This May on The Movie Network: the Season 3 Premiere of the Gothic Series PENNY DREADFUL; the Season Finales of DICE and GIGOLOS; New Episodes of HOUSE OF LIES; and Hollywood Movie Premieres

— April 27, 2016

  • PENNY DREADFUL returns for a third season to face new horrors in dangerous new lands on Sunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Season 6 of the provocative reality series GIGOLOS, featuring the uncensored lives of five gigolos, comes to an end on Thursday, May 5 at 11 p.m. ET
  • The Season 1 finale of DICE which follows the unconventional life of Andrew Dice Clay as he tries to reclaim the comedy throne airs on Sunday, May 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • The quick-witted, clever comedy series HOUSE OF LIES, starting Golden Globe® winner Don Cheadle, continues on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET
  • Hollywood movie premieres include: THE EXORCISM OF MOLLY HARTLEY, THE INTERN, CROSSFIRE, MINIONS, FANTASTIC FOUR, PAN, and many more
Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for May. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Sunday, May 1 9 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – "End State Vision" While competing with Monica for new business, Marty learns she’s been offered a lucrative deal. Jeannie gets romantic with the client, despite his questionable past. Clyde is tapped to join a new venture, and Doug gets obsessive over the opportunity to give a Ted Talk. 9:30 p.m. – DICE – “Alimony” When Dice finds out Carmen is still receiving alimony payments, he tries to get work. Dice gets good news about a big meeting at the Tangiers Casino, but the bad news is that the meeting is at 7:30 a.m., a time that’s almost impossible to wake up for.  10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL *Season 3 Premiere* This season on PENNY DREADFUL, Tony Award®-winning star Patti LuPone (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green, Casino Royale) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett, Black Hawk Down) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton, Licence to Kill). Thursday, May 5: 9 p.m. – HOME INVASION *Movie Premiere* A murderous trio, stages a daring home invasion, and take out the only bridge that connects the upscale home with the outside world. No help can reach Chloe (Natasha Henstridge, Ghosts of Mars) and her teen son Jacob (William Dickinson, Interstellar), except the remote assistance of their home security operator, watching everything through security cameras, allows mother and son to evade immediate capture. But with time running out, the game of cat and mouse soon turns deadly. 11 p.m. – GIGOLOS *Season 6 Finale* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/showtime-collection-2/gigolos/ Friday, May 6: 7:30 p.m. – COAT OF MANY COLOURS *Movie Premiere* Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's (Steel Magnolias) remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today.  9 p.m. – MISTRESS AMERICA *Movie Premiere* Tracy (Lola Kirke, Gone Girl), a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig, No Strings Attached), an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing. Saturday, May 7: 3:50 p.m. – FANTASTIC FOUR *Movie Premiere* Exposed to cosmic radiation during a space mission, inventor, astronaut, and scientist Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd, FOREVER), his ex-girlfriend Susan Storm (Jessica Alba, Valentine’s Day), and pilots Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis, GOTHAM), and Johnny Storm (Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger), are torn apart and reformed atom-by-atom. Soon after they return to Earth, they each manifest fantastic superpowers. Outsiders to the human race, the group remain together and try to stop a madman named Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon, NIP/TUCK).  5:40 p.m. – FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER *Movie Premiere* The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer (Laurence Fishburne, The Matrix), comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.  7:15 p.m. – FANTASTIC FOUR *Movie Premiere* A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.  9 p.m. – MAN FROM UNCLE *Movie Premiere* Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. Sunday, May 8 9 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – “Above Board Metrics” Marty begrudgingly reunites with a couple of his most objectionable past clients in an attempt to expand the business of a major cruise line. Clyde gets in the way of Doug fulfilling his high-seas fantasy, and Jeannie gets emotional regarding her baby.  9:30 p.m. – DICE – “Sal Maldonado” Milkshake uses a fake name at a steakhouse to sound ‘mobbed up.’ Meanwhile, Dice gets fired as the manager of his sons’ heavy metal band and is replaced by a slick new Hollywood agent. After the agent screws his kids over, Dice sets out for revenge. 10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – “Predators Far and Near” Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian (Reeve Carney), rescue a young woman. Sir Malcolm continues on his journey with the enigmatic Kaetenay. Meanwhile, Ethan gets some unexpected help from Hecate. Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll hatch a plan. Vanessa’s relationship with Dr. Sweet grows but, unbeknownst to her, evil forces are tracking her every move. Thursday, May 12: 7:25 p.m. – PREGNANT AT 17 *Movie Premiere* A wife (Josie Bissett, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER) discovers her husband's teenage mistress (Zoé De Grand Maison, ORPHAN BLACK) is pregnant and seeks to help the young girl, but they're all put in danger when someone from the teen's dark past returns. Friday, May 13: 9 p.m. – A WALK IN THE WOODS *Movie Premiere* Instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks), and large and happy family, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford, THE WEST) challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by his long lost and former friend Katz (Nick Nolte, Warrior), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure. Saturday, May 14: 9 p.m. – GOOSEBUMPS *Movie Premiere* Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette, Let Me In) meets a beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush, The Giver), living right next door, and learns that Hannah’s dad is R. L. Stine (Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda), the author of the Goosebumps series. It turns out that Stine is so strange because he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real and he keeps them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters they begin to terrorize the town and it’s up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to put them back in the books where they belong. Sunday, May 15 9 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – “Johari Widow” Marty's ingress into the black hair market on behalf of a client hits a surprising snag. Clyde’s great hope for mayor has eyes for Jeannie. Roscoe lands his first modeling gig.  9:30 p.m. – DICE – “Six Grand” *Season Finale* Dice’s place at the top of his crew is threatened when his old friend Bobby the Mooch returns to town with newly acquired wealth. When Dice’s jealous behavior causes him to lose his best friend, he fights to win Milkshake back.  10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – “Good and Evil Braided Be” Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/showtime-collection-2/penny-dreadful/ Thursday, May 19: 9 p.m. – CROSSFIRE *Movie Premiere* A harrowing tale of a female soldier who finds that none of her training helps her deal with PTSD or her struggles to return to a normal life.Friday, May 20: 9 p.m. – HYENA ROAD *Movie Premiere* Three men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives: a highly skilled sniper who can't think of his targets as human; an intelligence officer who has never killed while on duty; and a legendary Afghan warrior who left war behind but gets pulled back to battle. Saturday, May 21: 7:25 p.m. – MINIONS *Movie Premiere* Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters – from T.crex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin (Pierre Coffin, Despicable Me), teenage rebel Stuart (Pierre Coffin), and lovable little Bob (Pierre Coffin) on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss – the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minion-kind from annihilation.  9 p.m. – PAN *Movie Premiere* Twelve-year-old orphan Peter (Levi Miller, SUPERGIRL) is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Sunday, May 22 9 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – “One Eighty” Marty strives to convince a couple of big-time, idealist marijuana growers to embrace a new idea. Doug finally delivers his much-anticipated Ted Talk.  10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – “A Blade of Grass” After receiving a clue about a past experience, Vanessa convinces Dr. Seward to use a new form of therapy, hypnosis, to take her back in time. Thursday, May 26: 9 p.m. – THE EXORCISM OF MOLLY HARTLEY *Movie Premiere* In this chilling sequel to The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Molly (Sarah Lind, Edgemont) is all grown up but the demons that have been plaguing her since her teenage years are not done with her yet. This time it's the devil himself who wants to take total possession of her mind and body, and now Molly finds herself locked in a mental ward, wreaking havoc on the doctors and patients. Her only way out is an exorcism performed by a defrocked priest (Devon Sawa, Final Destination) who is seeking redemption for his past sins. Friday, May 27: 9 p.m. – FREAKS OF NATURE *Movie Premiere* Three days ago, everything was peaceful: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle. But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived in town and put an end to all the harmony. Now it's humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in an all-out, blood-sucking, brain-eating, vamp-staking mortal combat. It is up to three teenagers - one human, one vampire, and one zombie to team up, figure out how to get rid of the interplanetary visitors, and try to restore order to this "normal" little town. 10:35 p.m. – THE GREEN INFERNO *Movie Premiere* From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth (Hostel), THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone and that no good deed goes unpunished. Saturday, May 28: 9 p.m. – THE INTERN *Movie Premiere* Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro, Joy) has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway, Interstellar). Sunday, May 29 9 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – “Tragedy of the Commons” Marty and the Pod bond with members of a boy band in an attempt to get them to re-sign with their record label.  Jeannie gets fed up with being a politician’s girlfriend.  Doug deals with his post-Ted Talk “fame,” and the repercussions it has on his relationship.  10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 3, Episode 5 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/showtime-collection-2/penny-dreadful/

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