This July on HBO Canada: New Episodes of HBO’s Award-Winning Drama TRUE DETECTIVE, HBO Comedies BALLERS and THE BRINK, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER; Plus the Season 4 Premiere of Cinemax’s STRIKE BACK

— July 3, 2015

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  • HBO Canada’s unparalleled Sunday-night lineup continues with all-new episodes of HBO series TRUE DETECTIVE, BALLERS, and THE BRINK, beginning at 9 p.m. ET
  • New episodes of LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER continue to bring a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events, Sunday nights at 11 p.m. ET
  • The high-octane, globe-spanning thriller, STRIKE BACK, returns for a fourth and final season Friday, July 31 at 11 p.m. ET
** Media Note ** – Download photos at https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/ Screeners available by request.  Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for July. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times). Sunday, July 5 9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – “Maybe Tomorrow”, Season 2, Episode 3 of 8 Paul (Taylor Kitsch) works the prostitute angle, while Frank (Vince Vaughn) receives the first casualty in a secret war, and steps back into a world he’d left behind.  10 p.m. – BALLERS – “Move the Chains”, Season 1, Episode 3 of 10 Hoping to attract new clients, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe (Rob Corddry), hold a corporate event on a yacht. In their fight over Vernon (Donovan Carter), Spencer and Reggie’s (London Brown) rivalry hits the boiling point. Bored by retirement, Charles (Omar Miller) lets loose for a night. Ricky (John David Washington) learns his beef with his teammate, Alonzo (Antoine Harris), may be due to an unsavory connection. 10:30 p.m. – THE BRINK – Season 1, Episode 3 of 10 Alex (Jack Black) is tasked by Zaman’s (Iqbal Theba) half-brother, Raja (Bernard White), to get a message to Walter (Tim Robbins) – a mission Alex hopes will save him from being sent to Baghdad. Walter is greeted with personal and professional surprises at home before taking off for New Delhi. On the aircraft carrier, Zeke (Pablo Schreiber) and Glenn (Eric Ladin) await their inquiry into the downed drone.  Sunday, July 12 9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – Season 2, Episode 4 of 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/true-detective 10 p.m. – BALLERS – “Heads Will Roll”, Season 1, Episode 4 of 10 Facing pressure from Tracy (Arielle Kebbel), Spencer pays a visit to a neurologist. Charles (Omar Miller) is pursued by a woman he met the night before, while Joe breaks the rules to bag a big client. Ricky, facing more trouble, finds himself a mantra. After Reggie tries to hijack Vernon’s re-negotiation, Spencer takes a stand.  10:30 p.m. – THE BRINK – Season 1, Episode 4 of 10 In New Delhi, Walter defies doctor’s orders and meets with the Indian foreign minister (Ajay Mehta) to urge him to withdraw his troops. Zeke contemplates the merits and perils of leading a double life before he and Glenn take off on a recon mission. In Islamabad, Alex encounters resistance as he tries to deliver a package to Raja.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 21 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver  Sunday, July 19 9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – Season 2, Episode 5 of 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/truedetective 10 p.m. – BALLERS – “Machete Charge”, Season 1, Episode 5 of 10 Ricky tries to find common ground with Alonzo. In the meantime, Charles’ marriage is put to the test. Spencer and Joe step in to help Vernon with a crisis. 10:30 p.m. – THE BRINK – Season 1, Episode 5 of 10 Zeke and Glenn narrowly escape two armed men in a tribal region before being picked up by Martin (Rob Brydon) and Vanessa (Michelle Gomez), an eccentric British couple. With Fareeda (Melanie Kannokada) missing, Alex and Rafiq (Aasif Mandvi) head to her school and encounter a group of girls with nowhere to go. Against the president’s orders, Walter pays an unscheduled visit to the Israeli foreign minister (Iris Bahr).  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 22 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Sunday, July 26 9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – Season 2, Episode 6 of 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/true-detective 10 p.m. – BALLERS – “Everything Is Everything”, Season 1, Episode 6 of 10 Charles decides to be selfish for a change, while Joe negotiates with Maximo (Clifton Collins Jr.). When Ricky’s off-field activities are exposed by the press, he’s forced to open up in order to save his career. Spencer decides to face his fears after he’s confronted by Tracy.  10:30 p.m. – THE BRINK – Season 1, Episode 6 of 10 Ordered to return to DC, Walter runs into Joanne (Carla Gugino) in Tel Aviv, and angles to use her new position to his advantage. Held hostage by Martin and Vanessa, Zeke and Glenn agree to participate in role-playing games in hopes of release. Later, Alex meets with Kittredge (John Larroquette), who shares a revelatory dream.  11 p.m. – LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 2, Episode 23 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada/last-week-tonight-john-oliver Friday, July 31 11 p.m. – STRIKE BACK – Season 4, Episode 1 – *Premiere* Final season of the explosive Cinemax drama finds unlikely S20 partners Michael Stonebridge (Phillip Winchester) and Damian Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) facing their biggest assignment yet: a global threat involving a ruthless network of international terrorists.  

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