This June on HBO Canada: A Sizzling Summer Begins with the Return of HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE and Premieres of New HBO Comedies BALLERS and THE BRINK, Plus GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY, and VEEP Wrap Up Current Seasons

— June 2, 2015

To tweet this alert: http://bmpr.ca/1M0DFZd ** Media Note ** – Download photos at https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ Screeners available by request.  Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for June. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times). Friday, June 5 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 13 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 11 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  Saturday, June 6 10:30 p.m. – HBO World Championship Boxing Miguel Cotto takes on Daniel Geale in a 12-round bout for the Middleweight Championship. Live from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Sunday, June 7 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 9 of 10 Stannis (Stephen Dillane) confronts a troubling decision. In the meantime, Jon (Kit Harington) returns to The Wall, while Mace (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) visits the Iron Bank. Arya (Maisie Williams) encounters someone from her past, and Dany (Emilia Clarke) reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.  10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 9 of 10 “Binding Arbitration” When Pied Piper and Hooli enter binding arbitration, Erlich (T.J. Miller) demands to be put on the stand. Meanwhile, Big Head (Josh Brener) finds himself propped up, and Richard (Thomas Middleditch) worries Hooli’s claim could have legs. Meanwhile, back at the Hacker Hostel, Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) question a philosophical theory and its relation to their livestream.  10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 9 of 10 While Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) fields questions from the press, members of her staff testify before a congressional committee about whether the Families First vote was intentionally sabotaged – and who was really behind the data breach.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 17 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  Tuesday, June 9 8:30 p.m. – SAVING MY TOMORROW – Part 4 – *Documentary Premiere* Part 4 of HBO’s six-part documentary series focuses on energy use and sustainability, featuring stories about endangered animals alongside scenes with kids who are working to protect the nature around them - from the mountaintops to the coral reefs.  Readings and performances by Elizabeth Mitchell, Willie Nelson, They Might be Giants, Dan Zanes, and behind-the-scenes at the American Museum of Natural History with Dr. Christopher Filardi and Dr. Mande Holfold. Catch a marathon of Parts 1-3 beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 13 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ 11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 12 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  Saturday, June 13 10 p.m. – HBO Boxing After Dark Nicholas Walters steps in the ring with Miguel Marriaga in a 12-round bout for the Featherweight Championship. Also on the card, Felix Verdejo vs. Ivan Najera. Live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden.  Sunday, June 14 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 10 of 10 – *Season Finale* Stannis (Stephen Dillane) marches while Dany (Emilia Clarke) is surrounded by strangers. In the meantime, Cersei (Lena Headey) seeks forgiveness. Jon (Kit Harington)  is challenged.  10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 10 of 10 “Two Days of the Condor”  – *Season Finale* As the guys await the verdict on Pied Piper’s fate, an unexpected real-life drama draws a spike in traffic to their livestream and leaves them fighting to hold things together – literally. While Erlich (T.J. Miller) considers his future, Richard (Thomas Middleditch)  scrambles to save Pied Piper’s.  10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 10 of 10 – *Season Finale* On election night, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 18 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ Friday, June 19 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 13 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ 11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 13 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ Sunday, June 21 9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – Season 2, Episode 1 of 8 – *Season Premiere* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  10 p.m. – BALLERS – Season 1, Episode 1 of 10 “Pilot” – *Series Premiere* In BALLERS, Spencer’s (Dwayne Johnson) inner circle includes: talented but volatile wide receiver Ricky Jerret (John David Washington), who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles Greane (Omar Miller, CSI: MIAMI), a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and Vernon Littlefield (Donovan Carter), a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to ‘never forget where he came from’ brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble.  After the unexpected demise of a friend and former teammate, retired football superstar Spencer ramps up his efforts to build a post-football career in Miami, and feels pressure from Joe (Rob Corddry), his boss at a financial firm, to “monetize his friendships.” Meanwhile, recently retired player Charles, copes with the realities of finding a new job. Talented wide receiver Ricky is forced to put his pride aside to find a new home. Vernon,a player on the rise, finds himself in a tight spot and reaches out to Spencer for help.  10:30 p.m. – THE BRINK – Season 1, Episode 1 of 10 – *Series Premiere* In Islamabad, Pakistan, low-level State Department bureaucrat Alex Talbot (Jack Black) asks his driver Rafiq (Aasif Mandvi) to take him to a bazaar to score some weed. Encountering a mass protest that turns violent, they flee their car and take refuge in the house Rafiq shares with his parents and sister. In Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins) is fetched from a hotel tryst by his seen-it-all aide, Kendra Peterson (Maribeth Monroe), to attend an emergency White House meeting on the growing unrest in Pakistan. After learning that paranoid General Umair Zaman (Iqbal Theba) is threatening the region with destruction, President Navarro (Esai Morales) and ultra-hawkish Secretary of Defense Grey (Geoff Pierson) put a plan in motion to remove Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, against Larson’s advice that such an operation is risky and reckless. The group soon discovers that Alex is their only source of hard information on the ground in Pakistan. Meanwhile, onboard an aircraft carrier in the region, ace pilot Zeke “Z-Pak” Tilson (Pablo Schreiber) calls his ex-wife, Ashley (Mary Faber), in Florida, urging her to send more “product” for his lucrative side business selling drugs. Later, Zeke’s mounting troubles are put on hold when he and his co-pilot, Glenn (Eric Ladin), are ordered to take off on a mission he knows could lead to catastrophe.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 19 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  Monday, June 22 9 p.m. – REQUIEM: AN AMERICAN SPRING 2014 *Documentary Premiere* Within a span of three weeks, America was jolted by multiple headlines of shootings in public spaces and schools. For each of the days when a headline-grabbing incident occurred, the film examines the chain of events from all sides. Friday, June 26 8 p.m. – CITIZENFOUR – *Documentary Premiere* Winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, HBO Canada presents CITIZENFOUR, the gripping documentary about Edward Snowden. Directed by Laura Poitras, CITIZENFOUR is a real-life international thriller that unfolds by the minute. With unprecedented access, this fascinating documentary chronicles Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s remarkable encounters with Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 13 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit BellMediaPR.ca/HBO-Canada. 11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 14 – *Season Finale* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ Saturday, June 27 9:45 p.m. – HBO World Championship Boxing Timothy Bradley takes on Jessie Vargas for the Welterweight title. Live from StubHub Center in Carson, California. Sunday, June 28 9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – Season 2, Episode 2 of 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/  10 p.m. – BALLERS – Season 1, Episode 2 of 10 “Raise Up” A cash-strapped Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) struggles to close a deal when Vernon’s best friend, Reggie (London Brown), refuses to step aside, while Jason (Troy Garity) works hard to renegotiate for his client. On his first day of workouts, Ricky finds that not all his new teammates are friendly. At his new job, Charles (Omar Miller) finds it hard to keep his mind off the game. At a brunch to talk business, Spencer counsels Vernon to learn from his mistakes. 10:30 p.m. – THE BRINK – Season 1, Episode 2 of 10 With President Navarro (Esai Morales) and Defense Secretary Grey (Geoff Pierson) ordering a military response to General Zaman’s (Iqbal Theba) threats, Walter (Tim Robbins) argues that an air strike could unleash a world war. He and Kendra (Maribeth Monroe) must track down a moderate contact inside the Pakistan government to defuse the crisis. Meanwhile, after learning that classified information has been sent from Rafiq’s (Aasif Mandvi) house, Zaman’s men storm the place, threaten Rafiq’s family, and drag Alex (Jack Black) to an undisclosed location for interrogation of the worst kind.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 20 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ Monday, June 29 9 p.m. – LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER – *Documentary Premiere* The feature-length HBO documentary provides an in-depth, ‘warts and all’ portrait of legendary author, activist, and playwright, Larry Kramer. Considered one of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary gay America, this political firebrand gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a generation of gay men and lesbians to fight for their lives.    

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