M-Net, M-Net Binge, M-Net City Line-up For January 2018

Saturday Movies

Saturday 06 January

21:00 A Cure For Wellness 18VNL Mystery

Dane DeHaan stars in this unsettling horror film. An ambitious young exec is sent to a mysterious and remote “wellness centre”, where all is not as it seems.

Saturday 13 January

21:00 Patriots Day 16VL Drama

Based on the true story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Oscar heavyweights Mark Wahlberg and JK Simmons star in this drama that examines the aftermath of the national tragedy.

Read the SAMDB review of Patriots Day.

Saturday 20 January

21:00 S.W.A.T: Under Siege 16VL Action

Gritty crime drama starring Adrianne Palicki. Action ensues when a S.W.A.T compound comes under fire from a relentless and violent international terrorist.

Saturday 27 January

21:00 Get Out 16VL Horror

Critically acclaimed psychological horror. A young man heads to a secluded country estate to meet his girlfriend’s parents, but their wholesome façade soon turns into a nightmare.

Read the SAMDB review of Get Out.

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 07 January

20:05 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2  13VL  Action

The intergalactic adventure continues in this sequel to the 2014 film. While unravelling the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage, the Guardians struggle with old and new foes.

Read the SAMDB review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Sunday 14 January

20:05 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 13V Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. JK Rowling takes us back into the wizarding world set in the 20s, where a young wizard travels to New York with a mysterious suitcase.

Read the SAMDB review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Sunday 21 January

20:30 Logan 18VL Action

Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the Wolverine in this gritty instalment. Set in the future, Logan and an ailing Professor X try to protect a young mutant from a sinister agency.

Read the SAMDB review of Logan.

Sunday 28 January

20:30 Baywatch 16VNL Action

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron lose their shirts for this hilarious reboot of the 90s TV classic. A veteran lifeguard and a new recruit clash as they attempt to stop a criminal plot.

World Cinema Movies

(Note: Additional repeat has been added. See it again on Thursdays just after 03:00)

Sunday 07 January

23:05 The Salesman PG13VL Drama

A harrowing tale unfolds in this tense Oscar winning Iranian drama. After a teacher’s wife is assaulted, he grows desperate to find the perpetrator despite her objections.

Sunday 14 January

23:05 Frantz PG13V Drama

Haunting and poignant French war drama. While grieving the death of her fiancé in the aftermath of WWI, a young German woman befriends a Frenchman who claims to have known him.

Sunday 21 January

23:30 The New Girlfriend R18VSN Drama

Subversive, suspenseful and sensual, this erotic French drama sees a young woman stumble upon a startling secret about her best friend’s husband.

Sunday 28 January

23:10 Hotel Salvation

A refined exploration of mortality ensues in this poignant, moving Hindi movie. A son takes a journey to the holy city of Varanasi with his eccentric elderly father.

January Specials

Monday 01 January

13:20 Harry Styles: Live In Manchester PG13L Special

One Direction heart-throb turned solo star Harry Styles gives an unforgettable performance from his number one debut album in this entertaining special.

Thursday 04 January

19:00 The 2017 75th Golden Globes Anniversary Special

The 2017 75th Golden Globes Anniversary Special. Hosted by ‘Will & Grace’ stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, this special celebrates the best moments in the history of the awards.

See the Golden Globes nominee list.

Thursday 11 January

19:00 Stayin’ Alive: Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees

Acclaimed artists pay tribute to the music of the 60s pop group in this special.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Monday 01 January

13:20 Harry Styles: Live In Manchester PG13L Special

One Direction heart-throb turned solo star Harry Styles gives an unforgettable performance from his number one debut album in this entertaining special.

18:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight 03 0006 *Season 3 Ends*

Decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas, families and neighbourhoods across America compete to win a cash prize in this fun-loving series.

22:05 The Handmaid’s Tale 01 0010 “Night” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of the acclaimed, Emmy-winning dystopian drama, Serena Joy confronts her Handmaid and her husband, as Offred a struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation.

Tuesday 02 January

18:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight 04 0001 *Season 4 Starts*

Decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas, families and neighbourhoods across America compete to win a cash prize in this fun-loving series.

Wednesday 03 January

20:00 Blue Bloods 08 0001 “Cutting Losses” *Season 8 Starts*

In the season premiere, Danny contemplates retiring until Erin enlists him to help her with a case involving her ex-husband. Acclaimed, Emmy-nominated crime drama.

Thursday 04 January

19:00 The 2017 75th Golden Globes Anniversary Special

The 2017 75th Golden Globes Anniversary Special. Hosted by ‘Will & Grace’ stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, this special celebrates the best moments in the history of the awards.

See the Golden Globes nominee list.

21:00 Zoo 03 0013 “The Barrier” *Season 3 Ends*

In the season finale of the fast-paced thriller the team races to stop the hybrids from breaching the barrier wall. Follows the exploits of a renegade zoologist and his team.

Saturday 06 January

17:30 Me, Myself & I 01 0006 “New Job” Season 1 goes on a broadcast break*

Mid-life Alex contemplates accepting a new job offer, as Young Alex works with Young Darryl on an invention. Explore the life of one man through his past, present and future in this family comedy.

Monday 08 January

17:00 Supergirl 03 0001 “Girl Of Steel” *Season 3 Starts*

In the season three premiere of the DC fantasy drama, Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being Supergirl. Emmy-nominee Greg Berlanti produces this comic book instalment.

22:00 Vikings 05 0001 *Season 5 Starts*

This Emmy-nominated historical drama explores the saga of the legendary Vikings during an age of conflict and conquerors.

00:00 The Late Late Show With James Corden 04 0049 “NBA Player Kobe Bryant; Actor Morgan Freeman; Director Glen Keane” *Season 4 returns from production break in new timeslot*

James Corden throws the ultimate late night party in this Emmy winning talk show featuring celebrities, games and Carpool Karaoke.

Tuesday 09 January

17:00 Arrow 06 0001 “Fallout” *Season 6 Starts*

In the season premiere of the popular DC fantasy series, Oliver deals with the fallout of the explosion on Lian Yu island. Stephen Amell returns as the Green Arrow.

18:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight 04 0006 *Season 4 Ends*

Decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas, families and neighbourhoods across America compete to win a cash prize in this fun-loving series.

Wednesday 10 January

16:45 The Flash 04 0001 “The Flash Reborn” *Season 4 Starts*

In the season premiere of this DC fantasy adventure, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe and Vibe have taken over protecting Central City. From the Emmy-nominated producer of ‘Arrow’ and ‘Supergirl.’

17:45 MasterChef Australia 09 0001 “Auditions Part 1” *Season 9 Starts*

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston put amateur chefs in the hot seat, in the return of this popular reality cooking competition.

Thursday 11 January

16:45 DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow 03 0001 “Aruba-Con” *Season 3 Starts*

In the season premiere, Rip Hunter arrives with his new organisation, the Time Bureau, after the Legends realise that they’ve broken the timeline. From the Emmy-nominated producer of ‘Arrow’.

19:00 Stayin’ Alive: Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees *Music special*

Acclaimed artists pay tribute to the music of the 60s pop group in this special.

21:00 Bull 02 0001 “School For Scandal” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of the legal drama, Bull goes up against his romantic interest in a case involving a billionaire widow. Follows the cases of a trial consulting firm.

Friday 12 January

16:45 Once Upon A Time 07 0001 “Hyperion Heights” *Season 7 Starts*

In the season premiere of this Emmy-nominated fantasy drama, the Evil Queen, Captain Hook and Rumpelstiltskin join Henry Mills on an epic quest. Follows the adventures of fairy-tale characters.

Saturday 13 January

17:30 Great News 02 0007 *Season 2 returns from break*

The Emmy-winning writer of ’30 Rock’ penned this smart workplace comedy. An ambitious news producer’s work life is turned upside down when her overly involved mother decides to intern at her show.

18:00 Project Runway Junior 03 0001 “Welcome To New York”  *Season 3 Ends*

Based on the Emmy-winning reality fashion design competition, twelve teenage designers compete to win a fashion scholarship and more.

Monday 15 January

19:00 Grey’s Anatomy 14 0001 “Break Down The House” *Season 14 Starts*

In the season premiere of the Golden Globe and Emmy winning medical drama, Meredith and the team focus on helping Owen’s sister recover after her shocking return from war. From Shonda Rhimes.

Tuesday 16 January

21:00 Absentia 01 0010 “Original Sin”  *Season 1 Ends*

Stana Katic (Castle) stars in this intriguing thriller. After being presumed dead, an FBI Agent resurfaces six years later and becomes the prime suspect in a string of murders.

Thursday 18 January

19:00 NCIS Los Angeles 09 0001 “Party Crashers” *Season 9 Starts*

After Hetty turns in retirement papers and then disappears, executive assistant director shay mosley arrives to oversee the team in the season premiere of this acclaimed, fast-paced police drama.

20:00 S.W.A.T (Sony) 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*

In the action-packed series premiere, locally born swat sergeant daniel ‘hondo’ harrelson is tasked with running a specialised tactical unit. Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) stars.

22:00 Seven Types Of Ambiguity 01 0006 “Anna” *Season 1 Ends*

Feeling the weight of her testimony during Simon’s trial, Anna wrestles with her conscience over the right course of action. Suspenseful and gripping Australian psychological drama, about the abduction of a child.

Friday 19 January

19:00 Boy Band 01 0010 “Top Five Revealed!” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of this reality competition series, the final eight contestants learn their fate as America’s top five vocalists are revealed.

Monday 22 January

20:00 This Is Us 02 0001 “A Father’s Advice” *Season 2 Starts*

The season two premiere picks up during the Big 3’s 37th birthdays as Randall and Beth debate a big life change and Kate takes the first step in pursuing a new passion. Golden Globe-nominated dramedy.

21:00 Get Shorty 01 0010 “Blue Pages” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of the acclaimed dramedy Miles must face his past, present and future head on as the film begins to unravel. Based on the Golden Globe nominated film.

Tuesday 23 January

21:00 Ten Days In The Valley 01 0005 “Day 5: Back To Ones” *Season 1 returns from break*

Bird fights to stay on Lake’s case, as Jane resolves to do anything to get her back – including changing the details of the finale. This gripping thriller follows the abduction of a young girl.

Thursday 25 January

22:00 Snatch 01 0001 “All That Glitters” *Season 1 Starts*

Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, the series premiere of this dark Brit dramedy sees small-time criminal Albert Hill is sucked into the high-stakes world of organised crime.

23:00 Wentworth 05 0012 “Hell Bent” *Season 5 Ends*

In the season finale of this tense drama, Franky and Allie put their escape plan into action, while Liz takes desperate measures to protect herself. Acclaimed Australian series.

Friday 26 January

19:00 The Voice 13 0001 “The Blind Auditions Season Premiere, Night 1” *Season 13 Starts*

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are joined by songstresses Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson for this season of the Emmy-winning reality singing competition.

Saturday 06 January

21:30 Chicago Med 02 0001 “Soul Care” 13V

22:16 Chicago Med 02 0002 “Win Loss” 13VL

23:03 Chicago Med 02 0003 “Natural History” 13V

23:49 Chicago Med 02 0004 “Brother’s Keeper” 13VL

00:35 Chicago Med 02 0005 “Extreme Measures” 13VL

01:22 Chicago Med 02 0006 “Alternative Medicine” 13V

02:09 Chicago Med 02 0007 “Inherent Bias” 13V

02:56 Chicago Med 02 0008 “Free Will” 13VL

03:43 Chicago Med 02 0009 “Uncharted Territory” 13VL

04:30 Chicago Med 02 0010 “Heart Matters” 13VL

05:17 Chicago Med 02 0011 “Graveyard Shift” 13V

Sunday 07 January

06:05 Chicago Med 02 0012 “Mirror Mirror”  13V

21:30 Chicago Med 02 0013 “Theseus’ Ship” 13V

22:17 Chicago Med 02 0014 “Cold Front” 13VL

23:04 Chicago Med 02 0015 “Lose Yourself” 13VL

23:50 Chicago Med 02 0016 “Prisoner’s Dilemma” 13V

00:36 Chicago Med 02 0017 “Monday Mourning ” 13V

01:22 Chicago Med 02 0018 “Lesson Learned” 13V

02:08 Chicago Med 02 0019 “Ctrl Alt” 13V

02:55 Chicago Med 02 0020 “Generation Gap” 13VL

03:42 Chicago Med 02 0021 “Deliver Us” 13VL

04:29 Chicago Med 02 0022 “White Butterflies” 13VL

05:16 Chicago Med 02 0023 “Love Hurts” 13V

Saturday 13 January

21:30 Chicago Fire 05 0001 “The Hose Or The Animal” 13VL

22:17 Chicago Fire 05 0002 “A Real Wake-Up Call” 13VL

23:04 Chicago Fire 05 0003 “Scorched Earth” 13V

23:50 Chicago Fire 05 0004 “Nobody Else Is Dying Today” 13VL

00:36 Chicago Fire 05 0005 “I Held Her Hand” 13VL

01:22 Chicago Fire 05 0006 “That Day” 13VL

02:08 Chicago Fire 05 0007 “Lift Each Other” 13VL

02:54 Chicago Fire 05 0008 “One Hundred” 13VL

03:41 Chicago Fire 05 0009 “Some Make It, Some Don’t” 13V

04:28 Chicago Fire 05 0010 “The People We Meet” 13VL

05:15 Chicago Fire 05 0011 “Who Lives And Who Dies” 13VL

Sunday 14 January

06:02 Chicago Fire 05 0012 “An Agent Of The Machine” 13VL

21:30 Chicago Fire 05 0013 “Trading In The Scuttlebutt” 13VL

22:16 Chicago Fire 05 0014 “Purgatory” 13VL

23:03 Chicago Fire 05 0015 “Deathtrap” 13V

23:49 Chicago Fire 05 0016 “Telling Her Goodbye” 13VL

00:35 Chicago Fire 05 0017 “Babies And Fools” 13VL

01:21 Chicago Fire 05 0018 “Take A Knee” 13VL

02:07 Chicago Fire 05 0019 “Carry Their Legacy” 13VL

02:54 Chicago Fire 05 0020 “Carry Me” 13VL

03:40 Chicago Fire 05 0021 “Sixty Days” 13VL

04:27 Chicago Fire 05 0022 “My Miracle” 13VL

Saturday 20 January

21:30 Chicago PD 04 0001 “The Silos” 16V

22:17 Chicago PD 04 0002 “Made A Wrong Turn” 16VL

23:04 Chicago PD 04 0003 “All Cylinders Firing”     16V

23:51 Chicago PD 04 0004 “Big Friends, Big Enemies” 16VL

00:37 Chicago PD 04 0005 “A War Zone” 16V

01:24 Chicago PD 04 0006 “Some Friend” 16V

02:11 Chicago PD 04 0007 “300,000 Likes” 16VL

02:58 Chicago PD 04 0008 “A Shot Heard Round The World” 16V

04:32 Chicago PD 04 0010 “Don’t Read The News” 16V

05:19 Chicago PD 04 0011 “You Wish” 16V

Sunday 21 January

06:07 Chicago PD 04 0012 “Sanctuary” 16V

21:30 Chicago PD 04 0013 “I Remember Her Now” 16VSL

22:16 Chicago PD 04 0014 “Seven Indictments” 16V

23:02 Chicago PD 04 0015 “Favor, Affection, Malice Or Ill-Will” 16V

23:49 Chicago PD 04 0016 “Emotional Proximity” 16V

00:35 Chicago PD 04 0017 “Remember The Devil” 16V

01:22 Chicago PD 04 0018 “Little Bit Of Light” 16V

02:09 Chicago PD 04 0019 “Last Minute Resistance” 16V

02:56 Chicago PD 04 0020 “Grasping For Salvation” 16V

03:43 Chicago PD 04 0021 “Fagin” 16V

04:30 Chicago PD 04 0022 “Army Of One” 16V

05:17 Chicago PD 04 0023 “Fork In The Road” 16V

Saturday 27 January

21:30 Chicago Justice 01 0001 “Fake” 13L

22:17 Chicago Justice 01 0002 “Uncertainty Principle” 13VL

23:04 Chicago Justice 01 0003 “See Something” 13VL

23:50 Chicago Justice 01 0004 “Judge Not” 16VL

00:37 Chicago Justice 01 0005 “Friendly Fire” 13VL

01:24 Chicago Justice 01 0006 “Dead Meat” 13VL

Sunday 28 January

21:30 Chicago Justice 01 0007 “Double Helix” 16V

22:17 Chicago Justice 01 0008 “Lily’s Law” 13VL

23:04 Chicago Justice 01 0009 “Comma” 13VL

23:51 Chicago Justice 01 0010 “Drill” 13VL

00:37 Chicago Justice 01 0011 “Aqd”  16V

01:24 Chicago Justice 01 0012 “Fool Me Twice” 16L

02:11 Chicago Justice 01 0013 “Tycoon” 13VL

M-Net City Movies

Friday 05 January

21:00 Breathe PG13VL    Drama

Dreams turn into nightmares in this drama based on true events.  A woman longing to be a mother finally falls pregnant, but she begins to have complications.

Friday 12 January

21:00 Momentum  16VSNL  Action

Olga Kurylenko (Hitman) and James Purefoy (Rome) face off in this action thriller. A master thief is hunted by a deadly assassin after she steals top secret hard drive.

Friday 19 January

21:00 Code Name Geronimo 16VNL Action

Dangerously entertaining action movie, based on the most wanted man in history. A group of Navy SEALs make a startling discovery about their mission: their target is Osama bin Laden.

Friday 26 January

21:00 Empire State 16VL Crime

Based on a true story, this action stars Liam Hemsworth as a security guard who gets the attention of a veteran NYPD officer when he’s drawn into a high-stakes heist.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Tuesday 2 January

19:00 NCIS 14 0001 “Rogue” *Season 14 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere, the NCIS team investigates a deadly car explosion in D.C. that connects to NCIS Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres. Emmy-nominated crime drama.

20:00 The Night Shift 04 0001 “Recoil” *Season 4 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere of this fast-paced medical drama, Jordan and Drew perform a daring rescue where Jordan comes up with a plan to reunite her night shift team. From the producers of ‘90210’.

Thursday 04 January

23:00 Spotless 01 “Episode 10” *Season 1 Ends*

Knowing Nelson has vowed to kill Victor if he interferes with another dead body, Jean and Martin concoct a plan to frame Victor, in the season finale of this British crime drama.

Wednesday 10 January

21:00 American Crime 03 0008 “Episode Eight” *Season 3 Ends*

Detectives open up a troubling investigation into Clair and Nicholas, who maintain their innocence and contend that Gabrielle is the guilty party. Oscar-nominee Felicity Huffman stars in this crime drama.

Tuesday 16 January

22:00 Notorious 01 0010 “Taken” *Season 1 Ends*

Golden Globe-nominee Piper Perabo stars in this fast-paced drama. After Julia is taken hostage by a Mexican cartel leader, Jake and the LHL team go to extremes to get her back, in the season finale.

Saturday 20 January

23:10 Claws 01 0001 “La Tirana (Pilot)” *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere Desna (Niecy Nash) gets entangled in a money-laundering scheme.

Tuesday 23 January

18:00 Hawaii Five-0 07 0001 “Makaukau ‘Oe E Pa’ani (Ready To Play?)” *Season 7 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

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

22:00 The Five 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the series premiere of this gripping crime drama, a missing boy’s DNA turns up at a crime scene- twenty years after his mysterious disappearance- throwing the lives of his family and friends into turmoil.

Wednesday 24 January

20:00 Elementary 05 0024 “Hurt Me, Hurt You” *Season 5 Ends*

In the season finale Holmes and Watson pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. Emmy-nominated crime drama about a modern-day literary hero.

Saturday 27 January

22:00 Gotham 03 0022 “Heavydirtysoul” *Season 3 Ends*

In the season three finale, Gordon tries to win back Lee, while past alliances in Gotham City are broken and new alliances are formed.

Sunday 28 January

21:00 Scorpion 03 0025 “Scorp Family Robinson”   *Season 3 Ends*

Three weeks after crash landing on a deserted island, Team Scorpion struggle to keep it together and find a way to be rescued, in the season finale of this crime drama.

Wednesday 31 January

20:00 The Americans 05 0001 “Amber Waves” *Season 5 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere of this acclaimed spy-thriller Philip (Emmy-nominee Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Emmy-nominee Keri Russell) struggle to contain the risks of Paige’s growing relationship with Matthew Beeman.

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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