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New Met : Live In HD Season Launches At Ster-Kinekor WIth Production Of Mozarts Famous “Don Giovanni”

CINEMA NOUVEAU PRESENTS THE NEW 2016 / 17 METROPOLITAN OPERA SEASON, INCLUDING SIX NEW PRODUCTIONS

Exclusively at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor theatres countrywide, ten opulent operas, including five new productions, from the Met stage to the big digital screen

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NEW SEASON LAUNCHES WITH PRODUCTION OF MOZART’S FAMOUS OPERA, “DON GIOVANNI”

The much-anticipated 2016/17 Live in HD season from The Metropolitan Opera in New York returns to South African cinema screens from November this year. In its eleventh year of The Met: Live in HD being screened on cinemas around the world, including Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau here, the new season presents ten opulent, full-length operas including five new productions, three of which are new to the series.

All the opera productions will release exclusively at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor theatres, and the season runs from 19 November till June 2017. The season opens on Saturday, 19 November, with the staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous opera, Don Giovanni, for limited screenings.

The 2016-17 Live in HD season will feature the series’ first broadcasts of Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, which has its Met premiere this season; Verdi’s early Biblical epic Nabucco, starring Plácido Domingo in the title role; and Mozart’s Idomeneo, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine.

In addition to the new productions of Tristan und Isolde and L’Amour de Loin, Live in HD audiences will see the Met’s new stagings of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo; Dvořák’s Rusalka, with Kristine Opolais in her first Met performances of her international breakthrough role; and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, with Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian.

The South African season launches with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Simon Keenlyside in his first Met performances of the rakish title character. It also includes: Verdi’s La Traviata, with Sonya Yoncheva as the doomed Violetta; and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, with Anna Netrebko repeating one of her great triumphs of recent seasons opposite the Onegin of Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

The 2016-17 season’s screening dates are as follows: Mozart’s Don Giovanni from Saturday, 19 November, followed by Wagner’s epic tragedy, Tristan und Isolde on 03 December. The season continues in 2017 with Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (07 January 2017), Verdi’s famous Nabucco (04 February), Charles Gounod’s lush adaptation of Shakespeare’s Roméo et Juliette (11 February), Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak (25 March), Verdi’s popular La Traviata (08 April), Idomeneo by Mozart (24 April), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (20 May), and finally, Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (10 June).

Don Giovanni – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (from Saturday, 19 November 2016)

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut in the title role as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the cast that also includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Rolando Villazón in his Live in HD debut as Don Ottavio.

Mozart, aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane and iconic. Over the course of a night, a day and another night, we follow the title character, Don Giovanni, and his earthy sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duet, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell by a vengeful, ghostly reincarnation of the Commendatore. Buoyed by Mozart’s nuanced and insightful score, the opera still rings with psychological truth after more than two centuries. This production places the action in an unnamed Spanish city in the mid-18th century.

This is the most performed opera by Mozart in the Met’s repertory with 548 performances to date, having premiered in the Met’s initial 1883-84 season. Legendary conductors who have led the opera at the Met include James Levine, Gustav Mahler, Alan Gilbert, Fritz Reiner, Tullio Serafiin, George Szell and Bruno Walter.

Don Giovanni releases in Cinema Nouveau theatres at Rosebank Mall (JHB), Brooklyn Mall (PTA), Gateway (DBN) and V&A Waterfront (CT) on Saturday, 19 November at 17:00. The screening on 20 November at 14:30 will also be shown at Ster-Kinekor Bedford (JHB), Garden Route Mall (George) and Somerset (Somerset West). The other screenings are as follows: 22 and 30 November at 11:30; and 29 November at 18:00.

The running time is 3 hours and 22 minutes, with one intermission.

In addition to the production, lovers of opera are invited behind the scenes with the Met’s stars. Singers serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast and crew members as well as the production teams. They introduce the popular behind-the-scenes features during the intermissions, giving cinema audiences an unprecedented look at what goes into staging an opera at one of the world’s greatest houses.

The Don Giovanni intermission feature, hosted by Joyce DiDonato, includes:

Live interview with Simon Keenlyside, Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Paul Appleby, Adam Plachetka, Serena Malfi and Matthew Rose

Preview of L’amour de Loin with Susanna Phillips

50th anniversary feature

These grand operas, filmed at the iconic Metropolitan Opera House, feature some of the world’s most talented singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers and dancers.

With these exclusive productions, Cinema Nouveau continues to give local audiences the opportunity to witness these spectacular ‘live’ opera productions broadcast on the big screen, in full digital projection, at various sites across South Africa. Past productions have received critical acclaim and gained recognition around the world.

For booking information on Don Giovanni as part of The Met: Live in HD season, visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or movies.sterkinekor.co.za. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For information, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 Schedule

The season opens on 19 November with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, followed by Wagner’s epic tragedy, Tristan und Isolde on 03 December. The season continues in 2017 with the series’ first broadcast of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (07 January 2017), Verdi’s famous Nabucco (04 February), Charles Gounod’s lush adaptation of Shakespeare’s Roméo et Juliette (11 February), Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak (25 March), Verdi’s favourite La Traviata (08 April), Idomeneo by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (24 April), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (20 May), and finally, Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (10 June).
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE – Wagner (releases on 03 December 2016)

The second production at Cinema Nouveau is a new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with René Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons. The staging, by Mariusz Treliński (who directed the 2015 Met double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle) is a co-production with the Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing.

(Approximate running time: 3hrs, 10mins)

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Film

Disney’s “Moana” – World Premier

MOANA’S MISSION — Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) may be a demigod—half god, half mortal, all awesome—but he’s no match for Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho), who’s determined to sail out on a daring mission to save her people. Moana's first challenge is convincing Maui to join her. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
MOANA’S MISSION — Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) may be a demigod—half god, half mortal, all awesome—but he’s no match for Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho), who’s determined to sail out on a daring mission to save her people. Moana’s first challenge is convincing Maui to join her. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, produced by Osnat Shurer, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’i, “Moana” sails into S.A. theaters on Dec. 2, 2016

attends The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.
attends The World Premiere of Disney’s “MOANA” at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.
attends The World Premiere of Disney’s "MOANA" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.
attends The World Premiere of Disney’s “MOANA” at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA.

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Television

M-Net, M-Net Edge, M-Net City And M-Net Family Line-Up For November 2016

M-Net channel 101 latest schedule updates:

M-Net 30th Birthday Documentary (New Information)

– Due to the M-Net 30th Birthday Documentary on Friday 18 November at 18:00, normal programming will start a little later than usual. Masterchef Australia (18:45), X Factor UK (19:55) and Rizzoli & Isles (21:30).

Spell Bound

– Season 1 starts on Sunday 20 November 2016 at 17:00

Bull (Reminder)

– Season 2 returns from its production break this Thursday. New episodes resume tomorrow, Thursday 17 November at 01:30 (Express from the U.S.) and during Prime Time on Monday 21 November at 20:30 (or as per the U.S schedule)

M-Net Edge channel 102 latest schedule updates:

The Affair (New Information)

– Season 3 starts Express from the U.S start date will remain on Tuesday 22 November at 03:00. Note that Prime Time start date will now be scheduled on Wednesday 30 November at 21:00. The channel will screen the last episode from Roadies season 1 on Wednesday 23 November at 21:00.

M-Net 101 Production Breaks

Blindspot

– Season 2 will go on a 6 week production break from Friday 25 November at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Thursday 1 December at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Friday 6 January at 02:00 Express from the U.S and in Prime Time on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 21:30

Lethal Weapon

– Season 1 will go on one week production break next week Thursday 24 November at 19:30. New episodes will resume Thursday 1 December at 19:30

– The crime drama will then take a 4 week production break from Thursday 15 December at 19:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 12 January at 19:30

Grey’s Anatomy

– Season 13 will go on a 11 week production break, episode 11 will be scheduled on Saturday 26 November at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and then in Prime Time on Monday 28 November at 19:30. New episodes will resume on Saturday 11 February at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Monday 13 February at 19:30

Madam Secretary

– Season 3 will go on a one week production break on Monday 5 December at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Monday 12 December at 21:30

– Then, the series will go on a three week production break again on Monday 26 December at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Monday 16 January at 21:30

– In the new year season 3 will go on another four week production break on Monday 6 February at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Monday 6 March at 21:30

Frequency

– Season 1 takes a one week production break on Thursday 24 November at 20:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 1 December at 20:30

– Then, Season 1 will go on a 5 week production break on Thursday 15 December at 20:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 19 January at 20:30

Blue Bloods

– Season 7 will go on a two week production break on Sunday 27 November at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 30 November at 20:30. New episodes will resume on Sunday 11 December at 01:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 14 December at 20:30

M-Net Edge 102 Production Breaks

Lucifer

– Season 2 will go on a 6 week production break on Wednesday 7 December at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Tuesday 13 December at 23:00. New episodes will resume on Wednesday 18 January at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Tuesday 24 January at 23:00

The Affair

– Season 3 will go on a one week production break on Tuesday 27 December at 03:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 28 December at 20:00. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 3 January at 03:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Wednesday 4 January at 20:00

M-NET CHANNELS HIGHLIGHTS

Please see below the M-Net (channel 101 on DStv), M-Net Edge (channel 102 on DStv), M-Net City (channel 115 on DStv) and M-Net Family (channel 162 on DStv) highlights for November.

For images, or more information, please contact Ayanda Mkhize on 011 686 6462 or Ayanda.Mkhize@mnet.co.za.

Go on our website www.mnet.tv

Please note: This line-up is subject to change

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M-Net November Line-up
Sunday Night Blockbusters on M-Net (Channel 101)

Sunday 20 November 2016

20:05 SICARIO 16VNL Action Crime

The secret war on drugs takes centre stage in this action fueled crime drama. An FBI agent (Emily Blunt) works with a task team that crosses the moral line to fight the cartels.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Sunday 27 November 2016

20:05 RIDE ALONG 2 13VL Action Comedy

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return for another crime comedy filled with drugs, wedding bells and ridiculous antics. All hell breaks loose when the two travel to Miami for a drug bust.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

M-Net November Line-up
Express Broadcast- M-Net 101

Note: Because of the extraordinarily fast turn-around time all Express episodes unfortunately do not have a family track or hearing impaired titles.

Bull Season 1 – Thursdays at 01:30

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Blindspot Season 2 – Fridays at 02:00 ( Express Episodes Start on Friday 16 September at 02:00)

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – Saturdays at 01:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Blue Bloods Season 7 – Sundays at 01:00 ( Express Episodes Start on Sunday 25 September at 01:00)

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

New, Returning & Series Finales

Thursday 17 November 2016

20:30 Frequency 01 0007 “Break, Break, Break” *Season 1 will go on a one week production break on Thursday 24 November at 20:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 1 December at 20:30*

From the producer of ‘Supernatural’ comes this crime drama, based on the sci-fi film. A cold case victim leads Raimy and Satch to their biggest break yet.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Sunday 20 November 2016

17:00 Spell Bound 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

M-Net’s superlative new game show is all about testing one’s ability to S-P-E-L-L in a competitive spelling bee. Hosted by Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa, the first episode sees four SA celebs compete for charity.

Monday 21 November 2016

19:30 Grey’s Anatomy 13 0009 *Season 13 will go on a production break from Monday 20 November. The return date for season 13 will be announced at a later date*

Emmy nominee Shonda Rhimes (The Fixer) brings us the thirteenth season of the Golden Globe winning medical drama that follows the tumultuous lives of a group of doctors in Seattle.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Tuesday 22 November 2016

19:30 Chicago Fire 05 0001 “The Hose Or The Animal” *Season 5 Starts*

From Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order) this high-octane drama follows the personal and professional lives of a group of dedicated firefighters in Chicago.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

20:30 Chicago PD 04 0001 “The Silos” *Season 4 Starts*

Chicago’s elite group of officers and detectives put the pin on crime, in this acclaimed drama, another fast-paced addition to the series, from Emmy-winning creator Dick Wolf (Law & Order).

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

21:30 Chicago Med 02 0001 “Soul Care” *Season 2 Starts*

Emmy-winner Dick Wolf (Law & Order) created this medical spin-off drama that follows the day-to-day chaos of the city’s trauma centre, and the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it together.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Wednesday 23 November 2016

20:30 Blue Bloods 07 0009 “Confessions” *Season 7 will go on a two week production break on Wednesday 30 November at 20:30. New episodes will resume on on Wednesday 14 December at 20:30*

Golden Globe-winner Tom Selleck stars in this Emmy-winning crime drama about a family of law enforcement officers. Danny and Baez investigate the death of a prominent socialite with a secret life.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Monday 28 November 2016

19:30 Secrets & Lies 02 0001 “The Fall” *Season 2 Starts*

Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis stars as an unrelenting detective in this compelling murder-mystery. When a successful lawyer tragically falls to her death, all evidence points to murder.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

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M-Net Edge November Line-up
Express Broadcast- M-Net Edge 102

Note: Because of the extraordinarily fast turn-around time all Express episodes unfortunately do not have a family track or hearing impaired titles.

Westworld Season 1- Mondays at 04:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Shameless Season 7- Tuesdays at 02:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Divorce Season 1- Tuesdays at 01:20

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Lucifer Season 2 – Wednesdays at 02:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Longmire Season 5 –Sundays at 02:00 * Express episodes end on Sunday 27 November at 02:00*

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

The Affair Season 3 –Tuesdays at 03:00 * Express episodes start on Tuesday 22 November at 03:00*

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

The Vikings Season 4 –Thursdays at 04:00 * Express episodes start on Thursday 1 December at 04:00*

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

New, Returning & Series Finales

Thursday 17 November 2016

19:00 Castle 08 0022 “Crossfire” Season 8 Ends

Emmy nominated drama following the adventures of a novelist who solves crimes. With their best lead in hand, Castle and Beckett are ready to take on LokSat, in the series finale.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

20:00 Vikings 04a “Death All ‘Round” Season 4a Recap

Acclaimed, Emmy nominated drama that follows a great Norse hero and his army of Viking brothers. The labours of the Vikings eventually bear fruit as they re-launch their boats within sight of Paris.

Not Available on Catch Up

Sunday 20 November 2016

21:00 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 03 Season 3 Ends

John Oliver gives his unique, satirical perspective in this Emmy Award winning variety series that tackles news, current events and politics.

Not Available on Catch Up

Monday 21 November 2016

20:00 12 Monkeys 02 “Memory Of Tomorrow” Season 2 Ends

Based on the Oscar nominated film about a deadly virus that wipes out the world’s population. In the season finale, a mysterious woman with apocalyptic visions changes the game for Cole.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Wednesday 23 November 2016

19:00 Murder In The First 03 0001 “Normandy Bitch” Season 3 Starts

Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson star as two homicide detectives in the compelling police drama. An all-star quarterback is murdered in the middle of a crowded club, in the season premiere.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET and EXPLORA

20:00 Roadies 01 0010 “The Load Out” Season 1 Ends

From Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and producer J.J. Abrams (Lost) comes this thoughtful drama about the reckless, funny and poignant lives of a committed group of ‘roadies’.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET and EXPLORA

Thursday 24 November 2016

19:00 Night Shift, The 03 0001 “The Times They Are A-Changin'” Season 3 Starts

Fast-paced drama about a group of dedicated medics who run an underpaid hospital’s emergency room. In the season premiere, Jordan recruits one of her old colleagues to join the night shift.

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

20:00 Vikings 04a “The Last Ship” Season 4a Recap Ends

Epic historical drama that follows a Viking hero and his people. A fierce battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo sealing the fates of the brothers.

Not Available on Catch Up

Saturday 26 November 2016

18:00 Longmire 04 “Down By The River” Season 4 Binge Starts

Based on the best-selling mystery novels, Longmire follows the adventures of a troubled county Sheriff. Walt dives into the investigation of a supposed suicide, in the season premiere.

Not Available on Catch Up

22:00 Orange Is The New Black 04 0012 “The Animals” Season 4 Binge Ends

Golden Globe nominee Taylor Schilling stars as Piper Chapman in this critically acclaimed dramedy that follows the exploits of a thirty-something year old woman trying to survive prison.

Not Available on Catch Up

00:15 Wentworth 02 0001 “Born Again” Season 2 Binge Starts

Critically acclaimed Australian drama that follows a young woman who must survive the dark politics of prison. Joan Ferguson decides to make changes at Wentworth prison, in the season premiere.

Not Available on Catch Up

Tuesday 29 November 2016

21:00 Animal Kingdom 01 0010 “What Have You Done” Season 1 Ends

Golden Globe nominee Ellen Barkin stars in this intense drama from the producer of ‘Southland’. Puzzled by Catherine’s disappearance, Baz hunts down all leads, in the season finale.

PC, IPAD, PVR, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET and EXPLORA

Wednesday 30 November 2016

20:00 Affair, The 03 0001 Season 3 Starts

An extramarital affair has far-reaching consequences for the relationships of those involved, in this emotional, Golden Globe-winning psychological drama starring Ruth Wilson and Dominic West (The Wire).

PC, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

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M-Net City November Line-up

Friday 18 November 2016

19:00 Major Crimes 04 0023 “Hindsight – Part 5” Season 4 Ends

Emmy nominee Mary McDonnell stars in this riveting crime drama. In the season finale, the team narrow down the suspects in the murders to three, and Sharon makes good use of an unreliable witness.

Not Available on Catch Up

Sunday 20 November 2016

23:00 Orange Is The New Black 04 0013 “Toast Can’t Never Be Bread Again” Season 4 Ends

Critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning dramedy. In the season finale, corporate bureaucracy and simmering anger work against Caputo’s efforts to keep things under control.

Compact/Extra

Wednesday 23 November 2016

20:00 Chicago Fire 04 0023 “Superhero” Season 4 Ends

Scorching hot drama that follows a group of dedicated and driven firefighters in Chicago. At the urging of Susan Weller, his new political consultant, Casey tends to his Alderman duties in the season finale.

Not Available on Catch Up

21:00 Chicago PD 03 0023 “Start Digging” Season 3 Ends

Action-packed spin-off of the Chicago series, about a group of law enforcement officers. In the season finale, a homicide hits Voight hard, when he discovers his son was close to the victim.

Not Available on Catch Up

23:00 Reign 03 0018 “Spiders In A Jar” Season 3 Ends

Adelaide Kane stars as a young Mary, Queen of Scots in this People’s Choice winning period drama. In the season finale, a battle royale ensues when Mary makes a bold move to defend her reign.

Compact/Extra

Friday 25 November 2016

22:00 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 01 0013 “Paper Orphans” Season1 Ends

A specialised division tackle international crimes, in this spin-off drama. When a young girl is kidnapped in Haiti, the International Response Team investigate, in the season finale.

Compact/Extra

Monday 28 November 2016

23:00 Knick, The 02 0001 #11 “Ten Knots” Season 2 Starts

Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh is behind this dark medical drama set in 1900s New York. Dr Edwards lobbies to be appointed chief of surgery in Thackery’s absence, in the season premiere.

Not Available on Catch Up

Tuesday 29 November 2016

18:00 CSI: CYBER 02 0018 “LEGACY” Season 2 Repeat Ends

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette stars in this spin-off of the CSI series. Avery and the team search for a hacker who gained access to millions of federal government files.

Not Available on Catch Up

Wednesday 30 November 2016

20:00 Hawaii Five-0 06 0001 “Mai Ho`Oni I Ka Wai Lana Mâlie (Do Not Disturb The Water That Is Tranquil)” Season 6 Starts

Golden Globe nominated cop drama. In the season premiere, Five-0 is led to a centuries-old case involving pirates, buried treasure and a killer.

Compact/Extra

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M-Net Family November Line-up

New, Returning & Series Finales

Tuesday 22 November 2016

21:30 Royal Pains 08 0008 “Uninterrupted” Season 8 Ends

Stylish medical drama starring Mark Feuerstein. In the series finale, Boris prepares to leave and asks Hank to join him, Evan & Paige dramatically grow their family, and Divya gets long-awaited news.

Not Available on Catch Up

Tuesday 29 November 2016

20:30 Madam Secretary 02 0001 “The Show Must Go On” Season 2 Starts

Critically acclaimed political drama starring Téa Leoni as the Secretary Of State. In the season premiere, Elizabeth must take the oath of office when the President’s plane goes missing.

Not Available on Catch Up

Wednesday 30 November 2016

20:30 Good Wife, The 07 0022 “End” Season 7 Ends

Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies (ER) stars in this critically acclaimed drama about a wife and mother who boldly resumes her career in law after a scandal leaves her personal life in pieces.

Not Available on Catch Up

21:30 Wanted 01 0006 #06 “Dead End” Season 1 Ends

Fast-paced and compelling, this Australian drama throws two complete strangers into a game of survival. In the season finale, Chelsea and Lola decide to face corrupt cop, Ray Stanton.

Not Available on Catch Up

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Spellbound Starts With Special Celebrity Episode

Prepare to be Spellbound!
Fun-filled new M-Net show kicks off with famous faces in the hot seat. How well can they S-P-E-L-L?

They grace our television screens and are known for their eloquence and superlative communication skills. But who will fare the best when their language skills are put to the test in a pressure-cooker environment? M-Net’s brand new family-friendly game show Spellbound kicks off with a very special celebrity episode this week Sunday (20 November) at 17:00.

Carte Blanche’s Devi Sankaree Govender, who used to be an Afrikaans teacher before becoming a formidable investigative journalist, will press pause on catching crooks to possibly win money for charity on the Spellbound stage, while kykNET’s Verslag host and editor of Rapport newspaper, Waldimar Pelser, will bring spelling skills from his journalistic background to the show, despite English being his second language. The Voice SA’s quirky V-Reporter and 94.7 DJ Stacey Norman will see if she can prove that she has the vocabulary to match that voice for radio and face for TV, and VUZU AMP’s Dineo Ranaka is out to demonstrate that penning all those entries into Dineo’s Diary has stood her in good stead…

Hosted by Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa, Spellbound will test contestants’ word skills in a fun and interactive way and throughout the season, the show will include super spellers from different age groups. There will be a round for primary school learners between the ages of 10 and 13, a round for high school learners between the ages of 14 and 18, and rounds for adults of all ages. But for the premiere episode, these four well-known faces will brave the spelling spotlight to play for a possible R100 000 for a charity of their choice.

Devi will be taking part for the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust, which provides pediatric units in hospitals with life-saving equipment. Dineo is playing for a charity that is close to her mother’s heart, Little Eden, which cares for persons with intellectual disabilities, while Waldimar will be spelling to make money for Die Rapport Onderwysfonds which provides financial support to students who are studying towards a teacher’s qualification. Stacey will be hoping to make big money for Dignity Dreams, a cause with which she works very closely, which helps girls gain access to sanitary wear that they can’t otherwise afford.

Tune in to see who’s who – or should that be whose who? – in the spelling spotlight, and watch as one celebrity word whizz in particular receives a surprise of a lifetime, all in the name of a good cause.

Spellbound will be broadcast on M-Net Channel 101 on Sunday, 20 November from 17:00 – 17:30.

For more information, exclusive videos and snippets from behind-the-scenes, visit www.mnet.tv/spellbound or follow the conversation on Twitter @MNet or with the hashtag #MNetSpellbound.

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TCM January 2017 Highlights

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Tough Guys At War

Every Wednesday at 20:00

The subject of war sparks a plenitude of emotions – from bravery, heartache and courage, to the highs and lows of victory and defeat. TCM has lined up four iconic contemporary war movies that examine the many intricacies of war and the celebrated war heroes glorified in these movies. Tune-in to Channel 137 on DStv every Wednesday night, with the channel premiere of the movie We Were Soldiers, directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson, drawing first blood on 04 January

4th of January
20:00 – We were Soldiers (2002) – channel premiere
By Randall Wallace, with Mel Gibson & Madeleine Stowe

11th of January:
20:00 – Jarhead (2005)
By Sam Mendes, with Jake Gyllenhaal & Jamie Foxx

18th of January:
20:00 – The Kingdom (2007)
By Peter Berg, with Jamie Foxx & Chris Cooper

25th of January:
20:00 – Inglourious Basterds (2009)
By Quentin Tarantino, with Brad Pitt & Diane Kruger

Across The Sea

EVERY SATURDAY AT 20:00
The mystery of the deep blue sea takes centre screen in the new year, with Saturday nights on TCM airing films that focus on this force of nature. Included in the monthly line-up are two channel premieres, The Bounty and K-19.

7th of January:

20:00 – K-19 (2002) – channel premiere
By Kathryn Bigelow, with Harrison Ford & Sam Spruell

14th of January:

20:00 – Waterworld (1995)
By Kevin Reynolds, with Kevin Costner & Jeanne Tripplehorn

Saturday 21st of January:

20:00 – The Abyss (1989)
By James Cameron, with Ed Harris & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Saturday 28th of January:

20:00 – The Bounty (1984) – channel premiere
By Roger Donaldson, with Mel Gibson & Anthony Hopkins

Three Aces

Every Friday at 20:00. On the 27th of January, whole day marathon
Who would come out on top if Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Van Damme were pitted against each other? It doesn’t get much bigger than three of Hollywood’s meanest action heroes facing off in a double feature every Friday night on TCM. Don’t miss a minute of the non-stop action – and, in case you can’t get enough, there is an all-out marathon of their explosive on-screen escapades on 27 January.

6th of January:
18:30 – Commando (1985)
By Mark L. Lester, with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Rae Dawn Chong

20:00 – Escape to Victory (1981)
By John Huston, with Michael Caine & Sylvester Stallone

13th of January:

18:10 – Kindergarten Cop (1990)
By Ivan Reitman, with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Penelope Ann Miller

20:00 – D-Tox (2002)
By Jim Gillespie, with Sylvester Stallone & Charles S. Dutton

20st of January:

18:15 – Twins (1988)
By Ivan Reitman, with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito

20:00 – Hard Target (1993)
By John Woo, with Jean-Claude Van Damme & Lance Henriksen

27th of January

12:55 – Twins (1988)
By Ivan Reitman, with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito

14:45 – Kindergarten Cop (1990)
By Ivan Reitman, with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Penelope Ann Miller

16:35 – Escape to Victory (1981)
By John Huston, with Michael Caine & Sylvester Stallone

18:30 – Commando (1985)
By Mark L. Lester, with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Rae Dawn Chong

20:00 – Daylight (19969)
By Rob Cohen, with Sylvester Stallone & Amy Brenneman

21:55 – Hard Target (1993)
By John Woo, with Jean-Claude Van Damme & Lance Henriksen