AUGUST 2020: CRAVE OVERVIEW

MUST-WATCH TITLES FOR AUGUST

August 16 – HBO’s LOVECRAFT COUNTRY *Series Premiere* (9 p.m. ET)

  • From Oscar®-winner Jordan Peele and Emmy®-winner J.J. Abrams, HBO’s new drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY follows Atticus Freeman as he journeys with his childhood friend and his uncle on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose. Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback. The series stars Jurnee Smollett (BIRDS OF PREY, UNDERGROUND), Jonathan Majors (DA 5 BLOODS, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO), Aunjanue Ellis (WHEN THEY SEE US); Abbey Lee (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), Jada Harris (THE RESIDENT), Wunmi Mosaku (FANTASTIC BEASTS, WHERE TO FIND THEM), and Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s THE WIRE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE).

August 6 – HBO Max’s AN AMERICAN PICKLE *Movie Premiere*

  • The all-new film AN AMERICAN PICKLE, starring Canada’s own Seth Rogen (SUPERBAD, NEIGHBOURS), follows an immigrant worker at a pickle factory who is accidentally preserved for 100 years after falling into a vat if brine. He awakens in modern-day Brooklyn and goes to stay with his great-grandson Ben. Rogen plays Herschel, the immigrant worker and his grandson.

August 28 – BOMBSHELL *Movie Premiere*

  • Based on true events, the Oscar-winning film BOMBSHELL premieres exclusively on STARZ in Canada. The acclaimed film tells the story of Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), and Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie), as they take on Fox News head Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

August 1 ­– JOJO RABBIT *Movie Premiere*

  • Directed by Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK), the Oscar-winning film JOJO RABBIT is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

August 30 – SHOWTIME’s LOVE FRAUD *Series Premiere*

  • Following a screening at the Hot Docs 2020 festival, the four-part documentary series LOVE FRAUD premieres on Crave August 30. The docuseries follows the search for Richard Scott Smith, who over the past 20 years used the Internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women looking for love – conning them out of their money and dignity. The story unravels in real time as Smith’s victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter when they feel the justice system has failed them.

 August 6 – STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS *Series Premiere*

  • The latest expansion in the STAR TREK franchise, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, debuts on August 6. Set in 2380, the animated comedy series follows the support crew on S.S. Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s least important ships. Developed by RICK AND MORTY’s Mike McMahan, new episodes are available for streaming Thursdays on Crave. 

August 21 – BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) *Movie Premiere*

  • BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), and his sadistic right-hand, Zsasz (Chris Messina), put a target on a young girl named Cass (Ella Jay Basco), the city’s wicked underbelly is turned upside down looking for her. Harley (Margot Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Renee Montoya’s (Rosie Perez) paths collide and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

HIGHLIGHTS August 9 – SHOWTIME’s WE HUNT TOGETHER *Series Premiere* (10 p.m. ET)

  • A gripping twist on a classic cat-and-mouse story,WE HUNT TOGETHER is a six-episode drama exploring the intoxication of sexual attraction and the dangerous power of emotional manipulation. As two conflicted detectives (Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay) track down a pair of deadly killers (Hermione Corfield and Dipo Ola), the series reveals how finding a volatile form of solace in another can have dire consequences. Written by Gaby Hull and directed by Carl Tibbetts, WE HUNT TOGETHER premieres on Sunday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET on Crave.

August 7 – RUN THIS TOWN *Movie Premiere*

  • Written and directed by Ricky Tollman, RUN THIS TOWN follows Bram (Ben Platt) a young and naive newspaper reporter who accidentally uncovers scandalous information about Toronto’s controversial mayor, Rob Ford (Damian Lewis). Bram attempts to pry information from Ford’s aides, Ashley (Nina Dobrev) and Kamal (Mena Massoud), who are trying to cover Ford’s tracks and spin the story.

August 7 – THE QUARRY *Movie Premiere*

  • Based on Damon Galgut’s novel, the searing thriller, THE QUARRY premieres on STARZ in Canada. After murdering a traveling preacher in the wilds of Texas, a fugitive drifter (Shea Whigham) assumes his identity and becomes the new cleric of a small-town church. While he wins over the congregation, the local police chief (Michael Shannon) starts to link the mysterious stranger to a crime investigation.

Crave + HBO + Movies – Complete Listings

HBO Programming REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 21 (July 31, live at 11p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) PERRY MASON, Season 1, Episode 7 (August 2 at 9 p.m. ET) I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, *Season Finale* Season 1, Episode 6 (August 2 at 10 p.m. ET) LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 7, Episode 20 (August 2, live at 11 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) I MAY DESTROY YOU, Season 1, Episode 9 (August 3 at 9 p.m. ET) THE SWAMP *Documentary* (August 4, 9 p.m. ET) TRUE DETECTIVE, Season 3 (August 7) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 22 (August 7, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 3 (August 7 at 11 p.m. ET) PERRY MASON, *Season Finale* Season 1, Episode 8 (August 9 at 9 p.m. ET) I MAY DESTROY YOU, Season 1, Episode 10 (August 10 at 9 p.m. ET) YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN *Documentary* (August 12 at 9 p.m. ET) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 23 (August 14, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 4 (August 14 at 11 p.m. ET) LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, *Series Premiere* Season 1, Episode 1 (August 16 at 9 p.m. ET) LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 7, Episode 21 (August 16, live at 11 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) I MAY DESTROY YOU, Season 1, Episode 11 (August 17 at 9 p.m. ET) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 24 (August 21, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 5 (August 21 at 11 p.m. ET) LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Season 1, Episode 2 (August 23 at 9 p.m. ET) THE VOW, *Season Premiere* Season 1 Episode 1 (August 23 at 10 p.m. ET) LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 7, Episode 22 (August 23, live at 11 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) I MAY DESTROY YOU, *Season Finale* Season 1, Episode 11 (August 24 at 9 p.m. ET) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 18, Episode 25 (August 28, live at 10 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) ROOM 104, Season 4, Episode 6 (August 28 at 11 p.m. ET) LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, Season 1, Episode 3 (August 30 at 9 p.m. ET) THE VOW, Season 1, Episode 2 (August 30 at 10 p.m. ET) LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 7, Episode 23 (August 30, live at 11 p.m. ET, on-demand the following morning) Movies JOJO RABBIT (August 1) AN AMERICAN PICKLE (August 6) RUN THIS TOWN (August 7) NO GOOD DEED (August 7) LES MISERABLES (2019) (August 14) SEBERG (August 14) THE ASSISTANT (August 21) BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) (August 21) WITHIN THESE WALLS (August 28) ORDINARY LOVE (August 28) RICHARD JEWELL (August 28)

Crave – Complete Listings

SHOWTIME Programming THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 7 (August 2 at 9 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 38 (August 2 at 11 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 39 (August 6 at 11 p.m. ET) THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 8 (August 9 at 9 p.m. ET) WE HUNT TOGETHER, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (August 9 at 10 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 40 (August 9 at 11 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 41 (August 13 at 11 p.m. ET) THE CIRCUS, *Mid-Season Premiere* Season 5, Episode 9 (August 16 at 8 p.m. ET) THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 9 (august 16 at 9 p.m. ET) WE HUNT TOGETHER, Season 1, Episode 2 (August 16 at 10 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 42 (August 16 at 11 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 43 (August 20 at 11 p.m. ET) THE CIRCUS, Season 5, Episode 10 (August 23 at 8 p.m. ET) THE CHI, Season 3, Episode 10 *Season Finale* (August 23 at 9 p.m. ET) WE HUNT TOGETHER, Season 1, Episode 3 (August 23 at 10 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 44 (August 23 at 11 p.m. ET) DESUS & MERO, Season 2, Episode 45 (August 27 at 11 p.m. ET) THE CIRCUS, Season 5, Episode 11 (August 30 at 8 p.m. ET) LOVE FRAUD, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (August 30 at 9 p.m. ET) WE HUNT TOGETHER, Season 1, Episode 4 (August 30 at 10 p.m. ET) Highlighted Programming DOOM PATROL, *Season Finale* Season 2, Episode 9 (August 2 at 9 p.m. ET) CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 6 (August 6 at 9 p.m. ET) CROSSING SWORDS, Season 1, Episode 8 (August 6 at 10 p.m. ET) STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, *Season Premiere* Season 1, Episode 1 (August 6) FOX BADGER FAMILY (August 7) JIM JEFFERIES @ JFL (August 7) THE GOLDBERGS, Season 6 – 7 (August 7) WATTS ON GRILL, Season 2 (August 7) WHERE TO I DO, Season 3 (August 7) CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 7 (August 13 at 9 p.m. ET) CROSSING SWORDS, Season 1, Episode 9 (August 13 at 9 p.m. ET) STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 1, Episode 2 (August 13) ANTHONY JESELNIK @ JFL *Special* (August 14) SOUTH SIDE, Season 1 (August 14) TOSH.O, Season 12A (August 14) CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 8 (August 20 at 9 p.m. ET) CROSSING SWORDS, Season 1, Episode 10 (August 20 at 9 p.m. ET) STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 1, Episode 3 (August 20) CORPORATE, Season 2 (August 21) THE STAND-UP SHOW WITH JON DORE, Season 1 (August 21) FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, Season 1 (August 26) CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 1, Episode 9 (August 27 at 9 p.m. ET) MOST EXPENSIVEST, Season 3 (August 28) STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 1, Episode 4 (August 26) MICHAEL CHE @ JFL *Special* (August 28)

STARZ – Complete Listings

STARZ Programming DESPICABLE ME (August 1) MAMMA MIA (August 1) P-VALLEY, Season 1, Episode 4 (August 2 at 10 p.m. ET) EARLY RELEASE (August 5) THE GREY FOX (August 5) I AM LEGEND (August 7) POINT BREAK (August 7) THE COLONY (August 7) THE QUARRY (August 7) SOLARIS (August 7) P-VALLEY, Season 1, Episode 5 (August 9 at 10 p.m. ET) I’M YOURS (August 12) BEST IN SHOW (August 14) THE A-TEAM (August 14) S.W.A.T (August 14) SCARFACE (August 14) P-VALLEY, Season 1, Episode 6 (August 16 at 10 p.m. ET) FANATIC (August 19) THE CONSPIRACY (August 19) BABY MAMA (August 21) CHILDREN OF MEN (August 21) GROUNDHOG DAY (August 21) PLANET OF THE APES (2001) (August 21) SAY ANYTHING (August 21) SIDEWAYS (August 21) P-VALLEY, Season 1, Episode 7 (August 23 at 10 p.m. ET) BOMBSHELL (August 28) PITCH PERFECT (August 28) THE OUTSIDERS (August 28)

LAST CHANCE PROGRAMMING

THE LAST SHIP, Season 1 – 5 (August 1) WE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (August 1) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: CLASSIC EPISODES, Season 1, Episodes 1 – 5 (August 2) SMALLFOOT (August 3) LOVE ISLAND: AFTERSUN, Season 1 (August 6) EAT PRAY LOVE (August 8) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: CLASSIC EPISODES, Season 1, Episodes 6 – 10 (August 9) HENRY ROLLINS: KEEP TALKING, PAL (August 9) BLINDSPOT, Season 1 – 4 (August 10) THE NEW ROMANTIC (August 11) SEARCHING (August 13) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: CLASSIC EPISODES, Season 1, Episodes 11 – 15 (August 16) MEAN QUEEN (August 17) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: CLASSIC EPISODES, Season 1, Episodes 16 – 20 (August 23) EQUALIZER 2 (August 25) GLICKMAN (August 25) THE 2018 iHEART RADIO MMVAS (August 26) KING OF THE ROAD, Season 3 (August 27) THE BOURNE IDENTITY (August 27) THE BOURNE LEGACY (August 27) THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (August 27) WHITE BOY RICK (August 27) THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: CLASSIC EPISODES, Season 1, Episodes 21 – 25 (August 30) SHOW DOGS (August 30) IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (August 31) LAURENCE ANYWAYS (August 31) MOMMY (August 31) TOM AT THE FARM (August 31) CHIEN DE GARDE (August 31) SAVING HOPE, Season 4 (August 31) JUMANJI (August 31) SHANIA TWAIN: STILL THE ONE – LIVE IN LAS VEGAS (August 31) CONVICTION (August 31) AMAL (August 31) THE CRY OF THE OWL (August 31) ON THE ROAD (August 31) SOURCE CODE (August 31) BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (August 31) THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (August 31) MOULIN ROUGE (August 31) THE WOLVERINE (August 31) X-MEN (August 31) X2: X-MEN UNITED (August 31) X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (August 31) X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (August 31) X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (August 31) THE SIXTIES, Season 1 (August 31) THE SEVENTIES, Season 1 (August 31) THE EIGHTIES, Season 1 (August 31) THE NINETIES, Season 1 (August 31) THE UNAUTHORIZED SAVED BY THE BELL STORY (August 31) LEMONADE (August 31) WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE (August 31) DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE (August 31) ZOMBIE AT 17 (August 31) ANGELS AND DEMONS (August 31)

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