Highlights This Week
- Following a screening at Hot Docs’ recent online festival and premiering during Pride Month, HBO Documentary Films’ WELCOME TO CHECHNYA premieres on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET. From acclaimed journalist and Oscar®-nominated director David France (HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE), the film brings to light the work of a group of activists in the Russian republic of Chechnya risking their lives to combat the deadly anti-LGBTQ torture campaign that has escalated in the country. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this searing and intimate documentary exposes these gravely underreported atrocities while highlighting an extraordinary group of people confronting the brutality head-on.
- The first installment of HBO’s six-part documentary series, I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, premieres on Sunday, June 28 at 10:05 p.m. ET, with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at the same time. The true crime investigative series is based on the book of the same name and explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer. The series is directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy® winning director Liz Garbus (HBO’s WHO KILLED GARRETT PHILLIPS, NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER).
- The Crave and TIFF Stay-at-Home Cinema initiative continues with Q&As and Crave screenings featuring HBO’s THE NORMAL HEART with Golden Globe® winner Matt Bomer on Friday, June 26 and the TIFF 2019 selection CLEMENCY on Tuesday, June 30, with guest to be announced. For all the details on how to participate, click HERE.
What Critics Are Saying about Crave’s PERRY MASON:
“HBO and Star Matthew Rhys Aim to Raise the Bar for Period Reboot ‘Perry Mason’ by Touching on Modern Themes”
Daniel Holloway, Variety
“TV review: HBO’s Perry Mason prequel actually works”
Norm Wilner, NOW Toronto
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. BILLIONS and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER remain in the Top 3 for the third week in a row while RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS jumps to the #1 spot after its third week of release on Crave. Here are the Top 10 programs being watched on Crave for the week of June 17-23:
- RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS
- LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
- AD ASTRA
- KILLING EVE
- LOVE LIFE
- SOUTH PARK
- GAME OF THRONES
- CROSSING SWORDS
What to Watch for the Week of June 25 – July 1
*All Programming Subject to Change
- DOOM PATROL returns for a second season. Episodes 1-2 drop on Crave at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 25, day-and-date with their broadcast premiere on CTV Sci-Fi Channel. The series is part the DC Comics Universe and tells the story of a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes who come together to investigate some of the world’s strangest phenomena. As the second season kicks off, the Doom Patrol gang find themselves in the aftermath of betrayal by one of their own while continuing their battle to save a world that wants little to do with them.
- Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, DOCTOR SLEEP starring Ewan McGregor, begins streaming on Friday, June 26. The film is a continuation of the horror classic, THE SHINING (1980). Years following the sinister events at the Overlook Hotel, a now-adult Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) must protect a young girl with similar powers to his own from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on gifted children to maintain their immortality.
- The mystery continues to unfold on STARZ’s crime drama HIGHTOWN in a new episode dropping Sunday, June 28. From Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the series is set on iconic Cape Cod, following one woman’s journey to sobriety, intertwined with an unfolding murder investigation. In this week’s episode, Jackie enlists Ray and the entire CCINU to track down Junior, after learning he was involved with Sherry Hunter’s murder. Renee finds herself deeply questioning her budding relationship with Ray.
- HBO’s new drama series I MAY DESTROY YOU continues with a new episode Monday, June 29 at 9 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode, Arabella takes a job working alongside Theo at a vegan delivery start-up and Terry takes covert measures to ensure Simon won’t make an appearance at her birthday party.
- The mid-season premiere of SHOWTIME’s comedy series BLACK MONDAY premieres on Sunday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET. The series follows a group of outsiders in 1987 that took on Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system. The season picks up at TBD’s Halloween party, where Blair tries to make the trade of a lifetime. Mo and Dawn argue over an opportunity, Tiff and Corkie loosen up, and Keith phones a friend.
- Following its broadcast run on CTV Sci-Fi, Season 12 of DOCTOR WHO drops on Crave, Wednesday, July 1. This season follows further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from the planet Earth.
- Following its broadcast run on CTV Comedy, The twenty-third season of the animated series, SOUTH PARK drops on Crave on Wednesday, July 1. The comedy series follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
- All-new episodes this week include LEGENDARY (Thursday, June 25); SHELTER IN PLACE WITH SHANE SMITH (Thursday, June 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET); CROSSING SWORDS (Thursday, June 25 at 10 p.m. ET); RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS (Friday, June 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET); REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (Friday, June 26, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning); PERRY MASON (Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET); THE CHI (Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. ET); HIGHTOWN (Sunday, June 28); LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (Sunday, June 28, live at 11:05 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning); PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS (Sunday, June 28 at 10 p.m. ET).
Complete listings for the week of June 25 – July 1
*All Programming Subject to Change
LEGENDARY, Season 1, Episode 6 (June 25)
TRACKERS, Season 1, Episode 4 (June 26 at 10 p.m. ET)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 20 (June 26, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
PERRY MASON, Season 1, Episode 2 (June 28 at 9 p.m. ET)
I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (June 28 at 10:05 p.m. ET)
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 7, Episode 17 (June 28, live at 11:05 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
I MAY DESTROY YOU, Season 1, Episode 4 (June 29 at 9 p.m. ET)
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA *Documentary* (June 30 at 10 p.m. ET)
CLEMENCY (June 26)
DOCTOR SLEEP (June 26)
SHELTER IN PLACE WITH SHANE SMITH, Season 1, Episode 14 *Season Finale* Finale (June 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET)
BLACK MONDAY, Season 2, Episode 7 *Mid-Season Premiere* (June 28 at 8 p.m. ET)
THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 2 (June 28 at 9 p.m. ET)
PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, Season 1, Episode 10 *Season Finale* (June 28 at 10 p.m. ET)
A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS (June 26)
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER (June 26)
FROST/NIXON (June 26)
GHOSTBUSTERS (June 26)
GHOSTBUSTERS 2 (June 26)
HAPPY FEET 2 (June 26)
SPY (June 26)
SUDDEN IMPACT (June 26)
UPSIDE DOWN (June 26)
THE FIFTH ELEMENT (June 26)
J. EDGAR (June 26)
HIGHTOWN, Season 1, Episode 7 (June 28)
KEYHOLE (July 1)
MEATBALLS (July 1)
DOOM PATROL, Season 2, Episodes 1-2 (June 25 at 9 p.m. ET)
CROSSING SWORDS, Season 1, Episode 2 (June 25 at 10 p.m. ET)
COLD WATER COWBOYS, Season 5 (June 26)
JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION, Season 3 (June 26)
THE D CUT (June 26)
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS, Season 5, Episode 4 (June 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET)
DOCTOR WHO, Season 12 (July 1)
SOUTH PARK, Season 23 (July 1)