Programming Highlights for January 2023
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) – New episodes continue Sundays 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.
Mysteries of the Ancient Dead (6 x 44) Super Channel Original docuseries (Canadian) – New episodes continue Mondays at 8 p.m. with SEASON FINALE – Jan 30th **Available streaming and On Demand**
Each episode investigates the secrets of ancient civilisations, exploring complex religious beliefs, strange ceremonies and bizarre rituals around death and the afterlife.
Deadly Science (6 x 44) – Super Channel Original docuseries (Canadian) – PREMIERE – Monday Jan 9th at 9 p.m., with ALL episodes available streaming and On Demand the same day
Throughout time, humanity has looked to innovate, explore, reach higher heights, and exceed our abilities. But pushing limits can be dangerous… extremely. Those who rise against them set the stage for great discovery. These are the innovators, explorers, and incredible minds that pursue progress… at any price. These men and women risked it all to change everything. Theirs was a Deadly Science.
The Pact season 2 (6 x 60) – SEASON FINALE – Tuesday Jan 3 at 9 p.m. 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. In the season finale episode, the shocking truth about Jack Evans’s death is revealed. 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 2 (8 x 90) – New episodes continue – Fridays at 10 p.m. with ALL episodes (seasons 1 & 2) currently available streaming and On Demand
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 Janaury 1 unless indicated otherwise**
(NEW = new to Super Channel / PREMIERE = Canadian broadcast premiere)
Friday, Jan 6 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 2 ep 1: Affluenza Teen – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary)
From birth Ethan Couch was raised in a bubble of wealth, privilege, and lack-of-consequences. He was taught that money can buy you anything, and there’s no reason to be accountable for your actions. His teenage rebellious behavior escalated out of control in a series of incidents crescendo-ing in the deaths of 4 people and severe injuries of 9 more.
Saturday, Jan 7 – Eat Wheaties! – PREMIERE (Drama, Comedy)
Sid Straw leads a dull life until he accidentally stalks famous college friend, Elizabeth Banks, on social media. With each failed attempt to prove he knows her; he rediscovers more of himself and the true meaning of friendship. Starring: Tony Hale, Elisha Cuthbert
Friday, Jan 13 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 2 ep 2: Ken & Barbie Killers – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary)
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka hid a sinister truth behind their seemingly picture-perfect relationship. Old friends and colleagues speak out about their horrific crimes.
Saturday, Jan 14 (8 p.m.) – Reba McEntire’s The Hammer – PREMIERE (Canadian, Drama, Thriller)
A newly appointed judge makes sure justice is served when her sister becomes the prime suspect in the suspicious death of her courtroom predecessor. Starring: Reba McEntire, Melissa Peterman
Sunday, Jan 15 (9:30 p.m.) – Meeting the Beatles in India PREMIERE (Canadian, Documentary)
Director Paul Saltzman returns to India as he reminiscences about his time with the Beatles while they were on a spiritual retreat under the mentorship of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968. Starring: Morgan Freeman (narrator)
Friday, Jan 20 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 2 episode 3: The Suicide Texts– PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary)
The case of Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy, who met during a chance encounter while on vacation and immediately connected through their struggles with mental health; over time, Michelle helped Conrad prepare and execute his suicide.
Saturday, Jan 21 – Stanleyville – PREMIERE (Canadian, Comedy, Drama)
A woman abandons her life and family for the chance to compete in a bizarre and dangerous contest. The prize: a brand-new habanero orange compact SUV. Starring: Susanne Wuest, Cara Ricketts, Julian Richings
Sunday, Jan 22 (9:30 p.m.) – Dear Audrey – Super Channel Original documentary PREMIERE (Canadian)
Acclaimed activist filmmaker Martin Duckworth has devoted his life to peace and justice. But now he’s put down his camera to fight for the most important cause he’s ever faced, caring for his wife, Audrey Schirmer, through the final stages of Alzheimer’s. Martin tirelessly embraces each new chapter with grace and resilience, demonstrating his unconditional loyalty as he finds new reasons to love her each day. Directed by Jeremiah Hayes.
Friday, Jan 27 (10 p.m.) – Friends Speak season 2 episode 4: R. Kelly – PREMIERE (True crime, Documentary)
Kelly was arrested after accusations of various underage sexual offenses and operating a sex cult. His friends and colleagues discuss what was happening behind closed doors.
Saturday, Jan 28 – The Boathouse – PREMIERE (Canadian, Thriller)
When a young woman takes a job as nanny to two troubled children at a remote summer cottage, she becomes enmeshed in the mystery of their estranged mother and begins to suspect that the family has a dark history that they are desperate to keep secret. Starring: Michaela Kurimsky, Alan Van Sprang,
Programming Highlights for January 2023
(all times are ET)
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 January 1 unless indicated otherwise**
(NEW = new to Super Channel PREMIERE = Canadian broadcast premiere)
Saturday, Jan 7 – A Slice of Romance – PREMIERE (Canadian) **Available streaming & On Demand Jan 8**
When unlucky in love PR Executive Mikayla meets coffee shop owner and aspiring pastry chef Austin, the pair strike a deal: she’ll taste test his creations if he gives her dating advice. Things are going well until Mikayla starts to feel undermined at work and rent prices at the cafe rise threatening Austin’s livelihood. Ever the go-getter, Mikayla smells an opportunity: she’ll help rebrand the entire cafe for free while showing her boss she’s worthy of a promotion at the same time, what they didn’t bet on is how quickly sparks would fly… Directed by Ken Friss. Starring Stephanie Cleough, David Paetkau
Saturday, Jan 14 – The Shell Collector – PREMIERE (Canadian) **Available Streaming and On Demand Jan 15**
A military widow struggles with her husband’s death, a heartbroken Marine is forced to face his past, and an older widow secretly spreads wisdom while she still can. When the lives of these three broken souls converge, they finally find peace and love. Directed by Nicholas Humphries. Starring Caitlin Clark, Christopher Russell, William Carson, Jim Ewens, Jennifer Higgins
Saturday, Jan 21 – Heart of the Manor – PREMIERE **Available Streaming and On Demand Jan 22**
On the eve of her sister’s wedding, Real Estate agent Lisa Bentron finds herself in competition with handsome developer Matthew Wallace when he wants to buy her family’s historic estate. But could he hold the key to Liz’s heart? Starring Ross Jirgl, Ashlynn Yennie
Saturday, Jan 28 – Love in Wolf Creek (Canadian) – PREMIERE (Canadian) **Available Streaming and On Demand Jan 29**
Sam sets out to save a pack of wild wolves and a conservation refuge with the help of the town’s handsome newcomer, Austin. Starring Tim Rozon, Nola Martin