TV pick: May 18-24

2014-05-18 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

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Season finale

M-Net, 5pm

After 14 harrowing weeks in the South China Sea, the ultimate castaway who also becomes an instant millionaire will be announced this afternoon. Plus we get to see who viewers picked as the best captain between Corné Krige and Mark Fish.

La La’s Full Court Life

New season

M-Net Series Zone, 7pm

The Anthony family has finally settled into their day-to-day life in New York. But the peace is broken when La La’s friends bring up the sticky topic of infidelity.


Natura, 9.30pm

Tune in for a fun and fascinating science and natural history lesson.


Billboard Music Awards 2014

Channel O, 3am

Having a serious case of the FOMO? Kick the duvet off extra early to catch the live broadcast of the music awards.

The Good Wife

New season

M-Net, 8.30pm

Alicia contemplates starting her own firm with Cary but people begin to suspect something is afoot.

I Dream of NeNe

Vuzu, 7.30pm

NeNe’s disgruntled bridesmaids leave her beyond embarrassed. Will they make it to the wedding if they can’t even make it through dinner?


The Voice

M-Net, 2am

Another early morning to catch the live final performances of the top five finalists.

American Idol

M-Net Series Reality, 3am

Stay up for American Idol’s live feed of the 13th season’s final performances.

Person of Interest

Season finale

M-Net Series Showcase, 9pm

Reese and Finch team up to save The Machine.

Burn Notice

New season

M-Net Series Showcase, 10pm

Michael agrees to take on a dangerous deep-cover operation for the CIA.


The Voice

Season finale

M-Net, 2am

It’s the live finale of the music talent show. The newest voice is revealed. Who will emerge victorious as a mentor?

American Idol

Season finale

M-Net Series Reality, 3am

This morning the US sees the crowning of the 13th winner of its biggest music talent show.

Animals Gone Wild

New show

Na Geo Wild, 6pm

See the roughest and rowdiest animal moments, creatures cheating death and defying the laws of nature, and stranger-than-fiction animal brawls and love connections.



Season finale

M-Net, 7.30pm

Emily Thorne continues her quest to avenge her father’s murder.

Hawaii Five-O

New season

M-Net, 8.30pm

After McGarrett and Wo Fat narrowly escape from a maximum security prison, gunmen storm Five-0 headquarters.


Season finale

M-Net Series Zone, 9pm

In this two-hour special, as Ellen prepares to operate on the president, the first lady confronts her.

America’s Next Top Model

Season finale

M-Net Series Reality, 11.30pm

Season 19 ends with never-before-seen footage.


Big Town Dance

Season finale

M-Net, 6.30pm

Ashley Banjo descends on a town with a brief to get everyone dancing. Street dancing that is.


Season finale

M-Net, 7.30pm

Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was trapped on a deserted island where he learnt the skills of survival. He returns to his hometown and decides to become the masked hero the city needs.


Project Runway All Stars

Season finale

M-Net Series Zone, 4pm

It’s all scissors, pins and fabric in part two of the final.

Project Accessory

New show

M-Net Series Zone, 5pm

Get behind the scenes and see how accessories are conceptualised and brought to life.

I Love South Africa, 6pm

In the spirit of all things proudly South African and 20 years of democracy, learn a thing or two about the country in this game show hosted by Masechaba Lekalake, Tats Nkonzo and Mark Banks.

Fashion Police

E! Entertainment, 9pm

Fashion wisdom as dispensed by the razor-tongued comedian Joan Rivers and her posse.

Big screen on the small screen

The Impossible

M-Net Sunday, 8.05pm

True-life drama of a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural disasters of our time. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in this gripping tale.

Never Say Goodbye

Mzansi Wethu Sunday, 8pm

A frustrated married man hires a hit man to take out his young wife, but there’s a twist.

Men In Black

Mzansi Magic Sunday, 8pm

A classic right here. A streetwise cop joins a secret organisation that monitors alien activity on earth. Starring Will Smith.


Mzansi Bioskop Monday, 6.30pm

Chris Molapo has 48 hours to prove he didn’t kill the sex worker he spent the night with.


Universal Channel Friday, 10pm

A Mexican immigrant gets a job as a housekeeper in the US – in a crazy household. Adam Sandler stars.


Mzansi Wethu Saturday, 6pm

A man is deployed to guard public toilets when he starts to hire them out.

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