This March on The Movie Network: New Episodes of SHOWTIME Series BILLIONS and SHAMELESS Continue; SHOWTIME Documentary Series DARK NET Concludes, and Hollywood Movie Premieres

— February 29, 2016

 
  • Popular SHOWTIME series SHAMELESS and BILLIONS continue with new episodes, Sundays at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET, respectively
  • Provocative eight-part SHOWTIME documentary series DARK NET revealing stories of a dramatically changing, digitally connected world, concludes Thursday, Mar. 10 at 11 p.m. ET
  • Hollywood movie premieres in March include: POLTERGEIST, VACATION, SAN ANDREAS, SPY, and PITCH PERFECT 2
Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for March. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Thursday, March 3 11 p.m. – DARK NET – Episode 7 of 8 This episode enters the world of Cyberbanging, where inner city youth are turning to social media to brag, conspire, and incite violence, and so-called ‘interrupters” who try to keep them out of harm’s way; two African-American women bloggers who have turned the table on the trolls who threaten them; and the creator of Abdullah X, an animated online character who is trying to keep young Muslim kids from falling under the spell of Islamic extremists. Friday, March 4 9 p.m. – THE GALLOWS – *Movie Premiere* Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone. Starring Reese Mishler (YOUTHFUL DAZE) as Reese Houser and Ryan Shoos (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) as Ryan Shoos. Saturday, March 5 9 p.m. – POLTERGEIST – *Movie Premiere* Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. Starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt. Sunday, March 6 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 8 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/45849/  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 7 The case against Axe Capital gains a powerful weapon when Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore, DAREDEVIL) turns a member of Axe’s (Damian Lewis, HOMELAND) inner circle into an informant. The pressure from the U.S. Attorney starts to affect Axe, who gets into a physical altercation with an acquaintance over an incident involving his kids. When a damning video of the confrontation surfaces, Axe is forced to defend his reputation. Lara (Malin Akerman, TROPHY WIFE) worries that a coddled upbringing has made her sons soft and comes up with a plan to toughen them up. Wendy (Maggie Siff, SONS OF ANARCHY) meets with an attractive headhunter to consider a career change, and more than just job opportunities surface. And at the U.S. Attorney's office, Chuck (Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man) continues to conceal his involvement with the Axe Capital case while using the past to get the upper hand on Spyros (Stephen Kunken, The Wolf of Wall Street).  Thursday, March 10 11 p.m. – DARK NET – Episode 8 of 8 This episode looks at the forces of change that are pushing back against authority – their possibilities, and their limitations. Viewers will meet a police abuse victim and activist who uses technology to document and report abuse; and heir to a rabbinic dynasty in Brooklyn, who has now turned away from Hasidism after discovering found a world he never knew existed online; and an entrepreneur whose 3-D printing technology enables building an untraceable, undetectable gun. Friday, March 11 9 p.m. – RICKI AND THE FLASH – *Movie Premiere* Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep) is enjoying her raucous nights leading her California bar band Ricki and the Flash until her ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline, BOB’S BURGERS) contacts her about their daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer, Cake), who is distraught after her husband left her. Ricki returns home to Indianapolis, Indiana to try to offer emotional support, only to get caught up in the aggression her kids still feel towards her for leaving them thirty years earlier. Saturday, March 12 9 p.m. – SPY – *Movie Premiere* Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy, MIKE AND MOLLY) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. Sunday, March 13 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 9 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/45849/  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 8 Axe receives a tip about a mole inside his company, throwing the U.S. Attorneys’ case into jeopardy. Connerty faces a moral dilemma in how to respond, leading to a conflict with Chuck. Frustrated with Connerty and beset on all sides, Chuck finds himself reconsidering his position, as both he and Wendy look toward a future without Axe Capital looming between them. The investigation begins to encroach on Lara’s private life, causing tension with her husband. Amidst it all, a secret from Axe’s past surfaces, threatening everything he has built.  Thursday, March 17 11 p.m. – GIGOLOS – *Season 6 Premiere* The late-night unscripted series from SHOWTIME returns with eight half-hour episodes. In the new season, GIGOLOGS heads back to Las Vegas to spotlight the sultry, salacious antics of fan favorites: Nick, Brace, Vin, Ash, and Bradley (and Guerin, their booker). Fulfilling their clients’ ultimate fantasies are always a priority, but now, they’re all just as focused on making their own personal desires come true.  Friday, March 18 9 p.m. – ALL THINGS MUST PASS: THE STORY OF TOWER RECORDS – *Documentary Premiere8 Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: the Internet. But that's not the story. This feature documentary film examines this iconic company's explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon. Saturday, March 19 7:10 p.m. – YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET – *Movie Premiere* T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett,THE FOLLOWING) is a ten-year-old cartographer, who secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.  9 p.m. – VACATION – *Movie Premiere*  Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms, THE OFFICE) takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. However, things don't go quite as planned.  Sunday, March 20 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 10 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/45849/  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 9 The repercussions of the revelations come home to roost.  Axe is under siege.  There are public demonstrations, inside insurrection, and fleeing investors. A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning.  Chuck, Connerty, and the FBI go into manhunt mode as they try to track down this critical individual.  Lara has to contend with her family and with the brotherhood of firefighters who are furious about Axe’s behavior. In an effort to circle the wagons, Lara makes a painful sacrifice.  Thursday, March 24 11 p.m. – GIGOLOS Season 6, Episode 2 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/showtime-collection-2/gigolos/ Friday, March 25 9 p.m. SAN ANDREAS – *Movie Premiere* After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude nine earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson, BALLERS) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. Saturday, March 26 7:05 p.m. – GAMES MAKER – *Movie Premiere* Young Ivan Drago's (David Mazouz, GOTHAM) newfound love of board games catapults him into the fantastical and competitive world of game invention, and pits him against the inventor Morodian (Joseph Fiennes, AMERICAN HORROR STORY), who has long desired to destroy the city of Zyl, founded by Ivan's grandfather. To save his family and defeat Morodian, Ivan must come to know what it is to be a true Games Maker.  9 p.m. – PITCH PERFECT 2 – *Movie Premiere* In this sequel to PITCH PERFECT, the collegiate a cappella group called the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition, but they are told it will be impossible to win because they are from the U.S. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. Directed by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), the film stars Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), and Hailee Steinfeld (Ender’s Game).  Sunday, March 27 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 11 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/45849/  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 10 The death of a cherished member of the Axe Capital family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while creating a devastating setback for Chuck in his pursuit of Axe Capital.  Much to the dismay of the Southern District, they take another loss when an insider trading case is dismissed by a corrupt judge.  In a brilliant counter move, Chuck enlists Lonnie Watley (Malachi Weir, Birdman) to expose the judge, while greasing the rails for a future move against Axe Capital. Axe gets revenge on some defecting Axe Capital employees.  Monday, March 28 9 p.m. – LIFE – *Movie Premiere* A snapshot in time, the film chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives viewers an inside look at some of Hollywood's most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.  Thursday, March 31 9 p.m. CUT SNAKE – *Movie Premiere* Set in Melbourne, Australia in the mid-1970s, CUT SNAKE tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell, Chronicle), a very private man in his twenties who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw, ARROW). But the prospect of his new life is challenged when the charismatic Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he thought he had left behind.  11 p.m. – GIGOLOS – Season 6, Episode 3 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/showtime-collection-2/gigolos/

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