Local Celebs Celebrate Lifetime’s Shamelessly Outrageous Movies

Lifetime (DStv 131), the leader in made-for-TV movies, is proud to bring you a full slate of shamelessly outrageous new movies every month and we’ve got some of your favourite local celebs coming along for the ride. From Shocktober thriller-style movies in October with Natasha Thahane to Wild Love movies in November with Ayanda MVP and Christmas movies in December with Lynn Forbes; tune in to Lifetime and stand a chance to win your share of prizes.

Hold on tight as Actress Natasha Thahane brings you all the nail-biting suspense of our October movie of the month, My Nightmare Landlord (Saturday 24 October at 19h20). In the movie, Lydia moves into a new apartment after breaking up with her long-term boyfriend. She finds herself more and more isolated as her apartment manager becomes obsessed with her. Other thrillers to catch during “Shocktober” month include Psycho Yoga Instructor (Sunday 11 October at 19h20) and The Wrong Daughter (Saturday 3 October at 19h20).

Then in November, you can catch radio personality and TV presenter Ayanda MVP on the channel for a month of Wild Love. The movie of the month, Looking for Mr. Wonderful (Saturday 21 November at 19h20) sees Lisa create a bogus profile of her perfect guy on social media to make her mom and friends stop bugging her to get a man in her life. You’ll be gripped when the perfect guy comes knocking on her door and everything in Lisa’s life is thrown upside down. Other Wild Love movie titles include Perfect Wedding (Sunday 1 November at 19h20) and Suburban Swinger’s Club (Saturday 14 November at 19h20).

Also in November, Lifetime brings you brand new and exclusive new seasons of hit Wild Love reality shows: season 10 of Married at First Sight US and season 2 of Marrying Millions.

Megastar AKA’s mom, Lynn Forbes (also known as Glammy), will wrap up the year and bring you all the feels (and the glam) as she and her family host December’s movie of the month, Merry Liddle Christmas (Saturday 19 December at 19h20). In the movie, superstar Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie – a successful single entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. She struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of “the perfect Christmas.” And what would a Lifetime Christmas movie be without some romance thrown into the mix? While it isn’t be the Christmas Jacquie envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet. Other heart-warming and star-studded holiday titles include; A Family Christmas Gift starring Patti LaBelle and Holly Robinson Peete (Sunday 20 December at 19h20) and A Very Vintage Christmas starring Tia Mowry (Sunday 6 December at 19h20).

Lynn Forbes says, “Shamelessly outrageous TV viewing gives us a way of escaping the unrealistic expectations of society, let down our hair and just be. The rebel inside me loves the shock factor.”

Since launching in the US 30 years ago, Lifetime Original Movies have solidified their place in pop culture. The movies have garnered over 63 Emmy® nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations and 20 Critics Choice nods.

Lifetime’s edgy, high energy and totally original movies are famous the world over and if you haven’t yet tuned in, now’s the time to do so – every Saturday and Sunday from 19h20 and weekdays from 14h35.

Lifetime Highlights – November 2020

01 November – 29 November
Wild Love Movies
Saturdays and Sundays from 1920

Lifetime brings you a full slate of shamelessly outrageous new movies every month; from Shocktober thriller-style movies in October with Natasha Thahane, to Wild Love movies in November with Ayanda MVP and Christmas movies in December with Lynn Forbes.

This month radio personality and TV presenter Ayanda MVP is bringing you all the Lifetime ‘love vibes’. Our wild love movies have it all from feel-good romance and beautiful wedding ceremonies to heart-racing drama and a deadly arranged marriage. Catch Ayanda MVP on Lifetime and across our social media during November and be sure not to miss out! Lifetime Movies air every weekend from 19h20 CAT on DStv 131.

Saturday 21 November 19h20

Lisa is bright and attractive and adores her job which is closely related to her passion: extreme sports. To her mother and friends, she’s only missing a man in her life. To make them stop bugging her, Lisa creates a bogus profile of her perfect guy on social media and everybody is happy to hear she’s dating someone. But when the perfect guy knocks on her door looking handsome and adorable, everything in Lisa’s life is thrown into turmoil.

Saturday 7 November 19h20

Detective Jones arrives at the house of a young couple, Ashley and Brad, blissfully engaged and preparing for their upcoming marriage. They had a mysterious break in at their home. While Det. Jones discovers nothing at the scene, we later find out it is their wedding planner, Mandy, who starts stalking them. She goes as far as
sabotaging Brad at work. Ms. Johnson, his boss, has no choice and places him on permanent leave as this Wrong Wedding Planner will stop at nothing to exact revenge. Vivica A. Fox, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Steve Richard Harris, Kristin Booth, Jackée Harry. (2020)

Sunday 01 November 19h20

Jessica, a single mom and by-the-book wedding planner, and Adam, a rival event planner who can’t remember the last wedding he attended, are forced to work together on the same wedding by the mother-of-thegroom. Jessica’s a traditionalist, while Adam thinks outside the box, making it difficult for them to agree on anything. But as they struggle to co-plan the perfect ceremony – the music, caterers, the dress, the flowers – they realise that they actually complement each other perfectly. Between being a devoted mother and a hardworking wedding planner, Jessica worries that there is no room in her life for a relationship, but Adam and her son, Luke, think that this might be the most perfect match yet!

Sunday 22 November 19h20

Lily (Clark Backo) dreams of being a successful hotel event coordinator and is thrilled when she’s given the chance to do so by helping Noah (Jonathan Keltz), a hotel guest, finish planning his sister Justine’s (Kathryn Kohut) wedding at a remote picturesque lodge. As she gets to know Noah, Lily realizes he is a workaholic and wants nothing more than to be at his office. Determined to make Justine’s wedding a success, Lily spends more time with Noah and encourages him to live in the moment and be more supportive of his sister’s big day. As the wedding day approaches, Lily and Noah learn to appreciate each other and what really matters in life and ultimately fall in love.

Brand New Season and Exclusive
13 November – 26 March
Fridays 20h05

In Married at First Sight singles who have failed to find love put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts, who select their perfect partner. The couples then meet for the first time at the altar. After the wedding and honeymoon, the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears, cameras document every moment as experts analyse the relationships. Six weeks of marriage later, the couples must make a decision: stay together or file for divorce.

Brand New and Exclusive
17 November – 12 January
Tuesdays 20h05

For love or for money? Marrying a millionaire may sound like a modern-day fairy tale, but it’s not all champagne and caviar. Before saying “I do,” six unlikely couples, each with one wealthy partner, will confront their differences as the regular partner is plunged into the rich
partner’s lavish lifestyle. Will extravagant trips and gifts bring these lovebirds closer, or will they lead to questions of compatibility?

Brand New and Exclusive
24 November – 8 December
Tuesdays 21h00

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day. But for people with serious weight issues, losing the pounds isn’t just a matter of looking amazing in pictures; it’s a matter of life or death. The Big Fat Wedding Walk follows the raw and authentic journey of couples desperate to lose weight before their big day.

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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