TV pick: September 28 - October 4

2014-09-28 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

M-Net Movies

Sunday, 8pm

Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) is a veteran Las Vegas magician trying to revive his failing career when his partner quits the game. But when a young, edgy street magician, Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), gains a cult following, he becomes a threat to Wonderstone’s comeback.

We’re the Millers (2013)


Sunday, 8.05pm

Jennifer Aniston is a stripper helping out a dagga dealer by posing as one-quarter of his fake family when he heads to Mexico to retrieve a shipment of weed.

Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find (2010)


Sunday, 8pm

A troubled young man on the run from the law helps a beautiful young woman to restore First Greater Saint New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church to its former glory and significance role in the black community.

Scary Movie (2000)

Monday, 10.20pm

Horror comedy spoof of popular mid- and late-90s films such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream, The Matrix, American Pie, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects and The Blair Witch Project.

Wrong Finger (2013)

Mzansi Magic

Wednesday, 10.30pm

A couple who are struggling to conceive a baby start playing the blame game and, to make matters worse, their family believes they know who’s to blame.

On the box

SUN 28.09

Idols Season 10

Mzansi Magic, 5pm

The judges have spoken, but it is the voters who speak loudest as the show enters the top nine phase and messages of support pour in for the remaining contestants.

Kulcha Kwest

SABC1, 5.30pm

Catch another journey of self-discovery when one young person tries to resolve a cultural dilemma with the help of host Siyabonga Mdlalose.

SA’s Got Talent, 6.05pm

As the competition heats up, the judges and the viewers get to see the diverse talent on display from a cappella groups, to musicians, to kids showing off their dance moves. Hysterics and the theatrics are on show for the ­judges’ stamp of approval.

Saints and Sinners

Mzansi Magic, 8pm

The saints and the sinners are all confronted with hard choices as Phakamani forces Ndumi to do something he doesn’t want to do, while detective Siya makes a big connection regarding the spate of robberies taking place in the neighbourhood. Finally, Thabang confronts Mandla and the truth is laid bare.

MON 29.09

When Duty Calls

SABC2, 6pm

Locating missing persons, providing community support and ensuring crime is kept in check requires dedicated law enforcement officers who go beyond the call of duty.

Katch It With Khanyi, 6.05pm

It’s an evening of thrills, frills and everything in between when host Khanyi Mbau puts the celebrity spotlight on choreographer Somizi Mhlongo and bootylicious Boity Thulo.

Lizard Lick Towing

CBS Reality, 7pm

Real drama and real horsepower, this is a show that prides itself on having towed and repossessed expensive cars from the likes of Nicolas Cage, Bow Wow (a Lamborghini Murciélago and Ferrari F430), Jermaine Dupri (a Lamborghini Murciélago) and many others.

eKasi: Our Stories, 9pm

A young talented girl gets a lucky break when she becomes the face of a fashion house, but she risks it all when her ego and sense of entitlement get in the way of things.

TUE 30.09

Ekse Let’s Talk with Masechaba Lekalake, 5.55pm

Join the hosting trio of Masechaba ­Lekalake, Tol Ass Mo and Refilwe Modiselle, accompanied by the heroics of street surfer Miza Modibedi, as they tackle the issue of tight economic times for South Africa’s working class with guest and trade unionist Norman ­Mampane.


M-Net, 8.30pm


Two unlikely partners – a novice detective James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan) and his new partner, shrewd and experienced police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Francis Logue) – stumble upon a high-profile murder of local billionaires.

Ray Donovan

M-Net, 9.30pm


This crime drama comes to an end amid Mickey’s plots and schemes, while Abby (Paula Malcomson) has a tough time choosing between Ray (Liev Schreiber) and Los Angeles detective Jim (Brian Timothy Geraghty).

The Fixer

SABC3, 9.30pm

Rose (Tamzin Outhwaite) is in a fix as she gets a visit from a suspected rapist and killer of innocent girls who has been acquitted. Her career is in tatters as a result of charges of entrapment.

WED 01.10

Ladies Of London

M-Net Series Reality, 4.30pm


Their only claim to fame is being ­married to rock stars and being ­connected to royalty. These women thrive in the glare of the paparazzi, ­party hard and shop at the best boutiques. To them, conspicuous materialism is all part of the glitterati script.

Chopped SA

Food Network DStv Channel 175, 9pm

Mystery ingredients, tight cooking schedules and unending nerve-wracking challenges dished out by the judges make for exquisite home-grown treats.

Up Close, 9.35pm

Model, actor, TV presenter and the first black face of cosmetics brand Elizabeth Arden, Lerato Moloi, shares her story.


M-Net Series Reality, 11.30pm


American actress Lindsay Lohan made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Catch her as she tries to set the record straight in what promises to be an ­honest, no-holds-barred reality show. It allows viewers a glimpse of her real and intimate self.

THU 02.10

White Collar

M-Net Series Zone, 7.30pm

Neal (Matt Bomer) is blackmailed into stealing a chapter from a valuable book for Hagen. But this proves a risky ­undertaking and so he enlists the help of Mozzie (Willie Garson). They cook up a diversionary heist and Neal is able to get his hand on the book.

MasterChef SA

M-Net, 7.30pm

From malva pudding to chicken lasagne, the show is peppered with ­contestants whose culinary skills are put to the test.

Win A Home

SABC3, 8pm

Tumi Voster, Maps Maponyane and Cindy Nell-Roberts are back for ­another instalment of bathroom décor­inspired challenges as construction at the lifestyle estate, Steyn City, gets ­under way.

The Ultimate Braai Master, 8.30pm

The judges turn the heat on the contestants as the show hits the second elimination round, with contestants trying to outdo one another in an open-fire challenge. A cash prize of R500?000 and a Renault Duster 4x4 should be ­motivation enough for them to cook up a storm.


M-Net Series Zone, 9.30pm


Dr Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack), a neuroscientist and professor, is in a tricky situation after being approached by the FBI to help with a case, but Max Lewicki (Arjay Smith) and Dean Paul Haley plot against him in a bid to push him to return to Chicago.

FRI 03.10

Royal Pains

M-Net Series Zone, 12.30pm

Evan’s plans to overturn HankMed’s cease-and-desist order do not go well and Hank is shocked to learn of Boris’ death just as Divya (Reshma Shetty) and Jeremiah (Benjamin Shenkman) head to Savannah to treat a minor-league baseball player.

Surviving Jack

M-Net, 6pm


Coming of age in the 90s was not something you could Google. Don’t miss this comedy filled with childhood and teen memories as a boy transitions to manhood and then fatherhood.

The X Factor SA

SABC1, 6pm

It’s been a tough week for the mentors – Oskido, Zonke and Arno Carstens – as they sift through talent to bring the numbers down to 24 contestants.

SAT 04.10

The Voice

M-Net, 6pm

It’s the battle of the singing talents with judges Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all keeping the contestants in check.

Reality Check, 6.05pm

Somizi Mhlongo, Boity Thulo and Bongani Fassie get their hands dirty in the name of charity as they help raise funds for the youth of Kliptown, Soweto.

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