DStv highlights - August 1, 2014

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TO alan ruck . Actor Alan Ruck makes a guest appearance as Jonathan Cain in tonights episode of Intelligence.

• Check Coast, Mzansi Magic, 18.30

A satirical comedy series set at the Centburg Department of Home Affairs. Manager Bheka Zonke leads his staff as they grapple with all the dilemmas facing the department. In the first episode, Bheka gets a call that the minister is to visit. He’s excited at first, then realises that he might be fired. Meanwhile, Spokes finds a way to make money from customers, while Honesty goes head-to-head with a midget.

• Dance Moms, Lifetime, 19.10

Set in Pittsburgh’s Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by Abby Lee Miller, this show follows children’s early steps on the road to stardom and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal and performance, all under Miller’s discerning eyes. Presenting a powerful cast of characters, the show immerses itself in the highs and lows surrounding dance competition season, looking at the cast’s intense pursuit of national dance titles.

• Intelligence, M-Net, 19.30

Gabriel, Riley and Lillian head to San Francisco when the FBI witness protection database is hacked and someone starts blackmailing witnesses to carry out a terrorist attack. The stakes are even higher for Lillian, as her daughter lives in the city. Alan Ruck guest stars as Jonathan Cain.

• Crimes that Shook Australia, Crime & Investigation Network, 21.00

Tells the stories of the biggest crimes to hit Down Under, through the eyes of the people at the heart of the tragedies. Through gripping interviews, drama reconstructions and archive footage, we piece together the murders that shocked a nation.

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