This March, the Highly Anticipated Series Finale of TRUE DETECTIVE, the Series Premiere of Comedy DOLL & EM,

— March 3, 2014

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  • How will it all end? Viewers prepare for another surprising twist in the series finale of critically acclaimed dark drama TRUE DETECTIVE, Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. ET
  • San Francisco’s trio of friends wrap up Season 1 of comedy LOOKING, Sunday, March 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET

  • HBO offers an exclusive Season 3 recap of GAME OF THRONES in THE POLITICS OF POWER: A LOOK BACK AT SEASON 3 airing Tuesday, March 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET

  • Action drama BANSHEE airs its Season 2 finale Friday, March 14 at 11 p.m. ET
  • All-new comedy series DOLL & EM, starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s THE NEWSROOM) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’s Diary) premieres with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, March 19 beginning at 10 p.m. ET
  • Canadian journalist/entrepreneur Shane Smith returns for a second season of his Emmy®-nominated HBO documentary series VICE, Friday, March 21 at 11 p.m. ET
  • Comedian John Leguizamo returns to HBO for his fifth comedy special JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S GHETTO KLOWN, Saturday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET
  • New documentaries this month include PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT, and THE UNIVERSITY OF SING SING

 

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Below is a chronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for March. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit hbocanada.com to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Friday, March 7

9:30 p.m. – FUNNY AS HELL – Season 4, Episode 4 of 10

Canadian comedian Jon Dore hosts Ron Funches (CRASH AND BERNSTEIN), Aidy Bryant (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), and Thomas Dale (CHELSEA LATELY).

 

11 p.m. – BANSHEE – Season 2, Episode 9 of 10

In New York, Job (Hoon Lee) drops in on a priest with ties to Rabbit (Ben Cross) and Carrie’s (Ivana Milicevic) relationship with Gordon (Rus Blackwell) faces a new test in the wake of another revelation. Burton (Matthew Rauch, BLUE BLOODS) silences one traitor, but another eludes him. Lucas (Antony Starr) and Carrie brace for an epic showdown.

 

Sunday, March 9

9 p.m. – TRUE DETECTIVE – Season 1, Episode 8 of 8 – *Series Finale*

In the series finale, an overlooked detail provides Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Cohle (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.  

 

10 p.m. – GIRLS – Season 3, Episode 10 of 12

Alarmed by Adam’s (Adam Driver) indifference when she fails to come home after a night out with co-workers, Hannah worries that the spark may be gone in their relationship. Marnie (Allison Williams) begins working at Soo Jin’s (Greta Lee, Hello I Must Be Going) art gallery, though not in the role she expected. Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) has a surprise for Jessa (Jemima Kirke).

 

10:30 p.m. – LOOKING – Season 1, Episode 8 of 8 – *Season 1 Finale*

In the final episode of the season, Patrick looks to mend fences after Richie’s abrupt exit the previous day. Frank tells Agustín what he really thinks about their relationship and his art. Later, Patrick and Agustín join Dom at the opening of his restaurant popup, where Dom is surprised by Lynn’s choice of guest.

 

Tuesday, March 11

8:30 p.m. – THE POLITICS OF POWER: A LOOK BACK AT SEASON 3

HBO Canada presents a comprehensive recapitulation of the drama, intrigue, and battles of GAME OF THRONES Season 3. Season 4 of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.

 

Friday, MARCH 14

9: 30 p.m. – FUNNY AS HELL – Season 4, Episode 5 of 10

This week’s show features Louis Katz (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL), Beth Stelling (Librarians), and Sean O’Connor (THE BEN SHOW WITH BEN HOFFMAN).

 

10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 12, Episode 8 of 35

Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit BellMediaPR.ca/HBO-Canada.

 

11 p.m. – BANSHEE – Season 2, Episode 10 of 10 – *Season 2 Finale

In the Season 2 finale, Lucas and Carrie, fueled by painful memories that led them to the point of no return, arm themselves for the fight of their lives against a vengeful Rabbit and his ruthless soldiers. Rebecca (Lili Simmons) proves her allegiance as Proctor returns home.

 

Sunday, March 16

10 p.m. – GIRLS – Season 3, Episode 11 of 12

Hannah gets a glimpse of some harsh realities when she invites Elijah (Andrew Rannells, THE NEW NORMAL) to join her in her quest to complete an unfinished assignment. Jessa searches for a job. Hannah, Shoshanna, and Elijah attend Marnie’s open-mic performance.

 

Monday, March 17

9 p.m. – PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT (2014) – *Premiere*

Filmed over the course of one year in Chattanooga, Tennessee, PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT follows Katrina Gilbert, a 30-year-old mother of three who works as a certified nursing assistant in an extended-care facility while striving to address her own health-care issues. Overworked, underpaid, uninsured, and lacking support, she chooses daily between purchasing her own medication and paying for the needs of her three children, which often leaves her struggling to make ends meet. Despite these obstacles, Gilbert works to better her circumstances, applying for college courses that could raise her income. Circumstances often leave her slipping backwards, wondering if she will ever truly be able to get ahead.

 

Wednesday, March 19

10 p.m. – DOLL & EM – Season 1, Episode 1 of 6 *Series Premiere*

After a nasty breakup with her boyfriend in London, Dolly Wells joins her best friend/actress Emily Mortimer in L.A., agreeing to be Em’s personal assistant during the production of a new film. 

 

10:30 p.m. – DOLL & EM – Season 1, Episode 2 of 6

At a pre-production Hollywood Hills party for Em’s new movie, Doll gets stuck babysitting for Susan Sarandon’s son, and later faces a rival when Buddy (Jonathan Cake, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), a producer and the party’s host, invites her into his hot tub

 

Friday, March 21

9: 30 p.m. – FUNNY AS HELL – Season 4, Episode 6 of 10

This week’s line-up includes appearances by comedians Kumail Nanjiani (HBO’s upcoming series SILICON VALLEY), Barry Rothbart (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Brian Posehn (HBO’s MR. SHOW).

 

10 p.m. – REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 12, Episode 9 of 35

Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit BellMediaPR.ca/HBO-Canada.

 

11 p.m. – VICE – Season 2, Episode 1 of 12 – *Season 2 Premiere*

VICE’S Season 2 premiere investigates how the U.S. is wasting billions of dollars reconstructing Afghanistan and Rio de Janeiro’s futile efforts to clean up corruption before the Olympics. Hosted by Canadian Shane Smith, owner of the Vice multimedia company.

 

Saturday, March 22

10 p.m. – JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S GHETTO KLOWN (2014) – *Premiere*

Comedian John Leguizamo (Ice Age movie franchise) returns for his fifth HBO comedy special in an unabashed, uninhibited one-man performance based on his award-winning 2011 Broadway show.

 

Sunday, March 23

10 p.m. – GIRLS – Season 3, Episode 12 of 12 – *Season 3 Finale*

In the Season 3 finale, it’s the day of Adam’s opening night and Hannah gets news that could change the direction of her career and their relationship. Marnie chooses an inopportune moment to divulge a secret to Shoshanna, who is dealing with her own unexpected news. Jessa’s boss asks for an unusual favour.

 

Wednesday, March 26

10 p.m. – DOLL & EM – Season 1, Episode 3 of 6

Em is flummoxed by her inability to summon tears during an emotional funeral scene, while Doll, cast as an extra, makes grieving look easy. Between takes, Doll befriends John Cusack (The Frozen Ground) and twists her foot on a coffee run.

 

10:30 p.m. – DOLL & EM – Season 1, Episode 4 of 6

Em is forced, ironically, into the role of personal assistant as a result of Dolly’s foot injury. She reaches the breaking point when Doll, already receiving an inordinate amount of attention from Buddy and the crew, interrupts a critical scene with Chloë Sevigny (THOSE WHO KILL) as Em is being critiqued yet again by director Mike (Aaron Himelstein, THE LEGEND OF KORRA).

 

Friday, March 28

9: 30 p.m. – FUNNY AS HELL – Season 4, Episode 7 of 10

This week’s special guests include Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street), Brad Williams (Hercules Saves Christmas), and Jackie Kashian (Bam Bam and Celeste).

 

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

Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit BellMediaPR.ca/HBO-Canada.

 

11 p.m. – VICE – Season 2, Episode 2 OF 12

The journalists of VICE follow the Boston Bomber’s footsteps into Dagestan and explore the southern U.S. bible-belt support of the Jewish state in Israel.

 

Saturday, March 29

10 p.m. – HBO BOXING AFTER DARK

HBO BOXING AFTER DARK presents a championship showdown with Sergey Kovalev vs. Cedric Agnew.

 

Monday, March 31

9:45 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY OF SING SING (2014) – *Premiere*

This documentary gives viewers rare access within the walls of notorious Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York, following the lives of several inmates as they experience the transformative power of education.

 

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