This August on HBO Canada: TRUE BLOOD’s Final Bite, Series Premiere of THE KNICK, New Comedy JONAH FROM TONGA,

— July 30, 2014

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  • Fan favourite Jonah Takalua leaves SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH behind in new six-part comedy series JONAH FROM TONGA premiering Friday, Aug. 8 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Academy Award® and Emmy Award® nominee Clive Owen preps for the operating room in THE KNICK, the new drama series from Steven Soderbergh, beginning Friday, Aug. 8 at 11 p.m. ET
  • Free sampling of the complete first episode of JONAH FROM TONGA and THE KNICK will be available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike via on demand platforms, HBOCanada.com and TMN GO, following their broadcast premieres
  • HBO’s TRUE BLOOD meets the true death in the series finale Sunday, Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. ET
  • TMN Original documentary WILLIAM SHATNER PRESENTS: CHAOS ON THE BRIDGE premieres Monday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. ET

 

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Below is achronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for August. Allprogramming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Friday,Aug. 1

10 p.m. –REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 12, Episode 25 of 35

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Saturday,Aug. 2

9:45 p.m.– HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING – *Premiere*

HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING presentsa championship showdown with Welterweights Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves, LightHeavweights Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello, and Jessie Vargas vs. AntonNovikov.

 

Sunday,Aug. 3

8 p.m. –SENSITIVE SKIN – Season 1, Episode 3

While Al(Don McKellar,SLINGS & ARROWS) battlesto find his place in amongst the literary elite, Davina (Kim Cattrall, HBO’S SEX AND THE CITY) is tempted by the suaveand sophisticated Robert Ringwald (Ted Whittall, BEAUTY AND THEBEAST).

 

8:55 p.m.– BEYONCÉ: X10 – Episode 6 of 10

 

9 p.m. –TRUE BLOOD – Season 7, Episode 7 of 10

Eric (AlexanderSkarsgård, GENERATION KILL), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten, THE SECRET LIFE OFTHE AMERICAN TEENAGER), and Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee, INTELLIGENCE) close in onSarah (Anna Camp, THE MINDY PROJECT) in Dallas. Adilyn (Bailey Noble, SECRETDIARY OF AN AMERICAN CHEERLEADER) and Wade (Noah Matthews, The UglyTruth) find a temporary haven while a desperate Sookie (Anna Paquin,SUSANNA) turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill (StephenMoyer, JAN) recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 yearsearlier and Sam (Sam Trammell, The Fault In Our Stars) faces aquandary.

 

10 p.m. –THE LEFTOVERS – Season 1, Episode 6 of 10

 

11 p.m. –LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 1, Episode 13 of24

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Monday,Aug. 4

9 p.m. –NIXON BY NIXON: IN HIS OWN WORDS (2014) – *Premiere*

This documentaryexplores the revealing profile of former President Richard Milhous Nixon, thefirst American President to resign from office. Presented in conjunction withthe 40th anniversary of his resignation, the documentaryfeatures excerpts from the secret tapes Nixon himself recorded, whicheventually led to his downfall in the wake of the Watergate scandal. 

 

Wednesday,Aug. 6

9 p.m. –GENERATION KILL – Season 1, Episode 6 of 7

Outside of Al Kut,“Captain America” (Eric Nenninger, KICKIN’ IT) is over-eager in his attempts tosubdue a prisoner, while his men’s growing disillusionment with his command isgrowing more apparent.

 

Friday,Aug. 8

10 p.m. –JONAH FROM TONGA – Season 1, Episode 1 – *Series Premiere*

An adventurousjourney into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah (Chris Lilley,SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH), his family, friends, teachers, and counsellors who areexhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitlessenergy.

 

10:30 p.m.– JONAH FROM TONGA – Season 1, Episode 2

 

11 p.m. –THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 1 – *Series Premiere*

In the seriespremiere, Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen, HBO’s HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN), abrilliant yet tortured doctor working at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York,ascends to the role of chief surgeon after the unexpected departure of hismentor, J.M. Christiansen (Canadian-raised Matt Frewer, ORPHAN BLACK). ThoughThackery wants Everett Gallinger (Canadian Eric Johnson, ROOKIE BLUE), his ownprotégé, to take over the assistant chief position, Cornelia Robertson (JulietRylance, Days And Nights), daughter of Knickerbocker’s major benefactor, isinsistent on hiring Algernon Edwards (André Holland, 1600 PENN), a talentedyoung doctor who trained in London and Paris.

 

Sunday,Aug. 10

8 p.m. –SENSITIVE SKIN – Season 1, Episode 4

Al and Davina joinRoger (Colm Feore, THE BORGIAS) and Veronica (Joanna Gleason, Last Vegas) on abirthday road trip, but after Roger’s disparaging rant about the arts, Davinatakes back her Christmas gift of piano lessons and gives them to Al. While Alstruggles with the dull exercises, Greg (Marc-André Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.) thepiano teacher reveals to Davina his passion for archeology and older women.

 

8:55 p.m.– BEYONCÉ: X10 – Episode 7 of 10

 

9 p.m. –TRUE BLOOD – Season 7, Episode 8 of 10

With his prey insight, Eric reconsiders his end-game strategies against Sarah. Sookie puts herlife at risk in hopes of saving Bill. Lettie Mae (Adina Porter, HBO’s THENEWSROOM) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis, The Help) urge Reverend Daniels(Gregg Daniel, Hancock) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara(Rutina Wesley, 13 Sins).

 

10 p.m. –THE LEFTOVERS – Season 1, Episode 7 of 10

 

11 p.m. –LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 1, Episode 14 of24

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Wednesday,Aug. 13

9 p.m. –GENERATION KILL – Episode 7 – *Finale*

Bravo reachesBaghdad, where the men are shocked by the sheer size and scope of the city. Theyset up shop in an abandoned cigarette factory and get a chance to rest for abit, although the factory grounds aren’t quite as secure as they’dlike.

 

Friday,Aug. 15

10 p.m. –JONAH FROM TONGA – Season 1, Episode 3 of 6

 

11 p.m. –THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 2 of 10

 

Saturday,Aug. 16

10 p.m. –KATT WILLIAMS: PRICELESS *Premiere*

Comedian Katt Williams performs in an all-new HBOstand-up special recorded in front of a live audience at the Citizens Bank Arenain Ontario, California. Directed by Spike Lee, Executive Produced by BrianVolk-Weiss and Katt Williams. 

 

Sunday,Aug. 17

8 p.m. –SENSITIVE SKIN – Season 1, Episode 5

Davina takes onthe burden of planning her mother’s funeral and Veronica refuses to help. Altakes it upon himself to brighten Davina’s life by painting the loft, but hisefforts have the opposite effect. Roger appears to be coming on to Davina at theart gallery and later at the visitation. She tells him to stay away, but at apost-visitation family gathering the truth comes out about Roger’s crisis. Withthe help of medical marijuana, Al let’s Davina know what he thinks about herrecent improprieties. 

 

8:55 p.m.– BEYONCÉ: X10 – Episode 8 of 10

 

9 p.m. –TRUE BLOOD – Season 7, Episode 9 of 10

Sookie retreats in confusion, Sam makes a choice, Jason exercises uncharacteristic restraint, and Eric faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie.

10 p.m. –THE LEFTOVERS – Season 1, Episode 8 of 10

 

11 p.m. –LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 1, Episode 15 of24

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Monday,Aug. 18

9 p.m. –CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART (2014) – *Premiere*

This featuredocumentary examines the media circus surrounding the case of Pamela Smart, aNew Hampshire school administrator accused of masterminding a plot to have fourstudents murder her husband in 1990.

 

Friday,Aug. 22

10 p.m. –JONAH FROM TONGA – Season 1, Episode 4 of 6

 

11 p.m. –THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 3 of 10

 

Sunday,Aug. 24

8 p.m. –SENSITIVE SKIN – Season 1, Episode 6 – *Season 1 Finale*

Al gets somedisturbing news from Dr. Cass (Elliott Gould, M*A*S*H, FRIENDS, RAY DONOVAN). Itgets worse when he discovers that his car has been broken into, and that Davinais having an affair with Greg. Davina leaves Al and moves in with her in-laws,much to the chagrin of Veronica. Roger has a spectacular art opening, Davina hasa complex delusion that seems to support her decision to change her life, and Alhas a near fatal heart attack.

 

8:55 p.m.– BEYONCÉ: X10 – Episode 9 of 10

 

9 p.m. –TRUE BLOOD – Season 7, Episode 10 – *Series Finale*

 

10 p.m. –THE LEFTOVERS – Season 1, Episode 9 of 10

 

Monday,Aug.25

9 p.m. –WILLIAM SHATNER PRESENTS: CHAOS ON THE BRIDGE (2013) –*Premiere*

In this 60-minuteOriginal documentary from The Movie Network, William Shatner interviews theproduction team responsible for creating the popular series STAR TREK: THE NEXTGENERATION.

 

Friday,Aug. 29

10 p.m. –JONAH FROM TONGA – Season 1, Episode 5 of 6

 

11 p.m. –THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 4 of 10

 

Sunday,Aug. 31

8:55 p.m.– BEYONCÉ: X10 – Episode 10 of 10 – *Finale*

 

 

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