FOX International Channels: weekly highlights

fox_crimeThis week FOX welcomes another great first-run show to the channel. Drama series Tyrant premieres this week Wednesday, 20 May at 21:00 CAT. The show follows a typical American family who find themselves embroiled in family politics in a volatile Middle Eastern country. It has been renewed for a second season which will air on FOX later this year.


Season Premiere

Tyrant – Wednesday, 20 May at 21:00 CAT on FOX, DStv channel 125

Episode 1

Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), the youngest son of a war-torn country’s controversial dictator, returns to his homeland after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America for his nephew’s wedding. Upon his return, Barry is immediately thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth. He braces himself to confront the stark realities of his father and older brother Jamal’s (Ashraf Barhom) harsh rule, and finds himself at odds with Jamal’s wife, Leila (Moran Atias), who strongly believes in a firm, unforgiving regime. Although his wife, Molly (Jennifer Finnigan), struggles to comprehend her husband’s apprehension, Barry is unable and unwilling to make his all-American family understand his unease over returning home.


Fresh Off The Boat – Thursday, 21 May at 20.10 CAT on FOX, DStv channel 125

Episode 11

Jessica’s superstitions get the best of her when she sells a house with the address 44 West 44th Street – the number 4 being bad luck in Chinese culture. At the urging of the new school counsellor, Eddie decides to run for school president, but Jessica’s bad luck gets the best of him too when a white lie spirals out of control.


Bones – Monday, 18 May at 19:40 CAT on FOX, DStv channel 125

Episode 14

Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a female roller derby skater whose body was dismembered. In order to get more answers, they enlist Angie to go undercover as a derby skater.




Backstrom – Thursday, 21 May at 20:30 CAT on FOX Crime, DStv channel 126

Episode 12

Valentine’s abuser, Dante Trippi, is murdered and left on Backstrom’s doorstep and Valentine’s inability to tell the truth makes the investigation difficult. The investigation leads to a ring of wine smugglers and Backstrom is not a fan of Amy’s new boyfriend.

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