TV pick: June 22-28

2014-06-22 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

Big screen on the small screen

National Security (2003)

e.tv, Sunday, 8pm

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation. Starring Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn and Colm Feore.

Lokshin Bioskop: The Calling (2014)

Mzansi Magic, Tuesday, 6.30pm

A couple celebrates six years of marriage, grateful they have a strong union. But when the wife is called to become a pastor, the flaws in their marriage are exposed. Can their marriage survive this?

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

M-Net, Friday, 9.30am

After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny (Adam Sandler) finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you.

He Got Game (1998)

Mzansi Magic, Friday, 9pm

A convict father has been in prison for six years when a tough prison warden tells him that he’s getting temporary parole with the promise of a commuted sentence. But there’s a trade-off – the father must talk his son, the top-ranked high school basketball player in the country, into signing with the governor’s team. Starring Denzel Washington (pictured).

Amistad (1997)

Mzansi Magic, Saturday, 9.30pm

When a group of men rebel on a slave ship in 1839, they’re arrested when they reach the American coast. The court case that follows attempts to discover the truth behind their motives. Starring Djimon Hounsou (pictured) and Matthew McConaughey.

Planes (2013)

M-Net, Saturday, 6am

Kids’ entertainment. A little crop-dusting plane with a fear of heights dreams of being a racer. With help from a veteran fighter, he qualifies for the Wings Across the World race, where he’s tested to his limits.

On the box

Monday 23.06

Namba Namba

Mzansi Magic, 8pm

All the classic hits from the 80s and beyond, including artists and groups from across the world. Hear beats from Floetry, Tamia, Donell Jones, Zahara, Lloyd Cele, Zonke and many more. Siyay’dlala le number!

Beyoncé: The Official Top 20

MTV Base, 6pm

The biggest, bestselling tracks from everyone’s favourite diva. It’s Bey’s Top 20 as compiled by the Official Charts Company.

The Jeff Probst Show

SABC3, 2pm

Four women turn their ideas into million-dollar businesses. Jeff talks with fitness enthusiast Jillian Michaels and nine-year-old kids play Who’s Right?

Tuesday 24.06

Zabalaza

Mzansi Magic, 9pm

The lies are building up in Gasta’s house and everyone is being pulled apart. Waka threatens Mygirl in order to bring an end to her addiction. Meanwhile, David is having second thoughts about his choices.

The Nate Berkus Show

SABC3, 3pm

Nate Berkus is a popular design expert and New York Times bestselling author who appeared regularly on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Watch his daily series presenting lifestyle, entertainment and personal-transformation topics.

Chozen

Vuzu, 9.30pm

New show

This animated sitcom follows Chozen (Bobby Moynihan), a gay white rapper, as he takes on the hip-hop industry. In Season 1, Chozen moves in with his sister Tracy (Kathryn Hahn) after being released from prison. Later, he confronts his archrival Phantasm (Method Man, pictured above).

Back In The Game

Vuzu, 4.30pm

New show

Terry Gannon Jr was an All Star softball player until life threw her a few curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr AKA The Cannon, an opinionated, beer-guzzling ex-athlete.

Wednesday 25.06

The Truth: Dineo Ranaka

MTV Base, 6pm

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about feisty diva Dineo Ranaka will be revealed. She’s got another season of her reality show coming up and things look rosy, but who is Dineo really?

Base Top 5

MTV Base, 5pm

Today is the birthday of one of South Africa’s most successful hip-hop stars, PROKid. In honour, MTV Base counts down his five hottest hits. Happy birthday PRO!

Michael Jackson Special

Channel O, 12pm

On the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s tragic death, Channel O pays tribute to the King of Pop with a slate of special shows that are must-see viewing for any fan.

Cooked: Out Of The Frying Pan

SABC3, 3.30pm

Repeat

There’s a lot going on in this busy kitchen on Kleine Zalze wine estate, just outside Stellenbosch. Head chef Michael Broughton is a force to be reckoned with and Justin’s a little intimidated. But he soon settles down and is intrigued by the science of sous-vide.

Modern Family

M-Net, 7.30pm

New season

The adults are Vegas bound when Jay hooks them up with Excelsior Plus-level hotel accommodation, courtesy of one of his big clients. Claire secretly hits the tables to win back money she lost years ago, while Phil goes underground to audition for a secret society of magicians.

Thursday 26.06

Hawaii Five-O: Kupouli’La

M-Net, 8.30pm

When Halloween comes to Hawaii and a man acting like a zombie is shot, Five-0 finds itself in a race against time to stop a madman who is conducting bizarre experiments on humans.

Dino Time

M-Net, 9.30am

For the kids. A young boy who loves adventure is accidentally transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. There he meets a friendly female T-Rex who mistakes him for her baby and takes him into her family.

Friday 27.06

The Bold and the Beautiful

SABC3, 6pm

Eric sympathetically urges Brooke to open up to Bill and tell him the truth about her pregnancy. She begins to ponder his suggestion. Taylor presses Rick for information regarding Brooke’s out-of-character actions.

The Bachelor

Vuzu, 8.30pm

Juan Pablo and the bachelorettes travel to Vietnam and, after the rose ceremony, only eight ladies will remain. Who will this eligible bachelor cut from the show?

Extreme Makeover Home Edition 2

Repeat

SABC3, 11.30pm

Ty’s team pulls a complete health overhaul on the home of a couple with a six-year-old heart-transplant patient whose many medications make daily living a risk. Also, country music singer Lee Ann Womack stops by for the reveal with a few surprises up her sleeve.

Saturday 28.06

Nicki Minaj Superbass Beats

MTV Base, 6pm

This weekend is all about the ladies! Girls On Top Weekend celebrates successful women in music and the femme fatales who are making major moves in the industry. First up: Nicki Minaj (pictured).

Clover’s Big Little Cook off

SABC3, 6pm

This world-first cooking challenge will pit children and their parents against other food-mad families on national television. These teams will out-cook and out-whisk each other over 13 weeks of baking, frying and spatula-waving action in a bid to become the champions and win fantastic prizes.

Crisis

M-Net, 6.45pm

When the children of Washington’s elite are kidnapped on a school field trip, a national crisis erupts. Government agencies work to find the mastermind behind the big abduction.

NCIS: Los Angeles

M-Net, 9.30pm

NCIS recently became the most watched TV drama in the world, winning the International Television Audience Award. The high-stakes NCIS: Los Angeles team are charged with apprehending dangerous criminals by infiltrating the criminal underground and assuming false identities.

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