This May on The Movie Network: Psychological Thriller PENNY DREADFUL, from SHOWTIME®, Returns for Season 2, New Episodes of NURSE JACKIE Continue, Canadian Feature Films, Hollywood Movie Premieres, and More
— May 1st, 2015
• The sexy and suspenseful SHOWTIME drama PENNY DREADFUL is back with all new episodes, beginning Sunday, May 3 at 10 p.m. ET
• The final season of NURSE JACKIE, starring Edie Falco, continues with new episodes, Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET
• Canadian feature films KILLER CRUSH, WOLVES and DR. CABBIE premiere this month
• TMN Hollywood film premieres in May include: HALO: NIGHTFALL, DOLPHIN TALE 2, HERCULES, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, FURY, and THE GOOD LIE
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Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for May. 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).
Friday, May 1
7:15 p.m. – KILLER CRUSH – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
Paige’s crush on her professor takes a twisted turn when she is hired to be the caregiver for his wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. While waiting on his wife hand and foot, Paige becomes further obsessed with the life she could have. When she convinces herself that he has the same feelings, she makes sure no one stands in the way. Starring Daveigh Chase (BIG LOVE), Rick Roberts (THE BOOK OF NEGROES) and Sydney Penny (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS).
9 p.m. – LEFT BEHIND – *Premiere*
A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction. Starring Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray (AGENT CARTER), and Cassi Thomson (BIG LOVE).
10:55 p.m. – WOLVES – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
Popular high school student Cayden Richards (Lucas Till, X Men: First Class) wakes from a horrific nightmare, only to realize that he’s living it... He is changing into something vicious, unpredictable, and wild.
Saturday, May 2
7:10 p.m. – DOLPHIN TALE 2 – *Premiere*
The team of people who saved Winter's life in Dolphin Tale reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. Starring Ashley Judd (Divergent) and Morgan Freeman.
9 p.m. – HERCULES – *Premiere*
Having endured his legendary twelve labours, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson, Furious Seven), the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace (John Hurt, DOCTOR WHO) and his daughter (Rebecca Ferguson, THE WHITE QUEEN) seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord (Tobias Santelmann, ACQUITTED).
Sunday, May 3
9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 7, Episode 4
10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 2, Episode 1 – *Season Premiere*
Season 2 opens with Vanessa Ives (Eva Green, Casino Royale) barraged by an onslaught of disturbing occult images brought on by the mysterious Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory, PEAKY BLINDERS). Because of the massacre he committed in the Mariner’s Inn, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett, Black Hawk Down) decides to leave London. Under pressure from The Creature (Rory Kinnear, Quantum of Solace), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway, The Lone Ranger) works to bring Brona (Billie Piper, SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL) back to life. After Mina’s funeral, Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton, Licence To Kill) returns to London to learn that a whole new evil is haunting Vanessa.
Thursday, May 7
9 p.m. – THE VOLCANO – *Premiere*
For travellers around the world, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull is a downer. For Alain (Dany Boon, A Perfect Plan) and Valerie (Valérie Bonneton, It Happened in Saint-Tropez), it's a catastrophe as they need to make it to a tiny Greek village where their daughter is being getting married.
Friday, May 8
9 p.m. – AS ABOVE SO BELOW – *Premiere*
When a team of explorers venture into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Starring Perdita Weeks (TITANIC) and Ben Feldman (SILICON VALLEY).
Saturday, May 9
9 p.m. – THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU – *Premiere*
When their father passes away, Judd (Jason Bateman, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), Wendy (Tina Fey, 30 ROCK), Paul (Corey Stoll, THE STRAIN), and Phillip (Adam Driver, GIRLS) Altman are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother (Jane Fonda, THE NEWSROOM) and an assortment of spouses, exes, and might-have-beens.
Sunday, May 10
9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 7, Episode 5
10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 2, Episode 2
Haunted by the witches, Vanessa (Eva Green) seeks solace from Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). Scotland Yard Inspector Rusk (guest star Douglas Hodge) seeks out the sole survivor of the Mariner’s Inn Massacre. Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) enchants Sir Malcolm to get to Vanessa. Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) gives the re-born Brona (Billie Piper) a new identity. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) gets a new job. Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) meets an intriguing woman with a secret. Ferdinand Lyle (Simon Russell Beale) reveals the disturbing backstory of the Verbis Diablo. Evelyn’s fiendish daughter, Hecate (guest star Sarah Greene), hunts down a prize for her mother.
Friday, May 15
7:30 p.m. – DR. CABBIE – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
An Indian doctor (Vinay Virmani, Breakaway) immigrates to Canada in the hope of starting a new life, but bureaucracy confines him to life as a taxi driver. When he cannot suppress his desire to practice medicine, he begins illegally treating patients from his cab. Won a 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music - Original Song.
9 p.m. – THE REMAINING – *Premiere*
Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival. Starring Johnny Pacar (Channeling), Shaun Sipos (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), and Alexa PenaVega (NASHVILLE).
10:30 p.m. – HALO: NIGHTFALL – *Premiere*
A legendary manhunter and Naval Intelligence officer and his team are investigating terrorist chatter on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack that reroutes their mission. Produced by Ridley Scott (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH) and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (FALLING SKIES).
Saturday, May 16
9 p.m. – FURY – *Premiere*
April, 1945. A battle-hardened army sergeant commands a Sherman tank and her crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned they face overwhelming odds in their attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).
Sunday, May 17
9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 7, Episode 6
10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 2, Episode 3
In a flashback episode, Vanessa (Eva Green) meets The Cut-Wife (special guest star Patti LuPone), who teaches her how to harness her powers. Isolated at her lonely cottage on the moors, The Cut-Wife quickly realizes the extent of Vanessa’s powers and warns her of the danger that lies ahead and the evil that pursues her.
Monday, May 18
9 p.m. – THE SKELETON TWINS – *Premiere*
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids) and Milo (Bill Hader, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) Dean reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Friday, May 22
9 p.m. – NO GOOD DEED – *Premiere*
Terri (Taraji P. Henson, PERSON OF INTEREST) lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba, Second Coming), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house and leaves her fighting for survival.
Saturday, May 23
9 p.m. – THE GOOD LIE – *Premiere*
Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri where they meet an employment agency counselor (Reese Witherspoon) that forever changes all of their lives. Also starring Ger Duany (Isn’t It Delicious), Emmanuel Jal (Africa United), Kuoth Wiel (MADE IN HOLLYWOOD), Arnold Oceng (It’s A Lot), and Paul (Corey Stoll, THE STRAIN).
Sunday, May 24
9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 7, Episode 7
10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 2, Episode 4
Friday, May 29
9 p.m. – TUSK – *Premiere*
From director Kevin Smith, when podcaster Wallace Bryton (Justin Long, NEW GIRL) goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe (Michael Parks, We Are What We Are), his best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment, ALPHA HOUSE) and girlfriend Allison (Genesis Rodriguez, Hours) team with an ex-cop to look for him.
Saturday, May 30
9 p.m. – ANNABELLE – *Premiere*
Mia (Annabelle Wallace, Hello Carter) and John (Ward Horton, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) Gordon begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
Sunday, May 31
9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 7, Episode 8
10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 2, Episode 5