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Special events

2020 Primetime Emmy Awards

It’s an unusual year and that means awards season will be a little different. This year, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast virtually from actors’ homes across the U.S. Watch as your favourite shows are celebrated and get some tips on what to watch next. Die-hard fans can watch live at 2am! Fortunately, there will be a replay later for anyone wanting to sleep in. Shows that have appeared on DStv are up for more than 120 awards – so we will definitely be getting up at 2. 
Live on 21 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 02:00
Replay at 21:00

Powerful premieres on M-Net 101

Legacy Season 1

What do you get if you mix the pure drama of telenovelas and the insights of local shows? You get Legacy – the fresh, new show with opportunistic, dysfunctional characters fighting for power and money. You will be glued to your screen as you watch the mayhem as the patriarch of an empire must decide who will take over when he retires.
Monday – Thursday from 21 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 19:00

Inconceivable Season 1

Get ready to make Thursdays your new girls-night-in with this poignant new show. A group of mid-thirties friends are trying to find a balance between career and family. Together, they help each other through infertility struggles, demanding jobs, and lingering affairs.
Thursdays from 3 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:00

Mrs America Season 1

Nominated for an astounding 10 Emmy nominations, this miniseries is must-watch TV. Enjoy the story of the battle to formalise the Equal Rights Amendment – to give all women the right to vote in the United States. Cate Blanchett (Ocean’s 8) is a conservative lawyer fighting to keep these rights for married women only. Rose Byrne (Instant Family) is the second-wave feminist icon, Gloria Steinem. Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) is Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to U.S. Congress.
Mondays from 28 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00

I Am The Night Season 1

True crime fans – this one is for you! Inspired by the memoir and podcast series, this is the story of Fauna Hodel, the granddaughter of Black Dahlia murder suspect, George Hodel. Abandoned as a baby, this teenage girl decides to find out more about her family. With the help of a disgraced journalist, she uncovers much more than she bargained for.
Tuesdays from 22 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00

FBI: Most Wanted Season 1

From crime-drama maestro, Dick Wolf (Law & Order), this new series covers the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force. Their only goal is to find and safely capture suspects on the FBI’s most wanted list. The surprising casts include Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider). 
Wednesdays from 16 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00

Single Wives SA Season 1

Get ready for local reality TV with a heart-warming message. This poignant new show sensitively follows six previously married women as they look for love. They begin a journey of self-discovery with the expert advice of transformational author, Justin Cohen, and qualified life-coach, Mapaseka Mokwele.
Thursdays from 3 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 19:00

Chasing The Sun

Get ready to re-live the glory of the Springboks 2019 World Cup win with this incredible SuperSport documentary. The five-part series will share rare footage from the build-up all the way to the tournament finals. Clear the space on your PVR, you will want to watch this incredible journey a few times.
Sundays from 27 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 18:00

The Affair Season 5

It’s the final season of this Golden Globe-winning series – and it’s bound to be explosive. Known for using unusual story-telling to share the emotional effects of extramarital relationships, each episode is separated into two parts. This season, we see Noah, Helen and their four children in two different time frames: present day and decades later. 
Wednesdays from 16 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00

Bull Season 4

We finally return to the team of jury consultants at Trial Analysis Corporation. This season, an old case returns and might just be complicated enough to bring Bull and Benny together again. Greg begins to suspect Marissa isn’t telling the truth. We also see a rare flash-forward of Izzy’s daughter – who is just like her father. 
Thursdays from 3 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00

World on Fire Season 1

A drama set during World War !!, we get to see different experiences of people in France, Germany, Britain and Poland during this remarkable time. Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) plays a shell-shocked veteran in Manchester. 
Thursdays from 24 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22;00

The Masked Singer Season 3

This singing competition with a difference returns to our screen. The panel, Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls), Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines) and Jenny McCarthy (The View) try to identify elaborately-costumed celebrities as they share their secret talent. Kelly Osbourne, Laila Ali and Tori Spelling are just some of the past contestants.
Fridays from 18 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 19:00

The Good Place Season 4

This fantasy comedy series from the brilliant Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Rec) returns for its final season. Exploring the afterlife and the philosophy of morality in a charming, funny way, Eleanor, Jason, Chidi and Tahani are on track to change how humans are capable of improvement and earn a spot in The Good Place.
Fridays from 4 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00

Goldbergs Season 7

Our favourite 1980s middle-class American family returns for another brilliant season. In an homage to the Griswold’s from National Lampoons Vacation, the Goldberg family decide to drive to Disney instead of fly. Chaos and comedy ensues when a flirty woman (played by Christie Brinkley) convinces Pops to ditch his family and drive off with her.
Saturdays from 5 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:00

The Last Man Standing Season 8

Tim Allen (Home Improvement) returns as Mike, a married father who has to learn to adapt to a life run by his strong, independent daughters. It’s a politically-themed season as his family struggles with the outcome of the 2016 US elections. When Mike tries to help his son-in-law out of his funk, his conversation backfires when it motivates family members to leave the country.
Saturdays from 12 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:30

Must-Watch M-Net Movies

1917

This critically-acclaimed movie is a must-watch for history and cinema buffs alike. Two British soldiers have been given a time-sensitive message that must be delivered to a regiment to warn them of impending danger. If they do not accomplish this task, 1600 men will walk blindly into a death trap. But to get to their fellow soldiers, they will have to cross enemy territory. Inspired by stories told by his paternal grandfather, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Jarhead) directed and wrote this war-time masterpiece.
Sunday 20 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

Line of Duty

An action thriller adventure starring Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as a cop who finds an opportunity for redemption when the police chief’s young daughter is abducted. When he realises he has no chance of being assigned the case, he goes rogue to save her. A journalist who is tasked with following his every move for a live-streaming news channel decides to help him it’s too late. 
Sunday 6 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

Terminator: Dark Fate

After 24 years, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reunite as T-800 and Sarah Conner. This time, they must team up to fight an advanced new terminator, REV-9, before it destroys a human who will play an important part in the destruction of machines in the future. With the help of an enhanced soldier, the fate of the humanity lies in their hands.
Sunday 13 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

The Rhythm Section

Based on the Mark Burnell novel, this action drama follows a woman (Blake Lively) who is still dealing with the death of her family three years after their plane crashed. Now a drug-addicted sex worker, a journalist shares his extensive investigation that exposes the real cause of the crash – a terrorist attack that was covered up. Soon after he is killed, she decides to track down the journalist’s confidential source. She finds “B”(Jude Law), a disgraced M16 agent who decides to help her. Look out for Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) as the retired CIA officer who still has the access she needs.
Sunday 27 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

Teen Spirit

A stylish spin on the Cinderella story, Violet (Elle Fanning) dreams of leaving her small town to pursue her dream of singing. Despite her crippling shyness, she enters a local singing competition. As she finds success, she finds that fame is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Saturday 5 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:00

The Adventure of ARI My Robot Friend

A morally-uplifting adventure for the whole family. A.R.I is a friendly robot that is kidnapped by a ruthless corporation looking to use the technology as a dangerous weapon. By luck, Noah stumbles upon the loveable machine and while repairing him, he realises that his friend’s superpowers must be protected at all costs.
Saturday 19 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:00

Turu The Wacky Hen

When a hen is unable to lay eggs like the rest of her fowl friends, Turuleca is sold to a retired music teacher under false pretences. When she realises Turu’s problem, Isabel plays music to help her lay eggs. With the help of her new animal friends, Melodia the cow, Ritmo the sheep, and Compas the hog, the unlikely group must work together to save their human friend when she falls ill.
Saturday 25 September on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:00

Best of Britain

The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve

Follow this interesting journey with adventure journalist, Simon Reeve, as he explores the paths taken to get coffee into our cups. Starting in Vietnam, you’ll enjoy this thrilling look at the impact of coffee culture on the environment and what the future holds for small farms.
Mondays from 7 September on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 20:00

Life Below Zero: Canada Season 1

SA winter will look like a tropical paradise after watching this chilly nine episode documentary. This gripping series shares the story of people who live off the grid in the furthest corners of Canada. By incorporating indigenous practices into their daily lives, these diverse groups of people are able to find food, water and shelter. 
Sundays from 27 September on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 16:00

Peaky Blinders Season 4

The period crime drama returns for another brilliant season with the Peaky Blinders gang in Birmingham. Starting on Christmas Eve in 1925, the fourth season has quite a few twists and turns as Tommy tries to become a respectable member of parliament.
Wednesdays from 9 September on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 21:00   

Our Girl Season 4

This British series has had its fair share of drama on and off the screen. In its final season, fans can enjoy the drama of life in the military for Lance Corporal Georgie Lane. Despite her offer to continue training in the UK, Georgie feels compelled to return to Afghanistan to support new recruits – who each have interesting reasons for enlisting.
Thursdays from 10 September on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:40  

Downton Abbey S1

A sensational historical drama set in early 20th century. Get ready to be entranced with the world of British aristocrats, the Crawley family. When the heir-apparent to their family state drowns on the Titanic, the Earl of Grantham must find a surviving male descendant to inherit and take care of his wife and three daughters when he dies. Maggy Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery give sublime performances that will leave you hooked. 
Mondays from 28 September on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 16:15  

1Magic (103)

Powerbook II: Ghost Season 1

Mary J. Blige and Lovell Adams-Gray star in this epic spin-off of Power. Set just days after the finale, we get to see Tariq St. Patrick navigate a new life away from his father’s legacy. But will the mounting pressure of his family be too much for him to get away? 
Wednesdays from 16 September on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7

Everyone’s favourite precinct has some major changes this season. Newlywed Jake and Amy are shocked when the have difficulty trying for a baby. Holt struggles to adjust to his demoted position as a patrol officer. Adrien Pimento returns with startling new information.
Wednesdays from 16 September on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00

Superstore Season 5

The Cloud 9 employees are back – and they are just as funny as ever. The ensemble cast of America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, and Nico Santos face some important issues as one of their own is facing deportation. New cleaning robots could mean some of them might lose their jobs. Sandra and Jerry’s engagement news doesn’t get the response they expected.
Wednesdays from 16 September on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00

New and returning guilty pleasures

Darcey & Stacy Season 1

A spin-off of 90 Day Fiancé, the Silva twins are ready to tackle love again after they signed divorce papers on the same day. Watch as they deal with the struggles of finding their perfect match. Drama is inevitable as they both appear to have the same taste in men: young, international and devilishly-handsome.
Thursdays from 10 September on TLC (DStv 135) at 21:00

Doubling Down with the Derricos Season 1

Parents – get ready to watch this show in bewilderment. Meet Karen and Deon Derrico – a couple who are able to naturally conceive multiples. They have their hands full with 11 kids including two sets of twins and quintuplets. So imagine their surprise when they discover that they are expecting triplets. Your homelife will seem so much more organised after watching this show. 
Wednesdays from 23 September on TLC (DStv 135) at 20:00

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Season 5

Betrayal, sabotage and secrets – that’s what the new season is all about. For fans of 90 Day Fiancé, this show shares the honest truth of what happens after the couples say ‘I do’. For some, in-laws involvement in the relationship makes it hard to continue their marriage. For others, cheating and financial issues play a key issue in the newlyweds’ struggles.
Thursdays from 17 September on TLC (DStv 135) at 20:00

Say Yes to the Dress Season 18

A new season filled with emotional moments as brides look for the perfect dress for their big day at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. But bold personalities, budget clashes and family issues can make a dent on this amazing event. Buckle in for a whirlwind season with bridal expert (and bridal party whisperer) Randy Fenoli helps women find the dress of their dreams.
Sundays from 6 September on TLC (DStv 135) at 18:00

Discovery Family

Dynamo Beyond Belief

Dynamo is a talented magician with career-threatening chronic arthritis. Follow his incredible journey as he works to overcome his illness while tackling jaw-dropping feats of magic. This three-part special goes behind the curtains to see his creative process and how he takes the art of illusion to new heights.
Sundays from 13 September on Discovery Family (DStv 136) at 15:10

Expedition to the Edge

Captain Clemens Gabriel and his family set out for an adventure through the Northwest Passage. Seasoned explorers, the motley group expected smooth sailing. Instead, they had to overcome the coldest season in 25 years. While most would have turned around, Clem decided to continue with deathly results.
Thursdays from 23 September on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 20:00

History (186)

9/11 Inside Air Force One

Nineteen years after the terrorist attack took place, this documentary shares what it was like to be on Air Force One as events unfolded. With incredible interviews with President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney and other key players, this is a unique vantage point that has been rarely shared.
Sunday 13 September on History (DStv 186) at 20:15

9/11 Pentagon Special

As the world watched the Twin Towers burn, American Airlines Flight 77 was on its way to Washington D.C. with another mission of terror. Combining new information, interviews, and dramatic visualisations, get ready to learn more about how the crash into the Pentagon was meant to be even deadlier.
Sunday 20 September on History (DStv 186) at 20:15

9/11 The Final Minutes of Flight 93

The only plane to not reach its intended target, United 93 hijackers did not expect passengers to make the ultimate sacrifice. Piecing together final voicemails left to loved ones, secret service documents and air traffic control transmissions, this documentary reveals the story of heroism in unlikely places.
Sundays 20 September on History (DStv 186) at 21:15

Warriors Way

The world was once an incredibly violent place where warriors’ success was based on skill, training, and strategy. Each episode looks at the Spartans, Vikings, Samurai and others who achieved greatness on the battlefield with incredible fighting styles and a firm understanding of the art of war.
Mondays from 21 September on History (DStv 186) at 8:15

Lost Gold of WWII Season 2

A treasurer-hunters’ dream! This show returns to continue the search for some of the largest treasures in modern history. Come along as the show narrows down the search for billions of dollars of stolen loot to just three key sites. Using new technology, they must learn to navigate waterfalls, craters and tunnels.
Fridays from 25 September on History (DStv 186) at 20:15

Battle of Britain 80: Allies in the Air

Watch this incredible show as it commemorates the soldiers who participated in aerial battles during WWII. Ian McLachlan, well-known aviation history author, shares forgotten stories from both sides. There is also a rare look at the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and overseas pilots who contributed to this fateful period.
Sundays from 27 September on History (DStv 186) at 20:15

Battle of Britain: The Race for the Radar

Using new technology, the battle of Britain was won in large part because of the advantages that radar gave to the RAF. Watch as this show goes in-depth to share which key oversights by the Germans allowed the radar to bring them to their knees.
Sundays from 27 September on History (DStv 186) at 21:10

Curiosity Channel (185)

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Season 1

This fun series takes science to new heights – with a warning to not try this at home. Nigel Latta subjects himself to a variety of experiments to answer some unusual questions – like what if feels like to be struck by lightning or get stuck in a hurricane.
Mondays from 7 September on Curiosity Channel (DStv 185) at 20:00

Genius of the Modern World

Historian Bettany Hughes looks at some iconic men and how their discoveries shaped the world. You can expect some interesting insights about Marx, Nietzsche and Freud to add to your light dinner-party conversation.
Mondays from 7 September on Curiosity Channel (DStv 185) at 21:00

Hidden Japan

Enjoy an in-depth look at Japan. From its festivals, modern cities and extraordinary history, this show shares unseen parts of the 6 852 islands that make up this incredible country. 
Wednesday 2 September at 21:00

Hidden Russia

The biggest country in modern times, Russia’s vast landscape is a mystery to most. Enjoy a look at the lakes, volcanoes and forests that span over a space that is double that of the United States.
Wednesday 9 September at 21:00

Hidden Spain

Travel to the Medieval towns, desserts, mountains and forests that are part of the crossroads between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Explore the farming communities and landscapes that hold amazing wildlife and ancient cultures.
Wednesday 16 September at 21:00

Hidden Australia

Known for its coastal life, this show goes beyond the 2 500 miles of beaches. Enjoy a look at the snow-capped mountains, rainforests and giant wetlands that will make you redefine your idea of this beautiful country.
Wednesday 23 September at 21:00

Animal Instincts: Lions – Power of the Pride

Join a wonderful look at the lions of East Africa. Considered a paradise for these prides, we get an unusual view of these socially-dependant animals in their element. From cubs learning to trust instincts to power-struggles within each group, this show is awe-inspiring.
Wednesday 9 September at 20:00

Animal instinct: Rainforest Home

Rich in diversity, the rainforests are an important and unique landscape. Settle in for a journey to discover the tropics across the globe share similar traits and incredible differences.
Wednesday 16 September at 20:00

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