CraveTV This June: New Buzzworthy Series DICE, New Season of DOCTOR WHO, New Episodes of Breakout Hit CASUAL, and Big-Name Music Specials and Documentaries

— May 30, 2016

– Season 2 of hit dramedy CASUAL begins June 7, with new episodes launching weekly –
– Season 1 of Andrew Dice Clay’s comedy series DICE begins streaming June 17 –
– The Tardis launches on CraveTV, when Season 9 of DOCTOR WHO begins streaming exclusively June 24 –
– Music specials and documentaries throughout June put the spotlight on legends Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones –

TORONTO (May 30, 2016)CraveTV offers viewers a variety of top-tier programming this June, with a slew of premieres from HBO, Showtime, BBC, and more. Fans will be thrilled when CASUAL returns with Season 2 exclusively on CraveTV. The critically acclaimed, half-hour dramedy from Oscar®-nominated director Jason Reitman follows the story of a dysfunctional family - a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again - all while raising a teenager. Other big-name June offerings include Season 1 of Andrew Dice Clay’s semi-autobiographical half-hour comedy series DICE; and Season 9 of the global sci-fi phenomenon DOCTOR WHO, which streams exclusively on CraveTV. Finally, CraveTV offers music lovers compelling documentaries including MICHAEL JACKSON'S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL, and LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED, which follows songwriters as they make new music based on long-lost, newly discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan's legendary Basement Tapes sessions, as well as live concert specials PAUL MCCARTNEY: LIVE KISSES and THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS LIVE FROM TEXAS '78. This month in TV history:
  • The Emmy®-winning series SEX AND THE CITY first premiered on June 6, 1998 (Dramas/HBO).
  • The highly acclaimed hit series THE SOPRANOS aired its series finale on June 10, 2007 (Dramas/HBO).
  • Critically acclaimed HBO series THE WIRE premiered on June 2, 2002 (Dramas/HBO).
  • Aaron Sorkin’s hit HBO series THE NEWSROOM premiered June 24, 2012 (Dramas/HBO).
Additional information about CraveTV’s June lineup is outlined below (in chronological order). New content for CraveTV will be released on Fridays, and can be found under the What’s New Collection or the Featured Collection, along with their respective permanent collection such as Superheroes, Music, Comedy, etc. Wednesday, June 1: HOMELAND – Season 4 – *PREMIERE* (Crime & Mystery, Action & Adventure, SHOWTIME, Dramas) Carrie's (Claire Danes, MY SO-CALLED LIFE) career at the CIA takes off when she becomes an overseas station chief in a highly volatile region, but every drone strike and tactical raid comes at a cost and she quickly learns the true price of power. Saul (Mandy Patinkin, CRIMINAL MINDS) fights to stay in the intelligence game. THE SPYMASTERS: CIA IN THE CROSSHAIRS – *PREMIERE* (SHOWTIME, Documentaries, Crime & Mystery). Narrated by Mandy Patinkin (HOMELAND), this documentary reveals the inner workings of the world's most powerful intelligence organization, with unprecedented access to America's spy network, all twelve living CIA directors, and top agency operatives, who talk candidly about torture, secret prisons, drone warfare, alleged assassinations, and the constant threat of attack. Friday, June 3: TEEN WOLF – Season 5 – *PREMIERE* (Teen Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas) On the eve of senior year, Scott (Tyler Posey, Scary Movie 5) and his friends find themselves facing the possibility of a future without each other and a next phase of their lives that might take them in different directions despite their best intentions. Little do they know that outside forces are already plotting to break the pack apart long before they ever see graduation. New villains use a combination of science and the supernatural for a malevolent and mysterious purpose that will eventually pit Scott and his friends against their greatest enemy yet.  NIGHTINGALE – *PREMIERE* (HBO, Dramas) From first-time writer Frederick Mensch, whose screenplay was submitted on TheBlacklist.com and caught the eye of executive producer Josh Weinstock (CHOP SHOP), NIGHTINGALE is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind. From HBO Films, NIGHTINGALE stars Dayid Oyelowo (Selma) as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread, this searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man. MICHAEL JACKSON'S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL – *PREMIERE* (SHOWTIME, Documentaries, Music) Director Spike Lee (Malcom X) documents an in-depth look into the evolution of The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and the cultural significance – and lasting impact – of his seminal first solo album as an adult, Off the Wall. Tuesday, June 7: CASUAL – Season 2 – *PREMIERE* (Comedies, Dramas) After a season full of disastrous dates and their parents' surprise wedding, Alex (Tommy Dewey, THE MINDY PROJECT), Valerie (Michaela Watkins, NEW GIRL), and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr, God Bless America) try to rebuild their lives outside the home. But new friends, business partners, boyfriends, and girlfriends can only do so much to distract them from a shared and recurring history of dysfunction.  Friday, June 10: JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL – *PREMIERE* (HBO, Comedies) Ja'mie (Chris Lilley, SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH), the self-promoting "queen bee" of Summer Heights High, returns from an exchange semester at that public school for her last three months at Hillford, where she's the unchallenged diva among the school's most popular girls, as well as the school captain. After passing her school days cooing with fellow prefects and dissing the "boarders," Ja'mie turns her attention to conquering members of the opposite sex enrolled nearby at Kelton Boys Grammar. JONAH FROM TONGA – *PREMIERE* (HBO, Comedies) Jonah (Chris Lilley, SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH) is banished by his father to the island of Tongapatu and living with his extended family – an arrangement that isn't working out well for anyone. When his uncle has had enough and sends him back to Sydney, Jonah finds himself enrolled at Holy Cross, a Catholic high school, with new friends, new foes, and new teachers he drives to the brink of insanity. Through it all, Jonah tries to leave his naughty ways behind and be a "good boy," but with Jonah, things never quite go as planned. SAVING MY TOMORROW Parts 1– 4 – *PREMIERE* (HBO, Documentaries) In this family series produced and directed by Amy Schatz (An Apology to Elephants), kids from around the country share their thoughts on a range of issues that threaten our environment, from endangered animals to climate change, while exploring stories with curators from the American Museum of Natural History about the plants, animals and ecosystems being affected by the changing earth. Through a lyrical mix of science, animation and music, SAVING MY TOMORROW urges children to take action, providing them with profiles of young activists who are trying to make a difference, while highlighting ways in which kids can do their part. GIGOLOS – Season 6 – *PREMIERE* (SHOWTIME, Reality TV) The GIGOLOS are heading back to Las Vegas to spotlight the sultry, salacious antics of fan favorites: Nick, Brace, Vin, Ash and Bradley (and Garren, their booker). This season is the most outrageous yet. Expect the same patented crazy, hilarious situations that only GIGOLOS can deliver, but this year, the guys go deeper. Fulfilling their clients' ultimate fantasies are always a priority, but now, they're all just as focused on making their own personal desires come true. ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY – Season 2 – *PREMIERE* (Comedies, Stand-Up Comedy) Starring and curated by Adam Devine (WORKAHOLICS), ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY shows what happens when Adam is given a massive budget and free reign to plan an epic party. This season he buys a bar in New Orleans for an incredible, ten-episode bash, complete with party shenanigans and all-new stand-up sets from some of his favorite comic friends. Tuesday, June 14: CASUAL – Season 2, Episode 3 – No episodic information is available at this time. Friday, June 17: PAUL MCCARTNEY: LIVE KISSES – *PREMIERE* (Music) Live Kisses captures Paul McCartney performing the songs from his acclaimed Kisses On The Bottom album live from the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Paul is joined by a virtuoso group of musicians led by Diana Krall on the piano in these sparkling renditions of classic songs from the American songbook and the wonderful new song My Valentine. This is an intimate and charming performance which adds yet another facet to Paul McCartney's already broad canvas of talents. PROOF – Season 1 – *PREMIERE* (Dramas, Crime & Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy) Brilliant yet troubled surgeon Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals, THE L WORD) delves into a succession of paranormal investigations when a terminally ill billionaire inventor (Matthew Modine, The Dark Knight Rises) enlists her to examine cases of life after death. Reincarnation, near-death experiences, and hauntings all come to the fore in the first and only season of this supernatural medical drama. MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 3 – *PREMIERE* (Superheroes, Action & Adventure, Dramas) Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg, Thor) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet, Nostradamus) leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying (Dichen Lachman, THE 100) and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans. DICE – Season 1 – *PREMIERE* (SHOWTIME, Comedies, Sitcoms) In this scripted, semi-autobiographical half hour comedy, DICE chronicles life in the Vegas suburbs, as Andrew (Andrew Dice Clay, ENTOURAGE) tries to live his life while trapped in the skin of “The Diceman.” Whether he’s attempting to pay back his gambling debts, manage his sons’ heavy metal band, or fend off pumped up fans, this show shines a light on the sides of Dice we’ve never seen before. Yet all the while he dons his trademark black leather jacket and fingerless gloves, ready for a comeback. Tuesday, June 21: CASUAL – Season 2, Episode 4 – No episodic information is available at this time. Friday, June 24: DOCTOR WHO – Season 9 – *PREMIERE* (Sci-Fi & Fantasy, British TV, Dramas) In Season nine of this iconic sci-fi series, Peter Capaldi (World War Z) returns as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman (VICTORIA) as his companion Clara Oswald. Together, they travel through time and space on the TARDIS and battles foes such as Dream Crabs and Daleks. Also, a major story arc this season revolves around the mystery of a being called the Hybrid, the combination of two great warrior races. THE BRINK – Season 1 – *PREMIERE* (HBO, Comedies) This new half-hour dark comedy series focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: Walter Larson (Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption), the US Secretary of State; Alex Talbot (Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three. LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED – *PREMIERE* (SHOWTIME, Documentaries, Music) A documentary that goes behind the scenes with some of today's most talented songwriters as they make new music based on long-lost, newly discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan's legendary Basement Tapes sessions. T Bone Burnett brings Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford together in a dramatic two-week studio session in the basement of Capitol Records.  THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS LIVE FROM TEXAS '78 – *PREMIERE* (Music) The Rolling Stones 1978 tour of the USA in support of that year's Some Girls; album is considered by fans to be one of their very best. The tour followed immediately on the release of the Some Girls album and by the time the band arrived in Texas in mid-July the album had hit the No.1 spot on the US charts. The tour took a back to basics approach, with the band and their music very much at the forefront and little or no elaborate staging. Tuesday, June 28: CASUAL – Season 2, Episode 5 – No episodic information is available at this time.

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