TV pick: April 20-26

2014-04-20 15:00

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Species: The Awakening

Studio Universal, Sunday, 6pm

Interesting and mildly entertaining ­sci-fi starring Helena Mattsson as ­Miranda Hollander, a young woman who learns that she is in fact a lethally dangerous human-alien hybrid.

Last Stand

M-Net, Sunday, 8.05pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Forest Whitaker star in this action drama ­directed by Kim Jee-woon about a sheriff and his inexperienced deputy who must bring down an escaped convict.

Baby Boom

MGM Channel, Sunday, 9pm

Diane Keaton gives a great performance as JC Wiatt, who inherits a baby girl from a relative.

When in Rome

SABC2, Monday, 9.30pm

Beth (Kristen Bell) is a young New Yorker who is unlucky in love.

On a trip to Rome, she impulsively steals a few coins from a fountain of love and is then ­aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

Bad Boys II

Studio Universal, Wednesday, 8pm

Swashbuckling action with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as detectives investigating a new and especially potent strain of ecstasy showing up in Miami.

It is as funny as it is tense.

CAN CUT Semi Tough

MGM Channel, Thursday, 9pm

This goofy and light-hearted 1977 dramedy tells the story of two pro footballers who fall in love with the wealthy team owner’s daughter.

Starring Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson.

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The Houstons

M-Net Series Zone, 5.30pm

Season finale. Pat is worried Krissy’s relationship with Nick is not good for her.

The Braxtons

M-Net Series Zone, 6pm

New season. It’s season two of the musical and opinionated Braxton family.

Vince is home from the hospital, Tamar goes to see a pyschotherapist and Trina prepares to perform her solo material for the first time ever.

Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Demi Lovato E! Entertainment, 9pm

Catch the revealing and emotional conversation with music superstar

Demi Lovato on the eve of her Neon Lights tour.

Footballers’ Wives

SABC3, 10.30pm

Tanya isn’t getting anywhere with Frank, Kyle’s gambling habit threatens to overtake him and Amber turns to dark magic for assistance.


Designer Marathon

Style Network, 9am

Enjoy a unique look into the history of fashion through the eyes of your favourite designers.

See how these individuals started out, and what steps they took to make it big.

Parks and Recreation M-Net Series Showcase, 7.30pm Tom hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business.

Two and a Half Men

SABC3, 8pm

See Ashton Kutcher crack it as Charlie Sheen’s replacement as he joins the cast of the hit comedy in its ninth season.

He plays a lovelorn and curiously innocent dotcom billionare.


Fashion Star

Vuzu, 8.30pm

New season. Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos return as mentors to four aspirant designers whom they coach through weekly challenges.


NCIS: Los Angeles

Universal Channel, 8pm

The elite agents of the Office of Special Projects have to deal with an experimental device that has been stolen from a college research facility and could cause devastation for the whole city.

Mob Wives Chicago

Vuzu, 9.30pm

Trying to put their dark past behind them, the girls go on a night out.

Nora Schweihs is back in Chicago to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the burial of her father.



M-Net Series Showcase, 8pm

New series alert! Four friends find support from each other as they brave their turbulent lives.

Savannah is a successful career woman; Harry must deal with her younger sister, who is a serial dater; April is a recent widow and mother; and Karen is a therapist recovering from marrying a wealthy patient.


Midsomer Murders

Universal Channel, 8pm

A new season of the long-running series.

Mysterious deaths in the county of Midsomer continue to keep Chief Inspector John Barnaby and his new sidekick Sergeant Nelson busy.


M-Net Series Showcase, 10pm

New season. Hank Moody is a novelist who has recently moved to Los Angeles, which complicates his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Karen, whom he still has feelings for and his 12-year-old daughter and Becca.


Working Lives

BBC World, 3.30pm

Lerato Mbele travels around Joburg and talks to five people from different walks of life about the economy and life in democratic South Africa.


M-Net, 7.30pm

End of season three of the drama about the best legal closer in town, who takes a brilliant young college dropout under his wing.

Together they tackle some of New York’s most challenging cases.

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