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93rd Academy Awards

Channel: M-Net Movies 1 (DStv 104) and M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 02h00 (live on M-Net Movies 1) and 22h30 (on M-Net)
Genre: Awards

93rd Academy Awards

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2020 and early 2021.

It takes place in Los Angeles at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station, two months later than originally planned, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema.

The nominees were announced on 15 March in a global livestream on the official website by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas.

Biographical drama Mank leads the nominations with 10, followed by six films with six noms each: The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and The Trial of The Chicago Seven.

Presenters include Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

The live broadcast airs on M-Net Movies 1 at 02h00; the repeat airs on M-Net at 22h30.

2021 Academy Awards - all the nominees and tallies

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

A Black Lady Sketch Show

This narrative series is set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests.

The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women and touches on such culturally relevant themes as social norms, anxiety, religion, sex, dating and relationships.

The narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.

Joining the cast this season are featured players Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend, and returning this season are core cast members Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black.

The new season will feature several celebrity guest stars, including executive producer Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, Skai Jackson, Laz Alonso, Omarion, Kim Wayans, Ayesha Curry, Lance Gross, Wunmi Mosaku and many more.

Minki 8

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans, Advertiser-Funded

Minki 8

In each episode of this emotional talk show, Minki van der Westhuizen interviews a guest with an incredible story to tell.

Sometimes these are celebrities; at other times not.

Minki also surprises each guest by revealing someone with whom they have a special connection, who comes to join the conversation.

It's real South African hospitality, on TV – complete with a tasty cooking segment with Herman Lensing in the kitchen.

In the Season 8 premiere: Minki talks to veteran actress Denise Newman and surprises her with a celebrity in the arts industry who is a great inspiration to her.

Animal Einsteins

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Animal Einsteins

With the help of experts, experiments and the very latest science, join Chris Packham as he shines a light on some of the animal kingdom's savviest species and explores the skills and techniques they harness in the daily battle for survival.

In each episode Chris and a team of experts will hone in on a different skill to showcase the most cunning creatures, investigating the Masterminds, Communicators, Builders, Social Networkers, Con Artists and Travellers of the animal kingdom.

Revealing startling new scientific discoveries, Animal Einsteins introduces audiences to the scientists at the forefront of animal behavioural research, who are using incredible technology to test animals' intelligence like never before.

From bees that can do maths and play football, and apes that use body language humans can understand, to cuttlefish that can disguise their gender, budgies that choose mates based on intelligence, and the dung beetles that use the light of the Milky Way to navigate, this series puts the spotlight on the intelligence of the animal kingdom and the ingenuity it takes to survive.

The Real Housewives of New York City 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of New York City 2

The Real Housewives of New York City returns to the Big Apple for a second season of drama with everyone's favorite Manhattan ladies.

Alex, Bethenny, Jill, Luann and Ramona, along with new cast member Kelly Killoren Bensimon, continue to juggle their careers and home lives with busy calendars packed with charity fund-raising galas, the social whirl of the Hamptons and nights on the New York social scene.

An up-close and personal look at a lifestyle where front row seats at Fashion Week, ritzy nightlives and Hamptons estates are an everyday occurrence, The Real Housewives of New York City follows six glamorous women as they balance motherhood, demanding careers and a fast-paced social calendar in the most exclusive areas of New York.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New York City 2


Channels in this post: M-Net, 1Magic, VIA, BBC Earth, eReality


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