Hot on the box

2010-05-31 00:00

THE popular crime series Law & Order: Cri­minal Intent is back for a fifth season on SABC3. Joining long-time partners Robert Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio of Men In Black fame) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), are detectives Mike Logan (Sex and the City and The Good Wife star Chris Noth, reprising his former Law & Order role) and Carolyn Barek (Annabella Sciorra).

Logan was exiled to Staten Island after punching a city councilman 10 years before, while Barek is a brilliant criminal profiler.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent will be screened at 10.15 pm Monday to Thursday. In tonight’s first episode, a city health inspector, who is also a heroin addict, is found dead.

Other highlights this week include:

TODAY

• Grey’s Anatomy — M-Net, 7.30 pm: When Alex’s younger brother, Aaron, shows up at Seattle Grace-Mercy West with a hernia, Alex has to get Bailey’s approval for his pro bono surgery. Matters get complicated when Aaron reveals parts of Alex’s past to his friends.

• Chaguo – The Choice — SABC1, 8.30 pm: This Tanzanian film is part of the Soul City: Love stories in a time of HIV and Aids series, and tells the story of lovers Amani and Faraja. One night, Amani stays out all night drinking in a bar with his friends. Faraja is angry but forgives him. However, will Amani have the courage to tell her what really happened that night — and will their relationship survive?

TOMORROW

• 4Play: Sex Tips For Girls — e.tv, 9 pm: Nox has retreated to her Gogo’s house to deal with Brian’s betrayal, and in the process cuts herself off from her friends; and Noma finds herself trying to balance her concern for Nox with a surprising romantic entanglement.

• 3rd Degree – The Tricky Issue Of Race: Part 2 — e.tv, 9.30 pm: South African youth use social networking like Facebook and YouTube to vent their frustration over social ills like lack of jobs, education and health facilities. Both black and white see themselves as victims of the rainbow nation, rather than its beneficiaries. In the second of a two part series on race, 3rd Degree asks: Can black people be racist?

• Afro Café — SABC2, 10 pm: Abigail Khubeka, Dorothy Masuku, Ray Phiri, Sibongile Khumalo and Somizi Mhlongo pay tribute to Busi Mhlongo in tonight’s show.

WEDNESDAY

• Vixens — Vuze (DStv channel 123), 8 pm: Battle lines have been drawn and with Nomsa’s departure, it’s clear that there are two camps in the Villa; and the new Vixen, Yoyo, is trying her best to fit in and work with the other Vixens to impress the new Casanova, Frost.

THURSDAY

• The Oprah Winfrey Show — SABC3, 5.35 pm: In this episode, titled “A Special Report: Oprah and a No-Holds-Barred Conversation with Child Molesters”, Oprah reveals the four things she learned from sex offenders, how they chose their victims and more.

• The A List — SABC3, 8.31 pm: The A List is a fast-paced new entertainment show hos­ted by Sinazo Pelisa Yolwa.

FRIDAY

• The Mask — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask.

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