Highlights This Week
- The all-new HBO Max Original ELLEN’S NEXT GREAT DESIGNER premieres with two episodes dropping Thursday, April 22. The furniture design competition series sees design aficionado Ellen DeGeneres give uniquely talented, up-and-coming furniture designers the chance to push their creativity to the limit. The designers compete in innovative furniture-making challenges from studios in their hometowns, with DeGeneres appearing in each episode to surprise and delight the contestants and the judges. Acclaimed actor Scott Foley brings his passion for furniture design to his role as host and judge. Joining Foley as judges are renowned interior designer Brigette Romanek and award-winning, one-of-a-kind contemporary artist and designer Fernando Mastrangelo. ELLEN’S NEXT GREAT DESIGNER follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes dropping on Thursdays.
- HBO’s Emmy®-nominated A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW returns for Season 2 on Friday, April 23 at 11 p.m. ET. The narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations. Joining the cast this season are featured players Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend, and returning this season are core cast members Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, and Ashley Nicole Black. The new season features several celebrity guest stars, including Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, and many more. A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes dropping Fridays at 11 p.m. ET on Crave, following new episodes of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER.
- As film fans around Canada gather virtually to celebrate the best in documentary film at the 2021 Hot Docs Festival (happening April 29-May 9), Crave highlights past festival selections with its Hot Docs Collection. Launching on Thursday, April 22, the collection features notable documentary titles such as: Canadian documentary KILLING PATIENT ZERO, HBO’s I LOVE YOU NOW DIE and MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS, SHOWTIME’s THE FOURTH ESTATE, O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA, and more. As was recently announced, Crave Original documentaries A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY and FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, and HBO documentaries IN THE SAME BREATH and STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET will screen at this year’s Festival prior to their debut on Crave later this year.
- Also launching on Thursday, April 22, in conjunction with Earth Day, is Crave’s Earth Day Collection, featuring thought provoking environmental documentaries and films including: I Am Greta, Crave Originals Sharkwater Extinction and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Ice on Fire, Sea of Life, and more.
- Rolling out in Canada on the same day as it launches in the U.S., Season 4 of THE HANDMAID’S TALE premieres on Wednesday, April 28 at 9 p.m. ET with two episodes on Crave (streaming) and CTV Drama Channel (linear television) Crave. In the 10-episode fourth season, June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships. THE HANDMAID’S TALE follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes dropping Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Two additional episodes drop Wednesday, May 5 at 9 p.m. ET, followed by one episode a week thereafter.
Complete listings for the week of April 22-28
*All Programming Subject to Change
HBO and HBO Max Programming
ELLEN’S NEXT GREAT DESIGNER, Season 1, Episodes 1-2 *Series Premiere* (April 22)
A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, Season 2, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (April 23 at 11 p.m. ET)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 19, Episode 13 (April 23, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
THE NEVERS, Season 1, Episode 3 (April 25 at 9 p.m. ET)
MARE OF EASTTOWN, Season 1, Episode 2 (April 25 at 10 p.m. ET)
GIRL *Canadian Film* (April 23)
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (April 23)
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (April 23)
THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW (April 23)
DESUS & MERO, Season 3, Episode 21 (April 22 at 11 p.m. ET)
VICE, Season 2, Episode 8 *Mid-Season Finale* (April 25 at 8 p.m. ET)
CITY ON A HILL, Season 2, Episode 5 (April 25 at 9 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 3, Episode 22 (April 25 at 11 p.m. ET)
ABOVE THE RIM (April 23)
CHAMPS (April 23)
THE ENGLISH PATIENT (April 23)
MORE THAN A GAME (April 23)
STEP UP: HIGH WATER, Season 1, Episode 8 (April 23)
CONFRONTING A SERIAL KILLER, Season 1, Episode 2 (April 25)
THE GLOAMING, Season 1, Episode 6 (April 25)
More Riveting TV to Watch
MTV’s THE CHALLENGE, Season 36 (April 23)
MTV’s TEEN MOM AUSTRALIA, Season 1-2 (April 23)
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, Season 13, Episode 16 *Season Finale* (April 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 34, Episode 139-143 (April 27)
THE VOICE, Season 20, Episode 11 (April 27)
DARK SIDE OF THE RING: CONFIDENTIAL, Season 1, Episode 8 (April 27 at 9 p.m. ET)
HANDMAID’S TALE, Season 4, Episode 1-2 (April 28 at 9 p.m. ET)