

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 20:30

The lengths to which people will go... Hoping to inherit his dying wife’s estate, a man hires an actress to pose as her long-lost daughter in this made-for-TV movie. Starring Sherry Stringfield and Adrian Paul.

Saturday - 17 June

The Good Life

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 18:30

An original series in which radio host Ernest Pillay takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey with some of South Africa’s influential icons.

Love And Hip Hop: Hollywood

Channel: e.Extra (DStv 195)

Time: 23:00

Back for as third season, Love And Hip Hop continues to follow the young, hip-hop elite as they strive to either “make” or “maintain” a life in the La La Land of Hollywood.

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