Programming Highlights for December 2022
Please see below for a detailed listing of all programming highlights, dates and times. All programming is subject to change (all times ET)
Upright season 2 (8 x 30) – PREMIERE – Sunday Dec 18 at 9 p.m. with each episode available On Demand the day following its linear premiere
The eight-part second season of this Australian comedy-drama will see misfit duo Lucky and Meg reunited after four years when Meg turns up unannounced on Lucky’s doorstep. The two set out on another epic adventure, this time trading the desert for the steamy tropics of Far North Queensland, as they hit the road – and the river – on a mission to find Meg’s mom. Starring Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock.
Upright season one marathon Sunday, Dec 18 beginning at 5 p.m. (8 episodes)
The Uncommon History of Very Common Things (10 x 22) docuseries (Canadian) – New episodes continue Mondays at 8:30 p.m. Season finale Mon Dec 19. **ALL episodes available streaming and On Demand**
Each half-hour episode examines the unknown, sometimes shocking, often irreverent, and always entertaining history of the everyday items that make up our lives.
Colossal Machines season 2 (6 x 44) – Super Channel Original docuseries (Canadian) – New episodes continue – Mondays at 9 p.m., with ALL episodes (s1 & s2) available streaming and On Demand
This factual series strips down the design of some of the world’s most unique and massive machines and reveals the mechanical secrets that not only make them work but changed the world in a big way.
The Pact season 2 (6 x 60) – New episodes continue – Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (except Dec 27) with each episode available On Demand the day following its linear premiere
The hit BBC thriller returns for a second season with an all-new story and cast. This season tells the story of a social worker and her family whose loyalties are tested when they’re confronted by a stranger. Starring Rakie Ayola, Jordan Wilks, Mali Ann Rees, Lloyd Everitt, Aaron Anthony.
Fridays (true crime block)
Cruise Ship Killers season 1 (40 x 60) – Super Channel Original true crime docuseries (Canadian) – New episodes continue – Fridays at 8 p.m. with ALL episodes (s1 & s2) available streaming and On Demand
It’s the best kept secret of a billion-dollar industry: Your life is at risk when you go on a cruise. Since 2011, more than 200 cruise line travelers have gone missing and are presumed dead. Many are murdered. While some of the murders have officially been solved, questions still linger. Others remain covered up for nefarious reasons. Cruise Ship Killers shines a light on these cases and aims to uncover the truth of what really happens at sea.
Targeted For Murder season 1 (26 x 44) – Super Channel Original true crime docuseries (Canadian) – New episodes continue – Fridays at 9 p.m. with ALL episodes available streaming and On Demand
This true crime series explores murder committed using the world’s deadliest weapons: guns. Each episode presents one story of murder by way of the gun, using gripping interviews, dramatic re-enactments and archival footage.
Friends Speak season 1 (5 x 90) and season 2 (8 x 90) – PREMIERE – Fridays at 10 p.m. with ALL episodes (seasons 1 & 2) available streaming and On Demand beginning Dec 2
Each episode of Friends Speak airs as a 90 min true crime documentary and brings you the unique perspective of the people who were friends with notorious criminals or their victims. Hear first-hand accounts of the days leading up to, and the days after, some of the world’s most notorious crimes including Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias, Chris & Shannon Watts, Natalee Holloway and the House of Horrors family. For episode descriptions, see Movies & Documentaries below.
Movies & Documentaries
All movies listed below air at 9 p.m. ET and dates are for linear broadcast **All features are available streaming and On Demand as of December 1 unless indicated otherwise**
(NEW = new to Super Channel / PREMIERE = Canadian broadcast premiere)
Friday, Dec 2 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 1 ep 1: Casey Anthony – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary) **Available on Demand beginning Dec 2**
More than seven years after her acquittal, Casey Anthony’s friends are speaking out. They recall their tense interviews with police and the media circus surrounding her high-profile trial in which Casey Anthony faced the death penalty.
Saturday, Dec 3 – Rare Beasts – PREMIERE (Drama, UK)
Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents’ separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, Pete, who’s searching for a sense of worth, belonging and ‘restored’ male identity. Starring: Billie Piper, Leo Bill
Sunday, Dec 4 (10 p.m.) – Ashgrove (Canadian) – NEW (Romance, Drama, Sci-Fi)
When a troubled couple escape to their rural farmhouse for a weekend of reconnection, they realize that their ability to save their marriage will literally determine the fate of humankind itself. Directed by Jeremy Lalonde. Starring: Amanda Brugel (The Handmaids Tale), Jonas Chernick, Shawn Doyle
Friday, Dec 9 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 1 ep 2: Jodi Arias – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 2**
Jodi Arias was found guilty of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander back in 2008. The murder shocked and confused the public. How could this beautiful, intelligent, well-spoken woman brutally stab her ex-boyfriend multiple times before shooting him with a .25 caliber handgun? Was Jodie Arias a sex-crazed stalker with murderous intent? Or was Jodie the victim of abuse at the hands of a controlling boyfriend? Her friends set the record straight.
Saturday, Dec 10 – Materna – PREMIERE (Drama)
A closely observed psychological portrait of four women, whose lives are bound together by an incident on the New York City subway. Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jade Eshete, Lindsay Burdge
Friday, Dec 23 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 1 episode 3: Chris & Shannan Watts – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 2**
Chris and Shannan Watts were by all accounts the perfect couple, with two perfect children Celeste and Bella. In 2018 this family was shattered by the disappearance and murder of Shanann and the kids at the hands of Chris himself. How is it possible for something this horrific to happen in the sleepy mountain town of Frederick Colorado? Did Chris simply snap the morning of the murders, or was it something much more calculated and sinister? Friends of the Watts family come together to unravel the secrets behind this tragedy.
Saturday, Dec 17 – Fear of Rain – PREMIERE (Drama, Thriller) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 14**
A girl living with schizophrenia struggles with terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. The only person who believes her is Caleb – a boy she isn’t even sure exists. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr, Madison Iseman, Israel Broussard
Friday, Dec 16 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 1 episode 4: Natalee Holloway – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 2**
Natalee Holloway mysteriously disappeared while on a school trip in Aruba back in 2005. How did this popular and responsible Alabama honors student completely vanish? Evidence points to the man Natalee was last seen with, Joran Van der Sloot. What happened on Natalee’s last night on earth? How did Joran walk away from his crime? We hear from the people who knew Natalee best to get their story.
Tuesday, Dec 27 – Ice-Breaker: The 1972 Summit Series – (Canadian) Super Channel Original – PREMIERE (Documentary) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 27**
Ice-Breaker follows the extraordinary story of former diplomat Gary Smith and the role he played during the Cold War hockey series between Canada and the Soviet Union in 1972. The documentary film examines the extraordinary events that surrounded the series both in Canada and in the Soviet Union. Canadians came together as never before by the unique series of intense hockey games. It follows the unlikely enduring friendships that came out of the series. Featuring interviews with Wayne Gretzky, Ron MacLean, xxx. Directed by Robbie Hart.
Saturday, Dec 24 – Silk Road – PREMIERE (Crime, Drama, Thriller) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 7**
Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht creates the internet’s first illicit marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden, a dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down. Inspired by actual events. Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Yun, Jimmi Simpson, Jason Clarke
Friday, Dec 30 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 1 episode 5: The House of Horrors Family – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 2**
From the outside looking in the Turpin family seemed normal enough, but a phone call in January 2018 changed everything. One of their thirteen children escaped from captivity and exposed the dark secrets of what had been happening inside the Turpin family household for decades. Systematic torture and abuse within the walls of the Turpin home are just the tip of the iceberg as those closest to the family make sense of this tragedy. Hear firsthand accounts from those who knew them best and learn how blindsided even they were to the horror taking place.
Saturday, Dec 31 – Kin – PREMIERE (Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi) **Available On Demand beginning Dec 28**
Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his teenage brother go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. Starring: Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz, James Franco
Programming Highlights for December 2022
(all times are ET)
How I Got Here (10 x 60) – Super Channel Original Series (Canadian) – FINALE Sunday Dec 11 at 9 p.m.
Combining the intimacy of familial history and the humor of parent/child dynamics, How I Got Here is a powerfully entertaining and moving docuseries where second gen children accompany their parents back to their country of origin, to relive the sacrifice, struggle and dramatic circumstances that led to their families coming to North America. This is an emotional and transformational journey connecting people to their roots, their culture, and their family.
How I Got Here finale marathon – Sunday, Dec 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. (9 episodes)
All movies listed below air at 8 p.m. ET and dates are for linear broadcast **All features are available streaming and On Demand as of December 1 unless indicated otherwise**
(NEW = new to Super Channel PREMIERE = Canadian broadcast premiere)
Friday, Dec 2 – Catering Christmas (Canadian) – PREMIERE *Available streaming & On Demand Dec 3*
A fledgling caterer, Molly Frost, is hired by Jean Harrison, the perfectionistic director of the renowned Harrison Foundation, to cater this year’s annual Christmas Gala dinner. Things get complicated when Molly falls for Jean’s nephew, Carson, a photographer with no desire to take over the family’s foundation — until his aunt assigns him to the task of making sure the catered dinner goes perfectly. Starring Merritt Patterson, Daniel Lissing.
Saturday, Dec 3 – A Royal Christmas on Ice – PREMIERE *NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE – previously scheduled Dec 10* **Available streaming & On Demand Dec 4**
Looking to escape his Royal life, a dashing prince comes to the United States to start a business in a small town in upstate New York and winds up falling for a former Olympic ice skater. Starring Anna Marie Dobbins, Jonathan Stoddard, William Baldwin.
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 7:30 p.m. – A Merry Christmas Wish – PREMIERE **Available streaming & On Demand Dec 5**
An NYC advertising executive returns to her hometown to sell the family farm, but instead reconnects with her childhood friend and gets involved with organizing the yearly Winter Wonderland, which takes place on the property. Starring Jill Wagner, Cameron Mathison.
Wednesday, Dec 7 – Christmas at Grand Valley (Canadian) – NEW
Kelly returns to her Wyoming hometown for Christmas & becomes involved in an effort to save the town’s beloved lodge. In the process, she falls for the handsome widower sent to decide the fate of the lodge. Starring Danica McKellar, Brennan Elliott.
Thursday, Dec 8 – Homegrown Christmas (Canadian) – NEW
After stepping down as CEO of her dream job, Maddie heads home for the holidays to gain perspective. She runs into her high-school sweetheart Carter, and tensions quickly arise. When forced to put together a Christmas dance for the local high school, Carter and Maddie find themselves putting their differences aside and just might rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago. Starring Lori Loughlin, Victor Webster.
Friday, Dec 9 – Sappy Holiday (Canadian) – PREMIERE – Super Channel Heart & Home Original **Available streaming and On Demand Dec 10**
When a sous chef accidentally discovers her boyfriend is going to propose to her on Christmas Eve, she begins doubting their future together; especially when a handsome maple farmer rescues her from a snowstorm. Starring Vanessa Sears, John McLaren, Brigitte Kingsley.
Saturday, Dec 10 – Baking All the Way – PREMIERE – Super Channel Heart & Home Original **Available Streaming and On Demand Dec 11** NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE – was previously scheduled Dec 3
When Julia Wilson, an accomplished pastry chef from Chicago, heads to a small-town bakery famous for their gingerbread to complete her Christmas cookbook curated with recipes from across the country, she finds herself at odds with Kris Thompson, the bakery’s charming but private owner, who is ambivalent about sharing his secret recipe. Directed by Yannick Bisson. Starring Cory Lee, Yannick Bisson, Colin Mochrie, Jayne Eastwood, Debra McGrath.
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 7:30 p.m. – Christmas at the Drive-In (Canadian) – PREMIERE **Available Streaming and On Demand Dec 12**
Sadie is starting over in her hometown of Chesterfield, New York, following a series of major life disruptions that include leaving her law practice after losing her biggest case and no longer being engaged. Despite hanging up her law hat, Sadie finds herself fighting to preserve a cherished local landmark, Chesterfield Drive-In, even though her childhood sweetheart, Holden, adamantly opposes the idea. Starring Danica McKellar, Neil Bledsoe.
Monday, Dec 12 @ 6:30 p.m. – Christmas Time is Here – NEW
Nia, a successful small-town realtor, has her heart set on closing a big sale on a new resort for her client, Julian Parsons, just in time for Christmas. Julian sets his eye on Nia’s family-owned inn that is managed by her father who wants to sell and retire, but Nia can’t let go of memories of an idyllic time in life when her mom was still alive and very much a part of the resort. When Julian’s impatient boss arrives intent on getting the deal done before Christmas, Julian comes up with a magical plan for saving Nia’s family’s resort, at the risk of losing his job. Starring Rukiya Bernard, Dewshane Williams.
Tuesday, Dec 13 – Angel Falls Christmas (Canadian) – NEW
A devoted doctor with little time for the Christmas Spirit is in desperate need of an intervention from the unlikeliest of places…heaven. Starring Jessica Lowndes, Chad Michael Murray.
Wednesday, Dec 14 – Jingle Bell Christmas (Canadian) – NEW
Through a series of mishaps, sophisticated Princess Amelia is stranded in the small town of Tucker, Maine. There she becomes an “ordinary” guest of the unsuspecting Cutler family. Starring Merritt Patterson, Trevor Donovan.
Thursday, Dec 15 – Christmas is You (Canadian) – NEW
Years after Emma left her first love, Tyler, to pursue her dreams of becoming a singer, the two are reunited in their hometown for the holidays. Emma, now an assistant, must convince Tyler, now a famous popstar, to sign with her record company, while also trying to save the town’s Christmas caroling celebration. Starring Becca Tobin, Matthew MacCaull.
Friday, Dec 16 – Christmas by the Book (Canadian) – PREMIERE – Super Channel Heart & Home Original **Available streaming and On Demand Dec 17**
An author of a best-selling holiday book becomes entangled in tinsel when she and her kids are dispatched by a TV talk show to a rural town where she is given two weeks to recreate the magical childhood Christmas described in her book. Starring Lindy Booth, AnnaMaria Demara, Jamaal Grant.
Saturday, Dec 17 – Faith Heist: A Christmas Caper (Canadian)– PREMIERE – Super Channel Heart & Home Original **Available Streaming and On Demand Dec 18**
After saving their church, a pastor and his loyal congregants find themselves locked in a mall on Christmas Eve, along with a group of armed thieves trying to pull off a jewel robbery. Starring Jonathan Langdon, Sagine Semajuste, Aaron Poole, Dylan Taylor.
Sunday, Dec 18 – Christmas on Mistletoe Lake (Canadian) – PREMIERE – Super Channel Heart & Home Original **Available Streaming and On Demand Dec 19**
Interior designer Reilly finds herself this Christmas in the town of Mistletoe Lake with no place to stay. She accepts an offer from Ray to stay in his boat, helping him renovate the boat for the town’s Christmas Harbor Festival. As Ray shows Reilly the timeless magic of his lake town, they can’t help but get caught up in that magic themselves. Starring Genelle Williams, Corey Sevier.
Monday, Dec 19 – Royally Wrapped for Christmas (Canadian) – NEW
Lindsay Palmer, the NY director of an international charity organization, is called to the Kingdom of Veronia by the royal family who runs the foundation to interview for the job of overseeing the whole operation. As Lindsay is put through the interview process, she ends up finding true love with the prince.
Starring Jen Lilley, Brendan Fehr.
Tuesday, Dec 20 – A Christmas Star (Canadian) – NEW
An astronomer predicts that a new meteor shower will appear over a tiny town.
Can she convince the locals to help with her discovery at the expense of a Christmas tradition? Starring Sara Canning, Daniel Lissing.
Wednesday, Dec 21 – Much Ado About Christmas (US) – NEW
After Haley Lloyd has been burned by countless suitors, it’s refreshing when shy but handsome Claud falls for her, unaware of her true identity: However, when that truth inevitably comes out, it puts their budding Christmas romance at risk. Starring Susie Abromeit, Torrance Coombs.
Thursday, Dec 22 – Homemade Christmas (Canadian) – NEW
Every year, Megan, an ambitious young woman uses the weeks leading up to Christmas to become the ultimate holiday freelance assistant for hire, helping with any Christmas related tasks for extra income. But when the opportunity arrives to save a Christmas party and dazzle her crush, she must choose between the man of her dreams and Mr. Right. Starring Michelle Argyris, Travis Nelson.
Friday, Dec 23 – Return to Christmas Creek (Canadian) – NEW
With Christmas approaching, a career-focused Chicago app developer returns to her small hometown to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There she reunites with her estranged uncle and her childhood best friend, who she begins falling for. Starring Tori Anderson, Stephen Huszar, Steven Weber.