Last Season's #1 New Series THE FLASH Leads CraveTV's Fearless Fall Lineup, Beginning Today

– Season 1 of THE FLASH begins streaming today ahead of Oct. 6 Season 2 premiere on CTV –

ARROW, GRIMM, RAY DONOVAN, THE BIG BANG THEORY, HBO Films' THE NORMAL HEART, the buzzed-about FULL CIRCLE, and much more streaming in September –

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TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The most-watched new series from the 2014/15 TV season THE FLASH is racing onto CraveTV today. The massive hit series begins streaming today before its highly anticipated Season 2 premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. The series will become the new anchor for CraveTV's popular Superhero Collection which also includes fellow hits ARROW, MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., SMALLVILLE, and more. 

The Emmy®-nominated superhero series bolted out of the gate with its Season 1 premiere last year on CTV, earning praise from critics and drawing a massive average audience in Canada of 2.5 million viewers in its debut fall season. THE FLASH finished the season as the only new TV show in the Top 5 most-watched programs of the year for A25-54.

"The Superhero collection is one CraveTV's most popular destinations for premium TV programming," said Mike Cosentino, Head, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. "THE FLASH raises the bar for TV superhero series. We're excited to give Canadians another opportunity to experience THE FLASH and to build momentum for this blockbuster series on CTV."

A spinoff of ARROW and filmed primarily in Vancouver, THE FLASH follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin, GLEE, 90210) as he goes from crime scene investigator, to an elite crime fighter with super-human speed.

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CraveTV also celebrates the fall TV season with the premiere of new seasons of some fan-favourite programs:

  • Canada's #1 Comedy program THE BIG BANG THEORY Season 4 (Season 9 premiere – Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV)
  • GRIMM Season 4 (Season 5 premiere – Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV)
  • BLUE BLOODS Season 4 (Season 5 premiere – Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV)
  • THE GOLDBERGS Season 2 (Season 3 premiere – Sept. 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV)

Also, joining CraveTV this fall is the HBO Film THE TERRY FOX STORY, premiering Sept. 20 in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox Run. The HBO Film THE NORMAL HEART premiering Sept. 25, received numerous Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. Meanwhile, Season 3 of SHOWTIME's hit series RAY DONOVAN joins CraveTV's lineup on Sept. 28, the day following its Season 3 finale on The Movie Network.

Currently streaming and just launched on CraveTV this week in the Drama Collection is Season 1 of the binge-worthy, serialized drama FULL CIRCLE, from director, screenwriter, and playwright Neil LaBute (Death at a Funeral, In the Company of Men). Starring Tom Felton (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), along with some of Hollywood's TV elite, including Minka Kelly (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Kate Walsh (PRIVATE PRACTICE, GREY'S ANATOMY), David Boreanaz (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL), and more, FULL CIRCLE is a half-hour drama following a group of people whose lives are unknowingly intertwined.

THE FLASH – Season 1 begins streaming on CraveTV Sept. 11
From the same creative team behind ARROW, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and director David Nutter (GAME OF THRONES), THE FLASH begins with a bang as Barry Allen gains his powers after the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator explodes. From there he must navigate a world of crime and his personal and professional relationships, specifically with his best friend, Iris West (Candice Patton, THE GAME).

ARROW – Season 3 begins streaming on CraveTV Sept. 11
In Season 3 Billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell, PRIVATE PRACTICE) is now a hero to the citizens of Starling City as The Arrow. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne, ER, 24) even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life. But, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never solely be Oliver Queen - not as long as the city needs The Arrow. Season 4 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

THE TERRY FOX STORY – begins streaming on CraveTV Sept. 20
The 1983 HBO biopic highlights the incredible journey of Terry Fox. The film stars Eric Fryer (THE BEACHCOMBERS) as Fox, Robert Duvall as Fox's publicist, and Chris Makepeace (My Bodyguard, Vamp) as Fox's brother Darrell. The film won six Genie Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Fryer). Also of note, the film was the first television film made for a cable network.

THE NORMAL HEART – begins streaming on CraveTV Sept. 25
Written by Larry Kramer and based on his 1985 play, the HBO Film THE NORMAL HEART documents the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York in the early 1980s. It stars Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers, Shutter Island), Matt Bomer (White Collar, In Time), Taylor Kitsch (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, Savages), Jim Parsons (THE BIG BANG THEORY), and Julia Roberts. The film drew critical acclaim and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. 

RAY DONOVAN – Season 3 begins streaming on CraveTV Sept. 28
Created by Ann Biderman (SOUTHLAND, NYPD BLUE) RAY DONOVAN stars Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. The SHOWTIME original crime drama centres on Ray Donovan, a lawyer who acts as a "fixer" for the wealthy and powerful in Los Angeles. The show has been nominated for multiple Emmy and Golden Globe® Awards, winning for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (Voight). Season 3 features Katie Holmes and Ian McShane (DEADWOOD).  

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Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada's premium TV subscription on-demand video 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 currently available to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel, and will be available direct to consumers on Jan. 1, 2016. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs and Microsoft Windows 8.1, CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. 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.

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Fall 2014: Sep 22Dec 14, 2014, 2014/15 BY: Sep 22, 2014May 24, 2015.

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For further information: Eleni Tenuta, CraveTV, eleni.tenuta@bellmedia.ca or 416.384.3530; Eric McKelvie, CraveTV, eric.mckelvie@bellmedia.ca or 416.384.5246


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