This July on The Movie Network, Showtime’s Award-Winning Series RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX Return with Second Seasons, Plus

— June 25, 2014

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Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for July. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Tuesday, July 1

9 p.m. – HAUNTER (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

The ghost of a teenager, Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin, Ender’s Game) who died years ago reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from suffering her same fate. Starring David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Peter Outerbridge (ORPHAN BLACK).

Thursday, July 3

9 p.m. – ROGUE – Season 2, Episode 5 of 10

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 9 of 13

Marc hits it off with Rachael Harris by comparing their bad relationship scars. When Marc pursues her, she wants him to prove he’s over his anger issues by joining her yoga class.

Friday, July 4

9 p.m. – ALL IS LOST (2013) – *Premiere*

A resourceful sailor (Robert Redford, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) stares his mortality in the face after colliding with a shipping container at sea.

Saturday, June 5

7 p.m. – STEP DOGS (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

When Rick Patterson (Jeff Pangman, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) marries movie star Sabrina Eastman (Emilie Ullerup, ARCTIC AIR), his introverted son Josh (Dylan Schmid, ONCE UPON A TIME) does not get along with his new step-sister, Lacey (Eliana Jones, SAVING HOPE), who is a spoiled Hollywood brat. Their dogs, Meatball and Cassie, don’t get along either.

9 p.m. – SAVING MR. BANKS (2013) – *Premiere*

Author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson, Beautiful Creatures) reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips), who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Also Starring Colin Farrell (Dead Man Down), Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), B.J. Novak (THE OFFICE), and Jason Schwartzman (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

Thursday, July 10

9 p.m. – ROGUE – Season 2, Episode 6 of 10

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 10 of 13

During an appearance on a typically terrible morning radio show, Marc declares that the medium dead, and that the future belongs to podcasting. However, when he meets a largely ignored radio genius, he has a new respect for some DJs.

Friday, July 11

9 p.m. – AN UNFINISHED SONG (2012) – *Premiere*

Grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp, SMALLVILLE) honours his recently deceased wife’s (Vanessa Redgrave, The Butler) passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she once belonged.

Saturday, July 12

7 p.m. – FROZEN (2013) – *Premiere*

Fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell, HOUSE OF LIES) teams up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff, HBO’s LOOKING) in an epic journey. They encounter Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad, 1600 PENN) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel, GLEE), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

9 p.m. GRAVITY (2013) – *Premiere*

A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Sunday, July 13

9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 2, Episode 1 of 12 – *Season 2 Premiere*

Season 2 explores the fallout of fugitive Sully’s (James Woods) murder for Ray (Liev Schreiber), his father Mickey (Jon Voight), and the FBI, headed by L.A. Bureau Chief Cochran (guest star Hank Azaria). As the season unfolds, Ray continues to seek balance between the demands of his family, including his volatile relationship with Mickey, and the demands of his Hollywood clients.

10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 2, Episode 1 of 12 – *Season 2 Premiere*

The series chronicles the lives of real-life pioneers of human sexuality research, William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Season 2 stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (GOSSIP GIRL) and Teddy Sears (666 PARK AVENUE). Guest stars include Annaleigh Ashford (Frozen), Betsy Brandt (BREAKING BAD), and Keke Palmer (90210).

Thursday, July 17

9 p.m. – ROGUE – Season 2, Episode 7 of 10

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 11 of 13

Trying to lead a simpler life, Marc immerses himself in his vinyl-collecting hobby, but a chance encounter with a woman he meets in the record store parking lot snowballs into just the kind of chaos he’s been trying to avoid.

Friday, July 18

9 p.m. – THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (2013) – *Premiere*

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Starring Monica Calhoun (DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM), Morris Chestnut (NURSE JACKIE), Melissa De Sousa (SHAMELESS), Taye Diggs (PRIVATE PRACTICE), and Terrence Howard (WAYWARD PINES).

Saturday, July 19

9 p.m. – RUSH (2013) – *Premiere*

Director Ron Howard re-creates the intense 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, Thor: The Dark World) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, A Most Wanted Man). Also starring Olivia Wilde (Her) and Natalie Dormer (HBO’s GAME OF THRONES).

Sunday, July 20

9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 2, Episode 2 of 12

10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 2, Episode 2 of 12

Thursday, July 24

9 p.m. – ROGUE – Season 2, Episode 8 of 10

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 12 of 13

When Marc accidentally steals a joke from another comedian, he feels guilty. That guilt is put to the test when the comic insists Marc help his career in return.

Friday, July 25

9 p.m. – THE SPECTACULAR NOW (2013) – *Premiere*

A sociable high school senior's self-delusion is shattered by his emerging friendship with an unpopular classmate. Starring Miles Teller (Divergent) and Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars).

Saturday, July 26

7 p.m. – WALKING WITH DINOSAURS (2013) – *Premiere*

A story about when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Starring Charlie Rowe (NEVERLAND), Karl Urban (ALMOST HUMAN), John Leguizamo (Kick-Ass 2), and Justin Long (Movie 43).

9 p.m. – AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013) – *Premiere*

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). Also starring Jeremy Renner (Avengers Assemble), Jennifer Lawrence Louis C.K. (LOUIE), and Jack Huston (HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE).

Sunday, July 27

9 p.m. – RAY DONOVAN – Season 2, Episode 3 of 12

10 p.m. – MASTERS OF SEX – Season 2, Episode 3 of 12

Wednesday, July 30

9 p.m. – JIM ROME – Season 3, Episode 7

A fast-talking, hard-hitting, celebrity-studded sports show hosted by sports talk broadcaster Jim Rome.

10 p.m. – 60 MINUTES SPORTS – Season 2, Episode 7

The award-winning team behind 60 MINUTES turns its investigative eye towards the world of sports from in-depth reporting to the most compelling interviews.

Thursday, July 31

9 p.m. – ROGUE – Season 2, Episode 9 of 10

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 13 – *Season Finale*

As Marc’s career reaches new heights, he is visited by an old acquaintance, desperate for a helping hand. After the comic passes away, Marc is forced to confront the reality that his success could disappear in an instant.

– TMN –

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