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Welcome to the March 27, 2023, edition of Watching This Week, the weekly newsletter from Where Can I Watch – covering the latest news on where TV shows and movies will be available in Canada.
This is another shortened edition, with listings for the coming week, as well as answers to a few recent mailbag questions. This is all due to a recent, very happy but time-consuming event in my life (it's a girl!). But we're beginning to ramp back up this week, and we plan to send out our usual monthy compilation of listings for April later this week.
What's new this week – March 27–April 2
Compiled from our monthly listings and/or any subsequent updates we've come across. We strive for accuracy but schedules may change without notice. Some series/seasons may have weekly rollouts; we won't list new episodes every week (though we may note significant episodes such as series finales). *An asterisk denotes programming added in past weeks that we've learned about (or has been rescheduled) since our last newsletter.
- Netflix: Mae Martin: Sap (comedy special – Tuesday); Emergency: NYC (docuseries – wednesday); Wellmania (dramedy series – Wednesday); Pulp Fiction (1994 film – Thursday); Riverdale (season 7 – Thursdays); Unstable (Rob Lowe comedy series – Thursday);
- Disney+: Chibiverse (Disney Channel miniseries – Wednesday); The King of TV (Brazilian series – Wednesday); Minnie's Bow-Toons (season 2 – Wednesday); RapCaviar Presents (docuseries – Thursday); Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. (season 2 – Friday); Prom Pact (original teen film – Friday); Rye Lane (direct-to-streaming rom-com film – Friday)
- Crave: Firebird (2021 film – Friday); Last of the Giants (season 2 – Friday); Jurassic World Dominion (2022 film – Saturday)
- Prime Video: The Power (British sci-fi drama series – Friday)
- CBC Gem: The Ex-Wife (British miniseries – Monday); Family First (2018 film – Monday); Content Farm (comedy miniseries – Wednesday); Black Boys Skate Too (doc short – Thursday); Witness (short-form docuseries – Thursday); Big Music (CBC News Explore doc – Friday); Escape to the Country (season 28, part 1 – Saturday); About a Spark (tween series – Sunday)
- Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Young Dylan (additional episodes – Tuesday); Monét X Change: Fist of Glory (comedy special – Friday); Queen of the Universe (season 2 – Fridays);
- Apple TV+: The Big Door Prize (comedy series – Wednesdays); Eva the Owlet (family series – Friday)
- BritBox (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Staged (season 3 – Monday)
Here's some of the reader questions we've received recently by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We welcome questions of general interest, and publish a few of them (and our answers) from time to time; messages may be edited for brevity and clarity.
Jim: Any idea why it takes Prime Video so long to pick up seasons from the NBC / Dick Wolf "OneChicago" franchise after they’ve been aired? Chicago PD is at least three seasons behind the current NBC season. And I guess Chicago Justice isn’t worth picking up with only one season aired?
WCIW: It’s hard to say, it may just be cheaper to Amazon to structure it that way, or perhaps it’s contractually required due to the reruns airing on other channels like CTV Drama.
It’s not just Amazon (or NBCUniversal-produced shows) though – Crave still doesn’t have all seasons of The Big Bang Theory yet, even though it ended its run almost three years ago (and was available in full on HBO Max at launch).
Charlotte: Any idea when those of us in Canada will be able to watch the 2022 documentary Missing 411: The UFO Connection on Prime Video? I don't see that it is even available for us to pay for yet.
WCIW: Although the film in question is part of a series that currently has other films available for free to Prime Video subscribers, the only place we've been able to find the most recent film is for digital rental or purchase in Canada on the Apple TV / iTunes Store.
Typically if a film like that is available for digital rental on one site, it is usually available on others, but we have no idea why it is not available on the Prime Video Store in this case.
Furthermore, as it is being distributed independently, we can’t really guess as to when or where it might be available to stream as part of a subscription service like Prime Video, though it seems likely it'll be added in the future.
Pascal: Where can I watch Marvel’s new animated series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur in Canada? In the States, It has been broadcasted on Disney Channel and went quickly on Disney+. But in Canada, no sign of the series in Disney+. I searched for it on Corus’ owned Disney channels on cable, but I don’t see it anywhere.
WCIW: We can confirm the series has been airing on Disney Channel Canada, and for the moment it remains available on TV provider on-demand services, as well as on the StackTV add-on on Prime Video.
We believe that Corus’ current deal with Disney gives them a window of exclusivity beyond what Disney applies themselves in countries where they operate Disney Channel directly, but like other series that have premiered on that channel, we expect it should become available on Disney+ in Canada in the next few months.
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