“Macy brings charm, wit to despicablecharacter” –Bill Harris on SHAMELESS, SunMedia
“Astonishingly ambitious, funny, serious, andentertaining…a rare excursion into comedy that accosts contemporary values withgusto” – John Doyle on HOUSE OF LIES, The Globe andMail
“It’s just so funny. Matt LeBlanc plays itlow-key and isn’t afraid to make fun of himself” – Andrew Ryan onEPISODES, The Globe and Mail
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TORONTO (December 19, 2014) – Unconventional family values,shrewd business consultants, and a celebrity starring as himself. A trifecta oftwisted, witty, and sharply funny comedies return to The Movie Network in theNew Year, when new seasons of acclaimed Showtime seriesSHAMELESS,HOUSE OFLIES, andEPISODESpremiere on Sunday, Jan. 11, back-to-back-to-back on The MovieNetwork beginning at 9 p.m. ET, day-and-date with Showtime inthe U.S.
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Beginning Friday, Jan. 9, The Movie Network is offering anadvance sampling of the season premieres of HOUSE OF LIES andEPISODES on multiple platforms. The episodes will be availableon TMNGO, The Movie Network OnDemand, and on www.themovienetwork.ca.
SHAMELESS, SEASON 5
Premieres Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET
Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy-winner William H. Macy as pickledpatriarch Frank Gallagher, and Golden Globe® nominee Emmy Rossum(The Phantom of the Opera) as daughter Fiona, the Emmy-nominated comedyseriesSHAMELESS returns for its fifth season. The new seasonfinds the Gallaghers dealing with both the upside and downside of personal andurban renewal. As their neighbourhood begins a move towards gentrifying, theGallagher clan begins to reconcile their chaotic past in the hopes of building abetter future. Dermot Mulroney (ENLIGHTENED), Steve Kazee (WORKING CLASS), andSasha Alexander (RIZZOLI & ISLES) guest star in the new season.SHAMELESS also stars: Ethan Cutkosky (The Unborn);Emily Bergl (THE KNICK); Shanola Hampton (MIAMI MEDICAL); Steve Howey (REBA);Emma Kenney (Epic); Cameron Monaghan (The Giver); JeremyAllen White (Movie 43); Noel Fisher (Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles); and special guest star Joan Cusack (Working Girl).
HOUSE OF LIES, SEASON 4
Premieres Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. ET
Oscar-nominee and three time Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner for hisrole as Marty Kaan, Don Cheadle (Iron Man 3) returns in the fourthseason of HOUSE OF LIES. Audiences last left a despondent Martyalone in the desert after a cataclysmic double-cross by Jeannie (Kristen Bell,Frozen) and a visit by the Feds. This season, Marty's brief stint inwhite-collar prison leaves Jeannie to pick up the pieces of the now-tainted Kaan& Associates with Clyde (Ben Schwartz, Turbo) and Doug (JoshLawson, Anchor Man 2: The Legend Continues). Larenz Tate (RUSH) returnsas Marty's brother Malcolm, along with new guest stars Demetri Martin (The DailyShow with John Stewart) and Valorie Curry (The Following).
EPISODES, SEASON 4
Premieres Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Matt LeBlanc is back in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winningrole as the fictional Matt LeBlanc in the fourth season ofEPISODES. In the new episodes, Matt faces a financial crisisand is forced to make some tough decisions. Sean (Stephen Mangan, Rush)and Beverly (Tamsin Greig, FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER) have been dragged back to L.A.to shoot more episodes of their disastrous sitcom PUCKS! , while theirother project refuses to go away, and a new network head makes life morecomplicated for everyone.
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available on TMNGO and The Movie Network OnDemand.
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