Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) bring more star power, drama, comedy and reality to the fall season when the critically acclaimed and fan favourite Showtime series Dexter and Californication return, along with the best in Canadian-made film and drama including the eight-part original series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures and Hollywood-hit movie premieres.
Movie Central and The Movie Network also present Showtime’s new reality Lock ‘N Load and an exciting slate of homegrown drama that includes the world premiere of original pay TV film Faker. Rounding out the fall season is a full slate of new programming on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Movie Central and The Movie Network and the premieres of great Hollywood-hit movies including Oscar-nominees Milk, The Reader and The Changeling.
Additional information for Movie Central and The Movie Network’s fall programming is outlined below:
Dexter (Season 4)
Premieres on Sunday, September 27 at 9 p.m. PT/ 10 p.m. ET
The hit-series Dexter returns with Academy Award(R)-nominated and Emmy(R), Tony(R) and Golden Globe(R) award winner John Lithgow joining the cast as one of America’s most prolific and deadliest serial killers. Dubbed the Trinity Killer for his proclivity to kill in threes, Lithgow’s character relocates to Miami after being tracked by F.B.I Special Agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine). Brought on to help with the investigation, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) becomes fascinated with the Trinity Killers methods and his ability to evade capture for almost three decades.
Californication (Season 3)
Premieres on Monday, September 28 at 9 p.m. PT/ 10 p.m. ET
In the new season, novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) tries to shape young literary minds as a professor at a major California university, while still trying to keep his wild child daughter Becca on the straight and narrow. Joining the cast for season three are Kathleen Turner and Peter Gallagher and guest stars Ed Westwick, Diane Farr and Rick Springfield.
Lock ‘N Load
Premieres October 2009
A new half-hour, six-episode reality series that gives viewers an inside look at “The Shootist,” a family-owned gun store in Englewood, Colorado, where salesman Josh Ryan is always in full-on pitch mode and the steady stream of customers never stops. For every gun sold, there’s a fascinating story behind the buyer: the teenager who’s an expert hunter; the new parent who wants to protect his family; the 30-something woman who feels a little more at ease with a revolver in her purse; and the avid collector who simply has a fascination with guns of all kind.
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
Premieres in early 2010
Based on the Scotiabank Giller Award-winning set of linked short stories by Vincent Lam and adapted by Governor General’s Award-winner Jason Sherman, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures follows a group of conflicted young doctors from medical school through their internships and on to their years as emergency room doctors. Their stories reveal that there are no miracles in hospitals, just hard work, hope, pain, mistakes – and the occasional triumph. Starring Shawn Ashmore, Mayko Nguyen and Byron Mann.
Premieres spring 2010
Faker tells the shocking story of three ordinary teenagers from one of Canada’s most elite schools who created a major counterfeiting operation under the noses of their teachers and parents, and how it all came crashing down. An original pay TV movie, Faker stars Greyston Holt, Andrew Francis, Alexia Fast and Gregory Smith and Drea de Matteo.
New episodes of all series will also be simulcast on Movie Central and The Movie Network’s High Definition channels. New episodes will also be available each week on Movie Central On Demand and The Movie Network OnDemand.