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This September is full of springtime surprises on DStv Compact. Here’s everything you need to watch.

Weekends with Mzansi

Farewell Ella Bella

A young woman is left in debt and bitter after her alcoholic father dies. When a nomadic godfather arrives at the funeral, Ella sees this as an opportunity to create a better future for herself. She takes a trip to Johannesburg to her childhood home – with interesting consequences.
Friday 4 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 22:00

The Tokoloshe

A local supernatural thriller that will keep you awake all night. A young woman works hard to bring her sister to Johannesburg. She takes a job at a rundown hospital, only to discover that there are monsters down the dark hallways looking for fresh souls to torment.
Friday 11 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 22:00

Pinky Pinky

A horror unlike any other, your childhood nightmares will resurface after watching this movie. A scary creature that only targets girls who wear pink underwear, Pinky Pinky, is well-known on the primary school playground. When a teenager struggles with the loss of her twin sister, she decides to go to boarding school with horrible consequences.
Friday 26 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 22:00


Saturday 5 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30


Saturday 12 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30

Monate Mpolaye

Saturday 19 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30

Sauwbona wee Lova

Saturday 26 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30

Loving Thokoza

A young teacher decides to set up a debating society to help her students feel empowered while living under Apartheid. But her methods are not seen as beneficial by fellow staff or parents.
Sunday 6 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:00

Losing Lerato

When a divorced man learns that he will not be able to see his daughter, he takes matters into his own hands. What starts as a chance to see her at school soon turns into a kidnapping. Watch as a father must learn to make a hard decision for the sake of his daughter’s happiness.
Sunday 13 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:00

Joko Ya Hao

This short film is inspired by the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. A deeply religious woman living in the 1950s has to learn to defy social conventions in order to fight Apartheid.
Sunday 20 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:00

Sensational new series on M-Net City (115)

Stargirl Season 1

This superhero series based on the DC universe is set a decade after the Justice Society of America were killed in battle. High school student Courtney Whitmore discovers that her stepfather was once Starman’s sidekick. Using the Comic Staff, she decides to bring together a new generation of superheroes.
Saturdays from 12 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

The Prodigal Son Season 1

If you love crime dramas, then this show is perfect for you! The son of a famous serial killer, Malcolm Bright, now works as a profiler for the New York Police Department. When a copycat killer surfaces, Malcolm must make contact with his incarcerated father to gain insights that can catch the new murderer. But will his father forgive him for helping the police arrest him?
Mondays from 7 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50

LA’s Finest Season 1

It’s all about female power in this Bad Boys spin-off. Two agents, from very different backgrounds, work together to make the streets of LA safer. Gabrielle Union plays the sister of Martin Lawrence’s character who has recently transferred from Miami. As her new partner, Jessica Alba plays a reformed career criminal trying to make a fresh start.
Tuesdays from 29 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50

Years & Years Season 1

Emma Thompson returns to the TV screen in this critically-acclaimed British series. You’ll enjoy the journey of a Manchester-based family dealing with life as the country struggles through political, economic and technological issues.
Tuesdays from 1 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 21:40

Returning fan-favourites

Wentworth Season 7

A new season starts – and fans are in for a real treat with new characters that bring their own disfunction. A few months after the closure of the Joan Ferguson case and the eclectic mix of Wentworth misfits must adjust to a new reality. Rita and Marie are given news about their sentencing. A new psychiatrist joins and uncovers a hidden condition of one of the inmates.
Wednesdays from 30 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 21:40

The River Season 2

Against the backdrop of the mining sector, there is no end to the number of drama viewers will experience. The poor township of Refilwe and the luxurious neighbourhood of Silver Lakes are still at war with each other. Attempted murder is on everyone’s mind as Lindiwe makes a full recovery.
Weekdays from 28 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 19:00

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 7

The agents and allies are back – and this time their enemy is deadlier than ever. Chronicoms appear to be planning an attack for a young governor and future U.S. President – Franklin D. Roosevelt. The discovery of faceless police officers put Daisy and Deke Shaw in danger. Phil Coulson shows signs of struggling with information uploads.
Fridays from 18 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

Unmarried Season 2

With Thembi continuing on a dangerous path, Brenda still fighting with Xolani, and Lesego’s tough decision – there’s no doubt that this new season will be extra spicy. Watch for all the cheating and relationship drama that will keep your head spinning.
Mondays from 14 September on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:00

Roswell New Mexico Season 2

A remake of the original 1999 series, this new season returns after a crazy cliff-hanger. The gang are still struggling with the death of Noah and Max. Rosa is looking for a new start away from the town. Michael sabotages important relationships and Isobel makes a startling discovery that will change everything.
Saturdays from 5 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:00

Chicago action

Chicago Fire Season 8

The crew of 51 are back – and their personal troubles are just as explosive as their day jobs. A new recruit joins to replace Brett. Boden and Casey must deal with a formal inquiry into a fatal fire. Foster takes important steps to adjust to a new life.
Tuesdays from 15 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

Chicago Med Season 5

The trauma doctors are in for a rollercoaster ride this season. Dr Manning suffers an injury that puts the future at risk. Dr Bekker takes drastic steps when she is suspected of negligence. Pregnancy scares, terminal illness, and schizophrenia is all part of the daily events for these medical professionals.
Wednesdays from 16 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

Chicago PD Season 7

There’s never a quiet day when working in the windy city. The intelligence unit must dig deeper into Kelton’s murder before making an arrest. Voight makes a demand that puts his own future in peril. When Dawson goes missing, everyone suspects the worst has happened.
Thursdays from 17 September on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 19:10

TLC (135)

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 home life 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

They’re back!

Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 18B

Love them or hate them, the clan is a back on our screens after a short break. Join the Kardashian-Jenner’s as they deal with infidelity, family feuds, and fashion week. There’s always drama – but in the end, they’re just a normal family.
Sundays from 20 September on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at 20:00

Behind The Story

Pearl Thusi hosts this show that gives SA’s stars an opportunity to share an unseen side of their famous lives. Previous guests include DJ Zinhle, Somizi Mhlongo, and Phat Joe.
Weekdays from 19 September on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00

Black Ink Crew Compton

Starting a tattoo shop in a gang-ridden neighbourhood isn’t easy. While struggling to make peace with two rival gang leaders, the crew must also deal with the shocking news of Nipsey Hussle’s assassination.
Tuesdays from 1 September on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00

Geordie’s OG Story So Far

They might be living drastically different lives but the OG’s are still as wacky as ever. Join Holly, Aaron, Gaz, and Marnie as they handle relationships, family troubles and careers with the same chaos that made them famous.
Tuesdays from 29 September on MTV (DStv 130) at 21:30

What really happened?

Surviving Jeffrey Epstein

A dark miniseries, this documentary is as shocking as it is disgusting. Sex offender and celebrity pal, Jeffrey Epstein was able to cover up his dirty deeds using his incredible connections and large fortune. When survivors started to come forward about the abuse they experienced as underage teens, their stories led to his arrest. After his mysterious death in prison that was ruled a suicide, many questions were still left unanswered. Eight women bravely share their stories to reveal just how deep inside the entertainment industry the paedophilia runs.
Mondays from 7 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

What happened to Ashley & Lauria? Hell in the Heartland

A fire at Danny and Kathy Freeman’s house revealed their murdered bodies. With both shot at close range, law enforcement went on the hunt for their daughter, Ashley and her best friend Lauria Bible. In the decades that followed, many theories have come up as to what happened to these two American teenagers who disappeared without a trace. When photos surfaced of the two girls bound and gagged with duct tape, the surviving family members make an urgent plea to open the case.
Wednesdays from 23 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 21:00

Family feud movies on Lifetime (131)

The Wrong Mommy

When a single mother gets an important promotion, she decides to hire an assistant to help her manage work and home life. However, this new hire seems to have ulterior motives that could her daughter’s life in danger.
Saturday 5 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

The Wrong Stepfather

When a teacher, Karen, meets a charming college advisor, everything seems to be going well. After a quick engagement, her best friend gets worried when Karen’s daughter seems to have disappeared. Things take a turn when the friends suspect that the new suitor might be behind it all.
Saturday 12 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

Dating to Kill

When her teenage daughter starts dating a man old enough to be her father, Jessica begins to raise her concerns. When she realises that this man was behind her own college attack, she does everything she can to protect her daughter.
Saturday 12 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:50

A Sister’s Obsession

A long lost twin returns and is filled with resentment at how wonderful her sister’s life has turned out. She decides that she has the perfect opportunity to take what belongs to her – and she will do whatever it takes to get it.
Saturday 19 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

A Daughter’s Revenge

Anna is released from jail after serving time for a DUI. An outcast from her old life, her friend Elle is the only one supporting her. But what Anna doesn’t know, is that Elle is only using her in an elaborate plan of revenge.
Saturday 26 September on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

British lifestyle

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back Season 3

Are you ready for another season filled with Ramsay’s perfect one-liners and gourmet outrage? This season he travels to small towns across America to help save restaurants who are down on their luck in just 24 hours. But his years of industry knowledge and culinary acumen are sometimes a hard pill to swallow for the owners.
Tuesdays from 29 September on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

Britain’s Most Expensive Home

What would your house look like if money was no object? Owned by tycoon John Caudwell, enjoy a tour of this infamous mega mansion. With eight floors, 15 bedrooms and a river running through the Thai-themed dining room, your jaw will drop at the incredible features of this extravagant home.
Wednesdays from 16 September on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 21:00

Food Network (175)

Girl Scout Cookie Championship

Join host, Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) as she challenges bakers to transform beloved Girl Scout Cookie flavours into a variety of reimagined dishes. With a grand-prize of a $10 000 outdoor adventure, the five contestants must get creative to impress judges Nacho Aguirre and Katie Lee.
Fridays from 11 September on Food Network (DStv 175) at 19:00

Vegas Chef Prizefight

Ever wonder if you have what it takes to run a $10 million restaurant in Las Vegas? Watch trained chefs as they pursue their dream to run a brand-new restaurant at the Flamingo Resort and Casino. Each week, they are given one dinner service to showcase not just their culinary skills, but their management and leadership capabilities too.
Wednesdays from 16 September on Food Network (DStv 175) at 19:55

Friday movie nights with Disney


Fans of Zendaya will enjoy her in this fun movie about the joys of technology. When her mom remarries, Zoey struggles to adjust to her new life with three new stepbrothers. Messy, smelly, and full of mischief, her life goes from bad to worse as they all start high school together. When she discovers a dog app also works on her raucous siblings, she uses the new technology to her advantage.
Friday 4 September on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

Cadet Kelly

Hey now, hey now – it’s Hillary Duff on our screens. When Kelly’s mom marries a Commandant of a military school, she has no choice but to enrol there too. She has trouble fitting in until she meets Carla, a girl who is a pro at military life. Hilarity ensues as the free-spirited Kelly adjusts to a life of obedience.

 Friday 11 September on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

Camp Rock

Demi Lovato and the Jonas brothers headline this iconic musical romp. As an aspiring singer, Mitchie Torres goes to a camp filled with other talented hopefuls. But the newcomer has a lot to learn about the rules of friendship, romance, and adversaries.
Friday 18 September on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

Double Teamed

Two sisters at an inner-city school love playing volleyball. Their parents move them to a bigger high-school so they can have scholarships for college. But to give themselves more options, the girls must take a chance at basketball.
Friday 25 September on Disney Channel (DStv 303) at 17:00

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