The Emmy Award-winning series Desperate Housewives is ending its eight-season run, and it’s time to say goodbye to Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and the rest of the cast. DStv audiences can tune in to the final season and more exciting TV viewing!

Desperate Housewives VIII: All good things eventually come to an end, and in the final season of this landmark show, the stakes are at an all-time high. The series, which takes a dramatic yet comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren’t always what they seem, began with Mary Alice Young inside her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, taking her own life. Commenting from her elevated point of view, she takes viewers into the lives of her family, friends and neighbours. Watch how it all comes together or falls apart for the housewives of Wisteria Lane when Desperate Housewives airs from Monday 12 March at 21:15 CAT East and 22:30 CAT West.

Blood, Sweat and Luxuries (come to Ghana ): Six young consumers swap their luxury lives for the simple mud huts and shanty towns of Africa and Asia to work alongside the people who mine, manufacture, process and recycle their luxury goods. Their journey starts in Madagascar, where they join the chain gangs of miners tasked with digging up sapphires in the pits. Then it’s off to Ethiopia to experience the abattoirs, tanneries and leather factories that supply shoes to Europe, before heading into the jungle to find out what it’s like to work on a coffee plantation. In Ghana the Brits must cope with 40 degree heat and backbreaking work whilst digging for gold, and are horrified to learn the reality of where our unwanted electrical goods end up. Finally, the group head to the Philippines to join the hundreds of worker making components for MP3 and DVD players. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Knowledge from Monday 19 March at 22:00 CAT to watch their journey which is sometimes hard and at times shocking, but will their experiences change the way we purchase and discard our luxury goods?

Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands (Premiere): Every August in the UK, more than 7 000 inexperienced newly-qualified staff face the daunting prospect of walking onto hospital wards as doctors for the first time. What happens when they are left in charge of saving lives? Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands follows six rookies over a four month period as they embark on their chosen careers in large, busy city hospitals in Newcastle in the North-East of England. Find out how they deal with first day nerves, wrestling with drunks, their first experience of death and delivering their first baby. The cameras are also there when their hospital shift ends and their private life begins. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Knowledge from Monday 12 March at 21:00 CAT to watch this fly-on-the-wall series that puts the real-life medical and personal dramas of six newly qualified doctors under the microscope.

Heareafter: A drama centred on three people (Matt Damon, Cécile De France and Bryce Dallas) Howard who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie, a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Tuesday 13 March at 01:00 CAT to watch as their lives will intersect.

Due Date: Peter Highman must get to LA in five days to be at the birth of his firstborn. He is about to fly home from Atlanta when his luggage and wallet are sent to LA without him, and he is put on the “no-fly” list. Desperate to get home Peter is forced to accept the offer of Ethan Tremblay to hitch a ride with him cross-country. Peter is about to go on the most terrifying and agonizing journey of his life. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Sunday 18 March at 22:00 CAT to watch Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis in this comedy.

Morning Glory: Becky is a hard-working morning TV show producer, or at least she was until she got fired. Desperate to get a job, she finally gets an interview with Jerry – who is desperate to hire a producer for the struggling show ‘Daybreak’. Becky accepts the job and it proves to be more difficult than even she might be able to handle. She has to fire the sexist co-host, then try to convince egotistical news reporter, Mike Pomeroy, to take the job, and then try and get him to actually do the job, properly. And she has to do this while falling for handsome Adam, and trying to save the show from plummeting ratings. Will Becky be able to hold on to her dream job and her sanity? DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Monday 19 March at 00:00 CAT to watch this movie starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton.

Couple’s Retreat (2009): Three couples find out that paradise comes at a price when they must participate in therapy sessions with their friends at a tropical resort. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net Stars on Wednesday 14 March at 19:30 CAT to watch this comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Malin Akerman.

The Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason (2004): An attractive lawyer and Bridget’s former boss threaten her newfound happiness with Mark Darcy. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net Stars on Thursday 22 March at 19:30 CAT to watch this classic romcom starring Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant.

Hell’s Kitchen USA (Season 5 Premiere): A new batch of 16 aspiring chefs step through the doors of Hell’s Kitchen to face world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, all hoping they have what it takes to succeed. The chefs get to work right away by preparing and presenting their signature dishes to Chef Ramsay. When the doors of the restaurant open and the intensity heats up, tempers flare, emotions run high. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Entertainment from Wednesday 14 March at 21:10 CAT to watch chefs with their varying degrees of culinary experience, but all are incredibly passionate about food. Demanding absolute perfection, Ramsay puts the chefs through rigorous culinary challenges, testing to see who will boil under the intense pressure. Each week, Ramsay sends one chef home, and the rest are one step closer to the grand prize of a “Head Chef” position at the East Coast’s leading resort destination, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

The Good Cook (Premiere): Simon Hopkinson knows all about good food, and he knows what you need to make great meals in your own kitchen. A hugely acclaimed chef and food writer, Simon draws on his years of experience and love of cooking to show how you can create restaurant quality food at home, with everyday ingredients. Along the way he reveals where and how to find the right produce, which ingredients it’s worth spending your money on, and how to create exquisite meals using cheaper cuts and fabulous flavours instead of the latest food fads. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Lifestyle from Monday 12 March at 20:30 CAT to watch him cook up treats including pappardelle pasta, risotto with Parma ham and asparagus pancakes, cheese and onion pie and roast chicken.

Mr Sunshine: On the surface, the life Ben thinks he’s living is great. He has a great job running the Sunshine Center, a landmark sports arena in San Diego and a fun no-strings-attached relationship with a beautiful co-worker, Alice. But on his fortieth birthday, that all comes crashing down as he struggles to deal with the manic situations created by his unbalanced boss and the prospect of Alice wanting more. It airs from Tuesday 13 March at 20:00 CAT West.

Mildred Pierce: In this drama series, multi-award winner Kate Winslet who plays the title role brings to life the memorable character introduced in James M. Cain’s classic 1941 novel. The miniseries offers an intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years, as she struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred’s unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter, Veda, as well as the complex relationships she shares with the men in her life. Mildred Pierce starts on Thursday 15 March at 22:10 CAT East and at 23:00 CAT West.

King of Queens (Premiere): Kevin James plays Doug Heffernan, an amiable parcel deliveryman who lives with his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini) and her eccentric father, Arthur (Jerry Stiller). The plump, sports-watching, poker-playing Doug is your average “dude” that viewers can all relate to. Most of the show’s comic conflicts, however, arise because of his naïve or childish behaviour – especially toward his sharp-tongued wife. It starts on Thursday 1 March at 19:00 CAT.

We’re No Angels:  Oscar® winners Robert de Niro and Sean Penn team up to play two escaped convicts who are mistaken for priests in this highly entertaining crime caper. While on the run, the two cons take refuge in a monastery, and end up masquerading as holy men while waiting for their opportunity to cross the border into Canada.  The movie is directed by Neil Jordan and will be screened on Tuesday 13 March at 20:30 CAT.

Presidential Kidnap Part 1&2: A wife who is hungry for power decides to divorce her husband, the chief security adviser, and marry the President instead. DStv audiences can tune into Africa Magic on Thursday 15 March 2012 at 20:00 CAT to find out how her quest to become the First Lady will end. Cast: Zack Amata, Mike Ezuronye, Nancy Ozoputa and Monalisa Chinda.

Game To Heart Part 1&2: Sam didn’t realise how in love he was until he lost his love. Then his friends start to conspire. DStv audiences can tune into Africa Magic on Thursday 22 March at 20:00 CAT to find out whether they have good or bad intentions. Cast:  Jim Iyke, Chika Ike and Halima Abubakar.

Campus Game Part 1&2: A couple are happy until someone starts to blackmail them. DStv audiences can tune into Africa Magic on Thursday 22 March at 20:00 CAT to see whether they’ll be able to recover from this. Cast:  Jim Iyke, Chika Ike and Halima Abubakar.

World Olympic Dreams – Brazil: DStv audiences can tune into BBC World News on Saturday 17 March at 12:30 CAT to watch Matthew Pinsent travelling to Brazil to find out how Rio de Janeiro will be transformed over the coming year in preparation for two of the biggest sporting events in the world – the FIFA World Cup in 2012 and the Olympics in 2016.

Hollywood Weddings and Kardashian Drama On E! Entertainment

If you are planning a wedding and looking to add some Hollywood glam to your big day, then tune in to Fascinating Celebrity Weddings airing on Thursdays at 22:00 CAT.  This one-hour special will take viewers inside the hottest and most memorable celebrity weddings of recent years. It takes a revealing look at the most popular designers and trends, the most exotic locations and themes, the most extravagant ceremonies and food lineups, and the most eclectic guest lists. There are also interviews with wedding planners, dress designers and all the people behind the scenes that make these lavish occasions so talked about.

Watch Kourtney and Kim Take New York on Sundays at 22:00 CAT where the drama continues to unfold. The Kardashian sisters tackle the challenges of living in the Big Apple under one roof with their partners and see the dramatic episodes as the deep cracks in Kim’s marriage start becoming hard to ignore. Watch it all on E!Entertainment on DStv Channel 124.

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