News about a few new and returning Canadian shows, plus some free previews underway this month.
Welcome to the October 25, 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. This week, we have news about In the Heights, the new Adele special, Everybody Loves Raymond, the Head of the Class reboot, and more. But first...
Where can I watch Succession (or Game of Thrones): Canadian Edition?
If you were expecting us to provide any additional insight on the family drama surrounding Rogers Communications right now, well, we don't have much to add ourselves.
Suffice it to say, there are currently two different groups, each backed by a faction of the Rogers family, purporting to represent the majority of the board of directors of the cable/wireless/media company. One group explicitly supports current CEO Joe Natale, and the other is led by a Rogers family member who, according to reports, recently failed in an attempt to oust Natale. There may be a protracted legal battle to determine which one is actually in control.
There's plenty to catch up on via the reporting of other outlets. That said, the Twitter account in the name of board member Martha Rogers (not verified by Twitter, but longstanding and not disputed elsewhere as being hers) was an interesting read this weekend.
- Netflix has announced its new arrivals in Canada for November. The main notables in terms of licensed programming are pay-2 windows for Birds of Prey and the Downton Abbey film (both currently on Crave), and Hustlers and the 2019 Charlie's Angels film (both currently on Prime Video), plus the first five (of nine) seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond (dropped by Crave at the end of 2019).
- Crave has not announced its November arrivals as of this writing, but what's available of the Crave linear TV schedule so far seems to confirm that season 2 of Love Life will premiere this Thursday, October 28; the Head of the Class reboot will be available in full on November 4, same as HBO Max; and Focus Features drama Boogie and Warner Bros. musical In the Heights the weekend of November 5.
- Global will simulcast the CBS concert/interview (with Oprah) special Adele One Night Only on Sunday, November 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET (subject to delay if the NFL late games that day end after 7:30) / 8:00 p.m. PT. As usual, it'll also be available on demand thereafter on the Global app and StackTV.
- Super Channel is adding two new true-crime docuseries on Friday nights: Cruise Ship Killers (7:00 p.m. ET) starting October 29, and Sex, Lies & Murder (8:00 p.m. ET) starting November 12.
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