Highlights This Week
- The new HBO Max Original Film, UNPREGNANT premieres Monday, September 10. Adapted from the young adult novel of the same name by authors Jenni Hendriksand Ted Caplan, the story follows 17-year-old Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson) who never thought she’d want to fail a test – that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with a blue plus. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. This never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 1000-mile hilarious road trip to New Mexico over three days with her ex-best friend, Bailey (Barbie Ferreira, EUPHORIA), where they discover sometimes the most important choice you’ll make in life is who your friends are.
- The powerful and thought-provoking film, JUST MERCY, based on the true story of Bryan Stevenson, premieres Saturday, September 12. An official selection at TIFF 2019, the film follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx,) who was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl. Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.
- HBO’s new socially distanced comedy, COASTAL ELITES debuts Saturday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET. From playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Addams Family Values) and directed by Jay Roach (Bombshell), this comedic satire tells contemporary stories of characters breaking down and breaking through as they grapple with politics, culture, and the pandemic. Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!), Kaitlyn Dever (UNBELIEVABLE, Booksmart), Dan Levy (SCHITT’S CREEK), Sarah Paulson (AMERICAN CRIME STORY), and Issa Rae (INSECURE) star in this special presentation that explores our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection.
- HBO’s new limited series, THE THIRD DAY, an official selection at TIFF 2020, premieres Monday, September 14 at 9 p.m. ET. Starring Jude Law (THE NEW POPE) and Naomie Harris (Skyfall), the series is divided into two parts: “Summer” and “Winter.” In “Summer,” one man (Law) visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, “Winter,” a strong-willed outsider (Harris) comes to the island seeking answers, but instead causes a battle to decide its fate.
- HBO’s new coming-of-age drama, WE ARE WHO WE ARE premieres Monday, September 14 at 10 p.m. ET. Set in 2016, the eight-episode series follows the lives of two American teenagers living on a military base with their parents in Italy. The series explores typical teenage drama themes including friendship, love, and overall confusion in this little slice of America in Italy. Directed by Oscar®-nominee Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), the cast includes Chloë Sevigny (THE ACT, BLOODLINE), Jack Dylan Grazer (It, It Chapter Two), Alice Braga (Lower City), Jordan Kristine Seamón, Spence Moore II (THE ROOKIE), Kid Cudi (90210), Faith Alabi (VERA), Francesca Scorsese (The Departed), Ben Taylor (Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace), Corey Knight (NOBODIES), Tom Mercier (Synonyms), and Sebastiano Pigazzi (Stupid Cupid).
What Critics Are Saying about the HBO Max Original Series RAISED BY WOLVES
“Okay, I’ll just say it: RAISED BY WOLVES is hands down the most thrilling original sci-fi show in more than a decade. Not since the Battlestar: Galactica reboot have I been more instantly hooked by a genre show or flummoxed by its twists and turns”
– Meghan O’Keefe, Decider
“It is a show that pulls you in with its eccentricity, holds you captive with unpredictability, but leaves you unsure of your own thoughts. […] What I do know is that I can’t wait to watch more. […] It’s an unpredictable, unusual, and unrelenting watch that’s created its own odd space in science-fiction television.”
– Tim Surette, TV Guide
Crave Audience Metrics
Crave continues to have Canadians covered, delivering the best movies, TV series, and original hits all in one place. CANADA’S DRAG RACE holds the #1 spot as it concludes its epic first season, while Ridley Scott’s new HBO Max Original Series RAISED BY WOLVES comes in at #2, and HBO’s docuseries THE VOW, about self-improvement group NXIVM, debuts in the Top 10 for the first time. Here are the Top 10 programs being watched on Crave for the week of September 2 – September 8:
- CANADA’S DRAG RACE
- RAISED BY WOLVES
- STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
- LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
- THE BIG BANG THEORY
- THE VOW
- LOVE ISLAND
- SOUTH PARK
- THE WAY BACK
- LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
What to Watch for the Week of September 10 – September 16
*All Programming Subject to Change
- The eighth and final season of ARROW joins Crave on Friday, September 11. In Season 8, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) fights in a battle that has the multiverse hanging in the balance. His quest sends him on a journey where he is forced to confront the ultimate question: what is the true cost of being a hero?
- The seventh and final season of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. comes to Crave on Friday, September 11. In the final season, Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1931 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out exactly what happened.
- An official selection at TIFF 2019, the Canadian feature film, BLOOD QUANTUM begins streaming on Friday, September 11. The apocalyptic horror follows a zombie virus outbreak as it spreads through Canada. Only the Mi’kmaq tribe of the Red Crow reservation are immune to the disease and soon must protect themselves against hordes of blood-thirsty zombies. At the same time, Canadians on the run seek refuge with the First Nations people. From Canadian director Jeff Barnabay, the film features a cast of up-and-coming and seasoned Indigenous talent, including Michael Greyeyes (I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, TRUE DETECTIVE), Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open) and Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post).
- From executive-producer Stephen Colbert, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT returns for its mid-season premiere Sunday, September 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The animated workplace comedy series picks up after the Republican Party considers dropping Cartoon Trump as their nominee. Trump must learn to behave like a normal president and human being with the help of Cartoons Kellyanne Conway and Leader McConnell.
- The fifth episode of HBO’s thrilling drama series, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY drops on Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET. This week, after making a devil’s bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus’ pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.
- HBO’s investigative docuseries, THE VOW continues Sunday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET. This week, Mark, Bonnie, Sarah and Nippy strategize with Catherine Oxenberg about how to get her daughter, India, out of DOS, even though she wants to stay.
- SHOWTIME’s critically acclaimed documentary series, LOVE FRAUD continues with a new episode on Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET. In the penultimate episode, the “revenge squad” in Kansas City receives a disturbing tip that one of Smith’s exes in the south is hiding him at her place. The clue takes the story to Knoxville, Tennessee, where a new cast of surprising characters emerges.
- WE HUNT TOGETHER, the gripping crime thriller from BBC Studios and SHOWTIME, presents its finale, Sunday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET. In the final episode, trapped in a remote cottage, Baba and Freddy face the end of the road.
- All-new episodes this week include; RAISED BY WOLVES (Thursday, September 10); STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (Thursday, September 10); REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (Friday, September 11, live at 10 p.m. ET); ROOM 104 (Friday, September 11 at 11 p.m. ET); LOVE ISLAND (Saturday, September 12); POWER BOOK II GHOST (Sunday, September 13); THE CIRCUS (Sunday, September 13 at 8 p.m. ET); OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT (September 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET); LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET); LOVE FRAUD (Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET); THE VOW (Sunday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET); WE HUNT TOGETHER (Sunday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET); DESUS & MERO (September 13 at 11 p.m. ET); AXIOS (September 15);
Complete listings for the week of September 10 – September 16
*All Programming Subject to Change
*HBO Max Original* RAISED BY WOLVES, Season 1, Episode 4-5 (September 10)
*HBO Max Original* UNPREGNANT *Movie Premiere* (September 10)
ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 8 (September 11 at 11 p.m. ET)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 26 (September 11, live at 10 p.m. ET)
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Season 1, Episode 5 (September 13 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE VOW, Season 1, Episode 4 (September 13 at 10 p.m. ET)
THE THIRD DAY, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (September 14 at 9 p.m. ET)
WE ARE WHO WE ARE, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (September 14 at 10 p.m. ET)
AXIOS, Season 1, Episode 13 (September 15)
TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING (September 10)
WHITE LIE (September 10)
BLOOD QUANTUM (September 11)
JUST MERCY (September 12)
DIVIDE & CONQUER (September 14)
THE REST OF US (September 15)
PLANET OF HUMANS *Documentary* (September 15)
CASTLE IN THE GROUND (September 16)
THE CIRCUS, Season 5, Episode 13 (September 13 at 8 p.m. ET)
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 3, Episode 10 *Mid-Season Premiere* (September 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET)
LOVE FRAUD, Season 1, Episode 3 (September 13 at 9 p.m. ET)
WE HUNT TOGETHER, Season 1, Episode 6 *Season Finale* (September 13 at 10 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 46 (September 13 at 11 p.m. ET)
DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN (September 11)
GOOD WILL HUNTING (September 11)
MADEA GOES TO JAIL (September 11)
MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY (September 11)
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (September 11)
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (September 11)
THE BUTLER (September 11)
MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION (September 12)
POWER BOOK II GHOST, Season 1, Episode 2 (September 13)
More Riveting TV to Watch
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 1, Episode 6 (September 10)
ARROW, Season 8 (September 11)
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 7 (September 11)
LOVE ISLAND, Season 2, Episode 10-14 (September 12)
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 2- Season 3A (September 13)