TV pick: June 1-7

2014-06-01 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

On the box

Sunday

Keasha’s Perfect Dress

Fine Living Channel, 7.45pm

NEW SHOW

Join Keasha Rigsby, renowned bridal consultant from Kleinfeld, as she opens her own exclusive bridal boutique that aspires to give every bride-to-be their perfect gown.

Alaska Fish Wars

NatGeo Wild, 7pm

NEW SHOW

Deep-sea fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations on the planet, but the profit is worth it. Watch fishermen face 6m tides, 30-hour work days, mechanical breakdowns and unpredictable weather.

Monday

I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’

M-Net,6.30pm

Outrageous show in which American contestants vie for the hand of Harry, Prince of Wales. Unbeknownst to them, it’s not the real Harry – it’s a lookalike. Will the winner still love him once they find out?

Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied

Comedy Central, 8.55pm

NEW SHOW

Loudmouth and hilarious comic Wanda Sykes talks relationships, politics and strip clubs.

Tempy Pushas (Repeat)

SABC 1, 8.30pm

South Africa’s second most-watched show after Generations tells the story of three friends who are thrust into the multimillion-rand fashion world.

I Am Woman

SABC 3, 10am

Local documentary, which looks at a group of spiritually driven women with big life stories. With journalist and talk show host Lisa Chait.

Clash ofthe Choirs

Mzansi Magic, 5.30pm

Bonang Matheba presents the search for new and exciting South African choral talents, with a big cash prize up for grabs.

Ka-Ching

Mzansi Magic, 6pm

Season two of Ka-Ching offers a new range of fun games that give contestants a chance to win exciting prizes. Presented by Thabiso Mokhethi.

Tuesday

Divine Intervention

The Style Network, 7.10pm

NEW SHOW

Reverend Anthony, Reverend Kevin and Dr Jerry scour the US on a mission to help churches with everything from the sales and marketing of the church to its experience as a whole.

Jersey Couture

The Style Network, 9.10pm

The Scalis are kept busy designing custom dresses for pageant contestants. Chrissy is inspired to return to her culinary roots.

Wednesday

Two and a Half Men

M-Net, 8pm

NEW SEASON

After his girlfriend turns down his ­marriage proposal, Walden is thrown back into the dating world.

The Numbers Game

National Geographic Channel, 8.05pm

NEW SHOW

In each episode, data scientist Jake ­Porway tackles life’s most daunting topics like sex and marriage to reveal the surprising science behind them.

Brooklyn 11223

The Style Network, 8.15pm

Catch up with the Brooklyn ­divas in their whirlwind lives filled with drama and ­romance.

Thursday

Top 20 Funniest

ComedyCentral, 7.15pm

A light-hearted countdown of the most hilarious mistakes and mishaps caught on video.

MasterChef Australia: The Professionals

M-Net, 6.30pm

The professionals have to form a team to face one of Australia’s top chefs, Jacques Reymond.

Friday

Nickelodeon Slime Cup

Nickelodeon, 4.35pm

NEW SEASON

The Slime Cup pitches four teams of ­Nickelodeon’s biggest stars and animated characters against each other.

The Gareth Cliff Show

Comedy Central, 7.35am

TV PREMIERE

If you couldn’t tune in online, catch the ground-breaking indie radio show from the controversial former 5fm DJ. Cliff talks to well-known South Africans using his particular interviewing style.

Saturday

Cosmos: A Spacetime ­Odyssey

National Geographic Channel, 6.15pm

Science edutainment hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and produced by Seth MacFarlane, based on the iconic 1980s Carl Sagan series.

Saturday Night Live

Comedy Central, 9pm

SEASON FINALE

The iconic comedy show wraps up its 39th season with host Andy Samberg. ­Indie pop singer St Vincent is set to ­perform.

Bigscreen on the small screen

Hide and Seek (2005)

Mzanzi Magic, Sunday, 9.30pm

A widower (Robert De Niro) moves house with his young daughter (Dakota Fanning), who begins communicating with an imaginary friend. Mildly entertaining thriller that wastes good talent.

Footloose (2011)

M-Net, Thursday, 9.30pm

Remake of the classic dance movie where a city slicker named Ren moves into a small town where all loud music and dancing has been banned. He starts shaking things up when he refuses to abide by this law. A must-see.

Lokshin Bioskop: The Love Game (2014)

Mzanzi Magic, Saturday, 7pm

After meeting Fikile, Menzi asks his materialistic brother to help him transform from a dorky comic book illustrator into a slick hustler. However, Fikile turns him down. Will Menzi be able to show Fikile who he really is? Endearing local offering.

Taxi (2004)

Mzanzi Magic, Saturday, 9.30pm

Queen Latifah is a speedfreak taxi driver who teams up with an overeager cop in a bid to bring down a syndicate of beautiful Brazilian bank robbers, including Gisele Bündchen. Slapstick action comedy with a quick-talking Latifah.

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