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Friday, August 13, 2021


DStv continues to celebrate women in all of the content across their platforms.

This week we see women in power positions when The Good Fight returns and attorneys Diana Lockhart and Liz Reddick take control of their firm as two female head partners, and in S1 of Diggstown, lawyer Marcie Diggs kicks her high-flying legal job to the curb in favour of returning to her hometown to serve her community at a law clinic.

There’s plenty of local content, too. Watch out for MTV’s (DStv channel 130) Ghosted Africa and Honey’s (DStv channel 173) new seasons of lifestyle shows Guess The Dress, as well as Wawu, That's My Dress: Zambia.

Loads of drama is also going down in local telenovelas Legacy and Lingashoni.

Ghosted Africa

Season 1 / Episode 1 / from Monday, August 16 / MTV (DStv channel 130) at 21h30

An African remake of the reality series Ghosted in which our hosts, Shamiso Mosaka and Oros Mampofu, will help distraught individuals track down and confront a former lover, friend or family member in an effort to uncover the truth of why they ghosted them. Each episode will feature a different story from our guests – “The Haunted” – who are each seeking closure from their “Ghosts”.

The Good Fight

Season 5 / Episode 1 / from Monday, August 16 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21h30

Attorney, Lucca Quinn and named partner, Adrian Boseman leave Chicago. Jay battles COVID before Reddick, Lockhart & Associates welcomes new employees. Also don’t miss the eccentric new judge Wackner, who disrupts the legal system in this always-topical drama series.



Season 1 / Episode 85 / Mondays to Thursdays / 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 21h30

Seipati fights to stay in Johannesburg and has an ace up her sleeve, the Mchunu brothers make a deal with Papi and Puleng, and Mandla takes a stand and vows to find the truth about the wedding. NJ’s fling is revealed, Mpumi takes drastic measures to avoid makhoti duties, and Puleng tries to flip the table over Seipati while Mdu avoids telling his son the truth. Puleng pushes her agenda even further with Mohau, Phakade is out for blood when he learns the truth about his little brother’s killer, and Mpumi gets what she bargained for.



Season 1 / Episode 1 / from Thursday, August 19 / Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20h00

After her aunt takes her own life, lawyer Marcie Diggs leaves her high-powered corporate job to work for a legal aid clinic in Nova Scotia where they work directly with the community to find justice.


THIS WEEK: August 13 to 19, 2021

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021

 Madagascar: A Little Wild

Season 1 / Showmax

The early years of the Madagascar heroes, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, as they grow up in a rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. Starring the voices of Shaylin Becton, Tucker Chandler and Luke Lowe.

 House Of Chefs

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Honey (DStv channel 173) at 21h00

Host Sheila Gashumba guides eight talented young chefs from seven countries across Africa as they compete for a coveted internship with celebrity chef Siba Mtongana and a cash prize.



Dolphin Island

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16h00

Teen orphan Annabel lives with her grandfather on an island, surrounded by love and friendship. She even has a dolphin pal. But then another side of the family decides to seek custody of her.

The Goldbergs

Season 8 / Episode 1 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 18h00

Coming up in this ’80s tribute comedy, Adam gets a glow up, and Beverly enters politics and a pyramid scheme. Episode 16 will be the late George Segal’s final appearance, and Carrie Wampler replaces Kelli Berglund as Barry’s love, Ren.

Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre

Doccie / History (DStv channel 186) at 20h15

100 years ago, white attackers burned 12 city blocks of a prosperous African-American neighbourhood to the ground during two days of violent, racially motivated attacks in which buildings were even firebombed from the sky.

S'thandwa Sam

Movie / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20h30

When a businessman faces pressure from his mother to produce a grandchild, he decides to take his domestic worker as a second wife.



Break Even

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21h00

An action film in which four friends find $50 million while scuba diving, unaware that a crooked DEA agent planted it on behalf of a drug kingpin who’d kill to get his cash back.

Richard Says Goodbye

Movie / Showmax

After learning of his terminal diagnosis, a college professor decides to live his life to the fullest by drinking, smoking and expressing his real thoughts to the people around him. Starring Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young.



Guess The Dress

Season 2 / Episode 1 / Honey (DStv channel 173) at 18h30

Friends and family help a bride to find her dream wedding dress at a boutique. Out of four options, the groom guesses which one his bride will pick. If he’s right, he wins them a cash prize. We also follow their journey to love as they reflect on their relationship together.


Season 1 / Episode 189 / Mondays to Thursdays / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19h00

It’s the last roll of the dice for Dineo, Angelique and Elizabeth as they try to get back control of Legacy, the past sneaks up on Charmaine, and Felicity barters her soul in a plot to stop James. The Price family scramble to get Felicity away from James’s clutches, and Charmaine finds her problems multiplying as Damon threatens her with secrets from her past. James tightens his grip on Legacy, and Felicity hatches a desperate plan to rid herself of James – for good.



Hair Knockout

Season 2 / Episode 1 / Honey (DStv channel 173) at 18h30

Adeola Ariyo hosts this fast-paced hairstyling competition show featuring Africa’s most talented and creative stylists. In each episode, 2 stylists enter a boxing ring to knock out their opponent with the best styling techniques.

Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga

Season 1 / Episode 1 / 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 22h00

In early 1990s New York, Bobby Diggs strives to unite a dozen young black men who are torn between music and crime as they rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.



Wawu, That's My Dress: Zambia

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Honey (DStv channel 173) at 18h30

A Zambian boutique becomes the new hotspot for a bride who is looking for the perfect dress for her wedding day. The in-house team is ready to help each bride and her entourage to find The One. They also attend to the brides’ entourage and find the perfect bridesmaids’ dresses and outfits for the families of the bride and groom.

The Wheel With Michael Mcintyre

Season 1 / Episode 1 / BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20h00

Funnyman Michael McIntyre hosts this game show in which seven celebrities help contestants to answer questions on their way to win a fortune. A spin of The Wheel decides the celebrity helper.



Life, The Universe & Everything With Brian Cox

Doccie / BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19h00

Physicist Brian Cox looks back on a decade of discovery and towards the next space frontier, asking the biggest question of all – what’s next? In each episode, Brian focuses on a specific topic: Aliens, gravity, space and time.

Christina On The Coast

Season 3 / Episode 1 / HGTV (DStv channel 177) at 21h00

Real estate and flipping expert Christina Haack, known for starring in renovation series Flip Or Flop, helps clients transform their outdated properties into high-end homes in Southern California.