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Updated, most recently on June 30, to add updated information for Amazon Prime Video and CBC Gem.
Welcome to the June 28, 2021 edition of This Week in WCIW, the weekly newsletter from Where Can I Watch – covering the latest news on where TV shows and movies will be available in Canada. A special thanks once again to those of you who've chosen to support WCIW with a paid subscription, which helps support our hosting and maintenance costs to keep the bulk of content on the site free for everyone.
We're understandably now into a much slower season for TV programming news, so all we really have this week is our monthly listings for July. Barring any major stories, we will probably take next week (July 5) off from the newsletter, and use the opportunity to work on a few other updates and improvements to the site.
What's new in July 2021?
It's time for our monthly summary of notable new programming coming to streaming services and TV channels in Canada. This is not intended as a complete list, but where practical we will provide links to fuller information. While we do mention a few reality and documentary shows and the like (particularly for channels without much else), our main focus is mainly on notable scripted programming.
Netflix Canada posts its monthly listings on its Twitter account, and sends additional details to media outlets on its mailing list. Since we aren't on that list at present, we've cross-referenced against other posts as well as other sources. New programs are normally released at 3:00 a.m. ET (midnight PT) on the date indicated, unless otherwise noted.
Notable original series
- Generation 56K (Italian romantic dramedy about a couple that begins dating during the dial-up modem era) – Thursday, July 1
- Young Royals (Scandinavian coming-of-age series) – Thursday, July 1
- I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (season 2) – Tuesday, July 6
- Atypical (season 4) – Friday, July 9
- Biohackers (German series – season 2) – Friday, July 9
- Never Have I Ever (season 2) – Thursday, July 15
- Sexy Beasts (dating reality series based on a format previously aired on BBC Three and A&E) – Wednesday, July 21
- Masters of the Universe: Revelation (sequel series to the 1980s He-Man series, developed by Kevin Smith) – Friday, July 23
- Sky Rojo (Spanish series – season 2) – Friday, July 23
- Outer Banks (season 2) – Friday, July 30
- How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (German series – season 3) – date TBD
Notable exclusive-distribution "original" series
- Van Helsing (season 5) – Friday, July 16
Notable original (or exclusive-distribution "original") films
- Fear Street trilogy (slasher films based on the R. L. Stine book series): July 2, 9 and 16 (all Fridays)
- Gunpowder Milkshake (action thriller starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, and Carla Gugino) – Wednesday, July 14
- The Last Letter from Your Lover (romantic drama starring Felicity Jones) – Friday, July 23
- Resort to Love (romantic comedy starring Christina Millian and Jay Pharoah) – Thursday, July 29
Notable licensed programming
- A.P. Bio (seasons 1-2) – Thursday, July 1 (season 3 is available on Showcase / StackTV)
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019 action film via Lionsgate; previously on Prime Video) – Thursday, July 1
- Sailor Moon Crystal (seasons 1-3) – Thursday, July 1
- Spy Kids (all four films) – Thursday, July 1
- Tom and Jerry: The Movie (as far as we know, this would be the 1992 animated movie) – Thursday, July 1
- It Chapter Two (2019 horror film via Warner Bros.; previously on Crave) – Sunday, July 11
- Milkwater (comedy-drama written and directed by Morgan Ingari) – Tuesday, July 20
- The Goldfinch (2019 drama film via Warner Bros.; previously on Crave) – Monday, July 26
- The Walking Dead (season 10, previously aired on AMC) – Monday, July 26
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019 Sony Pictures Animation film, previously on Crave) – Tuesday, July 27
- The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019 A24 drama, previously on Crave) – Tuesday, July 27
Disney+ sends its Canadian monthly listings to media outlets on its mailing list. Despite our efforts, we are not yet getting these monthly listings, so we have to rely on outside posts. New programs are normally released at 3:00 a.m. ET (midnight PT) on the date indicated, unless otherwise noted.
Notable premiere or new-release films and specials
- Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures documentary directed by Questlove about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival) – Friday, July 2
- Black Widow (Marvel Cinematic Universe film starring Scarlett Johansson) – Friday, July 9 with Premier Access (additional C$34.99 fee; becomes free to all subscribers October 6)
- Playing with Sharks (National Geographic documentrary about Valerie Taylor) – Friday, July 23
- Jungle Cruise (live-action film based on the Disney theme park ride, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt) – Friday, July 30 with Premier Access (additional C$34.99 fee; likely to become free to all subscribers in late October)
Notable Disney+ original series
- Monsters at Work (sequel series to Monsters, Inc.) – Wednesdays starting July 7
- Turner & Hooch (sequel series to the 1989 Touchstone Pictures film) – Wednesdays starting July 21
- Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts (interview series) – Wednesday, July 28 (all episodes)
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Fridays through July 30), Loki (Wednesdays through July 14), The Mysterious Benedict Society (Fridays), Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Fridays through July 30)
Notable Star original series
- McCartney 3,2,1 (docuseries about the music of Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin produced for Hulu) – Friday, July 16
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly: Love, Victor (Fridays), M.O.D.O.K. (Fridays)
Notable library programming
- Big Sky (season 1) – Wednesday, July 7
- 9-1-1 (season 4) and 9-1-1: Lone Star (season 2) – Wednesday, July 14
- Bob's Burgers (seasons 1-8) – Wednesday, July 21 (seasons 9-10 already available)
- American Housewife (season 5) – Wednesday, July 28
- Black-ish (season 7) – Wednesday, July 28
Crave's full list of arrivals for July is posted on Bell Media's press site. New programs are normally released at midnight ET on the date indicated (equivalent to 9:00 p.m. PT on the previous date), though some (including HBO Max programs) may be released at 3:00 a.m. ET, and others (including mainline HBO programs) are released simultaneously with their linear premieres at the indicated times. Starz is dealt with in a separate section below.
Showtime original programming
- The One and Only Dick Gregory (documentary about the comedian and activist) – Sunday, July 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET
- Pete Lee: Tall, Dark and Pleasant (stand-up comedy special) – Friday, July 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET
- The End (dark comedy series starring Harriet Walter and Frances O'Connor, originally commissioned by Foxtel Australia) – Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET (two episodes weekly) starting July 18
- Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible (documentary about the NBA player) – Friday, July 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly (except July 4): The Chi (Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET), Black Monday (Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET), Flatbush Misdemeanors (Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET), Desus & Mero (Sundays and Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET)
Other notable licensed programming in base tier
- Doctor Who: "Revolution of the Daleks" (January 2021 special, previously aired on CTV Sci-Fi) – Thursday, July 1
- Run's House (2005–09 MTV reality series starring Rev Run and his family) – Friday, July 2
- The Good Doctor (season 4, previously aired on CTV) – July 9
- Alternatino with Arturo Castro (season 1 of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series, previously aired on CTV Comedy or Much) – July 16
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly: RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars (Thursdays)
New / recent release movies (in Movies + HBO tier)
- No Sudden Move (streaming-exclusive Warner Bros. drama directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Don Cheadle and Benicio del Toro) – Thursday, July 1
- H.appiness (2020 Canadian short film) – Thursday, July 1
- Judas and the Black Messiah (2021 drama starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, via Warner Bros.) – Friday, July 2
- Curious George: Go West, Go Wild (2020 direct-to-streaming film, originally released last September in the U.S. on Peacock, via Universal) – Friday, July 2
- Freshwater (2021 surfing documentary) – Monday, July 5
- Shiva Baby (2020 Canada-U.S. comedy film written and directed by Emma Seligman, via Pacific Northwest Pictures) – Wednesday, July 7
- At Eternity's Gate (2018 biographical drama starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh, via Elevation; previously available on Prime Video) – Friday, July 9
- The Empty Man (2020 supernatural thriller, via 20th Century) – Friday, July 9
- Sea Fever (2019 sci-fi thriller starring Hermione Corfield) – Wednesday, July 14
- Bobbleheads: The Movie (2020 direct-to-video animated film, via Universal) – Friday, July 16
- The Death of Stalin (2017 satire directed by Armando Iannucci, via Elevation; previously available on Prime Video) – Friday, July 16
- Falling (2020 Canada-U.K. drama starring, written, and directed by Viggo Mortensen) – Friday, July 16
- The Tunnel (2019 Norwegian disaster thriller) – Wednesday, July 21
- Freaky (2020 Blumhouse slasher comedy film inspired by Freaky Friday, via Universal) – Friday, July 23
- My Salinger Year (2020 Canada-Ireland drama starring Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver, co-funded by Crave and distributed by Mongrel) – Friday, July 23
- Toys of Terror (2020 direct-to-video horror film, via WB) – Friday, July 23
- 2 Hearts (2020 romantic drama starring Jacob Elordi) – Wednesday, July 28
- The Doorman (2020 direct-to-video action thriller starring Ruby Rose, via Lionsgsate, already available on Starz) – Friday, July 30
- Hot Summer Nights (2017 crime drama strring Timothée Chalamet) – Friday, July 30
- Tom & Jerry (2021 hybrid animated/live-action comedy starring Chloë Grace Moretz, via WB) – Friday, July 30
- Two by Two: Overboard! (a.k.a. Ooops! The Adventure Continues...; 2020 animated film, via eOne) – Friday, July 30
Notable library movies (in Movies + HBO tier)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (parts 1 and 2 of the Peter Jackson trilogy, in both theatrical and extended cuts) – Thursday, July 1
- Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2 – July 9
- The first four Bourne films (Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum, Legacy, 2002–12) – July 30
HBO original programming (in Movies + HBO tier)
- The White Lotus (limited comedy series written and directed by Mike White) – Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET starting July 11
- Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes (docuseries based on the Ronan Farrow podcast and book) – Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET (two episodes weekly) from July 12 to 26
- 100 Foot Wave (docuseries about surfer Garrett McNamara) – Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET starting July 18
- Tig Notaro: Drawn (animated comedy special) – Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly: Betty (Fridays at 11:00 p.m. ET through July 16)
- Weekly topical programming (new episodes air "live" on the HBO linear channel and are posted on-demand the next day): Real Time with Bill Maher (Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET – on summer hiatus until July 30); Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Sundays at 11:00 p.m. ET – on summer hiatus until July 25)
HBO Max original programming (in Movies + HBO tier)
- Gossip Girl (2021 sequel/update to the 2007–12 series) – Thursdays starting July 8
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly: Genera+ion (Thursdays, July 1 and 8)
Other notable licensed programming in Movies + HBO tier
- Intergalactic (British sci-fi series from Sky Studios) – Friday, July 2 (release rescheduled from June)
Starz Canada arrivals are including in the Crave listings, but we list them separately here since it's also possible to subscribe to Starz separately from Crave, including through Amazon and Apple.
Starz original series
- Power Book Ⅲ: Raising Kanan (prequel series to the 2014–20 50 Cent series) – Sundays starting July 18
- Ongoing, new episodes weekly: Step Up: High Water (Fridays through July 16), Blindspotting (Sundays except July 11), Run the World (Sundays through July 11)
Notable library programming
- The Pillars of the Earth (2010 Starz / TMN / Movie Central miniseries, currently available on Prime Video) – July 6
- Numerous past Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, and Lionsgate films being added throughout the month
CBC Gem's July listings are posted in full on the CBC's media website. Other than programs marked as "original" or "premiere", programs may have aired previously in Canada on other services.
Notable Canadian programming
- The Walrus and the Whistleblower (2020 Canadian documentary about a whistleblower for a prominent Niagara Falls animal amusement park) – July 16
- 2021 Future of Film Showcase – 11 Canadian short films, available from July 9 to 22 inclusive
Notable premiere international programmg
- Head High (New Zealand drama) – July 9
- Suits (Japanese adaptation of the American drama) – July 9
- Miracles (Japanese drama) – July 9
- And Your Bird Can Sing (Japanese drama film) – July 12
Other notable international programming
- Ackley Bridge (season 4) – July 9
- The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World (2020 documentary about Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics) – July 9
- Tokyo Idols (2017 documentary about Japanese girl bands) – July 9
- The Aliens (British comedy) – July 16
- The Day (Belgian drama) – July 23
Amazon Prime Video's full July listings for Canada were emailed to us on June 28.
- The Tomorrow War (original sci-fi film starring Chris Pratt) – July 2
- Luxe Listings Sydney (Australia-set real estate series) – July 9
- El Cid (season 2 of the Spanish historical drama) – July 15
- Making the Cut (season 2 of the fashion design reality series) – July 16
- Jolt (action comedy film starring Kate Beckinsale) – July 23
- The Pursuit of Love (limited series written and directed by Emily Mortimer) – July 30
- A Quiet Place Part Ⅱ (2021 horror film sequel starring Emily Blunt, released theatrically by Paramount on May 28) – July 13
Notable licensed programming
- Nancy Drew (season 1, previously aired on W Network) – July 2
- DC's Stargirl (season 1) – July 23
- ER (1994-2009 TV series, originally aired in Canada on CTV) – July 30
Notable new programming on other channels and services
Including a few notable series that are currently airing but were not scheduled in time for last month's listings.
- CBC, TSN, Sportsnet, Ici Radio-Canada, RDS, TLN, NBC: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 23 to August 8)
- Showcase: Intelligence (season 2 of the British comedy starring David Schwimmer) and Code 404 (Sky UK comedy-drama) – both began June 20; currently airing on Sundays at 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. ET respectively
- W Network: The Good Fight (season 5) – Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET starting July 1
- AMC: The Beast Must Die (six-part British miniseries starring Jared Harris and Cush Jumbo, originally commissioned by BritBox UK) – Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET starting July 12
- CTV: Love Island (U.S. season 2) – five nights a week starting Wednesday, July 7
- Hollywood Suite: Staged (season 2) – available on-demand July 1, premieres on linear on Tuesday, July 20
- BritBox: In the Footsteps of Killers (miniseries) – July 6; Murder on the Blackpool Express, Death on the Tyne, and Dial M for Middlesbrough (feature-length original mystery films) – July 9; Bergerac (1981-91 crime drama series) – July 13; The Bill (series 26) – July 23; The Wedding of the Century (docuseries about the Charles and Diana wedding) – July 29
Recent updates on WCIW
We've added new posts about the new Fast & Furious movie F9, as well as the 2021 Tour de France. We've also made quite a few updates to our general page about Peacock programming to list some of the recent confirmations of shows coming to Corus channels.
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