Highlights This Week
- Yes, honey! The inaugural season of CANADA’S DRAG RACE is finally here (premiering tonight, Thursday, July 2, at 9 p.m. ET), and is set to have viewers clutching their royal pearls as 12 of the fiercest queens in the land showcase their Canadian Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent to compete to become Canada’s First Drag Superstar. With Snatch Game, Rumail, the reading challenge, puppets, makeovers, and gag-worthy untucked sessions, CANADA’S DRAG RACE serves up fan-favourites from RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, but with a dash of maple-flavoured Canadian realness. Each episode tests the queens’ talents, and challenges them to master singing, dancing, acting, impersonation, costume making, and improvisation.
- All episodes of SHOWTIME’s five-part documentary series OUTCRY premiere on Sunday, July 5. Produced and directed by Emmy® winner, Pat Kondelis (DISGRACED), the series examines the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley. In 2014, Kelley was convicted of the sexual assault of a four-year-old boy, and sentenced to 25 years in prison with no possibility for parole. Set in Leander, Texas, the series follows Kelley’s fall from grace and the groundswell of support that subsequently emerged, calling into question the investigation, the prosecution’s tactics and ultimately, the validity of the conviction.
- The Oscar®-winning film FORD VS FERRARI starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale begins streaming on Friday, July 3. Directed by James Mangold, the film follows American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
What Critics Are Saying about Crave’s I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK:
“HBO’s true crime series, based on the book by Patton Oswalt’s late wife, Michelle McNamara, illuminates not just the horrific Golden State Killer but also the love story between a brilliant writer and her husband.” – Haven Kimmel, Vanity Fair
“It’s a memoir as much as it is a mystery, detailing McNamara’s life and work alongside the facts of the monster known here as the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker […]” – Scott Tobias, Vulture
“That this documentary attempts no such grandeur, seeking to explicate without ever cracking its case, is the mark of its conditional but real success.” – Daniel D’Addario, Variety
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS remains in the #1 spot for the second week in a row, while LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER remains in the Top 3 for the fourth week in a row. DOCTOR SLEEP joins the list in the #3 spot. Here are the Top 10 programs being watched on Crave for the week of June 24- 30:
- RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS
- LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
- DOCTOR SLEEP
- PERRY MASON
- DOOM PATROL
- SOUTH PARK
- KILLING EVE
- GAME OF THRONES
What to Watch for the Week of July 2 – July 8
*All Programming Subject to Change
- The ultimate underdog story, SPACE JAM, starring NBA legend Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny begins streaming on Friday, July 3 on STARZ. Rife with 90’s nostalgia, the film features cameos from noteworthy basketball players of the era, including Bill Murray. The film follows The Looney Tunes as they desperately seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan to help them win back their freedom from their rival alien team, the Monstars.
- A new episode of HBO’s gritty detective series PERRY MASON begins streaming on Sunday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET. The 2020 reboot of the beloved 1960s’ courtroom drama delivers the origin story of the famed defence lawyer, Perry Mason. In this week’s episode, wily District Attorney Maynard Barnes goes public with a shocking new development in order to gain an advantage over E.B. and his team. Mason and Strickland get unauthorized access to physical evidence with help from Virgil, Mason’s contact at the city morgue. Later, Mason attempts to extract information from a withholding Drake, who’s weary of Holcomb and Ennis’ watchful eyes. Della notices a change in E.B., who seems uncharacteristically out of sorts.
- HBO’s I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK returns with the second installment of the six-part documentary series on Sunday, July 5 at 10 p.m. ET. The series examines the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer, who is responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders in California. In Episode 2, true-crime author Michelle McNamara reflects on the 1984 murder of her childhood neighbour Kathy Lombardo, which she credits with planting the seed for her lifelong fascination with unsolved crimes.
- The third episode of SHOWTIME’s coming-of-age drama series THE CHI begins streaming on Sunday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET. From Emmy® winner Lena Waithe, the series is centered on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. In this week’s installment, the Williams family goes into a tailspin, Emmett and Tiff devise a plan to move in with Jada while he gets his new business off the ground and Ronnie gets a not-so-friendly reminder that his neighborhood has a long memory of his past deeds.
- HBO’s new drama series I MAY DESTROY YOU continues with a new episode Monday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode, a tumultuous day finds Arabella reassessing a sexual encounter with Zain and following a promising new lead in the investigation by opening up to Biagio about her assault. After a meeting with Susy Henny, Arabella threatens to break the Internet when she goes off-script at a writing summit. Meanwhile, Kwame is prompted to report his own assault to the police.
- All-new episodes this week include LEGENDARY (Thursday, July 2); CROSSING SWORDS (Thursday, July 2 at 10 p.m. ET); DOOM PATROL (Thursday July 2 at 9 p.m. ET); RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS (Friday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET); BLACK MONDAY (Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m. ET); PERRY MASON (Sunday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET); THE CHI (Sunday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET); I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (Sunday, July 5 at 10 p.m. ET) and I MAY DESTROY YOU (Monday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET).
Complete listings for the week of July 2 – July 8
*All Programming Subject to Change
LEGENDARY, Season 1, Episode 7 (July 2)
TRACKERS, Season 1, Episode 5 (July 3 at 10 p.m. ET)
PERRY MASON, Season 1, Episode 3 (July 5 at 9 p.m. ET)
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, Season 1, Episode 2 (July 5 at 10 p.m. ET)
I MAY DESTROY YOU, Season 1, Episode 5 (July 6 at 9 p.m. ET)
DRAGONHEART: VENGEANCE (July 3)
FORD V FERRARI (July 3)
THE JESUS ROLLS (July 3)
OUTCRY, Season 1 (July 5)
BLACK MONDAY, Season 2, Episode 8 (July 5 at 8 p.m. ET)
THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 3 (July 5 at 9 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 30 (July 5 at 11 p.m. ET)
SPACE JAM (July 3)
TARANTULA (July 3)
AMERICAN HISTORY X (July 3)
THE DEVIL’S OWN (July 3)
APPOLLO 13 (July 3)
A TIME TO KILL (July 3)
THE DEER HUNTER (July 3)
INESCAPABLE (July 8)
More Riveting Content to Watch
CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 1 (July 2 at 9 p.m. ET)
DOOM PATROL, Season 2, Episodes 3- 4 (July 2 at 9 p.m. ET)
CROSSING SWORDS, Season 1, Episode 3 (July 2 at 10 p.m. ET)
LITTLE BABY BUMS (July 3)
THE NEW NEGROES WITH BARON VAUGHN AND OPEN MIKE EAGLE, Season 1 (July 3)
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS, Season 5, Episode 5 (July 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET)