The BET Awards 2019
BET (DStv 129)
02h00 (live) and 20h00
Actress and comedian Regina Hall, nominated in this year's Best Actress category, takes the stage to host for the first time. The BET Awards recognises artists, entertainers and athletes across 20 categories.
The nominations are selected by BET's Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations and the creative arts.
This year's broadcast celebrates 19 years of creating unforgettable moments, showcasing the present and future of black entertainment while honouring the unsung heroes and icons of the past.
The 2019 BET Awards will air live for the first time in Africa on Monday morning, 24 June at 02h00 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It airs again at 20h00 on Monday night.
Representing Africa are AKA, nominated in the Best International Act with Nigerian-born stars Burna Boy and Mr Eazi; and Sho Madjozi, nominated in the Best New International Act Category.
Cardi B dominates this year with seven nominations, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, two separate nods in both the Best Collaboration and Video of the Year categories, Album of the Year and the Viewers' Choice Award.
Here's a listing of all the winners (Warning: please don't read if you don't want to be spoiled before watching): 2019 BET Awards - all the winners?
Vuzu (DStv 116)
A film critic for a New York newspaper and a soon-to-be father, Chip wants to be a better man following the loss of his best friend.
He decides to put his slightly obsessive temperament to use and start living his life 100% by the Bible to find direction.
Knowing he'll need some practical advice, Chip forms a "God Squad" with Father Gene, a Catholic priest who helps Chip translate the rules of the Bible to a modern world; and Father Gene's best friend, easygoing Rabbi Gil Ableman, who respects Chip's chutzpah and is glad to serve as a sounding board when they meet at their local bar.
As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he'll be able to take a page - or every page - out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of biblical proportions.
Travel Channel (DStv 179)
Scientist and explorer Pat Spain is a man on a mission: he sets out to solve mysteries that have baffled the world for decades.
Inspired by his great uncle, Charles Fort, who spent a lifetime exploring bizarre stories that made no sense scientifically, Pat hunts down previously unsolvable cases, carries out investigations and performs experiments in hopes of finding answers.
Whether it's trekking through the Southern California desert in search of a lost Spanish galleon or hunting down the true identity of Jack the Ripper in London, Pat is determined to seek answers in this enlightening series.
Can he untangle the myths from the hard facts?
The Good Doctor 2
M-Net (DStv 101)
Drama, Medical Drama
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital's surgical unit.
Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Hello": Shaun's proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews' crosshairs.
Meanwhile, Claire tries to overcome Melendez's reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize (guest star Lisa Edelstein), and face a difficult decision about his health.
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death 2
HISTORY (DStv 186)
For the first time, seven Forged in Fire favourites will use their custom made, historical weapons to slice, stab and chop their way through a series of punishing challenges built to test blades.
Which expertly crafted blade will stand up to the test? Will the course overwhelm the youngest Forged in Fire champion? Moreover, will the two-handed Falchion come out on top?
The two competitors with the fastest times will advance to face the epic final course "Dead Run".
Only one moves on to the finale and has a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize and be crowned Knife or Death champion.
Beat Bobby Flay 14
Food Network (DStv 175)
Food, Reality Competition
To Beat Bobby Flay, you're going to have to get to him first...
In this competition series, two talented chefs go head-to-head for the chance to put their culinary skills to the test against Bobby Flay.
The winner moves on to the ultimate battle - facing off against Bobby Flay - but not without an advantage: the challenger chooses the dish they will both be judged on.
Can Bobby come up with the winning dish with no time to prepare?
In the Season 14 premiere, "Feeling Bleu": Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and comedian Bobby Moynihan team up, but beating Bobby Flay is no joking matter.
They're bringing in Beantown chef Marcellus Coleman and Bobby's number one fan, Lionel Haeberle, to slay the Flay.