Throughout December, M3 fans can cozy-up by the TV to catch-up on the best marathons, exclusive movies, and hottest music countdowns. Kicking off the festive season is fast-paced flick DRIVE (Dec. 7) starring Canadian cutie Ryan Gosling; emotional tear-jerker 50/50 (Dec. 14), starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Vancouver’s Seth Rogen; Christmas classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dec. 23); and a movie marathon from the figure-skating rom-com franchise THE CUTTING EDGE (Dec. 30).
Additionally, M3 has goodies for music lovers across Canada. December has all-new countdowns featuring the CHRISTMAS MUSIC VIDEOFLOW (Dec. 20, 23, and 24); THE BEST OF 2013 COUNTDOWN (Dec. 20); and a trip down memory lane with THE TOP 100 BIG TUNES OF THE 90s (Dec. 28 and 29) hosted by Matt Wells.
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without marathons of the hottest series on television. Viewers can snuggle up with fan-favourites including marathons of BEST INK (Dec. 20and 21), and THE MENTALIST (Dec. 21 and 22), while the cutest skilled chefs on TV cook up a storm in MASTER CHEF JUNIOR (Dec. 25). Fans can also catch up on racy, period drama REIGN (Dec. 28), Season 20 of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, and the haunting series SUPERNATURAL (Dec. 29), before gearing up to the Season 5 finale of TRUE BLOOD (Dec. 13), Season 5 finale of THE VOICE (Dec. 22), and Season 20 finale of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (Dec. 27).
Below is a chronological listing of M3 holiday programming. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit m3tv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Saturday, Dec. 7
12 a.m. ET – DRIVE – *M3 Movie Premiere*
DRIVE features a mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic, and getaway driver (Ryan Gosling) who lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan).
Sunday, Dec. 8
1 a.m. – HOW TO BE – *M3 Movie Premiere*
Art (Robert Pattinson) is a young man having an existential crisis who convinces a Canadian self-help guru (Powell Jones) to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Friday Dec. 13
10:15 p.m. ET – TRUE BLOOD – *Season 5 Finale*
In the shocking Season 5 finale, Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) finds his ideal place when he discovers the faerie nightclub. In the meantime, at the Authority, Bill (Stephen Moyer) is playing out his ruse of accepting Salome (Valentina Cervi) as the chosen one, but he has his own plans to create his empire.
Saturday, Dec. 14
12 a.m. ET – 50/50 – *M3 Movie Premiere*
In this moving story inspired by true events, 27-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Lewitt) learns of his cancer diagnosis, after experiencing harsh pains in his back. He sees on the Internet that his chances of survival are fifty-fifty.
Sunday, Dec. 15
1 a.m. – BANDSLAM – *M3 Movie Premiere*
Charlotte Banks (Aly Michalka) has what it takes to be a true rock star, and with the battle of the bands approaching she’s determined to win. Her chief opponent in the upcoming competition is none other than her egotistical ex-boyfriend Ben (Scott Porter).
Friday Dec. 20
12 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET – BEST INK – *Season 1 Marathon*
Tattoo artists square off in skin-art battles in this reality-competition series. Prizes include $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo Magazine.
M3 recaps the best of music in 2013 with the special premiere of TOP 30 OF 2013 COUNTDOWN, including videos by Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and more.
Saturday, Dec. 21
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET – BEST INK – *Season 2 Marathon*
In Season 2, tattoo artists square off yet again in skin-art battles in this reality-competition series. Prizes include $100,000 and a cover story in Tattoo Magazine.
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET – THE MENTALIST – *Best of – Marathon*
M3 airs the best episodes of THE MENTALIST, which sees famous “psychic” Simon Baker (Patrick Jane) out himself as a fake and begin working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find “Red John,” the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
Sunday, Dec. 22
11 a.m. ET – THE VOICE – *Season 5 Finale*
America decides who gets crowned as the winner of Season 5 of THE VOICE in a heart-stopping finale, while the four famous mentors hope that one of their team members becomes “The Voice.”
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET – THE MENTALIST – * Best of -Marathon*
M3 airs the best episodes of THE MENTALIST, which sees Famous “psychic” Simon Baker (Patrick Jane) out himself as a fake and begin working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find “Red John,” the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
Monday, Dec. 23
12 a.m. ET – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – *M3 Movie Premiere*
In this classic Christmas film an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
Wednesday Dec. 25
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET – MASTER CHEF JUNIOR – *Marathon*
This marathon leaves viewers hungry for more. The best, most adorable, and youngest chefs in the industry battle it out to become the first winner of MASTER CHEF JUNIOR.
Thursday, Dec. 26
2 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – *Season 20A Marathon*
Viewers can relive the fiercest moments of this long-standing competition series produced by supermodel and “smize” expert, Tyra Banks. During Season 20, men and women compete for the title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.
Friday, Dec. 27
2 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – *Season 20B Marathon*
It’s a marathon of fierce moments in this long-standing competition series produced by supermodel and smizing expert, Tyra Banks. In part 2 of Season 20, the men and women compete for the title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.
Friday Dec. 27
10 p.m. ET – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – *Season 20 Finale*
Tyra Banks reveals the 20th winner of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL from Bali, Indonesia. Will it be a guy or a girl? Only the fiercest model takes home the prizes and the title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.
Saturday, Dec. 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET – TOP 100 BIG TUNES OF THE 90’s (Part I) – *Special Premiere*
This countdown takes music lovers down memory lane and adds a musical (and cool!) touch to the holidays with the TOP 100 BIG TUNES OF the 90’s, hosted by Matt Wells, featuring videos by U2, Oasis, Nirvana, and many more.
3 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET – REIGN – *Season 1A Catch-Up Marathon*
REIGN chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Tony Regbo), and with her four best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The racy drama details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue.
Sunday, Dec. 29
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET – TOP 100 BIG TUNES OF THE 90’s (Part II) – *Special Premiere*
In part two of this countdown special, music lovers take a walk down memory lane and add a musical (and cool!) touch to the holidays with the TOP 100 BIG TUNES OF the 90’s featuring videos by Notorious B.I.G, The Fugees , and many more!
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET – SUPERNATURAL – *The Best of Sam and Dean Marathon*
Two brothers follow their father’s footsteps as “hunters” fighting evil supernatural beings including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.
Monday Dec. 30
12 a.m. ET – THE CUTTING EDGE – *M3 Movie Premiere*
NHL prospect Doug Dorsey (D.B. Sweeney) is injured in an Olympic hockey game which leaves him unable to play professionally. Pairs skater Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) is an ill-tempered figure skater who no one will pair up with after a fall during the same Olympic Games. With nowhere else to go, Kate’s coach brings in Doug as a potential partner, even though Doug has no figure skating experience. The pair undergo grueling, rigorous training to finalize a program for U.S. National championships – and from there, the Olympics and a possible gold medal.
2 a.m. ET – THE CUTTING EDGE: GOING FOR GOLD – *M3 Movie Premiere*
Jackie Dorsey (Christy Romano) is the daughter of 1992 Winter Olympics Gold medalists Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) and Doug Dorsey (D.B Sweeney). She grows up with ambitions of winning her own Olympic gold but that ambition seems to come to an end when she has a career threatening injury.
4 a.m. ET– THE CUTTING EDGE: CHASING THE DREAM – *M3 Movie Premiere*
Rich, handsome, courteous Seattle golden boy Zack Conroy’s (Matt Lanter) figure skating partner Celeste Mercier (Sarah Gadon) is disabled for months in a training accident. Like their coach Bryan Hemmings (Steffano Di Matteo), she insists he takes a temporary partner to go on to the national championship, his ticket to the world championship in Paris. Zach and his temper discard all candidates from the circuit, but after an altercation with an ice hockey amateur team he shares the ice with to train, he sets his mind on their only girl, taco joint daughter-waitress Alejandra ‘Alex’ Delgado (Francia Raisa).