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Welcome back to the July 24, 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 abbreviated summer edition focused on listings for the upcoming week. In this case, with only eight days left in the month, we're updating listings up to and including next Monday, July 31 (we've also included a couple of brief news items below).
Either next Monday or Tuesday (depending on how soon the services release their information), we intend to send out the monthly listings for August, with these condensed newsletters resuming the following Monday.
As a reminder, regular newsletters should resume in September. Once again, we thank you for your continued support.
What's new this week – July 24–31
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: Dew Drop Diaries (kids series – Monday); iCarly (seasons 1–2 of either the 2007 or 2021 series – Monday); Mark Normand: Soup to Nuts (comedy special – Tuesday); Baki Hanma (season 2, part 1 – Wednesday); The Dragon Prince (season 5 – Thursday); Happiness for Beginners (rom-com film – Thursday); The Witcher (season 3, part 2 – Thursday); Captain Fall (adult animated series – Friday); D.P. (season 2 – Friday); How to Become a Cult Leader (docuseries – Friday); Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir – The Movie (animated film based on series – Friday); Bastard!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy (season 2 – Monday, July 31)
- Disney+: Futurama (new Hulu season – Mondays); America's National Parks (season 2 – Wednesday); Critter Fixers: Country Vets (season 5 – Wednesday); Drag Me to Dinner (reality series – Wednesday); The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse ("Steamboat Silly" – Friday); Imagine Dragons Live in Vegas (music doc – Sunday)
- Crave: Downey's Dream Cars (Max classic car restoration docuseries hosted by Robert Downey Jr. – Thursday, July 20*); Superpowered: The DC Story (Max documentary narrated by Rosario Dawson – Thursday, July 20*); Barbie Dreamtopia (2016–21 animated series – Friday, July 21*); The Golden Boy (HBO Oscar De La Hoya docuseries – Monday); Ontario Racing Unfiltered (new episode – Monday); After the Bite (HBO shark-related doc – Wednesday); Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2022 comedy film – Friday); How To with John Wilson (season 3 – Fridays); Ticket to Paradise (2023 rom-com film – Friday)
- Prime Video: Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale (comedy special – Tuesday); Takeshi's Castle (2023 reboot – Tuesday); Novela (Brazilian series – Friday); Good Omens (season 2 – Friday); Game of Love (2022 drama film – Friday); A Thousand and One (2023 drama film – Saturday)
- CBC Gem: Golf's Greatest Holes (season 2 – Monday); Before the Crash (2022 Quebec drama series – Friday); Bestest Day Ever with My Best Friend (kids series – Monday, July 31); Mini-Jon and Mini-Maple (kids series – Monday, July 31)
- Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Snag (2022 action film – Thursday); Zoey 102 (Nick series sequel film – Thursday); HouseBroken (season 1 – Friday); Never Seen Again (season 4 – Friday); The Ritual Killer (2023 action film – Friday); Transformers: Earthspark (additional episodes – Friday); Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet (2022 animated film – Saturday); The Infernal Machine (2022 mystery film – Sunday); Little Dixie (2023 action film – Monday, July 31)
- Apple TV+: The Beanie Bubble (Beanie Babies craze dramatization – Friday)
- BritBox (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Alan Carr's Adventures with Agatha Christie (docuseries – Wednesday)
- W Network (also on StackTV): Dreamland (British comedy series – Mondays)
- Adult Swim (also on StackTV): Harley Quinn (season 4 – Sundays starting July 30 with 3-ep premiere)
- FX (also on Citytv+): Breeders (season 4 – Mondays starting July 31 with 2-ep premiere)
- AMC (available on AMC+ on Prime Video and Apple TV): Dark Winds (season 2 – Thursdays on AMC+, Sundays on AMC)
- Starz (also available as an add-on/channel on Crave, Prime Video, and Apple TV): Heels (season 2 – Fridays)
- Super Channel (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): When Calls the Heart (season 10 – Sundays)
News in brief
- Just months after launching a Canadian version of its service, Viaplay has announced it will wind down operations in countries like Canada and the U.S., to focus on its core markets of the Nordics and the Netherlands as the company faces financial difficulties. No date has been announced for service shutdown, and as of this writing it's still possible for Canadians to sign up. The company says that Viaplay Select, its branded offering available through partner services like Crave in Canada, will continue as-is for now.
- While Crave has recently picked up additional Max docuseries like Downey's Dream Cars (see listings above), the 100 Years of Warner Bros. docuseries, directed by Leslie Iwerks, which was released on Max in the U.S. in May, will be available in Canada on Hollywood Suite, with the four episodes premiering weekly starting on Sunday, August 6, and accompanied by appropriate Warners films.
Hollywood Suite has picked up a few other Max programs that were apparently declined by Crave, such as last year's The Last Movie Stars. But this one seems especially appropriate, considering that one of Hollywood Suite's channels was initially called WarnerFilms, devoted to WB productions (that was before the service switched to decades-based channels in 2015).
- Paramount+ has acquired rights, in Canada and other countries yet to be identified, to the upcoming Peacock series adaptation of the Twisted Metal video game franchise. The full first season of the series, which is produced and distributed by Sony, will be available in Canada on August 10, a couple of weeks after its U.S. premiere this Thursday.
- The fifth and final season of the UK version of Ghosts will be available on CBC Gem starting in September, per the public broadcaster streaming service's August programming guide.
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