Three new shows on TV

2011-04-18 00:00

THE drama series The Cape, which can be seen at 7.30 pm on SABC3 on Wednesdays, tells the story of Vince Faraday (David Lyons), a former policeman who fights crime and corruption in the guise of The Cape, after being framed for the murder of his city’s new police chief by a mysterious individual known as “Chess”.

The series is one of three new shows and two fan favourites returning to South African screens this week.

Also new to SABC3 is the reality show Tales from the Edge, which airs at 9.30 pm on Thursdays. The show follows Elisabeth Marshall, who is on a mission to compile a book of short stories on the soap opera lives of the rich and sometimes famous.

Fans of The New Adventures of Old Christine can settle down to watch season five of the sitcom at 8.30 pm tonight. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as divorced working mom Christine Campbell, who has to juggle the demands of business and single motherhood.

On SABC1, viewers can watch the new sitcom, Gauteng Maboneng, on Wednesdays at 7 pm. The show tells the tale of a lovable car mechanic and ­wannabe rapper from Maff-town, Lebo (Mahlubi Kraai), who brings his aging gogo and scheming best friend Solomon with him when he moves to Gauteng and finds out his uncle has died and left him a fortune.

The only catch is that Lebo has to look after his know-it-all niece, Sisi, while dodging his uncle’s gold digging ex-wife, Pearl, trying to charm Sisi’s after-school tutor, Thami, and keeping the nerdy next door neighbour, Medupe, away from his niece.

Last but not least, V — which can be seen at 9.30 pm tomorrow on M-Net Series (DStv channel 110) — picks up with the leader of the Visitors, Anna, having unleashed red sky on the planet, with the world on the brink of war.

Other highlights this week:


• Dance Club — Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 5.30 pm: In this show, hosted by actress and celebrated dancer/choreographer Lorcia Cooper (Scandal, Backstage), viewers are shown a dance of the week and then led, step-by-step, through the various components in order to master the moves.


• Inside the Royal Wedding — SABC3, noon: A behind-the-scenes documentary giving a unique insight into Prince William and Katherine Middleton’s wedding plans through an assortment of characters directly involved with every aspect of the day, from the royal procession to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey and details of the two receptions.


• The Apprentice — BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) at 9.30 pm: Sixteen budding entrepreneurs attempt to win the opportunity of a lifetime, as they compete to become technology tycoon Sir Alan Sugar’s protégé — a prize that also comes with a bumper six-figure salary package.


• Run’s House — SABC3 at 8.30 pm: Rev and Justine are both fed up with the boys’ rude behaviour, so Justine decides to bring in a supernanny-type person to teach the family the basics in social etiquette.

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