Lainey Lui Breaks Down Buzzed About Shows in New Crave Original Series CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW, Premiering January 12

— December 16, 2019

– From Bell Media Studios, the new Crave companion series features Lui as she does a deep dive into a binge-worthy Crave series –
– CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW kicks off with weekly analysis of HBO’s highly-anticipated drama THE OUTSIDER –
– THE OUTSIDER premieres Sunday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET with two back-to-back episodes, only on Crave –

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TORONTO (December 16, 2019) – Pop culture maven, author, and podcaster Lainey Lui (THE SOCIAL, ETALK) satisfies viewers cravings this winter with the debut of the new Crave Original Series CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW, where she dishes on some of the most buzz-worthy programming available on Crave. From Bell Media Studios, the new companion series premieres Sunday, Jan.12 at 11 p.m. ET following the debut of the first two episodes of HBO’s compelling new series THE OUTSIDER at 9 p.m. ET, only on Crave. Each Sunday on CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW, Lui and a rotating panel of guests recap episodes of THE OUTSIDER, dissecting the biggest plot twists and developments, and providing comprehensive analysis. In each episode, Lui invites her television-loving friends over to dive into the subject series with candid takes and post-show analysis, extending the conversation about each episode beyond social media. CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW kicks off with Lui giving viewers an insider look into THE OUTSIDER. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, the highly anticipated drama stars Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominee Ben Mendelsohn (BLOODLINE, Ready Player One) as police detective Ralph Anderson, and Emmy®-and Golden Globe® winner Jason Bateman (OZARK, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) as Terry Maitland. Bateman also serves as executive producer and directs the first two episodes. “We are delighted to kick off CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW by analyzing and discussing every thrilling moment of HBO’s THE OUTSIDER,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios. “And with Lainey at the helm, each episode will feel like you are in your living room with a smart, informed, and witty best friend.” “Candid, funny, and relatable, CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW is the perfect platform to continue the conversation about Crave’s most buzzworthy series,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. “CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW is the perfect dessert for your latest binge.” HBO’s new drama THE OUTSIDER explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case. The cast includes Ben Mendelsohn as Ralph Anderson; Tony® Award-winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) as Holly Gibney; Bill Camp (Emmy®-nominee, THE NIGHT OF) as Howie Salomon; Mare Winningham (Oscar®-nominee, Georgia) as Ralph’s wife Jeannie Anderson; Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming THE THIRD DAY) as Claude Bolton, manager of a local strip club; Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming MARE OF EASTTOWN) as Glory Maitland; Yul Vázquez (DIVORCE) as Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Yunis Sablo; Jeremy Bobb (THE KNICK) as Alec Pelley, a private investigator hired by Howie; and Marc Menchaca (THE SINNER) as detective Jack Hoskins; with Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland. Audio from each episode of CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW will be available as a podcast on iHeartRadio Canada and everywhere podcasts are found. Additional Crave series that will be featured on CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW will be announced. CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW is produced by Bell Media Studios. Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer, Bell Media Studios. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios. Jeff Hersh is Vice-President, Strategy, OTT Distribution & Premium SVOD, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

About Bell Media Studios

Bell Media Studios is Canada’s leading end-to-end content creator, developing and producing 80 hours of live and taped programming in-house, each week. Award-winning titles include ETALK, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, YOUR MORNING, and many original specials. The Bell Media Studios-run Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery Canada and other international broadcasters, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY TRAINS, and MARINE DISASTERS. In association with Motion Content Group, Bell Media Studios produces original lifestyle series WHERE TO I DO?. As the majority owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Bell Media Studios also oversees operations of the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, offices, teaching facilities, and support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.

About Crave

Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca.​

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