Crave Highlights for January: HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE Returns, the New SHOWTIME® Series BLACK MONDAY Debuts, and Ocean’s 8, Hotel Transylvania 3, and Sicario 2 Premiere

— December 17, 2018

Coming to Crave in January: From HBO, the highly anticipated Season 3 premiere of TRUE DETECTIVE, plus new seasons of comedy series CRASHING and HIGH MAINTENANCE; from SHOWTIME, the series premiere of comedy BLACK MONDAY, a new season of the Golden Globe-nominated comedy SMILF, and the Season 6 finale of RAY DONOVAN; the final STAR TREK: SHORT TREK, and new movie premieres including Hotel Transylvania 3, Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, Ocean’s 8. Here is some of the key programming streaming on Crave in January (premiere dates and times are listed below):
  • Created by Nic Pizzolatto, HBO’s award-winning dark drama TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode third season with two back-to-back episodes on January 13. Mahershala Ali - Academy Award®-winner for Moonlight and current Golden Globe Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics’ Choice Award nominee for his role in Green Book - stars as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Playing out in three separate time periods, the third season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades. Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Stephen Dorff (STAR) also star.
  • Also from HBO: premiering January 19, Benedict Cumberbatch (PATRICK MELROSE) stars in the HBO film BREXIT, exploring the controversial tactics employed by the brain trust behind the 2016 “Vote Leave” campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union; comedy series CRASHING and HIGH MAINTENANCE both return with back-to-back Season 3 Premieres on January 20; and comedian Amanda Seales (INSECURE) makes her stand-up debut in the hour-long special AMANDA SEALES: I BE KNOWIN’ on January 26.
  • Executive produced by Canada’s own Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also directed the pilot episode, SHOWTIME’s new comedy series BLACK MONDAY premieres on January 20. Starring Don Cheadle (HOUSE OF LIES), who also serves as executive producer, Andrew Rannells (GIRLS), and Regina Hall (Girls Trip), the series takes viewers back in time to October 19, 1987 - a.k.a Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.
  • Also from SHOWTIME: the Golden Globe-nominated comedy SMILF, starring creator, executive producer, and showrunner Frankie Shaw, returns for Season 2 on January 20 and Season 6 of RAY DONOVAN wraps up on January 13.
  • Movies premiering this month include: Super Troopers 2, Truth or Dare, Tully, First Reformed, Sicario: Day of Soldado, Ocean’s 8, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and Tag.
  • Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, the final STAR TREK: SHORT TREK, “Escape Artist,” premieres January 4. In this episode, Harry Mudd, back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealing, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship – just in time to try out his latest con.
  • Continuing the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY anticipation, on January 2 Crave launches ten themed STAR TREK episode collections. Each collection features select episodes from various STAR TREK series following specific themes including: Q, The Borg, The Holodeck, Time Travel, Star Trek x The Big Bang Theory (featuring every BIG BANG THEORY episode with a cameo from STAR TREK cast members), Mirror Universe, Crossover Episodes, Tribbles, Beam Me Up, and Captain Pike.
  • New episodes of the STARZ espionage thriller COUNTERPART, starring Academy Award®-winner K. Simmons, continue to stream on Sundays throughout January. BOSS joins the STARZ selects collection on January 11, starring Kelsey Grammar who plays Chicago mayor Tom Kane who struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago after being diagnosed with dementia disorder.
  • THE BEAVERTON YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018 joins Crave on January 1, following its New Year’s Eve premiere on CTV. The one-hour special sees THE BEAVERTON hosts Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas weigh in with the Top 18 (occasionally surreal) news story from the last year.
  • Season 3 of the hit Comedy Central series ANOTHER PERIOD, starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, begins streaming January 4. This season, The Bellacourts' fight for suffrage in congress, become some of America's first female Olympic athletes, deal with an opioid addiction, and campaign to make America great again, for the first time.
  • The Crave Discovery collection expands this month with new programming including: Season 3 of HIGHWAY THROUGH HELL (January 4), FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS (January 11), and Season 4 of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER (January 25).
The full January lineup for Crave and Crave + Movies + HBO is outlined below. Program assets including episode synopses and images are available at BellMedia.ca/pr. SHOWTIME Programming (Available on Crave): RAY DONOVAN, Season 6, Episode 11 (January 6 @ 9 p.m. ET) RAY DONOVAN, Season 6, Episode 12 *Season Finale* (January 13 @ 9 p.m. ET) BLACK MONDAY, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (January 20 @ 10 p.m. ET) SMILF, Season 2, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (January 20 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) BLACK MONDAY, Season 1, Episode 2 (January 27 @ 10 p.m. ET) SMILF, Season 2, Episode 2 (January 27 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) HBO Programming (Available on Crave + Movies + HBO): TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (January 13 @ 9 p.m. ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 2 (January 13 @ 10 p.m. ET) BREXIT (January 19 @ 9 p.m. ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 3 (January 20 @ 9 p.m. ET) CRASHING, Season 3, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (January 20 @ 10 p.m. ET) HIGH MAINTENANCE, Season 3, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (January 20 @ 10:30 p.m. ET) STRIKE BACK, Season 6, Episode 1 (January 25 @ 11 p.m. ET) AMANDA SEALES: I BE KNOWIN’ (January 26 @ 10 p.m. ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3, Episode 4 (January 27 @ 9 p.m. ET) CRASHING, Season 3, Episode 2 (January 27 @ 10:10 p.m. ET) HIGH MAINTENANCE, Season 3, Episode 2 (January 27 @ 10:40 p.m. ET) STARZ Programming (Available on Crave): COUNTERPART, Season 2, Episode 5 (January 6 @ 9 p.m. ET) BOSS, Season 1 (January 11) COUNTERPART, Season 2, Episode 6 (January 20 @ 9 p.m. ET) COUNTERPART, Season 2, Episode 7 (January 27 @ 9 p.m. ET) Movies (Available on Crave + Movies + HBO): The Hangover (January 1) Super Troopers (January 1) Super Troopers 2 *Movie Premiere* (January 1) The Little Vampire *Movie Premiere* (January 2) Octavio is Dead *Canadian Movie Premiere* (January 2) Megamind *Movie Premiere* (January 3) Hedgehogs *Movie Premiere* (January 4) Truth or Dare *Movie Premiere* (January 4) Daphne and Velma (January 5) Tully *Movie Premiere* (January 4) The Ladybug *Movie Premiere* (January 4) The Domestics *Movie Premiere* (January 10) First Reformed *Movie Premiere* (January 11) Mommy’s Little Angel (January 17) Our House *Canadian Movie Premiere* (January 17) Overboard *Movie Premiere* (January 18) Ocean’s 8 *Movie Premiere* (January 19) Mistrust *Movie Premiere* (January 23) Room for Rent *Canadian Movie Premiere* (January 24) Indian Horse *Canadian Movie Premiere* (January 24) Eye on Juliet *Canadian Movie Premiere* (January 31) Spotlight on Canada (Available on Crave): HIGHWAY THROUGH HELL, Season 3 (January 4) Worth Watching (Available on Crave): THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 32, Episodes 84-88 (January 1) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 32, Episodes 89-91 (January 8) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 32, Episodes 92-96 (January 15) PETE HOLMES: DIRTY CLEAN (January 18) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 32, Episodes 97-101 (January 22) MOSAIC, Season 1 (January 25) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 32, Episodes 102-106 (January 29) New Kids’ Programming (Available on Crave): MIGHTY JUNGLE, Season 2 (January 11) YO GABBA GABBA, Season 1-4 (January 18) DELILAH & JULIUS, Season 1-2 (January 18) THE DOODLEBOPS, Season 1-2 (January 25) THE AMAZING ADRENALINI BROTHERS, Season 1-2 (January 25) #ICRAVEFRIDAYS: THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, Season 4A (January 4) ANOTHER PERIOD, Season 3 (January 4) STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS, “The Escape Artist” (January 4 @ 9 p.m. ET) FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS (January 11) ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, Season 4 (January 25) LAST CHANCE PROGRAMMING: CHRISTMASTIME IN SOUTH PARK (January 6) DOCTOR WHO: THE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS (January 6) THE ORIGINAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE 2018 (January 6) A RUSSEL PETERS CHRISTMAS (January 6) COMEDY CENTRAL’S ALL STAR NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (January 6) A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL (January 6) Bad Santa 2 (January 7) Brimstone (January 8) Blair Witch (January 9) Devil in the Dark (January 12) Fist Fight (January 15) BOO! A Madea Halloween (January 30) Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (January 31) Megamind (January 31) Super Troopers (January 31) The Hangover (January 31) COMING IN FEBRUARY: DESUS AN MERO DETROITERS, Season 2 TOSH.0, Season 10

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