Highlights This Week
- Leading up to the series finale of HBO’s buzzy, critically acclaimed limited series THE UNDOING, TIFF and Crave present an exclusive conversation with director Susanne Bier and actor Noma Dumezweni (“Haley Fitzgerald”). The conversation streams tonight at 7 p.m. ET on TIFF’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels, and on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox.
- Following a surprise early drop of the premiere episode on Tuesday, HBO Max’s dark comedic thriller THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT continues with Episodes 2 and 3 streaming Thursday, Nov. 26. Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalia, the series tells the story of Cassandra Bowden (Kaley Cuoco, THE BIG BANG THEORY), a flight attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed with a dead man, and no idea what happened. Joining Cuoco in this compelling mystery of a night of binge-drinking gone horribly wrong is Michiel Huisman (GAME OF THRONES), Zosia Mamet (GIRLS), Rosie Perez (Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey), and T.R. Knight (GREY’S ANATOMY).
- SUPERINTELLIGENCE, a new HBO Max Original Film, starts streaming Thursday, Nov. 26. In the action-comedy, nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone, and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first-ever superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life, with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over the world. Now, Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug. Directed by Ben Falcone (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), McCarthy is joined by James Corden (Cats) and Bobby Cannavale (BOARDWALK EMPIRE).
- Beginning Thursday, Nov. 26, cozy up with the first three episodes of HBO Max’s 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS, directed by Sam Dean (LOVE IS BLIND) and narrated by Natasha Rothwell (INSECURE). The holiday dating series follows three hopelessly romantic singles, Faith, Chad, and Garrett, on their journey to meet that special someone and bring them home for the holidays.
- Hosted by crafting expert and YouTube sensation – and Canadian native – Lauren Riihimaki (aka LaurDIY), two all-new holiday-themed episodes of HBO Max’s CRAFTOPIA begin streaming Thursday, Nov. 26. The two winter spectaculars feature holiday inspired crafting challenges, special guests, and a holiday-themed studio set where “craftestants” fill up their carts with an endless supply of the best materials to compete for a cash prize.
- Following Monday’s third episode of HBO’s acclaimed new drama series INDUSTRY, the remaining five episodes of Season 1 drop on Crave Friday, Nov. 27. The series, from first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London. The series stars Myha’la Herrold (The Tattooed Heart), Marisa Abela (COBRA), Harry Lawtey (City of Tiny Lights), David Jonsson (DEEP STATE) and Nabhaan Rizwan (Mogul Mowgli) as “The Graduates” and Conor MacNeill (Artemis Fowl), Freya Mavor (SKINS), Will Tudor (GAME OF THRONES) and Ken Leung (HIGH MAINTENANCE) as “Management.”
- Academy Award®-winning director Errol Morris examines the notorious high-priest of LSD Timothy Leary through the eyes of his famed lover Joanna Harcourt-Smith in the SHOWTIME documentary MY PSYCHEDLIC LOVE STORY, premiering Sunday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. The feature-length documentary film recounts the wild adventures of two seemingly innocent people on the run in an international saga of mystery and lust. But was Leary’s “perfect love” a CIA plant who helped take him down? Or was she simply a rich, beautiful young woman out for the adventure of a lifetime with the man Richard Nixon called “Public Enemy #1”?
- November 30 is the last day for Canadians to get ready for holiday binge watching with Crave’s Black Friday offer. New and active monthly subscribers have the chance to save 25% when signing on for an annual plan.
- The HBO documentary BABY GOD premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. ET. The film examines the work of the infamous Nevada fertility specialist Dr. Quincy, a man who deceived countless women struggling to conceive by using his own sperm, without their knowledge or consent, to impregnate them. Directed and produced by Hannah Olson (WHO KILLED MALCOLM X), the documentary follows several of Quincy’s offspring as they grapple with new information about their origins, the scope of Fortier’s misdeeds, and the impact his genes have on how they view their own identities.
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. HBO’s THE UNDOING continues its reign in the #1 spot for the fourth consecutive week, while THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR REUNION takes the #2 spot following its premiere last week. Dolittle debuts on Crave at #4 and HBO’s HIS DARK MATERIALS enters the Top 10 at #5 following its Season 2 premiere. Here are the Top 10 most-watched programs on Crave for the week of November 18 – November 24:
THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR REUNION
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
HIS DARK MATERIALS
GAME OF THRONES
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
What to Watch for the Week of November 26 – December 2
*All Programming Subject to Change
- Why wait until December to get into the holiday spirit? The Holiday Collection on Crave debuts Friday, Nov. 27 with a mix of heartwarming holiday programs from which to choose. The collection features classic holiday films such as: LOVE ACTUALLY, ADAM SANDLER’S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS, TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY and JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and THE POLAR EXPRESS, as well as some less conventional holiday picks including: DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON, BATMAN RETURNS, EYES WIDE SHUT, GREMLINS, and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. Also joining The Holiday Collection are holiday-themed episodes from SEINFELD, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, SOUTH PARK, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, LETTERKENNY, and more.
- The third and final season of the Comedy Central workplace comedy CORPORATE begins streaming Friday, Nov. 27. For those stuck working from home and communicating by daily video conference calls, CORPORATE offers a return to the comfort and nostalgia of the grim and soul-crushing office life everyone has come to desperately miss during social distancing. Season 3 follows Matt (Matt Ingebretson), Jake (Jake Weisman), Grace (Aparna Nancherla, A Simple Favor), and the rest of Hampton DeVille as they face the struggles of content creation, workplace conflicts, business trips, and finally learning to climb the corporate ladder.
- HBO’s six-part docu-comedy HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON wraps up Friday, Nov. 27 at 11 p.m. ET. In episode 6, “How to Cook the Perfect Risotto,” John attempts to make his elderly landlord’s favourite dish to thank her for all the times she’s cooked and cleaned for him.
- Starz’s historical drama THE SPANISH PRINCESS PART 2 concludes Sunday, Nov. 29. In the Season Finale, “Peace,” the stakes have never been higher for Catherine. As Henry descends into madness, her husband has become a threat to her life.
- The triumph of both Reagans is explored in episode three of the SHOWTIME docuseries THE REAGANS, premiering Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Ronald sets about undoing the New Deal and Great Society, setting off a political chain reaction that reverberates to this day. Nancy struggles with her image, as does Ronald.
- The culminating episode of THE UNDOING, HBO’s thrilling limited-series from David E. Kelley and director Susanne Bier (Bird Box), premieres Sunday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. In the series finale, “The Bloody Truth,” Haley (Noma Dumezweni, BLACK EARTH RISING) walks an ethical tightrope in her defense strategy, and as the courtroom theatre mounts, Grace (Nicole Kidman, BIG LITTLE LIES) takes measures to protect herself and her family.
- Episode 3 of the HBO’s docu-series MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH premieres Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET. After Barbara’s sister Conway opens up about her history with substance abuse, which fueled deep-seated familial resentments, she makes a stunning accusation against someone inside Madison’s family that leaves Madison shaken. Conway and Madison’s sister Ali both offer their accounts of the morning they discovered Barbara’s body and Madison consults a private investigator to help find evidence to exonerate his loved ones.
- HBO’s fantasy-drama series HIS DARK MATERIALS, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, continues its second season Monday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET. In the third episode, “Theft,” Lyra (Dafne Keen) ignores the alethiometer’s advice leading to dangerous consequences.
- All-new episodes this week include; STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Friday, Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET); WARRIOR (Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET); HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON (Friday, Nov. 27 at 11 p.m. ET); W5 (Friday, Nov. 27); THE REAGANS (Sunday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET); THE UNDOING (Sunday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET); MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH (Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET); THE SPANISH PRINCESS (Sunday, Nov. 29); HIS DARK MATERIALS (Monday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET); INDUSTRY (Monday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET); THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Tuesday, Dec. 1); and THE VOICE (Wednesday, Dec. 2).
Complete listings for the week of November 26 – December 2
*All Programming Subject to Change
HBO and HBO Max
HBO Max Original CRAFTOPIA, Season 1, Episode 11-12 (November 26)
HBO Max Original FLIGHT ATTENDANT, Season 1, Episode 1-3 (November 26)
HBO Max Original SUPERINTELLIGENCE (November 26)
HBO MAX Original 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS, Season 1, Episode 1-3 (November 26)
WARRIOR, Season 2, Episode 9 (November 27 at 10 p.m. ET)
HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON, Season 1, Episode 6 (November 27 at 11 p.m. ET)
THE UNDOING, Season 1, Episode 6 (November 27 at 9 p.m. ET)
MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH, Season 1, Episode 3 (November 29 at 10 p.m. ET)
HIS DARK MATERIALS, Season 2, Episode 3 (November 30 at 9 p.m. ET)
INDUSTRY, Season 1, Episode 4 (November 30 at 10 p.m. ET)
BABY GOD *Documentary* (December 2 at 9 p.m. ET)
12 MEN OF CHRISTMAS (November 27)
ADAM SANDLER’S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS (November 27)
BATMAN RETURNS (November 27)
THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (November 27)
BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) (November 27)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL )1951) (November 27)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1984) (November 27)
CHRISTMAS ENCORE (November 27)
CHRISTMAS IN ANGEL FALLS (November 27)
COOPERS’ CHRISTMAS (November 27)
DECK THE HALLS (November 27)
DIE HARD (November 27)
DIE HARD 2 (November 27)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (November 27)
EVERY CHRISTMAS HAS A STORY (November 27)
EVERY DAY IS CHRISTMAS (November 27)
EYES WIDE SHUT (November 27)
THE FAMILY STONE (November 27)
FRED CLAUS (November 27)
GREMLINS (November 27)
HAROLD & KUMAR CHRISTMAS (November 27)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (November 27)
JINGLE ALL THE WAY (November 27)
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 (November 27)
LETHAL WEAPON (November 27)
LITTLE WOMEN (1994) (November 27)
LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS (November 27)
LOVE ACTUALLY (November 27)
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947) (November 27)
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994) (November 27)
MY CHRISTMAS DREAM (November 27)
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS (November 27)
THE POLAR EXPRESS (November 27)
SANTA FAKE (November 27)
SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER (November 27)
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (November 27)
A TWIST OF CHRISTMAS (November 27)
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS (November 27)
A WISH FOR CHRISTMAS (November 27)
YOU’VE GOT MAIL (November 27)
BAD SANTA (December 1)
SERENDIPITY (December 1)
BERNIE THE DOLPHIN (December 2)
BERNIE THE DOLPHIN 2 (December 2)
THE REAGANS, Season 1, Episode 3 (November 29 at 8 p.m. ET)
MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY *Documentary* (November 29 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE HURT LOCKER (November 27)
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE (November 27)
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (November 27)
CASINO (November 27)
THE SPANISH PRINCESS PART 2, Season 2, Episode 8 * Season Finale* (November 29)
ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL (December 2)
More Riveting TV to Watch
CHRISTMASTIME IN SOUTH PARK (November 27)
A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL (November 27)
COMEDY CENTRAL’S ALL-STAR NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (November 27)
CORPORATE, Season 3 (November 27)
DOCTOR WHO: THE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS (November 27)
HOWDYTOONS: DINOSAUR SONGS (November 27)
HOWDYTOONS: NURSEY RHYMES (November 27)
HOWDYTOONS: PREHISTORICA (November 27)
MOST RIDICULOUS, Season 2 (November 27)
TOSH.0, Season 11C (November 27)
W5, Season 55, Episode 9 (November 27)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Season 3, Episode 7 (November 27 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 34, Episode 46-50 (December 1)
A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS (December 1)
THE VOICE, Season 19, Episode 12-13 (December 2)