SHOWTIME Drama ROADIES, THE ROAST OF . . . ROB LOWE, and Hit SHOWTIME Series RAY DONOVAN Anchor CraveTV’s October Lineup

— September 26, 2016

– Season 4 of award-winning SHOWTIME series RAY DONOVAN begins streaming October 21–
– From Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe’s (Almost Famous), ROADIES begins streaming October 7 –
– CraveTV’s THE ROAST OF…Collection welcomes THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ROB LOWE on October 7 –

TORONTO (September 26, 2016) – CraveTV’s #iCraveFridays presents a jammed-packed lineup of comedy, drama, and reality series coming this October. Highlights of the diverse October season schedule include: CraveTV’s Top 20 Halloween Episodes Collection (Oct. 5); THE ROAST OF ROB LOWE, SHOWTIME music series ROADIES, and Season 2 of the spooky and bewitching drama SALEM (Oct. 7); MTV classics JERSEY SHORE and BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD, along big-buzz music doc THE ROLLING STONES OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ!: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA (Oct. 14); and Season 4 of SHOWTIME drama RAY DONOVAN (Oct. 21). This month in CraveTV history:
  • The final season of JERSEY SHORE premieres October 4, 2012 (Reality TV)
  • October 11 marks the 10th anniversary of the series premiere of 30 ROCK (Comedies and Sitcoms)
  • CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM debuts October 15, 2000 (The HBO Collection/ Comedies/ Sitcoms)
  • October 16 marks the 15th anniversary of the premiere of SMALLVILLE (Superheroes, Sci-Fi & Fantasy/ Action & Adventure/ Teen Drama/ Dramas)
  • BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA premieres on October 18, 2004 (Sci-Fi & Fantasy/ Dramas)
  • The final season of BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD began airing October 27, 2011 (Comedies)
Information about CraveTV’s October lineup is outlined below; titles are listed in order of streaming start dates. CraveTV adds new programming every week on #iCraveFridays: Wednesday, Oct. 5 Top 20 Halloween Episodes Collection CraveTV offers Halloween fanatics abounding thrills and chills with its Top 20 Halloween Episodes Collection, 20 of of television’s most-beloved Halloween-themed episodes from series including SOUTH PARK, TRUE BLOOD, THE BIG BANG THEORY, COMMUNITY, VERONICA MARS, and GRIMM. THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH – Season 1, Episode 21 (Documentaries/ The SHOWTIME Collection / The Election Collection) As the U.S. election nears, THE CIRCUS continues to pull back the curtain and take viewers deep inside the fiercest competition on earth – where the ultimate prize is the most powerful office in the world. Friday, Oct. 7 SALEM – Season 2 (Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Historic TV/Dramas) SALEM explores the town’s infamous witch trials and uncovers the dark secrets from this period of American history. The series centres on Salem's most-powerful witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), as she faces off against adversaries old and new who are vying for her throne.  LEGENDS – Season 2 (Crime & Mystery/Dramas) Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum (Sean Bean, GAME OF THRONES) can transform himself into a different person. Last season, he discovered that the life he knew had all been a lie – now he’s on the run for a murder he didn’t commit. Season 2 also stars Winter Ave Zoli (SONS OF ANARCHY), Steve Kazee (SHAMELESS), Aisling Franciosi (THE FALL), Kelly Overton (TRUE BLOOD), Klara Issova (CROSSING LINES), and Ralph Brown (AGENT CARTER).  THE ROAST OF ROB LOWE – (The Roast Of…/Stand-Up Comedy/Comedies) Rob Lowe (CODE BLACK) steps into the hot seat and gets roasted by the best of the best in the latest installment of the COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST series. Assisting Roast Master David Spade (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) is Roast Master General Jeff Ross as well as celebrities including NFL’s Peyton Manning and Rob Riggle. This rendition of THE ROAST OF also includes the all-star cast taking shots at political commentator Ann Coulter.  JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE – (The Roast Of… / Comedies/Stand-Up Comedy) Shot this summer at Montréal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival, 16 comics go head-to-head in a battle of wit and insults hosted by Jeff Ross. ROAST BATTLE has an all-star panel of celebrities, including Jimmy Kimmel (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!), Sarah Silverman (MASTERS OF SEX), comedian Anthony Jeselnik (LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON), and David Spade, who play the judges, while stand-up comedian Brian Moses serves as referee.  ROADIES – Season 1 (The SHOWTIME Collection/Dramas/Comedies/Music) Created by Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), ROADIES is an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny, and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies. The music-infused ensemble comedy series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for a successful arena-level band. Starring Carla Cugino (HBO’s ENTOURAGE), Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde), and executive produced by J.J. Abrams (HBO’s WESTWORLD). Friday, Oct. 14 MARTIN LAWRENCE: DOIN TIME: UNCUT – (The SHOWTIME Collection/Comedies/ Stand-Up Comedy) Filmed live at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre, comedy legend Martin Lawrence returns to the stand-up stage for a night of impressions and insight on topics including sex, relationships, President Obama, Bill Cosby, and Hollywood.  JERSEY SHORE – Season 1 – 6 (Reality TV) Every summer, thousands of kids head to the Jersey Shore to take part in the East Coast rite of passage: The Share House. Eight cast members come together for the summer to live and work in Seaside Heights. Get ready for a lot of hair gel, suntan lotion, and fist pumping. It’s Jersey Shore, b****!  BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD: THE MIKE JUDGE COLLECTION – Season 1 – 3 (Comedies) Beavis is the one in the Metallica t-shirt and Butt-Head is the one in the AC/DC t-shirt. Hobbies include nose picking, head banging, and breaking stuff. Needless to say, they are very, very stupid. These two are often found doing idiotic things because they are bored. Emmy®-winning creator Mike Judge (SILICON VALLEY), who voices the characters, hand-picked exclusively 40 shorts for this collection, including 23 director’s cut editions.  THE ROLLING STONES OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ! : A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA – (Music/Documentaries) Following its successful premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, THE ROLLING STONES OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ! : A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA follows The Rolling Stones’ early 2016 tour through 10 Latin American cities, including their historic stop in Havana. The feature-length timely film, directed by Grammy® nominated Paul Dugdale (ADELE LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL) provides intimate insight into the world of The Rolling Stones. A road movie that celebrates the revolutionary power of rock-and-roll, exhilarating and vivid, the film chronicles the tour, local culture, and unique bond that exists between the Latin American people and The Rolling Stones. THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL – Season 2 (Comedies/ Stand-Up Comedy) Hosted by comedy icons Jonah Ray (SUPERNEWS!) and Kumail Nanjiani (HBO’s SILICON VALLEY), the pair invites some of the biggest names on the comedy scene to help discuss a host of topics. Season 2 guest stars Ilana Glazer (BROAD CITY), Chelsea Peretti (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), Fred Armisen (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), and Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s SILICON VALLEY). Friday, Oct. 21 RAY DONOVAN – Season 4 (The SHOWTIME Collection/Crime & Mystery/Dramas) Ray Donovan is a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in L.A. He’s the man called in to make the most complicated and combustible problems go away, except those created by his own family. In the latest season of this original SHOWTIME series,  Ray (Liev Schreiber), Hollywood’s favourite “fixer,” attempts to return to the fold of his family and his church in the wake of his confession to Father Romero (Leland Orser, Taken). But this second chance at redemption is tested when he meets professional boxer Hector Campos (Ismael Cruz Cordova, HBO’s DIVORCE) and his volatile sister Marisol (Lisa Bonet, THE RED ROAD), who harbours a dangerous secret.  THE LIBRARIANS – Season 2 (Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Dramas/Action & Adventure) THE LIBRARIANS stars Rebecca Romijn (KING & MAXWELL) as Eve Baird, a highly skilled agent responsible for protecting the team of librarians, including a bookworm-turned-dashing-swashbuckler, and veteran librarian, Flynn Carsen, played by Noah Wyle (FALLING SKIES), a role reprised from The Librarian film series. With magic seeping into the mortal world at a faster pace and in unpredictable places, Season 2 sees the team confronted with a new reality that redefines them all. Friday, Oct. 28 THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH – Season 1, Episode 22 (Documentaries/The SHOWTIME Collection / The Election Collection) Episodic information currently unavailable.  THIS IS NOT HAPPENING – (Comedies/Stand-Up Comedy) Hosted by Ari Shaffir (Skeptic Tank), he and his comedian friends including David Koechner (Anchorman), T.J. Miller (SILICON VALLEY), Natasha Leggero (CHELSEA LATELY), and Kumail Nanjiani (SILICON VALLEY), tell true stories around a given theme.  ALI VS. – (Sports) ALI VS. is a collection of some of Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, presented in their entirety. The lineup includes: Ali vs Ron Lyle, Ali vs Liston I, Ali vs Liston II, Ali vs Floyd Patterson, Ali vs Jerry Quarry I, Ali vs Canadian George Chuvalo , Ali vs Oscar Bonavena, Ali vs Foreman (the infamous “Thrilla in Manilla”), and Ali vs Chuck Wepner. CASSIUS CLAY’S GREATEST HITS – (Sports) A collection of four fights from 1962 and 1963 featuring heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali and went on to become World Champion. The matches included see him as a young man defeating Sonny Banks, Billy Daniels, Archie Moore, and Henry Cooper, all in technical knockouts.  RINGSIDE: ALI – (Sports) A profile of Muhammad Ali, whose charisma and boxing ability made him one of the most famous athletes of all time.  GRINGO: THE DANGEROUS LIFE OF JOHN MCAFEE – (The SHOWTIME Collection/Documentaries) Following its TIFF premiere, Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein (Going the Distance) delves into the strange story of John McAfee, who went from millionaire software mogul to yogi, Kurtz-like jungle recluse to potential murderer, and most recently, a prospective presidential candidate for the American Libertarian Party.  

 

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