- For the first time in Canadian television, the full first season of
new original Canadian series SENSITIVE SKIN will be available to
subscribers following the broadcast premiere -
- SENSITIVE SKIN premieres Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada
- Subscribers can watch Season 1 of SENSITIVE SKIN on TMN GO, Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and via on demand platforms -
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TORONTO, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - In a Canadian broadcast first, Bell Media
and Corus Entertainment's HBO Canada will make the entire first season
of the new premium original series SENSITIVE SKIN available exclusively to subscribers online and on demand following its
broadcast debut. The bittersweet comedy starring Kim Cattrall and Don
McKellar premieres Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.
Supported by A-list talent and an award-winning production pedigree, SENSITIVE SKIN is about a woman of a certain age and her long-time husband attempting
to change their lives. The series stars and is executive produced by
Golden Globe® Award winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kim Cattrall, along with Genie and Tony Award® winner Don McKellar, who also directs all six episodes, written by
multiple Gemini Award winner Bob Martin, and produced by Rhombus Media
in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie
Immediately following the premiere at 8:30 pm ET/MT, subscribers can
watch all six half-hour episodes anytime, anywhere, on TMN GO, Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and via on demand platforms across Canada. SENSITIVE SKIN continues to air in its regular broadcast timeslot, Sundays at 8 p.m.
ET/MT on HBO Canada until its finale on Sunday, August 24.
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Click HERE for a sneak peek of SENSITIVE SKIN.
"We had an amazing opportunity to create the series the way we felt it
should be told, with honesty, humor, and intelligence," said series
lead and Executive Producer Kim Cattrall. "We hope that subscribers
love SENSITIVE SKIN as much as we've enjoyed making it."
"We're very proud of the show and impatient to get it out there, so this
release plan is a dream come true. Having the entire series immediately
available is ideal for summer cottagers, insomniacs and people (like my
parents) who still can't use their PVR (no matter how many times
they've been shown)," said series lead, Executive Producer, and
Director Don McKellar.
Below is a chronological listing of SENSITIVE SKIN's programming synopses:
Episode 101 - "The Other Davina"
Davina (Kim Cattrall) and Al (Don McKellar) settle into their modern,
spacious, downtown loft. Their new life proves to be as uncomfortable
as the formless, meta-couch that is their sole piece of furniture.
Episode 102 - "The Old Woman"
Davina and Al are both reminded of their pasts by chance encounters with
old friends. As Al struggles to assert himself, Davina has a disturbing
visit with her comatose mother.
Episode 103 - "The Three Sisters"
While Al battles to find his place in amongst the literary elite, Davina
is tempted by the suave and sophisticated Robert Ringwald (Ted
Whittall, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST).
Episode 104 - "The Mummy"
A leather-clad piano teacher/amateur archaeologist, Greg (Marc-André
Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.), enters their lives. While Al practices his scales, Davina accepts
Greg's invitation to peruse his discoveries.
Episode 105 - "Not the Haitian Corpse"
Davina's mother dies, and Roger (Colm Feore, THE BORGIAS) is reborn. Al
gets high and questions Davina's loyalty.
Episode 106 - "The Return of the Other Davina"
Davina takes a look over the garden fence. Roger's art show is a
smashing success and, suddenly, Al's hypochondria seems entirely
SENSITIVE SKIN also stars Academy Award® nominee Elliott Gould (M*A*S*H, FRIENDS, RAY DONOVAN) as Al's
opportunistic physician; Nicolas Wright (White House Down) as Davina and Al's neurotic and depressive son Orlando; Gemini Award
winner Colm Feore as Davina's brother-in-law Roger; Tony Award winner
Joanna Gleason (Last Vegas) as her conservative older sister Veronica; Gemini Award winner Mary
Walsh (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) as Sarah, a well-known radio
personality; Gemini Award winner Clé Bennett (FLASHPOINT) as Theodore,
the friendly neighbourhood drug dealer; and Jutra Award winner
Marc-André Grondin as Greg.
SENSITIVE SKIN is produced by Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions,
The Movie Network, and Movie Central. The series is distributed by
Tricon Films & Television and produced in partnership with the Canada
Media Fund (CMF) and Rogers Cable Network Fund. The show is created by
Hugo Blick (ROGER & VAN HAVE JUST GOT IN). Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media)
and Sari Friedland serve as producers with Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar,
Bob Martin, Andrea Gorfolova, Jon Rutherford, Henry Normal (Baby Cow
Productions), and Hugo Blick attached as executive producers.
Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Kathleen
Meek. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell
Media. Catherine McLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels
and Bell Media Production. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports and
Entertainment Programming. Chris Bell is production executive for Movie
Central, Maria Hale is Vice President, Television, Pay TV, Corus
Entertainment, and Doug Murphy is Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. HBO Canada is a multiplex
channel of Bell Media's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media's The Movie Network
(Eastern Canada) Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
In Western Canada, episodes are available on HBO Canada, on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.
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About HBO Canada
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic
and comedic programs, 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 TMN
GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more
information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is
part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central
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.
SOURCE: HBO CANADA
For further information:
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada):
Jessica Charbonneau, 416.384.3016 or email@example.com
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or firstname.lastname@example.org