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

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

Saturday Movies

Saturday 04 August

21:00 Sometimes The Good Kill 13VL

Suspicion and mystery weave their way through this chilling drama. A nun finds herself caught in the centre of an internal investigation after a mysterious death at the abbey.

Saturday 11 August

21:00 Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind 13

A funny, intimate and heart-breaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, this documentary celebrates Robin Williams’ contribution to comedy.

Saturday 18 August

21:00 The Circle     13VL

Emma Watson stars in this disturbing sci-fi thriller. A young woman lands her dream job at a powerful tech company, but soon uncovers a deadly agenda that will affect all of humanity

Read the SAMDB review of The Circle.

Saturday 25 August

21:00 Fahrenheit 451    16VL

Michael B. Jordan stars in this edgy drama based on the ground-breaking novel. In a disillusioned dystopian future, a young man struggles with his role as a brutal law enforcer.

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 05 August

20:05 The Mountain Between Us   13VSL

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this gritty survival drama. A plane crash in a remote, snow-covered mountain leaves two strangers stranded in the perilous wilderness.

Sunday 12 August

20:05 Pitch Perfect 3   13VL

The aca-mazing acapella group are back for an encore in this musical comedy. The girls reunite for one last overseas military tour, where they face tough competition from other bands.

Sunday 19 August

20:05 Kingsman: The Golden Circle     16VSL

Taron Egerton returns for the sequel of the action-packed spy flick. After their headquarters are destroyed, the Kingsman look for an ally to defeat a ruthless common enemy.

Read the SAMDB review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Sunday 26 August

20:05 The House  16VL

Will Ferrell and Amy Poheler take parenting to the next level in this fun comedy. To fund their daughter’s exorbitant college tuition, a couple decide to run an illegal casino.

World Cinema Movies

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

World Cinema titles will be added at a later date.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Wednesday 01 August

19:00 Modern Family 09 0001 “Lake Life” *Season 9 Starts*

The Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker clan are spending their summer vacation on a houseboat, in the season nine premiere of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning family comedy.

Thursday 02 August

22:00 Hard Sun 01 0001 “Episode One” *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this contemporary crime drama, an unruly police detective is paired with a suspicious new partner, and together they uncover a horrifying secret. From the creator of  ‘Luther’.

Friday 03 August

21:00 Nashville 06 0001 “New Strings” *Season 6 Starts*

After a public meltdown, Juliette (Golden Globe-nominee Hayden Panettiere) seeks to change her life from an unlikely source, in the season premiere of this country music drama.

Sunday 05 August

22:00 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 05 0018 *Season 5 goes on a production break returns in August*

Late night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

Monday 06 August

17:00 Supergirl 03 0023 “Battles Lost And Won” *Season 3 Ends*

Supergirl and her team take on Selena in an epic battle for Earth, in the season finale of the fantasy comic book drama.

Tuesday 07 August

21:00 Chicago Med 03 0020 “The Tipping Point” *Season 3 Ends*

Dr Rhodes second guesses his decision to remove himself from the team of doctors who work to separate conjoined twins. Third instalment of the popular ‘Chicago’ series.

22:00 Trust 01 0010 “Consequences” *Season 1 Ends*

The Gettys and the Italians deal with the repercussions of the kidnapping, and Chace embarks on a new journey, in the season finale. Crime drama from the Oscar-winning writer of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.

Wednesday 08 August

21:00 SEAL Team 01 0022 “The Cost Of Doing Business” *Season 1 Ends*

After Jason lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEAL Team plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths in the season finale of this military drama.

Saturday 11 August

17:30 American Housewife 02 0024 “The Spring Gala” *Season 2 Ends*

When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success, in the season finale of the family comedy.

18:00 Genius Junior 01 0010 “Hope For The Future” *Season 1 Ends*

No stranger to young geniuses, Neil Patrick Harris hosts this exciting game show that celebrates the smartest kids in America.

Monday 13 August

17:00 The Orville 01 0001 “Old Wounds” *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this sci-fi comedy, in the year 2417 Ed Mercer is promoted to Captain the exploratory vessel: The U.S.S. Orville. From the comedic minds behind ‘Family Guy’.

Tuesday 14 August

21:00 The Blacklist 05 0001 “Smokey Putnum (No. 30)” *Season 5 Starts*

With his criminal empire in tatters, Raymond Reddington goes back to basics for his next act, in the season premiere of the critically acclaimed crime drama. James Spader stars.

22:00 Animal Kingdom 03 0001 “The Killing” *Season 3 Starts*

In the third season premiere, Baz fights for his life as the Cody boys figure out what their next move is in the aftermath of the shooting. Powerful and tense drama from the producer of ‘Southland’.

Wednesday 15 August

21:00 Taken 02 0001 “S.E.R.E.” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of the dark crime thriller, Bryan Mills fights for his life inside a secret Mexican prison. Based on the blockbuster film franchise of the same name.

22:00 The Path 03 0013 “Blood Moon” *Season 3 Ends*

Despite everyone’s objections, Eddie is determined to reveal the truth about Stephen Meyer and the origins of the Movement, in the season finale of this provocative drama.

23:10 Love Island 04 0057 *Season 4 Ends*

Gorgeous, young and single contestants experience the celebrity lifestyle – with the added possibility of meeting their soul mate – in this fun and flirty reality series.

Thursday 16 August

18:00 Britain’s Got Talent 12 0021 *Season 12 Ends*

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return for another season of spectacular reality competition.

19:00 Survivor South Africa 06: Philippines 0016 *Double Bill Finale*NCIS Los Angeles on a broadcast break*

Set in the picturesque Republic of the Philippines, 18 South African castaways will attempt to outwit, outplay and outlast one another in the game of Survivor.

20:00 Survivor South Africa 06: Philippines 0017

Set in the picturesque Republic of the Philippines, 18 South African castaways will attempt to outwit, outplay and outlast one another in the game of Survivor.

23:15 Jamestown 02 0001 *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of the acclaimed period drama, a terrible crime throws suspicion on the whole colony. Explores the lives of a group of English settlers in 17th Century America.

00:20 The Late Late Show With James Corden 04 0103 *New Episodes Return*

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

Friday 17 August

17:00 Timeless 02 0010 “Chinatown” *Season 2 Ends*

Jiya escapes her captor but is stranded in 1888 and the fractured team goes back to save her, in the season finale of this sci-fi time-travel fantasy.

18:00 America’s Got Talent 13 0001 *Season 13 Starts*

Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell return for another round of spectacular reality competition with returning host Tyra Banks.

23:15 Graves 02 0001 “Half A World Gone Mad” *Season 2 Starts*

Following an assassination attempt, ex-President Graves retreats to the woods where he struggles to write an autobiography, in the season premiere of this comedy. Oscar nominee Nick Nolte stars.

23:50 Silicon Valley 05 0001 “Grow Fast Or Die Slow” *Season 5 Starts*

Now that Pied Piper has ample funding and new offices, the pressure to get things right stymies Richard and forces him to grow the company, in the season premiere of this acclaimed comedy.

Saturday 18 August

17:30 New Girl 07 0001 “About Three Years Later” *Season 7 Starts*

Picking up three years later, the season premiere sees Jess and Nick return from a European book tour. Final season of the oddball comedy.

22:50 Ride Upon The Storm 01 0010 “It Is Finished.” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of this profound Danish drama, Johannes hosts the grand traditional Pentecost service at his church where a pre-eminent guest attends. Lars Mikkelsen stars.

Monday 20 August

23:10 Castle Rock 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

The characters and stories of horror author Stephen King are explored in this chilling anthology of his beloved works. Backed by Emmy-winner JJ Abrams, an ensemble cast stars.

Tuesday 21 August

23:00 Strike Back 05 0001 *Season 5 Starts*

In the season premiere of this high-octane drama, a ruthless terrorist escapes in Syria following an ambush near the Jordanian border. Follows the missions of two Special Agents.

Wednesday 22 August

22:00 The Affair 04 0001 *Season 4 Starts*

Noah struggles to adjust to his new life after moving to Los Angeles to be closer to his kids, in the season premiere of this acclaimed psychological drama.

23:15 I’m Dying Up Here 02 0001 “Gone With The Wind” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of this period dramedy, Goldie looks to expand her comedy empire with the help of an old friend. Executive produced by comedian and actor Jim Carrey.

Thursday 23 August

19:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 09 0024 “Ninguna Salida” *Season 9 Ends*New Timeslot*

In the season finale of the action-packed crime drama, NCIS travels to Mexico for a daring mission to locate and rescue Mosley’s son. LL Cool J stars.

20:00 Lethal Weapon 02 0001 “El Gringo Loco” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere, Murtaugh attempts to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home. Based on the classic cop comedy of the same name.

Friday 24 August

17:00 Salvation 02 0001  *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of this sci-fi thriller, the secret of the asteroid becomes public following a nuclear incident, setting the world on a dangerous course. From the writer of ‘Necessary Roughness.’

22:00 Hit The Road 01 0010 “Gone Daddy, Gone” *Season 1 Ends*

After receiving unfortunate news about the health of Ken’s estranged father, James, the Swallow family pays him a visit, in the season finale of this dysfunctional comedy.

Saturday 25 August

18:00 The Voice 14 0028 “Live Finale, Part 2” *Season 14 Ends*

Pop songstress Kelly Clarkson joins Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys on the red chairs for this season of the Emmy-winning reality competition series.

20:00 Riverdale 02 0022 “Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World” *Season 2 Ends*

In the season finale of this teen drama, Archie steps in to lend a hand in his dad’s mayoral campaign, as Veronica stays one step ahead of her father. From Emmy-nominee Greg Berlanti.

22:50 Babylon Berlin 01 0001 “Part 1” *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this German-language crime noir, Inspector Gereon Rath uncovers a dangerous web of shadows when investigating 1929 Berlin’s seedy underbelly.

Sunday 26 August

17:00 The Gong Show 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

In the premiere of this fun and entertaining game show, celebrity judges Will Arnett, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis praise, critique and gong unusually talented and unique performers.

Monday 27 August

19:00 Station 19 01 0010 “Not Your Hero” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale of this fast-paced dram, Ben reaches a new milestone as a rookie and, as is tradition, receives something from the crew. From Emmy-nominee Shonda Rhimes.

Thursday 30 August

19:00 NCIS: New Orleans 04 0001 “Rogue Nation” *Season 4 Starts*

In the season premiere of the action-packed cop drama, Pride remains on probation six weeks after his rogue takedown of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton. Spin-off of the popular ‘NCIS’ series.

Friday 31 August

19:00 Elvis Presley: The Searcher 01 0001 “Night 1” *Music Documentary*Part 1 of 2*

This comprehensive documentary explores the life of the King of Rock and Roll, taking audiences on a creative journey unpacking the life of the musical artist.

22:00 American Woman 01 0001 “Liberation” *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this acclaimed period dramedy, Bonnie, a Beverly Hills wife and mother discovers that her husband Steve is having an affair. Golden Globe-nominee Alicia Silverstone stars.

Saturday 04 August

21:30 Homeland 07 0001 “Enemy Of The State”     16VL

22:32 Homeland 07 0002 “Rebel Rebel” 16VSNL

23:34 Homeland 07 0003 “Standoff”   16VL

00:36 Homeland 07 0004 “Like Bad At Things” 16VL

01:38 Homeland 07 0005 “Active Measures” 16VSL

02:40 Homeland 07 0006 “Species Jump” 16VSL

Sunday 05 August

21:30 Homeland 07 0007 “Andante”   16VSNL

22:32 Homeland 07 0008 “Lies, Amplifiers, F**King Twitter”     16VSNL

23:34 Homeland 07 0009 “Useful Idiot”        16VL

00:36 Homeland 07 0010 “Clarity”      16VL

01:38 Homeland 07 0011 “All In”        16VL

02:40 Homeland 07 0012 “Paean To The People”    16VL

Saturday 11 August

21:30 Absentia 01 0001 “Comeback”  16VL

22:24 Absentia 01 0002 “Reset”          16VL

23:18 Absentia 01 0003 “The Emily Show”   16VL

00:12 Absentia 01 0004 “Me You Him Me”    16VSL

01:06 Absentia 01 0005 “Dig”   16VL

02:00 Absentia 01 0006 “Nobody’s Innocent” 18VSN

02:54 Absentia 01 0007 “A & B” 16VNL

03:48 Absentia 01 0008 “Brave Boy”   16V

04:42 Absentia 01 0009 “Child’s Play” 16V

05:36 Absentia 01 0010 “Original Sin” 16V

Sunday 12 August

21:30 Big Little Lies 01 0001 “Somebody’s Dead”   16VSL

22:25 Big Little Lies 01 0002 “Serious Mothering”  16VSNL

23:20 Big Little Lies 01 0003 “Living The Dream”    16VSNL

00:15 Big Little Lies 01 0004 “Push Comes To Shove”  16VSNL

01:10 Big Little Lies 01 0005 “Once Bitten”   16VSNL

02:05 Big Little Lies 01 0006 “Burning Love” 18VSNL

03:00 Big Little Lies 01 0007 “You Get What You Need”  18VNL

Saturday 18 August

22:00 Claws 01 0001 “La Tirana (Pilot)”  18VSNL

22:58 Claws 01 0002 “Funerary”  18VSNL

23:56 Claws 01 0003 “Quicksand”  18SNL

00:54 Claws 01 0004 “Fallout”  18VSNL

01:52 Claws 01 0005 “Bats**T”  18VSL

Sunday 19 August

22:00 Claws 01 0006 “Self-Portrait”   18VSL

22:58 Claws 01 0007 “Escape”  18SNL

23:56 Claws 01 0008 “Teatro”   18SL

00:54 Claws 01 0009 “Ambrosia” 18L

01:52 Claws 01 0010 “Avalanche” 18VL

Saturday 25 August

22:16 Daytime Divas 01 0002 “Coma Bump” 16SL

23:02 Daytime Divas 01 0003 “Blind Items” 16SL

23:48 Daytime Divas 01 0004 “Shut It Down”         16SL

00:34 Daytime Divas 01 0005 “Baby Daddy Drama” 16SNL

01:20 Daytime Divas 01 0006 “We Are Family”       16SL

02:06 Daytime Divas 01 0007 “Truth’s A Mutha”     16SL

02:52 Daytime Divas 01 0008 “And The Loser Is…” 16VSL

03:38 Daytime Divas 01 0009 “Whose Show Is It Anyway?’ 16SL

04:24 Daytime Divas 01 0010 “Lunch Is On Us”      16VL

Sunday 26 August

21:30 The Sinner 01 0001 “Pilot-Part I” 18VSN

22:20 The Sinner 01 0002 “Part II”     18VSN

23:06 The Sinner 01 0003 “Part III”   18VSL

23:52 The Sinner 01 0004 “Part IV”    18VSL

00:38 The Sinner 01 0005 “Part V”      18VSNL

01:24 The Sinner 01 0006 “Part VI”    R18VSL

02:10 The Sinner 01 0007 “Part VII”   18VSN

02:54 The Sinner 01 0008 “Part VIII” 18VS

M-Net City Movies

Friday 03 August

21:00 Twilight Drama PG13V Drama

The first instalment of the vampire saga that captivated fans. Kristen Stewart plays the star-crossed lover of a teenage boy with an alluringly dangerous secret.

Friday 10 August

21:00 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 13V  Drama

The second in the Twilight series sees love tested. Bella is devastated after Edward’s abrupt departure. She soon finds herself forming a bond with Jacob, who has his own secrets.

Friday 17 August

21:00 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse  13V Drama

The third in the Twilight series sees some fierce wolf vs vampire action. Bella is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob.

Friday 24 August

21:00 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1  13VS  Drama

The worldwide hit begins its epic conclusion. Bella and Edward get some disturbing news that threatens the Wolf Pack and Bella’s life.

Friday 31 August

21:00 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2      13V    Drama

The final chapter of the hit franchise. The Cullens gather vampire allies in an attempt to save the life of Edward and Bella’s newborn.

New, Returning & Series Finales

Wednesday 01 August

21:00 Defiant Ones 01 0001 “Episode #01” *Season 1 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, “The Defiant Ones” tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.

Thursday 02 August

22:00 Claws 01 0010 “Avalanche” *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale, Desna goes on the run with Roller close behind and Dean, Polly and Virginia frantically searching for her. Emmy-nominee Niecy Nash stars.

Friday 03 August

19:00 Black Lightning 01 0001 “The Resurrection” *Season 1 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

As Black Lightning begins, Jefferson Pierce (series star Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret.

Saturday 04 August

21:00 Mosaic 01 0006 *Season 1 Ends*

Determined to solve the Summit murder puzzle, Petra turns up the heat on JC, Alan and Tom in the season finale of this innovative drama, penned by the acclaimed director of ‘Traffic’.

Monday 06 August

21:00 StartUp 01 0001 “Seed Money” *Season 1 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

In the series premiere of this dark and gritty crime drama, FBI Agent Phil Rask blackmails Miami money launderer Andrew Tallman. Golden Globe-nominee Martin Freeman stars.

22:00 Counterpart 01 0001 “The Crossing” *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

The season premiere of this intriguing sci-fi thriller opens with mid-level bureaucrat Howard Silk, who discovers that the mysterious agency he works for is hiding a shocking – and dangerous – experiment.

Tuesday 07 August

21:00 Chance 02 0010 “Especially If You Run Away” *Season 2 Ends*

With Lorena’s help, Chance and D return to San Francisco to handle unfinished business, in the season finale of this compelling psychological drama.

Thursday 09 August

18:00 Blindspot 03 0022 “In Memory” *Season 3 stripped slot ends*

Jane and Weller hunt Roman back to where it all started…Can they stop him at last?

22:00 Next Of Kin 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

The series premiere of this British thriller opens on the day of a terror attack in London, where Doctor Mona Harcourt discovers that her brother has been kidnapped. Emmy-winning Archie Panjabi stars.

Friday 10 August

17:00 APB 01 0012 “Ricochet” *Season 1 stripped slot ends*

In the season finale, when Gideon is blamed for recent terrorist attacks, he and Capt. Conrad attempt to track down the real culprit. Crime drama from the producers of ‘Burn Notice’.

18:00 SEAL Team 01 0001 “Tip Of The Spear” *Season 1 stripped slot starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the series premiere of this drama, an elite unit of Navy SEALs navigate their professional and personal lives as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions. David Boreanaz (Bones) stars.

Saturday 11 August

21:00 The Originals 05 0010 “There In The Disappearing Light” *Season 5 returns from production break*

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

Sunday 12 August

20:00 Once Upon A Time 07 0022 “Leaving Storybrooke” *Season 7 Ends*

Wish Rumple’s evil plan is revealed and Regina realises the only hope to stop him is by turning Wish Henry from his path for vengeance, in the season finale of this Emmy-nominated fantasy drama.

21:00 Bull 02 0001 “School For Scandal” *Season 2 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

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.

22:00 Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 01 0010 “Autofac” *Season 1 Ends*

In a dystopian future where society has collapsed and consumerism rules the world, a small band of rebels attempt to exert their free will. The producer of ‘Outlander’ backs this science fiction fantasy.

23:00 Falling Water 02 0001 “Shadowman”  *Season 2 Starts*

Tess, Taka, and Burton try to move on with their lives, but find themselves drawn back into the dangerous world of dreams and dreamers, in the season premiere of this psychological drama.

Friday 17 August

20:00 The 100 04 0013 “Praimfaya” *Season 4 Ends*

In the season finale of the fantasy drama, it’s a race against the end of the world as Praimfaya arrives. From the producer of ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

Tuesday 21 August

20:00 Imposters 02 0010 #210 “See You Soon, Macaroon” *Season 2 Ends*

In the season finale of this darkly funny crime caper, Niagara Falls is the backdrop as the Bumblers, Maddie, Max, Sally, and Sofia try to stay one step ahead of the Doctor.

20:00 Valor 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the series premiere of this army drama, an elite unit of helicopter pilots are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia. Christina Ochoa (Animal Kingdom) stars.

Friday 24 August

20:00 Teen Wolf 06 0001 “Said The Spider To The Fly” *Season 6 Part 2 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

As Scott prepares Beacon Hills for his imminent departure, a mysterious presence breaks out of Eichen House.

Tuesday 28 August

20:00 Chicago Fire 06 0001 “It Wasn’t Enough” *Season 6 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the intense season premiere, Chief Boden makes a risky last minute decision to save the squad, who are trapped inside a burning building. Sixth season of the fast-paced crime drama.

21:00 Chicago PD 05 0001 “Reform” *Season 5 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere of this fast-paced instalment to the ‘Chicago’ series, the team attempts to bust a gun deal that quickly turns dicey when innocent civilians get involved. From Emmy-winner Dick Wolf.

Wednesday 29 August

17:00 Major Crimes 06 0013 “By Any Means: Part 4” *Season 6 stripped slot 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.

Thursday 30 August

17:00 Instinct 01 0001 “Pilot” *Season 1 stripped slot starts*

The season premiere of this crime drama opens with former CIA operative Dr Dylan Reinhart, a gifted professor, who is pulled back into old life when the NYPD approaches him for help.

21:00 How To Get Away With Murder 04 0015 “Nobody Else Is Dying” *Season 4 Ends*

The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.”


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