HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral Media’s The Movie Network in Eastern Canada. Together with HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic programs, HBO Canada brings subscribers new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, boxing events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on The Movie Network OnDemand.
HBO Original Series
Boardwalk Empire (New Series)
Premieres Sunday, September 19, 2010 (12 x 60 min; drama)
Set in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition, this new series from executive producer Martin Scorsese chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, New Jersey, who was equal parts politician and gangster. Created by Terence Winter, and also executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Tim Van Patten. Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael K. Williams, Dabney Coleman and Gretchen Mol.
Bored To Death (Season 2; Original Series)
Premieres Sunday, September 26, 2010 (8 x 30 min; comedy)
HBO’s quirky half-hour comedy returns for a second season, following Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames, who lives his life based on a character from his favourite series of detective novels – an unlicensed, inexperienced private eye. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis, written and executive produced by Jonathan Ames, and co-executive produced by David Becky and Stephanie Davis.
Eastbound and Down (Season 2; Original Series)
Premieres Sunday, September 26, 2010 (7 x 30 min; comedy)
Executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, this no-holds-barred, half-hour comedy follows Kenny Powers, an arrogant, burned-out, washed-up major league ballplayer who in season 1 returned to his old middle school to teach Phys Ed years after he turned his back on his hometown. In season 2, Kenny is still hiding from his problems and finds himself in Mexico where he joins a local baseball team. Starring Danny McBride.
Real Time With Bill Maher (Season 9; Original Series)
Premieres Friday, September 17, 2010 (60 min; talk/comedy)
HBO’s irrepressible, politically incorrect muse, Bill Maher returns for a new season of his HBO original series that offers viewers a unique perspective on contemporary issues. Each live edition of the series includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.
In Treatment (Season 3; Original Series)
Premieres October 2010 (24 x 30 min; drama)
Executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, HBO’s half-hour drama returns for a third season, chronicling the weekly therapy sessions of psychotherapist Paul Weston (Golden Globe®-winner Gabriel Byrne). Joining the cast for Season 3 as one of Dr. Weston’s new patients is Debra Winger, who plays a waning star worried about the future of her career.
Enlightened (New Series)
Premieres Fall/Winter 2010 (10 x 30 min; comedy)
Written and executive produced by Mike White, and starring and executive produced by Laura Dern, this half-hour comedy stars Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening at a treatment centre following a nervous breakdown. She becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating unexpected havoc at home and work. Also starring Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd and Sarah Burns.
HBO Special Presentations
If God Is Willing and The Creek Don’t Rise (Documentary)
Premieres Monday, August 23 & Tuesday, August 24 at 9 p.m. (2 x 90 min; documentary)
This two-part documentary is producer and director Spike Lee’s follow up to his 2006 post-Katrina HBO documentary When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, these new titles will revisit some of the people featured in the original documentary and will look at their progress and failures in education, housing and population relocation.
Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven (Documentary)
Premieres Monday, August 30 at 9 p.m. (80 min; documentary)
Offering an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants, New York’s Le Cirque, this documentary follows: owner Sirio Maccioni; Egidiana, his wife who prepares rustic meals in the tiny kitchen of their Manhattan apartment; and their three sons: Mario, who runs Le Cirque Las Vegas, Mauro and Marco who work in New York.
Teenage Paparazzo (Documentary)
Premieres Monday, September 27, 2010 (94 min; documentary)
Directed by Entourage’s Adrian Grenier, this documentary chronicles the true story of the relationship between 14-year-old paparazzo Austin Visschedyk and Grenier. Inspired by a chance encounter with Visschedyk during a night out, Grenier decides to turn the cameras on him in an effort to document this unique teenager’s world. But actor-director Grenier soon finds the project turning into a personal challenge, as he is forced to take responsibility for his influence on his subject’s life.
The Fence (Documentary)
Premieres Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (documentary)
This documentary investigates the United States government’s decision to build a fence along its troubled Mexican border, and the impact of the project three years later. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy, the film follows the fence through private ranches, protected wilderness, bustling border towns and scrub desert for a revealing and often surprising look at how its stated goals, containing illegal immigration, cracking down on drug trafficking and protecting America from terrorists, have given way to unforeseen consequences.
War Don Don (Documentary)
Premieres Wednesday, September 22, 2010 (83 min; documentary)
From director Rebecca Richman Cohen, this documentary follows the story of Issa Sesay in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of heinous crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone. With unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and, from behind bars, Sesay himself, War Don Don puts international justice on trial for the world to see. .
HBO Boxing After Dark (Live Sports)
Premieres Live Saturday, August 7 at 10 p.m. ET (sports)
• Fight details to be announced
HBO Boxing After Dark (Live Sports)
Premieres Live Saturday, September 11 at 10 p.m. ET (sports)
• Fight details to be announced
Call Me Fitz (Original Series)
Premieres September 2010 (13 x 30 min; comedy)
Call Me Fitz stars Jason Priestley as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a handsome, substance-abusing used-car salesman who torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks his life is perfect. His sybaritic lifestyle undergoes a radical transformation after a disastrous test-drive puts a potential customer in a coma and unleashes Fitz’s conscience, literally, in the form of Larry, a gentle man intent on rehabilitating Fitz’s battered psyche. Also starring Ernest Grunwald, Peter MacNeill, Kathleen Munroe, Tracy Dawson, Donavon Stinson and Brooke Nevin.
Durham County (Season 3; Original Series)
Premieres October 2010 (6 x 60 min; drama)
Winner of five Gemini Awards, this one-hour dark drama returns for a third and final season. New episodes will see Detective Mike Sweeney and his new task force investigating the brutal murder of two young boys along a busy stretch of highway, while his wife Audrey and daughter Sadie embark on a new chapter of their lives and Mike pushes himself beyond his limits to overcome a sudden tragedy that may tear his family apart forever. Starring Hugh Dillon, Hélène Joy, Laurence Leboeuf, Greyston Holt and new cast member Michael Nardone.