Hot on the box — what not to miss this week

2009-11-30 00:00

IT’S every parent’s worst nightmare — your child is missing and you feel completely helpless. That’s the scenario facing Mo and Alex on’s Scandal this week.

Thabang (Thabo Nyaku) has been missing for three days and his panicked parents, Mo (Nthati Moshesh) and Alex (Shona Ferguson), put their marital problems on hold to host an emergency press conference to beg for help.

The police investigation proves to be very trying for the couple as first Alex is arrested as an initial suspect and then Mo gets on the wrong side of the law when she leads public search teams and journalists to the homes of known sex offenders. To discover if they find Thabang, you’ll have to tune in from 7.30 pm on Tuesday this week.

Other highlights this week include:



Private Practice (M-Net, 8.30 pm): In the season finale, as a pregnant Violet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, a grief-stricken patient poses a danger to her.



Royal Pains (M-Net, 7.30 pm): In this new series, Doctor Hank Lawson appears to be a man with a perfect life, but things change dramatically when he chooses to save a neighbourhood teen instead of a wealthy hospital patron.

Africa INC (SABC3, 8 pm): The team takes a closer look at government plans for upgrading major road transport routes and logistics corridors, and asks if the government has got a handle on the volatile taxi industry, which is struggling to compete in a changing landscape.



Superdance South Africa (, 9.30 pm): After nationwide auditions and tense competition, tonight’s the night viewers will find out the winners of Superdance South Africa.

Californication (SABC3, 10.15 pm): In tonight’s season finale, Hank has to deal with Karen’s wedding and Becca’s first period.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Sony Entertainment Television (DStv channel 113, 10.15 pm): In the season premiere of this series about the exploits of the elite Major Case Squad in New York, Detective Robert Goren and his partner, Alexandra Eames, discover unidentified bodies while investigating the ritualistic murder of a funeral director and soon realise they are on the trail of a highly intelligent and dangerous killer. Starts December 2 and continues Monday to Friday.



Top Billing (SABC3, 7.30 pm): The team chats to British superstar Leona Lewis about her meteoric rise to fame, and learns the art of making the perfect perfume from South African entrepreneur Maria Garcia.



Myth Busters (Discovery Channel (DSTV channel 250), 8 pm): Alaska is one of the most extreme places on Earth, and for Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman it provides an ideal habitat to test out some Alaskan myths and legends.

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