The hottest shows on TV this week

Johannesburg - These are the hottest shows on TV this week according to City Press. 

Sunday, 11 February:

In Your Ear

Channel:BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 19:00

NEW SHOW

What if you could have a world of wisdom in your ear? For one pivotal week, a group of Brits will have a chorus of culturally diverse sages watching and listening in to their lives, advising them on their every move via a device they wear in their ears.

The Mummy (2017)

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

Tom Cruise messes with forces unknown in this reboot. While trying to steal artefacts in the Middle East, a soldier accidentally awakens an ancient, malevolent princess.


Celebrated Love

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

NEW SHOW

Explores the beautiful love stories of four prominent South African couples, whose marriages have stood the test of time. They prove that love can still flourish in our modern world.

Wildlife Rescue Africa

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 18:30

NEW SHOW

Africa is home to the deadliest predators on the planet. Here, two men risk their lives every day to save the continent’s wildest animals. They’re the best in the business.

Daytime Divas

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:00

NEW SHOW

This scripted series chronicles the daily fireworks that erupt between five female co-hosts of daytime talk show The Lunch Hour. Stars Vanessa Williams.



Monday, 12 February

Here And Now

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

NEW SHOW

The Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning writer of Six Feet Under penned this introspective family dramedy about a multiracial family consisting of a couple, their three adopted children and one biological child.

Tuesday, 13 February

Isikizi

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Sizwe starts a new job at Phambili clothing and things heat up between him and his boss. In Mount Frere, the corruption-driven construction of the new dam is under way.

The Brave

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:00

SEASON FINALE

Emmy-nominee Anne Heche stars in this complex crime thriller following an elite undercover military unit that executes missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.



Chance

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00

In the season premiere of this compelling psychological thriller, Detective Kevin Hynes blackmails Chance into using his skills to take down a suspected serial killer. Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie stars as Chance. Based on the book of the same name by Kem Nunn.

Wednesday, 14 February

The Hostess with Lorna Maseko

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

NEW SEASON

This cooking and lifestyle show brings together fine cuisine and creative entertaining. It’s back for a second season. See “The Hostess” Lorna Maseko help an ordinary South African or celebrity throw the event of their dreams.

The Big Bang Theory

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

NEW SEASON

In the eleventh season premiere of the acclaimed comedy, Amy gives Sheldon (Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons) an answer to his proposal, as Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news.


Better Call Saul

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

SEASON FINALE

In the season finale, Kim takes time off, while Jimmy tries to make amends and Nacho gambles with his future. Critically acclaimed crime drama from the writer of Breaking Bad.

Thursday, 15 February

Prince Harry and Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply

Channel: ITV (DStv 123)

Time: 20:00

Told through a collection of first-hand accounts by those who know the couple, this revealing hour-long film reveals how a homegrown Hollywood girl became the first all-American princess, and speculates about the impact she will have on the image of the British monarchy.

Come Dine With Me South Africa

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:00

NEW SEASON

After a five-year break, Come Dine With Me South Africa is back with a new season. Go into the homes of some of the country’s most extrovert and eccentric food critics to see if they really have what it takes to be crowned the host with the most, and take home the coveted cash prize of R10 000.



Friday, 16 February

Who shot Biggie and Tupac?

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 20:30

Actor, musician and record producer Ice-T and journalist Soledad O’Brien investigate the famous, unsolved murders of rap artists Tupac Shakur in September 1996 and Biggie Smalls in March 1997.

WWE: RAW

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:30

An action-packed show featuring the superstars of WWE. Watch them chokeslam, facebust, dropkick and moonsault one another, following story lines that will get you hooked forever. Airs on Friday, with repeats on Saturday.

Saturday, 17 February

Inglourious Basterds

Channel: Oscar Pop-Up (DStv 109)

Time: 22:00

Director Quentin Tarantino’s genius as an entertainer is in full bloom in this 2009 violent black comedy about a group of Jewish-American soldiers on a mission to hunt down and kill high-ranking Nazi officers.

PICK OF THE PICKS

Tropika Island of Treasure

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Monday

Time: 19:30

Catch the eighth season of this reality show that sees 14 South Africans compete for a R1 million prize. This time in the beautiful Maldives. Hosted by Katlego Maboe, the contestants will compete in fun and challenging games to get to that grand prize. This year again includes a bunch of local celebrities, including TV presenter and actress Khanya Mkangisa; Afrikaans singer Brendan Peyper; fitness personality Sbahle Mpisane; actor, presenter and model Nay Maps; TV personality Tumi Voster; Miss South Africa 2011 Melinda Bam; and Idols 2015 winner Karabo Mogane.


PICK OF THE STREAM

The Forgotten Kingdom

Available on ShowMax

Atang (Zenzo Ngqobe) returns to a mountain village in Lesotho to bury his father. Expecting to return to the city quickly, he instead befriends an orphan herdboy, is stirred by memories of his youth and falls for a childhood friend, Dineo (Nozipho Nkelemba). Winner of 13 international awards, including Best Cinematography, Sound and Best Child Actor (Lebohang Ntsane) at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2014.