New Season of Critically Acclaimed Drama BOSCH Anchors CraveTV’s March Lineup, Alongside Third Seasons of ORPHAN BLACK and INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, New HBO Content, and More
— February 26, 2016
– From Amazon Studios, Detective Harry Bosch is back on the job when Season 2 of BOSCH begins streaming March 12 –
– Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK and INSIDE AMY SCHUMER debut along with a First Look at MOTIVE Season 4 –
– From HBO, gawky Englishman Stephen Merchant is in the spotlight with HELLO LADIES and HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE –
– From Spin Film, documentary 50 FEET FROM SYRIA, the portrait of quiet and determined Syrian American surgeon, Hisham Bismar, begins streaming exclusively on CraveTV –
TORONTO (February 26, 2016) – CraveTV is back on the beat this March with all new programming headlined by the second season of BOSCH, the CraveTV exclusive series based on the award-winning crime novels written by Michael Connelly, when 10 new episodes begin streaming Saturday, March 12.
CraveTV’s March lineup has something for everyone including: Season 3 of Space’s hit series ORPHAN BLACK; Season 3 of the subversive comedy series INSIDE AMY SCHUMER; Season 1 of the HBO comedy HELLO LADIES; comedy specials MONTY PYTHON’S BEST BITS (MOSTLY) and MONTHY PYTHON: THE MEANING OF LIVE; and much more. Additionally, as the Canadian drama MOTIVE kicks off its fourth and final season, CraveTV offers a weekly first look at each episode the day before it premieres on CTV.
Additional information about CraveTV’s March lineup is outlined below (in chronological order):
Friday, March 4ORPHAN BLACK – Season 3 – found in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Dramas, All-Canadian Collections
Season 3 of the award-winning series plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they’re not alone, culminating from the shocking Season 2 finale, which revealed a new line of militaristic male “Castor” clones, played by Canadian Screen Award-nominated actor Ari Millen (Exit Humanity). After neutralizing the threat by The Dyad Institute – Sarah, Helena, Cosima, and Alison (Tatiana Maslany, Women in Gold) are finally united in their journey towards the truth of who, and what, they are. However, new discoveries that include Helena’s kidnapping, a book that could contain the answers to their existence, and a set of treacherous Castor clones with an unknown agenda, tests their bonds.
HELLO LADIES and HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE – found in the Comedies Collection, Sitcoms Collection, and The HBO Collection
HBO’s eight-part comedy series HELLO LADIES tells the story of Stuart (Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the BBC comedy series THE OFFICE), a gawky 6’7” English transplant seeking excitement and romance in Los Angeles. Searching for the woman of his dreams amidst the city’s dazzling nightlife, Stuart’s romantic aspirations far outstretch his looks or appeal. Half as charming – and twice as desperate – as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, who won’t let him in. Stuart’s story is wrapped up in HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE, a feature-length film that follows Stuart as he sets out to impress his British ex-girlfriend and her husband when they visit Los Angeles.
WAY OUT WEST – Season 1 – found in the Reality TV Collection
A fascinating and fun look at three truly original clans - The Youren, Bullock, and Korell families - who love life and know how to have a good time. These three families all run rival outfitting businesses, taking clients deep inside the country's last great wilderness for tracking, fishing, rafting, horse riding, and camping trips. The charismatic, engaging families compete to lead the best excursions, survive their various family shenanigans, and participate in local festivals and time-honored traditions.
50 FEET FROM SYRIA – found in the Documentaries Collection
Shortlisted for an Academy Award, a portrait of a quiet and determined man, who performs intricate acts of medical necessity undeterred by the chaos and complexity of war around him. The film serves as a snapshot in time for the current plight of Syrian refugees. It also indelibly communicates the human cost of one of the most brutal, dehumanizing conflicts in modern history that continues to destroy and displace millions of lives.
Sunday, March 610 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 7 – found in the Dramas Collection, Crime & Mystery Collection, and The Showtime Collection
The case against Axe Capital gains a powerful weapon when Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore, DAREDEVIL) turns a member of Axe’s (Damian Lewis, HOMELAND) inner circle into an informant. The pressure from the U.S. Attorney starts to affect Axe, who gets into a physical altercation with an acquaintance over an incident involving his kids. When a damning video of the confrontation surfaces, Axe is forced to defend his reputation. Lara (Malin Akerman, TROPHY WIFE) worries that a coddled upbringing has made her sons soft and comes up with a plan to toughen them up. Wendy (Maggie Siff, SONS OF ANARCHY) meets with an attractive head-hunter to consider a career change, and more than just job opportunities surface. And at the U.S. Attorney's office, Chuck (Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man) continues to conceal his involvement with the Axe Capital case while using the past to get the upper hand on Spyros (Stephen Kunken, The Wolf of Wall Street).
Friday, March 11MONTY PYTHON’S BEST BITS (MOSTLY) – found in the Documentaries Collection and Monty Python Collection
As our MONTHY PYTHON grows even stronger, this documentary celebrates the very best sketches from Monty Python's phenomenal back catalogue - from Flying Circus to the films and not forgetting Terry Gilliam's iconic animations. Presented by self-confessed Monty Python nut, Hugh Bonneville (DOWNTON ABBEY), each episode sees the crème-de-la-crème of the comedy world pick their favourite sketches and explain why these moments deserve to go down in history as one of Monty Python's finest.
MONTY PYTHON: THE MEANING OF LIVE – found in the Documentaries Collection and Monty Python Collection
The 90-minute documentary, directed by BAFTA award-winning Roger Graef, OBE, follows the stars of Monty Python as they reform and stage a marathon 10 shows at The O2, London (also available on CraveTV). With unprecedented access, this observational portrait reveals the humour, chaos, and passion that went into bringing the MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) – One Down Five to Go’ shows to the stage. It offers a unique insight into the inner workings of five diverse talents pulling together after a 34-year hiatus to recreate their unique brand of comedy for a legion of fans and celebrity admirers. As well as following their journey to The O2, newly found archive reveals how they pioneered stadium comedy, with rarely before seen footage from Monty Python’s early live shows.
REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG – found in the documentaries Collection and The HBO CollectionREGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political, and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag's life through archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, as read by Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island). From her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar; from her early marriage to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today.
STATE OF PLAY: BROKEN – found in the Sports Collection, Documentaries Collection, and The HBO Collection
This second edition of HBO Sports’ STATE OF PLAY tells the story of college football player Eric LeGrand of Avenel, N.J. and mountain biker Steve Shope of Newfields, N.H., who both competed at a high level, but suddenly, became paralyzed on the field. This moving film follows both men and their families as they struggle to accept new physical limitations, painting a raw and inspiring portrait of endurance and love. Peter Berg (THE LEFTOVERS) hosts a panel discussion that includes Eric LeGrand, his mother, Karen, Steve Shope, and his wife, Julie.
STATE OF PLAY: CULTURE SHOCK– found in the Sports Collection, Documentaries Collection, and The HBO Collection
HBO sits down with Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner about the state of football, a game that has gotten bigger, faster, and more dangerous each year.
STATE OF PLAY: FIRST LADIES – found in the Sports Collection, Documentaries Collection, and The HBO Collection
This edition examines the challenges of a modern marriage through a sports lens as it focuses on three sports couples whose vows shape their decisions on and off the field.
STATE OF PLAY - HAPPINESS – found in the Sports Collection, Documentaries Collection, and The HBO Collection
Former players search for happiness once their careers are over, pulling from the four basic pillars of being happy: relationships, health, purpose, and money.
DON’T BLINK – *Season 1* – found in the Reality TV collection
Blink and you'll miss it. It's a cliché that holds true in many magic tricks, which often have the magical part of the illusion happen in a split second, which is how this show got its name. DON’T BLINK features street magicians performing their acts for onlookers, some of whom are celebrities. The sleight-of-hand artists, who have perfected their craft for years, show off their best illusions at locations around the world. The featured illusionists include Ed Alonzo – perhaps best known as Max from SAVED BY THE BELL – and Johnny Ace Palmer.
Saturday, March 12BOSCH – Season 2 – found in the Crime & Mystery Collection and Dramas Collection
Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver, Argo), the tenacious LAPD homicide detective at the heart of Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, is ready for action. And his first case may prove his biggest challenge yet. A dead body found in the trunk of a car on Mulholland Drive appears to have mob connections and leads Bosch and his investigation to Las Vegas. As the case becomes more complex, and intensely personal, Harry follows a dangerous trail of corruption and collusion, one that uncovers the dark side of the police department and threatens Bosch's relentless pursuit of truth.
Sunday, March 1310 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 8 – found in the Dramas Collection, Crime & Mystery Collection, and The Showtime Collection
Axe receives a tip about a mole inside his company, throwing the U.S. Attorneys’ case into jeopardy. Connerty faces a moral dilemma in how to respond, leading to a conflict with Chuck. Frustrated with Connerty and beset on all sides, Chuck finds himself reconsidering his position, as both he and Wendy look toward a future without Axe Capital looming between them. The investigation begins to encroach on Lara’s private life, causing tension with her husband. Amidst it all, a secret from Axe’s past surfaces, threatening everything he has built.
Friday, March 18TAPIA – found in the Documentaries Collection, Sports Collection, and The HBO Collection,TAPIA takes viewers inside the tortured soul of Johnny Tapia, the five-time world champion boxer whose unprecedented success was overshadowed by a volatile drug addiction brought on by the brutal rape and murder of his mother at the tender age of eight-years-old. Director Eddie Alcazar candidly reveals Tapia's public struggles through intimate interviews, archival footage, and photos that showcase his vivacious personality and child-like gusto. With the love and support of his wife by his side, the film follows Johnny Tapia's rise to one of the most legendary fighters of our time, in and out of the ring.
MOONBEAM CITY – Season 1 – found in the Comedies Collection and Sitcoms Collection
An absurdist take on the gritty, sex-drenched crime dramas from the 1980s, MOONBEAM CITY is created and executive produced by Scott Gairdner (Funny or Die). The stylishly animated 10-episode series follows undercover detective Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe, PARKS AND RECREATION), a handsome idiot who commits more crimes than most criminals. His tyrannical chief, Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games), won’t get off his back, and hotshot rookie Rad Cunningham (Will Forte, SNL) is dying to see him fail. With the world against him, Dazzle is thrust into a living nightmare: having to do actual police work.
Sunday, March 2010 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 9 – found in the Dramas Collection, Crime & Mystery Collection, and The Showtime Collection
The repercussions of the revelations come home to roost. Axe is under siege. There are public demonstrations, inside insurrection, and fleeing investors. A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning. Chuck, Connerty and the FBI go into manhunt mode as they try to track down this critical individual. Lara has to contend with her family and with the brotherhood of firefighters who are furious about Axe’s behavior. In an effort to circle the wagons, Lara makes a painful sacrifice.
Monday, March 21CRAVETV FIRST LOOK: MOTIVE – “The Vanishing Policeman” – found in the Crime & Mystery Collection, Dramas Collection, and All-Canadian Collection
In the final season, each member of the homicide team faces pivotal choices about their future, as they set on a course of deciding what they want their legacies to be. Canadian Screen Award nominee Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING) returns as Detective Angie Flynn, who leads the team through a season of big change and evolution: Detective Oscar Vega’s (Louis Ferreira, BREAKING BAD) new role as Staff Sergeant means adjustments for everyone; Angie and Detective Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny, THE ASSISTANTS) develop a deeper bond; Dr. Betty Rogers (Lauren Holly, NCIS), who is personally involved with Vega, must now mind the boundaries of her personal and professional relationship; and new detectives are introduced to the team.
Friday, March 25INSIDE AMY SCHUMER – Season 3 – found in the Comedies Collection
From sex and relationships to human behaviour and gender politics, Season 3 continues to explore life and its experiences through sketches, stand-up, and on-the-street interviews. This season Schumer embarks on a romantic relationship with a rapper, attempts to get birth control, meets her personal heroes, and watches as her fate is determined by a jury made up of only men. Specials guests this season include: Tina Fey (30 ROCK), Patricia Arquette (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP).
AMY SCHUMER: MOSTLY SEX STUFF *Stand-up Special* – found in the Stand-Up Comedy Collection and Comedies Collection
Nothing is off limits for Amy Schumer in her first original one-hour stand-up special. Schumer airs every hilarious, messed-up detail of her dating and sex life, from encounters with unexpected body parts to hate-filled personal grooming appointments.
Sunday, March 2710 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 10 – found in the Dramas Collection, Crime & Mystery Collection, and The Showtime Collection
The death of a cherished member of the Axe Capital family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while creating a devastating setback for Chuck in his pursuit of Axe Capital. Much to the dismay of the Southern District, they take another loss when an insider trading case is dismissed by a corrupt judge. In a brilliant counter move, Chuck enlists Lonnie Watley (Malachi Weir, Birdman) to expose the judge, while greasing the rails for a future move against Axe Capital. Axe gets revenge on some defecting Axe Capital employees.
Monday, March 28CRAVETV FIRST LOOK: MOTIVE – “The Dead Name” – found in the Crime & Mystery Collection, Dramas Collection, and All-Canadian Collection
When Staff Sergeant Vega (Louis Ferreira) is called to testify at a trial, Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) temporarily steps in as Staff Sergeant. Her investigation into the death of a star football player’s wife killed in a car crash is hampered by uncooperative witnesses and a partner who alternates between clueless and reckless. Jamie Clayton (SENSE8) guest stars.
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