These are the best shows to watch on TV this week

From movies to reality shows and series, these are the best things to watch on TV this week according to City Press's Phumlani S Langa.

Get ready for Zac Efron, Naruto and so much more.

From Sunday, 7 May until Saturday, 13 May.

Sunday, 7 May 


Channel: M-Net Movies Action+ (DStv 106)

Time: 13:53

Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone star in this boxing pic. This should have been called Rocky 7: Black Rocky, but it wasn’t. It is quite a fly movie though, and action-packed.

Sunday Best

Channel: BET (DStv 129),

Time: 13:00

Kirk Franklin hosts what has become gospel music’s biggest talent contest. He is joined by some expert judges. The search is on.

Sleeping with the Family

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)

Time: 16:00

A show that looks at the complex relationship between romantic suitors and the families they must impress to get a date. If you
have ever been rejected by the family of someone you like, you’ll hate this.

Dirty Grandpa

Channel: M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104)

Time: 21:00

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron star in this one; that alone should be enough to get you to tune in. I mean, how did De Niro go from roles with Al Pacino to the guy from High School Musical? Go figure.

Top Gear 2008: Vietnam Special

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 18:35

You know these guys ride around in fly whips doing silly things. Every now and then they would do a special where things would get particularly silly and rather amusing. This right here is one of those times.

Monday, 8 May

Independence Day: Resurgence

Channel: M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104)

Time: 21:45

When alien invaders attack Earth with unprecedented force, the US president gathers his finest scientists and bravest fighter pilots to spring into action and rescue the planet from a seemingly invincible enemy.

Tuesday, 9 May

Snakes in the City

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)

Time: 10:02

Snakes anywhere can be problematic. Join a pair of snake wranglers, Simon and Siouxie, as they respond to calls from people who have a scaly friend around the house.

Shipping Wars

Channel: History (DStv 186)

Time: 15:20

The show follows various independent carriers who have discovered that money can be made transporting items that traditional carriers either cannot or will not haul. They compete for loads in special timed auctions.

Meet the Penguins

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 16:25

Tune in to find out about the lives of penguins; how they get food and breed while battling some very demanding conditions.

Wednesday, 10 May


Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 18:35

Classic fun sitcom featuring Martin Lawrence and some highly amusing characters. If you’re clever, while getting your comedy on, you could also use Martin for retro fashion tips.

Vivica’s Magic Men

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50

Vivica A. Fox and two of her friends are on the lookout for eight hunks to perform in her new business venture that aims at providing women with party entertainment like no other.

Nguwe Na?

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 15:30

Are you looking to hookup with someone cute? This show right here has the connection. Watch people running game on each other. Who knows, it may help.

Thursday, 11 May

Tangled Hearts

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)

Time: 15:00

A romantic series that follows the lives of six friends. Their fates become intertwined through chance and the shared search to attain their dreams.

Lokshin Bioskop: Finding Mr Right

Channel: Mzansi Bioskop (DStv 164)

Time: 19:00

This is never an easy task, say those who know. A politician believes his new job means new beginnings and a change in his life. But one of these changes might mean losing his wife.


Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 17:00

A touch of anime in the afternoon is exactly what one needs after a strenuous day at school. You know we got you. Catch all the high-flying action. 

Friday, 12 May


Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 16:20

A live studio show that will provide you with thrills, spills and interesting tips and info on an array of things. This is perfect for all teenagers out there, and you should dig the hosts too.

Chain Reaction

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 21:05

A research team experiences a breakthrough: a stable form of fusion that may lead to a waste-free future. Stars Keanu Reeves.

Saturday, 13 May

America’s Got Talent

Channel: eExtra (OpenView HD)

Time: 16:00

You know the drill: auditions, hopefuls, judges and buzzers. Who will be chosen for greatness and who needs to go home and work a bit more at it? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Hollywood on Set

Channel: eMovies Extra (OpenView HD 107), 2.35pm

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at all your favourite movies. Meet the casts and directors, and see what it took to create some of the illest films to ever drop.

The Bachelor

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 18:00

One lucky man gets the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams and, hopefully, his bride-to-be in this one-hour primetime reality series. Who will get that rose and who will be denied?