The Hunt for Bin Laden, 2013 Billboard Music Awards and more on DStv

M-Net (DStv Premium, Ch 101) 

The Fixer II: Olivia Pope and her team of ‘lawyers’ at Pope  & Associates are back for another riveting series. She and her team of “gladiators in suites” will do whatever it takes to make their clients’ problems go away. The first season ended with a cliffhanger that has kept DStv viewers on edge and in anticipation of the second installment. Quinn’s identity is finally revealed and the more the team learns about her past, the more they realise she could be their biggest scandal yet.

Watch The Fixer on Mondays at 22:30 CAT.

M-Net (DStv Premium, Ch 101)

American Idol Finale: From the hundreds of hopefuls who auditioned for American Idol season 12, only two women remain, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. It’s down to the top two finalists who are aiming to impress America and win their hearts and votes. Look forward to guest performances from Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull, Keith Urban, Adam Lambert, Angie Miller, The Band Perry, Janelle Arthur, Frankie Valli and the top five boys.

The finale will be split in two parts, catch the performance finale on Thursday, 16 May at 04:00 CAT and the results finale on Friday 17 May at 04:00 CAT. Both episodes will repeat in a double bill on Sunday 19 May at 18:00 CAT.

Channel O (DStv Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus & Premium, Ch 320)

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards: The  Billboard Music Awards rewards the performers based on their chart rankings, album sales, radio airplay and tours.

This year, the awards will honour the legendary artist Prince with the Billboard Icon Award. Prince is set to deliver what will likely be an unforgettable performance during the broadcast. The star-studded list of nominees; Lil’ Wayne, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo, David Guetta and Icona Pop are all lined up to perform at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena for this highlight event of the global music awards calendar.

Don’t miss The 2013 Billboard Music Awards live on Monday 20 May at 2:00 CAT and repeated at 20:30 CAT the same day. 

MTV (DStv Premium, Ch 322)

MTV Base presents the MTV Africa All Stars Concert: The star studded line-up features the best African performers, D’Banj, Big Nuz, Fally Ipupa, Professor, 2Face, Flavour and Zakes Bantwini alongside Snoop Lion on the same stage at Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park in Durban, South Africa in South Africa.

Watch the MTV Africa All Stars Concert on Saturday 25 May at 16:00 CAT. 

BBC Knowledge (DStv Premium, Ch 184)

The Hunt for Bin Laden: When Bin Laden was killed by American Special Forces on the 2nd May, 2011, it marked the end of the longest and most expensive manhunt in US history. The September 11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon had brought Bin Laden to the world’s attention, but the mission to hunt and kill the terrorist leader had begun when he crossed the CIA’s radar in 1991 as a terrorist financier. Looking at three key phases in the hunt for Bin Laden, the years before September 11, the run up to the attacks and post September 11, intelligence chiefs, presidents, secretaries of state, the military and operatives on the ground tell their stories as well as a few of those who met Bin Laden.

Don’t miss this gripping documentary Wednesday 22 May at 21:00 CAT. 

Undercover Boss UK: Undercover Boss UK returns with another intriguing series as executives go undercover in their own companies to discover the truth about their staff and the conditions that they work in. Their aim is to discover what’s not working in the business. But whilst they’re rooting out problems, they’re also looking to find and reward hidden talent among their employees.

Watch Undercover Boss UK every Monday from 20 May at 22:00 CAT.

Style (DStv Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus & Premium, Ch 173)

Jerseylicious: New Jersey’s Gatsby Salon has recently undergone a multi-million dollar transformation and owner Gayle Giacomo is all set to make her mark on the fashion landscape. With a team of hairdressers and make-up artists battling big hair styles and even bigger personalities, everyone has attitude to spare as they try to juggle their personal and professional lives in this chaotic workplace.

Tune in to Jerseylicious to see the stylists in and out of the salon with a perfect blend of fashion and drama every Tuesday at 21:10 CAT. 

Sony Entertainment (DStv Family, Compact, Compact Plus & Premium, Ch 127)

Leverage: Oscar winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, The Falcon and The Snowman) returns as Nathan “Nate” Ford, who heads an elite group of modern-day Robin Hoods. He and his merry band of con artists, professional thieves and computer whizzes target the corrupt, the unjust and the greedy to correct the wrongs that have been done to innocent citizens. The series stars Gina Bellman (Coupling, Jekyll) and Christian Kane (Angel, Into the West) as members of this group of grafters who use their criminal wiles to settle scores.

Leverage airs every Tuesday 21 May at 20:00 CAT.

Discovery TLC (DStv Compact, Compact Plus & Premium, Ch 172)

Breaking Amish: In a world where the phrase ‘plain’ is considered a compliment, DStv pulls back the curtains to reveal the strict traditions of the Amish/Mennonite religion and lifestyle. The cameras follow five people who have chosen to explore the world outside of their community. Breaking Amish provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and cart for taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities to chase big dreams in the Big Apple. From flying in a plane and wearing jeans, to using a cell phone and electricity, this fascinating series highlights their transition into city culture and the basic niceties that come with it.

Watch Breaking Amish on Tuesday 21 May at 21:00 CAT.

**Please note that the schedules were confirmed by DStv and accurate as at the time of distribution. Dates and times are subject to change. For more sports news and information, visit or on

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