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Welcome to the September 11, 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.
Read on for deals from Disney+ and Crave, updates on Showcase's fall programming plans, and more.
As we ease back into a more regular schedule, this week's newsletter should more closely resemble the usual format as you would have seen up until the spring. We may reprioritize a few things but plan to gradually resume new posts and other site updates.
What's new this week – September 11–17
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: Glow Up (season 5 – Tuesday); Michelle Wolf: It's Great to Be Here (comedy special – Tuesday); Wrestlers (docuseries – Wednesday); Love at First Sight (rom-com film – Friday)
- Disney+: American Dad! (season 19, part 2 – Tuesday); Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory (Nat Geo series – Wednesday); Betrayal: The Perfect Husband (Hulu docuseries – Wednesday); Marvel Studios Assembled ("The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" – Wednesday); The Other Black Girl (comedy-drama thriller series – Wednesday); Phoenix: Eden 17 (anime series – Wednesday); This Fool (season 2 – Wednesdays); Theater Camp (2023 comedy film – Thursday); Lang Lang Plays Disney (piano concert film – Friday)
- Crave: Donyale Luna: Supermodel (HBO doc – Wednesday); Revival69: The Concert that Rocked the World (doc – Wednesday); Brother (2022 Canadian drama film – Friday); Fun'Q with Spencer Watts (season 1 – Friday); One Fine Morning (2022 French romantic film – Friday); Tár (2022 drama film – Friday);
- Prime Video: The Kidnapping Day (Korean drama series – Wednesday); Killer Coaster (French crime drama series – Friday); A Million Miles Away (astronaut biopic – Friday); Wilderness (British thriller series – Friday);
- CBC Gem: The Passionate Eye (new season – Wednesdays, also on CBC TV); Black Conflux (2019 Canadian film – Friday); The Mum Who Got Tourette's (British doc – Friday); Telling Our Story (docuseries – Sunday)
- Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Alone (UK version of reality series – Mondays); Key & Peele (2012–15 series – Tuesday); Rules of Engagement (2007–13 series – Tuesday); Buddy Games: Spring Awakening (2023 comedy sequel – Thursday); The Gold (British drama series – Thuesday); HouseBroken (season 2 – Friday; Marcelo, Marmelo, Martelo (Brazilian animated series – Friday)
- Apple TV+: The Morning Show (season 3 – Wednesdays)
- BritBox (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): This Farming Life (season 5 – Tuesday); Mrs. Biggs (crime drama – Thursday)
- CTV: Love Island USA (season 5 – Sunday late nights / Monday mornings; already aired on Crave and full season already available to stream on CTV app)
- Global (also on StackTV): Buddy Games (reality series adaptation – Thursdays); Yellowstone (season 1 , broadcast TV premiere – Sundays)
- IndieNet (Yes TV [live streaming "coming soon"], CHEK, NTV): Wheel of Fortune (syndicated season 41 begins Monday); Jeopardy! (syndicated season 40, starting with "Second Chance" contestants and reused clues, begins Monday)
- W Network (also on StackTV): Based on a True Story (Peacock comedic thriller series – Mondays)
- Cartoon Network (programs available on demand or on StackTV): Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake (spin-off of 2010s series – Thursdays); Tiny Toons Looniversity (reboot of 1990s series – Thursdays)
- MTV: 40th MTV Video Music Awards (Tuesday)
- FX (also on Citytv+): Welcome to Wrexham (season 2 – Tuesdays)
- Starz (also available as an add-on/channel on Crave, Prime Video, and Apple TV): Fool's Paradise (2023 comedy film – Friday)
This week in deals
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- Disney+ is currently offering three months of service for $1.99 per month to new and eligible returning subscribers (current regular price $11.99 per month). The deal is available through next Wednesday, September 20. As we noted a few weeks ago, the price of the current ad-free service is expected go up to $14.99 per month in December, though lower-priced ad-supported plans will also be introduced at that time.
- Meanwhile, Crave is offering a similar discount – in dollar amount, though not in percent savings – on its ad-free premium plan, $9.99 per month (instead of $19.99) for three months. The offer is available for new and likely also returning subscribers, if you sign up before Thursday, September 21 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
- Showcase has announced [fixed link!] fall programming plans, which include the upcoming British heist series Culprits, despite that series being a Disney+ original – Disney is handling international distribution and apparently is more willing than it was a couple of years ago to share those series with other broadcasters. No airdate more specific than "fall" was provided for Culprits.
The Corus-owned specialty channel will also premiere the recent Peacock-exclusive Blumhouse horror film Sick on October 20, and air the first part of season 3 of Chucky day-and-date with the U.S. starting on October 4. Season 2 of Peacock's Killing It will also air at some point this fall.
- No real surprise considering how much Global adheres to the CBS primetime schedule these days, but the Canadian network has picked up NCIS: Sydney, the upcoming Australian spin-off of the long-running procedural franchise being produced for current Paramount subsidiary (and former Canwest Global division) Network 10. Both CBS and Global will air the series Monday nights starting November 13.
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