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SUN 03.01

The Lit­tle Uni­corn

SABC1 (DStv chan­nel 191), 4pm This en­dear­ing 2002 TV movie sees a child griev­ing when her pony dies, un­til she en­coun­ters a baby uni­corn.

South Street

My Mzansi Ad­ven­ture eKasi+ (OpenView HD chan­nel 105), 8.30pm An ex­cit­ing re­al­ity travel se­ries that show­cases the beauty and al­lure of South Africa’s places, history and peo­ple.

The Simp­sons

Fox (DStv chan­nel 125), 6.55pm Burns ap­points Homer the nu­clear power plant’s new ac­count man and Lisa be­comes Bart’s men­tor.

MON 04.01

The Mindy Project

Vuzu Amp (DStv chan­nel 116), 5pm NEW SEA­SON It is the be­gin­ning of “firsts” for Mindy and Danny as they try to set new re­la­tion­ship bound­aries for each other in the of­fice.


Mzansi Magic (DStv chan­nel 161), 9.30pm NEW SEA­SON Con­tinue your catch-up of this mul­ti­ple award-win­ning iconic se­ries star­ring the late James Gan­dolfini as Tony So­prano. The third sea­son kicks off with the feds cook­ing up a scheme.

TUE 05.01

Just Kid­ding – Only Jok­ing

e.tv (DStv chan­nel 194), 8.30pm One of the first non­ver­bal can­did cam­era se­ries. The Just for Laughs team hand-picked the very best gags to cre­ate a 14-part se­ries. See un­sus­pect­ing peo­ple get roped into funny sit­u­a­tions. Go on, you know you want to.

Comics’ Choice Awards 2015

Vuzu Amp (DStv chan­nel 116), 10.30pm The an­nual SA Sa­vanna Comics’ Choice Awards turned five this year. Catch this hi­lar­i­ous event spiced with sketches, stand-up im­pres­sion­ists and witty one-lin­ers de­liv­ered by South Africa’s top co­me­di­ans.

Amer­i­can Odyssey

M-Net Edge (DStv chan­nel 102), 8pm NEW SHOW Fast-paced po­lit­i­cal thriller from the writer of Grey’s Anatomy. In the se­ries pre­miere, Sergeant Odelle Bal­lard stum­bles on an ex­plo­sive se­cret that places her at the cen­tre of an in­ter­na­tional cover-up.

WED 06.01


Mzansi Magic (DStv chan­nel 161), 10.30pm This TV movie sees two broth­ers on a mis­sion to get rid of their step­fa­ther. When things go wrong, they de­cide to run away from home in search of a bet­ter life. Star­ring Mlungisi Mtuli.

Fam­ily Time

SABC2 (DStv chan­nel 192), 8.30pm The sit­com fol­lows An­thony and Lisa Stall­worth as they jug­gle kids, work and in-laws in this hi­lar­i­ous look at mid­dle class African-Amer­i­can life.

THU 07.01


SABC1 (DStv chan­nel 191), 8.30pm This drama se­ries pits young po­lit­i­cal science PhD stu­dent Sihle Dlamini against Aquar­ius – a se­cret or­gan­i­sa­tion that has been around for more than five decades. Sihle dis­cov­ers a link be­tween the deaths of five prom­i­nent South Africans that leads her to be­lieve the evil group is out to desta­bilise the coun­try and as­sas­si­nate the pres­i­dent.


Fox (DStv chan­nel 125), 5.10pm While in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shock­ing rit­u­al­is­tic mur­der, Beck­ett and her team un­cover sur­pris­ing ev­i­dence link­ing Cas­tle to the killing.

Oh Shucks! Here Comes U.N.T.A.G

e.tv (DStv chan­nel 194), 8.30pm A South African com­edy film and Leon Schus­ter’s big screen de­but about a rugged farmer named Kwagga “The Lion Killer” Robertse hav­ing to deal with a cor­rupt ma­jor in the UN peace corps.

FRI 08.01

For­ever Young

Vuzu Amp (DStv chan­nel 114), 7pm NEW SEA­SON Vuzu Amp’s ac­claimed re­al­ity show re­turns for a third sea­son. The se­ries, star­ring Thomas Gumede, Siyabonga “Scoop” Ng­wekazi and Lungile “Lungsta” Radu, raises the ante with even cra­zier an­tics, wilder story lines and more the­atrics from the fa­mous trio.

Rais­ing Whit­ley

Vuzu (DStv chan­nel 116), 7pm NEW SHOW Co­me­dian Kym Whit­ley and her friends raise a baby to­gether in this re­al­ity se­ries. In the opener, Kym re­ceives a call in­form­ing her that she is the le­gal guardian of a new­born boy.

Swan Princess

e.tv (DStv chan­nel 194), 2.30pm This 1994 TV an­i­ma­tion about ev­er­last­ing love sees a pow­er­hun­gry sor­cerer trans­form a princess into a swan by day.

Amer­i­can Idol

Vuzu Amp (DStv chan­nel 114), 8.30pm NEW SEA­SON The mu­sic re­al­ity com­pe­ti­tion se­ries is back. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with judges Jen­nifer Lopez, Keith Ur­ban and Harry Con­nick Jr, this is the 15th (and al­legedly fi­nal) sea­son.

Mar­ried at First Sight

Life­time (DStv chan­nel 131), 8.50pm NEW SEA­SON The orig­i­nal se­ries re­turns as six more brave souls, yearn­ing for ro­mance and a lov­ing part­ner­ship, agree to a provoca­tive pro­posal and get mar­ried at first sight. The peren­nial ques­tion is al­ways around how long such spon­ta­neous mar­riages can last.

SAT 09.01

Lira: Cap­tured Tour

Mzansi Magic (DStv chan­nel 161), 6pm Lira of­fers fans a unique ex­pe­ri­ence with her Cap­tured Tour, per­form­ing her pop­u­lar hits and even cov­er­ing Sade’s Sweet­est Taboo and Phil Collins’ An­other Day in Par­adise.


Fox (DStv chan­nel 125), 1.40pm Will teaches the kids a valu­able les­son about self-ac­cep­tance through the mu­sic of Lady Gaga.









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