This April on HBO Canada: Season Premieres of Smash Hit Series GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY, VEEP, and BANSHEE; the Season Finales of VINYL, GIRLS, and ANIMALS; and Premieres of New HBO Original Documentaries

— March 31, 2016

Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for April. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times). Friday, April 1 11 p.m. – BANSHEE – *Season 4 Premiere* In the fourth and final season premiere of BANSHEE, Lucas (Antony Starr, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE) becomes immersed in a new Banshee crisis involving a vicious serial murderer. This season also stars, Ivana Milicevic (MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN) as Carrie Hopewell, Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) as Lucas’ arch-enemy, Kai Proctor, Hoon Lee (THE BLACKLIST) as Job, and Frankie Faison (THE WIRE) as Sugar Bates.  12:30 a.m. – ANIMALS – Season 1, Episode 9 *New Time* Squirrels Phil (Phil Matarese, Animals. Horses), Mike (Mike Luciano, Animals. Horses), and April (Claudia O’Doherty, Trainwreck) reach the thrilling conclusion of their treacherous journey out of their collapsed tree home. A queen ant goes undercover as a worker ant to make friends.  Sunday, April 3 9 p.m. – VINYL – Season 1, Episode 8 Rebuffed by a loan officer with, a desperate Richie (Bobby Cannavale, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) approaches Maury (Paul Ben-Victor, THE SOPRANOS) about doing a deal with Galasso (Armen Garo, The Departed). Devon (Olivia Wilde, Rush) and Ingrid (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Pitch Perfect 2) make the scene at Max’s Kansas City, where Devon impresses a photographer with her ability to charm a major celebrity into giving up his photo. Tasked by Richie to come up with a new song, Kip (James Jagger, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) and the Nasty Bits get a crash course in the blues from Lester (Ato Essandoh, BLUE BLOODS). 10 p.m. – GIRLS – SEASON 5, Episode 7 Hannah (Lena Dunham) is reprimanded by the school principal, and her response infuriates Fran (Jake Lacy, THE OFFICE). At Adam’s (Adam Driver, Star Wars: Episode VIII) play, a nervous Jessa (Jemima Kirke, Tiny Furniture) worries about seeing Hannah after their fight, and Marnie (Allison Williams, PETER PAN LIVE!) shares news with Ray (Alex Karpovsky, Inside Llewyn Davis). Elijah (Andrew Rannells, THE NEW NORMAL) attends a swanky party at Dill’s (Corey Stoll, Ant-Man) apartment, where he gets the impression that he might be one of many.  10:30 p.m. – TOGETHERNESS – Season 2, Episode 7 Facing pressure to build the school she envisioned, Michelle (Melanie Lynskey, TWO AND A HALF MEN) turns to Brett (Mark Duplass, THE LEAUGE) and Alex (Steve Zissis, Her) for help. A midnight trip to the beach puts Brett in an awkward situation, while Alex worries about Tina’s (Amanda Peet, 2012) behavior. 11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER– Season 3, Episode 67 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Monday, April 4 9 p.m. – MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES *Documentary Premiere*  This documentary takes an unflinching, unprecedented look at Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial photography, which pushed boundaries with its frank depiction of nudity, sexuality, and fetishism, igniting a culture war that rages to this day. Emmy® winners Fenton Bailey (Party Monster, Inside Deep Throat) and Randy Barbato (WISHFUL DRINKING) offer a revealing portrait of one of the most important artists of the 20th century through archival materials and featuring never-before-seen photographs and footage.  Friday, April 8 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 14, Episode 383 United States Secretary of Labour Thomas Perez is the top-of-show interview guest. Comedian Kathy Griffin is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are author Max Brooks, radio host Andy Dean, and economic equality advocate Heather McGhee.  11 p.m. – BANSHEE – Season 4, Episode 2 When her hunt fails to find any leads, Carrie embarks on a vigilante crusade, while Brock (Matt Servitto, THE SOPRANOS) eyes Lucas as a suspect in the serial-murder case. 12 a.m. – VICE – Season 4, Episode 8 When the United States invaded Afghanistan, the liberation of Afghan women was used as a rallying cry to garner public support. Now, after nearly 15 years and hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars spent, violence and oppression are still a fact of life for the country’s women. With the Taliban gaining ground again, Isobel Yeung reports from Kabul on the fight for dignity and rights in Afghanistan. Then VICE investigates private military contractors who work to stop world trade from grinding to a standstill, and their network of weapons storage ships in lawless international waters. Taking a closer look at who’s protecting global commerce today, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi reports from one of these floating armories in the Gulf of Aden.  12:30 a.m. – ANIMALS – *Season 1 Finale* After his wife is taken from him, a turkey seeks revenge on The Mayor during the Thanksgiving Day parade. Two rat teens venture out of the sewer and discover the joys and horrors of life aboveground. Saturday, April 9 9 p.m. – NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT AND ANDERSON COOPER *Documentary Premiere* Born to wealth and New York royalty, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the public eye for more than 90 years, experiencing extreme tragedy and tremendous success side by side. Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus (A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY) captures Vanderbilt as she’s never been seen before, as she and her son discover how family stories of loss and survival repeat themselves in the most unexpected ways. Sunday, April 10 9 p.m. – VINYL – Season 1, Episode 9 After an unsettling visit with Devon and the kids, Richie weighs his options as the heat surrounding the Buck Rogers murder case is turned up. Thrown out of her aunt’s townhouse, Jamie (Juno Temple, Maleficent) crashes with Kip as the Nasty Bits finish their record and do a photo shoot. At American Century, Maury Gold (Paul Ben-Victor) pitches a 50s compilation LP, while Zak (Ray Romano) tries to fund a band for his wedding singer, Gary, aka “Xavier.”  10 p.m. – GIRLS – Season 5, Episode 8 Stranded after her summer road trip with Fran is cut short, Hannah is rescued by Ray, but their trip back to New York City gets derailed. When he hasn’t heard from Caroline (Gaby Hoffmann, TRANSPARENT), Adam stops by Laird’s (Jon Glaser, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER) place and stays to help with the baby. Back from Japan, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet, The Kids Are Alight) gets a wakeup call over a sushi lunch. While recording a new song, Marnie is given parameters for her relationship with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach, THE LAST SHIP).  10:30 p.m. – TOGETHERNESS – *Season 2 Finale* Michelle is inspired by the kids as the foursome makes a last-ditch effort to save her charter school plans.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 3, Episode 67 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver  Monday, April 11 8 p.m. – JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY *Documentary Premiere* In August 2014, the video execution of American conflict journalist James Foley by the militant group ISIS challenged the world to deal with a new face of terror. This documentary takes viewers from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. The film culminates in Foley’s capture by ISIS, the confusion and emotional upheaval that followed, and ending in his tragic death.  Wednesday, April 13 11 p.m. – FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY #23 On this edition of THE FIGHT GAME, Max Kellerman (The Situation with Tucker Carlson) and professional boxer, Bernard Hopkins join Lampley to review the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. April 9 welterweight showdown, preview the fight schedule and address the latest headlines and issues; Lampley presents a new pound-for-pound compilation; and correspondent Melissa Stark (MSNBC LIVE) visits 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields for a revealing profile of the boxer, who has qualified for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Friday, April 15 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 14, Episode 384 Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief, Huffington Post Media Group, is the top-of-show interview guest. Actress Susan Sarandon is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are journalist Amy Goodman, journalist Mary Katharine Ham, and political analyst Rick Tyler. 11 p.m. – BANSHEE – Season 4, Episode 3 Lucas and Carrie enlist Fat Au (Eddie Cooper, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE) in a last-ditch attempt to track down Job.  12 a.m. – VICE – Season 4, Episode 9 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/vice/ Saturday, April 16 8 p.m. – CONFIRMATION *Movie Premiere* Viewers get a look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting a pivotal moment in American culture that became a turning point in workplace equality and gender politics. Kerry Washington (SCANDAL) portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce, THE WIRE) of sexual harassment. The film also stars Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Sunday, April 17 9 p.m. – VINYL – *Season 1 Finale* Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/vinyl/  10 p.m. – GIRLS – Season 5, Episode 9 After Hannah gives Principal Toby (Douglas McGrath, Solitary Man) unexpected news, she runs into Tally (Jenny Slate, PARKS AND RECREATION), her old friend-slash-nemesis. Marnie has an unsettling dream and later tries to work things out with Desi. When Shoshanna notices that business is suffering at Ray’s, she offers to help with marketing by performing clandestine research on the competition. Elijah makes his pitch to Dill for their relationship to be exclusive  10:30 p.m. – Girls *Season 5 Finale* Elijah and Loreen (Becky Ann Bakerm, Men in Black) help Hannah with her plan to participate in the Moth Story Slam. Marnie prepares to go on tour with Desi. Shoshanna’s idea for an “anti-hipster” Ray’s takes off. After helping take care of the baby, Jessa and Adam have an epic fight.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 3, Episode 68 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver  Friday, April 22 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 14, Episode 385 Journalist Lawrence Wright is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor Thomas Middleditch (SILICON VALLEY) is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are author Charles Cooke, journalist Lesley Stahl, and political commentator Van Jones. 11 p.m. – BANSHEE – Season 4, Episode 4 Carrie strikes again, while Bunker (Tom Pelphrey, GUIDING LIGHT) treads on thin ice and another grisly murder rocks Banshee.  12 a.m. – VICE – Season 4, Episode 10 The United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular, are often described as paradise in the Middle East. But the five million migrant workers who live there and make up more than half the population have an entirely different experience. They live in appalling conditions, and regularly end up with nothing, even after years of hard work. Now, as correspondent Ben Anderson investigates, many of them are employed on a project bearing the name of a man who might be the next president. Then VICE investigates how China is financing more infrastructure projects and selling more goods to Africa than any other trade partner in the world, with a large share of investments linked to the extraction of resources. Correspondent Isobel Yeung heads to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and South Africa to meet the characters behind the business deals and explore what this increasingly prominent relationship could mean for the future of global politics.  Saturday, April 23 10:05 p.m. – HBO WORLD CHAMPION BOXING Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/tv_show/hbo-world-championship-boxing/ Sunday, April 24 9 p.m. – GAME OF THRONES *Season 6 Premiere* Jon Snow (Kit Harington, Pompeii) is dead, while Daenerys (Emilia Clarke, Terminator Genisys) meets a strong man and Cersei (Lena Headey, 300) sees her daughter again. 10 p.m. – SILICON VALLEY *Season 3 Premiere* After being unceremoniously fired, an angry Richard (Thomas Middleditch, The Campaign) faces a tough decision: accept the diminished role of CTO, or leave Pied Piper for good. Erlich (T.J. Miller, Deadpool) takes a shine to Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky, CALIFORNICATION), Laurie’s (Suzanne Cryer, SHAMELESS) new choice of CEO, while Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani, PORTLANDIA) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr, This Is the End) weigh their options in Richard’s absence. At Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) tries to improve his image by admitting failure, and Big Head gets wind of major changes. 10:30 p.m. – VEEP *Season 5 Premiere*   On the night after the election, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, SEINFELD) discovers a possible road to victory. Meanwhile, Amy (Anna Chlumsky, In the Loop) must figure out if she is back or not; Catherine (Sarah Sutherland, Innocence) kicks off a behind-the-scenes documentary project; Mike (Matt Walsh, The Hangover) announces that he and Wendy (Kathy Najimy, YOUNGER) are adopting a baby from China; and Dan (Reid Scott, Sister) considers a new career. 11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 3, Episode 69 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Monday, April 25 9 p.m. – HEART OF A DOG *Documentary Premiere* Creative pioneer Laurie Anderson (Home of the Brave) on a wry and wondrous journey through love, death, and language, centering on her beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011. Mixing childhood memories, video diaries, and philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture, and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, the critically acclaimed film offers heartfelt tributes to the artists and thinkers who inspire her.  Friday, April 29 10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 14, Episode 386 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/real-time-bill-maher/  11 p.m. – BANSHEE – Season 4, Episode 5   Dawson (Eliza Dushku, LEAP YEAR) and Lucas scope out an S&M club in search of murder clues, while Watts (Chance Kelly, HOUSE OF CARDS) tests Calvin’s (Chris Coy, Deliver Us from Evil) limits.  12 a.m. – VICE – Season 4, Episode 11 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit: https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/vice/  Saturday, April 30 8 p.m. – ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 2016 INDUCTION CEREMONY This year’s inductees include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A.; the Ahmet Ertegun Non-Performer Category inductee is Bert Berns. 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY is produced by Playtone and Line By Line Productions. Executive producers are Jann Wenner, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Joel Peresman; supervising producer is Frank Garritano; Barbra Dannov co-produces; Alex Coletti produces and directs.  

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