TV pick: April 27 to May 3

2014-04-27 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

Movies on TV:

Kutsa: The Ghost of a Skhothane

Mzansi Bioskop, Sunday, 6pm

Kutsa was a popular skhothane who got hit by a minibus and died.

One of his expensive shoes fell into the vehicle as it drove off and now Kutsa haunts the streets of the township looking for his lost shoe.

The Internship

M-Net, Sunday, 8.05pm

Two salesman manage to talk their way into a coveted internship at Google.

Gridiron Gang, Sunday, 8pm

This sweet little film directed by Phil Joanou is about teenagers at a juvenile detention centre. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit and L Scott Caldwell.

First Sunday

Sony Max, Monday, 9pm

Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan play two bumbling criminals who hatch a desperate scheme to rob a neighbourhood church.

Daddy Day Care

Sony Entertainment Television, Wednesday, 8pm

Eddie Murphy plays a dad who is laid off from his job in this moderately entertaining comedy.

Mama Stole My Hunk

Lokshin Bioskop, Friday, 7pm

A young woman’s unemployed boyfriend misuses their money and the couple is forced to move back in with her mother, who complicates life by going after her daughter’s boyfriend.

Room Divider

Mzansi Magic, Saturday, 6pm

From comedian David Kau comes a so-so comedy about life in the township.

A gullible General is excited when he is told he will be sworn in as the new councillor of his community.

But then he gets into a sticky situation. Starring Warren Masemola, Nkanyiso Bhengu and Khanyi Mbau.

On the box:


Working Lives

BBC World News, 9.30am

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, wake up to Lerato Mbele as she travels around Joburg talking to people about whether democracy has delivered greater opportunity for all in one of Africa’s most ­vibrant cities.

Top Billing

SABC3, 12pm

See how Jonathan Boynton-Lee charms sexy Hollywood A-lister Cameron Diaz into ­recording a personalised cellphone voice ­message.

Franklin& Bash

M-Net Series Showcase, 8pm

As they are forced to accept a new boss, Peter and Jared represent a popular Las Vegas magician charged with a robbery that he blames on his twin.




M-Net, 6.30pm

This is the story of Mary Stuart, who came to be know as Mary, Queen of Scots.

The teenage Mary is ­already a headstrong monarch – beautiful, passionate and poised as she ­embarks on an arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son. .?NEW SHOW


SABC1, 7.30pm

Don’t miss the action live from Sun City in North West with Lights, Camera, ­Fashion bringing you the glamour from the red carpet of the ­biggest music awards ceremony in the land.

The main show gets under way at 8.30pm.

The Roastof Kenny Kunene

Comedy Central, 8.30pm

Going head-to-head with the Samas is the much-hyped roast where Khanyi Mbau steals the show from the sushi king. Red carpet first, the roasting starts at 9pm.

Real Housewives of Orange County

M-Net Series Reality, 9.30pm

In the Lost Footage Special, we see ­never-before-aired housewife make-ups, shake-ups and exclusive moments from the reunion where a serious showdown arises over plastic surgery.



Jerseylicious Marathon

The Style Network, 12.50pm

Friendships within the group are pushed to the limits in Season 6 when Jackie and Olivia clash. Gigi continues in her quest to find love.


The Carrie Diaries

Vuzu, 8.30pm

In this Sex and the City prequel, we meet a young Carrie Bradshaw who deals with high school drama after just arriving in Manhattan. NEW SHOW

King & Maxwell

M-Net Series Zone, 9pm

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are former Secret Service agents with unique skills that make them the most uncharacteristic private investigators around.


3 Talk

SABC3, 4pm

Join Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu as she delves into what’s hot in winter ­fashion.



Channel O, 7pm

In this edition, we see DJ ­Dimplez going video to video with DJ Khaled.

Fashion Star

Vuzu, 8.30pm

Join Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos as they mentor four ­aspirant designers, whom they’ll coach through challenges. .?NEW SEASON

Wipeout (USA)

M-Net Series Reality, 10.30pm

In one of the most competitive game shows on TV, contestants battle to ­navigate through the world’s largest obstacle course.




Mzansi Magic, 8.30pm

Thandeka and Sbu are ­finally coming together as husband and wife. ­Given the turbulent ­history of the Zungus and the ­Ndlovus, will everything go ­according to plan?


My Top 5

Channel O, 11am

Counting down the top five music choices of a range of local celebs. First up is TV and radio personality Bonang Matheba with her listicle.


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