Posted April 17, 2023 • Last updated April 17, 2023
Watching This Week #107
Listings for April 17 to 23, 2023; summer programming on the Corus networks; the limited impact of the launch of Max in Canada.
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Hi there. Welcome to the April 17, 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.
It's been a slower week than you might think for the news we cover, even with the big (if expected) announcement last week about the revamping of HBO Max. Still, we'll get into that, plus some news about Shazam! 2 coming to streaming and the series coming to Showcase and W Network this summer – after the listings for this week.
What's new this week – April 17–23
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: Oggy Oggy (season 2 – Monday); Better Call Saul (final season of AMC series – Tuesday); How to Get Rich (docuseries – Tuesday); Longest Third Date (documentary – Tuesday); Chimp Empire (nature docuseries – Wednesday); Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always (reunion special for 1993–95 iteration – Wednesday); The Diplomat (drama series starring Keri Russell – Thursday); Indian Matchmaking (season 3 – Friday); Rough Diamonds (Belgian drama series – Friday); A Tourist's Guide to Love (rom-com film – Friday); Ada Twist, Scientist (season 4 – Saturday); Stowaway (2021 film – Saturday)
- Disney+: Alone (season 6 of History Channel series – Wednesday); Doctor Lawyer (2022 Korean series – Wednesday); Máscara Contra Caballero (Latin American series – Wednesday); Mr. Mercedes (2017–19 series – Wednesday); The Owl House (season 3 – Wednesday); What We Lose to Love (Indonesian series – Wednesday); Quasi (direct-to-Hulu satire film – Thursday); Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist (Nat Geo series – Saturday); Wild Australia (Nat Geo series – Saturday)
- Crave: 752 is Not a Number (documentary – Monday); Fired on Mars (HBO Max adult animated series – Thursdays); Mrs. Davis (Peacock sci-fi series – Thursdays, also on CTV Sci-Fi); The Ark (season 1 – Friday); Summer with Hope (2022 film – Friday); The Banshees of Inisherin (2022 film – Friday); Somebody Somewhere (season 2 – Sundays)
- Prime Video: Till (2022 film – Monday); Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits (comedy special – Tuesday); Neeyat (2022 Indian film – Tuesday); Con los años que nos quedan (2022 Spanish film – Friday); Dead Ringers (miniseries starring Rachel Weisz – Friday); Fabio Rabin comedy special (Friday); Judy Blume Forever (documentary – Friday); LOL: Last One Laughing Italy (season 3 – Friday); Vendetta (2022 film – Friday); Wild Isles (BBC nature docuseries – Friday); Nasha (2021 Indian film – Saturday); ONE Fight Night 9 (Saturday)
- CBC Gem: Arctic Sinkholes (documentary – Monday); Edible Insects (documentary – Monday); Grand Designs [UK] (season 20, part 2 – Wednesday); Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (documentary – Wednesday); The Stroke Doc (documentary – Wednesday); Bloody Murray (Israeli series – Friday); The Marijuana Conspiracy (2020 film – Friday)
- Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Beavis and Butt-Head (revival season 2 – Thursdays); Bromates (2022 film – Thursday); 1-800-HOT-NITE (2022 film – Friday); From (season 2 – Sundays)
- Apple TV+: Ghosted (film – Friday); Big Beasts (docuseries – Fridays); Drops of God (French-Japanese series – Fridays); Friday Night Baseball: Blue Jays at Yankees (Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET)
- W Network (also on StackTV): Rose Molloy Gives Up Everything (British series – Mondays)
- ABC Spark (streaming options limited to those offered by traditional TV providers): Single Drunk Female (season 2 of the Freeform comedy series – Wednesdays starting Apr. 12*)
- FX (also on Citytv+): Dear Mama (limited series – Fridays)
- Love Nature (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Ningaloo: Australia's Ocean Wonder (docuseries – Saturday)
- Starz (also available as an add-on/channel on Crave, Prime Video, and Apple TV): One Year Off (2023 British film – Friday)
This week in deals
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- Apple is running another one of its occasional Apple TV+ promotions offering two months free for new and "qualified returning" subscribers to the streaming service, this time in connection with the new Jennifer Garner series The Last Thing He Told Me. This latest promo has an end date of June 2 (which, based on how previous versions of this promo have worked, means you should apply it by end of day June 1). Regular pricing is currently $8.99 per month.
- Corus has announced some of the programming coming to its entertainment specialty channels this summer. On Showcase, Peacock comedy series Bupkis with Pete Davidson will air Thursdays starting May 25, with the third season of Sky UK's Code 404 airing alongside it.
Meanwhile, on W Network, Universal-produced Channel 4 UK sitcom Everyone Elses Burns will air Mondays starting May 29; the final season of The CW's iteration of Nancy Drew will air Sundays starting June 4 (a few days after its U.S. premiere); season 7 of Outlander will premiere on Sunday, June 18 (alongside Starz U.S.); and Sky comedy series Dreamland starring Freema Agyeman and Lily Allen airs Mondays starting July 24.
- The third season of Comedy Central's Awkwafina is Nora from Queens will air Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Much, starting April 26, the same time as the U.S.
Also, in addition to its availability on Crave, the Peacock U.S. version of The Traitors has also been airing weeknights on CTV Life and is available to stream, with ads, with apparently no subscription required (at least for now), on the CTV website and app.
- Crave announced on social media that the recent Warner Bros. / DC film Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be available on May 23, the same day as in the U.S. on the relaunched service we'll discuss directly below.
- Warner Bros. Discovery's refreshed streaming service Max (replacing HBO Max) was officially announced this past Wednesday, and will launch in the U.S. on May 23; several new productions intended for the service, including a new Harry Potter TV series and another Game of Thrones prequel, were confirmed as part of the announcement. As of now, the plan is for the service to roll out internationally in existing HBO Max regions and the remaining countries still served by HBO Go into 2024, with the possibility of new market launches in late 2024. It remains to be seen which countries those may be.
For now, in regards to Crave, a spokesperson for that service's parent company tells us that there are "no changes to Bell Media’s long-term deal with Warner Bros. Discovery for Max Original programming in Canada".
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