Highlights This Week
- The high-flying animated comedy film, SPIES IN DISGUISE, debuts Friday, September 18. Super-spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave, and debonair. Walter is none of the above. When a “biodynamic concealment” experiment transforms Lance into a brave, fierce, and majestic… pigeon, the unlikely duo must team up for the ultimate mission to save the world.
- All five seasons of the beloved anime series, SAILOR MOON, drop Friday, September 18 in their original uncut form. SAILOR MOON chronicles the magical action-adventures of a teenaged girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Sailor Moon and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.
- From Emmy® and Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY), HBO’s two-part documentary series, AGENTS OF CHAOS, premieres Wednesday, September 23 at 9 p.m. ET.The film is a product of years of reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 election. With never-before-seen footage inside the Russian troll farms, and videos unearthed from the Russian deep web, the film digs deep into the sophisticated plans to undermine U.S. democracy, raising the alarm for the American public, but also proving that these “agents of chaos” weren’t Russians alone; they were also key players in the United States who, through venality, corruption or circumstance, furthered Putin’s goals, with a vulnerable and unsuspecting American public as their target.
What Critics Are Saying about HBO’s WE ARE WHO WE ARE
“[…] gorgeously photographed and obsessive in its attention to detail […] It’s not a traditional television show. It’s poetry. It’s a photograph of a moment in time. Every episode is an invitation to just sit within those verses and pictures and appreciate them, without judgment.” – Jen Chaney, Vulture
“The cinematography is often stunning, like a food-fight tableau that suggests a more rambunctious Last Supper. The soundtrack mixes modern pop and hip-hop with classical pieces […] in a way that adds depth and tension to even the most leisurely afternoon spent in the company of Fraser and Caitlin, while making the bigger emotional moments soar.” – Allen Sepinwall, Rolling Stone
“[…] WE ARE WHO WE ARE — a fictional American army base in northeastern Italy, where nobody feels like they belong — is so steeped in narrative potential that almost any of its characters could make for a compelling protagonist. […] the scripts (by Guadagnino, Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri) are meticulously crafted, guided in large part by the steady unearthing of the characters’ layers. They expose how each character copes with the sense of lostness they can’t quite shake no matter where they go, not-quite-blissfully unaware of the greater losses to come.” – Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter
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 new HBO Max Original Series RAISED BY WOLVES takes the top spot, followed by the sizzling reality series LOVE ISLAND at #2. STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS holds steady at #3 and UNPREGNANT joins the list at #10. Here are the Top 10 programs on Crave for the week of September 9 –15:
- RAISED BY WOLVES
- LOVE ISLAND
- STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
- LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
- THE VOW
- THE BIG BANG THEORY
- SOUTH PARK
- GAME OF THRONES
What to Watch for the Week of September 17 – September 23
*All Programming Subject to Change
- The HBO MAX Original Series, RAISED BY WOLVES, continues Thursday, September 17 with Episodes 6 and 7. The apocalyptic sci-fi series from Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner 2049) follows two androids, tasked with raising human children on the brink of extinction.
- The season finale of SHOWTIME’s critically-acclaimed documentary series, LOVE FRAUD, premieres Sunday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET. In the last episode, Richard Scott Smith’s past continues to unravel and may finally be catching up with him. Smith’s victims decide it’s time to take a road trip and stop Rick once and for all.
- HBO’s investigative docuseries, THE VOW, continues Sunday, September 20 at 10 p.m. ET. This week, Catherine believes her daughter is in danger and wants her to come home. But she and the former members are unable to get the attention of the authorities, so they approach the New York Times.
- The season premiere of the hit CTV Original Comedy series, JANN, comes to Crave, Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ET. On the Season 2 premiere, Jann (Jann Arden) cuts her Burning Woman Tour short to be there for the birth of her sister Max (Zoie Palmer) and brother-in-law Dave’s (Patrick Gilmore) baby, and is surprised when nobody is happy to see her. She becomes determined to patch things up with her family and her on-again, off-again girlfriend, Cynthia (Sharon Taylor). Meanwhile, a musical rival (guest star Sarah McLachlan) tracks Jann down, and she’s pissed. New episodes of JANN will drop Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV and Crave.
- The HBO Max documentary, ON THE RECORD, comes to Crave on Monday, September 21. An official selection of Sundance and Hot Docs 2020, the film presents the powerful and haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of colour, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly name hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. Directed and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War), the documentary chronicles not only Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams and Sheri Sher.
- The second episode of HBO’s six-part limited series, THE THIRD DAY, premieres Monday, September 21 at 9 p.m. ET. Plagued by a disturbing dream, Sam (Jude Law) awakes to find himself in a compromising situation and, having missed the morning crossing to return to the mainland, spends the day trying to learn more about the islanders’ beliefs. After a series of confusing and terrifying events leaves him shaken, Sam quickly plots a way off Osea with Jess (Katherine Waterston), but is convinced to stay put as the islanders prepare for a dry run of their big event.
- WE ARE WHO WE ARE, HBO’s new coming-of-age series from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, continues Monday, September 21 at 10 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode, the arrival of Caitlin’s (Jordan Kristine Seamón) period accelerates her secret desire to experiment with her gender expression, flirt with girls, test boundaries with her boyfriend Sam (Ben Taylor), and spar with her father Richard (Scott Mescudi). As she and her brother Danny (Spence Moore II) continue to clash with their mother Jenny (Faith Alabi), Caitlin’s relationships with both her dad and Danny’s best friend Craig (Corey Knight) deepen. Later, Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) discovers Caitlin’s secret, which forever changes the nature of their relationship.
- All-new episodes this week include; RAISED BY WOLVES (Thursday, September 17); STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (Thursday, September 17); DESUS & MERO (Thursday, September 17 at 11 p.m. ET); REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (Friday, September 18, live at 10 p.m. ET); ROOM 104 (Friday, September 18 at 11 p.m. ET); LOVE ISLAND (Saturday, September 19); POWER BOOK II GHOST (Sunday, September 20); THE CIRCUS (Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET); OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT (Sunday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET); LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Sunday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET); LOVE FRAUD (Sunday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET); THE VOW (Sunday, September 20 at 10:05 p.m. ET); DESUS & MERO (Sunday, September 20 at 11 p.m. ET)
Complete listings for the week of September 17 – September 23
*All Programming Subject to Change
*HBO Max Original* RAISED BY WOLVES, Season 1, Episode 6-7 (September 17)
ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 9 (September 18 at 11 p.m. ET)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 27 (September 18, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning)
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Season 1, Episode 6 (September 20 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE VOW, Season 1, Episode 5 (September 20 at 10:05 p.m. ET)
THE THIRD DAY, Season 1, Episode 2 (September 21 at 9 p.m. ET)
*HBO Max Original* ON THE RECORD, *Documentary* (September 21)
WE ARE WHO WE ARE, Season 1, Episode 2 (September 21 at 10 p.m. ET)
AGENTS OF CHAOS, Season 1, Episode 1-2 *Series Premiere* (September 23 at 9 p.m. ET)
AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN (September 17)
A HIDDEN LIFE (September 18)
ARAB BLUES (September 18)
MILITARY WIVES (September 18)
SPIES IN DISGUISE (September 18)
HABLA NOW *Documentary* (September 18 at 9 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 47 (September 17 at 11 p.m. ET)
THE CIRCUS, Season 5, Episode 14 (September 20 at 8 p.m. ET)
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, Season 3, Episode 11 (September 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET)
LOVE FRAUD, *Season Finale* Season 1, Episode 4 (September 20 at 9 p.m. ET)
DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 48 (September 20 at 11 p.m. ET)
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW *Movie* (September 18)
BATTLESHIP (September 18)
I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF (September 18)
PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (September 18)
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (September 18)
VERONICA MARS *Movie* (September 18)
POWER BOOK II: GHOST, Season 1, Episode 3 (September 20)
More Riveting TV to Watch
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 1, Episode 7 (September 17)
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, Season 5 (September 18)
SAILOR MOON, Season 1-5 (September 18)
LOVE ISLAND, Season 2, Episode 15-19 (September 19)
JANN, *Season Premiere* Season 2, Episode 1 (September 21 at 8 p.m. ET)