This January on HBO Canada: Comedy Rules with Original Stand-Up Special ELLIE KEMPER: UNBREAKABLE COMEDY GALA, Plus HBO’s WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND; Documentaries CHAMELEON and HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA; and A New Season of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER.

— December 21, 2015

  • An unvarnished look at the heroin epidemic in America’s small towns, HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA, premieres Monday, Jan. 4 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Ghana's leading investigative journalist puts his notoriously unorthodox detective methods to use in the award-winning Canadian documentary CHAMELEON, Monday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher returns with Season 14 of his hit series REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. ET
  • The upbeat and quirky Ellie Kemper showcases her comedic talent with a few of her funniest friends in the HBO Canada original stand-up special ELLIE KEMPER: UNBREAKABLE COMEDY GALA, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. ET
  • WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND features the hilarious writer, actress, and producer in her first HBO stand-up special Saturday, Jan. 23 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Canadian filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot MacFadyen explore the world’s cultural obsession with the Devil in the documentary SATAN LIVES, Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. ET
 Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for January. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times). Monday, Jan. 4 10 p.m. – HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA – *Documentary Premiere* An eye-opening look at the heroin epidemic currently sweeping America’s small towns and communities, specifically idyllic Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The harrowing HBO film, directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Okazaki (HBO’s WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI), takes an unsparing look at the lives of eight heroin addicts in their early 20s, living a seemingly endless existence of getting high while cycling through stages of rehab, recovery and relapse. Monday, Jan. 11 9 p.m. – CHAMELEON – *Canadian Documentary Premiere* Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ undercover disguises and unorthodox detective methods have earned him a James Bond like reputation as a people’s hero, yet his face remains unknown. Collaborating with local law authorities, his stories appear in print and TV, earning him both admirers and those critical of his practices. From director Ryan Mullins, CHAMELEON follows Anas hot on the heels of his latest case as he infiltrates a religious sect in an isolated village hoping to expose human trafficking, all the while keeping his identity a mystery. Friday, Jan. 15 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – *Season 14 Premiere* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit http://www.hbocanada.com/billmaher/  Saturday, Jan. 16 9 p.m. – ELLIE KEMPER: UNBREAKABLE COMEDY GALA – *Comedy Special* Hosted by Ellie Kemper, this HBO Canada original stand-up special, produced in partnership with Just For Laughs Television, features hilarious, gut-busting performances by some of the funniest talents on stage including Canada’s own Thomas Middleditch (SILICON VALLEY); Margaret Cho (DROP DEAD DIVA); Reggie Watts (COMEDY BANG! BANG!); Michael Che (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE); Pete Holmes (THE PETE HOLMES SHOW); Chris Hardwick (@MIDNIGHT); and Debra DiGiovanni. Friday, Jan. 22 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 14, Episode 2 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit http://www.hbocanada.com/billmaher/  Saturday, Jan. 23 10 p.m. – WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND – *Comedy Special* Whitney Cummings takes the stage in her first HBO stand-up special with brutally honest, laser-sharp observations on modern gender dynamics and the paradoxes of sex and relationships in an age when women have more power than ever. The hilarious new special was taped before a live audience at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California.  Friday, Jan. 29 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 14, Episode 3 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit http://www.hbocanada.com/billmaher/  Saturday, Jan. 30 9 p.m. – SATAN LIVES – *Documentary Premiere* From Texas to the Vatican, SATAN LIVES meets with Satanists, exorcists, cult icons, and believers and non-believers alike to ask why, in the age of reason, the Devil remains so powerful and seductive. This complex and controversial documentary features interviews with Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST), Kenneth Anger, Zeena Schreck, exorcists Father Gabriele Amorth, and Reverend Bob Larson, philosopher Sam Keen, historian W. Scott Poole, scientists, victims of the Satanic panic, and many others.  

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