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Packed with Exclusive New and Returning Dramas, Bravo Nationwide Freeview Begins June 1

– Freeview runs June 1 – 30 on more than 30 TV service providers across Canada –
– All-new crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM debuts June 14 with two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET –
– Mystery series GUILT joins Bravo’s Tuesday night lineup on June 21 at 9 p.m. ET –
– Bravo’s award-winning original series 19-2 returns June 20 at 10 p.m. ET –
– MURDER IN THE FIRST returns for a third season, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET–
– PRETTY LITTLE LIARS moves exclusively to Bravo as Season 7 premieres June 21 at 8 p.m. ET –

“ANIMAL KINGDOM is gritty, despite its sunny location.” – Indiewire

“If you think those PRETTY LITTLE LIARS found themselves in sticky situations, get ready — the cast of GUILT is about to put them to shame.” – Entertainment Weekly

TORONTO (May 25, 2016) – The home of hot drama, Bravo turns up the heat with a Freeview stacked with new and returning fan-favourite series, beginning Wednesday, June 1. Available for the entire month of June, Bravo’s nationwide Freeview features a lineup stacked with exclusive dramas including all-new series ANIMAL KINGDOM and GUILT; the much-anticipated Season 3 premiere of Bravo’s award-winning original series 19-2; Season 3 of MURDER IN THE FIRST; and the debut of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Season 7, now on Bravo. The Bravo Freeview is available on over 30 TV service providers across Canada, including Bell, Rogers, Eastlink, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Cogeco, Telus, Sasktel, Tbaytel, Videotron, and MTS.

Family crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM joins Bravo’s lineup with a special two-hour premiere event Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET. The 10-episode, hour-long series stars Emmy® winner Ellen Barkin (HAPPYISH) as Janine “Smurf” Cody, the intense matriarch of a dangerous family living an indulgent and excessive lifestyle funded by violent crime. Canadian actor Scott Speedman (Underworld) stars alongside Barkin as “Smurf’s” relatively level-headed right-hand man, Baz.

ANIMAL KINGDOM moves to its regular Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot beginning June 21, following the premiere of all-new mystery series GUILT at 9 p.m. ET. The 10-episode, hour-long thriller follows Grace (Daisy Head, THE SYNDICATE), an exchange student living in London who becomes the lead suspect in the brutal murder of her roommate. Billy Zane (Zoolander) stars as Stan Gutterie, the ethically questionable lawyer who helps Natalie (Emily Tremaine, VINYL) defend her sister Grace.

Winner of three Canadian Screen Awards including Best Dramatic Series, 19-2 returns to Bravo’s premium drama roster for a third season, Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET. The critically acclaimed original drama finds beat partners Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes) and Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso) back on the streets of Montréal, navigating the blurred-lines between politics and organized crime.

Leading into 19-2’s return, Bravo has the Season 3 premiere of crime-drama MURDER IN THE FIRST, premiering June 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Season 3 follows detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs, PRIVATE PRACTICE) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson, BOSS) deep into the centre of another complex murder investigation.

Joining the dramatic Tuesday night roster, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS brings more mystery and twists when Season 7 of the cult-favourite premieres exclusively on Bravo, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET. This season sees the Liars working together to find Hanna (Ashley Benson, Spring Breakers), who was abducted at the end of last season, and find the answers to the remaining secrets that haunt them.

On the lighter side of drama, Bravo premieres two, all-new installments from fan-favourite movie franchises GARAGE SALE MYSTERY and MURDER SHE BAKED. Lori Loughlin (FULLER HOUSE) returns as Jennifer Shannon to investigate a new crime in GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE NOVEL MURDERS on Thursday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET. Then on Thursday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET, viewers head back to The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen’s (Alison Sweeney, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) bakery, where she finds herself caught up in another mystery in MURDER SHE BAKED: A DEADLY RECIPE.

See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning series. All dates are subject to change. Visit Bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

Bravo Freeview Programming Includes:

ANIMAL KINGDOM (Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET – Two-Hour Series Premiere; Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 21)
ANIMAL KINGDOM centres on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole, PEAKY BLINDERS), as he moves to a Southern California beach town to live with his estranged grandmother,  Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin) and “her boys”, after his mother suffers a fatal overdose. Led by the hardened and tenacious “Smurf” and her right-hand, adopted son Baz (Speedman) who runs the business and calls the shots, the family includes the menacing Pope Cody (Shawn Hatosy, SOUTHLAND), the eldest and fresh out of prison; hyperactive middle son Craig Cody (Ben Robson, VIKINGS) who is considered the most fearless; and the troubled and suspicious “baby” of the family,  Deran Cody (Jake Weary, It Follows). Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be able to handle.

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE NOVEL MURDERS (Thursday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET- Movie Premiere)
Jennifer Shannon (Loughlin) is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department investigate crimes and solve mysteries. When Jennifer finds a customer murdered, she cannot help but think there is something familiar about the details of the killing, and soon realizes that the victim’s cold-blooded demise is a re-enactment of a murder in a classic mystery novel.

MURDER IN THE FIRST (Monday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET – Season 3 Premiere)
Homicide inspectors Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) are thrust into the tangled world of sports and celebrity when a pro-football player is murdered. As their investigation becomes increasingly more complex, the inspectors are faced with their own personal tribulations, complicating the pressures of the case.

Seasons 1 and 2 of MURDER IN THE FIRST are available for streaming on CraveTV™.

19-2 (Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET – Season 3 Premiere)
Season 3 of 19-2 sees a fragmented squad reeling from the revelation that Sergeant Julien Houle (Conrad Pla), once the glue that held them together, was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime. As Commander Gendron (Bruce Ramsay) scrambles to save his own career in the wake of this blight on the force, the patrollers strengthen their bond to help them through this shocking news. Meanwhile, Nick (Holmes), still rocked by guilt over his involvement in a murder, seeks closure by trying to find out what happened to his missing cousin Kaz. Ben (Keeso) finds love and happiness with Nick’s sister, Amelie (Tattiawna Jones), but struggles with the family he thought he’d left behind. Click here for a sneak peek at Season 3 of 19-2.

Seasons 1 and 2 of 19-2 are available for streaming on CraveTV™.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET – Season 7 Premiere)
In the upcoming season of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, the Liars band together to unearth answers to the last remaining secrets and take down “Uber A” for good.

GUILT (Tuesday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET – Series Premiere)
When Natalie’s (Emily Tremaine) sister Grace (Daisy Head) becomes the prime suspect in her roommate’s murder, and a popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutterie (Billy Zane), Natalie starts to question how innocent her sister may really be as more ugly truths start to emerge.

MURDER SHE BAKED: A DEADLY RECIPE (Thursday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET – Movie Premiere)
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) just can’t keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. The closer Hannah gets to the truth, the closer she gets to finding the murderer with a deadly recipe for silencing people.

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Packed with Exclusive New and Returning Dramas, Bravo Nationwide Freeview Begins June 1

– Freeview runs June 1 – 30 on more than 30 TV service providers across Canada –
– All-new crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM debuts June 14 with two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. ET –
– Mystery series GUILT joins Bravo’s Tuesday night lineup on June 21 at 9 p.m. ET –
– Bravo’s award-winning original series 19-2 returns June 20 at 10 p.m. ET –
– MURDER IN THE FIRST returns for a third season, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET–
– PRETTY LITTLE LIARS moves exclusively to Bravo as Season 7 premieres June 21 at 8 p.m. ET –

“ANIMAL KINGDOM is gritty, despite its sunny location.” – Indiewire

“If you think those PRETTY LITTLE LIARS found themselves in sticky situations, get ready — the cast of GUILT is about to put them to shame.” – Entertainment Weekly

TORONTO (May 25, 2016) – The home of hot drama, Bravo turns up the heat with a Freeview stacked with new and returning fan-favourite series, beginning Wednesday, June 1. Available for the entire month of June, Bravo’s nationwide Freeview features a lineup stacked with exclusive dramas including all-new series ANIMAL KINGDOM and GUILT; the much-anticipated Season 3 premiere of Bravo’s award-winning original series 19-2; Season 3 of MURDER IN THE FIRST; and the debut of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Season 7, now on Bravo. The Bravo Freeview is available on over 30 TV service providers across Canada, including Bell, Rogers, Eastlink, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Cogeco, Telus, Sasktel, Tbaytel, Videotron, and MTS.

Family crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM joins Bravo’s lineup with a special two-hour premiere event Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET. The 10-episode, hour-long series stars Emmy® winner Ellen Barkin (HAPPYISH) as Janine “Smurf” Cody, the intense matriarch of a dangerous family living an indulgent and excessive lifestyle funded by violent crime. Canadian actor Scott Speedman (Underworld) stars alongside Barkin as “Smurf’s” relatively level-headed right-hand man, Baz.

ANIMAL KINGDOM moves to its regular Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot beginning June 21, following the premiere of all-new mystery series GUILT at 9 p.m. ET. The 10-episode, hour-long thriller follows Grace (Daisy Head, THE SYNDICATE), an exchange student living in London who becomes the lead suspect in the brutal murder of her roommate. Billy Zane (Zoolander) stars as Stan Gutterie, the ethically questionable lawyer who helps Natalie (Emily Tremaine, VINYL) defend her sister Grace.

Winner of three Canadian Screen Awards including Best Dramatic Series, 19-2 returns to Bravo’s premium drama roster for a third season, Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET. The critically acclaimed original drama finds beat partners Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes) and Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso) back on the streets of Montréal, navigating the blurred-lines between politics and organized crime.

Leading into 19-2’s return, Bravo has the Season 3 premiere of crime-drama MURDER IN THE FIRST, premiering June 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Season 3 follows detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs, PRIVATE PRACTICE) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson, BOSS) deep into the centre of another complex murder investigation.

Joining the dramatic Tuesday night roster, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS brings more mystery and twists when Season 7 of the cult-favourite premieres exclusively on Bravo, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET. This season sees the Liars working together to find Hanna (Ashley Benson, Spring Breakers), who was abducted at the end of last season, and find the answers to the remaining secrets that haunt them.

On the lighter side of drama, Bravo premieres two, all-new installments from fan-favourite movie franchises GARAGE SALE MYSTERY and MURDER SHE BAKED. Lori Loughlin (FULLER HOUSE) returns as Jennifer Shannon to investigate a new crime in GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE NOVEL MURDERS on Thursday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET. Then on Thursday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET, viewers head back to The Cookie Jar, Hannah Swensen’s (Alison Sweeney, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) bakery, where she finds herself caught up in another mystery in MURDER SHE BAKED: A DEADLY RECIPE.

See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning series. All dates are subject to change. Visit Bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

Bravo Freeview Programming Includes:

ANIMAL KINGDOM (Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET – Two-Hour Series Premiere; Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 21)
ANIMAL KINGDOM centres on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole, PEAKY BLINDERS), as he moves to a Southern California beach town to live with his estranged grandmother,  Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin) and “her boys”, after his mother suffers a fatal overdose. Led by the hardened and tenacious “Smurf” and her right-hand, adopted son Baz (Speedman) who runs the business and calls the shots, the family includes the menacing Pope Cody (Shawn Hatosy, SOUTHLAND), the eldest and fresh out of prison; hyperactive middle son Craig Cody (Ben Robson, VIKINGS) who is considered the most fearless; and the troubled and suspicious “baby” of the family,  Deran Cody (Jake Weary, It Follows). Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be able to handle.

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE NOVEL MURDERS (Thursday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET- Movie Premiere)
Jennifer Shannon (Loughlin) is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department investigate crimes and solve mysteries. When Jennifer finds a customer murdered, she cannot help but think there is something familiar about the details of the killing, and soon realizes that the victim’s cold-blooded demise is a re-enactment of a murder in a classic mystery novel.

MURDER IN THE FIRST (Monday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET – Season 3 Premiere)
Homicide inspectors Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) are thrust into the tangled world of sports and celebrity when a pro-football player is murdered. As their investigation becomes increasingly more complex, the inspectors are faced with their own personal tribulations, complicating the pressures of the case.

Seasons 1 and 2 of MURDER IN THE FIRST are available for streaming on CraveTV™.

19-2 (Monday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET – Season 3 Premiere)
Season 3 of 19-2 sees a fragmented squad reeling from the revelation that Sergeant Julien Houle (Conrad Pla), once the glue that held them together, was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime. As Commander Gendron (Bruce Ramsay) scrambles to save his own career in the wake of this blight on the force, the patrollers strengthen their bond to help them through this shocking news. Meanwhile, Nick (Holmes), still rocked by guilt over his involvement in a murder, seeks closure by trying to find out what happened to his missing cousin Kaz. Ben (Keeso) finds love and happiness with Nick’s sister, Amelie (Tattiawna Jones), but struggles with the family he thought he’d left behind. Click here for a sneak peek at Season 3 of 19-2.

Seasons 1 and 2 of 19-2 are available for streaming on CraveTV™.

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET – Season 7 Premiere)
In the upcoming season of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, the Liars band together to unearth answers to the last remaining secrets and take down “Uber A” for good.

GUILT (Tuesday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET – Series Premiere)
When Natalie’s (Emily Tremaine) sister Grace (Daisy Head) becomes the prime suspect in her roommate’s murder, and a popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutterie (Billy Zane), Natalie starts to question how innocent her sister may really be as more ugly truths start to emerge.

MURDER SHE BAKED: A DEADLY RECIPE (Thursday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET – Movie Premiere)
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) just can’t keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. The closer Hannah gets to the truth, the closer she gets to finding the murderer with a deadly recipe for silencing people.

For more information

Jesse Wanagas

jesse.wanagas@bellmedia.ca

Andrea Allen

andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca

Natalie Cole

natalie.cole@bellmedia.ca

About Bravo
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.

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