CraveTV Sets August Ablaze with Fresh SHOWTIME® Summer Slate

– New SHOWTIME programming streams on CraveTV day-and-date with its linear broadcast on SHOWTIME in the U.S. –
– Lineup kicks off August 4 with David Duchovny in all seven seasons of the award-winning comedy CALIFORNICATION
– New season of RAY DONOVAN begins streaming August 6, followed by EPISODES and DICE on August 20
– 2017's critical juggernaut and pop culture phenomenon TWIN PEAKS continues Sunday nights in August in a new timeslot –
I'M DYING UP HERE season finale bows August 13
– Gripping documentary WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME" streams August 25

"It's nothing like anyone could have imagined. It's better than anyone could have dreamed." – National Post (TWIN PEAKS)

"…fine, dark entertainment for grown-ups…a show to savour, for anyone cynical about Hollywood." – Globe and Mail (RAY DONOVAN)

"(Clay is) allowing himself to be flawed and fearful in a way that his stand-up comedy never could." – LA Times (DICE)

"…a riotously, often scathingly funny showbiz satire…" – USA Today (EPISODES)

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TORONTO, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The hits keep streaming on CraveTV in August with a new batch of programming from SHOWTIME, beginning August 4 as all seven seasons of SHOWTIME's racy comedy series CALIFORNICATION land on Canada's streaming service. On August 20, Andrew Dice Clay returns for Season 2 of DICE, joining previously announced new seasons of RAY DONOVAN and EPISODES, which begin streaming August 6 and August 20, respectively.

Rounding out new SHOWTIME content for the month is the highly anticipated new documentary about legendary singer Whitney Houston, WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME", which begins streaming August 25.

Meanwhile, David Lynch and Mark Frost's TWIN PEAKS, which drove the biggest single-day spike in CraveTV subscriptions in 2017 and is the most-streamed launch of a SHOWTIME series in CraveTV history, continues throughout August. Beginning Sunday, August 6 with Part 13, the series moves into a new timeslot, with new parts streaming at 8 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the US.

As well, executive producer Jim Carrey's one-hour drama series I'M DYING UP HERE ends its current season run, Sunday, August 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

See below for more information about new SHOWTIME programming streaming in August:

CALIFORNICATION

  • Seasons 1-7 begins streaming Friday, August 4

Over seven seasons and 84 episodes, CALIFORNICATION bowed to unprecedented audiences for SHOWTIME. The raunchy series centres on fast-living novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny in his Golden Globe®-winning role), as he leaves the literary haunts of New York for the pleasure-seeking splendours of Los Angeles. With his personal life in shambles, his career on the brink of self-destruction, Hank can't stop yielding to every temptation LA throws his way. CALIFORNICATION also stars Natascha McElhone (DESIGNATED SURVIVOR), Madeleine Martin (HEMLOCK GROVE), Madeline Zima (TWIN PEAKS), Pamela Adlon (THE BIG BANG THEORY), and Evan Handler (SEX AND THE CITY). For a look at CALIFORNICATION, click HERE.

DICE

  • Season 2 begins streaming Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the US
  • New episode stream Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET

Starring Andrew Dice Clay, Season 2 of the half-hour semi-autobiographical comedy digs deeper into Clay's unconventional world, as he struggles to restart his career and deals with the effects of his outrageous brand of fame, all while living in the Vegas suburbs with his girlfriend Carmen (Natasha Leggero). DICE is created by Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover Part II) and also stars Kevin Corrigan (COMMUNITY). Season 2 guest stars include: David Arquette, Andy Daly, Patrick Fischler, Billy Gardell, Mary Holland, Michael Imperioli, Ron Livingston, Laraine Newman, Tony Orlando, Mickey Rourke, Teller, Mike Starr, and James Woods. Executive producers are: Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Andrew Dice Clay, Bruce Rubenstein, Brian Gatewood, and Alessandro Tanaka. For a look at the new season of DICE, click HERE.

WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME"

  • Streams Friday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET, day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the US

A recent selection at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, SHOWTIME Documentary Films' WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME" is an intimate portrait of legendary six-time Grammy® winner Whitney Houston, featuring never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, candid interviews, and gripping performance clips. Directed by Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney), the documentary explores Houston's legendary career, and the impact her life and death had on the people around her and the world of music. Co-director is Rudi Dolezal, and executive producers are John Battsek through his Passion Pictures label, Patrick Holland, Shani Hinton, Charles Finch, and Ben Silverman. Broomfield also co-produced with Marc Hoeferlin. For a look at WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME", click HERE.

CraveTV is Canada's home to new and returning SHOWTIME programming, which streams day-and-date with its U.S. broadcast. CraveTV is also home to the robust SHOWTIME Collection, which includes: BILLIONS (Season 1-2), GUERRILLA, THE AFFAIR (Season 1-3), THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH, DARK NET, DICE (Season 1), RAY DONOVAN (Season 1-4), and EPISODES (Season 1-4), plus the complete libraries of previous SHOWTIME favourites like DEXTER (Season 1-8), MASTERS OF SEX (Season 1-4), HOUSE OF LIES (Season 1-5), NURSE JACKIE (Season 1-7), PENNY DREADFUL (Season 1-3), THE BIG C (Season 1-4), WEEDS (Season 1-8), THE L WORD (Season 1-6), and much more.

Canada's leading premium Pay TV service, The Movie Network, continues to deliver the Canadian linear premieres of all SHOWTIME programming.

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Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV's most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO's iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada's premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.

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