New arrivals in Canada in February include a new season of "Drive to Survive", FX's "Kindred", season 2 of "The Other Two", and more.
Dicktown, an adult animated series created by and starring John Hodgman and David Rees, premiered in the United States as a segment of FXX's anthology series Cake on July 9, 2020, before starting to air as a series of its own on March 3, 2022.
Because of this dual existence – and because the Canadian version of FXX, owned by Rogers, previously declined to air Cake – there's currently a significant difference in Canadian availability between the segments that debuted on Cake (retroactively called "season 1" of Dicktown), and the standalone series which begins with what's now being called "season 2".
In short, season 1 is available on Disney+ in Canada (and in some cases on-demand for FX / FXX Canada subscribers), if you know where to look, while season 2 and presumably any future seasons will air first on the FXX linear cable channel in Canada (and FXNow Canada for subscribers to that channel), as we describe in greater detail below.
Canadians that want to watch to catch up on the first "season" of Dicktown can do so by subscribing to the Disney+ streaming service – which began adding FX and FXX content in early 2021 as part of the launch of the Star content hub – then find Season 3 of Cake on that service, and go through the full ten episodes of that season. (Alternatively, we recently discovered that these same episodes are also available on demand for cable subscribers of FX via set-top box, at least on Rogers – but are not available to stream on FXNow.)
Each 22-minute (or so) episode of season 3 of Cake (and only season 3 of Cake, though other seasons without Dicktown segments are also available) contains a single 11-minute Dicktown story, but it's split up in multiple pieces, with other unrelated segments interspersed between. You can fast-forward or "seek" (adjust the position of the video progress bar) to go past the other segments if you'd like, of course, if you have the patience.
While the producers have created versions of these first-season episodes that exclude the other Cake segments, unfortunately these versions are currently only available in the U.S. on Hulu, not in Canada.
Disney+ is available in Canada with, as of this writing, regular pricing starting at $11.99 per month, or $119.99 per year when billed annually (all prices are in Canadian dollars before applicable sales taxes).
For the second season of Dicktown (its first as a standalone series), the broadcast situation changed slightly – this series is airing on FXX Canada, with new episodes premiering Thursday nights starting at 10:00 p.m. ET from March 3 to March 31, 2022.
We would expect those episodes to be available on a next-day basis on-demand and on FXNow Canada for most subscribers to FXX through a Canadian TV service, though availability of new episodes can sometimes be delayed.
While the second season of Dicktown will likely be added to Disney+ in the future, it will not be available over-the-top on the Disney streaming service for the time being – probably until a year or so after broadcast.
- March 9, 2022 – updated availability of the series on FXNow Canada