This August on The Movie Network: Acclaimed Miniseries JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL Concludes, New Episodes of Hit Showtime Dramas RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX, Plus Canadian Feature Films, Hollywood Movie Premieres, and More

— July 27, 2015

To tweet this alert: http://bmpr.ca/1MScj8n ** Media Note ** – Download photos at bellmedia.ca/pr. Screeners available by request. Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for August. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Saturday, Aug. 1 5:20 p.m. – BARK RANGER – *Canadian Film Premiere* Two kids and a trusty dog, Ranger, set out on the adventure of a lifetime in search of a forgotten gold mine. Starring Lucius Hoyos (LITTLE CHARMERS), Zoe Fraser (MURDOCH MYSTERIES), and Marty Adams (ODD SQUAD). 6:50 & 9 p.m. – INTO THE WOODS – *Premiere* A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Starring Academy Award®-winner Meryl Streep (The Giver), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), Chris Pine (Z for Zachariah), Emily Blunt (Sicario), and James Corden (Kill Your Friends). Sunday, Aug. 2 8 p.m. – JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL – “The Black Tower” Having fled England to Venice, Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel, RESTLESS) attempts to drive himself insane as a way of gaining access to the fairy magic that he believes can help him resurrect his wife. In so doing, he unleashes a curse that threatens to destroy him utterly.  9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – “Breakfast of Champions” Having traded Terry’s (Eddie Marsan) freedom for exclusive employ in the Finney organization, Ray (Live Schreiber) puts out fires while Paige tries to broker a deal to sell the studio to Chinese buyers so that she can buy an NFL team. Terry adjusts badly to life outside of prison, and finds himself in the middle of a welcome home party Mickey (Jon Voight) throws that Terry doesn’t want. 10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 3, Episode 4 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/masters-of-sex/ Monday, Aug. 3 10 p.m. – MARON – “Mad Marc” After two ill-timed outbursts, Marc decides to search for a cure for his anger problem. He receives guidance from an unlikely source. 10:30 p.m. – FUNNY AS HELL – Season 5, Episode 5 Featuring Chris Gethard, Brooks Whelan, and Cardinal Burns.  11 p.m. – THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING – Episode 3 The pressure of trying to solve the murders and clear his name is getting to Rock. After blowing a big TV gig he ends up in a bar where he meets Kenton Price (Michael Sheen). Kenton reveals that scientist Wilbur Stygamian was a powerful player in the underground 1950's gay community. Meanwhile, another body turns up, a sax player who went missing the night Fresno died. Thursday, Aug. 6 7:25 p.m. – THE OUTLAW LEAGUE – *Canadian Film Premiere* Forgiveness, understanding, and perseverance are central themes in the story of twelve-year-old Nicolas and his grandfather, who — united in grief over the death of Nicolas’ father and by their love of baseball — lead a campaign to save their beloved playing field from being converted into a garbage dump. Starring Andre Kasper Kolstad (Rogue Sang), Guy Thauvette (Catch Me If You Can), and Marie-Joe Therio (The Book of Eve).  9 p.m. – TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS – *Premiere* A drama centered around Renee Yohe and her battle with drugs, depression, and other life issues that ultimately lead to the founding of charity group To Write Love on Her Arms. Starring Kat Dennings (2 BROKE GIRLS), Chad Michael Murray (AGENT CARTER), and Rupert Friend (HOMELAND).  Friday, Aug. 7 9 p.m. – DRACULA UNTOLD – *Premiere* As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. Starring Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 7), Sarah Gadon (A Royal Night Out), and Dominic Cooper (AGENT CARTER).  Saturday, Aug. 8 9 p.m. – DUMB AND DUMBER TO Twenty years since their first adventure, Lloyd (Jim Carrey, Kick-Ass 2) and Harry (Jeff Daniels, THE NEWSROOM) go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.  Sunday, Aug. 9 8 p.m. – JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL – Episode 7 – *Series Finale* With England in chaos as magic returns, Jonathan Strange comes back home to claim Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan, RAY DONOVAN) and rescue Arabella (Charlotte Riley, Edge of Tomorrow). 9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 3, Episode 5 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/ray-donovan/ 10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 3, Episode 5 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/masters-of-sex/ Monday, Aug. 10 10 p.m. – MARON – “The Node” When Marc's internet loses service, it sends him into an endless battle with his provider. In the meantime, his father arrives, dropping hints of his impending death. 10:30 p.m. – FUNNY AS HELL – Season 5, Episode 6 – *Season Finale* Featuring Mike Polk Jr., Matteo Lane, and Claudia O’Doherty.  11 p.m. – THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING – Episode 4 With only two days to clear his name of now three murders, Rock pays a visit to Kenton. Before Kenton can tell him who the killer was, he is shot down, leaving Rock with no answers and only one name, Gerhart Moll. Back in his apartment he has a conversation with his cat about making a jazz album with strings. He then decides to break into the house of scientist Wilbur Stygamian and discovers an underground room with three evil people waiting for him. Thursday, Aug. 13 9 p.m. – THE SONG – *Premiere* An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Starring Alan Powell (Where Hope Grows), Ali Faulkner (The Education of Eddie and Mortimer), and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Rose from the Dead).  Friday, Aug. 14 9 p.m. – BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP – *Premiere* A woman wakes up every day remembering nothing, as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. Starring Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman (Queen of the Desert), Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service).  10:35 p.m. – THE INTRUDERS – *Canadian Film Premiere* After the traumatic loss of her mother, a teenage girl tries to uncover the dark secrets behind her new home, in spite of her father's disbelief. Starring Miranda Cosgrove (ICARLY), Austin Butler (ARROW), and Donal Logue (LAW & ORDER: SVU).  Saturday, Aug. 15 9 p.m. – ST. VINCENT – *Premiere* A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. Starring Bill Murray (Aloha), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), and Naomi Watts (Insurgent).  Sunday, Aug. 16 9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 3, Episode 6 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/ray-donovan/ 10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 3, Episode 6 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/masters-of-sex/  Monday, Aug. 17 10 p.m. – MARON – “Marc’s Niece” Marc believes that as the "cool uncle" he can connect with his visiting niece in a way her parents can't. He discovers the generation gap is wider than he thought, and learns that parenting is harder than he thought. 10:30 p.m. – MARON – “Professor of Desire” When Marc's novelist pal asks him to guest lecture at the college where he teaches, Marc thinks he's going to experience the intellectual life he envies. Instead he's embroiled in a sex drama between his married pal and the 22 year old he's bedding. 11 p.m. – THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING – Episode 5 In the hidden room beneath scientist Wilbur Stygamian's house, Rock is drugged and left for dead. His hallucinations take him into the darkest corners of his mind. He survives what was supposed to be a lethal injection and pays a visit to Gerhart Moll. Gerhart knows what he is looking for – a modern statue once owned by Adolf Hitler. The statue will clear his name, but the clock is ticking and he's not the only one looking for it.  Friday, Aug. 21 7:25 p.m. – FIRST RESPONSE – *Canadian Film Premiere* After a robbery gone wrong, a paramedic and her partner are hijacked and forced to tend to the gunman's badly wounded brother. Starring Dania Ramirez (DEVIOUS MAIDS), Kristopher Turner (Wingman Inc.), and Joris Jarsky (THE BOOK OF NEGROES).  9 p.m. – FAULTS – *Premiere* Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called “Faults.” Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control. Starring Leland Orser (Taken 3), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (THE RETURNED), and Chris Ellis (Jessabelle).  Saturday, Aug. 22 9 p.m. – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING – *Premiere* The extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde. Starring Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne (Jupiter Ascending) and Felicity Jones (True Story). Sunday, Aug. 23 9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 3, Episode 7 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/ray-donovan/ 10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 3, Episode 7 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/masters-of-sex/  Monday, Aug. 24 10 p.m. – MARON – “Anti-Depressed” Faced with pressures from his talk show pilot, Marc goes on anti-depressants, which create some dubious side effects. 10:30 p.m. – MARON – “Patent Troll” When Marc and his old radio co-host Sam Seder are threatened with a lawsuit from a patent troll they organize a podcasters-only meeting to plan their retaliation.  11 p.m. – THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING – Episode 6 – *Finale* Rock finds the mysterious statue that holds the secrets to his freedom. He heads to his cabin in the woods with his manager Alistar (Osment) and Delores (Wiig). Federal agents jump Rock and there is a shootout. Rock explains why he can never do a jazz album with strings and then goes to meet J. Edgar Hoover (Ferrell) for a final showdown.  Friday, Aug. 28 7:25 p.m. – BIG NEWS FROM GRAND ROCK – *Canadian Film Premiere* Small-town journalist Leonard Crane starts making up stories to save his job, but gets in trouble when one of his fabricated news pieces turns out to be true. Starring Ennis Esmer (MAN SEEKING WOMAN), Kristin Booth (ORPHAN BLACK), and Gordon Pinsent (The Grand Seduction). 9 p.m. – MAPS TO THE STARS – *Canadian Film Premiere* A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. Starring Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), Mia Wasikowska (Madame Bovary), Robert Pattinson (Queen of the Desert), and John Cusack (Dragon Blade).  Saturday, Aug. 29 9 p.m. – INHERENT VICE – *Premiere* In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Owen Wilson (The Internship), and Maya Rudolph (THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING). Sunday, Aug. 30 9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 3, Episode 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/ray-donovan/ 10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 3, Episode 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/masters-of-sex/  Monday, Aug. 31 10 p.m. – MARON – “Steel Johnson” Marc's brother invites him to speak at his company’s corporate retreat, which resembles more of a Jimmy Buffet fan-club convention than a professional get together.  10:30 p.m. – MARON – “Cold Turkey” With his talk show pilot approaching, Marc gives up nicotine gum and caffeine, and tries to get into shape with the help of pro wrestler, CM Punk. The stress of his new regimen leads to a more serious problem.  11 p.m. – MARON – “Spiral” – *Season Finale* After training with pro-wrestler CM Punk, Marc’s back goes out and he is prescribed Oxycontin. Things take a turn for the worst, but everyone tries to keep Marc on the right path as he prepares for his talk show premiere.  

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