Highly-Addictive Entertainment: Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION Return to Movie Central and The Movie Network, This

— April 10, 2014

“If you want to watch Don Draper without the suit, and with more heart, soul (and profanity), this show is for you.” – Chris Lackner on CALIFORNICATION, Postmedia News

  

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TORONTO (April 10, 2014) – This spring, Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) announce the season premiere dates of two critically acclaimed Showtime series, Season 6 of the Emmy® Award-winning series NURSE JACKIE and the seventh and final season of the Golden Globe® Award-winning series CALIFORNICATION. In Eastern Canada, NURSE JACKIE premieres Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET followed by CALIFORNICATION at 9:30 p.m. ET on The Movie Network, day-and-date with Showtime in the U.S. In Western Canada, NURSE JACKIE premieres Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m. PT followed CALIFORNICATION at 8:30 p.m. PT on Movie Central.

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In the sixth season of NURSE JACKIE, Edie Falco returns to her Emmy Award-winning and SAG-nominated role as Jackie Peyton, a strong-willed and brilliant, but very flawed, emergency room nurse. Jackie returns to the demons of her addiction, and tries to cope with a real relationship (Adam Ferrara, RESCUE ME), an ex-husband (Dominic Fumusa, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT), a daughter who is growing up way too fast (Ruby Jerins, AS THE WORLD TURNS), and a sponsor who she can’t seem to shake (Julie White, ALPHA HOUSE).

NURSE JACKIE also stars Merritt Wever (NEW GIRL), Paul Schulze (LAW & ORDER), Anna Deavere Smith (THE WEST WING), Stephen Wallem (Man Of La Mancha), Betty Gilpin (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT), Mackenzie Aladjem (PARENTHOOD), and Peter Facinelli (GLEE). Special guest stars this season include Morris Chestnut (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and Laura Benanti (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT). Emmy Award-winner Clyde Phillips (DEXTER) serves as showrunner and executive producer; Tom Straw (THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON), Richie Jackson (Vito), Liz Flahive (Brother’s Keeper), and Caryn Mandabach (THE 70’s SHOW) also executive produce. NURSE JACKIE is a co-production of Showtime and Lionsgate.

CALIFORNICATION stars and is executive produced by David Duchovny in his Golden Globe Award-winning role as Hank, the hedonistic writer who fights to balance the demands of his libido, his unpredictable career, and his ex-girlfriend/muse Karen (Natascha McElhone, REVELATIONS). He’s aided by best friend and agent Charlie (Evan Handler, HBO’s SEX AND THE CITY) and Charlie’s bawdy ex-wife Marcy (Pamela Adlon, KING OF THE HILL). The final season will find him joining the writer's room as his never-released film Santa Monica Cop now becomes a television series of the same name. He's riled frequently by his boss, the show's old-school executive producer Rick Rath (guest star Michael Imperioli, HBO’s THE SOPRANOS), and his fellow writing team members, including Goldie (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub, 2 BROKE GIRLS) and Alonzo (co-star Alonzo Bodden, Scary Movie 4). Hank is thrown by the re-emergence of old friend Julia (guest star Heather Graham, The Hangover Part III), whose arrival causes chaos in Hank's already hectic life, and with his on-off relationship with Karen. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy grapple with the aftermath of their reunion and an enticing offer from her ex-husband, Stu Beggs (guest star Stephen Tobolowsky, JUSTIFIED).

Additional guest stars on CALIFORNICATION include Rob Lowe (PARKS AND RECREATION), Brandon T. Jackson (Fast & Furious), Oliver Cooper (The Hangover Part III), Mercedes Masohn (666 PARK AVENUE). Tom Kapinos (DAWSON’S CREEK) serves as creator and executive producer. In its six seasons CALIFORNICATION has been honoured with many accolades, including five Emmy nominations and two wins, six Golden Globe nominations and one win, and a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination.

In Eastern Canada, episodes are available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.

In Western Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD, on the go with the Shaw Go Movie Central app, Telus Optik TV and Bell TV Online and HBO Canada On Demand.

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About Movie Central

Movie Central is a commercial-free premium pay TV service available in western Canada. Movie Central premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian films across nine 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds, a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. Movie Central is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edge Canadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-oriented feature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by NSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website at www.moviecentral.ca.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About The Movie Network:

The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada; and TMN OnLine, an Internet-based content streaming service. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.

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For more information:

For Movie Central (Western Canada):

Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com

For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)

Jessica Charbonneau, 416.956.8638 or Jessica.Charbonneau@bellmedia.ca