This May on HBO Canada: HBO Films BESSIE Starring Queen Latifah and NIGHTINGALE Starring David Oyelowo Premiere, Sunday Night Lineup Continues with New Episodes of GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP, plus HBO Documentaries

— May 1st, 2015

• HBO’s epic fantasy series GAME OF THRONES continues Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET, followed by all new episodes of SILICON VALLEY ,VEEP, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
• New episodes of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER and the Emmy Award®-nominated series VICE continue Friday nights beginning at 10 p.m. ET
• Starring Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah in the title role, BESSIE focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET
• NIGHTINGALE, the single character drama starring David Oyelowo, debuts Friday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET
• HBO documentaries THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF THE CANNIBAL COP and SOUTHERN RITES debut May 11 and May 18, respectively

** Media Note ** – Download photos at bellmediaPR.ca/HBO-Canada. Screeners available by request. Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for May. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times). Friday, May 1 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 13 Economist Joseph Stiglitz is the top-of-show interview guest. Human rights activist Garry Kasparov is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are former Cal. Rep. Jane Harman, comedian D.L. Hughley, and foreign policy expert Dan Senor. 11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 6 Sunday, May 3 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 4 of 10 The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) head south. Ellaria (Indira Varma) and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance. 10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 4 of 10 Richard (Thomas Middleditch) butts heads with Erlich (T.J. Miller) over a prospective hire, while Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) become suspicious that a new employee they recommended is commanding a higher salary. Big Head (Josh Brener) gets a surprising promotion at Hooli. At a board meeting, Monica (Amanda Crew) and Richard find themselves outvoted; Jared (Zach Woods) institutes a workplace harassment policy. 10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 4 of 10 As part of her Middle East peace-talks tour, President Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) makes an historic trip to Iran, where an American reporter is being detained. In D.C., Dan (Reid Scott) is wooed by lobbyist Sidney Purcell (Peter Grosz), while VP Doyle (Phil Reeves) stands in for the president at a Rainbow Jersey event with a gay NBA star. Meanwhile, Kent’s (Gary Cole) polling and Jonah’s (Timothy Simons) big mouth may cause trouble for Selina. 11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 12 of 35 Friday, May 8 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 7 Saturday, May 9 9 p.m. – HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING DOUBLEHEADER Canelo Alvarez takes on James Kirkland for the Super Welterweight title, while Humberto Soto steps into the ring with Frankie Gomez in a 10-round battle for the Super Lightweight title. Live from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Sunday, May 10 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 5 of 10 Dany (Emilia Clarke) makes a difficult decision in Meereen. Jon (Kit Harington) recruits the help of an unexpected ally. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) searches for Sansa (Sophie Turner). Theon (Alfie Allen) remains under Ramsay’s (Iwan Rheon) control. 10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 5 of 10 Gavin’s (Matt Ross) interference causes Pied Piper to struggle with securing their expansion, while a nosy neighbor puts the guys at risk. Gilfoyle takes on the task of building servers, and an overstressed Richard reluctantly takes in Jared as a roommate. Big Head’s management skills are questioned, and Nucleus’ debut zeroes in on a big event. 10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 5 of 10 At the party convention, Selina and her staff scramble against the clock to avert a major internal crisis. Amy (Anna Chlumsky) grows increasingly infuriated with the president’s new advisor, Karen (Lennon Parham), who is coaching a nervous Catherine (Sarah Sutherland) on her First Daughter speech to the convention. Back in D.C., Dan recruits Jonah and Richard (Sam Richardson) to pose as influential Washington insiders. 11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 13 of 35 Monday, May 11 9 p.m. – THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF THE CANNIBAL COP – *Premiere* An official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, this HBO documentary follows the story of former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, who was convicted of conspiring to kidnap and eat women in March 2013. Dubbed “The Cannibal Cop,” Valle argued it was all a fantasy, but the prosecution’s narrative convinced jurors otherwise. His story made headlines not only for its chilling details, but also because of its landmark decision regarding a man many consider “patient zero” in a growing thought-police trend across the nation. Featuring unprecedented, intimate interviews with Valle and his family, as well as insights from lawyers, journalists, psychological professionals and criminal experts. Friday, May 15 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 8 Saturday, May 16 8 p.m. – BESSIE – *Premiere* Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (Pariah), this HBO Original Film captures the story of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah, Joyful Noise), from her professional highs and personal lows, to her transformation from young struggling singer into “The Empress of Blues,” one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. The film offers an intimate look at the determined woman whose immense talent and love for music took her from anonymity in the rough-and-tumble world of vaudeville to the 1920s blues scene and international fame. Capturing Bessie’s professional highs and personal lows, the film paints a portrait of a tenacious spirit who, despite her own demons, became a celebrated legend. Throughout the years, Bessie Smith has served as an inspiration for such illustrious singers as Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, and Nina Simone, among others. 10 p.m. – HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING DOUBLEHEADER Gennady Golovkin climbs into the ring for a 12-round Middleweight battle, followed by Roman Gonzalez vs. Edgar Sosa who go 12 rounds for the Flyweight title. Live from The Forum, in Los Angeles, California. Sunday, May 17 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 6 of 10 Arya (Maisie Williams) trains. Jorah (Iain Glen) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) run into slavers. Trystane (Toby Sebastian) and Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack. 10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 6 of 10 When Monica encourages the guys to pounce on a livestream opportunity, Erlich reconnects with his old mentee, Double-A (Michael McMillian), an energy drink billionaire, but Richard finds out their friendship isn’t quite what Erlich thinks. After learning that the livestream might hit a snag, Gilfoyle and Dinesh brainstorm their options. Jared encourages a friendship between Carla (Alice Wetterlund) and Monica. 10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 6 of 10 On the campaign trail, Selina is annoyed by press reaction to her running mate’s effortless charm and decides to attend a pancake-brunch fundraiser without any of her team on hand to help. When news arrives that a major hurricane is about to hit North Carolina, it looks like it could be good news for her image. In D.C., Amy tries to adjust to her new post-White House life, and Jonah gets bizarrely ambushed at what he thinks is a job interview. 11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 14 of 35 Monday, May 18 9 p.m. – SOUTHERN RITES – *Premiere* This HBO documentary visits Montgomery County, Georgia, one year after the town merged its racially segregated proms, and during a historic election campaign that may lead to its first African-American sheriff. Acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub, whose photos first brought the area unwanted notoriety, documents the repercussions when a white town resident is charged with the murder of a young black man. The case divides locals along well-worn racial lines, and the ensuing plea bargain and sentencing uncover complex truths and produce emotional revelations. This timely film debuts the week of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision 61 years ago. Executive produced by John Legend, Troy Carter and Mike Jackson; produced by Josh Alexander. Friday, May 22 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – *On Hiatus* 11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 9 Sunday, May 24 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 7 of 10 Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family. 10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 7 of 10 With the Pied Piper team fielding job offers and Russ (Chris Diamantopoulos) distracted by financial news, Richard faces the prospect of either merging with a nemesis or folding. Gavin attempts to turn Nucleus’ failure into a success. Dinesh tries his hand at wooing a woman online. After Gilfoyle suggests a risky move, Richard reaches out to an unconventional client. 10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 7 of 10 A dramatic incident in the White House leaves the president shaken, while at a Q&A, Tom James (Hugh Laurie) speaks out and makes her day even worse. As Mike (Matt Walsh) tries to sell the press on Selina’s Families First bill, Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) and Gary (Tony Hale) prepare for the president’s White House dinner with old friends. Jonah and Richard inadvertently reveal a terrible secret, while Dan and Amy find themselves at a lobbying event for the concrete industry. LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – *On Hiatus* Friday, May 29 9 p.m. – NIGHTINGALE – *Premiere* Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, NIGHTINGALE is a single character, provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, 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. Starring David Oyelowo and executive produced by Brad Pitt. REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – *On Hiatus* 11 p.m. – VICE – Season 3, Episode 10 Sunday, May 31 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES – Season 5, Episode 8 of 10 Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei (Lena Headey) struggles. Jon travels. 10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY – Season 2, Episode 8 of 10 When Richard takes pity on a competitor, he accidentally sparks a feud that finds him paranoid about security. Jared exaggerates Pied Piper’s size to get results. Facing pressure from board members, Gavin looks to place responsibility elsewhere. 10:30 p.m. – VEEP – Season 4, Episode 8 of 10 With the Families First Bill growing increasingly toxic, Gary sets up a clandestine meeting with Dan and Amy to persuade them to lobby against it. Meanwhile, Selina attempts to keep working while ill in bed with the flu. As the vote on Families First draws near, her staff works to ensure the deciding vote will go in their favor, as it becomes clear that victory or defeat lies in the hands of just one congressman. 11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 15 of 35

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