Highlights This Week
- The Oscar®-nominated film, HARRIET, starring Cynthia Erivo (HBO’s THE OUTSIDER), begins streaming on Friday, July 10. Based on the inspirational life of iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
- An all-new episode of CANADA’S DRAG RACE debuts on Thursday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET. Last week audiences were introduced to Canada’s fiercest drag artists in the series premiere. In this week’s episode, the queens will have to work together to over-act their way through Canada’s drag her-story. Joining judges Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie is special guest host, Jade Hassouné (SHADOWHUNTERS).
- P-VALLEY, a new drama series from STARZ, premieres Sunday, July 12. The series takes an unapologetic look at the lives of strip club dancers working deep in the Mississippi Delta, an oasis of grit and glitter. This hour-long drama tells the story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors – the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned. Trap music meets film noir in this series that dares to ask what happens when small-town folk dream beyond the boundaries of the Piggly Wiggly and the pawnshop.
- All three episodes of the new HBO Max docu-series EXPECTING AMY drop on Crave on Thursday, July 9. The series offers an inside look at the struggle, strength, and ambition that has made Amy Schumer one of the foremost comedic voices of her generation. EXPECTING AMY takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer battles through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while working on her comedy special. Beginning the day she finds out she’s pregnant, through the birth of her child, she showcases her incredible journey on the road, revealing the challenges of pregnancy, marriage, and creating a stand-up special.
What Critics Are Saying about Crave’s I MAY DESTROY YOU:
“The way [Michaela Coel’s] face flickers from placidity to horror and levity to devastation reflects the mercurial nature of trauma itself.”
– E. Alex Jung, Vulture
“Together, the filmmaking and storytelling is a perfect partnership, capturing what the world really looks like whilst exposing what it really feels like. Coel has that wonderful gift of being able to deliver a gripping half-hour while intricately layering together each episode to build towards something truly confronting.”
– Keagan Carr Fransch, The Spinoff
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. Following the series premiere, CANADA’S DRAG RACE has taken the #1 spot, bumping RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS to #2 after two weeks at #1. FORD V FERRARI joins the list at #3 while SOUTH PARK climbs to #4. Here are the Top 10 programs being watched on Crave for the week of July 1 – 7:
- CANADA’S DRAG RACE
- RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS
- FORD V FERRARI
- SOUTH PARK
- I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
- PERRY MASON
- LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
- GAME OF THRONES
What to Watch for the Week of July 9 – July 15
*All Programming Subject to Change
- The caped crusader takes the spotlight on Crave on Friday, July 10. A collection of five classic Batman movies will be added to the Crave catalogue including BATMAN (1989), BATMAN RETURNS, BATMAN FOREVER, BATMAN AND ROBIN, and BATMAN BEGINS. These films boast impressive casts featuring performances from Michael Keaton (THE FOUNDER), George Clooney (ER), Val Kilmer (KISS KISS BANG BANG) and Christian Bale (FORD V FERRARI) as Batman, Jack Nicholson (THE DEPARTED) as the Joker, and Michelle Pfeiffer (HAIRSPRAY) as Catwoman.
- The INTRIGO trilogy, directed by Daniel Alfredson (THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST) begins streaming on Friday, July 10 on STARZ. The three films, INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR, INTRIGO: DEAR AGNES and INTRIGO: SAMARIA are based on a series of crime novellas from acclaimed Swedish author, Håkan Nesser. While each film features a unique cast, themes of guilt, revenge and atonement are explored throughout the trilogy.
- The final two episodes of LEGENDARY drop on Crave on Thursday, July 9. The competition series from HBO MAX has followed eight iconic voguing groups, as they compete in fashion and dance challenges at extravagant balls. With four houses remaining, Balmain, Lanvin, Escada, and Gucci, the season finale will determine which house will be going home with legendary house status and a $100,000 cash prize.
- The season finale of the STARZ series HIGHTOWN drops on Sunday July 12. Set in the beautiful but bleak world of Cape Cod, the season has followed Jackie Quiñones’ journey to sobriety as she becomes entrenched in an unfolding murder investigation. In the final episode, Jackie and Ray try to return to business as usual after a depressing failure, only to learn the case might not actually be closed.
- A new episode of HBO’s detective series PERRY MASON begins streaming on Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode, Mason and Strickland lean on Virgil for extra-legal assistance. Following Sister Alice’s recovery from a frightening episode, Birdy urges her daughter to renounce her claims about baby Charlie. E.B. faces the reality of his financial situation and takes his frustrations out on Della.
- SHOWTIME’s drama series THE CHI continues with an all-new episode on Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET. In this week’s installment, Ronnie finds a new calling in his bid for redemption. Emmett lets his dad Darnell and his insecurities get the best of him. Kevin is weighed down by a lie. The mayoral race heats up when candidates Douda and Camille Halloway face off.
- HBO’s drama series I MAY DESTROY YOU continues with a new episode Monday, July 13 at 9 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode, Arabella attends a support group for rape and sexual assault survivors run by their high school acquaintance, Theo. In a flashback to 2004, teenage Arabella and Terry intervene when Theo attempts to flip the narrative on consensual sex.
- All-new episodes this week include; CANADA’S DRAG RACE (Thursday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET); LEGENDARY (Thursday, July 9); CROSSING SWORDS (Thursday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET); DOOM PATROL (Thursday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET); DESUS & MERO (Thursday, July 9 at 11 p.m. ET); RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS (Friday, July 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET); TRACKERS (Friday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET) BLACK MONDAY (Sunday, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET); PERRY MASON (Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET); HIGHTOWN (Sunday, July 12); THE CHI (Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET); I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (Sunday, July 12 at 10 p.m. ET); and I MAY DESTROY YOU (Monday, July 13 at 9 p.m. ET).
Complete listings for the week of July 9 – July 15
*All Programming Subject to Change
EXPECTING AMY, Season 1 (July 9)
LEGENDARY, Season 1, Episode 8 – 9 *Season Finale* (July 9)
TRACKERS, Season 1, Episode 6 *Season Finale* (July 10 at 10 p.m. ET)
PERRY MASON, Season 1, Episode 4 (July 12 at 9 p.m. ET)
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, Season 1, Episode 3 (July 12 at 10 p.m. ET)
I MAY DESTROY YOU, Season 1, Episode 6 (July 13 at 9 p.m. ET)
SHOWBIZ KIDS *Documentary* (July 14 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (July 10)
HARRIET (July 10)
VIVARIUM (July 10)
BLACK MONDAY, Season 2, Episode 9 (July 12 at 8 p.m. ET)
THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 4 (July 12 at 9 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 32 (July 9 at 11 p.m. ET)
AS GOOD AS IT GETS (July 10)
BATMAN (1989) (July 10)
BATMAN AND ROBIN (July 10)
BATMAN BEGINS (July 10)
BATMAN FOREVER (July 10)
BATMAN RETURNS (July 10)
CLOSER (July 10)
DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD (July 10)
HER (July 10)
INTRIGO: DEAR AGNES (July 10)
INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR (July 10)
INTRIGO: SAMARIA (July 10)
HIGHTOWN, Season 1, Episode 8 *Season Finale* (July 12)
P-VALLEY, Season 1, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (July 12)
GIRLS NIGHT OUT (July 15)
More Riveting TV to Watch
CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 2 (July 9 at 9 p.m. ET)
DOOM PATROL, Season 2, Episode 5 (July 9 at 9 p.m. ET)
CROSSING SWORDS, Season 1, Episode 4 (July 9 at 10 p.m. ET)
AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS, Season 1 (July 10)
CAMP LAKEBOTTOM, Season 2 (July 10)
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS, Season 5, Episode 6 (July 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: CLASSIC EPISODES, Season 1, Episodes 46-47 (July 14)