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M-Net and M-Net City line-up for October 2018

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M-Net and M-Net City line-up for October 2018

 

 

Please note: This line-up is subject to change

 

 

 

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Saturday Movies

Charlize Theron takes on the role of a master assassin – and has some fun with it this October. Then, comedian Bill Maher brings the funny in a stand-up special, Mr Grey and Anastasia Steele get married and a terrifying demon and a frightening clown round out the Saturday line-up with a chill down the spine.

 

Saturday 06 October

21:00 Atomic Blonde       18VSNL|Action     

Oscar-winner Charlize Theron is a master assassin in this brutal spy thriller. During the Cold War, a MI6 agent is sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow operative.

Saturday 13 October

21:00 Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma   16SL | Comedy

Emmy-winning political satirist Bill Maher tackles the current state of U.S. politics, sexuality and political correctness in this stand-up special.

22:10 Fifty Shades Freed R18SN          | Romance

The steamy conclusion of the sexy franchise sees Anastasia and Christian get married – but their happily-ever-after is threatened by a stalker from the past.

Saturday 20 October

21:00 Insidious: The Last Key   16V|Horror

In the disturbing fourth instalment of the horror movie franchise, parapsychologist Dr Elise Rainier returns to her ghostly childhood home, where the terror began.

Saturday 27 October

21:00 It       16VL|Horror

Stephen King’s masterpiece comes alive in this grisly and unsettling horror, in which a terrifying, shape-shifting clown-like monster goes on a killing spree in a small town.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night Blockbusters

 

The King of Wakanda makes his debut on M-Net this month with the blockbuster Marvel hit Black Panther, but Chadwick Boseman doesn’t have all the fun as Taraji P. Henson, Bruce Willis and Gerard Butler bring on the action as a highly-skilled assassin, a dedicated small-town cop and an engineer tasked with saving the world in October’s Sunday Night Blockbusters.

Sunday 07 October

20:05 Proud Mary  16VL|Action

Taraji P. Henson is an unstoppable assassin in this action-packed movie. The life of a successful hitwoman is changed forever, when she encounters a young boy during a botched job.

Sunday 14 October

20:05 First Kill       16VL|Action

Bruce Willis stars in this action-packed thriller. A family man’s life is thrown into turmoil when a gang of bank robbers kidnap his son.

Sunday 21 October

20:05 Black Panther        PG13VL|Action

Chadwick Boseman stars as the Black Panther in this record-breaking Marvel epic. A deadly threat bears down on the fictional Wakanda, just as the country crowns a new king.

Sunday 28 October

20:05 Geostorm     13VL|Action

Gerard Butler fights the elements in this disaster movie. It’s a race against time when the Earth’s climate control satellites malfunction, setting off the end of the world.

 

Local is Lekker on M-Net 101

Be sure to tune in to the anticipated finale of My Kitchen Rules South Africa season 2, where the competition is hot but the drama is hotter. The following Sunday a brand new instalment of Wedding Bashers starts, just in time for the season of love.

Sunday 07 October

17:30 My Kitchen Rules South Africa 02 0018 *Season 2 Ends*

In an epic South African culinary showdown amateur cooks invite viewers- and celebrity judges- into their homes for an evening of pressure cooker competition.

Sunday 14 October

18:00 The Wedding Bashers 02 0001 *Season 2 Starts*

Save the date for this uniquely South African competition, where brides and grooms invite our team of no-holds-barred bashers to judge their special days.

Brand New Shows

Fans of Lost will enjoy the new mystery drama Manifest, also exploring the enigmatic disappearance of an airplane. Look forward to the captivating Amy Adams in HBO’s Sharp Objects, a dark and gritty miniseries. Across the pond in the UK, Hugh Grant tackles the biggest news story of the 80s in A Very English Scandal.

There’s also laugh-a-minute comedy with new series Alex Inc, created by and starring Zach Braff of Scrubs, and Our Cartoon President: a healthy satire from political comedian Stephen Colbert.

Monday 01 October

20:00 Manifest 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

A deepening mystery unfolds in this drama, about the passengers of a turbulent flight who emerge to find that 5 years have inexplicably passed while they were in the air.

22:05 Sharp Objects 01 0001 "Vanish" *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this psychological drama, reporter Camille Preaker (Oscar-nominee Amy Adams) is sent to her hometown to cover the story of two missing teenage girls. From the director of ‘Big Little Lies’.

Thursday 11 October

23:00 A Very English Scandal 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

Based on a true life political scandal, this miniseries premiere beings in England in the early 1960’s, where politician Jeremy Thorpe begins a whirlwind affair with a young stable hand, Norman Scott. 

Friday 12 October

18:00 MasterChef Australia 10 0001 "Day One Auditions Part 1" *Season 10 Starts*

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston are on the judging panel for another season of Australia's popular reality cooking competition.

23:10 Our Cartoon President 01 0001 "State Of The Union" *Season 1 Starts*

The President tries to revive his low approval ratings by delivering the greatest State of the Union speech in history, in the season premiere of this satirical animated comedy from Stephen Colbert.

Saturday 13 October

18:30 Alex, Inc. 01 0001 "The Unfair Advantage" *Season 1 Starts*

The series premiere of this comedy sees radio journalist Alex Schuman quit his job, in order to pursue his dream of starting a podcast company. Golden Globe-nominee Zach Braff stars.      

Friday 26 October

23:00 Nightcap 02 0001 "Outside The Box" *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of this silly workplace comedy, the Nightcap staff must adjust to their new studio and their new co-worker - who does the same job as Staci. Comedienne Ali Wentworth stars.

Returning Favourites

New seasons of thrills and action come through in October with Mr Mercedes and Snatch. Then culinary favourites MasterChef Australia, now in its tenth season returns along with its adorably sweet counterpart MasterChef Junior. Look forward to the adventures of the women in Litchfield women’s prison with Orange is the New Black, and take note of the new spy thriller Condor.

Monday 01 October

23:05 Mr. Mercedes 02 0001 *Season 2 Starts*

Backed by the Emmy-winning writer and producer of ‘Big Little Lies’, this cat-and-mouse thriller follows a troubled detective’s hunt for a psychopathic killer.

Thursday 04 October

22:00 Snatch 02 0001 *Season 2 Starts*

Based on acclaimed director Guy Ritchie’s film of the same name, this British dramedy follows the intertwined story of a group of up-and-coming hustlers in the high-stakes world of organised crime.

Thursday 11 October

18:00 MasterChef Australia 10 0001 "Auditions Part 1" *Season 10 Starts*

Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston are on the judging panel for another season of Australia's popular reality cooking competition.

Thursday 18 October

17:00 MasterChef Junior USA 06 0001 *Season 6 Starts*

The best junior chefs compete in a series of delicious challenges, in this Emmy-nominated reality cooking competition series.

Monday 22 October

21:00 Condor 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this highly-strung thriller, young analyst Joe Turner learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens. Based on the gripping novel.

22:05 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 05 0023 *Season 5 returns from production break*

Late night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

Friday 26 October

23:00 Nightcap 02 0001 "Outside The Box" *Season 2 Starts*  

In the season premiere of this silly workplace comedy, the Nightcap staff must adjust to their new studio and their new co-worker - who does the same job as Staci. Comedienne Ali Wentworth stars.   

Wednesday 31 October

23:00 Orange Is The New Black 06 0001 "Who Knows Better Than I" *Season 6 Starts* 

In the season premiere of the acclaimed dramedy, the COs at Litchfield's maximum security unit welcome the new arrivals. Golden Globe-nominee Taylor Schilling reprises her role as Piper Chapman.        

 

Season and Series Finales

Discover who the winner of America’s Got Talent is, and prepare to say an emotional goodbye to the quirky housemates-turned-best-friends of New Girl as the final season comes to an end. The Good Fight’s political twists and turns leave us hanging in the season 2 finale, while tragedy strikes in The Affair and the drama escalates in the finale of A Very English Scandal.

Thursday 04 October

23:00 Jamestown 02 0008 "Episode #08" *Season 2 Ends*

Jocelyn uses the secret intelligence she gathered from Farlow to exploit Yeardley, leaving the Governor no choice but to do her bidding. Season finale of the historical drama.

Friday 05 October

23:40 Silicon Valley 05 0008 *Season 5 Ends*

The launch of PiperNet finds Monica suspicious of an early success, and the team must race against the clock as their future is threatened, in the season finale of this Golden Globe-nominated comedy.

Saturday 06 October

18:30 New Girl 07 0008 "Engram Pattersky" *Season 7 Ends*

The gang takes a tour down memory lane, which includes a final round of "True American." Series finale of the quirky comedy.

Thursday 11 October

18:00 America's Got Talent 13 0041 *Season 13 Ends*

Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell return for another round of spectacular reality competition with returning host Tyra Banks.

Monday 15 October

21:00 The Good Fight 02 0013 "Day 492" *Season 2 Ends*       

The FBI questions Diane for a job background check on Kurt, leading to unexpected consequences, in the season finale of the acclaimed Emmy-nominated legal drama.

Friday 19 October

23:00 Graves 02 0010 "Spark Meet Gasoline" *Season 2 Ends*

Graves faces facts about the nuclear missile he commissioned years ago and tries to make amends, in the season finale of this political satire.     

Wednesday 24 October

22:00 The Affair 04 0010 *Season 4 Ends*

An extramarital affair with far-reaching emotional and psychological consequences is explored in this Golden Globe-winning drama.

23:10 I'm Dying Up Here 02 0010 "Lines Crossed" Season 2 Ends*

Ralph and Adam's bad news comes with a silver lining as Roy offers Eddie a big opportunity and Nick looks to make amends, in the season finale of this period dramedy.

Thursday 25 October

23:05 A Very English Scandal 01 0003 *Season 1 Ends*

Having survived a bungled attempt on his life, Norman Scott publicly accuses Jeremy Thorpe of being behind a plot to kill him. Ben Whishaw stars in this acclaimed Brit miniseries, based on a true story.

Sunday 28 October

17:00 The Gong Show 01 0010  *Season 1 Ends*

This episode’s unique and talented acts include a man performing pizza dough acrobatics, an unconventional 80’s-style cover band and a rat attempting to navigate an obstacle course.

Tuesday 30 October

23:00 Strike Back 05 0010 *Season 5 Ends*

In the season finale of this Emmy-nominate military drama, the stakes are at an all-time high and Section 20 heads to a remote island to try and retrieve a top-secret file coveted by both Ives and the Russians.

Wednesday 31 October

19:30 Will & Grace 01 0016 "It's A Family Affair" *Season 1 Ends*

While Jack rebounds from his breakup with a new love, Karen struggles to decide between her husband and her lover. Oscar-nominee Alec Baldwin guest stars in this episode of the sitcom.

20:00 Madam Secretary 04 0022 "Night Watch" *Season 4 Ends*       

In the season finale of the political drama, Elizabeth and the cabinet members brace for the fallout at home and abroad as President Dalton prepares for a retaliatory nuclear attack.

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M-Net City Movies

Heist dramas and thrilling conspiracies stay true to the home of heroes: this month’s Friday night movie line-up on M-Net City includes action stars Liam Hemsworth, Gerard Butler, Ryan Reynolds and John Travolta.

 

Friday 05 October

21:00 Empire State   16VL|Crime

Based on a true story, this action drama stars Liam Hemsworth as a security guard who gets the attention of a veteran NYPD officer when he’s drawn into a high-stakes heist.

Friday 12 October

21:00 London Has Fallen   16VL |Action

Gerard Butler returns for an explosive sequel to the hit film, unearthing a plot to assassinate the world’s leaders who gather for the funeral of England’s Prime Minister.

Friday 19 October

21:00 Criminal       16VL|Drama

One man’s past can save the future in this action sci-fi that boasts an all-star cast. A death-row inmate is given the memories of a dead CIA operative in order fulfil a mission.

Friday 26 October

21:00 I Am Wrath    16VL |Action

John Travolta takes matters into his own hands in this revenge film. After his wife’s murdered and the police do nothing about it, a man begins his ruthless pursuit for justice.

 

Brand New to M-Net City

New to City dramas include the pre-apocalyptic Brit drama Hard Sun, the much-talked about The Good Doctor starring the excellent Freddie Highmore, the engaging mystery-drama series C.B. Strike and the tense crime drama Trust.

Tuesday 02 October

22:10 Hard Sun 01 0001 "Episode One" *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the series premiere of this contemporary crime drama, an unruly police detective is paired with a suspicious new partner, and together they uncover a horrifying secret. From the creator of ‘Luther’.

Wednesday 03 October

19:00 Elementary 06 0012 "Meet Your Maker" *Season 6 Starts airing with two back-to-back episodes*

Detective Bell considers leaving the NYPD after he is recommended for a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity. Emmy-nominated crime drama about a modern-day literary hero. 

Thursday 04 October

19:00 The Good Doctor 01 0001 "Burnt Food" *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the series premiere of this introspective medical drama, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome relocates to work at a prestigious hospital. Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) stars.

Saturday 06 October

22:00 Mr. Mercedes 01 0001 "Pilot *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

Based on the Stephen King novel, the series premiere of this cat-and-mouse thriller sees retired cop Bill Hodges (Golden Globe-nominee Brendan Gleeson) receive unsettling messages.

Tuesday 09 October

20:00 Escobar Exposed 01 0001 "Part 1" *Season 1 Starts*Aired in M-Net Africa*

This extraordinary documentary explores the life of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Homemade videos, photographs and testimonies from his family and his enemies paint a complex picture of the infamous criminal.

Sunday 14 October

18:00 Bull 02 0001 "School For Scandal” *Season 2 Starts*

In the season premiere of the legal drama, Bull goes up against his romantic interest in a case involving a billionaire widow. Follows the cases of a trial consulting firm.

Monday 15 October

18:00 Quantico 03 0001 "The Conscience Code" *Season 3 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

It’s been three years since American hero Alex Parrish has had to navigate the dangerous waters of the Central Intelligence Agency and put her life on the line for her country.

21:00 C.B. Strike 01 0001 "The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 1" *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this dark crime thriller, a troubled model falls to her death from her balcony, and private investigator Cormoran Strike is called in to investigate.  

22:10 Trust 01 0001 "The House Of Getty " *Season 1 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

Delving into the trials and triumphs of one of the twentieth century's most iconic dynasties, the series premiere of this dark crime drama explores the notorious Getty family.

Thursday 18 October

17:00 Blindspot 03 0001 "Back To The Grind" *Season 3 Starts*Aired on 1Magic*

In the Season 3 premiere, the FBI team is brought back together by a new crisis after 18 months since they parted.

Monday 29 October

19:00 Chicago Fire 06 0001 "It Wasn't Enough" *Season 6 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the intense season premiere, Chief Boden makes a risky last minute decision to save the squad, who are trapped inside a burning building. Sixth season of the fast-paced crime drama.

20:00 Supergirl 03 0001 "Girl Of Steel" *Season 3 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season three premiere of the DC fantasy drama, Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being Supergirl. Emmy-nominee Greg Berlanti produces this comic book instalment.

Tuesday 30 October

20:00 Arrow 06 0001 "Fallout" *Season 6 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere of the popular DC fantasy series, Oliver deals with the fallout of the explosion on Lian Yu island. Stephen Amell returns as the Green Arrow.

Wednesday 31 October

20:00 The Flash 04 0001 "The Flash Reborn" *Season 4 Starts*Aired on M-Net*

In the season premiere of this DC fantasy adventure, Iris, Kid Flash, Joe and Vibe have taken over protecting Central City. From the Emmy-nominated producer of ‘Arrow’ and ‘Supergirl.’

 

Season & Series Finales

We say goodbye to the hustlers of StartUp, the mystery that is Counterpart and our men and women in uniform in The Brave, Valor, Blue Bloods and NCIS: Los Angeles. Look forward to the series finale of Teen Wolf, where we bid farewell to Scott and his supernatural buddies.

Monday 08 October

21:00 StartUp 01 0010 "Recapitalization" *Season 1 Ends*

In the season finale, Nick and Izzy hash out their differences. Meanwhile, Nick has an ace up his sleeve, leading to a shocking new ally for GenCoin.

22:00 Counterpart 01 0010 "No Man's Land, Part Two" *Season 1 Ends*

As the rogue faction’s attack on OI sparks a dangerous diplomatic stalemate, Howard tries to escape the Other Side in the season finale of this sci-fi spy thriller.

Friday 12 October

18:00 NCIS Los Angeles 09 0024 "Ninguna Salida" *Season 9 Ends*

In the season finale of the action-packed crime drama, NCIS travels to Mexico for a daring mission to locate and rescue Mosley’s son. LL Cool J stars.        

Tuesday 16 October

20:00 Escobar Exposed 01 0002 "Part 2" *Season 1 Ends*

This extraordinary documentary explores the life of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Homemade videos, photographs and testimonies from his family and his enemies paint a complex picture of the infamous criminal.

Wednesday 17 October

17:00 Blue Bloods 08 0022 "My Aim Is True" *Season 8 Ends*

In the season finale of this Emmy-nominated crime drama, a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison.

Monday 22 October

19:00 The Brave 01 0013 "Close To Home: Part 2" *Season 1 Ends*

With just four short weeks to go before their deployment ends, Dalton and his team race the clock on a high-stakes mission, in the season finale of the military drama.

20:00 Valor 01 0013 "Costs Of War" *Season 1 Ends*

The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested in this fast-paced army drama, following an elite unit of helicopter pilots.

Wednesday 24 October

20:00 Elementary 06 0019 *Back-to-back episodes end*

Emmy-nominated crime drama starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Watson.

23:15 The Path 02 0013 "Mercy" *Season 2 Ends*

Cal struggles to maintain control over The Movement while Eddie attempts to reconcile his love for his family with his newfound role as a leader, in the season finale of this provocative drama.

Friday 26 October

19:00 Black Lightning 01 0013 "Shadow Of Death: The Book Of War" *Season 1 Ends*  

While Tobias gathers his forces, the aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling in the season one finale of this fantasy drama.         

20:00 Teen Wolf 06 0020 "Wolves Of War" *Season 6 Ends*     

Gerard initiates his final attack on the Supernaturals of Beacon Hills.

Sunday 28 October

21:00 Bull 02 0022 “Death Sentence” *Season 2 Ends*

In the season finale of this acclaimed crime drama, Bull’s team is rocked when their client is ound guilty of murder. Michael Weatherly (NCIS) stars.

Wednesday 31 October

18:00 Quantico 03 0013 "Who Are You?" *Season 3 Ends*

The team is in Ireland, and when they finally come face-to-face with Conor Devlin, not everyone comes out alive. And Alex makes a life-changing decision about her future.

 

 

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Thursday 11 October

23:00 A Very English Scandal 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

Based on a true life political scandal, this miniseries premiere beings in England in the early 1960’s, where politician Jeremy Thorpe begins a whirlwind affair with a young stable hand, Norman Scott.


The useless synopses continue...

 

imdb.com (high rating):

British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

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Re: M-Net and M-Net City line-up for October 2018

Thanks for the highlights. At least there are a couple of shows I'm interested in this month. 

 

Condor should be listed under new series - not returning series.

 

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Monday 22 October

21:00 Condor 01 0001 *Season 1 Starts*

In the series premiere of this highly-strung thriller, young analyst Joe Turner learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens. Based on the gripping novel.

22:05 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 05 0023 *Season 5 returns from production break*

Late night satirist John Oliver delivers his unique take on the week’s news, politics and current events with characteristic, unwavering humour.

Friday 26 October

23:00 Nightcap 02 0001...


 

Somehow there seems to be a Sunday happening between the above mentioned Monday and Friday...Roll Eyes (Sarcastic).jpg

 

Not that the date this latest break starts was mentioned anywhere either...Roll Eyes (Sarcastic).jpg

 

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Re: M-Net and M-Net City line-up for October 2018

Don't like the new format - I preferred keeping everything that happened on the date together both new and ending series, not 2 separate sections.

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