This fall, subscribers to HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), can look forward to a season full of new and returning HBO series, documentaries, original films and action-packed live boxing events, all day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
On Sunday, September 20, Larry David’s unscripted and improvised half-hour comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for its long-awaited seventh season, immediately followed by the premiere of the new half-hour quirky comedy Bored To Death starring Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson. HBO’s original series Real Time With Bill Maher continues with new episodes throughout September, giving its irrepressible, politically incorrect host the chance to share even more of his unique perspective on contemporary issues.
From HBO’s original documentary slate comes Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant, a real-life look at the closing of a GM plant in Ohio. Jeff Bridges also stars in the world premiere of the HBO original film about a man and his canine companion, A Dog Year.
Each month, HBO Canada continues to bring the best of HBO Boxing to Canadian viewers. This September, subscribers are invited into the boxing ring for two hard-hitting live events including HBO’s World Championship Boxing from Europe on Saturday, September 12.
Additionally, subscribers can look forward to an exciting 2010 with the new half-hour comedy series How To Make It In America from the producers of Entourage and the highly anticipated epic 10-part HBO miniseries The Pacific from executive producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman.
Additional information for HBO Canada’s fall programming is outlined below:
A Dog Year (Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ET/MT
A Dog Year follows the story of a man having a midlife crisis whose life is turned upside down when he takes in a border collie crazier than he is. Based on the memoir by Jon Katz, and starring Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose and Lois Smith.
Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant (Documentary)
Premieres Monday, September 7 at 9 p.m. ET/MT
This documentary tells the story of the closing process of the General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio, firsthand through the opinions and emotions of the workers.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7)
Premieres Sunday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET/MT
From executive producer Jeff Garlin, HBO’s candid and unsparing comedy series that blurs the line between reality and fiction returns for a highly anticipated seventh season. Executive producer and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in the half-hour series that features verité-style footage of David at home, at work and around Los Angeles, and includes appearances by real-life celebrities playing themselves. Season seven will feature a multiple-episode story arc with former Seinfeld cast members Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards. Each unscripted episode is improvised by the actors with storylines created by David.
Bored To Death (New Series)
Premieres Sunday, September 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis, a Brooklyn writer nurses a painful breakup by emulating his dreams of living like his Raymond Chandler-esque literary heroes. As a result, he finds a new lease on life by offering up his services as an inexperienced private eye. Written and executive produced by writer Jonathan Ames, and co-executive produced by David Becky and Stephanie Davis.
Real Time With Bill Maher (Season 7)
New episodes air Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET/MT
Now in its seventh season, Bill Maher takes on all contenders in the turbulent political and pop culture arena. Each live show features his painfully astute “New Rules” segment, roundtable discussions and interviews with guests in studio and via satellite.
New episodes of all series will continue to air throughout fall and will also be simulcast on HBO Canada HD and will be available on demand following their network premieres.