This October on HBO Canada: FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS debuts, the Series Finale of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Plus In-Depth Documentar

— September 30, 2014

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  • Directed by Spike Lee, Jerrod Carmichael stars in his very first HBO stand-up comedy special, JERROD CARMICHAEL: LOVE AT THE STORE, Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET
  • Friday, Oct. 17 beginning at 11 p.m. ET, the surgeons at The Knickerbocker Hospital wrap up Season 1 of THE KNICK followed by the premiere of the new HBO documentary seriesFOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS,chronicling 11-time Grammy® Award-winning band Foo Fighters as they travel to various American musical landmarks
  • Canadian documentaries, I AM EVEL KNIEVEL, recounting the life of the famed motorcycle daredevil, and I AM STEVE MCQUEEN, chronicling the life of one of Hollywood’s most iconic movie stars, premiere Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET, respectively
  • It’s the end of an era as HBO’s EMMY® Award Winning drama BOARDWALK EMPIRE prepares for a sensational ending in the series finale, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Directed by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney and produced by Mick Jagger, HBO documentary MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWNpremieres Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET


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Below is achronological listing of HBO Canada programming highlights for October. Allprogramming is subject to change (all times ET; visit to confirm local broadcast times).


Friday,Oct. 3

10 p.m.–REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 12, Episode 29 of 35

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11 p.m.–THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 8 of 10

Alreadyon edge due to a city-wide run on cocaine, Thackery (Clive Owen, HBO’sHEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN)worries that Dr. Levi Zinberg (Michael Nathanson, The Wolf Of WallStreet), a Jewish surgeon and inventor, will steal his spotlight at thenext New York Surgical Society presentation. Bertie (Michael Angarano, 24)continues his courtship of Lucy (Eve Hewson, Enough Said) while Gallinger (EricJohnson, ROOKIEBLUE)tries to get Eleanor (Maya Kazan, Frances Ha) to move past her grief.


Saturday,Oct. 4

10 p.m.–JERROD CARMICHAEL: LOVE AT THE STORE (2014) – *Premiere*

Jerrod Carmichaelstars in his first-ever HBO stand-up comedy special. Taped at The Comedy Storein Hollywood in May, the hour-long presentation is produced for HBO by Funny OrDie and directed by Spike Lee. The exclusive presentation features Carmichael’sunique take on such topics as: poverty, wealth, crime, race, nationaltragedies, female empowerment, and why talent is more important thanmorals.

Carmichael’scredits include the feature film Neighbors and the TV series COMEDYBANG! BANG!, LUCAS BROS MOVING CO, and THE GOODWIN GAMES.


Sunday,Oct. 5

9 p.m. –BOARDWALK EMPIRE – Season 5, Episode 5 of 8

Chalky (MichaelKenneth Williams, HBO’sTHE WIRE)returns to Atlantic City with vengeance on his mind. Concerned about theongoing threat from Luciano (Vincent Piazza, RESCUE ME), Nucky (Steve Buscemi)arranges a meeting with Maranzano (Giampiero Judica, INSPECTOR NARDONE) in New York. Capone (Stephen Graham, HBO’s PARADE’SEND) looks torelocate his operation out of Chicago; Margaret (Kelly Macdonald,AnnaKarenina) completes a deal with Carolyn Rothstein (ShaeD’Lyn, DHARMA & GREG); Nucky gets bad news from Cuba.


11 p.m.–LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 1, Episode 20 of24

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Friday,Oct. 10

10 p.m.–REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 12, Episode 30 of 35

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11 p.m.–THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 9 of 10

Alate-night crime sheds unfavourable light on The Knick, forcing Robertson(Grainger Hines, HELLON WHEELS) tocome up with hush money. Lucy goes to extremes to get drugs for an increasinglydesperate Thackery, whose plea for an advance from a seller of patent medicinesfalls on deaf ears. Gallinger despairs as Eleanor’s behaviour becomes moreerratic; Cornelia (Juliet Rylance, Frances Ha) and Edwards (AndréHolland, 1600PENN) profferdifferent solutions to a shared dilemma.


Saturday,Oct. 11



Sunday,Oct. 12

9 p.m. –BOARDWALK EMPIRE – Season 5, Episode 6 of 8

In Harlem, Chalkyencounters Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)in hopes of setting Daughter Maitland (Margot Bingham, MATADOR) free. Federalagents enlist Eli (Shea Whigham, HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE) and Van Alden (MichaelShannon, The Harvest) to help take down the Capone organization.Pained by a recent loss, Nucky turns to the bottle, and the company of a pair ofbarflies.


Friday,Oct. 17

10 p.m.–REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Season 12, Episode 31 of 35

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11 p.m.–THE KNICK – Season 1, Episode 10 of 10 – *Season 1 Finale*

Refusingto collaborate with Dr. Zinberg on blood-transfusion research, an increasinglyparanoid Thackery pushes himself to the limit, and beyond, in an effort to“solve the riddle” and beat his rival. Cornelia and Edwards arrive at acrossroads; Barrow (Jeremy Bobb, HOUSE OF CARDS) trades one creditor foranother; Lucy requests Bertie’s help. With The Knick in the midst of yetanother crisis, Robertson calls for a vote.


11p.m./midnight – FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS – Episode 1 of 8 – *SeriesPremiere*

*The firstepisode premieres on Friday, Oct. 17 at 11 p.m. onlineand on demand, and debuts on HBO Canada at 12 midnight.Beginning Oct. 24, the series moves to its regular Fridays at 11 p.m.ET/MT timeslot on HBO Canada.

Leading up to theNovember 10 worldwide release of SonicHighways,the eighth album from the 11-timeGrammy® Award-winning Foo Fighters, HBO Canadapresents the HBO documentary series FOO FIGHTERS: SONICHIGHWAYS. Each one-hour episode is devoted to a different Americanmusical landmark, chronicling its history and exploring its cultural essencethrough Grohl’s interviews with the people that have defined and been shapedby each city’s unique musical identity. Episodes are set in Austin, Chicago,Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington D.C.


Saturday,Oct. 18

8 p.m. –IAM EVEL KNIEVEL (2014) – *Canadian Documentary Premiere*

An in-depth lookat the story of legendary, original daredevil, Evel Knievel, who paved the wayfor those that risk it all. Featuring interviews with Matthew McConaughey,Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Guy Fieri, and a host of family, friends, andcollaborators, the documentary weaves archival footage with exclusiveinterviews.


Sunday,Oct. 19

9 p.m. –BOARDWALK EMPIRE – Season 5, Episode 7 of 8

At war withLuciano, Nucky looks to hold onto his assets in Atlantic City. Willie (BenRosenfield, Affluenza) and Eli become involved in Nucky's war.Maranzano meets his fate. Nucky reads Gillian's (Gretchen Mol, LIFE ON MARS)letter from the hospital. In 1897, Mabel and Nucky argue about a young runawayfrom Trenton, while Nucky does a discreet favour for the Commodore (JohnEllison Conlee, PARKS AND RECREATION).


11 p.m.–LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 1, Episode 21 of24

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Monday,Oct. 20



Friday,Oct. 24

11 p.m.FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS – Episode 2 of 8


Saturday,Oct. 25

8 p.m. –IAM STEVE MCQUEEN (2014) – *Canadian Documentary Premiere*

Steve McQueen willforever be recognized as one of Hollywood's most iconic movie stars. Combiningoriginal interviews, movie clips, archival footage, and sound bites, the filmcaptures the essence of Steve McQueen racing through his life at breakneckspeed.


Sunday,Oct. 26

9 p.m. –BOARDWALK EMPIRE – Season 5, Episode 8 of 8 – *SeriesFinale*

After a shakeup,Nucky looks to relocate to Manhattan from Atlantic City. Margaret impressesNucky and a grain-company stockholder; Luciano tends to unfinished businesswhile establishing a mob commission; Willie shares underworld details with hisboss, the U.S. Attorney; Nucky visits Gillian at the hospital. In 1897, Nuckycopes with a family crisis, while making a deal with the Commodore that willsettle his future.


11 p.m.–LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER – Season 1, Episode 22 of24

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Monday,Oct. 27


James Brown changed the face of American musicforever. Thedocumentary features rare and never-before-seen footage, interviews, andphotographs, chronicling the musical ascension of the “hardest working man inshow business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to hisiconic performances at the Apollo Theatre, the T.A.M.I. Show, the ParisOlympia, and more.





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