DStv viewers across Africa can tune into BET’s exciting new sitcom, ‘Reed Between The Lines’ this and every Tuesdays at 8.30pm and follow the Reeds, a family with an psychologist and English professor as mom and dad – children growing up in today’s ever-changing society, and a family friend who has not been so lucky in love.
‘Reed Between the Lines’ follows a modern-day blended family as they navigate life’s ups and downs with wit and humour, starring Tracee Ellis Ross as Dr. Carla Reed and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Dr. Alex Reed.
There is also more exciting and educating viewing this week with documentaries, movies and more. Here are some quick highlights:
Mob Wives: The series follows four Staten Island women as they learn to live their lives while their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities. They dress in furs, are dripping with gold and look every inch the gangster’s moll, but in reality they are trying to make it on their own as they battle their friends, families and each other to do what’s best for themselves and their children. It’s not easy to maintain the lifestyle they were once accustomed to when the family’s primary bread winner is in jail, but loyalty is everything to these long-time friends who live in New York City’s ‘forgotten borough’, Staten Island. From The Godfather and The Sopranos to My Cousin Vinny, these women are sick and tired of the fabrications and stereotypes that surround them. They are determined to finally set the record straight and show the world that whilst their lives may seem crazy at first glance, they love, laugh and get their hearts broken just like everyone else. From Saturday 10 December at 22:50 CAT.
The Fight (Premiere): From the brutal bare-knuckle days to the golden era of Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali, and on to the present day, brand-new series The Fight tells the thrilling story of boxing through the ages. A gripping international spectator sport that has excited and shocked audiences for 130 years, boxing continues to attain new relevance and a growing following as it forges itself a raw, fresh identity beyond the Las Vegas glitz of Lewis and Tyson. Documenting the evolution of this notorious but wildly popular sport, this definitive series combines exclusive fight footage, state-of-the-art historical reconstruction, image-matching techniques and archive footage, with interviews with some of the greatest fighters, trainers, promoters and commentators. Also featuring the views of a stellar line up of devoted fans including Martin Scorsese, Don King, Robert De Niro and Jay Z, The Fight is the ultimate ringside experience. From Tuesday 6 December at 21:05 CAT.
The Interpreter: Escalating events begin when UN interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words “The Teacher will never leave this room alive”, in an instant, Silvia’s life is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Friday 9 December at 01:00 CAT to watch as Silvia’s world only grows more nightmarish. As federal agent Tobin Keller digs deeper into his eyewitnesses’ past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might be involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her. Repeats on Sunday 25 December at 03:30 CAT; and Friday 30 December at 07:00 CAT.
The Tourist: Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Sunday 11 December at 22:00 CAT to watch this thriller.
The Muppet Christmas Carol: DStv audiences can tune into M-Net Stars on Thursday 8 December at 19:30 CAT to watch The Muppets take on the Dicken’s classic about the miserly Scrooge learning the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. The cast includes Michael Caine and Dave Goelz.
While You Were Sleeping: Lucy (Sandra Bullock), a young Chicago transit worker, escapes her lonely existence when she rescues a handsome commuter she has admired from afar, Peter (Bill Pullman), from the path of a speeding subway train. She falls in love with his lovely family while he’s in a coma. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net Stars on Saturday 10 December 19:30 CAT to watch what happens when he wakes up.
Jamie’s Family Christmas: Christmas is the time families come together to eat, drink and get merry: but it can be a daunting challenge in the kitchen. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Lifestyle from Sunday 11 December at 12:25 CAT to let Jamie Oliver give you a helping hand with some cooking tips and techniques for a stress-free Christmas in this five-part series. Filmed at the chef’s Essex home, and featuring his family and friends this series provides a must-see solution to all your Christmas concerns. The series includes everything from the perfect sized turkey to feed a family and two unique recipes for stuffing and gravy, to getting the right veg, great ways to use leftovers, light meals, puddings and party food and drink. Jamie demonstrates how to prepare as much as you can before the big day, allowing you to relax more when the guests start to arrive. The series also features some very special surprise guest appearances.