All the TV shows you should watch this week


Cape Town - City Press gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.

SUNDAY - 8 APRIL

Years of Living Dangerously (NEW SHOW)

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181),

Time: 19:10

A global exploration looking at the devastating effects of extreme drought and deforestation. In the premiere episode, Harrison Ford investigates the palm oil trade in Indonesia, Don Cheadle meets a climate scientist and Thomas Friedman examines climate change in Syria.

Abomama Bomthandazo (NEW SHOW)

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:00

Set in Soweto and Ferndale, this new drama examines and challenges the ideas of faith and sin, when four women are sucked into the criminal underworld and forced to turn their stokvel into a money laundering scheme.

MONDAY 9 APRIL

Ellen’s Game of Games (NEW SEASON)


Channe: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 16:45

Multiaward-winning talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres brings us this high-energy reality competition show that sees contestants play popular games to win a big cash prize.

Munki and Trunk

Channel: NickToons (DStv 308)

Time: 17:15

Munki and Trunk is a dialogue-free 3-D animated TV series for children between the ages of four and seven about the friendship between a monkey and elephant. They do everything together – swinging, stomping and somersaulting as they explore their jungle world, hatching plans, solving problems, having fun and helping friends along the way.

American Idol (NEW SEASON)

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

Ryan Seacrest hosts the 16th season of the popular Emmy Award-winning reality singing competition. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are the judges.

Seeking Sister Wife

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

At first glance, the Snowdens appear to be a regular American family with two beautiful children. However, after recovering from a soured relationship, Ashley and Dimitr look for a sister wife.


TUESDAY 10 APRIL

Judge Khambule

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)

Time: 14:00

This South African comedy series is created by and stars Thenjiwe Moseley. Meet a host of colourful personalities inspired by real court cases as disputes are brought before Judge Khambule.

The Food Detectives

Channel: e Bella (DStv 159)

Time: 15:45

Are instant noodles covered in wax? What happens when you put university students on an instant noodle diet? Watch to find out.


Our Perfect Wedding Zambia (NEW SHOW)

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)

Time: 20:30

It’s Zambia’s own Our Perfect Wedding! The same formula applies as this popular reality television series gets up close and personal with 13 unique couples across Zambia.

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL

Mister Maker Comes to Town

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 15:00

Mister Maker uses a salad spinner to create whirling works of art.

All Def Comedy (NEW SHOW)

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 15:00

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

Deep State (NEW SHOW)

Channel: Fox (DStv 125)

Time: 21:00

Starring the critically acclaimed actor Mark Strong and Game of Throne’s Joe Dempsie, Deep State centres on Max Easton, a former spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life.

Thrills with Dr T

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)

Time: 21:00

Set in a studio with a live audience, this show is hosted by celebrity sex therapist and activist Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng. Join in as guests share their stories.


THURSDAY 12 APRIL

The Oath (NEW SHOW)

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 105)

Time: 21:30

Executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, this drama series explores gang culture and the lives of corrupt police officers. The 10-episode series was created by Joe Halpin, a former Los Angeles cop who worked undercover for 12 years.

Ultimate House Party (NEW SHOW)

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Presented by Zulu Mkhathini, the show kicks off with 16 contestants competing to throw a party for a deserving friend or relative. With a R150 000 grand prize at stake, tensions abound.

FRIDAY 13 APRIL

Kheth’ Omthandayo

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 105)

Time: 18:30

Hosted by actor and presenter Siyabonga Radebe, this reality dating show hopes to bring people together in the name of love.

SATURDAY 14 APRIL

Living the Dream with Somizi

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 105)

Time: 19:30

Entertainer extraordinaire Somizi returns for another season of his reality show. There will be more drama and more laughs as he gives us a peek into his colourful and demanding life.

Perfect Match

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 105)

Time: 20:00

Sixteen strangers each have two minutes to impress one another and find a perfect match in this speed dating show. It’s hosted by actor and motivational speaker Thato Molamu.

Yobe

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 105)

Time: 20:30

This docu-reality show gives criminals the opportunity to engage with the victims of their crimes or their victim’s families.