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Welcome to the August 28, 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; we're working on our monthly listings for September, which you should see later this week. For now, read on for updates about shows like Wreck and Clean Sweep.
What's new this week – August 28–September 3
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.
Additional September premieres may be included in our monthly listings, which we expect to send out
later this week. [Updated Aug. 30 – We will now be most likely sending out September listings next Monday, Sept. 4.
- Netflix: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022 film – Wednesday); Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones (docuseries – Wednesday); Choose Love (interactive rom-com film – Thursday); Karate Sheep (season 2 – Thursday); One Piece (live-action adaptation – Thursday); Disenchantment (fifth and final part – Friday); Love is Blind: After the Altar (season 4 special – Friday); Young Sheldon (season 6 – Friday)
- Disney+: Adamas (Korean series – Wednesday); Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life (season 2, part 2 – Wednesday); Impuros (season 4 – Wednesday); Justified: City Primeval (FX miniseries – Wednesday); NCT 127: The Lost Boys (K-pop doc – Wednesday); Reservation Dogs (season 3 – Wednesdays); The Jewel Thief (Hulu doc – Friday)
- Crave: All Light, Everywhere (doc – Monday); Battle of the Generations (CTV series, season 1, part 1 – Friday); The Big Bang Theory (season 12 – Friday); The Good House (2021 film – Friday); The Pope's Exorcist (2023 horror film – Friday); Roast Battle Canada (CTV Comedy series, season 3 – Friday); Temptation Island (season 5 – Friday)
- Prime Video: Hostel Daze (season 4 – Thursday); Polite Society (2023 British film – Monday); A Good Person (2023 Zach Braff film – Wednesday); The Wheel of Time (season 2 – Friday); Amazon Music Live with Kane Brown (2022 special – Saturday)
- CBC Gem: Rusty Rivets (kids series, season 1 – Friday); Spellbound (Find Me in Paris semi-spinoff series – Friday)
- Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Blue's Clues & You! (additional episodes – Tuesday); Galaxy Quest (1999 film – Tuesday); The Loud House (additional episodes – Tuesday); Le Stade (rugby docuseries – Wednesday); South Park (season 26 – Friday)
- BritBox (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): The Museum (S2 – Monday); Next of Kin (2018 miniseries – Wednesday)
- Starz (also available as an add-on/channel on Crave, Prime Video, and Apple TV): Power Book Ⅳ: Force (season 2 – Fridays)
- Super Channel (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): The Chosen (Christian historical drama series – premiered Sunday, Aug. 27*, then Fridays; also remains available in other venues); Clean Sweep (Irish-Canadian crime drama series – Sundays*)
News in brief
- CBC and Global have announced their updated fall schedules and premiere dates, while Crave, CBC Gem, and Netflix have announced programming for September.
- Hollywood Suite will air the BBC/Hulu British horror comedy series Wreck Thursdays starting October 5.
- CBC Gem and Ici Tou.tv are now available on Roku. Previously, the national public broadcaster only offered live streaming of its main broadcast TV networks, not on-demand programming, presumably due to the share of ad revenue that Roku has historically insisted on from ad-supported services.
- Bell Media is shutting down French-language youth channel Vrak – originally Le Canal Famille, the French-language version of Family Channel – effective October 1. The company blames the decision by Bell's main Quebec competitor, Quebecor-owned Vidéotron, to drop the channel for making it no longer viable.
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