Affairs, Tortured Surgeons, College Football, Rap Moguls, Polygamist Prophets, and Rogue Agents Light Up Fall on The Movie Network
— August 31, 2015
– Golden Globe®-winning SHOWTIME® series THE AFFAIR returns for Season 2 –
– Steven Soderbergh’s Emmy®-nominated drama THE KNICK debuts its second season on The Movie Network –
– SHOWTIME documentaries and specials AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE, PROPHET’S PREY, and A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL debut –
– The thrilling one-hour drama ROGUE returns for Season 3 –
TORONTO (August 31, 2015) – The Movie Network announced its fall lineup today including the return of THE AFFAIR, the sexy and suspenseful, award-winning drama series from SHOWTIME®; the Season 2 debut of THE KNICK, which moves to a new premiere timeslot on The Movie Network; SHOWTIME documentaries AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE and PROPHET’S PREY, about Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), respectively; the anticipated SHOWTIME sports series A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL; and Season 3 of the undercover detective drama ROGUE, starring Thandie Newton.
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Additional information about The Movie Network’s fall lineup is outlined below (in chronological order):
AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE (Documentary)
Premieres Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10:45 p.m. ET
From famed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest), AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE delves deep into the life and storied exploits of iconic Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in music that he presided over. Through a series of interviews with Knight – who is currently in jail pending trial on murder, attempted-murder, and hit-and-run charges – viewers are guided through his world as he personally reveals exactly how it all happened and why it all fell apart. AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE is directed by Fuqua, and is executive produced by Bradley J. Fischer (Black Swan, Shutter Island), Fuqua, and Eva Gunz.
ROGUE, Season 3 (Drama Series)
Premieres Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET
In the new season, war hero-turned-criminal Ethan Kelly (Cole Hauser, School Ties) has been made a deniable operative by a corrupt general, who sends him to Chicago to work for one of the city’s most notorious attorneys and power brokers, Marty Abrams. Ethan soon learns that Marty’s dealings extend from the boardroom to the street, into the dangerous world of one of Chicago’s most feared gangs, the 13th Street Kings. Unbeknownst to Marty, Ethan has actually been sent by the General to expose Marty’s criminal enterprises. When an investigative reporter on the brink of discovering the depths of Marty’s empire winds up dead, federal agent Harper Deakins (Sarah Carter, UNDECLARED) tasks herself with finding his killer. Meanwhile, Grace Travis (Thandie Newton, WESTWORLD), convinced that Ethan holds the key to her survival, once again goes rogue and heads to Chicago. She and Ethan work together to bring down the people who murdered her son and have Ethan under their thumb. ROGUE is produced by eOne in association with DirecTV. The series is created by Matthew Parkhill, executive produced by John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg for eOne, and Parkhill and Nick Hamm for Momentum TV. For a look at ROGUE Season 3, click here.
THE AFFAIR, Season 2 (Drama Series)
Premieres Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the US
THE AFFAIR, 2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Television Series - Drama, explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. In the new season, the provocative drama is told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths. THE AFFAIR stars Ruth Wilson (LUTHER) in her Golden Globe-winning role as Alison, a young woman attempting to move on from tragedy and build a lasting relationship while contending with the judgment of others and her own self-doubt. Her lover Noah (Golden Globe-nominee Dominic West, THE WIRE) is a burgeoning writer trying to balance the temptations of success, the family he left behind, and the woman he loves. Noah’s former wife Helen (Emmy-nominee Maura Tierney, ER) is attempting to piece her life together while navigating divorce proceedings, care for her children, and her parents’ noxious influence. Screen Actors Guild-nominee Joshua Jackson (FRINGE) plays Cole, Alison’s former husband struggling to overcome past heartbreak and start a promising new life. The long-term ramifications of the affair continue to shape these lives, and lead to an event that changes everything. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) and Hagai Levi (In Treatment) created the series. Treem serves as executive producer, along with Levi, Anya Epstein (In Treatment) and director Jeffrey Reiner (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). For a look at THE AFFAIR Season 2, click here. Season 2 of THE AFFAIR will move to CraveTV’s exclusive SHOWTIME Collection following its broadcast run on The Movie Network.
A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL (Sports Reality Series)
Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. ET
From SHOWTIME Sports, this all-new series chronicles the University of Notre Dame’s quest for a college football national championship with weekly, all-access coverage. Covering the entire season, the series opens just three days after Notre Dame’s opening-week showdown with the University of Texas Longhorns in South Bend, Indiana. Viewers join Notre Dame’s student-athletes in the locker room and the classroom, with episodes featuring the previous week’s matchup, the intensity of the sidelines on game day, and the rigors of balancing athletics with classwork during the grueling season. A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL grants viewers with exclusive access to a special season as head coach Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish vie for gridiron glory. Executive produced by Scott Stone of Stone & Company Entertainment, Steve Mayer of IMG, Tom Capello of Crazy Legs Productions, and Jason Sciavicco. A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL will move to CraveTV’s exclusive SHOWTIME Collection following its broadcast run on The Movie Network.
PROPHET’S PREY (Documentary)
Premieres Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:45 p.m. ET
An official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, PROPHET’S PREY is a look inside the world and mind of Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), one of the largest cults currently operating in the United States. Though Jeffs was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and, eventually, captured and sentenced to life in prison, he continues to prey on the FLDS community in absentia, his power largely unchecked and unchallenged to this very day. The documentary is written and directed by Academy Award®-nominee Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) who also serves as a producer. The film is based on the book by Sam Brower, Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints. Executive producers are Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Dustin Lance Black, Shannon Costello, Anna Culp, Geralyn Dreyfous, Erica Huggins, Jon Krakauer, and Regina Scully. Brower and Katherine LeBlond are producers. For a look at PROPHET’S PREY, click here. PROPHET’S PREY will move to CraveTV’s exclusive SHOWTIME Collection following its broadcast run on The Movie Network.
THE KNICK, Season 2 (Drama Series)
Premieres Friday, Oct. 16 at 10 p.m. ET on MExcess
**Note** THE KNICK Season 2 episodes will also repeat at 11 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, following REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Helmed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Oscar-nominee Clive Owen as the brilliant but emotionally tortured surgeon Dr. John W. Thackery, the second season of the CINEMAX drama THE KNICK is set in 1901. The new season finds the staff of the Knickerbocker Hospital in turmoil as they prepare to be shuttered in favour of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. The creators and writing team of Jack Amiel and Michael Begler serve as executive producers along with Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar, and Clive Owen. For a look at THE KNICK, click here. THE KNICK will move to CraveTV’s exclusive HBO Collection following its broadcast run on The Movie Network.
In Eastern Canada, programming and previous seasons are also available on TMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand.
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