This November on HBO Canada: New Documentaries KAREEM: MINORITY OF ONE and THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA, plus Banger Films’ ROCK ICONS; From PROJECT GREENLIGHT Winner Jason Mann THE LEISURE CLASS Debuts; U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS Premieres; and HBO Comedy Series GETTING ON Returns for its Final Season

— October 29, 2015

Program Alert – October 29, 2015
  • The lives of the most legendary artists in the history of rock are explored in fresh and provocative ways in the 10-part documentary series ROCK ICONS, Sunday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • The life and career of pro basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is profiled in KAREEM: MINORITY OF ONE, Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 p.m. ET
  • The hilarious and poignant comedy GETTING ON returns for its third and final season, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. ET
  • The expanding Latin influence on America’s music and arts scene is explored in THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA, Monday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ET
  • From PROJECT GREENLIGHT Season 4 winner Jason Mann comes the dark comedy THE LEISURE CLASS, Monday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET
  • 22-time Grammy® Award-winning band U2’s first HBO concert performance U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE LIVE IN PARIS debuts Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m.
  • Season 13 of HBO’s award-winning comedy series, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER comes to end, Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. ET
  • The Season 2 finale of the weekly news-oriented comedy series LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER airs Sunday, Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. ET
 Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for November. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times). Sunday, Nov. 1 9 p.m. – THE LEFTOVERS – Season 2, Episode 5 Rev. Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) takes his vegetative wife Mary (Janel Moloney) outside of Miracle to seek answers about her condition but their lives take a dangerous detour when Matt is barred from returning to town. Matt races to get Mary back into Miracle while struggling to keep her safe from desperate tourists who are squatting just outside Miracle’s gates. 10 p.m. – PROJECT GREENLIGHT –*Season Finale* With filming wrapped, Jason gets notes on his director’s cut of the film, and, at Ben Affleck’s suggestion, screens it for a test audience. Though resistant to some of the feedback, Jason works round the clock with the editor to get the final cut completed before the film’s red-carpet premiere at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. 10:40 p.m. – ROCK ICONS – Geddy Lee: The Maestro – *Documentary Premiere* In this premiere episode, legendary Canadian musician and Rush frontman Geddy Lee is in the spotlight, showcasing his incomparable musical talent and drive that was influenced by the passing of his father. From his wine collection, to his devotion for baseball, to his meticulous care for his immense collection of musical instruments, Lee shares his views on how to live life to the fullest and reveals the secret to his long-standing career. The episode also includes never-before-seen interviews with his fellow bandmates Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson. 11:05 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Monday, Nov. 2 9:50 p.m. – PROJECT GREENLIGHT 2015: THE PREMIERE Witness the red carpet premiere of the PROJECT GREENLIGHT movie THE LEISURE CLASS. 10 p.m. – THE LEISURE CLASS – *Premiere* THE LEISURE CLASS is the film result of PROJECT GREENLIGHT’s latest season, which over the course of eight weeks has followed the highs and lows of winner Jason Mann throughout the process of making his first feature film. This dark comedy focuses on a man (Ed Weeks) trying to marry into a wealthy, dysfunctional family and the arrival of his wild and unpredictable brother (Tom Bell), who could ruin everything. Tuesday, Nov. 3 10 p.m. – KAREEM: MINORITY OF ONE – *Documentary Premiere* From HBO Sports, this 90-minute documentary spotlights an athlete who had an unparalleled impact on, and success in, basketball, and has witnessed numerous landmarks over the past 50 years. The documentary provides an intimate glimpse at Abdul-Jabbar through incisive interviews and rare archival footage, marking the first time he has participated in a documentary telling his life story. Friday, Nov. 6 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/real-time-bill-maher/ Saturday, Nov. 7 9:30 p.m. – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: Bradley vs. Rios Timothy Bradley Jr. takes on hard-hitting Brandon Rios in a scheduled 12-round welterweight championship contest. One of the sport’s most accomplished pros, Bradley, 32, has earned acclaim for his willingness to take on any challenge. His sterling record includes two Manny Pacquiao fights and notable wars with Juan Manuel Marquez and Ruslan Provodnikov. Brandon Rios, 29, looks to secure a second world title in as many weight divisions. Sunday, Nov. 8 9 p.m. – THE LEFTOVERS – Season 2, Episode 6 Some unexpected visitors get under Nora's (Carrie Coon) skin, and she becomes preoccupied with a burning question about herself. In the meantime, Kevin's (Justin Theroux) predicament becomes impossible to ignore, while Erika (Regina King) finds an unlikely ally and reveals some haunting secrets.  10 p.m. – GETTING ON –*Season Premiere* In the season premiere, as Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf) looks to move past her hospice scandal, she finds her job threatened by a handsome new doctor and takes immediate action. Meanwhile, DiDi (Niecy Nash) is inspired to fight for her union rights, while cutbacks force Patsy (Mel Rodriguez) to return to floor duty. Dawn (Alex Borstein) questions her marriage and, later, gets some distressing news.  10:30 p.m. – ROCK ICONS – Rob Halford: The Metal God To his fans, Rob Halford is the Metal God.  With a smile on his face, the singer of Judas Priest won’t disagree. But the guy ROCK ICONS meets up with at Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas is a humble individual. He cherishes the relationships he has forged with his fans over 40 years while remaining self-effacing about how his banshee voice and extraordinary attention to on-stage looks set the template for the heavy metal frontman.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Wednesday, Nov. 11 11 p.m. – THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit http://www.hbocanada.com/details/?id=101810   Friday, Nov. 13 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/real-time-bill-maher/ Saturday, Nov.14 9 p.m. – U2: INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE TOUR – *Concert Special* In their first HBO concert performance, U2 plays the Bercy Arena in Paris on their current tour, showcasing the inventive set that allows the band to explore the concepts of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE via a performance that literally moves throughout the venue via multiple stages, a one-of-a-kind interactive floor-to-ceiling arena-length LED screen, and a radical new approach to surround sound. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE setlists span the band’s entire career, from its 1980 debut album, Boy to its most recent work Songs of Innocence.  Sunday, Nov. 15 9 p.m. – THE LEFTOVERS – Season 2, Episode 7 Nora gives Kevin and Jill (Margaret Qualley) some news they weren't expecting. Meanwhile, Kevin deals with the fallout of Nora's news and explores his options by tackling his Patti (Ann Dowd) problem head-on. In contrast, Jill goes on a solo adventure that could only happen in Miracle while Laurie (Amy Brenneman) makes a rash decision that affects the Garveys.  10 p.m. – GETTING ON – Season 3, Episode 2 The staff faces an infectious disease crisis. Meanwhile, DiDi’s family drama spills into work – in the person of her sister-in-law, Yvette (Marsha Stephanie Blake). Dr. James reaches out to a pharmaceutical company and finds herself affected by a patient with a complicated past. On the other hand, a worn-out Dawn is revived by Patsy’s unpredictable advances. 10:30 p.m. – ROCK ICONS – Ted Nugent: The Provocateur ROCK ICONS travels to the heart of Texas to meet Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman himself, in an attempt to reclaim the often forgotten narrative of why he became a legend in the first place. Not because he was stumping for the Republican Party or being a toady for the NRA, but because, at the end of the day, Ted Nugent is one of the most talented musicians to ever pick up the electric guitar. 11:00 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Monday, Nov. 16 9 p.m. – THE LATIN EXPLOSION: A NEW AMERICA – *Documentary Premiere* Through stirring performances, archival footage, and exclusive interviews, this HBO Documentary Films production spotlights many of the key Latino musical talents, including: Desi Arnaz, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez, who helped shape America over the past 70 years. The documentary aims to illustrate how the booming Latin population has embraced its homegrown talent and transformed the culture of America in the process. Friday, Nov. 20 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – *Season Finale* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/real-time-bill-maher/ Sunday, Nov. 22 9 p.m. – THE LEFTOVERS – Season 2, Episode 8 In the shadow of Laurie questioning his mental health, Kevin attempts to vanquish Patti on an unexpected battlefield. A terrible, heartbreaking choice is all that stands between Kevin and his chance to rid himself of her and of his past.  10 p.m. – GETTING ON – Season 3, Episode 3 While preparing for an upcoming conference, Dr. James is caught off guard by workplace politics. Meanwhile, a felon with cancer – and a history of daring escapes – arrives at the ward. When his mother pays a visit, Patsy asks Dawn to pose as someone she’s not and DiDi’s mother-in-law comes to Billy Barnes for treatment, sparking a family feud. 10:30 p.m. – ROCK ICONS – Ann Wilson: The Voice To many, singer Ann Wilson is inextricably linked to her guitar hero sister Nancy, as the stunning faces of the legendary group Heart. But clearly delineating the two uncovers a fascinating portrait of Ann: the bullied child, the songwriter of extraordinary emotional depth, the fierce protector of her band’s musical integrity. When ROCK ICONS sits down with her backstage at a Heart show and in her favourite haunt in L.A., we find an artist at odds with what she is most celebrated for — being rock ‘n’ roll’s defining female icon. 11:00 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – *Season 2 Finale* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Sunday, Nov. 29 9 p.m. – THE LEFTOVERS – Season 2, Episode 9 A personal loss and subsequent pilgrimage to Miracle offer clues on why Meg (Liv Tyler) embarked on her current path as a Remnant crusader with a radical agenda. Meanwhile, after a fallout with Laurie, Tom (Chris Zylka) finds a degree of enlightenment inside a remote compound.  10 p.m. – GETTING ON – Season 3, Episode 4 On the day of her symposium, Dr. James is plagued by unexpected complications. Patsy embraces his truth, and DiDi finds herself caught between her work and family. Meanwhile, Dawn and Dr. James see uncanny visions of themselves in two British visitors, Dr. Pippa Moore (Vicky Pepperdine) and Sister Den Flixter (Joanna Scanlan).  10:30 p.m. – ROCK ICONS – Dave Mustaine: The Fighter Forced to live in abject poverty, brutally picked on at school by day while being stalked by his own father by night, Dave Mustaine just seemed like he’d had one bad hand dealt after another. Through never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, however, in this episode we learn about how Mustaine’s instinct to fight has driven him out of a life of misery and into a life of fame. 10:30 p.m. – ROCK ICONS – Nikki Sixx: The Architect The sordid life of Möley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is well-known thanks to headlines on MTV News and the lurid smash autobiographies The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries.  ROCK ICONS doesn’t add to the effluent, instead, when we chat with Nikki in his downtown L.A. radio studio the focus is placed squarely on a different story of Mr. Sixx: That of the musical architect, provocative artist, and tireless visionary.  

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