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Kahn Morbee Assembles Strong Team For The Voice SA Live Shows

Coach Kahn Morbee picks four unique singers for The Voice SA’s live shows
… and coach Karen Zoid reveals her team’s first contender

In the first episode of The Voice SA Season 2’s gruelling new Knock-Out rounds, Parlotones front man Kahn Morbee – who produced the first winner of this prestigious television singing contest – had to choose the four singers to represent him in the live voting rounds. He picked an eclectic mix comprising soulful Information Systems graduate Zee Gqamana (23) from Port Elizabeth, the raspy-voiced cool cat Freddy Lalendle (23) from Pietermaritzburg, the inimitable comedian Fatman (40) from Bela Bela, who showed his serious side this week with a masterful rendition of the iconic Afrikaans song “Liefling”, and Craig Lucas (24) from Cape Town, who Kahn previously described as “the love child of Freddy Mercury and John Legend”.

These four talent will be singing for South Africa’s votes in a few weeks’ time, along with Amanda Faku (22) from Port Elizabeth, who was the first member of Karen Zoid’s team to make it through to the Live rounds.

“Kahn had to make some tough decisions, but ended up with a diverse group of singers who promise to be strong competition in the live rounds,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “Now, the pertinent question is: will coaches Karen Zoid, Lira, and Bobby van Jaarsveld be able to compile a team that can outperform #TeamKahn at the public voting polls? Judging by the talent still lined-up for the remaining Knock-Outs, we’re in for vocal fireworks during this year’s bigger and better live shows at the Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland.”

While tickets to the live shows, starting on 21 May, will be available at Computicket from this week onwards, Karen, Lira and Bobby will finalise their teams during the next two episodes of the show (Sunday 6 and 13 May). These two episodes will feature the remaining Knock-Outs in which the eight talent in each coach’s team is narrowed down to four.

But how did Kahn decide who to take through to The Voice SA’s lives in tonight’s episode (Sunday, 30 April) and how did Amanda secure her position in #TeamKaren? Herewith a summary of all the dramatic events:

In an impressive episode showcasing incredible vocal performances from both the coaches and the talent alike, tonight’s show was bound to be emotional from the start. The coaches kicked off the episode with an epic rendition of the Queen classic “Don’t Stop Me Now”, before clearing the stage to make way for the talent in #TeamKahn. Coach Kahn called his eight vocalists to the stage tonight, and had the difficult task of pairing up his talent to sing against each other in each Knock-Out performance. The first pairing that Kahn settled on was between Cape Town’s Kirby Jo (23) and Zee Gqamana (23) from Port Elizabeth, due to the fact that both singers possess very “soulful” voices, according to their coach. Kahn told both ladies that he would be looking for which one of them interpreted their song the best, and brought the most accomplished performance to the stage. Kirby chose to sing the emotional Beyonce ballad “If I Were A Boy”, but struggled with her nerves and maintaining control of the song when it came to performing first. Zee took to the stage after Kirby with a local hit, Zonke’s “Jik Izinto”, and received high praise from all of the coaches. Both Bobby and Lira encouraged Kirby to never doubt herself because her nerves clearly got the better of her. With that, Kahn picked Information Systems Honours graduate Zee as his first talent for the Live shows.

The next two singers that Kahn chose to pit against each other were alternative performer Freddy Lalendle (23) from Kwa Zulu-Natal and petite powerhouse Al Petersen (28) from Cape Town. Both singers chose to go a little out of their comfort zones in their song choices, with Freddy picking rock song “Heathens” by 21 Pilots and Al selecting the Nelly classic “Hot In Here” – a rap song that was a big departure from her usual, more down-tempo style. “I have to challenge myself, as a way to grow as an artist,” Al reflected. Despite a flawless performance by Al, as well as gallantly coping with a mid-performance wardrobe malfunction, Kahn had to give the Knock-Out to enigmatic Freddy, as he just has a special something that Kahn believes will go far in the competition.

Kahn’s penultimate Knock-Out was between Economics graduate Craig Lucas (24) from Cape Town and Education student Mia Pretorius (20) from Potgietersrus. Mia’s rendition of “Not Ready To Make Nice” by Dixie Chicks had all of the coaches raving. Kahn told Mia that if she wasn’t signed by a record label the moment she leaves the show, he’d be amazed, as she is “ready to take the music business on as a full package”. Coach Karen also noted that she had no idea just what a consummate performer Mia was. But it was pop-rocker Craig, whose cover of FUN’s “We Are Young”, that had the coaches and the audience alike absolutely stunned. “You have the control and the soul,” Karen told Craig. “You left your blood and guts on that stage, what an incredible performance,” she continued. Kahn told Craig that if he kept performing like that, he could follow in Richard Stirton’s footsteps and win this competition. With that, Craig joined Zee and Freddy as Kahn’s pick for the Live shows.

The final Knock-Out for #TeamKahn was arguably the toughest for the coach. Music teacher Aston Wylie (23) from Gonubie was up against another music teacher, the larger-than-life Fatman (40) from Bela Bela. Both performers chose local songs for their Knock-Outs; Aston picked Arno Carsten’s anthemic “Another Universe” while Fatman chose the quintessential Afrikaans ballad “Liefling” by Ge Korsten, which blew everyone away with its sheer magnitude and vocal power. Aston – who Kahn stole from #TeamLira in the Battles – followed Fatman, and accompanied himself on the piano in a stripped down version of his song. Lira told Aston that it was lovely to see him in his element behind an instrument, but that the moment he left the piano and performed without it, his performance lost some of its shine. On the other hand, she told Fatman that his cover of “Liefling” was simply “brilliant.” Karen agreed and stated matter-of-factly that Fatman was better than Aston. Coach Kahn admitted to being very torn, but ultimately agreed with Karen Zoid and chose Fatman to round off his team for the Live shows and the public’s vote.

Once #TeamKahn had been concluded, it was time for the contenders in #TeamKaren to step up onto the stage, as Karen paired her first Knock-Out talent up: Amanda Faku (23) from Port Elizabeth and Rick Jansen (18) from Centurion – both talent that Karen stole from other teams during the Battle rounds. Amanda chose to sing “Nomvula” by local artist Nathi, while Rick opted for the fast-paced “Love Runs Out” by international pop rockers One Republic. Both talent did their songs justice, and Karen raved to Amanda that she is “a soul sister, Earth Mother who has the voice of a prophet. When you sing, it speaks to my soul,” Karen gushed. Likewise, she complimented Rick on doing a phenomenal job, and predicted that he has a bright musical career ahead of him, if he continues to work as hard and put himself out there, like he’s done on The Voice SA. Wishing Rick well, Karen announced that the first talent that she would be taking into the Live rounds of the show was Amanda.

The Voice South Africa, sponsored by Dialdirect, is broadcast every Sunday night on M-Net channel 101 at 17:30 and every Monday night at 18:00 on M-Net City channel 115.

Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/thevoiceto watch exclusive interviews with the coaches and talent, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @VoiceSA / #TheVoiceSA or on the official “Voice SA” Facebook page. You can also download The Voice SA app today for exclusive show-related games and special features.

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New Weekends-only Series Pop-up Channel On DStv Premium

Create your own series box sets with M-Net Binge

Do you belong to the TV tribe who get all antsy when the end credits of your favourite series start to roll? Because instead of waiting for another week, you want to watch the entire show in ONE go? If so, reach for the record button on your DStv remote control, because soon you’ll be able to binge like never before!

M-Net and MultiChoice have whipped up another special treat for fans of international television series: a brand new, weekends-only series pop-up channel called M-Net Binge. From Saturday 6 May M-Net Binge will give DStv Premium customers across the African continent the opportunity to record an entire season of top-notch shows that proved to be addictive viewing when they were first screened on channels such as M-Net 101, M-Net Edge and VUZU Amp.

M-Net Binge will be live on DStv’s channel 900 on Saturdays and Sundays between 21:30 and approximately 05:00 the next morning, with back-to-back episodes of selected series for the weekend. Viewers who opt to record these shows will thus be able to create their own box sets of shows on their decoders to enjoy when it suits them best.

While themed binge weekends – like a Shonda Rhimes takeover; Superhero marathon or a period drama throwback– are on the cards, M-Net Binge will also offer a special lead-up to the much-anticipated worldwide arrival of the reboot of Twin Peaks on Tuesday 23 May. On Saturday 6 May, the channel will bring you all nine episodes of the first season of David Lynch’s iconic crime drama. Thereafter, Season 2 of the eerie cult classic, comprising of a total of 23 episodes, will come your way in three batches on Sunday 7 May, Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May respectively.

During the rest of May, recent highly acclaimed series such as Big Little Lies, with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman leading a powerhouse female cast, and HBO’s masterly crafted The Night Of will form part of the M-Net Binge offering.

“In the ever-changing world of television, binge has become a worldwide phenomenon. This channel gives viewers a chance to binge” says M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle. “M-Net’s successful movie pop-up channels have shown that our premium viewers love themed and curated content and M-Net Binge is an exciting initiative for series fans to catch up with the best of the best shows that they may have missed or want to watch again.”

M-Net Binge has deliberately been placed next to the time-delayed M-Net Plus 1 on channel 901, which is another channel that was created for the convenience of DStv Premium viewers. “This means that our viewers can clearly distinguish between channels built around fresh content like M-Net 101, with its extended prime-time that runs between 06:00pm to midnight and channels that speak to viewer convenience,” explains Phahle.

DStv Premium customers will be able to set their M-Net Binge recordings as soon as the EPG becomes available, which is usually eight days before the day of broadcast. Customers can choose to either record the entire series to compile your own box set or record individual episodes.

The full schedule for M-Net Binge will be available at mnet.tv, as well as on the schedule on the TV Guide on DStv.com or on the DStv Now App.

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Film

Stars Shine On The Red Carpet At “Love By Chance” Movie Premier

Local and visiting celebrities were out in all their finery at last night’s Hyde Park Nu Metro premiere of the delightful comedy ‘Love by Chance’, a South African-US co-production starring local favourite Atandwa Kani, and the gorgeous Altovise Lawrence, winner of ‘Top Actor South Africa’, in the lead roles. Man of the moment Kani, who has just been cast in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film The Black Panther, flew to Johannesburg from New York just in time for the glitzy event.

Samad Davis, Altovise Lawrence, Atandwa Kani

Also on the red carpet at the state-of-the-art cinema complex were the film’s director Samad Davis, an award winning international film producer and director from the US, and three of the film’s American stars, actress and producer Terri J Vaughn, comedian Desi Banks and actress and author Ja’el Roberson.

Terri J Vaughn, Ja’el Robeson and Altovise Lawrence were all dressed by renowned local designers Quiteria & George, couturiers to A-List celebrities.

The film tells the story of two South African actors who are independently in America, trying to break into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry. They find themselves in the Hollywood of the South, Atlanta, Georgia aka “Hotlanta,” following their dream, one audition after another. But nothing comes easy.

Director Davis describes ‘Love by Chance’ as a pioneering film because it brings together US and South African talent and bridges cultural and continental divides against the backdrop of a love story.

MC for the event was Dineo Moeketsi, who wore a gorgeous black number for the evening. She welcomed the US guests onto the red carpet and introduced the film to the audience. The South African producers of ‘Love by Chance’ Dumi Gumbi and Catharina Weinek were also in attendance.

Dineo Moeketsi

Gumbi recounted the story behind the making of the film: “We are extremely proud to host our American guests tonight. We met Samad at the premiere of our previous movie ‘Mrs Right Guy’, and he said he would like to work with us on a film that would bring together South African and American talent. A year later and here we are celebrating the wonderful cast and the great production team that made it all happen. This was our first movie together, but it will certainly not be our last.”

‘Love by Chance’ opens in South Africa on 5 May 2017, and is distributed by Indigenous Film Distribution.

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Ster-Kinekor Rewrites The Month Of Love With The Release Of Two Local Love-fuelled Romcoms

ALL ABOUT LOVE and LOVE BY CHANCE set to get hearts racing…

 

Love is in the air… and on the big screen! And no, we have not wound back the calendar to February! But, with two new local films releasing on the circuit that feature love firmly at the centre of their storylines, it’s time to celebrate all the emotions that this four-letter word brings!

The release of both All About Love (from Friday, 21 April), and Love By Chance on Friday, 05 May, gives us as proud South Africans even more reason to feel good, as they are both romantic drama/comedies with a strong local flavour.

“As South Africa’s leading cinema exhibitor, Ster-Kinekor is once again showing its commitment to the local film industry and lending its support to the release of local films. We are especially excited to be the exclusive exhibitor to screen All About Love, and look forward to movie lovers filling up the cinemas once it releases,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales of Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

“We are committed to marketing and screening local productions that tell our South African stories in their many different guises, stories that South Africans can relate to. Genres such as romcoms and romantic dramas perform particularly well at the box office and, spiced up with a good dollop of local flavour or twist, gives them even greater appeal with our local audiences.”

All About Love features a strong, all-African cast that gives the film an intriguing continental feel. Shot in and around the vibrant city of Johannesburg, this new romantic comedy explores the interesting, bitter-sweet and sometimes difficult, but always instructive, journeys of the heart.

The leading ladies are played by popular South African actress and flavour of the moment, Nomzamo Mbatha, alongside Katlego Danke and Zenande Mfenyana. Joining this local star-studded line-up are Richard Lukunku and Angela Sithole (also from South Africa), Chris Attoh (Ghana), Leroy Gopal (Zimbabwe) and Enyinna Nwigwe (Nigeria), among others.

Written and directed by Adze Ugah (Jacob’s Cross, Isibaya, Mrs Right Guy), the film also showcases the talents of Emmy Award-winning director of photography Nicholas Hofmeyr.

Following a night of red-carpet glamour at the film’s premiere at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg, tonight (20 April), the film releases exclusively at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country on Friday, 21 April. These include The Zone @Rosebank, Eastgate, Southgate, Newtown Junction and Festival Mall in Johannesburg, Maponya Mall in Soweto, Mall of Africa in Midrand, Sterland and Wonderpark in Pretoria, Mall of the North in Polokwane, Musgrave in Durban and Parow in Cape Town.

 

While All About Love features an exciting cross-continental collaboration, Love By Chance crosses the Atlantic Ocean to create a wonderful combination of South African and American talent. The film, directed and produced by Samad Davis, was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Love By Chance is a romantic dramedy about two aspiring South African actors, played by Altovise Lawrence and Atandwa Kani, who independently are in America trying to make it big in the extremely difficult and over-saturated Hollywood industry… sound familiar? The characters meet by chance, but between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self-doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a mad dating scene, who actually has time for love?

As the film releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide on Friday, 05 May, local audiences and fans alike will have the chance to find themselves ‘up close and personal’ with the popular stars. Altovise Lawrence and Atandwa Kani, together with other cast members, will be meeting and greeting fans at various cinemas and events, to sign autographs and take photographs. By posting these on social media including the Ster-Kinekor Facebook page, you could win a great hamper from leading make-up brand, MUD.

The stars will make an appearance at a special pre-screening of Love By Chance at The Zone in Rosebank on Wednesday, 03 May, so come on down and show your support for local cinema! If you are in Cape Town, head to N1 City on Friday, 05 May from 7.00pm to meet Altovise and Atandwa before the film’s screening at 8pm. The two lead actors will then be whisked back to Gauteng to meet fans at Sterland in Pretoria on Saturday, 06 May from 2pm.

Altovise Lawrence, the winner of the first season of Top Actor South Africa, stars as the main character, Bailey, alongside Atandwa Kani, son of South African actor, director, and playwright John Kani, together with a host of local and international stars, including Nicholas Nkuna (Top Actor South Africa) and Denise Zimba (Generations: The Legacy).

US co-stars include funny man Carl Anthony Payne II (Martin), Clifton Powell (Ray, Rush Hour, Grand Theft Auto), Terri J. Vaughn (Girldriends Getaway, Greenleaf and The Steve Harvey Show), E. Roger Mitchell (Flight, Equalizer) and Lil Zane (former rap superstar and actor).

Altovise is quoted, saying she has been fortunate to play complex characters this year, from Scandal to Blood Drive and now Love By Chance. “I am nervous and thrilled, but more than anything, I am grateful to land this role. Bailey is a complex character and I see a lot of myself in her. Having South Africans at the centre of this narrative is an important step in taking our talent to the world… I get to play alongside someone (Atandwa) who is no stranger to our screens and stages. We both studied drama at Wits University, and I trust his work and talent. We brought out the best in each other through our performances.”

The film’s local producers are Dumi Gumbi and Cati Weinek of the Ergo Company, who produced the recent films, Mrs Right Guy, and winner of Best Film at the 2016 Jozi Film Festival, Dora’s Peace. Production on the film started in October 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, with all post production taking place in South Africa, making it a truly collaborative production between the producers and countries.

The film, distributed locally by Indigenous Film Distribution, releases on Friday, 05 May at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide.

For more information on All About Love and Love By Chance, and for screening details, visit www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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M-Net, M-Net City Schedule Update – May 2017

Schedule Update: M-Net channel latest schedule updates for May (issued 26 April 2017):

M-NET CHANNELS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Saturday Movies

Saturday 06 May 2017

21:30 Paradise Lost

Oscar winner, Benicio Del Toro becomes the infamously notorious, Pablo Escobar in this drama. See Escobar’s exploits through the eyes of a surfer who falls for Pablo’s niece.

Saturday 13 May 2017

21:30 Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the World PG13

Brooke Shields takes centre stage in this murder mystery. A New York City lawyer returning to her small town gets caught in the middle of a murder case.

Saturday 20 May 2017

21:30 Expatriot 16VSL

Charlie Weber (How To Get Away With Murder) stars in this fast-paced thriller about an ex-CIA analyst who’s tracked down by a former flame for one last deadly mission.

Saturday 27 May 2017

21:30 Sniper: Ghost Shooter 16VL

Explosive action thriller. Two elite snipers are caught in the midst of a deadly political war, while fighting extremists in the Middle East.

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 07 May 2017

20:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows PG13VL Action Comedy

The four mutant brothers return for a thrilling sequel. Once again, they face Shredder, but this time, he has interdimensional help.

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

Sunday 14 May 2017

20:05 Mother’s Day PG13L Comedy Drama

The late Garry Marshall directs an ensemble cast in this holiday comedy. Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

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

Sunday 21 May 2017

20:05 Bastille Day 16VL

Idris Elba and Richard Madden embark on a dangerous high stakes game of espionage. A con artist and a former CIA agent become unlikely partners in a deadly anti-terrorist mission.

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

Sunday 28 May 2017

20:05 How To Be Single 16SL Comedy Drama

Exploring the ever-evolving definition of love, this ensemble romcom follows a group of lonely hearts in New York City, struggling to find relationships, sex and something in between.

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

New, Returning & Series Finales

Monday 01 May 2017

18:00 Cape Town Carnival 2017 *Note: Powerless will take broadcast break because of the Carnival broadcast. New episodes for Powerless resume next week Monday 8 May at 18:00*

Go with the flow with the colourful Cape Town Carnival’s 2017 theme- a magical celebration of the big blue sea, and all the creatures that call it home.

Tuesday 02 May 2017

19:30 Chicago Fire 05 0019 *Season 5 returns from its production break*

20:30 Chicago PD 04 0020 *Season 4 returns from its production break*

21:30 Chicago Med 02 0021 *Season 2 returns from its production break*

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.

Wednesday 03 May 2017

19:30 Modern Family 08 *Season 8 takes production break. New episodes resume Wednesday 10 May*

20:30 Blue Bloods 07 0010 “Unbearable Loss” *Season 7 returns from its production break*

When the son of Frank’s most outspoken critic in the African-American community is killed, everyone must put their differences aside to get justice. Golden Globe-winner Tom Selleck stars in this crime drama.

Friday 05 May 2017

21:30 Riverdale 01 0011 Chapter Eleven: “To Riverdale And Back Again” *Season 1 returns from its production break*

Saturday 06 May 2017

20:30 Imposters 01 0010 *Season 1 Ends*

A beautiful, professional con-artist robs unwitting victims for everything they have, in this dark, twisted comedy. From the producers of ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and ‘Girlfriends Guide To Divorce’.

Sunday 07 May 2017

16:00 Series TBA

Monday 08 May 2017

18:00 Powerless 01 0004 “Emily Dates A Henchman” *Season 1 returns from broadcast break*

Wednesday 10 May 2017

19:30 Modern Family 08 0020 “All Things Being Equal” *Season 8 returns from its production break*

Thursday 11 May 2017

20:30 Taken (’16) 01 0010 *Season 1 Ends*

From the producer of the original blockbuster action movie, comes this origin story of the man with a very particular set of skills- the deadly Bryan Mills-played by Clive Standen (Vikings).

Saturday 13 May 2017

20:30 Criminal Minds 12 0001 *Season 12 Starts*

In the twelfth season premiere, Agent Luke Alvez joins the BAU team, who is tasked with capturing a killer who escaped prison with 13 other convicts. Emmy-nominated crime drama.

Sunday 14 May 2017

16:00 Series TBA

Monday 15 May 2017

18:30 Masterchef Junior USA 05 0015 *Season 5 Ends*

Young culinary champions compete for the ultimate title of MasterChef, in the junior version of this popular reality competition series.

20:30 The Catch 02 0010 *Season 2 Ends*

From Emmy-nominee Shonda Rhimes, this cat-and-mouse thriller follows a top private investigator who goes on a personal mission for revenge after she’s conned out of millions.

Tuesday 16 May 2017

18:30 Series TBA

21:30 Chicago Med 02 0023 *Season 2 Ends*

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.

Wednesday 17 May 2017

18:30 Britain’s Got Talent 11 0001 *Season 11 Starts*

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams join in on the eleventh season of the popular reality competition series.

20:00 The Big Bang Theory 10 0024 *Season 10 Ends*

Thursday 18 May 2017

20:30 Blindspot 02 0019 “Regard a Mere Mad Rager” *Season 2 returns from its production break. Note new timeslot*

The Emmy nominated creator of Arrow helms this drama that centres on the discovery of a mysterious woman covered in cryptic tattoos, with no memory of who she is.

Friday 19 May 2017

19:30 Celebrity Apprentice: Schwarzenegger 08 0013 “I Don’t Have Time For Anyone’s Ego Except My Own” *Season 8 Ends*

With Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new boss, the Emmy-nominated reality business series pits a host of celebs against each other in a season of heated competition.

21:30 Riverdale 01 0013 Chapter Thirteen: “The Sweet Hereafter” *Season 1 Ends*

Saturday 20 May 2017

18:30 Major Crimes 05 0021 “Shockwave Part 2” *Season 5 Ends*

Academy Award nominee Mary McDonnell stars as Capt. Raydor, head of the all-important LAPD Major Crimes Unit in this spin-off of ‘The Closer’.

Monday 22 May 2017

19:30 Grey’s Anatomy 13 0024 *Season 13 Ends*

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.

20:30 Series TBA

Tuesday 23 May 2017

18:00 The Middle 08 0001 “The Core Group” *Season 8 Starts*

In the season premiere of this Emmy-nominated family comedy, Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April, the apparent love of Axl’s life. Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars.

19:30 Chicago Fire 05 0022 *Season 5 Ends*

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.

20:30 Chicago PD 04 0023 *Season 4 Ends*

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).

21:30 and 22:30 Twin Peaks 01 0001 and 0002 *Season 1 Starts- note double episode*

Based on the original cult classic, the revival of this murder-mystery drama follows the eccentric, dubious inhabitants of the quaint town of Twin Peaks.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

18:00 The Great Indoors 01 0022 *The Company Retreat* *Season 1 Ends*

19:30 Modern Family 08 0022 *Season 8 Ends*

Join the unmissable, Emmy-winning, ensemble cast of this hilarious, honest and sometimes twisted comedy, that follows the joys and pitfalls of a wonderfully blended modern family.

20:00 Kevin Can Wait 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

Emmy-nominee and funnyman Kevin James stars in this family comedy, about a newly retired police officer, who, in the series premiere, comes to find that home life is more of a challenge than being a cop.

Thursday 25 May 2017

18:00 The Goldbergs 04 0024 *Series Ends

Based on the real-life travails of a young Adam F. Goldberg, this comedy series follows the family drama of a reluctantly close-knit clan.

Friday 26 May 2017

21:30 The Arrangement 01 0001 “The Arrangement Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

Christine Evangelista (The Walking Dead) and Josh Henderson (Dallas) star in this slick thriller. A young actress with a troubled past is offered a marriage contract with Hollywood’s biggest star.

Saturday 27 May 2017

18:30 Timeless 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

19:30 Pure Genius 01 0013 “Lift me Up”

In the series finale, the Bunker Hill staff attempt multiple surgeries on a patient- by putting him in a state of suspended animation. Cutting-edge medical drama.

Sunday 28 May 2017

16:00 Series TBA

Monday 29 May 2017

19:30 This Is Us 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

In the premiere of this provocative, slice-of-life dramedy, husband Jack insists that his wife, Rebecca (Golden Globe-nominee Mandy Moore) upholds a particular birthday tradition. An ensemble cast stars.

20:30 The Good Fight 01 0001”Inauguration”

This spin-off of the acclaimed legal drama ‘The Good Wife’ picks up one year after the latter’s finale. In the premiere, a financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell.

21:30 Series TBA

Tuesday 30 May 2017

19:30 Hawaii Five-0 07 0001 “Makaukau ‘Oe E Pa’ani (Ready To Play?)” *Season 7 Starts*

The Golden Globe-nominated cop drama returns for a seventh season. In the premiere episode, McGarrett and the team hunt for a vigilant, when the bodies of two serial killers are discovered.

20:30 Shades Of Blue 02 0001 “Unforgiven” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season two premiere of this popular crime drama, Harlee (Golden Globe-nominee Jennifer Lopez) must take drastic measures to cover up the murder of her ex, Miguel.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

18:00 America Housewife 01 0001 “Pilot”

From the producer of ‘Manhattan Love Story’ comes this unapologetic family comedy. In the series premiere, Katie Otto, a wife and mother of three, finds her social standing upended when her neighbour moves.

19:30 Man With A Plan 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts

22:30 and 23:30 Bates Motel 05 0010 “The Cord” *Season 5 Ends- double episode*

The Emmy-nominated horror series comes to a chilling end in the fifth season. A prequel to ‘Psycho’, this thriller follows the unravelling of infamous Norman Bates.

M-Net City May Line-up

New, Returning & Series Finales

Friday 12 May 2017

22:00 House Of Lies 05 0001 “Creative Destruction Phenomenon” *Season 5 Starts*

Season 5 begins with Marty back on top and navigating the hazards of co-parenting with Jeannie, along with each other’s new relationships.

Monday 15 May 2017

21:30 Suits 06 0016 “Character And Fitness” *Season 6 Ends*

Mike needs Harvey and Rachel’s help to overcome an impossible obstacle, or his dream of becoming a real lawyer may be over, in the season finale of this critically acclaimed legal drama.

Thursday 18 May 2017

21:00 The Last Ship 03 0013 “Don’t Look Back” *Season 3 Ends*

Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) stars in this post-apocalyptic drama from the producer of ‘The Closer’. In the season finale, Chandler faces a challenge, as the fight for America reaches its conclusion.

Thursday 25 May 2017

20:00 The Night Shift 03 0013 “Burned” *Season 3 Ends*

Fast-paced drama about a group of dedicated medics. Scott and Jordan must fight for their lives in the midst of a raging wildfire, in the season finale.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

20:00 Lethal Weapon 01 0018 “Commencement” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of this crime drama, Riggs makes a shocking discovery about Miranda’s death, which leads him back to the cartel in a frantic search for answers. Based on the hit movie franchise.

21:00 Chicago PD 04 0001 “The Silos” *Season 4 Starts*

An elite group of law enforcers take down crime in this fast-paced addition to the Chicago series, from Dick Wolf (Law & Order). In the season premiere, Burgess meets her new partner, Julie Tay.