This December on The Movie Network: Homegrown Documentary BEING CANADIAN debuts; Season Finales of the Golden Globe®-Winning Drama THE AFFAIR, THE KNICK, and ROGUE; Plus Holiday Films, Hollywood Movie Premieres, and More

— November 27, 2015

 
  • Season 3 of the gripping action series ROGUE wraps up Sunday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Robert Cohen explores what it means to be Canadian in the hilarious documentary BEING CANADIAN, Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8:25 p.m. ET
  • The Season 2 finale of Steven Soderbergh’s Emmy®-nominated medical drama, THE KNICK, Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Season 2 of THE AFFAIR, the dark and sexy drama from SHOWTIME, comes to an end, Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Hollywood movie premieres include FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, GET HARD, PADDINGTON, THE WATER DIVINER, ALOHA, A LITTLE CHAOS, OCTOBER GALE, and more
Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for December. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Wednesday, Dec. 2 9 p.m. – A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL – Season 1, Episode 13 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit http://www.themovienetwork.ca/a-season-with-notre-dame-football Friday, Dec. 4 9 p.m. – SEVENTH SON – *Movie Premiere* Centuries ago, a supernatural champion named Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) defeated Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), a malevolent witch. However, now that Malkin has escaped imprisonment and thirsts for vengeance, she summons her followers and prepares to unleash her wrath on humanity. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. 10 p.m. – THE KNICK – Season 2, Episode 8 (Premieres on TMN and Repeats at on HBO Canada at 11 p.m.) Thackery (Clive Owen) introduces a new kind of cure to his inebriation ward and Brockhurst (Fred Weller) demands the return of his girls. Meanwhile, Gallinger’s (Eric Johnson) relationship with his wife (Maya Kazan) and Bertie’s (Michael Angarano) relationship with Genevieve (Arielle Goldman) move in surprising directions. Cornelia (Juliet Rylance) presents evidence of the company’s wrongdoing to Henry (Charles Aitken) and Barrow’s (Jeremy Bobb) troubled marriage comes to a head. Thackery performs plastic surgery on Abby (Jennifer Ferrin). Saturday, Dec. 5 9 p.m. – FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – *Movie Premiere* When college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Anastasia, and she to him. As a result, Anastasia plunges headlong into an affair and learns that Christian's true sexual tendencies push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.  Sunday, Dec. 6 9 p.m. – ROGUE – *Season Finale* In the Season 3 finale, Harper (Sarah Carter) keeps Patrick (Sergio Di Zio) contained. Meanwhile, Marlon (Derek Luke) is arrested for Talia’s (Bianca Lawson) murder, with Marty (Richard Schiff) coming to his defense. Ethan (Cole Hauser) strikes a new deal with Marty, who learns Marlon betrayed him. Harper breaks the Hutchings’ murder case wide open. 10 p.m. – THE AFFAIR – Season 2, Episode 10 Noah (Dominic West) grapples with essential questions. Meanwhile, Alison (Ruth Wilson) begins to doubt a recent ambition, and renewed interactions with the Lockhart brothers force her to consider a harrowing possibility. Thursday, Dec. 10 9 p.m. – GUIDANCE – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* David Gold (Pat Mills) is the 30-ish onetime star of the TV kids’ show “Wacky Street,” which he spends plenty of time watching in reruns. His fortunes have fallen since that early peak. His biggest object of concern, however, is Jabrielle (Zahra Bentham), a perpetual class-skipper stuck in an abusive home. The frequently inappropriate but mutually supportive relationship that evolves between them soon takes a leap into wilder terrain, with Jabrielle tagging along as he spirals fully out of control. Friday, Dec. 11 9 p.m. – BARELY LETHAL – *Movie Premiere* Seeking a normal adolescence, a special-operations agent (Hailee Steinfeld) fakes her own death and enrolls in high school as an exchange student. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage. 10 p.m. – THE KNICK – Season 2, Episode 9 (Premieres on TMN and Repeats at on HBO Canada at 11 p.m.) Thackery’s connection to Captain Robertson (Grainger Hines), and how the doctor arrived at The Knick, is revealed. Meanwhile, the conflict between Edwards (André Holland) and Gallinger comes to a head after a medical-board hearing regarding Gallinger’s vasectomies. Cleary (Chris Sullivan) and Harriet (Cara Seymour) launch a joint business venture and Lucy (Eve Hewson) shares memories with her father. Barrow confronts the rising costs of living well while Cornelia  and Henry  weigh the cost of a family crisis.  Saturday, Dec. 12 9 p.m. – ALOHA – *Movie Premiere* While on assignment in Oahu, Hawaii, military contractor Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) reconnects with his old flame Tracy Woodside (Rachel McAdams) who is now married to an Air Force recruit (John Krasinski). He also spends time with Allison Ng (Emma Stone), a hard-nosed fighter pilot who watches every move that he makes. As they travel throughout the lush terrain, Brian finds himself falling for his feisty guide, while his conversations with Tracy may provide a shocking revelation from their past.  Sunday, Dec. 13 8:25 p.m. – BEING CANADIAN – *Canadian Documentary Premiere* In this humorous documentary, featuring interviews with famous Canadians including Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Seth Rogen, former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, and Canadian writers from THE SIMPSONS and MODERN FAMILY, Rob Cohen hopes to find out what it really means to be Canadian. It gives audiences a warm, funny, and patriotic examination of the greatest (and often most overlooked) country in the world. 10 p.m. – THE AFFAIR – Season 2, Episode 11 Cole (Joshua Jackson) and Luisa (Catalina Sandino Moreno) take a serious step forward in their relationship and find an unlikely partner for their new business venture. Consequently, a betrayed and struggling Scotty (Colin Donnell) reaches his lowest point. Meanwhile, a series of revelations cause Noah to reconsider everything he thought he knew about Alison, and a momentous decision Alison makes may just end their relationship.  Monday, Dec. 14 7:30 p.m. – BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER – *Movie Premiere* With the holiday season at hand, young party planner Jennie Stanton (Torrey DeVitto) learns that her boss, Petra (Linda Thorson), will be retiring after Christmas and hopes she will be left in charge of Petra’s Parties, New York’s premiere event planning service. Jennie’s hopes fade when Petra’s charming and handsome nephew, Nick (Steve Lund), arrives on the scene and Petra announces that he will take over the business. However, when an opportunity to plan a toy store’s Christmas Eve party arises, Jennie runs with it, arranging a warm and traditional affair in the same vein as the Christmas parties that inspired her as a child.  Tuesday, Dec. 15 7:30 p.m. – THE CHRISMAS PARADE – *Movie Premiere* Hailee Anderson (AnnaLynne McCord), the famous talk show host, is preparing for the holiday season by planning her very important Christmas special. Already a scrooge, Hailee is even more miserable when she finds out her real-estate fiancée Jason (Drew Scott) is cheating on her. To clear her head, she goes on a drive and ends up in Carver Bend, Connecticut where she helps burgeoning artist Beck Thomas (Jefferson Brown) save a children's community art center by assisting him and the kids with their float entry in a holiday parade.  Wednesday, Dec. 16 7:30 p.m. – ANGELS AND ORNAMENTS – *Movie Premiere* Although still upset from a recent breakup, Corrine (Jessalyn Gilsig) happily prepares for her favorite holiday: Christmas. However, her holiday season gets an unexpected dose of romance, when Harold (Sergio Di Zio), a mysterious new coworker, tries to form a love connection between her and her childhood friend Dave (Graham Abbey). Unbeknownst to Corrine, Harold is on a Christmas Eve deadline from a higher power to fulfill this holiday fairy tale! As the clock ticks down to Harold's fairy tale mission deadline, Corrine must decide if she will open up to Christmas love. Thursday, Dec. 17 7:05 p.m. – PREGGOLAND – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* 35 year old Ruth (Sonja Bennett) realizes she doesn't have much in common with her closest friends, all of whom are married and either pregnant or have children. When she misbehaves at a baby shower, her friends decide to leave her out of future get togethers. As a result, Ruth decides on a whim to pretend she's pregnant. While this does get her back in with her friends and even gets her a boyfriend, it leaves her with a bigger problem — at some point she's going to have to come clean about her imaginary pregnancy.  9 p.m. – EXTINCTION – *Movie Premiere* For nine years, Patrick (Matthew Fox), Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) and his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan) have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off in the snowbound town of Harmony.  The monsters have seemingly disappeared, with no sign of other survivors. However, the constant fear of the unknown is starting to take a toll on this makeshift family.  One day, when Patrick goes scavenging for food, he discovers the undead have returned and evolved into something terrifying, beyond imagination; now the challenge is to survive a second zombie apocalypse. Friday, Dec. 18 7:25 p.m. – NOT WITH HIS WIFE – *Movie Premiere* Forensic accountant Monica Bolland (Jewel Staite) tracks down white-collar criminals for a living. However, when her husband Josh (Jesse Mosh), an undercover agent for the FBI, is killed, she goes undercover herself to find his murderer. She gets a bookkeeping job with a criminal cartel but her cover is blown just as she discovers the devastating truth about her husband and the forces that brought him down. 9 p.m. – OCTOBER GALE – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* Toronto-based doctor Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson) is mourning the loss of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie) and retreats to their family cottage to process what has happened. One stormy night, Helen hears a boat that seems to have washed ashore and heads to her dock to investigate. When she returns to her cottage she finds a young man, Will (Scott Speedman), on the floor of her living room bleeding heavily from a superficial gunshot wound. Helen treats him and allows him to rest until he awakes the next morning, only to learn that the man who shot him won't let up until he's finished the job. 10 p.m. – THE KNICK – *Season 2 Finale* (Premieres on TMN and Repeats at on HBO Canada at 11 p.m.) Thackery eschews Zinberg’s (Michael Nathanson) advice at Mt. Sinai and opts for a dramatic and risky alternative course of action. Meanwhile, Cornelia confronts Henry about his role in the family business. Barrow defends his actions at the hospital construction site and Gallinger considers a job opportunity. Cleary refuses to give up on Harriet. Saturday, Dec. 19 7:30 p.m. – ONE STARRY CHRISTMAS – *Movie Premiere* Aspiring astronomy professor and Christmas enthusiast Holly (Sarah Carter) is crushed when her boyfriend Adam (Paul Popowich) schedules a business trip and leaves her alone over the holidays. However, when she decides to surprise both Adam and her parents with a Christmas visit, fate, or perhaps the Christmas spirit, intervenes. Despite her streak of bad luck, Holly's bumpy holiday travel makes a turn onto the road to romance when she and her bus companion, Luke (Damon Runyan), forge an instant connection over their love of constellations and Christmas.  9 p.m. – THE WATER DIVINER – *Movie Premiere* An Australian man (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three sons reported missing in action. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdogan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. Sunday, Dec. 20 8:30 p.m. – WISH UPON A CHRISTMAS – *Movie Premiere* Amelia Pierce (Larisa Oleynik) is conflicted when she returns to her hometown as a consultant hired to restructure and lay off the majority of staff of her high school sweetheart’s (Aaron Ashmore) Christmas ornament factory.  10 p.m. – THE AFFAIR – *Season 2 Finale* In the Season 2 finale, events set in motion long ago come to their conclusion and a startling admission causes Noah to withdraw from his new life.  Meanwhile, Alison is honest with Noah, and herself. A dispute between Cole and Scotty is followed by tragedy and a turn in Noah’s trial results in a shocking event. Wednesday, Dec. 23 8 p.m. – 60 MINUTES SPORTS – Season 3, Episode 12 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit http://www.themovienetwork.ca/60-minutes-sports  Thursday, Dec. 24 9 p.m. – BRAVETOWN – *Movie Premiere* Josh (Lucas Till) is a lost soul with an extraordinary musical talent. Reputedly one of the country’s hottest deejays, he sets on a journey to encounter what he was least expecting but undoubtedly needed most. Feeling like it’s him against the world at first, his path is crossed by many people looking for their own fate, that in the end, his presence in their lives turns out to be of extraordinary importance. Friday, Dec. 25 9 p.m. – A LITTLE CHAOS – *Movie Premiere* This romantic drama follows Sabine (Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist, André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). Saturday, Dec. 26 7:20 p.m. – PADDINGTON – *Movie Premiere* A young Peruvian bear (Ben Whishaw) with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined until he meets the kind Brown family, who offers him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. 9 p.m. – GET HARD – *Movie Premiere* Darnell (Kevin Hart) a family man desperate to get enough money to buy a house in a better area to benefit his family's well-being. He is hired by James (Will Ferrell), a wimpy stock trader who is about to go to prison for 10 years, to prepare him for life behind bars. Unbeknownst to James, Darnell, who actually has little idea of how to act tough, has to put on a facade of his own to convince James. Sunday, Dec. 27 9 p.m. – RUN ALL NIGHT – *Movie Premiere* Longtime hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) and best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), has seen better days. He's haunted both by the sins of his past and a police detective who's been breathing down his neck for 30 years, and the only comfort Jimmy has is whiskey. However, when his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman) becomes a mob target, Jimmy figures that the only way to atone for his past mistakes is to make sure that his son doesn't wind up at the wrong end of a gun. Monday, Dec. 28 9 p.m. – INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* In this edge-of-your seat thriller about the power of nature, a bloodthirsty grizzly bear stalks two estranged brothers (James Marsden and Thomas Jane) in the Alaskan wilderness. As the two men find themselves on the run from the massive killer bear, the most dangerous journey of their lives ensues. Tuesday, Dec. 29 9 p.m. – JACKIE AND RYAN – *Movie Premiere* A modern day train hopper fighting to become a successful musician (Ben Barnes), and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter (Katherine Heigl), defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each other’s lives forever. Wednesday, Dec. 30 9 p.m. – AIR – *Movie Premiere* In the future, the world becomes uninhabitable when the toxic air supply is no longer viable to sustain life. Two engineers (Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou) are tasked with keeping a few select doctors and scientists alive in an underground facility in the hope of one day being able to live on the surface again. When a fire breaks out, limiting the filtered air in the bunker, the men must race against the clock in order to save what's left of mankind. Thursday, Dec. 31 9 p.m. – THE DUFF – *Movie Premiere* Frumpy high-school senior Bianca (Mae Whitman) has a rude awakening when she learns that her classmates secretly know her as the DUFF, or designated ugly fat friend. Desperate to reinvent herself, Bianca enlists the aid of Wesley (Robbie Amell), a charming jock. In order to save her senior year from becoming a complete disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow a judgmental student (Bella Thorne) and revolutionize the school's social order.  

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