Tyra Banks Show, season five

2011-01-03 00:00

SEASON five of The Tyra Banks Show gets under way on SABC3 today at 11 am.

In the new series the talk show host encourages her audience to fully embrace who they are and celebrate both their inner and outer beauty. To prove her point, Banks sheds her weaves and rocks her real hair.

She also continues to have open discussions with her audience about the decisions they make in their relationships, the challenges they face with continued body-image pressure to be thin and beautiful, and the decisions they are often forced to make about sex, pregnancy, marriage and divorce. Watch The Tyra Banks Show Monday to Friday.

Fans of the Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) have a new treat in store. From 8 pm today and every day until January 7, viewers will be given a sneak peek at what the channel has in store for 2011.

Tonight you can see Man Vs. Fish: Mako Shark, which examines the Mako shark’s intelligence, power and aggression. Tomorrow is Monsters Inside Me, in which a dance instructor, crippled by abdominal pain, discovers that she has a mass in her colon full of decaying worms.

On Wednesday you can watch Deconstruction, in which contractor Matt Blashaw discovers how granite is taken from boulder to worktop; on Thursday, Get Out Alive, takes a look at the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 103.

On Friday Battle Machine Bros. reveals how identical twin brothers Mike and Geoff Howe build some of the most exciting machines you have ever seen.

Other highlights this week:

TOMORROW

Top Chef — M-Net Series (DStv channel 110), 9.30 pm: Seventeen aspiring chefs compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the title of Top Chef.

WEDNESDAY

The Glades — M-Net Action (DStv channel 106), 6 pm: A character-driven police show about a homicide detective who relocates to the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade, Florida, looking for a change of pace from his old life with the Chicago Police Department.

He soon learns this place outside the Everglades isn’t quite so idyllic, as he finds people keep turning up murdered.

White Collar — M-Net Series (DStv channel 110), 8.30 pm: The second season of this New York-based crime-drama about Neal Caffrey, a con-man, forger and thief, who agrees to help the authorities put other criminals behind bars as part of a work-release programme.

THURSDAY

Top Billing — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Viewers can enjoy football player Fabian McCar­thy’s wedding and an interview with the winner of SA’s Got Talent, James Bhemjee, to see where he’s at and how far he’s come.

Fringe — M-Net, 9.30 pm: The special agents return for a third season. At the end of the last series, Olivia had been held against her will in the alternate universe. Tonight she fights to find her way home, while Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives not realising they are doing so alongside an alternate Olivia.

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