New episode of Less Than Kind airs on Sunday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT
TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada), presents HBO's first-ever live broadcast from the set
of Fangtasia. Canadian fans are encouraged to follow The Movie Network
and Movie Central on Facebook and Twitter leading up to the
blood-pumping, fan-fueled interactive pre-show #TrueBlood: Live from Set that airs live on Sunday, June 16 at 8:45 p.m. ET/ 6:45 p.m. MT on HBO Canada and repeat airing at 8:45 MT, directly followed by the Canadian broadcast premiere of Season 6 of True Blood at 9 p.m. ET/MT.
Hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta, #TrueBlood: Live from Set will provide a rare opportunity for fans to engage in a live social
media experience with the show's cast who will answer questions from
fans and share details of the new season. Cast members who are
scheduled to appear include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander
Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis,
Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer
van Straten and Joe Manganiello. Fans can begin submitting questions
now at truebloodlive.com.
True Blood Season 6 premieres Sunday, June 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/MT, immediately following #TrueBlood: Live from Set. Based on the popular Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, the
Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning hit series was created by Alan Ball, creator of HBO's Emmy®-winning series Six Feet Under. The show follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna
Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen
Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård).
As a result of the live social media event, this week's new episode of Less Than Kind will premiere on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, a half hour earlier than its regularly scheduled
timeslot. In episode 4, Josh and Shandra hatch a hasty wedding to save
their house. Sheldon organizes a last minute bachelor party for his
brother while dealing with an extremely stressed Miriam. Lubbe shares
surprising news with Danny, and Jim saves the day.
Episodes of Less Than Kind will be available for repeat viewing on demand, and on TMN GO, after
the broadcast. In addition, this week's new episode of Less Than Kind repeats on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT before the next episode premieres in its regular timeslot on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT.
In Eastern Canada, True Blood and Less Than Kind will be available in High Definition, on demand, on TMN GO and on HBO
In Western Canada, True Blood and Less Than Kind will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD; on demand, via
mobile and online with participating service providers.
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HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic
programs for which HBO is known, together with new and
never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials,
sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's
extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.
HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and
programming is accessible on demand and online where available by
service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's
largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most
popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising
and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a
market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets
in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing
and children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
SOURCE: The Movie Network.
For further information:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
HBO Canada (Western Canada)