Highlights This Week
- The season finale of CANADA’S DRAG RACE premieres Thursday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET. In the closing episode, the top three Queens write, record, and perform an all-new remix of a RuPaul classic, and the winner of CANADA’S DRAG RACE is crowned. ETALK correspondent and Canada’s best squirrel friend, Traci Melchor joins judges Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie as this week’s special guest host.
- The first three episodes of the new HBO Max Original Series from Ridley Scott, RAISED BY WOLVES, premiere Thursday, September 3. The sci-fi series centres around two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious new planet after the Earth is destroyed by a great war. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. The series stars Travis Fimmel (VIKINGS), Amanda Collin (A Conspiracy Of Faith, A Horrible Woman), Abubakar Salim (FORTITUDE, JAMESTOWN), Winta McGrath (Aloft, Red Dog: True Blue), Niamh Algar (THE VIRTUES, Calm With Horses), Jordan Loughran (The Infiltrator, EMERALD CITY), Matias Varela (NARCOS, Point Break), Felix Jamieson (GAME OF THRONES, The Ghost), Ethan Hazzard (THE LONG SONG, DAMNED), Aasiya Shah (CALL THE MIDWIFE, UNFORGOTTEN), and Ivy Wong (Star Wars: Rogue One, Maleficent 2).
- Ben Affleck stars in THE WAY BACK, premiering Friday, September 4. Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball superstar, with a full ride to college, when he walked away from the game and forfeited his future. Now years later, Jack is stuck in a meaningless job, drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. He soon gets a shot at redemption when he becomes the basketball coach for his alma mater – but will it be enough to heal the deep wounds of his past?
- The all-new crime-drama series from STARZ, POWER BOOK II: GHOST, premieres Sunday, September 6. The story picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of POWER (the acclaimed STARZ series which recently ended its six-season run) as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Truly on his own for the first time in his life, and with no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada (played by Grammy®-winner Mary J. Blige). As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better. The series stars Michael Rainey Jr. (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Naturi Naughton (Fame, THE CLIENT LIST), Method Man (THE WIRE, THE DEUCE), Paige Hurd (Beauty Shop, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS), Sherri Saum (THE FOSTERS, RESCUE ME), Justin Marcel McManus (STAR, SEARCH PARTY), Shalim Ortiz (HEROES, BALLERS), Gianni Paolo (Ma), and LaToya Tonodeo (THE OATH, THE FOSTERS).
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 maintains their nine-week #1 streak, followed by LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER at #2. BIRDS OF PREY takes the third spot, marking its second week in the Crave Top 10 and STAR TREK LOWER DECKS holds steady at #4. Here are the Top 10 programs being watched on Crave for the week of August 26 – September 1:
- CANADA’S DRAG RACE
- LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
- BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)
- STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
- LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
- SOUTH PARK
- FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
- THE BIG BANG THEORY
- GAME OF THRONES
What to Watch for the Week of September 3 – September 9
*All Programming Subject to Change
- The first half of the much anticipated fourth season of the Canadian Screen Award®-winning series, WYNONNA EARP, joins Crave on Friday, September 4. Based on the IDW Comic, WYNONNA EARP follows Wyatt Earp’s great great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice. This season, the infamous Earp Curse is broken, and witty and wild demon hunter Wynonna Earp would love to be celebrating with cold whisky and hot donuts. Too bad she has to rescue everyone she loves, save the town of Purgatory, and take on her most diabolical, Earp-hating enemy yet — all without her trustworthy gun, Peacemaker. And that’s just Monday…
- This week, the fourth episode of HBO’s acclaimed new drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY premieres at an earlier date in advance of the Labour Day long weekend, airing Friday, September 4. After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby’s disappointment over a squandered job opportunity. Subsequent episodes will continue to be released on Sunday nights.
- HBO’s acclaimed docuseries, THE VOW continues Friday, September 4 at 10 p.m. ET, premiering at an earlier date in advance of the Labour Day long weekend. In the third episode, Sarah confides to Mark about DOS, a secret women’s group. She struggles in her relationships with NXIVM, her husband Nippy, and her best friend. Nippy confronts the organization he’s helped grow for 15 years. Subsequent episodes will continue to be released on Sunday nights.
- SHOWTIME’s four-part documentary series, LOVE FRAUD, continues with a new episode premiering Sunday, September 6 at 9 p.m. ET. In the second episode, a bounty hunter, a jilted ex, and a local PI are all in search of a con man named Richard Scott Smith. They track him to the Krab Kings in Wichita, KS, where things really get weird.
- The six-episode crime thriller from BBC Studios and SHOWTIME, WE HUNT TOGETHER, continues on Sunday, September 6 at 10 p.m. ET. This week, as Freddy’s dark history surfaces, will Lola and Jackson connect the dots in time to save the next victim?
- All-new episodes this week include; CANADA’S DRAG RACE (Thursday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET); STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (Thursday, September 3); LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (Friday, September 4); THE VOW (Friday, September 4); ROOM 104 (Friday, September 4 at 11 p.m. ET); THE CIRCUS (Sunday, September 6 at 8 p.m. ET); WE HUNT TOGETHER (Sunday, September 6 at 10 p.m. ET); LOVE FRAUD (Sunday, September 6 at 9 p.m. ET); P-VALLEY (Sunday, September 6)
Complete listings for the week of September 3 – 9
*All Programming Subject to Change
*HBO Max Original* RAISED BY WOLVES, Season 1, Episode 1 – 3 *Series Premiere* (September 3)
ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 7 (September 4 at 11 p.m. ET)
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Season 1, Episode 4 (September 4)
THE VOW, Season 1, Episode 3 (September 4)
STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN (September 4)
THE WAY BACK (September 4)
THE CIRCUS, Season 5, Episode 12 (September 6 at 8 p.m. ET)
LOVE FRAUD, Season 1, Episode 2 (September 6 at 9 p.m. ET)
WE HUNT TOGETHER, Season 1, Episode 5 (September 6 at 10 p.m. ET)
BRIDGET JONES DIARY (September 4)
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (September 4)
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (September 4)
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (September 4)
THE HEAT (September 4)
WATCHMAN (September 4)
DO THE RIGHT THING (September 4)
POWER BOOK: II GHOST, Part 1, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (September 6)
P-VALLEY, Season 1, Episode 8 *Season Finale* (September 6)
More Riveting TV to Watch
CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 10 *Season Finale* (September 3 at 9 p.m. ET)
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 1, Episode 5 (September 3)
F*CK, THAT’S DELICIOUS, Season 4 (September 4)
FOX BADGER FAMILY (September 4)
PAW PATROL: PUP TALES, Season 2 (September 4)
WYNONNA EARP, Season 4 (September 4)
LOVE ISLAND, Season 2, Episode 5-9 (September 5)
MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH, Season 1C (September 7)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 33, Episodes 188 – 192 (September 8)