Highlights This Week
- Season 9 of Crave’s acclaimed Original Comedy Series LETTERKENNY begins streaming Friday, Dec. 25 when all seven episodes drop at once. This season kicks off with the Hicks, Skids, and Hockey Players attending an American Buck and Doe, following the fight with Dierks (Tyler Hynes). Katy takes her scorched earth dating strategy back to Letterkenny, and Gail (Lisa Codrington) gets some action of her own. Meanwhile, the Hockey Players learn about Judaism and the whole town gets really into sleepover activities like movies, board games, and girl talk. Then, a “breastaurant” opens in Letterkenny and Tanis (Tiio Horn) starts her own energy drink.
- Just in time for family holiday viewing, TROLLS WORLD TOUR begins streaming Friday, Dec. 25. When the Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls tries to take over all the Troll kingdoms, Queen Poppy and her friends try different ways to save all the Trolls. The animated comedy stars Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Justin Timberlake (Trolls), Rachel Bloom (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND), James Corden (Cats), Ron Funches (Trolls), Kelly Clarkson (Ugly Dolls), and Mary J. Blige (Rock of Ages).
- 1917, the Oscar, Golden Globe®, and BAFTA winning film from director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) joins Crave Friday, Dec. 25. The critically acclaimed British war film, which won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director – Motion Picture, follows two young soldiers who are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
- All four seasons of the beloved 90s romantic-drama series FELICITY join Crave Friday, Dec. 25. The Golden Globe-winning series, from Emmy®-winner JJ. Abrams (WESTWORLD, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY), follows shy, beautiful, Felicity Porter (Keri Russell, THE AMERICANS) from the moment she asks Ben Covington (Scott Speedman, ANIMAL KINGDOM) to sign her high school yearbook. It’s graduation day, he’s gorgeous and she’s had a four-year crush on him. Even though the two have never spoken, what he writes is so insightful and so perfect it persuades Felicity to change the course of her future – a future defined by medical school and the dreams of her parents.
- As Canadians ‘pivot’ into 2021, Crave becomes the exclusive Canadian streaming home of the complete FRIENDS library on Thursday, Dec. 31. Named one of the Top 100 series of all time by Time and the “world’s favourite sitcom” by The Economist, FRIENDS follows six New Yorkers as they try to navigate through adulthood, love, friendship, and careers during a time in life where everything is possible – their 20s. Whether the gang is gathering at the neighbourhood coffee shop, Central Perk, or at Monica’s apartment, they’re always there for each other. Created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the series stars Jennifer Aniston (THE MORNING SHOW), Courteney Cox (COUGAR TOWN), Lisa Kudrow (THE COMEBACK), Matt LeBlanc (EPISODES), Matthew Perry (MR. SUNSHINE), and David Schwimmer (INTELLIGENCE).
- Happy Ru-Year! Worldwide phenomenon RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE returns for Season 13, Friday, Jan. 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET. After winning six Emmy Awards in 2020 and solidifying itself as the most-awarded reality competition series in history, the highly anticipated new season brings together 13 fabulous queens, including the series’ first trans man contestant, as they vie for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a cash prize of $100,000.
- THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama starring Pete Davidson (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), begins streaming Friday, Jan. 1. Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He reaches his mid-20s having achieved little, still chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow, HBO’s EUPHORIA) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei, Spider-Man: Far from Home). He spends his days smoking weed and hanging with the guys – Oscar (Ricky Velez, MASTER OF NONE), Igor (Moises Arias, Five Feet Apart), and Richie (Lou Wilson, THE GUEST BOOK) – while secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley, THE MORNING SHOW). When his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr, F IS FOR FAMILY), it sets off a chain of events that force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.
- Set in the dazzling world of the L.A. music scene, THE HIGH NOTE begins streaming Friday, Jan. 1. Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross, BLACK-ISH) is a superstar whose talent and ego have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who is stuck running errands, but still aspires to her dream of becoming a music producer. Things come to a head when Grace’s long-time manager (Ice Cube, 21 Jump Street) presents the singer with a choice that could alter the course of her career, and Grace must choose between playing it safe or listening to her heart in a decision that could change her life forever.
- HBO’s new eight-episode Spanish-language drama series 30 COINS, premieres with two episodes Monday, Jan. 4 beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Produced by HBO Europe in Spain and an official selection of the 77th Venice International Film Festival, the drama introduces viewers to a world where nothing is as it seems, and nobody can be trusted. Father Vergara (Eduard Fernández) is an exorcist, boxer, and ex-convict who is exiled by the church to be the priest of a remote town in Spain. He wants to forget and be forgotten, but his enemies soon find him. Strange things begin happening, and an unlikely task force of Mayor Paco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and local vet Elena (Megan Montaner) seek the truth, while reality is distorted by a cursed coin at the heart of a global conspiracy.
- From the team behind the “I AM” documentary series that offers audiences an inside look at the lives of fascinating figures like Heath Ledger, Steve McQueen, Chris Farley, and Paul Walker, I AM JACKIE O begins streaming Monday, Jan. 4. The documentary follows Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ evolution from society debutant, to young mother and First Lady, to America’s obsession, and, finally, American icon. First Lady of the United States from 1961-63, Jackie lived through tragedy in the public eye when her husband, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. The documentary explores the character of this woman whose legacy transcends her role as the president’s wife and national widow and cementing her as one of the most important cultural icons in American history.
- An official selection of the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), TIFF Industry Selects and the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the critically acclaimed homegrown feature MONKEY BEACH has its Canadian streaming premiere on Crave on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Directed by Loretta S. Todd and based on the novel of the same name by Eden Robinson, MONKEY BEACH follows a young Indigenous woman who returns to her hometown to face the harrowing visions that have haunted her throughout her life and to claim her ancestral medicine. The film features an all-star cast of Indigenous talent including Grace Dove (The Revenant), Adam Beach (Windtalkers), Nathanial Arcand (FBI: Most Wanted), Joel Oulette (Trickster), Glen Gould (Cold Pursuit), Sera-Lys McArthur (Outlander), Stefany Mathias (Pathfinder), Tina Lameman (Mixed Blessings), Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack (Red Snow), Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Kayak to Klemtu), Zoey Snow and Nick Dangeli.
- Episodes 4 and 5 of SHAMELESS, previously scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 have been rescheduled. Episode 4 will now premiere Sunday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. ET and Episode 5 will now premiere Sunday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET.
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. HBO MAX’s THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT – which was just renewed for Season 2 – rounds out its first season in the #1 spot, while SHOWTIME’s YOUR HONOR holds steady at #2 for the second week. SHAMELESS and HIS DARK MATERIALS remain in the #4 and #6 spot respectively for the second week, while the Crave Original LETTERKENNY takes the #8 spot ahead of its new season drop on Christmas Day. Here are the Top 10 most-watched programs on Crave for the week of December 16 – 22:
- FLIGHT ATTENDANT
- YOUR HONOR
- STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
- HIS DARK MATERIALS
- GAME OF THRONES
- THE UNDOING
What to Watch for the Week of December 24 – January 6
*All Programming Subject to Change
- SHOWTIME’S legal thriller YOUR HONOR, starring Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD), continues Sunday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET. In the fourth episode, premiering December 27, complicit in multiple lies and agonized by guilt, Adam (Hunter Doohan, TRUTH BE TOLD) moves from one dangerous liaison to another as tensions escalate. Elizabeth (Margo Martindale, MRS. AMERICA) steps in to protect her grandson. Family dinner at the Desiatos is plagued by secrets and lies. In the fifth episode, premiering January 3, Michael (Bryan Cranston, BREAKING BAD) attempts to return to business as usual until he discovers that someone is blackmailing him. Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name) and Gina Baxter (Hope Davis, FOR THE PEOPLE) remain committed to avenging their son’s death.
- A new episode of STARZ’s POWER BOOK II: GHOST premieres Sunday, Dec. 27, with the season finale dropping Jan. 3. In Episode 9, premiering December 27, after the head-on collision of Tariq’s (Michael Rainey Jr., Lee Daniels’ The Butler) worlds at Homecoming, the campus is hot, causing problems as he tries to settle up on debts. Synopsis information for the season finale, premiering January 3, to be announced.
- HBO’s fantasy-drama series HIS DARK MATERIALS wraps up Season 2 Monday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. ET. In the season finale, as all paths converge on Cittàgazze, Lee (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton) is determined to fulfil his quest, whatever the cost. Mrs Coulter’s (Ruth Wilson, THE AFFAIR) question is answered, and Will (Amir Wilson, The Secret Garden) takes on his father’s mantle.
- All-new episodes include; STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Friday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. ET); POWER BOOK II: GHOST (Sunday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3); SHAMELESS (Sunday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET); YOUR HONOR (Sunday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET); HIS DARK MATERIALS (Monday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m. ET); THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Tuesday, Dec. 29 and Jan. 5); 30 COINS (Monday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET);
Complete listings for the week of December 24 – January 6
*All Programming Subject to Change
HBO and HBO Max
HIS DARK MATERIALS, Season 2, Episode 7 (December 28 at 9 p.m. ET)
30 COINS, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (January 4 at 9 p.m. ET)
30 COINS, Season 1, Episode 2 (January 4 at 10:20 p.m. ET)
1917 (December 25)
I STILL BELIEVE (December 25)
TROLLS WORLD TOUR (December 25)
JOHN WICK (December 31)
JOHN WICK: Chapter 2 (December 31)
THE HIGH NOTE (January 1)
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND (January 1)
MONKEY BEACH (January 6)
YOUR HONOR, Season 1, Episode 4 (December 27 at 10 p.m. ET)
YOUR HONOR, Season 1, Episode 5 (January 3 at 10 p.m. ET)
CINDERELLA MAN (December 25)
THE HURRICANE (December 25)
ALL IS BRIGHT (December 18)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (December 25)
DIRTY DANCING (December 26)
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (December 26)
DUNE (December 27)
POWER BOOK II: GHOST PART 1, Season 1, Episode 9 (December 27)
THE FAST & FURIOUS (December 29)
2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (December 29)
FAST & FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (December 29)
FAST & FURIOUS (December 29)
FAST FIVE (December 29)
FAST & FURIOUS 6 (December 29)
AKEELAH AND THE BEE (January 1)
CRANK (January 1)
CRANK 2 (January 1)
IDENTITY THIEF (January 1)
LES MISERABLES (2012) (January 1)
TAKEN (January 1)
TAKEN 2 (January 1)
TAMMY (January 1)
TURBO (January 1)
POWER BOOK II: GHOST, Season 1, Episode 10 *Season Finale* (January 3)
BILLY MADISON (January 5)
CADDYSHACK (January 5)
HAPPY GILMORE (January 5)
FIELD OF DREAMS (January 6)
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (January 6)
THE GREAT OUTDOORS (January 6)
More Riveting TV to Watch
BLIPPI (December 25)
DOG’S BEST FRIEND, Season 2 (December 25)
DR. KERI: PRARIE VET, Season 1 (December 25)
FELICITY, Season 1-4 (December 25)
Crave Original LETTERKENNY, Season 9 *Season Premiere* (December 25)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Season 3, Episode 11 (December 25 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 34, Episode 64-68 (December 29)
FRIENDS, Season 1-10 (December 31)
TEEN MOM 2, Season 10 (January 1)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Season 3, Episode 12 (January 1 at 9 p.m. ET)
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, Season 13, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (January 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET)
I AM JACKIE O *Documentary* (January 4)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 34, Episode 69-73 (January 5)