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17 September: The best of late night US talk TV is now on free TV! Catch the craziness of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert late-night weeknights. (etv, 23:00).

18 September: The magical land of OZ is a documentary about one of the most magical places on the planet. (BBC Earth on DStv, 20:00)

19 September: In Madame Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, the hostess discovers there are thirteen guests. Panic-stricken, she insists her loyal maid Maria disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. (M-Net Movies Premiere on DStv, 20:00)

20 September: It’s the first day of the much-anticipated Rugby World Cup. The opening ceremony is today and the first match between Japan and Russia will follow. The real action, however, starts tomorrow with NZ and SA clashing. (SS1 on Dstv, 11:30)

21 September: Go back to the Wild West in Robert Redford’s The West, a docudrama about the time when cowboys, Indians, outlaws and sheriffs populated the land. (History on DStv, 19:20)

22 September: Leon Schuster’s new movie Frank and Fearless gives a comedic spin on rhino poaching after four friends decide to kidnap the ambassador of a fictional Asian country when a rhino is killed. (M-Net, 20:05).

23 September: Will Chernobyl wipe out the competition and win an unpresented amount of awards? Find out during The 71st Emmy Awards. (M-Net, 21:00)

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10 September: Four eager hosts whip up a storm in their kitchens in the hope of winning R10 000 in Come dine with me SA. (BBC Lifestyle on DStv, 20:00).

11 September: Join the animals in the visual splendour of Serengeti. (BBC Earth on DStv, 20:00)

12 September: A priest tries to guide his parishioners through their trials and tribulations in Broken. (BBC First on DStv, 20:00)

13 September: A tough cop (Jason Statham) clashes with a serial killer in Blitz. (M-Net Movies Action on Dstv, 13:50

14 September: When a highly-skilled drone engineer is taken captive and forced to help plan a terrorist attack on Scandinavia, she risks everything, working as a double agent to try to prevent the attack. Catch Greyzone with English subtitles. (M-Net, 22:50)

15 September: Ethan Hunt and his team race against time after a mission home wrong in Mission Impossible: Fallout. (M-Net, 20:05).

16 September: Go behind the scenes of the burning of Paris’ greatest cathedral in Notre Dame: Incredible race against time. (National Geographic on DStv, 21:00)

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3 September: A cabbie is the central figure in a search for a cosmic weapon in the classic The Fifth Element. (M-Net Movies Action on DStv, 20:00).
4 September: In the new series One Dollar a dollar bill connects a group of strangers in a multiple murder. (M-Net City on Dstv, 20:50)
5 September: In The X-Files: I want to believe Mulder and Scully return for a sequel to the original movie and TV series. (etv, 23:00)
6 September: Four teams have their destination in sight after travelling 12 000 miles in Race around the world. (BBC Earth on Dstv, 19:00)
7 September: Untouchable is a look at the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein. (M-Net, 21:00)
8 September: Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy where a native New Yorker meets her boyfriend’s family in Singapore. (M-Net, 20:00).
9 September: The castaways return in the reunion show of Survivor 36. (SABC3, 19:30)

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27 August: Glenn Close stars in The Wife as a woman who questions her life choices when her husband gets a Nobel Prize. (M-Net Movie Magic Premiere on DStv, 21:25).
28 August: In an episode called “I love a parade“ the cast of Modern Family causes mayhem at the 4th of July parade. (M-Net, 19:00)
29 August: A young man starts working on an apple farm to find his calling in C.O.G. (etv, 23:00)
30 August: Tune in for the bloopers and unseen bits late-night on Love Island. (M-Net, 23:00)
31 August: A security agent must escort a valuable antique but he is ambushed in SMART Chase. (M-Net, 22:00)
1 September: In Just like heaven a lonely architect falls for the spirit of a woman who used to stay in his apartment. (SABC3, 21:30).
2 September: Streaks is a new sitcom set in a hairsalon. (SABC1, 19:30)

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20 August: A NY mayoral candidate rescues a foster kid Annie. All set to music. (etv 23:00).
21 August: Catch 22 is a new dark war comedy with young American pilots beginning service in WW2. (M-Net, 22:00)
22 August: In the top British series Mrs Wilson a woman discovers various secrets about her husband after he passes away. (BBC First on DStv, 20:00)
23 August: Private detectives clash with a terrorist in the action-packed Showdown in Manila (M-Net Movie Magic Premiere on DStv, 23:00)
24 August: Matt le Blanc is back on TV in A Man with a Plan. In the series he makes the office more inviting after his wife joins him at work. (M-Net, 18:30)
25 August: Stellan Skarsgard of Chernobyl-fame can be seen in Out Stealing Horses as a widower who travels to the country where he rekindles with his past. Norwegian with subtitles. (M-Net, 23:45).
26 August: A girl and her elephant leave the circus in search of a new home in Saving Flora. (M-Net Movie Magic Premiere on DStv, 18:25)

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