Love Island and all the best TV picks this week

Johannesburg - What's good on the box this week? City Press' gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.


Blade Runner 2049

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford propel this Oscar-winning sci-fi movie about a young blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department who unearths a long-kept secret.

NEW SHOW - Thou Shalt Not

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time 20:35

A one-hour true crime series that pulls back the curtain on individuals who commit the gravest of sins: breaking God’s 10 commandments.

Life Sentence

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:00

Stella spent eight years living like she was dying – because she was. But when she finds out her cancer has been cured, she has to deal with the consequences of the choices she’s made.

Black Ink Crew: Chicago

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:55

The Black Ink Crew franchise blows into the Windy City, where a passionate, ambitious group of artists hopes to find success at 9Mag, a tattoo mecca for hip-hop elites, celebrities and athletes.

For the People

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 22:00

This legal drama follows new lawyers who work for both the defence and the prosecution as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect.


Fit To Fat To Fit

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 12:20

To better understand the struggles faced by their out-of-shape clients, 10 elite fitness trainers indulge in an unhealthy diet and avoid exercise to transform from fit to fat.

NEW SHOW - Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)

Time: 21:00

Bobby Flay pays homage to the birthplace of barbecue, and grills up a fantastic Santa Maria-style BBQ trip with pinquito bean relish.

Highly Inappropriate with Phat Joe

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)

Time: 21:00

A humorous take on recent topical events that are not limited to current affairs, news, music and tabloid. Each week features guest interviews and performances from hot new talent.

From the Bottom Up

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

This docuseries follows five women who were very successful until unforeseen circumstances derailed their careers.

In Contempt

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

Working for a legal aid office in New York City, Gwen Sullivan fights for clients who can’t afford to choose their own attorney.

Love Island

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00

The interactive late-night reality show, which has been creating a buzz in the UK, is now in South Africa six days a week. In Love Island, a group of singletons must choose their partners wisely to avoid being dumped, both by their potential lovers and from the show. The fourth season comes hot on the heels of its UK premiere, which attracted 1.5 million viewers between the ages of 16 and 34. Last season’s audience doubled, with the show trending worldwide on Twitter every night and peaking at more than 3 million tweets.


Dentaa Show Africa

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 08:00

An uplifting documentary talk show filmed across the continent with “mompreneur” Dentaa. The guests sometimes invite Dentaa to cook, and they chat candidly about their careers and work on the continent.

Bizarre Frozen Foods

Channel: Travel (DStv 179)

Time: 19:00

Andrew Zimmern heads to the fringes of the world to see how folks survive and eat in some of the coldest places on Earth. there he finds local delicacies, including whitefish and sea cucumber.

The Detail

Channel: Universal (DStv 117)

Time: 20:00

Detective Jack Cooper and Staff Inspector Fiona Currie work on a murder case that resembles a crime Fiona solved years ago.


Fashion Forward

Channel: eBella (DStv 159)

Time: 14:00

Get the inside scoop on the hottest trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Don’t miss the exclusive interviews, red carpet events and more.

Lab Rats

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time 14:30

Follow 14-year-old Leo and his newfound siblings, a trio of superhuman teens, as they learn to navigate a typical high school with not-so-typical bionic glitches.

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)

Time: 18:40

The continuing housing crisis in Britain has led to an increased number of nasty conflicts between fed-up landlords and exasperated tenants.

The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom

Channel: eBella (DStv 159)

Time: 19:00

A full-time mom and award-winning chef goes back to work at an affluent Los Angeles restaurant while her husband thinks she’s at a spa and he deals with two out-of-control boys at home.


NEW SHOW - For My Man

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

When ambitious single mom Olivia Walker meets greed-stricken Kenyatta McGee, she agrees to make a hefty withdrawal in exchange for a fairy-tale ending.


Massive Music

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Hosted by Lalla Hirayama and Smash Afrika, this hot music show offers artist interviews, captivating studio performances and a weekly music chart.

Big Momma’s House

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Sherry, who is on the run from her dangerous ex-boyfriend, decides to pay her grandmother a visit. Although grandma is still as fat as ever, there’s something different about her.


The Princess Must Get Married

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

A princess with an explosive secret sacrifices her happiness to save her true love from her father and the kingdom’s wrath. Starring Andisiwe Dweba and Timmy Kwebulana.