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SUNDAY - 12 AUGUST

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Channel: M-Net Zone (DStv 139)

Time: 20:00

John Rambo is released from prison to go on a top-secret mission. But he is sent to the last place he wanted to return to – the jungles of Vietnam.


The Running Man

Channel: M-Net Action (DStv 110)

Time: 20:00

Arnold Schwarzenegger must fight for his life in this action film. A man is framed for a massacre and is sentenced to play a sadistic game of death.

Pretty Woman

Channel: M-Net All Stars (DStv 111)

Time: 20:00

This heart-warming Richard Gere, Julia Roberts romcom broke down social stigmas and redefined a genre. A high society stock broker hires an escort, only to fall in love with her.

Keeping up with the Kardashians

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:00

The ever-growing Kardashian clan faces some of its toughest challenges yet. This season is a baby boom as Khloé and Kylie navigate first-time motherhood and Kim welcomes her third child via a surrogate.


MONDAY - 13 AUGUST

NEW SHOW - The Orville

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

It’s the series premiere of this sci-fi comedy which plays out in the year 2417. Ed Mercer is promoted to captain of the exploratory vessel the USS Orville. From the brains behind Family Guy.

NEW SEASON - Insecure

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Based on the web series Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae’s Insecure explores the lives of two young black women trying to overcome social obstacles and their own flaws while they figure out what they want from life.

TUESDAY - 14 AUGUST

NEW SEASON - Black-ish

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 18:00

Dismayed by the twins’ Columbus Day school play, Dre works to raise awareness about a black holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

NEW SEASON - The Blacklist

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

With his criminal empire in tatters, Raymond Reddington goes back to basics for his next act in the season premiere of the critically acclaimed crime drama. James Spader stars.

Behind The Story

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 21:30

Catch Pearl Thusi in a series of one-on-one interviews with some of the biggest names in South African entertainment.


NEW SEASON - Animal Kingdom

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time : 22:00

In the season 3 premiere, Baz fights for his life as the Cody boys figure out what their next move is in the aftermath of the shooting. Powerful and tense drama from John Marcum Wells, the producer of Los Angeles-set police drama Southland.

WEDNESDAY - 15 AUGUST

NEW SEASON - To Rome For Love

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:00

Guided by love expert Diann Valentine, five African-American women struggling with romance in the US embark on a journey to find love and themselves.

SEASON FINALE - The Path

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

Despite everyone’s objections, Eddie is determined to reveal the truth about Stephen Meyer and the origins of the Movement, in the season finale of this provocative drama.

SEASON FINALE - Love Island

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:10

Gorgeous, young and single contestants experience the celebrity lifestyle – with the added possibility of meeting their soul mate.

THURSDAY - 16 AUGUST

Alaskan Bush People (season specials): Surviving the Lower 48

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 18:00

To save the wolf pack from going stir crazy during Billy’s medical treatment, the family heeds the call of the wild and goes on an adventure into the Lower 48.

What on Earth? The Minotaur’s Lai

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00

A lake in Transylvania is home to a terrifying secret. And a labyrinth is discovered on a Greek island, once home to an ancient civilisation.

FRIDAY - 17 AUGUST

NEW SHOW - All Def Jam

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:30

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

Deliver Us from Eva

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Gabrielle Union is fantastic in this comedy classic about a local playboy who is paid to date a troublesome woman so she can finally get her nose out of her family’s affairs.

SATURDAY - 18 AUGUST

Pitch Perfect 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 104)

Time: 20:00

The aca-mazing a cappella group are back for an encore in this musical comedy. The girls reunite for one last overseas military tour, where they face tough competition from other bands.

Bringing Down the House

Channel: M-Net Smile (DStv 105)

Time: 20:00

Queen Latifah and Steve Martin are an odd couple in this comedy about a man who meets a vivacious woman and his life is turned upside down.

PICK OF THE PICKS 

Baby Driver

Channel: M-Net Action+ (DStv 106)

Time: 20:00

High-octane car chases and pulsating action drive this heist movie. A talented young driver is coerced into working for a crime boss alongside an unhinged group of criminals.

PICK OF THE STREAM

Vikings

Available on: ShowMax

The Vikings saga moves from Ragnar to his sons as civil war looms. Meanwhile, Floki is on a quest to find Asgard, home of the gods. Number 14 on IMDB’s most popular TV series chart.