TV guide: Beat the World Cup blues

2010-07-09 10:55

Farrah Francis picks five shows to help you beat the World Cup blues as regular ­programming resumes.

So You Think You Can Dance

6.30pm – Saturdays

What better way to get over the World Cup blues than through dancing – or at least watching it. Returning for the second season, this dance show, which sees some of South Africa’s best and worst dancers going head to head to claim their place in the top 10, will make you realise that fancy footwork is not restricted to football.

Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami

E! Entertainment
10pm – Sundays

Will Kourtney finally realise that Scott is more of a fly in the ointment than a boyfriend – especially now that Baby Mason has ­arrived? Khloé keeps us entertained as she plays the newlywed trying to get some nooky from her ­basketball star husband, Lamar Odom, while dealing with her brother Rob, who is ­living in the house.


8pm – Weekdays

Are you happy South ­Africa? Your favourite soapie is back in its regular slot weekdays, reminding us that the soccer has truly come to an end. The ­popular show will once again dominate viewership ratings. So shake off the World Cup blues by hanging out with Karabo, Queen, Khethiwe, Ajax, Jason and company.

CSI: New York

9.30pm – Fridays

Yeahhhhhhh! It’s those crime-fighting coppers from the city of New York. Using complicated technology and their wits, the cast of this spin-off series, which ­includes the always serious detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) & Co, solve some of the city’s grisliest crimes. Since it’s set in NYC, we know for sure there’ll be nothing to remind us of the World Cup.

O Access Presenter Search

Channel O
7pm – Sundays

Who will fill Nonhle ­Thema’s dainty yet big high heels? O ­Access is searching for a new presenter. The show is looking for someone who is willing to trek the globe and interview some of the biggest names in the music industry. Who wouldn’t want a job like that? ­Auditions should keep us side-tracked from the footie hangover.

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