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Thursday, December 9, 2021


(Above: The stars of “And Just Like That”)

It’s the Holly Jolly Christmas season on DStv this week, but instead of snow, mistletoe and cold, DStv is preparing for a sunny African Christmas with sizzling local and international content!

Make way for Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda as the Sex and The City divas make their TV comeback in HBO’s And Just Like That… series, which will take over M-Net (DStv channel 101) from Monday, December 13. It’s a must-watch for fans of Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and The City series, which has new oomph and some new friends.

 We love it local and DStv delivers with Christmas movie Season’s Feelings, and the queen of talk Ellen DeGeneres is at it again with her Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways.

 A new season of Ancient Aliens, and the UFOs: The White House Files will keep those who believe in the beyond well-entertained, and who can resist even more Christmas joy with festive movies A Husband for Christmas and Heart Of The Holidays?

Here are some of the highlights

And Just Like That…

Season 1 / Episodes 1 & 2 / Watch from Monday, December 13 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 20h30 / double bill

Sex and The City’s divas return in this 10-episode series revival. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) navigate friendship and life in their 50s, while Carrie continues to give her views on the modern dating scene. Nicole Ari Parker joins the cast as documentary maker Lisa Todd Wexley.


Season’s Feelings

Movie / Watch from Saturday, December 11 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 21h30

SAFTA-winner Jozua Malherbe teams up with Wonderlus producer Zandré Coetzer for an original holiday comedy that follows a group of outsiders as they travel to a Christmas party. Starring Natalie Robbie, Zandile Lujabe and Kiroshan Naidoo.


Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways

Season 19 / Episode 34 / Watch from Thursday, December 16 / ME (DStv channel 115) / 16h00

Ellen DeGeneres is bringing her celebrity friends into the studio to help her give away hordes of loot for 12 days during the countdown to Christmas. And each day, 1 lucky person will win 1 of every single thing that Ellen has given away in that episode. Prepare for people to go Oprah giveaway-style crazy.



UFOS: The White House Files

December 10, 2021

Season 1 / Episode 3 / History (DStv channel 186) / 21h05

Is there a conspiracy of silence about alien encounters? This three-part series covers everything from the military and law enforcement’s alleged top-secret UFO encounter files, to claims that mankind’s technological leaps are based on alien technology, to the US Presidents’ supposed encounters with UFOs, including presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter and Reagan.

A Husband For Christmas

December 11, 2021

Movie / Universal TV (DStv channel 117) / 15h00

Two graphic designers, Brooke (Vivica A. Fox) and Roger (Rico Ross), whose companies have just merged, agree to a marriage of convenience. It allows Brooke to get one over on her sister, who’s just announced her engagement to Brooke’s ex. But what started as a lie slowly transforms into true love.


Ancient Aliens

December 11, 2021

Season 13 / Episode 2 / History (DStv channel 186) / 19h25

Ancient alien theorists ask, as we are preparing to colonise space, whether we are simply returning to our extra-terrestrial past. And what will mankind be like as we step onto strange new planets? The series also revisits Erich von Däniken’s book Chariots of The Gods.

(Right: J’Something & David Higgs)

My Kitchen Rules South Africa

December 12, 2021

Season 3 / Episode 13 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 18h00

The season finale sees the three remaining contestant pairs – Retha and Tshepi, Karen and Tenille, and Izak and Wessel – invite judges J’Something and David Higgs into their spaces for one last epic dinner display. The guest judges are going to be picky, picky, picky!


Heart of The Holidays

December 12, 2021

Movie / Universal TV (DStv channel 117) / 15h00

When a job transfer falls through leaving her temporarily unemployed, stockbroker Sam (Vanessa Lengies) is forced to return to her family’s home in upstate New York for the Christmas holidays. But staying in town also sets her up to run into her high school sweetheart, Noah (Corey Sevier) – the guy she left behind to chase her career.


December 14, 2021

Season 3 / Episode 1 / Mondays-Fridays / ME (DStv channel 115) / 18h00

Maggie returns from her undercover work, but she and OA aren’t necessarily going to click back into place as easily as they would have assumed, thanks to Maggie’s romance on the side with her undercover agent lover. And the team investigates a mass shooting perpetrated by a white nationalist organisation.


Inside The Mind

December 14, 2021

Doccie / Episode 1 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 22h30

The first episode of this two-part documentary on unusual public figures focuses on global singing sensation Michael Jackson. Psychiatrist Dr. Bob Johnson explores the life forces and experiences that shaped Michael’s personality from childhood onwards. Michael lived life large in the spotlight but was intensely secretive. Who was behind the mask?

(Right: Pierre van Pletzen stars in “Brompot”)


December 15, 2021

Movie / kykNET (DStv channel 144) / 21hssss00

Grumpy old man Bert Spies (Pierre van Pletzen) is taken aback when his doctor hands him an unusual prescription: To start enjoying life more, he must be kinder. Desperate to turn his life around, Bert slowly realises how much better he feels when he uses his mouth for smiling at the people around him instead of complaining to or about them.


 (Left: Princess Diana interview)

Diana: The Interview That Shocked the World

December 16, 2021

Doccie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 19h30

Over 22 million people watched Panorama reporter Martin Bashir’s explosive interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, as she spoke about what really happened inside her marriage to Prince Charles, and how life inside the royal family and public spotlight affected her mental health. Now find out how the interview happened at all.



December 16, 2021

Doccie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20h45

This brand-new two-hour documentary takes us inside the life and career of soul survivor, recording artist and performer Tina Turner, revealing how she escaped a number of life’s traps to become a global phenomenon in the 1980s. Tina speaks for herself in interviews, along with Angela Bassett (who played Tina numerous times onscreen) and Oprah Winfrey, and there’s a wealth of archive material, too.