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M-Net, M-Net Binge, M-Net City Line-up For May 2018 – Updated 18 May

M-Net (channel 101), M-Net Binge (channel 900) and M-Net City (channel 115) highlights for May 2018

M-Net Schedule Updates:

New Updates:

  • The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish, an HBO special broadcast with Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon has been added to the May schedule, and will air Express on Saturday 19 May at 21:00. This means that the Saturday movie The Belko Experiment will be replaced.
  • The American Idol LIVE Semi-Final and Final season 16 will air on Monday 21 May at 02:00 in the morning, and on Tuesday 22 May 02:00. For those who can’t catch the live broadcast, these episodes will air in it’s regular timeslot on Friday 25 May at 19:00 and Saturday 26 May at 18:00. In this weekend’s episode the talented remaining contestants will sing ballads from late music icon Prince – this is the first time a singing competition has ever honoured the legendary musician with a single episode.

Reminders:

  • Man with A Plan season 2 will be on a scheduling break on Sunday 6 May, the series returns on Sunday 20 May at 16:30 and will go on a scheduling break again. Thereafter it will air Mondays-Fridays from Wednesday 30 May at 16:15 once Kevin Can Wait season 2 ends in that timeslot.
  • The World Cinema movie on Sunday 27 May will now be the acclaimed Tunisian drama, Beauty and The Dogs.

M-Net City Schedule Updates:

New Updates:

  • The Originals season 5 will go on a production break from Saturday 19 May at 21:00. The series will return Saturday 2 June at 21:00.

Reminders:

  • Due to the production break of Instinct season 1 in April, the start date of For My Man season 1 was moved up to Wednesday 18 April.

Specials

Saturday 19 May

21:00 The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish

Pasadena broadcast legends Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan head across the pond to host the Royal Wedding in this special. The veteran TV duo team up with their old friend Tim Meadows and special guests to cover the wedding procession and festivities with their trademark dignity and grace.

Saturday Movies

Saturday 26 May

21:00 Happy Death Day 16VL Horror

The Oscar nominated producer of ‘Get Out’ backs this novel horror flick, about a college student who’s forced to relive the terrifying day of her murder over and over again.

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 20 May

20:05 The Dark Tower 13V Action

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are at the helm of this dark fantasy drama, about a young boy with psychic abilities and a battle between good and evil.

Sunday 27 May

20:05 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword 13VL Action

Director Guy Ritchie delivers this stylish retelling of a classic. Robbed of his title, the legendary Arthur changes his fate forever when he pulls the sword from the stone.

Read the SAMDB review of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

World Cinema Movies

(Note: Additional repeat has been added. See it again on Tuesdays at 01:00)

Sunday 20 May

22:25 The Most Beautiful Day

Charmingly poignant German dramedy about mortality. Two terminally ill friends decide to experience all that life has to offer, before their time runs out.

Sunday 27 May

22:50 Beauty And The Dogs 

A gripping fight for justice and dignity ensues in this taut French-Tunisian drama, following the harrowing experience of a young woman’s encounter with the police.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Saturday 19 May

21:00 The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish

Pasadena broadcast legends Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan head across the pond to host the Royal Wedding in this special. The veteran TV duo team up with their old friend Tim Meadows and special guests to cover the wedding procession and festivities with their trademark dignity and grace.

Sunday 20 May

16:30 Man With A Plan 02 0014 “March Madness” *Series breaks until Wed 30 May*

When Adam and Andi lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone sees it. Fun family comedy.

Monday 21 May

03:00 American Idol 16 0018 *Live Semi-Final*

Ryan Seacrest hosts this season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

Tuesday 22 May

03:00 American Idol 16 0019 *Live Finale*

Ryan Seacrest hosts this season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

Wednesday 23 May

22:00 The Path 03 0001 “The Beginning” *Season 3 Starts*

In the season premiere of this provocative drama, Eddie, ow Guardian of the Light, opens the movement up with the help of a new publicist. Golden Globe-nominee Aaron Paul stars.

Saturday 26 May

18:00 American Idol 16 0019 *Season 16 Ends*

Ryan Seacrest hosts this season of the popular Emmy-winning reality singing competition with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie on the judging panel.

Sunday 27 May

17:00 Miss SA 2018

South Africa’s prestigious pageant celebrates 12 inspirational finalists, one of whom will be crowned Miss South Africa in a spectacular ceremony.

Monday 28 May

16:45 Ellen’s Game Of Games 01 0008 “I See Dizzy People” *Season 1 Ends*

Multi-award winning talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres brings us this high-energy reality competition show, that sees contestants play popular games to win a big cash prize.

00:05 The Late Late Show With James Corden 04 0093 *Season 4 returns from production break*

James Corden hosts this Emmy winning talk show featuring celebrities, games and Carpool Karaoke.

Tuesday 29 May

16:15 Kevin Can Wait 02 0024 “Waiting For Ronnie” *Season 2 Ends*

Co-created by and starring funnyman Kevin James, this family comedy follows a newly retired police officer who comes to realise that his house is more of a challenge than his job on the beat ever was.

22:00 Counterpart 01 0010 “No Man’s Land, Part Two” *Season 1 Ends*

Academy Award winner JK Simmons stars in this intriguing sci-fi thriller, about a man who discovers that the mysterious agency he works for is guarding a secret parallel dimension.

Wednesday 30 May

16:15 Man With A Plan 02 0015 “Out With The In-Laws” *Season 2 starts airing Mondays-Fridays*

When Andi’s folks decide to visit them for Easter, Adam and Andi must keep the peace between both sets of parents. Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc starts in this family comedy.

20:00 Blue Bloods 08 0022 *Season 8 Ends*

This Emmy-nominated crime drama revolves around a close-knit family of law enforcers and their patriarch, Police Commissioner Frank Reagan.

Saturday 19 May

21:30 The Heart Guy 01 0001 “Doctor Doctor”        16VL

22:24 The Heart Guy 01 0002 “Home Sweet Home” 16VL

23:15 The Heart Guy 01 0003 “San Francisco”        16L

00:09 The Heart Guy 01 0004 “I Don’t Need Another Drink, Said Not Me Last Night”  16L

01:02 The Heart Guy 01 0005 “We Don’t Need Another Hero” 16L

Sunday 20 May

21:30 The Heart Guy 01 0006 “Golden Harvest” 16

22:20 The Heart Guy 01 0007 “This Is Not A Love Song”  16SL

23:10 The Heart Guy 01 0008 “The Truth Is Out There”    16SL

00:03 The Heart Guy 01 0009 “Say Sayonara” 16

01:00 The Heart Guy 01 0010 “Mash”  16

Saturday 26 May

21:30 The Fall 03 0001    16VL

22:35 The Fall 03 0002    16VL

23:40 The Fall 03 0003    16VNL

00:45 The Fall 03 0004    16VSL

01:50 The Fall 03 0005    18VL

02:55 The Fall 03 0006    18VSL

Sunday 27 May

21:30 Apple Tree Yard 01 0001 16VSL

22:29 Apple Tree Yard 01 0002 16VSL

23:27 Apple Tree Yard 01 0003 16L

00:24 Apple Tree Yard 01 0004 16

M-Net City Movies

Friday 18 May

21:00 Bus 657 16VL Crime

Robert De Niro is a man you don’t want to cross in this intense action thriller. A father, desperate to save his sick daughter, forms a crew to steal from a ruthless casino owner.

Friday 25 May

21:00 Black Sea 16VL Action

Jude Law (Spy) faces inescapable danger in this deep sea thriller. Betrayal is rife as greed takes over a submarine crew trying to retrieve gold bullion from a sunken German U-boat.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Friday 18 May

20:00 Teen Wolf 06 0010 “Riders On The Storm” *Season 6 Breaks*

With the fate of Beacon Hills hanging in the balance, Scott and his pack must face off against Douglas. Fantasy horror about a group of supernatural teenagers.

Saturday 19 May

21:00 The Originals 05 0005 “Don’t It Just Break You Heart” *Season 5 goes on a break returns 2 June*

The creator of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ penned this Emmy-nominated supernatural drama, following the tumultuous lives of the first vampire family.

Sunday 20 May

19:00 The Disappearance 01 0006 “Redemption” *Season 1 Binge Ends*

In the season finale of this thrilling drama, the mystery behind the disappearance is nearly unravelled as a race against the clock to find Anthony alive ensues.

20:00 Better Call Saul 03 0001 “Mabel” *Season 3 Binge Starts*

In the season premiere of this critically acclaimed drama, Jimmy (Golden Globe-nominee Bob Odenkirk) looks forward to mending fences with his brother, after admitting that he forged documents.

Monday 21 May

21:00 Time After Time 01 0012 “The Second Hand Unwinds” *Season 1 Ends*

Hurt and betrayed, Dr John Stevenson sets his sights on H.G. and moves forward in a plan for the ultimate revenge in the series finale of this sci-fi drama.

Wednesday 23 May

21:00 Ten Days In The Valley 01 0001 “Day 1: Fade In” *Season 1 Starts*

Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick returns to television for this edge-of-your-seat thriller. An overworked TV producer and single mother’s life is thrown into turmoil when her daughter goes missing.

Thursday 24 May

21:00 How To Get Away With Murder 04 0001 “I’m Going Away” *Season 4 Starts*

In the fourth-season opener, Annalise returns to her family home to pick up the pieces of her life.

22:00 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 25 May

20:00 The 100 04 0001 “Echoes” *Season 4 Starts*Premieres on M-Net City*

In the season premiere of this Emmy-nominated fantasy show, Clarke and her friends struggle with how to proceed after the fate of the world is revealed. Set in a dystopian future.

Sunday 27 May

22:00 Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders 01 0008 “Episode #08” *Season 1 Binge Ends*

After the first trial ends with a hung jury and the District Attorney refuses a deal, a second trial gets underway. Golden Globe winner Edie Falco stars.

23:00 Ray Donovan 05 0001 “Abby”  *Season 5 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere of the gripping crime drama, Ray (Golden Globe-nominee Schreiber) begins court-ordered anger management after a family tragedy. L.A.’s preeminent fixer returns for a fifth season.

Monday 28 May

21:00 Shut Eye 01 0001 “Death” *Season 1 Starts*Premieres on M-Net City*

In the series premiere of this complex crime drama, a con artist who runs a fortune-telling scam gets into trouble with dark and powerful Gypsy family. From the Emmy-winning writer of ‘Extant’.

Tuesday 29 May

21:00 Better Call Saul 03 0010 “Lantern” *Season 3 Binge Ends*

In the season finale, Kim takes time off while Jimmy tries to make amends and Nacho gambles with his future. Critically acclaimed crime drama from the writer of ‘Breaking Bad’.

Thursday 31 May

22:00 Claws 01 0001 “La Tirana (Pilot)” *Season 1 Starts*

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

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.

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