Highlights This Week
- The new HBO Max Original Film CHARM CITY KINGS premieres Thursday, October 8. The Sundance Film Festival award-winning film follows 14-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) who desperately wants to join The Midnight Clique, the infamous Baltimore dirt bike riders who rule the summertime streets. When Midnight’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes Mouse under his wing, Mouse soon finds himself torn between the straight-and-narrow and a road filled with fast money and violence. The film is executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith (Hala, The Karate Kid), Will Smith (The Karate Kid, Bad Boys For Life), and James Lassiter (The Karate Kid, Hala, Bad Boys for Life).
- The saga of Queen Catherine and Henry VIII continues in Part Two of STARZ’s drama series THE SPANISH PRINCESS, Sunday, October 11. Presiding over the most glamorous court in Europe, Queen Catherine and Henry VIII are beloved by their people. Together they create an England that is proud, confident, and strong enough to withstand threat from abroad. Charlotte Hope (THE ENGLISH GAME, GAME OF THRONES) and Ruairi O’Connor (DELICIOUS, Teen Spirit) reprise their roles as the ruling couple Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. Other returning cast include Stephanie Levi-John (Diversion, Striking Out) as Catherine’s trusted confidante Lina de Cardonnes, Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy) as Henry’s younger sister and Queen of Scotland Margaret (“Meg”) Tudor, and Laura Carmichael (DOWNTON ABBEY, A United Kingdom) as Margaret (“Maggie”) Pole. New episodes of THE SPANISH PRINCESS premiere Sundays, only on Crave.
- As the 2020 Inside Out Festival continues virtually until October 11, Crave’s LGBTQ x Inside Out Collection continues to champion queer culture and entertainment. This curated collection offers viewers a chance to celebrate the stories of queer artists and filmmakers with a catalogue of 85 series, films, and documentaries such as the Crave Original Series CANADA’S DRAG RACE, HBO’s WE ARE WHO WE ARE, WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, THE NORMAL HEART, and BETTY, as well as SHOWTIME’s THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, and WORK IN PROGRESS; and more.
- With the U.S. election less than a month away, Crave continues to be home to timely political commentary. From satire to political analysis, and everything in between, Canadians can take a deep dive into U.S. politics with programming such as HBO’s AXIOS, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, and SHOWTIME’s THE CIRCUS and OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT.
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. Ridley Scott’s HBO Max Original Series RAISED BY WOLVES holds the top spot for the fourth week in a row, followed by the steamy reality series LOVE ISLAND at #2. Animated comedy series, STAR TREK LOWER DECKS comes in at #3, and the black comedy-drama film DOWNHILL debuts at #4. Here are the Top 10 most-watched programs on Crave for the week of October 1 – 7:
- RAISED BY WOLVES
- LOVE ISLAND
- STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
- SOUTH PARK
- THE COMEY RULE
- LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
- THE INVISIBLE MAN
- THE VOW
What to Watch for the Week of October 8 – October 14
*All Programming Subject to Change
- Madea, everyone’s favourite mischievous Grandma, comes to Crave on Friday, October 9 as six films from Emmy®-winner, Tyler Perry become available for streaming. Fan favourites including, MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION, TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, TYLER PERRY’S DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS, TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S TOUGH LOVE, and TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS will all be added to STARZ’s growing Tyler Perry Collection, October 9.
- Harrison Ford stars in the wholesome adventure film, THE CALL OF THE WILD, available for streaming, Friday, October 9. Adapted from the beloved literary classic by Jack London of the same name, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to life the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog, and John Thornton (Ford), the man Buck must learn to trust. When he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world. The family-friendly film features cutting-edge animation and breathtaking Canadian landscapes, in an epic tale of friendship, courage and adventure.
- HBO’s action packed crime series, WARRIOR continues October 9 at 10 p.m. ET. In the second episode, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) and Young Jun (Jason Tobin) search for a discreet place to hide their product after striking a deal with a new opium supplier. As Lee (Tom Weston-Jones) becomes increasingly dependent on laudanum, he and Bill (Kieran Bew) continue to investigate the swordsman murders. Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) sends Li Yong (Joe Taslim) and Zing (Dustin Nguyen) to deliver a message to a rival tong. Penny (Joanna Vanderham) asks for Ah Sahm’s help in protecting her factory. Sophie (Celine Buckens) continues to pique Leary’s (Dean Jagger) interest. Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) receives a visit from Nellie Davenport (Miranda Raison), a wealthy widow committed to ending the exploitation of Chinese women.
- SHOWTIME’s bold and outrageous limited-series, THE GOOD LORD BIRD continues Sunday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET. In the second episode, Onion and fellow slave Bob cross paths with pro-slavery “red shirts” escorting them to the slave-trading town of Pikesville, MO. Onion finds himself enmeshed in a mounting slave insurrection where he learns the consequences of his actions.
- The penultimate episode of HBO’s thrilling, six-part limited series, THE THIRD DAY, premieres Monday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET. In fifth episode, as the islanders prepare for a fateful birth, Helen (Naomie Harris) reveals her true intentions in coming to Osea and, after joining a search party, is pressed on her past. A peculiar girl befriends Ellie (Nico Parker) and offers to take her to a mysterious place closed off to outsiders.
- WE ARE WHO WE ARE, HBO’s stunning coming-of-age series set on an American military base in Italy, continues Monday, October 12 at 10 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode, as the power struggle between Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Richard (Scott Mescudi) escalates, the relationship between their wives continues to grow, and Sarah fuels the fire by spending time with Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón) on the base’s virtual shooting range. Later, Caitlin asks Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) for help making a bold statement; Danny (Spence Moore II) questions Jenny (Faith Alabi) about his biological father as he dives deeper into Islam; and Fraser forms his own connection with Jonathan (Tom Mercier).
- All-new episodes this week include; STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (Thursday, October 8); DESUS & MERO (Thursday, October 8 at 11 p.m. ET); ROOM 104 (Friday, October 9 at 10 p.m. ET); REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (Friday, October 9, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning); WARRIOR (Friday, October 9 at 10 p.m. ET); THE CIRCUS (Sunday, October 11 at 8 p.m. ET); OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT (Sunday, October 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET); LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Sunday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET); THE GOOD LORD BIRD (Sunday, October 11 at 9 p.m. ET); THE COMEDY STORE (Sunday, October 11 at 10 p.m. ET); THE VOW (Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET); DESUS & MERO (Sunday, October 11 at 11 p.m. ET); JANN (Monday, October 12 at 8 p.m. ET); THE THIRD DAY (Monday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET); WE ARE WHO WE ARE (Monday, October 12 at 10 p.m. ET); AXIOS (Monday, October 12, live at 11:05 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
Complete listings for the week of October 8 – October 14
*All Programming Subject to Change
*HBO Max Original* CHARM CITY KINGS *Movie* (October 8)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 29 (October 9, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
WARRIOR, Season 2, Episode 2 (October 9 at 10 p.m. ET)
ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 12 (October 9 at 11 p.m. ET)
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Season 1, Episode 9 (October 11 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE THIRD DAY, Season 1, Episode 5 (October 12 at 9 p.m. ET)
WE ARE WHO WE ARE, Season 1, Episode 5 (October 12 at 10 p.m. ET)
AXIOS, Season 3, Episode 16 (October 12, live at 11:05 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
EXTRA ORDINARY (October 9)
THE CALL OF THE WILD (October 9)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 54 (October 8 at 11 p.m. ET)
THE CIRCUS, Season 5, Episode 17 (October 11 at 8 p.m. ET)
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 3, Episode 14 (October 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET)
THE GOOD LORD BIRD, Season 1, Episode 2 (October 11 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE COMEDY STORE, Season 1, Episode 2 (October 11 at 10 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 55 (October 11 at 11 p.m. ET)
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (October 9)
GET HIM TO THE GREEK (October 9)
MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (October 9)
SIXTEEN CANDLES (October 9)
THE BREAKFAST CLUB (October 9)
THE PURGE: ANARCHY (October 9)
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS (October 9)
TYLER PERRY’S DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS (October 9)
TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS (October 9)
TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S TOUGH LOVE (October 9)
TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS (October 9)
WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? (October 9)
SPANISH PRINCESS *Part-Two Premiere* Season 2, Episode 1 (October 11)
BREAKAWAY (October 14)
More Riveting TV to Watch
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS *Season Finale* Season 1, Episode 10 (October 8)
*MTV* SNOOKI & JWOWW, Season 4 (October 9)
*MTV* GEORDIE SHORE, Season 1 – 5 (October 9)
GODS OF THE GAME, Season 1 (October 9)
MARTIN MORNING, Season 1 (October 9)
JANN, Season 2, Episode 4 (October 12 at 8 p.m. ET)