HBO's new series Tell Me You Love Me and a documentary from James Gandolfini premiere on The Movie Network and Movie Central

    -  HBO's new series Tell Me You Love Me premieres on September 9
       at 9 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT
    -  James Gandolfini returns to HBO as executive producer of
       Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq debuting September 9 at
       10 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT

    TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - On Sunday, September 9, Astral Media's The Movie
Network (eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (western
Canada) kick off an exciting line-up of new fall programming that includes the
exclusive Canadian premieres of HBO's provocative new series Tell Me You Love
Me and the James Gandolfini-produced original documentary Alive Day Memories:
Home From Iraq.
    Exploring the connection, or disconnection, between sex and intimacy
through the stories of three couples who attend sessions with the same
therapist, Tell Me You Love Me premieres day-and-date with HBO on Sunday,
September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT. This bold and thought-provoking, 10-part
drama series gives viewers an intimate look into the lives and bedrooms of
these couples who are all in different stages of their relationships. Dave and
Katie who are in their 40s, are outwardly happy, but have stopped having sex;
30-somethings Carolyn and Palek, want to have a baby, but the pressure to get
pregnant is taking a toll on them; while Jamie and Hugo, in their 20s, are
engaged, but trying to resolve issues with fidelity.
    Created by Cynthia Mort and executive produced by Cynthia Mort and Gavin
Polone, Tell Me You Love Me stars Ally Walker (Profiler), Tim DeKay
(Carnivale), Sonya Walger (Lost), Adam Scott (Knocked Up), Michelle Borth
(Wonderland), Sherry Stringfield (ER), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), David Selby
(Falcon Crest) and Canadian actor Luke Kirby (Slings & Arrows). Several
episodes of the series were directed by Canadian director Patricia Rozema.
    Emmy(R)-Award winning actor James Gandolfini returns to television as
executive producer of the HBO original documentary Alive Day Memories: Home
From Iraq, premiering day-and-date with HBO on Sunday, September 9 at
10 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. This eye-opening documentary follows the lives of
several wounded American soldiers and reveals the physical and emotional cost
of war through memories of their "alive day" - the day they narrowly escaped
death in Iraq.
    Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq is Gandolfini's first project after
his critically acclaimed performance as Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos,
and marks the inaugural project for his production company, Attaboy Films. The
documentary takes a look at a new generation of veterans who survive their
injuries, but return with amputations, harrowing brain injuries and severe
post-traumatic stress. Gandolfini, who visited the troops in Iraq, personally
interviews ten soldiers who reveal their feelings on their future, their
severe disabilities and their devotion to America.
    Tell Me You Love Me and Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq can also be
seen on The Movie Network and Movie Central's HD channels. New episodes of
Tell Me You Love Me will be accessible on The Movie Network OnDemand and Movie
Central On Demand the Tuesday following their network premiere.

    The Movie Network is an Astral Media network available in eastern Canada.
With premiere access to blockbuster movies, critically-acclaimed HBO and
Showtime series, and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television
service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment
available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels
- M, MMore, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and entertaining
programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie
Network also offers The Movie Network HD and MMore HD, two dedicated
high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie
Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in
select areas across eastern Canada. For more information, please visit

    Astral Media is one of Canada's leading media companies, active in
specialty, pay and pay-per- view television, radio and outdoor advertising.
Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests
on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted
media for all its audiences.

    Movie Central is a 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free premium pay TV service
available to Western Canadians. Exclusive multi-year output agreements with
major Hollywood studios ensure that Movie Central is the preferred destination
for box office titles. In addition to being the first window, Canadian home to
the best of HBO and Showtime, through its investments, pre-buys and licence
fees for Canadian feature films and original series, Movie Central is
recognized as a major force in the Canadian independent film and television
production industry. The launch of Movie Central On Demand and Movie Central
High Definition demonstrates that Movie Central remains committed to being
first with innovations that enhance the viewing experience. Visit the Movie
Central website at
    Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based
media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty
television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and
digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing
and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands
include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and
radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York
(CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at
    For access to Movie Central's press site or The Movie Network's media
room, please visit or

For further information:

For further information: The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), Nicolle
Balen, (416) 956-8638,; Movie Central (Western Canada),
Alex Chapple, (416) 530-2249,

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