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M-Net Channels Highlights – December 2020

Sunday Night Blockbusters

Sunday 06 December 2020

20:05 Knives Out Thriller, Mystery

This book-inspired murder mystery boasts an all-star cast led by Daniel Craig. When a famous crime writer is found dead, a seasoned detective is enlisted to solve the mystery.

Sunday 13 December 2020

20:05 Midway Action, War

Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans star in this real-event-based WWII drama about the Battle of Midway, which was a clash between U.S. and Japanese militaries.

Sunday 20 December 2020

20:05 Last Christmas Romance, Comedy

Along with Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are the drivers of this holiday rom-com. A spiraling young woman meets a “too good to be true” man who changes her life.

Sunday 27 December 2020

20:05 Dolittle Comedy, Animated

Robert Downey Jr. leads an all-star cast in this amazing film. A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island.

World Cinema Movies

Sunday 06 December 2020

22:15 Traumfabrik

A touching love story set in the Berlin crisis of 1961. A young studio extra has a crazy plan to reunite with a French girl after the building of the Berlin Wall separates them.

Sunday 13 December 2020

22:20 Innocence                             

A very powerful drama. A coming-of-age story about a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Sunday 20 December 2020

21:45 Arab Blues

A lovely Fench language film set in Tunisia. After years abroad in Paris, Selma returns to Tunis with the dream of opening up her own psychotherapy practice. 

Brand New Shows

Wednesday 02 December 2020

22:25 Gold Digger 01 0001 *Series Starts*                   

The intriguing season premiere of this British mini-series. When Julia (60) is stood up on her birthday by all her children, she randomly encounters Benjamin (33) at the British Museum, and they begin a romance.

Thursday 03 December 2020

19:30 Titan Games 02 0001 “Titan Games Premiere” *Series Starts*               

Dwayne Johnson motivates global audiences to reach their potential in this inspiring athletic competition series that invites everyday people to strive for greatness.

Monday 07 December 2020

22:30 Third Day, The 01 0001 “Friday – The Father” *Series Starts*      

The season premiere of this Jude Law, HBO limited-series. After Sam – a London family man in crisis – rescues a troubled young girl in the woods, he brings her home to the ominous Osea Island.

Tuesday 08 December 2020

20:30 68 Whiskey 01 0001 “Buckley’s Goat” *Series Starts*      

Executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard deliver an exciting military dramedy. Follow the outrageous behaviour and camaraderie of a group of Army medics base in the warzone of Afghanistan.

Tuesday 15 December 2020

19:30 NCIS: New Orleans 07 0001 *Series Starts*      

In this spin-off of the popular NCIS series, a dedicated team of agents fight crime in the vibrant city of New Orleans.

Tuesday 22 December 2020

21:30 Manhunt: Deadly Games 02 0001 “Centbomb” *Series Starts*      

A crime drama based on real events. Security guard Richard Jewell saves hundreds of lives when he discovers a bomb at the 96 Atlanta Olympics. But he soon becomes the focus of FBI investigation.

Wednesday 23 December 2020

21:30 Blacklist, The 07 0001 “Louis T. Steinhil (No. 27)” *Series Starts*            

The season seven premiere. After being abducted by Katarina Rostova, Raymond “Red” Reddington finds himself alone in hostile territory unsure of who, if anyone, he can trust.

Season and Series Finales

Tuesday 01 December 2020

20:30 S.W.A.T. (Sony) 03 0021 “Diablo” *Series Ends*  

The team searches for a group of drug smugglers who crash a plane and scatter after a joint mission with the DEA to stop the shipment goes awry. A fast-paced crime drama.

Tuesday 08 December 2020

19:30 NCIS: Los Angeles 11 0022 “Code Of Conduct” *Series Ends*  

Sam, Callen and Rountree travel to Afghanistan when Marine Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie (Catherine Bell) asks NCIS to help with a sensitive case after two SEALs claim their chief murdered an unarmed prisoner.

Friday 11 December 2020

21:00 Party Of Five (2020) 01 0010 “Diaspora” *Series Ends*   

In the season finale of this powerful, pertinent drama about family, Val makes a surprising request with lasting repercussions. Ella surprises Beto in Mexico.

Monday 14 December 2020

20:30 Rookie, The 02 0020 “The Hunt” *Series Ends*   

The season finale. Harper agrees to help Nolan after he shows her the body camera footage. They lead Armstrong to an abandoned house to pick up his burner phone’s signal to tap its records.

Wednesday 16 December 2020

21:30 FBI: Most Wanted 01 0014 “Getaway” *Series Ends*   

When a father and son bank-robbing duo escape from a prison transport van on their way to trial and pick up where they left off, the team must hunt them down. A riveting crime drama.

Saturday 19 December 2020

22:35 Sanctuary 01 0008 “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” *Series Ends*         

Hel finally has someone who is on the side of the angels who believes in her. Margot/Jane meets Fisher in his office and tells him that she is convinced that Hel is telling the truth.

M-Net City Movies

Friday 04 December 2020

20:50 All About The Benjamins | Action, Comedy

Ice Cube and Mike Epps chase the money in this comedy. When a bail-jumper discovers $20 million in stolen diamonds, he and the bounty hunter chasing him team up to steal them.

Friday 11 December 2020

21:00 Smokin’ Aces | Action, Thriller

Drawing on Quentin Tarantino’s style, this ultra-violent action flick stars Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as a former Vegas performer turned snitch who quickly becomes a target.

Friday 18 December 2020

21:00 300: Rise Of An Empire | Action, Drama

A thrilling sequel to the hit film 300. Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads his men into battle against the Persians after the inspiring acts of the fallen Spartans.

Friday 25 December 2020

20:50 Oblivion | Sci-Fi, Action

A futuristic sci-fi epic helmed by Tom Cruise. A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources discovers a crashed spacecraft that will change everything he knew.

New to M-Net City

Tuesday 15 December 2020   

19:10 NCIS: Los Angeles 11 0001 “Let Fate Decide” *Series Double Bill Starts*  

In this season premiere of the popular Emmy-nominated crime drama, Callen and Sam work with Navy Capt. Harmon Rabb Jr. to apprehend spies aboard the USS Allegiance.

20:50 Good Fight, The 04 0001 “The Gang Deals With Alternate Reality” *Series Starts*

In this season premiere, Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, is president. While Diane is overjoyed, she soon realizes that this outcome might have unexpected consequences.

Friday 18 December 2020

19:10 Katy Keene 01 0001 Chapter One: “Pilot” *Series Starts*       

A joyful, gripping series that follows aspiring designer Katy Keene and a group of artists trying to make their dreams come true in New York City. From the creators of Riverdale.

Monday 21 December 2020

20:00 FBI 02 0001 “Little Egypt” *Series Starts*       

A riveting season premiere. After a bomb detonates at a restaurant in Queens, the case becomes personal for OA, who grew up eating there. But what initially seems like a terrorist attack is more complex.

Thursday 31 December 2020

20:50 Homeland 08 0001 “Deception Indicated” *Series Starts*       

The gripping premiere of the eighth and final season of the multi-award-winning espionage thriller. Carrie recovers in Germany. Saul negotiates. Max has a new mission.

Saturday Binge of Procedural Drama With Fire Departments (City Heat)

Saturday 12 December 2020

17:30 Station 19 03 0001 “I Know This Bar” *City Heat Starts* *Double Bill*   

In this season premiere of this fast-paced drama, a car crashes into Joe’s Bar. The team fight to rescue their fellow crewmates and others before it’s too late. Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes.

19:10 9-1-1 03 0001 “Kids Today” *Double Bill*   

Athena enlists the 118’s help when a teenager speeds out of control on the freeway. Meanwhile, a routine traffic stop uncovers a shocking kidnapping. A fast-paced first responder drama.

20:50 9-1-1: Lone Star 01 0001 “Pilot” *Double Bill*   

Rob Lowe drives this pulsating spin-off to the hit first responder drama series. A New York cop relocates to Texas with his son where he works to save people’s lives.

Local Midweek Binge

Wednesday 16 December 2020

20:50 Girl From St. Agnes, The 01 0001 *Local Midweek Binge Starts*    

The mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school sets off a desperate hunt for the truth. It seems everyone has something to hide in this gripping South African drama filmed in the Midlands.

One Day Binge

Sunday 20 December 2020

15:00 His Dark Materials 01 0001 “Lyra’s Jordan” * One Day Binge Starts*    

An acclaimed fantasy series based on the best-selling novels. A girl embarks on a quest to liberate her world from the Magisterium which represses people’s ties to magic and their animal spirits.

Season & Series Finales

Wednesday 02 December 2020

21:40 Wentworth 07 0010 “Under Siege Part 2” *Series Ends*    

The thrilling season seven finale. With nothing more to lose, Marie is determined to see her plan to escape succeed and finds herself in a race against time.

Saturday 05 December 2020

19:10 Stargirl 01 0013 “Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E Part Two” *Series Ends*  

A thrilling season finale to this pulsating superhero drama. As the ISA come one step closer to accomplishing their mission, Courtney and the JSA face off against Icicle and the villains.                                               

20:50 Swamp Thing 01 0010 “Loose Ends” *Series Ends*  

A thrilling season finale to this pulsating superhero drama. As the ISA come one step closer to accomplishing their mission, Courtney and the JSA face off against Icicle and the villains.                                                

Tuesday 08 December 2020

20:00 American Dynasties: The Bush Years – Family, Duty And Power 01 0006 “The End Of A Dynasty?” *Series Ends*                

An in-depth look at the lives and presidencies of George HW Bush and his son George W. Bush.

20:50 L.A.’S Finest 01 0013 “Bad Girls” *Series Ends*                

Syd (Gabrielle Union) and McKenna (Jessica Alba) close in on Carlene in an effort to free Izzy (Sophie Reynolds) and Justice Baines.

Wednesday 09 December 2020

20:50 All American 02 0016 “Decisions” *Series Ends*          

When Spencer hears that South Crenshaw may turn into a magnet school, he and his friends decide to do something about it. Jordan makes a Hail Mary in his personal life.

Friday 11 December 2020

19:10 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D 07 0013 “What We’re Fighting For” *Series Ends*          

The electrifying season finale of this pulsating comic book drama. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most important fight will take the help of friends and teammates, past and present.     

Saturday 12 December 2020

22:30 Pennyworth 01 0010 “Marianne Faithful” *Series Ends*          

A gripping season finale to this action-packed drama. A royal family member is abducted, forcing Alfred to choose his loyalties but Lord Harwood uses those closest to Alfred to manipulate him.     

Sunday 20 December 2020

22:13 His Dark Materials 01 0008 “Betrayal” * One Day Binge Ends*    

Strangeness and wonder mark this fantasy drama based on the cult novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman.

Monday 21 December 2020

19:10 Grey’s Anatomy 16 0021 “Put On A Happy Face” *Series Ends*       

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning medical drama continues to break new ground by exploring the intricate lives of a group of medical professionals in Seattle.

Thursday 24 December 2020

21:40 Nancy Drew (2019) 01 0018 “The Clue In The Captain’s Painting” *Series Ends*       

A dynamic reboot of the iconic teenage detective Nancy Drew. Nancy is making plans to leave her hometown for college but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.

Friday 25 December 2020

15:00 Emmerdale (2020) 01 0060 *Series Ends*       

A long-standing British soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

15:25 Coronation Street (2020) 01 0060 *Series Ends*       

The U.K.’s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Tuesday 29 December 2020

21:40 Castle Rock 02 0010 “Clean” *Series Ends*       

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.

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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