New series of ‘Californication’

2011-02-21 00:00

FANS of David Duchovny can look forward to a new series of Californication, which gets under way on M-Net at 10.30 pm tomorrow night.

In the opening episode, Hank (Duchovny) emerges from prison to find his scandals have put him back at the top of the Hollywood scene.

Also new on South African screens is Street Smart, a crime drama starring the late Christopher Reeve, which can be seen on Sony Max (DStv channel 126) at 9 pm tonight.

Reeve plays a magazine reporter who, under pressure to perform or lose his job, writes a fake article about prostitution in New York. The piece garners him kudos, but when the police put pressure on him to reveal the identity of the pimp he supposedly profiled in the story — and the notorious pimp (played by Morgan Freeman) starts worrying about what the reporter knows — it’s definitely a case of “what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive”.

Other highlights this week include:

TODAY

• Special Assignment — SABC3, 9 pm: In 2008 Special Assignment visited the Eastern Cape to report on the practice of ukuthwala, in which young girls are abducted and forced into marriage. Late last year they returned to the area and visited the Palmerton Care Centre, which has become home to many young girls who have escaped these marriages to find refuge and solace.

• eKasi: Our Stories — Double-Cross — e.tv, 9 pm: The story of a young, smooth-talking taxi driver, Inno, whose dreams of quick-riches are tarnished when he gets fired by his tyrant boss.

TOMORROW

•Law & Order: Criminal Intent — Sony Entertainment Television (DStv 113), 10.20 pm: In the season five premiere, Goren learns his old enemy Nicole Wallace is engaged to the brother of a murdered health inspector, and suspects she must have played a part in the crime. He eventually enlists her help to catch the real killer.

WEDNESDAY

• Hola Ha Monate — SABC2, 11.30 am: Cervical and prostate cancers are the most prevalent among the elderly. Raynolda Makhutle and George Thibela share their experiences and the show’s expert, Dr Ingo, highlights signs to look out for and ways to avoid the disease.

THURSDAY

• The Squid and the Whale — e.tv, 10.40 pm: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, this film tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

FRIDAY

• Run’s House — SABC3, 9 pm: Russy tells Run he wants to make more money by selling toys he no longer uses. Run wants to encourage the “mini-mogul”, so he allows him to have some friends over for a garage sale, while teaching him a business lesson along the way.

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