TV pick: June 8-14

2014-06-08 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.


MTV Essentials: Jay-Z vs Justin Timberlake vs Kanye

MTV Base, 5pm

Guess what? Today is the birthday of everyone’s favourite narcissist, Kanye West. In celebration, check out MTV Base’s Jay-Z vs Justin Timberlake vs Kanye chart. We love JT, and Jay-Z and Kanye are friends, but whose music is better?

Game of Thrones

M-Net, 10.30pm

The popular fantasy series continues. How will Oberyn of Martell fare in his trial by combat against Gregor Clegane? Will the stubborn Hound recover from his injuries without treatment? What will become of Sansa at the Vale?

Special Assignment

SABC3, 9.30pm

With its probing look into cases of fraud, corruption and wrongdoing, Special Assignment remains a staple of South Africa’s investigative journalism shows. Catch it again tonight.

My Top 5: PRO (repeat)

Channel O, 2pm

PRO has been flying the flag for Soweto-brewed hip-hop since the release of his break-out track, named after the township where he was raised. Check out what PRO keeps close to his heart.


Craz-e: Sistahood, 4pm

A youth entertainment show that deals with issues facing teenage girls – from dating and relationships to body image and school.

The Young and the Restless, 4.40pm

Abby and Tyler’s relationship heats up, while Jack and Adam prepare to take on Victor.

Fish Tank Kings: Little Mermaids

Nat Geo Wild, 10am

An orthodontist reaches out to Living Color to provide a unique underwater specimen to display. Stumped, Mat and Francis have to dig deep and come up with what is known as a mermaid’s purse.


Mzansi Love: Kasi Style, 8.30pm

Thulani moves to Joburg to play for a top football club, the Red Rangers. Mbali is an ambitious physiotherapist who lands the contract of her life as the team’s therapist and is determined to put her name on the map. When Mbali and Thulani meet, his arrogance annoys her.

Melissa & Joey

New Season

Vuzu, 7pm

Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family, is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenage niece Lennox and nephew Ryder.


Ekse: Let’s Talk With Masechaba Lekalake, 10am

Join the chat between Masechaba, Refilwe and Tol Ass Mo. They ask if you need to know everything about your partner?–?the PIN to their bank card, who they socialise with, how much they spent on their mother’s birthday gift? Does privacy make a relationship weaker or stronger?


New Season, 11.30am

The Supernanny is called to rescue the Winter family of Georgia in the US. Mum and Dad moved the family from New York to Marietta, where they thought it would be an easier life.

Dad finds it hard to trust any of the children, but especially his eldest daughter, Kristin, a teenager in an unfamiliar place.

World’s Weirdest: Freaks of the Sky

Nat Geo Wild, 11am

Get ready to brush feathers with the freakiest denizens of the winged world as we take to the sky. See a whirlwind tour of the planet’s wackiest and most fearsome fliers, including dancing manakins that bust out the moonwalk to impress the ladies.

Criminal Minds (repeat)

Fox Africa, 9.20pm

A rerun of Season 8, Criminal Minds follows an elite team of FBI agents who analyse the most twisted minds in the US in an attempt to stop them before they strike.


Inside: 21st Century Warship

National Geographic Channel, 8.50am

With new threats on the horizon, the US navy has developed a versatile new class of warship to combat the enemy: the Littoral Combat Ship.

House of Payne (repeat)

Fox Africa, 8.20pm

Watch a rerun of Season 5 of Tyler Perry’s hilarious House of Payne, which follows a multigenerational working class family through the trials and tribulations of their lives.


Law & Order (repeat)

Fox Crime, 7.40pm

Everyone’s favourite legal drama. Catch a rerun of Season 3, which starts today. Starring George Dzundza and Michael Moriarty.

50 Cent’s Top 20 Rap Anthems

MTV Base, 11pm

You used to be able to find him In Da Club, but where is 50 Cent now? We look at his picks of the top 20 rap songs that have become anthems.

The Indestructibles 2

National Geographic Channel, 3.05pm

French stunt rider Eric “Red Baron” Barone is no stranger to danger. Find out how he survived a staggering 170km/h smash.

The Simpsons

Fox Africa, 7.30pm

A double episode of the yellow cartoon family that has made us laugh for years.


MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal: What Went Down Special

MTV Base, 5.30pm

Curious to know what went down at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards? Then tune in to find out when we bring you all the behind- the-scenes gossip, scenes from the red carpet, the afterparty and much, much more.

Rhythm City (omnibus), 9.30am

An omnibus of the week’s episodes. This daily drama focuses on the South African music industry and those who have dreams of making it big.

Jobs That Bite! The Lion Dentist

Nat Geo Wild, 11am

Host Jeremy Brandt heads to Florida to tackle some of the wild beasts that call this state their home. His first stop is a drive-through safari park where a day with the curators is packed with animals large and even larger.


Godzilla (1998)

Studio Universal

Sunday, 1.35pm

Nuclear tests in the Pacific unleash a monstrous reptile. The military brings in a scientific expert to help deal with the threat. Starring Matthew Broderick.

The Heat (2013)


Sunday, 8pm

Sarah, a by-the-book FBI agent, can smell a promotion in the air. All she has to do is bring down a notorious druglord named Larkin. But to find him, she is forced to partner with a foul-mouthed female cop.

Steel Magnolias(2012)

Mzansi Magic

Sunday, 8pm

A reimagining of the 1989 classic. A group of strong African-American women share an enduring friendship as they meet to discuss mostly the opposite sex. As they encounter obstacles in their respective lives, their bond grows. Starring Queen Latifah.

Lokshin Bioskop: Mashonisa, The Dragon (2014)

Mzansi Magic

Tuesday, 6pm

A cruel and feared mashonisa celebrates his 50th birthday by ful?lling a childhood dream of starring in his own low-budget, Bruce Lee-inspired ?lm. But trouble starts when he forces the community to help him make his dream come true.

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Mzansi Magic

Saturday, 9.30pm

After witnessing a mob crime, a nightclub singer disguises herself as a nun. She struggles to fit in with the nuns’ traditional ways until she discovers the church choir. Starring Academy Award-winning comedienne Whoopi Goldberg.

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