- All 8 seasons and 96 episodes of SHOWTIME hit series DEXTER begins streaming Sunday, Jan. 1
- Slavery-era drama UNDERGROUND begins streaming Friday, Jan. 6
- Led by Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES, Justice League), FRONTIER brings to life a thrilling and original depiction of Canada’s ruthless fur trade, streaming Friday, Jan. 20
- The first look of CTV’s new six-part serialized drama CARDINAL premieres Tuesday, 24 in a special CraveTV First Look, 24 hours ahead of the CTV broadcast premiere
- Season 1 of the gripping drama series OUTSIDERS launches Friday, Jan. 6 and Season 2 begins streaming Tuesday, 24
- New episodes of SHOWTIME’s Golden Globe®-winning series THE AFFAIR available, leading up to the Season 3 finale, Sunday, 27 at 10 p.m. ET
- Music titles COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK from HBO, critically acclaimed Rod Howard’s documentary THE BEATLES: 8 DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS, and live concert special THE ROLLING STONES: HAVANA MOON, all begin streaming Friday, 27
This month in CraveTV history:
- The series premiere of HBO’s crime drama series THE SOPRANOS premiered January 10, 1999 (HBO/ Dramas)
- The critically acclaimed comedy series BROAD CITY premiered January 22, 2014 (Comedies, If You Liked Sex and the City, Sitcoms)
- Documentary series PENN & TELLER: BULLSH*T premiered January 24, 2003 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Documentaries)
- The Beatles’ rooftop concert at Apple Corps was the final public performance of the English rock band, January 30, 1969 (Documentaries, Music)
Last Chance programming:
Titles rotating off the service this month include: THE FOLLOWING (January 7) and BATTLESTAR GALATICA (January 8)
Information about CraveTV’s January lineup is outlined below; titles are listed in order of streaming start dates. CraveTV adds new programming every week on #iCraveFridays:
Sunday, Jan. 1
DEXTER – Seasons 1-8 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)
Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall, SIX FEET UNDER) is everyone’s favourite serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honour that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden. Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself.
10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 6 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)
Noah’s (Dominic West) unexplained absence sends Helen (Maura Tierney) on a journey of increasingly troublesome discoveries. Noah’s compelled to return to a place he’s spent his life trying to escape. He attempts to repair his relationship with Martin (Jake Siciliano) with the sense that time is quickly running out.
Friday, Jan. 6
THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL – Season 3 (Stand-Up Comedy, Comedies)
Based on the popular live show, THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL features comedy icons and up-and-comers performing in the back of a comic book shop. Hosts Jonah Ray (TRIP TANK) and Kumail Nanjiani (SILICON VALLEY) welcome the best comedians around the world as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage. The premiere episode features sets from Jay Larson, Byron Bowers, Brian Posehn, and Wild Horses (Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Mary Holland, and Stephanie Allyne).
UNDERGROUND – Season 1 (Dramas, Historic TV)
This ten-episode, one-hour series follows a group of courageous plantation slaves who attempt one of the greatest escapes in history and break free, despite the dire consequences that await them on the other side. UNDERGROUND’s strong cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (TRUE BLOOD, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) as sheltered house slave Rosalee; Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) as the driven Noah; Marc Blucas (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) as abolitionist lawyer John Hawkes; Reed Diamond (AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D) as plantation owner Tom Macon; and Christopher Meloni (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) as the secretive August Pullman. Season 2 of UNDERGROUND is slated to premiere in March 2017 on Bravo.
CraveTV Original OUTSIDERS, Season 1 (Dramas, Crime & Mystery)
OUTSIDERS explores the epic struggle between the Farrell Clan, who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their battle to defend their land and their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.
Sunday, Jan. 8
10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 7 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)
Helen gives Noah the help he needs, though the cost might be too high. At his weakest moment, Noah’s world has never seemed more hostile or bewildering. A vital moment of release turns into something that can’t be undone.
Friday, Jan. 13
J. COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING (The HBO Collection, Music)
One of music’s biggest stars returns home to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Part concert film, part backstage pass, the special tells J. Cole’s compelling life story through his own words and music, and through the observations of those who know him best.
REIGN – Season 3 (Teen Drama, Historic TV, Dramas, All-Canadian)
In Season 3, Queen Mary (Adelaide Kane) struggles to hold on to her power in Scotland amidst Queen Elizabeth’s (Rachel Skarsten) campaign to sabotage her with the help of a new ally in Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). Meanwhile, with Francis’ (Toby Regbo) fate at odds and Elizabeth distracted by temptation in her first love, Robert Dudley (Charlie Carrick), both queens struggle to rule.
TOSH.0 – Season 8 – Episodes 21-30 (Comedies, For Letterkenny Fans)
With razor sharp wit and biting commentary, comedian Daniel Tosh delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians.
Sunday, Jan. 15
10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 8 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)
An unexpected event gives Alison (Ruth Wilson) reason to celebrate, while also provoking a sobering realization. Soon after, a startling warning leaves her considering the unthinkable. Cole’s (Joshua Jackson) frustrations with Alison come to a head, ultimately producing a personal deconstruction, and a radical truth.
Friday, Jan. 20
FRONTIER – Season 1 (Discovery, Dramas, Historic TV, All-Canadian)
Rooted in Canadian history and explored for the first time on television, the action-packed and authentic fiction series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, FRONTIER takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Aboriginal tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts. Stars Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron (HEMLOCK GROVE, DEGRASSI), Alun Armstrong (NEW TRICKS, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (DOWNTON ABBEY, SONS OF ANARCHY), and Allan Hawco (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE).
CHINA 2000 BC – THE RISE AND FALL OF DYNASTIES IN ACIENT CHINA (Discovery, Documentaries)
Ahead of Chinese New Year, THE RISE AND FALL OF DYNASTIES IN ACIENT CHINA documents from 2000 B.C and 221 B.C., many civilizations developed in the area now known as China, each with its own distinct language, culture, and food. Archeological discoveries provide clues about how exactly these civilizations merged into one culture.
NOT SAFE WITHN NIKKI GLASER – Season 1, Episodes 11-20 (Comedies, If You Liked Sex and the City…)
It’s safe to say Nikki Glaser is in love with sex talk. In her show, the self-proclaimed “curious perv” provides an open, honest, shameless, and salacious stand-up comedic performance.
Sunday, Jan. 22
10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 9 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)
Helen’s escape to Montauk exacerbates her guilt and hastens an identity crisis. Noah’s world collapses, and he is left to process something horrific.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
CRAVETV FIRST LOOK: CARDINAL – Season 1, Episode 1 “Cardinal” (Dramas, Crime & Mystery, All-Canadian)
Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) is brought back to the Homicide Unit when the body of a missing girl is discovered. Reluctant to return to the case that got him demoted, and new partner Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE), Cardinal’s belief that he is dealing with a serial killer soon draws him back in.
OUTSIDERS, Season 2, Episode 1 (Dramas, Crime & Mystery)
In the second season of action-packed drama OUTSIDERS, the struggle for power and control continues in the rugged hills of Appalachia as the conflict between the clan and the town escalates with the Farrells becoming more isolated than ever before. The uneasy truce that had generally existed between the townspeople and the Farrell clan came to an end as Big Coal interests headed up the mountain and the standoff at the end of Season 1 continues to have repercussions, putting everyone to the test as they’re forced to face new challenges and enemies.
Friday, Jan. 27
THE BEATLES: 8 DAYS A WEEK: THE TOURING YEARS (Documentaries, Music)
February 9, 1964, 8:12 p.m. ET – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture as we know it today.
COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK (HBO, Documentaries, Music)
This HBO documentary uncovers a wealth of new material that exposes the emotional rollercoaster of Nirvana’s lead man Kurt Cobain’s personal life. It celebrates his uncompromising creative spirit, including the inspiration for the film’s title, a circa-1988 sound collage he titled Montage of Heck. Recorded by Cobain on a four-track cassette recorder, it’s a free-form mash-up of song bites, manipulated radio recordings, elements of demos, and disparate sounds.
THE ROLLING STONES: HAVANA MOON (Music)
The Rolling Stones go down in Cuban history as they become the first rock band to play a free outdoor concert to hundreds of thousands in Havana. THE ROLLING STONES: HAVANA MOON, it’s a companion to documentary THE ROLLING STONES OLE OLE OLE!: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, currently streaming on CraveTV.
WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND (The HBO Collection, Comedies, Stand-Up Comedy)
Comedian and actor Whitney Cummings dishes up an hour of audacious adult humour taped in front of a live audience at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
SHARKNADO THE 4TH AWAKENS (Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas)
Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.
Sunday, Jan. 29
10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 10 **Season Finale**
Noah’s visit to Paris provides Juliette (Irène Jacob) with a distraction from unpleasant realities at home, but subsequent tragedy brings her true priorities into sharper focus. A chance encounter offers Noah the possibility of healing a relationship in desperate need of repair.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
CRAVETV FIRST LOOK: CARDINAL – Season 1 Episode 2
As the Algonquin Bay Police Department attempts to make amends with the community for the botched investigation into Katie Pine’s disappearance, Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) risks exposure of her investigation in an attempt to catch Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) in the act of a crime. Meanwhile, the killer zeroes in on his next victim.
OUTSIDERS, Season 2, Episode 2 (Dramas, Crime & Mystery)
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