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Thursday, September 9, 2021


(Above: Andy Samberg & Andre Braugher in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

DStv promises an outstanding week for local content on DStv thanks to the new season launch of polygamy reality series uThando Nes’thembu, along with the unmissable Legacy S1 finale cliffhanger episode (with S2 starting on Monday, September 20, 2021, viewers are in for a nail-biting long weekend), and the 100th episode of Gomora.

That’s the drama and here comes the glamour, The Met Gala is back live, and the team at E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124) will film it all in Live From E!: The Met Gala 2021. We Got Love: Teyana & Iman will make its debut as the latest reality series set to give KUWTK fans a little reality to cling to, after viewers got the ultimate sneak peek last week on Catch Up.

September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9 / 11 terrorist attacks. Three special doccies – Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center, No Responders Left Behind, and 9 / 11: Four Flights – will combine never-before-seen footage and new perspectives on the tragedy, the victims and the survivors.

While the Olympics season is over, SuperSport has a jam-packed sports schedule coming that includes The Castle Lager Rugby Champions, the Currie Cup Premier Division, the Premier League, Formula 1 and so much more will air on your World of Champions.



Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Season 8 / 1Magic (DStv channel 103) / 18h00

In the final season, Detective Jake Peralta and his police friends will tackle the Black Lives Matter movement and the 99th precinct experiences drastic changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosa quits her job and becomes a private investigator after losing faith in the system.


Season 1 / Episode 100 / Mondays to Fridays / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) / 19h30

In the 100th episode on Friday, September 10, Melusi gets the shock of his life from Gladys after continuously standing up Thathi. Don gives Bongani an impossible ultimatum, and Melusi breaks up with Thathi. This week, a heartbroken Bongani breaks up with Zodwa, and Don gives his crew the last commands as they leave for another heist.

Aliens In Alaska

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Travel Channel (DStv channel 179) / 21h10

Are we alone or is there something out there watching us? In this unique series, local witnesses share their Alaskan alien encounters, and first up is the chilling story of a woman terrorised by a small humanoid creature.



No Responders Left Behind

Doccie / Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) / 20h00

This special doccie takes us inside Jon Stewart (the ex-Daily Show host) and John Feal’s campaign to stop the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund from expiring, as many of first responders who put their lives on the line during the terrorist attacks now need lifelong medical care.

Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center

Doccie / History (DStv channel 186) / 18h35

On 11 September 2001, a terrorist attack destroyed the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center. This documentary takes us inside the original construction of the Center, including the technological innovations needed to raise the building before we’re shown how the weaknesses and strengths in its construction came into play when it was destroyed.

9/11: Four Flights

Doccie / History (DStv channel 186) / 20h15

This documentary is a memorial to the passengers and crew aboard the 4 flights hijacked on 11 September 2001. Audio recordings, flight transcripts, on-the-ground audio and video recordings, and the mementos of the victims tell the story of their last hours, along with interviews with those they left behind, air traffic control workers, and other survivors.

Izingane Zami

Movie / Mzansi Magic / (DStv channel 161) / 21h00

A woman fights to regain custody of her children after being admitted to a psychiatric hospital because she caught her husband cheating.

(Right: Run Hide Fight poster)


Run Hide Fight

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 21h05

Four school shooters stage a co-ordinated attack, complete with bombs and a live stream of the massacre. As the school goes into lockdown and the media picks up on the slaughter, one student works to outfox the attackers. With Thomas Jane and Radha Mitchell.

Idols SA

Season 17 / Episode 9 / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) / 17h00

The competition is getting tough as the Top 10 singers are announced, and someone’s dream to be the next Idols SA winner comes ever closer. Will they impress the judges ProVerb, Unathi and Randall, or be voted out?

The Wrong House Sitter

Movie / Lifetime (DStv channel 131) / 19:20

When editor Deb sends one of her writers, Dan, on an assignment out of town, he thinks he’s found the perfect house sitter. But when Kristen moves in, she has no intention of ever moving out, and she starts pretending to be Dan’s new girlfriend.



Loli's Luck

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Telemundo (DStv channel 118) / 22h00 / continues daily

Successful, independent career woman Loli Aguilar’s (Silvia Navarro) life changes when her best friend dies, leaving her custody of her 2 children, aged 8 and 16. Suddenly Loli has to tailor her life and decisions around the children’s needs while building a new support structure for them for them all.


Season 1 / Episode 116 / Mondays to Fridays / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) / 20h30

Themba makes fun of Sne for choosing to rewrite her matric, Zola calls the hitman to confirm if the job is done, but Zola’s hitman chooses the wrong car workshop to take his car to for repairs. And Charleston gets a weird prayer request from Mgedeza, which shakes him to the core.



Home Town Takeover

Season 1 / Episode 1 / HGTV (DStv channel 177) / 20h00

Ben and Erin Napier, along with a host of celebrity guests and local contractors, have a massive job ahead of them. This time they’re renovating not just a problem house, but the entire main street of Wetumpka, Alabama (seen in the Tim Burton movie Big Fish) after half the town was destroyed by a tornado.



The Oval

Season 2B / Episode 13 / BET (DStv channel 129) / 22h00

S2 is back from a break with Donald returning home to a surprise that makes him rethink his approach to Lily. Sam acts out of character, and Hunter holds his first cabinet meeting, but it doesn’t go as Donald had planned.


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

Mantoa must choose between Puleng and Seipati, Phakade crosses a line, and Mpumi faces her day of reckoning. Seipati is hurt when Mandla decides to continue with his plans to renew his vows, and the battle for Mandla’s soul results in dire consequences.




Season 1 finale / Episode 208 / Mondays to Thursdays / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 19h00

Dineo confronts Felicity about the death of her father, Dineo’s late husband, Sebastian, and asks whether Felicity had anything to do with it. A terrible accident occurs, and SJ is desperate to keep Petra close and prevent her from leaving for good. Brace yourself for the cliffhanger season finale on Thursday, September 16. S2 will start on Monday, September 20.

90 Day: The Single Life

Season 1 / Episode 1 / TLC (DStv channel 135) / 20h00

Six 90 Day Fiancé favourites are single and looking for love again as we follow them into the world of speed and online dating. Expect some painful discussions with their exes, too. With “Big Ed” Brown, Brittany Banks, Molly Hopkins, Fernanda Flores, Colt Johnson, and Danielle Jbali.