Watching This Week #112
Listings for May 29 to June 4, 2023; Corus channels appear set to leave Eastlink.
News from mid-May 2022, including end-of-season cancellations, where to find "Trigger Point" and "The Lost City", and more.
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Welcome to the May 16, 2022, 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.
In this edition, where (and when) to stream The Lost City and British series Trigger Point, plus news about some programs on the broadcast networks that won't be returning in the fall.
Here's some of the reader questions we've received recently by email (email@example.com) or Twitter (@wherewatchtv). We welcome questions of general interest, and publish a few of them (and our answers) from time to time; messages may be edited for brevity and clarity.
Sylvain: Why This Is Us (seasons 1 to 3) and Abbott Elementary still not available on Disney+ Canada; you said they were supposed to be released on Wednesday, May 11th? And why isn't King of the Hill available considering that almost all of Fox's past and present cartoon series are there?
Answer: We haven't come across answers for either question, and unfortunately we haven't had luck in the past connecting with whichever PR team is responsible for Disney+ in Canada.
However, plans do change from time to time, and that may have been what happened with the first two shows. Perhaps there was a contractual issue that came up, perhaps Disney has decided it'll be better to release them at a later date, or perhaps there was an error including them in the Canadian listings in the first place.
As for King of the Hill, while again there could be some contractual issue, that does seem less likely considering the series is owned by Disney through 20th TV, and is streaming in the U.S. on Hulu. Perhaps they're waiting to get rights to the Quebec dub (which transposes the setting from Texas to small-town Quebec) for the benefit of French-language viewers. If not that, it would probably just be up to them to decide the right time to release it – as we've seen in recent months, older series from the ABC / 20th catalogues are continuing to trickle out monthly on Disney+, so it may be intentional.
Update: We've been reminded by a reader (thanks James!) that past seasons of This is Us remain on Netflix in Canada; the most recent season is still available on-demand via CTV. Similarly, the first season of Abbott Elementary is available for now on the Global app and StackTV, but as a Disney-distributed series we are expecting past seasons to become available on Disney+ sooner or later. [Updated again: Season 1 of Abbott Elementary is now available on Disney+ in Canada, while still remaining available on the Global app / StackTV, though the latter includes a notice that it will be leaving on May 27.]
Sylvain's full question did mention that King of the Hill is currently airing as well on Corus' Adult Swim Canada, but there are no on-demand episodes on the Global app or StackTV.
The only significant update on the site this week was a new post about the aforementioned Under the Banner of Heaven.
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