Watching This Week #112
Listings for May 29 to June 4, 2023; Corus channels appear set to leave Eastlink.
News and listings from mid-August 2022, including fall premiere dates for Showcase, W, and AMC, plus questions about "The Killing" and "Fargo".
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Welcome to the August 15, 2022, edition of Watching This Week – previously 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.
Yes, we've changed the name of this newsletter, quite frankly because the old name had gotten kind of awkward to say out loud (eleven syllables if pronouncing the letters). It's something we've thought about for a while and now seemed like as good a time as any. But to be clear, we're still very happy with Where Can I Watch as the site name.
Ahead, some news about newly-confirmed fall premiere dates on the Corus and AMC channels, and answers to questions about shows like The Killing and Everything's Trash. But we are going to try one other new thing this time: leading off with a weekly summary of what's new this week, compiled from our monthly listings.
Compiled from our monthly listings and/or any subsequent updates we've come across. 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). The most notable premiere for each service (in our rough estimation) is bolded.
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.
Carol: Any hope that The Killing will return to Canadian streaming?
WCIW: The Killing is currently available on Disney+ in Canada. Even though it originally aired on AMC (seasons 1–3) and Netflix (season 4), the series was produced by Fox Television Studios, which was included in the sale of most 21st Century Fox assets to Disney in 2019 (and is now part of 20th Television).
The streaming rights reverted back to Disney a couple of years ago, and The Killing was added to Disney+ as part of the launch of the Star hub in early 2021.
Cindy: Will Love Island be shown on CTV this year?
WCIW: The current season of Love Island USA has been available on CTV’s website and apps since July 19, the same day the season began in the U.S. on Peacock.
If you are able to sign into the CTV site/app with your cable provider information, you can watch the season from the beginning; otherwise, only the most recent week of episodes is available. Alternatively, you can catch up on Crave, if you have that service (or want to sign up) separately.
However, it is not airing on your local CTV station this year, because this season of the show is formatted for streaming, meaning that episodes can’t really be slotted into a regular network TV timeslot (though they have been airing in late night on the Crave linear channels, which are ad-free).
Jim: Any hope of seeing Fargo season 4 on Netflix (or anywhere) in the near future?
WCIW: Given that Netflix has had streaming rights to the first three seasons, they should have first right of refusal on future seasons. It does seem unusual that there’d be such a long delay when season 3 seems to have come out on Netflix Canada about a year after it aired on FX.
However, it’s not unheard of, for many series like this one, for the show’s distributor to make the second-run rights available for one season just before the next one starts, or sometimes even after the subsequent season – that’s been common for AMC shows like Better Call Saul.
There’s also the fact that the main studio behind the show is MGM – now owned by Amazon – so there’s at least the possibility that Amazon is trying to negotiate with Netflix to buy back the streaming rights, as have other studios like Disney and Paramount for some of their properties.
In short, nothing we know for sure right now, but the most likely possibility is that it’ll come to Netflix Canada sometime before the next season premieres on FX, which will probably be in 2023.
Shane: Where is the Freeform show Everything’s Trash available to stream, or when will it be available in Canada?
WCIW: Everything’s Trash is currently airing Wednesday nights at 10:30pm ET on ABC Spark in Canada (one of the Corus channels not included in StackTV, so not currently available to stream outside of a traditional cable subscription). It’s produced by a Disney-owned studio so we’d expect it’ll make its way to Disney+ fairly soon after the season ends on August 31 – that is what has happened with other recent in-house Freeform series like Single Drunk Female.
The only other new post here in the past week was one about Peacock's Rutherford Falls, which returned for its second season on Showcase in Canada this past week. We've also been catching up on updates to our movie streaming rights database, which should now be substantially up to date through what's in our August listings.
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