Posted November 13, 2023 • Last updated November 13, 2023

Watching This Week #130

Listings for Nov. 13–19, 2023; "Blue Beetle" appears to be coming to streaming; the end of the U.S. actors' strike.

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Welcome to the November 13, 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 what the end of the U.S. actors' strike means for when broadcast network series will be back with new episodes – after this week's listings.

What's new this week – November 13–19

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: Dubai Bling (season 2 – Tuesday); How to Become a Mob Boss (docuseries – Tuesday); The Netflix Cup: Swing to Survive (live golf exhibition – Tuesday); Matt Rife: Natural Selection (comedy special – Wednesday); Saving Hope (2012–17 series – Wednesday); Best. Christmas. Ever! (holiday film – Thursday); The Crown (season 6, part 1 – Thursday); CoComelon Lane (Moonbug kids property spinoff – Friday); The Dads (doc short – Friday); Rustin (biopic – Friday); Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (anime series adaptation of graphic novels – Friday)
  • Disney+: A Murder at the End of the World (FX mystery series – Tuesdays); Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story (docuseries – Wednesday); I'm Your Fan (Mexican series – Wednesday); Welcome to Wrexham (season 2 – Wednesday); Drive with Swizz Beatz (Onyx docuseries – Thursday); Dashing Through the Snow (Christmas film – Friday); The Secret Life of Dancing Dogs (ABC News docuseries – Friday); Shohei Ohtani: Beyond the Dream (ESPN doc – Friday)
  • Crave: Taking On Taylor Swift (CNN short doc about a lawsuit over "Shake It Off" – Wednesday, Nov. 8); The Circus (series finale* of the Showtime docuseries – Sunday, Nov. 12); Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God (HBO docuseries – Mondays); How We Get Free (HBO short doc – Tuesday); David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived (HBO doc – Wednesday); Canada's Drag Race (season 4 – Thursdays); Julia (season 2 of the Max series – Thursdays); three Lionsgate films already on Starz (The Honeymoon, Jesus Revolution, The King's Daughter – Friday); Blue Beetle (2023 DC film – probably streaming Friday*)
  • Prime Video: Trevor Wallace: Pterodactyl (comedy special – Tuesday); Celebrity Hunted: Chasse à l’homme (season 3 – Friday); ExMas (holiday film – Friday); Landscape with Invisible Hand (2023 sci-fi film – Friday); Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story (doc – Friday); Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain (direct-to-Peacock comedy film – Friday); Twin Love (reality series – Friday)
  • CBC Gem: 30th Giller Prize (Monday); Sort Of (final season – Fridays); Six Women (French drama series – Friday); Underground (2020 Canadian film – Friday)
  • Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Criminal Minds (seasons 7–12 – Monday); Pay or Die (MTV doc – Tuesday); Anderson "Spider" Silva (sports docuseries – Thursday); You're Killing Me (2023 horror film – Friday)
  • Apple TV+: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Legendary MonsterVerse spin-off series – Fridays)
  • BritBox (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Irvine Welsh's Crime (season 2 – Wednesday)
  • Showcase (also on StackTV): Culprits (British [Disney+ UK] heist series – Mondays starting Nov. 8*)

This week in deals

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  • Bell Media has started its Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale on the direct-to-consumer streaming versions of its services early, offering 40% off annual plans for new and returning subscribers.
    For example, Crave's premium ad-free plan, regularly $199.90 per year, is currently available for $119.90 for the first year. Similar pricing applies to the full streaming versions of TSN and RDS. (Note however that the standalone TSN+ service, intended for those who already have TSN through a traditional TV provider, is not on sale.) The sale runs until Tuesday, November 28 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Paramount+ Canada is currently offering 50% off three months of its newly-launched premium tier, which includes 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos sound for many of its original programs. The three-month promotional price for this tier, $6.99 per month, is less than the regular price for the original tier (which is not on sale). This offer ends Cyber Monday, November 27.

Programming news

  • As noted above, it appears that the summer 2023 DC film Blue Beetle will be available on Crave this coming Friday, November 17, as it will on Max in the U.S. The only caveat: Bell Media briefly posted a press release to that effect this past Friday morning, but it was pulled by mid-morning for reasons that are unclear.
  • Paramount+ Canada recently added the first four seasons of Yellowstone, consolidating the Canadian streaming rights to all episodes of the Paramount-produced series. The service took over new episodes with the fifth-season premiere last November, but the first four seasons continued to stream on Prime Video in Canada until recently. Select episodes continue to be available on a short-term basis on Global / StackTV during CBS' current use of early seasons as filler programming. (For more on the streaming situation for Yellowstone, please refer to our recently-updated post on the series.)
  • While we won't cover everything here, the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike this past week has led to announcements about the future of various series and pilots – for example, ABC deciding not to renew The Rookie: Feds.
    Mostly, though, it means that many scripted series – particularly those produced for the broadcast networks – will be returning to production in the coming weeks as they rush to return to the air in the new year for abbreviated seasons. It'll be a while before we know specifically when they'll finally have their season premieres, but Night Court and various Dick Wolf-produced series seem likely to be among the earliest to return.

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