This May on The Movie Network: Series Premiere of Showtime’s New Psychological Thriller PENNY DREADFUL and the Season 2 Premiere

— May 1st, 2014

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

 

Friday, May 2

9 p.m. – DON JON (2013) – *Premiere*

Jon, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper)  a New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching adult movies and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

 

Saturday, May 3

7 p.m. – THE WORLD’S END (2013) – *Premiere*

Gary (Simon Pegg, Star Trek Into Darkness) reunites with his friends Peter (Eddie Marsan, RAY DONOVAN), Oliver (Martin Freeman, SHERLOCK), Steven (Paddy Considine, Girl on a Bicycle), and Andy (Nick Frost, Paul) in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier and unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

 

9 p.m. – MAN OF STEEL (2013) – *Premiere*

Forced to embrace his other-world origins for the first time in his life, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill, Immortals) dons the special suit from Krypton and prepares to take a stand against an enemy far more powerful than any he’s ever known.

 

Sunday, May 4

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 4 of 10

Kevin’s (Dominic Fumusa) engagement has left Jackie (Edie Falco) reeling, and Frank (Adam Ferrara) asks Jackie to move in. Back at All Saints Hospital, Akalitus’s (Anna Deavere Smith) string of luck at poker continues, Coop (Peter Facinelli ) and Carrie’s (Betty Gilpin) bond deepens, and Prentiss (Morris Chestnut) gets a visitor from his past.

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 4 of 12

Hank (David Duchovny), Levon (Oliver Cooper) and Julia (Heather Graham, The Hangover) celebrate Julia’s new role. Money troubles add to Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy’s (Pamela Adlon) marital unrest, but new client Goldie (Mary Lynn Rajskub, 2 BROKE GIRLS) may put Charlie back in the black.

 

Thursday, May 8

9 p.m. – MARON – Season 1, Episode 10 – *Season 1 Finale*

When Jen moves in on Marc’s domain, he seeks advice from podcast guest, Adam Scott (PARKS AND RECREATION). As tensions mount, a stranger puts things in perspective. 

 

9:30 p.m. – THE BIRTHDAY BOYS – Season 1, Episode 10 *Season 1 Finale*

We meet Glanard Frugner, the worst animator of all time, and are introduced to some of his less-than-legendary creations.

 

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 1 of 10 – *Season 2 Premiere*

In Season 2 of MARON, things appear to be looking up for Marc, yet he continues to sabotage his professional, romantic, and personal relationships. His dysfunctional family is taken to new “highs” when the entire clan is forced to co-exist in the same house for the first time in decades, and Marc’s closest companionship ends when his beloved cat Boomer goes missing. This next chapter proves that the more things change in Marc’s life, the more they stay the same.

 

Friday, May 9

7 p.m. – WHAT MAISIE KNEW (2012) – *Premiere*

In New York City, a young girl (Onata Aprile, The History of Future Folk) is caught in the middle of her parents. Also starring Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s TRUE BLOOD).

 

9 p.m. – SHADOW DANCER (2012) – *Premiere*

Set in 1990s Belfast, Colette (Andrea Riseborough, Oblivion), an active member of the IRA, becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her young son’s welfare.

 

Saturday, May 10

7 p.m. – GETAWAY (2013) – *Premiere*

Former race-car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke, The Purge) is pitted against the clock when his wife (Rebecca Budig, ALL MY CHILDREN) is kidnapped by a mysterious villain.

 

9 p.m. – FAST AND FURIOUS 6 (2013) – *Premiere*

Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) tasks Dom (Vin Diesel, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Brian (Paul Walker, Vehicle 19) to reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries.

 

Sunday, May 11

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 5 of 10

Frank searches Jackie’s house for drugs, but luckily for Jackie, he throws his back out before he can find anything. Back at work, Jackie connects with a homeless, alcoholic nun who seems to have given up on life.

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 5 of 12

While Julia is with Rath (Michael Imperioli), Hank and Levon have a night out, and Charlie may have gotten in over his head with his new client Goldie.

 

10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 1, Episode 1 of 8 *Series Premiere*

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most terrifying characters – including Dracula, Dorian Gray, and Dr. Frankenstein and his creature – have become embroiled in Victorian London, lurking in the shadows. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down) as Ethan Chandler, a charming, brash man of action; Eva Green (Casino Royale) as Vanessa Ives, a force to be reckoned with; Timothy Dalton (License to Kill) as Sir Malcolm, a hardened explorer on a personal quest; Reeve Carney (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) as the confident and mesmerizing Dorian Gray; Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) as Frakenstein’s monster “The Creature”; Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) as Dr. Victor Frankenstein; Billie Piper (DOCTOR WHO) as Brona Croft, an immigrant seeking to escape her dark past; and Danny Sapani (The Bill) as Sembene, a longtime ally of Sir Malcolm.

 

Wednesday, May 14

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

Valerie (Cassie Steele, THE L.A. COMPLEX) agrees to be a surrogate mother. But when the biological parents die tragically, the 'grandmother' becomes more and more controlling until Valerie realizes her life is in danger.

 

Thursday, May 15

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

Marc’s mom comes to visit. He wants to avoid her and pawns her off on a friend’s Dad. The plan backfires when the older couple hit it off too well and Marc has to parent his Mom through an STD scare.

 

Friday, May 16

9 p.m. – PARKLAND (2013) – *Premiere*

PARKLAND recounts the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Starring Marcia Gay Harden (TROPHY WIFE), Matt Barr (HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS), Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment), and Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave).

 

Saturday, May 17

7p.m. – CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (2013) – *Premiere*

Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. (voiced by Will Forte, Nebraska). He’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

 

9 p.m. – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) – *Premiere*

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is based on a true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

 

Sunday, May 18

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 6 of 10

Jackie's fake identity is compromised when it's announced at work that Dr. Roman’s DEA number has been stolen. Jackie also has other problems to deal with: her bank account is down to $527, she’s on her last bag of pills, her boyfriend Frank has just moved in, and her sponsor Antoinette (Julie White, ALPHA HOUSE) is hounding her about her sobriety.

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 6 of 12

It’s the Santa Monica Cop kickoff party. Hank has an intimate notes session with the show’s female lead, Amy Taylor Walsh (Mercedes Masohn), while the male lead, Hashtag Black (Brandon T. Jackson) has his eye on Julia. The party ends early when Levon breaks Rath’s cardinal rule.

 

10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 1, Episode 2 of 8

 

Thursday, May 22

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 3 of 10

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, May 23

9 p.m. – RIDDICK (2013) – *Premiere*

Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel, Fast and Furious 1-7 ) battles a race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships; one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man (Jordi Mollà, Knight and Day) from Riddick’s past.

 

Saturday, May 24

9 p.m. – WE’RE THE MILLERS (2013) – *Premiere*

A pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis, Horrible Bosses) creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. Also starring Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses).

 

Sunday, May 25

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 7 of 10

The pressure of hiding her addiction is beginning to take a serious toll on Jackie. After white-knuckling it through the morning, Jackie asks Eddie to find her some Suboxone – a controversial withdrawal drug – and he reluctantly agrees.

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 7 of 12

 

10 p.m. – PENNY DREADFUL – Season 1, Episode 3 of 8

 

Thursday, May 29

10 p.m. – MARON – Season 2, Episode 4 of 10

When Marc’s brother shows up on his doorstep, both mom and dad show up to “help.” Things are immediately dysfunctional but when podcast guest David Cross (ARRESTED DEVLOPMENT) gets everyone stoned (except Marc), they hash out their issues.

 

Friday, May 30

9 p.m. – R.I.P.D (2013) – *Premiere*

A recently slain cop (Ryan Reynolds, The Voices) joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

 

Saturday, May 31

9 p.m. – PRISONERS (2013) – *Premiere*

Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables) daughter (Erin Gerasimovich, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) and her friend (Kyla Drew Simmons, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) go missing. Heading the investigation is Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal, End Of Watch) who pursues multiple leads but with lack of evidence leading Dover to take matters into his own hands.

 

 

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