This March on The Movie Network: the Premiere of SHOWTIME Documentary KOBE BRYANT’s MUSE, the Season Finale of EPISODES, Canadian Feature Films, and March Break Movies

— February 26, 2015

• Showtime documentary KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE, an in-depth look at basketball superstar’s 18-year tenure in the NBA, premieres Sunday, March 1 at 7:50 p.m. ET
• SHOWTIME comedies continue on Sunday nights with all new episodes of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES, and EPISODES, beginning at 9 p.m. ET
• EPISODES concludes its fourth season, Sunday, March 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET
• Canadian Feature Films HIT BY LIGHTNING, KEPT WOMAN, and THE CALLING premiere this month
• Subscribers can relax and enjoy their March Break with family favourite flicks including DESPICABLE ME 2, THE LEGO MOVIE, and FROZEN, beginning Monday, March 16
• TMN Hollywood hit film premieres in March include: GIMME SHELTER, RAILWAY MAN, A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, SNOWPIERCER, PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE, 22 JUMP STREET, STEP UP: ALL IN, EARTH TO ECHO, TAMMY, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, and BEGIN AGAIN

** Media Note ** – Download photos at bellmediaPR.ca/The-Movie-Network. Screeners available by request.   Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for March. Programming highlights for The Movie Network Encore follow. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times).   Sunday, March 1 7:50 p.m. – KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE (2013) – *Premiere* In this 80-min documentary from SHOWTIME, viewers get a glimpse into the story of Kobe Bryant's career, exploring the mentorships, allies, and rivalries that have helped shape his stellar 18-year tenure in the NBA, and offering access to his daily experiences, his lifelong inspirations, and the battle with his greatest personal challenge yet.   9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 7 of 12   10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 7 of 12   10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 7 of 9   Wednesday, March 4 9 p.m. – 60 MINUTES SPORTS 3 – Episode 2   Thursday, March 5 9 p.m. – HIT BY LIGHTNING (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* When a single and quiet 40-year old aspiring writer and restaurant manager (Jon Cryer, TWO AND A HALF MEN) gets ‘hit by lightning,' he meets the love of his life, the beautiful Danita (Stephanie Szostak, Iron Man 3) online.   Friday, March 6 7:15 p.m. – GIMME SHELTER (2013) – *Premiere* A pregnant teenager (Vanessa Hudgens, Machete Kills) flees her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) in search of her father (Brendan Fraser, Breakout), only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.   9 p.m. – RAILWAY MAN (2013) – *Premiere* A former British Army officer (Colin Firth, Kingsman: The Secret Service), who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for his treatment in the camp, Takeshi Nagase (Tanroh Ishida, 47 Ronin), is still alive and sets out to confront him.   Saturday, March 7 9 p.m. – A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (2014) – *Premiere* As a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane, SOUTH PARK) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman (Charlize Theron, Prometheus) in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband (Liam Neeson, Taken 3), a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.   Sunday, March 8 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 8 of 12   10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 8 of 12   10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 8 of 9   Wednesday, March 11 9 p.m. – 60 MINUTES SPORTS 3 – Episode 3   Thursday, March 12 9 p.m. – KEPT WOMAN (2015) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* Jessica (Courtney Ford, TRUE BLOOD) and her fiancé Evan (Andrew W. Walker, STALKER) have just moved from the city into their suburban dream home. When Jessica begins to have suspicions about her seemingly friendly new neighbour, danger escalates when he lures her inside his home.   Friday, March 13 7:10 p.m. – THE CALLING (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* Detective Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon, Tammy) hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.   9 p.m. – SNOWPIERCER (2013) – *Premiere* Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. Starring Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Kang-ho Song (The Attorney)   Saturday, March 14 7:35 p.m. – PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (2014) – *Premiere* When Dusty (Dane Cook, NEXT CALLER) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.   9 p.m. – 22 JUMP STREET (2014) – *Premiere* After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jenko (Channing Tatum, Magic Mike) when they go deep undercover at a local college.   Sunday, March 15 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 9 of 12   10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 9 of 12   10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 9 of 9 - *Finale*   Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20 Beginning at 5 p.m. every day – THE MOVIE NETWORK ROLLS OUT FAMILY MOVIES FOR MARCH BREAK The Movie Network gets cozy with family favourite flicks for a week-long relaxing March Break. The marathon begins Monday, March 16 with THE SMURFS 2 (2013) at 5 p.m., followed by MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (2013) at 6:45 p.m.; then on Tuesday, March 17 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (2013) airs at 5 p.m., followed by DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013) at 6:40 p.m.; Wednesday, March 18 PLANES (2013) airs at 5 p.m., followed by PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE (2014) at 6:35 p.m.; Thursday, March 19 BEARS (2014) airs at 5 p.m., followed by THE LEGO MOVIE (2014) at 6:20 p.m.; on the last day, Friday, March 20, MUPPETS MOST WANTED (2014) airs at 5 p.m., followed by FROZEN (2013) at 6:50 p.m.   Friday, March 20 9 p.m. – STEP UP: ALL IN (2014) – *Premiere* All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.   Saturday, March 21 7:25 p.m. – EARTH TO ECHO (2014) – *Premiere* After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embarks on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Starring Teo Halm (15).   9 p.m. – TAMMY (2014) – *Premiere* After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Tammy (Melissa McCarthy, MIKE & MOLLY) hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother (Susan Sarandon, The Calling).   Sunday, Feb. 22 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 10 of 12   10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 10 of 12   Friday, March 27 9 p.m. – WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (2014) – *Premiere* The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel, Escape Plan), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Saturday, March 28 9 p.m. – BEGIN AGAIN (2014) – *Premiere* Gretta (Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent.   Saturday, March 29 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 11 of 12   10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 11 of 12   10:30 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 12 of 12 – *Season Finale*   – TMN –
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