There’s something in the air. Is it a plane? Is it a ghost? Is it a delicious scent coming from the kitchen? It’s all of these, and excitement, too.
DStv Premium’s October shows are bringing you drama with laughter, a maze of plot twists, and some old, old, old friends…maybe, even a dinosaur. You’ll meet Julia Child, Flight Attendant Cassie’s doppelganger, and a houseful of spooks.
Are you ready to have some fun? Because there’s more. When Universal+ launches on DStv this October, it’ll be yours at no ex cost. It includes Box Sets of all the best shows from Universal TV (DStv Channel 117), E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124), movie channel Studio Universal (DStv Channel 112), kids’ channel DreamWorks (DStv Channel 304) and Telemundo (DStv Channel 118). You’ll also be able to stream current content from all these channels. Go to Catch Up on the DStv App or connect to Explora and select Universal+.
PS: Because you get ALL of DStv with DStv Premium, check out our other monthly highlights packages for news about October’s hit shows like kykNET’s (DStv Channel 144) new reality series Die Real Housewives Van Pretoria, telenovela Diepe Waters, and talk show Sunday Sexy Love on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).
All treats, no tricks: October on DStv Premium
The Flight Attendant
The lighter than air thriller-comedy is taking off again with a new genre onboard – the spy caper. Recovering alcoholic and risk-addicted flight attendant Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) is now working as a CIA asset with her handler, Benjamin (Mo McRae). She has a new boyfriend named Marco (Santiago Cabrera), and she’s attending her AA meetings like a champ… and discovering just how much she hates herself. While she has a target under surveillance, Cassie sees a woman who looks just like her, Grace (Mae Martin), and she starts spying on her off the books. Is someone is trying to frame Cassie for murder again? PS: Kaley’s sister Briana joins the cast as Cecilia.
Watch The Flight Attendant Season 2 from Monday, 31 October at 22:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
Sir David Attenborough narrates this BBC Natural History Unit series. It is filmed intensively with production crews, who spent two years in the field with each animal species. Dynasties takes us inside the daily lives of animal families by weaving their stories as if they’re the lead characters in drama series. This season, we follow Angelina the elephant matriarch, Kali the cheetah mom, Rupestre the puma mom, and Suma the spotted hyena matriarch. We’ll see what happens when Angelina has to raise twins, who need 10 litres of milk per day – each.
Watch Dynasties Season 2 from Sunday, 2 October at 16:15 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
So Help Me Todd
Margaret Wright (Marcia Gay Harden) is at her wits’ end with her slacker adult son Todd (Skylar Astin). That’s until she hires him as her law firm’s in-house investigator in this light-hearted legal dramedy. As they work together, Margaret comes to appreciate Todd’s ability to improvise. She also admires his tech abilities and sniffing out information. Although Todd might have lost his original PI’s licence and was sent to jail for his “flexible” interpretation of the law, that’s a skill Margaret can respect, too. The series’ producers include father and son Phil and Jay McGraw (yes, that Dr. Phil).
Watch So Help Me Todd Season 1 from Friday, 7 October at 21:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
The haunted house comedy series is back from the dead! Husband and wife Samantha and Jay Arondekar have finally turned Woodstone Manor into an enticing B&B. When the season starts, they’re ready (with their ghostly friends) to welcome their first guest… uh, kind of. There are some technical issues, like the floor not working. We’ll explore some of the ghosts’ mysteries, including how Alberta died, and the producers have promised us a dinosaur as well as series superfan and actor Mark Hamill, so fingers crossed!
NB: We finally get to see the original UK version of the series this month! Watch Ghosts Season 1 from Friday, 7 October at 20:35 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) and see the Compact highlights for details.
Watch Ghosts Season 2 from Friday, 7 October at 23:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
TV chefs from Nigella to Gordon Ramsay can thank the original charismatic TV chef, Julia Child, for inventing most of the things that make cooking TV so deliciously entertaining – even if you’re more of a microwave dinner person. This light drama series explores how Julia (Sarah Lancashire) turned her lovingly researched book called Mastering The Art Of French Cooking into a long-running TV series, The French Chef (1963-1973). It’s a fascinating look at the technical side of making TV, a loving couple making their own rules, overcoming sexism, and the sheer joy of cooking that Julia brought to her show.
Watch Julia Season 1 from Tuesday, 11 October at 22:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
Also on Premium this October
Watch Magnum P.I Season 4 from Wednesday, 12 October at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Inside The Factory Season 6 from Tuesday, 18 October at 19:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
- Discovery Confidential: Serial Killer Stunt from Sunday, 16 October at 20:55 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)
- Million Dollar Wheels Season 1 from Friday, 21 October at 21:50 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)
- Alaskan Bush People Season 7 from Thursday, 27 October at 20:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)
- Gold Rush Season 13 from Monday, 31 October at 21:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)
- This Is How We Roll Season 1 from Saturday, 8 October at 18:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Blue Bloods Season 12 from Wednesday, 19 October at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
M-Net August Movies
- The Adventures Of Maid Marian on Saturday, 1 October at 16:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on Sunday, 2 October at 20:05 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Ozzy on Saturday, 8 October at 16:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Suicide Squad 2 on Sunday, 9 October at 20:05 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Gamba on Saturday, 15 October at 16:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Ambulance on Sunday, 16 October at 20:05 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Hotel Transylvania on Saturday, 22 October at 16:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- The Lost City on Sunday, 23 October at 20:05 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- C.I APE on Saturday, 29 October at 15:50 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage on Sunday, 30 October at 20:05 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
All package alert: October shows
Check out the other highlights packages for more on these shows…
- Kings Of Pain Season 2 from Thursday, 6 October at 19:25 on History (DStv Channel 186)
- The UnXplained With William Shatner Season 3 from Friday, 7 October at 19:25 on History (DStv Channel 186)
- Diepe Waters Season 1 Mondays-Thursdays from Monday, 3 October at 18:30 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)
- Die Real Housewives Van Pretoria Season 1 from Thursday, 13 October at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)
- Nataniël. Erik. Wolf Season 1 from Sunday, 16 October at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144)
- Come Dine With Me South Africa Season 8 from Wednesday, 12 October at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174)
- Queers Of Jozi Season 1 from Monday, 24 October at 21:30 on MTV (DStv Channel 130)
- Celebrity Beef Season 1 from Sunday, 16 October at 18:10 on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124)
- Sunday Sexy Love Season 1 from Sunday, 16 October at 21:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
- Ghosts Season 1 from Friday, 7 October at 20:35 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120)
- Giants Of The City Season 2 from Saturday, 1 October at 20:00 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157)
- Giving Up My Life Season 1 Mondays-Fridays from Monday, 3 October at 17:20 on tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133)
- Overcoming Heartbreak Season 1 Mondays-Fridays from Monday, 31 October at 16:30 on tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133)
- Burden Of Guilt Season 1 Mondays-Fridays from Monday, 31 October at 19:00 on tlnovelas (DStv Channel 133)
- Departure Season 3 from Monday, 3 October at 20:00 on Universal TV (DStv Channel 117)
- JAN R.S.V.P Season 1 from Sunday, 16 October at 20:30 on VIA (DStv Channel 147)
- Becoming Season 1 from Thursday, 6 October at 19:00 on Mzansi Wethu (DStv Channel 163)
- Ebukhosini Season 1 from Saturday 15 October at 20:30 on Mzansi Wethu (DStv Channel 163)
- America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition Season 2 from Wednesday, 5 October at 18:00 on National Geographic Wild (DStv Channel 182)
- Nurses Season 2 daily from Monday, 17 October at 21:00 on Telemundo (DStv Channel 118)
- 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After Season 7 from Thursday, 6 October at 21:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)