Movie Central and The Movie Network premiere the second seasons of Showtime's hit series Dexter and Brotherhood

    -   Playing both sides of the law, Michael C. Hall returns as the
        charming and disturbed serial killer in Dexter

    -   The Caffee brother's charismatic and violent cousin joins the world
        of politics and crime on the second season of Brotherhood

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (western
Canada) and Astral Media's The Movie Network (eastern Canada) announce the
Canadian broadcast premieres of Showtime's highly-acclaimed crime dramas
Dexter and Brotherhood. The provocative and thrilling second season of Dexter
premieres Sunday, September 30 at 8 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. The Irish mob drama
Brotherhood follows Dexter at 9 p.m. PT on Movie Central and premieres on The
Movie Network the following night on Monday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET.

    Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Michael C. Hall, Dexter
returns for a second season with 12 new episodes. Following Dexter Morgan, the
incredibly likeable forensics expert from the Miami Metro Police Department
who moonlights as a serial killer, season two of this emotionally and
morally-charged drama welcomes Oscar(R)-winning actor Keith Carradine to the
cast as Lt. Frank Lundy, an FBI special agent investigating a large number of
dead bodies found in Miami.

    After killing his brother Brian, the Ice Truck Killer, at the end of the
first season, Dexter is now faced with unnerved feelings he can't understand,
despite his unrelenting urge to want and need to kill again. Drifting from the
Code of Harry, a secret code Dexter follows which he believes gives him the
authority to torture only the deserving before leading them to a slow death,
Dexter goes after a particularly dangerous victim named Little Chino in order
to regain his old form - with disastrous results. After nearly being killed by
the Ice Truck Killer, his sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) returns to work at
Miami Metro Police Department but shows signs that she may not be ready to
resume duty quite yet. Meanwhile, Dexter's biggest secret is about to surface
for the entire world to see.

    The Peabody Award-winning series Brotherhood returns with 10-new episodes
of lies, crime and thrilling plot twists. Set in Providence, Rhode Island, the
series follows the Caffee brothers who each try to clean up "The Hill", their
working class neighbourhood - one through political change and the other
through old-world ways of street justice. Tommy (Jason Clarke, Rabbit Proof
Fence) a local politician trying to navigate the corrupt political game and
bring prosperity back to The Hill, continues to butt heads with his gangster
brother Mike (Jason Isaacs, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) who has
returned to the 'hood on a vengeful and murderous path to reclaim his turf.
Caught in the middle is their proud mother Rose (Fionnula Flanagan,
Transamerica) who turns a blind eye to the crime, back alley dealings and
conflicts of her sons and tries to hold their family ties tight.

    Season two of Brotherhood welcomes actor Brian F. O'Byrne to the cast as
Colin Carr, a cousin of the Caffee brothers. Arriving from Ireland, Carr joins
Michael's criminal world and uses his good looks and Irish charm to get what
he wants, using merciless violence when things don't go his way.

    Season two of Dexter and Brotherhood can also be seen on Movie Central's
and The Movie Network's High Definition and On Demand channels. In addition,
this September, leading up to the launch of the series' new seasons, viewers
can catch up on season one of both series on the networks' on demand services.

    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

    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 a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty,
pay and pay-per-view television, radio, outdoor advertising and the Internet.
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.

    For access to Movie Central's press site or The Movie Network's media
room, please visit or

For further information:

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

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